Ran is currently celebrating the successful Kickstarter campaign that funded his recent multimedia project with The Summer Sessions Tour. He's on the road throughout July and August with cats like Open Mike Eagle, DN3 and K-Murdock. Later dates also put him on the Monster Hunter Tour with mc, Richie Branson and Powerglove.
Tour Dates:Now on to the elephant in the room. A few people have asked for my thoughts on Redditgate, and they are as follows:
*With Open Mike Eagle and DJ DN3
^With Richie Branson, mc chris and Powerglove
7.16 Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR*
7.17 Nectar, Seattle, WA*
7.18 The Glow, Bellingham, WA*
7.20 Velvet Lounge, Washington, DC*#
7.21 Capital Comics, Annapolis, MD*#
7.24 Dobbs Upstairs, Philadelphia, PA*
7.25 Cameo Lounge, NYC*
7.26 Empire, Portland, ME*
7.27 Con-Bravo, Burlington, Ont, Canada*
7.28 Pixel, Ithaca, NY*
7.29 Precinct, Boston, MA*
8.1 White Rabbit, San Antonio, TX^
8.2 Mohawk, Austin, TX^
8.3-5 Nerdapalooza @The Social/Beacham, Orlando, FL#
8.6 The Haven, Winter Park, FL#
8.7 Granada Theater,Lawrence, KS^
8.8 The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE^
8.9 Varsity Theater, MPLS, MN^
8.10 Gabe's Oasis, Iowa City, IA^
8.11 Subterranean, Chicago, IL^
8.12 Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI^
8.14 Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI^
8.15 Mickey Finns, Toledo, OH^
8.16 The Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH^
8.17 The Basement, Columbus, OH^
8.18.12 Mr Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA^
8.19.12 Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY^
Well goddamn that was uncomfortable to watch.
Yeah, that pretty much sums up my take on the whole thing from start to finish. I could say more, sure, but given that a legitimate tragedy recently unfolded on the periphery of nerd culture, it seems rather pointless to dwell on it.
If you're looking for sharp but even-handed commentary I suggest you check out Beefy's post from yesterday. He's a dude that's closer to the source than most – not to mention a guy that I genuinely trust – so I tend to believe that his words hold a good bit of water.
Plus he has a pretty fuckin' great new track too, so you should probably head over there anyway.