How can I use an ordnance survey map plus some pins/string/labels to make a Music map of London for my secondary school classroom without it taking a lot of time and effort? [more inside]
I'm trying to rebuild a mix tape made for me by a London friend around 1989-1990. One track I'm having trouble finding started out with "Are you sitting comfortably? [Good.] Then I'll begin," which is a sample from the BBC's "Listen with Mother
" radio series (click on the second old time radio for a clip, starts at the :16sec mark). After that it had a very deep man's voice saying "Welcome," over and over again while the music ramped up behind it. I always thought the man sounded like Worf
, from ST: TNG. Any leads?
Looking for recommendations for live entertainment (theater and music specifically) while we're in London. [more inside]
Would very much appreciate recommendations for a venue to launch an album in London! [more inside]
Londoners, I want to know about events listings websites, promoter and venue Facebook pages, curated blogs, web forums, and whatever else is out there to find out what's going on in this town in music/arts/culture in general. [more inside]
Suggestions for relatively inexpensive things to do in the evening in London July 23-28? [more inside]
Which punk bands did my father see in London in 1978? (Intriguingly fragmented details follow..) [more inside]
I've started really getting into Caravan Palace
. [a] What else should I be listening to? (Last.fm has a very few good suggestions, but quickly degenerates into rap, R&B or other blandness) [b] Where in London (UK) can I go to dance to this stuff? [more inside]
I'm try to find a music video (most likely Rap or R&B) that portrayed two young kids as drug dealers. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a guitar shop in central London that does simple set-ups and electrical overhauls? [more inside]
Help me find my music scene in London [more inside]
What are some unique things to do in Europe in March? [more inside]
What musicians would you consider to be London
musicians? I'm not talking about people who have merely passed through London to do a few gigs or record an album -- otherwise, you'd have to list everybody who ever recorded at Abbey Road! Instead, I'm looking for folks whose work grew out of the city's cultural scene in some real way, whether London natives like Dizzee Rascals or transplants like George Frideric Handel.
More broadly, what styles of music originated (entirely or partially) in London? I know about grime and dubstep--what others are there? [more inside]
Where can I find britpop memorabilia in London? [more inside]
If you play a musical instrument and live in a city, where do you go to practise? I want to start playing clarinet again, but will be living in apartments or shared houses in crowded cities (currently London, UK) for the forseeable future. Where can I practise that won't drive my neighbours absolutely crazy?
Avantgarde London: I want to take my girlfriend out to a biggish music/sound performance/event. I want it to be avantgarde, unexpected and unique - the kind of night that would send most music lovers screaming into the distance. I am thinking maybe opera, but I know NOTHING about it. And, as I said, I want avantgarde
opera in London
. Where do I start? [more inside]
Who are the Peppercake Orchestra? [more inside]
Epic gig venue required in London. For 25th party slash album launch in March. Capacity 150-300. Must have stage, bar, PA, preferably lights too. [more inside]
Where can I take a musically-obsessed American friend around Manchester and London? [more inside]
I sent my supposedly authentic Italian music manuscripts to Sotheby's of London (after their music manuscripts expert authenticated them in person in NYC) to be auctioned. After they received them in London, they told me they weren't sure if they were authentic and they wouldn't auction them. Problem is, it's going to cost me a lot to get them back, and it already cost quite a bit to mail them to London. More details within. [more inside]
I'm going to London for the first time in years for the week of July 8-15. What are some good venues for seeing good, local bands? [more inside]
Where can I find the most comprehensive online listings of live music in London?
Mid twenties, reasonable income, moving to London. Where should I live and what should I know? [more inside]
London CD shops specializing in rare 1960s pop/rock? [more inside]
Where should I try to get (indie-pop) bookings in London? [more inside]
My best friend is flying to London at the end of the month to study there until Christmas, and I want to make her a mix CD (or CDs...) [more inside]