A couple weekends ago we played in our buddy Ivo’s (from Will Tun & The Wasters) garden in Reading. It was the Wasters last weekend in Reading so we had a mad one. It was an amazing evening filled with talented friends and getting to catch up with people I hadn’t seem for a while and I rambled politics for ages which felt really liberating because usually I’m terrible at articulating these things. Here’s a video of us covering the Anorexic Olsen Twin song I Guess That’s What Brains Look Like. It was ridiculous. My friends are rambunctious rapscallions and I love them.
You may or may not know that I run a distro. That is I started a distro intending to be all creative and do all sorts of creative shit with my friends and then get it out there with the distro. However, due to me traveling around loads (a distro is heavy to carry), getting easily distracted, constantly changing my mind about what I want to do with my life and various other factors, I’ve been pretty shit at running it. I’ve recently decided that I want to try and start over and get it going again, the least I can do is get more of a web presence with it or something, even if I’m not taking it to shows etc. Also, because it’s likely that I’ll feel uninspired again eventually and not want to do anything with it I’m trying to get my friends more involved with it so that they can keep it running in those times that I’m uninspired or am traveling or whatever. I think we have a good nerdy DIY scene going on in our group of friends and it’s worth promoting that so it’d be good to keep this running. As a first step I’ve got Sara onto the blog so that she can contribute stuff. We’ve already started talking about different ideas of things that we could do and that’s inspiring in itself. Hopefully we can get more friends who are interested involved and this can grow into something inspiring, productive and collective.
Fishlock did a video of me busking in Reading the other day before the show at Global Cafe. My beloved red & black hat has since gone missing. It was a rather messy night. Hopefully one day we shall be reunited but for now it lives on in my heart.
The other weekend at Something Else In The Dean fest we had a little campsite session where we passed the guitar round and played each other songs. Here’s Ryan Harvey playing We’ll Fight Fascists Too. It was such a great weekend, I can’t wait for next year.