Tag: News/Announcements

JOVM celebrated its tenth anniversary earlier this year. And maybe I’m biased here — this is my site after all — but I feel as though I’ve managed to carve out a unique space in the blogosphere. JOVM is one of the few places, where readers can get eclectic and personal curation and coverage of local, national and international music scenes.

For the overwhelming bulk of this site’s history, I’ve run this site as a (mostly) one-man labor of love, run out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while working full time in the editorial departments of three different book publishers as an Editorial Assistant and Acquisitions Editor. As you can imagine, I often felt that I had an unusual dual life: during the the day, I was a mild-mannered and somewhat sleep-deprived, Clark Kent. And when the business day ended, I would find some place to change out of my office clothes to street clothes, transforming into professional music journalist, blogger and photographer, covering shows at venues across the Metropolitan area. I’d return home in the wee hours, upload photos or work on a blog post, if i was able to manage it — and then I’d try to get a little bit of sleep and repeat. I generally survived on four hours of sleep a night and way too much coffee.

It’s often been hard work. But as a result of this site, I’ve done things I’ve never expected or thought would have ever happened. I’ve met some of my heroes. I’ve photographed icons and beloved legends. I’ve covered some amazing talented artists from all over the world. I’ve seen some memorable shows. I’ve been able to travel internationally to cover music. And I’ve met some of the nicest, kindest and most open people in the entire world  — and these people  have welcomed me to their hometowns, taken me to their best spots, introduced me to their favorite people and so on.

This sort of work should — and needs — to be continued and championed as much as possible. Music is the emotional center of our lives. More than ever in this profoundly unusual and unsettling time, we have to take comfort in music, art, literature and all the other things that make us human and connect us with others. Hopefully my work here has — and will continue — to bring some joy, some escape from the bleakness of our current situation or it inspires you to do something.

Of course running a site like this isn’t easy. And unfortunately, it does cost money. To that end, I started a Patreon page last year as a way to help support my creative endeavors and this site. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

You can also buy merch from the Joy of Violent Movement shop:

You can also become a fan of this site on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

Because of the uncertainty of the past few months, I understand that for there will be a portion of people who unable to contribute or buy merch. I get it. Trust me, I really get it. So don’t feel bad about it. There are other non-monetary ways to show love and support that really matters and are really helpful. So, if you really dig my work and JOVM, you can do the following:

  • Keep reading — and if you can read more! Seriously, something that small adds up.
  • Share posts you dig on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere.
  • Pass the word on to friends who may dig this site and my work. The more eyeballs on this site at any given time does count and is beyond helpful. Seriously.
  • Pass the word on about the Patreon page to those that may be able to support.

As, I promised on my Patreon page, I also wanted to give a shoutout to this site’s kind patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Bella Fox

Jenny MacRostie

Thank y’all so much for your support and love. It keeps me — and this site going.

News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patreon Patrons

Throughout the past year, i’ve found small ways to celebrate JOVM’s tenth anniversary. In the blogosphere, a decade is like 128 years. During that period, I believe that JOVM has carved out a unique place in the blogosphere as it’s one of the few places, where readers can obtain personal and eclectic coverage of local, national and international music scenes.

For most of this site’s history, I’ve run it as a (mostly) one-man labor of love, run out Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while working full-time in the editorial departments of three different book publishers as an Editorial Assistant and an Acquisitions Editor. As you can imagine, I had an unusual dual life: during the day, I was a mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent type. At the end of the day at one job in particular, I would change from my office clothes and transform into professional music journalist, blogger and photographer, covering shows at venues across town. I’d return home in the wee hours, upload photos or work on blog post, then get a bit of sleep and repeat.

It’s often been hard work. But as a result of this site, I’vedone things I’ve never expected or thought would have ever happened. I’ve met some of my heroes. I’ve photographed icons and beloved legends. I’ve covered some amazing talented artists from all over the world. I’ve seen some memorable shows. I’ve been able to travel internationally to cover music. And I’ve met some of the nicest, kindest and most open people in the entire world  — and these people  have welcomed me to their hometowns, taken me to their best spots, introduced me to their favorite people and so on.

This sort of work should — and needs — to be continued and championed as much as possible. Music is the emotional center of our lives. More than ever in this profoundly unusual and unsettling time, we have to take comfort in music, art, literature and all the other things that make us human and connect us with others. Hopefully my work here has — and will continue — to bring some joy, some escape from the bleakness of our current situation or it inspires you to do something.

Of course running a site like this isn’t easy. And unfortunately, it does cost money. To that end, I started a Patreon page last year as a way to help support my creative endeavors and this site. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

You can also buy merch from the Joy of Violent Movement shop:

Because of the uncertainty of the past few months, I understand that for there will be a portion of people who cannot contribute. Believe me, I get it. So if you’re unable to do so — and you happen to dig my work here, you can do the following:

  • Share posts on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere.
  • Pass the word on to friends who may dig this site and my work.
  • Pass the word on about the Patreon page to those that may be able to support.
  • And as always

As, I promised on my Patreon page, I also wanted to give a shoutout to this site’s kind patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Bella Fox

Jenny MacRostie

Thank y’all so much for your support. Your support keeps this going.

News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patreon Patrons

JOVM celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year. During that period, JOVM has carved out a unique place in the blogosphere. To my knowledge, it’s one of the few places, where readers can obtain personal and eclectic coverage of the local, national and international music scenes.

As I’ve mentioned countless times before, for most of this site’s history, I’ve run it as a (mostly) one-man labor of love operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while working full-time in the editorial departments of three different book publishers as an Editorial Assistant and an Acquisitions Editor. I had an unusual dual life: during the day I was a mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent type. At one job in particular, I would change from my office clothes and transform into professional music journalist, blogger and photographer, covering shows at venues across town. Sometimes I’d return home in the wee hours, upload photos or work on a blog post, get a bit of sleep for work in the morning and repeat three or four times a week.

It’s often been hard work. But as a result of this site, I’vedone things I’ve never expected or thought would have ever happened. I’ve met some of my heroes. I’ve photographed icons and beloved legends. I’ve covered some amazing talented artists from all over the world. I’ve seen some memorable shows. I’ve been able to travel internationally to cover music. And I’ve met some of the nicest, kindest and most open people in the entire world  — and these people  have welcomed me to their hometowns, taken me to their best spots, introduced me to their favorite people and so on.

This sort of work should — and needs — to be continued and championed as much as possible. Music is the emotional center of our lives. More than ever in this profoundly unusual and unsettling time, we have to take comfort in music, art, literature and all the other things that make us human and connect us with others. Hopefully my work here has — and will continue — to bring some joy, some escape from the bleakness of our current situation or it inspires you to do something.

Of course running a site like this isn’t easy. And unfortunately, it does cost money. To that end, I started a Patreon page last year as a way to help support my creative endeavors and this site. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

You can also buy merch from the Joy of Violent Movement shop: https://www.joyofviolentmovement.com/shop 

Because of the uncertainty of the past few months, I understand that for there will be a portion of people who cannot contribute. Believe me, I get it. So if you’re unable to do so — and you happen to dig my work here, you can do the following:

  • Share posts on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere.
  • Pass the word on to friends who may dig this site and my work.
  • Pass the word on about the Patreon page to those that may be able to support.
  • And as always

As, I promised on my Patreon page, I also wanted to give a shoutout to this site’s kind patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Bella Fox

Jenny MacRostie

Thank y’all so much for your support. Your support keeps this going.

News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patrons

JOVM turned 10 last month — and throughout its existence, the site has been a labor of love. And during that period I think JOVM has carved out a unique place in the blogosphere: it’s one of the few places, where readers can come across personal and eclectic curation and coverage of the national and international music scenes.

As I’ve mentioned countless times for most of the bulk of this site’s history, I’ve run this site as  (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while working full-time in book publishing in the editorial departments of three different publishers. I was constantly aware of having this very odd dual life: during the day, I was a mild-mannered spectacled Clark Kent type. And when the work day was over, I’d run someplace to change out of my business clothes and transform into professional music journalist and photographer, covering shows all over town. Sometimes I’d return home in the wee hours, upload photos or work on a blog post, get a bit of sleep for work in the morning and repeat three or four times a week.

As a result of this site, I’ve done things I’ve never expected or thought would have ever happened. I’ve met some of my heroes. I’ve photographed icons and beloved legends. I’ve covered some amazing talented artists from all over the world. I’ve seen some memorable shows. I’ve been able to travel internationally to cover music. And I’ve met some of the nicest, kindest and most open people in the entire world  — and these people  have welcomed me to their hometowns, taken me to their best spots, introduced me to their favorite people and so on.

This sort of work should — and needs — to be continued and championed as much as possible. Music is the emotional center of our lives. But I’ve found that finding new music  helps us grow even more. Perhaps more than ever in this profoundly unusual and unsettling time, we have to take comfort in music, art, literature and all the other things that make us human and connect us with others. Hopefully my work here has — and will continue — to bring some joy, some escape from the bleakness of our current situation or it inspires you to do something.

Of course running a site like this isn’t easy. And unfortunately, it does cost money. To that end, I started a Patreon page  as a way to help support my creative endeavors and this site. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

You can also buy merch from the Joy of Violent Movement shop: https://www.joyofviolentmovement.com/shop 

Because of the uncertainty of the past few months, I understand that for there will be a portion of people who cannot contribute. So if you’re unable to do so — and you happen to dig my work here, you can do the following:

  • Share posts on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere.
  • Pass the word on to friends who may dig this site and my work.
  • Pass the word on about the Patreon page to those that may be able to support.
  • And as always

As, I promised on my Patreon page, I also wanted to give a shoutout to this site’s kind patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Bella Fox

Jenny MacRostie

Thank y’all so much for your support. Your support keeps this going.

News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patrons

JOVM officially turned 10 last week — and throughout its existence, the site has been a labor of love. And during that period I think that, JOVM has been a rather unique: this site is one of the rare places where readers an actually come across personal and eclectic curation and coverage of the national and international indie music scenes.

I’ve run this site as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while working full-time in book publishing for the bulk of this site’s history. And as a result, I had a very odd dual life: during the day, I was a sort of mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent.  And when it was time to leave for the day, I’d run off someplace to change out of my business clothes to become professional music journalist, blogger and photographer, covering shows all over town and then returning to my apartment in the wee hours. I’d repeat this three to four days a week for the bulk of this site’s existence and my book publishing career.

I never expected or dreamt of some of the thing that have happened as a result of running this site — and I’ve had experiences that would make my younger music loving self deeply envious: I’ve met some of my heroes, I’ve covered some amazingly talented artists, seen some memorable shows, traveled internationally to cover music and I’ve met some of the nicest, kindest and most open people in the world.

If I didn’t firmly believe in what this site is about, I wouldn’t bother. But I do know that this sort of work should — and needs — to be continued and championed as much as possible. Music is the emotional center of our lives. But I’ve found that finding new music  helps us grow even more. Perhaps more than ever in this profoundly unusual and unsettling time, we have to take comfort in music, art, literature and all the other things that make us human and connect us with others. Hopefully my work here has — and will continue — to bring some joy, some escape from the bleakness of our current situation or it inspires you to do something.

Of course running a site like this isn’t easy. And unfortunately, it does cost money. To that end, I started a Patreon page  as a way to help support my creative endeavors and this site. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

You can also buy merch from the Joy of Violent Movement shop: https://www.joyofviolentmovement.com/shop 

Because of the uncertainty of the past few months, I understand that for there will be a portion of people who cannot contribute. So if you’re unable to do so — and you happen to dig my work here, you can do the following:

  • Share posts on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere.
  • Pass the word on to friends who may dig this site and my work.
  • Pass the word on about the Patreon page to those that may be able to support.
  • And as always

As, I promised on my Patreon page, I also wanted to give a shoutout to this site’s kind patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Bella Fox

Jenny MacRostie

Thank y’all so much for your support. Your support keeps this going.

News/Announcements: Shotouts to Patrons

This site has been a labor of love throughout its ten year existence. Of course, I’m biased here but I think that this site is truly special: as a reader you can come across personal and eclectic curation and coverage of independent music from artists across the world — regardless of genre, style or country of origin. Much of the JOVM ethos has been inspired by the eclecticism of my music loving parents and from living in Queens, one of the most diverse places in the entire world.

I’ve run this site as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC-based apartment while working full-time in the editorial departments of three different publishers across trade and academic publishing as an Editorial Assistant and as an Acquisitions Editor. As a result, I often felt as though I had a very odd, dual life: during the day, I was a sort of mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent.  And when it was time to leave for the day, I’d run off someplace to change out of my business clothes to become professional music journalist, blogger and photographer, covering shows all over town, returning to my apartment in the wee hours. I’d repeat this three to four days a week for the bulk of this site’s existence and my book publishing career.

Running a site like this has been a wild, fun ride. I’ve had experiences I never would have dreamt of — and would make my younger self envious: I’ve met some of my heroes, I’ve covered some amazingly talented artists, seen some memorable shows, traveled internationally to cover music and I’ve met some of the nicest, kindest and people in the world, who have welcomed me to their hometowns and in some instances, their country with open arms.

The sort of work I’ve been doing for the past decade, is the sort of work that should — and needs — to be continued and championed as much as possible. Music is often the emotional center of our lives, and in our extraordinarily difficult and unsettling time, we must take comfort in music, art, literature  and all of the other things that connect us to others. Hopefully, my work with JOVM has brought you some joy, some comfort, some escape from things, while inspiring you to go out there and do something.

Of course, running a site like this costs money. Your support is desperately needed. Last year, I started a Patreon page  as a way to help support my creative endeavors and this site. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

I’m also selling photo prints. You can check out my current offerings at the JOVM store: https://www.joyofviolentmovement.com/shop.

I understand the financial uncertainty that many people are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. So if you’re unable to contribute, you can do the following: pass the word on about this site and its Patreon page to other people, who might dig  what we do. And as always keep on reading!

As, I promised on my Patreon page, I also wanted to give a shoutout to this site’s kind patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Bella Fox

Jenny MacRostie

Thank y’all so much for your support. Your support keeps this site going.

As always, be safe y’all. Power to the people!

News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patrons

This site has been a labor of love throughout its ten year existence. Consider me biased here, but I think that this site is special:  it’s one of the rare places where you as a reader can actually come across personal and eclectic curation and coverage of independent music from all over the world regardless of genre, style or country of origin. It shouldn’t be surprising that JOVM is very much inspired by the eclecticism inspired by own music loving parents — and from living in one of the most diverse places in the entire world — Queens, New York.

I’ve mentioned this countless times throughout the past decade, but I’ve run this site as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my apartment in Corona, Queens while working full-time in the editorial department of three different book publishers across trade and academic publishing —  an an Editorial Assistant and eventually as an Acquisitions Editor. As a result, I often felt as though I had this very odd, dual life: during the day, I was a sort of mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent.  And when it was time to leave for the day, I’d run off someplace to change out of my business clothes to become professional music journalist, blogger and photographer, covering shows all over town, returning to my apartment in the wee hours. I’d repeat this three to four days a week for the bulk of this site’s existence and my book publishing career.

Running a site like this has been a wild, fun ride. I’ve had experiences I never would have dreamt of — and would make my younger self envious: I’ve met some of my heroes, I’ve covered some amazingly talented artists, seen some memorable shows, traveled internationally to cover music and I’ve met some of the nicest, kindest and most open people in the world.

If I didn’t firmly believe in what this site is about, I wouldn’t bother. But I do know that this sort of work should — and needs — to be continued and championed as much as possible. Music is the emotional center of our lives. But I’ve found that finding new music  helps us grow even more. Perhaps more than ever in this profoundly unusual and unsettling time, we have to take comfort in music, art, literature and all the other things that make us human and connect us with others. Hopefully my work here has — and will continue — to bring some joy, some escape from the bleakness of our current situation or it inspires you to do something.

Of course, running a site like this costs money. And sadly, it ain’t exactly cheap. I could use your help. Last year, I started a Patreon page  as a way to help support my creative endeavors and this site. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

I understand the financial uncertainty that many people are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. So if you’re unable to contribute, you can do the following: pass the word on about this site and its Patreon page to other people, who might dig  what we do. And as always keep on reading!

As, I promised on my Patreon page, I also wanted to give a shoutout to this site’s kind patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Bella Fox

Jenny MacRostie

Thank y’all so much for your support. Your support keeps the engine of this site going.

Be safe everyone. Hopefully we’ll all come out of this okay. 

News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patrons 

The Joy of Violent Movement has been a labor of love throughout it’s almost ten-year existence. Unlike those much larger sites and blogs out there, I think that this site is truly special: it’s one of the rare places where readers can come across personal and eclectic curation and coverage of independent music from all of the world. It’s one of the places out in the blogosphere where punk rock, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, the Desert Blues, the blues, funk, EDM, electro pop and countless other genres and styles exist simultaneously.

Now, many of you will know that I’ve run JOVM as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while working in the editorial department of three different publishers across both trade and academic publishing — first as an Editorial Assistant and then eventually becoming an Acquisitions Editor. Unsurprisingly, most of the time, I had an odd, dual life: during the day, I was sort of a mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent and when the proper time came, I’d run off someplace to change and become Superman to cover shows across town. I’d repeat sometimes 3-4 times a week for the bulk of the site’s existence.

Running a site like this has been a wild, fun ride. I’ve had experiences I never would have dreamt of — and would make my younger self envious: I’ve met some of my heroes, I’ve covered some amazingly talented artists, seen some memorable shows, traveled internationally to cover music and I’ve met some of the nicest, kindest and most open people in the world.

I firmly believe that this site offers something different and necessary — and it needs to be continued and championed. Like everything else in our world, running a site like this costs time and money. And sadly, it ain’t cheap.  So a few months ago, I joined Patreon as a way to help support my creative endeavors and this site.

I wanted to give a shoutout to this site’s generous and kind patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Bella Fox

Jenny MacRostie

Thank y’all so much for your support. Your support keeps the engine of this site going. Of course, I’m still asking for your assistance, donations and your love. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

Before I forget, another way, you can help is this: if you enjoy what I do here, please pass the word on about this site.

News/Announcements: What You Can Do to Support This Site and Emerging Artists During COVID 19

With COVID 19 recently being called a pandemic by the World Heath Organization, the world as we know it has started to grind down to a halt. I have a loved one who currently has three of a the major risk factors that could make COVID 19 fatal, so my live concert coverage has essentially gone on hiatus until it’s deemed safe as of a few hours ago. I’ve spent so much of my life — roughly half of my life — in darkened rooms, in small clubs, big concert halls, arenas and DIY spaces, breathing in smoke machine air and hearing live music of all stripes as a fan, as a journalist and as a photographer. So understandably, I’m heartbroken: I sort of feel as though a dear friend has unexpectedly died in the prime of their lives — and the survivors are left to somehow pick up the pieces without quite knowing how.

Perhaps now more than ever, we’ll need the small yet universally human things to keep us going. We may not have sports for a while but we do have music, and I hope that this site can help you through what may very well be some very tough and dark days ahead. So if you’re getting sick of Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and CNN fills you with despair, I think you can give JOVM some love every now and then. Every eyeball, every share on social media really counts for me  — and it means everything for the emerging and established  acts I’m covering. Remember, a few things here:

  • This site has long been a (mostly) one-man operation that I’ve run out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment. As I’ve mentioned countless times: JOVM has been primarily a labor of love.
  • For many of the emerging and established artists I’ve covered and planned to cover over the next few months, their careers and their finances are indefinitely stalled. This ripples across all the various industry people who support and guide their careers, down to your favorite music venue. Livelihoods, careers and lives will be at stake.

 

To that end here’s some things you can do to help out:

  • If you love and follow an independent blog, like this one keep reading, keep watching, keep listening whenever you can.
  • If you dig something, please share through word of mouth and through social media with like-minded people. Ad revenue ain’t much, but every single eyeball and every single click really matters — and it does add up in time.
  • If you’re financially able to, please become a Patreon patron to your favorite creators. Whatever you can give can help keep a creative project that you love going — especially when times are tough.
  • If they’re crowdfunding, please donate.
  • If you’re unable to do so financially, share with others. Someone in your circle or in your circle’s circle may be able to help support financially.
  • If you truly love what an artist or band does, please buy merchandise: get a t-shirt or two. Buy a CD, album or cassette tape. Buy a tour poster. Remember, there are countless related jobs and industries involved that bring that help your favorite artist or band create that album — and help them tour. Your financial help keeps that going.
  • If you can’t buy merchandise, support by streaming on your favorite digital service provider — and pass the word that way. Like I said Spotify’s rates are paltry; but it’s money and in time it does add up.

 

As I’ve mentioned over the past handful of months: JOVM is on Patreon. If you can support financially in any way, it’s appreciated. You can check the page out here: https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement?fan_landing=true.

I also have a shop, where I have prints for sale. I’ll continue to do so for as long as I’m able to. That aspect of the site is dependent on the health and well-being of several talented folks, as well as US Postal Service/UPS/Fed Ex. Check out the site and if you dig what I’m offering, please order. I’ll be updating periodically with new and different offerings from time to time. Check out the JOVM shop here: https://joyofviolentmovement.com/shop/

Also, if you’re not, become a fan of this site on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement/

 

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Artists, if I’m missing some way that could support you in what will be very lean times, please holler at your boy. Let me know. I’ll update accordingly.)

 

News/Announcements: Shoutouts to Patrons 

The Joy of Violent Movement has been a labor of love throughout it’s almost ten-year existence. Unlike those much larger sites and blogs out there, I think that this site is truly special: it’s one of the rare places where readers can come across personal and eclectic curation and coverage of independent music from all of the world. It’s one of the places out in the blogosphere where punk rock, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, the Desert Blues, the blues, funk, EDM, electro pop and countless other genres and styles exist simultaneously.

Now, many of you will know that I’ve run JOVM as a (mostly) one-man operation out of my Corona, Queens, NYC apartment while working in the editorial department of three different publishers across both trade and academic publishing — first as an Editorial Assistant and then eventually becoming an Acquisitions Editor. Unsurprisingly, most of the time, I had an odd, dual life: during the day, I was sort of a mild-mannered, spectacled Clark Kent and when the proper time came, I’d run off someplace to change and become Superman to cover shows across town. I’d repeat sometimes 3-4 times a week for the bulk of the site’s existence.

Running a site like this has been a wild, fun ride. I’ve had experiences I never would have dreamt of — and would make my younger self envious: I’ve met some of my heroes, I’ve covered some amazingly talented artists, seen some memorable shows, traveled internationally to cover music and I’ve met some of the nicest, kindest and most open people in the world.

I firmly believe that this site offers something different and necessary — and it needs to be continued and championed. Like everything else in our world, running a site like this costs time and money. And sadly, it ain’t cheap.  So a few months ago, I joined Patreon as a way to help support my creative endeavors and this site.

I wanted to give a shoutout to this site’s generous and kind patrons:

Sash

Alice Northover

Bella Fox

Thank y’all so much for your support. Your support keeps the engine of this site going. Of course, I’m still asking for your assistance, donations and your love. Check out the page for more information:

https://www.patreon.com/TheJoyofViolentMovement

Before I forget, another way, you can help is this: if you enjoy what I do here, please pass the word on about this site.