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Music for a London Life

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Music for this London Life will feature absolutely anything that appeals!

 

Music that features London ..music that played in London ..that's played in London ..music by those that live in London ..lived in London ..were born here ..visited here ..died here ... and music that has nothing whatsoever to do with London ..it simply makes my London Life happy!

 

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Music for a London Life

Music for a London Life | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

Music for this London Life will feature absolutely anything that appeals!

 

Music that features London ..music that played in London ..that's played in London ..music by those that live in London ..lived in London ..were born here ..visited here ..died here ... and music that has nothing whatsoever to do with London ..it simply makes my London Life happy!

 

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#Thursday #Song Lotte Mullan -- Valentine Song -- Cafetería Kismet

Cornetto se enorgullece en presentar Valentine Song de Lotte Mullan, la canción final del corto Cupidity: Cafetería Kismet. Sabemos lo mucho que os h
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Love us for everyone, for every day, not just for Valentine's. 
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Monday Morning / Fears - Jono McCleery

The brand new video from Jono McCleery for the track 'Fears' taken from the album "There is ", released on Ninja Tune in 12 September 2011. Album Available
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Sunday Song: STICK IN THE WHEEL - Follow Them True

Film and animation by Teresa Elizabeth Lobos www.lagomorphosis.com. Art Direction by Nicola Kearey Produced by Esther Tewkesbury From the album Follow The
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"Witty, angry, modern London folk."
Thanks Rae, great recommendation. 
Live perfs and other info http://www.stickinthewheel.com
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Sunday  Song: Julie Byrne performs "Natural Blue" for The Line of Best Fit

Julie Byrne performs "Natural Blue" live in session for the Line of Best Fit during End of the Road Festival Session directed by Sebastien Dehesdin Cameras
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Julie Byrne is at Union Chapel this Monday 13 Nov. If she's this good on video, really looking forward to catching her live!  With thanks to David Smyth for the heads up.


Update

Oh what a night it was at Union Chapel, Julie Byrne and friends turning an ordinary Monday in November into something quite extraordinary. 


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MFLL Tuesday Music:  Sturgill Simpson - "Breakers Roar"

"Breakers Roar" off Sturgill's new album - A Sailor's Guide To Earth // Available Now Download Now - http://smarturl.it/DownloadSturgill Stream Now
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"Wasn't that separation from your son the experience that led to the concept for A Sailor's Guide to Earth? 

The separation allowed me to see what I really wanted. I wanted to speak to my son. I used the sea as metaphor. The record is a love letter to my boy and my wife for having saved me from a life of despair."

From the Rolling Stone interview with Sturgill Simpson


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Thursday Treat: David Bowie - Heroes

Live in Berlin, 2002.
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Music for Saturday : Ólafur Arnalds - Particles ft. Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir

"Ólafur Arnalds brings you the sixth single from Island Songs, his 7-week journey across Iceland to record a series of compositions. Watch Particles "

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Herself a singer songwriter I admire tremendously do listen to her music and seek out her live performances  https://emilymaguire.com/
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Reflection : Cohencentric / Leonard Cohen Considered -

Reflection : Cohencentric / Leonard Cohen Considered - | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

“I’ll never forget you, you know!”


And I’ll see what you’ve chained to your sorrow

All your sheep and your lilies of snow

Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay

Take this waltz, take this waltz

With its “I’ll never forget you, you know!”


Take This Waltz by Leonard Cohen

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MFLL Music Choice : The Milk Carton Kids - "Poison Tree"

Listen to the full album: http://bit.ly/1QQ9gjM "Poison Tree" by The Milk Carton Kids from the album 'Monterey,' available now Download on iTunes
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With thanks to The Falcon's Nest, for the introduction.

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 MILL Loves: Courtney Barnett Live In Camden Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party

'Taken from the LP: “Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit” - out through Milk! Records, House Anxiety/Marathon Artists and Mom+Pop'

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January 2018


CB will be back in London June 2018

Watch thud space for more details to visit her website 

https://www.courtneybarnett.com.au/


#lLoveMusic #CourtneyBarnett #LoveCamden 

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Kathryn Williams - Monday Morning

'Monday Morning' is a track taken from Kathryn Williams'  album 'Crown Electric', out now! Order the 12 vinyl here: http://bit.ly/CrownElectricOLIstor

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MFLL has long been a follower of Daylight Music Saturday afternoon sessions (@Daylight_Music) in the wonderful Union  Chapel. They are Pay What You Can  entry and  the curation under the assured direction of Ben Eshmade (@poplarpenguin) ensures an exciting, eclectic often experimental , mix of top performers, both well-established and emerging , across a wide musical spectrum..

It's a great place to discover 'new' musicians whilst sinking your teeth into delicious homemade cake from Margins, the UC homeless charity kitchen, We have been going for years and cannot recommend it highly enough. Superb relaxed family-friendly way to kickstart your weekend  with the feel-good factor of supporting fine musicians ( buy the merch!) and the homeless (did we mention the cakes?). Come along, if you like warn fuzzy feelings with your uplifting music in a gobsmackingly gorgeous giant of a church. You will walk out floating  on the Islington air. Have a listen to singer songwriter Kathryn Williams , who captured our hearts a few weeks back with her gently presented wry humour - tongue in cheek - marvellousness, 
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Maverick Sabre - I Need "acoustic" (Bands In Transit)

"I Need" was performed by Maverick Sabre as part of a session for Bands In Transit.
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Friday Song: Mary Gauthier "I Drink"

http://musicfog.com/. Mary Gauthier performs in front of the Music Fog cameras during the Americana Festival in Nashville.
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Mary Gauthier. Love this woman. New album co-written with US veterans must be heard. Watch her being interviewed by Sarah Silverman https://youtu.be/Bo7g3ehC-O0 .Then get online and book your seat for her upcoming UK tour. Two dates in May at Kings Place, tickets still available as I type but I don't think they will hang around for long. The second  show on May 17 was added due to demand. See you there!  


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#Saturday #music : Dream Pop! Protection Spells 'Sister Harpy' 

Protection Spells - Sister Harpy @ Nottingham Pop All-Dayer. The Maze, Nottingham Sat 07/10/17 #ProtectionSpells
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Feeeling the need to pop some musical colour into your winter? Look no further! Inject some bright sounds into your weekend @daylight_music as it goes dream pop this Saturday afternoon.  
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#Saturday #Morning #Music Baba O'Riley (The Who Cover) - Live at Madison Square Garden - Pearl Jam

"Pearl Jam performing "Baba O'Riley" by The Who live at Madison Square Garden with Steve Diggle of The Buzzcocks in New York City on July 8, 2003."

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Have a wonderful music- fuelled weekend! And if you are here and still not wildly wide awake? Listen to the end! The guitars will send you wild with that first cup of strong coffee. Well, it worked for me. 
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#Friday #Song: Serafina Steer - Lady Fortune

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This is a MFLL favourite from Serafina Steer in 2013. She was an instant hit among discerning indie music lovers. Then we lost track of her. Fast forward five years to  her reincarnation as http://basjan.hotglue.me/  Have a listen to her arresting performance @daylight_music in December 2017 and check out her new album and its launch https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bas-jan-album-launch-sdf-tickets-42394633490
in London later this month.

With a  **** star review from @MOJOmagazine ****  and a recent play on BBC 6 Music, it looks like Serafina Steer is firmly back where she belongs. Definitely centre-stage. 
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 Monday Music from Emily Maguire - 'For Free'

Official video for the radio single mix of Emily Maguire's song 'For Free' from the album 'A Bit Of Blue' out 24.2.17.

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Thoughtful  Monday Music from the magical truth-teller Emily Maguire. Vastly improve your Monday. Experience something new today. For free. Share it. Pass it on. Be grateful for it. Real Freedom is just that. It's for free. Fight for it. Fight for this wonderful world of ours. Otherwise we are losing that freedom.
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Music For A London Life/Wednesday Song/ Foy Vance - She Burns (Acoustic - Live From Blackbird Studios)

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for Helen, with love
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#Wednesday #Music Choice: Mark Wilkinson - Love High

From the "Let The River Run" album, released 9 August 2013. DOWNLOAD: http://bit.ly/11PjQjh LYRICS: http://bit.ly/16xzeAJ

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February 2018

Just when I needed my Mark Williamson fix, I see he is back in London in March. If I am here, I will be there. Bush Hall. Grab a ticket while you can this guy sells out fast and for good reason.


https://www.markwilkinsonmusic.com/tour



June 2016

True Velvet

 

 

July 23 2015

 

Australian Singer Songwriter Mark Wilkinson will be performing at a sell out show this afternoon at the wonderful Green Note in Camden.


MFLL was too slow off the starting blocks to grab a ticket for what promises to be an intimate afternoon of memorable music.

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Music for Everyday: Bruce Springsteen - Streets of Philadelphia

Bruce Springsteen's official music video for 'Streets Of Philadelphia'. Click to listen to Bruce Springsteen on Spotify
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 The Boss Takes Charge! Dream Baby Dream

Video edited by Thom Zimny, shot by Chris Hilson. Audio produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen, mixed by Bob Clearmountain. "Dream Baby Dream
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When it's grey and soulless outside and you just want to fist the air, and believe in your fellow man, who do you turn to? How do you dream?  Come on! Gotta keep the light burning! Fist pump✊️✊✊✊
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MFLL Video Of The Day: Kirsty Merryn | Forfarshire (ft. Steve Knightley) 

From Kirsty Merryn's debut album She & I, released 9 November 2017. Forfarshire tells the story of Grace Darling, who, together with her father William,
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Wonderful to hear Kirsty Meyrn at the launch of her debut album  last night at Union Chapel Islington. Opening for the Show of Hands Cathedral tour , we heard a mature, pure voice clearly set to make waves. Oh and she's all set too to take on those diehard purists with preconceptions regarding the no-no of no-keyboard-within -folk tradition. Judging by the audience reaction to Kirsty's accomplished integrated playing of said forbidden instrument last night it's an unequivocal "yes!" Soulful folk heading for the heights, happily without dizzy display. A young musician already very comfortable onstage, loving the live vibe. One to watch, for sure and with Steve Knightley as mentor, no better recommendation required. 

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Winter Warmup: Langhorne Slim and The Law - Strangers

The first single from The Spirit Moves, out 8.7.15. CD/Vinyl: http://www.dualtonestore.com/collections/langhorne-slim iTunes
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Toby Barelli (King Size Slim) movement in sound session Big Chill 2011 

The first movement in sound session at Big Chill 2011 brought to you by Giant Robot, Trailer Beach and Bacardi. www.kingsizeslim.com
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Guts and Bones | Joe Banfi | Live | Communion Music

Joe Banfi's song "Guts and Bones" from his debut Iron EP, released on Communion Records on September 24th, 2012. Download from iTune
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