Ben Phaze è un Engineer of the London Underground as well a music producer and DJ so he has been making use of his acces to explore the Tube, seeking out sounds, unusual recording spaces and inspiration for music. You may recognize a lot of the sounds sush as trains, annoucements and ticket gates, but some are less familiar.
A new sculpture was officially unveiled at the corner of Union Street and Blackfriars Road, on the last day of the Charles Dickens bicentenary. As a 12 year old boy, Dickens used to walk past a statue of a dog and pot over a shop as he went to work (yes, work), vowing to one day go back to school and make something of himself. He later immortalised it in his autobiography: My usual way home was over Blackfriars Bridge and down that turning in the Blackfriars Road which has Rowland Hill’s chapel on one side, and the likeness of a golden dog licking a golden pot over a shop door on the other.
[Roba X Musicisti]London Underground operates a busking licence scheme and, with spare pitches being as rare as hen’s teeth, when they come up, competition is stiff. There are around 200 active licensed buskers currently on the scheme, plying their trade on 37 pitches in 25 different stations. Over 150 licences will be available to successful applicants following the auditions.Applicants need to be over 16, and should email firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 February 2013. The licence is free.
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