TIME TO RRRIOT.
quick and up front: THIS WEEK’S PATRON-ONLY CROWDCAST FOLLOW-UP LIVE CHAT/Q&A with ME and NADYA is scheduled for this WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11th starting at 8pm ET new york time! PLEASE COME!!!!
RSVP here and start leaving questions:
(you'll need to log into patreon to access this webcast as it's patron-only).
as always.....the live cast /Q&A will be recorded and you can view the archive recording at the same link above, any time after the live stream ends.
the follow-up chat last week with leslie salmon jones last week was so good and so calming and healing, she lead us through a mini-meditation and it was just....beautiful.
thanks to everyone who tuned in (here's the link to watch the archive for anyone who missed it: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/aoae-ep6).
this week's podcast is a slight aberration. we were going to initially release all of the pre-covid tour conversations (all recorded before feb 2020) and THEN start getting into the groove of podcasting live and up-to-the-minute. but given the election, and given that Nadya Tolokonnikova from Pussy Riot wanted to have a yarn....it just didn't make sense not to put this conversation - which we had a few weeks ago - out NOW.
it's funny. someone on twitter just re-surfaced this picture i took almost exactly four years ago (it was december 29th or so, 2016).
i was at the woodford festival in australia when i said this at a press conference, then doubled down on it in a tweet and with this picture:
and, well....four years on, is it true?
i mean....the last four years - just in my little art-bubble alone, have spawned THIS:
and, most significantly for this podcast, THIS:
so.....DID WE MAKE PUNK GREAT AGAIN?
i dunno. i think if you ask me and nadya, we'd say we did.
and if you wanna try to fight us, GO AHEAD.
if you aren't familiar with the work and history of pussy riot, may i suggest you do a little research before listening to the podcast, so you're aware of the context.
one of the things that still astounds me, especially as i flail here in my little bubble and mother-hole, is that my work with the "art of asking" still resounds beyond my reach and i occasionally bump into people who decided to give crowdfunding a whack because they saw my TED talk or read the book. i never imagined that pussy riot would be amongst those touched, but talking to nadya, it turns out to be true.
it makes me hopeful, still.
one of the things that i was going to focus on (ahem) diuring my RELAXING TIME OFF FROM TOUR this past april was rolling my sleeves up and shouting to the world that patronage is an INCREDIBLE TOOL for musicians, activists, feminists, and especially MOTHERS who do not have time to do the dog and pony show in front of the bunch of dudes who Run The System.
You Know This. I Know This. but talking to nadya reminded me.
there are better and new ways of making art, and we are JUST starting to find them.
espeically given the pandemic....it is time.
so please....support her on patreon.
now....to the PODCAST.
as i wrote for my website:
Nadya Tolokonnikova is not fucking around.
A member of the anarchist feminist group Pussy Riot, she was convicted of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" after a performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in 2012, and sentenced to two years imprisonment. She was 23 years old.
Her unapologetic art, activism and outspoken opinions about the state of the world have defined her as one of the leading voices in the new feminist freedom fight.
She published a book in 2018 called Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism.
We caught up over over zoom - I was in New Zealand and she called in from an undisclosed location - and talked about everything under the sun from insecurity, keeping our heads together, and what punk means in 2020.
LISTEN! and SHARE, please!:
here it is on soundcloud...if you wanna just go go go:
go here, select the podcast venue of your choice (i.e. apple podcasts), and click on the most recent episode.
WAIT, I AM CONFUSED....
i know it isn't super simple. there is not JUST ONE LINK. this handy linktree has a round-up of how to tune into the podcast on some of the most popular players. we will have the audio embedded on each episode post on my website: http://amandapalmer.net/podcast
pictures are scarce.....
nadya and i recorded the interview on zoom. (this is the first podcast episode, in the 7 that have come out so far, that was recorded this year.)
but here are some screenshots.....
PATRON BOOK CLUB!!!
here's the book up for discussion...
head over here to the patreon book club thread to start discussing!!!
as i posted there....
i am excited as fuck for this one. i’ll pop on back by with the actual podcast when it comes out tomorrow, but for now, here’s the thread to get us started on Nadya’s book, READ AND RIOT. if you have a budding feminist in your life, especially if he or she is an artist, this is a great xmas gift...
for seasoned professionals, some of this info may feel basic, but it’s perfect for a teen or 20s beginner who is aching to get get their voice out into the world. i found it a fast and refreshing reminder to be shameless and bold…tell me what ya think.
SHOW NOTES: The Art of Asking Everything, Season 1, Episode 7
Nadya Tolokonnikova: Pussy Rioting NOW
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the header image from this post of nadya care of bust.com.
i've attached a pdf of the transcript of my conversation with leslie to the patreon post. to view it, you can download it by visiting this patreon post on the web at:
(it's a hyperlink at the very bottom of the post with a little paper clip attachment symbol next to it)
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