September292014
I have the perfect new teacup

I have the perfect new teacup

9AM

I’ve been back from the Canadian tour for about a week. It was such a whirlwind but all I keep thinking of is the stars. They were so big and just huge. When we weren’t campfire playing or stage playing or other band watching it was all about sitting on the stone beach by the river with the fire going for warmth and star-gazing. Huge pine trees, different than ours but similar, framing entire galaxies. It haunts me now. Back in the city with our glittery urban hills and light polluted skies. I’m glad to be home but part of me wants to tear the family out of California and go find my peace on that wild beautiful island. I forget how comfortable I am with my Canadian family. How amused they are by my ‘aggressively friendly’ american nature. What amazing musicians they and their circle are, and how sometimes, you can stay up until 5am talking by a river to someone you’ve known for 48 hours because the connections are that strong. I just want to go back like yesterday. I want to reach out my arms and hold that peaceful wildness in my arms. I want to breathe in all of this clean forest river air and let my body heal back towards something simpler. And then I want to go to Logan’s and drink too much while arms are thrown around all of the shoulders and we laugh so hard we shake the piano into another barrelhouse tune.

But home, and Oakland more and more does feel like home. Home is good. The critters and the wife and the love and so much wonderful stuff here too. I wish our stars were biggest but c’est la vie.


Keep on keepin on as they say.

8AM
September262014
September242014

pastel-gizibe:

socialjusticekoolaid:

HAPPENING NOW (9.24.14): The situation in Ferguson is escalating quickly. Protests continue, following this morning’s burning of a Mike Brown memorial, and another frustrating Ferguson City Council meeting.Looks like the same “antagonize over de-escalate” tactics are back online. Prayers to all those out in the street of Ferguson right now fighting for their right to exist. #staywoke #farfromover (PT IPT IIPT III)  

Bringing back the dogs, choppers, charging the crowd, attempting to bottleneck protesters into an area, AND live shots possible fired into the crowd… what the ever-living fuck is Ferguson PD trying to do?! We’re a month and a half into this saga, and they still don’t know how to de-escalate a situation. Pray y’all. That might be all we got right now.

Don’t let this die.

(via abitoffunfirst)

11AM

beremylovechild:

When Nicki Minaj came out with Anaconda the media was like

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But now that J.lo & Iggy  have came out with the equally explicit “Booty “they’re like

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(via solarmetronome)

11AM
“It’s useless to wait - for a breakthrough, for the revolution, the nuclear apocalypse or a social movement. To go on waiting is madness. The catastrophe is not coming, it is here. We are already situated within the collapse of civilization. It is within this reality that we must choose sides.” The Coming Insurrection (via born-deleuze)

(via rustbeltjessie)

September232014
1PM
No paparazzi please

No paparazzi please

1PM
Well I finally found my Logan’s drink tickets… Sigh… Couple of days late.

Well I finally found my Logan’s drink tickets… Sigh… Couple of days late.

1PM
I think cowboy Stuart is glad I’m home

I think cowboy Stuart is glad I’m home

September212014
7PM
Hearse being amazing

Hearse being amazing

7PM
Hearse being amazing

Hearse being amazing

September192014

rustbeltjessie:

Reckless Chants #21: Now We Are 21 - available for preorder (zine will be completed and sent out by mid-October). $4.00 + shipping.

Between 68-76 pages (won’t be sure until all the writing and layout work is completed). 1/2 letter size.

Essays about punk/identity and punk as identity, the Persian Gulf War and how I developed my political consciousness, the 1980 film Times Square, the death of Tommy Ramone, and dealing with oppressive racist pseudo-punx/what to do when your heroes betray you. Stories about getting crushes on girls, growing up queer in a midwestern town, punk shows in Chicago and Kenosha, making out with girls at bars, diners, stick and poke tattoos, friendship, exploring the hidden places of Milwaukee, and the end of the summer. + an interview with Megan Ann Metcalf, curator of the recent LGBTQIA zine exhibit at UWM!

(PREORDER RECKLESS CHANTS #21 HERE)

Also available for preorder - the Reckless Chants #21 Super Extra Fun Pack. $6.00 + shipping.

If you order the Super Extra Fun Pack, not only do you get a copy of RC 21 - you also receive buttons, stickers, a CD copy of the official Reckless Chants #21 soundtrack, and a few other fun odds n’ ends. It’s worth the extra two bucks, I promise.

(PREORDER THE SUPER EXTRA FUN PACK HERE)

All preorders will help me pay for the first print run. If you can’t preorder (or even if you can), it would be great if you could repost and signal boost this information! Thanks!

The zine will also be available for trade (to those of you who I’ve already talked about trading with - we’re still on, I’m just not putting it up for trade publicly yet) or for $$ sent by post, but not until I have completed and printed it. I’ll repost ordering info when that happens. It will also be available from me, in person, at Milwaukee Zine Fest on November 8th.

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