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When it comes to his image, James Blunt wants to be, well, blunt.

“Everyone thinks I’m this quiet singer-songwriter who stays at home every night. I’ve never been that person,” the Grammy-nominated singertells Life magazine in its upcoming issue.

In truth, he says, “I’m a big partier.”

Evidently, dating Petra Nemcova is not enough for Blunt to stave off criticism that he’s as lame as his music.

“I drink a lot. I do,” he says. “And I go to a quiet place and start writing. I’m not an observer, [songs come from] something I’ve experienced or felt. The last two years will have a place on the next record.”

You know, James, Tara Conner drinks a lot to. And we’ve all seen where it’s gotten her.

From the sound of it, however, Blunt wants to go to a new place with his lovely lady friend.
“I have friends who are married with children, who say, ‘Gosh, haven’t you done well,’ ” he tells Life. “And I’m thinking, No, it’s you who has done well … Who knows? Maybe I’ll try my luck.”

And whatever he does, it should be comforting to know that Kanye West has his back.

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