Hi I'm Dan. I'm a bookkeeper in Atlanta but that's like the least important thing about me (other than it keeps a roof over my head). More importantly I'm a musician. Mostly drums but also playing piano and singing.
Solo stuff: https: honestyagain.bandcamp.com
Band I've been in for a while: https://likemikega.com
Band I more recently joined (old album I wasn't around for): https://fairshake.bandcamp.com
Album for another band I'm proud to have played drums for: https://sarahandthesafeword.bandcamp.com/album/strange-doings-in-the-night
Snow in Atlanta.
I've been feelin alright the last couple of days. I've been taking good care of myself I think and it's paid off. In the mood to spread some of those good vibes to you.
In case you had any doubts, please know you're worth loving and caring for. You're worth sticking it out through the hard times and getting better. All things will pass.
Weekend Update Show more
Hi hello. I had a good one. Took time away from my political birdsite list bc depression. Played an impomptu solo set and played a new song. Everyone said it was the best show I've ever played. Played with Fairshake and hung out with my best friend and her girlfriend. Her girlfriend is super sweet and listened to me drunk ramble and made me feel better about some lingering things floating around in my depressed head. I'm feeling refreshed. Another Fairshake/Like Mike show tomorrow.
Im Ryan, known in hiking circles as Captain Underpants; call me Cappy
nongeek happy to talk music/records/jazz, literature, nomadic living and ultralight backpacking
I hiked over 3k miles this year on the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. Looking to the Hayduke trail next autumn
Living out of my truck around Asheville, NC soon. I'll share what thats like on here.
@ajroach42 is my partner in crime off trail, I help where I can.
I wrote some more of that song I posted lyrics to a while back:
It feels like a panic
It feels like a rage
When you're so desperate to hear your own name
The darkness screams right in your face and there's no relief cause it's all out of place
Pick up your fight
Bring out your soul
We'll be the light
We will be bold
..and you're not alone.
Story time. Show more
I told them I'd like us to not go out of our way to play with or book him anymore. Which should eleminate most instances of us playing with him since I think all of the last few shows hes played with us have been ones we booked him on. Hopefully that sticks. I think it will.
I feel like (outside of giving money to people/causes) this is one of the first times I've had the opportunity to put my actions where my mouth is. And I'm glad I took it. /end self back patting
Story time Sexual assault & rape mentions Show more
Went to bed super early and therefore am awake super early. So. Story time.
I did the super hard thing and told my band what I knew about our friend who sexually assaulted his ex who hit me up like a month ago and told me. This was after another local band dude we all knew got outed as a rapist.
The conversation went surprisingly well. The person I was most worried about not believing it was the first to say he did. So I feel a lot better.
I always wished I had telekinesis. I still wonder what life would be like if I could move things with my mind.
You might even say I was
Update On Things Show more
I've figured out a way for him to at least not fill in for my bandmate (something that has happened in the past) at least. I found my own fill in that I'll insist be the one to fill in. I'm working on further ways to push him out of our community without alienating myself in the process. I've realized that I do have influence and power. People respect me. It's just a matter of going about it the right way.
Update On Things Show more
1) I've been keeping super busy. This is generally a good thing.
2) I've been generally Okay mental health wise with few exceptions
3) I've been trying to figure out what to do about a person who sexually assaulted his ex in the local scene. Everybody likes him. He's super nice. But his ex contacted me personally, not to tell me to do anything in particular about it, just to tell me because she thought I would want to know. And she was right. And I believe her of course.