As a teen, I hung out with a bunch of guys who were into Britpop and related music – rare in mid-’90s New Zealand. At least in the town I grew up in.

There was a guy whose favourite band was Radiohead, a Suede guy, another really into Supergrass, and a strange guy who had five identical Oasis shirts, so each day he’d have a clean one to wear under his nearly transparent school uniform.

I was the Blur guy in the group. Dan Abnormal… they didn’t call me, but totally should have.

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