Listen to a Londoner. This is a weekly post where people who live (or have lived for a while) in London answer a few questions about the Big Smoke. If you fit the bill and want to be interviewed, give me a shout at email@example.com. Always looking for new victims volunteers….
Dave Sadd, 23
Dave is currently a student in his 2nd year at Cardiff University, studying Journalism, Film and Media.
He enjoys films, music, new media and fine wine.
LLO: How long have you lived in London?
DS: Well, I don’t live in London anymore unfortunately. When I left home to come to university, my mum moved into Hertfordshire. But until then, I’d been living in London for 20 years. Long time!
LLO: Best thing about London?
DS: Feeling like you’re part of something massive.
LLO: Best shop?
DS: I’m a bit of a media fanatic, so HMV on Oxford Street does it for me.
LLO: Best place to catch a gig?
DS: Before it closed, I was a big, big, big fan of The Mean Fiddler. These days…Brixton Academy.
LLO: Best local band?
DS: Am I allowed to say The Kinks?
LLO: Best place to escape the city?
DS: I always lived on the outskirts, so it was never a big thing to escape – I spent a lot of time in Herts.
LLO: 2012 Olympics – stay or go?
DS: I honestly couldn’t care less about the 2012 Olympics. I’m apathetic all the way.
LLO: How do you spend your time on the tube?
DS: I listen to music and worry about getting lost, so spend a lot of time looking at the maps and counting how many stops there are until I need to get off. This makes it sound like I really don’t enjoy the tube, but I do!
LLO: Favourite book, song or film about London?
DS: My favourite film about London would have to be Dirty Pretty Things. It’s a wonderful look at how London is for immigrants.
LLO: Most interesting recent news story?
DS: This is actually my favourite news story of the past week in general – Boris helping a girl from thugs. Whilst on a bicycle. He used the word ‘oiks’! Who woulda thunk that a politician would be a decent human being too?! I loved it.
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