Sunday, May 25, 2008

Public Enemy and Progress on the Balcony

Friday evening Hedgy took me to see Public Enemy play in the Brixton Academy. We arrived late, just as PE came on.

Yo bum rush the show!

Yes, the old line up was up - Chuck D, Flavor Flav and Terminator X! And for this tour they were belting out their 1988 album "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" in its entirety. Unfortunately for me, this was the album before I really got into PE, but there was still plenty to enjoy, including Louder than a Bomb, Bring the Noise, and Public Enemy Number One.

Being an old fogie, I found it a bit loud, so had the old headphones on. I was also a bit disappointed to see that the only blacks in the venue were security, and this is Brixton too! What's with that? Anyway, a great night, thanks Hedgy!

Clifton Nurseries
My new exciting place near home is Clifton Nurseries, London's oldest garden centre apparently, at 5A Clifton Villas, W9 2PH, just a block away from me, and very tucked-away, complete with organic cafe/restaurant and lots of tall plants you can lose yourself in. Visited with Elaine yesterday and purchased some nice plants for balcony, as well as eyeing up some accessories I'll have to look in to, such as secateurs.


Beautiful greenhouses - image from thisisnaive's blog

So I now have rosemary, mint, the existing yucca and geranium (prostitutes for the bees!) and the highlight, a lovely purple pink Pericalis. It's absolutely lovely out there, even without sunshine:

My Pleasure Zone

Note the parasol too, completing the scene.

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