### UPDATE ###
I did it! On 22 April, I ran my first marathon. I didn’t win but I did ok (4:11:25). It was hard and I’m not sure I’d want to do this again or maybe if I raise enough money for Breast Cancer Care.
I’m running the London Marathon [42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards)], I’m still not sure why I decided to do this. Perhaps because I read all the books by Murakami including What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. Or maybe because I’ve been working for charities for more than a decade and every year I see everyone excited about the marathon and I think “one day…”.
I didn’t want to ask my family and friends to sponsor me. Many of them are in France where giving to charity isn’t as common practice as it is in the UK. My friends in the UK are solicited all the time, plus I’m specialised in digital fundraising so I wanted to do more than a JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving page.
Since November 2010, I produce an indie podcast;Â I asked a few bands to cover one of my favourite songs, which inspired the name of my podcast: Just Like Honey by The Jesus & Mary Chain (also in Lost in Translation by Sophia Coppola).
So there it is:
Just Like Honey Charity Cover Compilation:
one song covered by eleven bands
The bands: Laki Mera, Oh Minnows, Keep Shelly in Athens, We Are Enfant Terrible, Kidcity, The Spruce Campbells, Glisk, Wanda and Wonder, Shark?, Pursesnatchers, Seapony
Release date: 1 February 2012
Cost: minimum Â£8 (about $12). Each track is also available as a single download for Â£1 minimum.
All profits donated to Breast Cancer Care.
Buy it here: http://justlikehoney.bandcamp.com/
Be good and help me by promoting this project!
Listen to all the tracks:
Artwork (click for high res)
Main compilation pic:
Individual tracks pics:
Thanks: to all the bands who took part in this project: Laki Mera, Oh Minnows, Keep Shelly in Athens, We Are Enfant Terrible, Kidcity, The Spruce Campbells, Glisk, Wanda and Wonder, Shark?, Pursesnatchers and Seapony.
Huge thanks to Tom Howe who mastered the tracks, to Julie K, who modelled for the cover images, and to Jim and William Reid for creating the original song.