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Want to join a revolutionary socialist/anarchist band?

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socialiststeve
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Apr 15 2006 08:15
Want to join a revolutionary socialist/anarchist band?

[I posted this earlier, and got a message saying there had been a reply, but the message has mysteriously disappeared. I suspect I'm being censored...]

[Note that I regard myself as being a revolutionary socialist (Marxist heavily influenced by anarachism), so I would welcome collaboration on this project with those of an anarchist perusasion...]

I am moving to Glasgow soon (next Thursday, living in Wallace Street in Kingston Quay and very near the city centre) in order to get involved in the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) and form a revolutionary socialist band called Galaxia, named after the very left-wing state of the galaxy at the end of the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov.

It is important that we don't become rich and out-of-touch if the band is successful. Therefore, all proceeds, except for workers' wages (as taken by SSP members of the Scottish parliament) once the band becomes a full-time job, will go to the Galaxia Foundation for the World Socialist Revolution, which will democratically decide how to distribute them. I would like it to primarily fund left-wing parties and campaigns, plus charities (particularly those which campaign as well as alleviate the problems of capitalism). We will also do benefit gigs, and I would like us to do the first ones as benefits for the SSP.

I have written two songs, which you can hear (as recorded before the G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, last year) or read the lyrics of on the Galaxia website (galaxiamusic.org) - "Do They Know It's G8 Time?" (to the tune of Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?") and "The Revolution Starts Now!" I would expect band members (including myself) to write additional songs, but we could perform versions of other people's songs as well (perhaps some love songs as well as overtly political ones).

There is a very important deadline of the G8 summit in St Petersburg, from the 15th to the 17th of July this year, and I want us to do some sort of (probably very limited) world tour before that summit in order to promote the idea of a worldwide general strike at that time. Obviously it won't take off everywhere, and perhaps it will not be until next year's G8 summit that mass strike action will become a possibility, but we should at least try.

I have already come across three people who are interested in joining the band, after publicising it on the Scottish Socialist Youth News forum (http://www.ssy.org.uk/Forum), but I would like to give as many people as possible the opportunity to get involved by sending out this message widely and submitting it as an article/letter for the SSP newspaper, the Scottish Socialist Voice. Anybody who is interested can contact me on 07739 904924 or email me at busterblock@fsmail.net and/or revolutionarysocialiststeve@yahoo.co.uk.

AnarchoAl
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Apr 18 2006 06:21

Is Martine McCutcheon no longer to be a member, then?

For anyone who's never experienced Steve's website, I highly recommend it if you fancy a laugh ) http//www.socialiststeve.me.uk/

WillsWilde
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Apr 18 2006 06:30

Nevermind.

socialiststeve
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Apr 19 2006 10:37
AnarchoAl wrote:
Is Martine McCutcheon no longer to be a member, then?

For anyone who's never experienced Steve's website, I highly recommend it if you fancy a laugh smile http://www.socialiststeve.me.uk/

Thanks for the plug for my website. I'm not trying to hide it; it's in my signature but it doesn't seem to want to appear.

No, I don't think Martine's going to be in the band; I gave up on her when she failed to turn up for the recordings before last year's G8 summit. A woman who says some people think she looks like her is interested though...

crazy_ape
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Apr 21 2006 15:38

I don't know, I wouldn't criticise that too much, it would be good for the left to get more celebrity endorsements

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May 11 2006 01:14
AnarchoAl wrote:
For anyone who's never experienced Steve's website, I highly recommend it if you fancy a laugh smile http://www.socialiststeve.me.uk/

hey that was a trick! You lied angry