I’ll tell you one thing: nothing is more satisfying than being alone.
It poses a problem in love and friendship and plain living, but here it is anyway. Whether or not this existed before my mother’s death is unknown, but in these moments of solitude I can dare to be me. I can kick off my shoes and talk to my plants and mold my hair into strange new positions.
I can call out are you there and maybe my mother will whisper duh.
I’ll tell you another thing: she isn’t going to whisper if there’s anyone else hanging around.
We’re really excited to announce the launch of the DIYPHL PA Share!
Why a PA Share? DIY PHL and its related programs/events hope to break down barriers to participation in our scene. Limited access to expensive gear is a hurdle that prevents many from setting up their own shows or events. To combat that we purchased a PA — complete with mixer, mics, stands, and all necessary cables — with community funds from First Time’s The Charm, an event that featured 17 brand new bands, each of which included a musician who had never played in a band before and emphasized diversity and inclusiveness.