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April 11, 2003

Sights and Sounds of London Town. (Via Maureen Kincaid Speller.) [10:01 AM]
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Comments on Sights and Sounds of London Town.:

N in Seattle ::: (view all by) ::: April 11, 2003, 10:44 AM:

I chuckled in particular at the description of Hyde and Regents Parks as "dark nebulae". Also, any reference to a Richard Thompson lyric is always welcome.

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: April 11, 2003, 12:06 PM:

Well then. Put it there, pal.

Maureen Kincaid Speller ::: (view all by) ::: April 11, 2003, 01:21 PM:

You know, I thought of you and Teresa when I looked at that picture this morning... in memory of the time you asked me what the huge park was that you'd seen while circling at Heathrow. I felt so ashamed for not knowing so I found out later, and now I've forgotten. I think it was Richmond ...

MKS

Alan Bostick ::: (view all by) ::: April 11, 2003, 02:43 PM:

I stole your jokes — just the good ones.

Neil Gaiman ::: (view all by) ::: April 11, 2003, 06:23 PM:

Now, that would have made the perfect cover to the original Gollancz edition of GOOD OMENS. I mean, it'd convince anyone who wasn't already convinced that the M25 is really a secret sacred sigil...

N in Seattle ::: (view all by) ::: April 12, 2003, 01:50 AM:

Patrick, thanks to the title of your blog entry, I glanced through RT's website and discovered to my delight that he'll be playing here in Seattle on May 20. With a band rather than solo (I prefer the latter), but it's still a chance to see Richard.

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: April 12, 2003, 10:00 AM:

We're seeing him in New York City in early May. First time since last summer, when we caught his "1000 Years of Popular Music" show at Joe's Pub. Awesome as ever, culminating in (of course) his reworking of "Oops I Did It Again" into a brooding, ominous Richard Thompson song narrated from the POV of someone more than a little unhinged.

Bill Humphries ::: (view all by) ::: April 12, 2003, 05:04 PM:

Thanks to you and Maureen, that image is the desktop photo on my iBook. I'm going to London for the first time at the end of the month. Thanks for a topical find!

I heard Thompson's cover of "Oops" on Terry Gross' show last year. The man could probably find the hidden gold in Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA".

Ben ::: (view all by) ::: April 18, 2003, 05:43 PM:

If you want to blag London knowledge from street level, look here.