A Sanctuary of Time and Space

I’m very excited to spend time in Rabun Gap, GA this Fall on a Hambidge Center Creative Residency Fellowship, working on my novel. Thank you, Mary Hambidge, for creating space and opportunity for the arts in Georgia. (Est. 1934)


Just a Little Heartbreak, Y’all.

Hey friends. Enjoy this song, Just a Little Heartbreak, from Karen & the Sorrows, available now on their debut album, THE NAMES OF THINGS. They are wonderful musicians and good people. I saw them recently on their world tour when they passed through Atlanta and performed at our local indie feminist bookstore, Charis Books. Their show was magical, just like the twinkling lights on their merch stand.


(INSERT COW GRUNT HERE)

I love cows, which is why I don’t eat them. But this guy, he’s part dog I think. And very happy to have been rescued from the slaughterhouse.


REALNESS.

link: http://vimeo.com/57857893


Get to Know: HANNAH THOMAS

 

Hannah Thomas has a style all her own that’s hard to define. Amy Ray, one-half of the Grammy winning duo Indigo Girls, probably describes her best when she calls Thomas an “outlaw songwriter.” Touring the country since the age of 16 from Atlanta to NYC, and playing venues like Eddie’s Attic and The Bluebird Cafe, Thomas has shared the stage and opened for acts such as Michelle Malone, Amy Ray, Don Dixon & Marti Jones, Zac Brown, Antigone Rising, Jen Foster, Danielle Howle, Bree Sharp, and others.  Coming up soon on February 2, 2013, she will release her latest album, “Goodbye On Wasted Time” at The Red Clay Theater in Duluth, GA with  special guests Sonia Tetlow and Sarah Golden (from NBC’s The Voice) . Thomas took a few minutes out of her busy tour schedule to answer some questions for Butchieblog:

Name: Hannah Thomas

Occupation: Performing Singer/Songwriter

My companion animals (names and personality traits): Jessie (German Shepherd/Chow Mix) “Hard To Get”

The movie that best represents me right now: “The Runaways” always!

Obviously, my favorite musical of all time is: Spice World. Does that count? lol

The book that defined my childhood: Tori Amos “Piece By Piece.”  I was a weird kid. 

Bucket list item that would surprise my friends: I’m not really sure anything I could say would surprise my friends.

 My favorite road trip so far in my life: Charlotte to NYC . It was my first time in The Big Apple. A long way from Covington, GA I tell ya!

If I were independently wealthy I would: Probably build a home studio.

My weirdest hobby: Ebay at 3am when I can’t sleep.

My biggest fan: My Grandma

My most favorite veg food or restaurant: Veggie Sausage at Radial

The best music while cleaning house is: Patty GriffinTori Amos, or Garrison Starr

I am most passionate about this cause: Women’s Rights

If I could afford it, I would want a painting or photograph by: Marti Jones

My (s)hero is: Too many to name… Any woman who dared to test the boundaries or pave the way for the rest of us.

Most of my daydreams are about: Music

My latest and most awesome project is: My new album “Goodbye On Wasted Time”

To keep up with Thomas and her new CD release,  follow her on Twitter, like her Facebook, and check out her website to buy merch and find out where she’s playing near you.


ATLANTA VEG FEST 2012

Atlanta just got a little more progressive, ethical, livable, sustainable and aware. Thank you to the organizers of today’s Atlanta Veg Fest. It was a great day for vegetarians, vegans, the animals and the environment (and my stomach -thank you Dulce Vegan for your lemon sliced cake). I hope this is a new wave of progressive thinking about what we eat down South. As one of the many wonderful sponsors and vendors, Herbivore, says, “Eat like you give a damn.” Yayza.

Buy this adorable (and true!) sticker HERE.


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Rest in Peace My Friend

 

It’s not my intention to post items that I consider to be too personal in nature on this blog or on any social media outlet. But this subject is so impactful on my life, as these kinds of events are on many animal lovers, that I’m going to make an exception. I lost my best friend of 11 years this week, my dog pictured above. She was a dog’s dog, and I miss her terribly.  She was amazing and noble and intelligent, and athletic and cuddly – just the best dog there ever was.


There’s a War On Women?

Well, yeah. Pretty much. And that’s just one more reason to love and support your local feminist bookstore – because they host events like the show I’m going to tomorrow night. That’s Thursday, Oct. 25th at Charis Books in ATL, where Atlanta Hollaback!  is  re-launching it’s efforts to end street harassment in ATL. I’ve talked about how much I like this grassroots movement before. The idea is genius, that individuals on the street can be empowered through ubiquitous social media to immediately report harassers.

 

 

The benefit includes a show by Baltimore-based feminist punk band War on Women.

All signs point to YES for this to be a good night.

 

 

 

 


Stand Up To Bullies

Today is Spirit Day. I’ve written about the origins of this event before, and I hope you’ll find some outrageous purple attire to mark the occasion. Let all the kids in your community know that you stand with them and against bullies. No child deserves to spend their school hours terrified, ridiculed, alone or worse.

I found this great graphic from Fenway Health, which gives you a few reasons to care.