It has been a while since I last checked in with y’all; Real Live Tigers' southeastern U.S. tour with the Cocker Spaniels has kept me busy! If you’re in St. Augustine, Savannah, Atlanta, Charleston or Charlotte, please consider attending our remaining shows.
I have some bad news to report: due to unforeseen circumstances, Chris Lopez has canceled his August tour. He’s still part of the Happy Nomad Booking roster, though, and I look forward to booking another tour for him at a more opportune time.
Fortunately, I also have better news to report: HNB has two new additions to its roster! They are as follows:
1) Lake Charles, LA duo When the Word Was Sound, whose lengthy instrumentals pair lush layers of synthesizer with loose yet forceful drumming. If you like early Seefeel, you’ll dig this band. I’ll be booking regional “long weekends” for them over the new few months.
2) New Orleans, LA producer AF THE NAYSAYER, whose beats sit comfortably within the continuum that connects A Tribe Called Quest’s “Low End Theory” album with the Los Angeles weekly hip-hop/electronic showcase of the same name. I’ll be helping him book a U.S. tour with equally worthy producers Prism House and Slomile Swift through the eastern seaboard in September.
As always, I’ll keep you updated as these itineraries are confirmed. In the meantime, please spread the word about HNB and its artists, and don’t hesitate to contact me about anything involved HNB and its mission.
Tonight, RLT’s Southeastern tour will make its way to Panama City, FL. We’ll play the A&M Theater w/ the Cocker Spaniels & the Jerry Riddle? (yes, the question mark is part of the band name). If you’re in the city, please come out; if you know someone in the city, please tell them to come out!
Rachel Jeantel Feels Blame for Zimmerman Verdict
THE ROOT REPORTS THAT JEANTEL WISHES SHE WOULD HAVE ACTED DIFFERENTLY ON THE WITNESS STAND
wow this is very painful. White supremacists are responsible for this. god they dont understand how much pain they make us endure. but honestly i might as well add that water is wet
No baby noooooo….. :(
I wish there was a way to make sure she knew it was not her fault. Guilt is one of the worse things to deal with and she shouldn’t feel this way.
Let’s lift this wonderful person up however we can; the shackles of respectability politics are too heavy to bear.
same guy who said this
he’s my fucking hero
So in a little #tbt action, here is the VERY first photo of Sean and I that we ever took. This was his first visit to Charlotte. The date was August 23, 2012. I remember it so well because it wasn’t even a week after my aunt had passed. The fact that he was able to make me smile like that after what I went through speaks for itself. Fast forward two years later and BOOM, we’ll be ending the year living in the same city, married. <3
Only one week left until I’m in Charlotte for good! <3
Don’t let the flier scare you: the Cocker Spaniels and Real Live Tigers have come to neutralize all evil!
The third show of our Southeastern tour will take place tonight, at the Wild Salmon in Lafayette, LA. We’ll be playing with two metal bands, because why not?
If you’re in the city, please come out; if you know anyone in the city, please tell THEM to come out! Click here to RSVP on Facebook.
You are fighting so hard and I am so so proud of you. I know you’re tired, but please don’t give up. I have so much faith in you. Like countless times before this, you can and will do this.
Most adult children of toxic parents grow up feeling tremendous confusion about what love means and how it’s supposed to feel. Their parents did extremely unloving things to them in the name of love. They came to understand love as something chaotic, dramatic, confusing, and often painful—something they had to give up their own dreams and desires for. Obviously, that’s not what love is all about.
Loving behavior doesn’t grind you down, keep you off balance, or create feelings of self-hatred. Love doesn’t hurt, it feels good. Loving behavior nourishes your emotional well-being. When someone is being loving to you, you feel accepted, cared for, valued, and respected. Genuine love creates feelings of warmth, pleasure, safety, stability, and inner peace.
Susan Forward, Toxic Parents, p381 (via mxnotmrdarcy)
This also applies to survivors of abusive relationships.
i both really needed to read this and really didn’t need to read this.
As one who grew up in a comically abusive household, I can definitely tell you this is true. I’m almost repulsed by kindness & affection because it’s such an unfamiliar feeling.
EXCEPT THIS ISNT JUST A FUNNY HAHA SILLY HEADLINE GUYS
this is really important and is a really great program that teaches skills to inmates and allows them to basically receive group therapy while they are simultaneously learning a craft
IT IS ALSO REALLY RADICAL BECAUSE IT BREAKS NOT ONLY THE STEREOTYPE THAT INMATES ARE INCAPABLE OF BEING DECENT HUMAN BEINGS WHO CAN TALK OUT THEIR ISSUES AND HEAL AND BE FUNCTIONING MEMBERS OF SOCIETY BUT IT ALSO SHOWS THAT TRADITIONALLY GENDERED HOBBIES LIKE KNITTING ARENT JUST “FOR WOMEN” AND ARE ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE.
here is an from the above article
They started by knitting comfort dolls, which they gave to children removed from their homes because of domestic issues. Then they moved on to hats for kids at the inner-city elementary school many of the prisoners attended, Zwerling says. “If you look at them, they’re covered with tattoos, they’re rough looking, and many of the young guys don’t have all their teeth,” she says. “But it doesn’t feel rough. They’re very respectful and grateful and very happy to knit.”
THEY KNIT COMFORT ITEMS FOR ABUSED KIDS. THEY KNIT HATS FOR INNER-CITY CHILDREN.
this is a good program and i really hope that people actually look into it rather than just posting the headline and a silly image attached ok
original article - x
Seriously go read that article.
OOOOoooh okay story time!
So I went to The Center For Success and Independence about a year ago. This is basically a teen ‘rehab’ for either behavioral, drug, sex, or suicidal behavior.
Now, there are about 20 something TEENAGE GIRLS living in a small space with each other, and each of us are going through our own treatment plan.
You wanna know the only thing that kept us sane? Crochet.
Not only is it therapeutic and a good way to just think to yourself and get lost in something when you’re mad or something, but it’s great when you want to bond with some of the people there.
And this my friends is why I love crafts.
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