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However I watched a clip of Pete Doherty when he was younger. He was asked what he thought of Oasis and he said...

Pete says "i subscribe to the Umberto Eco view that Noel Gallagher is a poet and Liam's a town crier"

I really don't understand that at all..i know he is a philosopher (Umberto) but hmmm? It is really bugging me. Cheers x
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umberto_Eco

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Gallagher

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oasis_(band)

So, some reading should fix this
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Haha, I know who Mr Gallagher is : D
Am I being really ignorant or something..people respond with 'oh yes, that is true wit' .
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Pete Doherty has mastered the art of namedropping and clouding over concepts to appear cleverer than he actually is.

At best, I think he simply means that Noel is the real talent in writing terms, and that Liam is the modern 'town crier' - ie, the ideal frontman.
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Pete Doherty used to be a genius. Now he's off his tits. it's a shame. Wasted talent.
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I can't believe there is a thread on this. Eco must be chuffed, wherever he is.
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(Original post by Lewmo)
Pete Doherty used to be a genius. Now he's off his tits. it's a shame. Wasted talent.
True. If Doherty wasn't so wasted he could be a half-respectable musician and a good lyricist.
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Cheers for the replies..and not biting my head off (I was anticipating this for some reason) : D
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True. If Doherty wasn't so wasted he could be a half-respectable musician and a good lyricist.
I think he is both of those things.

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Pete Doherty used to be a genius.
Only if the criteria for being a genius involves being a slightly arrogant, cocky teenage ******** with a slight bit of knowledge.
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Pete Doherty is a tool. He didn't know what he was saying either.
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I remember seeing that clip, post a link to it again.
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Pete doherty's a different man than he was 5 years ago Doubt he has an opinion on anything anymore.
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I remember seeing that clip, post a link to it again.
Much obliged...
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zYFzQpSLuVU
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At best, I think he simply means that Noel is the real talent in writing terms, and that Liam is the modern 'town crier' - ie, the ideal frontman.
Yeah, and i agree 100%. Noel's a brit-pop-bethoven.

To be fair, it's been proved they don't need Liam. That spell he spent in jail? They were just as brilliant.
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Much obliged...
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zYFzQpSLuVU
Hah that always makes me laugh. He does seem like a bit of a prat in that clip though tbh
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You people from the past were wrong about that video of Pete. It remains a classic.
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No idea why this thread has been bumped after 9 years.

But Doherty's major claim to fame since then is his capacity to eat large breakfasts.

https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-...-wolfs-1921583
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You people from the past were wrong about that video of Pete. It remains a classic.
Dont bump old threads.
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