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Alex James - A Bit of a Blur

Alex James in conversation with Miranda Sawyer

For Alex James, music had always been a door to a more exciting life: a way to travel, meet new people and, hopefully, pick up girls. 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.

Alex James

Bit of a Blur is the picaresque tale of one man’s search to find meaning and happiness in an increasingly surreal world. Pleasingly unrepentant but nonetheless a reformed man, Alex James is the perfect chronicler of his generation – witty, observant, frank and brimming with joie de vivre.

Alex will be in conversation with broadcaster, author and journalist Miranda Sawyer.


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Date and Time:

7 June 2007 at 7:00 pm


2 hours



The Bloomsbury Theatre, UCL
15 Gordon Street
+44 207 388 8822
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£7, concs £5

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Bookings can be made by calling 0845 456 9876
(Lines are open Monday-Friday, 9:30am-6:00pm) or visit
Blackwell, 100 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0JG

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Alex says there might be drinks and nibbles

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Posted at 6:20 PM on 8 June, 2007 by Lecturelist Editor

Alex really is 'the model of a charming man', and Miranda was a very relaxed host. I'm guessing there were around 250 people there, but the atmosphere felt cosy and friendly. The inevitable topics came up (snogging the dog, peeing on his girlfriend's head - and reader, she married him!) but the main topic was music. For me, the most memorable moment was when he was asked about Graham leaving and revealed that he 'wished we'd waited for him' before recording Think Tank.


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