I'm still flying high from the elation of the video you guys put together for Michelle & I.
Don't know which video I'm talking about? Check it out here.
I'm not very good at taking compliments or praise and yet at the same time it's nice to receive love for all the hard work I put into VB. People who listen to my radio show will hear me, week in week out, stating how much I appreciate you all and truly do know how much we are appreciated in turn for all we do.
In true Gemini style, however, this appreciation is also balanced out against frustration when I try my best to communicate and get things done as a unit... There's no denying you all come good in the end but it's a bloody hard task getting there, time and time again.
Time to Print
As you know, I spent a good while earlier this year (seems an age ago now) putting together the Weekend Warriors book which showcases your resident and regular DJs who have helped make VBW what it is today. Pretty much every important cog in the wheel is listed and documented for all eternity in these pages and I NEED as many people to support it by purchasing a copy.
There are 142 DJs listed and yet only 35 people or thereabouts have bothered showing any commitment to buying it. This is frustrating yet I know there are several reasons for this (waiting to buy in Birmingham or in Spain etc etc.) I am now getting them printed sooner rather than later and have sourced cheap postage costs.
Before I go any further, I'm not trying to guilt anyone into buying the book, especially if you can't afford it in these difficult times... That said, you better fucking buy one! How's that for an amazing Gemini paragraph?
With no reunion on the horizon now and no concrete news regarding September, I want to get the first batch of books printed and sent out to those keen to get their copy.
I am going to put an order for 50 books in NOW and I will leave it until the end of June before I put the final order in to give you chance to get the money together and send one final reminder with the July newsletter. I have my trusty assistant Jules Garcia ready to send them to you from the UK so delivery costs are minimal.
I am begging you... PLEASE show your support if you are able, you'll make me even happier. I can't remember where I stated it before to copy and paste the text, but basically I am hoping this book is purchased by as many of you as possible so there are physical copies out there to last long into the future for our kids and grandkids to find one day in a loft or the back of a cupboard and read about what a great bunch we are.
I'll be over the moon and more than happy to repeat the exercise if we can get as many books published as possible. Hell, next time I can do a photo book focusing on YOU LOT... the VB Family!!! I've got the time and the skills and you've got the stories. I'm not going to bother though if the support isn't there. I think that's fair enough, isn't it?
Thanks for reading. I love you.