Posts Tagged ‘solstice’



December 26, 2012

Thanks for listening to Atheist Advent!

The last few songs are up, including some guitar work of which I’m rather proud, intended to give all those family gatherings across the Christian world a wee bit of extra lubrication for the end run; and my surprise at finding I can sing overtones.

See also the evoution of Atheist Advent song seeds into Reason Breeds Monsters creations, and buy one of our special discs. And read about our adventures on Yorkshire radio.

Atheist Advent is over: now its Reason Breeds Monsters‘s turn.

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New song: Unspecified Incident at Sea

December 4, 2011

Here’s a new song for today’s Atheist Advent, about some troubling incident at sea. I don’t know where, if anywhere, this plot line will go.


27 December: Atheist Advent 2010 is over!

December 27, 2010

Thank you so much for tuning in to Atheist Advent 2010. A final song is now up: Lord of Misrule, along with some blurb about that song and the whole project generally.

I am not sure where I will go with this next. Reckon I’ll sit on it for a while and see what comes to mind. In the new year I’ve got a non-musical political project planned: I need to get my brain back in gear about the games playing out around the world. Hopefully I’ll play some more concerts with the amazing Atheist Advent bank which played on 7th December, though I’m not yet sure how we’ll pitch ourselves when it’s not Advent.

I hope you’re well, wherever you are in the world; and I really do think that this is a good year to cause trouble. Whatever you care about it, press your cause. The only rule is: make sure someone knows you’re doing it. No point addressing god or the higher powers. That line is dead.

Things are happening. 2011 could be remembered like 1968; only this time, it might not all run into the sand. The media is not leading this; politicians are not leading. As Robert Foster says, it’s up to us.


24 December: Santa Claus’ Curse pt. 3

December 25, 2010

Today’s song is a new episode of last years’ retelling of the legend of Santa Claus. Click here to hear the song, and for some stuff I’ve written about it.

Happy New Year! The solar new year — for the Northern Hemisphere — starts today!

Thanks for tuning in.


December 22: Beadnell Bay video

December 22, 2010

December 21: But to Mourn version 2

December 21, 2010

Here’s a better version of the song I tried to play at 8AM on Clifford’s Tower, York, with freeze-dried hands and a face full of frost; having missed the moon, which snuck behind the buildings with its face full of blood, so.


December 21: But to Mourn (Solstice 2010)

December 21, 2010

I meant to record this with the eclipse in the background, but I came up to the tower too late.

Please stay tuned, gentle viewer, for a better version of this song, and the last few songs of Atheist Advent 2010. This is the grim time of year, oh viewers in the North; the year is dead; but it will rise again on the third day. An unspectacular rise, to be sure, with just a shade less darkness, but another opportunity nonetheless (Australian viewers, please insert the antonyms of all the relevant terms in all this — or go to Juice Media for something less leadenly Northern hemisphere, and basically a lot better musically and political than anything I have done).