Not only John Dwyer makes great music with Thee Oh Sees but he and his collaborators are also great people. According to Death and Taxes, Castle Face Records, that he runs with Brian Lee Hughes and Matt Jones, are offering to mail free CDs of any record in their catalog for incarcerated persons. And their catalogue includes cool acts such as Thee Oh Sees, White Fence, Ty Segall, Fresh & Onlys among others.
All you have to do is send an email:
‘Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line CASTLE FACE FOR THE INCARCERATED, and please include the inmates name, the facility they are in, the inmates number and any mailing restrictions that you know of. We’ll do the rest.’
Isn’t it generous? It is also their own way to protest against the US outrageous politic of incarceration, as they explained in a statement from Ascetic House Collective’s site, which is doing the same program:
‘The United States leads the world in the rate of incarcerating its own citizens. We imprison more of our own people than any other country on earth, including China, which has 4 times our population. Over two million people are currently locked up in the immense network of U.S. prisons and jails. Mass incarceration is the corrupt systems best solution to the vast array of social problems that burden the poor, the disenfranchised, and the marginalized among us. It is also the corrupt system’s best method of perpetuating itself, with the main focus of state policy being social control.
As a result most of us have a relative, a loved one, a friend or a friend of a friend that is or has been incarcerated. These are our brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. More than half of those relegated to cages are there for nonviolent “crimes”: vice crimes, thought crimes, political crimes and the like. It is extremely important we do not forget these brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters.
Castle Face has set up a page for the incarcerated, where you can order a CD from their catalogue and make sure it will be sent to an inmate, a truly great initiative.
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I was traveling around and sharing my story in churches
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“The Beast Inside” Red Carpet Industry Screening, Friday, December 2nd 2022 at Fine Arts Theatre, Beverly Hills Pictorial
Here are red carpet pictures from last Friday…
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