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James Blunt Is Sharp …
August 1, 2017, 6:15 am
Filed under: Attitude & Aptitude, Cunning, Empathy, Insight

James Blunt.

Yes, his music is horrific but I have to admit, I find his self-depreciation very amusing.

Anyone who tweets, “If you thought 2016 was bad – I’m releasing an album in 2017” is alright by me.

But there’s something about him I like even more about him and that’s his openness to career highs and lows.

For a man who sold millions of records, I can’t imagine what it must feel like being the opening act to that other massively annoying songwriter, Ed Sheeran.

Sure, you could argue he’s going to be playing to massive crowds wherever he goes.

Sure, James and Ed seem to have a bromance going on, so he gets to hang with his mate.

But I know people in adland who wouldn’t take a job – even if their livelihood depended on it – if they thought it would make them look like they were taking a step backwards, so given Mr Blunt works in an industry that regards acting like a diva as acceptable, that makes him pretty special in my book, at least in terms of character.

Of course, when you have been in the army and seen incredible horror and are a multi-millionaire playing to thousands of people around the World every night – even if you’re relegated to ‘opening act’ status – I guess that career low isn’t that hard to deal with.

But hey, while I won’t listen to his songs, I will happily read his tweets.


21 Comments so far
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james fucking blunt. worse, ginger sheeran. i never fucking thought id ever say it but i prefer it when you wank off about queen. new low campbell. a new fucking low.

Comment by andy@cynic

Maybe getting you to admit preferring Queen was my plan overall.

Comment by Rob

i owe an apology to blunt. just read some of his tweets. better than the shit on this blog. not difficult, but still better.

Comment by andy@cynic

Mckinsey must be shitting themselves about your presentation now.

Comment by DH

Comment of the day.

Comment by Bazza

If Rob’s success doesn’t prove life is unfair, Ed Sheeran does.

Comment by DH

campbell. the ed sheeran of advertising.
has a perfect fucking ring to it. nice work davey boy.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’m wrong. This is the comment of the day.

Comment by Bazza

of course it fucking is.

Comment by andy@cynic

That’s a positive piece of news to wake up to in the morning. Thanks guys. Thanks a lot.

Comment by Rob

I don’t care for his music but I have met James Blunt and he is very good company.

Comment by Lee Hill

Good company for you may not be good company for everyone Lee.

Comment by DH

he likes campbell. enough fucking said.

Comment by andy@cynic

His tweets are the best thing James Blunt has ever written.

Comment by Wayne Green

They’re waaaaaaay better than everything else he’s written.

Comment by Rob

not hard.

Comment by andy@cynic

He’s a bit like people that work on retail. Everyone takes the piss for their work being formulaic, but can’t argue with the sales and would melt like warm nutella if they has to do it

Comment by northern

Music is a matter of taste, piggybacking with the name of others on the hand is a matter of lack of integrity.

Comment by alegendarylifestyle

what the fuck are you saying, blunt is a prick for riding on gingers coat tails?

Comment by andy@cynic

Envy is a very ugly thing… but I understand… You cannot do any better.
He has too many idiots that hate him, meantime he is having an amazing life. He earns a bunch of money doing what he loves no matter your opinion… You know what they say about opinions, right?
“Don’t hate, meditate!

Comment by alegendarylifestyle

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