|a little knowledge is a jaw-dropping thing:
||[May. 2nd, 2007|04:10 am]
first off, to refresh your memory, this is Martin Gore:
(I cannot post the picture. just go there. SFW, in an 80's popstar kind of way)
Now that that's taken care of, learn some shocking truth, courtesy of wikipedia.
Assuming wikipedia is accurate, which of the following are you most surprised to learn about Martin Gore of Depeche Mode:
Martin Gore is half African-American.
Martin Gore is straight and was married for 13 years.
2007-05-01 11:14 pm (UTC)
well, it would give new meaning to "carbon footprint"
Many musicians are used to wearing costumes and makeup, so that's not surprising to me at all. I recall (probably incorrectly) a governor of some sun-bleached state once saying that receiving oral sex from a man doesn't make a man gay, only giving.
The costumes and makeup, of course, are nothing, but I thought I'd heard at some point that Martin Gore was gay, and thus it's more surprising to me
that I recognized his name right away after all these years that he's straight.
2007-05-01 11:12 pm (UTC)
everything you know about Pop music is wrong....
I had a hard time deciding, but then I decided that knowing that this pasty 80's synth-pop star was half-BLACK wasn't as odd as knowing that he was half-AMERICAN. But combine them, and you have teh wackiness.
yeah now that would have been the hard to decide question. I remember reading about him getting married, though.
I never thought he was gay--too many of his songs perved on teenage girls--just effeminate and fetish-y as all get-out.
Now, Vince Clarke being straight & married: that's
the one that surprised me. Especially after seeing this clip
, which may be the single gayest thing I've ever seen in my life (although it's Andy Bell in the Borat getup).
2007-05-02 06:53 pm (UTC)
I will have nightmares about that unitard.....
thanks for uh, exposing me to that video. you win the internet today!