Hi sweet creatures -
What an intense time we're living through. I have so much on my mind, so much that it overwhelms me sometimes. I'm imagining most of you see me out there on the networks doing my best to be a part of constructive ways to dismantle systems of oppression. That's where most of my energy is going right now, especially in that world. Anyone who has any questions about that, I'm always here to talk about it. Seriously, just reach out with any questions, or just to vent. We need each other now more than ever.
I have lotsa news coming about trying to put together some small personal shows in the fall. Anyone interested in having me sing in yr backyard etc, lemme know. Also, people have been asking me to do little remote hellos to their sweeties and such, and it's felt great, so if you wanna do that or have me involved in a personal gift (recordings, lyrics etc), I'd love that. We could do that as an individual sliding-scale thing, or you can join IDEAS and it'll happen as part of that as much as you like. I'm also making a big, badass album with some amazing friends around the world! Lots more about that soon.
For now, though, even and especially in my art and selling stuff, I'm doing all I can to use my little platform to raise awareness and money for people who really need it. To that end, I made a thing with my sweetheart (she did the lettering) that I really love:
I've always thought of the LoveMystery image as being bigger than me or the music, and this felt like a perfect way to say that. I know life is confusing and scary right now, and the more I center myself in love and humility about all that I have yet to learn, the better I feel. The LoveMystery image, esp in this context, helps to remind me of that.
This shirt will the first shirt I 've made that I'm gonna wear. I hope you'll join me in wearing it proudly, and speaking up in all the ways you can. I've got it available on tons of clothing in tons of colors right now in the new Yard Sale custom shop. If you'd like it on a mug or anything else you can imagine, lemme know and we'll make it happen. All the money from this and the other #blacklivesmatter designs goes to organizations that are supporting this amazing movement for long-overdue equality and justice. Free shipping offers for the next few days, too! Just use “FREESHIP6200503ec” at checkout.
Okay, back to it. I hope this finds you & yrs safe & happy through the storms. Again, reach out anytime. You can comment on this post below, or write to me direct. I am even more grateful for this community in times like these.