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Just coming home from the most incredible night out under a London sky after dancing in Marble Arch to the brilliant Massive Attack sound system. Everyone there together in love and for the good of our planet. Like some post apocalyptic utopia it felt better than I could have imagined. Greta Thunberg spoke as a huge orange sun went down behind her. Her voice and her message clear as a bell. I am in absolute awe at what the people organising and supporting Extinction Rebellion are doing. It’s incredible to witness up close. My family were tired and left early but I had to stay and stood talking and dancing with complete strangers and I have never felt so safe in the middle of London in a massive crowd at night. My faith in human nature restored as I heard again and again that we can only make the change nature needs us to make together. The wealth of kindness and tolerance I witnessed between people made me weep. Mostly though, I was smiling the biggest smile to be with so many people that seem to actually care. Tomorrow night I’m going to sing some songs with my better half Sam Amidon and hope that I can give back just a little to the people who are giving their time and energy in putting together this vital expression of peaceful rebellion in the hopes of awakening in all of us the need for change. Thank you for the incredible movement you are creating. #extinctionrebellion #grerathunberg #massiveattack #wearehereforallofus #climate change #thisisradioclash

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quote from Nietzsche

“Music unites all qualities: it can exalt us, divert us, cheer us up, or break the hardest of hearts with the softest of its melancholy tones. But its principal task is to lead our thoughts to higher things, to elevate, even to make us tremble… The musical art often speaks in sounds more penetrating than the words of poetry, and takes hold of the most hidden crevices of the heart… Song elevates our being and leads us to the good and the true.” –Friedrich Nietzsche