I’m really crap at this “posting about events beforehand” thing. I believe my new resolution is to provide better notice. I’ll be reading tonight at The Cyberpunk Apocalypse in Upper Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh. The address is 5431 Carnegie Street. I think the event starts around 7:30, and some really amazing writers are reading before me. (Most of whom are actually better performers than I).
I’ll be reading from my new novel, as the capstone to my writer’s residency here in Pittsburgh. The event is probably free or really cheap and the sort of thing where you could talk your way in free if you had to.
I will be speaking at the baltimore book festival in the Radical Book Pavilion set up by those fine folk at Red Emma’s. I’m not sure who will be joining me in my presentation, although I think at least one or two of the interviewed authors will be there. But come help me celebrate the release of Mythmakers & Lawbreakers on September 27th, 2009, 3pm, Baltimore.
I’ll be running a workshop, too, at 4:30, called “Intellectual Property Is Theft”, based a bit on that zine that we put out, Intellectual Property Is Theft. I’ll go over some of the basics of copyright and alternative licenses, plus promote Creative Commons as the greatest thing since dumpstered bread.
Anyone in NY or the outlying areas, you should really think about coming to the bookfair. Sure, all the tabling is usually pretty commercial, but, well, it’s a great way to spread ideas and also there are plenty of workshops, plus it’s a great chance to hang out.
I’ll be playing a show at Dundee House (4 Dundee Street), upstairs, in Asheville, NC tomorrow. Show starts at 8. I’ll be playing with Manson Family Picnic, who are from Brooklyn, and then my good friends Bob Villain and If Not I Then Who Then. It will be good. I will hopefully be playing new material. (Sorry, all the links are to myspace pages.)
If I had more money than I do, I sure as hell would be at the Fifth Zagreb Anarchist Bookfair this April 3rd-5th. One of the things I love so much about being an anarchist is the connections we have with people all over the world, and I love coming to understand how different cultures embrace the idea of anti-authoritarianism, to find out what motivates them historically and culturally, etc. etc.
So basically I’m a nerd about this stuff. I wish I could go. Anyone who is going, pretty please print out a bunch of Tangled Wilderness zines and bring them with you to give away!
I’m excited as hell to play with Old Horsey. Everyone in the band is grand, but my dear friend Sparrow (pictured) who plays in Old Horsey is the person who gave me my first accordion and taught me how to play. This is therefore up there in importance with the first time I played drums for Ego Likeness.
So yeah, I’m playing next monday, February 9th, 2008. At Bobo Gallery in Asheville North Carolina. It’s right in downtown on Lexington, near the top of that hill that Lexington is. Can’t miss it unless you’re not looking or you somehow miss it. Come! (Not that anyone in Asheville reads this blog, but ah well). If you miss me there, I’m playing a house show on the 19th as well. Do people announce house shows (with addresses) on the internet? I’ll have to look into that.
Wow, I’m really bad at announcing my shows on here, which is funny because it was one of the main reasons I started this blog. Oh well. I’m playing my first Asheville, North Carolina show. Tonight, at Firestorm Cafe & Books, Asheville’s own anarchist-run cafe. I’ll be sharing the stage with my friend Scugly and someone else I don’t actually know, who apparently makes music with an accordion and toy instruments.
The show is a benefit for Everglades Earth First!, our friends down in Florida who are working tirelessly to protect some of the last old growth swamp in Florida, which is being destroyed by, surprise suprise, a fossil fuels power plant. 17 EF!er’s were arrested on January 10th for contesting the fact that the public hasn’t been allowed to witness the destruction, and they’re facing fairly serious legal fees.
So yeah, come out tonight and listen to me and others play, and give money that will go to help these activists. One of the great things about Earth First!, as compared to donating to other environmental groups, is that every earth first activist is a volunteer. [exception: the staff of the Earth First! Journal is paid a very modest stipend to work full time on publishing. But that’s not where we’re raising money for anyhow.]
You’d think that I’d put this on, but I didn’t. It just turns out that the people at Red Emma’s in Baltimore really are just that cool. They are putting on a Winter dance, complete with live orchestral music, masks, dark magic, and of course alcohol, that ponderous potion. I’m pretty excited. It’s being held at 2640, a community/radical space in a radical Methodist church that was . $10-15 sliding scale, Saturday, December 13th 2008. 7:30-10pm.
So yeah, come. Come for the music, the dancing, the mystique. Come to support Red Emma’s, because they deserve it. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided.
If you want to be super cool, print out either the quartersheet flyer (print on letter, cut into 4), or the legal-paper sized poster and put them up / hand them out.
I know, I know, I give like no warning for these things. But I only just now got finalized details on the thing. I’m playing a show tonight in baltimore, 7pm at Charm City Art Space, 1729 Maryland Ave. (Their website is woefully out of date, by the way.) It’s a benefit for Baltimore’s branch of Rising Tide, which is grassroots radical group that confronts the social justice issues of global warming (basically, addressing that global warming will screw over the poor even sooner than it screws over everyone). Anyhow, they are great people with their hearts firmly in their work, and deserve support.
I’ll be playing with Cringe (who I can’t find anything about), Randi Williams (another acoustic musician), and the “90s ukulele cover band” Car Phone.