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"These days I just can’t seem to say what I mean. I just can’t. Every time I try to say something, it misses the point. Either that or I end up saying the opposite of what I mean. The more I try to get it right the more mixed up it gets. Sometimes I can’t even remember what I was trying to say in the first place. It’s like my body’s split in two and one of me is chasing the other me around a big pillar. We’re running circles around it. The other me has the right words, but I can never catch her."

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via cosmicspread)

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Tides

Dear friends & family,

The week of reckoning has finally arrived!

After almost three months of hard work from myself, my wonderful bandmates and my incredible producer, I am releasing my first album, TIDES this week!

This is a project I have had in mind in some form for the past five years, with songs I wrote when I was 19 and songs I wrote this past winter, and everything in between. It is my great pleasure to be able to put it forth into the world, and of course, I owe all of you immense thanks for your support and patience and kindness during the process and throughout my life. I am so grateful I’ve finally gotten to do this, and I hope you enjoy it.

Additionally, and somewhat astoundingly, the band I’ve been playing with this year, The Live Cultures is releasing its own album as well, this week also. This is not just my music, but music from all of my incredible bandmates.

Both albums have handmade cases! The first 120 TIDES albums are in special edition linoleum block hand-printed cases, and the Live Cultures album features homemade stamp artwork.

Here is a music video by the wonderful Julia Ross of my song “West”


AND FINALLY

UPCOMING SHOWS

Thurs June 26 @ Goodbye Blue Monday
(1087 Broadway BK) @ 8PM
8 PM The Live Cultures
9 PM Gorilla Jazz

Friday June 27th ALBUM RELEASE PARTY 1 @ 7-11 PM
@ MAS House in BedStuy, BK, the concert and release party for Alison Dineen’s first album TIDES and The Live Cultures first album THE LIVE CULTURES! Alison Dineen with The Live Culture & Yaniv Kot

Saturday June 28th ALBUM RELEASE PARTY 2 @ 8:30 PM
@ Espresso 77 in Jackson Heights, with Yaniv Kot & The Live Cultures, join us for a good night of original folk and old school blues and soul, and the release of my 1st album TIDES & The Live Cultures album release. It is also The Live Cultures summer tour KICKOFF concert, not to be missed. Yeast-related jokes will abound. Harmonium.

THE LIVE CULTURES TOUR SCHEDULE

JUNE 29 WASHINGTON, DC, “Communiverse” 1406 Webster St NW

JULY 1 PHILADELPHIA @ 916 S 48th STREET HOUSE SHOW

JULY 2 BEACON NY @ DOGWOOD

JULY 4 HUDSON NY @ THE SPOTTY DOG!

JULY 6 SHEFFIELD, MA

JULY 8 MIDDLEBURY VT @ 128 WEYBRIDGE STREET HOUSE SHOW @ 9PM

JULY 9 BURLINGTON VT @ RADIO BEAN 7 PM - 745 PM

JULY 10 GLOVER VT @ PARKER PIE, 730 PM- 10 PM

JULY 11 NORTHAMPTON, MA HOUSE CONCERT

JULY 14 PORTSMOUTH NH @ THE RED DOOR

JULY 18 BAR HARBOR ME

JULY 20 RHINEBECK NY FARMERS MARKET @ 1-2 PM

JULY 20 NEW YORK, NY BOHEMIAN GROVE


That is all for now folks. Thanks for reading and I look forward to seeing you soon! Be well until then,

Love

Ali

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Keith Haring’s apartment.

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"

Dear White Curators,

1. Diversity is not the inclusion of those not from New York. Diversity isn’t more white women. Diversity isn’t safe art. Diversity isn’t black bodies put on display by white artists.

2. You don’t get to appropriate diversity as a buzzword for your PR work. Besides, we know how to count:

—There is one black female artist (we refuse to count your fictional black female artist)

—You put the two Puerto Ricans in the basement …

—HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN is a collective of 38 mostly black & queer artists but barely gets treated as one artist. How amazing would it be if their 38 people counted as 38 people at the Whitney, which would accord them 40% of the museum’s space? They have been allotted an “evolving” temporary screening slot. They are the largest collective in the Biennial yet their real estate is virtually nonexistent.

—Gary Indiana, another white male artist trafficking in racist fantasies, receives more space, time and visibility than the 38 members of HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN

#tertiaryplacements #tertiarynarratives #tertiarybodies

3. Your theory is tired, your reasoning bland and your politics telling. To use Sara Ahmed’s term, your Biennial is a case study in “reproductive whiteness” – citation practices that privilege whiteness, white thinkers and white history to perpetuate whiteness. We know how to read between the lines.

4. Your choice to reproduce a whitewashed art world has material effects on the lived experiences of people of color and denies the shifts taking place in our visual world.

5. If you are interested in learning more about white supremacy operates in the art world see Pedro Velez’s ongoing public conversation: #drunkdictators #momumentsafari #AllYouArtEditorsareWhite #MonochromaticCritics #ProtestSigns #JamesCunonialism

Love and Kisses,

@clepsydras and @femme_couteau

"

— Eunsong Kim + Maya Isabella Mackrandilal, "The Whitney Biennial for Angry Women" (via jennifermehigan)