Thursday, November 8, 2012


Blue is the colour of light between violet and green on the visible spectrum. Hues of blue include indigo and ultramarine, closer to violet; pure blue, without any mixture of other colours; Cyan, which is midway on the spectrum between blue and green, and the other blue-greens turquoise, teal, and aquamarine.
Blues also vary in shade or tint; darker shades of blue contain black or grey, while lighter tints contain white. Darker shades of blue include ultramarine, cobalt blue, navy blue, and Prussian blue; while lighter tints include sky blue, azure, and Egyptian blue. include
Blue pigments were originally made from minerals such as lapis lazuli, cobalt and azurite, and blue dyes were made from plants; usually woad in Europe, and Indigofera tinctoria, or True indigo, in Asia and Africa. Today most blue pigments and dyes are made by a chemical process.

So blue is a color but blue may also refer to:

 Blue (magazine), a gay men's magazine
Blue is a gay men's magazine from Australia that features artistically composed images of nude and semi-nude men taken by top photographers from around the world. It also contains a variety of interviews and articles on art, films, music, culture, and travel. The magazine's format is oversized and it is sturdily bound on heavy paper; Blue is conceived as a "coffee table magazine." The magazine was launched in February 1995 under the name "(not only) Blue." It later changed to simply "Blue," and since 2007 has styled itself as "Blue+".

Music Albums
 Blue (Diana Ross album)
Blue, also referred to as The Blue Album, is a 2006 studio album released on Motown by American pop singer Diana Ross. Recorded in late 1971 and early 1972, the album was conceived as follow-up to Ross' #1 Lady Sings the Blues soundtrack but Berry Gordy and Motown decided to shelve the album in order to return Ross to the pop charts with the more 'Pop' oriented "Touch Me in the Morning" single and album.
 Blue was initially sold through Starbucks for the first 30 days of release. Starbucks immediately sold out of their supply nationwide.

Blue (Joni Mitchell album)
Blue (1971) is the fourth album of Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. Exploring the various facets of relationships from infatuation on "A Case of You" to insecurity on "This Flight Tonight", the songs feature simple accompaniments on piano, guitar, and Appalachian dulcimer. Blue was a critical and commercial success, reaching #15 on the Billboard 200 and #3 in the UK Albums Chart. The single "Carey" reached #93 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In January 2000, the New York Times chose Blue as one of the 25 albums that represented "turning points and pinnacles in 20th-century popular music".[6]

 Blue (Simply Red album)
Blue is the sixth studio album by Simply Red, released on East West Records on May 19, 1998.
 The album includes five cover versions: "Mellow My Mind" from the 1975 Neil Young album Tonight's the Night; two versions of the frequently-covered "The Air That I Breathe" written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood; the Gregory Isaacs hit "Night Nurse"; and "Ghetto Girl" by Dennis Brown, from whom the band would cover another song in 2003. New versions of previously recorded Simply Red songs also appear here: "Come Get Me Angel" is a re-written version of the 1996 single "Angel", and "Broken Man" was first released as a B-side in 1987.The inlay to the album only features Mick and his production team [Andy Wright and Gota Yashiki] in photograph. This is a first for a simply red album as all before it featured the various musicians credited.
 British Blue, a variant of the British Shorthair cat breed
The British Shorthair is a domesticated cat whose features make it a popular breed in cat shows. It has been the most popular breed of cat registered by the UK's Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) since 2001, when it overtook the Persian breed.

 Russian Blue, a cat breed
The Russian Blue is a cat breed that has a silver-blue coat. They are relatively intelligent and playful, but tend to be timid around strangers. They develop close bonds with their human companions and are sought out as pets due to their personalities and coat.

 Blue jeans
Jeans are trousers made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term "jeans" refers to a particular style of pants called "blue jeans" and invented by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss in 1873. Starting in the 1950s, jeans, originally designed for cowboys, became popular among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture. Historic brands include Levi's, Lee, and Wrangler. Jeans come in various fits, including skinny, tapered, straight, boot cut and flare.
Jeans are now a very popular article of casual dress around the world. They come in many styles and colors; however, "blue jeans" are particularly identified with American culture, especially the American Old West.

Everybody is more or less sure that Jeans are of American origin and specially  from the West Coast. Even if it is partially true, the Jeans have started in their carreer … in France!
The word “Blue Jeans” comes from the French sentence “bleu de Gênes” , meaning the blue of Genoa (Italian city on the Mediterranean Sea). Jeans fabric, or “denim” started to be produce in the French town of Nimes from which ‘denim’ (de Nimes or of Nimes in English) gets its name.

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