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Thursday, October 12, 2006
Knobby's moving

Yeah, you heard it here first. Knobby's blog has moved to:

So update your bookmarks, everyone. This place will not be updated again.

Posted at 04:25 pm by Knobby
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Why does George suddenly shave his chest?

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that's noticed. And I'm also pretty sure I'm not the only one asking "WTF!?" (That's "what the fuck" to you novices). Considering you gotta look rather long and hard to find a guy hairier everywhere else on his body, I just wonder what the hell brought this on.

I wonder - what's the reason?
  1. Some new sexual kick?
  2. He likes his new trim chest so much he really wants to see it - and it's easier to see it without all the fur?
  3. Less sweating during gigs - and it's easier to wipe dry a clean slate between songs.

Everything he has is everything he shaves

And if it's cause less hair equals less sweating, what about that stuff on his face? *chants* Shave it off, shave it off, shave it off. Or, I dunno, how about not performing in a suit and jacket? If the goal is less sweating, two layers of clothes may have the opposite effect - but what do I know? Shades

Posted at 12:13 pm by Knobby
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Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Grin and tonic?

CHEERS! Troubled George Michael sips a drink as he heads to a concert and we bet it isn't pop... George, 43, left his home yesterday clutching a glass a week after he was found slumped at the wheel of his car. He was cautioned for possessing cannabis. The Careless Whisper star was driven from Highgate, North London, for the Paris gig.

I too realise that it's not easy being stupid. I get it. And clearly they don't pay these dingbats enough, cause they clearly don't know that gin - as they're suggesting - is colourless. Like - to use an expression that most people have heard of - water. You know, the liquid we all see in the morning in the shower. Colourless liquid. Now, I know this may be hard to contemplate, but there is a drink on the market called Diet Coke. It's a fizzy drink that's often put in a glass with ice (as illustrated above) when you want it cold. And, behold, it's got colour. Some say dark brown. Some claim black. Now take a good look at the above pictures. Does it look like fucking gin to you?

Posted at 02:41 pm by Knobby
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Monday, October 09, 2006
A Last Farewell

After dying at the age of 30 last Friday, Jan Werner is now going to his final resting place today. There will be an open memorial today at 1pm (Norwegian time - 12noon UK time) in Oslo, but the funeral itself will be for his closest family only. In the same church he was both baptised and his confirmation was held.

The cause of his death has been said to be natural. He was born with too large lungs. Yeah, no shit, right? No wonder he could do 4 1/2 octaves. But the way he used them put a strain on his heart and they think his heart just gave up in the end. 15 years of stress, concerts, tours every year, appearances, five very vocally challenging albums - he just finished the fifth that will be released later this year. Have a listen to a clip from "My Love" from the unreleased album "Stronger".

These past ten days have been odd. I've spoken to a lot of people, and they all seem to be in shock, disbelief and feel real grief. Over a man most of them didn't know and didn't really listen to. To suffer a natural death at the age of 30 isn't only scary as hell, it's such a waste. I can't even begin to imagine where he could have ended up if his confidence had taken him outside the boundaries of Norway. He was scheduled to appear in the US and Canada next year...

A statement he made last year:

"I hope to perform a few concerts and at a few events in 2006. I  know myself well enough to know that without singing I will not survive :-("

He lost his voice the same week that his body gave in. He was meant to do a show, but had to cancel cause he had a chest infection so bad he wasn't even allowed to speak. Something tells me he may have known that his time here was limited, but you can only commend him for wanting to live his life to the fullest. Some performers just have to do it, they'll die if they don't. Unfortunately, some also die if they do...

R.I.P. Jan Werner - 1976 - 2006

Posted at 10:40 am by Knobby
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Sunday, October 08, 2006
See, baby, this is a magic car.

M-m-m-magic car.

Remember? So George is including the extended stimulation of "I'm Your Man" on the new Mutya single, "This Is Not Real Love". It's funny, really, considering. Car screeching and crashing followed by George uttering "Be brave, keep tough, Mr Ridgeley do your stuuuuuuuuuuuff." (or something along those lines)

Halfway through it goes:

George: Come on, I just wanna be your... big boy. No no no, please, seriously, I just wanna tell you a little story. See, baby, this is a magic car. M-m-m-magic car. So get it, shut the door, and sliiiide over here.
*Chick: That ain't no magic car!
George: Oh but it is. Touch this... and you'll see. *giggle*
*Chick: *giggle* Oh my God!

*Alternatively, George doing it with himself again. Like duetting with himself on "Hard Day". I mean, if you want something done well... Shades

At least the guy has a sense of humour.

Posted at 02:02 pm by Knobby
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Wham! Bam! I'm *still* a man.

My initial reaction is "Wham! reunion my ass!" However, George did say there was a final gig that was to be announced in the UK - could this be it?

WHAM! are to reform 20 years after they split.

George Michael, 43, has persuaded exbandmate Andrew Ridgeley to reunite for a Christmas concert at London's Wembley Arena.

They will be joined by their backing singers Pepsi and Shirlie to make it the pop event of the year. Despite George's recent problems - last week he was cautioned for possession of cannabis after being found again slumped asleep at the wheel of his car - he has been determined to persuade Andrew, also 43, to team up with him again.

A friend revealed: "George is thrilled that Andrew's agreed to perform. It was something George had thought about for a long time. He couldn't be happier and can't wait for the gig."

Don't you find it interesting that these "friends" never have any names? In most cases, these "friends" is "the journalist". In Norway, "unidentified sources" is-not-allowed. UK? Gonna make that a rule over here too? No? Didn't think so.

Having said that, it's not like Andrew, Shirlie or Pepsi are actually doing anything these days... I'm sure Andrew can take a break from the Cornwall shore and pretend to play the guitar and Shirlie can take a break from being a busy housewife to pretend to sing backing vocals alongside Pepsi for a night.

Only question is on everyone's mind is; could they really fill up a whole gig with Wham! songs, considering George refuses to perform most of'em?

Wham! Bam! I'm still a man.

Posted at 01:48 pm by Knobby
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Who's Michael? What are you talking about?

Check out this video of George being questioned by police. It sounds like the officer is saying "Got a couple of questions. Why did you stop? What made you stop?" George saying nothing, but the woman standing by the car saying something like, "He was breathing heavily."

Carpenter Sasan Mohammed, 33, who shot the video on his mobile phone after a night out with friends, said: "I stopped my car and got out and went up to the car. It was in the inside lane of the dual carriageway and had moved slightly past the traffic light.

"George looked like he was asleep. His car was stopped and he was slumped at the wheel."

Mr Mohammed watched as two women in a Peugeot 206 stopped behind the former Wham! star's car and walked up to him.

"One of the women was saying: 'I love you Michael. Please why are you stopping in the middle of the road. It is dangerous.'

"All George kept saying was 'what are you talking about?' She was pleading with him saying: 'please give me the keys so I can move your car'.

"George was speaking very slowly and kept falling in and out of sleep." Mr Mohammed said that he came across George at around 3am last Sunday.

He said: "The police came after about half an hour. George was asked to move the car. He looked like he was asleep.

"He had greying stubble on his face. He was wearing a black shirt, black trousers and black trainers. His car was on the carriageway heading into London. He just kept falling in and out of sleep."

Meanwhile, Sony/BMG will not be dropping him. Duh, really?

An insider at the label says, "We'd never tell him what to do. We never bully our artists. If there was a time when record companies did that, it is long gone. "We rang him up to ask if there's anything we could do, but that's it. We're backing him in his personal life and his decisions. He has our full support. "We're not going to sack him, we're supporting him."

Posted at 01:34 pm by Knobby
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Saturday, October 07, 2006
Humanising the demonised

GRAHAM Norton has confessed he aspires to the no-holds-barred gay lifestyle of George Michael - but lacks the courage. The TV star admitted the singer is "living the life I'd like to live but I don't have the nerve". Michael was recently caught cruising on north London's Hampstead Heath and has been found slumped in his car for the second time this week.

But Norton, 43, said he would hate to appear in newspapers "having to justify my lifestyle". He added: "He's very eloquent. He will sit in a chair talking about going out cruising. I wouldn't want to be him and I feel sorry for him. But I do think he's humanising something that has been demonised."

Norton also confessed he has "tried lots of drugs" but rarely touches them now. He said: "To me, coke is middle-age stuff. It's quite slow."

Nice of a fellow gay man to stand up and say something. Now, when is Elton standing up (again) to say "You can fuck without drugs, George. After all, do you really need to take anything that increases your libido, George? Honestly?"

Posted at 01:57 pm by Knobby
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Friday, October 06, 2006
Lose the niqab - is it too much to ask?

Jack Straw has suggested that women should remove their niqabs or burkas when communicating cause wearing it makes communication harder. Then he says they should stop wearing it all together. The muslim community is reacting with rage and disbelief.

My view? What I'd like to say is that if we come to their countries, we have to cover up. So why should it be any different when they come here? There's nothing in the Koran about "cover up thyself". In fact, they seem to promote that their religion doesn't restrict. Well...! I find myself getting provoked when I see these women walking around showing their eyes only - some say it's because no man apart from their husband should know a) what they look like and b) what their body looks like. The thing is, apparently, that women shouldn't walk around like - well, us - cause men shouldn't be tempted. How about this then? Control yourselves, pigs. It's probably politically incorrect of me to say this, but these men have been taught from a young age that women are less worthy and should only be seen by one man; their husband. That they've most likely been set up with by their parents. Cause, really, it's women's fault that men can't seem to control their dicks, isn't it?

In my mother's doc surgery, there was a doctor - a woman - wearing a full burka. The children were scared shitless, the patients - mainly old and sick - were in discomfort. I understand that. There was also a muslim doctor. A man. My mother went to him cause he had taken over from her regular doctor that was on holiday. She went in to have her blood pressure taken and to have some blood tests. He informed her that he couldn't touch her. She asked how come? And he showed her his wedding ring and said "I'm married, I can't touch another woman." Well, fuck-me, don't be a goddamn doctor then! He didn't last long...

This is what I mean... if they wanna come to our country - fine. You're welcome. But for God's sake, at least try to integrate yourselves a little. We let them build their mosques - there's a massive one in the London South Bank. I can't imagine for a second that if a bunch of Christians came to one of their countries that we'd be able to put up a fucking church in the centre of the capital. My view is a bit like this... if you don't like living the way we do in our countries and don't want to even try to be integrated in our society... leave.

My bottom line: get rid of all f-ing religion and we'd all live in harmony. What are the main reasons for war? Religion, money, land and securing energy. Take away the religion part and we're well on our way to a more peaceful world.

Posted at 01:31 pm by Knobby
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Thursday, October 05, 2006

   Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL), closely related to
   GHB, is increasingly the drug of choice for
   London's narcotic connoisseurs. It produces
   a short, intense rush, heightens sexual
   pleasure and is metabolised very quickly -
   so almost impossible for, say, police to detect.

   GBL does have one major side-effect. It induces
   a deep, unrousable sleep which can come on
   quite unexpectedly. Like, perhaps, when you're
   a super-famous pop star driving home from a
   night's cruising and the traffic lights in
   front suddenly turn green...

Not saying this is the cause, but...

Posted at 02:48 pm by Knobby
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