The Bargains of London

This morning, like every morning, I opened Facebook to distract myself a bit and read some news.

london-shitting-opportunity-of-the-weekLiving in London has really lowered my expectations on the quality of the “affordable” flats, so I’m no longer surprised when I read about weird house situations like a bathroom with the toilet located on the top of a flight of stairs, an apartment entirely covered with tiles or a mattress in a cupboard for rent as a “single room”.
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You can find many more examples of these amazing bargains on the Vice’s parody section “London rental opportunity of the week”.

 

Anyway, one of the first posts that attracted my attention today was this BBC article about a SHED in Bethnal Green (East London) on sale for £350,000.

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The article also mentions other GARAGES that were sold at even higher prices.

What made me really sad though, is that soon after I stumbled upon another post about an UNTOUCHED FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT House in Minnesota, on sale for $ 1,395,000, a little bit more than £1,000,000.

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As an Architecture graduated, the architect in me cried a bit, since Frank Lloyd Wright is a GOD, a GENIUS, a MASTER.

And now A SHED is on the market for one third of the price of a piece of history of the American Architecture, just because it’s in London.  😦

Next bargain of the week: the House of Broken Dreams.

The Ultimate Friends Experiences

Did you know that a musical version of cult TV series Friends will debut at the Triad Theatre (New York) in autumn?!

Written by Bob e Tobly McSmith, Friends! The Musical will include songs inspired by some of the funniest and most popular quotes, like Oh. My. God., Janice! e We Were on a Break!

Good news for the British fans as well: the Comedy Central will bring Friendfest – “the ultimate Friends experience”-  to the UK for a 12 weeks tour in 6 different locations.

What to expect:

  • a full-scale Joey & Chandler’s apartment set
  • memorabilia and props from the show
  • Monica & Rachel’s apartment
  • Recreate the Titles
  • Ross & Rachel’s Vegas chapel of love
  • grab a coffee in Central Perk
  • eat in Monica’s Moondance Diner
  • drink at the Chick & Duck Bar

…And much more!

London and Manchester venues are already sold out, but you can still buy tickets for the other tour dates:

Sheffield: 7-16 July

Cardiff: 21-30 July

Oxfordshire: 18-27 August

Essex: 1-10 September

Priceless Stage Outfits

The music festivals’ season is approaching, and pictures of the audience’s outfits are starting to circulate on social media.

Here are some great outfits from the stage instead!

5. Pete Doherty 

Even if Doherty’s performance was considered disastrous, Pete rocked those glitters at Live 8 in 2005.

4. Luke Pritchard

The Kook’s lead singer performed in a black and white costume at Glastonbury 2014.

3. Keith Moon

The eccentric Keith moon knew how to capture the attention on stage, something usually difficult for drummers, confined at the bottom of the stage. Here’s him wearing a starry boxer’s robe at the Who’s concert in Kilburn, 1977.

2. MGMT

MGMT performed as the Scooby-Doo characters at the Voodoo Fest Experience Music Festival in New Orleans, October 2010.

1. Arctic Monkeys

Here’s a performance of the Artic Monkeys at Friday Night With Johnathon Ross dressed up as clowns in 2007, when they were still self-mocking and unpretentious.

Please allow me to introduce myself…

Good heavens you boys (and girls),

I am Veronica, a postgraduate student at Richmond, the American International University in London, yet, primarily, a full-time music addict.

This blog is part of my course in Advertising and Public Relations, and I decided to dedicate it to what I am most passionate about: music, subcultures and the style of my favourite bands/musicians.

The blog’s title – Live outside your head, live inside a song– is, indeed, a quote from a Libertines’ song, Skint and Minted, which I also have tattooed on my back.

I have a strong fondness for drawing, painting and creativity in general, and I create/modify objects and clothes.

I’m always looking for concerts and music-related exhibitions in London; I regularly visit vinatge shops and fairs, and, when I can, I plan trips all around the UK, mostly basing my travels on the cities where my beloved musicians were born.

I’ll use this blog to share my thoughts and my experiences in THE city, hoping (if I may quote T2  ) that someone, somewhere, cares.

Cheers,

Veronica