Course Correcting for 2018
|Allison Felus||Jan 31, 2018|
I'm gonna try something new this year--keeping things short and sweet! Of course you know I'll go on at length if something comes up that I'm feeling especially passionate about. But I sort of feel like at some point I lost sight of the fact that this newsletter was basically just meant to be a digest informing you of what I've been writing and doing elsewhere, or what I will be writing and doing elsewhere in the near future. This newsletter itself was never supposed to be an active part of or synonymous with that writing and doing.
So, here's to course correction and ruthless efficiency as a means of creating more space for more joy in our own lives and in the lives of others in 2018. I put this clip I found from the January 1, 1922, Oakland Tribune up on Facebook right at the beginning of the month, and I still stand by it:
My January post up on Queen of Peaches is about Tim Hecker's album Harmony in Ultraviolet.
Right after the holidays, the drummer from my dad's band sent me a huge cache of their old gig recordings. So now I've got six new digitized tapes posted to the Terry Felus Tribute Page on Bandcamp. There's still a handful of others left to organize and upload, most of them from the early/mid '70s. Hopefully the Bandcamp page will kind of always be a work in progress, so please do check out what's up there while I continue to add more.
The Netflix original movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture debuted on Friday, January 26. It's based on the book of the same name first published by the company I work for back in 2006. I wrote a little bit here about my affection for the book, its author, and its subject.
On the horizon:
Brian and I will be tabling at the Barrington Area Library Comic Con on Sunday, March 4. Looks like there's going to be a lot of cosplayers there along with a lot of other fandom-based activities, so our sad little zines about feelings will bring the stealth weirdness.
Brian, our friend Gene Kannenberg Jr, and I will be reviving last summer's Qodèxx Happening for the 2018 Dartmouth Illustration, Comics and Animation Conference during the weekend of May 26 and 27. You can of course still stream or download the music with or without a copy of the artwork via Brian's Bandcamp page.
Take good care of yourselves, and each other, friends!