Modern Life Is Rubbish

Synopsis: Brought together by their shared love of music, ten years on Liam and Natalie are at breaking point. In their case opposites attract but don't necessarily work long-term. Making the difficult decision to separate, they must split their prized music library. But the sound track that defined their relationship keeps pulling them back together.
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
105 min


[people chattering]

[chattering continues]

[amplifier hissing]

- [jacks clicking]

- [feedback]

[amplifier humming,


[hand thumping microphone]


low feedback continue]


electric guitar strings]

[footsteps on stage]

[switch clicks loudly]

[electric guitars strumming]

Can you hear the road

From this place?

Can you hear



Can you see

The blood on my sleeve?

[crowd murmuring,


I have fallen

In the forest

Did you hear me?

In the loneliness

Oh, the loneliness

And the scream to prove

To everyone that I exist

In the loneliness

Oh, the loneliness

And the scream

To bring the blood

To the front

Of my face again

Am I here?

Of course I am, yes

All I need is your hand

To drag me out again

It wasn't me

I didn't dig this ditch

I was walking for weeks

Before I fell in

To the loneliness

Oh, the loneliness

And the scream

To prove to everyone

That I exist

In the loneliness

Oh, the loneliness

And the scream to fill

A thousand black balloons

With air

- Oh!

- [song continues: instrumental break]

[song ends]


[phone alarm ringing]

[alarm off]


[underground train


[man on PA] Now approaching...


[woman on PA ] Please stand on

the right of the escalator.

Please remember

to touch in and touch out.

- [elevator bell dings]

- [woman on PA] Ground floor.

Lift going up.

- Hi.

- Hi.


[door opens, closes]

Spoke to the landlord. We both

need to be out first thing Monday.

The van's coming tomorrow

at 6:
00 p.m.

May as well

just get on with it.

[acoustic guitar playing]


continues playing]


Which album?

The Best Of.

It's mine.


needle settles into groove]

African pop, woman

singing in African language]


Did you say



I just... I--

I wouldn't buy that one.

- Excuse me?

- I wouldn't buy The Best Of.

It's cheating.

Best ofs are like

a shortcut to enlightenment.

If you want to get

into Blur properly,

then you need to appreciate the musical

odyssey that they went through.

Look, this is

just a hodgepodge.

The songs aren't even in order of release.

It's a complete mess.

You should do it properly. Work

your way through the oeuvre.

See, most people make the mistake

of starting with Parklife,

but there was

two other albums before.

People just lump Blur in

with Oasis

and assume Parklife was some kind of

overnight sensation, like Definitely Maybe.

They don't appreciate

their roots,

how their sound evolved

over many years.

Your best bet is to go back

to square one with Leisure

and move through

to Modern Life is Rubbish.

Then you'll have earned Parklife,

before you move on to...

- Sorry. Do you work here?

- No.

So anyway, yeah, I mean,

I'd start with Leisure.

And I'd try and get it on vinyl.

It's a much richer sound.

I'm... I'm just trying to help.

Thanks for the advice,

but I already have the entire

Blur canon on CD and vinyl.

My cousin used to be

one of their roadies.

Well, then why are you

bothering with that?

Because this is

the two-disc limited edition

with the live recording

of their Wembley concert.



Didn't mean to bug you.

I just fucking love Blur!

[laughs] You know...

Yeah. Me too.

- I've got lectures.

- Yeah. Yeah.


I'd like to just get this.

- 12.99, please.

- [register beeps]

Okay. Thanks.

Don't bother with that, mate.

Piece of shit.

- Can I take one of these, please?

- Of course you can.

- [electric guitar: sliding note]

- [singer] Yow!

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