Apologies that things have been quiet at JSNTGM HQ lately. Blackpool Rox II fanzine is having a temporary break and our regular e-mail communiques are currently hibernated. The main reason for this is that I am in the middle of writing a book – which has been taking every waking hour for over 12 months … hopefully this will be completed in mid 2009 so things will then be back on track. However in between voluminous doses of politics and teaching we have managed to keep certain projects giong forward. In August 2008 upto 500 people came along to the 5th free annual Summer Daze festival in Stanley Park Blackpool – and it was one of the best yet. Pictures of the performing bands are available under the Photos section, with more to be added courtesy of Aidy Neal – and there a few good reviews of the day on the www.blackpoolbands.co.uk website.
The other good news is that The Great St Louis are busy writing and recording their follow up album to the well received ‘Forever Now’ (JSNTGM 023). You can get a sneaky listen to some of the material on their MySpace page which is http://www.myspace.com/thegreatstlouis and keep track on their gigs. We have also uploaded many of the best tracks to the JSNTGM radio player on http://www.myspace.com/justsaynotogovernmentmusic so you can listen to JSNTGM releases ‘all day long’ by setting the player to random – this is about half way down the page and not the default MySpace player which needs to be paused.