Blur on Mars

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I heard about this on the radio a while ago, and figured that it had probably already been discussed. But apparently not. The link from NYLPM doesn't actually tell you the best bits about it:

*The craft is being co-designed by Damien Hirst and 'a Chinese Dentist'.

*The quote from the scientist guy: "This is one of those things that sounds really easy in the pub, but when you get down to it it's actually kinda hard."

Uh?

emil.y, Wednesday, 30 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Alex James and the scientist bloke were talking on the today programme on Radio 4 this morning, it's rather sad to think that the first music played on mars will be by blur

leigh m, Wednesday, 30 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

I think its quite sweet actually and its nice that it is a piece specially written for the trip (and I bet its instrumental).

Pete, Wednesday, 30 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

this is that beagle thing from ages ago, huh?

richard john gillanders, Wednesday, 30 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

It's nonsense to say this will be the first music heard on Mars. If there's anything up there, and if it has any sort of music capable technology, it has been hearing every radio broadcast and TV broadcast since the invention of those media. They're probably already bored to tears with Blur.

Momus, Wednesday, 30 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

I would like it if Blur were sent to Mars and left there to cope with their hair plugs, it would warm my heart.

Nicole, Wednesday, 30 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

*whew* Oh thank goodness. I was worried this thread would reveal Blur's plans to write a bombastic space opera taking place on a martian city in the year 2600, which would completely ruin the next year of my life.... =)

Adam, Thursday, 31 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Wouldn't be any worse than the viscous pap mire they're in now.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 31 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

Hang on, does sound actually carry on Mars? And as there's nobody there to actually here it, what's the point?

They should play 'Pump Up The Volume' in any case.

Matt DC, Thursday, 31 January 2002 01:00 (12 years ago) Permalink

10 years pass...

Of the many Blur threads, I'm going to revive this one for continuing "LOL Alex James" hijinx.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/lostinshowbiz/2012/feb/16/alex-james-memoir-cheese

I fully intend on buying and reading this book, because I have a feeling it will be *hilarious* but in none of the ways that he intended it to be.

White Chocolate Cheesecake, Friday, 17 February 2012 11:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can see it now on the fly-leaf: "Praise for the previous volume" ...

Mark G, Friday, 17 February 2012 11:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hang on, does sound actually carry on Mars? And as there's nobody there to actually here it, what's the point?
They should play 'Pump Up The Volume' in any case.

― Matt DC, Thursday, 31 January 2002 01:00 (10 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This made me laugh a bit. Then I thought it's much safer to play something ambient-y and instrumental. But what if Martians generally listen to gabba-death-blast music and listen to it and think we're a bunch of wet-blankets, set their lasers to "LIQUIFY" and blow the shiz out of us?

The Invisible Superstars (dog latin), Friday, 17 February 2012 12:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

if they made this into an audiobook read by Steve Coogan in his Partridge voice, and he changed every 'Alex' to 'Alan', I would probably think about buying this

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Friday, 17 February 2012 12:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, if they were confronted with a machine that went "Dat's Right this has gotta be the greatest sound of the Yearrrr".. We'd be safe!

Mark G, Friday, 17 February 2012 12:14 (2 years ago) Permalink


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