As this is the 34th post on my blog, you may have gathered that I like music. What you may not know is that I’ve spent a good part of my life working for voluntary organisations, including a spell with Communities First, the Welsh Government’s anti-poverty programme. So when the opportunity came up to blog about the gigs that Oxfam (who work for a world without poverty) are putting on as part of the Oxjam Takeover in Cardiff on 16 November, I was keen as mustard.
For me, this is a unique opportunity to get involved with two things I’m passionate about – music, and improving the world we live in. Ok, my blog’s not going to change the world, but I’m just aiming to help publicise some bands who are a little under the radar, because no local band even breaks even financially, let alone makes a profit. So if I get to do that whilst also shining a bit of a light on what the good people of Oxfam are doing, then that can only be a good thing.
So this year you’ll see some posts on some Oxjam gigs on here. If you can, I urge you to get involved and check em out in the flesh too – you get to see good music and help out a great cause at the same time. There’s a music quiz with a live band at 8pm on 6 July in Full Moon. I shall be hoping my anally retentive attention to musical detail bears fruit and that I wipe the floor with you all!