Friday, 20 November 2009

As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset, I am in paradise.

I'm currently having my toe nibbled by Hoops, sipping coffee and contemplating the weather outside. It's still dark and is throwing it down with rain. So, no cycling for me today, hello the tube, I'll treat myself to a posh cappuccino on the way in to make it all better. And to prepare myself for coming out of party girl retirement this weekend.

We're finally going to see the Ed Ruscha exhibition at the Southhbank tonight. On Fridays they open late, so quick dinner and glass of wine and in we go. I love going to the Southbank at night, as you get to walk home along the river. (Although I think I am actually physically programmed to have Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks come into my head whenever I'm by the river. It's getting annoying.)

Tomorrow we're going to Blacktronica, one of my all-time favourite parties in London, who are having an 8th birthday party at The Albany in Deptford. Blacktronica has always been held in awesome arts spaces (originally at the Institute of Contemporary Art, then at the National Film Theatre), so it will be interesting to safari to South London to check out the Albany. Speech Debelle is doing a set.

On Sunday, we're going to see Mos Def. Who I actually saw once at Blacktronica. I remember because I didn't recognise him until somebody pointed him out. I was just thinking, 'Who is that singularly attractive young man?', and doing my best thriller dance. Always with the best way to impress, CJW.

What are you all doing? Have a flippin' good one. Here's Waterloo Sunset, so you can get it stuck in your heads too.

Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks 

[Ok, my friend – and arbiter of extreme good taste – Gypsy Rose put awesome pictures of Marilyn on her blog, so I'm going to as well. Can't remember where I got it from, though! Sorry, photographer.]


  1. Do you know I don't believe Marilyn Monroe was a size 16 - or perhaps I am mistaken and I really am sylphlike. She certainly looks good in this picture. Good to see you have an interesting weekend. I'm planning watching Beverley's Xmas lights being switched on. Must finish those Booker Prize books too to justify buying them. I expect H&F will enjoy having you home too. Have a good weekend.

  2. That Mos Def at Blacktronica story is enhanced by two facts:

    • he was wearing a mirrored hat which I believe turned out to be part of his costume for the film of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, but at the time it appeared he had the strongest look ever;

    • he was freestyling over the dub mix of Edina Holt’s ‘Serious Sirius Space Party’.