Mood:

1930′s London

A policeman judges an ankle competition at Hounslow, London, 1930

Cobain’s Top 50

A a hand scrawled list of Kurt Cobain’s Top 50 albums.

H I S T O R Y

A Knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows – Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 – 1945

‘After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.’
- Aldous Huxley