This week I went to and from Unsound Festival in Poland.
It’s my second time in Krakow. It’s such a lovely city – wet & cold this year tho. Compared to glorious 20+ degrees last year it was a bit of a different experience.
Regardless, it was still good. I got to hang out with a cool and inspiring bunch of people (I speak about it on the podcast this week).
My favourite artists I got to see were Lingua Ignota
Can you believe I took the photo above on my phone!? Wild.
No photos of the panel on interspecies solidarity or the solarpunk talk I did. Everyone was too rapt to take any I think LOL. I’ll ask for the official ones once the festival is over. I’m sad not to have seen the main shindig as I could only make the early part of the week. I’m Missing Lyra, Sunn o))), Holly etc. Ah well.
Listen to the this weeks show for more details.
I really want to recommend the second season of Shane Dawson X Jeffree Star documentary ‘The Dangerous World“. First Episode below:
It really doesn’t matter if you haven’t seen the first series at all. The whole documentary is intertextual with the previous one. Cutting backwards and forwards in time to related scenes. Especially related to things Jeffree said last year that is contextualised in this show.
You really also don’t need to know *anything* about Youtubers or the Fashion/beauty world. The whole documentary is an exposée of the makeup world. At one point 700% markups are mentioned and you can see Dawsons eyes pop out of their sockets.
There’s also a moment in episode 3 where he is talking money/profit splits on Merch like t-shirts and hoodies between him and Star’s company and the sort of deal they could offer him as a creator with 20million+ subs – its incredible. Basically Dawson cries and says that he’s been getting absolutely fucked over his entire life.
I think its important that you do know going in that Jeffree Star was the queen of myspace originally. So he’s like a generation ahead than Shane Dawson. Star basically got tired of being fucked over and built an apparell / makeup / business empire themselves. One that takes a much fairer cut as a supplier to other creators.
Also seeing the whole thing about Dawson being accused of fucking his cat in a mega shit storm online. It happened over a very old joke he made on a podcast. seeing someone on the receiving end of that level of of the cancellation is fascinating is quite emotional.
I can’t wait to watch the rest of the season.
Back From Krakow
I just got back from Unsound Festival in Poland yesterday. I talk about the panel and talk I did, and some of the artists I saw live. Also being inspired by hanging out with inspiring people.
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Dipping the Stacks
After last week working so hard on the talks I decided to do something different. This week I switched gears. I started work again on the ‘audio’ comic adaptation of a short solarpunk story I wrote last year. It’s er.. MUCH harder than I thought it was going to be going in. Learning a lot about it tho. We’ll see how it goes and if I can keep noodling away at it. I have a long way to go before I can even think of recording it.
I have also decided to christianise my meditation book. This is quite an extensive re-write but one that will make it a better text.
I read two books this week:
And started a second Warhammer 40k book. lol
TBH I’m still buzzing from the HEAVY AS FUCK Dreamcrusher set. Check this fucking track out.