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Saturday, January 28, 2006

London Underground Song Writer Blunt in Burglar Kerfuffle

Subway Songster Socks Says Sun

Well actually today
The Sun have the fantastic headline that says "Blunt Bashes Burglar with Blunt Instrument" - but I'm quite pleased with my alternative headline too

Blunt Bashes Burglar with Blunt Instrument - Sun Headline

James Blunt the writer of my favourite London Underground song "You're Beautiful" (about having a fleeting romantic moment with someone you pass on the Tube) "routed a masked raider - by braining him with a music award he had just collected", said The Sun

"The singer, 30, grabbed the gong after he woke up to discover the robber in his hotel room at 5am.

Ex-Army captain James, who had won Best Newcomer at the French NRJ Radio awards, smashed him over the head with it

James said "I was looking for a phone to ring downstairs, or for an emergency button to push. But the only thing I could find was my NRJ award." As you may know he's up for a number of Brit Awards and joked "It would be good to win a Brit Award - you never know when it might come in handy to use on burglars".

Perhaps people will stop calling him wimpy and whiny now!

Meanwhile another Subway Songster doesn't want to sing with Blunt

Ian (not being James Blunt's greatest fan) sent me the following link in The Mirror after reading the above. It seems that Paul Weller who penned the original Going Underground (which is now a popular spoof song about the London Underground), and who also wrote Down in the Tube Station at Midnight, isn't too fond of James. Weller is going to pick up a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Brits (see my thoughts on this) and was asked to perform with Blunt. Weller replied "I'd rather eat my own s**t than duet with James Blunt."
Hmmm. Don't mince your words Paul!

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