Everyone has issues. Everyone. You can’t completely change in a day, but you can...– King:
Tiny Flying Dinosaurs: themarriageofadeadblogsing:... →
themarriageofadeadblogsing: On paper there’s a world of difference between asking what the gig is going to be like and outright banning black people from putting on gigs, but in the real world that’s just a semantic technicality. Notice, though the race requirement was removed, the genre requirement was not. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to read between the lines. You put on a punk...
AME Monday 8/30 Pick - The Cocker Spaniels at The... →
According to Austin Music + Entertainment, my music sounds like “a mix of golden-age Prince and the hissy lo-fi pop weirdness of Guided By Voices filtered through a dub machine.” I’ve gotta be doing something right if they write something like that without my help, haha! If you’re in Austin, please come to my show @ the Mohawk tonight: you won’t regret it.
uzairm: Jon Stewart points out that Fox News anchors and guests are vilifying Saudi prince and financier Alwaleed bin Talal as a financial backer of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Muslim-American clergyman who seeks to build a community center in lower Manhattan. The problem: Alwaleed bin Talal is part owner of Fox News.
Summer of Sean Progress Update #3
Right now, there are a few minor situations in my personal life that threaten to steal my focus and weaken my spirit, but I’ll continue to devote this ‘blog to my music-related pursuits. My set at the Nexus 2010 music festival this past Saturday went much better than I anticipated: I captured and kept the audience’s attention, performed well, sold a few CDs and got paid more than the festival...
Try never mentioning your spouse, your family, your home, your girlfriend or...– Andrew Sullivan, responding to Rich Lowry who said it’s no big deal to live hiding one’s sexual orientation. (via blackenedbutterfly) (via mutatio) (via waifsworld) (via k-troll) (via sluthaditcoming) (via ruthannsimages) (via everglade) (via jonathan-cunningham)
Washington, We Have a Problem →
rutabagaparsnip: givemesomethingtoread: How broken is Washington? Beyond repair? A day in the life of the president reveals that Barack Obama’s job would be almost unrecognizable to most of his predecessors—thanks to the enormous bureaucracy, congressional paralysis, systemic corruption (with lobbyists spending $3.5 billion last year), and disintegrating media. Reading this made me feel...
KTRU Update - Meeting Thursday.
htownrock: We popped over to the emergency meeting in the Rice Memorial Center last night to take in KTRU’s plan of action. Despite the fact that classes haven’t started yet [lending to a small student presence] and a less than ten hours of notice, the room was populated with a crowd of near 100 persons anxious to hear and help. Both the Houston Press and the Chronicle have articles about the...
When we learn that a senior woman has been raped, we don’t stop to question...– Womanist Musings: 90 Year Old Grandmother Raped In Detroit. (via sexartandpolitics) (via robot-heart-politics) (via notemily)
How Black People May or May Not Use Twitter →
I got mentioned on NPR’s “All Tech Considered” program yesterday, in reference to my current Twitter avatar: I hadn’t even read the Slate article that inspired the “Brown Twitter Bird” movement because I knew how asinine it would be. I was only half-serious when I requested a light-skinned BTB with a ‘fro and a guitar. My request was filled within...
We often cause ourselves suffering, by wanting only to live in a world of...– bell hooks, Belonging via orchidaceae. (via tobia) (via daniellescruggs)
I've gone beyond profanity
dorianisms: I am mostly in a state of shock. I need twenty-seven hundred dollars. $2700. And I need it by the end of the month. If I don’t have it by tomorrow, I will be deregistered from all of my courses and disallowed from reregistering until the outstanding balance is paid, and full. I don’t have that money. No-one in my family has that money. No-one I know has that money. What am I...
Why Antoine Dodson Is My Hero (& Should Be Yours,... →
jazzzyone: Quick Recap: This story and Antoine Dodson, the man featured in the following clip, has become an online & offline sensation for obvious reasons… Today, a Twitter friend – Dr. Goddess – sent me a… Read the whole thing, and act accordingly. Even from the comfort of our computers, we can be proactive about each other’s well-being.
Obama defends "Ground Zero mosque" →
uzairm: The campaign against this mosque is one of the ugliest and most odious controversies in some time. It’s based purely on appeals to base fear and bigotry. There are no reasonable arguments against it, and the precedent that would be set if its construction were prevented — equating Islam with Terrorism, implying 9/11 guilt for Muslims generally, imposing serious restrictions on...
The Onion's AV Club (Austin Edition) Previews Last... →
It was their recommended pick, which I’m sure increased the turnout a bit. Everyone on the bill played a great set - True Womanhood particularly blew my mind - but a few frustrating situations hindered my enjoyment. I’ll save my rants for a full-length post, though. Just be sure to check True Womanhood out if/when they play your city!
Watching a Punk Legend Have His Kramer Moment With... →
slangking: I don’t know what about this article I hate more: the content discussed or the tone employed. Gibby Haynes long ago crossed the line from nihilistic redneck-artiste to stone-cold evil asshole (see also: deliberately dosing Daniel Johnston with acid, maybe?). But I think the writer has it wrong here: who’s the stereotypical Brooklynite, the “chick” who didn’t like having her race...
In Stores Now: "Sometimes You've Gotta Fight to... →
Daily music ‘blog Wires and Waves reviewed my new album today. The reviewer likes the music but has issues with the lyrics. Although I expected such criticism to arise, I appreciate his honesty, and thank him for acknowledging the album’s existence in the first place!
There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people...– Nikki Giovanni (via revolutionnow) (via fuckyeahradicalquotes) (via dopegirlfresh)
BP’s schizophrenic approach to the cleanup becomes more insidious in light of...– A must-read story in Mother Jones on the great BP cover-up. (via cmonstah) (via bespangled)
Summer of Sean Progress Update #2
So much has happened in the last 10 days that I can barely remember it all! Last Wednesday I performed at Red 7, opening for Hunter Valentine, Killola & the Cliks. Almost everything I could say about my set has already been covered by my friends Thax and Westy. I’ll add, though, that I was glad that a significant amount of people attended the show specifically to see me. The Red 7 show was my...
Liebe und Gerechtigkeit/ Love & Justice: Things... →
speakupsista:ifighttheonesthatfightme:etrehumain:tennroof:reservoirpuppy:mohandasgandhi:captainchesticals: Please don’t… 1. Ask if we liked it. No one likes being physically overpowered. 2. Tell us “it’s just sex”. Rape is a crime of power, control, and extreme… PLEASE CLICK THE LINK AND READ THE WHOLE THING.
The Cocker Spaniels hit Red 7 on Wednesday, and Sean did his best to make it a...– My friend Westy’s review of the show I played in Austin this past Wednesday. He & Anna will get their wish soon enough…
THE COCKER SPANIELS @ SUPER HAPPY FUN LAND //... →
The Hood Socialite wrote a very flattering preview of the show I played last night, as well as the radio appearance I made earlier this afternoon. I was too busy running around Houston to post this link earlier than I did, but I’m thankful for her words.
…as if a proxy war conducted through unseen yet incessantly loud drones...– muzings: What it means to be a Pakistani today Please read the whole post, as well as the articles linked therein.
Miss You Be back soon
blackamazon: Sherry Sherrod did soemthing dangerous she showed you could still be hurt and conflicted and do better than peopel who talka good game she pointedout where liberal and progressive america had been asleep in regards to race and power ( thnx dorianisms) second only behind middle class black organizations she showed that doing the work of righteousness often precedes having the...
J Dilla - Donut Shop EP →
softjunebreeze: What? You said this contains instrumentals to Mos Def’s History & Q-Tip’s Move? YES, PLEASE & THANK YOU.
Bits of Peace: An Interview with Sean P of the... →
Continuing the online publicity onslaught, the Hip-Hop Enthusiast just posted the second part of her interview with me about Sometimes You’ve Gotta Fight to Get a Bit of Peace!
Free Cookies NYC & Sean Padilla of the Cocker... →
Side Venturesome, a ‘blog devoted entirely to “side hustles,” wrote a profile of me and another cookie-baking musician! I’ll have to check out Scott Alexander’s goods when I get a chance…
The 'Dangerous' Border: Actually One of America's... →
herzundseele: azspot: According to the FBI, the four large U.S. cities (with populations of at least 500,000) with the lowest violent crime rates — San Diego, Phoenix and the Texas cities of El Paso and Austin — are all in border states. “The border is safer now than it’s ever been,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Lloyd Easterling told the Associated Press last month. Even Larry...
Raekwon, The Making of “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…” →
tumblinerb: It’s about time XXL put their “Making Of” series online. They lose so much ad revenue to cut-and-paste message board transcriptions. After Creative Loafing’s wonderful article on the making of OutKast’s Aquemini, it’s good to see similar articles appear about other hip-hop classics.
The Backline Show Interviews the Cocker Spaniels →
Earlier this week, Josh Shepard of local music podcast the Backline Show treated me to French toast, my favorite breakfast food, in exchange for an interview about Sometimes You’ve Gotta Fight to Get a Bit of Peace, my cookies, and my approach to songwriting and performing. If you want to hear how nerdy and stilted my speaking voice is, here’s your chance! The interview also contains...