James Blunt and THAT monkey

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James Blunt and THAT monkey

Postby Mikeh » Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:13 am

I went to see James Blunt last night...OK OK, don't all shout. He wasn't all that bad, AND he did a Slade song! Anyway, on the overpriced merchandise stall (£8 for a keyring anyone?) the tour T Shirt has a familiar motif. The monkey from EC's The Monkey speaks his mind tour! It was the same dancing monkey - I even checked my EC mug when I got home. The monkey made another appearance as a back projection during the show. Does Elvis know? Has the monkey deserted, or was it copywrighted? Can you copywright a monkey??

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Postby thepopeofpop » Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:37 am

Elvis and Blunt have the same PR company And what's more Blunt's album is called "Back To Bedlam" (not unlike a song from The Delivery Man).

The monkey is designed by some company that both Elvis and James Blunt use, so I guess there is no problem.

I guess they both liked the monkey. James Blunt fans probably think EC stole the Monkey off their guy!

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:34 pm

James Blunt fans probably haven't heard of Elvis Costello.
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Postby LittleFoole » Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:45 pm

I don't care for Blunt....he's a major bore, and I cannot, for the life of me, understand his popularity - it alarms me !!!!
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Postby BlueChair » Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:49 pm

LittleFoole wrote:The current state of "new music" is pretty depressing


Go out right now and buy one or all of the following:

Josh Rouse - Nashville
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Naturally
Cat Power - The Greatest
Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
M. Ward - Transistor Radio

Then tell me the current state of "new music" is depressing. People need to turn off their radios and get out a little bit more. I'm sure there are many more albums my fellow board members can add to that short list.
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:11 pm

Looks like a change of mind from LittleFoole!

I'd add some obvious ones from me:

Elbow - Leaders of the Free World
Richard Hawley - Coles Corner
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Postby johnfoyle » Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:16 pm

http://www.juliefeeney.com/

'13 songs' Julie Feeney

An album that reveals something new with every listen - I can't get enough of it.

http://fat-cat.co.uk/fatcat/release.php?id=173

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Ditto for this.

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Postby LittleFoole » Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:37 pm

BlueChair wrote: People need to turn off their radios and get out a little bit more. I'm sure there are many more albums my fellow board members can add to that short list.
True, I'm sure....I have to admit that I live in a fairly radio-deficient area (suburban Knoxville.....ain't much going on on the airwaves, other than FIV....) We DO have RobinElla .... she's cool, if you're into Americana :cool:

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Postby nobodygirl » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:06 pm

If only artists like Cat Power got played on the radio and MTV as much as James Blunt.

Top 40 really does suck these days.
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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:15 am

I was working out the other day and had 5 min. left on the treadmill. I was dying....then a J. Blunt video comes on the wide screen and forces me to listen to his crappy junky music and lame voice while I run the last few deadly minutes...and I scream..............HOLD NU FUCKING KÆFT....(shut the fuck up)..I think that record is number one here...jesus.
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Postby bobster » Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:42 pm

I'm so out of touch with both the good and the bad of new music, that this is the first of heard of James Blunt.

I wonder if that was his given name, or if "James Marijuana" just seemed too obvious.
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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:03 am

James Illy would be better.........I need Illy when I hear his voice.
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Postby bobster » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:43 pm

Illy as in Illy coffee?

Nope. Probably some illegal drug. Tragically unhip here. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:03 am

BOBSTER no Illy as in weed laced with enbalming fluid and PCP.
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Re: James Blunt and THAT monkey

Postby krm » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:26 pm

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I stumbled over the old James Blunt record again today. Time for a reminder of the Monkey!

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Re: James Blunt and THAT monkey

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:32 am

Elvis's brother Liam played drums with James Blunt for a while


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