In April I had a walk through the City and onto Brick Lane and Spitalfields. This one I took of a building which fired the image back at me.
My favourite Brick Lane moment was just off Brick Lane. The very fine record store below. Still going strong. I don’t often buy CDs or vinyl these days, but I did buy a couple of interesting books while I was there: Kim Gordon’s “Girl in a Band” (the band being Sonic Youth), and David Byrne’s “Bicycle Diaries”. For those who don’t know, he was the singer in Talking Heads, and a truly great man. Wrote a brilliant book called “How Music Works”, which I’d recommend to anyone with an interest in music.
About John S
I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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on a totally different subject can I request a Steely Dan top 10? Just started listening to them again pre the gig later this year and amazed at how many hits they had- but you will know the good non-hits stuff too….so c’mon we need another top 10.
Your wish is my command dude! May be a twenty.