I’ve never seen “Dancing With the Stars” and don’t ever plan to. But I love that Chaz Bono is the first transgender celebrity on the show. I wonder if he’s the first transgender celebrity to ever be featured on a prime time show. Of course, there are those who fear for America’s children, who fear that kids will turn transgender by seeing Chaz shake his groove thing. That’s just fucking dumb. And I was going to go into a fairly angry rant about dumb fucks, but Lewis Black (my most favorite comedian ever) has done it for me:
Got this from Grandmaster Chu and I thought I’d just quote him:
I just launched a project here in Beijing and online, and was hoping you might help get the word out. THE UNCOOL is an extended mixtape with tracks of hip-hop, pop/r&b, and spoken word poetry, all dealing with hope, healing, and brokenness. The regular version is a free download; the special edition is $5, with 3 extra songs, lyrics & commentary, and accompanying photographs. All profits from the special edition go to the Red Thread Movement, a charity that works to provide education and employment for at-risk girls and women rescued from the illegal sex trade in Nepal.
THE UNCOOL is available now at Grandmaster’s bandcamp site. The regular edition is free to stream and download, the Special Edition includes three new songs, photos, commentary, and lyrics and goes for $5. All proceeds go to the Red Thread Movement.
And here’s an interview with Chu explaining what the Red Thread Movement is and why the project is so important to him.
I didn’t finish this until last night, but here’s the mini print you’ll receive when you order the ARTIST EDITION of Back to the Grind. The layout is definitely inspired by art deco master Alphonse Mucha. I absolutely love his poster work. I’ve thrown in some Asian motifs like my interpretation of Hokusai’s “Great Wave Off Kanagawa” and the family crests. I don’t actually know the families, I just like those three.
If I figure out how to print bigger versions of these on my printer, I might take a few with me to shows next year. We’ll see.
If you catch me in the wild you get a piece of candy. Maybe. If you'd like to see me at a Con, please let them know about me. If you'd like to book me for an appearance, shoot me an email and I'll get back to you. Currently listing dates for 2013.