More About Me
Location: London, Greater London, England
Occupation: Musician, Activist, Facillitator
My Philosophy On Life: Nature works, and works perfectly. Everything in nature is provided with what each requires to reach full potential, freely. There is no waste, as all excess is returned to the system for use by other life.
We, human beings, are of nature, and therefore there has to be a way of living that reflects the perfection and imperfections of nature that allows balance, dynamic equilibrium, diversity... it must be innate, and if so, then the lack of it has to be a 'result' of some form of intervention.
I do not sell my music (cds are unrecyclable), thus I eke out a living from live performances and from working at festivals. I do not need much.
The prime purpose for a performance is to empower those who are there, through sharing the joy of music, a joy of life and through breaking through those cultural illusions which block action.
If you can put me in touch with someone you know who organises gigs, I'd be grateful.
You can hear and download lots of my music and whole gigs from my website www.corneilius.net
The website acts as a portal for useful info and interesting activist news.
My Interests: What constitutes a truly healthy humane being. What kind of society would emerge from such healthy, balanced, happy and humane beings and their interactions with one another and with the rest of the inhabitants of Earth.
My Inspirations: Alice Miller, Carl Rogers, Paolo Freire, Bill Mollison, Martin Luther King, Helen Caldicott, Brian Haw, My Daughter, Pony & Emma(small world!), John Taylor Gatto
Music I Love: Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Martha Tilston, Sarah Bear, PinknRuby, djLookwood
Movies I Love: Heart wrenching documentaries or dramatisations of real lives, told honestly, with compassion that show growth.
TV Shows I Love: I dislike TV.
Books I Love: Endgame by Derrick Jensen, For Your Own Good by Alice Miller, The Poet by Kahlil Gibhrain, The Underground History of State Education by John Taylor Gatto, The People's History of The United States by Howard Zinn, The Making of The English Working Class by EP Thompson
Places I Love: West Cork, Western Australia, Cornwall, Wiltshire, the garden ... and all wildness...
Quotes I Love: "do what you love, it's your gift to universe!"