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The family of James Blunt had served in one kind of army or another since 995A.D. A long line of warriors. Savages really. Not a musical bone in any one of their bodies. The only music he heard growing up was "Happy Birthday" and "Silent Night."
His father considered all music, even classical, to be unnecessary noise. Although James was not one to rock the family boat, he didn't really think he was going to join the army – it sort of crept up on him. Plus, his family didn't have a boat. Aged fourteen he just held the teenage conviction that he would have an interesting life – maybe that's why he picked the guitar. Then again, maybe if he hadn't, he would have tripped over it.
James Blunt went to University and studied Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering and Sociology, spending most lectures asleep on the floor at the back. In much the same way, he ended up in the army. In essence, one day he was sleeping off a hangover at the back of a sociology lecture hall and the next thing he knew he was in Kosovo with a gun and a guitar
strapped to the side of a tank, wondering who he could possibly sleep with to get out of this war. To break up the super attenuated monotony, James would sometimes stroll through Serb villages wearing an East German cap singing, "All we are saying is give peace a chance." "We were peace-keepers at that point," he explained, shrugging helplessly.
So, James Blunt came to Los Angeles in September 2003 to record with Tom Rothrock, et al. At night he'd go to bars, bringing with him his valuable British accent (in the U.K., too posh for some people – in LA, the best thing she'd heard all night) and the fact that like
50 Cent he'd been shot at numerous times, but unlike the Cent, had dodged the bullets. One song, "Goodbye My Lover", was recorded in his landladies' bathroom ("She was a frequenter of mental hospitals and in general, a freak – but pleasant") where, naturally, she kept a piano.
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