it really irks my nerves when an oppressed person speaks out on an issue in really well worded, calm manner and one of the oppressing parties is like “well now THIS is how you do it!”
I am def here for people explaining issues and educating people. Do not get it twisted. However I am not here for this passive aggressive tone policing. The oppressed group has every right to be pissed off or just refuse to teach anything to any one if they choose. They have that right. They have the right to tell you to go fuck yourself or they could sit down and try to educate you, or something inbetween.
Stop trying to invalidate a person’s experiences and the emotions that stem from them.
AF THE NAYSAYER's “Landfall Tour” with Slomile Swift and Prism House is nearing its third week, and it’s going well so far! More dates and cities have been added to their itinerary since my last major update. Their remaining shows are listed below:
Almost all of the gaps in this tour’s itinerary have been filled, but if you live in Indiana, Arkansas or Mississippi, and you can help me set up a show for these artists, hit me up ASAP! You won’t regret it.
Second order of business:
Happy Nomad Booking has two new additions to its roster!
1) Holm., an NYC producer who charmingly sing-speaks pensive lyrics atop his own booming yet ethereal beats. I’ll be booking a joint tour with AF THE NAYSAYER for him in early December.
2) Omingnome, a band from Savannah, GA whose audiovisual aesthetic harks back to the 1960s’ wildest psychedelic rock bands (Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane), but whose lyrics subtly address current ecological concerns. I’ll be helping them book a massive three-month national tour (powered by biofuel!) this winter.
I’m humbled to have accrued such a diverse and interesting roster in the first few months of HNB’s existence.
Third order of business:
My next solo show as the Cocker Spaniels will take place TONIGHT (Monday, September 15th) at Crown Station in Charlotte, NC. I’ll be opening for Canadian pop singer/songwriter Kieran Strange and local rock band Dirty White Lies. This will also be the first show of mine that my eight-year-old stepson has ever seen. It’ll be pleasantly weird in so many ways. If you’re in the city, please come out!
When I worked at a non-profit that handled suicide prevention, I had access to the donation records. Each month, a specific man donated 15$ to our organization. It was like clockwork.. same day, same man, he had been doing this for over 4 years. It always seemed odd to me but I never questioned it… until I saw a note attached one month. "For Noah- Dad"
his donation was once his child’s allowance.
I can promise you, they would miss you for the rest of their lives.
It’s the first of the month, and I’m happy to begin September with lots of good news!
First of all, Happy Nomad Booking has two new additions to its roster:
1) Moses Nesh, an Atlanta singer/guitarist whose music alternates between originals written in the style of “American Primitivism” and covers of blues, jazz, and pop songs from the early 20th century. I’ll be booking his tour of the mid-South in early November, in support of his upcoming cassette.
2) Hawn, an electronic duo from New Orleans whose music juxtaposes the synth-driven minimalism of Suicide with the slow melodies and soft vocals of Low. Their second album is currently being mastered. I’ll be booking a series of regional “long weekends” for them in October and November.
Second order of business:
HNB’s second mission - AF THE NAYSAYER's “Landfall Tour” with Prism House and Slomile Swift - will begin this coming Tuesday, September 2nd! If you're into any of the music being released by Warp, Brainfeeder and/or R&S, you need to know about this tour.
Due to various logistical quirks beyond my control, not all of the dates are confirmed yet. However, enough of them are set in stone for me to announce them NOW, so that you can start spreading the word!
Expect more confirmed dates within the next week. In the meantime, if you live in the states of Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, Arkansas or Mississippi and you can help me set up a show for these artists, hit me up ASAP! You won’t regret it.
Third order of business:
Although I’ve only lived in Charlotte for five weeks, I’ve already begun organizing shows in my new home base. The first of these shows will take place this Wednesday, September 3rd, when my musical project the Cocker Spaniels opens for the endearingly crass Brooklyn band Milk Dick at Tommy’s Pub. Local bands Heiros and the Carbonari will also perform. The show is free for 21+ attendees and will begin @ 8 PM sharp, so if you plan to attend, don’t be late!
there is just so much suffering and sadness and horrible things in the world, so much useless and pointless suffering. please spend your time on this earth making people feel loved. please love one another. reach out to someone who is hurting. appreciate others, and love others. there’s too much useless sadness in this world.
Always remember that police brutality is not just a man’s issue. It is a woman’s issue as well and it’s time to treat it as such. This involves all of us yet I have only heard of the men that are dead. It’s a shame that I don’t know even half of…
The case around Mike Brown’s killing by a Ferguson police officer is only getting murkier.
After releasing images from a gas station robbery to the press Friday morning with the suggestion Mike Brown was pictured in them, the Ferguson police department is now backtracking. In a second press conference hours later, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson admitted that Brown’s shooting was unrelated to the incident.
Jackson told reporters that Brown and a friend were in fact stopped, “because they were walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.”
He also admitted that Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Brown, didn’t suspect Brown at the time that he stopped him.
When Chief Jackson was asked by reporters why his department chose to release the robbery tape if it was unrelated to the shooting, he replied that he had to because “the media asked for it.”
Behold: Happy Nomad Booking’s second mission is now complete!
As I’ve posted before, “ghetto-tech trance-jazz” duo When the Word Was Sound has commissioned HNB to book a series of regional “long weekends,” to help them branch out beyond their home base of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
As of this post, the first “long weekend” has been booked. The itinerary is as follows:
The NOLA shows will have completely different support acts, and WTWWS isn’t the kind of band that plays the same set twice.
If you live in or near these cities, spread the word, come to the shows, bring friends, and have a good time! I’ll post the corresponding invites in the comments.
Special thanks go out to my friend Tyler, who greatly helped make the Bisbano’s show happen, and my friend Blair, who has volunteered to work the door at the Mudlark show. Give them hugs for me when you see them!
As always, I’ll keep you updated as my other artists’ itineraries are confirmed. In the meantime, please spread the word about HNB and its artists, and don’t hesitate to contact me about anything involving HNB and its mission!
“What I love about music is that, even if it was made 50 years ago, and I have only just heard it, then to me it’s new. That’s the beautiful thing about music — something that can be recorded in two-and-a-half minutes can last an eternity.”—Jake Bugg (via sabihahoque2001)