The Swim is here!

Hey folks,

Tomorrow is the day I plunge myself into the deep and attempt to swim from mainland England to the Isle of Wight.

It’s all in aid of the Lewis Mighty Fund so please donate generously! Click on to the charity page on this site for more information.

Wish me luck! x

London Riots.

Hey people.

Have I just woken up and stepped out into a scene from Terminator II?

What the real meaning behind these riots is unknown. After all, the Police killing a man is hardly anything new. I don’t recall this kind of unrest after the MET brutally murdered an innocent man named Jean Charles de Menezes.

This goes a hell of a lot deeper than that and while I’m pretty sure there are underground cells at work orchestrating this, it’s still the general public that are carrying out the orders.

I really do understand the anger that is so deeply rooted in the more deprived areas of the Capital and Britain as a whole. Your Government sold you out and couldn’t give a flying fuck about any of you. I would be more shocked if you weren’t filled with rage.

But if the school bully steals your lunch, what do you do? Surely then stealing the kids next to you just makes you as bad as the bully doesn’t it? Well that’s exactly what you are doing by rioting and smashing up peoples lives on the streets of London.

You’re not angry with the guy that owns the local corner shop are you? So why the fuck are you burning it down?

After 9/11 and 7/7 the Government took away most of your basic freedoms. And we all know they want the rest as well. They want you like the farm yard cattle they see you as. Meat that is useless to them unless it’s obedient and pays it’s taxes on time.

Don’t you see that by rioting you are doing exactly what they want you to do? Now they have the excuse they want to get troops on the streets and take away what freedom you have (or think you have) left. In fact, even the general population are CALLING for troops to come in and stop the riots.

So when we should have been united against a common enemy, we’re instead, disjointed and opposed.

There is one simple way to fight the Government that has cast you overboard. And that is by NOT FIGHTING. A simple statement of non-compliance is what we, the people, need.

Simply say “NO” to your Government. Say “NO” to The Sun and other media outlets that feed us the bullshit we’re fed every day. And forget smashing the windows of Tescos. Simply stop shopping there and those windows will soon be boarded up. And who knows, it may even be replaced by a local green grocers in the end.

Because if you keep rioting, this is OUR future.

FEMA Camp
FEMA Camp

Wake up and educate yourselves.

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Holiday.

Hey all,

This will be my last post for a wee bit as I’m off on holiday tomorrow. I think it’s my first holiday for about 14 years.

I have travelled a lot with football and music, but always been busy doing those things. This time I am going to Greece to be a sloth. I’m even going to be so lazy (hungover) that I will avoid the rioting.

But as soon as I return, I’m straight back into the firing line. I’m back into the studio to record another tune for the album. Plus I’m playing a couple of festivals, not to mention SWIMMING THE SOLENT.

No rest for the wicked people!

I hope you all have a lovely few days without my annoying input.

Stay lucky. x

100 lengths and counting…

Hello people,

Just got back from the pool. Smashed out 100 lengths (2900 metres) this afternoon. Training for the swim is well and truly under way.  I’m putting everything into this. I really don’t fancy walking down Ryde High Street with my pecker out. That disappointment is for my girlfriend and my girlfriend only.

Check out www.gandtippers.com/swim

Am working on new material this week. I know the album is already written but one can never have too many songs. My Mrs is miles and miles away so it’s sounding melancholic. You wouldn’t expect anything less from me I’m sure.

I best get back to it before football training. I have fitness issues it seems. x

 

Dover Park Primary School Fete…

Yellow.

I know I’m not renowned in the 4 to 8 year old musical bracket but that is my audience this Friday.

I am playing the Dover Park School Fete at 2pm. It’s my old primary school and my niece and nephew also go there. It’s always nice to give something back. Especially as I basically caused carnage for my 4 years there.

I’m a big fan of the brick work. I became quite pally with it while I stood facing it for almost every break time.

I’m on at 2pm, it’s totally free and it’s all there to support the school.

x

Ryde Regatta & Beach Soccer Party…

Alright bum faces!

I’m playing Ryde Regatta tomorrow between 1pm and 2pm. It’s only a chilled out acoustic set but there is beer, and it’s free. Not the beer by the way. Don’t get too excited. You could break a hip.

In the evening I’m playing the IWBSA party down at Appley. I’m on at 7pm.

For a man that “doesn’t really gig on the Isle of Wight”, I’m doing alot of gigging on the Isle of Wight.

It doesn’t count though as I don’t actually enjoy it. 😉

Be safe. x