A video lament for the lost Ashes, set to sad song that is Australia….
The Karmadillo merchandising has now been shifted to a third party site – checkout the Karmadillo merchandise page at Big Cartel. This will give you more options for payment and be easier to maintain than the current Paypal system.
Playing Buzz Fest at The Cornerhouse off Newmarket Road in Cambridge tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 3rd August) – onstage 4pm with Free entry!
Here’s the rest of the Saturday line-up!
SJ Mortimer 13:25
Spikey Wild 14:00
Tom Tilbury 14:35
Rob Jackson 15:05
Broken Desperado 15:25
Mark Shepherd 16:35
Paul Gloyne 17:45
Nathan James King 18:20
Edward Alice 19:00
You can now purchase the Any Love Is Good Love compilation album from the page on Bandcamp, which aims to raise awareness of raise awareness of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Much respect is due to Emma from Ten Tigers/Lost Harbours and Ste McCabe who put it together. Funds from this are going to LGBT Youth North West (formerly Lesbian and Gay Youth Manchester). You can read Emma’s thoughts on the Any Love Is Good Love compilation album, which aims to raise awareness as well as funds.
You can watch the video for the Karmadillo contribution. The compilation has a foreword from Peter Tatchell, artwork by Luis Drayton and features music from: Ste McCabe, Ten Tigers, The Lovely Eggs, The Get, Das Wanderlust (last ever recording), Bearsuit, Tumbledryer Babies, Death of the Elephant, Dragchrist, Salty Lips, Pocket Gods, Mary Cigarettes, Karmadillo, Art Gruppe, Stella Zine, Zorras, Lost Harbours and my favourite named artist of the bunch, Toska Wilde.
I haven’t really been gigging much, but when invited to play in Denmark I got caught up in their post-Eurovision winning glow and am now proud to be playing the Start the summer holidays with a POP! event….in Copenhagen!!!
It’s a jangletastic night of indie and pop played by bands from Copenhagen and Cambridge at Metronomen.
The Centimes (UK)
Glow Cats (DK)
Roadside Poppies (UK/DK)
‘Don’t Listen To The Douchebags (Listen To George Takei)’ is a properly recorded version of a Youtube thing I did. That acoustic-recorded-on-the-webcam song was inspired by George Takei’s response to a school board member in the US who went on a Facebook rant saying he wished all the gay kids were dead. The board member later ended up resigning live on TV. Shortly after that I had the opportunity to contribute to a compilation CD highlighting gay and transgender bullying issues, so recorded the song properly, and made a video. Which cheekily features it’s inspiration 😉 Here it is:
This version of the song was recorded two years ago, and the incident that inspired the George Takei response was before that, but amidst the fuss over legalising gay marriage (in the UK) has also brought out the stories of violence and harassment of gay and trans-gendered people.
This song is being released on the Any Love Is Good Love compilation CD, which aims to raise awareness as well as fundraise. You can purchase the album from the Any Love Is Good Love page on Bandcamp. Much respect is due to from Ten Tigers/Lost Harbours and Ste McCabe who put it together. Funds from this are going to LGBT Youth North West (formerly Lesbian and Gay Youth Manchester).
Catch the latest video from Professor Karmadillo – a song about the rovers crawling around the surface of Mars.
You can read the lyrics about Curiosity et al roaming around Mars whilst watching the video at the Professor Karmadillo website – or just watch it and pay attention to the David Bowie influenced lyrics here!