20 years in the making I finally put my first record out. Due to copious amount of weed smoking in my youth I don't remember much vividly. I remember being scared, love struck, and all that but I don't remember when and wheres.
But I do remember the first time I picked up a guitar. The first time I spoke into a mic. The first time I hit a drum. Hell, I remember banging on a fisher price piano in my high chair watching the muppets. I remember every fucking thing about those moments. The smell, the touch, everything.
There isn't much I've wanted to do in this life as much as play music, listen to music, be around music. It takes up most my days. Even when I'm writing sketch comedy or whatever, I have to be listening to the perfect album to write THAT sketch. Its pulled me out of depression, addiction, and even suicidal thoughts.
I don't know what this record will do for other people. I know we set out to make a rock record. Not prop comedy. But not preachy unfunny bullshit either. A rock record with lyrics that mattered to me. Lyrics about all of the horrible politics in this weird, about being a weirdo and setting out to find other weirdos.
Maybe this will make some of you feel less alone. I hope it does. Thats what music does for me everyday.
Thanks to everyone who made this possible! Go get it! Pass it around. Burn it for friends. This is just the beginning.
(2016/10/28) Tessa Hersh and Jonathan Braylock on Black Mirror, being child-free, voter suppression, and DAPL protests
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Tessa Hersh (@wellitclaire) and Jonathan Braylock (@jonbraylock) join Citizen Radio! Black Mirror’s especially haunting new season and being the only child-free person in your group of friends. Also, the frustrations of debating someone who doesn’t believe in facts, 99% more Latinos have already voted than in 2012, Trump loyalists planned voter intimidation using fake ID badges and fake exit polls, states have been slow to reverse the effects of voter ID laws overruled by federal courts (this is what real voter suppressions looks like), dramatic photos capture hundreds protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, and Donald Trump has close financial ties with the Dakota Access Pipeline company because of course he does
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