Day 2 of the Tube strike. Decided to forgo the buses and just walk, apart from the Ealing Broadway to Paddington leg, which is a nifty 8-10 minutes on the train.
So 25 minutes from home to EB and 45 from Paddington to Victoria, via Hyde Park. A great opportunity to stick the iPod on and enjoy some music as well as the scenes around you. Hyde Park below.
Chose my staple Rockmix playlist, which has more than just rock – a bit of reggae, soul and dance too – put settings on shuffle and started walking!
Made a burden into a pleasure. Here’s what came on….
Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure. Chose this one with a random flick of the wheel. Love the indie-pop-electro combination.
The Faith Healer – Sensational Alex Harvey Band. Awesome riffage from Zal Cleminson.
All Down The Line – Rolling Stones. Keef and Mick Taylor laying down the rhythms on Exile From Main Street.
Old England – The Waterboys. Such a magnificent tune I played it twice.
Star – Primal Scream. Everybody is a star….!
Mary Queen of Arkansas – Bruce Springsteen. This and Primal Scream were all I needed to get from Ealing Broadway to Paddington. Quick.
Black Dog – Led Zeppelin. Put a spring in my step as I set out from Paddington station!
I Follow You – Melody’s Echo Chamber. She’s French.
Oh! No not my Baby. Rod Stewart. Rod at his soulful best
This Wheel’s on Fire. Bob Dylan and the Band. Direct from the Basement Tapes.
Look Wot You Dun – Slade. My early teens!
FM – Steely Dan. This was a great moment. The song worked so well as I strolled through Hyde Park, with the the central London skyline starting to emerge. Urban.
Buzzin’ – Asian Dub Foundation. What a great song! Drum’n’bass, reggae, Bhangra, punk, all in one feisty number.
Tommy Gun – The Clash. Straight after the ADF. What a combination. Absolutely rocking!
Lost in the Flood – Bruce Springsteen. Second track from Asbury Park. Wondrous.
Sun – Two Door Cinema Club. It’s not all nostalgia.
Going to California – Led Zeppelin. Another from Vol 4. Love it!
I Don’t Like Mondays – Boomtown Rats. Big song in its day. Prefer Rat Trap.
The Whisky Makes You Sweeter – Laura Cantrell. A lovely, lovely song. I paused outside the office so I could hear it to the end.
Bob Crow, you cannot defeat us while we have music!