Richmond isnt safe starting now
Dont go to Richmond tomorrow or Monday until everything is over. It will not be safe. Leave Richmond if you can. If you are a minority, this goes double. You are not safe. Dozens of white nationalist, Nazi, fascist and otherwise far right militas are on their way to Rva right now to take part in the 2nd amendment protest on Monday. Richmond is not safe. If you can't leave, don't leave the house. Lock the door. The militias will be roaming streets. Please stay safe.
Seriously, Monday isn't the time to go to ur first protest or to confront fash for the first time. If u aren't prepared u'll get urself and ur comrades covering for you killed. u can do other things like inform your friends in Rva now to be safe, donate to local antifash orgs, and on Twitter, take pictures of any fash you see, mark with timestamp and location, and tweet it out w #fashspotting or DM it to /@TheQueerCrimer for them to post if you want to not draw attention to yourself.
Idk if any of you are in Richmond, but please don't leave the house unless you absolutely have to until this protest on Monday is over. If ur OOTL, a yearly 2A protest in Rva is being co-opted by fascists. 6 fash have already been arrested with the intent to kill and 3 of them with a plan to kill specific people. Assume the entire city is unsafe until this whole thing is over. If you aren't seasoned antifash, dont go to the protest, especially if you're a minority, you WILL get shot.
Toot string about killing your idols (1/5)
First said by Sonic Youth in 1983, after getting a bad review by music critic Robert Christgau, Sonic Youth wrote:
“I don’t know why you want to impress Christgau Ah, let that shit die and find out the new goal, Kill Your Idols”
So ‘Kill your idols’ originally meant: stop putting people on a platform in our head. Don’t make someone out to be special because they’re famous. Stop caring so much what they think. It was about how you relate to celebrities.
one of my all time faves is releasing his album one song at a time, and this one might be one of my new favorites of his
My cousins live in an absolute rural hellhole on the Eastern shore, but because it's such a hellhole, there's cheap houses with a lot of cheap land, and since there's so many little streams and rivers running throughout the area, a lot of the houses are waterfront
This is all to say I went kayaking on a stream that smelled like farm runoff but it's ok cause it was pretty
What were people's favourite new albums/bands/gigs of 2019? I really enjoyed the two EPs from a London band called Dry Cleaning - they have a punk sound, with spoken word vocals that veer from the mundane to the surreal without missing a beat. This track is a good example:
Don't do drugs, kids.
Trans musician based out of DC
I'm Sierra, she/they
bird-tree-girl done by @KosChristine over on twitter
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