Thursday, January 06, 2005

BENEFIT GIG FRIDAY 7th Jan 2005

Friday 7th January at The Infinity Club, 10 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair, W1S 3AG. Nearest Tube Picadilly Circus. Full Details to be Announced. 8pm until 4am.

So, aside from the benefit, other major things are going down which warrant mention, one of which is the sudden (!) interest in blogging from the British "quality" press. I was chuffed that a blog of mine was featured in a recent Independent article.

Now My Life As A Morrisons Employee which has been in my reading list for a while has featured in the Sunday Times. As a result of which, my visitors from the reciprocal link I enjoy with this excellent site have rocketed.

The generosity of the UK public for tsunami relief is amazing: private donations now in excess of 100 million POUNDS. One interesting story is the way SMS text messages played a valuable part in the response. This cheap and effective technology might help in future disasters as it has in this one.

Somewhere between the mainstream press interest in blogging, and this mass response to human tragedy lies the seed of something genuinely culturally new and quite remarkable.

I can't help but be optimistic - it helps cut through the greasy layer of cynicism. My girlfriend is better too. I was born in 1962 remember, I had a lot of hippy conditioning. Hence the Funk. Things are looking up.

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1 Comments:

At 2:49 PM, Blogger Ella quoth...

Cool site. I found your site from the Independent feature which I was featured in too. I agree that there does seem to be a surge of interest from the British media, especially broadsheets. I guess we're ahead of a trend here...

 

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