Hey Matthew, good to hear from you. This is the first time Iv'e heard from you, I thought you were no longer on the site. It's a pleasure to ...kinda meet.
No I won't be at the AP jam this year but I'll check out a few of them in the future Goddess willing (She has tickets to everything but She's slow to give them up)
I'm in full unreasonable mode right now, I've upset a few people but it can't be helped, the alternative is to play dead and I've played that role enough in my younger years so it ain't happening now. Bob Dylan writes a line that's on the mark in this regard : He not busy being born is busy dying.
I may be an old head but I'm a long way from dead. Take this to the bank: Some freakazoid-nonconformist-rebel types do live to a ripe old age and remain outside the box the whole time in the process.
This years AP Fest was amazing and you should feel so proud that you were able to put something so awesome together that people would come from all over the country & state just be their and participate in Afropunk community. Getting the Bad Brains and Mos Def to peforming for hundred of fans in the same weekend @ the same venue- if that isn't DIY to the fullest then I don't know what is!!! Peace and Blessings Matthew and Keep up the good work
Thanks for including so many of my ideas. Its strange having a place in which I actually fit. If you know of anyone who's hiring, drop me a line. I'm looking for work (preferably culturally innovative work) once my work visa is up in August.