The Fullness of This Cup: Songwriting Circle for Weirdos, Queerdos and Other Common Folk

Led by Erin Daly and Nomy Lamm
April 25-28, Kamilche, WA (about 20 min outside Olympia)
register by April 1 by emailing: songwritingcircle@rocketmail.com
$300-600 sliding scale, $100 deposit required
This will be the first in a series of songwriting retreats to be held at a secluded cabin in the woods outside Olympia, WA. We will gather with both fledgling and experienced songwriters to form a container for creative energy, and to practice adding to and drawing from that energy. We recognize creativity as an essential force that flows through all people, and offer this as safe space in which you are invited to stretch your self, to try new things, to connect and collaborate and respond, and to nurture a dynamic balance between independence and interdependence in the birthing of our most fantastic creative selves. We will work to remove creative blockages and build skills to listen to the creative forces in us and around us. We will do this with the help of guided skill building activities as well as providing individual time to work with prompts, use personal methods, and connect with nature as a source, container and collaborator in creativity.

Who is this for?
-open to all levels, styles, abilities
-queer safe space
-gender inclusive
-we will do our best to accommodate chemical sensitivities and food allergies
-unfortunately the cabin is not wheelchair accessible. There are about 15 steps.

Logistics:
The retreat begins Thursday evening and ends Sunday evening. We will all be staying at the cabin together so you will need to bring your own bedding, whatever you need to be comfortable either on a hardwood floor or camping outdoors. Food is provided.

Cost:
$300-600 sliding scale, includes three full days and nights and all meals.
we require a $100 non-refundable deposit to save your spot
there are limited work trade/scholarships available, ask us if you’re interested

deadline for registration: April 1

email us to register:
songwritingcircle@rocketmail.com

if you have questions or need flexibility please don’t hesitate to contact us

Nomy Lamm and Erin Daly have been collaborating on music and dreams for nearly a decade. They’ve toured the country together several times, spreading their vision around the US in the three-piece hybrid-genre band Tricrotic, and on the New Road Home tour with DavEnd. They’ve played at festivals including Homo-a-go-go, Ladyfest, Idapalooza, Camp Trans and Outfest. When not immersed in a ((double hug)), Erin roams the wilds of Washington making medicine with the plants she encounters, and Nomy lives in San Francisco writing stories and teaching people to access their voices.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 under Uncategorized - No Comments.

Fabulous Artistic Guys Get Overtly Traumatized Sometimes, aka F.A.G.G.O.T.S.: The Musical!

Set in the magical forest of one queer artist’s imagination, Fabulous Artistic Guys Get Overtly Traumatized Sometimes: The Musical!, follows our heroine, DavEnd, as she attempts to write a musical despite her own fears of scarcity and the taunting words of Officer Homo (Stanley Frank). With the help of her Fairy Drag Mother (World Famous *BOB*), she is introduced to a cast of well dressed homosexual clichés– Fruitcake (Travis Santell Rowland), Flamer (Rotimi Agbabiaka), Pansy (Nomy Lamm), and Pussy (Ben McCoy) – and suddenly the musical takes on a life of its own as they take the pages of her discarded script and decide to put on their own show. With singing pink cakes, dancing mirrors, couture genitalia and one stately flower looking for love on the internet, all brought to life through DavEnd’s signature sound and storytelling, Fabulous Artistic Guys Get Overtly Traumatized Sometimes: The Musical!, lives up to it’s title, and more!

FOR TICKETS: fabulousartisticguys.com

Posted: October 1st, 2012 under Uncategorized - 2 Comments.

i like it

Posted: August 8th, 2012 under Uncategorized - No Comments.

Watch me in Sins Invalid Pay-per-View

Sins Invalid's Online Pay Per View Performance: August 5th~11th
  • Everywhere! Your Living Room, Library, Infoshop, Garage, Basement, Etc!
  • Sins Fam – The Pay Per View Performance is Back!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g8HDTGyXXU&list=UUmd-Ejl8mw3P_2-we60ZEIg&index=1&feature=plcp

    We are thrilled to announce the 2nd year of our pay-per-view webstreaming of our 2009 performances! That’s right friends, if you missed the 2009 annual performance, or if you want to see it again (and again, and again…) – watch it alone cuddled up on your couch or throw a viewing party – or both! From August 5th – 11th, you will be able to watch our 2009 performance 24 hours a day in your own home, your school, the café – wherever you can get an internet connection!

    Between August 5th – 11th, just click http://dualpowerproductions.com/sins-invalid/. Because it’s a Pay-per-View, you will be asked to pay by clicking a sliding scale donation button before you view the performance (we suggest $10, though the minimum is $2).

    Then, you will be ready to watch Sins Invalid featuring the artistic works of Aurora Levins Morales, Mat Fraser, Cara Page, Nomy Lamm, Leroy Moore, seeley quest, Maria Palacios, Antoine Hunter, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, John Benson, Todd Herman, Ralph Dickinson and Patty Berne – and you can watch with your kitties and puppies, your hot new date, a few close friends or family members, your classmates or a houseful of cool guests! It’s totally up to you!

    Now if you do want to host a viewing party and get some support from us, it’s easy! Just send us an email at <info@sinsinvalid.org> with your contact information…

    Our Sponsors
    Dual Power Productions http://dualpowerproductions.com/
    Fierce Bodies http://fiercebodies.com/

Posted: August 1st, 2012 under Uncategorized - No Comments.

don’t be shy

seventies inspiration for 2012.  when yusuf islam aka cat stevens played this song he said, if good people don’t raise their voices then fear and cruelty will always dominate the world.  let’s do it people yeah!!!


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Posted: July 24th, 2012 under Uncategorized - 1 Comment.

Support Sins-the-Film!

hello friends, fans & family… please consider making a donation to Sins Invalid to help us finish our documentary. every little bit helps.

xoxnomy


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“What makes Sins Invalid so powerful is that it thoroughly succeeds artistically and erotically, separate from the impact of its political message. Sins Invalid challenges its audience to think about sexuality, beauty, and disability in new and expanded ways. But Sins Invalid is also, quite simply, a hot, arousing, sexually charged evening of thought-provoking, imaginative sexual entertainment that only happens to be entirely by and about people with disabilities.”

- David Steinberg, SFGate

“Sins Invalid’s work is a vibrant necessity in this age of bland complacency. The art that is presented brings the intersectionality of race, gender, class, and ability and throws it in your face, forcing the viewer to come to terms with how these realities are not so different and yet so different for those with disabilities. And this is beautifully done with the erotic and the body.”

- Phem Magazine

Posted: January 24th, 2012 under Uncategorized - No Comments.

little voice/dead giveaway in philly

a tiny taste of tour! DavEnd, nomy lamm & THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, Erin Daly in Philadelphia


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Posted: August 23rd, 2011 under Uncategorized - 2 Comments.

New Road Home Tour!

The “NEW ROAD HOME TOUR 2011″ is the culmination of ongoing collaborations between DavEnd, Nomy Lamm, Erin Daly and Melodie Younce, exploring new possibilities for the embodiment of dreams. This performance includes multi-part harmonies, multi-media displays of affection, badass costumery, storytelling, accordion, bass, guitar, violin, live looping, improvisation, audience participation, and good ole fashion queer magic. Weavi…ng each artists’ music into a cohesive vision, this show will remix notions of gender, sexuality, dis/ability, community and family, while tenderly, ferociously touching into themes of forgiveness, hope, and empowerment in these supposed “end times.” Everyone is implicated.

Friday, July 22nd- San Francisco
@ Chez Poulet (3359 Caesar Chavez)
doors at 7:30, show at 8
(http://www.facebook.com/ev​ent.php?eid=23156536354216​3&view=wall&notif_t=event_​wall)

Thursday, July 28th- Denver
@ 27 social center (2727 w 27th ave)
(http://www.facebook.com/ev​ent.php?eid=12355376106853​8)

Saturday, July 30th- Lawrence
@ The Side Yard (11th and Tenn)
(http://www.facebook.com/ev​ent.php?eid=14058554934922​2)

Tuesday, August 2nd- Chicago (826CHI)
826CHI @ The Boring Store (1331 N. Milwaukee Ave)
(http://www.facebook.com/ev​ent.php?eid=24231880244695​4)

Friday, August 5th- Portland, ME
@ Lucid Stage (29 Baxter Blvd)
(http://www.facebook.com/ev​ent.php?eid=14247850916427​4)

Tuesday, August 9th- Boston, MA
@ The Aviary Gallery (48 South Street)
w/ Molly Allis and the Light Warrior Orchestra
(http://www.facebook.com/ev​ent.php?eid=17765438896364​1)

Wednesday August 10th- Brooklyn, NY
Re/Dress NYC (109 Boerem Place)
Doors @ 8, Show @ 8:30, $7-10 Sliding Scale
w/ Glenn Marla and the World Famous *BOB*
(http://www.facebook.com/ev​ent.php?eid=23788009623737​8)

Friday, August 12th- Philadelphia
@ The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street)
Doors @ 8
(http://www.facebook.com/ev​ent.php?eid=24331501236344​6)

Sunday, August 14th- Pittsburgh, PA
Irma Freeman Center for Imagination (5006 Penn Avenue)
7 pm, openers tba
(http://www.facebook.com/ev​ent.php?eid=17591834580593​2)

Posted: July 19th, 2011 under Uncategorized - No Comments.

antidotes to end times.

hey, today is the rapture!  let’s keep being here, having fun and taking it seriously.  ok.  here’s one of my antidotes to end-times mentality.  what are yours?


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Posted: May 22nd, 2011 under Uncategorized - No Comments.