I’m not sure that I have ever been this busy, actually really busy, like, trying to squeeze everything in, doing as much as is humanly possible, busy.
I’m sat in front of my computer, yes but I have a list as long as my arm of jobs to do on it. I’m waiting as patiently as possible for a delivery of 100 red roses for a funeral piece I’m doing on Friday, whilst studying/memorising the new menu at my kitchen job, where we’ve just had new owners come in and change everything. The changes are positive but I’ve had to make changes too and it has been real hard work. I had band practice last night for a show we’re doing on Saturday where we have to play for 2 hours! It’s just been a bit like that lately.
Life is good.
A grassroots organisation run by the Wrexham Arts Community
Some friends and I have taken matters of the arts in our home town into our own hands. It’s early days yet but we see something special on the horizon. The idea is to compile our combined resources and help each other out. It’s not rocket science, it’s conscious co-creation.
Watch this space.
I’m still recovering from my weekend at Glastonbury Festival, it rained some and camping in a muddy field plus having all of the fun has left me only capable of sitting at the computer in my pyjamas, reflecting.
Stand out show for me was definitely Arcade Fire on Friday night. Utterly incredible in every way.
It’s Friday 27th June 2014 and I’m in a field somewhere in Somerset, UK. Today, I’ll walk about 10 Kilometres between the stages of Glastonbury Festival. I’ll probably start my day by watching All We Are, then Blondie, grab some lunch and head over to the park stage for Courtney Barnett, I just can’t get enough of her Avant Gardener tune (See video). The rest of the day will be taken up watching Haim, Tune-yards, Jurassic 5 and Arcade Fire, I was there for their show in 2007, it was truly incredible.
All in all, not a bad day at all.
Over the course of the weekend I’ll attempt to see Dolly Parton, Jack White, Fatboy Slim, 2manyDJs, The Black Keys, Massive Attack, The Wailers, Bonobo, St. Vincent, Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip and much much more.
These are my band Heal The Last Stand's promo badges/fabric stickers. They are made from plasters/bandaids and we stick them just about anywhere. They're not just for healing, we stick them to things we love, like people and possessions, we also stick them to places like signs and buildings or whatever, wherever, whenever.
We’ve made a couple of thousand of them to stick all over Glastonbury Festival this weekend. If you see one let us know #HealPlasters.
I’m off to Glastonbury Festival soon. Easily one of the greatest gatherings on the planet. A quarter of a million people camping, dancing and partying together. It has to be experienced to be believed.
These days I’m a performer, with my band, Heal The Last Stand. We’re on one of the smaller stages, so we play to around 300 or so people. First at the start of the festival, Thursday 2:30pm and then again at the very end of the festival Sunday/Monday 2:30am, on the Small World Solar Stage, in the Green Futures Field.
If you were lucky enough to get a ticket this year, we’ll see you there. I hear it’s going to be a wet one, so don’t forget your Wellington Boots!