Yeah I had no idea how weird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was

A friend just apologized to me for being “one of the evil people who stream music.” Just to be clear! There’s nothing evil about using the streaming services as a discovery tool. Just buy a product now & then from artists you love. My 2 cents

OK, I think I got my venting about Elon Musk out of my system here and I’m now going to use the space to talk about art!

Man, there are a lot of talented people here. Fun to scroll.

Why did I suddenly join Mastadon? Reached a little breaking point with this kind of bullshit and oh yeah the purchase by a bond villain in training

On and - “…activism usually involves some kind of call to action and something you’d like someone to do, which is to vote for someone, or come to a rally, for example. Art can be pretty awful when it tries to be like that. I like it so much more when art lays something out for me, but doesn’t tell me what my conclusions should be.”
americanahighways.org/2022/04/

Rain Perry boosted

Another #introduction tip for new Mastodon users ( like me ):

Unlike Twitter, which shows strangers' posts in your feed once they get popular or once your friends like them, Mastodon appears to only show you posts by people you're following and posts they've boosted ( which is Mastodon-ese for RT )

So if you appreciate someone else's post and you also want your followers to see it too, you need to click those boost arrows. Just clicking the fave star won't make it visible to your followers.

So it’s customary to make an ? OK, hello! I am a singer-songwriter who makes folk rock music, a long time activist, and I’m here because… well, I followed someone I follow on Twitter! Happy to be here discovering this place.

Quick question as I learn how this platform is like and unlike Twitter! How do I see who has “favorited” a “toot?” (My junior high school self is not going to stop giggling about that anytime soon.)

I mean, what about talking about art with people I’ve never met instead of getting dragged into stupid fights with people I’ve never met? Even if I don’t disable my Twitter, this seems like a cool thing to try.

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