Aldous Harding, Designer

Lantern at the Rickshaw Stop, SF. Photo by author.

Aldous Harding visited SF last night for one of the precious US dates on her current tour in support of her album Designer.

She plays in Los Angeles tomorrow to another sold out show.

My companion and I made the mistake of lingering on a sofa near the merchandise table during the opening act. So despite the small venue, I was further from the musicians than I wanted to be once Aldous began. But the sound was wonderful. I kept looking over to the sound man to see him enjoying it as much as I was.

I did get to see Aldous before the show, as she was heading out to the front of the club twice. She had a look one has when trying not to forget something or perhaps when one’s mind is elsewhere.

Most of the songs were from the new album.

Weight of the planet diagnoses someone inaccessible due to imagined or real duty.

The mildly threatening lyrics of Treasure .

I think there was at least one song from the Party album.

The encore was a cover of Gerry Rafferty – Right Down the Line. Sung slowly as if by a quiet Kate Bush.

It ended too soon. I wanted to volunteer for the tour (as is often the case) but dutifully went home to my family.

A package containing Designer on vinyl was waiting when I got home on the dining room table. I’ve listened to it four times so far today. Five.

https://www.aldousharding.com/

DC 4/23/2019


It would make a nice disco


From WikiLeaks


#Newrecord


The GOP should go back to the old hats


Silent Walk, Change the name.

Silent Walk 3

Honsberger & Chacko must resign.


Social Media 2019


DC asks the audience

If one runs for POTUS should one:

A. Run as a GRN and be labeled a red.

B. Run as an IND and be excluded from TV debates.

C. Run as a DEM and be excluded by a rigged primary.

D. Run as a GOP and be labeled an overt fascist.

(so many options)


Silent March through Dixie


Boycott the Marin Independent Journal

Please contact the Marin IJ and ask them to disable anonymous commenting under their online articles. Anonymous commenting is enabling trolls to post hate speech.


BDS language now in public contracts in Nevada.

excerpt from proposed contract for public work in Nevada

WeAreDixie = NotLikeThis


Questions for the City

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Regional Coordination


DC sends letter of intent to GRN PCSC

DC in Marin, CA

David Curtis sent a letter of intent to the Green Party Presidential Campaign Support Committee yesterday from Marin, CA.

He expressed his willingness to participate in a panel discussion of persons seeking the GRN presidential nomination. The event is tentatively scheduled for July in Salem, MA during the annual mtg of the Green Party US.

http://salem.gp.org/hello-world/


WaPo: In a wealthy, liberal community…


Boycott the State of the Union address.

David Curtis urges social media users to boycott the SOTU address content

WeAreDixie has a problem

Absent any coherent argument in defense of the civil war era chosen label: “Dixie”, WeAreDixie has waged an anonymous personal attack campaign on multiple specific individuals in our community.

One member of WeAreDixie, Paul Brunell, asks nearly everyone within hearing range: “Do you think I am a racist?” I have met no other individual in 54 years who does that. I am not a mental health therapist, but I hope he considers seeking help for the benefit of our community.

Mr Brunell is now costing us valuable time reviewing his multiple defamatory online posts with our attorneys to decide a best course of response to his lunacy.

“WeAreDixie” literally means: the people think they are Dixie. They think a re-branding exercise is a criticism of them personally. They make a mistake beginning architecture students sometimes make. Criticism of a word is not criticism of them.

The known members of WeAreDixie:

Victor Reizman, Paul Brunell, Martin Slavin, Karen Schellenberg, Jessica Freilich, Isabelle Finney, Frank Ridley, Ron McGinnis, Richard Wenzel, Maxine McGinnis, Armand Pantaleon, Renee Adelmann

(per public comment record)


ChangeTheName submits petitions to the Superintendent of Dixie School District