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Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #120 on: December 24, 2017, 10:02:32 AM »
Irish-based Scouse country idol Nathan Carter's Christmas show on soon.
He had Dolly Parton's sister on it last time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNmYqVffXN4

Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #121 on: July 06, 2018, 05:07:56 PM »
Since this, I've been in Castleblayney, the Vegas/Nashville/Branson/Batley of Ireland.

www.thespinningimage.co.uk/article/displayarticle.asp?articleid=257

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Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #122 on: July 07, 2018, 11:13:23 AM »
Not a "star" in any way but my local shit hole gay friendly nightclub Outrageous which I went to with my gay mate (not a mate anymore, the absolute whiny self centred burden) had a DJ, "DJ John" who was on one episode of Come Dine With Me set in Cumbria (where I live) and he would not stop miking it. He fancied my tall Pakistani gay former friend and kept asking him for a kiss, while saying my dress was too revealing and fussily pulling my jacket lapels over my cleavage.

For some reason my mate didn't pick up on the lust and agreed to go back with him to watch his Come Dine With Me episode and was surprised and disgusted when the DJ got emotional and begged to have sex with him. I'm guessing he did though cause I'm sure he saw him a couple more times. Swears he didn't. 

Real claim to fame that eh. That's about all you get in Carlisle.

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Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #123 on: July 07, 2018, 11:26:54 AM »
Not a "star" in any way but my local shit hole gay friendly nightclub Outrageous which I went to with my gay mate (not a mate anymore, the absolute whiny self centred burden) had a DJ, "DJ John" who was on one episode of Come Dine With Me set in Cumbria (where I live) and he would not stop miking it. He fancied my tall Pakistani gay former friend and kept asking him for a kiss, while saying my dress was too revealing and fussily pulling my jacket lapels over my cleavage.

For some reason my mate didn't pick up on the lust and agreed to go back with him to watch his Come Dine With Me episode and was surprised and disgusted when the DJ got emotional and begged to have sex with him. I'm guessing he did though cause I'm sure he saw him a couple more times. Swears he didn't. 

Real claim to fame that eh. That's about all you get in Carlisle.

I used to live in Carlisle. I still have family there, including a gay niece. She's never invited me to Outrageous though. Should I feel left out somehow?

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Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #124 on: July 07, 2018, 11:31:43 AM »
I used to live in Carlisle. I still have family there, including a gay niece. She's never invited me to Outrageous though. Should I feel left out somehow?

Nah its shite. My mam knows the guy who runs it and he's very crap at running things. They repaint the outside of the nightclub constantly with the wrong sort of paint, so it fades and peels slightly and they keep having to redo it. It's purple now. The bouncers are smug cunts but there was, ONCE, a good drag cabaret and I got felt up by one of the drag queens as I left which was fun I guess.

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Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #125 on: July 07, 2018, 11:34:33 AM »
It's a bit easier in this neck of the woods, but John "U-Man" Ulett.

http://www.laduenews.com/business/columns/persons-of-interest-john-ulett/article_f5349237-10c5-5ec2-92d9-aa831eba9da1.html

He's the morning radio host on classic rock station KSHE 95, and does the announcing for the St Louis Cardinals (not the commentating, but he'll introduce the players before the game and do announcements in between innings). Plus, he's in tons of adverts on TV - the local pizza place, the garage door people - where he acts confused by modern technology, and hair restoration - despite being mostly bald these days, to name but a few. He's just background noise for every experience in this city.

Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #126 on: September 28, 2018, 09:13:13 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Run_Br2SKUY

Been reading a recent book - A Happy Kind of Sadness on the Irish country scene. I wanted to write such a book, but this is better than anything I could have done. And profiling the people who made it, and the promoters too, from flagging rock DJ-turned-country promoter Paul Claffey to the bizarre Christian gospel of Simon O'Brien lookalike James Kilbane, runnerup on Irish Eurovision competition You're  A Star!
Told Daniel O'Donnell to apologise to the Pope for voting yes to gay marriage. https://www.thesun.ie/news/2889243/majella-o-donnell-daniel-pope-gig-daft/

Kilbane singing the Bachelors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NnJdA8qRHU He is either photoshopped or ten years younger in his promo photos.


https://www.beat102103.com/entertainment/singing-priest-father-kelly-takes-issue-with-nathan-carter-performing-for-the-pope-in-croke-park/ Then, there's the sniping Father Ray Kelly. "Your song". What about REM? How do you think they feel?

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Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #127 on: September 29, 2018, 03:17:15 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Run_Br2SKUY

Man finishing a sly wank at 0:12. There's always one at these things.

Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #128 on: September 29, 2018, 11:33:33 AM »
Newcastle upon Tyne: DJ John did make an appearance on Britain's Got Talent but for what I know he lives his gimmick. Can be seen walking the streets of Walker in his DJ John gear. DJ John.

In Wrexham the local celebrities tend to be more of the "local characters" type but there used to be loads. Now even they don't bother going into town. One that stands out was "Phil The Preacher" who used to hang out with us when we were 15 and drinking in parks. He as alright but fucking barking. Think he ended up in London.

Fuck I found him. Here goes. Maybe he was more widely known than I realised. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xce07e

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Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #129 on: October 28, 2018, 10:20:59 PM »

Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #130 on: October 28, 2018, 11:22:19 PM »
Welcome back Mick, it's been a while.

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Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #131 on: October 28, 2018, 11:25:33 PM »
The secret of my tagline

http://archive.camdennewjournal.com/best-luck-horace

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Published: 27 September, 2012
by JOHN GULLIVER

A PETITION has begun up in Barnet to mark the memory of a man many readers will know simply as a character from the streets who repeatedly wished them “the best of luck”, often in Sainsbury’s in Camden Town.

Horace, as he was known, although his real name was Stanley White, had bellowed this friendly greeting from Camden Town to Muswell Hill and up to Finchley for 30 years or so. It bred a fondness which turned to grief at news of his sudden death on Monday.

It has been reported that he collapsed outside the Whittington Hospital. There is a campaign to remember him with a bench. Many readers will recall this gentle giant.  He  spent hours upon hours wishing strangers “the best of luck”. He just made us smile.

Best of luck, Horace.

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Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #132 on: October 29, 2018, 10:38:25 AM »
Not really a "star" as such but there's a guy around my area who obsessively and tirelessly picks up rubbish. He's become one of the odd characters of Carlisle. People call him RAVEY RICHARD cause if you beep your car horn at him or you're playing loud music in your car and shout to him he does a little ravey arm thing as he's marching past with his big ol bag of rubbish.

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/16967281.carlisle-man-collects-up-to-15-bags-of-rubbish-a-day/

I didn't know he was 26 til I read this article. He's looking pretty weathered. I saw him once standing on a corner, perfectly still, staring into the distance intensely.

Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #133 on: October 29, 2018, 10:45:19 AM »
Not really a "star" as such but there's a guy around my area who obsessively and tirelessly picks up rubbish. He's become one of the odd characters of Carlisle. People call him RAVEY RICHARD cause if you beep your car horn at him or you're playing loud music in your car and shout to him he does a little ravey arm thing as he's marching past with his big ol bag of rubbish.

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/16967281.carlisle-man-collects-up-to-15-bags-of-rubbish-a-day/

I didn't know he was 26 til I read this article. He's looking pretty weathered. I saw him once standing on a corner, perfectly still, staring into the distance intensely.

What a chap,
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Asked how local people have reacted to what he does, he replied: “It’s mostly positive.

Mostly positive? Imagine some cunt saying "Oi you lazy bastard you missed a used condom stuck in some brambles".

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Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #134 on: October 29, 2018, 10:48:54 AM »
Not really a "star" as such but there's a guy around my area who obsessively and tirelessly picks up rubbish. He's become one of the odd characters of Carlisle. People call him RAVEY RICHARD cause if you beep your car horn at him or you're playing loud music in your car and shout to him he does a little ravey arm thing as he's marching past with his big ol bag of rubbish.

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/16967281.carlisle-man-collects-up-to-15-bags-of-rubbish-a-day/

26? 26?!! I mean, good for him, but the poor chap looks more like 50 in those pictures.


Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #135 on: October 29, 2018, 11:26:03 AM »
People call him RAVEY RICHARD cause if you beep your car horn at him or you're playing loud music in your car and shout to him he does a little ravey arm thing as he's marching past with his big ol bag of rubbish.


Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #136 on: December 06, 2018, 10:28:06 PM »
RIP Dublin cabaret star Sonny Knowles.
https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2018/1115/1011142-singer-sonny-knowles-has-died-aged-86/
Once did cabaret with Kenny Cantor.

Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #137 on: December 06, 2018, 10:29:14 PM »
Mattress Mick?


RTE were criticised when their Dancing with the Stars featured a barely-known Kerry GAA player with a really annoying face, who they even said, "He's a big man in Kerry, but people from outside Kerry will get to know him now." or words to that effect.


I mean people who are celebs locally, not celebs who live locally, but people who are only regionally famous.

Dancing with the Stars 2018 has another GAA star this year. Dublin star Denis Bastick.
No, me neither.

Re: Local "stars"
« Reply #138 on: December 06, 2018, 10:57:12 PM »
Billy the Quid