There’s always magic when you’re falling in love

and when LIMG_0415ove has fallen from your grasp

Magic revisits, uninvited, wearing grief as its mask

Just to remind you of all the eternities

the ones you’ve lived and the ones you’re yet to know

that Magic never left, and Love was the seeds you’ve sewn

Yes, Magic comes when you’re falling in love

Like frost comes to tell stories of Winter’s return

Let us all live as if we’re falling in love

with the wonder and the lust and the wanderlust

Let all the Magic in, conscious of it, kneading it and thanking it, placing it

into your every moment.  Every moment.

Head out into the streets and let people know the injustice surrounding them, their daily lives, how they are affected, and how their dollars can be the most important way to speak out against inequality, poverty, and the commodification of people’s lives.

Stand against Art Pope, join the Alamance NAACP. He creates jobs while still keeping people poor and financially (nearly single-handedly) backed the voter disenfranchisement Monster Voter Suppression Law. For more info and to read national news about this:

Alas, I will be in Georgia at this time, but I hope that many of you can go out and highlight this. We owe it to ourselves to speak out, we owe it to our families, our ancestors, our children, Nelson Mandela, and whatever god you believe in.  If you think that voting doesn’t matter and your vote doesn’t count, then why the hell are they trying so hard to take that away from you? Think about that. People died for this.  There’s a reason. Over four hundred individuals participated in the Freedom Rides. Over four hundred individuals participated in the Freedom Rides.

Alamance NAACP Blog

Alamance NAACP to Picket at the Burlington Maxway on Monday Dec. 16th

The Alamance NAACP is joining a statewide effort to bring attention to the business practices and the political priorities of our State Budget Director Art Pope. We will lead an informational picket at his company’s Maxway location at 508 N Church St, in Burlington on Monday December 16th, at 4:00 pm. Art Pope also owns the Roses at 2236 N. Church St.

We are leading this informational picket of Art Pope’s businesses to bring attention to the fact that he has used profits from his family’s business to become the overwhelming state leader in political spending and influence. As is often the case with those who use their money to buy influence over the political process, Art Pope would rather his customers not know the politicians and policies he supports with their money.

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Baby, it’s cold outside.  The rain’s pattering down and it’s nearly freezing out there.  Two days ago it was in the high 70s and I was on my roof taking a sun bath.

I played a rock and roll show last night that was ahh-may-zing with Pete Pawsey, my old friend and dear host.  He asked me to play a set to open for the Radar’s Clowns of Sedation (the band he sings and plays with) and sing a few songs worth of harmony in their set.  The band was SO good! Gratitude is emanating from my memory banks for everyone’s energy and on-point-ness, and of course Pete’s on-bar crooning….  Excellent drums, guitar, bass, Pete (whatever the hell he was doing on guitar) and mandolin! I enjoyed the show for its raw nectar quality and the glimpse into a group I’d only sang with a few times shining like dark, purple star shine into the bar and onto and into the people in it.

My set was extremely fun, I played the old Danelectro and it sounded just right (surprisingly, since it used to belong to Jimmy Brad, amazing the thing doesn’t sound like blood and PBR).  Singing Sixteen Tons for the first time in public convinced me that I should sing that song every day.  Pulled some sort of wholly heavy ghosts from under the floor to dance with us.  Bob Johnson’s Resonator Uke showed up in the end, playing Baby It’s Cold Outside, Santa Baby, and All of Me… Yum. (“There are only two mantras, yum and yuck, mine is yum.” – Tom Robbins)

Thanks to everyone involved, last nights show was a success.  I hope to play again with those guys, maybe start up a smokey jazz band…. I’ll even sit atop the piano.  Oh yeah, and to the beautiful woman dancing burlesque at half-time: Thank you for making my night.  Singing "The Word (Came Down)" with Pete and the Clownsthe wonderful Pete Pawsey photo by Katie Dallas


Thu, Dec 5
901 West Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
mahaloArts is very pleased to present Anita Lorraine Kinney aka SLAKFAC (sweet little anita kinney from alamance county) – a singer/songwriter/poet/musician and North Carolina native, currently residing in Saxapahaw. Her music comes from a folksy, country, and bluesy place in her heart and is driven by love and a passionate dedication to social justice. Come be delighted and informed!

mahaloArts, in partnership with Johnny’s, offers an on-going series featuring local performing artists. The format for these two-hour events generally includes performance and storytelling by guest and host Alison Weiner, with one intermission.

suggested donation of $5

for more info

919.928.6886 (Alison)
919.932.5070 (Johnny’s)