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mickmccann
(mortal with potential)
12/16/06 05:59 PM
Book about obsession with David - late '70s, UK new  

Mick McCann here,

I've just self published a book entitled, 'Coming out as a Bowie fan in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. The memoirs of a Punk Romantic.'

Involving a Bowie obsession and stepping out in make-up and effeminate clothing aged 13/14 (1977/78) in a tough, gritty, northern, English city - think The Full Monty/Billy Elliot/Kes but rougher.

Covering topics such as:
BOYS IN MAKE-UP - BOWIE - PUNK - CHILDHOOD - MAD NUNS - GIRLS - OBSESSION - LIFE - HOT WHEELS - LEEDS - CROSS COUNTRY - VIOLENCE - SEX - THE '70s - ADOLESCENCE - MY DEATH - FOOTBALL

Anyone interested in the US can find it by searching 'Mick McCann' on amazon.com or follow this link.

Thanks,
Mick


Fixed the page-strechy link.

Edited by K on 12/17/06 06:41 AM (server time).



Monkeyboy
(band intro)
12/16/06 06:03 PM
Re: Book about obsession with David - late '70s, U new [re: mickmccann]  

In reply to:

but rougher.


You mean like Road House with make up?

Please visit my Message Board so I can ban you.

mickmccann
(mortal with potential)
12/16/06 06:15 PM
Re: Book about obsession with David - late '70s, U new [re: Monkeyboy]  

May be not as 'rough' (downtrodden) as Kes but going through certain areas of the city centre, mid to late '70s, dressed like a 'freak' was very, very dangerous. The city growled.

I've not seen Road House, but guess that you've nailed it.



KModerator
(thunder ocean)
12/16/06 06:20 PM
Re: Book about obsession with David - late '70s, U new [re: mickmccann]  

I kinda fail to see how this would have required contacting Evan or Adam...

Rendez-Vous Dans l'Espace (The unusual jokeless signature).

mickmccann
(mortal with potential)
12/16/06 06:27 PM
Re: Book about obsession with David - late '70s, U new [re: K]  

I like manners, they cost nowt.

Surely it's rude to just post on a forum without getting permission? Like going into a strangers house and putting the kettle on.



96dbFreak
(acolyte)
12/16/06 06:29 PM
Re: Book about obsession with David - late '70s, U new [re: mickmccann]  

In reply to:

...going through certain areas of the city centre, mid to late '70s, dressed like a 'freak' was very, very dangerous...


Tell me about it, Mick. Living just a little further north (Middlesbrough), although I never got all Ziggied-up (except once, on a psychedleic evening in Darlington - but that's another story), I took my life in my hands on more than one occasion in punky garb between mid 76 and mid 77.

Then one day in mid 77 The Clash played The Rock Garden (first time I met Joe Strummer) and me and my mates turned up to discover a couple of hundred Sid Vicious clones queued up outside.

"Where the fuck did you lot come from?" we asked.

Things were different (and better) after that, but it was touch and go for a while.

Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder


Monkeyboy
(band intro)
12/16/06 06:31 PM
Re: Book about obsession with David - late '70s, U new [re: K]  

In reply to:

I kinda fail to see how this would have required contacting Evan or Adam...


K, I appreciate his having contacted me. While it wasn't needed, it was very polite to do.

Please visit my Message Board so I can ban you.

Monkeyboy
(band intro)
12/16/06 06:34 PM
Re: Book about obsession with David - late '70s, U new [re: 96dbFreak]  

I want pictures.

Please visit my Message Board so I can ban you.

96dbFreak
(acolyte)
12/16/06 06:36 PM
Re: Book about obsession with David - late '70s, U new [re: Monkeyboy]  

In reply to:

I want pictures.


So do I. There were a couple, including one of me and Hugh Cornwell, but I have no idea what happened to them, which is probably for the best.

Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder


KModerator
(thunder ocean)
12/16/06 06:38 PM
Good mod, bad mod. [re: mickmccann]  

In reply to:

Surely it's rude to just post on a forum without getting permission? Like going into a strangers house and putting the kettle on.


It's a free forum, people post stuff without asking for permission every day.

Besides, I'm bad-mannered mod (as opposed to Ohro who's the mod everyone loves), so it's a part of my job description to be ill-mannered.

Rendez-Vous Dans l'Espace (The unusual jokeless signature).


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