WHY IS S.E.LONDON SUCH A BREEDING GROUND FOR
From the Skull Man of the Skull Clan
aka the protagonist of the (near legendary/notorious)
(history or what?)
The lack of the tube and, until relatively recent
times, any kind
of decent transport infrastructure of any description meant
access for people locally to central London gigs and events
if you actually wanted to get home the same night). This lack
to readily consumable entertainment effectively forced people
to look to
their own devices (and vices) to create their own. However the
in available public transport options has not seemed to have
been a significant
factor in dampening the cultural fever that South-East London
be permanently infected with. It was DJ culture if anything
something of the live music scene. However, S.E. London has
than its fair share of cutting-edge DJ's and multitudinous
clubs of varying
descriptions (and varying degrees of legality) and recently
there has been
something of a 'revival' of the live music scene in the area.
is a growing fusion of these media (and other media in the new
world in which we exist). So how come?
I postulate it's got something to do with some of the ancient
power sites buried under various parts of South London, from
St.Bridget Stones (now Brixton) and the hill of Herne the
Hunter out to
St.Kits Cotty and Coldrum in
Deepest Darkest Maidstone.
Kosmicandy adds ...
Not to mention the Harrow - Yorkshire line (Woodall,
to Harrow Hill) and the St.Michael line running through
Norfolk, Glasto and Cornwall, effectively channeling chi
energies in and
out of the area by pulse-rhythms to the exact algorithm of the
beat beat beat.
From Speedy Phil
Culture is remarkably cutting edge in Saaarrf Eeeeast
there is fuck all else to do!
From Kirin Panch
One of the reasons why the quality and quantity of South East
musical culture has been on such a boundary breaking level is
artists have largely escaped their egos becoming polluted by
the kind of
mass media attention that seems to be the rule of thumb in the
and North West London. As a consequence of this the claws of
have mostly missed the fluffy little bunnies and their
in and around the psychedelic warrens of SAAARF EEEEEST Lundun
Mr C High of Sunsnake & Lord Snooty Divorced
From Paul Weir (Phobia Promotions)
Because of chalk.
That's why the underground went no further than Waterloo.
There's no tube. In the South-East kindred musical spirits mix
I've lived all over town and there is no breeding ground for
elsewhere in London. You might go out to see a band, but down
more likely to be in one. South-East London is a community in
isolation from the rest of London.
They're not really Londoners, people go to each others houses,
a flat or a squat, there's community. Look at the Crossfields
(Dire Straits, Squeeze ...)
Would you find a Fordham Park in North London?
People in South-East London find time to communicate with
They're non-pretentious bastards.
It's community spirit.
...And of course SE London is Heaven.
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