Vulture Whale is one of the better finds we stumbled upon at SXSW a few months ago. Brokenbrooklyn and myself were smoking a joint and scowling at the dreadful Vivian Girls when Wes McDonald (singer for Vulture Whale) asked us if we knew who was playing that awful “pussy rock”. Embarrassed that we knew, we told him and passed him our joint. Quickly we all agreed we were at the show to see Ponytail, they were coming on after Titus Andronicus. After ensuring Wes that Titus Andronicus was far removed from the drudgery we were withstanding, we got to talking and he told us about his band Vulture Whale.
Fast forward a couple months and I received an awesome package in the mail from Wes with a CD and links to videos:
So as many of you remember President Obama campaigned that he was for GLBT rights and for civil rights for all; people cheered when he was elected because people believed he was ushering in change that would make the lives of all Americans betterl.
But that is not what is happening:
Ok. Now the real question…. Continue reading
If you haven’t heard of CA Conrad, CA Conrad is an American poet that is based in Philadelphia. His name has popped up over and over again the past few months in my life and I’ve taken the cue to read more and more of his work. You can check out his blogspot for links to his work and collections of poems. Anyway, here are a few youtube videos I’ve found him in and if you haven’t heard of him well now you have and I suggest you take the chance and dig into what he has to say. Be sure to check out his new book, The Book of Frank.
“Poetry should be in everything,” CA Conrad.
Whats up? It’s been forever since we’ve been regularly posting because of a hectic summer start for all of us here at minorprogression. However, all our schedules are starting to cool down so expect more from us throughout the summer. First up on the summer watch list from me is the fabulous Oh Mr. Flowers hailing from Provo, Utah. Continue reading