Motopony w/ The Gods Themselves & Hotels @ Tractor Tavern, Seattle [2 March]

Motopony w/ The Gods Themselves & Hotels


184
02
March
21:00

 Facebook event page
Tractor Tavern
5213 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107
$ 12.00 — $15.00 / Age 21 And Up

Additional Info:
While reading a book called «The Spell of the Sensuous» by David Abrams, Daniel Blue came across a shamanic tradition that suggested that animals, plants, tools, and even stones have a kind of perception and they echo what they are offered. It was suggested that a life lived in poor relationship with the world around oneself was perhaps the cause of all the sickness, war and suffering in the world.Seeing the earth burning and taking this to heart, Blue decided to experiment with the theory and attempt to «have a relationship» with his (rather small) motorcycle. He called it «pony», spoke to it as if it were alive and tried his best to respect it as a living thing or at least as a part of life as a whole. Of that time he said, «It changed me forever riding my bike that way. It was undeniably more enjoyable to coax and caress the machine like a friend rather than take it for granted like a meaningless gathering of extruded metals, rubbers and gasses. For the first time, I began to see myself as part of the world and not just a user of it.» The resulting joy and empowerment of that moment was infectious and thrilling to Blue, and he coined the term «Motopony» in celebration of the revelation. From then on he began to use the word Motopony to define any tool that he used respectfully with a relational intention of healing himself and the world.A dark night not long after, mourning an anniversary of the early death of his late mother Kathleen Antoinette, Daniel reached for a broken guitar he had purchased some years earlier and leaned into it with all of his soul. «I had a great need for that guitar to release me from the despair and doom that I was feeling. Somehow I believed that this guitar also needed me to strip it of its extra strings and tune it in triad to the timbre of my untrained voice. We had a conversation, and in my grief, we fell deeply into love.» That night he sang a poem he had not yet written, «Hero's Lullaby» and came to call the guitar «Old Blue».From that moment on Daniel threw everything he had and everything he was into song and music. He closed his event space and warehouse, sold his burgeoning fashion design business, disavowed himself of nearly all possessions and began to couch surf so that all of his time could be devoted to learning the craft of music. Within a year Daniel had partnered with a local hip hop producer named Buddy Ross and an eponymous«glitch-folk» album was already finding itself on noncom airways all over the world. Motopony was born.The band immediately found home on the road with multiple US tours and dates all across the UK. An EP with a full-length followed owning its roots to the iconic Abbey Road studios. Jetting to Indian festivals and entertaining their international fan base, the band grew with their popularity.
Tickets:
ticketweb.com/event/motopony-w-the-gods-themselves-tractor-tickets/8070535?REFERRAL_ID=twfb
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Tractor Tavern:

Protest Fest - Tractor Tavern
Tractor Tavern
KEXP Presents: The Album Leaf w/ Vakoum
Tractor Tavern
Sean Hayes
Tractor Tavern
Sean Hayes
Tractor Tavern
BowieVision w/ Jealous Dogs
Tractor Tavern
An evening with Tom Russell *seated*
Tractor Tavern

The most anticipated events in Seattle :

P!NK: Beautiful Trauma World Tour
KeyArena at Seattle Center
Monster Energy AMA Supercross
CenturyLink Field
Bourbon & Bacon Fest 2018
Bourbon & Bacon Fest Seattle
Bacon and Beer Classic
Safeco Field
Night Snowtubing at Snoqualmie
UW Bothell - Recreation & Wellness
ODESZA at WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA *SOLD OUT*
WaMu Theater
Miguel
Showbox SoDo
Opening Night | Indians vs. Mariners
Safeco Field
PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue
McCaw Hall
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Showbox SoDo
The most popular events in your news feed!