Subject: 2009-01-25b - An important suggestion - Music-Ride - lifts to music gigs - Beau (KentFolk)
Keep Live Music Alive :
Phil Martin has just made a really important suggestion - that we set up a scheme to share lifts to music gigs.
Now I really believe that if we use the best of web email and mobile phone texting, such a scheme is a real possibility, and could need a minimum of human intervention to keep it running.
I am trying to establish what sort of base there is in favour of such an idea, and then to use these numbers to go chase a small amount of funding to put such a scheme into operation. I am provisionally calling the scheme [Music-Ride] - say if you have a better name..
Please go read the page
and then if you think you would use it, send an email as described,
and sign the petition at
The aim of the latter is to get authenticated figures of those interested, for applying for funding.
Initially the intention is that the scheme would cover Kent and East Sussex, but could of course grow later.
It could be of great assistance as a way for those with no transport, or the disabled, to get to gigs in the country or nearby towns.
Dr. Beau Webber