Sunday November 27th
2pm – late
~Calling all friends & whanau – deejays & music lovers~
November 24 2016 marks ten years since Wellington journalist, broadcaster, record label founder, and father of two Jason Harding suffered a debilitating & life changing brain aneurysm. Though many of you will know of Jason, a great many more people will be familiar with his nocturnal avatar, the iconic Wellington DJ Clinton Smiley.
All those close to the man—as well as those provided a memorable soundtrack across the many decades, bars, clubs, and shows he played—are invited to come together and celebrate coming together from near & far, Sunday 27th November at San Fran (WGTN) , from 2pm into the wee hours.
All the proceeds from the day are being donated to the ongoing trust set-up for Jas’ children, Alex & Taika.
A colourful cross-section of New Zealand-wide DJs, artists, scoundrels, and angels are converging on Wellington for the day to raise a glass, drop a record, and bust a move for Jason. The day itself is first & foremost about getting together and celebrating life and Jason, rather than focusing on the anniversary of a terrible event.
It’s also a reunion of sorts, or the proverbial ‘getting the band back together’ (the band being the three decades of Wellington’s bar, club, flat, rave, and radio station scene that Jason played front and centre in.) Also, it’s a chance to meet some of the newest members of the band, as the day will be a family-friendly event.
Ten years has flown by in many ways, but at the same time for those closest to Jas it no doubt feels like a very long time. Here is a link to Jas’ My Space account; the pinnacle of networking online in 2006.
It’s a reminder that Jas would be ruling Facebook & Twitter right now with his cheeky wit and intelligence if he could… and a fiver says he’d be gently trolling this page as well. But come the actual day he’d want all of us surrounded by good music & better people… and he’d want a party. He’d definitely want a party. So come and join us for a good cause.
$10 on the door – kids welcome!