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Old 12-03-2018, 02:44 AM
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I know a lot of people here are hoping that this all leads to a huge "Dance Pt 2" reunion with Lindsey. I don't want that nor will I bother with it if it happened (I doubt it...not enough time left in the game for the wounds to heal and make it something interesting - they did that once already in 1997).
Those happily deluded people must first be holding out for a sequel to the movie TWISTER--complete with screenplay by a resurrected Michael Crichton and a new hit song by Lindsey and Stevie, recorded by having them kidnapped and chained to opposite sides of an abandoned room, with the apparently dead body of Irving Azoff lying on the ground between them, but who is revealed at the end to be alive and secretly recording everything.
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:55 AM
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Mick Fleetwood is every bit the drummer that Stevie is the songwriter—but while she's getting awards from BMI and Blockbuster for songwriting, he is . . . selling wine at Costco. I was going to say that it would be funny if it weren't so sad. But it IS funny.
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And Christine's case was no less ridiculous than Mick's. I realize that personal anxieties and depression don't run on a schedule. But to completely ditch Fleetwood Mac coming off the reunion tour and some Grammy nominations for a Number 1 album was just . . . unbelievably bad planning. Just like the heart, I guess the psyche wants what it wants, and Christine wanted to curl into a fetal position in a Kent country manor at the most inopportune time.
Yes.
And keeping in mind that it was way back in the late 80s or something when she bought that manor house but just kept putting off retiring to there, THIS is what should have happened:

- They make the Tango In The Night album (or at least, Lindsey makes it for them)
- They heed Lindsey's advice and DON'T do their stupid drug-addled tour of madness
- They get lots of nice money from all the hit songs--album sales, singles, constant airplay to this day, advertising use, etc.
- Christine does her decade or so of retiring to the countryside
- Mick, Stevie, John, and Lindsey go through their own therapy and other processes
- Everyone is back on track and refreshed for a Dance reunion and a couple of decades of album-making/touring thereafter.
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:45 AM
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She really did do that beautifully. She had just begun to rebuild herself in 1996, with a series of public concerts and a Lifetime documentary and concert slated for broadcast—talking to the press again, getting her "look" done (including weight and hair), getting a little "I'm still cool" help from Courtney Love and Billy Corgan. 1997 with Fleetwood Mac pushed her right back to the top again (albeit an older audience this time around). And she took it and ran with it for several years, from 1998's work with Sheryl Crow for "Practical Magic" to the "Enchanted" box set and tour (which everyone loved). She kept it up with a series of one-up concerts, short tours (including the New Year's Eve shows in Anaheim), her 2001 eagerly awaited "Shangri-La" album (again which everybody liked), with a fine tour and cool TV spots on Rosie O'Donnell and the Blockbuster Music Awards—all of which fed of course by the Internet fan base.

As a self-promoter of her own strengths and her connection to people, she has it all over the other Fleetwood Macsters. Mick Fleetwood is every bit the drummer that Stevie is the songwriter—but while she's getting awards from BMI and Blockbuster for songwriting, he is . . . selling wine at Costco. I was going to say that it would be funny if it weren't so sad. But it IS funny.

And Christine's case was no less ridiculous than Mick's. I realize that personal anxieties and depression don't run on a schedule. But to completely ditch Fleetwood Mac coming off the reunion tour and some Grammy nominations for a Number 1 album was just . . . unbelievably bad planning. Just like the heart, I guess the psyche wants what it wants, and Christine wanted to curl into a fetal position in a Kent country manor at the most inopportune time.

Considering the "Say You Will" trials and tribulations, the in-fighting, the nonsense, I think Christine's 1998 departure dealt Fleetwood Mac a blow it never really recovered from (although the other four put up a game front). When she came back to the O2 for those shows, I think everyone (including Fleetwood Mac) got very excited because here was a chance to have another 1997 reunion—in 2014-15. This past year made everyone feel as if they were stuck on a hamster wheel. I think that's why the anger is at fever pitch.
They did put up a good front, but there it was. Buckingham Nicks. A good idea, but so much of their personal magic was lost. They did have some good moments in those years. However, the magic of Buckingham McVie 'glue' that kept the B/N magic alive wasn't there.

When I heard Stevie and Lindsey try to do Don't Stop w/ Stevie on lead, I was mortified. She completely ruins that song. Then they came back w/ Christine in London and the fans went absolutely crazy. Fleetwood Mac was no longer led by the B/N lie. And, if you listen to the BuckVie element once it's returned, you realize how necessary it is/was. That quirky keyboard/piano bluesy element in that song can't be done without her. It sounds generic, otherwise. Watching BuckVie in 2017 was pure magic that I didn't expect.
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:30 AM
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Men who make strong decisions: leaders

Women who make strong decisions: bitches

Also, not sure why OP feels sorry for Chris. She is complicit in all this, tinkling away at the keyboards, counting her cash, and ghosting Lindsey.

Do I dislike Stevie? No. But I do respect her a little less based on how she and the band have handled and spoken about the firing.

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Old 12-03-2018, 02:16 PM
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Men who make strong decisions: leaders

Women who make strong decisions: bitches

Also, not sure why OP feels sorry for Chris. She is complicit in all this, tinkling away at the keyboards, counting her cash, and ghosting Lindsey.

Do I dislike Stevie? No. But I do respect her a little less based on how she and the band have handled and spoken about the firing.
Again with the misogyny bullsh. This has nothing to do with the fact that she’s a woman it has to do with that she’s become insufferable over the last few years
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:34 PM
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Again with the misogyny bullsh. This has nothing to do with the fact that she’s a woman it has to do with that she’s become insufferable over the last few years
Bingo. Truth of the matter is I would be just as livid and hateful of anyone else had the roles been reversed. That decision ruined this band for me and it would've done so had Christine been ousted by John, John ousted by Mick or Stevie by Lindsey.
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:40 PM
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Men who make strong decisions: leaders

Women who make strong decisions: bitches

Also, not sure why OP feels sorry for Chris. She is complicit in all this, tinkling away at the keyboards, counting her cash, and ghosting Lindsey.

Do I dislike Stevie? No. But I do respect her a little less based on how she and the band have handled and spoken about the firing.
No one is calling Mick a "leader" for the crap decision he made. A terrible decision is a terrible decision, regardless of the genitalia of the person making it.
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:14 PM
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I think Stevie’s selfish decision making has ruined Fleetwood Mac’s legacy. I don’t look at the band the same way. They only managed to make 5 albums of new material together. Ridiculous.
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:56 PM
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Yes, me.

Because she is really easy to dislike now, and has been for the last decade or more.

And she ruined the band that I loved with all my heart.
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:22 PM
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Again with the misogyny bullsh. This has nothing to do with the fact that she’s a woman it has to do with that she’s become insufferable over the last few years
Buster says you're not allowed to dislike Old Goat Breath, okay, BECAUSE $he has a vagina, okay? #bustertoo
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:17 PM
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Also, not sure why OP feels sorry for Chris. She is complicit in all this, tinkling away at the keyboards, counting her cash, and ghosting Lindsey.

Do I dislike Stevie? No. But I do respect her a little less based on how she and the band have handled and spoken about the firing.
not anymore.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:21 AM
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what do you mean, not ghosting him anymore?

have they been in touch??
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:25 AM
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what do you mean
aha. come over on twitter.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:19 AM
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not anymore.
It's true. Christine has reached out to LB. I heard it from a great source.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:23 AM
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aha. come over on twitter.
C’mon Elle anything more specific than that or at least a link to the tweet(s)in question?
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