The retreat. Righteous Retreat Cancelled by Ani DiFranco

Invite to this “Righteous Retreat” here. Some of how it was described:

We will be shacked up at the historic Nottoway Plantation and Resort in White Castle, LA, for 3 days and 4 nights exchanging ideas, making music, and otherwise getting suntans in the light of each other’s company. During the day, myself, Toshi Reagon, Buddy Wakefield, Hamell on Trial and others will lead workshops and lessons that focus on developing one’s singular creativity. In the evenings we will perform for each other and enjoy great food in a captivating setting…Bring your guitar, your journal, your kazoo or just your curiosity and come join us for some mind expanding fun! We have room in the circle for everyone.

Except those who cannot afford the $1099 and up entrance fee.

Note the lack of any discussion of the location beyond that it is “historic”, “captivating” and a good place to get a tan

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I thought to myself, “whoa” Righteous Retreat Cancelled by Ani DiFranco

Did she think:

…Or was is more like:

Slavery, man

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I also planned to take the whole group on a field trip to Roots of Music, a free music school for underprivileged kids in New Orleans. Righteous Retreat Cancelled by Ani DiFranco

And now no building can be done with Roots of Music if Nottoway is off the table?

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Buddy Wakefield Righteous Retreat Cancelled by Ani DiFranco

Buddy posted his own hyper-defensive and dismissive statement on Facebook before Ani’s came out:

Howdy shitstorm e'erybody! As a Righteous Babe who was naively excited to participate in this event I’m not necessarily able to make a comprehensive public statement today due to spinning full plates and a cruddy case of the crud. Until I or Ani or Toshi or anyone else are able to respond from our personal perspectives on the blunder, I think it’d be most productive for y'all to continue assuming the absolute worst, don’t you dare ask thoughtful questions as to how this really went down, venomously insult Ani and her years of efforts, then write as many demolishing statements and articles as possible in an effort to eternally shackle her to this oversight. If forgiveness is off the menu, consider compassion and the possibility of extenuating circumstances before discounting 20+ years of sincere activism. I think it’s pretty safe to say all the artists involved are amply bummed about the situation, and that your hateful approaches/vitriolic statements/narrow understanding of how things transpired have safely arrived to our inboxes. I happen to know that given all the facts I/we were otherwise not privy to, Ani is cancelling. You can all go feed on someone else’s mistakes very soon."

A few days of criticism is apparently tantamount to “eternal shackl[ing]”. Cool metaphor there, too

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Kiss the converse, Leroy 76% by Jean Grae

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Do I want some molly? No ma'am, Al Bundy 76% by Jean Grae

No need when you’re already tripping. Nope

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Al Bundy once scored 4 TD’s in a single game for Polk High. Find out more about it here.

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Marcy Darcy haircut, Daria attitude 76% by Jean Grae

Following up on the previous line’s Married with Children reference.

Ehhh…yeah, kinda.

This we can see

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Im @thecampaignbook Haunted Love Press Release by Shia Labeouf (Ft. Lars Von Trier)

This much is true, as anyone following the Labeouf plagerized apologies for plagerism controversy may be aware

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I can much better answer all these questions Haunted Love Press Release by Shia Labeouf (Ft. Lars Von Trier)

Spoiler alert: no. He can’t. At all. So many questions (and apparently babies) left burning

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HAUNTED LOVE Haunted Love Press Release by Shia Labeouf (Ft. Lars Von Trier)

The song by Future Unlimited for which Labeouf brought his directorial talents. Perhaps the only music video press release to not mention the name of the band at all

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