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Kodiak 8th April 2010 02:09 PM


Originally Posted by bt/ub40 (Post 1464987)
Now as far as a release date is concerned..I had a very serious offer to publish it but I/we have never been comfortable with 'tabloid type' publicity and a friend of mine, a professional published writer said " Unless you tell EVERYTHING, if you don't tell your story in the minutest detail it will be worthless and open to correction " I have to agree but it still doesn't make me feel any better about revealing our darkest secrets, afterall not all my friends or ex friends for that matter would want their business recounted in a book and its incredibly difficult telling my story without including them.There is also the fact that Im not totally convinced that the world needs another ' musician/band biography' even if ours is particularly juicy, its been an incredibly eventful 30 year roller coaster ride which we managed to keep it pretty private until recently, which I think is the way it should be...so Im VERY undecided about publishing...it took me hours to find that relatively 'non expose' excerpt...

We understand BT, soooo, tell you what, just release it to the Loonies, and mum's the word on the juicy details, promise. :lol:

Carolanne 8th April 2010 02:26 PM

Just made myself a cuppa and sat down to read that.
I enjoyed it very much.
Thanks Brian - you've whet my appetite would love to read some more


pedromenedro 8th April 2010 02:32 PM

After reading 'Blood and Fire', which I enjoyed tremendously may I add, I was left with a feeling that there is so much more to be written from within the band as a whole.
I understand and respect the 'keep it in the family' tradition that has been the foundation of everything you have stood for, it is something that endears everyone to UB40.
But a book about the band as a whole, warts and all, would be fantastic.
I doubt it will ever happen, but I would love to see it published.
But I agree with the sentiment that it would have to be the whole enchilada.

~Shaz~ (aka DubGal) 8th April 2010 02:44 PM

Beautifully written BT
makes me feel like i'm there....in fact i wish i had been,esp on the virgin plane,it sounds like quite a party was going on!

Nes B40 8th April 2010 02:56 PM

Briliant read BT, would love to read it all one day, Thank you mi fren.

bt/ub40 8th April 2010 03:52 PM


Originally Posted by kate13 (Post 1465000)
Nice read that Brian, how many pages all together and i'll agree with what you said to SK, if your a selfish git with no morals publish, if not put it away for your grandkids, exploits of the 20th century band.

Yeh Kathie...you can see where Im coming from..however I might let you guys read a bit more tho...takes ages to find the passages that don't include the nefarious doings of me muckers and me..if y'know worramean? maybe I could black em out like censored letters in the chokey...


Originally Posted by Mike. (Post 1465002)
Is this because of the respect they show their elders?!?!??


Great read, whens the release date?

Actually I was talking about the south pacific HOSPITALITY bit...cheeky fecker!!

San Diego 8th April 2010 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by JB40 (Post 1465012)
Surely the christ-like figure being worshipped would have to be Fi !!

Aww shucks... :oops:

Lilia Urrutia 8th April 2010 04:12 PM

I really enjoyed reading that Brian, thank you for sharing it with the loonies.

bt/ub40 8th April 2010 04:35 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys...If this post gets..lets say 250 reply posts (NOT hits) I'll put another excerpt up...its on 47 now

Helena 8th April 2010 04:36 PM

hmmm where are the hijackers when you need them?

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