I didn’t watch The Oscars last night, but I did see Lady Gaga’s powerful performance of “Til It Happens to You” from the campus sexual assault documentary The Hunting Ground. And I was so happy to see poet Kevin Kantor among the survivors that took the Oscar stage with Lady Gaga. Kevin’s own spoken word poem about sexual assault, “People You May Know,” was included on our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album and he was a great support during our fundraising campaign. Kevin Kantor is an incredibly talented poet (and a very nice, humble man) and his should be a household name.
Amanda Palmer’s live, annual #ninjaTED show in Vancouver tonight will be webcast for free – with a preshow email registration at this link. The show will benefit the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and feature a long list of surprises and special guests, including Rhiannon Giddens, Jill Sobule, Jason Webley and Amanda’s recent Bowie tribute collaborator, Jherek Bischoff (so here’s hoping for some Bowie tunes). The show starts at 10:30pm EST (7:30pm PT).