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The Last Working Day Of The Month: Issue 147

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(MJ Hibbett & The Validators FACT, May 31st 2017)

Hello all, and welcome to this SUMMERTIME SPECIAL edition of the newsletter. We've got GIGS, LISTS and COMICS to talk about this month, so let's get it done!

Thursday 1 June - The King & Queen, London
Totally Acoustic with The Boy In The Cupboard, Nathaniel Metcalfe, and a full band set from PO!

Saturday 10 June - Ray's Mum's Back Garden
The Validators play Hibbettfest!

Sunday 11 June - The Church House Inn, Congleton
The Validators at Going Up The Country with The Catenary Wires, Helen McCookerybook, Pete Dale, Pete Green, The Perfect English Weather and The Sunbathers.

Check for more information.

This month's podcast, featuring Royston Vince, Matt Stead & Rob Ash, and The Perfect English Weather, is available to download right now, right HERE:

The next show's on Thursday 1 June with The Boy In The Cupboard, Nathaniel Metcalfe, and a full band set from PO! As ever, doors are 7pm for a 7.30pm start, with the whole thing done and dusted by about 9.30pm.

Last month we UNLEASHED 'Twenty Golden GRATES', a Spotify Playlist of The Validators' top twenty HITS as chosen by us. Since then Mr T Pattison and Mr J Kell have very kindly created similar playlists for Apple Music and Google Play, so now you can enjoy it over a RANGE of streaming services, thus:


Better yet, Mr Kell has also created his OWN playlist, cunningly titled 'Golden GRATES (Group B)', containing twenty songs that DIDN'T make it onto the official list, right here:

This seems like a LOT of fun to me, and it made me wonder whether anybody else would like to have a go at creating their own playlist of alternative choices? If you do let me know and I'll feature them here next time!

I'm off to The International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference in DUNDEE next month, where I'll be giving a presentation called 'Latverian Incursions: Dr Doom and Cold War Politics', which I am VERY excited about. Before that though I'm helping to organise a SYMPOSIUM at Central St Martins called 'Frame:Works'. It's all about working in comics within boundaries and/or restrictions, and we have got some GRATE guests. If you're interested, it's on Friday 16 June - more details HERE:

Long-standing chum and Totally Acoustic alumnus Ms Jenny Lockyer has a new one-woman show about Amy Johnson called 'Last Flight Out'. It's on in Croydon on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June and sounds FAB - full details HERE:

And I think that's about enough for this month - thanks for listening and see you next time!



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