It’s not goodbye, but…

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It’s not goodbye, but…

Hello everyone, and welcome to the 262nd and final weekly edition of the Law and Order Party newsletter.

Wow, that was a weird thing to type. But it’s true! Here’s what this means for you:

Patreon subscribers can still expect updates. In light of the ongoing pandemic I’ll be sending out occasional newsletters about things you can watch, read, and listen to from home. I’ll probably be sending one or two of these bulletins a month, but it’s an experiment and that could change and mostly I’m excited to work within a less rigid format. Subscriptions are available for as little as $1/month.

Along with the new changes, I’m also making the overdue move of ditching the name Law and Order Party. As you hopefully know, this newsletter is named for an obscure local political event from the early 1840s but, in light of our current political moment, I think it’s best to let it go. I’d hate more than anything for people to associate this project with the phrase “law and order” as it’s being used in the year 2020. I’ve also updated the website with a more detailed explanation, if you’re interested. I’ll be changing the Instagram and Twitter handles soon, as well as updating the site URL, as soon as I can think of something to change them all to.

Speaking of the website, I did some updates and now includes every listing I’ve recommended since the spring of 2015. Like many people I’ve been missing live music lately, and rereading the old newsletters I’m just stunned by how many great musicians came through Providence that spring: Jenny Hval, Lydia Lunch, Melanie, Charli XCX, and Kacey Musgraves all played here during those first few weeks.

As for me, next week I’m going back to school (albeit remotely) for the first time in many years. One day, maybe, I will describe all the absurdities of choosing a masters program in the middle of a global pandemic.

Finally, I may as well plug my services: I’m available for work! I have quite a bit of experience with arts marketing, freelance writing and editing, cultural event planning, and curation. (My website is due for an update but you can get the gist here.) Looking for someone to jury an exhibition? Turn around some web content? Promote your virtual film screening? I can do that! I’m happy to talk over any ideas or plans you might have for paid short-term or part-time projects.

September 01 2020


Date: September 1, 2020