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Icons of the North

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Message 1 - posted by manc-host2, Jan 9, 2006

Seen the www.icons.org.uk/ website?

They're looking for cultural images that define England. Trouble is - cor blimey!- there's some serious London bias in the voting eg. Big Ben, London Eye, cucumber sandwiches on the lawn yadda yadda yadda...

Any thoughts on some Northern/ Manchester cultural icons? What do you think should be in there?
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Message 2 - posted by clever-hood, Jan 11, 2006

manc-host.. I would class Alex Hall as a Northern Icon; because though she runs the late night phone-in on radio leeds, ("go to bed with alex hall") it is the North and she cover 4 stations. In my view she should have gone national years ago. regional radio doesn,t stretch alex. (there are people who would like to) I would have like to have done an hour long chat for charity with miss Hall; (money on the table from both sides ) 0 but i put it to them about a month ago and no one picked it up. So whoops there goes another great missed opportunity. None of us live for ever. Cheers. Max nottingham of Lincoln uk. "king of the phone-ins" but just call me max.
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Message 3 - posted by clever-hood, Jan 20, 2006

Weell, if the north has only one real icon so be it. i live in the midlands. Max nottingham esq
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Message 4 - posted by brenhopping, Jan 24, 2006

MANC HOST Never happy with the word cultural
What does it mean? In lincoln such people wear pure silk knickers and have high pitched voices. (thats the ladies.)
Never think of Ms Halls-Well as cultured. Or myself. Just interested in a lot of things. cheers. Max nottingham of Lincoln. "king of the Phone-ins,." ps that mariella crostitch that is top totty culter.
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Message 5 - posted by albert obalsam, Jan 27, 2006

the only true living english icon ( i always thought icons had to be dead ?) who also happens to be from the north is Stephen Patrick Morrissey - his uk concert tour (for 30 dates) tickets went on sale this morning at 9 am and were sold out within 15 minutes , proof if proof were needed .
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Message 6 - posted by clever-hood, Jan 28, 2006

Morrissey is undoubtedly an interesting bloke; but James Blunt attacks the raw emotions on love and war. max nottingham esq
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Message 7 - posted by TheJuicyDangler, Jan 31, 2006

Morrissey is undoubtedly an interesting bloke; but James Blunt attacks the raw emotions on love and war. max nottingham esq

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God, you'd think James Blunt was the only person to ever sing a protest song.
It's been done before, and has been done far, far better by other.

James Blunt is awful.
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Message 8 - posted by westderbycop, Jan 31, 2006

James Blunt is indeed awful, his geek looks along with his nails down a black board voice is extremely painful
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Message 9 - posted by clever-hood, Feb 1, 2006

Westrbycop......well, what grabs you is a personal thing.
As the actress said to the bishop, and james Blunt has many "hooks" in his Back to Bedlum cd.

That ias why it is a big hit (ubusually) on both sides of the pond. )
That said, being hooked on anything can be dangerous,
I I think Blunt does anxiety better than cliff; and probablt better than elton (Is the war song being played)
I agrre the voice is interesting. You either like it or you dont
I wonder if ex Captain Blunt does the war song for his mates in the officers mess?
At least I have "come out" on blunty. others are hiding. Hes sold 2m. the logic is sound.
cheers. Max nottingham of Lincoln (Alex Hall soulmate,)


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Message 10 - posted by clever-hood, Feb 4, 2006

reply to message 9....this is stalling badly.
Max miller was on a crowded London underground train. Pressed up against a pretty woman.
She said "cockfosters."
He said "no, millers the name"
Don,t get it? Max miller did.
( the leeds diva would fall about at this. Her puritan streak forgotten.
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Message 11 - posted by Researcher 2922573, Feb 7, 2006

Max Miller he was the comedian that was always getting bleeped on live radio. and I think that was in the forties.
reply to message 9....this is stalling badly.
Max miller was on a crowded London underground train. Pressed up against a pretty woman.
She said "cockfosters."
He said "no, millers the name"
Don,t get it? Max miller did.
( the leeds diva would fall about at this. Her puritan streak forgotten.

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Message 12 - posted by clever-hood, Feb 7, 2006

max miller. yes thats him. daring but not really max nottingham esq
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Message 13 - posted by Blackviolet1630, Apr 12, 2006

For me Christopher eccleston would be one of my icons of the north.
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Message 14 - posted by invinciblewaterfront, Oct 28, 2007

On the main page it said something about Andrew Flintoff being from Manchester,he's not he's from Preston.
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