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Video Montage and image gallery of the iconic The Nook & Cranny Music Festival held at the Dunedin Public Libraries, Dunedin, New Zealand, on the 2 May 2021 to Celebrate NZ Music Month
(I missed about four of the artists as I was performing at the time – apologies to those four)
Images from the 2019 South Dunedin Busking Festival Held on 19 October 2019 King Edward Street, South Dunedin, Dunedin, NZ. Prize giving held at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum. (Click image to go to the gallery)
The song on the video below is one of mine called “Am I Flying” which is about starting new things which many of the buskers did at the event.
“Am I Flying” Words and music ©Paul S Allen 2019 – All rights reserved. Video @Paul S Allen 2019
Lesson: Remember leaders are human too.
Over the years I have seen many things come and go. Many people come and go. Many ideologies come and go.
People in leadership whom I have held with great respect in the past I now see, not with bitterness, as fallen, fallible or in some cases fake.
I have learned that all leaders are human and not entirely pure in motive, while some are, without a doubt, wolves in sheep’s clothing and dangerous.
Yes, have respect for the office that people hold, but do not hold the people in those positions as something other than an ordinary person with a job to do.
I have also learned not to be swayed or manipulated by the fame or popularity of any individual, the glitterati are human too.
Paul S Allen
singer/songwriter, acoustic guitarist, performer, photographer, and poet.
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