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puffskull

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Wikipedia pages clearly written by their subject
« on: July 19, 2016, 08:05:24 PM »
Only just heard about this G.E. Smith character... I feel like he's almost certainly been mentioned on the show before due to his playing guitar for Philly all-timers Hall & Oates and also Bowie and Dylan, but i've never clocked his name. Maybe its due to that name being so painfully forgettable. I only found out about him now due to the fact that he seems to have a gig with the Republican Party (!) and seems to be a disgrace to the good name of rock and roll... Anyway, his wiki page is a real hoot:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._E._Smith

My favourite part is the laboured repetition of the part about his mother giving him a Telecaster and that it was 'born' in the same year he was... Reads as though he's still eleven years old. I'm actually surprised his age isn't given as "64 and a half" or "nearly 65". Dolt.


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Re: Wikipedia pages clearly written by their subject
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2016, 04:39:44 PM »
I really like this series of interviews though

G.E. Smith on The Replacements and Roxy Music on "Saturday Night Live"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep-X1v5aErc

G.E. Smith on Keith Richards' appearance on "Saturday Night Live"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlX6ZETzJ8c
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Re: Wikipedia pages clearly written by their subject
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016, 07:20:28 PM »
thanks MD, will have to check them out when i'm not at work...

do you mean "like" or like like?

 

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