During the first week of June, Wirral Ways to Recovery celebrated Volunteer Week, and all the volunteers received certificates. There was a band on playing music, and speeches were given both by Mellissa, the head of volunteering, and Damien who heads up the BRIC volunteers (Bringing Recovery Into the Community – they build flower boxes in alleys, turn wasteland into allotments and generally make the world a slightly nicer place to be).
Here, with only a little judicious editing from me, are the speeches that Mellissa and Damien made to thank their volunteers for all their hard work…
…and here are the same speeches with a lot of judicious editing.
Following the sad death of Sir John Hurt, the DWAS magazine Celestial Toyroom opted to do a special issue dedicated entirely to the great actor’s career. This is my contribution. Full text is available here for ease of reading.
I get quoted in the names of two Diddly Dums in a row! Hahaha I am winning (Mark and I have a friendly rivalry that only exists in my head and Mark doesn’t know about). This fortnight’s podcast which I totally named with my brilliant naming skills can be found here at the Diddly Dum website or can be directly downloaded here.
Here’s a review of a short film called The Madame in Black that I’ve done for The Slaughtered Bird. It’s a Swedish film about how Swedish films need some new ideas.
The Diddly Dumbos are back in action. Join us here for more of our noise, or you can direct download here to plug our row right into your lug sockets.
Brother Robert has another song out today – this time it’s a tribute to Guardians of the Galaxy 2, a pretty good film if you ignore the opening sequence which is just a computer-animated twig fucking about for hours.
A new review is up at The Slaughtered Bird and it’s for a film called Clanker Man. If you can’t be bothered to read the review, then go and watch the film instead at www.clankerman.com. It is good.