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Rolling Stones to Perform in Israel Despite Pressure From Pink Floyd Members to Cancel
Washington Post ^ | June 4 | William Booth AND Ruth Eglash June 4

Posted on 06/04/2014 6:32:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Recently, two surviving founders of Pink Floyd sent the rock band equivalent of a diplomatic cable — an open letter published in Salon — to the Rolling Stones. They asked Mick Jagger and his crew to cancel their first-ever concert in Israel to demonstrate solidarity with the Palestinian people and their struggle against occupation.

But Pink Floyd hit a wall.

The Stones not only went on with the show Wednesday night in Tel Aviv but delayed their opening by 45 minutes to allow devout Jews time to reach the concert after the end of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, during which Orthodox Jews cannot drive, handle money — or press “Play” on the Stones’ “Exile on Main Street” album.

The Stones’ decision to ignore Roger Waters and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd underscored Israel’s growing popularity as a stop for major musical acts, and it signaled a setback for a campaign known as boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS). The movement seeks to apply international pressure on Israel to end its military occupation of the West Bank, guarantee the right of Palestinian refugees to return to homes they fled or abandoned after 1948, and grant full rights and equality to Arab Palestinian citizens of Israel.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; bds; israel; nickmason; pinkfloyd; pinkofloyd; propalestinianwar; rogerwaters; rollingstones
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1 posted on 06/04/2014 6:32:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

PinkFloyd — open Nazi guy in that band.
We avoid it.


2 posted on 06/04/2014 6:33:07 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..u)
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To: nickcarraway

Good for Mick and the boys. It’s Only Rock and Roll. :>}

FPF. They appear to be pretty anti-American as well and yet who has probably provided most of their wealth?


3 posted on 06/04/2014 6:37:01 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

Johnny Rotten had the best Pink Floyd t-shirt.


4 posted on 06/04/2014 6:39:47 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: nickcarraway

I dont’ think Mick and the boys really give rat*** what Roger Waters thinks

I think Mick and the boys go where $$ is at


5 posted on 06/04/2014 6:43:08 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: wideawake

You know the story on that manager claim that Johnny wouldn’t get pr story if he had I HATE YES t-shirt now that true story LOL!


6 posted on 06/04/2014 6:43:51 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: nickcarraway

I am not surprised Roger Waters has said such things - but Nick Mason is a drummer and as we know drummers don’t think too deeply about these things (Yes I play drums) so he must have been lead astray by the Evil Mr. Waters! How long has it been since Waters was an actual part of Pink Floyd - even they couldn’t stand him!


7 posted on 06/04/2014 6:46:44 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: nickcarraway

They don’t need no thought control


8 posted on 06/04/2014 6:47:00 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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Waters is a political hypocrite and coward that turned a blind eye to Obama’s war activity.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 6:47:45 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: nickcarraway

F*** Pink Floyd.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 6:48:45 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: nickcarraway

I can easily imagine how Mick Jagger reacted to the spectacle of being publicly lectured by former members of Pink Floyd (not even touring any more) on where the Rolling Stones (who were touring the world while PF was still hauling their equipment in cars and vans) should hold their concerts. :-)

There is a story about John Popper (harmonica - blues traveler) sending a note to Mick Jagger asking to sit in on one of their concerts. Popper is incredible on the harmonica and world-class. However Mick Jagger plays harmonica also and (as we know) has a huge ego. Jagger supposedly said “what? dueling harmonicas. F him!”


11 posted on 06/04/2014 6:49:26 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: nickcarraway

They need to send their response to ‘old pink, care of the funny farm, Charlston.’


12 posted on 06/04/2014 6:51:29 PM PDT by posterchild (It takes a politician to declare a settled science.)
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To: faithhopecharity

It’s one thing to say you are anti-Israel, but not anti-Semitic, but when you have a giant pig with a Star of David on it, it doesn’t fly.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 6:51:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Bless you, Stones! :)


14 posted on 06/04/2014 6:51:59 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: faithhopecharity

Open Nazi? Who are you talking about?
Roger Waters is a socialist since way back. David Gilmore and Nick Mason too, apparently. That leaves the late Richard Wright. Also Sid Barrett from the early days (dead also). So who?


15 posted on 06/04/2014 6:55:13 PM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: nickcarraway

“... in Israel to demonstrate solidarity with the Palestinian people ...”

Note the Progressive (aka communist) keyword “solidarity” ... a dead giveaway what you are dealing with.


16 posted on 06/04/2014 6:55:29 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (If you lined up the best and brightest of this administration, you'd just have a string of dim bulbs)
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To: nickcarraway
And here I thought BDS stood for Brain Dead Syndrome...
17 posted on 06/04/2014 6:55:49 PM PDT by DB
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To: nickcarraway

Gotta love the Stones. I’m going to download 5 Stones songs tonight from iTunes.


18 posted on 06/04/2014 6:55:52 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: nickcarraway

Those who say they are anti-Israel but not anti-Semitic are usually the latter as well IMO.

In our universities & in the Muslim dominated cities of Europe, it’s OK to be a Nazi again. As long as you are pro-Hamas.


19 posted on 06/04/2014 6:55:52 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: libertylover

What do you think Nazi’s were or where the word came from?

National socialist.

Specifically: National Socialist German Workers’ Party.


20 posted on 06/04/2014 6:59:11 PM PDT by DB
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To: libertylover

Oops. David Gilmore wasn’t mentioned in the story.


21 posted on 06/04/2014 7:00:06 PM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: nickcarraway

FUPF


22 posted on 06/04/2014 7:00:22 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: melsec

Drummers usually just blow up. Just ask spinal tap


23 posted on 06/04/2014 7:06:03 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: wideawake

“Johnny Rotten had the best Pink Floyd t-shirt.”

I Hate Pink Floyd.


24 posted on 06/04/2014 7:08:48 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: libertylover

“Oops. David Gilmore wasn’t mentioned in the story.”

Gilmore doesn’t buy into that crap. And Pink Floyd is Gilnore’s. Mason and Waters are ex members.


25 posted on 06/04/2014 7:11:58 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: nickcarraway

Instead of Comfortably Numb, they are Comfortably Dumb.


26 posted on 06/04/2014 7:12:51 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: nickcarraway

+1 for the Stones.


27 posted on 06/04/2014 7:14:24 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nickcarraway

With The Stones “Sympathy For the Devil” is a song.
Evidently with Pink Floyd it’s a philosophy.


28 posted on 06/04/2014 7:21:40 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m sorry to hear Floyd has pink eye, but why does his opinion matter?


29 posted on 06/04/2014 7:21:46 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: nickcarraway

So if Israel, tomorrow, pulled back to the original borders, handing responsibility back to the nations which held that ground, would Pink Floyd then boycott Egypt & Jordan? Would they call for sanctions against Syria?

No?

Oh, I see, it is all about a fictional state which has never existed which is ‘occupied.’


30 posted on 06/04/2014 7:24:02 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: wideawake

repro for sale. :>} LOL!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEX-PISTOLS-JOHNNY-ROTTEN-PUNK-ROCK-I-HATE-PINK-FLOYD-RETRO-GREEN-T-SHIRT-/141042309415


31 posted on 06/04/2014 7:27:38 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Jack Hammer

Waters hasn’t been Pink Floyd for a lot of years. F him.

CC


32 posted on 06/04/2014 7:34:25 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: plain talk

Interesting, IIRC Blues Traveler opened for the Stones in 1997.


33 posted on 06/04/2014 7:37:15 PM PDT by untenured
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To: untenured

That may have been when it happened. not sure. I know Popper was there at the concert and Mick wouldn’t let him jam with them as I mentioned. It was described in Keith Richard’s book.


34 posted on 06/04/2014 7:39:50 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: nickcarraway

Stones to Floyd: You can’t always get what you want.


35 posted on 06/04/2014 7:44:00 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: nickcarraway

Puck Fink Royd!


36 posted on 06/04/2014 7:48:17 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: InvisibleChurch

LOL - I’ll have to check my drum stool watch for that!!!!


37 posted on 06/04/2014 7:56:26 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: nickcarraway
The Stones’ decision to ignore Roger Waters and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd underscored Israel’s growing popularity as a stop for major musical acts, and it signaled a setback for a campaign known as boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS).

Good for the Stones....And Pink Floyd? They need to stuff a brick in it...

38 posted on 06/04/2014 7:59:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (ObamaCare - like buying a pig in a poke...)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve known for years that Roger Waters was anti-semitic scum. He has that special brand of upper-crust British racism, which would see him doing things like referring to Israel as “Palestine” in interviews. A few of my older Brit relatives were the same way: just absolutely never accepted the fact that t3h j00000z could have their own country, and would make statements like: ‘there were no Jews in Palestine before 1948’.


39 posted on 06/04/2014 8:22:20 PM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: nickcarraway
The Stones’ decision to ignore Roger Waters and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd

Awesome. Pink Floyd can cram it.

40 posted on 06/05/2014 2:06:55 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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41 posted on 06/05/2014 3:42:33 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> The Stones not only went on with the show Wednesday night in Tel Aviv but delayed their opening by 45 minutes to allow devout Jews time to reach the concert after the end of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, during which Orthodox Jews cannot drive, handle money — or press “Play” on the Stones’ “Exile on Main Street” album.

Thanks nickcarraway.


42 posted on 06/05/2014 4:07:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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43 posted on 06/05/2014 4:18:24 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: libertylover
Roger Water's 2008 tour seemed much like a Nazi/Fascist rally "condemned" by the song In The Flesh. The moment in the shows did not occur during that song, but rather when the "scapegoat" pig was brought out with antitheism, anticonservative, antiHillary, proObama slogans painted on it "GET THEM UP - AGAINST - THE WALLLLLL" and paraded about to indicate the "enemies" of Rog.

Rog also has made numerous pro-Islamist statements in the past decade. All religions are bad apparently except Islamic theocratic rule, apparently.

44 posted on 06/05/2014 4:18:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Gilmore may not buy into the antisemitic crap but he’s a proud lifelong Socialist who doesn’t like to be critical of socialism even when he sees some of its failings.


45 posted on 06/05/2014 4:21:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Kriggerel

I think he got that teaching from his mother what I understand tragially Roger Water dad got killed at Battle of Bulge that story I hear that effect him was inspiration of Pink Floyd the Wall album


46 posted on 06/05/2014 7:16:14 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: elcid1970

“In our universities & in the Muslim dominated cities of Europe, it’s OK to be a Nazi again. As long as you are pro-Hamas.”

At least they’re consistent. The squatters everyone calls Palestinians are the descendents of those who followed the Mufti of Jerusalem (a solid supporter of Hitler’s Nazi party), the remnants of the Palestine SS Division and the German Nazi expats to fight the new nation of Israel when it was founded.

The squatters are, in many respects, as much Nazi as they are jihadiscumist.


47 posted on 06/05/2014 9:18:24 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: libertylover

Waters’ father was a Communist, who didn’t want to fight the Germans, until they invaded the Soviet Union.


48 posted on 06/05/2014 9:19:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: InvisibleChurch

NO in Spinal top they choke on SOMEBODY ELSE VOMIT LOL!


49 posted on 06/05/2014 1:22:37 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: dfwgator

That what I hear I thought Senior Mr Waters was Lib or far leftist Communist I hear that before didn’t want confirmed it

I know first Mrs Roger Water was hardcore leftist

If you want read good book on Pink Floyd lookup sauceful of secrets I think you could find on Amazon it is good book

One good thing about Pink Floyd members they are cat people all of them have one or two kitty cats


50 posted on 06/05/2014 1:24:07 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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