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The Cure on Twitter

Started by word_on_a_wing, July 08, 2020, 11:43:14

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word_on_a_wing

Hi all,
I just noticed @robertsmith is getting more vocal on Twitter, centred on UK politics.... or more accurately retweeting several other tweets.
I could easily find myself going down rabbit-holes with the links posted, but will restrain myself (as my head is currently bursting with other things, plus I'm not in the UK so perhaps not as connected with this subject matter).
I thought I'd let people know though in case you want to check-out what he's speaking out about. ...and it's so rare he speaks on Twitter, I'm glad to see him more active on that platform :)

twitter -RS
"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

Ulrich

Are you certain it is Robert Smith himself?

Even if, the link you gave leads to a certain "Richard Murphy".  :1f633:
If only I'd thought of the right words...

word_on_a_wing

Ah I just noticed the link is going straight to what Robert retweeted (by Richard Murphy). To better see Roberts twitter account and the things he has retweeted recently:
Open Twitter, search for @robertsmith , it has a blue tick beside his name.

If it wasn't him then why are the following people following this account: The Cure, Reeves, tim Pope, Trent reznor ?
"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

Ulrich

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on July 08, 2020, 23:08:44If it wasn't him then why are the following people following this account: The Cure, Reeves, tim Pope, Trent reznor ?

I don't know. I'd never heard of it (or had I?), I only knew The Cure has one (official)!

Obviously no-one informed us about it, now you did, thanks!
If only I'd thought of the right words...

word_on_a_wing

I find twitter pretty interesting, and there can be some noteworthy interactions. Reeves sometimes shares some interesting Bowie-related things, Roger and Simon sometimes bounce off each other with comments back and forth. A strange thing happened a couple of months ago where Roger or Simon (I cant recall who) made a disparaging comment about Lol, and the other one replied in agreement (or at least that was my interpretation of it). A fan then jumped in and called it out (quite rightly I think) then Simon or Roger's initial response kind of ridiculed her, and Craig (cof) did similar. Then other fans defended the initial person who called it out. Then eventually Simon, Roger and/or Craig recanted. ...I only saw it all several days after the fact, but f*ck that's the beauty (or hazards) of Twitter.  And geez it really can show peoples true colours. If person A is making disparaging comments about person B, it tells us more about person A than anything else in my opinion.
"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

Ulrich

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on July 09, 2020, 12:28:10I find twitter pretty interesting

Well I don't, never knew why I should join. (I mean I waste enough time on FB and elsewhere, enough is enough.) However, when there is anything of significance, it would be great if you (or any fan who's on twitter) could share Robert's post(s) with us.

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on July 09, 2020, 12:28:10Reeves sometimes shares some interesting Bowie-related things

Yeah, he does so on Facebook too sometimes.
If only I'd thought of the right words...

MeltingMan

L'Eglise est une telle merveille qu'elle vit et vivrait malgré
l'indignité de ses membres et qu'il faudrait la conserver
comme nécessaire, même si on la tenait pour fausse et
inauthentique.

Amphithéâtre des sciences mortes V. p. 254

SueC

Quote from: MeltingMan on July 09, 2020, 16:56:19I have to share this Fine Art Print (thanks woaw)!

https://twitter.com/HustlerGallery/status/1280584121736200192/photo/1

When we were putting together English examinations, we were always looking for photos like that so students could discuss, "How is the audience being positioned here?" :lol:  Nice shot...and a classical example of this.
SueC is time travelling

SueC

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on July 09, 2020, 12:28:10If person A is making disparaging comments about person B, it tells us more about person A than anything else in my opinion.

Indeed.  :)  There's a great saying to make that point:  "If you're pointing your finger at someone, count how many fingers are pointing back at you!"

You will surely find it's three
Unless you are an amputee

Nice to see the fans expecting decent behaviour and calling it out when it's not.  :smth023  What's the point of all the demonstrations if we don't call out unkind behaviour wherever we see it... Also nice to see the turnaround.  It's not always easy to admit we've done the wrong thing.   :cool

Quote from: Ulrich on July 09, 2020, 15:10:44Well I don't (find Twitter interesting), never knew why I should join. (I mean I waste enough time on FB and elsewhere, enough is enough.)

Yes, the rabbit hole of the Internet!   :oops:  There's good tricks for safeguarding yourself from falling down the hole of this interesting toy - and avoidance of social media is one of them, for a lot of people.  Quite apart from, like a lot of other things online, it's mostly unedifying - although you can also find some good things.  (This almost seems to be a general principle - it applies to so many other things in society as well...)

Twitter is sort of incompatible with my interest in reading (and writing  :angel) long-form.  Having said that, one of the most fun things in Australia is the 50-word short story competition!   :smth023
SueC is time travelling

Ulrich

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Quote from: MeltingMan on July 09, 2020, 16:56:19I have to share this Fine Art Print

Nice pic, thanks for sharing!
If only I'd thought of the right words...

Ulrich

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If only I'd thought of the right words...