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Blind Mr. Jones

Posted in Question Mark by R on August 20, 2010

“Oh it’s another mess of a day

I’m lifeless and I’m sick and tired of what you’ve got to say”

Blind Mr. Jones – the shoegazers’ favourite obscure band. Obscure only because no one’s heard a peep out of them or about them since about 1994 when they vanished sans trace after releasing one of my favourite Classic Shoegaze albums – a gem called Tatooine.

“oh it’s another waste of a day.

I’m listless and I’m so, so bored of what you’ve got to say.”

Tatooine which had on it an arrestingly beautiful song called ‘Hey’ which was the song that had me captivated the first time I heard it.

“Hey, ey”

Do you think they know how much they’re loved? Do you think they know how much we miss them? Do you think if we scattered Tatooine-striped milk cartons across the United Kingdom they might chance upon one, decide to log on to Facebook, do a vanity search, find their fan page and post a message on the wall saying ‘hey, sup, so we found this milk carton…’?

Because if there’s any chance of that happening, I think we should do it.

I hope they’re still around, I hope they’re alive and well, and I hope they know they’re adored.


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  1. Jim Payne said, on August 26, 2010 at 3:19 am

    The good ones always die young; or simply disappear into thin air, suddenly and without warning.

    Alison’s Halo, The Sunflower Conspiracy, Closedown, The Rosemarys; and yes, most DEFINITELY — Blind Mr. Jones.

    I embrace the milk carton idea! I say we go all out. Let’s form a search party, put up “Have you seen me?” flyers, take out some classified ads; whatever it takes to persuade/bribe/intimidate the band members into resurfacing.

    Okay, maybe I don’t really support the idea of trying to “intimidate” them into resurfacing; but maybe some persistent cajoling?

    If you possessed the ability to create such musical magic, wouldn’t there always be a part of you that would miss it when you were no longer doing it? C’mon, members of BMJ — you KNOW you want to do it! Just an EP, perhaps? Pleeaassee????

  2. Wayne Guskind said, on January 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    The last song “Mesa” is one of the best shoe-gaze or any-gaze song EVER. A total stunner!

    Wil Taversham / loved his vocals.

    They were friends with Slowdive “back in the day”.

    • Radhika said, on January 3, 2011 at 9:25 am

      Hey remains my personal BMJ stunner, but everyone I know who knows them cites a different favourite and is absolutely unshakeable in their belief that it’s their best song. They must be REALLY good to elicit that sort of variation from an audience which is likely to be fairly homogeneous

  3. […] Yet no one has a damn clue where they got to. […]

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