Just wanted to share this weirdo crazy-person-on-a-psych-couch video from the ever-so-strange New York band, Extra Life. In the words of John Gillanders who recently wrote up one of their shows in Seattle, “Extra Life are one of those bands that kind of cram as much shit as humanly possible into every song — dynamic structures, out-of-nowhere influences, and more than anything, a downright batshit-insane and utterly creepy vibe. Not unlike say, Swans meets Secret Chiefs 3, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, or Seattle’s criminally-underrated Hidden Number, but not really like any of those bands necessarily.”
Vee Hua 華婷婷
Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.
In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.
Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.View all articles
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