Climate hope through the arts - Beans On Toast
This episode we are talking with British folk singer, Jay McAllister AKA Beans on Toast. We began talking about "how the arts, music and storytelling could save the world from climate catastrophe." But, I think what came out of the conversation was that of hope, believing in people and celebrating the good in humanity.
The conversation covers the role of the artist, how to have hope, great storytellers, inspirational books, socially distanced gigs.... to name but a few topics... and it ends with Beans on Toast playing a track from his new album.
Beans on Toast Bio:
- "He’s a hippy, a punk, a poet, a drunk, a die-hard romantic and an eternal optimist. Singing simple songs that tackle big issues. Political protest songs for the modern day, honest and open Love songs. Songs that will make you laugh, but also make you think with no holds barred honesty and quick wit.
He tours constantly and has gigged and played festivals all over the world. The Beans on Toast live show is an odd and unpredictable experience. A singer, songwriter and storyteller his self-deprecating quality is not something you often see, but it breaks down the barrier between musician and audience, creating a sense of equality."
BS31 Links - Beans on Toast
- Beans on toast website
- Song - Beans on Toast - Stinging Nettles
- Song - Beans on Toast - Take your shit home with you
- Song - Beans on Toast - Strange Days
- Album - Beans on Toast - The inevitable train wreck
- Album - Beans on Toast - A bird in the hand
- Frank Turner
- Playlist - Beans on Toast - The long drive home
- Song - Holly Williams - Waiting on June
- Todd Snider
- John Prine
- Song - Guy Clark - The Randall Knife
- Album - Leonard Cohen - Thanks for the dance
- Gabe Lee
- Brent Cobb
- Podcast - Nick Hayes - Bridges to the future
- Book - Nick Hayes - Trespass
- Book - Rutger Bregman - Humankind
- Tom Robbins
- Book - Tom Robbins - Jitterbug Perfume
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