The Queen of Glastonbury

I saw a fair bit of Glastonbury on the telly in England last week (when did the wall-to-wall media coverage start? I remember when it was a, you know, alternative rock festival) and have to say that, controversial choice to headline she might have been but Beyoncé wiped the floor with both U2 and Coldplay. This is just staggeringly fantastic.

Back to the grind

I’m back now, refreshed by the lovely air of Dorset (and the wind, the rain, the fog) but also a bit cream-crackered because of jetlag so I’m not sure what I’ll have for you this week unless you want me to bore you with my holiday snaps. Didn’t think so.

In the meantime here’s a storming tune by Elvis, the title of which is in no way indicative of how I felt in London (despite how much it changes) but I’ve loved this record for years and have always wanted to post it here.

Download: Stranger In My Own Home Town – Elvis Presley (mp3)

Homeward Bound

Off to England for a holiday tomorrow. We’re doing something a bit different this time, just spending three days in London and then heading down to Lyme Regis for a week in a cottage by the sea. Being a Londoner there are large chunks of England I’ve never been to before (I mean, why go anywhere else? I’m in London) including Dorset so I’m looking forward to it a lot, I hear it’s lovely. But do they have computers down there yet?

So I’ll be seeing you a week and a half from now. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.

Download: At Home He’s A Tourist – Gang of Four (mp3)

Caption Competition

Congratulations to geo for this clever joke. Send me your address and I’ll get a magazine out to you right away.

Something (New) for the Weekend

Seeing as I posted a bunch of old-timey videos the other day I thought I’d end the week with something new for a change. This is from my favourite album of the moment by Cults.

And another one gone…

Christ, they’re dropping like flies at the moment, now it’s producer Martin Rushent who’s popped his clogs. In case you’re thinking “Martin who?” and wondering why the hell is a producer so important. Well, he produced all these brilliant gems.

But his biggest claim to immortality was producing The Human League’s classic album Dare and changing the sound of pop music as we knew it.

Not a bad portfolio of work at all.

Caption Competition

A scene from Space: 1999 for you to have fun with this time. As before, the best caption will win a copy of my magazine.

Download: Kinky Boots – Patrick Macnee & Honor Blackman (mp3)

Something for the Weekend

No words can convey how happy this made me.

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The sentimental musings of an ageing expat in words, music, and pictures. Mp3 files are up for a limited time so drink them while they're hot. Contact me: lee at londonlee dot com