G’day from the ‘other side’, the land downunder. Tonight was our first gspl:2528 Sunday Night service – a cafe style attempt to turn church on its head (a bit!). the band were great and played a bit of Tom Waits, a bit of Nick Cave and a bit of gospel and a bit of Ross’s new song he’d written for the night. Ross spoke about how we got here and Brian spoke on the counter-cultural and revolutionary call that is the first verse of Mark’s Gospel. By putting it in its historical context the 8 (or so) words of that first verse challenged the establishment of the day, the might of the Roman Empire; and the challenge to join the revolution continues, to join the movement, to be seditious, to go against the prevailing regime, the ’empires’ the world that we live in call us to belong to. Its revolutionary call is just as relevant today as it was back in Nero’s day.
So we are off and we’re out having a go. We still have a lot to learn but its fun (so far!) to have started our own (little) revolution, our part in trying to bring the good news to postcode 2528.
djmike with minders
had marvelous time at gb. drank lots of coffee (filter coffee this year, still shaking, need a refill soon) met bristol/london/cardiff/york friends. learnt how to protect my crops from elephants (rope covered with a mixture of chili-powder / tobaco and oil), learnt that andyloos takes 15 tons of “waste” off site per day, played some extreme records very badly and people still danced (?), learnt about the commercial aspects of running/ruining a pub, went to bed far too early (everything stops at 2-00am?), avoided most church services (i trned up late, just in time to serve communion), was moved by the LarryNorman tribute. special thanks to ed & carl for organising and for mike for support and knowing the way to Morrisons. now spot the rubber duck in the following (security (see above) were impressed with our “duck-on-a-flashing-torch-installation”, big softies) nicW
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brilliant street art – have you mentioned this before (sorry if so)
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I dont know if you have seen this, but if not – free downloads! free listening!
they make it free because of a little advert on each track
but it is a great site
greenbelt festival was good
the best artists for me: Emmanuel Jal, Matthew Herbert Big Band, José González, Iain Archer, Jamie Catto
the best djs: cardiff, bristol and york of course
the best moment: dancing in underground
the worst dj: itunes (wont mention the venue)
the worst moment: Lionel Richie record being compared to £2000 of bar takings
I would like to thank my sponsors: Morrisons, Sainsburies and Tesco – oh and the Bishops Cleeve Chip Shop massive
yup, greenbelt’s almost upon us. i vowed last year that i’d never try and do so much over the weekend again. guess what? (dammit).
anyway, check out their here comes the sun project and see if you fancy chipping in.
this was my (cheating by 2 extra tracks) sun inspired playlist. i’ve also got a muxtape of all the tracks if you fancy listening to them too. (it’s worth it, some of them are already in my non-existent, not trying to be morbid ‘things that should be played at my funeral’ playlist).
friday night/saturday morning
22 august/23august 2008
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