Bit of a Blur by Alex James
The Autobiography

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‘I was the Fool-king of Soho and the number-one slag in the Groucho Club, the second drunkest member of the world’s drunkest band. This was no disaster, though. It was a dream coming true.’ For Alex James, music had always been a door to a more eventful life. But as bass player of Blur - one of the most successful British bands of all time - his journey was more exciting and extreme than he could ever have predicted. In Bit of a Blur he chronicles his journey from a slug-infested flat in Camberwell to a world of screaming fans and private jets - and his eventual search to find meaning and happiness (and, perhaps most importantly, the perfect cheese), in an increasingly surreal world.
 

About Alex James

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Alex James is the bass player with Blur. He is also a Visiting Scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Europe's largest space research facility. He lives with his wife and children in the Cotswolds.
 
Published February 9, 2010 by Sphere. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Young Adult. Non-fiction

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“If I couldn’t be reckless and extreme, I wasn’t doing my job properly.” James felt free to indulge his passions, which in addition to the usual drink and drugs included astronomy and fancy cheeses, extolled in refreshing, if long-winded vignettes.

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Bit of a Blur: The Autobiography by Alex James 288pp, Little, Brown, £16.99 Alex James was for many years indie music's biggest playboy.

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Bit of a Blur by Alex James Little, Brown £16.99, pp288 In this tenth anniversary year of the New Labour government, the mid-1990s present themselves as a time when the champagne flute was always half-full.

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Legendary pairings in the world of pop culture have come and gone, but one of the few to stand the test of time is the symbiosis of Smith and Mapplethorpe.

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