For two of the most visceral, invigorating, and progressive bands in the country - both based in the supposed creative capital that is east London - to be taking inspiration from a movement started a century ago, is perhaps a little jarring.
The most striking show of the season - and possibly the year - is currently to be found at David Zwirner's Mayfair gallery, where Kerry James Marshall has staged, "Look See," his first solo show in the city since 2005.
The first is Rabbit and the second is John Doe. Sod Michelin, with its mincing implore that a place is 'worth a detour'. These restaurants are a worth car crash. I'd pinch Chris Eubank's stupid big truck and drive it through several houses if that was the most direct route to Rabbit or John Doe.
This November marks the first official collaboration between Gallery Elena Shchukina and Russian Art Week. Both of her galleries are currently showing exhibitions of Russian art, times to coincide with the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 which will feature as Russian Art Week's headline exhibitions.
After years as the drink of choice for grisly old fishermen, sailors and pirates, rum is replacing vodka as the spirit of the times.
A petition has started. We the people are going to try and get the Canal and River Trust to see sense and let Word on the Water get a permanent home. To give London a lasting bastion for literacy, calm and recycling. Somewhere I can show my children that bookshops are exciting and cool. Where my friend can make a living doing something good for the city.
When I was growing up I lived in a huge 5 bedroomed house and when my siblings flew the nest (I was the youngest and last to go) I found myself sitting at the breakfast table with an eclectic assortment of visitors - a renal surgeon, a very handsome scuba diving instructor, professors, the mayor of a small town in France and an Irish man doing his PhD...
However, while it's easy to get started, it takes more than just money or technology to build a successful business. The technology market is extremely competitive, and the core skills that new companies need to thrive in this sort of environment are still in short supply.
Enter any bar along the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean and you'll find locals sipping on a refreshing anise-flavoured spirit. The potent aroma and milky-white colour makes it instantly recognisable.
Whether London is the first European landing spot remains to be seen, but it looks likely that MLB will be playing games in this continent in the near future and following the NFL's path to London surely would be an attractive proposition at some point.
For me, the festive season is when being a Londoner really starts to pay off. It's a beautiful city at the best of times, but during the festive season the city really takes on a new lease of life.
It is fast becoming one of the most popular jobs in the UK - and if the recent figures are true, the industry is now one of the most popular career choices out there...
When one looks at the stats of New Zealand having arrived on the world rugby scene, it must fill the heart of a sports fan with pride. This country, which has simply one quarter of a population of London, get there to conquer the field?
"I just LOOOOVE London!". There was no denying it: I was irked. I smiled back, concluding that with a chauffeur, personal cook, private jet and entire house on Eaton Square, I really think I could emit happiness too. But when the vastness of this wealth coincides with a love and patronage of culture I lower my musket of resentment and share something extraordinary.
Tucked away behind the bustle of Leicester Square lies the restaurant Salt'n Pepper, which specialises in serving contemporary twists on traditional Pakistani, Pan Asian and Indian food.
Barely one in three (38%) voted in the last mayoral election with the vote topping half the electorate in just two wards and dropping to less than 20% elsewhere in the capital. Democracy only works when the voters believe that it can and it isn't working very well in London at the moment.