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    The DL Prediction Game 2021

    Norman Lloyd was picked in many pools, so it seems, also here by Annami, Bibliogryphon, Dying Probably and The Quim Reaper, but not by the Committee.
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Yeah, you got it!
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Oh I never liked "I promised myself" but I deeply adore "Each time you break my heart", one of the finest pop tunes of the 80s for me.
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    The DL Prediction Game 2021

    Surprise André Maranne wasn't on the DL Whatever, he was predicted by The Daredevil, The Quim Reaper and ThereWillBeDeaths7.
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    Windy City Deadpool 2020-2021

    Congratulations DI!
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    Windy City Deadpool 2021-2022

    Thanks! Hoping for a qo for Pillai.
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    Marianne Faithfull

    Yesterday I received the pre-ordered new album from Marianne Faithfull (with Warren Ellis): "She walks in beauty". First of all I had to break away from believing that I can listen to a typical MF-music album. The new album is spoken poetry underlaid with music. That's not a bad thing at first. But let's have a look on these 3 components (speech, poetry, music): speech/spoken: The marvellous Marianne Faithfull! As a big fan, I really like her special voice, wether she is singing or speaking. As a example I absolutely adore „After the ceasefire“ from her 1999 masterpiece „Vagabond Ways“. Very atmospheric, very nice story. MF really had a powerful and expressive voice, absolutely suitable for demanding literature and poetry, but also for rock, pop and chanson. So nothing to complain about at first. However, the new album consists only of spoken parts, probably because MF just can't sing anymore (because of several health reasons). Her voice almost consistently sounds powerless and breathless, and the lyrics are sometimes spoken very droning und read down. As a great stage interpreter, e.g. also of Brecht's texts, she would certainly have spoken the poems far more expressively at other times. poetry: Setting old texts and poems to music is a tradition. But I find it difficult to get access to these old English texts and I cannot say whether it would be easier for me in German. I know "The Lady of Shalott" in the version of the gifted Loreena McKennitt, who merges with this text in a very inimitable way with singing, interpretation and music. Unfortunately, MF can't do that here, I'm so sorry. Music: OMG, I can't stand this banter and jingling! This is worse than elevator music! This music is... absolutely nothing! Very uninspired soundscapes, which for me do not convey anything at all and sound the same in every track. Boring. Unworthy. Disappointing. But: I ordered the deluxe edition which comes in a beautiful booklet with poems and paintings. Since I haven't bought a CD for so long, I held the album very reverently in my hands and was reminded of the old days when CDs were also art. A nice moment. I'm going to add this album to my MF collection now - and it will just stay there. I would have wished for a good album (her last album from 2018 was great for example!), but unfortunately it didn't turn out to be for me. Marianne - I love you anyway!
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    Windy City Deadpool 2021-2022

    01. Kat Bjelland 02. Bob Dole 03. Sarah Harding 04. Carlos Timoteo Griguol 06.05.2021 05. Litsa Menounos 02.05.2021 06. Abdelaziz Bouteflika 07. David Gulpilil 08. Yoo Sang-Chul 09. Bill Turnbull 10. Benedict XVI 11. Jyrki Kasvi 12. Rob Bolland 13. Fritz Pleitgen 14. Rainer Langhans 15. Balakrishna Pillai 03.05.2021 16. Jim Molan 17. Shannen Doherty 18. Jeanette Lee 19. Steve McMichael 20. Tom Smith 21. Tom Parker Subs: Raúl Castro, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Linda Nolan 
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    Oldies Generation Deadpool

    Is Benedict XVI allowed? Otherwise I would take Betty White.
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Yes, they are long overdue, you are right! And they will definitely die on May 1st and 2nd
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Congratulations on winning our round, msc! That was a fair game and I didn't mind losing to you at all. Good luck in the next few rounds, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you !!
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    The DL Prediction Game 2021

    While her husband Kirk was picked by every player last year, Anne Buydens Douglas was picked by only 4 players: Annami, Great Uncle Bulgaria, theoldlady and The Quim Reaper. Congrats!
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    The D-A-CH-DeathList 2021

    Born in Hanover as Hannelore Marx, Anne Buydens Douglas becomes our second hit as she died on April, 29th 2021 at the age of 102. https://www.promiflash.de/news/2021/04/30/mit-102-jahren-kirk-douglas-103-witwe-anne-gestorben.html
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    20/20 + 1

    1921: Mustafa bin Halim / Ágnes Keleti 1922: Luis Echeverria / Janis Paige 1923: Larry Storch / Pamela Sharples, Baroness Sharples 1924: Budge Patty / Eva Marie Saint 1925: Robert Fyfe / Arlene Dahl 1926: Mel Brooks / Rowena Jackson 1927: Arthur Cohn / Cleo Laine 1928: Bernard Cribbins / Estelle Harris 1929: Ed Asner / Imelda Marcos 1930: Jean-Luc Godard / Katherine Jackson
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    The D-A-CH-DeathList 2021

    Willi Herren: suspected overdose Barby Kelly: tba Both deaths are a little shocking...

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