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I’ve Got A Healthy Feeling, A Sleepy Feeling

The other day, I tweeted something to the effect of “Gorillaz started with Blur’s ‘Cowboy Song’ in 1998,” in response to the marvelous Jeff Parker suggesting that the roots of Damon Albarn’s magical merry-go-round of a supergroup could be found … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 366 Songs , , , , , , , ,

366 Songs 308: He Thought Of Cars

A particularly melancholic song from a somewhat melancholy album – Unlike Parklife, The Great Escape is never actually fun, as such; it’s sad or its angry, and sometimes it’s both, but “fun”…? Not so much – “He Thought of Cars” … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 307: Kissin’ Time

Despite officially being a Marianne Faithfull song – appearing on her album of the same name – this is, to all intents and purposes a late-period Blur song, falling between 13 and Think Tank and bearing all manner of similarities … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 366 Songs , ,

366 Songs 276: Strange News From Another Star

Coming late into the Blur album that saw Damon Albarn et al abandon the Britpop sound for something more influenced by British music of the 1970s than that of the ’60s (People at the time pointed to an American Alternative … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 223: 1

Easily the best track off the new Blur 21 boxset, “1” sounds like the bridge between Blur and Gorillaz, with the band doing something more free and more groove-based than what they’d been up to previously, with the lyrics and … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 218: Sunday Sunday

Before they were POPSTARS, Blur did this. And, if you can ignore the cheesiness of the video – I know, it’s hard – then there’s a lot to be enjoyed about “Sunday Sunday,” especially if you wish there were more … Continue reading

August 5, 2012 366 Songs ,

Under The Unfinished Westway

Huh, interesting. William Orbit – fast becoming a Blur spoiler fan-favorite after working with the band on new material and then being dumped when they didn’t like the results – has released an earlier version of “Under The Westway” on … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 Uncategorized , ,

366 Songs 172: The Puritan

No time to write today, because I’ve made the (selfish?) promise to myself that I’d rather wrap up work in as timely a manner as possible and there’s still a bunch of work left to do. But this song has … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 366 Songs ,

Color Me Interested

Apparently, some kind of teaser for the new song Damon Albarn unveiled this past weekend (Skip to 2:38): Considering everyone was convinced that the previously-teased “Under The Westway” was going to be the final Blur release, this is a surprise… … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 Uncategorized ,

366 Songs 105: Under The Westway

There are all manner of reasons why this song shouldn’t work – A piano that sounds like “Let It Be” (or, if you’re me, the opening of “That’s The Way God Planned It” by Billy Preston), lyrics that are too … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 366 Songs ,