Monday, November 26, 2012

Since When Does Graham Coxon Call the Shots in Blur?

Blur are, and were, perhaps the biggest band ever that never made it in America.

But, having said that, Blur are still this huge possibility that could very easily explode into something huge next year if and when they decide to put out a new album and play several of the big music festivals.

Since when does Graham Coxon function as the spokesman for what the band will and won't do? They recorded without him and they could very easily do so again. It's entirely Damon Albarn's band, and if he decides to make a Blur album, he will make a Blur album with three chimps and a triangle if that's what he wants to do. He doesn't need or require anyone else to make that decision.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Fire in John Squire's Barn


I remember watching a pre-Stone Roses reunion documentary about John Squire and his art, and if this is the building that I'm thinking of, then this is truly a sad event.

The documentary looked at how Squire produced his art, and if offered a rare glimpse into his creative process.

I cannot vouch for this, but I think this is the facility that may have burned down: