The State We're In: (Revised Edition)
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Dean is a resolute cynic. After a brief (but not brief enough) trip to London, he’s returning to Chicago, where he moved to escape his dysfunctional past. Now we had melded ourselves into a tight drinking unit, apart from Karl who preferred coke – no, cola – we now had to prove our worth by doing some live shows. We started off in Helsinki at Lepakko.
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Charmin’ I thought. Mind you, Hornby and me couldn’t even persuade the toilet cleaner to take it off our hands. Britain had developed a fractured '30/30/40'society - 30 per cent disadvantaged and marginalised; 30 per cent insecure; 40 per cent privileged. This was created by a capitalism preoccupied with short-term financial gains and the next deal rather than building businesses and husbanding workforces.
For those based outside of the UK, the organisers will also investigate additional means of support towards travel costs where possible (e.g., from Embassies, Trusts and Foundations). How did we become this vulnerable? Everyone realises at an intuitive level that Britain isn’t working: that in some deep, fundamental way, an irreversible rot has set in — of leadership and management, of institutions and methods.
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At Marvel Studios' suggestion, the composers agreed to make the song inspired by the Battle of New York. After the initial demo, recorded by Shaiman and singer Adam Pascal, got the approval of Marvel, "Save the City" was then developed into a full song. 
Confident gratitude for this grace is what empowers us to hand over our worries. He really does hold us. That’s true eternally, and it’s true now, even at the end of the ages. W hat went wrong with Liz Truss? How did the clear winner of the first Tory leadership election of 2022 throw it all away? It was by being in office when the music stopped. To see how Truss failed is more than a story of her personal incompetence, it is to appreciate that she squandered no great and glorious inheritance. For the disastrous rule at the Treasury of George Osborne and Philip Hammond and Rishi Sunak (and before them Brown and Darling), left her nothing to fritter away. For a generation Britain has refused to face up to its problems. Now it can no longer look away. This is an opportunity for artistic exposure on a grand scale and to be part of a national debate. The Gallery, Season 1 exhibited on street billboards, digital screens, bus shelters and cinemas. The artworks were seen by over 12 million people across the U.K. Submissions must be proposals for two-dimensional works in any media. This includes, but is not limited to, photography, painting, drawing, text work, prints, mixed media and collage.
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Although I was loving it I found the first few days in the mountains quite stressful. I have little experience in that kind of environment and had all kinds of anxieties about the things that might go wrong. This wasn’t helped by talking with walkers coming in the other direction telling me horror stories about what lay ahead. This meant that fear about tomorrow was robbing me of joy for today (doesn’t Jesus say something about that?). So I consciously chose to enjoy today and not worry about tomorrow. And I chose to be grateful for all the good I was experiencing and the blessings I was receiving. That was a lesson I needed not just for the Pyrenees but for all of life. But over 10 years, the world has inevitably moved on. Some of the darker concerns of The State We're In have not happened, in part because New Labour, although fashionably derided, has stemmed and reversed some of the adverse social trends, and in part because some of the assumptions I made about what was economically sustainable and how capitalism worked in an era of globalisation have proved wrong.We have more superficial freedom now: we can wear what we want, have sex with who we like, be entertained any number of ways, but it may be that our deeper freedoms have been lost. As a musician and performer he is still writing, recording and touring. Since his debut album he has recorded and released 25 solo albums, 12 albums with The Dogs and numerous album side-projects. He has written songs for TV, Movies & other artists and he runs his own record label and publishing company, King Outlaw Records. After a week of meeting potential singers (one bloke insisted that his dog was to be on stage with us, he also had a completely tattooed face, the bloke not the dog) Karl suggested that I become the singer and we look for a second guitarist instead. It might be easier he figured. After all, I’d written all the songs and presumably knew all the words. We had actually done a gig with me singing at the Batcave and called ourselves The Unconscious Boys.