Last minute film screening / acoustic show happening at my house.
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HOT OFF THE PRESSES! FRESH FROM THE FARM! Trace Ramsey’s Quitter arrived at the Hard Fifty Farm this morning!
Quitter: Good Luck Not Dying, is a pocket-size book collection of Trace Ramsey’s excellent Quitter zine. What do you do when you realize the whole system is chock full of faulty wiring and institutionalized myths? Do you stay behind that desk (whether metaphorical or literal) and burrow into the security of “living in the first world” or do you throw yourself into the wilds? Sometimes it’s not so black and white, and sometimes “cutting ties” requires a privilege and skill-set we don’t have.
In this anthology of Quitter issues 1-6, we see Ramsey battling fear and freedom, history and an uncertain future. There are no hard and fast answers; nothing set in stone besides the guarantee of chaos and troubled waters ahead. Over the course of 64 pages, Trace struggles through life, winning and failing, looking for a better path but not always finding it.
A deeply honest narrative on struggling to break the binds that hold us down, Quitter: Good Luck Not Dying is a devastating, thrilling read; a beautifully written examination of the frustrations and pitfalls of life in the current age.
P.S. If you’re wondering how we were able to put a new book out when we can’t pay our bills, the answer is simple: We have a credit line through our printer and we haven’t paid for printing this yet. We’re banking on our future with this one!
Excited to get my copy of this!
The third issue of my Hard Fifty Farm zine series is up for pre-order today!
The first two Hard Fifty zines were great, and I imagine this one is too. Preordering when I get paid.21
In case you haven’t heard, Surge is back! …kind of.
As of now, you can buy a 12 pack of Surge tallboys for $14 exclusively on Amazon. It’s already sold out multiple times within the first hours of being available.
That being said, it seems pretty likely that Surge will be re-launching nationwide eventually. One article reports, "According to a Coca-Cola spokesperson, the soda could be back for good, but it all depends on the popularity of the comeback. ‘This is the ultimate test… we’re leaving it in the hands of SURGE fans,’ said Racquel Mason, associate vice president of sparkling flavors, Coca-Cola North America.”11
So, despite slowing down (not quitting) on releasing physical music. Plan-it-x will be releasing one LP comp each year (at least). This comp will be filled to the edges with cool bands (see below) that I really like and hopefully that you have never heard of (and probably a few ‘cool’ bands to help it get out there).
Each comp (the working title is IT CAME FROM PLAN-IT-X) will be really nice and come in a nice gatefold jacket. I’m gonna get different cool artist to do the covers and insert work (this one, the first one will be done by Emily Buckwheat) There will be a ‘zine that goes along with the LP too. Bands on the comp will each do one page, and there should be some other stuff in there too. The comps will come with some trading cards and a new designed vinyl sticker (probably a comp sticker)
They will come with download codes of course, and the download code will include a ton of bonus material (including the runners up that didn’t make the comp).
BANDS CONFIRMED SO FAR:
YOUR HEART BREAKS (animated queer indy pop from WA)
FREE CAKE FOR EVERY CREATURE (magical pop from Philly/NY)
GHOST MICE (folk punk)
LOOMING (pop punk with looming undertones)
GARRETT WALTERS (queer folk from bloomington)
EMPEROR X (experimental electronic traditional folk music)
SUPER FAMICOM (only H.P. Lovecraft could explain this band)
SPOONBOY (political folk from DC)
MARTHA (pop punk’s playing pop from the UK)
SPOOK SCHOOL (jangly indy pop from the UK)
COTTONTAIL (NC poppy folk members of Ramshackle Glory)
ROMAN CANDLES (solo peace core punk from CA)
BOOGDISH (sharp-comedy-to-true-punk from Bloomington)
DOGBREATH (pop music made by punks from AZ)
+6 more TBA!
Get in on the kickstarter if you want to help out! or just wait!
Remember back in the early 2000s when compilations were in vogue? Me too. Sometimes I miss it. Help Chris put out a compilation full of cool people’s music!80
Found this tasty looking soda today. Hope it’s good!5
This is important to remember.14