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Sunday Swoon. April 29th

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Inspiration from Santigold, Breakfast like a king and World Book Night… 

1. It is no exaggeration to say that Santigold’s gig at Heaven on Thursday night utterly inspired me and lifted me to a better place. She just sort of left me thinking I want to be better at everything, all the time, whatever I choose to tackle. A pantomime horse, dancers that I couldn’t take my eyes off, a sweet spirit and singer that connected with her audience. Her album is also released this week and there’s not been a day where I’ve not played it, Disparate Youth and The Riot’s Gone standing out. Exceeded all expectations.

2. Monday night I took part in World Book Night. It was a brilliant experience and I immediately blogged about it once my copies of Let The Right In were handed out to the commuters of North West London. You can read about it here.

3. A very early start this morning was eased by a visit to The Breakfast Club. We’ve patiently  queued on many an occasion out in the rain and quite happily. It’s always worth the wait, Mocha’s, perfect poached eggs, pancakes and service always with a huge sunny smile.

4. Adore the tongue in cheek strap line on the poster’s for Blunderbuss. Jack White pitches it as his debut album which makes me smile considering his vast back catalogue and musical projects. This album is perfection, predictably Jack White but that’s why we’re all on the edge of our seats every time he releases something, with whomever is graced by his genius. 

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Written by Anon PA

April 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm

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  1. I saw Jack White on Jools… and immediately went and bought the entire album on itunes… I’ve been to the Breakfast Clun in Soho… the french toast it to die for!

    I Made You A Mixtape

    April 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    • Album is amazing isn’t it? His performance on Jools Holland made me so sad I didn’t get to see him at hammersmith last week!

      Anon PA

      May 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

  2. I read a fantastic anecdote about Jack White recently:

    “…he began a career as an upholsterer. His company was colour coded – everything from his clothes to his van to his tools had to be either white or yellow or black, “as an aesthetic presentation”. He wrote his bills in crayon, and hid poems addressed to other upholsterers inside the furniture he restored: “I thought, we’re the only ones to see inside this furniture, we should be talking to each other, like the Egyptian masons might leave a message on the stone they were putting in the pyramid. On one occasion, he and another upholsterer formed a band – called the Upholsterers – pressed 100 copies of a single, and hid them inside furniture they were restoring. “Not one’s been found yet,” he chuckles. “They were on clear vinyl with transparency covers, so even if you x-rayed the furniture you wouldn’t be able to find them. I know where a couple of them might be, but it’s very funny in that sense.”
    Alexis Petridis

    Jack White is pure rock.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/apr/13/jack-white-solo-project-blunderbuss

    Joanna Tubbs (@jotubbs)

    April 29, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    • I love this! Thanks for linking hun. I have no equivalent for this blog unless I start hiding stories in amongst excel spreadsheets!

      Anon PA

      May 1, 2012 at 10:59 am


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