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by JackS
18 Jul 2019, 14:34
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 340
Views: 64925

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

Really enjoyed last night's show too. Thought they were pretty crap for the first 20 mins or so, when they were just a bit too downbeat, sombre and dark for a disinterested seeming audience, but as usual Damon grabbed the show by the scruff of the neck and - through sheer force of will - dragged ev...
by JackS
18 Jul 2019, 12:10
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 340
Views: 64925

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

Great gig last night, they had the Choir there too which I didn't expect at all (choir came back on for Poison Tree, Herculean and Nature Springs, and closed the gig itself) Band on absolutely top form.
by JackS
28 Jun 2019, 13:46
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gig: BST Hyde Park, London, 20 Jun 2015
Replies: 420
Views: 101248

Re: Gig: BST Hyde Park, London, 20 Jun 2015

I was there with my wife and daughter 6 at the time. My daughter was on my shoulders the entire gig waving about a homemade Milky Carton (created by me) with Milky on one side and his female version on the other, bloody good effort it was, looking very close to the real one and had a number of othe...
by JackS
28 May 2019, 12:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: Happiness in Magazines turns 15
Replies: 12
Views: 1860

Re: Happiness in Magazines turns 15

Love this album, and delighted to have recently picked up a copy on vinyl.

I struggle to choose a favourite between this, Spinning Top, and A&E
by JackS
09 May 2019, 05:29
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 138472

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

The problem I have is that having a good portion of the album available before release takes away from album release day I remember by the time TMW came out we had multiple songs available as well.. I think Go out, Lonesome St, MTH, I Broadcast and one other maybe Ong Ong - all streaming before the ...
by JackS
21 Apr 2019, 06:34
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 340
Views: 64925

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

Looks amazing. Unfortunately had to drop out of going at short notice which is a real shame, so thanks for sharing the videos!
by JackS
06 Apr 2019, 10:57
Forum: Blur
Topic: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!
Replies: 42
Views: 7762

Re: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!

Anaiah, young fan who visited Damon in his studio two days ago asked him about this Blur reunion for Africa Express. Apparently first they wanted to do only Clover Over Dover, then when Damon invited a local choir to Africa Express show they decided to play also Tender. Song 2 wasn't planned at all...
by JackS
05 Feb 2019, 11:09
Forum: Blur
Topic: Symbols on the Cover Art of Colours
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Re: Symbols on the Cover Art of Colours

Never seen this before, cool! Seems almost like a mood chart they made for the songs early on in the sessions. I think 'Chicken & Fries' is probably what became 'Don't be'. Given the song starts with Damon repeatedly saying "chicken and, chicken and, chicken and friieess". Not read the particular i...
by JackS
14 Jan 2019, 10:25
Forum: Blur
Topic: gorillaz Brits 2019 nomination
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Re: gorillaz Brits 2019 nomination

Still great to see them being highlighted as one of the bands of the year - again
by JackS
27 Dec 2018, 12:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 138472

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

dparrott wrote:
23 Dec 2018, 23:44
The Poison Tree would have made a great Blur song. Think of what Graham could have done with it!
I feel exactly the same way about Souk Eye from The Now Now
by JackS
27 Nov 2018, 07:44
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 340
Views: 64925

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

Surprised no Herculean!
by JackS
24 Nov 2018, 11:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 340
Views: 64925

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

lumaka wrote:
JackS wrote:stay tuned for Tommy during the shows, who does get a starring role...
Wow, I'm super curious to see it :-)

So how many people were there in the audience, +/- 20?
I counted about 40, plus a few crew. Sort of 3 rows of us sat cross legged on the floor on some old rugs :D
by JackS
24 Nov 2018, 10:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 340
Views: 64925

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

At the signing, I decided to play it safe and only ask for Merrie Land and the original GBQ album to be signed - band happy to do so but Tony did a wry smile when handed the original album and said "Well... this is a different thing... but ok" Also managed to get in to the rehearsal yesterday! Sat n...
by JackS
23 Nov 2018, 13:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 340
Views: 64925

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

I've got tickets for tonight too :) Should be a fun afternoon!
by JackS
20 Nov 2018, 19:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 138472

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

I bought the green vinyl and indeed just bought it a second time so that I can get into the signing at Rough Trade on Thursday (check the GBQ FB page for the link)