Week in Review: Oct 7-14

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.


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 Ancient Motifs In Psychedelic Experiences by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Ancient Motifs In Psychedelic Experiences by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 The Solar Anus by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Solar Anus by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 The Pisces Path by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Pisces Path by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Symbols of Transformation by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Symbols of Transformation by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


FLYERS

 Upcoming Temple ov Saturn Shows

Upcoming Temple ov Saturn Shows

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VIDEO/PHOTO

 The Crystal Gazer by Joan Pope

The Crystal Gazer by Joan Pope

I also filmed a “dark” version of The Crystal Gazer, but I haven’t put it out yet…


ETC… UPCOMING…

 Temple ov Saturn x Invulnerable Nothings

Temple ov Saturn x Invulnerable Nothings

I had the pleasure of DJing at the afterparty for the Invulnerable Nothing’s performance of CrowPlay. Their performance was great, I had a wonderful time.

 Autumn Electronix II

Autumn Electronix II

I am DJing at Autumn Electronix II on 10/20. I also have an art piece in the “Worlds Within Shadows” art show at the event. More info here.

 Upcoming Temple ov Saturn shows

Upcoming Temple ov Saturn shows

Week in Review: September 30-October 6

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

COLLAGE

 Dark Spirituality by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Dark Spirituality by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Samsara by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Samsara by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Death Mask by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Death Mask by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Let There Be Light by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Let There Be Light by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Patron Saint Of The Blind by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Patron Saint Of The Blind by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


MUSIC

 Temple ov Saturn at Demoplex 10/6/18

Temple ov Saturn at Demoplex 10/6/18

 Temple ov Saturn at Demoplex 10/6/18

Temple ov Saturn at Demoplex 10/6/18

 Joan Pope with Smomid, M A K S, 185668232, Nate Tronick at the opening show of the new venue, Demoplex in Brooklyn.

Joan Pope with Smomid, M A K S, 185668232, Nate Tronick at the opening show of the new venue, Demoplex in Brooklyn.

 Temple ov Saturn Mixtape 1

Temple ov Saturn Mixtape 1

A limited edition of 10. Available only at shows. A mix of new and old material. Each tape comes with a mini-zine.


VIDEO


UPCOMING

 10/22/18 at H0L0

10/22/18 at H0L0

 10/27 at Hart Bar

10/27 at Hart Bar

Temple ov Saturn Mixtape 1

 Temple ov Saturn Mixtape 1

Temple ov Saturn Mixtape 1

I will have a limited edition cassette for sale at my upcoming shows. They are only available at shows, not online. I will also have a small selection of prints for sale as well.

 Small print of ‘Life Line’ by Temple ov Saturn

Small print of ‘Life Line’ by Temple ov Saturn

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Week in Review: Sepember 23-29

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

COLLAGE

 Becoming One With Your Surroundings by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Becoming One With Your Surroundings by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Flyer for Demoplex gig

Flyer for Demoplex gig


VIDEO


PHOTO

 Sun Worshipper by Joan Pope

Sun Worshipper by Joan Pope

 Black Cat by Joan Pope

Black Cat by Joan Pope

 Black Cat by Joan Pope

Black Cat by Joan Pope


MUSIC

I worked on some recordings, but since I have a bunch of shows coming up, I am going to be focused on preparing for the performances.

 Upcoming Temple ov Saturn shows

Upcoming Temple ov Saturn shows


ETC…

I attended 2 funerals this week and then 2 family birthday parties. I spent a lot of time doing family stuff and taking a break from my work. I went on a nice hike on a section of the Appalachian Trail.

 Joan Pope at Pinwheel Vista on Appalachian Trail

Joan Pope at Pinwheel Vista on Appalachian Trail

 Pinwheel Vista

Pinwheel Vista

Joan Pope featured in 'Moments of Clarity'

 Moments of Clarity

Moments of Clarity

Dark and foreboding visions from some of our favourite collage and photography artists. 64 page full colour book featuring:

- Ana Rita Silva 
- Anastasia Phaedra 
- Esther Limones 
- Hidden Velvet 
- James Heginbottom 
- Joan Pope 
- Marika Lorincz

‘Moments of Clarity’ is available for purchase through Input Error. I have a very limited quantity available for sale at the next few Temple ov Saturn shows.

Week in Review: September 16-22

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

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 Life Line by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Life Line by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Eternal Return by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Eternal Return by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Mover of the Seasons by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Mover of the Seasons by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


MUSIC

I finished a third song and recorded a bunch of guitar tracks too.. I will be playing some shows again in October so I probably won’t be recording that much during that period. I will probably have enough for another album in early November. I will also be making an announcement soon about a tape release of Bride of the Sun and Daughter of the Stars.


VIDEO

These ‘Season of the Witch’ videos will probably end up as part of the ‘Occult Erotica’ short, or perhaps as something on their own.

This Persephone video is a new edit of footage that was filmed last Fall.


UPCOMING

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ETC

 R.I.P.

R.I.P.

My aunt passed away on Thursday. She had been really sick since July so this was expected. She died surrounded by family and I got to have a really nice final conversation with her. I spent a lot of time with her throughout my life, in my youth I was always at her house hanging out with my cousin, and as an adult I worked for her. She was such a wonderful and inspiring person, its hard to imagine what life without her will be like. She will be dearly missed.

Week in Review: Sept 9-15

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

COLLAGE

 Inner Experience by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

Inner Experience by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

 The Greatest Among You Will Be Your Servant by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Greatest Among You Will Be Your Servant by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 You Leave Me On Fire by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

You Leave Me On Fire by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


MUSIC

 Messenger of the Gods by Temple ov Saturn, a 3 song EP

Messenger of the Gods by Temple ov Saturn, a 3 song EP

I know… I released an album last week… but here’s some more music.

I also started working on some other new material… for a future album.


VIDEO


PHOTO

 Worship Saturn by Joan Pope

Worship Saturn by Joan Pope

 Worship Saturn by Joan Pope

Worship Saturn by Joan Pope

 Season of the Witch by Joan Pope

Season of the Witch by Joan Pope

 Season of the Witch by Joan Pope

Season of the Witch by Joan Pope


EROTICA

For Georges Bataille’s birthday I used the footage from the Bataille Surrealist Erotica episode and cut down to a 2 minute tribute video. I’ve been going through all the episodes of the series and doing this… I’m not sure what I will do with these short versions, but they are less explicit that the originals.

 I added a photoset and a video for OnlyFans subscribers this week.

I added a photoset and a video for OnlyFans subscribers this week.

 Witchy - Joan Pope

Witchy - Joan Pope

Last year I started working on a video/photo series called “Witchcraft Erotica” that I never finished. I’ve been editing the older footage and filming some new stuff for it. I’m going to cut it all into a short film.


UPCOMING

October 20 - Garner Arts Center - Garnerville, NY - Pope Joan II (DJ SET) at Autumn Electronix II

October 22 - H0L0 - Queens, NY - Temple ov Saturn with KHF, D/S, Matthew Regula more info 

October 6 - Demosphere - Brooklyn, NY - Iam, MAKS, Smomid, Temple ov Saturn more info

Week in Review: September 2-8

 An overview of my creative works made during the past week.

An overview of my creative works made during the past week.

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 Rhythmn and Pulse by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Rhythmn and Pulse by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Our Lady of Cosmic Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Our Lady of Cosmic Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Sapientia Dei by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Sapientia Dei by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 L'Enracinement by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

L'Enracinement by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Rendez-vous avec Saturne by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Rendez-vous avec Saturne by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

MUSIC

This week I released 'Daughter of the Stars' which is a companion album to my previous release 'Bride of the Sun'

VIDEO

Sonic allegories for making the two into one, and the inner as the outer, and the upper as the lower...

A pairing of two releases by Temple ov Saturn. May induce a state of gnosis.

PHOTO

 La petit mort by Joan Pope 

La petit mort by Joan Pope 

 Shine on by Joan Pope

Shine on by Joan Pope

UPCOMING... ETC...

 Save the date... Temple ov Saturn in Queens on Oct 22.

Save the date... Temple ov Saturn in Queens on Oct 22.

I didn't book any shows this month because I want to work on some recording. Its hard for me to be in a creative mode when I'm practicing for shows. I'll be doing a DJ set (Pope Joan II) on October 20 at Garner Arts Center and then on the 22nd I'm doing a Temple ov Saturn set in Queens. 

If you saw my previous blog post about what happened with my Vimeo on Demand erotic video collections, you'll know that I'm searching for a solution. Maybe its time to put them to rest... I've been starting to edit them down into shorter versions, and plan on making them into a single film. I thought maybe one solution would be to present it somewhere at a film screening... perhaps if I had a solo show of art work, it could be worked into that. If anyone has other ideas.. let me know! 

I need to spend some time this coming week updating this website to be a little bit easier to navigate! Eventually I'd like to do away with the Art(s) pages because the Shop page is basically a duplicate. 

I hope everyone who has check out the new Temple ov Saturn music is enjoying it! 

 

Week in Review: August 26-Sept 1

 An overview of my week off...

An overview of my week off...

Last Sunday was my 3rd wedding anniversary, so my husband and I spent the week upstate, where we got married. It was still too hot to do too many hikes, but we hit up some galleries and did manage to get some hiking in. We also had a lot of time just hanging out at the house. 

The first day we were there we stopped at one of the bookshops in the region that I like and I picked up two more additions to Parabola magazine collection. Then we just relaxed at the house and watched the sunset.

Monday we had some chores to do around the house in the morning, but we went for a walk at the Windham Path in the afternoon. 

 Windham, NY

Windham, NY

On Tuesday, the weather was really hot, so we went to Howe Caverns, where it was nice and cool. We've been to Secret Caverns which is down the road before, but this was my first time at Howe Caverns. 

 Howe Caverns

Howe Caverns

 Howe Caverns 

Howe Caverns 

 Howe Caverns 

Howe Caverns 

 Howe Caverns

Howe Caverns

Afterwards, we went to the Iroquois Indian Museum. The museum had great collections of archeological and historical Iroquois artifacts and lots of really beautiful contemporary Iroquois art. There was a special exhibit called Tonto, Teepees & Totem Poles: Considering Native American Stereotypes in the 21st Century

 I don't usually take pictures at galleries but I really liked this piece. 

I don't usually take pictures at galleries but I really liked this piece. 

Afterwards, we made a return visit to Cedar Grove, Thomas Cole's estate. We saw the latest exhibit Picturesque and Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic InheritanceI love Cole's work, so it was great to see some of his works and many of the works of artists who inspired him and his style. 

 Ruined Tower by Thomas Cole, now on view at the exhibit in Catskill, NY

Ruined Tower by Thomas Cole, now on view at the exhibit in Catskill, NY

On Wednesday we took a trip to Albany to visit another Thomas Cole exhibit at the Albany Institute of History and Art. They have a special exhibit on view now called Thomas Cole's Paper Trail which exhibits his sketches and letters. There was also an adjoining exhibit called The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute which displays many of Cole's paintings as well as other Hudson River School painters such as Frederic Edwin Church, Sanford Gifford, Asher Durand, etc.. They also had a small, but great Ancient Egypt exhibit and a lovely exhibit called Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture: Erastus Dow Palmer and His Protégés Launt Thompson, Charles Calverley, and Richard Park

 The Hudson River School exhibit at the Albany Institute of History and Art.

The Hudson River School exhibit at the Albany Institute of History and Art.

Thursday was finally a little bit cooler weather so we hiked to the top of Hunter Mountain. We barely hiked at all this summer because its been so humid- this hike made up for the lack of hikes. We took the Spruceton Trail. 

 atop Hunter Mountain, NY

atop Hunter Mountain, NY

 atop Hunter Mountain from the Fire Tower

atop Hunter Mountain from the Fire Tower

 a shit picture of me on the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower 

a shit picture of me on the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower 

We headed home after we had a late lunch at Windham Diner. (We call it "anniversary diner" because after we got married, we had breakfast there.) Overall it was really nice to get the fuck away. A family member has been very very ill for most the summer (she is finally making some improvements though) so its been a stressful time. I've been suffering from intense anxiety because seeing a loved one in this state was very disturbing. I really needed this vacation. This coming week I'll be back working on music and art, and trying to figure out some solutions for my erotic collections. I have some shows coming up in October, too. (I left September open because I find it difficult to work on recording new material while spending a lot of time practicing to perform already complete works. Plus, I want to be available to attend some shows as an audience member...so a short break from performing for September...and hopefully more hikes and some weekends back upstate.)

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R.I.P. VOD

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After about a year and a half, my Vimeo account has gotten flagged. "Sexually-focused ventures" are not allowed so my Vimeo on Demand erotic collections have been removed. I am looking for other solutions where I can sell the collections: Goddess Erotica, Surrealist Erotica, and the un-themed "best of" Erotic Collection. 

I still have a subscription site at OnlyFans but the themed videos are now pretty far back on the time line. I preferred the VOD collections because they were finished products, grouped according to their theme. I don't like the subscription model as much because I feel like I have to keep adding to it even though there are almost 300 videos already there- sometimes I just want to work on other stuff. Most people say they can't even keep up with the amount I upload there, but there's this feeling that I have to keep uploading to keep people interested. 

VOD was a large chunk of my income. Selling erotica has allowed me the time and freedom to pursue music and my other art. Please consider subscribing to my OnlyFans site, or buying prints, or my music. Links are at the end of the post.

In the meantime, I am seeking other options. I'd rather not put the videos on a site where they could be downloaded- I'd rather they were streamed. Clip sites take a large cut, but that might be my only option. I consider what I do to be artistic, but it walks the line of pornographic. That's what makes this difficult. I would consider selling them as DVDs but I would need to find a distributor- there are too many legal issues, like age verification, to DIY a DVD production. I am also considering compiling stills and producing a magazine. Again, it would be ideal if a publisher was interested in producing it. 

I am also considering making a less explicit, single video with all the footage from Surrealist Erotica to sell. I'm not sure if that's something people would actually want. I felt that collection was one of my creative masterpieces and frankly, I don't think it got the attention it deserved. Most people bought the general un-themed "Erotic Collection." The Erotic Collection had significantly more videos than the Surrealist Erotica collection, and was only a few dollars more. The Surrealist Erotica collection required research, acquiring props, etc. I thought it was unique. 

Anyways, if anyone has any ideas, please contact me. 

Ways you can support my work:

Art Prints
The Whip Angels Bandcamp
Temple ov Saturn Bandcamp
My Art/Poetry Books
OnlyFans (an erotica subscription site)
 

Week in Review: August 19-25

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week. 

An overview of my creative works made in the past week. 

COLLAGE

 Death Timer by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Death Timer by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Sex-Death-Consciousness by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Sex-Death-Consciousness by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Science Fiction by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Science Fiction by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 New Moon, New Me by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

New Moon, New Me by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

MUSIC

 Temple ov Saturn at Ceremony 224

Temple ov Saturn at Ceremony 224

I played a show this week at Ceremony 224. I did a Temple ov Saturn set and a short set of my poetry. Thanks to all who came out.  I probably won't be performing in September because I want to work on recording. I have some shows lined up in October and November, I will announce them as I get the information. 

 Best of The Whip Angels

Best of The Whip Angels

I released a "best of" collection of The Whip Angels material. A lot of the releases are inconsistent and that was something that I felt made the project confusing for listeners. I chose my personal favorites and the stuff that I think best represents the project and released it on Bandcamp. 

VIDEO

Super Seed (extract)

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ETC...

I spent a lot of my time this week practicing for the show on Thursday and preparing all the photos/zines/prints/buttons etc to bring there so my creative output was a bit sparse. Traveling to Brooklyn and performing takes a lot out of me so I spent Friday resting. Tomorrow I'm heading upstate for a week for a much needed break from my personal life and work. 

Week In Review: August 12-18

 An overview of my creative works from the last week.

An overview of my creative works from the last week.

COLLAGE

 Exiled From Eden by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Exiled From Eden by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 When The Human Heart Becomes Fire by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

When The Human Heart Becomes Fire by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Trends In Space Fashions by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Trends In Space Fashions by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 What Dreams May Come by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

What Dreams May Come by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

VIDEO

#spacebitch #templeovsaturn

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PHOTO

 The Veil Of Death by Joan Pope 

The Veil Of Death by Joan Pope 

MUSIC

 Temple ov Saturn at Sunnyvale in Brooklyn 8/17/18

Temple ov Saturn at Sunnyvale in Brooklyn 8/17/18

 Temple ov Saturn at Sunnyvale 8/17/18

Temple ov Saturn at Sunnyvale 8/17/18

EROTICA

BOOKS

 Art books by Joan Pope

Art books by Joan Pope

I have two art books out with a collection of collages. Available for sale here. 

UPCOMING

 Temple ov Saturn at Ceremony224

Temple ov Saturn at Ceremony224

I'm performing this week on Thursday at Ceremony224 in Brooklyn. In addition to a Temple ov Saturn set, I will be doing a special spoken word set and I will have lots of art for sale too. 

 Some of the prints I will have at Ceremony224 on Thursday 8/23/18. Also available online in my  shop .

Some of the prints I will have at Ceremony224 on Thursday 8/23/18. Also available online in my shop.

Art Books

 Art Books by Joan Pope

Art Books by Joan Pope

I have two art books out... one is the sexdeathrebirth collages plus some poems and the other is Temple ov Saturn collages. They for sale on my Books page. 

I do not sell signed copies at this time. I am happy to sign your copy if you bring it to one of my performances or art shows. 

Week In Review: August 5-11

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

COLLAGE

 The Holy Mass Of Time And Space by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Holy Mass Of Time And Space by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Vanitas by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Vanitas by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 The Sea Continuously Jerks Off by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Sea Continuously Jerks Off by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 The Divine Gifts Of Music and Motion by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Divine Gifts Of Music and Motion by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 The Spirit Of The Muses by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Spirit Of The Muses by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

PHOTO

 May The Angels Lead You Into Paradise... by Joan Pope

May The Angels Lead You Into Paradise... by Joan Pope

VIDEO

Next Friday

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MUSIC

A track off the forthcoming Temple ov Saturn album, Daughter Of The Stars

 Coming up!

Coming up!

EROTICA

 A new addition for  OnlyFans  subscribers

A new addition for OnlyFans subscribers

 A new addition for  OnlyFans  subscribers

A new addition for OnlyFans subscribers

UPCOMING... ETC...

 Temple ov Saturn at Sunnyvale this coming Friday, August 17th.

Temple ov Saturn at Sunnyvale this coming Friday, August 17th.

 Prints

Prints

I will have these prints and many others for sale at my next few shows. They are also for sale in my shop. (I've been slowly adding listings for all my artworks in the shop... if there's a piece you don't see in there yet, please write to me through the contact page.)

Week in Review: July 29-August 4

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week. 

An overview of my creative works made in the past week. 

MUSIC

 Temple ov Saturn - Bride Of The Sun

Temple ov Saturn - Bride Of The Sun

I released an album this week called Bride of the Sun. There is a second companion album that will be released in a few weeks. 

COLLAGE

 The Belt Of Venus by Joan Pope (Temple Ov Saturn)

The Belt Of Venus by Joan Pope (Temple Ov Saturn)

 Meditation on Death and Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Meditation on Death and Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 The Mythic Symbology Of Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple Ov Saturn)

The Mythic Symbology Of Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple Ov Saturn)

 Keeper Of Secrets by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Keeper Of Secrets by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 From Birth To Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

From Birth To Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Greetings From The City Of Caterpillar by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Greetings From The City Of Caterpillar by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

VIDEO

Stellar Collision

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In search of...

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PHOTO

 Femme Fatale by Joan Pope

Femme Fatale by Joan Pope

This was a still from an erotica. I did some other photo stuff this week but I didn't get around to edited them. 

UPCOMING... ETC... 

 August 17 at Sunnyvale - Temple ov Saturn

August 17 at Sunnyvale - Temple ov Saturn

I have 2 shows coming up in Brooklyn... one at Sunnyvale on 17 August and another TBA in Brooklyn on 30 August. I have some other shows on the horizon too.. will announce details as I get them.

A loved one is in grave condition. A lot of my energy has been focused on that situation. I am hoping for her full recovery, but the situation is very bad.