Column: Two challenges and a soapbox

So you lot are probably all fed up with these challenges. Ice-cold water buckets, books, films, albums, all of them pandering to our vanity and sense of cool/righteousness. Sooner or later I was going to cave in. I’m also taking this as an excuse to get out of a bad case of writer’s block. So, book challenge (aka “books that stayed with me, in no … Continue reading Column: Two challenges and a soapbox

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Japan 3.11.11: A Benefit Album

Released by Polyvinyl Record Company

11th March, 2011: the Tōhoku earthquake strikes Japan, resulting in a catastrophic tsunami hitting the pacific coastline of Japan killing over 15,000 people and leaving entire towns absolutely devastated. The earthquake also caused another crisis in the form of the continually unraveling nuclear disaster of the Fukushima power plant. Many people are still left without homes or amenities as they slowly try to rebuild their lives. But I don’t need to tell you all of this, really…because anyone with half a brain-cell would have been following the devastating news from Japan as it happened.

In a show of good-form, Polyvinyl Record Company has decided to put together a compilation of PV and non-PV artists in order to help the tireless aid operations that are continuing throughout Japan. 100% of the profits from this record will go to the American Red Cross to help with the relief effort in Japan.

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