The London Underground Song: now live with juicy Flash goodness!

Posted by Tim Ireland at January 29, 2005

Category: Flash Music Video, Games and Objects, UK General Election 2005

This entry was posted on
Saturday, January 29th, 2005
4:36 pm and is filed
under Flash Music Video, Games and Objects, UK General Election 2005.

London Underground: The SongOK, we’re clear to go live with this.

I heard the song London Underground a few weeks ago and wasn’t surprised to see it bounce like mad around The Interwebs… but I did think it was a pity that it didn’t have a Flash show to make it more communicative and easier to share via linkage.

I also didn’t do anything about that until Wibbler opened his big fat mouth yesterday. Not that he really had to prompt me or anything. He just had to get my attention for the 5 consecutive seconds required for me to conclude that I was the man for the job. If they’d have me.

And have me they did. (Matron! The clamps!)

I got in touch with the chaps behind the song yesterday (Dr Suman Biswas and Dr Adam Kay) and quickly found myself up and about late last night and early today building this. I hope you enjoy it:

London Underground: The Song

Warning: NSFW (contains many a dangdoodle cussword).

Oi! Don’t forget to buy the album! Every penny from CD sales goes to Macmillan Cancer Relief. They say. And you can trust them; they’re doctors. With clean hands and filthy mouths.

(Now all I have to do is wait patiently for the right time to mention my own lyrical mobilities – and the possible need for illegal surgery – so I can make full use of these scalpel-wielding musicians and exploit them like a true pop svengali.)

Note: Backing Blair (which I’m still keeping under wraps) was chosen for the hosting because Balders and I already had beefy servers sorted out for that location… and a little inbound link popularity certainly won’t hurt pre-launch. Also, I’m a little pissed that – because the Tories stuffed up our rail network and Labour have done SFA to fix it (and are set on tube privatisation) – it’s unlikely to be a major election issue.

Funny; you’d think the current government would be able to get the trains to run on time…


  1. Wibbler says

    As ever, simple and utterly brilliant, Tim! And I’m glad I didn’t prompt you enough to make the video. You da man…P.S. I’ve just bought the CD. Only £6 and all to charity. Splendid.

  2. says

    Forwarding Fun

    These last two weeks have been a bumper ones for email forwards. Here are three of the highlights all stored in the Files directory: – The controversial Suicide Bomber advertisement from Volkswagen (denied by VW, and in the news…

  3. dafyd says

    Tim, you legend. Great song, great video!

  4. chez dafyd says

    Yay – more funny stuff

    Heh – a couple of jolly witty viral campaigns today, all shamelessly stolen from Wibbler: The advert “definitely not produced by Volkswagen – honest” – but I bet they wish they had And the advert “definitely produced by Volkswagen” which shows Gene Kel…

  5. underblog says

    I’m getting a “Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)”.

  6. Manic says

    Should be fixed now.:o)

  7. Nosemonkey says

    Why the hell does the logo have to look like goatse? Not a nice thing to see of a Monday morning… You are a bad, bad man.

  8. Manic says

    “Why the hell does the logo have to look like goatse? … You are a bad, bad man.”Why do you insist on answering your own questions?;O)

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