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by TristramShandy
26 Feb 2018, 18:24
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Introduce Yourself (Hello to all the new users)
Replies: 210
Views: 147090

Re: Introduce Yourself (Hello to all the new users)

Hi all. I should have posted here some tiiiiiiiiiiiiiime ago, but... well, better late than never, and also I didn't want to introduce myself once and never come again on the board (no offense to those concerned; anyway if you're reading this you're not concerned.) :) So well, I'm 35, been into Blur...
by TristramShandy
26 Feb 2018, 18:16
Forum: Blur
Topic: am I blurs biggest fan...
Replies: 36
Views: 10462

Re: am I blurs biggest fan...

shandy lol, but ringo was a beatles in essence so win win Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Ringo's playing, that was just for the quotation... ;) To come back to the topic, I think there's a fine balance in being a fan. I was thinking about completism: we all have a pretty decent and complete ...
by TristramShandy
26 Feb 2018, 14:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: am I blurs biggest fan...
Replies: 36
Views: 10462

Re: am I blurs biggest fan...

Forever Low Man wrote:i don't think even damon is blur's biggest fan
"Paul, do you think Ringo is the best drummer in the world?"
"Ringo? Come on, he's not even the best drummer within the Beatles..."

:D Sorry, off topic but could not resist...
by TristramShandy
14 Feb 2018, 10:31
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gene by gene
Replies: 16
Views: 5604

Gene by gene

I thought it would be interesting to talk "genetics" in Blur songs, i.e. how songs can relate to each other in their inspiration, composition, etc. throughout the years. A few thoughts I had: Blue Jeans and Resigned are twin songs; the guitar riff of Movin' On is a harder version of that of Magic Am...
by TristramShandy
08 Feb 2018, 18:02
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Beatles Thread
Replies: 2752
Views: 520790

Re: The Beatles Thread

Is it a well-known fact that the mono remasters differ from the stereo versions? Notwithstanding the obvious differences, e.g. Helter Skelter being one (!!) minute shorter on the mono version, there are other minute details that I came to realise today: on the intro of Sexy Sadie for example, the mo...
by TristramShandy
27 Jan 2018, 14:04
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Tribute album in the works (forum comp)
Replies: 57
Views: 20572

Re: Blur Tribute album in the works (forum comp)

I've been listening to the four covers already published, they are very enjoyable! (dparrott, you have a very Morrisseyesque voice! ;) ) I'm just fixing some mix details on my version of My Terracotta Heart (getting the percussions as loud as they should be, that sort of thing... :D ). Also I've sta...
by TristramShandy
24 Jan 2018, 20:06
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Tribute album in the works (forum comp)
Replies: 57
Views: 20572

Re: Blur Tribute album in the works (forum comp)

Sorry for digging up such an old post...
Just to check whether this project had fallen in limbo or not. I personnally have a cover of My Terracotta Heart which I'd be happy to share.

Anyone also interested in making the same with Graham's songs? If You Want Me is itching me... :)
by TristramShandy
09 Nov 2017, 13:46
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur's height
Replies: 6
Views: 2034

Re: Blur's height

Graham's height is mentioned on the side of the milk box in the Coffee & TV video. :D Though I cannot remember it offhand, nor tell whether it's his genuine height or it was made up randomly.
by TristramShandy
09 Nov 2017, 13:40
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blurd Tribute Band...
Replies: 14
Views: 5249

Re: Blurd Tribute Band...

I watched a few videos of Blurd... They're ok, but lack the preciseness of the guitar and bass parts. Maybe I'm slightly picky, but even Song 2 isn't nailed right... This Db chord under "why I need you" should not be a barre, it's so much better the way Graham plays it including the low string, that...
by TristramShandy
09 Nov 2017, 13:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: My Official iTunes Blur Play Count
Replies: 12
Views: 3328

Re: My Official iTunes Blur Play Count

I personally reckon The Puritan is a good song. Notwithstanding the fact that it was probably mixed by my mother-in-law (tough, and it ruins part of it, agreed), it has nonetheless a good Blur vibe in it.
by TristramShandy
12 Oct 2017, 15:15
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what would u change ur username to?
Replies: 11
Views: 4343

Re: explain your username

Title of one of my favourite books.
No connection to Blur, except maybe I once read somewhere in the press the Oasis/Blur rivalry being described as "Northern pub lads vs. Southern shandy drinkers." :)
by TristramShandy
11 Oct 2017, 15:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: For Tomorrow
Replies: 9
Views: 3042

Re: For Tomorrow

Sorry for commenting again on this oooold post, but mystery solved, I eventually found out what that weird sound was: I reckon it's an electric guitar through a flanger effect, mainly playing palm muted. From time to time you can hear a chord, and the flanger goes wiiiiiiiz. Same instrument. While t...
by TristramShandy
03 Oct 2017, 15:22
Forum: Blur
Topic: Did The Magic Whip give you closure?
Replies: 37
Views: 11822

Re: Did The Magic Whip give you closure?

dparrott wrote:My closure is that they made another album with Graham again. I would have been sad if TT was their last.
Agreed. Ending with the Graxit would not have been great.
Now I don't know if TMW gives me the impression of final closure... But I definitely know that A+E does not in Graham's discography!
by TristramShandy
18 Sep 2017, 17:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 222820

Re: general blur thread

Is it connected with the tuning or a special sound of another guitar? Regarding tuning, it's interesting how he seldom uses alternate tunings with Blur, and a lot more in his solo stuff. I can only think offhand of Swamp Song and No Distance Left To Run for alternate-tuning Blur songs, whereas we h...
by TristramShandy
15 Sep 2017, 06:22
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Song/Band Game
Replies: 3176
Views: 447600

Re: Song/Band Game

The Magnetic Fields - Queen Of The Savages