Iggy Pop: Gardeners ‘Rock’
London's Children's Society is awarded Silver Medal for "Lust for Life"-inspired garden, Iggy approved.
Iggy Pop, the loin stretching and lizard-like punk rock godfather, certainly obtains, as his 1977 classic declares, a “Lust for Life.” But apparently Pop’s ravenous hunger for earthly decadence has rubbed off on a few youthful British gardeners. A flower garden inspired by the rocker’s aforementioned tune, submitted by London’s Children’s Society, which features an arc of water moving to the dancehall bombast of the tune, has been awarded the silver medal at the city’s Chelsea Flower Show, U.K.’s The Mirror reports.
And Pop is overjoyed. “It’s awesome the Lust for Life garden won a silver medal. It’s great to know my music reaches out to so many and inspires,” the rocker told The Mirror. “I’m honored the Children’s Society’s garden is inspired by my music and wholeheartedly support the work they do — they rock.”
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