Zero Progress @ The Swamp 2/16/2013
Old band, old venue, old friends, old life.
OFFICIAL TIHC 2014 VIDEO #8: MINDSET
Additional camerawork by Steven Cergizan and Brian Brooks of Moustache Pictures (http://youtube.com/user/toxie781)
Mixed and Mastered by Len Carmichael in Ewing, NJ (http://on.fb.me/Ne4R7W)
OFFICIAL TIHC 2014 VIDEO #7: FREEDOM
XXX from Michigan. You do not want to miss this 10 minute long set. Freedom played a tough slot (opening on Saturday) so we were concerned when there was still a sizeable line waiting to get in when they started. As the set progressed the room filled up and Freedom continued to play relentlessly and hard. And the crowd responded in kind. Many bands would fold in that slot, but Freedom proved themselves and then some. Hopefully we see them at TIHC again but in a better slot! They’ve certainly earned it.
Mixed and mastered by Jeremy Eger (http://www.facebook.com/JERecording)
Anonymous said: Was really irritated about some computer issues until I read that anecdote about your coworker. Reading that made me ill but it's easy to forget the magnitude of suffering that some people experience and I'm thankful to have that perspective. For what it's worth, I hope that she's okay (or as close to okay as possible after going through that).
This isn’t necessarily germane to what got us started on the topic, but I found it very interesting and I’ll pass it along:
I once asked her how she processed the conflict back home from her new position in the US. I asked if she saw someone from the ethnic group (hutu) that murdered her family, how she would feel.
"I see them at the bus stop. I give them directions when they ask. I sometimes feel like I don’t want to talk to them because it remind me of my mother. But that doesn’t matter here."
I just thought that was a very powerful commentary on conflict and the nature of diaspora . “That doesn’t matter here.”