Mercury Prize 2014: Damon Albarn shortlisted for solo debut

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Mercury Prize 2014: Damon Albarn shortlisted for solo debut

Post by Mark72 » 10 Sep 2014, 17:09

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Post by maria » 21 Oct 2014, 17:25

Jamie T explaining why he thinks ER should win the Mercury Prize https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-lf1_M8ZfM#t=25
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Post by Mark72 » 22 Oct 2014, 14:25

Nice words from Jamie. He hit the nail on the head for me on what ER is all about. Jamie's debut is very impressive as is his latest Carry on the grudge. One of My faves for 2014! A very talented Musicial I've seen live too and hope to catch him live in 2015!
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Post by JAIME » 22 Oct 2014, 20:10

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2159934.stm
When Damon Albarn's cartoon band Gorillaz resigned from the Mercury Music Prize shortlist in 2001, they said winning would be "like carrying a dead albatross round your neck for eternity". :lol:

Do you think he has possibilities to win that after this statement long time ago? :roll:
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Post by 101reykjavik » 29 Oct 2014, 18:22

Damon was on BBC Five Live being interviewed at the venue (briefly) ahead of tonight's announcement. Should be on iPlayer in due course if anyone wants to hear it back.
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Post by JordanPowers » 29 Oct 2014, 20:39

I remember hearing somewhere the reason that Gorillaz turned down the Mercury Prize nomination was because they noticed that at the time, each artist that got nominated for a Mercury Prize had seemed to just drop from the face of the earth shortly afterwards. They didn't want that to happen to Gorillaz, so Damon and Jamie had decided they wanted nothing to do with that and they rejected it.
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Post by Mark72 » 29 Oct 2014, 20:45

Called it "An albatross round their necks" I seem to remember.
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TripleJay97 wrote:So... He didn't win.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/o ... athers-win
Blame the dead albatross.
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Post by JAIME » 30 Oct 2014, 13:17

TV, Radio & Internet: Damon live on Channel 4's Mercury Prize Awards Show coverage, this Friday at 23:40 GMT.

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JAIME wrote:
TripleJay97 wrote:So... He didn't win.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/o ... athers-win
Blame the dead albatross.
And the mediocre solo effort.
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JAIME wrote:TV, Radio & Internet: Damon live on Channel 4's Mercury Prize Awards Show coverage, this Friday at 23:40 GMT.

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Post by Veikko » 04 Nov 2014, 10:35

Did anybody catch his performance? I can't watch the above video due to area restrictions...

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Veikko wrote:Did anybody catch his performance? I can't watch the above video due to area restrictions...
Same problem here :cry:
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