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Palliativity 206: The Homesick Cabaret

Posted on August 29, 2013

You are here, on some level, because you too are fascinated with the retelling of the epic rock-opera that is

the 20th century.

And I your host, this contemporary creative, am tirelessly fetishizing the fetishization of the exotic,

and dissecting the legends of everyday people who lived with a genuineness that makes my teeth hurt.

A colonial march of good and evil, might and right, Axis and Ally, freedom blues and commie red.

A time built on accepting unknowns while furiously scribbling in the empty spaces on the map.

A time when we hadn't yet reached the depths of space or the seas outside of our dreams,

Until we chose to claim them.

When questions were more important than answers, but flags more important still.

And we humble apes huddled around the embers of spilt oil and split atoms.

A terrifying epoch indeed.

The only thing scarier still is that this story arc isn't over.

We are currently tearing thru Act 4 and, "something wicked this way comes."

Alas, we still live in an age of post-colonial world culture adolescence.

This is my heartbreaking nostalgia. This curse of memory. This march of time.

The beat goes on, but instead, I choose to dance.

The Burning Beat - Audio-Curio-Cabaret from The Roustabouts on Vimeo.

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Palliativity 205: Postmodern Jukebox

Posted on August 15, 2013

These guys get me.

An appreciation for history is one thing, but I'd rather just dive right in.

There's something humbling and pleasantly subversive about reopening a sealed piece of the past,

remixing it with the present and making it dance again.

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Midnight Radio – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Posted on August 12, 2013

Midnight Radio

I can't believe it's already been 5 years. Our first dance at our wedding was set to Origin of Love.

Because love is not about conquest or sacrifice or submitting to some higher being.

Love knocks down the wall.

I spent far too much time building that divide, between myself and the pieces of myself I couldn't bare to hope for.

But then she came into my life and the bricks crumbled to dust.

In that warm embrace we are free to be ourselves.

"And you were so much more than any god could ever plan, more than a woman or a man.

And now I understand how much I took from you:

That, when everything starts breaking down, you take the pieces off the ground

And show this wicked town something beautiful and new."

— Hedwig ATAI, Wicked Little Town

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Palliativity 201: I’ve already spent too much time doing things I didn’t want to…

Posted on July 11, 2013

Do it With a Rockstar - Amanda Palmer

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"Smile— the end is near and it's high time. The light's amazing, man.

So time your Instagram, the rapture swallowing the land.

But we're the last ones laughing. Pictures or it didn't happen."

— Amanda Fucking Palmer, Smile

I realize that my art is a much more direct reference of a reference than most.

When people ask, I am happy to share where all the pieces came from and how they came to dance together:

Most people will just nod and process the flood of info they weren't really ready for.

Some people really get into it and an intense hour-long conversation can pass in an instant.

Others get angry, because digital and collage and reproducible and probably cause they didn't think of it first.

No apologies here.

Go make your own art.

My favorite ones just walk up to a piece, laugh and smile. Those are the people that really get me.

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Harpy

Posted on June 10, 2013

Harpy

"Without music, life would be a mistake."

— Friedrich Nietzsche —

NSFWUYJIA (not safe for work unless your job is awesome)

Magic starts at mark 1:00

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Palliativity 189: bad motherf#cker

Posted on March 28, 2013

Time to bust-out of your Monday to Friday:

The Biting Elbows sure know how to have a good time.

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