A twice weekly posting from Steve Day.  Organic survival one way or another. 

 

Letters from Steve Day: Twice Weekly Posting

 

 

 

There will be a twice weekly posting on this page until the end of May 2019. The only time they won't appear is when I'm out of town. I'm a writer, poet, musician (of a sort); a member of The Green Party and Amnesty International, roughly a Buddhist, some kind of humanist. Labels. What I'm actually about is writing truth up onto the wall of lies; organic survival one way or another. These postings will be about all of us.

 

Contact: earssteveday@gmail.com 

 

 

 

 

Monday 25th March 2019

 

 

“…. You have to love the indigenous wild men

to walk with them, pitch a tent in their

encampment. Or bring your own brethren.”

Adopting Referenda

 

 

Last night I played a gig at Alma Theatre with Blazing Flame Quintet/6, prefacing the band performance with a spoken word set. Twenty minutes of my writing given voice. A duet, Mark Langford’s bass clarinet soundtracking the sense of my sentences. Then came James Stallard, solo, starting with a homage to Lawrence Ferlinghetti on his hundredth birthday. An interval, followed by The Flame; Peter Evans’ electric violin somehow contacted nature and the pulse of things. It was a benefit concert for Amnesty International.

 

These are difficult times. Sarah from Amnesty gave me a badge just before I went on stage; it reads ‘I Welcome Refugees’. I wore it during the concert. I haven’t unpinned it.  Fact is fact, people who have been displaced should not be turned away. Okay, so what am I going to do about it other than wear a badge? What are we all going to do about it?

 

 

Steve Day is standing as a Green Party candidate in the Bath & North East Somerset County Council Elections in May 2019. Click here.