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Drinking Tea With the Taste of the Thames

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Robb Johnson  London Eye   buy on itunes
Lord Kitchener  London Is the Place for Me   buy on itunes
The Clash  London Calling   buy on itunes
Catatonia  Londinium   buy on itunes
Everything But the Girl  Oxford Street   buy on itunes
The Pogues  White City   buy on itunes
Elvis Costello  Chelsea, (I don't want to go to)  buy on itunes
Loudon Wainwright III  Primrose Hill   buy on itunes
Cat Stevens  Portobello Road   buy on itunes
Chris Difford  Trafalgar Square   buy on itunes
Arabella Rodriguez  Finsbury Park   buy on itunes
Pet Shop Boys  Kings Cross   buy on itunes
Suggs  Camden Town  buy on itunes
Morrisey  Come Back to Camden   buy on itunes
Captain Sensible  Parliament Hill Fields   buy on itunes
Carter USM  The Only Living Boy in New Cross   buy on itunes
The Kinks  Lavender Hill  buy on itunes
Dave Davies  Fortis Green   buy on itunes
Elliot Smith  Waterloo Sunset  buy on itunes
Robb Johnson  London's Burning   buy on itunes
Frank Sinatra  London by Night   buy on itunes
Ian Dury  A Bus Driver's Prayer   buy on itunes


This summer in London has felt pretty strange.

Great potential following the news of London being awarded the opportunity to host the 2012 Olympics - in part because of the diversity and youthfulness of our population and then the fear and suspicion following the terrorist attacks ... and the aftermath.
Perhaps now as summer ends its time to reflect and enjoy some music that celebrates this wonderful and irritating and beautiful and dirty and complicated city.

The title comes from a line in the Morrisey song. Suggestions for additional tracks for a second volume very welcome.
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Date: 9/4/2005
Really cool mix. Future possibilities? Blur's "London Loves," XTC's "Towers of London" and "Swinging London" by Death By Chocolate. And of course there's Julie London...

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