Thursday, December 29, 2011


Some beautiful music here

just a one hour show

look at the last two/search buy/youtube

great stuff


Listen now (57 minutes)

Jamie reflects on the best albums of the year and plays a selection of his favourite tunes from those releases. He also looks forward to the New Year, recommending the artists to watch out for, in a fun light-hearted show capturing the spirit of the party season.

Music played

  1. Gretchen Parlato Blue In Green

    The Lost And Found, Obliq Sound
  2. Pat Metheny Pat Metheny Pipeline

    What’s It All About, Nonesuch
  3. tUnE-yArDs tUnE-yArDs Bizness

    Whokill, 4AD
  4. Peter James Trio Headlong

    Soul Story, Mulberry Tree Music
  5. Gregory Porter Be Good

    Be Good, Motema
  6. Gwilym Simcock Gwilym Simcock Northern Smiles

    Good Days at Schloss Elmau, ACT
  7. Bon Iver Bon Iver Towers

    Bon Iver, 4AD
  8. Liane Carroll Liane Carroll What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?

    Up & Down, Quietmoney Recordings
  9. Kairos QuartetPhilosophy Of Futility

    Statement Of Intent, Edition Records
  10. Maida Vale Session Track

    1. Mara Carlyle Mara Carlyle The Devil And Me (Live At Maida Vale)

  11. tonbruket Draisine Song

    Dig It To The End, ACT
  12. Jeb Loy Nichols Jeb Loy Nichols Hard Times

  13. Ane Brun Do You Remember

    It All Starts With One, Balloon Ranger Recordings

When you walk towards the light

The shadows fall behind you.


Light is only Precious

During dark intervals.

If we share our real selves
We are also including our
This is truly being authentic
Vulnerability is a strength
Not a weakness

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Job Vacancy - Disciple

Want a job? Fancy a change of scene or are you looking for a role with real purpose? Looking for inspirational leadership? Look no further and apply today. What follows is a modern job description compiled from various things Jesus said to his early followers. To the right, in the middle column and below the job add you can find three modern courses that could help you to get to grips with this rewarding but challenging position.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

In the Face of Christmas

let us ask God for a good Christmas:
that no powerful nation
should tax the poor
or uproot them;
that no unmarried mother
should be put away in disgrace;
that no door will be shut
on those that need to find it open;
that shepherds and sheep and all of nature
need not be afraid;
that walls, barbed wire and angry soldiers
may not be found in Bethlehem;
that wise men and wise women
might appear in Wales, in Scotland, in Ireland, in England,
in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in our street;

that children may be preserved
from those who would abuse them;
that this Christmas,
you may become a manger
and your home a stable
and the rumour become a reality
that Christ has come among us.
And this we pray in Jesus’ name

Thursday, December 22, 2011

This is only out next year on an EP.
lyrics beautiful
by Joni Mitchel
Song here by
James Blake
(Dana - this for you)

James Blake - A Case of You

I need to have
An internal Christmas
Not just all the happening things
Need to be strategic

Annabel from Hong Kong
but not seen for 5 years
so we grabbed her
and eat lovely food
with L5 sauce on every dish
L5 sips of wine

We will see her next year
same time
beautiful to see you Annabel


I am JAZZ/who are you?


Outdoor Education Youth Work Officer, Nottinghamshire YMCA
Nursery Assistant, West London YMCA

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I never recommend anything
we all connect differently
Is just powerful stuff
It connects with MY SOUL
I don't recommend
I just love it love it


XL Recordings is teaming up with Canongate Books and Book Slam to celebrate the life of Gil Scott-Heron at the launch of his posthumous memoir, The Last Holiday.

The launch takes place at Wilton’s Music Hall in London on January 19 and will feature a one-off b2b DJ set from Jamie XX and Gilles Peterson paying tribute to Gil. Jamie xx produced this year’s We’re New Here, a remix album of Scott-Heron’s 2010 I’m New Here LP; both these records were released on XL. Performance poets Kate Tempest and Ben Mellor are also set to appear, and there will be a chance to see interviews and rare film footage of Gil.

Tickets go on sale on January 5. In the meantime, visit to see footage from the last interview Scott-Heron did before he died and to hear exclusive readings from The Last Holiday.

I was born
I was born
to be with you
In this space and time

Monday, December 19, 2011

Quote of the day.
"In S Africa the theme was the fight against Aids.
Here we must spread the culture of peace and disarmament.
We are still the country that most kills with firearms."
- Renan Filho, Brazilian Member of Parliament,
on a proposal for the 2014 Brazilian World Cup
to give free or reduced-price tickets to fans who surrender guns,
which would be destroyed and
used to make goalposts for Cup matches.

It was on Sunday\Boosted numbers
I like being lost in a crowd
Love the bubbling energy
BEFORE IT all starts.

Lots of thick overcoats today
Love the wheelchairs
- really the humans in them
the children talking about presents
general excitement around.

Now to concentrate on presence
Make me part of this world

Two deaths announced.
Cancer seems to be prevalent
I want to be part of it all
The Joy
The Pain
I refuse neither.
"There is no "CEO of the mind,"
but rather
something like committees
constantly vying for power."

Daniel Goleman
♯Emotional Intelligence

Frostiest morning and Joy works in the Barbados sun

Saturday, December 17, 2011



Willie Williams: (I love this man) City Beacons


If you're around the City of London over the Christmas period – or paying a visit to Greenbelt HQ – you can see installations by Greenbelt 2011 Visual Arts contributor Willie Williams, with two London churches transformed into beacons of light. Willie is best known for his live show designs for U2, REM, Lady Gaga [...]

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A statement on the boycott of produce from the Israeli Settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory


Greenbelt is calling on its supporters to make a stand by boycotting produce from the Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory. Our call comes at the culmination of our three-year ‘Just Peace’ campaign (through which we've highlighted the issues of injustice suffered by those living on the ground in Israel/Palestine, especially the Palestinians suffering under [...]

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Keeping Christmas posted

To all my L5 Blogger friends::

thought I would send a little note to my young friends
who have stuck by me all these years.
It has been a long journey
thus far
lots more to come I trust
but I am certain
it will be ups and downs
it will be rugged

life is difficult
(Scott Peck)
The road less travelled
(Scott Peck)
You are beautiful

I am feeling good
reflective as usual
yearning also
for those I know
who are not feeling good
in a good place
someone near/near death
with cancer.
Someone trapped in a home.
Another broke -
no money to enjoy treats
Another alone
totally needy
of money - yes
but of humans mainly.

I want to feel deeply
that drives
my passion
my purpose
my mission
my relating
my actions
my faith
my incompleteness
to go beyond beyond beyond
I love that word

Hope we can keep crossing paths in the future
(never any pressure if you want to
loosed grip
slide away from touching hands
not looking into each others eyes
not reading each others faces
we are free to be free
(Nelson Mandela)

Keep in touch
by finger tips
by physical closeness
if not
by any means.
I need you
Only you makes life
pulsating magnetic stimulating
I need that

Have a great Christmas
b e y o n d ......

Friday, December 16, 2011

... And on the coldest UK day SHEILA sends a pic from working in Barbados


WOW - ON FULL STEAM AHEAD .............


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Thursday, December 15, 2011