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Róisín Murphy: 'Pop’s about putting across the primitive parts of yourself' | Music | The Guardian
“It’s weird in a way – it’s like I’ve bypassed my past. But Sheffield gave me the sense of where all music came from, and it’s good to remember that. It was the perfect size of city, where I worked out the connection between electro into house into hip-hop into soul music and back again. And it saved me, you know, music: being something just to immerse yourself into and be obsessed with, which leads you to be interested in other things.” She smiles. “Do you know what I mean? It all started with music for me. Everything still does.”
news  music  culture  cities  uk  london  pop  creativity  art  dance  songwriting 
22 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Maria Balshaw, the first woman at the top of the Tate: 'We need to speak to the whole of society' | Art and design | The Guardian
“I would like them to feel that they’d seen the most adventurous art, been part of a conversation about what that art is and to feel comfortable, which seems like an easy word, but it really isn’t. We absolutely need to be speaking to the whole of our society.”
art  museums  uk  black  feminism  curation  community  london 
july 2017 by allaboutgeorge
John Guare: 'Writing is a blood sport' | Stage | The Guardian
It's something about the compression of Manhattan, a space less than five miles by three. All walkable. London is like LA, a series of villages spread over a vast area. Manhattan is the most democratic city because everyone is in the same boat."
london  losangeles  manhattan  nyc  cities  transit 
january 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Will Self: My simple plan to make London a real cycling city | News
"These three simple measures that would cost London's community charge payers nothing, enormously assist cyclists, and require absolutely no transport position papers."
bicycling  london  uk  transit  transportation 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
How We Met: Jim McCarthy & Jah Wobble - Regulars, The New Review - The Independent
"I worked for London Underground for a few months. I loved driving a Tube. Once I got on the PA system during rush hour and said: 'I used to be somebody. I repeat, I used to be somebody.'"
transit  celebrity  music  uk  london  recovery  rock  identity 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A Taste of Fame: Entertainment & Culture:
"I never thought that this would be the way. I never thought it would be food. But if you think about it, I'm the kind of girl who thinks about what she’s gonna cook for dinner when she’s finishing her lunch."
marketing  newyork  london  literature  food  fashion  cooking  television 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Magda Mandela: Fiction: The New Yorker
"Both have their pluses. Young men have more energy and are less scandalous, unless they smoke crack on the steps or go telling lies to Errol. Old men are more dignified and have houses. Old men are Magda’s weakness: I LIKE A OLD MAN."
fiction  newyorker  story  uk  london  aging 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: Paint me a river
New insight into the refrain of the Clash's "London Calling," if you think about it
water  river  ports  london  cities  transportation 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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