Pete Doherty

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  • I'm glad someone still has a little faith in humanity. :)

  • Got to say that stuff Kate told you about 2-stroke motors and Vespas and stuff is spot on. I hadn't realised she was into that stuff. I'm not a great fan of 2-strokes but my view of Kate has changed a lot in the light of what she has to say. Obviously not just a pretty face after all!

  • yeah i definatly respect her more now i know she's not just an ugly coke mom

  • Fucking Love Muse.. they sound like heavens colliding.. Balki. i got a spare ticket if you fancy it?

    libertines are complete and utter wank.. as are most winning indy bands, Doherty is about as much as a poet as i am a medievil knight

  • Funny you should ask.
    The company I work for has a model agency division, and she is one of its clients. During London Fashion week it was all hands to the pumps, for a bit of overtime, so I'm at the Natural History museum marquee thing, where they have a catwalk show on, and backstage I literally walk into Kate Moss. Naturally I apologise, and being a cool sort of fucker rather than completely starstruck I say hello and we strike up a conversation. Turns out she owned a Vespa Primavera and so did I. She told me how the two stroke engine is inherently efficient due to the fact it makes power on every other stroke rather than one in four, but suffers from poor exhaust gas scavenging due to the valveless design. She remarked that expansion chamber exhausts, which use reflected sound waves to push exhaust gases back into the combustion chamber are capable of not only cleaning up the emmissions but offer a greatly improved power curve, she added that the nature of the power delivery could be tuned by altering the length of the pipe and the angles of the exhaust cones. Then she explained to me how modern reed valve engine designs are capable of much more power and cleaner power at that than traditional piston-ported induction systems, though the vespa's rotary induction, in which fuel and air enter via the crankcase and are then carried by specially shaped cutouts in the crank to the ports which the piston then sucks into the combustion chamber, is a good halfway house between the two. Piston-ported designs, she mentioned, are robust and reliable, and require much less 2-stroke oil to be mixed with the petrol. Whereas a piston-ported design might require a 5% mixture, Miss Moss told me that a rotary induction motor only required a 2% mixture. If you used modern synthetic oil you got a much cleaner burn, which was not only good for emissions, but also for engine longevity. Intrigued by her in-depth knowledge of the Vespa engine I asked her what she thought its limitations were. She responded that because a two-stroke cylinder is full of holes it is a stuggle to keep the cylinder from becoming oval as it heats up, due to the uneven heat distribution. And because the Vespa engine was air-cooled the problem was magnified. Whilst water-cooled two-stroke 125s could make a reliable 30 bhp or so, you could only get half that out of a Vespa motor before there was a serious risk of it seizing. Kate then pointed out that this was a bit of a moot point, because due to its humble origins the Vespa had a very small 3 plate clutch which really couldn't handle much more than 12bhp. I had to agree as my Vespa used to destroy 2 clutches a year.
    Anyway, I could see the floor manager trying to attract her attention, so I let her go and prepare for her catwalk, and went off to talk to Naomi Campbell.

    So, in answer to your question, no she hasn't.

    thats two strokes more than that drugged adled twat pete gave her

    boom tish... thank you thank you...

    beer o-clock?

  • Shit yeah! I'm outta here!!!

  • pete doherty is a legend!!!!

  • pete doherty is a legend!!!!

    Not even if he dies in a Janice, Jimmy or Jim kind of way.

  • Not even if he dies in a Janice, Jimmy or Jim kind of way.

    i still love him from his dont give a fuck attitude to his lyrics of poetry, cunt cant sing to save his life but other famous singers cant either (lou Reed)and is taught to be hated by thousands if not millions but hey?!

  • I supported Babyshambles once in my old band. Pete was a nice bloke. Adam is a nice bloke. Pete wanted to buy my Rickenbacker....he toddled off to speak to his manager and came back 5 minutes later and gave it back to me, mumbling that he wasn't allowed.....

    I must admit for a split second I did think 'Shit...I've just given a vintage guitar to 'junkie rocker' Pete Doherty'

    He did go on to steal my lighter however....

  • I supported Babyshambles once in my old band. Pete was a nice bloke. Adam is a nice bloke. Pete wanted to buy my Rickenbacker....he toddled off to speak to his manager and came back 5 minutes later and gave it back to me, mumbling that he wasn't allowed.....

    I must admit for a split second I did think 'Shit...I've just given a vintage guitar to 'junkie rocker' Pete Doherty'

    He did go on to steal my lighter however....

    he is a nice guy, a bit of a plum, ive seen him so many times, acoustically he has them eating outta the palm of his hands with his hypnotic swagger and antics on stage, glasto two years ago he was awesome

  • i still love him from his dont give a fuck attitude to his lyrics of poetry, cunt cant sing to save his life but other famous singers cant either (lou Reed)and is taught to be hated by thousands if not millions but hey?!

    Lou Reed can (or at least could) sing, he just hardly ever did it--check out 'Think It Over' (on 'Growing Up in Public').

  • Lou Reed's a cunt as well... Fuckin' art phagz, they can all go and get fucked AFAIC...

  • Get with the programme.
    It is actually quite hard to end up in prison for those sort of offences, but if you rack enough of them up the authorities realise that you're just taking the piss...

    Ah OK, I don't think I'm as offay with criminal law as you Plats. So after one, two, three, four arrest they see if he's been reformed, if not on the fifth send'im down?

  • Lou Reed's a cunt as well... Fuckin' art phagz, they can all go and get fucked AFAIC...

    He certainly hasn't produced any records that it's possible to listen to for more than two minutes since 1991. :(

    But I still absolutely love New York (my favourite record ever), Songs for Drella, and Magic and Loss. His subsequent apparent decline as a writer is just tragic.

  • Muse are a load of fucking wank!

    +1

  • ....and are a piss poor Radiohead

  • I never really "got" radiohead. People who like them are so into them. I think Im missing the point.

  • look ill concede that he is not the best there has ever been but he is a really good musician everyone seems to see a drug addicted 'twat' not the music he makes. if u dont like his music then that just ur opinion but sayin hes a twat is just fuckin stupid have u ever talked to the guy? ths kinda shit really pisses me off people sayin other people are twats without ever really takin a moment to acctually think. people just seem to lift their opinions from the evnin standard or the mail. so what if he does drugs? read some interviews watch some docus then tell me what u think if u still dont like him then fair play.

    stop beleevin the hype and get a self formulated opinion

    or fuck off and take some soma

  • look ill concede that he is not the best there has ever been but he is a really good musician

    No he's not. Fact.

  • what do u base that opinion on? what is a good musician in ur eyes?

  • (Pete Doherty)*(-1) = Good musician

  • seen him, listened to him - still think he's a twat and not half the songwriter/iconiclast/beat philosopher that he seems to think he is.

    He always reminds me of the kid at school who read a bit of byron and a bit of milton and fancied himself as a rock and roll gypsy poet but lyrically and musically he doesn't seem to have got past that phase…

    The duality of this makes me giggle, oh yeah, I'm a clever young man whose listened to the goons and will circumvent the norms of interview questions - you're queing for an Oasis album ya spanner, not quite the maverick you think you are…

    YouTube - Peter Doherty queues for Oasis album

  • Originally Posted by cliveo
    Other than Jonathan Richman, can anyone name a musician of any talent who has not used drugs?
    Sid Vicious?

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