In the absence of an actual summer, a couple of summer-related tunes:

Arthur Lee does Bummer in the Summer:

Lee Hazlewood and someone called Sim Malmkvist doing a very good version of Summer Wine on Swedish TV in 1969:

and Peter Gabriel doing Here Comes The Flood:

The last one is bloody depressing. It’s enough to make you want to go off and live in the desert.

On Wednesday I am off to London for a few days, where hopefully I will witness the Thames Barrier give up the ghost. But in the event that it doesn’t, perhaps someone can suggest something else worth doing. I will be paying a visit to the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum and the Tate Modern.


3 Responses to “Wet³”

  1. 1 londoner July 24, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Weather permiting and time allowing its a handy walk from the Tate Modern into the City across the Millenium Bridge and tour the square mile. Its no bother at all to take in St Paul’s, the Bank of England, the Lloyds Building & Gherkin, as well as the numerous Wren Churches and nineteenth and twentieth century counting houses and chunks of the Roman wall all in a fairly leisurely walk – then dependng on where you’re off to afterwards finish at the Tower of London or continue up to Brick Lane for a curry or on to the meat markets at Smithfield for a steak & ale pie or the market at Spitalfields for a beer by the Truman Brewery. Bring a map though, the City has just about the most mind boggling street layout imaginable and the older pubs tend to be in hidden alleys and ‘courts’.

  2. 2 fearganainm July 24, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Is the Thames barrier not to keep the Sea out? Does it serve any role in also keeping the river in?

  3. 3 Hugh Green July 24, 2007 at 11:31 am


    Much obliged. Funny, I have made a few one-day flying visits to that part of town over the last couple of years, and from what I saw from the office window whilst munching a sambo from pret-a-manger, I always thought it might be worth exploring a bit further.


    I have no idea. In fact, I have no idea where it is.

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