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An Open Letter to Young Queers in the Time of COVID-19
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Several younger queers have asked those of us who live through the worst of AIDS have any lessons from that. My answer is yes, and the lesson is that THIS IS NOT AIDS. Why does that matter? HIV is difficult...
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THANKS TO HANK World Premiere
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THANKS TO HANK, my first feature film, will have its world premiere June 27, 2019, 4:10, and the storied Castro Theater as part of Frameline's San Francisco LGBT Film Festival. What a fitting venue. The subject of the film, Hank...
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Thanks to Hank Kickstarter Launch
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The Kickstarter campaign for my feature documentary on the life and work of Hank Wilson has launched! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/845108579/thanks-to-hank?ref=email Please give it a look and chip in some money if you can. No amount is too small. A dollar is fine....
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Understanding Nicaragua
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I am often amazed at how quickly the present becomes a long gone past. Case in point: how even my news-savvy thirty-something friends know nothing of the Central American revolutions of the 1980s, and thus have no context for understanding...
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First THANKS TO HANK Fundraiser
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Announcing the first fundraiser for the documentary I am making about beloved gay activist HANK WILSON. Comedy by Tom Ammiano, Karen S Ripley, and Laurie Bushman. Music by Blackberri Singer and Joe Wicht. And the very first sneak preview teasers...
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Charlie Haden, Pepe Guerra, El Salvador, and My Mistake
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A musician in Berlin, Nicholas Bussman, is collecting revolutionary songs from throughout history, and asked if I would help him out by pointing him to songs from the Central American revolutions of the 1980s. I had not thought much about...
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Thanks to Hank
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With some reluctance, I should say that my next big project will be a documentary movie about the life of Hank Wilson. I usually don't speak of my projects until they are done, but most of my projects have required...
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Nice piece in Blow Up
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Thanks to Giuseppe Aiello for this extended profile in the Italian music magazine Blow Up. Giuseppe is also preparing the Italian translation of my book Creative Life: Music, Politics, People, and Machines. This will be the first translation of one...
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My new hero
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Rebecca Ferguson is my new hero. I've been asked and this is my answer. If you allow me to sing "strange fruit" a song that has huge historical importance, a song that was blacklisted in the United States for being...
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Website of my “Say No More” project by Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams, an American musician and scholar living in Berlin, just completed his PhD dissertation, which is actually a website: Tactile Paths: on and through notation for improvisers Tactile Paths is a native website -- filled with music, scores, videos, and...
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