“Here I am with the mighty and the high, feeling like I don’t belong…”

13 02 2018

You may enjoy these videos from Noel Gallagher’s Detroit appearance on February 9. What can I say, I had a great seat!

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“…I’m gonna let you join my one-man band…”

10 02 2018

Noel Gallagher and this third iteration of his High Flying Birds (including two members of the final Oasis lineup) rocked the Masonic Temple in Detroit last night. Consider this more of a photo essay. I’ll let the pictures tell the story.





They shared a laugh

31 05 2013

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Tender: Albarn, Gallagher, Coxon & Weller

24 03 2013

Enjoy

 





Britpop’s Hatfields n’ McCoys share the stage…for a good cause

23 03 2013

Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon and Paul Weller took the stage in London for the Teenager Cancer Trust give to play Blur’s “Tender.” I wish I had seen it and hope to hear a good quality copy of the performance. Pretty cool.

Noel and Damon make Britpop history





Everybody – including Mischa Barton – is on the run…in their undies.

26 06 2012

Noel Gallagher’s people musta talked Mischa Barton, and some lad, into running through LA in leopard print underwear. It’s a slightly quirky, oddly amusing video for a better-than-average song.  In fact, it’s a dang good tune.  The other good news is that if Noel’s music career completely tanks, he can fall back on driving a cab.

http://www.metatube.com/en/videos/142353/Noel-Gallagher-s-High-Flying-Birds-Everybody-s-On





A Pax Musica Brittania?

1 05 2012

Pull out of all the metaphors and cliches for this one.  What may have been the greatest ( in terms of vitriol and public attention) rivalry in the history of pop music, Blur vs Oasis, the Gallagher brothers vs Albarn, may have come to end.  OK, it’s not even been an issue for years, but the “end” of which I speak may be, in fact, a new beginning of… wait for it… collaboration.   Yes, you read that right: collaboration.

Noel Gallagher has said he would, hypothetically, collaborate with Damon Albarn.  Mind you, he picked Albarn over Thom Yorke (about whose singing and Radiohead’s music Noel once said, “I’m having it until the little fella starts singing.”)  Noel rightly recognizes that he could make cooler, more upbeat music with Albarn than the guy who Liam Gallagher once called a “miserable ginger dwarf.”

As for Albarn, he’s all but invited Noel on tour in Africa and suggested a collaboration.

http://www.nme.com/news/blur–2/63549

Blur and Gorillaz mainman Damon Albarn has invited Noel Gallagher to collaborate with him later this year.

Asked if he’d like to collaborate with Gallagher, Albarn said: “Well, why not? He should come on the Africa Express train in September. That’d be a nice chance to collaborate.”

Albarn also admitted that Gallagher and his bandmates handled the fame they experienced at the height of Britpop “a lot better” than he and his colleagues in Blur did.

He said of this: “I never held anything against him, even right in the middle of it. I just kind of admired them in a way; that they were better at handling it all than me. They didn’t seem to get too affected by the bullshit.”

Earlier this year, Gallagher was quoted as saying he’d rather work on new material with Damon Albarn than Radiohead – but also described the Blur man as being “as mad as a box of frogs”.

Speaking to NME, Gallagher said: “If I was gonna make a record, it’d be Damon. For a start, he’s as mad as a box of frogs. Number two, he’d get loads of hip-hop dudes working on it, which itself would be fucking mental. And number three? It would be a better record.”

I like Damon’s music and I love Noel’s.  This would be a fine collaboration, if you ask me.  I think Noel’s right that it would be “mental.”