FISHINABOX Zeitgeist the ALBUM Digital release April 2021

FISHINABOX Zeitgeist the ALBUM Digital release April 2021

April 2021 sees the release of Zeitgeist on global digital release.

The album collects core social change statements from FISHINABOX to open the listener to a path of genuine cultural behavioral evolution, and to move away from the investment for return based (self serving), barter and trade, repetition of failed social change concepts, “anti system with no implementable solution” behaviors that have stopped people in their tracks time and time again from evolving.

Since Michael Green’s passing  in 2019, the group has looked at other community activists and partnerships to build on RBE education. Members of the group through 2020 have been involved in engaging in a number of (on the surface), change programs, from food systems, to power sources, to education /community growth. Yet all direct partnerships we invested in, despite wanting to promote the free world charter the RBE and the five steps to freedom, were not actually committed to the moral baseline of change, being unwilling to commit to the implimenting the actual core values of the free world charter.

For 26/9 last year FISHINABOX presented Michael Green’s Art for a sustainable world under an event called MG 269, to educate and unify community action under the free world charter, and the RBE . Excellent networking was achieved in power systems and renewable energy backers from the event and remain open to future community development programs.

In additional community groups linked up to plant and grow food together at the event.

For the actual show itself we put together a soundtrack for “art for a sustainable world” with Michael Green’s former work. Christine Thindi who had also worked with Michael for the Zeitgeist addendum project in 2013 supported with material for the soundtrack. Most of the Zeitgeist album release is drawn from this event.

Lyrics:

Financial troubles everywhere
give you no time to be aware
of what it is that causes it
and it all seems so legit
indoctrinations keep you caught
in a state of fearful thought
Money makes the world go round
It’s what keeps the food abound
keeps us clothed and in a home
without it, streets we’d have to roam
sleep on the pavement, starve to death
feel misery till our last breath
We bear the drudgery we hate
because we think that it’s our fate
We have to keep a job or two
enough banknotes will see us through
will pay the taxes and the bills
bliss awaits beyond the hills
make more money to get by
but guess what? It’s all a lie!

We could feed 12 billion souls
if markets didn’t block the flow
Money causes suffering
destroys your soul and everything
the planet is about to die
economic growth has to be high
exploitation is a must
if profits are not to go bust
What is the use if very soon
Earth will look like its own moon
your children will not have a future
just because your lifestyle suits ya
but look at it, does it make you happy?
Or do you feel stressed and rather crappy?
Our offspring raised by institutions
no time and strength for resolutions
families are ripped apart
and so is everybody’s heart
Suppressing who we really are
spreads depression near and far
You are a slave to this whole thing
full of worry and suffering
Half the world has it even worse
they always have an empty purse

But did you know, there’s a better way
where no one can be led astray
where everyone on planet Earth
lives healthy, happy right from birth
no stress, no force, no crime, no war
where all our spirits are free to soar
Technology will do the jobs
robots won’t turn into mobs
most work’s already automated
so why not call the rest outdated?
Let’s just end the reign of money
and we’re not trying to be funny
Without it we will all be wealthy
happy, free and very healthy
Follow our passions every day
with no pressure of earning pay
Saving the planet in the process
that is what is called REAL progress
All we need to set us free
is a Resource-Based Economy !

Lyrics:

Who actually gives a fuck about the waste of resources, and the way that the technology is being used to manipulate vast amounts of human beings into war, violence, into the belief that the way we live now is the way that it will always be.

If we use our technology and science, allied with nature for the benefit of all human beings, rather than the bottom line of the corporation, which is money, our behaviors would change.

The first thing that most of the activists involved with the zeitgeist movement and the Venus project would say is that it is about becoming better educated and learning about scientific application for the benefit of all human beings, I’m not a scientist, I don’t have to be a scientist, it’s about understanding the scientific method, it’s not about our ego, access to the basic necessities, without recourse to subservience, credit , debt, barter, or any other monetary form then our behaviors will change.

It is only this monetary system that is fueling war and rampant consumerism.

Fresco is one of those people that I have been made aware of in the more recent years of my life, Buckminster Fuller is one that I have come across, Nikolai Tesla and you know Peter Joseph behind the Zeitgeist movement, If we use our technology and science, allied with nature for the benefit of all human beings, rather than the bottom line of the corporation, which is money, our behaviors would change.

In addition to the MG269 event, The Album collects the Japan elements tracks, the complete WATER suite and no subscription to your paradise

LYRICS:

Planet water, endless memory,. earth’s water is older Than the sun.
水の惑星、永久の記憶、太陽よりも長い歴史を持つ地球の水
it understands the ancient mysteries,
it has the answers to life’s questions and is the building block of all existence
水は古代の謎を知っている
水は命の問の答えを知っている、そして水はこの世の全ての存在の礎
water that exists in all three states, air solid liquid yet returns unchanged
気体、個体、液体の全ての状態に変化しつつ変わらずに元の姿に戻る水
water that exists in all three states, air solid liquid yet returns unchanged
気体、個体、液体の全ての状態に変化しつつ変わらずに元の姿に戻る水
The sun, 4.6 billion years old, predates all the other bodies in our solar system.
The water we drink here on Earth is even older.
太陽は46億年の時を経て、太陽系の他のどの星よりも先に生まれた。
私たちが地球で飲んでいる水は太陽よりも前に生まれた。
it understands the ancient mysteries,
it has the answers to life’s questions and is the building block of all existence
水は古代の謎を知っている
水は命の問の答えを知っている、そして水はこの世の全ての存在の礎
Planet water, endless memory,. earth’s water is older Than the sun.
水の惑星、永久の記憶、太陽よりも長い歴史を持つ地球の水

Water, the Heart of Life.
水、命の中心
Water, mater creator and matrix,
水、創造者であり全ての土台
Water, mother and medium.
水、母であり媒体
water, enabler of life
水、命を実現するもの
Water, building block of all existence
水、全ての存在の礎
water, recorder, narrator and yet, the mysterious
水、記録者でナレーターでありながらも神秘的
water that grows when freezing yet everything else shrinks
全ての物体が小さくなる中、凍ることで大きくなる水

water than purifies itself even from toxic waste every 25 metres as it falls
有毒廃棄物に侵されても25m落ちるごとに自分自身を浄化させる水
Water is life and so Life is water
水は命、命は水
never let it be forgot..
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.
忘れさせるな…
私たちは水と命のサイクルがひとつだとわすれつつある
Planet water, endless memory,.
Planet water, endless memory,.
Planet water, endless memory,.
Planet water, endless memory,.
水の惑星、永久の記憶
水の惑星、永久の記憶
水の惑星、永久の記憶
水の惑星、永久の記憶

LYRICS:

NO SUBSCRIPTION TO YOUR PARADISE – JAPAN REMIX 2015

(楽園への拒絶 – Japan REMIX 2015)

I hear no breath. I feel no hope.
Nor whisper of faith from those who have died to fulfil the glory of another’s divine right or privilege.

息も聞こえず、希望さえ見えない。
他人の名誉や権利を叶えるために死んでいった者達からは信仰の囁きさえ聞こえない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfill your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

僕はお前の利己的な夢には屈しない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前を神や王として崇めたりはしない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose my fate,. to stop freely and wonder under falling cherry blossom, as i pass through the garden of life , never to follow , ever to lead

僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分の運命を選び、桜の花が舞い降りる中その庭を歩いて行く
決して誰かについていくのではなく、誰かを導くために

I will make NO subscription to you paradise,

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I hear no breath. I feel no hope.
Nor whisper of faith from those who have died to fulfil the glory of another’s divine right or privilege.

息も聞こえず、希望さえ見えない。
他人の名誉や権利を叶えるために死んでいった者達からは信仰の囁きさえ聞こえない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfill your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

僕はお前の利己的な夢には屈しない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前を神や王として崇めたりはしない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose my fate,. to step and let cherry blossom fall, as i pass through the garden , never to follow , ever to lead

僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分の運命を選び、桜の花が舞い降りる中その庭を歩いて行く
決して誰かについていくのではなく、誰かを導くために

I will make NO subscription to you paradise,

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.

NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I will make NO subscription to you paradise.

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

I hear no breath. I feel no hope.
Nor whisper of faith from those who have died to fulfil the glory of another’s divine right or privilege.

息も聞こえず、希望さえ見えない。
他人の名誉や権利を叶えるために死んでいった者達からは信仰の囁きさえ聞こえない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

僕はお前の利己的な夢には屈しない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前を神や王として崇めたりはしない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose my fate,. to step and let cherry blossom fall, as i pass through the garden , never to follow , ever to lead

僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分の運命を選び、桜の花が舞い降りる中その庭を歩いて行く
決して誰かについていくのではなく、誰かを導くために

I will make NO subscription to you paradise,

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I hear no breath. I feel no hope.
Nor whisper of faith from those who have died to fulfil the glory of another’s divine right or privilege.

息も聞こえず、希望さえ見えない。
他人の名誉や権利を叶えるために死んでいった者達からは信仰の囁きさえ聞こえない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfill your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

僕はお前の利己的な夢には屈しない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前を神や王として崇めたりはしない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose my fate,. to step and let cherry blossom fall, as i pass through the garden , never to follow , ever to lead

僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分の運命を選び、桜の花が舞い降りる中その庭を歩いて行く
決して誰かについていくのではなく、誰かを導くために

I will make NO subscription to you paradise,

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.

The Album is out on Digital from April globally, and a CD release of the event soundtrack is also available through FISHINASHOP here: MG 269 Event Soundtrack CD album in eco digi packaging | Etsy

 

Somewhere between The Last Kingdom, Kate Bush and Vikings we find Emaline Delapaix

Somewhere between The Last Kingdom, Kate Bush and Vikings we find Emaline Delapaix …

This morning Emaline Delapaix’s little box of music dropped through the door,. as always, made from the heart, beautiful, magical and attention to story and detail like a Nordic bard of old telling stories to a winter fire.

The whole package is an ethereal experience in music,. an ancient folk music though symbiotically tied to our modern world. It is one to experience..

FISHINABOX were first introduced to Emaline’s magical work five years ago during the filming of Hannibal (anti fur video) and the ongoing Glede Wood alternative living project.

“Bend of the trees”,which is featured in this new release unplugged,  became our soundtrack song for the Glede Wood project and since then Emaline has gone from strength to strength.

GLEDE WOOD LINK : https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/glede-wood-alternative-eco-lifestyle-project/

Outside of Emaline’s stunning vocals, and the atmospheric journey that the music takes us on, stands a deep and engaging lyrical strength. Emaline captures a balance between her travels, Her ethical veganism and her artistic impressionism, like musical paintings of all that surrounds her, the sound hands on the air around you like canvasses before fading to the ever rolling songsmith as the story audible carries on. She takes time to explore the background to her musical story and this is cleverly supported with selected statements and imagery adding to the whole package.

What’s the blurb on the album:

“Emaline’s nine track album ‘With Every Beat’ includes songs recorded in Scandinavia, Europe and the UK on a grand piano, guitars, synths, mini wurlitzer, mandola and celtic harp including locations in Berlin, the New Forest England and the mystical Faroe Islands. Apart from some winter recording at the wonderful Studio Bloch in Tórshavn capturing some Nordic ambience, the record is 100% DIY; a labour of love which was played, recorded and mixed by Emaline and her partner Lukas with a few guest musician friends on cello, banjo, flute, viola, trumpet, drums and french Horn.

Drawing on many influences from folktronica, art pop, traditional folk, and even a little soft symphonic metal on the song ‘Turmoil of Winter’, the new record is a sonic soundscape interlacing stories and thoughts about current world issues, dealing with animal rights, the lack of female role models in mainstream music, mental health, longing for nature and a simpler life, self worth and the memory loss and death of a beloved Grand parent with alzheimer’s disease. Although at times melancholy, the music is still positive…the title track ‘With Every Beat’ is a kind of mantra to help dissipate negative mental thoughts and body anxiety, instead drawing on the strength we hold in our bodies to fight dark forces and move forward in the world.”

This is an album that will take you to a sacred space, an ancient place, a meditative space, a thinking yet calming pace…

Our recommendation: check this album out, “eave the city , shake of the concrete dust and remember yourself”

  

hey , got so carried away I almost forgot the link on where to get a copy:

ALBUM LINK HERE: https://emalinedelapaix.bandcamp.com/album/with-every-beat

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Music Matters: The 25th Annual FRIEND Festival – New Age Revivial ? They never stopped !

Music Matters: The 25th Annual FRIEND Festival – New Age Revivial ? They never stopped

Since the Battle of the Beanfield; the unrelenting harassment of the peace convoy under Heseltine’s sneering gaze; the end of Beetle Mania (that’s VW not John Lennon btw); Glastonbury pushing up prices to £16.50, (working class rip off) and putting in barriers along with the waning of the spirit of Stonehenge, as the Police, having infiltrated the anarchists to death and since turned their attention to Animal Rights; festivals have totally dropped off my happy list.

Once Joyous celebrations, free folk gatherings, it was all over. One after the other they had been poisoned by rampant profiteering and state infiltration of what seemed like forever.

New festivals have popped up over the decades, oh yes never ending dates on bill boards, with ever rising ticket prices, backed by junk food demons peddling animal abuse in a bun, endless beer tents and irrelevant stage acts where the performers have nothing to say of any value whatsoever, are role models for exploitation objectification and violence, and obviously the endless cascading “profits before people”

It is not just about “Music Matters”, I’d completely ignored the scene, though raised an eyebrow of interest when Morrissey’s refused to finally go back and decline playing Glastonbury in 2015, over ethics.

Morrissey had already had a run in with Glastonbury in 2011 where he was reported to have released the below press statement:

“In 2011, I played Glastonbury and attempted to sing the song Meat Is Murder. Behind me, a screen that usually shows the many evils of factory farming remained blank. I was told that Michael Eavis (owner of the festival site) had stopped the screening of the film because it wasn’t indicative of how his dairy farm operated. He didn’t quite understand that the poor souls in the actual film did not want to be there in the first place. Michael Eavis also went on to justify banning the film by saying it would <upset> younger people.Like most animal haters, Michael appears to be one of those people who love dead animals, yet hate live ones. How is this sane, or logical, or possible?”

Glastonbury 2015, brought in pointless and talentless rapper Kayne West to headline the festival to fill the gap and justify the ticket sale price. Kayne West also has in an interest in fashion,  specifically,  Astrakhan (the fur of an unborn lamb). Yes, a foetus. The sheep is slaughtered, and the unborn lamb is ripped from her womb, its coat still curly and unformed.

Liz Jones (Mail on Sunday) reviewing Kayne West 2012 Paris fashion collection, was reported as stating ‘No imagination, no morals’: a damning verdict on Kanye West’s ‘ghastly’ fur-filled Paris show. (Did you also know that lambswool is most commonly taken from the backs of just slaughtered lambs? What did you think they did: used a little pink comb?) 

The “Cult” of Glastonbury really sums up the problem with our Festival Scene, overpriced ,outrageous and unapologetically unethical and I am sure a great driver for a growing population of ethical aware people who simply do not want to be associated personally with pre-packed, don’t give a damn, show me the money, shrink wrapped Corporate Satanism.

The Dalai Lama (Heavily criticized for disrespecting the morals of the Buddhist order yet claiming some sort of headship over it, and participating in supporting violence by eating meat), was also in attendance at the 2015 Glastonbury festival. Unlike most Buddhist monks, who don’t eat meat because they believe it’s wrong to murder  and commodify the bodies of any sentient being, the Dalai Lama is not vegan , not even vegetarian, yet  despite this still try’s to maintain a media image of being a “sage” of sorts but really is nothing more than “sage and onion” stuffing for other suffering. That some frazzled maniac  at the Festival attempted to start a chant when His Holiness walked out on stage. “One Dalai Lama! There’s only one Dalai Lama! One Dalai Laaaaama!” No-one joined in, Say’s it all…..

Commercial Festivals..

It may be fine for “flexitarians” to turn a blind eye to the backdrop of the festival site at Glastonbury, to crowd the field, and raise choruses of “oh Jeremy Corbyn” when JC used the Festival as a PR event for the Labour Party. JC “for the many” turned a blind eye to Michael Eavis questionable morals affecting the lives and freedoms of the “many” hidden out of sight as he played for political support from the “crowd” with yet another great speech of his.

For others who have a better moral compass, we seek a Festival with out the dark shadow of greed.

Why so much on Glastonbury in the post ? Well, the founder of F.R.I.E.N.D Festival Mark Eaton used to work Glastonbury Festival, distancing himself from it in the 80’s when those fences started going up and the ticket prices started going up too.. Glastonbury was once everything that was right with festivals, now it is everything that is wrong.

Glastonbury is out, as well as “priced out”, the site of an Animal Prison camp can never be a “happy home” no matter how loud the bands play or how fast the beer flows.

F.R.I.E.N.D. is in, the bands are still loud , the beer flows and the animals, all actually rescued form farm slavery,  are free form abuse and commodification to live out their lives in peace, no one gets hurt , turn up the Bass Mark for the 25th annual F.R.I.E.N.D. Festival.

Let’s do this yeah !

One last thought for the Animal Prison Camps of Glastonbury, was some video footage sent over to FISHINABOX by one of the mind blowing bands that played F.R.I.E.N.D festival, a must see band called MOBIUS LOOP .

The band stopped by a dairy farm, just a regular farm, on the way back from the festival to film the below footage and add this comment to their story feed:

“This is how dairy is made in the UK. Babies separated from mothers so that a mother’s milk can be sold for profit. Even on organic dairy farms babies are separated 24-48 hours after birth. Complex mammals like cows have strong instincts to protect and nurse their young. All mother cows and their young end up in the slaughter house after forced pregnancies and births that always result in separation. #dairyisscary There is no need to fund this treatment of sentient beings when we can support our local British Hemp farmers and make nutritious hemp milk. A mother’s milk is made for her baby. We sing AHIMSA to all beings and their babies.”

Music Matters so let’s Get to F.R.I.E.N.D.. who’s on the playlist for 2019 ? With the exception of The Balsall Heathens, who were a late addition, to the playlist, the below is the full Festival playlist , check it out and see who’s who..

We rolled up through the main gate, greeted old faces not seen for years, and worked our way up across the fields. A sense of nostalgia reminiscent off the old peace Convoy free festivals of the 80’s, painted vehicles, a mish-mash of tents flags, and people wandering between.

The story of F.R.I.E.N.D. farm goes back to the mid 80’s,. originally the festival as a memorial day for Gari Allen, a great friend of Mark Eaton’s. One of Gari’s friends, Aileen (who attended the 25th Annual Festival), made a memorial stone to remember Gari’s life and achievement for the animals, and this was laid at F.R.I.E.N.D. Farm animal Sanctuary.

As Marks commitments took over in running F.R.I.E.N.D. he decided to enlarge the event to grow into a music festival, to bring joy peace and the party to the farm. Originally the dates coincided with The equinox but Mark moved the festival into July to avoid clashes with Stonehenge and also to get into better weather.

Mark didn’t make F.R.I.E.N.D Festival exclusively a Vegan festival, non-vegans are not restricted from attending in any way and bands would come from all cultures and backgrounds not always from the Vegan community.

So many of the musicians would comment about the rescue work going on at F.R.I.E.N.D whilst they were there, and Mark noticed they would ask to come back year after year due to amazing atmosphere at the festival .

There was also a natural progression in their thinking and lifestyle towards animal agriculture as they became more ethically engaged with the world around them.

Mark is clear though with all participants and attendees, to avoid any confusion about what people can bring with them regardless of their personal ethics, “This is vegan festival, please fully respect these principles by not bringing any meat, eggs or dairy onsite.”

As Mark says “you actually don’t really need any activism or workshops at a music festival, we have the rescue animals  here on site, people can connect directly with the animals, make there own conclusions and make the right choices.”

 

Mark had invited people to paint signs for recycling, showers, paint up the toilet blocks, and a general all out color fest of activity and creative expression, artwork sporadically started to grow around the site.

As we parked almost on top of it at first, we got the a job to help directing people to the showers, a portable water shower and palette station at the back of the field. Showers were easy to use quick and clean. Toilet blocks where all biodegradable, using sawdust, wood chip and paper no plastic boxes or chemical poisoning that is so familiar at commercial festivals. The whole festival the toilet blocks were clean accessible and well maintained.

Graffitti Bill Boards popped up around the site and mind bending amazing artwork began to form fast on them.

 

Another massive plus at F.R.I.E.N.D festival was the food and rotating Menu’s. There is only Vegan food at the festival as anything else would be a sickening insult right to the animals that live there, rescued from factory farming and safe from commodification and violence in their forever home..

so the food…..

Damn….. AMAZEBALLS !!

“Vish” and Chips / Vegan Burgers, spicy / plain “V”Cheese you name it all the options  / Asian Tofu Noodles / Curries / black beans  / bean dishes all rotating so you had the sense of a festival menu.

There was also a range of desserts with a tea and cake tent which seemed to be open day and night which worked massively for everybody !!!! The Tea tent also run a Merchandise stall for T- Shirts, Hoodies, hell i’m sitting in one of the t-shirts now writing up this article, and all manner of absolutely stunning jewelry.

There was also some fund raising clothes rails with a range of amazing vintage clothing and a donations box, everyone appeared to put in decent donations for clothes they took a shine too, the money of course goes straight to the animals so the good feeling in supporting positive steps for the animals clearly had kicked into the crowd en mass.

“Moth3r” perform in the Marquee tent.. beats… rhymes… sublime….

      

MARQUEE:

A look at some of the bands playing the Marquee Tent  – The Marching Skaletons / Niall from Ten Bags / Public Speech

The Marquee tent housed the “Razorback Inn” where the beer taps ran day and night.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, renditions of “Pick a bail of Cotton” performed earlier that evening by one of the bands called the Faux Pas, who ran a set of hypnotically catchy numbers earlier that evening, started to form and raise in volume again in the late night crowd, ….”Jump down turnaround, pick a bale of cotton, gotta jump down, turnaround, pick a bale a day etc….”

relaxing at the bar with the slowly quietening crowd , guitars came out again and the tunes started again and lingered way into the early hours and over into the dawn mists and the magic of dew forming in the early light. The rising sun finally bought the revelries to a close and we drifted off to a few hours slumber before the stage opened again for the next days set.

 

The Marching Skaletons , “ska” as in Two tone rock steady rhythms, These guys popped up all over the festival on the 2nd day, pressing beats and hypnotic rhythms as ska versions of Spiderman, Krartwerk’s The Model and and endless string of classics rolling out.

Niall heads up the folk punk group the Ten Bags, One of the fantastic things about F.R.I.E.N.D is the impromptu nature of how some of the acts fit together, Niall jumped into a gap in the running list to give us some spoken world poetry, gritty life insights such as “banned from the tesco” and “the mosley observation” a welcome set of renditions

Public Speech had the night spot, though every band has there own style the mix of rock and running rap lyrics between melodic flavours reminded me of the heavy rock band “Senser” who used to dominate main stage in the late 80’s and early 90’s  , loud high energy, delivered.

MAIN STAGE:

The Ten Bags – Folk punk troubadours from the middle of England banged out a fantastic set of own tracks interspersed with some great covers, CRASS, Exploited and the Pogues a real Anarcho-Celtic-Punk fest as they rampaged through folk tradition!

more from The Ten Bags here:

https://thetenbags.bandcamp.com/album/bags-o-craic

MOBIUS LOOP,. These guys are on another level that we all need to evolve to, i’m actually just going to post their mission mantra to describe their stage set –

“We are married by our love of philosophical songwriting; channeling each lyric, melody, rhythm & harmony & weaving them into the tapestry of our union which is sanctified by the co-creation of our journey.”

If you achieve anything this year in the line of Creative pursuit, you MUST get to see this band live.

More from Mobius Loop here: https://www.mobiusloop.co.uk/

CHALICE

From monk punk to panto punk; from retro funk to garage junk; from pirate-sing-along to jazz metal; from a cult classic to a classic cultists here’s Chalice. a Christian band out to save your souls through rock n roll. Choppy chops and thrashing beats of Raymond Chinzano, smooth, meandering bass lines of Thomas “T Bone” Wheeler and the mathy licks in among syncopated, cutting guitar stabs from Benedict Quetzal. Then there’s Cede Von Taylor leading the line from the front with raspy, accusatory and confrontational vocals. They also do exorcisms !!

More about Chalice here: https://www.facebook.com/chaliceband/

The Dirty Fairies

More from the Dirty Fairies here: https://www.facebook.com/thedirtyfairies.co.uk/

Rites of HADDA – Anarcho, pagan, gothic, psychedelic Witchpunk band from London. Born from a weekly jam session in a London squat and have released 3 eps; Samhain Ritual #1 (Live At The Gunners), From The Blow and the recent 7 track Witchpunk. Headed up by the enigmatic and hypnotically entrancing “Wilderness Wasp Howl” who presents on stage in a spinning swaying colourfest vibrating “forest” of organza, there really is nothing quite like this.

More from Rites of HADDA here: https://ritesofhadda.bandcamp.com/

Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Wierdos  – “The Go To festival band for the moment” (BBC introducing Hereford and Worcester) After several years wowing audiences across the UK and EU music scene, playing rapturous festival sets at Boomtown, Nozstock, Y Not, and Tramlines, and then recording their second album with highly respected producer Gavin Monaghan (The Destroyers, The Editors, Robert Plant), the Sexy Weirdos are now gaining international acclaim for their third album “European English ” (available on Bandcamp, Spotify and I Tunes).

more From the Sexy Wierdos here: https://sexyweirdos.bandcamp.com/

The list of bands was endless, we couldn’t cover them all, but that is where our invitation stands to YOU. Get down to F.R.I.E.N.D and get a taste of a whole new level of “Festival”.

Check out links to the other bands performing here:

https://friendfarmanimalsanctuary.org/events/musicfestival2019

A little bit about the Rescue and the Animals.

Friend Farm Animal Sanctuary is located on a beautiful 10 acre site in rural Kent. The rescue was established in 1994 and have given sanctuary to upward of 2000 animals in the following 25 years.

F.R.I.E.N.D currently have approximately 200 non human animal residents including pigs, goats, sheep, cows, hens, ducks, geese, turkeys and more.

At F.R.I.E.N.D. the animals are the number 1 priority. The Rescue is a large 10 acre site and the music is contained centrally away from the animals who are free-roaming as much as possible.

They are able to keep a very comfortable distance throughout the weekend and remain in very peaceful areas of the sanctuary with little impact on their day to day business. The volunteers see FRIEND as the animals’ home first and foremost, and a space for the musical festival second and we manage the event with their well-being prioritised at all times.

F.R.I.E.N.D. Farm relies solely on donations from members of the public. Want to help out ? Here’s the link to support F.R.I.E.N.D:  https://friendfarmanimalsanctuary.org/donate

Financial donations are spent on food, bedding, essential equipment and veterinary bills. We are a no kill sanctuary, we re-home a small amount of companion animals but most of the animals that live here stay with us until the day they die.

Unlike the bin and trash city big commercial festivals , recycling was key at F.R.I.E.N.D, recycle stations were everywhere, tea cups were returned to the wash stations, by the end of the festival there was only one , yes ONE black sack of non recyclable waste from the entire festival, such a massive contrast from the post Glastonbury scenes you see of what looks like a landfill site of debris left on the festival fields…

Not only is F.R.I.E.N.D. a relaxed safe family friendly event, the whole festival management and the crowd takes on a level of responsibility about the environment that I haven’t even seen in the greenest of gatherings around town.

These are people who care about how they party, and that is why this festival gets my best festival UK vote for 2019.  These are the kind of festivals we want for the future, Eco friendly , ethical , great music, great atmosphere , family age and well managed through out.

Get to F.R.I.E.N.D for 2020 , to hell with the big sell out corporation , steel fenced, plastic chemical toilet, landfill site big money festivals that masquerade as a good time in “Brexit Britain’s” consumer selfie society.

Make exploitation history  and have a great time doing it.

Photographers: Rachel ARA / Sharon Lee Tucker / Andie Kumafaro / Dan Pope

VEGSTOCK 2019 – NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC – VEGSTOCK FESTIVAL RETURNS

VEGSTOCK 2019 – NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC – VEGSTOCK FESTIVAL RETURNS

Following the success of last years Sell Out 100% Vegan Music Festival, Vegstock returns at the Piano Works in Farringdon for a second helping of great music, food and clothing.

Bands:
Phoebe Katis
Melodi
Queen V
Jessica Diamond
Jade Stanger
Red Cable Sunday
DJ Deccy

Performing Artist Song Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDRzzmgI4AM (Phoebe Katis)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UozxB8tacN8 (Queen V)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV4OiWLzNZE (Jessica Diamond)

stalls:
Shakey Shakey Vegan
Sheila’s Vegan Kitchen

Event details: Sunday 20th January, event runs 2pm until 8pm.

Get Tickets NOW:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/vegstock-17512494313?fbclid=IwAR25J_YfsAHgLmg3GamQ-StykTXIuxtfjkEcC2VHnIZIyqD27hwCoG24lJo

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

Vegstock: www.facebook.com/vegstockuk

Last Years Vegstock: http://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/queen-v-vegstock-now-thats-what-i-call-music/

Queen V: www.youtube.com/veganqueenv

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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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