Friday, August 22, 2008

Anything to Declare ?



Amazing looking back isn’t it . Who knew? Glittering and absurd he stood beseeching cool Britannia to be in “My Gang” in the deathless opening number “ A New Dawn has Broken ” .What promise those words held . Now, a corrupt lumbering figure hawks his tawdry wares around the world seeking forgiveness for the unspeakable suffering he has caused .

How vile and manipulative his hits sound now .."No Tax Rises " " No More Sleaze" "The People`s Princess","Pretty Straight Bloke", "Think The Unthinkable" , "Tough on crime, tough on the causes ". "Weapons of mass destruction" ,"Learn to love( Peter Mandelson)." " The Third way", " Education , education education" the novelty number "My Little Rooney",and his last rock pastiche "Clunking Fist".

Many today will be checking to ensure that should any faded copies linger in their collection they are disposed of . How repulsive that inane grinning pantomime act seems now , how foul and yet for how many years , he was part of our lives.

14 comments:

Nick Drew said...

enjoyed that a lot, Mr M

you omitted a couple of favourites: the early Whiter Than White and his rousing closing number: Because I Believed!

I also used to enjoy his partner's renditions of Show Me the Money, Just a Working Mum, Freebie Queen and the every-popular tear-jerker, Away From Home (*gulp* For The First Time)

Newmania said...

Snicker snicker Nick

Auntie Flo' said...

That evil b*st**d Glitter always made my skin creep. The extent of his personality disturbance and perversion was so evident in his facial expressions, his body language and hand gestures. All of that teeny bopper stuff too. My family used to laugh when I said that and told me I was over reacting to what was just a stage act.

Newmania said...

Did they Flo ? I cannot say he regisered much for me at all, I was an intellectual , I liked Sweet and Slade...

asquith said...

I like the heavy rock from that era meself.

http://last.fm/user/asquith

Newmania said...

Asq that avatar thing is horrible and at that time you were not even thought of

electro-kevin said...

Mr Gadd apparently likes his women in their twenty nines - that's twenty at a time btw.

Raedwald said...

Those who fell for the sequins and permatan, the rictus grin, the fake empathy, the distortion, omission and concealment of the actuality and who failed to notice the vile and perverse deceiver beneath have only themselves to blame.

Yes, Sweet - and 10cc and Suzi Quatro - were our heroes / heroines of choice [.. load up load up load up the rub-ber-buber bullets ....] but there was a strange chap in Ipswich who covered a girl's blouse in baking foil in a tribute to GG and used to walk around the town centre on a Saturday morning dressed in it and a pair of shoes with 4" heels sprayed silver. He later became a driving instructor.

Newmania said...

He later became a driving instructor....

This is full of pathos

( EK Yeeeuh)

Bill Quango MP said...

Dear Dr Newmania,
In response to your enquiry
there is a treatment program that we are running here at the Schadenfreude Institute to help people with severe legacy disorders.
Some patients were either totally and utterly contemptible figures who had been involved in severe economic crashes, while others had suffered a form of madness behaving like power crazed megalomaniacs.
Using advanced techniques we have been able to heal, reshape and in some cases completely restore the reputations of some political leaders.

Edward Heath was an early attempt using counterargument and revisionism of the prevailing political climate, that met with somewhat limited success.

Much better has been our work on the wreckage of the character of John Major. By keeping him away from the media for a decade, working on the limited successes he enjoyed and using his own more caring and gentler persona, he has been almost completely rehabilitated into society.
Nelson Mandela has achieved not a revision, but an enhancement to almost god like status and represents the very pinnacle of what we can achieve.

Regarding your client Mr Blair, unfortunately his war legacy is suffering from Vietnam syndrome, preventing a sympathetic response for at least 20 years.
Also, as you are no doubt aware Dr Newmania, the first step in treatment is to admit that your standing has a problem.
I shall pass on my notes of course, but I fear your patient is a long way from this stage.

Your sincerely,
Dr Bill Quango MD,Phd BaSc.
Schadenfreude Institute
Westphalia

mutleythedog said...

I have an extra large catheter to insert in Mr Gadd...

Newmania said...

Much better has been our work on the wreckage of the character of John Major. By keeping him away from the media for a decade, working on the limited successes he enjoyed and using his own more caring and gentler persona, he has been almost completely rehabilitated into society.



That was really fantastic BQMP...I `m afraid ,however ,I like John Major , always did ,and cannot accept that he is in the same category as Blair ....I am sticking to this opinion despite the overwhelmingly convincing suggestion of your fable that I am a poor dupe with no brain


To kind Mut

David Davis said...

Never mind. All those houses and flats he owns, and the after-dinner-speeches, will keep him and his awful wife from starving for a little time longer.

Newmania said...

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