update, merch sale, and something new.
I’ve decided to stay home until i’ve paid off the rest of my debts. In the meantime I am going to hopefully get a full length together, save the money to release that on my own and give it a proper push, and ideally play some shows regionally both acoustic and full band. Short term sacrifice.
In other news:
Summer T-Shirt Sale over at ymaewk.hellomerch.com
I’ve also decided I need a new creative space outside of you me and everyone we know so i started a blog or website or something where i’ll be doing some writing and posting music and selling some things i make and so on and so forth.
www.copperandbone.com is a thing.
Fox has been consistently under-reporting sexual assault in the military. So this is one way that they can do that.
color me surprised.
Gentlemen. This is what rape culture is like:
Imagine you have a Rolex watch. Nice fancy Rolex, you bought it because you like the way it looks and you wanted to treat yourself. And then you get beaten and mugged and your Rolex is stolen. So you go to the police. Only, instead of investigating the crime, the police want to know why you were wearing a Rolex instead of a regular watch. Have you ever given a Rolex to anyone else? Is it possible you wanted to be mugged? Why didn’t you wear long sleeves to cover up the Rolex if you didn’t want to be mugged?
And then after that, everywhere you go, there are constant jokes about stealing your Rolex. People you don’t even know whistle at your Rolex and make jokes about cutting your hand off to get it. The media doesn’t help either; it portrays people who wear Rolexes as flamboyant assholes who secretly just want someone to come along and take that Rolex off their hands. When damn, all you wanted was to wear a nice watch without getting harassed for it. When you complain that you are starting to feel unsafe, people laugh you off and say that you are too uptight. Never mind you got violently attacked for the crime of wearing a friggin time piece.
Imagining all that? It sucks, doesn’t it.
Now imagine you could never take the Rolex off.
POZ Show Review: You, Me & Everyone We Know - 05/20/13
When Ben Liebsch, the mastermind and tortured soul behind You, Me and Everyone We Know, announced that he would be going on an acoustic headlining tour, many were unsure of what to expect. Just two short years ago, the band he had fought for years to put together walked out after a series of bad decisions had driven them away.
However, like the two EPs Liebsch has released (the heartfelt, apologetic A Great Big Hole and the socially conscious I Wish More People Gave a Shit), the “An Evening with You, Me and Everyone We Know Tour” is best enjoyed if the listener (and in this case, observer) looks beyond the past and lets the band’s music speak for itself.
Though this is a tour that is clearly centered around the headliner’s set, the evening would not have been the same had it not been for the two compelling sets turned in by the two opening acts: Dayton, Ohio’s the Orphan, the Poet and soul-rock band Squid the Whale. The Orphan, the Poet had a very eclectic mix of rock sounds, and no matter what style their songs were, they had the talent to pull it off. After ending their set with a new song, TOTP gave way to Squid the Whale, who, despite singer Bradley Walden visibly limping through an injured ankle, performed an energetic and fun set.
Featuring a surprise appearance from Ben Liebsch on a song Liebsch later recalled helping the band write, Squid the Whale was able to win over the crowd despite a severe medical setback, and showed off their blend of soul and rock with flair and precision.