Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

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Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Post by JackS » 24 Jan 2022, 13:21

What a great interview - really enjoyed that - Damon on top form!

A Billie Eilish / Gorillaz collab would be excellent. And this Netflix thing does seem to be happening after all

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Post by rich » 24 Jan 2022, 13:32

I'm looking forward to seeing Damon two nights in a row next month - Sunday 20 Feb at the Troxy and then Monday 21 Feb at the Barbican :)

The Troxy gig is the last in a week of Warchild/Brits concerts. Could this be something special? Previous Warchild gigs at the Albert Hall have featured Graham I think? Damon has a couple of weeks free prior to this in his busy schedule for a bit of rehearsing. Another blur one-off? Who knows...

The Barbican gig is the original Nearer the Fountain launch event - postponed three times! I have the emails to prove it! Could we finally see the full orchestra here?

Speculation, speculation! In the end we'll probably get the solo touring band (Damon on piano with Simon, Mike, Seye etc) plus the Demon Strings. I'll happily settle for that, but it doesn't hurt to dream a little!
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Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Post by John_d » 24 Jan 2022, 21:12

Poor chat from him about Taylor Swift. Amusing she has come after him. Has he not actually listened to her music...

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Post by vitekm » 24 Jan 2022, 21:35

I dont think damon was ever THIS famous. "Taylor" is trending on Twitter and her tweet about Damon have like 160k likes (and counting).

So funny :-)

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Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Post by JackS » 24 Jan 2022, 21:50

Damon is now trending. It's publicity I suppose...


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Post by aldamasta » 28 Jan 2022, 02:10

That's hilarious that the Billie Eilish cover came out just now. Hope she's not too close to T Swift! :lol:

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Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Post by rich » 28 Jan 2022, 09:49

Did anyone here get to the LA show?
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Post by aldamasta » 28 Jan 2022, 20:16

rich wrote:
28 Jan 2022, 09:49
Did anyone here get to the LA show?
I was there, rich! Great show and iconic venue. I've uploaded a few videos to my YouTube if anyone would like to see, they're decent quality: https://www.youtube.com/user/aldamasta

And I met Damon after the gig and got a drawing from him in my sketchbook! I was over the moon. :D

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Post by rich » 28 Jan 2022, 23:46

aldamasta wrote:
28 Jan 2022, 20:16
rich wrote:
28 Jan 2022, 09:49
Did anyone here get to the LA show?
I was there, rich! Great show and iconic venue. I've uploaded a few videos to my YouTube if anyone would like to see, they're decent quality: https://www.youtube.com/user/aldamasta
And I met Damon after the gig and got a drawing from him in my sketchbook! I was over the moon. :D
cool videos - thanks :)

Did Damon remember you from the UEA Norwich GBQ gig? 8-)
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Post by aldamasta » 02 Feb 2022, 14:52

Ha, I wish! I think I look too old now for him to recognize me :D

Also, rich, I'm excited you're finally getting to see Damon at the Barbican! Can't believe it's been almost 2 years since our initial tickets were canceled :shock:

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Post by Ian_D » 12 Feb 2022, 10:54

Pavlich wrote:
10 Dec 2021, 02:55
(Also, quick plea: I'm in, I think, the last jurisdiction in the fuckin world still with a concrete travel ban. it's over probably next month. my birthday falls on the night of one of the London shows... does anyone have a single ticket they could sell me? I can't see anything anywhere. I'm after the 21st at the Barbican. it'd mean the world. thank you!)
I have two tickets for this gig. I have also now just tested positive for covid. So as I am likely isolating... are you still looking?

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Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Post by Pavlich » 13 Feb 2022, 14:20

Ian_D wrote:
12 Feb 2022, 10:54
Pavlich wrote:
10 Dec 2021, 02:55
(Also, quick plea: I'm in, I think, the last jurisdiction in the fuckin world still with a concrete travel ban. it's over probably next month. my birthday falls on the night of one of the London shows... does anyone have a single ticket they could sell me? I can't see anything anywhere. I'm after the 21st at the Barbican. it'd mean the world. thank you!)
I have two tickets for this gig. I have also now just tested positive for covid. So as I am likely isolating... are you still looking?
Thanks (genuinely) for remembering me, but I'm still unable to leave this fucking state I live in...

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Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Post by rich » 21 Feb 2022, 16:31

Went to the Troxy gig last night. Er - interesting show. I was expecting the Fountain stuff plus the blur piano interpretations, but what we got was the full album with extended intros/outros and lots of bird and wave noises! Plus Damon's massive horn...

Polaris was nearer to the version aired on the Boilerhouse/Isolation stream...

HOWEVER the encore was three Fountain outtakes!! Never heard before!! The sort of melodic snippets that made Blur 21 so fascinating!

Outtake 1 is a bit boring to be honest but 2 and 3 - WOW - they could easily be the core of new blur/gorillaz songs...

You'll find them here https://vimeo.com/user19376405
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