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Re: B-Roads

Posted: 31 Oct 2016, 19:35
by Sushi
Magpie, you've probably answered this question dozens of times, but how did B-Roads come into your possession in the first place?

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 02 Nov 2016, 14:21
by dparrott
I can answer that. See, there is this "Blur Illuminati" that has special privileges and....UGH...*dies*

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 02 Nov 2016, 19:55
by Mark87uk
Is there a link to the B roads review? I have black book on my iPad, and 3862 days but not sure I've seen anything in either, tbf it's been a while since I read thru and when I've tried in recent times I'd been pissed and full of blur related emotion

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 03 Nov 2016, 00:46
by dougharrison
Mark87uk wrote:Is there a link to the B roads review? I have black book on my iPad, and 3862 days but not sure I've seen anything in either, tbf it's been a while since I read thru and when I've tried in recent times I'd been pissed and full of blur related emotion

There's no review in 3862 days, as far as I remember it's not mentioned in there - although it was over 10 years ago I last read it. There have been 2 editions of Drew's book (I think) and the B Roads review is only in the second one (again I think) so if you have the first edition that's why you haven't seen it in there. Hope that helps (although probably infuriates if you only own the first edition!)

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 03 Nov 2016, 10:37
by stephen
It's in the 2nd edition you can see the index on amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Book-Liv ... books+drew

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 03 Nov 2016, 11:04
by Liese
dougharrison wrote:Thirdly screenshots of the film were available online over FB once upon a time, the impression I get is that Blur management yanked the chain on that pretty quickly so a) it's clear those in authority still really don't want this in the public domain and b) what is out there (a small handful of copies, Mr Magpie's review) is probably all that is out there - I assume if the old FB photos had been saved by anyone they would have resurfaced by now.
Somewhere in my parents attic I might have a print out of the whole thread containing the photos. It's certainly not worth digging out for the photos (barely a black blur produced by a very old black and white ink yet printer... -- MrMagpies review gives you a far better picture), but if I still remember then I might check this when home for Christmas. Just to give you all an idea about the scale of the fuss this caused back then and how quickly it was deleted, just as Doug is pointing out here...

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 03 Nov 2016, 11:06
by tom_cas1
Blur's management have been so fast at shutting down B-Roads, if only they took the same care and precision with music promotion...

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 03 Nov 2016, 12:00
by stephen
tom_cas1 wrote:Blur's management have been so fast at shutting down B-Roads, if only they took the same care and precision with music promotion...
:lol: :lol:

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 03 Nov 2016, 14:40
by dougharrison
tom_cas1 wrote:Blur's management have been so fast at shutting down B-Roads, if only they took the same care and precision with music promotion...
Hear hear!

That's certainly a sentiment I can get on board with.

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 03 Nov 2016, 14:53
by tender
dougharrison wrote:
tom_cas1 wrote:Blur's management have been so fast at shutting down B-Roads, if only they took the same care and precision with music promotion...
Hear hear!

That's certainly a sentiment I can get on board with.

This a thousand times this !

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 03 Nov 2016, 18:34
by aldamasta
Yes Tom yes! Genuinely wonder why Damon and Graham keep Eleven MGMT... any ideas?

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 03 Nov 2016, 21:53
by rob_graves
Eleven are pretty awful.

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 05 Nov 2016, 17:03
by MsMagicAmerica
aldamasta wrote:Yes Tom yes! Genuinely wonder why Damon and Graham keep Eleven MGMT... any ideas?
Laziness?

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 07 Nov 2016, 12:54
by Liese
aldamasta wrote:Yes Tom yes! Genuinely wonder why Damon and Graham keep Eleven MGMT... any ideas?
I have always believed that somehow Damon was involved in setting them up? No idea how this belief has formed, but if you look at the artists they promote it's not unlikely to be true.

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 10 Nov 2016, 07:43
by Pavlich
Liese wrote:
aldamasta wrote:Yes Tom yes! Genuinely wonder why Damon and Graham keep Eleven MGMT... any ideas?
I have always believed that somehow Damon was involved in setting them up? No idea how this belief has formed, but if you look at the artists they promote it's not unlikely to be true.
The only half-popular bands on there are Damon's ones...