"heart-burstingly lovely." -THE GUARDIAN UK " We're ready for take-off." -NYLON MAG "phantasmagoric" - UNDER THE RADAR
Observe : Feel : Create : Meditate
Bird Call is currently touring her first collaborative music and performance art experience entitled CONNECTION with musical partner Chorde (Tomo Saito). CONNECTION exhibits the nexus lost when self-centered creativity rewards the individual and diminishes the value of connection between the art, the audience, and the community. During the performance, CONNECTION will welcome awareness of the self through overcoming social risks and vulnerability, in turn, empowering our compassion and trust in others. Recently, CONNECTION premiered at The Lab in San Francisco in March of 2016. CONNECTION is scheduled to premiere in Los Angeles and NY in summer and fall of 2016.
The Animals Know (FHC Records, September 25th, 2010)
Other Creatures EP (FHC Records, May 24th, 2011)
Phantom Limbs Remix EP (Zap Records, June 3rd, 2013)
Will We Get To Mars? (Found Objects, September 3rd, 2013)
Every Day Is Exactly The Same (Self-Released, January 13th, 2014)
Tao of Love [The-Drum Reboot] (Self-Released, May 13th, 2014)
I've come back from a week of anger, defeat, resentment, and hopelessness to a more grounded understanding and belief that despite November 9th, 2016 we will always have June 4th of 1919, July 2nd of 1964 and January 20th of 2009. There is more to come. In the meantime, I will do my best to be kind
Ori Alon of Brooklyn's Center for Social Bureaucracy and I have joined forces to encourage divine compassion in this time of defeat and xenophobia. Check out the new Responsible Citizen Contract & Action Plan I created on page 9 here. Certificates of Recognition are available in Spanish, Arabic and English and can be a wonderful way to show your support and love to your fellow global citizens. We shall overcome!
docs.google.com Empowering Clerks Network Official Documents Download & Print (92373-A VERTICAL DOCS) Diplomas and declarations (pg 19-22) can be printed using a parchment certificate paper (like this one or that one). A Joy Permit looks better printed on a yellow paper, but is valid on white or cardstock paper....
Happy Birthday, Nicky baby. Thanks to Cover Me for uncovering this old version of Into My Arms from the Other Creatures EP. Xx
www.covermesongs.com Download covers of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the Birthday Party, and Grinderman by the Mountain Goats, Xiu Xiu, and more to celebrate Cave's 54th birthday!
Had to unexpectedly take down event for show in LA, which never happens, as we've changed the date by a few days. Stay tuned and sorry about that! See you soon! xx
© Allyson Marquard 2016
Elena Ferrante makes me want to be a better songwriter. Perfection, these thoughts:
"The most absolute solitude, at least in my experience, and not just narrative experience, is always, to paraphrase the title of a very good book by Hrabal, too loud. To the writer, no person is ever definitively relegated to silence, even if we long ago broke off relations with that person—out of anger, by chance, or because the person died. I can’t even think without the voices of others, much less write..."
newyorker.com “I have assumed the right to imprison others in what I seem to see, feel, think, imagine, and know,” the pseudonymous Italian novelist says.
Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today
To get through this thing called life
Electric word life it means forever and that's a mighty long time
But I'm here to tell you there's something else
The afterworld, a world of never ending happiness
You can always see the sun, day or night
So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
You know the one Dr. Everything'll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left?
Ask him how much of your mind, baby
'Cause in this life things are much harder than in the afterworld
This life you're on your own
And if the elevator tries to bring you down
Go crazy punch a higher floor