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Maybe 2019 will be the year that I finally get some of that new material done. Maybe 2019 will be the year that the solo album that I've been working on for the last six years will get finished.

Maybe. Until then, you're just going to have to make do with these tracks. soundcloud.com/the-auracle/set

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I have contributed so much of my time, prose, and energy to Media Diversified. I'm honoured to not only have watched MD grow to what it is today but humbled to have been part of its growth. Now MD needs help in the way of finding to go further.

It would be awesome if you all could either help support and/or share this far and wide. Either way, it'd mean the world. Thank you. kickstarter.com/projects/media

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So I thought I'd spread the word about an anthology on bisexuality that I contributed a personal narrative to. It's called The Bi-ble. Published by the amazing Monstrous Regiment (an indie publishing house ran by two wonderful queer women out of Edinburgh) and it might be the most important book on bise people you've never read.γ€€
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More info on it here: monstrous-regiment.com/shop/th

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Bonsoir. πŸ‘‹πŸΏ

I'm Joseph. You may remember me from such non-existent programming like:

πŸ“Ί This Queer Black Guy Won't Shut Up About Things
πŸ“Ί OMG You're Such A Dork

I'm once again expatriate (originally from the UK) having moved to the States for another long-term stint. Husband to an equally queer af and infinitely more awesome wife. Father to the most phenomenal girl in the world.

I'm very much a jack-of-all-trades/human Swiss Army knife so feel free to inquire.

Bae Grylls :bisexual_flag: boosted

Self portrait, looking directly into the camera lens 

I only just woke up and read this so I'm still processing everything but one thing I can say is: I'm not surprised.

Bae Grylls :bisexual_flag: boosted

Loving the anime references too.

I swear... there's nothing like good music. Nothing at all.

...all right, last one. I promise. I love this one so much. Watch that beat switch and I dare you not to dance.
soundcloud.com/stanthebeatsmit

And just to round out why I love this guy's work, here's an earlier work that's an instant banger. The beats aren't just slappin', they're beautiful.
soundcloud.com/stanthebeatsmit

The boy is nice with it. Sample selection is inspired, drums are crispy, and the subs in the low end feel really nice. Stan's the man. One of my favourite beatmakers/producers going.
soundcloud.com/stanthebeatsmit

So yes, Poetic Justice (the Kendrick Lamar track from Good Kid m.a.a.d city) has a remix you haven't heard and it's absolutely gorgeous.

Big up man like Abe M Beats.
soundcloud.com/abembeats/justi

Republicans can question Cohen's integrity all they like but it will never distract from the fact that they trusted Cohen by proxy.

He was Trump's right hand for a decade. If you didn't want him near your clementine-coloured fave, you have more than enough resources and clout to isolate Cohen from the Tangerine Manbaby Nightmare Fascist-In-Chief.

And yet... And. Yet. The GOP did nothing. Because that's one of the things they always do when it comes to anything to do with Donald Trump.

That all being said and done, I want to do something.

Something that makes an impact. Something that shakes things up a bit.

The block I'm having is: what *should* I do? It's not what *can* I do. I'm a jack-of-all-trades, for fuck sake. There must be something I *should* do.

But even then... I want to do more than just lay rhetorical waste to the demagogues.

Free marketing to some gammon of a political pundit might serve some purpose in the short term but it can't be a long-term thing.

Maybe podcasting is something I could get back into.

Maybe a one-man antithesis to Rush Limbaugh or whoeverthefuck. Just going around and dismantling everything they say and do. If there's one thing I'm good at, it's antagonising people who do and say horrible things and use their lot in life to further their horrendous ideology and/or bigotry.

But YouTube? I dunno, mate. I wouldn't want anything I'm saying to be misconstrued *or* sanitised for the sake of having subscribers and engagement.

And, more a minor drawback here: there are times I disagree with *them* or even how they go about handling certain topics.

ContraPoints says she likes to meet people where they're at. It's not always conducive to meet people where they're at because where they're at is fundamentally bad for my health. Literally and figuratively. Another thing I don't have the patience for.

See where I'm going with this?

Now I *can* channel that rage into something written. I *can* channel that dissatisfaction with the political state of affairs into a song. I *can* speak to people on a one-on-one basis, provided I'm confident in the knowledge that they are actually coming from a place of genuine intrigue and not one that ultimately is a form of self-aggrandisement.

Can I do what the most esteemed members of LeftTube does? No, I don't think I can. I could try but I simply don't have the patience for the BS.

Impatience is my Achilles heel.

I don't have the patience to deal with a clear & present threat diplomatically. I don't have the patience for false equivalence. I don't have the patience for so-called "debate" when "debate" produces no clear victor and - especially when it comes to fascism - some are looking for a stage to push their propaganda wholly knowing they're wrong but gaining new recruits and sympathisers in the end.

I don't have the patience for appeasement. Because it doesn't work.

See, to me, liberalism and the freedom of speech are easily exploited by fascists so dialogue with such a violent, conniving political body doesn't do me or anyone like me (e.g. Black, queer) any favours. My very existence will always be a central point of contention to modern day fascists (MAGA et al); so much so, that they'll do anything to have people like me literally eradicated from the planet.

The marketplace of ideas is logically fallacious to me because it doesn't reject fascism.

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