Raising money for two great causes and featuring music by many Louder Than War endorsed bands, sales of a brilliant download compilation called The World Is Yours, put together to honour a man called Peter Kemp are now live. With 76 artists on it and at only a fiver (you may pay more if you wish of course) this could qualify as the bargain of the year! For more details read on…(or just go here if you’re in a hurry and just want to buy it.)
“Who’s Peter Kemp” you’re asking? Well here’s a few words from Arlo Yates (Peter’s carer) to explain all that:
“Peter Kemp is a total geezer who, barring 28 years in a long-stay hospital (he has a mild learning disability), has lived all his life in West London.”
“His favourite things are films and music, and this love of all types of music led to his record review blog which we wrote, together, pretty much every week day for three years. He loves the attention it brought him and the people he met through it and it was an absolute joy to work with him on it. Unfortunately Peter has been diagnosed with a terminal illness which is progressing very quickly, he’s a much-loved character by pretty much everyone who knows him and he’s going to be much missed.”
“I’d like to thank Andy and Joe for organising this and for supporting the reviews and also thank everybody who contributed both to this tribute and to the blog over the years.”
So that’s Peter. Now for details about the compilation which includes music by an eye watering lineup of bands and even features a handful of exclusives! Those taking part include:
Acid Mothers Temple, Action Beat, Animal Lover, The Antikaroshi, Art Of Burning Water, Bad Guys, Basillica, Bastard Of The Skies, Beehover, BIN, The Birds (Cotton Casino & Per Gisle), Black Shape Of Nexus, Blown Out, Box Codax, Roz Bruce Infusion, Bulbul, Jez Butler, Cagey Southpaw, Comply Or Die, The Cosmic Dead, Crap Crab, Anla Courtis, Dethscalator, Disasteratti, DRMCNT, Earthling Society, Enablers, End Of level Boss, Field Boss, Gay Witch Abortion, Ghold, Grifter, Goat, GNOD, Good Throb, Gonga, Grey Hairs, Gum Takes Tooth, Hacker Farm, Hard Skin, Hellbastard, Henry Blacker, Hey Colossus, Hotel Wrecking City Traders, Interlard, Khunnt, Kogumaza, The Lowest Form, Mononoke, Mugstar, Conny Ochs, Opium Lord, Palehorse, Part Chimp, Perspex Flesh, Pohl, Power Take Off, Pree Tone, Reigns, Shit And Shine, Silent Front, Sleaford Mods, Sloath, Sly & The Family Drone, Spray Paint, Sweet Williams, Thought Forms, Three Roll Mops, Tropical Trash, Alexander Tucker, Ultraphallus, The Veees, The Wharves, Year Of Birds, Zombie Crash … and Peter Kemp.
Not a bad lineup eh? I’m not even going to start linking to those we’ve featured on Louder Than War before as we’d be here all day!
The charities who will profit from all the proceeds are):
The Gate “…where Peter’s record reviews were written is an arts centre for adults with learning disabilities, we do music, art, writing, film and writing projects and work with all our guys closely with whatever issues affect their lives. One way I think we differ from other similar places is that we like to emphasise quirks rather than ironing them out; our ethos being that difference should be truly celebrated especially when conforming to norms is sometimes difficult if not downright impossible. I personally think this is the way to engage people with these conditions; don’t change the square peg to fit the round hole but rather bash out the round hole so the peg fits it – Peter’s blog I think is a decent example of how this could work.”
“Here’s some links to some of the work we do other than the Pete blog:”
Small Steps: “Small steps are a charity dependent entirely on donations who do some stunning development work with very young disabled children and their parents, my own time spent working with them when my son was smaller (I have a 3 year old son with down syndrome) was invaluable to me as a new father of a disabled child (a time that is extremely confusing) and our centre has retained links with them and have a close relationship. A very worthy charity doing some great work that is much needed.”
To buy the compilation go here: peterkemptheworldisyours.bandcamp.com/releases.
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