Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spotify London Playlist

London via Spotify

I have pulled together a collection of my favorite songs about London in a Spotify play list. Its covers London from many different view points and musical styles. I was born and raised in Plumstead, Southeast London and lived in London until I was 19 and went to University.

Powis Square is the Market Square in Woolwich were I spent my teenage years buying vinyl records so its a good place to start.

This is the track listing.

Powis Square - Ry Cooder

London - Third Eye Blind

I Love London - Crystal Fighters

South London Boroughs - Burial

Duke of Earlsfield - The Sabres Of Paradise

The Battle Of All Saints Road - Big Audio Dynamite

Upper Clapton Dance - Professor Green

Bow E3 - Wiley

Imagine - Dissie Rascal

Bidc-In-Hamm Palace (12’) - Peter Tosh

Cockney Translation - Smiley Culture

London Town - Light Of The World

South Of The River - Mica Paris

London Belongs To Me - Saint Etienne

Stagger - Underworld

West End Girls (7” Mix) - Pet Shop Boys

Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

London Calling - The Clash

The Only Uving Boy In New Cross - Carter The USM

For Tomorrow - Blur

Towers Of London (Edit) - XTC

West One (Shine On Me) - The Ruts

London, Can You Wait - Gene

London - The Smiths

Tower Of London - ABC

Sights And Sounds Of London Town - Richard Thompson

Missing You - Christy Moore

We Are London - Madness

The Greater London Radio - Heftner

A Rainy Night In Soho - The Pogues

It covers songs about London, about living in London and those with geographical locations in the titles and lyrics.

This is the link to the playlist - London

Thursday, April 14, 2011

International Record Story Day 2011

It is that wonderful time of year again to get down to your local Indie record store and splash some cash on limited editions and lovely rare vinyl records.

Here a list of the UK stores taking part.

Rhino Records are releasing some nice New Order, Joy Division and The Smiths vinyl in limited editions and on vinyl as well.

The full list is here:

There is a number of stores putting live performances including Billy Bragg playing at his local store Bridport Music.

Rough Trade East in London will have Wild Beasts and The Soundtrack Of Our Lives playing acoustic sets, Piccadilly Records in Manchester has DJs providing a soundtrack to purchasing all afternoon and Jumbo Records in Leeds features bands like Erland & The Carnival and Ellen & The Escapades throughout the day.

There are also a wonderful limited Art of Noise LP and Into Battle EP, Big Star's Third on vinyl, Rolling Stones, Hendrix and Lady Gaga are all releasing product as well. Get involved and spend some cash.