Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thanx for giving/sharing you 5

It is good for
others and maybe they will share ?

"confused exhausted hopeful anxious hopeful"

"Tired, anticipating, burdened, restless, hopeful"

"Stressed, challEnging, broke, changing, disconnected *sigh*"

"Tired, Content, anxious (a bit), excited, can I have "tired" again?"

I never saw the morning til I stayed up all night
I never saw the sunshine til you turned out the light
I never saw my hometown until I stayed away too long
I never heard the melody, until I needed a song.

I never saw the white line, til I was leaving you behind
I never knew I needed you til I was caught up in a bind
I never spoke i love you til I cursed you in vain,
I never felt my heartstrings until I nearly went insane.

I never saw the east coast til I move to the west
I never saw the moonlight until it shone off your breast
I never saw your heart til someone tried to steal,
Tried to steal it away
I never saw your tears until they rolled down your face
Tom Waits..

Visited the local sites for the first time today::

Pet Shop

I slept all night through last night.
The first time for months.
I usually, in this period, wake up at 2.45am
Why always quarter to three?

Set up today::
Sound system
but no broadband yet.

Zig is::
Still crying during the night
But sitting on my knee every evening
He runs and hides at any noise.

Joan x 5 Words to describe her life at the moment::

Load the car
Prep for Greenbelt
Prep for Leeds
Prep for Book sales at Greenbelt
(there are some new products on sale in the bookshop this year hey hey)
I hope I can get the 6 foot tall Blob Tree in the car this year.

I am doing some stuff at Greenbelt.
Some in the programme
Other stuff busking it

Will be blogging at Greenbelt.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

iPhone App for Greenbelt Festival

The Greenbelt iPhone app provides the festival programme in an easy-to-use, inter-linked format. From the app you can skim through events happening; search for specific artists, venues or events; flag and view your favourites; and tap on the built-in site map to find out what's happening in any given venue.

The app costs £3.49 and can be bought now by clicking here to go to the iTunes Store.

(It will of course also work on the iPod touch. You need to be running the latest version (3.0 or higher) of the iPhone/iPod touch software)

Watch out for

The app will display all event times in the timezone your phone is set to. If your phone is set to something other than British Summer Time that could get a little confusing. If you're travelling from abroad, be sure to make sure your phone is set to the correct time zone when you arrive on site to ensure you show up at the right time.

Known Issues

Because it takes a little while for apple to process updates to apps, there are a couple of bugs we know about but which aren't in the released version. We have submitted a new version (1.1.1) that fix them, but there are no guarantees that it'll make it through before the festival. They are:

  • Now&Next sometimes comes up blank. Clicking away & back fixes
  • Search can sometimes get 'stuck' on a set of results. Clicking away and back fixes
  • Sometimes clicking from a venue to the map doesn't highlight the venue first time

Getting Updates

Inevitably during the festival a few events get changed and things get moved around. The app contains a built-in update mechanism and we'll do our best to make updates available frequently throughout the day. To check for updates, simply go to the "Updates" tab and tap the "Check for Updates Now" button.

Updates to the app itself will come via the iTunes App Store.

Need Help?

If you have any trouble with the app or have further questions, please email James Stewart - the run up to and duration of the festival are likely to be very busy, so please bear with us, but we'll do our best to respond promptly.


The application was designed and developed by GB trustee Paul Bennett. Its release and distribution were handled by web team member James Stewart (Ket Lai).

@_Greenbelt .....

Help us remember that the idiot who cut us up in traffic
is a single Mother who has worked nine hours that day
and is rushing to Greenbelt to cook a meal and settle the kids down
so they can have a good first day at the festival
and spend a few precious moments with her friends
who have saved hard to get to Greenbelt.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man
who can't handle his change correctly
is a worried YMCA Hostel resident who is behind in his rent
and cannot afford the cheapest hotdog on site.
At the same time balancing his apprehension over his fear
of not getting on well with the group he came with.

Remind us Lord, that the scary looking young woman
rolling her eyes and cannot stop moving her body,
is a recovering slave to addictions
that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Remind us that the scars of the self harming woman,
scarred for life,
is just like me with my scars
that and hinder and equip at the same time.
And remember that we, maybe,
can just hide ours better.

Help us to remember that the old couple
walking annoyingly slow through the festival site
and blocking our process
are savouring this moment,
knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week,
this will be the last year that they will be at Greenbelt together.

Creator God, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us,
the greatest gift is love.
That it is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear.
But those for who,
on first impressions,
make us shudder, or sigh or grunt with irritability.

Open our soul and press your finger tip right on that part,
the part to raise your love to the surface.
So it touches the practical.
The proactive.
The love department.

Greenbelt Festival
Standing in the Long NOW

Monday, August 24, 2009

Today has been::

Window blinds
Kitchen doors
Bedroom doors
Desk building
Police station
Bottle bank
Charity shop
and failing to prepare ......

I must spend some time from now before Greenbelt and gigs that follow on.
I expect Greenbelt to be
New encounters
New friends from last year
Older friends in terms of latenightness
Brand new humans
Driving conversations
Reflective ponderings

I am looking forward to being and becoming ................

Greenbelt Festival hey hey

Sunday, August 23, 2009

if you don't know

I have been offline
whilst moving home.

It has been trauma
but now easing.

I have had three sleeps here.
Four more sleeps before I go away.
Then I have eight sleeps away.
Sounds like I have my bucket and spade - like -
ready to go on holiday!

The move is over but
my five words to describe my life NOW





Looming ...

.................. And you?

I would love to have yours because it is good for you

sort of self reflection so ...........................................??

Big apologies because I have not been communicating well.
Really - that means NOT at all.
I have had to close down to manage the priorities of BASE
so I can then launch forth
into ................. lots of things
mainly humans
I love em love em love em.

Currently I am riding on the back of borrowed broadband.
Lots of me is dysfunctional at the moment.
I have no guess of when I will be back to NORMAL
(I don't like that word - sounds zzzzzzz)

I am off to zzzzz myself now.
If you are coming to the Greenbelt Festival
I would love to have a coffee with you?
Make contact with me via my email/home page
then we can exchange Mobile numbers and meet up.

See the fab Video of
The Greenbelt Festival
now playing on my Blog
love it love it ....

Friday, August 21, 2009

30 Degrees
strange for UK
moving in it
now done
here but boxed in still.

Sorry not responded.
No Broadband for 2/3 weeks

We are happy but knackered.
Body not function so well now.
Spirit is deeply
hidden - but alive

Will be in less frequent touch.

thanx for being there
I wiould like to be there with you too

you are beautiiful

It isn't a song until it's sung. It isn't a bell until it's rung. It isn't love until it is given away.

-- Posted from Pip's iPhone
You are beautiful.

Little updates from a local cafe. The move is made. Not yet a pleasure. It is the first step on a road Less Travelled.

-- Posted from Pip's iPhone
You are beautiful.

Two sleeps and legs ache. And every other bit of me.

-- Posted from Pip's iPhone
You are beautiful.

Escape Committee

-- Posted from Pip's iPhone
You are beautiful.

Two sleeps in Traumaville

Sorry not connecting well
No broadband for two weeks

-- Posted from Pip's iPhone
You are beautiful.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"We can be in the middle of the worst gig in our lives, but when we go into that song, everything changes," Bono says.
"The audience is on its feet, singing along with every word.
It's like God suddenly walks through the room.
It's the point where craft ends and spirit begins.
How else do you explain it?"

-- Posted from Pip's iPhone
You are beautiful.

Where the Streets have no name

-- Posted from Pip's iPhone
You are beautiful.

Growth does not reside in a place called comfortable

Pip Wilson


Spiritual Literacy and Emotional Literacy holding hands.
Managing emotions. Dealing with put downs, aggression, bullying, difficult behaviour and relationships. How our emotions can be both disabling and a powerful energiser. How possible is it to be developing spiritual humans and emotionally competent in relationships in the workplace, family, church. Understanding Emotional Literacy and application to real life.

"Growth does not reside in a place called comfortable". Choosing to live dissatisfied, uncomfortable, restless and refreshing the irritation daily. Accepting that being a Christian is 'odd' and learning to love it.
Growth does not reside in a place called comfortable

Click here for Pip's blog.
Click here for the BlobTree website.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Is it possible for the rose to say,
"I will give my fragrance to the good people who smell me, but I will withhold it from the bad?"

Or is it possible for the lamp to say,
"I will give my light to the good people in this room, but I will withhold it from the evil people"?

Or can a tree say,
"I'll give my shade to the good people who rest under me, but I will withhold it from the bad"?
These are images of what love is about.

Anthony de Mello