…then come to this thing that I’m going to!
I’m returning to my favorite bookstore in the world to see Alina Simone sing songs from her new album and read from her new book of essays, which I am very excited about. I think it should be a fun time! I’m hoping Simone reads from her essay featuring the Skoptsy, a persecuted religious sect in 19th-century Russia whose most defining belief was the necessity of castration. Or maybe if we are very lucky she will sing one of her covers of Yanka Dyagileva, a Soviet-era underground punk singer from Sibera. One can only hope, right? (I promise, I mean this all extremely sincerely. I hope I see you there!)