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the southern US genuinely scares me like my map of ‘states i will willingly go to for college’ looks more or less like
if you’re coming to the us this is a good travel guide fyi <3
thats pretty ignorant tbh
so are the racist and prejudiced people who live in those areas
Yes, because the non-southern US is an enlightened land where no racist ppl exist. I must have hallucinated the last few decades of American history where race riots happened in Oakland, California and Los Angeles and Philadelphia, where police brutality against POC happened in NYC on the reg, where currently there’s ongoing protests and violence surrounding the racist killing of a black man by police in Missouri.
The South has a horrible, wretched history of violence and racism—but so do all the other states in the US. You know what else the South has? A rich culture of POC in nearly every state—black, latin@ and chican@, native american, creole. It’s absolutely ignorant to ignore the lives of these ppl in favor of a white supremacist narrative of American culture that lauds the North & West as bastions of utopic race relations just bc more rich white ppl have been able to colonize those spaces.
Fuck that noise.
!!!!!!!!!!! Liz Ott, y’all. Liz Ott. That’s who.
As I was catching up to what she wrote, first I just started to take it in.
And my first thought was to calmly explain everything that was wrong about these notions.
But honestly I was overwhelmed.
Luckily, this came across my dash courtesy of Liz, who also understood the gravity of these mistaken notions.
And she had already taken care of business.
Which, honestly, shouldn’t surprise anyone. I mean, Liz Ott. She’s great, right?
Even so, I just can’t help but stand behind her here and admire the good work she’s done.
I guess, at the end of the day, what I’m saying is this: Liz Ott, y’all. Liz Ott. That’s who.
Fundamentalists: Making Satanists the Good Guys Since
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This Just In
Battling Boy’s dad’s helm is not simply Thor’s but more rad/scrappy. It is actually B’wana Beast’s, plus wings and black spraypaint. Or B’wana Beast found it after the wings fell off. I can’t really remember which is farther in the future.
Anyhow: I mean, really? It took me this long to see that? I need to be reading more DC Gorilla Stories.
Glory Fires update
Lee ‘n dem played the afterparty, and there was a lot there, too—not to mention all of the other music/details/dramatis personae involved yesterday. Before the end of the first song, Lee broke a string on the restrung guitar he had at the first show. Thus, he took out the backup guitar (which he’d never played onstage before), and proceeded to make it about 6 more songs before breaking a string on that as well. So Eric, the other guitarist, gave him his instrument while leaving to stage to borrow a guitar from the opening act, which spurred the then-three piece Glory Fires to take us to Rockaway Beach in the meantime. Only thing is, by this point, something between this third guitar and Lee’s rig was fucking up such that pretty soon it would cut out every coupla minutes and he’d have to get down and futz with his pedalboard trying to figure out how to fix it while singing and playing. And he kept it together. Then talked to me for longer than he should have considering he coulda been eating pizza instead after the show.
So, what’s the point of this update? The tally: 24 hours, 3 sets, 4 hours of sleep, 4 broken guitars.