World Service #9, Peace. October 12, 2021

In this episode: Listen to the Music, featuring Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers), Playing for Change. Let’s Go Whale Watching! A Poem that was read by Charlie Chaplain at his 70th Birthday. Film Chat: ‘Ride the Eagle’. Peace Train, featuring Cat Stephens, Playing for Change. I reckon understanding peace as the absence of war probably doesn’t …

World Service #8, RESPECT, 18 September 2021

In this episode: *The Staple Sisters, ‘Respect Yourself’, 1972. https:youtu.be/10Rw7tf3QzM *Brene Brown, Top Ten Tips for Self-Love https://youtu.be/s5d2yQK5P_E *Film Chat with Steve Parker – ‘R.E.S.P.E.C.T.’, MGM Official Trailer https://youtu.be/qTtxoz3OIlU *Aretha Franklin, ‘A Natural Woman’, Live at Kennedy Centre Honours, December 31, 2015. https://youtu.be/qz2efshhuq To view World Service 8 video, copy and paste the following url …

World Service #7, ‘TOGETHER’, 20 August 2021

In this episode: Nick Seymour (Hunters and Collectors) leads the Couch Choir in ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’. Smelling Rose’s Roses – images and poetry. Geoff’s Radical Musings – everything is connected; Thich Nhat Hanh – the cloud in my tea. Overcoats sing a COVID Medley – ‘Used to be Scared of the Dark’ and …

World Service #6, 2021. Facing Our Dragons

In this episode: Film Chat with Steve Parker – ‘Rosa’s Wedding’ Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, ‘Dragons’ – Late Show Stephen Colbert #PLAYATHOME How To Build UNSTOPPABLE CONFIDENCE & Start Fixing Your LIFE – Jordan Peterson ‘Seeds of Freedom’, Manu Chao, Playing for Change’ In Australia, COVID is striking back again. We are facing invisible …

A New Book is Brewing

This may be biting off more than I can chew, and few may be willing to swallow! But quite a few thoughts have been circulating in my mind since I resigned my chaplaincy at Flinders University a few years ago. And it is time to put them into order.I have chosen to direct my attention …

World Service #5, 2021. Sponsoring Happiness

Playing for Change is a global network of professional musicians who collaborate to raise money to set up music – art – dance schools around the world for disadvantaged children and youth.In this episode we see some of the students themselves in action with their sponsoring musical heroes; as usual, singing about a vision for …

World Service #4, 2021: Human Touch

In this episode: Song: ‘United’, Playing for Change Geoff’s Radical Musings: Belonging Smelling Roses’ Roses Film Chat with Steve Parker, ‘Land’ Song: ‘A Human Touch’, Leslie Mendelson and Jackson Browne This episode took shape after Steve Parker decided to review the film ‘Land’ – a story about attempting to recover from grief by isolation. At …

Manifesto for Survival

Pay attention to Indigenous cultures – they’ve known how to survive much longer than us Be frugal with food and electricity – we can still eat fresh and healthy and we don’t need lights or TV’s on if no-one is in the room Don’t pay attention and be attracted to the lifestyles of the wealthy …

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