For the first "real" post of this blog, I of course am going to plug my book, Black Book. This book took me 6 years (from inception to completion) and was a true labor of love. It chronicles the live history of the band through the narrative of their live concerts, captured on recordings of various quality (all of which are reviewed). Also included are a detailed list of every blur song (including whether and when they were played live) as well as the most detailed tour dates list available, including many new and previously unknown shows culled from long hours of research I undertook. The total is 440 pages of information packed in between the two covers!
The book is intended to be both a detailed history of blur's live history, as well as a guide to those who want information on their live recordings. There is also a nice press release write-up on Veikko's widely read Blur website.
For more information, and to get a copy (only $20.00!!!), check it out on Amazon.com