(Bit of a Blur) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Alex James

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read & download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Alex James Bit of a Blur review Ò 100 Alex James Ý 0 read & download 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. 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 ultimately miserable bacchanalian excess and guess what Material wealth possessions celebratory status success and adulation didn t lead to happiness who d have thoughtWhilst clearly that does seem to have been the life of Alex James what is disappointing here is not that he lead that life but that this book tells us nothing new there are no insights and neither is it told in any kind of interesting amusing or even stylish way Sorry Alex probably better stick to bass playing and cheese making

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Bit of a Blur

read & download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Alex James Bit of a Blur review Ò 100 Alex James Ý 0 read & download 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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read & download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Alex James Bit of a Blur review Ò 100 Alex James Ý 0 read & download 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. 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 his life as well as some of the stories about how nuts Graham Coxon is James was studying French at university and has always had a bit of thing for the French and French culture and that was pretty cool as well because I ve been working on my own French I ve been practicing my bass guitar skills tooAs rock n roll memoirs go it s perhaps pretty tame but that s okay I wasn t too bothered with that side of things and indeed I m not really the biggest Blur fan and so half the time they were talking about songs that I d not heard of But despite that it was an engaging enough memoir to carry it through and I learned uite a lot of stuff that I didn t know before such as that the band was friends with Damien Hurst and that two of the members James included are able to fly aeroplanes That s pretty coolAll in all I d probably recommend it especially to Blur fans


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    read & download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Alex James Alex James Ý 0 read & download (Bit of a Blur) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Alex James 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 interesting or remarkable about this However end of story Alex doesn't really think about his what happened or analyse it or make any of it at all interesting Apart from the time when he d

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    read & download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Alex James Alex James Ý 0 read & download read & download 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 people who is extroverted optimistic spontaneous and naturally lucky and the tone of the boo

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    read & download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Alex James (Bit of a Blur) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Alex James 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 Coldp

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    Alex James Ý 0 read & download read & download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Alex James (Bit of a Blur) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Alex James 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

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    read & download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Alex James (Bit of a Blur) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Alex James 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 m

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    read & download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Alex James (Bit of a Blur) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Alex James Alex James Ý 0 read & download This book is essentially the non fiction memoir of Alex James the bassist from Blur and so as such it takes us be

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    (Bit of a Blur) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Alex James 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 ultimately miserable bacchanalian excess and guess what? Material wealth possessions celebratory status success and adulation didn't lead to happiness who'd have thought?Whilst clearly that does seem to

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    Alex James Ý 0 read & download (Bit of a Blur) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Alex James 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

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    read & download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Alex James Alex James Ý 0 read & download read & download 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 a

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    (Bit of a Blur) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ 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

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  • Paperback
  • 274
  • Bit of a Blur
  • Alex James
  • English
  • 04 June 2019
  • 9780349119939