So it’s not fair to compare Blur’s new single “Don’t Bomb When You’re the Bomb” to Oasis’ “Hindu Times” but that’s the only thing that makes it sound all that great. It’s sounds like a bunch of goofy kids who had a line that they thought sounded cool in a fit of profound daftness deciding to run it into the ground with whatever thriftstore electronics happened to be lying about played into a handy PC, realizing that they need a vague melody and settling on something from the dim recesses of their pot-addled minds…. a Christmas carol.
This is bad stuff. Maybe I could have embraced it a couple of years ago but this is filler noodling. This is not the waffling of my feelings about Gorillaz. What happened to the poppiness of Gorillaz? Blur is now Albarn’s “experimental” band? It could only pass for experimental, as long as the word remains in quotes. How experimental is it when (selected haphazardly from my harddrive….) a Fatboy Slim remix of the Beastie Boys sounds hipper? All right, all right…. that’s a cheap shot and deliberately wildly inaccurate…. How about the new Add (N) to (X) album? What the hell is Blur on about? Put Loud Like Nature in your hat and sort that out, Albarn, if you can fit it in there with your over-swollen balding noggin. “Hindu Times” is sounding better and better….
I’m reaching deep down inside myself trying to find some childish enthusiasm, something unjaded…. but i’m not even jaded! This single is a damned stupid joke! How arrogant can this jackass Albarn be to release this as the new Blur single, with those easy references to the single itself being a bomb, while also referencing his critical accolades from Gorillaz and his Mali plunderings, being the bomb? It’s not funny. It’s not clever. Fuckwit.
How on earth have i managed to waste three paragraphs devoted to this sad sophomoric bullshit?
Admittedly… it’s easier to write when something seems particularly shitty.
And i quite possibly could have liked it if it wasn’t Blur. Maybe.
…and because of my work schedule i’ve been catching Conan O’Brien a lot more meaning that Carson Daly is back on my radar. It’s unbelievable that this milquetoast still has a late night show. Everyone has already taken shot at that bland frozen dork, but it’s hard to work any anger at all, aside from the fact that any randomly selected person from the street would make a more compelling host. Just another quick bit of stating the obvious.
I found out why the other manager is doing her best to slander me. I’ve been slow on catching the rumor that the store manager wants to step down. It’s still a nasty bit of business, but her actions at least have a goal, that she wants that position and wants to discredit any possible competition, rather than hating me for no apparent reason.