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@MayorOfLondon ALRIGHT BIG MAN
6:31 PM Jan 18th from web in reply to MayorOfLondon Reply Retweet
@ObamaNews LOVING YOUR TWEETS BIG MAN
6:29 PM Jan 18th from web in reply to ObamaNews Reply Retweet
I'm really enjoying following him on Twitter.
Does this mean he reads the site? Alan Mcgee is a bald tosser who may or may not touch little boys.
"the most exciting band since the Sex Pistols"
"When I was 19, I met this man at one of our gigs. He had bad breath. After our set he came up, pointed at me, and said 'Tom Verlaine.' You've just anointed me, have you Alan. You fucking idiot."
His belief that flattery will get you everywhere is quite sweet.
Can you imagine having to sub his work? Ye gads.
He's the man who discovered 18 wheeler.
then wrote the songs for the Libertines.
And not be so gullible.
Your "Opening More Than One Tab On Firefox Slows My Computer Down Too Much" book: I'm not buying it.
Someone whose name is only known because he signed The World's Shittest, Yet Inexplicably Commercially Successful Band.
Exhibit A: The Jesus & Mary Chain
Though, I s'pose no amount of good will could be earned from that to make up for the abovementioned signing.
Yeah and My Bloody Valentine and Ride too. His signings between 1985-1992 are pretty good. Yeah he seems like a bit of a tool, but believe me most people are in the music industry.
DROWNED IN SHITE
Man who signed Oasis endlessly repeating the same material? Figures.
What's all this about?
Stop using caps, you fucking prick.
He's alright really, and you've got to love the fact that he's built a career based on sheer luck. And he does read DiS! Hi cockchops! ;-p
However, you're absolutely bang on re. the lack of humility, but I doubt he'd have lasted long in his side of the industry without that attitude (and he's a pussycat uderneath really).
i wonder if he knows who i am???
I hope i get to use this at somepoint
"You know, it's nice that bands like the Cosmic Rough Riders still exist..."
COSMIC ROUGH RIDERS STILL EXI-- oh.
FUCKING CHINA DOLL.
I mean, come on. How can anyone dispute the CRR aren't a 40-but-still-on-pills-and-telling-everyone-about
Also, someone should tell him that fighting the internet results in ridicule. And that hat.
Mainly the hat.
(not the hat though. THE HAT! *sob*) I very much doubt it's still about CRR though, I'll mail him and find out wtf has inspired today's outburst. Although really sean, you should feel honoured in a perverse kinda way. He's very much of the view that there's no such thing as bad publicity, and he's often right. How's the web traffic been this morning? ;-)
they bought me a drink and told me that i looked young.
on this ass-clown. Someone with brains think of plan.
All freakin' right?
Just stop shouting at me.
He's scary, I love him.
DROWNED IN FUCKING SHITE LOSERS.
The big man himsel' eh, Bonzo? Come ta piss aboot with th' keelies have ye?
and work out how tall he is?
it's because the second result when you search for Poptones is DiS? http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=poptones&btnG=Search&meta=&aq=f&oq=
If so, pls remove :-D
It's a gurantee... http://www.google.com/search?q=xylopwn+auschwitz&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a
IF YOU LEAVE YOUR CAPS LOCK ON BIG MAN.
acting in a Nick Love film set in Glasgow here's your man.
"I will give you a years wages to never write about music ever again."
He's saying what we are all thinking!
He was utterly fucking shit and played four Stone Roses songs in an hour.
THAT would be worth seeing.
Who else would willingly respond to 'weesacks' :-p And it's Alan *J* McGee.
Awright Alan, ya dancer.
i was actually wondering.
but then he also thought they'd be "a bit better if they sang in fucking english". they were singing in english at the time
for the office drones who've had twitter blocked by IT facists
@DrownedinSound DROWNEDINSHITE.COM SOUNDS SO FUCKING RIGHT FOR YOU BUNCH OF GEEKY LOSING NO MARKS
i dont get it
and left 'no mark' on the landscape.
IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE'VE HAD A GOOD FEUD
DROWNEDINSHITE.COM NOW IM GETTING BACK TO WORK.
Hooded Candice Coat. Waterproof Waxed Cotton Stockman Coat + Toscana Coat Ladies Waistcoats & Gilets Ladies Gloves, Mitts & Handmuff Shades of Grey The Chunky Knit Back the 80's The Statement Coat + Country Style http://www.celtic-sheepskin.co.uk/ladies/ladies-coats/
Early vote for POTY.
It's left me flummoxed as well.
and translating it to AlanMcG (therefore insinutaing that he's a filthy timewaster), but I don't know enough about the man's choice of clothes, or know what a Toscana coat is. I think both are key to deriving humour from Lucien's post.
Next: I deconstruct one of meths sentences.
to complete one first.
and all that!
are we thinking that there's an Alan J McGee and an Alan McGee?
The other one's not as interesting, though.
'just unlocked the "Bender" badge on @foursquare!'
Alan doesn't actually write the words you see in the Guardian, his 'right hand man' Paul Brownell does it.
Like Luther Blisset.
You fucking indie losers can sit here all day and fucking slag me off.
What will you all do when this shitehole goes bankrupt? Go and touch each other on some other fucking loser website. Thats what.
Come back to me when any of you have made some kind of small success with your shite little lives.
PS I write in capitals to catch peoples attention, Ive got nearly 6000 followers on twitter. How many people care about your pathetic little lives.
Peace and love xx
is the best seething internet comeback since Never Mind the Bollocks
Because the real one surely would be smart enough not to rise to this.
And ALSO, would surely note the irony of talking about 'sitting on here all day' when his twitter posts are nigh constant.
Also the post didn't feel like it was wearing a horrible hat.
then early-to-mid-90s record label bosses can spit the dummy on the internet because people think he's a buffoon
It's still a horrible hat though.
I mean, *come on*. Apparently hundreds of thousands of pounds STILL can't by style. Poor chap.
Too articulate by a CUNTRY mile
Is there a secret touching sub-forum that I don't know about?
i want to touch Theo first
but you have to upload THE PHOTO before I can give you the password :-)
i dont care this is probably a troll, that is gold either way
THERES ONLY ONE BIG MAN ROUND HERE, GET OOOOT DOLL.
"You fucking indie losers can sit here all day and fucking slag me off."
"# @DrownedinSound DROWNEDINSHITE.COM SOUNDS SO FUCKING RIGHT FOR YOU BUNCH OF GEEKY LOSING NO MARKS about 4 hours ago from web in reply to DrownedinSound"
It's nice to see that even with all of your power and success, you're still such an insecure little fuckwit that you have to come here and complain about being slagged off by people who will forget you exist the minute they leave the office for home.
You write in capitals because you labour under the erroneous belief that upper case catches people's attention. Half true: It catches the attention of retards. It makes everyone else think you're a cretin - a theory generally proven accurate when reading is commenced.
Furthermore: Six thousand followers on Twitter is nothing to boast about. Nor is having signed up a bunch of bands who have all the musical sophistication and innovatory talent of John Denver in the helicopter. And if I'd had anything whatsoever to do with The Libertines, it'd be all I could do to stop myself committing suicide. I mean, Christ - at least Hitler liked Wagner, what have you got going for you?
This: You are a middle-aged man who spends his time penning tedious articles about bands no-one has given a fuck about in 20 years, truncating whatever witless thought about the same on some idiotic Web2.0 text message scheme for wankers, and whose life is so empty you think the editor of Drowned in frickin' Sound poking fun at you is something to really care about. And for all your talk about this site going backrupt (OH FUCKING NO!!), what exactly are you going to do when the debt-free, fully solvent Grauniad realises it can do without your bald arse scraping together 400 words every week about a reissue of the 53rd Ride album?
Whatever you decide, strongly resist the desire to come here and whinge about it like a fucking girl. Even though that would be quite funny.
P.S. Alan McGee is the psuedonym for Everett True right? Otherwise I've made a bit of a dick of myself here...
the libertines were grand
Broken Britain started with Up The Bracket.
ILL SIGN THEM UP DOLL.
What have you done pal? Come on tell us all how great you are. Which bands have you discovere so far? Some fucking cardgian wearing emo fucking student cunts I bet.
Your the insecure one who feels the need to come on here and post fucking shite about me pal. I go to bed at night knowing that Ive made a fucking big difference to lots of people.
And trust me I dont need the fucking money. How much do you earn or is mummy still paying your student loan. Just because you can spell and use grammar does not make you the gospel voice of the world.
Carry on though everyone, you know what they say about publicity!
Damn. I was hoping it was really him.
@danielguntrip SORRY YOU ARE DEFINTELY A HEN..ALRIGHT HEN?
2 minutes ago from web in reply to danielguntrip
Click the open vagina at the right of the page >
search for that.
and all I got was this lousy P45...
screwing me over yet again.
@Wossy YOU GOOD BIG MAN DROWNEDINSOUND.COM WANT TO INTERVIEW ABOUT FABIAN SOCIALISM WILL I CONFIRM?
5 minutes ago from web in reply to Wossy
so what's he got himself worked up over now? I've read the whole thread and haven't the faintest idea.
and he's actyually been banging on about DROUNDINSHITE for days on end. He's probably very excited that he's finally got attention.
@danielguntrip HAVE YOU FOUND A JOB YET?
Everyone on twitter bombard him! He may forget to eat and die. In his HORRIBLE HAT.
and bump it in a year's time.
god what a gobjobby mdcgee is
@viviangirls WILL I GET THE BIG MAN'S BIG MAN TO SHOW YOU ROUND HE'S 75 AND AN ALKIE BUT A TOP TOUR GUIDE GIRLS
9:10 AM Jan 19th from web in reply to viviangirls
@Fearnecotton ALRIGHT DOLL
2:39 AM Jan 17th from web in reply to Fearnecotton @justinwarfield ALRIGHT BIG MAN
2:39 AM Jan 17th from web in reply to justinwarfield @GemmaPeppe ALRIGHT DOLL
2:38 AM Jan 17th from web in reply to GemmaPeppe @thexmofo ALRIGHT WEE MAN
2:37 AM Jan 17th from web in reply to thexmofo @grimmers ALRIGHT WEE MAN
2:36 AM Jan 17th from web in reply to grimmers @Sadieliza ALRIGHT DOLL
2:36 AM Jan 17th from web in reply to Sadieliza @anasays ALRIGHT HEN
2:35 AM Jan 17th from web in reply to anasays @Lisairismoorish ALRIGHT DOLL
2:35 AM Jan 17th from web in reply to Lisairismoorish @velocitypr ALRIGHT BIG MAN
2:33 AM Jan 17th from web in reply to velocitypr @SallyDunstone ALRIGHT DOLL
2:33 AM Jan 17th from web in reply to SallyDunstone @Pavlunka ALRIGHT HEN
2:32 AM Jan 17th from web in reply to Pavlunka @JohnnyOthers ALRIGHT BIG MAN
2:32 AM Jan 17th from web in reply to JohnnyOthers
@FTfinancenews FUCK OFF
When's he getting his knighthood? Man needs a knighthood.
GET TAE FUCK
the world first got introduced to McGee's Twitter when he got into a slanging match with Brian Eno, which continued after Eno had had to issue a press release saying it was an imposter and he didn't have an account on it.
Saying 'ALRIGHT BIG MAN' to SkyNews is the sort of thing that would make me laugh whoever was behind it.
Well, if this thread is the 5th item on ITV's evening news show tonight, we'll know for sure. Until then...
Having to ask you of all people to explain technology to me, but: What am I looking at here?
and saying HEY! TALK TO ME! in a variety of different ways to a variety of strange 'celebrities'. It's the doll/hen/big man/wee man rollercoaster that I'm enjoying the most.
HELLO TWEE MAN?
No? I'll get my goat...
we ain't going bankrupt. far from it. despite post-BSKYB dip and advertising down-turn last year we did pretty well. and traffic is up and all's well.
apart from the "INDIE NO MARKS" bit.
but obviously he's trying to sound like he's still relevant enough to know what's going on and some people might believe that, especially if they hear it via Chinese whispers.
anyway, its been good for traffic and entertaining.
I'd like the shake the hand of whoever's done it, because this is genius.
I think it's his real mind-spew.
because he's a facebook friend of mine and there's no mention of DiS on his facebook today, or in fact at all, from what I can see- his tweets and FB updates aren't usually identical, but they do tend to track each other pretty closely. What I can't work out is why he hasn't realised that the twitter's been hacked- he usually lives on there! I probably ought to mail him to tell him but..... oh, maybe a few more hours, ha!
At a Labour Party Event in Blackpool as part of the conference, Tony Blair, when he was leader of the opposition, once introduced '18 Wheeler' as 'Wheeler 18'.
'despite Eno being the founder of ambient music, the Brit curtly replied: "F*** off, wanker."'
AMBIENT PEOPLE DON'T CURSE!!
He's a bit of legend, in all fairness
after reading the start of this, simply saying 'Watching Alan McGee get ripped into Drowned In Sound on here is so ridiculous/hilarious its really made my day. Silly bald man.'
Half an hour later I logged in again and found this:
''@thesheldon ALRIGHT WEE MAN HOW'S THE DOLE..FUN?''
I'm 6 foot 4. Made my day.
Then make his children eat his soul covered in my shit.
Relax though everyone, with any luck the clueless cunt will be dead within a year or two. What a massive sweaty mingeflap.
..I've now gone from being a ''WEE MAN'' to a ''HEN.''
This Twitter rampage is too good to be true, surely.
what if the hacker.... IS ONE OF US?
*BLOWS MINDS* NYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH
I immediately suspect Shrewbie.
has anyone seen the Death Disco/Live at the cuckoo club thing on one of those terrible end of the line music channels? It repeats some awful link thing of Mcgee with a silly hat on madchestering into the camera, it is disturbing.
Well done BIG/WEE MEN/HENS.
he has made more of a success of his life on a financial standing than most of the people on this thread combined ever will
just laughing at his tweets - which are, to be fair, hilarious, whether deliberate or not, and whether fake or not.
blamed Kevin Shields for it.
but yes, fair point.
is McGee a hackee or a certified nutbar?
how did i miss it all day?
especially that bald dumbass
or owt... but
I'm very good friends with a band who got shafted by Poptones, and judging by the quite shocking tales of unprofessionalism they relayed to me, it paints the picture of a total dogwank of a man.
I'm self-employed and am exactly 6 feet tall, Alan.
but had to repost
HI ALAN! ;-)
whoever whipped that up. God bless the intertrons.
having a fight with everett true
@everetttrue JEREMY THACKAWAY THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND ME IS ABOUT 30 MILLION QUID AS FOR OPINIONS YOU MELT I TAKE THE PISS YOU PRICK
The two of them got on pretty well, I thought.
@timlovejoy DO YOU STILL LIVE WITH YOUR MUM?
@SarahPalinUSA ALRIGHT DOLL ANY OLD PHOTOS OF YOU IN HOT PANTS?
or did disparate dissers decide to send him a barrage of messages at once? I wouldn't not endorse people messaging him on masse
so you would then?
it's a good job your article comments don't come across as loserish at all, eh, 'steggy': http://drownedinsound.com/users/steggy/comments
whether it's Alan's or not, is brilliant.
CHEERS THOUGH PAL.
some of those student jokes are fucking funny.
My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, Super Furry Animals, Teenage Fanclub, Saint Etienne, The Boo Radleys, Ride, Swervedriver, Slowdive, BMX Bandits, The House of Love...
Unless you know something that we don't know, there's still enough doubt in my mind to make that final paragraph seem a little shakey.
I mean.. back to Mick Hucknall.
that and cuntpuss are my favourite scottish terms of endearment. =)
My life is complete
I don't know him well enough to be able to say if it's him, tbh. Either way, "IT'S ALL LOVE DOLL", apparently.
I could never stand ANY band that he's associated with - sorry guys, not even MBV. now seeing that he, even as an old man, behaves like a complete twat, not showing any form of wisdom or dignity (as you maybe would expect from someone of his age and influence) just furthermore cements my opinion.
oh, did I mention that I think the paddingtons are possible one of the worst live bands I've ever seen?! complete cack.
look, all recent activity gone except for a goodbye message
even if it's not DiS's sean, the last tweet would seem to be a reference to the, um, episode... I'd guess somebody - possibly his mum, possibly his kids, possibly his editors at the guardian blog - told him to get a fucking grip, he was starting to rant about how shit Kevin Shields and MBV were, which probably isn't wise, given his skill set is basically 'signed some good bands 20 years ago'.
but he's been ranting about Kevin Shields for a good few years now, so it's not a recent thing.
"AS I AM THE BIG MAN ANNUAL HOLIDAYS ARE UPON US I WILL BE BACK AS THE BIG MAN IN AUGUST FOR A WEEK I WASN'T TAKING THE PISS SEAN HONEST BYE"
i read the last bit as 'kthnxbai'
I... is this a victory?
I've heard it fROm the horse's mouth. NEIIIIIIGH.
i wonder what on earth sparked him to go completely batshit bonkers on twitter of all places
Is a helluva durg...
He's either embarrassed that somebody hacked him, and so pretending that it was him. Or it was him. He is prone to attacks of the vapours from time to time, God love him, so I suspect the latter.
this would be perverse. normally when something like that happens people pretend they were hacked when they weren't, just to try and absolve themselves of responsibility (see: rod liddle's comments on the milwall forum)
which is a derivatiove of tHE word 'normal'. In a thread about McGee. DOES NOT COMPUTE.
but he'd be the first to admit that he's a touch....eccentric.
ya wee jakey nutjob ;-)
I've got no real opinion of him, but this thread and 'his' tweets have given me something new to teach my niece and nephew next time I see them.
BIG FACE DOLLBAG PAL
I disagree with just about everything he ever said. BUT he brought us Oasis (when still good... he couldn't have known what he started), The Boo Radleys, Teenage Fanclub, SFA, My Bloody Valentine.
And... yes... 3 Colours Red. I absolutely loved, and still love, that band. I get fed up of seeing them bought up as some kind of joke. Their hearts and minds were in the right places, their guitars were low slung, and most importantly their tunes were great. People talk about that Sex Pistols comparison. Well, at least Pete Vuckovic hasn't done all that butter ad crap, gotten his mates to beat up certain singers, and so on...
Are people that serious about it?
its given some people a reason to engage. the rest of the time people just stalk you all.
Nostalgia fueled, they rage against the internet as if it really matters.
and this time it's alexis petridis in the firing line.
What a man.