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Notes from the front line.

 

The thoughts of Comrade Brian….

 

Our guitarist Brian like many of us has had his front line redrawn. He sent me this message a few days ago. Life at home eh!

 

“Hi John the music service have suspended lessons only after schools had already closed to visitors though! So I am here tackling my summer holiday to do list early, plus some home recording! Bought the “Survivors” on DVD following your recommendation, the first episode actually freaked Sarah out, which added to the entertainment value, both hooked now, lots of british bit actors to remember the names of too, who then die! I’ve never tried Skype, is it a breakfast cereal like Force or Special K? I’m game to give it a go, if you are. Glad to be home away from people suddenly starting to tell me what a great leader Bojo has turned out to be, 3 last week, they must be really ill, so lets all hope further disaster befalling the uk, to prove us lefties right and the righties left holding the baby.”

 

How we finish the Album is going to be a bit tricky.

 

“This time the front line is coming to your door” JPTB They’re coming to get you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAyjkaFYnzE ..the first episode "freaked Sarah out"

 

X J


 
Posted By jonnyP

Coronavirus online study 2

Get gardening the great unravelling is upon us?

 

1) Astragalus in short supply

2) The real seed company report a surge in sales

3) We’re getting the potato planters ready and beans and winter squash will follow. Would have done so anyway, such a joy.

4) As intuited in last weeks blog the toilet roll economy is booming. The only one that is

5) Who knows? Some say “it’s just like flu”.  Others say “It’s more virulent”. Alarmist or complacent is perhaps beside the point. The immune system of the Global economy and energy systems is a shot to pieces as is the ecosystem. It could only take a cough.

 

Here’s what Jim Kunstler’s gardening tips are for what Joanna Macy calls “The great unravelling”

“We’re lucky for one thing: this crisis of advanced civilization is striking at the very start of the planting season. If you’re prudent, you can begin at once to organize serious gardening efforts, if you live in a part of the country where that is possible. I’d go heavy on the potatoes, cabbages, winter squashes, and beans, because they’re all keepers over winter.”

 

And finally your online study for this week is  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMajZ6pE_Lw   Check Abby Grants speech 20 mins in as she details the consequences of supply chain collapse and how complex culture will lose it’s ability to replicate itself. 

 

“All familiar will unfold” Ch2 fUKt   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TbS45Crnlc

 

New songs on the way. X jonny


 
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When the world Health organisation comes out in praise of the Chinese handling of the “The Virus”, you’ve got to wonder.1) Are they the only outfit that believes Chinese statistics. 2) The “non medical” interventions, which may well be appropriate amount to marshall law. 

 

When the BBC gets eminent actors to instruct us how to wash hands and greet friends without sharing germs over a cheesy operatic score. You can trust your chain is being yanked. 

 

And when the orange Trump declares “The Virus” is contained. You know it’s not. 

 

And when he puts dim witted Apocalypse Pence in charge of virus response. You can trust no one knows what to do and it’s going to get worse.

 

Carol dropped by to an earily quiet Waitrose  yesterday. Not coz she’s posh, they do the best reduction whoopsie’s. There’d been a run on Dettol and loo Roll. We guess our neighbours are disinfecting the door handles and planning to shit at home for a few weeks.. 

 

Here’s an anecdote from my fave Jim Kunstler.  “The action in my local supermarket yesterday had an undercurrent of stealth desperation; no overt panic buying, no fighting in the aisles, but an edge of suspense. Personally, I cleaned out an entire product-line of cat food, loaded up on cooking oil, rice, dry beans, and evaporated milk — and I wasn’t the only one checking out with the sixteen-roll bindle of toilet paper. Obviously, many products were still there on the shelves to get (minus that cat food). Is the time perhaps at hand when a lot of stuff won’t be? Just sayin’.” (Check out Clusterfuck Nation for more mirth).

 

I’ll be venturing into the public domain this Friday. Playing some toons with Hodmedod for Norfolk Celidh’s at the John Innes Centre Norwich. I may wear gloves till I start twangin’, but I’ll skip the mask. So if you fancy a dance and don’t mind holding strangers hands, do drop in.

 

For further Corona study look no further than the 1970’s classic Survivors episode one…..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAyjkaFYnzE