Radio LBB: Mini Golf, Street Food, Craft Beer
A year ago, an opportunity arose for me to follow my dream career in sound design at Clearcut Sound Studios. I jumped at it with open arms, wide ears, and with a knot in my stomach akin to meeting your childhood hero.
Couchsurfing is not my style so the challenge was now to find somewhere a little more semi-permanent to live. I wrapped my belongings in a hanky, tied it to the end of a stick and made the pilgrimage. From my comfortable and familiar surroundings of Stafford, a little town in the midlands, I ended up in one of the coolest places in the world, apparently; Tooting in South London. The learning curve was steep, not only in my career, but also in my life living in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
It’s in experiencing London first hand that I’ve noticed the odd MASSIVE difference here and there… The world’s slowest walkers competition held daily on Oxford Street, the Black Mirror-style Uber rating fear (but for how long?), and disappointingly for me the diminishing number of Greggs Bakeries the further south of the M25 you travel.
On the flip side I’ve discovered London’s vibrancy and some of its absolute gems. Childhood games have become mainstream activities (who doesn’t love a game of mini golf or table tennis whilst at the bar of a graffiti plastered watering hole?), food stalls have become amazing just by adding the word 'street', and intoxicating levels of craft beer breweries - have made me attractive. This year has been one to remember for me so this playlist is a selection of tunes that I’ve had in my ears over the course of my introduction to London.
Lucas Trigg, Clearcut Sound Studios.
Genre: Music performance