OK, team, it’s just around the corner now. If you do the math, I think you’ll find we’ve got about one hundred days to go until the London program begins.
The premise for this blog is that I’m going to try to post links to 100 songs that are either about London or from London (and in most cases, both), one song per day in roughly chronological order as a way of reflecting on the past fifty years of culture in London.
Along the way I’ll include some factoids and observations and reflections about London itself to help give you some context for the culture, history, and geography of city before you arrive here yourself in January.
I should admit that I’m no expert on London, not by any means — I’ve visited the city a few times, but never lived there — and so what I know comes from reading British fiction and drama, watching British film and television, and (especially) listening to British music. And so to help me out, I’ve invited some good friends who know a lot more about London than I do to follow the blog as well, and my hope is that they can supplement (and when I’m off-base, correct) what I have to say about the city. And you, I very much hope, should also take the opportunity to chime in with comments or questions or anything else you like as we go.
Enjoy! And start your countdown!