I try my best to remember that we don’t just stumble into political consciousness; it’s better to teach than to berate or shame

Steve Salaita (via dialecticsof)

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We have these.Order one!http://thecoup.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/lyrics-series-laugh-love-fuck-t-shirtThe Coup online store is now up, with T-shirts and posters, so check it out. More stuff coming soon!http://thecoup.myshopify.com/

We have these.
Order one!

http://thecoup.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/lyrics-series-laugh-love-fuck-t-shirt

The Coup online store is now up, with T-shirts and posters, so check it out.
More stuff coming soon!
http://thecoup.myshopify.com/

Throwback Thurs: @Blackthought, me, @TalibKweli, dead prez. 2001. Cape Town, South Africa. Black August Tour.

Throwback Thurs: @Blackthought, me, @TalibKweli, dead prez. 2001. Cape Town, South Africa. Black August Tour.

Throwback Thursday.
1991. The Coup’s first promo pic.

We were on Wax That Azz Records.

Photo by Auintard Henderson

Throwback Thursday.
1991. The Coup’s first promo pic.

We were on Wax That Azz Records.

Photo by Auintard Henderson

The Coup’s Fall Dates

October
21st: London at Jazz Cafe
23rd: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands- at CICCA
24th: Sevilla, Spain at Sala Malandar
28th: Murcia, Spain at Sala 12 y Medio
29th: Valencia, Spain at Sala WahWah
30th: Bilbao, Basque Country at Cafe Antzoki

November
1st: Bilbao, Basque Country at BIME Festival
6th: LA at The Satellite
13th: Portland at Hawthorne Theater
14th: Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club
15th: Seattle at Nectar Lounge

Get your tickets now!

Hey. You.
Person in London.
I’ll be really happy when I see you at The Coup’s show
at Jazz Cafe on October 21st.

What? Huh? I can’t he-
Oh yeah, you do need a ticket.
What?
No. I don’t know you well enough to put you on the guest list.
Your face looks familiar, though. Are we facebook friends?

Huh? What the fuck is a cue? Like a barbecue?
No we’re not gonna have a-

Oh- a cue! Like a line? Ahh. We don’t say that shit out here.
Yeah, you’re gonna have to wait in line to buy tickets at the door.

What’s that you say? Is there a way to buy tickets in advance so you don’t have to wait in line for them and you can avoid the disappointment of the show being sold out and you being turned away?

Yes. Yes, there is.
http://mamacolive.com/
thejazzcafe/listings/upcoming-events/10840/the-coup-feat-boots-riley/

Throwback Thursday. 1930s. Said in slightly different ways now.In the autobigraphy “Hosea Hudson: A Negro Communist In The Deep South”, he says that it took him a year of working with Communists in Alabama in the early 1930s before he realized there was a such thing as White Communist. He said that there were so many Black Communists working on things- unions, etc- and that since everyone that talked to him about Communism was Black, he assumed that it was a strictly Black movement.

Throwback Thursday. 1930s. Said in slightly different ways now.


In the autobigraphy “Hosea Hudson: A Negro Communist In The Deep South”, he says that it took him a year of working with Communists in Alabama in the early 1930s before he realized there was a such thing as White Communist. He said that there were so many Black Communists working on things- unions, etc- and that since everyone that talked to him about Communism was Black, he assumed that it was a strictly Black movement.

Review of The Coup’s Shadowbox: http://oakulture.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/never-a-dull-moment-the-coups-shadowbox/
Yeah! Here’s the cover art for my screenplay, “Sorry To Bother You”, coming out as a paperback as part of McSweeney’s Quarterly #48. Comes out in late October/early November. We’ll be doing a 10-minute reading of it at Litquake, during the ceremony for McSweeney’s receiving the Barbary Coast Award, on October 17th. It’s a surreal dark comedy with magical realism and science fiction, inspired by my time as a telemarketer. You can get it early by clicking here and subscribing to the quarterly:http://store.mcsweeneys.net/products/quarterly-concern-subscription?taxon_id=5

Yeah!
Here’s the cover art for my screenplay, “Sorry To Bother You”, coming out as a paperback as part of McSweeney’s Quarterly #48. Comes out in late October/early November.

We’ll be doing a 10-minute reading of it at Litquake, during the ceremony for McSweeney’s receiving the Barbary Coast Award, on October 17th.

It’s a surreal dark comedy with magical realism and science fiction, inspired by my time as a telemarketer.

You can get it early by clicking here and subscribing to the quarterly:
http://store.mcsweeneys.net/products/quarterly-concern-subscription?taxon_id=5

harikondabolu:

This clip of my friend Boots Riley describing his band The Coup as a “Punk, Funk/ Communist revolution band” to unsuspecting reporters on Fox 8 in Cleveland is amazing!! Reminds me of that time I was on Fox 5 in NYC.

After the show, the producer sent an angry email to festival organizers that said:

“FOX 8 was not the time or opportunity for Boots to go on his political rant. With his statements he not only hurt our station’s credibility, but also the festival’s. I was looking to do a fun interview and it turned into something entirely different. We will not be reaching out for any interviews in the future.”

This letter is very telling about the intended function of mainstream media outlets.

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From rehearsal last week. #2.

From rehearsal last week. #1.

The Coup at @YBCA in SF on Aug 16th.

The Coup at @YBCA in SF on Aug 16th.

Coup cave rehearsal.

The Coup’s guitarist Gregory Simmons (@o_zee_roller) on counting and music theory.