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The Last Working Day Of The Month: Issue 180

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(MJ Hibbett & The Validators FACT, December 29th 2020)

Hello all, and welcome to newsletter edition ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY - let's get started!

AT LEAST IT'S CHRISTMAS
Our plans to record this year's Christmas song with the full band were thwarted, but you can hear my solo version of 'At Least It's Christmas' behind the first door of the Joyzine Advent Calendar, HERE:
https://joyzineuk.wordpress.com/2020/12/01/the-joyzine-advent-calendar-1-24-days-of-free-music-downloads-2/

WITHOUT YOU
The Validators did manage to record ONE song together this year, or at least 80% of us did, for LO! to celebrate Frankie Machine's half century the rest of us made a very special single called 'Without You'. It was released in a limited edition of one copy, so if you'd like a listen you'll have to give him a C90 so he can tape it for you!

GOODBYE TO GREAT BRITAIN
One of the prizes in the recent Cologne PopFest fundraising raffle was to have me write a song to order. The lucky winner was Mr S Dietrich, who asked for a 'goodbye UK' song from a European perspective, to be used on his radio show. It ended up being called 'Goodbye To Great Britain' and was a WHOLE lot of fun to do. You should soon be able to hear the results, and us both talking about it, when the podcast version gets uploaded, HERE:
https://emmas-housemusic.de/
You can also buy a copy right NOW, right HERE:
https://mjhibbett.bandcamp.com/track/goodbye-to-great-britain

JANE AND JOHN
Jane and John's debut single 'Our Year' came out this month. Our favourite review came from Puzzler magazine (yes, Puzzler magazine!) who said 'We absolutely love this work of genius'! You can see the Puzzler-inspired video HERE:
https://youtu.be/HnYLbYDxsyM
It's available on all streaming services, or you can download it from Bandcamp HERE:
https://janeandjohn.bandcamp.com/

THE TWELVE VLADS OF CHRISTMAS
This festive season we took a look back at some Validators' Christmas HITS of the past, using the hashtag #The12VladsOfChristmas. You can see them all (plus an extra song for today) HERE:
https://twitter.com/hashtag/The12VladsOfChristmas

AND FINALLY
Thanks as ever for reading through our news, it's always very much appreciated, especially during times like this when we can't get out to ROCK in person together. Have a happy new year, and hope to see you in real life in 2021!

Cheers,

Mark



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