"We have to say that the lives of a group of people matter and that to me is the strongest indication of how low a level humanity is at right now."
"Everybody in Lettuce has an inside joke we say which is 'the tape don’t lie,' which means that you are judged by your work and you are judged by your track record."
“The lack of real human connection that can be achieved when you’re sweating your heart out in a room full of people is devastating.”
"If musicians can utilize the technology to create livestream performances that can benefit themselves along with benefitting the audience ... I’m all for it."
“While we get to share a part of ourselves in a more relaxed setting, we feel at home on stage and miss being able to see our audience’s faces most of all.”
“We’ve all had the wind knocked out of us due to tech issues. Challenges with live streams are like when you’re in the flow and the monitor feeds back.”
“All this being said, there is nothing better than a live performance for a live audience and damn I am so thirsty for that.”
Ani DiFranco, Buddy Wakefield, Amber Tamblyn, and Sage Francis help us preview three months of shows and workshops with “the world’s most beloved spoken word artists.”
“It's interesting to think about what will happen moving forward. Nothing will ever replace a bunch of bodies being in a room sharing the same experience.”
“The livestream shows have given me a sense of purpose. I’ve been trying to think of them as real shows. I look forward to them all week, I pick out an outfit, write a set list, and try to find lighting that doesn’t make me look like I’m in an interrogation room.”