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New GW Edit T-Shirts

Brown - Navy GW Edit

I’ve had a new run of t-shirts made with NoWayBack. Dom Mandrell’s previous designs have proved popular in the past so I asked him to create something from an old photo I had done. What he came back with looked great so we’ve got a limited run of brown and navy, available here:
https://www.nowaybackstore.co.uk/collections/greg-wilson

Place your orders by next Thursday, to ensure you get a t-shirt from the limited run.

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Greg Wilson Hub

GW Hub

I’ve finally managed to collect all my main online activity together, by way of a hub page that provides a sort of easy to bookmark one-stop shop with everything accessible from a single page.

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GW Edit T-Shirts

GW Edit T-Shirts

Having been asked about this numerous times during recent years, I’ve finally released a couple of limited edition t-shirts ahead of the summer in conjunction with NoWayBack, a company that specialises in hand-printed clothing inspired by dance music culture (other hook-ups including Junior Boys Own, Merc, DJ Pierre and Disco Deviance).

You can purchase online here:
http://www.nowaybackstore.co.uk/collections/greg-wilson

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Cosmic Trigger Weekend

Cosmic Trigger Poster Photo By Elspeth Moore

First up I have to say that fortune favours the brave, and Daisy Eris Campbell and her brilliant cast and production crew are destined, I’ve no doubt, to really make their mark via ‘Cosmic Trigger’, a bold adaptation of the Robert Anton Wilson book. Hugely ambitious in its scope, the 4 hour play now moves to London where there’ll be performances at LOST Theatre in SW8, kicking off tonight and running through until Saturday – needless to say that it’s highly recommended. The backstory to all this can be accessed via ‘The Gateway Drug’, which you can read here:
http://blog.gregwilson.co.uk/2014/11/the-gateway-drug/

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I Wanted To Get High – I Didn’t Want To Die

Martha Fernback

I saw a story online yesterday that, given I have a teenage son myself, really struck a chord. Anne-Marie Cockburn, the mother of Oxford schoolgirl Martha Fernback, who died last summer, aged 15, having taken half a gram of MDMA powder, issued a statement following the inquest this week claiming that the criminalisation of drugs was a contributory factor in her daughter’s death, and that the drug education she received in school, rather than helping her make informed decisions, only added to her vulnerability.

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3 Years Blogging

GW Year 3 Collage

June 21st marked the 3rd anniversary of the blog, with 232 posts to date. It’s an integral part of what I do, and has entered a new phase during these past 12 months, attracting an ever-increasing amount of regular readers – significantly up from previous years.

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Just Like ’77

Ding Ding! The Witch Is Dead

Interesting to see that ‘Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead’ stalled at #2 on the chart, unable to knock Duke Dumont off the top spot. Many will no doubt view this through cynical eyes, as it mirrors a similar situation 36 years ago when ‘God Save The Queen’ by the Sex Pistols failed to beat Rod Stewart to the summit, although a large percentage of people within the industry believed sales figures had been manipulated in order to save the royal family embarrassment amidst the Silver Jubilee celebrations.

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Jimmy Savile – DJ Originator Or More Smoke And Mirrors?

Just over 12 months ago, on October 29th 2011, the TV and radio personality Sir Jimmy Savile died 2 days before his 85th birthday (he was born on Halloween 1926). He was regarded as one of the great British eccentrics, but there were always rumours about deviant behaviour, although nothing proven. Apart from his contribution to broadcasting, Savile was also said to be the first DJ, not only in Britain, but the World, to use twin-turntables, back in the 1940s, making him an unlikely icon to DJs of the modern era. Here’s the blog post I wrote at the time of his death:
http://blog.gregwilson.co.uk/2011/10/sir-jimmy-savile/

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