Let’s face facts, Sir Paul McCartney – national treasure that he is, global unificator, former Beatle, former Wing, and generally energetic and breezy presence at the rock ‘n’ roll tea party – is not going to last …
While it is quite an honor to host the 2012 Olympics, it sounds like some Londoners are biting their nails over what’s to come.
Here’s Elbow’s score for the BBC coverage of the games. They’ve arranged it so it can be cropped into tiny bits and used for trails, montages and all sorts.
Like many major world cities, London is home to a myriad of film locations. The city’s blend of modern and historical elements makes for a unique and versatile setting for films of all kinds.
London’s thriving theater scene has produced some of the most popular plays and musicals in the world. Hit shows such as Billy Elliot, War Horse, and The History Boys had their runs in London before gracing the Broadway stage.
“The Lambeth Walk”
The London Olympics are going to be great, of this there is no doubt. All of us Brits will be glued to our sets, trying to squeeze our patriotic fervor into ever greater gushing outbursts of excitement and glee whenever anyone from Team …
I’m sure I don’t need to explain this to a flag-appreciating nation such as the U.S., but it’s very, very easy to put a flag on a thing, and make it look better.
“He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils,” wrote Sir Francis Bacon, “for time is the greatest innovator.” Some three centuries later, another Englishman, Prime Minister Harold Wilson, put it a little …
Of course, we all know Big Ben and Buckingham Palace … but, there are plenty of spots in London that you may not have visited just yet, which is where The Brit List: Summer of London – Places and Sights comes in handy.