Today is World Aids Day, the annual showing of solidarity with those living with HIV/AIDS, which began back in 1988.
Today is also an opportunity for us to do another shout out for Mat Sargent (Sham 69, Chelsea, Splodgenessabounds), whose Sex Drugs and HIV box set is now available from Amazon for just £20 with free delivery!
"The double CD also includes a DVD of all the songs and 28 page booklet listing all the musicians on each track. Proceeds from the sale of the album will go to Cancer Research, Rape Crisis, Release and Terrence Higgins Trust. For the full listing of musicians and more information on the project, visit www.sexdrugsandhiv.com."
We have blogged about Mat's magnum opus before and have great admiration and respect for his dogged determination and unstinting support for good causes over the past 19 years in the face of extreme adversity.
As one reviewer has commented on Amazon:
"Fantastic album. The labour of love that went into making this really shows. Every track is as unique and inspiring as the artists that contributed. Great music and 4 great charities supported. A must buy for any serious music lover."
We'll second that!
We also hope that, just like the advent calendars that are being cracked open today, the days of AIDS and HIV are also numbered.
So come on, Hurry Up Harry and buy that box set!