The man’s an experimental poet in a parka
Look, it’s news to absolutely no one that Liam Gallagher is the tweeter of the century. The gobby little bugger’s a mad bastard behind the iPhone keyboard, like the Donald Trump of rock ‘n’ roll (only, like, without the potentially apocalyptic, war-starting side effects). If you don’t follow him, you’re a mug.
However, he’s not always completely on the money. After a few drinkies, his wandering thumbs sometimes stumble. Better yet, when he hits a bout of writers’ block, he often scrambles over the top, rather than stopping to re-assess. Case in point: his outstanding typos.
“Earth to noel listen up rkid I hear your doing gigs where people can’t drink alcohol now,” he tweeted yesterday (July 19), before adding – “that’s the BeZarist thing you’ve done yet”.
BeZarist. Look at it. It’s fantastic. We’ve all been there – even outstanding, often flawless NME wordsmiths like myself struggle with the spelling of a word from time to time. But rather than turn to the dictionary like a fucking coward, Liam’s charged on forward, phonetically spelling it out as he went. It’s a radical approach to writing that’s worked for experimental poets in the past, and now it’s working for LG.
Below, we’ve rounded up a bunch more of Liam’s most out-there approaches to the English language.
Offering a half-arsed apology for slagging off Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, LG couldn’t resist one final par – “Freddie Mercy”, he called the rock icon. Mercy. That’s not even close, mate. “I’m sooooooo sorry if I upset anybody it’s a good job there’s 24 hours in a day as you’ll get over it LG x.” he added. Possibly sarcastically?
On his trip to Oz at the start of the year, he got particularly overexcited by his trip to Melbourne, referring to the city as… Mel Bin. Whether it was a slight on the city’s sanitation, a simple slip of the thumb, or perhaps a reference to the ‘bin chicken’, a colloquial name for the fucked-up Ibis birds that roam around the place, we’re not sure.
GOT TO FACE REALTY
Taking to the ‘net to share some lyrics to classic Bob Marley song ‘Natural Mystic’, Liam’s penchant for wordplay got the better of him. ‘Got to face realty,’ he wrote – presumably a reference to his love of house-hunting.
AND THE ALL-TIME CLASSIC
If we’re totally honest, this isn’t even close to being a misspelling, is it? In fact, it’s a perfectly primed bit of banter, aimed at his brother’s best pals and harnessing the glorious timeless art of cockney rhyming slang to great effect. Uri Geller? Paul Weller. Har Mar Superstar? Johnny Marr. Liam Gallagher? King of Twitter. As you were.