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One Over The Eight

by | 29th, March 2006

‘“PETER is unpredictable at the best of times” says an onlooker. Only he is anything but. Pete Doherty is a celebrity you can set your clock by.

‘What Jaguar?’

And here he is showing us how cray-zee he is by attacking a photographer with an umbrella.

Doherty is the epitome of the modern British pop star. He is what the Star calls a “Fisher Price Sid Vicious”.

There he is on the Mirror’s front page, sitting behind the wheel of a car and smoking a fag – two things that in this sanitised world mark him out as daring and a menace to the world at large.

Doherty could look still more edgy if he were to position his fashionably lithe form behind the wheel of a gas-guzzling 4×4, the rebel’s vehicle of choice.

But that for another day. Because today Doherty is content to be with his eight Jaguar cars.

To the Mirror this smacks of wild madness. But surely it is just another sign of Doherty’s predictability. Whereas other rockers buy a fleet of different cars; Doherty buys eight all the same.

Perhaps this uniformity gives him a sense of comfort. Maybe he has one car for each day of the week – and a spare for those days he can’t remember what day it is…’



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