Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Good news, bad news


So we hear from Mancubist that d.percussion has been granted a reprieve. You can read the details here. Apparently a last-minute sponsorship deal with Bench clothing saved the free Castlefield festival that had threatened to close because some sponsors pulled out at the last minute.

Hmmm... maybe I'm being overly cynical here, but Ear to the Ground sure have gotten a whole heap of publicity out of this last-minute funding crisis, and now they've also made sure that it's bad form to gripe about having to pay £2 to get into what was always a free festival.... but maybe I'm just being too cynical. Of course, we all love D.Percussion. You'd be a fool to miss it.

But it's not all sunshine and roses this morning. Our West Yorkshire correspondent Tony reports that Hebden Bridge has been hit by severe flooding. Joss sticks, copies of The Prophet and £9 pots of gourmet Hummus have washed up as far away as Cornholme.

And I'm sorry to report that Stephen Newton's cat has ascended to feline Valhalla. RIP Critter.

(Amazing d.percussion photo by Lomo goddess Lori Smith. Go look at her pix, they're gorgeous.)

3 comments:

Mancubist said...

I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt - £40k's a lot of money to source at short notice. It will be interesting to see how voluntary the donation is though...

tony said...

Thanks For Your Solidarity From Across T'Hill!Its Still Grim ! A State Of Emergency has been declared.Kaftans are being worn @ halfmast
Any Relief Supplies Would be much appreciated.Sundried Italian Tomatoes are (obviously) in short supply.......
But such disaster brings out the best in folk! Man,have you ever seen anybody try to juggle under water?Brave or what...!

yankunian said...

Hang in there, Tony! I'm passing the hat for an air drop of hemp clothing and organic muesli...