(PDF/EPUB) [Bit of a Blur] ☆ Alex James

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  • Bit of a Blur
  • Alex James
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  • 08 April 2018
  • 9780349119939

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summary Bit of a Blur ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF free download ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF è Alex James Alex James è 8 characters 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 Marianne Williamson On Spirituality 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 Beginning from Jerusalem Christianity in the Making vol 2 out Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color 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 The Universe in a Nutshell 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 In Bed with the Earl Lost Lords of London #1 of fluffy celebrity bios This La M?ditation cEst Pour Moi one was not fun It was a drudge and a sludge

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summary Bit of a Blur ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF free download ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF è Alex James Alex James è 8 characters 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