recent email to a concerned friend regarding...
hello! jillian spoke of the lively discussion you two were having about the impacts of leather manufacturing. i wanted to chime in as this is a topic i have thought about for years upon years. As a conscious individual who sees the most for humanity, the leather and veganism debate is very close to my heart. through all my research i came to the conclusion that in order to manufacture garments...
Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each...– Cloud Atlas
i need to kill a chicken
and videotape it and post it online. because i eat them. and they are dead. and over these past few days i realized that if i am going to eat something that once was alive i need to know what it is like for it to die so that each time i eat them i can honor them. also i watched my friend patrick wolf’s new music video and he has some cool taxadermy and the top comments were people crying...
laundry list 2011
just a short list of what i want to accomplish in my spare time in 2011. you know, i thought becoming an international pop-star wasn’t quite ambitious enough this year, so i figured id add a few things to my list. hmmmm, where to start? oh yes: 1) separate church and state- time to call our country’s bluff! a true separation would mean a neutering of the institution of marriage into...
champagne or suicide..
last week i reached a breaking point. some of you may have seen my tweet (@cassidyhaley) about my breakdown in MACY’S. it wasnt pretty but it wasnt quite as visually interesting as one might expect from a breakdown in MACY’S. it was very much internal. and it was the culmination of something ive been struggling with for the last month or so. every year around this time i reflect on...
gratitude and the freedom of music
this is a letter of gratitude. When i started pursuing music last year i was well aware of the turmoil the industry had gone through. we all know what has taken place over the past ten years with the introduction of the digital music era and I knew that in order to be successful in this modern age of music i would have to offer more than just music. because music is free. the game has...
this weekend I flew to Galveston, Texas to perform at their annual pride festival. with no expectations, I found myself among the sweetest, most fun-loving community of people EVER! They were so excited to have me there and the whole experience was so freaking enjoyable. the event producers started it off right with an AMAZING seafood dinner on friday night, followed by a dynamic duo...
stereo to mono and back again...
i want to share with you my recent breakthrough. it is slightly embarrassing, but i think it illustrates a poignant aspect of life that is always good to remember so i will allow my pride to suffer. I am in no way an expert in electronic music, but i have been producing electronic elements for my music for quite a few years. i consider myself well versed in the programs i use and pride myself on...
sweetendobscurity asked: you are amazing. i love you so much, and you really inspire me. thanks for being so incredibly talented and awesome
senseless fear & the contrasting harmony of god
so as i sit here in my fate-induced solitude for one more night i contemplate how i ended up here. you see i am constantly on the move. constantly working. always reaching for that next step, the next level of success. This habit has served me well up until this point. but what this string of physical ailments has shown me is that i cant force this path, no matter how much i push. i didnt share...
Vancouver day 2/3
God i love this city!!! people are chill, happy and friendly. met some great folks this weekend. saturday was spent indulging in the super new high-tech gym they have, running around looking for a hoop skirt to complete my outfit for my shows, and then heading to J-lounge for performance #2. J-lounge was a beautiful swanky lounge in the heart of gayville…I performed with this great San Fran...
Vancouver DAY 1
wow! yesterday was awesome. arrived to Vancouver with a less then pleasant customs experience which left me traumatized and feeling like a criminal. i got disapproving eyes about a fare-evasion arrest when i was 17. he asked me if i had ever been arrested and i said “not in my adult life” and he squinted all evil like and i said “ok maybe as a minor but does that even...