[kj] Ghosts of Ladbroke Grove - wha' happen?
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Sun Jan 26 15:56:31 EST 2014
Sounds a bit similar, doesn't it? Good track.
From: Brad Sims <elduce at hotmail.co.uk>
To: gathering <gathering at misera.net>
Sent: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:39
Subject: Re: [kj] Ghosts of Ladbroke Grove - wha' happen?
speaking of ghosts of ladbroke grove, has anyone heard laser attack by scientist? naughty.
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:35:46 +0000
From: taseti at supanet.com
To: gathering at misera.net
Subject: [kj] Ghosts of Ladbroke Grove - wha' happen?
For all those curious as to "What's happened to Ladbroke Grove?", here be some clues/answers.
By chance, I perked up earlier today when I heard the phrase 'Ladbroke Grove' on the wireless. The programme seems to have been a trip down memory lane. It is billed as:
"BBC Radio 4 - Reimagining the City, Series 2, Birmingham",
- "Musician Soweto Kinch offers a different vision of a city he's loved all his life - Birmingham."
Even though the main focus is Birmingham, mid-way through it does however make a brief reference to an old haunt being Ladbroke Grove, the subsequent gentrification theroef, followed by an exodus to Birmingham. Mr. Kinch also discusses the ethos where it is all about the art (rather than another hit single). The programme is largely a trip down memory lane with a lot of music sampled from the period. I hope some will find this of interest.
Trek along to - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03s645s - and you should find an online listenable version of today's programme, I'll be having a re-listen myself.
On another note, just received my delightfully presented copy of 'Letters From Cythera' yesterday. It is a most enticing read and my thanks go to Jaz for (living and) documenting all this.
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