Monday 31 May 2010
number 63 excursion
so june is busting out all over and we got us another super special guest spot my sweets. please give a give a big dustysevens welcome to mr how does this one go again? his very self and his marvelous magnificent seven selelection
Mr. Grainger's excursion got me thinking to my own past commute on the no. 63 bus from Peckham Rye to Farringdon and the tunes loosely correspond to that oft-made journey through SE London.
1. Peckham Rye Common: Tropicola by Nino Nardini - the Victorian gardens give way to the lush, verdant expanse of the common, viewed through a soft lens of mist.
2. Rye Lane: Le Serpent by Guem & Zaka - Peckham doesn't bounce to the beat of Del Boy and Rodney anymore. Things are a bit more pentecostal down in SE22 these days.
3. Old Kent Road: Looking Out My Window by Tom Jones - "nothing left but sorrow, nothing left but pain"
4. Elephant & Castle: Oh No! Not The Beast Day by Marsha Hunt's 22 - it can be hellish, stuck, waiting to get over the E&C roundabout.
5. Blackfriars Bridge: Why Can't There Be Love by Dee Edwards - why indeed Dee, why indeed?
6. Smithfields Meat Market: Funk Factory by Rose Royce - something a bit, ahem, meatier!
7. Farringdon Road: That's The Kind of Love I Got For You by Dusty Springfield - I met my sweetheart on Farringdon Road. Dear reader, I married her.
a no.63 excursion (zip)
that should keep you smiling through the rain dearies... me i'm off to snap up every last bit of dusty - the disco years i can lay my greedy paws on before the rush. happy listening