Summertime has been exploding with BMad being archived into Music, Art and Activism's more beautiful offerings of inspired independent publications.
This month brings us a second edition of the seminal anthology Live Through This: On Creativity & Self- Destruction thanks to editor/musician Sabrina Chap and the great Seven Stories Press. www.sevenstories.com/products/live-through-this This edition features a forward by Amanda Palmer and contributions from Margaret Cho, street artist, Swoon and many more (including Bonfire Madigan Shive!). Also avail in Sept and for pre-orders now, is photographer Audra Marie Dewitt's collection, All Together Now: Portraits & Interviews with Women in Music www.audramariedewitt.com/#a=0&at=0&mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=0&p=0
Lastly, we're pleased to annouce that any day now Madigan will be, in her final momentous mommy doorway opening performance, ushering into the world a little girl to be born naturally in a cedar lined birthing tub --- Hello little Leo grrrly SILVAINE - Coming soon to planet Earth!
If you would like or in a position to contribute something to this unique family of independent international artists we appreciate your generosity immensely. Some things we can surely use:
- natural + homemade offerings = your art/creativity contributions are always adored! + - herbal medicines and salves good for post-natal recovering mama, baby, toddler, family (we love calendula cream!).
- gently used items for a newborn &/or 2 yr old (but pls no war toys, guns, military, jock or princess gear)
- gift cards to whole foods, target, costco go super far in our family
- bilingual games/toys/books (spanish/english)
+ any financial donations go directly toward
- updating our car (we desperately need to get rid of our only vehicle - a mini van BMad has owned and toured her music in for 10 years now. it has over 230k miles on it! we have to replace it soon with something safe, reliable and more economical)
- finally getting the 'lil family a washing machine
+ absolutely getting new BMad music ready for release and touring confirmed in 2013!
Pls use the Pay Pal donation button on the site here or mail us something to this new address:
PO Box 431381
San Ysidro, CA 92143
Thank you for You for being in and/or reconnecting with our collective art happening family life!
Hope you & yours are having a joyous summertime on the conspire ...
With so much Cello Love & Gratitude,
Madigan, Kiki, Nat and Silvaine