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    You are right to think charlatan. Bowie was a little like a Voltaire a century on, or even Gerald Ratner in a very different context. They were all such genuine people. All three seemingly had contempt for their sycophants or buying public.

    Bowie died extremely wealthy whilst admitting once in a very unguarded interview: (I paraphrase) " for as long as suckers keep buying it, then I will keep writing it" or words to that effect. It did not end equally well for all of them. Ratner was more or less bankrupted overnight by his version of that admission! The other two got away scott free.


    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Oh Noel! I have always thought Bowie was the sort of pretentiousness empty vessel that people who like to be seen to like people like Bowie liked.

    But Noel does that make me a grumpy old man???

    Please say it does and I will die happy: "Graham wasn't all bad, he never did fall for that charlatan Bowie"
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    Sounds a bit like this forum :

    You can check out any time you like,
    But you can never leave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derby Tup View Post
    Sounds a bit like this forum :

    You can check out any time you like,
    But you can never leave
    Seems to me a lot have
    The older I get the Faster I was

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    I was thinking about us old timers John

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