Wednesday, December 02, 2020
James Nelson is an 83-year-old anarchist from the streets. Approved schools, prison, homelessness, alcoholism, a partial lobotomy and drug dependency blighted his life, until one day in 1972 he was placed on a mortuary slab presumed dead - but then found to be very much alive!
Since that point, he has overcome his addictions and gone on to be an author and musician. (He's worked with Adamski and all sorts). He’s also given talks around the world about his experiences to help others, and engages with young people to give them a message of hope and courage. I’m very honoured to be his friend and to help tell his story.
This album is a spoken word / folk-punk journey into his life from despair to recovery and the redemptive nature of people, places and experiences that have made his life what it is today. You’ll find stories, rants, songs and transcendent tales from a unique perspective here within.
All proceeds from this pay-what-you-want digital album go to the Open door Project for homeless people in St. Albans.
You can find out more about James here: www.nelsonscolumntv.com
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Monday, October 28, 2019
No More Walls: Fourth Edition gets 5-Star review from respected mindfulness author Christopher Dines!
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
This is a song about James Nelson a.k.a. Mick the Punk, the Diamond Geezer. The song is written and performed by Mister John, the artist known for worldwide hit record Potverdekke! (It's great to be a Belgian).
For more about Mister John:
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
No More Walls, Fourth Edition, accepted to be re-stocked at Housmans Bookshop in Caledonian Road, London
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Monday, March 12, 2012
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Be Still can be puchased £7.00 or $14.00 from http://cdbaby.com/cd/jamesnelson
Simply what is need Reviewer: Avery
Lyrics and music come together to induce what is suggested in a most powerful way; haunting, hypnotique and happy-making. A unanimous choice for every circumstance -- alone or together, quiet or tumultuous,inside or out-of-doors. Tell you mates. Better yet, give them their own disc. Keep writing, James.
An absolute M Reviewer: Mickey Jones
The most spiritual song I've ever heard. The lyrics are astounding. The song is spellbounding. the work of a genius.
Wow ! Am I Still, - now . Great music !Reviewer: Ned N.
Be still has brought me more release from tension and anxiety than any other event in my life. And, it's good music too! I can't tell you how many times I've played it. I just leave it on repeat. Thanks James. Be still, mate.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
These two photos were taken of me in the centre at a business meeting and of me rolling a fag! This centre, like a couple more were not controlled by the TUC, and struggled for funding as independent centres. The centres survived on donations to keep the centres open. This was in 1980 the year of the people's march for jobs on May 1 from Liverpool to London where it arrived on May 31st.
I walked from Liverpool to Manchester, and because of illness, left the march and rejoined it from Wembley to Hyde Park, then on to Trafalgar Square. It was estimated that a 1/4 million people were on the march from Hyde Park and Tralfarar Square.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
This was the third world convention that I attended, The first was San Diago 1995, 63000 people registered in Minneapolis in 2000, 50,000. In Toronto, it was estimated that there were 70,000 people in the Sky Dome , with members coming from 142 countries, home of the Toronto Blue Jays basball team the experience blew me away (some of the information is from my experience only)
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
These two photos, one full length, one half length were taken in Amsterdam Holland at the launch of the Dutch translation of No More Walls, in 1983 they where taken by Erwin Olaf who took the famous photo of Bianca Jagger on a Leopard Skin rug, copyright James Nelson if you whould like copys there cost is £3.00 each