February 2003


Junkateer – A popular beat combo!

Formed a year and half ago from the bloated corpses of various underground bands like Magoo, Supercharger and the tragically under-achieving IDIOT JOY, JUNKATEER are a band with many sources and many influences. From dirty deep house (members have releases on Drop, Bolshi and Rubberneck to name but a few) to Beefheart and the Velvets to Dub, Free Jazz, Disco, blah blah blah…all used to create their raw, experimental groove. Currently embarking on a string of dates in London, Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester and festivals throughout 2002.

“Fantastic combo, dismembered funk not done in that pony tail way but as it should be; raw, syncopated and utterely uplifting” TimeOut

“Groove-obsessed quartet with a slice of funk a mile wide…” The Guardian

http://www.junkateer.co.uk

So, there you have it. These chaps where from Nottingham, when we did the ‘All Systems’ gigs. Trying to raise fund and awareness about the onset of the Criminal Justise Act 1994 [CJA]. But then they were “Idiot Joy”. http://www.junkateer.co.uk/idiot_joy.htm

All Systems: http://tash.gn.apc.org/allsystm.htm

They have some of my snaps of them at the gigs in the Marcus Garvey Centre, Nottingham at: http://www.junkateer.co.uk/idiot_joy_photos.htm[though not credited, of course!].


Recently in my guestbook ……!

Comment by paul , Email: lostandfound101@hotmail.com

From: traveler

Posted on 26/Feb/2003

fuckin hell tash yr being a bit too obsessed about getting paid for your stuff. hay its realy great you have done this sight but isnt the ideolagy here one of anti capatalism? i always thought it was when i was at these places. i know we all need to make a living but the emphasis should be on living not on money. i know it may piss you off to here this but you know what you know and i hope you can be true to that. dont think me rude, as wilkshire police did but if i want to use your pics i just will. i wont patronise you by saying my thanks will be your pay, but you will know i thank you

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Really, I get the odd one like this. 8 years as an ambulanceman, 30 years direct involvemnet in founding and working in festival and traveller based charities, advocacy, representing folks in court, evidence, and continued work for ‘good causes’. And this chap thinks that charging for labour IS capitalism. Silly man!!

So then, Stevie K added his 9pence worth today

Comment by STEVIE K , Email: SJK016@ UNL.AC.UK

From: LONDON

Posted on 27/Feb/2003

JUST A QUICK MENTION ABOUT THE COMPLETE LACK OF UNDERSTANDING SHOWN BY THE MUPPET WHOSE GOING ON ABOUT MONEY AND ANTI CRAPITALISM IN YOUR WORK TASH [ALLEGEDLY….] MUPPPETMUPPETMUPPETMUPPETMUPPET

I KNOW WHERE YOURE AT AND ITS ALL DOWN TO HAVING THE LOVE IN YOUR HEART TO BE BOTHERED TO DO IT….AND YOUVE CERTAINLY DONE IT WITH THIS WONDROUSLY PRESENTED AND INFINITELY ACCURATE REPRESENTATION OF OUR FANTASTIC LIFE SO OPPRESSED FOR SO LONG.THANKS FOR YOU YEARS OF TIME AND DEDICATION . IVE GOT A SPARE CAMERA KNOCKING ABOUT IF ANYONES GOT THE BALLS TO GET UP AND DO WHAT YOU DO…..ONE LOVE AND MAXIMUM RESPECT… STEVIE K PS GOOD TO SEE THE WANGO STAGE HOLDING ITS OWN AGAIN.

thank you stevie

Handel

I’m one of the man’s greatest fans. I like so much of the different styles he’s produced. He is famous for imperial ‘the king is great’ type music, but i think some of these are soo sensitive. I put them on my server to share here.

[128kbs, so depending on your modem, might be best to ‘right-click’, then ‘save target’ to disk and then play]

I would like to hear ‘As Steals the Morn upon the Night’ over a quality system at Stonehenge on solstice morn!! What would the papers say about that?

A few pieces I’m listening to now ::

Handel – As Steals the Morn upon the Night

Handel – Where’er you walk

Handel – Ombra mai fu

Handel – Messiah – I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

oh, and this is the noisy stuff he’s good at ūüôā

I used this piece, in a couple of slide shows on the Mayday Protests in Parliament Square, London

Handel – Zadok The Priest

Mayday2000 protest, London

Shooting Live Artists 2003 BBC Commissioned

Hypertext, essays, digital stories, notes, poetic texts on art, culture, anarchy and the every day.

http://www.furtherfield.org

here is a recent project they involved with. Commissioned by the BBC. Amazing eh?

Skin/strip Online from 28th February 2003

The global digital community are invited to anonymously express their naked identity using visual images of their bodies. Individual net users participate in a collective, live event, confronting social and cultural representations of the body within the net community, by revealing and viewing their previously unknown corporeality via net-based technology.

http://www.skinstrip.net

Skin Strip Online invites the global digital community to anonymously express their physical identity using visual images of their bodies. Individual net users participate in a collective, live event, confronting social and cultural representations of the body within the net community, by revealing and viewing their previously unknown corporeality via net-based technology.

Shooting Live Artists 2003 returns with a new collection of challenging art projects that combines bold contemporary art with new media production. Six leading contemporary artists have been commissioned by the BBC and the Arts Council of England to produce work that fuses technology with live art performance.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/shootinglive/index.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/shootinglive/completelyfurther/index.shtml

‘Stop the War’ Work and Reports

My main page for this work: http://tash.dns2go.com/stopwar.htm

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POSTING ON INDYMEDIA

STOP THE WAR: Photography and show

by TASH [Alan Lodge] 2:26pm Sun Feb 23 ’03

tash@gn.apc.org

A Slide Show of my ‘still’ photography of the London Demo on the 15th feb

STOP THE WAR: Photography and show (full story)

http://uk.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=55051&group=webcast

direct: http://uk.indymedia.org/local/webcast/uploads/tash_stopthewar320x240.wmv

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Recent Peace(Campaigns) Reports – Guilfin Database

Indymedia – UK

SchNEWS Direct Actions Against the War:

Schnews LINKS Direct Action Against War

BeyondTV ‘partner’

I have links with BeyondTV. Included as a partner.

http://www.beyondtv.org/pages/partner_page.php/84

Communications Link Woodborough Road, Nottingham

I found details of this equipment, by using the Radiocommunications Agency database at:

http://www.sitefinder.radio.gov.uk

An earlier blog entry, related to this at:

Mobile masts- part of the way ‘location data’ is administered.

http://tash_lodge.blogspot.com/2003_02_02_tash_lodge_archive.html#88674157

One of my interests here, is the growing use of ‘location data’ by law enforcement. As most people have a mobile phone, it may well end up that we can become ‘electronically tagged’ to a higher standard than we are already.

‘Stop the War’ work on Urban 75

Posted details of my ‘Stop the War’ work on Urban 75

http://www.urban75.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=33763

Posted Slide Show file on INDYMEDIA

Here is the entry on the IndymediaUK site.

STOP THE WAR: Photography and show

by TASH [Alan Lodge] 2:26pm Sun Feb 23 ’03

tash@gn.apc.org

A Slide Show of my ‘still’ photography of the London Demo on the 15th feb

STOP THE WAR: Photography and show (full story)

http://uk.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=55051&group=webcast

direct: http://uk.indymedia.org/local/webcast/uploads/tash_stopthewar320x240.wmv

See more from Stop the War work – Main page: http://tash.dns2go.com/stopwar.htm

STOP THE WAR: ‘Slide Shows’ of demo in London

Stop the War work – Main page: http://tash.dns2go.com/stopwar.htm

In common with 2 million others, I went to the ‘Stop the War’ protest / demo in London on the 15th Feb.

Have finished process, some scanning [153 so far!] and have made a first edit of my work from the day.

Still very much ‘work in progress!” but I’ve started the make some Premiere shows from the scans I’ve been doing this last week. Been trying a few different edits and have prepered the first of them. This version consists of the photoset and soundtrack of many ‘interview shorts’. Centerpiece is Tony Benns speech

Windows Media Version

STOP THE WAR 2003 320×240 http://tash.dns2go.com/WVX320x240/stopthewar_1_320x240.wmx

Real Media Version

STOP THE WAR 2003 320×240 http://tash.dns2go.com/RAMfiles/stopthewar_1_320x240.ram

The video page is at: http://tash.dns2go.com/stopwar_show.htm

IndyMedia – Radio Network

Talking of war and demos and things, perhaps you don’t trust the ‘mainstream’ media? Then check out the IndyMedia Radio Page. They seem to cover as many subjects as the text pages.

IndyMedia – Radio Network http://radio.indymedia.org

Indymedia – Audio List

http://lists.indymedia.org/mailman/listinfo/imc-uk-radio

Main IndyMedia site for the UK http://www.indymedia.org.uk you can go most other places from there.

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1 hour from Indymedia Radio London weekly programme “Indymedia Newswire” on Resonance FM, 104.4fm london

http://radio.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=1819

Feb 15 demo roundup – [broadcast 19th feb 2003]

Reports from london and montage from global audio reports. [@64kbps 27meg]

&

Montage on Love Music Radio: Cable Broadcast event:

http://www.cableradio.co.uk/lovemusic/nodonate/default.asp [free stream link at the bottom of thier page].

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STOP THE WAR: Picture Gallery of demo in London

http://tash.dns2go.com/stopwar.htm

Have been in film process and scanning for this last week.

Now selected 153 pictures as a ‘best edit’ [so far!] from the protest demonstration in London, held against the possible war with Iraq. It was hard work!

Think I did about 10 miles, starting in Gower Street, via many points, to Hyde Park. Hanging off of high structures at Wangos Stage to get the crowd shots. Then finished in Piccadilly at about 10pm, after a certain amount of pushing and shoving , during the ‘sit down’ there.

Oh! and I got to meet a police ‘Evidence Gatherer’ again!!

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Stop the War: Collected Protests Information

http://tash_lodge.blogspot.com/2003_02_09_tash_lodge_archive.html#88971033

Metropolitan Police ‘Protest Safty Advice’

http://tash_lodge.blogspot.com/2003_02_09_tash_lodge_archive.html#88970886

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http://tash.dns2go.com/stopwar.htm



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Correspondence with a Nottingham Librarian

Because of the increase in gun crime in the city, and, the police response to it, I had an interest to research the subject a little further. I know of instances in 2001 with the loss of another magazine and 1995 when they lost five hand guns out the back of a van. The doors were open, while they drove along, ‘cos it was hot!

Checked back though their cuttings archives and nothing was there. I asked an assistant about it, and , apparently they only keep ‘important cuttings’ !!

I composed myself, and asked to speak to a senior archivist.

She said; we mainly keep cutting of ‘policy changes’ rather than ‘incidents’. And “Yep, I agree, it does seem we’ve been ‘kind’ to the police!”. She also remembered the story from the time, [thus if she remembered 8 years later, chances are in might have been important!] As a senior troublemaker, I told her there and then, that I would be grateful if that policy could be changed immediately, to take into account, what are self-evidently serious matters, that should result in ‘important cuttings’ and would be taking it up with the Nottinghamshire Senior Librarian next week. [watch this space].

Oh god!! I mean, bloody heck, my whole life is like this. So there’s another couple of hours next week, to account for all this .. .. ..

So, this is what I asked ……. >>

John Turner (Service Manager, Central Library)

Central Library,

Angel Row,

NOTTINGHAM NG1 6HP

RE: review of ‘importance’ of cuttings you keep on archive

Because of the increase in gun crime in the city, and, the police response to it, I had an interest to research the subject a little further. I was aware of a number of incidents at the loss of police weapons

I visited the Local History [4th floor] section of the library on Saturday morning. [having been referred there by the business section. My object was to look up previous instance of the loss of ammo and weapons by police in the county. In addition to last weeks loss, I knew of instances in 2001 with the loss of a magazine with bullets and another instance in 1995 when they lost five hand guns out the back of a van. At that time, this was the only info on dates I had.

Checked back though the cuttings archives that had been supplied by an assistant, nothing was there. I asked for further advice in searching on the subject, and, apparently you only keep ‘important cuttings.’

Speaking to a more senior archivist. She said; we mainly keep cutting of ‘policy changes’ rather than ‘incidents’. And “Yep, I agree, it does seem we’ve been ‘kind’ to the police, ‘by omission’, in not keeping these copies”. She also remembered the story from the time, [thus if she remembered 8 years later, chances are it might have been important!] Now, bearing in mind some of the issues, that appear to be facing the city, can I ask you to review, what you might consider as ‘important’

I would be grateful if your policy could be changed, to take into account, what are self-evidently serious matters, that should, I would have thought, result in ‘important cuttings’.

Anyway, all to late to be of any assistance to me now, I charged off and spoke to a journalist at the Evening Post who had written a recent piece on the subject, and had sited some of the incidents that I wanted to look into. Accurate dates where given to me and I now have the information I was looking into, was able to go straight there, on your film records of the Post.

Of course, I appreciate you can’t keep everything.

But just ask you to consider, that as the librarian had said: ” I agree, it does seem we’ve been ‘kind’ to the police, ‘by omission’, in not keeping these copies”.

Regards

Alan Lodge

and this was his reply, [quite positive really] >>

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John Turner

john.turner@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

RE: review of ‘importance’ of cuttings you keep on archive

Dear Alan Lodge

I apologise for the delay in replying to you. Thank you for your observations which are very useful.

I have asked the Local Studies team to review the policy as I feel the points you raise deserve further consideration. I understand your frustration that the cuttings we keep on crime did not include the stories you were interested in. I agree the stories were memorable and therefore arguably important enough to keep in cuttings files. I am pleased you were able to obtain the references from the journalist and as a result see what you needed on the microfilm we keep.

One of the main reasons for the policy we operate is the breadth of coverage in the Evening Post and the limited time we have available to operate a cuttings service. I believe the Evening Post do not provide an indexing service which would be a more comprehensive alternative.

Thanks for making your observations which gives us an opportunity to review our policies and determine whether we can improve our services as a result.

John Turner

Service Manger

Central Library

Angel Row

Nottingham

NG1 6HP

tel: 0115 9152828

fax; 0115 9152850

Some background to the gun situation here:

http://tash_lodge.blogspot.com/2003_02_02_tash_lodge_archive.html#88756662

http://tash_lodge.blogspot.com/2003_01_26_tash_lodge_archive.html#88374768

Glastonbury Festival LICENCE GRANTED!

the full hearing report

http://www.efestivals.co.uk/news/030218a.shtml

Another marathon session at Mendip District Council for the Public Entertainments Licence for Glastonbury Festival – this one was seven hours.

Different to previous hearings, this concentrated much less on the general application detail – which after all was the same as the previous application (that was heard on 12th December). This concentrated on the important issue of crime and the security of residents in Pilton and the surrounding villages, and the extra measures the Festival would now be taking to tackle those problems.

When Melvin Benn presented the case for the Festival, he worked through the “pop code” – the industry best-practice manual for festivals, to ensure that any application satisfies the legal requirements.

He explained how the application met or bettered what was required in the relevant chapters (there’s 33 of them!) … and then he explained that this application had a whole new section – never before submitted for a Public Entertainments Licence – detailing the security measures that would be in place outside the Festival grounds.

The time taken on detailing all of this was very worthwhile, as it showed how keen the organisers are to work with not only the council and police to put on a safe Festival, but also with the locals to minimise the disruption to their lives. And this disruption has already started: it was stated that there had been cases of intimidation, which included the spraying of graffiti on houses and elsewhere, to those both for and against the Festival. Some of those who planned to attend the meeting felt unable to leave their homes as a result.

In the December hearing, the Police contribution had been short and sweet – saying little more than “no objections”. More time was spent tonight, detailing concerns to show just how seriously the policing had been considered. A report was also given on police activities around the 2002 festival, which helped show that the problems encountered in 2002 are being addressed in 2003.

For the first time at a PEL hearing, the leader of the council – Stephen Harrison – spoke from the sides (he’s not a member of the Regulatory Board). He recognised the genuine fears of the minority (he stressed “an important minority”), but also pointed out the massive enjoyment of a much larger number. Bearing in mind the fact that the council’s own regulatory officers were not objecting to the licence, and the willingness shown by the Festival organisers to work with all concerned to address problem areas, he was mildly supportive of the application.

When the public were given a chance to speak, those objecting presented a much more sensible viewpoint than they did in December. They concentrated on how they were victims of crime, or victims of the fear of crime unable to leave their house while the Festival was on. Hopefully the extra police, extra security and CCTV coverage in the villages will allay those fears during this year’s Festival, and their concerns will be less next year.

These objections were balanced by support from a similar number of others, some of whom were new(ish) to the village, some having lived there all their lives.

In the end – as ever – it comes down to the vote of the Regulatory Board. With 14 of the 15 members present tonight (there were only 9 present in December) the hopes were for a different result. The vote on whether to grant the licence was carried 10-4 in favour – PHEW! There was then a vote on whether the licence would allow for the numbers applied for, or whether the licence should be granted for a reduced number, and that was carried 8-6.

There are to be 112,500 weekend tickets on general sale, with 34,000 for staff, performers, etc, and 3,500 Sunday only tickets for sale to locals.

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more on what happend …….

http://www.efestivals.co.uk/news/030217a.shtml

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