Hopeless Friend

hopeless friend”, posted by nedward

Pres­ley is in nyc for a con­fer­ence, but that didn’t stop me from leav­ing the house last night. I caught Gra­ham Cox­on, for­mer gui­tarist for a lit­tle brit­pop out­fit called Blur.

I love Graham’s new album, Hap­pi­ness in Mag­a­zines, and was delight­ed to find out that he also puts on a hell of a show, for such a shy guy. His vocals espe­cial­ly were quite strong, though he freaked out and stopped in the mid­dle of a song because the light­ing guy put a spot on him…

My first Blur show was in March of ’97, in the Mid­dle East Down­stairs, when I was a fresh­men (yikes) in col­lege. Rivers Cuo­mo was hang­ing out at the bar, Damon soaked me with water from his many bot­tles, and Gra­ham most­ly sulked in the cor­ner, strum­ming vera­cious­ly. That was the best con­cert I have ever seen.

See­ing Gra­ham kind of makes me wish he was still in Blur, and they were still play­ing lit­tle clubs…

Some old posts about Blur and relat­ed projects:

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