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In 2015 the best thing that happened to me, was something that seems to come from a cliche - but occasionally cliches become cliches cos they’re true.

It's something along these lines: when you follow your bliss, don’t ever overlook the journey that entails. What it means is, if the only ship available that follows that bliss is full of pirates and assholes, that is who you’ll be stuck with for most of your life. If you’re lucky, there may be another kind of ship. Or, there may be something else worth aiming for. The journey is what you spend most of your life doing, so it is at least as important as where you imagine you want to be in a future that has not yet happened.






I doubt I am the only one who finds more than one thing interesting and worthwhile persuing. It’s a good thing. This year I jumped ship (without the bloodshed involved in this picture.. but only cos the thing about assholes is that there is always another one to replace them ;)) and escaped being part of an industry whose every facet has disgusted me for years. 2016 is a new journey towards something that turns out to be similar to what I was aiming at in music: doing something that will actually have a positive effect. Whoever said you can change the world with a song, clearly did not live under the current flavour of global capitalism.

So, “doing something that has a positive effect” - maybe I just changed the ship, or maybe it’s a new take on the goal. What’s important is that the ship is different: that I don't have to participate in something I see as damaging - and not only to the very thing it professes to support. My day to day life is not pouring energy into things that get blocked by gatekeepers, or that require me to be part of the sea of desperate voices viaing for attention. My day to day life is getting to cut code for a leftie software firm, and write stories for a feminist games publisher. So far the journey has only been several months, but already so much more rewarding than dealing with pirates*. It’s one of those journeys where effort in actually results in something happening, and where the people in charge aren't assholes.

You guys were the solace in the journey - which is why I am writing this. I couldn’t have written as much music as I did if you hadn’t been open to listening. You are rare and awesome for that. So for 2016, I hope that you all get to enjoy the things that your day to day life is made up of. May you be surrounded by good people, and may the things that you do bring you joy and the sense that you have made something happen. May 2016 be your best year yet.

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* a ranty aside here in case anyone reads the wrong thing into pirates. It’s not about ripping CDs. Pirating my music is ok by me. If you haven’t heard something, you should be able to try it out. If you don't like it, no love lost. If you like it, you should buy it, unless you are genuinely broke. If you don’t, that’s not good, but at least you look for new music, so you still aren’t anywhere near as bad as the actual pirates I am talking about - those who seek to extract money from the young and hopeful for services that aren't really services, those who prop up an industry that constantly re-hashes, plays it safe, and plays to the middle. Those who support it’s going nowhere using gate-keeper tactics, sydicated promo and booking, and reactive marketing tactics that rely on repeating ideas because they already sold once, twice, or a million times already. Not to mention those who insist on saturating music with the kind of gender propganda that pushes polarised ways of being on us all. In short, if you are reading this, you are not the kind of pirate I am talking about, and I thank you for it!
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Life is indeed about the journey. So many things we do in life are about the doing. Can't see anything wrong in doing good, whatever form that takes.

I found this quote by Anais Nin very helpful so hope you do too..."You live out the confusions until they become clear."
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Hi all. A new episode of Tour Tales here talking to poet, author and musician Rosie Garland about fringe dwellers, the madness of the gender construct and communities of concious non-conformity. Recorded after our shows at Wave Gothic Treffen in Germany.
https://soundcloud.com/jordan-reyne/tour-tales-jordan-talks-to-rosie-garland-march-violets-at-wave-gothic-treffen
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New episode of Tour Tales finally out from the Wave Gothic Treffen show. Talking to poet, author and musician Rosie Garland about fringe dwellers, the madness of the gender construct and communities of concious non-conformity.
https://soundcloud.com/jordan-reyne/tour-tales-jordan-talks-to-rosie-garland-march-violets-at-wave-gothic-treffen
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For fellow lovers of Laibach - Laibach are running an indigogo campaing to get to the USA this year. Indie/ Grass roots funding is a statement too - it says "no" to top-down music cartels that only ever support/ reproduce the same stuff over and over and shut down fringe group voices unless there is profit in it. 
Lets make something happen for the musicians that are important in our world - head here to help make the Laibach USA tour possible:
BRING THE BEAT BACK! | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Newbie questions here - for you guys who have been podcasting a while, what sort of timeframe does it take to build a following of say 500 listeners? 
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Thanks everyone. It's helpful to know and I wondered if it was a "how long is a peice of strong" type question! Was asked by someone I am pitching a podcast to for their organisation. Was one of those horrible moments where seconds of silence were ended by the sentence "i have no idea". At least that was kind of the right answer. 
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For you guys doing new music podcasts - I'm about to release the 3rd and final EP trilogy ("Maiden", from the "Maiden, Mother, Crone" trilogy) on April 27. If you'd like promo copies for your shows please email me (jordanreyne at gmail) and I'll be happy to send on download codes. If any of you are enjoying the Tour Tales podcast, I can send those along for your respective shows to use too. 
https://soundcloud.com/jordan-reyne/sets/maiden-previews
Previews and rough mixes of the upcoming EP "Maiden" - the final EP in the "Maiden, Mother, Crone" trilogy. Orders at bandcamp on http://jordanreyne.bandcamp.com
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+mark kelleher no problam. Happy for you to delete it if you like. I just lost a lot fo the contact details for podcasters I ususally send my new releases to and thought this might save me some time. But yeah - if it looks like promotion not good! can it if you like :)
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One of my very last shows will be City of Women in Ljubljiana, Slovenia on October 12 - one of those wonderful events where performers, thinkers, writers and artists of all kinds come together. Head here for more info on this years theme: http://cityofwomen.org/en/content/my-body-my-territory-idea-21st-festival-city-women and head to wizz air or easy jet for tickets to a country I happen to think is every bit as beautiful as New Zealand. 
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August edition of @MetalHammer out now. Its an honour to be featured with @CCHELSEAWWOLFE&@DARKHERMUSIC#new #music
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Brilliant!!  :) 
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June 20 is set to be one of the UKs biggest anti austerity marches ever. Join us http://bit.ly/1JVTlOK 
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Very true........shame not enough people thought that on polling day
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Thanks so much to The Blogging Goth for the fantastic review of Whitby Goth Weekend. What a wonderful few days!
Saturday Satisfaction, featuring Jordan Reyne, Manuskript, Chameleons Vox and Andi Sex Gang at Whitby Goth Weekend!
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Brand new video for the final EP in the "Maiden, Mother, Crone" trilogy which is out April 27. "Birth Ritual" is about the madness of gender roles. https://youtu.be/l7GHBY2WcV0
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Musician, code cutter, and interactive fiction writer.
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I'm a musician doing alternative/ bloodthirsty art-folk and political worker for the People's Assembly Against Austerity for whom I cut code and write, produce and host a podcast. 
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  • University of Auckland
    Philosophy & Sociology, 2003 - 2006
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Central Institute of Technology
    Software Engineering, 1999 - 2001
    Diploma in Software Engineering
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Interactive Fiction writer / developer
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