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 …

World Service #3, 2021. Special Places

In this edition: The Beach Boys classic, ‘In My Room’ by the Spooky Men’s Chorale Kids playing basketball on the street get a real surprise. One of my favourite places. Film Chat with Steve Parker reviews Oscar contender ‘The Father’. The Playing for Change band honours their inspiration, street musician Roger Ridley and performs ‘Stand By Me’ to a …

World Service – Episode 2, 2021: Inspirational Resistance to Oppression

In this episode: An old lady taking on a dictator in Belarus (ABC Foreign Correspondent, Eric Campbell) Playing for Change, ‘Biko‘ (Peter Gabriel) Film Chat: Nomadland, Golden Globe Best Film, Best Director Acts of Kindness: Malena the Stork is rescued in Croatia Playing for Change, ‘Chan Chan’ (Buena Vista Social Club). International Women’s Day on March …

Foundations of Co-

Photo: Clay Banks (Unsplash) The Landscaper’s Notebook 13 February 2021 My life’s raison d’être is shaped by my experience of radical hospitality – when someone has gone out of their way to include or empower me. The purpose of radical hospitality is to achieve outcomes that begin with ‘co-’. Co-design Cooperation Coexistence Collaboration Community Conviviality… …

World Service 2021, 1. Courage to Carry the Weight of Suffering. 11.2.2021

In this episode: Jo Jo Ma, Biden Inauguration contribution; Where is Sinead O’Connor? If there were a theme to this episode, it might be the courage it takes to carry suffering with us, living with situations we can do little about, but carrying the weight, while praying in our own ways, hoping for the best …

New Look, Same Vision

The website takes on a NEW NAME, a NEW LOOK, and with some NEW CATEGORIES. With Steve Parker’s help we have made some transitions; from the website being about Geoff Boyce to a website of collaborators promoting a common vision, hosted by Geoff Boyce. The best of Geoff (in his humble opinion) will remain accessible, …

World Service #13. Christmas 2020. 17.12.2020

In this episode: Leonard Cohen, ‘Anthem’; Film Chat, ‘How to be a Good Wife’ (France); Doc Morris, ‘Take Care of Yourself’; Film: ‘Strathewen: The Chook Project; Three Christmas Cultures: Cilene Dion, ‘So This is Christmas’, Jordan Copeland, ‘Holy Bronx Night’, The Late Late Service, ‘Image of the Invisible’; Poem, ‘Kindness’ by Naomi Shihab Nye, read …

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