Has Ringo become a grumpy old man!

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Re: Has Ringo become a grumpy old man!

Postby Genuine_Indian_Guru » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:59 pm

Teacup wrote:yup rude


Yep, rude alright...sad really.
Oh well, I'm over it.
I go back so far... I'm in front of me!
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Re: Has Ringo become a grumpy old man!

Postby flextint » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:14 pm

Seemed to me ringo is tired and frustrated.If i was ringo and Pauls age i dont think i could follow their schedule.Your still the greatest ringo no offense taken by me!
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Re: Has Ringo become a grumpy old man!

Postby I am the Paulrus » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:04 am

"Dear Beatles Fans and Friends,

Most of you have already seen the video that Ringo sent out yesterday
regarding a cut-off date of 20 October for autographed articles, photos,
etc. After 20 October, Ringo will not be signing items mailed to him.

The video of Ringo explaining this to his fans comes across a little...
abrupt. But after a great deal of investigation into why he released
this video, I found that Ringo had been graciously offering to sign
anything that people sent to him. And the overwhelming TON of things
that he had received was mind-boggling.

On one fan site, there was a list of things that people had sent in and
then a list of complaints. Here is a typical complaint, "I sent in two
photos, one set of drumsticks, one t-shirt and one sweatshirt. The
drumsticks were returned unsigned, and one photo was unsigned."

The complaints went on and on. No one said a word of thanks for the
things that were signed. And my mind is spinning with the image of Ringo
signing endless t-shirts, sweatshirts, drumsticks, and who knows what
else.

It was extremely generous for Ringo to offer to sign so many items for
his fans, but I imagine that when he offered to do this, he never
dreamed that people would take advantage of him by sending so many
things and expecting so much.

And it appears that he has reached his limit.

Bottom line... since August of 1962, Ringo has lived in a fishbowl.
We've watched every little thing he's done... we've commented,
critiqued, observed, and either cheered or booed. And now it's 2008...
almost 2009. Enough already. Let the man have some well-deserved time to
enjoy life. He had given us almost 50 years of smiles, songs, and
shenanigans. Now let's be gracious and give him the rest of his life.

Before 20 October... instead of a "gimme, gimme, gimme" attitude (or as
George would have phrased it, "I, me, me, mine!"), let's do something
for Ringo. Let's all write to him at the address below ONLY TO SAY THANK
YOU... thank you for the joy of your music, your positive attitude
through the years, your love toward the fans, your Ringoisms, your
headshakes and smiles, your humor, yourself. Let's send him a note to
say we love you, and we support you.

If Ringo is feeling overwhelmed, taken advantage of, besieged... then
let's give back to him some of the joy he has given us.

Please send a word of thanks or support (and NOTHING TO SIGN) to:

Ringo Starr
1st Floor
90 Jermyn Street
London SW1Y6JD
UK

And please pass the word on to everyone you know. I'd love to see his
mailbox full of thanks and love, not requests and complaints.

Jude Kessler
author of Shoulda Been There"

Source:
http://www.whatgoeson.com/blog/the-beat ... -little-he
lp-from-his-friends.html
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Re: Has Ringo become a grumpy old man!

Postby Tammy Tingles » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:38 am

Hi,

> He doesn't sound grumpy to me...

He sure does to me ..

> He's given a lot over the years, still signs tons of stuff when he's out on tour (which he also still does pretty often)

Have you read any of the multitude of fan reviews lately where they document his rudeness from the stage to the fans?

> and I think he deserves his space after all these years.

Yes, he should retire, if he cant stand the heat, get out of the fire Ringo.

> How about some gratitude for all he's given,

How about turning that back on Ringo, to all the fans whgo have supported his solo career and concerts, much of which has been sub par and repetative, just look at the All Starr tour set lists.

> he could just retire you know? He is 68- most folks already have at that age

And thats exactly what he should do, i mean the man is reduced to signing plates to sell, and his kindergarden artwork!? :puker

> as opposed to indignation over a pretty reasonable request?

He has been in the biz long enough to know that he cant have his cake and eat it too, it's all part of the game, if he's over it then get out, retire to the sun deck in Monte Carlo .. but stop treating fans like dirt, and that is just what he's been increasingly doing lately.

> note that this is sent out with "peace & love" folks.

Oh please .. he just spits those words out, i have never heard anything less genuine, it offends me the way he thinks these words can cover and excuse rudeness and arrogance,

Greg xoxo
With Paul .. you dont stop falling in love,
even after 35 years i'm still tumbling through Paul's time and space and grabbing hold of all the stars and light he puts out there for us.
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Re: Has Ringo become a grumpy old man!

Postby savillerowdie » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:23 am

Marge Simpson would be very disappointed:
http://www.zippyvideos.com/4328299164603536/ringo_simpsons/
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Re: Has Ringo become a grumpy old man!

Postby bonovox66 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:46 am

I am the Paulrus wrote:"Dear Beatles Fans and Friends,

Most of you have already seen the video that Ringo sent out yesterday
regarding a cut-off date of 20 October for autographed articles, photos,
etc. After 20 October, Ringo will not be signing items mailed to him.

The video of Ringo explaining this to his fans comes across a little...
abrupt. But after a great deal of investigation into why he released
this video, I found that Ringo had been graciously offering to sign
anything that people sent to him. And the overwhelming TON of things
that he had received was mind-boggling.

On one fan site, there was a list of things that people had sent in and
then a list of complaints. Here is a typical complaint, "I sent in two
photos, one set of drumsticks, one t-shirt and one sweatshirt. The
drumsticks were returned unsigned, and one photo was unsigned."

The complaints went on and on. No one said a word of thanks for the
things that were signed. And my mind is spinning with the image of Ringo
signing endless t-shirts, sweatshirts, drumsticks, and who knows what
else.

It was extremely generous for Ringo to offer to sign so many items for
his fans, but I imagine that when he offered to do this, he never
dreamed that people would take advantage of him by sending so many
things and expecting so much.

And it appears that he has reached his limit.

Bottom line... since August of 1962, Ringo has lived in a fishbowl.
We've watched every little thing he's done... we've commented,
critiqued, observed, and either cheered or booed. And now it's 2008...
almost 2009. Enough already. Let the man have some well-deserved time to
enjoy life. He had given us almost 50 years of smiles, songs, and
shenanigans. Now let's be gracious and give him the rest of his life.

Before 20 October... instead of a "gimme, gimme, gimme" attitude (or as
George would have phrased it, "I, me, me, mine!"), let's do something
for Ringo. Let's all write to him at the address below ONLY TO SAY THANK
YOU... thank you for the joy of your music, your positive attitude
through the years, your love toward the fans, your Ringoisms, your
headshakes and smiles, your humor, yourself. Let's send him a note to
say we love you, and we support you.

If Ringo is feeling overwhelmed, taken advantage of, besieged... then
let's give back to him some of the joy he has given us.

Please send a word of thanks or support (and NOTHING TO SIGN) to:

Ringo Starr
1st Floor
90 Jermyn Street
London SW1Y6JD
UK

And please pass the word on to everyone you know. I'd love to see his
mailbox full of thanks and love, not requests and complaints.

Jude Kessler
author of Shoulda Been There"

Source:
http://www.whatgoeson.com/blog/the-beat ... -little-he
lp-from-his-friends.html


Great idea! I will be joining you in writing a letter of thanks. I agree, let the man have his peace. After all he still tours and does interviews constantly, its about time he had a break. I hope all his fans remember all he has given. All the great memories are worth more than any autograph.
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Re: Has Ringo become a grumpy old man!

Postby dylankyra » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:21 pm

I am the Paulrus wrote:"Dear Beatles Fans and Friends,

Most of you have already seen the video that Ringo sent out yesterday
regarding a cut-off date of 20 October for autographed articles, photos,
etc. After 20 October, Ringo will not be signing items mailed to him.

The video of Ringo explaining this to his fans comes across a little...
abrupt. But after a great deal of investigation into why he released
this video, I found that Ringo had been graciously offering to sign
anything that people sent to him. And the overwhelming TON of things
that he had received was mind-boggling.

On one fan site, there was a list of things that people had sent in and
then a list of complaints. Here is a typical complaint, "I sent in two
photos, one set of drumsticks, one t-shirt and one sweatshirt. The
drumsticks were returned unsigned, and one photo was unsigned."

The complaints went on and on. No one said a word of thanks for the
things that were signed. And my mind is spinning with the image of Ringo
signing endless t-shirts, sweatshirts, drumsticks, and who knows what
else.

It was extremely generous for Ringo to offer to sign so many items for
his fans, but I imagine that when he offered to do this, he never
dreamed that people would take advantage of him by sending so many
things and expecting so much.

And it appears that he has reached his limit.

Bottom line... since August of 1962, Ringo has lived in a fishbowl.
We've watched every little thing he's done... we've commented,
critiqued, observed, and either cheered or booed. And now it's 2008...
almost 2009. Enough already. Let the man have some well-deserved time to
enjoy life. He had given us almost 50 years of smiles, songs, and
shenanigans. Now let's be gracious and give him the rest of his life.

Before 20 October... instead of a "gimme, gimme, gimme" attitude (or as
George would have phrased it, "I, me, me, mine!"), let's do something
for Ringo. Let's all write to him at the address below ONLY TO SAY THANK
YOU... thank you for the joy of your music, your positive attitude
through the years, your love toward the fans, your Ringoisms, your
headshakes and smiles, your humor, yourself. Let's send him a note to
say we love you, and we support you.

If Ringo is feeling overwhelmed, taken advantage of, besieged... then
let's give back to him some of the joy he has given us.

Please send a word of thanks or support (and NOTHING TO SIGN) to:

Ringo Starr
1st Floor
90 Jermyn Street
London SW1Y6JD
UK

And please pass the word on to everyone you know. I'd love to see his
mailbox full of thanks and love, not requests and complaints.

Jude Kessler
author of Shoulda Been There"

Source:
http://www.whatgoeson.com/blog/the-beat ... -little-he
lp-from-his-friends.html


ABSOLUTELY WELL-SAID AND RIGHT ON THE MONEY, JUDE --- THANK YOU!!! :D
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Re: Has Ringo become a grumpy old man!

Postby Harrythebannister » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:04 pm

Nice to know there may be a good reason behind the message. It's just such a shame it came across so badly and that "Ringo The Tank Engine" as they are calling him, is getting such bad press over it. (Sack that PR man). :wink:
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Re: Has Ringo become a grumpy old man!

Postby Awesoman » Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:00 pm

I am the Paulrus wrote:If Ringo is feeling overwhelmed, taken advantage of, besieged... then
let's give back to him some of the joy he has given us.

Please send a word of thanks or support (and NOTHING TO SIGN) to:

Ringo Starr
1st Floor
90 Jermyn Street
London SW1Y6JD
UK

And please pass the word on to everyone you know. I'd love to see his
mailbox full of thanks and love, not requests and complaints.




Ummmm...I got the impression he doesn't want any kind of mail from fans...with or without "peace and luv".
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Re: Has Ringo become a grumpy old man!

Postby Tammy Tingles » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:09 pm

I am the Paulrus wrote:"Dear Beatles Fans and Friends,

Most of you have already seen the video that Ringo sent out yesterday
regarding a cut-off date of 20 October for autographed articles, photos,
etc. After 20 October, Ringo will not be signing items mailed to him.

The video of Ringo explaining this to his fans comes across a little...
abrupt. But after a great deal of investigation into why he released
this video, I found that Ringo had been graciously offering to sign
anything that people sent to him. And the overwhelming TON of things
that he had received was mind-boggling.

On one fan site, there was a list of things that people had sent in and
then a list of complaints. Here is a typical complaint, "I sent in two
photos, one set of drumsticks, one t-shirt and one sweatshirt. The
drumsticks were returned unsigned, and one photo was unsigned."

The complaints went on and on. No one said a word of thanks for the
things that were signed. And my mind is spinning with the image of Ringo
signing endless t-shirts, sweatshirts, drumsticks, and who knows what
else.

It was extremely generous for Ringo to offer to sign so many items for
his fans, but I imagine that when he offered to do this, he never
dreamed that people would take advantage of him by sending so many
things and expecting so much.

And it appears that he has reached his limit.

Bottom line... since August of 1962, Ringo has lived in a fishbowl.
We've watched every little thing he's done... we've commented,
critiqued, observed, and either cheered or booed. And now it's 2008...
almost 2009. Enough already. Let the man have some well-deserved time to
enjoy life. He had given us almost 50 years of smiles, songs, and
shenanigans. Now let's be gracious and give him the rest of his life.

Before 20 October... instead of a "gimme, gimme, gimme" attitude (or as
George would have phrased it, "I, me, me, mine!"), let's do something
for Ringo. Let's all write to him at the address below ONLY TO SAY THANK
YOU... thank you for the joy of your music, your positive attitude
through the years, your love toward the fans, your Ringoisms, your
headshakes and smiles, your humor, yourself. Let's send him a note to
say we love you, and we support you.

If Ringo is feeling overwhelmed, taken advantage of, besieged... then
let's give back to him some of the joy he has given us.

Please send a word of thanks or support (and NOTHING TO SIGN) to:

Ringo Starr
1st Floor
90 Jermyn Street
London SW1Y6JD
UK

And please pass the word on to everyone you know. I'd love to see his
mailbox full of thanks and love, not requests and complaints.

Jude Kessler
author of Shoulda Been There"

Source:
http://www.whatgoeson.com/blog/the-beat ... -little-he
lp-from-his-friends.html


Hi,

You're right .. i will be writing to Ringo, i'll send him the 'Bad Boy' and 'Ringo the 4th' albums, and asking him to please not send them back :puker :lol:

Pee's and glove, pee's and glove,

Greg xoxo
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even after 35 years i'm still tumbling through Paul's time and space and grabbing hold of all the stars and light he puts out there for us.
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