As many of you know, PledgeMusic suspended operations a number of months ago. The company continues to work with outside counsel on the most appropriate next steps, and we will update you with those specifics as we get more information.
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You should all have received your downloads of the LP a week ago. All postal deliveries went out between Monday and Thursday last week, except for most of the lyric sheets, the Double O Groove screenprints and a few select items such as personalised cards.
We are relying on the Royal Mail and its international agents to get the items to you.
1. The Party (Blake Edwards)
The Party is a 1968 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers and Claudine Longet. The comedy is based on a fish out of water premise, where a bungling Indian actor accidentally gets invited to a lavish Hollywood dinner party and “makes terrible mistakes based upon ignorance of Western ways.”
2. P’tang, Yang, Kipperbang (Jack Rosenthal)
Is a simple coming-of-age film set in a grammar school in the outer London suburbs of the early 1950s. It is the story of Alan Duckworth , a young cricket obsessed boy.
3. The Carriers Are Waiting (Benoit Mariage)
In The Carriers Are Waiting, Roger Closset is a man who obviously loves his family – suddenly, he gets a brainstorm -- if his son can open and shut a door 40,000 times in 24 hours, a car to be won in a competition will be theirs.
4. Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako)
The film depicts a trial taking place in Bamako, the capital of Mali, amid the daily life that is going on in the city, in the midst of that trial, two sides argue whether the World Bank and IMF, or perhaps corruption, are guilty of the current financial state of many poverty-stricken African countries.
5. Stellet Licht (Carlos Reygadas)
A very slow, stylised film about Johan, a Mennonite living in Mexico, who is tormented with guilt over his extramarital affair with a woman. Beautiful photography!
6. Roti Kapdar aur Makan (Manoj Kumar)
Roti Kapdar aur Makan is about the everyday struggle of Bharat to look after his family in Delhi. Bharat is a graduate, but is unable to secure any employment, much to the frustration of his girlfriend, Sheetal. Bharat is devastated by the marriage of his younger sister and the departure of his brother Vijay, who has become a criminal. Unable to deal with life, and unable to afford the basic needs he must now decide to carry on honestly, or otherwise.
7. Mammuth (Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern)
A surreal road movie starring Gérard Depardieu who plays the 60-year-old Serge, who has just retired from work, and is now on a quest, with his old Munch “Mammut” bike, to obtain the requisite paperwork needed to get his hard earned pension paid.
8. Easy Rider (Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper)
Wyatt and Billy are two bikers on their way to Mardis Gras, and encounter hitchhikers, a drunken lawyer, a jail cell, a whorehouse and the death of a friend.
9. Gregorys Girl (Bill Forsyth.)
Twenty years after his teenage crush, Gregory is back at his old school, teaching English. When two of his pupils uncover evil practices at a local factory they want their teacher to help them expose the wrongdoer, who happens to be Greg’s old school friend.
10. Nuts In May (Mike Leigh)
This is the comical story of a nature loving and rather self-righteous couple’s exhausting battle to enjoy what they perceive to be the idyllic camping holiday. Misunderstandings, awkward clashes of values and explosive conflicts occur when less high-minded guests pitch their tents nearby.
Good news, latest news, exciting news – the 50×50cm screen prints of the Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast came in yesterday, and they are spectacular – proportion, eg a Cassette sleeve compared to a Vinyl LP always has the ability to put a smile on my face, and when our coordinator Rain came in with the big lips under her arm, I don’t mind telling you I had to chuckle. The Double ‘O’ screen prints come in soon too, 2 left to order.
On Thursday 10th March we will be having a simple party to celebrate the new album at Oto in London’s Dalston. There will be music and food and drink and possibly lighting, certainly street lighting, and it would be s’wonderful to have you join us. Tickets via Pledge.
We are very pleased to report that we are at 144% (with pledges from Caernafon and Grenoble today) and getting ready for release, CDs being manufactured, interviews are coming in, and postcards have arrived (see photo):
This week Time Out London put out ‘8 eights you didn’t know about’, check out the list, from Cynthia Plaster Caster to tour reminiscing.
We have started to get some radioplay, but this far from ample. However, we are also starting to get some great support from peoples like yourself, pushing radio stations, local, national & international radio in fact. This is much appreciated, so that all our hard work is not dissipated upon release.