Hi, friends. What else can I say, but welcome to Flight 2020, cruising at an altitude of 35,000 feet. If you look out your window from either side of the plane, you can see the iconic “W.T.F” rising from the surrounding hell-scape in 200-ft tall burning letters.
It’s hard to find the energy for levity in this trying time, but we can always find the love. We start this weeks show off with a Marianarchy recap – over $11,000 raised for the Masud family. Pretty fucking amazing, Reno; good job. Online options will definitely be a future component of the fundraiser.
Somehow, we drift into vitamins and diet regimens, and basically sound like a bunch of old dying guys. Oh! Music this week is provided by Dogwater Studios/Cherrybear Records’ “Undiscovered” series: live cuts of up-and-coming area acts dating back to 2012.
And of course we also talk at some length the end of the world … or at least about the events nationally and locally in the aftermath of the public murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis PD. Or comments are taken from Monday 6/1 and our unedited conversation is responding to the events of the prior weekend, including the peaceful protests and riotous conflicts. It would be an understatement to say that we are all dismayed by the continued violence and abusive treatment of Black Americans and all POC at hands of law enforcement of all varieties throughout the US. We do believe Black Lives Matter, as a concept and as a movement. We have a small platform, but we are a part of the chorus standing up for equity and egalitarianism for all citizens. We are allies in the struggle for justice. #sayhisname #georgefloyd #blacklivesmatter #takeaknee
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Hi, folks. Sorry no show this week. Between some technical hurdles and the exhaustion from the backstage work of the first virtual Marianarchy, we just couldn’t get it together this week.
However, if you missed it you can still watch all 5+ hours of footage, past and present. The preshow was footage of past years’ Marianarchies – 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2019 mainly – compiled by David Richards (“Nowhere Nevada”) and edited by Jason Charles Smith (Active Alliance).
This year’s Marianarchy is a benefit for Sharon “Sherry” Masud, mother of good friend of the show and Reno musician and promoter, Dave Masud (Vampirates, Jub Jub’s). She suffered a stroke in October. You can read about the details on their GoFundMe page. At the time of this posting, they are just a few hundred short of their $10,000 goal. Really proud of you right now, Reno community.
We are also taking Memorial Day off, so have a great holiday. Watch the show a couple times. Hope you get all your checks, remember to send in your mail-in vote, Nevada, wash your hands and wear a mask.
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Is this thing on?
Hello again ladies and gentlemen. You’ll have to forgive my brevity. I am at this time slaving away in the internet mines, trying to get Marianarchy XVI all set up for you for our first virtual fundraiser. It’s very exciting, but very intense and time consuming.
We talk a lot about the event on the show, and some of the details have changed in the ensuing 3 days, so follow the links and chekkitout. if you’d like to donate or find out more, follow the link to the GoFundMe Page.
This week on the show, we are happy to have SIX TIME guest, Mr. Vague himself: Mark Earnest. A multitalented journalist, musician and songwriter, Mark brings with him some great music from both of his bands, Kanawha and Vague Choir. Mark is a repeat Marianarchist as well, appearing in both the main event and the look back at years past.
Gotta go – links to check, SEO copy to write and videos to upload.
We hope you see us this weekend.
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Fear not the musical desert of the plague!
We have the great pleasure of bringing back Spike McGuire this wee. Not only does Spike offer up a selection of great original tunes, but he’s keeping the entertainment train going on the internet. If you didn’t already catch it, Loud As Folk streamed their broadcast this past week. Always ahead of the game, McGuire is joined by Greg Gilmore in bringing you the latest in new homemade acoustic music. You can still check out the feed through the link.
We finally get around to correcting a wrong this week – in his debut appearance, we finally have Ryan Goldhammer of Pignic Pub’n’Patio and Noble Pie (Original and Midtown) on the show. Ryan is not only part of the team behind those eateries, but is also a longtime supporter of the Reno music scene and co-conspirator with Spike. We chat with him a bit about the challenges of running a local business during the time of COVID.
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