// NEW MONEY \\ 1.27.22 // Kill Rock Stars \\

  

Tonight I went to a barbecue in head-to-toe Gucci Epilogue by Alessandro Michele and ate veggie dogs on pretzel buns with rock legends whose posters used to hang on my wall as a teenager.

This is very relatable content!

When I was a baby gay growing up in the middle of the country I found a copy of the original Kill Rock Stars comp in the Alternative section of Camelot Music on a trip to the big city and it changed my ears forever.

I was 12 years old and hearing Bikini Kill, Kurt Cobain, Bratmobile, Courtney Love, Mecca Normal, (the) Melvins, Unwound, Heavens to Betsy, and all these other bands really opened my eyes to a bigger, louder, more accepting world than the one I had been born into. It saved me at the time.

Fast forward exactly 30 years and now I’m signed to Kill Rock Stars and have a song on the KRS comp alongside Deerhoof, Mary Lou Lord, Califone, Xiu Xiu, Against Me!, The Builders and the Butchers, Bitch, and so many other rad folks. Wild, dreamy stuff.

Get some for your ear holes in the store section of this site — and stay tuned for new tunes and videos coming your way here very soon.🖤

1995 hair and nose. Shout-out to the early 90s downtown Kansas City rave scene for everything else pictured here.

This dude was 16 and holding.💀

I have been waiting for this day for such a long time. 🖤

From USA TODAY:

The bar is low for the social media industry; Top platforms are unsafe for LGBTQ community, new report says.

According to GLAAD’s first Social Media Index report released Monday, the platforms have a ‘circuit breaker’ to slow down the harassment, bullying, and misinformation and discrimination, but they don’t want to do it because they are monetizing off of it, making the “entire sector effectively unsafe” for LGBTQ users and other marginalized communities.

Logan Lynn, an LGBTQ singer and musician, who has been harassed and bullied online, most notably for his provocative short film that accompanied his double album in 2019, believes GLAAD’s report is like an all-hands-on-deck call to arms that puts the platforms on notice.

“To have us all link arms and say ‘enough’ is long past due,” said Lynn, “I’m super moved that it’s going to happen.”

Full story here.

#Gucci // 📸 Polaroid i-Type Film, 2021

Spent the Weekend in the Vocal Booth…

Spent the weekend in the vocal booth (my guest bathroom shower stall during the ongoing lockdown) working on a cover of one of this sweet man’s songs for my new record.

Feels like 1997 up in here again, but with way better furniture.

WISH YOU WERE HERE. 🤍

#ElliottSmith

Let’s Give These Losers The Closing Ceremony They Deserve.

I do not know what’s about to happen this week — in Portland, my home, and around the country — but I do know that I love you, and I have enough gay hope to go around.

So stand up, get mad, stay fancy, and let’s give these losers the closing ceremony they deserve.

🏳️‍🌈✊💋

New Interview with Logan Lynn in Out Magazine This Week

New interview published today in Out Magazine!

Had a blast chatting with Mikelle Street for this piece. 🏳️‍🌈

Check it out HERE.

#GayGayGayGayGay





 

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