Struggletown Community Council
Beth Black | Musician, Activisit - plays in/is flinch., Slowlight, Grave Matthews, 10am, Benjamin Blue (RIP)
In this episode, I catch up with one of my closest friends, who also happens to play bass and sing in my band, Slowlight. Beth is one of the most inspiring and hard-working people, I have been lucky enough to meet. She has worked countless day jobs as a musician, working with a wide range of people using music as a tool for communication, expression, and enjoyment. She also embodies the DIY spirit of activism and community support, from driving bands around to hosting the odd gig in her flat, Beth has put in the miles. This conversation came just as she was on the cusp of releasing her lockdown recorded, solo project under the moniker flinch. this release was also the catalyst for this podcast as it kick-started my enthusiasm for connecting with the DIY community Struggletown was involved in building. Beth's first DIY show was one of ours, at Bloc and it's great to still be part of her musical life in a bunch of different ways.
Big thanks to Beth for having the patience to do this twice, as the first version was a write off for a few reasons (all my own fault!)
Opening theme by gerard from flakes (and grave matthews)
End track - Escape from Rupture Farms by flinch. from Enough is Enough.