It was 50 years ago today, Sgt Pepper taught the band to play!
But wait... who is this Sergeant? What did he teach us? Who are we trusting to teach us how to play?
Summer of 1967, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band came out, and the Summer of Love happened. That makes this the Summer of Love reincarnated, 50 years later... and this time it's time to talk about CONSENTUAL LOVE. It's 2017, and we've got a lot of work to do.
SOMEBODY GRABBED ME BY THE PUSSY.
Dance Parade NYC, May 20 2017, I was boogying down the middle of the Fifth Avenue in a ball gown in broad daylight, streets lined with people, carrying up the tail end of the parade. And suddenly I felt a firm grab on my hoo ha. A man had decided he could hop into the parade, reach his hand over and grab my pussy.
But oooh, PUSSY GRABBED BACK. My friend Heather Mo'Witz caught him before I could even process this enough to react, and knocked the lil twit to the ground. What was he trying to do!? Why? What is this world we live in?
A bunch of women lingered back as the parade floated on, and we called the cops over. We are moving forward with pressing charges, and court proceedings have begun as this guy is held behind bars.
But I'm not just tryna send this guy to jail and counseling. I have love for this lonely guy as a human who is finding is way. I want him - and the thousands of men who are doing shit like this and getting away with it - to STOP, to learn a better way. As somebody who holds space for a lot of men lusting for me, who has extended her boundaries to envelop the fantasies of others, and who works with men in my coaching business, this was a big wakeup call to finally speak out about it. Or, in this case, sing.
I had never been physically violated before. My first thought was that I was glad it was ME and not somebody who's going to be traumatized over it forever.
Yet I didn't realize how much it affected me.... until I got into the studio with Robin Hood to remake Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. I did not intend for it to be about this at all - yet THIS is what came out.
This album is entirely freestyled, straight from Pepperland.
Realizing my own deep systematic oppression as a woman, mixed with my faith in the human spirit, and the flavor of this Lonely Hearts anthem exactly 50 years later, well... I have nothing more to explain; thankfully my freestyle flow carried that weight --- it's all in the music.
This album is completely raw, and consists of 2 straight takes. There have been no edits or sound adjustments made from the original tracking - except that I broke it up into 21 pieces to tell the story.
Since these tracks are raw - it puts them in the perfect place to develop them.
LET'S ROCK n ROLL.
WOMYN - who wants to work together one of of these songs?
DL a song and remix it with your own verses!
Share your heart's story
Add piano, drums, ukulele
Steal my essence and remix it into a club banger.
Freeeeee STYLE with me.
THIS ALBUM IS FREE TO DOWNLOAD.
Please spread it far and wide.
Anything you wish to contribute will go towards
++ COUNSELING, SUPPORT AND SEXUAL EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN
++ GUIDANCE, CONSENT EMPOWERMENT AND D-VELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR MEN
Here we go. Thank you for listening, thank your for your support. Please contact me with ideas and to be part of this journey.
I will update about court dates and other news as it unfolds.
Deep bow to John, Paul, George and Ringo for planting the roots of my musical memoir.
released May 26, 2017
robin hood / instrumental + sound production + brotherhood
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