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Started by TRaney on Apr 24, 2021 8:03:45 PM
Secret Gammon

Laurence Fox, Fred Dibnah, Neil Oliver....

Thread to speculate on which public personality will be next to reveal themselves as an oppressed voice seeking a breath of fresh air.

AlanII - 24 Apr 2021 20:54:09 (#21 of 185)

Ringo Starr has praised Brexit along with John Lydon. Confirmed gammon.

barkis - 24 Apr 2021 20:54:17 (#22 of 185)

It's surprising how many people think paying tax on interest is the same as paying tax on the principal twice. Perhaps it would be plainer if we returned to the expression that was used in Harold Wilson's time, "unearned income".

BuddhaPest - 24 Apr 2021 20:56:27 (#23 of 185)

Mick Jagger

jamalade - 24 Apr 2021 20:57:22 (#24 of 185)

Traney,

There are bonus points for people you like. The crushing disappointment.

Off the back of my head, a hero in my young teenage years

Lloyd Cole

please no!

Shadrack22 - 24 Apr 2021 20:57:31 (#25 of 185)

I suspect Bill Wyman is more gammony than Jagger.

Ebadlun - 24 Apr 2021 20:57:33 (#26 of 185)

Being set up for life by writing one song in 1973 is pretty good going, so Noddy can shut it.

Shadrack22 - 24 Apr 2021 20:57:43 (#27 of 185)

Dapper Laughs

Tadagee - 24 Apr 2021 21:00:36 (#28 of 185)

The flip side is good though. When people you wouldn't expect turn out to be both sound and funny.

Dave Bautista's twitter feed was a pleasant surprise for e.g.

solomongursky - 24 Apr 2021 21:00:46 (#29 of 185)

Wyman's autobiography includes accounting from 40 years ago that proves he paid more than others. Also nonce.

FGBFGB - 24 Apr 2021 21:02:54 (#30 of 185)

I remember in the 70s reading a profile of Slade in my sister's NME, saying (uncritically) that one of the band (unnamed) had put up NF stickers all round their dressing room.

bossab2 - 24 Apr 2021 21:08:10 (#31 of 185)

He reveals that he had a chance to vote in the EU Referendum, but chose not to, regaling the amount of misinformation fed the public from both sides of the debate.

https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/14756138.watch-music-legend-gary-numan-back-in-glasgowwhich-staged-one-of-the-most-important-days-of-my-life/

Gary Newman proves to be an apathetic twat

TommyDGNR8 - 24 Apr 2021 21:45:18 (#32 of 185)

I wouldn't hold up the inheritance thing as being representative of anyones views overall - when it comes to tax, pretty much all pop stars are fairly right wing.

carterbrandon - 24 Apr 2021 23:33:56 (#33 of 185)

I have it on good authority that the Why Bird is a Brexit supporter.

darkhorse - 25 Apr 2021 07:28:57 (#34 of 185)

Roger Daltrey was a bit of a disappointment, because I like The Who. But I acknowledge it was always unwise to hold them to high personal standards.

Catspyjamas17 - 25 Apr 2021 07:35:36 (#35 of 185)

#30 I read that as Sade at first which made it far worse. Thought "OMG, what she had to put up with."

AlanII - 25 Apr 2021 08:34:18 (#36 of 185)

The flip side is good though. When people you wouldn't expect turn out to be both sound and funny.

Danny Dyer was a pleasant surprise on that score for me.

Roger Daltrey was a bit of a disappointment, because I like The Who.

Daltrey was never the brightest of them. Pete Townsend is a Remainer and, of course, having been confident that it wouldn't affect musicians as it would be just like it was for them when they set out, Daltrey is moaning about the situation now he realises that he was wrong over that.

darkhorse - 25 Apr 2021 08:54:48 (#37 of 185)

Pete Townshend is a disappointment for...other reasons.

AlanII - 25 Apr 2021 09:09:47 (#38 of 185)

Indeed.

mingmong - 25 Apr 2021 09:11:08 (#39 of 185)

when it comes to tax, pretty much all pop stars are fairly right wing.

I can't bring myself to imagine this would apply to Jarvis Cocker.

AlanII - 25 Apr 2021 09:14:34 (#40 of 185)

Paul McCartney is one worthy exception and it wouldn't surprise me if Jarvis Cocker were another.

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