« Greg Brooks : His Life In His Own Words » takes us on the journey of Queen Archivist.
Though Greg talked rarely to others about himself, the threads published - and some
unpublished until now - compiled in this book, offer an intriguing insight into the
man who outwardly exuded confidence and arrogance, but behind that public
perception spent periods alone and searching for happiness.
Exclusively on Queenzone, here are some quotes, extracted from the book « Greg Brooks: His Life In
His Own Words »
(Omnibus Press, 2010, 579 pages, Yet to be released )
I invite ALL REAL fans to help us with good solid info and overlook the morons that only seek to hinder and whinge about
nothing of any significance. Do something useful for Queen fans and for the betterment of Queen Singles, instead of your mindless feeble tittle-tattle. It is SO SO SO very boring.
I'VE BECOME LIKE SO MANY MOANZONERS... I MEAN TO WRITE SOMETHING NICE, BUT IT ALWAYS JUST TURNS INTO AN ENVIOUS RESENTFUL WHINGE.
You are SUCH a prick, Newcastle 86, that no one bothers to reply to your threads.
NOT EVEN ONE. The big zero. Just me, and then only to call you a prick, again. You sad little imbecile.
Togg... you are an annoying prick. My Queen live book might be inaccurate in certain areas but at least it represents something tangible and creative and 'out there'.
You have done bugger all... just endless moaning and insulting other people's efforts, you tedious sad little man.
Get off your boring arse and so something other than moaning for a change. Can you do that?
I find Greg to be a really nice bloke and very willing to talk about things as long as it's away from the QZ lunatic
asylum. I think Greg is an exceptionally talented young man - he's 40 but only looks 34 - and I wish that more of you people could meet him and see what joy and laughs and sunshine he brings with him wherever he is. He is a total sweetie
pie lovely handsome and generally great individual.
t's total bullshit that I endorse some stupid concept whereby the band or me thinks that the serious fans (I've been
one since 1976) do not matter. It clearly suits many of you to propagate this childish misconception because it further alienates the nasty bad Queen Archivist from you the lovely but hard done-by people, but the fact is I don't think that. I never have. You lot have banded this and other similar bullshit around for so long now, you all believe it and take it as read. More of you should do your own thinking and not be so willing to accept what you see commonly repeated here on MoanZone.
It really aggravates me to read that I apparently put fuck all effort into this project, AGAIN, when actually I put a ton of work and care into it - as did Gary. If Queen was OUR band, you'd have got a very different Queen Singles box. It ISN'T. That said... working within the boundries we were given, I am very pleased with the box. I think it's fine.
Sorry, no disrespect intended, but I'm signing off from this site for a while. I have a mountain of work to do on the I WANT IT ALL book and I really need to focus on that.
GB : All Rights Reserved
It might be a worthwhile project (this book). There would have to be some sort of logical order to things (subcategories of Gregisms). And if there is an index, it should either be very thorough or just don't do it at all!