Friday, March 11, 2022

Check your Ego at the Door


As trailed (Icons Passim), we went to see Ego Ella May at Lafayette last night. I thought she would be good, but she and her band were great. So was the new-to-me venue. The video above is her engagingly modest and almost shy acceptance speech after winning the Best Jazz Act at the 2020 MOBO Awards.

Around that time you could come out of my front door in Marlborough Road, turn right, then turn right again into Park Road and carry on past Paapa's flat. Paapa being Paapa Essiedu, who we saw starring at the Old Vic at the end of January (Icons passim). After that, if you turned right onto Robinson Road you would walk past Ego's. Taking the next right into Birdhurst Rd you would pass Callum's mum and dad's house. Yep, Callum Hudson-Odoi who won the World Club Championship with Chelsea in February.  All three of them in a three or four hundred yard stretch! Block be throbbing with talent.
Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got
I'm still, I'm still Nicky from the hood
Used to have a little now I have a lot
No matter where I go I know where I came from (from the Wood)

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