PopCornucopia is all about free associative pop culture tidbits as they strike my fancy, just like kernels of corn exploding into fullness at a random and unpredictable pace. And of course, the cornucopia is the horn of plenty.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

BritPopCornucopia # 5: He lives in a house, a very big house in the country!

It seems that life indeed imitates art. With a 10 year waiting period.

Yes, it was in 1995 that Blur released the album The Great Escape, which was actually the very first Blur album I purchased, having been addicted to the track "Charmless Man" at the tender age of 12 . It so happens that the same album featured a track entitled "Country House", which when released as a single caused a huge tabloid stir in the UK, ignited a chart war with Britpop on-off foes Oasis.

And it is that song, Country House, which has proved prophetic for Blur's bassist Alex James.

Gone is the hard-partying AJ Sexmeal. Say hello to the Farmer and Cheesemaker.

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