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Orri P. Dyrason,
A friend of mine used to be an avid fan of Oasis and Blur back in the 90's, when both bands were fighting to reach the top of the charts. I, on the other hand, was starting to get into cinema and had no interest in Britpop. If anything, I thought Alex James was really hot (I was 16 at the time and allowed to be immature) and, like everyone else, I listened to Wonderwall too many times.
But yesterday, thanks to a thing called Youtube, I had the chance to learn a little bit about Blur and its four members. Even though I expected Albarn, James, alcohol and fame to be the main characters of No Distance Left to Run, I was happily surprised to see how Graham Coxon, the guitar player, took centre stage.
It's funny how those who, face to the public, are the leaders of a band may not always be the most interesting ones. I admit James is still hot (let me rephrase that, for I am no longer 16: extremely attractive), but Coxon grabbed my attention from minute one and as I listened to him, I grew more absorbed in the band's story.
I doubt I will ever listen to any of their albums; their music is simply not my cup of tea. Nevertheless, I do love a good story and this one is not over yet. Can't wait to get hold of James's Bit of a Blur: The Autobiography! http://the9thscreen.blogspot.com.es/
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