I went to an event called “Writing During The Apocalypse” this weekend, a workshop for writing + activism. It was really groovy. I wanted to share a few gems from the session with y’all:
“WHEN YOU’RE BEING VULNERABLE YOU’RE NOT BEING AN ASSHOLE”
This really cannot be repeated enough.
“EVOLVE THE RANT”
A rant is about anger. A story is about change. Anger is useful, but stories are more interesting. Find something you’re angry about and tell the story of how it changed you.
And my personal favorite quote from the day:
“ONLY DO THINGS THAT ARE EITHER NECESSARY OR HEALING”
This Lambchop cover of Prince’s “When You Were Mine” lands squarely in the latter category. The Nashville (very) alt-country act made one of my favorite least expected albums last year and are keeping the winning streak going with this beautiful song.
Kurt Wagner’s mumbling vocals fall somewhere between 22 A Million and For Emma, Forever Ago on the tender-sweet autotune scale, while a simple piano-guitar-snare combo carve out a hollow melancholy hinted at, but never totally explored in, the 1980 classic.