Reliving the Smash it Dead memories at 3 in the morning. If you know where to look, you can see exactly when the stuff Mariam was saying made me get choked up. Actually, you can see me a lot in this video, you can see me not really dancing that hard because of all the feels I’m having.
Slingshot Dakota, “Rasta Bacca”, live at the Topshelf Records Showcase, 10/19/12
In honor of International Women’s Day, I give you the Queen performing our anthem. Give appreciation to the ladies in your life today, because they deserve it.
The women in this world make me proud to also be a woman in this world. I’m so endlessly thankful for all of the amazing women in my life. My mother, my sister, my best girlfriends. You’re all why I smile and every day should be your day.
I have so many issues with this song, and so many issues with how Beyonce and also Jay-Z are used for racism mainstream messaging about Black people and marriage. But OMG how AMAZING is this performance?
Thanks to Luis Aspeitia and KDVS for this awesome video from our show in Davis, CA!
This is the first show where Reba threw up in her mouth during the set. And now… we can share it with THE WORLD!
ANYWAY… nice work, Luis!
I really never get tired of watching this video. Remember that time you listened to The Woods by Sleater-Kinney and then thought “well I never have to listen to Led Zeppelin again…because they just did it better”? Well, Whore Paint is about to do the same with old Black Sabbath. Also you can’t tell at all that Reba threw up in her mouth. #PROFESSIONALISM.
Rainer Maria, “Ceremony”. From A Better Version of Me (Champaign: Polyvinyl Records 2001).