NOW that’s what I call MUSIC – VEGSTOCK 2018 – An Interview with Queen V

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NOW that’s what I call MUSIC – VEGSTOCK 2018 – An Interview with Queen V

2018 saw the return to centre stage of the “Chanson Engagé” with the launch of VEGSTOCK festival.

The brain child of singer / songwriter Queen V, the festival brought together Vegan music artists to carve out a place in the music industry to profile the vegan music scene.

VEGSTOCK 2018 festival rolled out at the Piano Works in Farringdon. The line-up consisted of 12 vegan acts in total, 11 bands and 1 DJ.

As in all things Vegan they stepped up the festival game, The “usual” festival go to of sticky heart attack droopy burgers and warm”piss in a pot” beer in cracked plastic pinters was replaced with a stunning selection of vegan food vendors (Vegan Sweet Tooth London, Shakey Shakey Vegan, Sheila’s Kitchen, Love Ice Cream and Jump To The Beet) and an endless all vegan drinks bar put on by the Piano Works, both alcoholic and non alcoholic.

Festival “usuals” of overpriced tacky band t-shirt stands were replaced with all ethical art / jewellery / clothing stalls. Vegstock as well as kick ass music, was the perfect place to experience and enjoy some of the best vegan bites there are to offer and the perfect place to pick up some seriously cool accessories and clothes.

So who was on the line up:

Bands:
– Rudy Warman & The Heavy Weather
– Queen V
– RIIVER
– Tokyo Taboo
– Platypus
– Juha
– spyplane
– Tally Spear
– Besureis
– The Fleas
– Amorie
– DJ Deccy

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Photography by Josh Hiatt www.bigboxvisuals.com

The Vegstock event raised funds in aid of: Open Cages – www.opencages.org and was Sponsored by The amazing Ethical Globe sponsoring the festival – www.ethicalglobe.com

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An Interview with Queen V – 10 questions:

01 – Whats your Vegan story ?
I was vegetarian since the age of 8. I adored animals from a very young age and it made no sense to me to kill and eat what I loved. It wasn’t until I moved to London in January 2016 that veganism really came in to my life – I’d of course heard about it before but honestly thought it was more of a hippy thing to do and hadn’t given it any extra though. I know. My ignorance is painful. But I started working with a few bands down here, some members of which were vegan. I’d also just started dating my now boyfriend and he showed me ‘Cowspiracy,’ (he wasn’t vegan then but he is now!) Between them I got the knowledge I’d been seriously lacking.

02 – Did ethics (veganism etc) drive you to get into song writing ?
I wrote my first song at the age of 12. Savage Garden and Hanson inspired, I do believe. Music is my love and after studying it at college, I became a full time musician. However, veganism finally gave me something real to talk about. Something actually important. It was so refreshing. To write a song and know it means so much more. There’s so much bullshit in the charts, and it’s a shame, because that music influences a lot of young people. It’s my goal to get my songs mainstream because they’re important and tackles bigger more pressing issues than just, er, love. Or the lack of love. Or the betrayal of love. Or whatever the hell they’re churning out currently.

03 – what were your motivations in pulling the Vegstock event together ?
It was a bit of a no-brainer really. Having set up my vegan channel last summer (2017) I’ve played a lot of little vegan festivals and what not. But there really aren’t THAT many places to play my vegan songs and I realised no one was putting on an all vegan music festival. So I thought I would!
04 – Do you think there is a market for “Vegan Music” to raise awareness regarding veganism ?
I think if they’re written well and they come across in the right way, yes. There is. People are being more mindful of their choices in today’s society. Granted, we have a long way to go and lot of damage to repair. But I feel that a great deal of people want to help make this a better world for everyone. That’s where vegan music comes in.

05 – Is your aim to stay specifically in a ethical social genre ?
Currently I’m mainly writing about and focusing on veganism, liberating farm animals from the hell we’ve created for them, trying to slow down and start to repair the damage we’ve done to the environment. But, it’s all interlinked. It’s all part of the bigger puzzle. Ultimately selfishness and greed is what is destroying us and pretty much everything falls under that.
06 – Did you feel supported by the vegan community in putting on the VegStock event ?
Yeah some people were super supportive. Livekindly did a write up for us which was insanely amazing. A few other vegan pages shared the event. London’s first ever all vegan supermarket GreenBay (which is SO AWESOME) wrote about us. Fat Gay Vegan gave us a mention or two. And a few more too – generally very very positive and helpful, which is what you’d like to expect in a vegan community…! A couple of vegan places in the area wouldn’t let me display a poster a few days before the event, and that was pretty disappointing.
07 In setting up Vegstock were you mindful of other vegan social events being seen as brands or branded, that have falling into criticism for failing to stick to the vegan ethic or putting out self promoting, profiteering and confusing messages ?
That was my first hurdle really. From doing a lot of ‘googling’ I couldn’t find many vegan bands. And I almost stopped as soon as I had started. Still I stuck with it, and found a few awesome artists either through playing shows with them or hearing about them through friends. I also looked at the roster for a few animal sanctuary festivals.. I figured it was likely those bands were vegan (although I pissed off the band leader of one such band who turned out not to be vegan. Apparently I was being discriminatory saying I only wanted vegan bands. For my vegan festival. Sure.) After advertising the event and it becoming so successful on facebook, it turns out there are a HELL of a lot of vegan artists and bands… it was just difficult to find them! But it’s great as I now have a possibles list for next time. Of course the food stalls were all vegan, as were the products used by my henna lady, hair braider and masseuse.
08 – Who were your favorite acts and have you any collaborations with other artists that have or may grow out of putting on this event?
I played with Rudy Warman and the Heavyweather in Kent so I already knew they were phenomenal. Riiver was great. Tokyo Taboo were insanely good too. No plans to collaborate yet but I’m sure something will be on the cards at some point.

Rudy Warman and the Heavyweather:

09 – Do you have sponsorship / crowd funding, if people wanted to for example get a sample album of the bands such as VegStock2018 is that a thing ?
I don’t have either… but that could be super cool!

10 – where to next columbus ? – what have you got in the pipeline ?
Yes big things are in store! Our plan is to do quarterly mini Vegstocks, and then have the one big festival once a year, hopefully outside. I’m currently still stuck on the name for these smaller events..! But once I have that we’ll be all set. The next event will be Sunday January 20th – you heard it here first! I would love to do the next big Vegstock outside, maybe even make a weekend of it. But there’s obviously a heck of a lot more planning that needs to go in to an event like that. Fingers crossed I can pull it off. In terms of the playlist for the upcoming smaller Vegstocks – I would love to hear anyone’s music if they’re a vegan performing artist – please send links to vegstockuk@gmail.com

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Ok more to come from Queen V  – lets take a look at some of your work: 

Latest Tracks:

Find out more about VEGSTOCK and Queen V on the below links

Vegstock: www.facebook.com/vegstockuk

Queen V: www.youtube.com/veganqueenv

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Philip McCulloch-Downs – Sagra del Seitan 2018 XI Edizione – BIG ART INTERNATIONAL

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Philip McCulloch-Downs – Sagra del Seitan 2018 XI Edizione – BIG ART INTERNATIONAL

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When we are talking BIG art, We are talking art  beamed onto a massive screen creating an immersive multimedia experience, exposing the 6,000+  attendees to the hidden victims of animal agriculture.
The BIG art show featured many Philip McCulloch-Downs’ incredibly detailed and moving pieces,  two of the many pieces that were in the show are pictured in the above –  ‘The forgotten’ and ‘Motherhood’.

The event was extremely visually engaging centered by the immersive multimedia event called “Made for the Animals 2.0”, with works by many vegan artists as well as Philip who  give voice to the animal debate.

The themes  of veganism and anti-speciesism were also supported by a rich cultural program packed with conferences and meetings.

When talking of the piece “the forgotten” Philip expressed “That one little life is now going to be alive and visible forever.  I’m so made up by this – it’s very moving.”

The Sagra del Seitan 2018 XI Edizione Vegan Festival ran in Florence, Italy Saturday September 22 and 23, at the OBI Hall in Florence.

In addition to the Sagra del Seitan, Philips schedule just gets busier and busier, He has been involved in the The Art of Compassion Project appearing in Beijing, Dublin,  Luxembourg and Florence!

Here is a look at The Art of Compassion Team at the International Animal Rights Conference in Luxembourg 6th – 9th September 2018.

Further information on the Art of Compassion:

https://www.facebook.com/artofcompassionproject/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARBfIvCxKQCK3fw38ecF3CmX5GWZxJOpqFCuCoXpfN_Arx87b4yDEUWyce9nrjQqWasZ-L-bsSWyMrZV&fref=mentions

For World Farmed Animal Day, Philip and Queen V seamlessly combined their creative work in the video for “What Hell Is like”. A day to feel proud to be associated with the activists of the world:

Those who speak up for the voiceless, against the vast, brutal farming corporations of the world.

Those who reveal hidden truths, to begin to change the majority opinion that meat and or dairy are essential to human life.

Those who do whatever they can to be compassionate – to all life, human and non-human.

“What hell is like” courtesy of Queen V

We look forward to the up and coming event the Liberation Arts Festival!. The hardest thing in Philip’s schedule is to keep up with his schedule.

Phillip is open for Commission work, or to find out more about his portfolio , projects and events please feel free to contact him directly through his facebook or merchandise link detailed below :

Artists Merchandise https://mrcronch.teemill.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/PhilipDownsArt/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1158903887455599

Artists Statement:

What does Animal Liberation mean to you? Educating the younger generation. Giving them the necessary facts and figures, as well as the encouragement, to help them realise that they can so easily change this world if they choose to, and thereby help us ALL evolve out of our current state of inertia and ignorance.
My personal part in the Animal Liberation Movement means connecting and empathising with the creatures that I paint, treating them with a dignity that they are denied by our farmers. I try to bear witness to their character, their suffering and their individuality, and by removing any barriers between ‘us’ and ‘them’ allow viewers to feel an empathy, which will hopefully lead to an understanding that changes hearts and minds.

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CAROL HODGE – Hold on to that Flame – New Release – PUNK BALLAD URBAN SOLO ALBUM

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CAROL HODGE – Hold on to that Flame – New Release – PUNK BALLAD URBAN SOLO ALBUM

Punk Ballad Urban Vocal crafter and pianist Carol His back on the Manchester music scene with a new punk power ballad album of strong tracks that has taken reflection and time in the making.

She is constantly on projects, so whats new ? (Carol Hodge is a well known face on the Manchester music scene, performing solo as singer/pianist Crystal Grenade. She is also backing vocalist and pianist for Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life, and provided female vocals on CRASS songs for The Last Supper tour)

This time it’s her Solo work.

Fishinabox have followed the journey with interest from the first writings for this solo album which started to form into songs from as far back as 2015, at a time when Carol penned, wrote and voiced the powerful lyrics on “The Power of Willful Ignorance”for one of our own ethics and animal rights projects.

Not having seen a major focus on her Solo career back in 2012/2013 we wanted more; but so did the music scene, the collaborations, other bands and artists and as a result, “Hold on to that flame” has taken time to get to general release.

This Album culminates the many aspects of her work succinctly, mixing and story to sweeten the bitter pill of daily life  issues. and frankly is the one to buy.

Tracks like “Stop the world in it’s tracks, and “First world problems” are easy to identify with, and there are the welcome inclusions of some older material “The witch is dead and “Weather the storm”

Carol’s songwriting talents over the last 15 years always seem to be caught up primarily in other artists projects (including ours…… Mea Culpa) which have all benefited greatly from her extensive talent and a writer performer and her keen understanding of social issues that she often puts at the heart of her work.

Carol brings a strong classical element to all work that she touches and provides accessible depth to core lifestyle challenges and at times along with satirical lyrics exposing the globalization “dream” for the nightmare it represents ethically and morally.

Carol’s move to set up her own record label as well as focus on her solo career is a sound and welcome step. There is some bleakness, but not broken, some melancholy, but not darkness, in her work and being the relentless optimist that she is, there is always light that shines through the cracks so to speak, the work here enlightens.

https://www.chopback.com/music

Our advice from Fishinabox – pick up the album, as far as the Carol Hodge story goes to date it is the chance finally get the album , “buy the T-shirt” and open your ears to a song writer who captivates, yet remains, a soulful realist.

in Carols words -“Don’t be so selfish , Don’t be introspective , and broaden your mind to the global perspective”

Track List:

  1. Stop The World In Its Tracks 04:36
  2. No Holds Barred 03:03
  3. You Don’t Dream Enough 04:17
  4. First World Problems 03:58
  5. Your Heart Is Breaking 03:59
  6. Fallibility 03:50
  7. Weather The Storm 04:36
  8. Bullet In The Moonlight 04:08
  9. The Witch Is Dead 03:20
  10. Undone 04:04
  11. Bear With Me 04:13

Pick up the Album here – https://carolxhodge.bandcamp.com/

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CAROL HODGE – Other links:

https://www.mudkiss.com/carolhodgeinterview.htm

http://www.fungalpunknature.co.uk/FUNGALPUNK/Interviews/CarolWrecks.html

 

Close all Slaughterhouses – Digital Music Release – Live – Kate Shortt

Close all Slaughterhouses – Digital Music Release – Live – Kate Shortt

Every year in the world, 60 billion land animals and more than 1000 billion aquatic animals are killed without necessity, which means that 164 million land animals and more than 2,74 billion aquatic animals are killed every day.

http://meat-abolition.org/en/node/14

Close all Slaughterhouses is a digital music track inspired by Public Speakers at the Close all Slaughterhouses London March in June 2016. The event was held Globally in many cities with thousands of participants as part of a series of awareness campaigns for meat abolition.

Speakers are supported by the emotive cellist, Kate Shortt  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Shortt

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WILFRED OWEN The Pity of War – Penny Rimbaud’s WHAT PASSING BELLS – March 25th 2016

WILFRED OWEN The Pity of War – Penny Rimbaud’s WHAT PASSING BELLS – March 25th 2016

The recordings in this post were filmed at the Vortex, Dalston London and are used with kind permission of Penny Rimbaud.

http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/event/penny-rimbaud-and-liam-noble-present-the-pity-of-war-the-complete-war-poems-of-wilfred-owen-2/

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Wilfred Owen’s poetry has been reworked into a vast range of different formats. some of the most moving  of which were Benjamin Britten’s use of eight of Wilfred Owen’s poems into his War Requiem, along with words from the Latin Mass for the Dead (Missa pro Defunctis).

Derek Jarman also adapted it for the screen in 1988, with the 1963 recording as the soundtrack.  Though these were striking they  only touched on Owen’s works.

Penny Rimbaud’s intense and thorough exploration of the works of Wilfred Owen allows the listener to journey deeper into Owen’s works,  the order of the poems , the haunting almost hypnotising presentation and audio setting push back the air around you creating almost a sense of silence that reaches out like shadow before pouring emotion into the space around you.

The remastering has been done, the recordings flawless, the CD and photobook hailing back to Owen’s home and surround area, quite stunning.  The job could not have been done better and we would recommend all take a serious looking at the below interview and sales links and pick up a copy of the finished product before stocks run out:

http://thequietus.com/articles/23279-penny-rimbaud-wilfred-owen-what-passing-bells-interview

Penny Rimbaud ‘What Passing Bells: The War Poems of Wilfred Owen’

http://indian.co.uk/shop/what-passing-bells.html

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What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells,
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs, –
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.

What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.
The pallor of girls’ brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing down of blinds.

On 11 November 1985, Owen was one of the 16 Great War poets commemorated on a slate stone unveiled in Westminster Abbey’s Poet’s Corner.

The inscription on the stone is taken from Owen’s “Preface” to his poems: “My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.”

Where today we are so very desensitised and conditioned to the daily existence of mindless fruitless destruction, Where children are born to “order” , fodder for the battlefield, a death before life, a soldier a killer before being a child, where mothers wombs are sacked by Governments out of so called duty to the nation. Before life even begins they are consigned to death.

The destruction of men, as pigs to slaughter, whether they be English, French, German or anything else, a prerequisite of so called of civilisation. It is a crime of hate, a crime of power and corruption and a crime of society to take the innocent, and all that is left when done,. if we are able to feel a mother’s loss, is that breathless wheezing feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by living the sufferings and misfortunes of others.

Penny Rimbaud’s “What Passing bells” presents the pity in Owen’s works at the deepest most comprehensive and accessible level to date in the presentation of this writer’s works.

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Media and Artwork – With Thanks to: Paul Fletcher, Andie Handei Kumafaro, Philip McCulloch-Downs (https://www.facebook.com/PhilipDownsArt/)

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GLEDE WOOD Alternative Eco Lifestyle Project feat: Emaline Delapaix

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GLEDE WOOD Alternative Eco Lifestyle Project feat: Emaline Delapaix

If you go down to the woods today, be sure to build your own house and you’ll be quids in. A house in the woods might sound like a fairy tale, but it doesn’t have to be made of gingerbread.

FISHINABOX in the search for the perfect Wilderness fairy tale village location to shoot the Rap Music Video for the hit song HANNIBAL we stumbled into , (literally) GLEDE WOOD. A picturesque Eco village alternative lifestyle “happening” set deep in the thickening forests of Shropshire .

The Location was perfect and so we chose it for the earthy leafy backdrop for our Filming Project.

To support the feature on the Wood, FISHINABOX reached out to renowned Vegan singer Songwriter Emaline Delapaix (also featured in the Sep/Oct issue of Barefoot Vegan Magazine. www.barefootvegan.com ) to provide a backtrack for the Wood website “Behind the Scenes” Feature.

Enjoy the Music and images as you journey further into Glede Wood……………..

Glede Wood is an alternative lifestyle choice. Where people are being increasingly being priced out of real estate and are faced with ever diminishing floor space, the chance to take a step out of the system and go it alone is becoming increasingly more popular.

Glede Wood came into being just over a year ago, with the purchase of a 5 acre plot of absolute wilderness and an iron resolve to start to build and create a safe, long standing set of perma-structures to live in. The work began on clearing and building, as the first step, a traditional Yurt (from the Turkic).

So what exactly is it, and, is it warm enough to sit the winter out in ? Simply speaking, a Yurt (or “ger” in the Mongolian) is a portable, round tent covered with fabrics or felts traditionally used as a dwelling by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia.

The structure comprises of an angled assembly or latticework of pieces of wood or bamboo for walls, a door frame, ribs (poles, rafters), and a wheel (crown, compression ring) possibly steam bent.

The roof structure is often self supporting but large yurts may have interior posts supporting the crown. The top of the wall of self supporting yurts is prevented from spreading by means of a tension band which opposes the force of the roof ribs.

At Glede Wood they decided to build a Modern version of the Yurt, set it up as a permanent built on a wooden platform and using beautifully decorated elaboratly formed wooden framing with canvas and tarpaulin sails. The Yurt is the first structure built in the project which will,  over time to build a permanent house along with other yurts for guest and family to stay and also enjoy the serene tranquility of the woods.

On location at Glede Wood,  in between filming we shot some stills of the site. Lets take a look around:

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LIKE THE MUSIC ? Join Emaline Delapaix and her Leeds born guitarist for an intimate duo concert at The Green Kitchen in Saint Albans on Thursday 1st October. Original Folk-Pop on electric piano, acoustic guitar, baby celtic harp and electric/lapsteel guitar and vocals.

£15 includes the concert, a main meal (choice of 2) and dessert, all vegan. BYO alcohol and tea/coffee/soft drinks are extra. Tickets are limited so please book your spot directly with the cafe. Doors open 7pm, concert starts at 8pm. Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/401460926723706/

WANT TO INVESTIGATE ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE ? The Below links talk in further detail over Eco Living options to suit everyone with or without a budjet, looking to move out to the woods or for the more city bound to find a communal affordable option.

http://lammas.org.uk/

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/self-reliant-residents-live-good-life-1820492

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/how-i-built-my-house-for-4000-784278.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/green/

http://www.diggersanddreamers.org.uk/communities/forming

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1056637/Lost-middle-class-tribes-secret-eco-village-Wales-spotted-aerial-photograph-taken-plane.html

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Emaline Delapaix Content ©℗ 2015 www.emalinedelapaix.com (All rights reserved)

 

 

The Power of Willful Ignorance (featuring Carol Hodge & Kate Shortt)

The Power of Willful Ignorance (featuring Carol Hodge & Kate Shortt)

This Song was originally inspired by the Global Ground Breaking ExposE on UK advertising techniques used to normalise Factory Farming,

See the original video that inspired the song: www.ciwf.org.uk/truth “Think you aren’t being fooled by advertising tricks? Take a look at this so-called expert revealing food marketing’s secret weapon.”

Organizations such as Animal Aid have worked tirelessly on exposing malpractice and issues of Ethics in the UK farming Industry though the well financed and omnipresent marketing machine wielded by the farming industry with its official government sponsor’s continues to peddle the deception.

After investigating publically released footage by Animal Aid http://www.slaughterhousecctv.org.uk/ , London Vegan Action Groups and FISHINABOX pooled our efforts and made some of our own investigations , findings justified the writing and release of this song and Film footage will be featured in the Offical Song Video for “The Power of Willful Ignorance”

OUR FINDINGS…….

NO AMOUNT OF MARKETING MAKES FACTORY FARMING ACCEPTABLE

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THE POWER OF WILLFUL IGNORANCE
People – will believe anything you say
As long as you say it with a smile
People – they just don’t want to know the truth
They just want to know that everything’s alright

But I don’t want to rely upon
The third hand information that I’m fed
No I don’t want to hear another sound byte
That simplifies the problems up ahead

If you eat me(at), at least have the guts
To look me in the eye
And recognize
That something’s died
Something’s died

She takes her free trade coffee white with two
She likes her chicken skinned and vacuum sealed
The halal-kosher debate is none of her concern
A dozen eggs are cheaper from a shed, not a field

The chew that’s in her fruity sweets, the milk that’s chocolaty
The crush of insect red that stains her hands and teeth
The dolphins in her tuna, the human screams of pork back leg
The fluffy yellow orange red of males who hatched the egg

But who is she to argue?
She’s greased the trolley wheels
She’s priced out of the market
And her budget simply cannot yield

Two dozen sugared biscuits
Are cheaper and more filling
Than one organic piece of fruit
So what would you decide?

If you eat me(at), at least have the guts
To look me in the eye
And recognize
That something’s died,. Something’s died

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Looking to make a change and drop Meat from your diet but don’t know where to start ?

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Over the next few News Reports we will be connecting you to UK based vegan lifestyle and foodie groups who can provide recipes, shopping links, contact groups , social gatherings all the required to explore an ethical diet.

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©℗ 2015 FISHINABOX (All rights reserved)

CAST and CREW:
Photography by kind permission of Julian Hanford / Model Heidi Mary Porter
Carol Hodge – Vocals , lyrics, Melody, Kate Shortt – Chello,  Andie Handei Kumafaro – Mastering, Score

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LUCKY 7 RADIO interview TIME 107.5 fm

LUCKY 7 RADIO interview TIME 107.5 fm

Time Radio caught up with our very own East End master Lyricist and Song Writer Lucky 7 for an exclusive interview and live set this morning.

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Following a set of Live Shows in  the East End and Essex  Lucky 7 has become a regular sought after local act delivering an ever expanding live set with a string of re-bookings , positive reviews and growing street following.

Want to find out more ? Check out LUCKY 7’s debut Album on itunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/get-lucky-fishinabox-presents…/id938229421

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Lyrics for Songs performed on the Interview:

“ARE YOU READY”.

I’ll be getting down like I’m in the system of a
See me get down with the syndrome and your mother
I’ll be coming soon tell your sister tell your brother
Cos they ain’t seen nothing like it cos there ain’t no other
One that can do what I can do, and what you do to me I’ll do to you
I’m Tommy two shits cos mine is always better, you might be a bus but I’m a double decker
Are you ready
Are you ready
Are you ready
For what you’re about to receive
Are you ready
Are you ready
Are you ready
For me

You don’t even know what you wanna do
What I wanna be what I see’s right in front of me
When I’m gonna do it know I wanna do it properly
And hell I’ve been through it and I’m saying there’s no stopping me
All I wanna know is can you feel me
Any time you see me better know it is the real me
I need to make this music thing work cos working 9 to 5 well it’s damn near killed me

Going crazy like I’m over the cuckoos nest
Not doing it now but I know I gotta do my best
Long way to the top and I don’t know if I will reach
I haven’t reached my peak yet and no I’m not an idiot
Have a look at me and tell me what you see
Many people think they do but they don’t know me
Show me something that I’ve never seen before and I guarantee that I can show you something more

“THINKING OUT LOUD”

When your legs don’t work like they used to before
And I can’t sweep you off of your feet
Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love?
Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?

And, darling, I will be loving you ’til we’re 70
And, baby, my heart could still fall as hard at 23
And I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Well, me—I fall in love with you every single day
And I just wanna tell you I am

So honey now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are

When my hair’s all but gone and my memory fades
And the crowds don’t remember my name
When my hands don’t play the strings the same way
I know you will still love me the same

‘Cause honey your soul could never grow old, it’s evergreen
And, baby, your smile’s forever in my mind and memory
I’m thinking ’bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe it’s all part of a plan
Well, I’ll just keep on making the same mistakes
Hoping that you’ll understand

But, baby, now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
Thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are

So, baby, now
Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Oh, darling, place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are
Oh, baby, we found love right where we are
And we found love right where we are

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LUCKY 7 Debut E.P. Get Lucky

LUCKY7 DEBUT E.P. GET LUCKY: Release DATE November 12th 2014

Urban Street Musical Graffiti. London East Acoustic Rap – EXPLICIT CONTENT

DOWNLOAD LINK HERE:
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Street Sound Urban Busker Musical Graffiti London East Acoustic Rapper Docklands to Essex Club performer Lucky 7’s debut EP, Taking East London Vibe to the Masses. The Artist takes inspiration from many acoustic artists and influences mixing in comedy to sweeten the bitter pill of city life serious issues. Get Lucky is a sharp dose of city reality picking up the day to day up’s and downs that the rising generation face as they find there feet in an already over sold over done world.

01 UOPLOAD

Are you ready.
(Verse 1)
I’ll be getting down like I’m in the system of a
See me get down with the syndrome and your mother
I’ll be coming soon tell your sister tell your brother
Cos they ain’t seen nothing like it cos there ain’t no other
One that can do what I can do, and what you do to me I’ll do to you times 2
I’m Tommy two shits cos mine is always better, you might be a bus but I’m a fucking double decker
(Chorus)
Are you ready
Are you ready
Are you ready
For what you’re about to receive
Are you ready
Are you ready
Are you ready
For me
(Verse 2)
You don’t even know what you wanna do
What I wanna be what I see’s right in front of me
When I’m gonna do it know I wanna do it properly
And hell I’ve been through it and I’m saying there’s no stopping me
All I wanna know is can you feel me
Any time you see me better know it is the real me
I need to make this music thing work cos working 9 to 5 well it’s damn near killed me
(Chorus)
(Verse 3)
Going crazy like I’m over the cuckoos nest
Not doing it now but I know I gotta do my best
Long way to the top and I don’t know if I will reach
I haven’t reached my peak yet and no I’m not an idiot
Have a look at me and tell me what you see
Many people think they do but they don’t know me
Show me something that I’ve never seen before and I guarantee that I can show you something more
(Chorus)

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Broken bottles
(Chorus)
Broken bottles on the floor
I think it’s time for me to clean up
But I don’t live here anymore
And still ain’t living life too clean cut
Sweeping under carpets
Wipe away the dust
I don’t know why I had to start it
If I was only gonna let it rust
Only gonna let it rust
Only gonna let it rust
Only gonna let it rust
(Verse 1)
Getting in at 8am on Sunday morning once again
My housemate asks me where I’ve been I say I really don’t know
I’ve been here and I’ve been there the whole time sitting in my chair
Now rolling up without a care I hope these feelings won’t go
Cos then it’s back to reality
So it can take another stab at me
I’ll just let my mind escape from gravity
Let it find its way and waver on the line of sanity, I’m saying man how can it be
That everything I’ve known and everything I’ve seen
Every way I’ve grown and everything I’ve seen
Should all amount to something but it makes no odds to me
Now let me tell you what I’m left with
(Chorus)
(Verse 2)
I’m walking down the street with my hood up and my head down
I don’t wanna see a thing and I don’t wanna hear a sound
All I got is me and I ain’t got no place to be
I need to try think differently cos I just can’t get what I need
What is it I need and what is it I want
What is it you speak and what is my response
I take it day by day so I can just get through the months
But for now I’m still left with……………..

……….Broken bottles on the floor
Think it’s time for me to clean up
But I don’t live here anymore

03 webiste

Called her a cunt
(Verse 1)
My friend came up to me and he told me what he did last night, he said
I called my girl the worst thing I’ve ever said to her in my entire life
I asked him what he called her, he said, I was very blunt
I can’t believe that I said it, but I called her a cunt
Have you ever said that to your girl
Then I replied with a simple well
(Chorus)
I called her a cunt at the station
I called her a cunt at home
I called her a cunt on the Internet
And I called her a cunt on the phone
I called her a cunt at the station
I called her a cunt at home
I called her a cunt in public
I always call her a cunt on my own
(Verse 2)
I called her a cunt in Columbia
I called her a cunt in Crete
I called her a cunt in the kitchen
I called her a cunt in the street
I called her a cunt in kfc
And I called her a cunt in the club
I called her a cunt as I k.m.t’d
But I called her a cunt with love
I called her a cunt over breakfast
And I called her a cunt at lunch
I called her a cunt over dinner
I always call her a cunt when we munch
I called her a cunt in the morning
And I called her a cunt at night
I call her a cunt in the daytime
I call her a cunt whenever I like
(Chorus)
(Verse 3)
I called her a cunt at the farmyard
And I called her a cunt in the forest
I called her a cunt in a field
I even called her a cunt in the florist
I called her a cunt in the Caribbean
And I called her a cunt on the coast
I called her a cunt at the coliseum
Called her a cunting dry toast
I called her a cunt in the bath
And I called her a cunt in the shower
I called her a cunt for a minute
And I called her a cunt for an hour

With a cunt cunt here and a cunt cunt there
Here a cunt there a cunt everywhere a cunt x4
Cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt
(Chorus)
Cunt

04 UPLOAD CURTAINCALL

Curtain call
(Verse 1)
Let’s crack open a beer
By the end of the night no I won’t be seeing clear
But we’ve still got a few hours
So we can just sit and drink and chill right here
The Suns out and so are all the girls
Why don’t you come over here and let me rock your world
I know that might seem a bit far fetched
Cos you are like a golden throne and I am like a park bench
But fuck it tonight I’m getting on it and there’s not a person on the planet who can stop it
Cos I’m flying now and that’s a feeling I know won’t be dying out
(Chorus)
Tonight, I’m losing all my senses
Tonight, is gonna be relentless
Tonight, I’m finding where the end is
Who would’ve thought that my first night would also be my last
(Verse 2)
Let’s make our way to the dance floor
But of course not before we go to the bar
You already know what I’ll ask for
And even though we’ve only gone yards we have gone too far
Cos Mandy and Richard are joining us and I hope you don’t mind
Let’s dance our way into the crowd and drink until we all go blind
I’m a man on a mission and my mission is accomplished
But I’m not gonna stop I’m gonna do some dumb shit
Like I always do, and now it’s time to go back to the room
But the party’s not done, we’ve still got more drink yes we’ve still got more fun
We’ve still got more hours until we see the sun
So for now let’s just enjoy
(Chorus)
(Verse 3)
Now we’re back in the apartment partying as hard as when we first started
Before we’d even departed I took the stance that I won’t be going half hearted
And now I’m living up to that quest
Cos right now I’m a right royal mess
Richards laid out on the chest of drawers
And this nights been one of the best
But then things took a funny turn
Us likely lads will never bloody learn
Things in plain sight where they shouldn’t be
And through the window in came security
Caught in the act and not much we can do
We even offered them a back hander
Wiped it on the floor and asked them where’s the proof
Then on his vest he taps a fucking go pro camera
So that’s us on the first night ejected
Nothing we can now but accept it
One thing that we learned for certain
If you’re gonna do drugs then close the bloody curtain
(Chorus)

05 website

Shards
(Verse 1)
I look outside, while looking in
I’m seeing new things, I’ve already seen
I’m going places, while staying put
I’m moving backwards while I’m stuck on my front foot
(Pre-chorus)
Getting Richard on the line
And gather up the shards
I’ve got the winning ticket this time
I’ve gone too far but I’ve only gone yards, but I’ve only gone yards
(Chorus)
And they think I’ve taken it too far
But I’ve only gone yards
And they think I’ve taken it too far
But I’ve only gone yards
And they think I’ve taken it too far
But I’ve only gone yards
But I’ve only gone yards, yards
(Verse 2)
Wrap me up, in grace and sin
I’m at the end but where the fuck do I begin
Leave the queue, but tow the line
Crumbled silence, show me yours and I’ll show you mine
(Pre-chorus)
(Chorus)
(Pre-chorus)

06 uopload

Swim that length
(Verse 1)
A stumble on a lead is what I call a power trip
A girl with eczema on her chest has truly got some cracking tits
I shit so hard and break the bowl that’s what I call a cracking shit
When I roll through I’m always shouting yo what’s crackalackin bitch
I’m black and rich, oh wait I’m not I’m fucking white and poor
The once abhorred is now adored and screaming out for more
The boards I walked the air I soared until I ended at your door
Upon arrival what I saw is that I needed something more
And that is not what you gave me
I didn’t know what to do
But then my boy he said something
And now I’m saying to you
(Chorus)
Everybody come you gotta swim that length
Don’t nobody stop until you swim that length
Everybody jump in and just swim that length
I said swim that length you know swim that length x2
Tell me have you got the strength
To come with me and swim that length
(Verse 2)
Fuck jumping fences I’ll just run straight through em
Please forgive me father cos I know not what I’m doing
Actually I do and couldn’t give a single fuck
Which is possibly the reason why I’m shit out of luck
Take me up as I bring you down to my level
Where posh nosh is just a sandwich toasted on a brevvel
Like billy idol when I’m drunk I yell like a rebel
Now can you hold my drink while I dance with the devil
And he’s a very good dancer
Ask me to go slow but know I’ll surely go faster
Look at me I’m like dry wall I’m getting plastered
If you ask me what to do now this will be my answer
(Chorus)
(Breakdown)
Take it one step further that is what it means
Take it past the furthest point you’ve ever been x2
(Chorus)

07 upload

Yes no yes (the backslap song)
(Verse 1)
Now let me show these fools the way that is supposed to be
Best thing since sliced bread because I put it in a toaster, see
You must be joking me, to me you’re just a broken g
And I don’t give a fuck when I’m at home and I am toking cheese
I put bread up my arse and spit out toast
You’re full of gas while I am hotter than most
I ain’t trying to boast but I fucked your girl so hard
Next thing I knew man I was fucking her ghost
Phone fags wallet bus pass keys iPod check
Every time I go to leave the house, my god
The futures not bright or orange it’s odd
And you’ll never catch me slipping when you see me out on my tod
2 pennies in my pocket hoping they’ll mate
Because my monetary situation is in a dyer state
I don’t know where im going and I don’t believe in fate
But while you’re down there love can you just please fellate
(Chorus)
Oh oh you don’t wanna backslap
You don’t wanna you don’t wanna you don’t wanna backslap x2
(Verse 2)
I rack myself a line and sniff up all the confidence
As the powder hits my throat Columbia gets compliments
An overwhelming feeling now to show my dominance
And I don’t think I’ll ever give a fuck about the consequence
Fuck crystal I wanna jagerbomb
You know there ain’t a vip list that my name be on
I drink tap water never evian
I don’t know French but I know I’m tres bien
F dot raser, Fraser or just call me strap man
Never actually held a strap but always armed with a backhand slap
Backslap have a smack from little jacks hand
Watch what you do you don’t want one across the back man
Leave me alone when I’m having a kip
Cos when I get woken up yes I can sometimes act a prick
If it becomes apparent that you need a pistol whip
That’s when I whip my weapon out and slap you with my dick
(Chorus x2)

Description
Urban Street Musical Graffiti. London East Acoustic Rap

Due for Release November 12th 2014

www.fishinaboxrecords.com