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's and Graham's music since I was 15-or-such. The self-titled album was the third CD I bought ever (after Revolver
and Rubber Soul
, to give a rough idea of my cornerstones); of course I came to complete my collection quite quickly after that. I was pretty much into Modern Life Is Rubbish
for some years, well that was before 1999 and 13
, which blew my mind. Then naturally moved to Graham's stuff, my preference still going to Crow Sit On Blood Tree
I never saw Blur live, but did Graham twice, in 2005 in Hammersmith Palais (a pre-Love Travels
concert), and in Oxford in 2012.
I'm a musician myself, mainly playing bass, I can cope with a guitar (~Damon's level), bit of piano, singing (covering Graham's Home
in a duet)...
Oh yes, and also I wrote a note-for-note transcription of Graham's The Spinning Top
, all tracks, all instruments, bam, heavy work, I'm quite proud of it (and would be prouder still if I could find a way to publish the whole thing...
) Transcribing tunes is a bit of a hobby for me, yep, very interesting work to carry out in Blur's case.
I listen to a pretty diverse range of music, be it pop, rock, jazz, funk, folk... errr not too much classical music (or else XXth century) nor rap (except for a few UK acts). My record collection is heavily unbalanced towards the "B" section by the almighty Beatles/Bowie/Blur trinity (I don't own enough of Beach Boys' for it to be significant, sorry KingLouieLouie76!).