Oh my gawd!! Look! A rock star!!!

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Post by coffeepotman » 27 Dec 2016, 8:58pm

I met Tim curry once, too bad I was drunk and all I could say was how much the movie Times Square affected me. A great film which I think every one of a certain age will relate to. I just went on and on about it, he was just happy I didn't mention Spamalot or Rocky Horror. I also told him he did a great Jagger impression on SNL which he really dug.

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Post by muppet hi fi » 27 Dec 2016, 9:55pm

coffeepotman wrote:I met Tim curry once, too bad I was drunk and all I could say was how much the movie Times Square affected me. A great film which I think every one of a certain age will relate to. I just went on and on about it, he was just happy I didn't mention Spamalot or Rocky Horror. I also told him he did a great Jagger impression on SNL which he really dug.
Eh, I thought it was pretty bad actually, although it was gritty and cool to see all those NYC locales (which I'm sure you dug). Brilliant soundtrack though.

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Post by coffeepotman » 28 Dec 2016, 1:54am

True the movie wasn't the best but it did evoke a rebelliousness and dealt with alienation and just not fitting it. The soundtrack was the real killer, that double lp was my introduction to so much amazing music, first time I heard Pissing in a River blew my mind and Same Old Scene...The Ruts, XTC, Suzi Quatro...One of the best soundtracks.

I thought Tim did a great job as the DJ, I was only a teenager living in Florida and I thought they have this is New York! I must go there as soon as I can and I did and haven't left in almost 30 years.

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Post by revbob » 28 Dec 2016, 9:41pm

Joey gave me one of those sup nods while he moved through part of the crowd at a show at the Ritz in NYC back in the late 80s. I was one of the few people around that could literally see eye to eye with him, he was pretty tall.

I've also met and chatted with Billy Bragg, Mojo Nixon and Dick Dale (he liked my Free Peltier shirt I had on at the time).

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Post by Marky Dread » 29 Dec 2016, 6:14am

Off the top of my head these are the ones I can remember meeting :

Stuart Adamson
Captain Sensible
Mick Jones
Joe Strummer
Steve Diggle
Rat Scabies/Bryn Merrick/Roman Jugg
Lemmy
Pete Burns
Bruce Foxton
Paul Weller
Manic Street Preachers (Richie/James/Nicky/Shaun)
Ray Davies
John Lydon
Buster Bloodvessel
Steve Jones
Paul Cook
Glen Matlock
Julian Cope
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Post by coffeepotman » 29 Dec 2016, 1:13pm

Nice! Impressive list! Many of my favs

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Post by Kory » 29 Dec 2016, 3:05pm

John DiMaggio (drunk)
Gwen Stefani (coked out)
Mike Skinner (probably coked out)
The Living End (knackered)
Capt. Sensible (from across the bar)
Jurassic 5 (bored)
Cherry Poppin' Daddies (depressing)
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Post by muppet hi fi » 29 Dec 2016, 6:04pm

Kory wrote:John DiMaggio (drunk)
Gwen Stefani (coked out)
Mike Skinner (probably coked out)
The Living End (knackered)
Capt. Sensible (from across the bar)
Jurassic 5 (bored)
Cherry Poppin' Daddies (depressing)
You met Joltin' Joe??? Now that's a rock star! Pray tell how did that come about?

And Mike Skinner - is that the guy from the Streets? Was he funny?

EDIT: shit, I read that as JOE DiMaggio. :disshame: More's the pity. :mrgreen:

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Post by Kory » 31 Dec 2016, 4:47pm

muppet hi fi wrote:
Kory wrote:John DiMaggio (drunk)
Gwen Stefani (coked out)
Mike Skinner (probably coked out)
The Living End (knackered)
Capt. Sensible (from across the bar)
Jurassic 5 (bored)
Cherry Poppin' Daddies (depressing)
You met Joltin' Joe??? Now that's a rock star! Pray tell how did that come about?

And Mike Skinner - is that the guy from the Streets? Was he funny?

EDIT: shit, I read that as JOE DiMaggio. :disshame: More's the pity. :mrgreen:
Skinner from The Streets was surrounded by women so I didn't really get a chance to talk to him much. Seemed like a nice enough guy though.
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
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Post by Vimmattu » 05 Jan 2017, 3:47pm

I have met and chatted with (excluding Finnish / local music people)
Ice T - Random meeting on a street when he was still a rapper. He was with his bodyguards and a bit busy to go. Otherwise OK.
Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine - Random meeting at a festival. Me and a friend of mine chatted with him quite a bit. Cool. I think I have his autograph.

Killing Joke after their gig:
Big Paul Ferguson - Twice. Unbelievably cool, great person. I even had a photo taken with him this November, first time ever with a famous / celeb.
Geordie Walker - The first time 2010 I was afraid of him and his cursing and didn't want to bother. This November I approached him and he was actually really nice.
Youth

I have stood next to the members of Type O Negative at a local metal gig but did not say anything. They were kind of intimidating and I did not have a thing to say.

Social media interaction:
Facebook / Twitter comments / responses from
Chuck Mosely (ex-Faith No More)
Roddy Bottum and Billy Gould (FNM)
Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
Youth

The Clash connections
DJ Barry Scratchy Myers was playing records at a local bar in Helsinki and I had a chat with him.
Lord Fatty, a local DJ I know partied with Joe Strummer in 1999 after a Mescaleros gig Finland.

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Post by gkbill » 05 Jan 2017, 6:50pm

Hello,

I actually had long conversations with Sting (first US tour - pretty nice fellow, low key) and Joe Jackson (odd fellow but really knows music and musicians). Both are funny stories but I'm too lazy to type them out - actually got on stage with Sting.

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Post by 101Walterton » 05 Jan 2017, 11:32pm

Met SLF several times 1979/1980. Tried to blag a lift to a gig in Aylesbury once but they wouldn't take me even when I showed them the ticket and said I couldn't get there.
Went to school with ex Transvision Vamp and Bush member and met the rest of TV in pub in Westbourne Grove.
Lemme used to drink in same local in Westbourne Grove plus the singer from ABC drank in Slug and Lettuce off Westbourne Grove.
Met several celeb neighbours in pubs when living in Chippenham Road including Bjork, Robbie Williams, Liam Gallagher and the mighty Bros!!!
Have also met the guy off the cover of Elgin Avenue Breakdown and What's The Story Morning Glory.

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Post by 101Walterton » 05 Jan 2017, 11:35pm

Once had a 'falling out' with one of SSS Cavanagh? I think.

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Post by 101Walterton » 30 Jan 2017, 5:30am

Was in a hotel bar last night with Icehouse, Allan Parsons Project and Bonnie Tyler!! Sounds like a bad joke but true.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 30 Jan 2017, 7:12am

101Walterton wrote:
30 Jan 2017, 5:30am
Was in a hotel bar last night with Icehouse, Allan Parsons Project and Bonnie Tyler!! Sounds like a bad joke but true.
"… and Tyler says, 'I didn't want a twelve-inch pianist …'."
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