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From tomorrows Sunday Herald
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He now terms his association with Geldof a "text relationship". "He texts me very quickly in txt' speak and it takes me half-an-hour to decipher it. We've never been big bosom buddies. We met through Paula Yates, Geldof's former wife. She was a journalist; everyone knew Paula and so everyone knew Bob." It was while Ure was preparing backstage for an Ultravox appearance on The Tube in November 1984 that Yates, a presenter on the show, passed the phone to Ure to allow her then boyfriend Geldof to rant on about the Michael Burke news report on the Ethiopian famine.

Ure is proud to have been part of history and a musical moment that raised political awareness, even if it didn't actually change the world. But there are two ways of looking at Midge Ure's involvement with Band Aid. Either he was the overlooked partner who lost out in the limelight stakes or he was the lucky one who wasn't cursed with sainthood afterwards.

"Bob was seen as a saint, a politician, a spokesman for youth, or whatever," he says, pulling the ring on a can of cola. "I was allowed to carry on being a musician. Midge Ure: singer. Bob Geldolf: Africa. I know it irks Bob because his entire musical career has evaporated. People talk about his achievements after that defined line, after Live Aid. It's one of the things that was a major part of my life but it isn't what I still do. I've been creating music, that's my lifeblood."

Midge is about to move to Quebec. he says it is "like scotland, but with seasons"



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More on Midge's new Canadian home. It is an hour north of Montreal
http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/property/overseas/article2968401.ece

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