Of course reality ensures that the daily details of acting with love are difficult to interpret and all depends on perspective - to a degree. Could I be much more vague? Imagine if the only suggestion issued by God/ The Govenment/ Your Mum was that whatever decisions you take and choices you make, act with compassion and kindness. Would we live in a more open, respectful and intelligent society? Where you chose not to offend because you'd considered the consequence, rather than because there's CCTV over there and you're not stupid. Quite.
With an optimistic disposition and some rum for the train, we headed over to Bethnal for the launch of the Dystopia Edition of Love is the Law. On arrival we were handed bottles of Duvel and ushered into the white washed warehouse where an act was singing the blues to an attentive crowd. Marques Toliver charmed the audience before we decided to wander upstairs to view an allegedly private performance.
Dystopia is a useful starting point for analysing where we are now, but the theme that to me stands out - at the magazine launch, at parties and in my social sphere, is one of hope. The bleak political climate, numb accepting society and willingness to look away is too much; there's a momentum gathering from which springs hope, colour and revolution.