Music For Life

For the third year now, the radio station Studio Brussel is organizing an action to collect money for the Red Cross, this year for homeless mothers and children fleeing war. 3 DJs of the station, make live radio 24/24h for one week from a studio (called “Glass House”) which this year is in my home city, Ghent. Listeners pay to request songs, (youth) associations organize all kind of actions to collect money and bring in the money live on the radio, VIPs organize auctions of all kind of objects,… During that week the DJs don’t leave Glass House and don’t eat. They live on fruit and vegetable juices.

The action is very popular. Because the Glass House is in Ghent, I went there to take some pictures. The quality is not too great because of the bad lighting conditions, the glass, and the many people standing there. Not to mention that I’m just a basic amateur photographer with a very simple camera (Canon Ixus 800IS for those who want to know). Actually I felt a bit like watching the monkey cage in a zoo :-) There’s quite a great atmosphere though and the DJs are doing an amazing job.

The same action was held last week in Sweden too, and this week also in The Netherlands.

Watch and listen live on http://www.stubru.be, till the evening (GMT+1) of 24 December.

Music For Life 2008 House in Ghent
Music For Life 2008 House in Ghent
DJ Tomas De Soete, painter Kamagurka, DJ Sophie Lemaire and DJ Siska Schoeters in the Music For Life house
DJ Tomas De Soete, painter Kamagurka, DJ Sofie Lemaire and DJ Siska Schoeters in the Music For Life house
Singer songwriter Selah Sue performing for Music For Life 2008
Singer songwriter Selah Sue performing for Music For Life 2008

By the way, this is my first post in WordPress, to which I migrated from Serendipity. There’s still some work left to do to make it look perfectly, but the basics should be fine now.