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A Question of balance

Watching Clive Sarstedt at Titos - will gigs like this be a thing of the past?

I find, as I dig deeper into the furore that has sprung up in Mojacar and surrounding areas regarding Noise control, that the problem is not as clear-cut as it first appeared. Sure, we have a percentage of the same bunch of middle/old-aged miserable buggers that used to moan about music in the UK, who’ve moved to Spain to moan about it here.  But it’s really not that simple.

Firstly, I would advise anybody with half a brain to consider the possibility of NOT buying or renting a villa or apartment on Mojacar playa if you don’t want to hear music. It’s not rocket science. But then, moaning is the life-blood of some people. They need it to justify their existence.

The real mistake here though, is that the authorities are using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Of course, we don’t want to turn Mojacar into a San Antonio, a Benidorm, or God forbid, an Ayia Napa. But a blanket restriction will not only put paid to the admittedly noisy hen and stag nights and hard dance club scene, but also decimate the ‘real’ entertainment,  the music that gives Mojacar it’s heart and soul – the live bands that appear along the Playa, mainly in the beach bars, the jam sessions, the FUN.

A real concern is the ruling that all bars (at huge expense) will have to be internet ready, so a modem can relay the sound levels to the local Police station. My God. Can you imagine the endless possibilities for abuse here? And don’t tell me it won’t happen. Who is to stop the Police wandering down to a bar and saying, oh, you reached 98 db on the 10th, 97db on the 16th, you owe us a couple of hundred Euros. I really don’t like this development. It is Big Brother in its worst form. How can you let rip on guitar, and try to entertain people, with all this garbage going on in the back of your mind, knowing some Policeman is monitoring you remotely? It’s unacceptable. perhaps I could suggest catching criminals might be a better, more productive use of their time.

We must be careful to preserve our musical heritage here. Make no mistake, it is a musical heritage.  It is precious. It’s been here for decades, and I don’t want it to disappear into oblivion because ‘Fred and Olive’ want a nice , quiet, retirement retreat.  The rest of us have a voice too.

Download SAVE MOJACAR MUSIC from this site:

Kev Moore

August 5, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 3 Comments

A line in the sand

The recent news that all the bars on Mojacar playa have to be fitted with sound proofing and decibel meters was the final straw for me. The politicians, whose credibility is non-existent, never mind damaged have squeezed and squeezed in order to push the foreigners out of Mojacar and kill the tourist trade here. The bars are suffering, businesses are suffering, and families are having their dreams dashed on a daily basis. Now, to cap it all, the bars are to be denied the opportunity to showcase live music, or face the threat of closure. This is a step too far, and angers me beyond belief. I’ve tried to channel my anger into something productive, and here it is – a protest song that I hope will help draw the line in the sand – thus far and no further.

It’s called Save Mojacar Music, and I urge you all to download it – it’s free – just click on the link at the bottom

Play it loud and play it proud. We will not be dictated too.

TURN IT UP!

SAVE MOJACAR MUSIC

Save Mojacar music, don’t wanna lose it
We only wanna have some fun – we’re not the only ones
Save Mojacar music, don’t wanna lose it
We the people put you there, we’ll kick you out without a care

We can’t survive at ’55’ – Mojacar’s more dead than alive
You’ve got your Mercs, you’ve bled us dry
Now watch the beach bars fade and die
Unemployment, 30 dot, the music scene helps stop the rot
Look past the Euros in your stash
Or come Elections, you’ll be trashed
mark my words, better listen to us
Or your kids’ll be sellin’ asparagus, dig?

Empty bars, empty beaches
Big black cars, Council leeches

No music, can’t use it, what ya gonna do when the whole town lose it?
No music, can’t use it, what ya gonna do when you finally squeeze it?

Don’t quit it, gotta hit it, gotta stick it to the man
Gotta give it to the motherlovers one mo’ time
Don’t quit it, gotta hit it, gotta stick it to the man
Gotta give it to the mothers……..

Sun…..sea…..sand…..Systematic shutdown

Save Mojacar music, don’t wanna lose it
We only wanna have some fun – we’re not the only ones
Save Mojacar music, don’t wanna lose it
We the people put you there, we’ll kick you out without a care

Turn it up!

SAVE MOJACAR MUSIC – The Song

Kev Moore

July 27, 2011 Posted by | Home Studio, Music, Recording, Rock, Thoughts, Writing | , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments