yacobdada
30 Emeryville, United States
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My self-summary
i am a musician and am trying to be as productive with whatever time i have on earth as i can be! touring. the oakland diy scene. clowning. creative confrontation as a means of disruption, opening up spaces to all voices. vegan. grew up in the deep south and am a composite of many different cultural influences though the most important thing ive learned is to be confident in what i believe outside any surrounding dominant cultural contexts. holler at me let's hang out!
What I’m doing with my life
screamy gurly no wave dada bratty punk, and also bummerpunk, and also composing, and fretting - Pink Pile, Scrapies, Conditions, Born Yesterday, Field Recordings From The Edge Of Existence, Albacore Records.
I’m really good at
making songs, cooking
The first things people usually notice about me
my hair. or that i am rolling around on the ground screaming.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
lately- hubert selby jr, burroughs, cocteau, the raincoats, the tammys, the fall, this heat, flipper, albert ayler, sun ra, coil, bratmobile, kleenex, esg, young thug, jean genet, jg ballard, james baldwin, lydia lunch, greenova, eccentric soul, cardiacs, dybbuk, project pat, playa fly, no trend, soulja slim, iannis xenakis, jacques brel, believe, prison library, dj screw, kate bush, sissy bounce music

i dont really believe that ones tastes determine ones relatability as a human being but if you value iconoclastic forms of expression counter to complacency that exist outside of a culture valuing money we probably share some favorites. by which i mean YOU GOTTA BE UH PUNK

im really good at making southern style vegan food. i love vegetables that are fried or boiled until they are falling apart (its my comfort food!!). i also like light healthy raw stuff fruits and vegetables.
The six things I could never do without
insulin, food, some means of creative expression (my voice counts), other people, nature, the feeling that i am doing something important
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what i'm doing with my life, lyrics, upcoming projects or bands, sex, imaginary grandiose scenarios, whatever the dream world has just left crumbs of in my brain, when im gonna die
On a typical Friday night I am
with mutant punks getting throwed watching something beautiful suspend time, or writing poetry and being cold, delirious from hunger
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
i am an extremely emotional person (kind of constantly in flux inside me). if youve seen me perform that might be obvious but i dont always talk it out with anybody i just try to focus it creatively somehow.

money makes me uncomfortable. i hate rich men. think about the things you do, are they free? no one turned away for lack of funds? that will be important. buy me food.
You should message me if
- DIY/punk is something important to you. i exist in a scene of mutants, not based on money or consumerism.

-MUSIC AFFECTS YOU IN A WAY THAT IS WAY TOO INTENSE AT TIMES (THIS IS A REGULAR EXPERIENCE FOR ME: WATCHING WAGNER'S RING CYCLE, LISTENING TO A BARR SONG, HEARING AN UNNACCOMPANIED HUMAN VOICE IN A BATHROOM, INSIDES TURNING INTO SWANS AND WOZZECK, GIRL GROUP SOUL 45S, AD NAUSEUM). CRY.

-YOU YOURSELF PERCEIVE LIFE AND COMMUNICATE IT IN A WAY THAT IS GENUINE AND YET TOO INTENSE AND UNIQUE FOR MOST PEOPLE

-you identify with some subculture but oft feel ennui within it because you have the inability to conform to nonconformist culture

-you understand human beings as multifaceted and process oriented beings, try to spend time growing, doing self care, not judging, empathizing, and want to share genuine experiences with people

-consent and communication are the most important parts for you of any relationship

-be a punk. no yuppies, no burners.
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