You see, when we keep saying this isn't like any other place you've visited in Glasgow, we really mean it. It will take a wee while to fully set up, and no doubt we will change some stuff as we go on, but we don't just want you to visit us, we want you to stay a while, and bring the family.
Within all this strange apocalyptic imagery, the chorus rushes in and gives us affirmation with falsetto (the best kind of affirmation): ‘Here I’m allowed everything all of the time’. Again, it brings the internet to my mind; the universe at your fingertips, every song ever recorded, every movie ever filmed, every slice of people’s lives, every meal, every selfie, everything, and it’s open to access at any given opportunity.
With our chats regarding how to make our arts space a bit more ethical than the usual event spaces in the country taking precedent recently with the folks over at NHC MUSIC, we have decided on yet another great thing we can do for the city we love. Well, to be honest we thought about this one a few weeks ago during a recent meeting but decided to wait a wee bit before announcing, as we didn't want to hit you with all our plans at the one time, especially though good ones!
For the last three weeks NHC MUSIC have been working hard on their main 2018 fundraiser, and rather than firing up a series of events and gigs to raise some much needed cash, we decided on an auction instead, everybody likes auctions eh? On top of that, we know folk are a bit skint these days, but then again, everyone has stuff kicking around the house that they don't need, and if we could get that stuff and auction it off to others for a low price, then it means everyone is a winner.
We have already had an amazing response to our shout out for items for auction, with things as varied as a mountain bike, Beatles memorabilia, locally made scented candles, framed prints, signed albums and tour merchandise handed in… you can even bid on a band to come play in your house! We still need much more though
As part of our NHC Big Talk Project, we wanted to present our up and coming shop nights with some articles on the website about some very real people, and some of their very real struggles they face every day. The point of these articles, and the shop nights starting in July, is simply to show people that they are not alone, no matter what they face.
Love them or hate them, 'Battle of the Bands' type competitions have been around for decades, and will no doubt be around for decades more. But what makes a band want to enter one of these? It's understandable if there's a big prize at the end of it, such as a major festival slot, or a recording contract. But seriously, if you're in a band, and you're going to enter one of these.... should you not at least be making sure you have something that showcases your talent in the best way possible?