Hey TERFs and Trannies! That’s my signature greeting on Heterodorx, the new podcast I’m doing with Corinna Cohn. Our first episode was recorded Friday evening, after I’d biked 30 miles and hiked two, so I wasn’t at my most articulate. We had some technical issues, including my cat, Lola, rubbing her head against my mic, causing loud horrible noises we couldn’t remove due to recording everything on a single track. Our next episode should be better. Still, I like this first foray, and hope you listen.
Heterodorx web site
Someone is wrong on the internet
Somewhere’s a clue someone didn’t get
Someone is wrong but they think they’re right
Someone is wrong online tonight.
Maybe they’re right and I’m really wrong
Maybe they’re writing a better song
Maybe someday on the internet
Someone and I might get along.
Well that was exhausting. I recorded 3 Seders, 2 in Urbana IL and 1 in New York. One would have been enough, dayenu. I expect it’ll take months to go through all those hours of audio; that’s the masochism part. Here are the digital audio recorders the generous Kickstarter backers paid for:
Right before I flew to Urbana I was in Salem, MA, for a Sita screening and Q & A at the excellent Peabody Essex Museum. My friend Margo Burns met me there and snapped this photo in a nearby Salem churchyard:
Dayenu, dayenu, dayenu!
Behold, self-hating Children of Israel! I have a new Kickstarter project, which could become a new film.
Last night I was a guest on 2600’s Off the Hook hacker radio show. I start ranting about copyright about 1/4 of the way in, and keep going until the end. Listen here.
I’ve wanted to share this uncut interview file for a long time now. The main reason I’ve held back is I wanted Aseem, Bhavana and Manish to listen to the whole thing and be comfortable with having it out in the world. As far as I know, none of them did listen to the whole thing. Still, Manish was worried that it might attract more negative attention from batshit fundamentalists. So, I held on to it…. Now Manish is gone and all we have left are our memories (mine is extremely fallible), and recordings like this one. At his memorial yesterday Chris Dillon played an excerpt, and said it was like having a new conversation with Manish. The batshit fundamentalists are batshit no matter what; whether we speak or are silent, they will hate. I don’t want fear of them to deprive anyone of a conversation with Manish. Plus, as you can hear, Manish was quite a respectful and thoughtful Hindu – moreso than the few clips in SSTB may have revealed. So here you go, World: