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    The 1975 2020

    My first post in this topic definitely could have been better worded so this is fair criticism, but it's not what I'm suggesting- absolutely it's OK to encourage improving society whilst still participating in it. But the level of that encouragement and the level of your carbon footprint is what matters. If you make massive environmental statements to people, I think that you should have also lowered your carbon footprint as much as you can. The 1975 agree I think, by having statements like this in the opening track "The main solution, however, is so simple that even a small child can understand it We have to stop our emissions of greenhouse gases And either we do that, or we don't" So, as they have said on their own album, the single biggest impact they could have is to stop emitting green house gases, by stopping flying for example. I don't think it's right to play the above statement to your fans, when your band has just flown to Australia. We've seen with carbon credits that carbon mitigation is inefficient, they best way to reduce your impact is to reduce carbon at the source. Whilst tree planting is great, it's miles better to not release the carbon in the first place. (just to say I'm not anti environmental. I work in conservation including for tree planting charities)
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    The 1975 2020

    aye, it just doesn't sit right with me playing that message to their fans when 99% of fans will have a much lower carbon footprint than the band themselves. Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thurnburg advocate a pretty purist approach of just not flying unless it's an emergency, the band definitely aren't doing that. If they believed in the message, why are they flying to Australia, the USA etc. They are telling their fans to live by a rule that they don't.
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    The National

    Ah I always wanted to see that performance but seems it's s been removed
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    The 1975 2020

    The audacity to have a speech about the climate emergency to open the album. After going on a world tour. Not just that, but then play that track as the encore at those concerts. Unbelievable.
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    2020 New Music

    Liking Yung Lean's new album overall. Although I can also understand if you think it's bad
  6. enjoyed it a lot. odd moment was Jools showing off his French dvd collection at the end.
  7. a good version of myxo with the added vocal effect on the chorus and other tweaks
  8. Death in Ice Valley- Norweigan/BBC True Crime bbc sounds: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/p060ms2h spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5jcmS0ntSsxOrDUcK5N6LL?si=oq_LrYb1T8yV7ccm9RDDNg Doug Stanhope: Comedy/drink/drugs/mayhem https://open.spotify.com/show/7LKSoVj2FBt6YTqHfaCX2p?si=bQgEkQqPRMG7bPZ86fx8kw also your list is massive, how do you manage to pod so many casts?
  9. Wonder if GM gets cancelled they might have a smaller in door event in the autumn, maybe to raise money for the GM trust
  10. BREAKING NEWS: Old man yells at cloud
  11. Favourite song by an artist that has played Green Man: Mythological Beauty by Big Thief Favourite song from an artist on this year’s line up that you think people might not have heard: Confessions by Sudan Archives A song you like from a band that would be great on the rising stage: Parakeets by The White Feather Collective Best song you’ve heard at GM: Carrion- British Sea Power (2013), I know it's not exactly high grade, but I don't know what happened during that set, i had a kind of biblical experience. Song you are/were most looking forward to hearing: If I was going, probably Richard Dawson again with stuff off his new album, like The Queens Head.
  12. Hey @Gilgamesh69, i just read your posts. Sorry to hear about the awful situation. How're things now? Hope ok.
  13. I don't know if this has been suggested elsewhere- Could Glastonbury have an online stream on the weekend of the festival? Artists from the lineup could do little solo sets. Macca headlining? It could be pay what you feel to raise cash for the festival charities. (I guess the festival team have thought of this, but wanted to see if others were keen)
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    People on Furlough....

    I'm furloughed and normally do 45+ hours a week. My contract just says "35 hours a week + overtime Monday-Sunday", although it does mention a "15 minute paid morning break" later on. I'm thinking of applying to fruit picking jobs, as it seems like something useful to do. Any ideas if the fruit picking would disqualify me from the furlough?
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