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    review õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Alex James [EBOOK/EPUB] (Bit of a Blur) Alex James Ô 5 characters Bit of a bore Alex tells us that he drank a lot took drugs although is of course too coy to mention them in any detail and had lots of sex served up to him on a plate with buttered soldiers So far no surprises and nothing particularly

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (Bit of a Blur) SoMuchFunI can't remember when a book last left me with such a sense of undiluted joy Alex James is clearly one of those peo

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (Bit of a Blur) Free read Bit of a Blur Alex James reckons bass players in bands are cool most of the bass players I've ever even noticed on stage have hidden behind everyone else Although Alex James seemingly set out to be the coolest bass player rock roll has ever known he goes on to prove with a brilliant anecdote about the bass player from Coldplay the competition hasn't been that strongFrom the opening lines I was impressed with his ability to write weaving toge

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    review õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Alex James [EBOOK/EPUB] (Bit of a Blur) Alex James Ô 5 characters The fact is I liked Blur a lot before I read this book The problem isn't so much that it is badly written it's not it is about how it made me feel as a reader We usually read these type of books to gain an insight into the artist not to have our faces rubbed in their wealth Alex James chooses to largely gloss o

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (Bit of a Blur) Free read Bit of a Blur Efternin drinkin it does ye in but ye cannae fuckin beat it Francis Begbie in Porno by Irvine WelshEfternin drinkin as it happens is the reason I bought this book see previous review And the principal reason my memory of the first f

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    Free read Bit of a Blur [EBOOK/EPUB] (Bit of a Blur) Alex James Ô 5 characters This book is essentially the non fiction memoir of Alex James the bassist from Blur and so as such it takes us behind the scenes of the Britpop revolution and shows just what it was like to be a part of one of the biggest bands of the turn of the century For someone born right at the end of the 80s all of that delicious 1990s pop culture stuff made me nostalgicBut what I most liked here was the honesty with which he wrote about

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    [EBOOK/EPUB] (Bit of a Blur) review õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Alex James Free read Bit of a Blur Disappointingly pedestrian unilluminating predictable annoying and just plain disappointingThis is the well trod trajectory of an art school student aspiring then hugely successful musician who looses his way in the usual pit of ulti

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    review õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Alex James Alex James Ô 5 characters [EBOOK/EPUB] (Bit of a Blur) I have had this book in my pile for uite some time and decided to pull it out on a recent long flightThough it started cute and ins

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    Alex James Ô 5 characters review õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Alex James Free read Bit of a Blur something i started reading due to being a fan of blur resulted in surprising and amusing me to no end a very pleasurable read james' voice is light amusing incredibly likeable and informative the author doesn't write only about pop culture and rock'n roll bands but about other subjects that he finds just as interesting and ones he manages to sell to the reader as wellUPDATE heard that blur was first called seymour after

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    Free read Bit of a Blur Alex James Ô 5 characters review õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Alex James This was actually a lot nicer than expected mainly because I didn't know Alex James is such a good writer I would give it 3 and a half stars if I could It's obviously recommended to those who likeliked Blur but it's a nice book in its own right It gives you insight on Britain in the 90s and since I spent a lot of my 90s

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Free read Bit of a Blur

Free download Bit of a Blur é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free From a slug infested flat in Camberwell to a world of screaming fans and private jets and his eventual search to find meaning and happiness and perhaps most importantly the perfect cheese in an increasingly surreal world. I have had this book in my pile for uite some time and decided to pull it out on a recent long flightThough it started cute and insouciant I found Alex soon grew tiresome I guess that is what happens when you are the bon vivant bass player and not the gifted guitarist or lead singerleaderThe book jumped around way too much and I jumped around but then felt like it was missing huge chunksI read a lot of fluffy celebrity bios This one was not fun It was a drudge and a sludge

review õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Alex JamesBit of a Blur

Free download Bit of a Blur é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free I was the Fool king of Soho and the number one slag in the Groucho Club the second drunkest member of the world's drunkest band This was no disaster though It was a dream coming true'For Alex James music had always been. Alex James reckons bass players in bands are cool most of the bass players I ve ever even noticed on stage have hidden behind everyone else Although Alex James seemingly set out to be the coolest bass player rock roll has ever known he goes on to prove with a brilliant anecdote about the bass player from Coldplay the competition hasn t been that strongFrom the opening lines I was impressed with his ability to write weaving together a series of interesting and entertaining anecdotes with an infectious enthusiasm granted if you can t have enthusiasm for your subject when you re writing about yourself you may as well give up writing altogether but James is erudite and witty and incredibly frank about his occasionally abhorrent behaviour I was enamoured from the start and James and obviously a great editor didn t let me down becoming by uite some margin my favourite autobiographybiography that I ve ever picked upBlur came to my attention at that most impressionable time in my life I was eleven and my favourite family member who I thought was infinitely cool was talking about how amazing this band called Blur were and he played me one of their songs As soon as I had saved up enough pocket money I went straight out and bought their album on cassette Yeah it was that long ago I hadn t even heard of CD And for the next twenty years if anybody asked me to name my favourite bands Blur would be in there no matter how my tastes changed over time Blur Pulp Britpop in general they have a special place in my heart So when I recently got back in to the band revisiting my youth in some ways this book was always going to get read however it is not one of those biographies that only reward people already familiar with the subject so rarely does it touch on the ins and outs of Blur as a band instead focussing on the human experience of somebody catapulted from reading French at Goldsmith s to international superstardom via the artistic medium of musicAlex James whilst being a drunken rockstar celebrity was and still is in the shadow of his much famous frontman and frontmen in general Albarn Cocker and The Gallagher s could never have written this book they may well write fascinating autobiographies in time but Bit of a Blur is the work of somebody who was allowed to live in the shadow even slightly and it is far interesting because of it At no point are you left with the impression that the author is concerned about their legacy immortality rectifying perceived sleights politics muckraking and scandal it is simply the memories of how he became famous and how he reacted to his dreams coming trueThe infectious and casual nature of the prose leaves you feeling like you re tagging along on one of his many many nights of debauchery with his famous and not so famous friends to the point that you worry when you put the book down that you ll miss some crazy antic whilst you re away Now THAT is impressive storytelling that 99% of fiction authors could do with learning Whilst at the same time he skips ALL of the boring bits that bog down most biographies without getting caught in the trap of going in to explicit detail about EVERY LAST THING that ever happened to him cramming pre record deal Seymour in to two chapters thankfully and spending a mere 200 pages on the following 20 years of his life The title is apt and not just a clever play on the name of his most famous music projectI recently saw the Blur documentary No Distance Left To Run and in it Graham Coxon credited this book as being the major catalyst behind the band putting their differences behind them and getting back together A reward much greater than being named book of the year by NME or being reprinted four times within a year of being published

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Free download Bit of a Blur é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A door to a eventful life But as bass player of Blur one of the most successful British bands of all time his journey was exciting and extreme than he could ever have predicted In Bit of a Blur he chronicles his journey. Efternin drinkin it does ye in but ye cannae fuckin beat it Francis Begbie in Porno by Irvine WelshEfternin drinkin as it happens is the reason I bought this book see previous review And the principal reason my memory of the first few chapters is a wee bit hazy I have the feeling a young Alex James would have approved thoughI went to university with the express purpose of meeting a boy who looked like Alex James floppy dark fringe cheekbones to slice cheese ooh James would probably approve of that metaphor too obviously my 17 year old crush is still alive and well and a big cushiony pair of lips I don t know where all the Alex James lookalikes were in 1994 Glasgow probably the place I d escaped from but they certainly weren t in Aberdeen Not even any Jonny Greenwoods like a serious and intense older brother of James Small aside the rare pictures of Greenwood smiling and James not are far attractive than their far familiar brooding stare and imbecilic grin respectively The closest I met was James one of the guys who lived in the university flat downstairs from us who used to play the bassline from Girls Boys ad infinitum Sadly neither his looks nor his bass playing skills came close to those of his famous namesake I used to play the tape of Parklife louder just to drown him outThis book zips along at an entertaining pace and although blatantly self centred is refreshingly free of either the I m so not worthy false modesty or whiny my incredible talent is sooo overshadowed by my fame extremes commonly found in autobiographies He accepts things for what they are and does his best to wring every last piece of enjoyment out of them just to soak it all up again He does admit that other people suffered because of this attitude but it doesn t seem to trouble his conscience too much Which probably makes him a prize tosser But does make for a fun read

  • Paperback
  • 274
  • Bit of a Blur
  • Alex James
  • English
  • 19 August 2020
  • 9780349119939