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no empty bench in soho square

This is a plaque on a bench in Soho Square, London. On the south side of the square if you're looking for it. It commemorates Kirsty MacColl and contains a fragment from her song - Soho Square. MacColl died young in a horrible accident which lends a poignancy to this bench, but even if she hadn't this would be a good spot to sit and reflect. Her songs had a very English introspective quality, even when they sounded very Brazilian. And her voice and the walls of harmony she would add only enhanced the jolly melancholy of her records. If you see what I mean. So, this is a good spot to sit and think, in a square where people have sat and thought for centuries. Not a big place, not especially elegant, but a place with a public, and a private purpose.

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Uploaded on December 19, 2007