Called #letthemusicplay, the campaign, launched by UK Music, the organisation which represents the country’s commercial music sector, calls on the government to offer: 'A clear conditional timeline for reopening venues without social distancing', and 'an immediate comprehensive business and employment support package', which should include 'a Government-backed insurance scheme to allow shows to go ahead; an extension of the furlough scheme and help for the self-employed and sole traders to prevent mass redundancies; [and] rent breaks for venues to allow them to reopen.'
haven't heard of anything like this yet in the USA, but I'm guessing this will catch on I watched another virtual "concert" last night - most of the artists are performing solo from their homes. It makes sense, but it's just not the same as having a full band cranking the amps to 11.
what can be done to improve the experience and get some funds flowing to musicians?
Mr Musette and I have booked to see Gary Numan at a drive in concert in Bristol Filton Airport in August. We've always meant to see him and this seems a good way to tick him off the list and help support live music. Plenty of other acts also doing the drive in thing, why not join in? Ticket prices are about the same as for a normal gig but only around 300 cars are allowed in
lasttrain929: Thank you eloneen, until yesterday I had never heard of these insects. They live a strange life. Not sure about Circada ice cream or pizza though, not for me.....
May 30, 2021 9:17:00 GMT
Timeblue: After weeks of horrible weather, Mr Blue is living here today!
May 30, 2021 13:00:47 GMT
eloneen: Timeblue I hope you enjoy it! It was sunny and in the 90s here most of last week, with some rain. Today it's cloudy and barely making it into the 60s. Crazy NC weather! ::m1809::
May 30, 2021 17:28:57 GMT
orioles70: with warmer (HOT) weather, the cicadas have gotten noisy. A local news reporter used an app on her phone and said it registered in the mid 80s for dbs (hearing protection recommended). They're not quite that bad in my yard.
Jun 7, 2021 13:56:44 GMT
orioles70: I was driving to the dump today on a road called Beaver Dam Road when what should cross the road but a pair of beaver (mother and child). Guess they named that road well.
Jun 12, 2021 20:28:39 GMT