Sunday, March 29, 2009

PUT PEOPLE FIRST!!! demo in London

Some pics and video from the big, peaceful demo in advance of the G2O summit in London. The three main focal points were Jobs, Justice and Climate and I've rarely seen a demo with such a huge variety of groups taking part, unions, environmental groups, Tibetan protesters, priests, people of all ages, with all sorts of banners, messages and concerns, some of which you see in the placards they were carrying set against the background of a pretty good walking tour of most of central London's landmarks, starting at Temple, proceeding towards Big Ben then back down along Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and on to a big rally in Hyde Park, where the variety of speakers and video messages again was very impressive. The atmosphere was great throughout, the weather kept changing, it could have maybe been a bit busier but it was nevertheless a big, powerful and largely good natured demo. Me and Frank the Photographer who I met through the Germans in London forum were making photos and some video throughout, so here it is...

i took this, it's not that great, but hey...

and someone else put this together:

Friday, March 20, 2009

when i'm pretty presents... pics and video from the 15.03.

GNA pics (apart from first two) by Simon, think they came out really well... another good night, started a bit quiet but definitely picked up later.

So far no pictures of us, Plus, but here is our setlist: I know I know (Colony Collapse)/Walking the foodmiles/Rotating Futures/48 Hours/Potatobiter/Lemonade Laminate/Double Shine Dustbowl Future/Ephedrine Daddy/Antique Doll/Electric Germany/Silhouette (quite a wild set mostly, I was a bit preoccupied before hitting the stage but once it started I got really into it!)
Next "when i'm pretty presents..." night just confirmed for Monday 11. May at the Cross Kings Jester Bar again (w/Flying Gambinos and more tbc).


GNA - Global Noise Attack!!! sound a bit sh!t on this but you can just about make out the songs and visually it's quite the entertaining, hehe ;)

EVOL-I (Amy Blue):

Simon Amy Blue in excellent solo mode. "Won't You Follow Me?" and "?" (hadn't heard that one before I think). Shame hardly anyone was there for his set, it picked up later, so at least this way he can have more of a (belated) audience...