Part espionage, part get-off-da-grid, part an Immediatist Potlatch (re: Hakim Bey) but all party.
The other week Blacktooth Records threw a Happening that was co-occurring with the Nashville moped chapter The Dead Ped’s annual rally: R.I.P. One-million solipsistic fractions came together after weeks of scouting out a location that would be hidden to those governing authorities, and made known to the appropriate sources only by its google coordinates. The individual tribal leaders communicated between each other and then to their people, and we all convened at the appropriate local in a psycho-kinetic skill known as Freedom. Hendrix blared from a radio, drinks were in hand, and no cars were present (save the one acting as a jukebox). 150+ mopeds, bikes, skate boards and pedestrians all dancing on the outskirts of Metropolis, surrounded by bricks and left to our own outpouring.
Pictures by Mary Nell Jr. and co. below.
More Happenings will be happening. Keep our feelers out.
meanwhile, in other realms————————
Square People will be putting out Cosmic Sans vol. 2 on Cicada Shell. This compilation acts as a “best of” for Chris Murray’s more recent, non-Jazz Maturity releases (of which there are many. One must be supremely fastidious or extremely fool-hearty to undertake this task alone). Adjoining the compilation is a video, shot by our good friend Drew Mayard and designed by Sam White, for the song Unfettered. As Square People’s official biographer, I’ve always said Unfettered was the hit that never was. Check it out below.