Transmitting from outside the meta-bubble

Hey gang,

Greetings from Orlando, where I’m currently participating in a conference on behalf of the day job. I’ll elaborate more later, but this scene is weird. Actually, I think possibly a good chunk of the world outside of my isolated, rural, academic bubble may be weird. Or at the very least strangely tattooed and infatuated with animated, whitewashed approximations of predominately germanic folk literature. Needless to say, I’m not partaking, owing largely to classes, studying and rehearsing for some upcoming shows in San Francisco. That would in fact be the reason for this post.

So dig: in about two weeks, I’m heading west to play some shows and teach a workshop – not to mention visit friends, tae care of some business, eat some foods and keep it real. Its been over two years since my last trip, so I’m psyched, though also apprehensive that even more of the region I called home for most of my twenties has been replaced with whatever trend is being chalked up to digital avarice this week. Maybe a food-sharing app? Is that a thing? Not to be all tangential (Me, really?) but the other day we were at Xime’s kindergarten orientation and I ended up talking to one of the teachers about how I’m using the internet less and less as I get older. I mean, seriously – I have just about everything most people use the internet for – job, car, relationship, stereo, etc. Other than paying bills and work stuff, what else do I need it for? I guess that would change if we lived in a place that had more of a take-out culture, but seeing as most spots are farm to table because we have an abundance of farms and tables (as represented by more restaurants per capita in Ithaca than New York City…) thee really isn’t much of a need to order up out of convenience. But enough peeping in on my bubble within a bubble-styled existence – here’s the current itinerary:

Show 1: Peacock Lounge, June 19. Me solo, Anla Courtis, TendHer, Dimuzio and Wobbly, as presented by the good folks at Resipiscent. Here’s the info in visual form:

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Day the Second: Label Showcase! More officially, a VauxFlores Industrial Label Showcase! Come see me jam with [ruidobello], Usufruct do their thing and Oa process voices like whoa. This one’s on the 20th at the Luggage Store. Flyer by me, naturally.

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Day off on the 21st. There’s a big Solstice to-do at the Garden of Memory that’s blocked out just about everything else from happening that evening due to the sheer number of folks performing. Seeing as I’m an out-of towner and don’t just randomly honor the dad because they’re there, I’m gonna sit this one out. Maybe I’ll go get a torta and take up residence at the Latin American Club. Please someone tell me that place still exists.

Day 4: Pro Arts in Oakland on the 24th. I’m teaching a workshop there during the day (more on that soon), but in the evening, come see me play solo (or maybe with a surprise guest or two?) alongside The Noriegas, Cruel Work and The deletist. Here be flyer. I fly out the next day, but if anyone wants to go look at some trees in nature, before I split, I wouldn’t be opposed. Ok, enough for now – back to studying for this crazy industry certification thing I’m doing. Test is on Wednesday. I so have this.

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~ by vauxflores on June 10, 2019.