Welcome back on this Friday evening to the blog as we happily clutch on to another weekend. Here at Clash Blog Towers we’ve been surrounded by heavy fog giving way to rain now and then for the better part of 48 hours. It’s almost December and I love it to be honest as it’s not cold just coastal and seasonal although I don’t know if that nonsense sold by the Beach Boys back in the 60’s was completely genuine. Good harmonies though. I see that it has been bloody freezing back in England this week so while in terms of the blog I often lament not being back in London when it comes to the weather I can’t complain as to where I’ve ended up. Lots of little stories to be getting on with then tonight so let’s get started.
As most of you are aware Strummerville have had a rather tricky few months but the foundation is still making positive strides as we head toward the new year, fundraising efforts continue though so please see if you can give them a hand at the tail end of the year. One of the new partnerships they’ve announced is with my preferred shoe-maker (cobblers to you son) Dr. Martens. In a special event to showcase the new alliance Strummerville were hosted at the London shop along with an appearance by The Supernovas. Photos of the event are located right here below and you can read more about the agreement right here on the Strummerville site. I think there will be future dates at the DM shop in 2013.
In other news a fair few new Joe Strummer tribute nights have been added for December in far flung cities, check back next week for more information or check the calendar section of the site which will be refreshed this weekend. As I hoped all along more corners of the world than usual will allow you to get along to attend something reasonably nearby in some cases. If you haven’t got an event near you recognising the 10th anniversary you have three weeks to get something sorted. I’m talking to Chicago, Dublin and Paris to name just three for a start.
Do you remember that there used to be a US music magazine called Rolling Stone that once covered music that occasionally mattered at least a bit. Does anyone buy music magazines any more? This was years before they turned their attentions to uninspiring actors and teen pop sensations. It seems it is still in publication and to celebrate that fact they’ve decided to get back to basics for this month at least and have Joe Strummer adorning the cover on this special and rather difficult anniversary. The upshot of that is I will need to purchase a copy this month to see what they have to say, so you can expect information about that soon. If you’ve already beaten me to the punch let me know how it worked out for you. It is a brilliant photo on the cover though, it has to be said. Nice to see Rolling Stone getting their house in in order this month though.
In fact I have to brave the rain soon to get some urgently needed coffee and cigarrettes so I’ll get Rolling Stone on that trip and let you know what it includes. Have a brilliant weekend, we’ll talk soon.