27 July 2012

The City Is London

While we wait, here in London, for the evening to come so we might witness the mind blowing spectacular that will be (we hope!) the Olympics opening ceremony, here is something to keep us occupied in the meantime. The good people at Ithaca Audio have really outdone themselves this time, bringing together 26 London musicians, films and TV shows in this remarkable mashup.

I am going to list them all below if you want to check out who and what is in here. I have to say though, that this is simply outstanding done with panache of the highest order not to mention a great sense of humor. Plus, despite the fact he has been gone quite a while now, Freddie Mercury can still bring a tear to my eye.

OK, here they are then - how many did you spot? Eurythmics - Winston's diary (1984), Night and the City, Mary Poppins - Stay Awake (thanks Julie!), Queen - A Kind of Magic, Amy Winehouse - You know I'm No Good, The Who - Baba O'Riley, Blur - Song 2, Amy Winehouse - Stronger Than Me, Jamiroquai - Deeper Underground, Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp, Quincy Jones - It's Caper Time (Self Preservations Society), Adele - Rumor Has It, John Murphy - 28 Days Later, Led Zepplin - Whole Lotta Love, Faithless – Insomnia, Florence & the Machine - You Got The love, The Clash - London Calling, Eastenders, Queen - We Are The Champions Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers, Klint - Diamond (Snatch), The Kinks - You Really Got Me, Are You Being Served (which I thought was Money by Pink Floyd!), Only Fools and Horses, Queen - Another One Bites The Dust, The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter.