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    Default With no friends, I really am a Solitary Man says Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond has just topped the British and American charts with an album of original material for the first time in his career.

    As Home Before Dark goes from strength to strength, he is due to start his biggest-ever British tour next month.

    But there will nobody special to welcome him off stage.
    For at 67, Diamond has revealed that after two broken marriages, he has no family to turn to, no love in his life, and only one friend - who he has not heard from in years.

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    Neil Diamond, who has just topped the British and American charts, has no close friendships due to his obsession with work

    Indeed, his life is more like the lyrics of his hit song Solitary Man.
    The star from New York claims it is due to his obsession with work.

    By his own admission, he shuts himself away and can only look on with envy when he sees others enjoying a normal family life. But, he claims, he would not have it any other way.

    "Personal relationships? I have none," he said.

    "I have no friends and it's just impossible to have relationships.

    "My closest friend is a fellow I went to high school with. I haven't seen him in four years. I have people I love, but not friends in the usual way.

    "Does it sadden me? It's my life - it's just what it is.

    "I see photographs of people who are friends and I would like to be able to call somebody up and just chat or go out for a beer. As it is, I don't have that.

    "I'm very envious of people.

    "My brother, who I adore, is surrounded by friends.

    "His life is all about social situations. I see it and I want it - but I never have it. It's the price I have to pay and I have absolutely no complaints.

    "I make this journey, for the most part, alone.'"


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    interesting
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    Swear to God this is a true story: I was on a date in college that seemed to be going pretty well; we were back at his place talking and having a drink when all of a sudden he interrupts, "Do you like Neil Diamond!? I *LOVE* Neil Diamond!"

    He runs over to his stereo, pops in "America' and starts dancing, singing and performing with it.

    Talk about uncomfortable...how does one react to that?
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    ^^LOL


    actually I kind of feel bad for him, he must get lonely

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    Awww...I love Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhateverLolaWants View Post
    Swear to God this is a true story: I was on a date in college that seemed to be going pretty well; we were back at his place talking and having a drink when all of a sudden he interrupts, "Do you like Neil Diamond!? I *LOVE* Neil Diamond!"

    He runs over to his stereo, pops in "America' and starts dancing, singing and performing with it.

    Talk about uncomfortable...how does one react to that?
    One developes a headache and has to be taken home.
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

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    I loe Neil Diamond and have forced mr. butt to agree that the man is pretty talented so you should have jumped all over the dude who played him for you. Neil rocks.
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    Hm, that doesn't sound that great. I'm a bit of a loner too, but I enjoy the company of my friends and I am glad that I have them.

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    I have a secret love for him in his version of The Jazz Singer movie. "Summer Love", sigh. But Sweet Caroline is on my all time Top 10 Hate list so........
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    One developes a headache and has to be taken home.
    Ayep...that's about how it went down.
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    I have a secret love for him in his version of The Jazz Singer movie. "Summer Love", sigh. But Sweet Caroline is on my all time Top 10 Hate list so........
    Shut yer trap, missy! I will not hear a word against Neil or Sweet Caroline!
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    I love Neil's music too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhateverLolaWants View Post
    Swear to God this is a true story: I was on a date in college that seemed to be going pretty well; we were back at his place talking and having a drink when all of a sudden he interrupts, "Do you like Neil Diamond!? I *LOVE* Neil Diamond!"

    He runs over to his stereo, pops in "America' and starts dancing, singing and performing with it.

    Talk about uncomfortable...how does one react to that?
    That is so Saving Silverman. I would have freaked out too, Lola.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetie View Post
    That is so Saving Silverman. I would have freaked out too, Lola.
    Really? I've never seen it. Perhaps I should I was gracious during the performance (Him: I once won a karaoke contest singing this song! Me: Mmmmm, neat!) and then it was kind of like, "Shit, is that the time? Jeez, I've got to be in the shop EARLY...work work work yaknow so....bye."
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    There'll be times you'll like the cover and that's precisely why you'll love the book
    Do it anyway

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