|Do you know Rising Appalachia? You should!!|
After school I borrowed a friend's car and moved, finally! to my new house with its adorable porch, 2 cats, and 3 lesbian roommates. after the 2 hour flurry of packing and loading and unloading, i drove back to school to pick up Ali with her car. While waiting for her, the student clinic folks were talking about how they needed someone to fill the next clinic slot as someone had flaked. I said i was not available. exhausted, sweaty, spent from packing. about to go to a show that evening. this was my free 2 hours to meditate, shower, chill, light Chanukah candles. but slowly it dawned on me that there was really no reason not to fill this slot. Paul would lend me sheets, i could borrow a clinic shirt. there's a shower out back. and i'd been just thinking about how i wanted to be doing more massage and how much i enjoy the mental/emotional impact of doing a massage. As i sat there my reasons seemed sillier and sillier and so i said "yeah ok, actually, sure i'll do it." ran out back for a quick shower, borrowed an official shirt and some sheets and was ready to go.
|The Jam Outdoors|
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After a quick stop at home for food and a change of clothes, it was on to The Jam for Rising Appalachia in the backyard of The Jam. The Jam is a sweet little venue with an indoor space as well as out back....oh, out back is a beautiful outdoor stage and dancing area with a bonfire, big oak trees hanging low over the stage, soft ground to dance on. And tonight, tons of musician and massage school folks dancing right next to the stage and that beautiful music.
And if you don't know about these amazing women yet, look them up!! Here's what they say on their website Music is the tool with which we wield political prowess. Melody for the roots of each of us…spreading song and sound around the globe. Music has become our script for vision, not for aural pleasure, not just for hobby, but now to connect and create in ways that we aren’t taught by mainstream culture. We are building a community and tackling social injustice through melody, making the stage reach out with octopus arms to gather a great family.