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On being at home

plus what I'm listening to and leftover tour shirts

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I spent the entirety of last month on the road with Alkaline Trio and Drug Church, chasing a tour bus, losing a lot of sleep, and having an absolute world of fun on stage. For those of you who caught one of the shows, I can't thank you enough for being there. Or thank Alkaline Trio enough for having us. What a wild time.

I may have overcommitted to writing a weekly newsletter while also being on that particular tour, so I appreciate everyone's patience as I get back into the swing of things.

I've found that while managing a lot of spinning plates, being at home now gives me the space for things like:

  • waking up early
  • spending time with my planner
  • folding laundry
  • watering the houseplants
  • watering the garden
  • long showers
  • impromptu visits from friends
  • cooking overly complicated dinners
  • pourover coffee
  • catching up on Abbot Elementary
  • the long list of movies I want to watch
  • time outside with Lucy

I took this past couple of weeks to focus on those things and recharge, and I hope you all have the opportunity to do that sometimes, when the world is hell bent on making that next to impossible.

A friend recently emphasized to me that home is home. It's the most important, at the end of the day. Domestic space and domesticity itself has always held a significance to me in the context of surviving as a queer person and I no longer take it for granted.

What I've been listening to:

Rosie Tucker - Paperclip Maximizer
Their whole new record, UTOPIA NOW!, is great.

Chappel Roan - Good Luck, Babe!
Someone please for the love of god get this out of my head. I'm sorry in advance.

Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
My playlists these days think it's still 2012, apparently.

Good Luck - Stars Were Exploding
I had been thinking about this song a lot lately and now they're reuniting at the First Unitarian Church on April 28. I can't go, but if you can be there, please let me live vicariously through you.

Currently Reading

There's Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension by Hanif Abdurraqib

Since I'm home from tour, I have what's left of the tour shirts up for sale now. Free shipping in the US. Limited numbers so go grab one while you can!

Records are also available as always over on Bandcamp.

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