Being the hilarious ride that my life is, Feral next gig is at a badass spoken word event. I LOVE IT WHEN MY WORLDS COLLIDE. Come on out for the beatnik cowboys country showdown.
May 3, 6pm, Stork Club in Oakland! \m/
[event details below]
The social and literary experiment IDENTITY CRISIS, hosted by Paul Corman-Roberts and Youssef Alaoui at the Stork Club, previously held in December 2013, was a blast.
Each participant reads the next in line. The last poet reads the first poet.
No one reads their own work.
The poems, fiction or prose focus on the topic of IDENTITY.
The end result is fascinating.
This show boasts a smash up of rockstar participants:
MUSIC by FERAL!!!!!!
"Fuggin’ Emchy’s music gets on with the part of my soul that hangs out drinking in the woods and on boats but also while drinking eighteen cups of coffee and getting tattoo’s and howling at the moon. It’s the wind rattling through ghost town saloon doors and campfire punkrock murder ballads. Just do yrself a favor and get it." - Wallflowercabaret
Day Three but about 48 hours since the moment of release and OMG HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE LISTENED. First - that’s just overwhelming. I put so much of my raw guts into this. I made it a free download because really just getting it out into the world matters more to me than making money off of it. I mean yea - I have bills, and I paid most of the people involved because art deserves cash so I’m totally in the negative on this (which is why there aren’t physical copies yet) but OMG so far no one has actually taken me up on downloading it for free. Everyone has paid and it’s practically bringing me to tears. I mean - you guys… just… that’s so fucking NICE. I’m not really used to nice. But second - so many people are sharing it and saying nice things about it… I just. I’m glad I’m not the only who likes it. I’m glad I’m not deluding myself. I’m just… fucking grateful. Thanks. Get your copy at emchy.bandcamp.com xo
So for a variety of reasons I was feeling gunshy about this release. Maybe because the songs are so close to my heart. It feels very naked to put this one out. It is all me. My stories, my moments, my joy, and my pain. But a good friend gave me a talking to and just said GET OFF YOUR ASS. So I did - and here you go. Because I just want to get the songs out into the world - it's going to be a free / pay what you can sort of deal (until it's not - this is likely a limited time thing). Please still share or reblog since… this was a long time coming. a lot of hours and passion and tears and you name it went into it.
Featuring the musical chops of Carolyn Mark, Joel Fernandes, Sean Malroy, Norman Carley, and Ed Cagnacci.
Album art by the amazing Hayley Heartbreak.
no musicians were harmed in the making of this album (unless you count hangovers)
My new americana folk punk project just has it's first couple of shows this weekend! Excited doesn't even begin to cover it. I played my heart out and left it on the stage for the absolutely packed Sidequest Gallery in Oakland, then soaked it some wine and did the same down at the Bear's Hideaway in San Juan Bautista along with those crazy kids Honky Donky and Heartbreaker and Carolyn Mark and Her New Best Friends. What a thrillride. More later but wow.
Looks like Popa's Tunes is the first rock star of the internet to review the new Sinners Tonic album. Here's a wee excerpt - click the quote for more!
"...Long a fan on Ms Emch's many endeavors, on Sinners Tonic she and Sizzle display a personal bond, as they weave heatfelt lyrics with thier unique intertwined instrumentation and compositions..."
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