Prior to this month, my only visit to Russian territory had been a few hours in the province of Kaliningrad, nestled to the side of Lithuania well away from the Russian mainland. When I discovered Easyjet were offering flights to Moscow for as little as £86 return, I jumped at the chance of visiting a city I’d always wanted to experience, (even if the £130 Russian visa kinda negated the saving on the flight cost.)
Research revealed that, in contrast to the warm spring that Britain was finally starting to enjoy, Moscow’s freezing Winter was still lingering, and I thanked myself for having the foresight to pack my big coat. I exited out of Domodedovo, one of Moscow’s three airports, on the afternoon of Wednesday 2nd and boarded the train to Pavelatska Station. I was thrown into the sort of full-blown authentic experience that makes overseas travel such a buzz, quickly discovering that almost no bugger speaks English in Moscow – even hotel staff – and that all street signs are spelt out in the Cyrillic hieroglyphic alphabet, which makes map-reading and street navigation quite a challenge.
The following day I set off for my proper sightseeing, heading first for Red Square, with its sombre-looking statues and array of fascinating buildings, the most striking of which is St. Basil’s Cathedral with its colourful spirals making it look like a massive ice cream, or something transported from Disneyland. Here’s where the real wealth in Moscow resides – a far cry from the regular streets. From there, I followed the Moskva River to a frozen Gorky Park, flying home later that night armed with some extremely cheap vodka.
My Sound Of Now radio show is now back and fully operational on the new Destiny 105 in Oxford, airing in its usual timeslot of 6-8pm GMT Saturdays. The discipline of putting a two-hour selection of new music together each week is a useful way for me to keep up with current sounds – even if the process of sifting through the dross is hugely time-consuming! There’s no live on-line stream for the station just yet, but I upload the audio for each show to my Soundcloud page as soon as it’s available, at:
An equally fulfilling experience for me each month is tracking down the guests for my conversation-based Good Vibrations podcast series, then settling down for what is always a mind-expanding conversation. The latest guests have been Tottenham-born, Hawaii-based Mel Bell Grey, talking about the many ways in which black people have been systematically oppressed, subjugated and humiliated throughout history by the Establishment of the day:
… and Tony Kilvert, aka Tony Z. Tony’s a researcher/ speaker/ activist who’s clued up on many aspects of how humanity is controlled, manipulated and deceived generally, and our chat touched on many areas ranging from Free Energy and the magic of language, to reincarnation and the Akashic Records! It’s clear a part two of this conversation will be needed soon, but in the meantime, the first instalment is right here:
At the end of the month it was the turn of Tahra Ahmed, pioneer of the Reset project (www.thereset.org) which, in my view, offers the best current solution to the problems we all face – a sick and corrupt establishment serving only itself and its paymasters, rather than truly representing the 99 per cent. The Reset’s core proposal is to significantly lower the amount of tax that each and every one of us pays, and to grant everyone an allowance. You can find out more on the podcast, and it’s vital that people don’t just sit around moaning, but actually get involved in this if it’s to work for the benefit of everyone. So please do participate!
The Easter school holidays brought the challenge of entertaining two active young kids daily, and on Friday 11th, we set off on a family holiday to Somerset, staying in a caravan on the Haven park at Doniford Bay. This is just along the road from Minehead, where I was due back a month later for the annual Southport Weekender. Haven parks have a team of yellow-coated entertainers straight out of TV’s Hi-De-Hi, and they truly are all-rounders. They work extremely long days, flitting between hosting kids’ art and craft sessions, to sporting events, to dancing, DJing and hosting discos and games in the evening, to performing cabaret for the adults later on. Don’t envy ’em on that front. On the way home we stopped off to give the kids an experience of the charms of Glastonbury, another place I’ll be returning to this Summer when I speak at the annual Symposium there.
Easter weekend kicked off with a visit to Luna nightclub in Solihull on the Thursday, followed by two nights’ DJing at the regular spot of Zefi in Chelsea, and the radio show on Saturday. As the kids returned to school on Tuesday 22nd, I headed off to spend the evening at a great event at Mau Mau’s in London’s Ladbroke Grove. This was The Sky’s The Limit 4, a diverse evening intended to raise public awareness of Agenda 21, geo-engineering, Chemtrails and other related subjects, (including vaccines.) I’d offered to DJ between the acts all night, dropping what i term ‘truth bangers’ – heavy-hitting hip-hop tunes with potent and meaningful messages, (in other words, the absolute antithesis of what you hear at most other nightspots!) I also gave a very abridged version of my talk on the manipulations of the mainstream music industry, and how this ties in to a much larger agenda of human control. My mate Bob Truther made a quick composite video of some of what went down, which you can catch here:
The month ended with a get-together on Wednesday 30th in Swindon of some like-minded heads – my good mates Kit Glover, aka super-producer Long Lastin’, his missus Sharron, Cello Assini, his bro-in-law Garry, and Justin Wiseup. It’s always good to be around people that you resonate well with, and we got into all kinds of subject areas you don’t normally hear getting discussed at the local pub to see in the esoterically significant date of 1st May with some positive vibrations!