:{UA#58: UNPLANNED CHRISTMAS}: Saturday 12th December

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:{UA#58: UNPLANNED CHRISTMAS}:
www.unplannedafternoons.com
[Unplanned Facebook Group]
ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, with Prolix, Spencer & Ruby Rocks, Arnold Trubshaw, The Smackmaster Generale, The Cardinal, Simon Nash [StyleFree], Grizli Ohne Lusch

SATURDAY 12th DECEMBER, 3pm-1am
FREE – donations welcome in aid of ActionAid:

www.actionaid.org.uk
PLUS, an exhibition of photos from an ActionAid project in India

@ CORBET PLACE
Ely’s Yard, The Old Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury Street, off Brick Lane, E1 6QR – [020] 7770 6028
:{HOW TO FIND CORBET PLACE}:
nearest tube: Liverpool Street, Aldgate East

:{RSVP}: on Facebook
and COME EARLY FOR A FREE MINCE PIE

Dear Santa,
We have been very good boys and girls this year, so we’re writing to let you know what we want for our :{Unplanned Christmas}:
We would like to have a big party with all our friends and we would like to play the best music in the world, and jump up and down a lot.  Oh, and one more thing, we would like to say Bo!!ocks to Poverty. This is because we think all humans have equal rights to food, education, security, healthcare and freedom of opinion.  And, we would like to end poverty.  Together.
Big Lurrve,
ActionAid, Prolix and The Unplanned Allstars.

:{Unplanned Afternoons}: is bringing Christmas to Brick Lane.  Based on a guiding principal of ridiculous eclecticism, the Unplanned Allstars will be playing old stuff, new stuff and somewhere inbetween stuff. It’s the songs you love and never get to hear, plus new tunes you won’t be able to live without. The event is taking place from 3pm-1am at the fabulous Corbet Place venue, just off Brick Lane – ten hours of tunes, for you, for free.

:{CORBET PLACE}:
Corbet Place is part of the Old Truman Brewery, next to the red, double-decker bus at the end of Dray Walk and you can find directions here:
:{HOW TO FIND CORBET PLACE}:

:{ACTIONAID IN INDIA}:
[Liz and Tim’s ActionAid Page]
[Unplanned ActionAid Page]
Earlier this year, friends of :{Unplanned Afternoons}: Liz McCord and Tim Houghton volunteered for ActionAid in India.  They worked on a community centre and homeless shelter project in Delhi, which they helped to renovate and improve.  Liz and Tim will be exhibiting photos from their time working with ActionAid and prints, Christmas cards and postcards will be available to buy, with all proceeds going to ActionAid.
[ActionAid is a registered charity, no. 274467].

:{THE UNPLANNED ALLSTARS}:
As you may know by now, we play the best music in the world, every month at :{Unplanned Afternoons}: and all the money collected goes to charity. We’ve got some old stuff, new stuff and somewhere inbetween stuff. It’s the songs you love and never get to hear, plus new tunes you won’t be able to live without. We’re here to unplan your afternoon and make the world a simpler place.

Good music, with good people, for a good reason and ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, since 2005.

:{UNPLANNED FRIENDS}:
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: mailing list, email:
dj [dot] prolix [at] gmail [dot] com
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: Facestalking group, click this

:{HOW TO FIND CORBET PLACE}:

:{UNPLANNED AFTERNOONS #54}: with GINGER TOM lite [LIVE] Saturday 22nd August

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:{UNPLANNED AFTERNOONS #54}:
www.unplannedafternoons.com
[Unplanned Facebook Group]
ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, with Prolix, Spencer & Ruby Rocks, The Smackmaster Generale, Arnold Trubshaw, Gato Cousin and
GINGER TOM lite [LIVE]

SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST, 1-11pm
FREE – donations welcome in aid of
Centrepoint’s 40th Anniversary:

www.centrepoint.org.uk
@ CORBET PLACE
Ely’s Yard, The Old Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury Street, off Brick Lane, E1 6QR – [020] 7770 6028
:{HOW TO FIND CORBET PLACE}:
nearest tube: Liverpool Street, Aldgate East

:{RSVP}: on Facebook

At :{Unplanned Afternoons}: we play the best music in the world, every month and all the money collected goes to charity. We’ve got some old stuff, new stuff and somewhere inbetween stuff. It’s the songs you love and never get to hear, plus new tunes you won’t be able to live without. We’re here to unplan your afternoon and make the world a simpler place.

Good music, with good people, for a good reason and ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, since 2005.

This month :{Unplanned Afternoons}: is throwing a special, summer party to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of homeless charity, Centrepoint.  This will be one of the biggest :{Unplanned Afternoons}: in our four-year history and, consequently, we’ve secured the fabulous Corbet Place venue off Brick Lane. We’ve got a great line-up of eclectic :{UA}: DJs and special guest, GINGER TOM, playing live.

:{GINGER TOM}:
www.myspace.com/gingertomband
twitter.com/gingertomrock
[Ginger Tom Facebook Group]
A rock and roll fireball roaring out of North London, Ginger Tom sound like a no-holds barred fistfight between The B52s and Buzzcocks, refereed by Jarvis. Singer, bassist and good time girl, George Tom used to be in The Schla La Las. In 2008 she heard a rumour that boys could play too and gathered about her a crack team of men. Imagine. Leo Tom, who in his Black Madonnas days played with Queens Of The Stone Age, isn’t afraid to put his guitar where his mouth is. Michael Tom channels Tommy Iommi every time he picks up his axe and Thom Tom’s drumming hero is Sleater-Kinney’s Janet Weiss. ’Mazing. Expect crunchy hooks, barbed lyrics and bloody-hell good licks, and gird yourself up for a riot on the dance floor. These cats are cool.

“Ginger Tom rip a new rock a***hole. The singer’s dirty laugh of a voice the perfect accompaniment.”
SoundsXP.com
“My favourite act was the band on at the end, who are called Ginger Tom. The lead singer is an adorable redhead called George a-go-go. Annaspiv and I agreed that we would definitely like to spit-roast her.”
amuchmoreexotic.livejournal.com

:{UNPLANNED AFTERNOONS TOP 10}:
1. SHARAM feat. KID CUDI: she came along [ultra]
2. FLORENCE & THE MACHINE: rabbit heart (raise it up) [moshi moshi/island]
3. CHAIRLIFT: evident utensil {sinden mix} [kanine/columbia]
4. GOSSIP: skankin in the way of control {dj shopdog bootleg} [nice up!]
5. MAHALA RAÏ BANDA: mahalageasca {bucovina dub} [crammed discs]
6. ALEX METRIC: head straight [marine parade]
7. LINDA LYNDELL: what a man [volt]
8. FILTHY DUKES feat. TOMMY SPARKS: messages [fiction/polydor]
9. HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE: ballicki bone [honest jon’s]
10. CRYSTAL FIGHTERS: xtatic truth [kitsuné]

:{CENTREPOINT}:
Centrepoint give homeless young people a future

www.centrepoint.org.uk
Centrepoint is a charity that provides emergency accommodation, support, information and training for homeless young people. It was founded in 1969 by Ken Leech, vicar of St Anne’s, Soho. Concerned about the number of young people sleeping rough in the West End of London, he and a group of local volunteers opened up the basement of St Anne’s Church, Soho, as a temporary night shelter. As we celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2009, Centrepoint looks very different to how it did then. We now have 33 services across London and in the North East of England. We provide far more than just a bed for the 825 young people with whom we work each day. Through our award-winning support and development approach we help them with their personal, social, learning and work needs and give them somewhere safe that they can call home.

:{UNPLANNED FRIENDS}:
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: mailing list, email:
dj [dot] prolix [at] gmail [dot] com
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:{HOW TO FIND CORBET PLACE}:

:{UA#53: UNPLANNED JULY – Part Deux}: Saturday 25th July

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:{UA#53: UNPLANNED JULY – Part Deux}:
www.unplannedafternoons.com
[Unplanned Facebook Group]
ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, with Prolix, Spencer & Ruby Rocks and Arnold Trubshaw

SATURDAY 25th JULY, 2pm-12am
FREE – donations welcome in aid of charity
@ THE ALWYNE

83 St. Paul’s Road, Islington, London, N1 2LY – [020] 7359 7351
www.thealwynecastleislington.co.uk
tube: Highbury & Islington
bus: St. Paul’s Road 4, 19, 30, 277, 393; Highbury Corner 43, 236

:{RSVP}: on Facebook

:{It’s Warmer Where You’re Waiting, It Feels More Like July}:

Aaah, glorious July, you are on average the warmest month in most of the Northern hemisphere. As such, :{Unplanned Afternoons}: is making a virtue of the dog days of summer by bookending the Gregorian Calendar’s splendid seventh month with shindigs on the first and last Saturdays.

You don’t need me to tell you that July was previously called Quintilis, as it was the fifth month of the ancient Roman calendar, but renamed to commemorate Julius Caesar’s birthday. And, being July junkies, I’m sure you’re already buffing up your red ruby birthstones in readiness.

So, join us on Saturday 25th as we celebrate the 206th day of the year, not to mention Constitution Day in Puerto Rico and the feast of apostle, Saint James the Greater [son of Zebedee and Salome].

And, whilst we’re at it, let’s remember Bob Dylan plugging in for the first time at the Newport Folk Festival on this day in 1965, and raise a glass to birthday boys, Thurston Moore out of Sonic Youth; Japanese wrestler, Kenzo Suzuki; and South African cricketer with a funny name, Monde Zondeki.

And, the fun doesn’t end there – we’ve also got an exciting new venue to shout about. The Alwyne is a charming boozer, only a stones-throw from Highbury & Islington tube and the north end of Upper Street. John Kettley has guaranteed glorious sunshine, so we should be outside in the beer garden but, if the weather does turn smelly, we can play inside The Alwyne’s conservatory.

They’ve also got 22 draught beers and ciders, a large wine list and a full menu, plus there’s an all-day barbecue and an outside bar. And, we’re in safe hands, as the The Alwyne is now under the stewardship of long-serving :{UA}: devotee, Rory.

:{July, July, July, It Never Seemed So Strange}:

As you may know by now, The Unplanned Allstars play the best music in the world, every month and all the money collected goes to charity. We’ve got some old stuff, new stuff and somewhere inbetween stuff. It’s the songs you love and never get to hear, plus new tunes you won’t be able to live without. We’re here to unplan your afternoon and make the world a simpler place.

Good music, with good people, for a good reason and ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, since 2005.

:{UNPLANNED FRIENDS}:
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: mailing list, email:
dj [dot] prolix [at] gmail [dot] com
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: Facestalking group, click this

:{THE ALWYNE}: 83 St. Paul’s Road, Islington, London, N1 2LY

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:{THE ALWYNE}:
83 St. Paul’s Road, Islington, London, N1 2LY
[020] 7359 7351

www.thealwynecastleislington.co.uk
tube: Highbury & Islington
bus: St. Paul’s Road 4, 19, 30, 277, 393;
Highbury Corner 43, 236

The Alwyne is a charming boozer, only a stones-throw from Highbury & Islington tube and the north end of Upper Street. There’s a monster beer garden out the front, ideal for al fresco funk but, if the weather does turn smelly, we can play inside The Alwyne’s conservatory.

They’ve also got 22 draught beers and ciders, a large wine list and a full menu, plus there’s an all-day barbecue and an outside bar. And, we’re in safe hands, as the The Alwyne is now under the stewardship of long-serving :{UA}: devotee, Rory.

:{UA#52: UNPLANNED INDEPENDENCE DAY}: Saturday 4th July

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:{UA#52: UNPLANNED INDEPENDENCE DAY}:
www.unplannedafternoons.com
[Unplanned Facebook Group]
ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, with Prolix, Spencer & Ruby Rocks, Ogrizovic, Arnold Trubshaw, The Cardinal, Simon Nash [StyleFree]

SATURDAY 4th JULY, 3pm-1am
FREE – donations welcome in aid of charity
@ THE EAGLE

2 Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton, N1 7LB – [020] 7250 0507
www.theeaglehoxton.co.uk
nearest tube: Old Street

:{RSVP}: on Facebook

:{We’re Sailing Across The Sea, To See Our Uncle Sam}:

For one afternoon only, :{UA}: is proud to present a stateside sensation; ten hours of tunes, lovingly crafted across the pond.

Who can forget the 233rd anniversary of the Declaration Of Independence from Great Britain, on the 4th of July 1776, a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War?
Not us, that’s for sure.
Nothing gets us hotter under the collar than the thought of Congress ratifying the document which formally announced the 13 American colonies were now independent states and no longer part of the British Empire.

With this in mind, :{Unplanned Afternoons}: is tipping our ten gallon hat to the mixed blessing that is the cultural imperialism of the USA. Nevermind neoconservatism and two generations of Bush; let’s briefly brush aside the NRA and the KKK; and forget about Garth bloody Brooks and even Kenny Chesney’s tractor.
This is Obama time and we’re celebrating America The Beautiful and what makes the States great. We’ve been digging the crates from the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee, across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea.

And, by the dawn’s early light, one thing has become abundantly clear: yes, siree Bob, those Yanks know their way around a tune. So, wrap yourself in the bright stars and broad stripes, as we give that star-spangled banner a metaphorical wave, for the land of the free and the home of the brave.

:{God Bless America}:

As you may know by now, The Unplanned Allstars play the best music in the world, every month and all the money collected goes to charity. We’ve got some old stuff, new stuff and somewhere inbetween stuff. It’s the songs you love and never get to hear, plus new tunes you won’t be able to live without. We’re here to unplan your afternoon and make the world a simpler place.

Good music, with good people, for a good reason and ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, since 2005.

:{UNPLANNED FRIENDS}:
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: mailing list, email:
dj [dot] prolix [at] gmail [dot] com
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: Facestalking group, click this

:{UNPLANNED AFTERNOONS #51}: Saturday 13th June

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:{UNPLANNED AFTERNOONS #51}:
www.unplannedafternoons.com
[Unplanned Facebook Group]
ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, with Prolix, Spencer & Ruby Rocks and Gato Cousin

SATURDAY 13th JUNE, 3pm-1am
FREE – donations welcome in aid of charity
@ THE EAGLE

2 Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton, N1 7LB – [020] 7250 0507
www.theeaglehoxton.co.uk
nearest tube: Old Street

:{RSVP}: on Facebook

:{Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past}:
TS Eliot: ‘Burnt Norton’

Another month and another excuse to celebrate the fleeting ephemera of Old Father Time. And, when we’ve done that, we’ll play some particularly wonderful music, enjoy the sunshine, drink some beer and maybe a little bit of disco dancing too.

More specifically, as time marches inexorably onwards, it brings birthday fun for one of :{UA’s}: longest serving foot-soldiers,
SPENCER ROCKS.
Another year wiser and, probably, hairier. In addition, time has called last orders for The Eagle’s assistant manager and friend of :{UA}:
RORY O’DWYER,
who’s off to pastures new, blah, etc.
CHEERS and big beers to the bloody both of them.

As you may know by now, The Unplanned Allstars play the best music in the world, every month and all the money collected goes to charity. We’ve got some old stuff, new stuff and somewhere inbetween stuff. It’s the songs you love and never get to hear, plus new tunes you won’t be able to live without. We’re here to unplan your afternoon and make the world a simpler place.

Good music, with good people, for a good reason and ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, since 2005.

:{PS}:
If you were hoping to see the rock and roll fireball that is
GINGER TOM [lite]
playing live on Saturday, fear not; they’ll be playing UA#54 in August.

:{UNPLANNED POP}:
Get yer listening gear round these first class slices of pedigree Pop, currently firing up the Unplanned stereo:

CHAIRLIFT: evident utensil {sinden mix} [kanine/columbia]
www.chairliftmusic.com

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE: ballicki bone [honest jon’s]
www.hypnoticbrass.net

PRYDA: melo [pryda]
www.ericprydz.com

GRIZZLY BEAR: two weeks [warp]
www.grizzly-bear.net

LEMONADE: blissout [true panther sounds]
FREE download

www.myspace.com/bananasandecstasy

ANCHORSONG: in cash [jet set]
www.anchorsong.com

:{UNPLANNED FRIENDS}:
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: mailing list, email:
dj [dot] prolix [at] gmail [dot] com
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: Facestalking group, click this

:{UA#50: UNPLANNED FIVE-O}: Saturday 16th May

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:{UA#50: UNPLANNED FIVE-O In The Park}:
www.unplannedafternoons.com
[Unplanned Facebook Group]
ridiculous, nifty fifty eclecticism, guaranteed, with Prolix, Spencer Rocks, The Smackmaster Generale, Arnold Trubshaw, Ogrizovic, The Cardinal and, introducing:
CIRCUIT JERK [Sydney]

SATURDAY 16th MAY, 1-11pm
FREE – donations welcome in aid of charity
@ THE ROYAL INN ON THE PARK

111 Lauriston Road, Victoria Park, London, E9 7HJ – [020] 8985 3321
www.beerintheevening.com
nearest tube: Mile End
nearest train: Cambridge Heath, London Fields, Homerton

:{RSVP}: on Facebook

I’m really excited that, for the first time, :{Unplanned Afternoons}: will be gracing the The Royal Inn On The Park, the perfect unplanned venue. As the name suggests, it’s in the middle of a big, green, grassy thing: Victoria Park. The Royal Inn also has a large beer garden which runs into the park itself and we’ll be playing outside all day, from 1-11pm.  You can make friends with The Royal Inn here.

:{MORE DETAILS COMING SOON}:

As you may know by now, The Unplanned Allstars play the best music in the world, every month and all the money collected goes to charity. We’ve got some old stuff, new stuff and somewhere inbetween stuff. It’s the songs you love and never get to hear, plus new tunes you won’t be able to live without. We’re here to unplan your afternoon and make the world a simpler place.

Good music, with good people, for a good reason and ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, since 2005.

:{UNPLANNED FRIENDS}:
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: mailing list, email:
dj [dot] prolix [at] gmail [dot] com
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: Facestalking group, click this

:{UA#49: UNPLANNED 4th BIRTHDAY PARTY @ Lockside Lounge, Camden}: Easter Bank Holiday Monday 13th April

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:{UA#49: UNPLANNED 4th BIRTHDAY PARTY}:
www.unplannedafternoons.com
[Unplanned Facebook Group]
ridiculous, anniversarial eclecticism, guaranteed, with Prolix, Spencer & Ruby Rocks, The Smackmaster Generale, Arnold Trubshaw and The Unplanned Allstars

EASTER BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 13th APRIL, 1-11pm
FREE – donations welcome in aid of charity
@ LOCKSIDE LOUNGE
West Yard, Camden Lock Place, NW18AF – [020] 7284 0007
www.locksidelounge.com
nearest tube: Camden Town, Chalk Farm

:{RSVP}: on Facebook

:{Unplanned Afternoons}: is bringing Easter to Camden on Bank Holiday Monday, from 1-11pm, at the fabulous Lockside Lounge venue in Camden Lock. Ten hours of tunes, FREE entry – and they do food too:
www.locksidelounge.com/menus

As you may know by now, The Unplanned Allstars play the best music in the world, every month and all the money collected goes to charity. We’ve got some old stuff, new stuff and somewhere inbetween stuff. It’s the songs you love and never get to hear, plus new tunes you won’t be able to live without. We’re here to unplan your afternoon and make the world a simpler place.

Good music, with good people, for a good reason and ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, since 2005.

:{UNPLANNED FRIENDS}:
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: mailing list, email:
dj [dot] prolix [at] gmail [dot] com
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: Facestalking group, click this

:{UA#48: UNPLANNED GIRLS & BOYS @ The Eagle, Hoxton}: Saturday 28th February

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:{UA#48: UNPLANNED GIRLS & BOYS}:
www.unplannedafternoons.com
[Unplanned Facebook Group]
ridiculous, inter-gender eclecticism, guaranteed, with Prolix, Spencer & Ruby Rocks, Arnold Trubshaw, The Cardinal and, introducing:
Gato Cousin & Dean Gaffney’s Special Cream Boots

SATURDAY 28TH FEBRUARY, 3pm-1am
FREE – donations welcome in aid of charity
@ THE EAGLE
2 Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton, N1 7LB – [020] 7250 050
7
www.theeaglehoxton.co.uk
nearest tube: Old Street

:{RSVP}: on Facebook

“Girls who are boys,
Who like boys to be girls,
Who do boys like they’re girls,
Who do girls like they’re boys,
Always should be someone you really love.”

:{the premise is very simple}:
Ten hours of tunes and every one must include a boy or girl’s name in the title. And, you know, sometimes restrictions can, paradoxically, open up new worlds of possibility…  But, that’s enough chin stroking, so let’s get ready to line up the ladies and gents.

Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot are bringing their friends, Bonnie and Clyde – if they can drag themselves away from Jay-Z and Beyoncé.  Sweet Gene Vincent is whispering sweet nothings to Sweet Jane; Nick Cave’s getting agricultural with Lazarus; Ken’s trying to tune in REM’s wireless; and Judy’s asleep in the corner, dreaming of horses. Good golly, Miss Molly, I heard Louis Armstrong saying “hello, Dolly” to a friend of The Killers, which is odd, because her name’s Jenny and, when it’s all done and dusted, hopefully Sheila will take a bow.

As you may know by now, The Unplanned Allstars play the best music in the world, every month and all the money collected goes to charity. We’re here to unplan your afternoon and make the world a simpler place. Good music, with good people, for a good reason and ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, since 2005.

:{UNPLANNED FRIENDS}:
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: mailing list, email:
dj [dot] prolix [at] gmail [dot] com
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: Facestalking group, click this

:{UNPLANNED AFTERNOONS #47 @ The Eagle, Hoxton}: Sunday 8th February

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:{UNPLANNED AFTERNOONS #47}:
www.unplannedafternoons.com
[Unplanned Facebook Group]
ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, with PROLIX, SPENCER ROCKS, ARNOLD TRUBSHAW & THE UNPLANNED ALLSTARS

SUNDAY 8th FEBRUARY, from 1pm
FREE – donations welcome in aid of the DEC Gaza Crisis Appeal:
www.dec.org.uk
@ THE EAGLE
2 Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton, N1 7LB – [020] 7250 050
7
www.theeaglehoxton.co.uk
nearest tube: Old Street

:{RSVP}: on Facebook

As you probably know by now, The Unplanned Allstars play the best music in the world, every month and all the money collected goes to charity. We’re here to unplan your afternoon and make the world a simpler place. Good music, with good people, for a good reason and ridiculous eclecticism, guaranteed, since 2005.

:{UNPLANNED FRIENDS}:
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: mailing list, email:
dj [dot] prolix [at] gmail [dot] com
To join the :{Unplanned Afternoons}: Facestalking group, click this