Here’s something that’s been nagging me for ages: Nearly all contemporary art and illustration (I’m talking like 99.9% here), especially the shit that gets splashed around tumblr, is unified in its central themes - Deconstruction, distortion, distraction, decay, and chaos….
"Our good friend Sarah Kirsch was diagnosed over summer with Fanconi Anemia - a rare genetic disorder that causes Leukemia & other cancers. Despite being put through the ‘fn ringer by chemotherapy and long hospital stays, Sarah is staying strong and fighting hard, finally out of the hospital and at home with her amazing partner Jess and loving caregivers, Paul and Ilya.
Aside from the unconditional emotional and physical support Sarah has received from her devoted extended family, donations to date have been enormously helpful in lightening the financial burden of this kind of illness. The demand for supplies not covered by insurance is, however, unending - from food to cleaning supplies to lotion to kleenex to parking at the hospital…
If you’re able and would like to contribute in this way, please check out our Wepay account below. There is no donation too small, every $ helps.
Sarah used to be Mike, and has played in about 15 zillion amazing bands including Navio Forge, John Henry West, Torches to Rome, Bread and Circuits, and so on. Chances are any of the good hardcore you’ve listened to in the last 15 years (and bands I’ve played guitar in) have been influenced by her in some way. So donate if you can.
Dase has probably played in more bands and owned more pedals than most people have had hot meals in their lives. He has done a bunch of cool art for a bunch of cool bands (At Dark, No Anchor and his own, Encircling Sea). I coerced him to talk at length about said bands, side projects, pedals and…
“This morning, the Vic Racing Minister (Denis Napthine) announced more funding to the Greyhound Owner and Breeder Incentive Scheme, basically encouraging the breeding of more racing greyhounds. Approx 20,000 greyhounds are bred in Australia each year. Approx 5% of those are adopted out. That leaves 19,000 - what do you think happens to them? Best case scenario is they’re euthanised, but that’s more expensive than a bullet or cutting their ears off so they can’t be identified and traced back to their owner. Send a quick email - firstname.lastname@example.org - it’s the least you can do to at least register your concern.”