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KingPriest2
04-01-2005, 01:17 PM
BBC asks long-dead Bob Marley for interview

1 hour, 46 minutes ago


LONDON (AFP) - A red-faced BBC apologised for requesting an interview with Bob Marley, the Jamaican reggae legend who died 24 years ago.


AFP/fILE Photo



BBC Three, one of the public broadcaster's digital TV channels, sent an e-mail to the Bob Marley Foundation saying it wanted to do a documentary about his hit song "No Woman No Cry".


It said the project would involve Marley -- who died of cancer in May 1981 at the age of 36 -- "spending one or two days with us", and that "it would only work with some participation from Bob Marley himself".


In a statement, the BBC said: "We are obviously very embarrassed that we didn't realise that the letter to the Marley Foundation did not acknowledge that Mr Marley is no longer with us."


Marley would have been 60 last February 6, a date that was celebrated with great fanfare by his legion of fans worldwide.


A BBC press officer, contacted by AFP in London on Friday, confirmed that the gaffe was not an April Fool's joke.

NewChief
04-01-2005, 01:19 PM
Holy ignorance.

WilliamTheIrish
04-01-2005, 01:24 PM
I'm guessing their calls went unanswered.

Amnorix
04-01-2005, 01:24 PM
Wow. Just speechless at that... :spock::doh!::doh!::doh!:

jcroft
04-01-2005, 01:29 PM
Oh. My God.

This better be an April Fools' Joke, or someone should be shot.

Tribal Warfare
04-01-2005, 01:31 PM
Damn Brittish media :shake:

jcroft
04-01-2005, 01:38 PM
Given that Taco didn't include a link, I'm guessing he is pulling our chain (I, for one, don't like to have anything of mine pulled by Taco John).

Donger
04-01-2005, 01:38 PM
They don't call it the British Broadcasting Charity for nothin.

CosmicPal
04-01-2005, 01:38 PM
The BBC just had to stir it up, didn't they?

jcroft
04-01-2005, 01:39 PM
The BBC just had to stir it up, didn't they?

They should probably just <strong>get up, stand up</strong> and admit it.

CosmicPal
04-01-2005, 01:42 PM
They should probably just <strong>get up, stand up</strong> and admit it.

ROFL

Yep...cause this sure the hell ain't creating any positive vibrations with the Marley family.

Mark M
04-01-2005, 01:46 PM
I bet the BBC will have an exodus of viewers after this gaffe ...

of course, three little birds told me to not wait in vain for that to happen.

MM
~~:)

jcroft
04-01-2005, 01:47 PM
Taco John is loving this. I bet he's <strong>jammin'</strong> right now as we all believe his bullshit story. :)

CosmicPal
04-01-2005, 01:48 PM
I bet the BBC will have an exodus of viewers after this gaffe ...

of course, three little birds told me to not wait in vain for that to happen.

MM
~~:)

Well, you do know that the BBC is nothing but a bunch of Crazy Baldheads who really ought to just simmer down.

jcroft
04-01-2005, 01:50 PM
I bet the BBC will have an exodus of viewers after this gaffe ...


<strong>People get ready</strong>...

CosmicPal
04-01-2005, 01:57 PM
<strong>People get ready</strong>...

No kidding. This is a serious gaff by the BBC, and I think we should send the BBC a buffalo soldier.

Mark M
04-01-2005, 01:57 PM
Taco John is loving this. I bet he's jammin' right now as we all believe his bullshit story. :)

I doubt it ... he's probably in a mellow mood.

MM
~~:D

Mark M
04-01-2005, 01:58 PM
No kidding. This is a serious gaff by the BBC, and I think we should send the BBC a buffalo soldier.

We could send them on the zion train.

MM
~~:)

CosmicPal
04-01-2005, 02:00 PM
We could send them on the zion train.

MM
~~:)

They'll be waiting in vain for that train.

jcroft
04-01-2005, 02:02 PM
The BBC is really going to have to come up with a great <strong>redemption song</strong> if they want people to overlook this one.

Mark M
04-01-2005, 02:03 PM
They'll be waiting in vain for that train.

I already posted thatódon't you rock my boat, 'cause I don't want my boat to be rockin.

MM
~~:)

CosmicPal
04-01-2005, 02:05 PM
The BBC is really going to have to come up with a great <strong>redemption song</strong> if they want people to overlook this one.

Yea, I agree. I want no more trouble to come out of the BBC. 'Cause we all know the real situation here.

jcroft
04-01-2005, 02:05 PM
I already posted thatódon't you rock my boat, 'cause I don't want my boat to be rockin.

MM
~~:)

Calm down dude. I'm afraid you might <strong>shoot the sherrif</strong> or something.

CosmicPal
04-01-2005, 02:09 PM
Calm down dude. I'm afraid you might <strong>shoot the sherrif</strong> or something.

Oh man, there is just so much trouble in the world

Mark M
04-01-2005, 02:12 PM
Oh man, there is just so much trouble in the world

There is burnin' and lootin' and even an ambush in the night.

It's a good thing I'm forever loving Jah, otherwise I'd have to ask myself, "Is this love?"

MM
~~:D

jcroft
04-01-2005, 02:13 PM
Oh man, there is just so much trouble in the world

Yeah, everyone should just hold hands and think to themselves, <strong> "One love."</strong>

CosmicPal
04-01-2005, 02:16 PM
There is burnin' and lootin' and even an ambush in the night.

It's a good thing I'm forever loving Jah, otherwise I'd have to ask myself, "Is this love?"

MM
~~:D

Now that's some easy skanking that will satisfy my soul on any a misty morning

jcroft
04-01-2005, 02:19 PM
Okay, you guys win. I'm spent. Heh.

That was fun. :)

CosmicPal
04-01-2005, 02:21 PM
Okay, you guys win. I'm spent. Heh.

That was fun. :)

Wah? How can you quit when there's so much things to say?

KingPriest2
04-01-2005, 02:44 PM
Given that Taco didn't include a link, I'm guessing he is pulling our chain (I, for one, don't like to have anything of mine pulled by Taco John).

http://rds.yahoo.com/S=53720272/K=bob+marley/v=2/SID=e/l=NSR/R=1/SIG=13kfga58h/EXP=1112474531/*-http%3A//news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20050401/wl_uk_afp/afplifestylebritain_050401173110


http://rds.yahoo.com/S=53720272/K=bob+marley/v=2/SID=e/l=NSR/R=2/SIG=12209438o/EXP=1112474531/*-http%3A//uk.news.yahoo.com/050401/344/ffgy3.html

http://rds.yahoo.com/S=53720272/K=bob+marley/v=2/SID=e/l=NSR/R=4/SIG=12eoh6flh/EXP=1112474531/*-http%3A//www.ananova.com/entertainment/story/sm_1340825.html

http://rds.yahoo.com/S=53720272/K=bob+marley/v=2/SID=e/l=NSR/R=5/SIG=13oinr4pq/EXP=1112474531/*-http%3A//www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/bbc%20asked%20for%20bob%20marley%20interview

http://rds.yahoo.com/S=53720272/K=bob+marley/v=2/SID=e/l=NSR/R=6/SIG=1375jb0b9/EXP=1112474531/*-http%3A//news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050401/od_uk_nm/oukoe_people_marley_1

Mark M
04-01-2005, 02:52 PM
Okay, you guys win. I'm spent. Heh.

That was fun. :)

Cry to me, ya craven choke puppy.

MM
~~:D

CosmicPal
04-01-2005, 02:59 PM
Cry to me, ya craven choke puppy.

MM
~~:D

Yea! I say we get this punky reggae party going again.

jcroft
04-01-2005, 02:59 PM
Umm, I just noticed this thread wasn't started by Taco John. My bad. I think it was the "originally posted by Taco John" in your sig, King Priest.

Ebolapox
04-01-2005, 03:09 PM
hey, if you know your history, then you know where ya comin' from

-BUFFALO SOLDIER-

RINGLEADER
04-01-2005, 03:26 PM
Wait a second...Bob Marley is dead?

cheeeefs
04-01-2005, 03:54 PM
Wait a second...Bob Marley is dead?


and Elton John is



GAY


omg

Ultra Peanut
04-01-2005, 04:20 PM
MAKE IT STOP

Mark M
04-01-2005, 04:22 PM
MAKE IT STOP

I think we should keep on moving ...

MM
~~:p

Ultra Peanut
04-01-2005, 04:25 PM
I smell a cheeseburger.

Taco John
04-01-2005, 04:31 PM
Rep to whoever can reference "Iron Lion Zion" and have it make sense...

CosmicPal
04-01-2005, 05:12 PM
Rep to whoever can reference "Iron Lion Zion" and have it make sense...

I am on the rock and then I check a stock
I have to run like a fugitive to save the life I live
I'm gonna be Iron like a Lion in Zion
I'm gonna be Iron like a Lion in Zion
Iron Lion Zion

I'm on the run but I ain't got no gun
See they want to be the star
So they fighting tribal war
And they saying Iron like a Lion in Zion
Iron like a Lion in Zion,
Iron Lion Zion

I'm on the rock, (running and you running)
I take a stock, (running like a fugitive)
I had to run like a fugitive just to save the life I live
I'm gonna be Iron like a Lion in Zion
I'm gonna be Iron like a Lion in Zion
Iron Lion Zion, Iron Lion Zion, Iron Lion Zion
Iron like a Lion in Zion, Iron like a lion in Zion
Iron Like a Lion in Zion