So, we were due to have a popstar guest on the radio show tomorrow (Tuesday, June 2) – but, quite rightly, she will be observing Black Out Tuesday and the #TheShowMustBePaused initiative – in which business as usual is being suspended across the music industry in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter.
Incidentally I’d also been reading up on #TheShowMustBePaused since we came off-air today, and I don’t think it’d feel appropriate for me, Privileged White Gay over here, to be blasting the feel-good tunes while such an important moment of reflection and action-planning is taking place.
So long story short, we will be totally off-air on Tuesday, June 2.
I personally will be taking the time to listen to more black voices, read more black perspectives, and do some proper research into where to continue to donate money going forward. FWIW I was directed to this resource pack here, which is super helpful, and there’s also lots on the Black Lives Matter website.
I’ll be back on-air Wednesday, 9-11am – although of course the fight for change and justice will go on for as long as it’s fucking necessary.