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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Blur played live on micro-blogging site Twitter to fans in a emotional gig, yesterday evening.
The quartet sent a link to a live stream as they performed from a balcony at a secret location in London.
They played new songs Under The Westway and The Puritan - written especially for the Olympic Games closing concert at Hyde Park.
Asked how it felt to be playing together again guitarist Graham Coxon said: “Like a silk smoking jacket.”
And in response to one fan who said she was wiping away tears, bass player Alex James responded: “I feel quite emotional too.”
Members teased fans during the day by posting images online as their equipment was set up, as well as a series of slogans. They included “the flash of a blade is one less getting paid”, “it’s smoke and mirrors until the autocue starts” and “I stood watching comets on their lonesome trails”.
A wood machinist who sliced three of his fingers on an industrial blade, needing one to be amputated, has won thousands of pounds in compensation from the firm where he was employed.
Seven plumbing students are celebrating after securing jobs at a big construction company.
Brave young Scouts braced themselves for a night of ghoulish storytelling in a spooky mansion.