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Thursday, 24 August 2006

A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man...



- (well, I thought I'd jump before I was pushed. That GWAOTM was bound to blab sooner or later)*



Well, *would* you?







* p.124, if any one's remotely interested. I have nothing to be ashamed of. Well, apart from the Angel fish....




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29 comments:

  1. "I *would* would have sufficed, Mollster.

    (Would being - to quote the obscure Magazine b-side - The Operative...)

    Bye bye sweetie,

    Bobster

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  2. That is one of the most charming photos ever.
    The broodiness about it seals the deal.

    xo

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  3. Well Brokester, they always did call me This Charming Man.

    But the, if I would walk around with a twenty foot long pyton around my neck - what did I expect???


    God, life can make you feel desperate, can't it?

    xxxxxx

    Bobster

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  4. apologies for the missing "n" and "h" (and humour...) in that response - it's this ****KEYBOARD****!!!!!!

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  5. No, ROmO - it's a windows based PC....

    (Incidentally, Mo-of-Ro is one of the few people on this earth who can tell you *just* how far from the state of grace Bobster has plunged into a state of Presley-esque obesity/talent squandering....


    ....only without the money and the Memphis mansion filled with goldlined pool-tables/high-class call girls etc., obviously.


    Still, I won't be here to clog up your consciousnesses for much longer, so don't get too bent out of shape...

    Bobster

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  6. Reminds me of Picasso's Blue Period for some reason...with a dash of Egon Schiele.

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  7. Blue period?


    He *did* some porn then did he, old Pablo?

    Wish I had....

    Still a good place to bow out, wouldn't you say?

    Bon voyage,

    Bobster..

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  8. Ta ra
    Ta ra
    Ta ra
    Ta ra



    (I know I've done it before, but I don't know if I can keep this up and it's starting to *really* fuck with my head the idea that *this* is where my life is....

    I think I know how Brian felt.

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  9. I'm sort of feeling that way a bit myself. Know how you feel.

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  10. Well, is that really a picture of you, or is it a gay Edwardian poet, or one of the Lotus Eaters? So if it is a gay Edwardian poet and you're hoping that loads of birds will come over here and say that they definaytlee *would*, then it's all hypothetical, isn't it?

    Anyway, don't give it all up because Spinsterella hasn't left a drooling comment on the photo yet! She's probably gone off to another festival anyway!

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  11. Did you not realise that I *was* a gay Edwardian poet in real life, Betty.

    I know, I know, no one's supposed to know who I am, but what the heck, eh?

    Let the truth be told. You asked for it...

    Bob is really Edward Arnold.

    In a flasher's mac.

    Hello sailor.

    I like Norman Mailer.

    (See - I haven't lost my touch with the old rhyming couplets...)

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  12. I obviously meant Matthew Arnold there.

    Whoever he is...

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  13. I think that it looks like a Mapplethorpe actually.

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  14. It can't be a Mapplethorpe Molly, you can't see Bob's tadger.

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  15. Sometimes...we look at pictures of ourselves from the past and whatever we feel about the picture...it does not mean that we do have any less to give to others. With all our humour and laughing...we fail to touch on what is real and what is human.

    You shall always retain the goodness of heart and integrity of spirit that people admire Bob. Don't look at the picture with sadness or with a thought of loss for what has passed. Always retain the inner beauty. That is what we all, ultimately, search for...and that never changes.

    And if you have changed and if you are different now in looks. Who cares? I still *would*.

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  16. Ooh blimey! Who was that? And for anyone who is querying the id of the photo I can indeed verify that it is Bob in his younger student days but is as equally as handsome now - just a bit older - as we all are!

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  17. Billster - you say that, but even Mapplethorpe would baulk at staring at my rotten member. Which reminds me: Mapplethorpe? Jeremy Thorpe more like!

    Cheers Ro-Mo - even though you lie.

    Bettster: thanks for stirring it up with The Spinster. I f I go down with a does after this, I'll be holding you *entirely* responsible...

    And as for you A. Non. I'd *well* give *you* one!

    (See - no discrimination whatsoever!"

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  18. ..'does' should read 'dose', obviously....

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  19. What? I really thought it WAS you I promise. Mind you looking at it again - isn't it Thingummy Parsons? I give up. I'm shutting up too in future.

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  20. Yes. You've got me there.

    Nicholas Parsons.

    "Live from Norwich...it's the quiz of the week...."

    Still, I had a good run, didn't I?

    I'll mail you soon dear - pecker up...


    xxxx

    Bobster

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  21. Er..no I meant Tony you silly boy! I'm under pressure to do one last podcast - I feel like a constipated participant in the waffer thin mint scenario in Monty Python. But I guess I will.....(sighs)

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  22. Ooh, moody photos! Always good.

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  23. See, I'm not as bad as I'm painted in some quarters....

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  24. See, I'm not as bad as I'm painted in some quarters....

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  25. I can't help seeing the resemblance between the character in this picture and a young Billy Childish (minus 'tache)...the photo has that same 1930's feel about it which evokes memories from between the wars.

    Not my memories, though. I am a child from the age of Aquarius.

    Yes, it was a terrible song.

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  26. Well, not sure about the side parting, but that's easily remedied with a bit of violent rough and, um, anyhow, I suppose that's a yes...

    (PS sorry for late response, I'm at Reading. Obviously)

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  27. I'm sure it's an 80's popstar. Rick Astley? No quiff. Haircut 100? Wrong jacket. A slim Lloyd Cole?

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