Sunday, March 06, 2005

More on The Moffatts

Specifically, I have more news on Dave Moffatt.

Regular readers will remember my surprise at the popularity of my post about Folkskunde and The Moffatts -- Folkskunde being a band of young Charlottesville musicians, The Moffatts being a band made up of four Canadian brothers.

An astounding percentage of people who find this blog continue to do so while looking for news on Dave Moffatt and his brothers. It is still the single most popular search item leading to Rick Sincere News and Thoughts. (That said, some of my postings on politics develop temporary surges of interest, but none of them are so consistently popular as Dave, Bob, Clint, and Scott Moffatt seem to be.)

While trying to satisfy my own curiosity about this phenomenon, I discovered, as I've noted before, that Dave Moffatt lives in Winnipeg and he will be performing in a local theatre's production of Miss Saigon.

I also found out that he has posed for some rather provocative -- edgy yet artistic -- photographs by a Vancouver-based photographer who goes by the nom de Net "toxicboy." (He's also known by "Mikel.") A look at the photos on his site demonstrates that Toxicboy is extremely talented. He has a great eye for shadow and frame, and he has a unique approach to color (tint, hue, shading). He also works in black-and-white. While I recommend a viewing of Toxicboy's work, be forewarned: His photos are mostly nude and semi-nude males with an erotic destination. Whether that's his primary destination or not, Mikel/Toxicboy is going places.

And to think I never would have discovered all this without Dave Moffatt and his many fans.

More news: Metro, a free newspaper distributed to mass transit riders in Toronto, reported last Friday in an article about "Canadian Idol" auditions in Winnipeg:

Interesting tidbits: Dave Moffat, from the Moffats, made it to the celebrity round. His brothers - he's the middle triplet - are re-forming their band with an alt-rock vibe, but Dave wants a pop career, so he was in Winnipeg trying out. In other news, the Canadian Idol production crew has been spooked and creeped out while staying at the Fort Garry Hotel, which is said to be haunted.
And in the "small world" department (understandable only to those who know Canadian history) the paper goes on to note:

A weird coincidence: Unbeknownst to each other, both the great-great-granddaughter of Louis Riel and the great-great-grandson of Riel's arresting officer turned out for auditions.



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50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my god! I can't believe Dave Moffatt is gay. I thought it was just one of those publicity stunts that celebrities do but this one is for real. I don't want to believe it... god, the truth really does hurt. I've had this monster crush on him ever since I was 11 years old. I'm 19 now. My crush/obsession with Dave Moffatt inspired me to do a lot of things. I took my modelling career seriously in the hopes of one day being an international model and then, getting Dave's attention. I'm on the peak of my career right now and it started thanks to my obsession with Dave. But fuck... he's gay! I thought I've gotten over my childhood obsession with him... I guess I was wrong because I'm sooo housebroken right now. I checked the evidence and seeing Dave's nude photos and his pictures with another man just broke hy heart.

Anonymous said...

Sadly for all his female friends, Dave is quite gay. That being said, he's a cool guy, so don't let that turn you off him completely.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah? Well, I don't know how to say this. But I really like Dave Moffatt. Hopefully someday I could see him eye to eye.oh yeah, by the way, pls mail this rainyfoolish@yahoo.com. I guess needs more friends.

Anonymous said...

really?! where did you see Dave's nude and w/ another man photos? please email me at luctanluc@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Kaitlin said...

I saw Dave with a gold ticket on Canadian Idol. Does that mean he made it through? I hope he makes it far. Im totally going to vote for him if he makes it far enough. hah.
Seriously. I had a monster crush on him too. This is totally exciting. I've been waiting to see him perform since their last Calgary performance.
Soooooo exciting.

Anonymous said...

k so i thought i saw him on canadian idol...i sure did. which is why i read the artile. k im not trying to sound critical or a know it all but this is just a corection. Dave is not the middle triplet, he is the youngest triplet.

Anonymous said...

He has the smallest dick ever!

Josh Calgary said...

He has the smallest penis I've ever seen!

Garlande said...

That is so great that Dave Moffatt is gay I always thought that (even though I was obsessed with him) just think of all the clues... so polite, shiny stage clothes...come on!!! aww I love him!!!
I really hope he makes it far in Canadian Idol! I just met the other Moffatt's at Christmas!! wish Dave was there though!!!

Lydia said...

Seriously. What a LET DOWN. Gay? I found this site searching for Dave too ahah so weird. I can't believe I missed him on TV. Honestly.

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Anonymous said...

Well, considering he's nothing more than a washed-up kid popstar who ended up being screwed over by his parents and spent much time being a busboy at a local gay bar, I don't really see what all the hype is about... I've met the guy, spent some time with him, and realized that he's whacko... a total whacko... he was also quite into the drugs at the time of our encounters...

Anonymous said...

Fuck you all!! dave is not gay!! HE IS NOT. THOSE PICTURES ARENT TRUE. THEY'RE JUST MADE UP!!. if u were dave would you like to be seen as a gay person?? ha!! i think not!! so that's it . my dave isn't gay... and hes gonan win the canadian idol thing. go dave.!! i just saw him today. just now on tv. hé made it through. thank god. so watch out!! my daves gonan kick ass..!!!

Anonymous said...

I have gaydar... and that boy is a flaming homo

Anonymous said...

Okay, crazy person who thinks that Dave is not actually gay, I have news for you, He is gay. He came out of the closet when he was 17...where the hell have u been??? He now, or at least before Canadian Idol, had a job at the Winnipeg gay bar, Desire. He hosted friday night Karoke...

Anonymous said...

I can't see the pics anywhere... but I would like to see them!
Can someone send them????????????
arch_angel72@hotmail.com

Julie said...

I have to say, I am quite heartbroken that Dave is gay. But all the more to him for being open about it.

Also, where are these nude pictures of him? I'm curious. Email me if you know where they are.

Anonymous said...

Fuck! Leave him alone, he's a person too you know! Who cares if he's gay, this is 2005 not the 1950's for cryin' out loud. I've worked with him in the the show Miss Saigon and we became friend's and I have to honestly say he has a great heart, very generous, fun to be around, humorous and just an all around cool guy. And that coming from a girl!

Missy said...

Fuck! Leave him alone, he's a person too you know! Who cares if he's gay, this is 2005 not the 1950's for cryin' out loud. I've worked with him in the the show Miss Saigon and we became friend's and I have to honestly say he has a great heart, very generous, fun to be around, humorous and just an all around cool guy. And that coming from a girl!

Anonymous said...

Wow where can I see the naughty pictures and the photos of him with a man you girls are talking about?

Geeahne said...

I don't care! I still admire him! I love him for who he is... I'm actually depress right now , knowing that dave didn't make it to the wild card now.. but he's still my CANADIAN IDOL... anyways... i'm soooo curious about dave's nude and semi-nude pics... can some emails me that? please... please... please... here's my e-add [geeautiful_2002@yahoo.com]... please... I also wanna meet dave moffatt admirers.. thanx!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

well.. since i'm not a canadian,i've just heard about this silly thing.but who cares, for me anybody deserve to be happy in their own way, so does dave. so, let him walk on his own way.i wanna meet the moffatts fans, please mail me at nino_hikari@yahoo.com , c ya all guys...!!!

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Anonymous said...

Seriously, guys, IF they're naked/nude/clothesless pictures/photographs/pics/pix of David "Dave" Moffatt, pleeeeeease let me know where I can find them because I'm gay/homosexual/homo for Dave Moffatt and I *need* to see what his penis/dick/cock/dink looks like!!! (doug.ptolemy@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

OOH i want to see the pics too!

anaveil@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

oh my god, oh my god, dave moffatt is gay, so what, why cant you people leave him alone, you all act like gay people are aliens, they are people just like us, i've met him before when clint, bob, and dave used to live in Calgary and he is the nicest person you would ever want to meet. so just leave him alone, and Dave if you ever read this, stay the way you are, never change, your a good person!

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Anonymous said...

Whoa...too much new info for one night...anyhoo...um...i dont know what to say but yeah Dave seems cool, he's been my fave since i was twelve and im almos 17 so yeah...its just a little shock, oh and my friend wants to see the pics can someone send them?
mashed_potatoes_wit_gravy@yahoo.ca

nat said...

I had no idea that dave is gay!thats really something...i never would have guessed for all the stuff he said about girls in the past.o well as long as he's happy thats all that truely matters.Those pictures sound quite interessting so if someine could send them to me id be very greatful.
notty_nat@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

his not a gay..he used to be popular since he was a kid (with his bros though). and those guys who were envied with them started to spread those bad romours about them when The Moffatts broke up.those romours are cheesy!so last year..

Anonymous said...

belive me..those rumours ain't true,those rumours makers are nothing,they just trash..!okey.

blake said...

im extremely bi-curious and it would be so cool if i could do it with all the tripletts :p. dave's pics from when he was a teen looks hotter than now though. i'm four days older than them too.

Anonymous said...

So I just met Dave Moffatt at a karaoke bar in Calgary. The dude's not gay.

Anonymous said...

i'm still in denial :P...my gosh he's gay...he's so cute and he was so nice in his concerts here in the Philippines.anyway i hope he'll be successfull and happy in everything he does. You go Dave!!!!mwah

Anonymous said...

hahaha this is really funny..i just got off the phone with Dave a couple hours ago...umm he's still gay and has been very open about it since the band broke up..he's back living in Calgary now, living with his new bf, he's not working on any music right now, but plans on joining his brother's in thailand next year to work on putting an album together..i'm writing an article for my college newspaper about Idol and made him do an interview so I'd have some quotes, is anyone wants the link, it'll be out next week email me scarysarey02@hotmail.com ...and the photoshoot he did was not entirely nude,the only nude shot has him lying on his stomach...anyway that's all...

Ez said...

Dave's gay?

Hurray!!!!


Hehehhehehe

Anonymous said...

I met dave back in 2001 when he was in Toronto with his bros. for a concert. He came wandering through the gay village down church street and realized we recognized him. He turned around and came over to talk to us. Introduced himself and we ended up spending a short time with him. He is really down to earth and really polite. He was not out at the time but seemed a little overwhelmed by the gay village. I cant imagine what he has had to go through in the past five years let alone for the first 16 years of his life. Being gay is not a disease, its not a curse. I beleive it makes those of us who "are" gay, stronger people with a better insight and understanding of whats it like to be unique. Dave, if you get a chance to read this or if anyone passes this along to him....You have truly come a long way and I hope that everything has turned out well for you. Keep plugging away at life and never give up on yourself or the one you love. Life is strange and just when you think you had it all figured out, it throws you a curve ball. Heres hoping life offers you many more curve balls to challenge you and make you strong.

Good luck!

kev @ sedition@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

where are the naked pictures. dave is hott.

Anonymous said...

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Thx alot

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

The Moffatts are a sad pathetic story. First country, then pop, then rock. They were pimped like kiddie porn by their management including some 30 something creep who acted as their nanny. Ten years later they are all adrift, without a clue or a purpose in life. A cautionary tale of what can happen to young talented artists if they are put in the hands of wolves and mugwumps.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it really is a sad story. The thing is, I always thought they were very talented, but sort of viewed as a joke by the music industry and the public in general... And does anyone know what's happened with their parents? I know Frank and Darlana divorced years ago, and Frank and Dave reportedly had a big fight after he "came out". The last official "Moffatts" show was in London, Ontario back in 2001. I also heard rumours they were all in financial trouble a few years back, and had to sell off their Calgary mansion... Yes, you're right. It's an ugly business to be in, and you're surrounded by people who don't always have your best interest in mind. Elvis, Karen Carpenter, Kurt Cobain, and countless others were basically killed by the pressures of the entertainment industry. I'm so glad I walked away from it when I did. And don't kid yourselves, shows like "Canadian Idol" and "Popstar" are completely rigged. Trust me, I know EVERYTHING that goes on here. You would not believe the BS that happens behind the scenes. Anyway, I wish them all the best, and hope that they will reunite and make peace with each other someday.

Anonymous said...

Well, it seems my previous comments have mysteriously vanished. What a suprise. Free speech just doesn't exist anymore... Oh well, right?

Rick Sincere said...

What previous comments are missing, "anonymous"? There are 43 comments to this post, more than for any other post on this blog. You have to be more specific if you are accusing me of censorship.

Anonymous said...

Oops! Sorry Rick, it's my fault. I forgot to dump my cache-mea culpa! Disregard my earlier remarks. :P

Anonymous said...

I happened upon this forum completely by accident, but thought I'd throw my two cents in here while I'm at it... I met Dave briefly while he was working at Desire when he was still living in Winnipeg. The poor guy was totally wasted at the time, and we talked about him and his brothers fall from grace. (The story of him being beat up by his dad is apparently true)... Anyway, asides from the "sibling rivalry" thing that often plagues families, the truth is, their music career never really took off over here in North America, because, as a previous poster mentioned, nobody was taking them seriously... That's why they made the move to Europe to try and make a go of it over there... He also mentioned many other things that I won't get into here because I don't think it's my place to do so. I will say this though: Dave struck me as a troubled soul who was desperately trying to find his way and his place in this world. He also told me that he doesn't wish fame on anyone. Although I never saw him again after that night, he sure left an impact on me. Wherever he is today(does anyone know?), I wish him the best in all his future endeavours and hope that life treats him kind.

Anonymous said...

Hey people!

I just happened upon your site here, i was a moffats fan for the longest time, and i think that Dave's life isa his own and should be respected. But i know for a fact myself that because he was famous at a time that everyone believes that it is public record. I myself am going into the music indusrty and i have saved a lot of money and am headed in to the studio soon to start recording. I am 21 years old and have studied and met a lot of people in the industry so i know what to look forward to. but i think unfortunately Dave and his brothers started at such a young age and were told what to do and wear that they never really trusted themselves to make a stand and think for themselves.this isn't me being rude though don't get me wrong. they seem like nice people whom i've never had the pleasure of meeting. But i do wish them all the best of luck in finding their true colours,and push on through the rough times back into the good times.

Anonymous said...

you can find the pictures here: http://www.tabulas.com/~lainie/gallery.html

Maria said...

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Bye

Anonymous said...

its 2013 and still inlove with DAVE!! even though i know the fact that his a gay!! there's still a lot of moffatts fans until now and im one of them.. i love my group now!! its very active