Blur: The Magic Whip (Comic)

When a gig on Blur‘s 2013 Asian tour was cancelled, it left the band free in Hong Kong for a week. They spent that week in a tiny Kowloon studio and recorded what eventually became The Magic Whip, their first album in 13 years — an album which by the way is brilliant with its familiar but also exploratory feel.

The band then released a 24-page comic book to serve as a visual companion to the album titled ‘Travel to Hong Kong with Blur‘ – which features Blur in a futuristic Hong Kong adventure. The comic was created by Hong Kong’s famed comic artist Kongkee of Penguin Lab.

Since it’s the Chinese New Year, I wanted to share my (digital) copy of the comic with you Blur fans (like myself) who want one – since it’s quite difficult to find now. Cheers!

Click the image to download the (12MB) .PDF file from my dropbox.

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My Top 30 Music Videos

A few days ago, I was blown away when I saw Sia’s Elastic Heart music video (or MV as we Asians call it) — it was just so amazing. And who would’ve thought Shia Labeouf could look cool?

Suddenly, I remembered the days when practically all music videos were cool — which was basically around the time when MTV actually showed music videos. I then thought about my favorite music videos and here we are now.

I recommend you watch them if you’ve never seen them before coz they’re just great MV’s to great songs. My top 30 music videos…

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