Planet Radiant

Planet Radiant

Creating a home for Sasha V

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Darling

$25
per month
You’re a delight! 💜 You'll get:
  • access to all bonus content
  • a shoutout during the credits of a Planet Radiant episode
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Exclusive content
  • Patron shout-out

Precious

$25
per month
You’re a treasure! 💚 You'll get:
  • access to all bonus content
  • a shoutout during the credits of a Planet Radiant episode
  • Download links to all not-free SashaV music on Bandcamp
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Exclusive content
  • Patron shout-out
  • Digital downloads

Sugar

$25
per month
Oh my, you’re sweet! 💙 You'll get:
  • access to all bonus content
  • a shoutout during the credits of a Planet Radiant episode
  • Download links to all not-free SashaV music on Bandcamp
  • A copy of any zines or other print projects I put out (I've got some in the works!)
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Exclusive content
  • Patron shout-out
  • Digital downloads
  • Merch

3

patrons

$15

per month

About Planet Radiant

WHO I AM
Hello! I'm Alex/a Vallejo (she/they), a.k.a. Sasha V. I’m a trans Filipina essayist, fiction writer, podcaster, songwriter, and guitarist for hire. My work has appeared in places like TriQuarterlyThe Rumpus, and Guernica, as well as several self-published zines and blogs. I’ve been in various shades of punk bands for over two decades, played in pit orchestras, and co-arranged a Steven Sondheim-sanctioned metal version of Sweeney Todd. More of my bona fides can be found here.

With a year and a half of covid lockdown and 40 on the horizon, I’ve been pursuing projects that capture the DIY/self-publishing spirit that drew me to the arts as a young person. But producing new work costs money, and almost all of it can be accessed on the internet for free. So if you enjoy what I do, I’d love your help offsetting the cost of web hosting, equipment upgrades, instrument upkeep, mastering, and replacing everything that breaks!


WHAT I DO
My work explores themes of memory and forgetting, change and renewal, haunting and absence. I have two main projects:

  • PLANET RADIANT is a serialized fiction podcast inspired by computer games of the 1980s and '90s, choose-your-own-adventure novels, and actual play podcasts. Told in the second person like a text-based RPG, it follows YOU, the player, as you explore an abandoned museum and relive other people's memories.

    But under the surface, Planet Radiant is a way for me to understand what it means to transition during a global pandemic, all the while centering the experiences of queer and trans people of color.

    The show is entirely self-produced and features an original darkwave/ethereal soundtrack. I write, narrate, record, and score each episode. Because this is a one-person operation, the release schedule is irregular. You can listen to the teaser, trailer, and first five episodes wherever you find your podcasts. 

  • SASHAV is a solo music project that draws inspiration from folk, ethereal, metal, and darkwave. Live shows came in 2019 but stopped with the pandemic. I released a short album, Riga Nave, in early 2020, which is available wherever you stream music.

    I’m currently recording and mixing a two-song EP, as well as wrapping up the last of a few Les Miserables covers that I started during quarantine (I also made a few music videos for them). After that, I’m going to compile some of the Planet Radiant music for a mostly-instrumental album.

WHAT YOU GET
Tier-specific thank you gifts are listed above. Donors at every level will have access to bonus content. Look forward to some stretch goals for things like videos of at-home performances, game playthroughs, etc. 
Goals
$15.08 of $50 per month
If we reach $50 per month, I'll make a live-at-home video of me playing an alternate version of the Planet Radiant outro song, "Gardens Grow," just for you.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 29 exclusive posts
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Writings

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