This is a photo of Arielle Lipsen (a good friend of mine) who was thrown to the ground and hit with the butt of a DEA agent’s rifle. She is now wrongfully being charged with assaulting a federal agent during a DEA raid of her sister’s smoke shop in Texas. Her sister gave the following statement to a local news site:
“She was having a conversation with a female agent, and trying to give the agents the lock code,” Ilana Lipsen claimed. “She was trying to tell them there was no key, but a code. There were too many officers and about half of them were doing nothing, then this one agent charged at her, threw her, kicked her legs out from under her, and when she was falling, her leg brushed up against his leg. That’s when he said ‘you’re trying to beat a federal agent’ and shoved the butt of his rifle into her neck.” (via BigBendNow)
Arielle reached out to me last night asking if I could help get eyes on her story because not only is she being wrongly accused, but her bond restrictions are insane. She said: "Part of the bond restrictions is that my sister retract all her statements from the press and say that I was never assaulted and that she lied."
She asked me if I could get people’s eyes on this story. This is a thing to scream about. There’s no reason for a federal agent to put his hands on an unarmed, unthreatening citizen. Not only was she assaulted (LOOK AT THAT PHOTO) but now they might actually send her to jail.
Wow. Can they put restrictions like that on her bond?? They won’t let her out unless they tell the press they lied? I can’t eve wrap my brain around that.
How Trumpet Functions
A movie with no conventional plot: merely a collection of expertly photographed scenes and a visual concert of images set to the haunting music of Phillip Glass.
Translation of the Hopi Prophecies sung in the film:
- "If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
- "Near the Day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
- "A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
please see this film!!
Hold on to your eucalyptus I’m gonna try and lose him
Made me laugh out loud.
If Mega Ran comes to your town, you don’t miss it for any reason, OK? What a great show at rockagesj!!
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I’ll be playing flute in Matthew Joseph Payne’s band on Friday night! It’s going to be a fun three days. Can’t wait!
You know the answer to this but just in case, ask the website!
I had the pleasure of working with Joe Hallman once very briefly with thingNY. He was amazingly friendly and open — someone who is clearly excited about being around other musicians, so you can’t help but feel energized by his presence.
I didn’t know of his backstory before reading this article. I just knew that this was a gentleman who was constantly working as hard as possible. Someone with drive. It takes real courage and generosity to write an article like this.
Drummer Ali Siadat blows smoke rings from his bass drum.
THIS IS MY FAVORITE BC THERES DEER IN THE DISTANCE LIKE AYE FUCK MAN SOMETHIN GOIN DOWN
the power of brass yo
A/B Duo (Meerenai Shim, flutes and Chris Jones, percussion)
"Fun!" from Things We Dream About. Order our EP now and download this track right away: http://abduomusic.bandcamp.com
Jason Charney reviews Meerenai Shim’s Art of Noise, featuring music by Daniel Felsenfeld, Janice Misurell-Mitchell, Jay Batzner, and David E. Farrell.
Yay! An awesome review!