Everyone's favotite Southern holiday!
I was super pumped to see the Southern Media Makers Caucus on the agenda today at the Allied Media Conference, and a little disappointed in the way it played out.
The facilitator, Jordan Flaherty (of Left Turn fame), feeling an under-representation of Southerners at the conference over the years, wanted to know how we could bring the AMC back to the South and/or how we could bring more of the South to the AMC in future. Does the South need an AMC of its very own?
I was awkwardly getting a little too drunk with a bunch of activists last night at the Majestic when I happened upon this heavenly apparition on my way to make a piss: Duane the Teenage Weirdo and Nikky Velvet.
Detroit, you are a beautiful, gracefully-aging metropolis, a well-squatted, food security wonderland. It’s no wonder that from your loins you managed to conceive these beautiful children. I can only describe their performance as an underage, futuristic David Bowie/Mad Max orgasm. Ms. Velvet happened to be wearing the sequined gown I can only pray I am buried in. Duane surrounded himself with monitors bearing illustrations of his own beautiful visage. Dancing, screaming, laughter.
If this recording doesn’t really do it for you, please hold your judgements. These kids just ooze freshness and sincerity all over the place. Must see them live. Hopefully soon!
Sarah SK and I are in Motor City representing NBNB at the 3rd US Social Forum. If you’re in town, please join us for an unscheduled workshop this Saturday at 2 pm at the Spirit of Hope Church, 1519 MLK Blvd. The workshop will be a radical space for anyone who identifies as a lady to break away from the formality of the official workshops and plenaries. It’s an intended space for anarcha-ladies to meet and greet, as well as to share experiences from the Forum and our hometown organizing. But, really it can be anything we want!
Please enjoy this amazing photo essay by Bruce Gilden about the telling economic decay of Detroit and it’s potential for insurrection.