I forgot to tell you that you can buy my cassette on the K Records website, too!
Their mailing list says:
and that the record is
“Absurdist, deadpan, charming, witty.”
which is pretty thrilling.
1:48 pm • 21 July 2014 • 2 notes
Marisa Anderson: Tiny Desk Concert
Anderson knows where American guitar music has been and where it is now. But mostly, she just wants to kick up some dirt, here with a Rev. Gary Davis deconstruction and a Stratocaster hoedown.
6:31 pm • 19 July 2014 • 1 note
"Buckingham Rabbit" by Silver Jews (GRAND PIANO / GREAT LAKES / GOODBYE)
9:34 pm • 18 July 2014 • 58 notes
The Prince Zine is reprinted once again!
Forgot to make a more official announcement about it, but: The revised and updated second edition of The Prince Zine is here!
7:58 pm • 15 July 2014 • 109 notes
Helsing Junction Sleepover 2014 | K
I’m reading at the Helsing Junction Sleepover on August 16 along with a bunch of other amazing people— Moe Bowstern, A.M. O’Malley, Joshua James Amberson to name a few. PLUS there is music by the Hive Dwellers, The Memory Boys, Tender Forever… HAVEN’T YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO HAVE A MAGICAL MYSTICAL FUN TIME ON A FARM. c’monnnnnn
11:50 am • 14 July 2014
“[How To Survive a Plague] does the same thing that Philadelphia does: It makes the dominant culture comfortable. It gives them heroes that look like them that they can identify with. That’s the story that they want. In Philadelphia, the straight lawyer heroically overcomes his prejudice to help the poor gay man. Why Tom Hanks’s character didn’t just get a gay lawyer is something I never understood about that movie. It had this bizarre conceit, but that’s what straight people want. Now we have this whiteness that is uniting gay people, especially gay men, with the rest of the white race. This is pervasive, now we see that straight people can identify with these white gay protagonists, it made them the heroes. That’s why they like it. It doesn’t matter that it wasn’t true.”
— Sarah Schulman forever and ever
6:05 pm • 30 June 2014 • 1 note
“'My name is Robert but I would prefer that you call me Bob.' It's just like that. You know what I mean? And if you were to insist upon calling that person Robert, you would be a colossal dick.”
— Paul F. Tompkins, succinctly explaining why you call people what they want to be called, whether it’s “little people” or “transgender” or “chairperson” or “Bob”. It’s not about being politically correct and it’s not about you. It’s about basic decency and respect. (via ericmortensen)
7:52 pm • 29 June 2014 • 17,621 notes
“5. Saturday I sat on the floor in front of a great big window in my living room. I sat in the middle of a patch of sunlight. I read poems by Pablo Neruda aloud to myself. I sipped ginger tea. I stuffed slices of freshly cut mango into my mouth and let the my fingers get sticky enough that I had to suck on them a bit before I could use them to turn the page. There are times when I feel safe and absolutely IN my body. Times when the sun can reach me without overwhelming me with its heat and I can speak love into existence on the tail of sliced fruit. Sometimes, a mango is home and the smell of ginger can bleed you out.
Sometimes the feel of your mouth around your fingers is a reminder: This is mine. This is mine. This is only for me.”
— Now, You see Me: 5 Things (6/29/14), by Ashley Ford (via katiecoyle)
7:51 pm • 29 June 2014 • 161 notes