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Eddie Spunkbubble says: I used to know a sad case who fancied himself as a bit of a 007 and bragged that he always carried a loaded 9mm pistol in his attache case "just in case". Overheard by an off-duty copper, he was asked to make good on his claim. A packed lunch, red face and a stern warning "not to act the twat" and he never did it again. Tell us of Walter Mitty types.

(, Thu 5 Jun 2014, 11:40)
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Every 'local' boozer has one.
The guy who was friend to the stars, been a key behind-the-scenes-figure at various historical events(a fact they pften use to contradict 'received' wisdom) and a series of highly-glamourous jobs but no explanation as to how they came to be drinking cheap lager and dressing in clothes from Matalan in an old-man's boozer in an off-the-beaten-track place.
Dave's main schtick was that he'd been a photographer for the music press in London during the 60's, 70's and early-to-mid-80's and like any good bullshitter had a great line in righteous indignation if it was suggested he might be making any of this up and/or plain wrong, usually signing off a conversation he'd butted into with 'well you weren't even born then, how would you know?'

Dave's final unveiling as a Walt came as a result of a mildly staged conversation between the resident Old Punk and the Village Goth. A friendly chat over the merits of 'were The Damned a goth band' was pleasantly and gradually evolving when Dave stuck his unwelcome oar in to offer his 'insights' into the habits and characters of various denizens of the punk and early goth scene.
Irritated with this, VG set a cunning trap which he knew Dave would be unable to resist.

'Of course, I was always more a fan of the Sisters myself.' A pause, a sip on his cider and black and a crafty wink to OP 'Mind you, I met Doktor Avalanche and I couldn't believe what a fucking cunt he was'

'Actually, I always found him to be a lovely guy' came the reply from Dave.
(, Fri 6 Jun 2014, 11:10, 10 replies)
I get this!
I'm 40 in December.

Oh god.
(, Fri 6 Jun 2014, 11:26, closed)
It's one for the teenagers is this post.

(, Fri 6 Jun 2014, 11:29, closed)
That's what he said...
He being Harris, Gadd et al. Just thought I'd crowbar it in there.

And so it goes on...
(, Fri 6 Jun 2014, 16:56, closed)
I didn't get this.
But I have internet access, so I do get it now.
(, Fri 6 Jun 2014, 11:33, closed)
Hurrah for the internet.
Informative AND has tits in it.
(, Fri 6 Jun 2014, 11:38, closed)
Or was the Village Goth just inadvertantly outing himself as a bullshitter?
(, Fri 6 Jun 2014, 11:49, closed)
I knew one like this
He would regale us with tales of working with all manner of famous bands and musicians, including a stint working the desk in a studio in Mustique. Yeah, yeah, whatever. He also claimed he had rapped on several hit records. Of course you have.

So I was rather surprised when, while watching a band perform, he bounded up from the audience onto the stage and, rather than being hustled off by security, was given the mic and proceeded to rap fluently and wittily about the events of the day (proving he was extemporising).

Turns out it was all true. He might be a borderline schizophrenic, drug addict and alcoholic, but he really did all that other stuff too.
(, Fri 6 Jun 2014, 11:57, closed)
Yeah... I met one of those guys.
But then, one time he showed me a number of albums of genuinely excellent freelance photography work, covering various music scenes in 3 different decades, and I realised I was just a cynical douchebag for not believing any of it.
(, Fri 6 Jun 2014, 12:02, closed)
If it helps, this particular chap is a scouser.

(, Fri 6 Jun 2014, 12:24, closed)
Case closed!

(, Fri 6 Jun 2014, 12:56, closed)
what pub was it?
i know someone like him
(, Fri 6 Jun 2014, 15:36, closed)
A pub somewhere civilised.
So, not Liverpool.
(, Mon 9 Jun 2014, 13:13, closed)
good point. well made.

(, Mon 9 Jun 2014, 14:35, closed)
Fuck's sake, you beat me to it.
Dave is the biggest bullshitter I have ever met, and I've met the internet.
(, Thu 12 Jun 2014, 12:44, closed)

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