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Britpop cheese

January 31st, 2008  |  Published in Uncategorized

There’s nothing more rock ‘n’ roll than some ego-fuelled tiff between rival bands. But there’s something slightly surreal (and we are talking melting-clocks territory here) when ex musical arch-enemies start to bond over… cheese?

This is supposedly how the rift between Britpop territory-stakers, Blur and Oasis, could be mended, according to a syndicated piece in the Sydney Morning Herald recently.

Apparently Blur members Damon Albarn and Alex James have always been swoony about cheese. “It was the glue that held Blur together for so long”.

“But it wasn’t until recently that Alex discovered Liam and Noel [from Oasis] shared their obsession. So he had the masterplan of creating something constructive through the medium of cheese, which would mark their maturity.” The idea being: the Britpop rivals would make a special cheese together, to be unveiled as a possible dessert option at the Brit awards in March.

Well, I suppose Alex James would know what he’s talking about, now that he’s become a seasoned farmer.

“It’s amazing, the friends you can make, just through cheese. People get very emotional about it,” he says.

Still, this whole thing sounds so wild, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a hoax that’s gone out of control! If it is true though, I say forget the fancy gowns and bad-boy antics, I’m more interested in what kinda cheese (dairy, not metaphorical) gets the spotlight at awards shows.


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