Spent the best part of Sunday , slightly hungover, working with Adam ,Steve , Greer and the rest turning the front field at Hackney city farm into a bike powered cycle- in cinema for the night. We’ve been doing this bike electricity thing for five years or so from arts trail at the Big Chill festival to now under the Magnificent Revolution flag we’re flying , arts and ecology collection of bloody do gooders that we are. The basics are , put a bike and some bod pedalling it into training stand , spin the electric motor with the back wheel to make electricity which powers the projector and sound. The cycle-in has a 12 bike set up , generating roughly 500w of power and has a mish mash of bikes from punters who turn up on the night with em.
Few years ive been meeting up with mr. X from Into You Tattoo to get proper tats done . What do they mean? Fuck knows . Yesterday he finished off this stomach / rib cage severed head on a pole . Made me cry like a little girl and tortured me till i told him everything.
Last year after a hell bent glastonbury , Giant one eyed Sam of the legendary Mutoid Waste Company infamy let me pull up a trailer on his site in the deep dark haunted woods on the south downs and stick up my wigwam. Its been my home for the last year but time now to move my ass outta town , and head back to the big smoke. They wont get rid of me that easy though . Hope to keep involved in the community down there and might be even up for building workshops and the like when it comes around. Gonna miss that smoke filled tent and can already feel them tipi spirits looking for me in a fire somewhere…..Enough hippie bollox , eh !
Got me deal on this VW bus coupla years back. Was going to get itself towed away what with no tax and all . Drove that flying bread loaf upside down fried egg mobile around for a year and due to a world shortage of petrol , decided to renovate it it back to summit like its former glory and sell it on to some unsuspecting yuppie fool who thinks that owning a VW bus makes you into a wild nomadic traveller type, for the weeekend.
Am i going to miss it.? Not much. Also im not much of a salesman as you can tell . `I dont have to be . Its got a value to someone out there and im sure we ‘ll meet and shake hands one day.