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Stephen Michael McDowell livetweets church

altlitgossip:

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selected tweets from: ”back by popular demand’, me aggressively livetweeting a church service ‪#‎churchlivetweet‬’

im standing outside avoiding ppl

walked anxiously past a large gaggle of women aggressively smiling, hugging ppl, painfully attempted smiling back

1 of the women turned suddenly & angrily demanded a child ~10% her age hand her her bible

brought in a cup of coffee as what now seems like a sort of defense against being touched

choir singing a song that just goes ‘hallelujah ur worthy to be praised’ on what seems like an nvrending loop

minister in suit walked up to me & aggressively shook my hand, said ‘how are u stephen’, stared me in the eyes a long time

im as far back as i cld possibly be & still be considered ‘participating’

1 of the ppl in the choir is extremely close to a microphone & incapable of harmonizing, it seems

cant believe ive nvr had sex in this building

this service is coinciding w a multiple day ‘womens conference’, i think, feel terrified what the sermon will be abt

a prsn named vanessa williams who isnt vanessa williams is singing a song that has the words ‘joy comes w the son’ in it

theres a large wasp in this room

told my dad theres a wasp, he kissed me on the cheek & said ‘ok, u can protect everyone’ lol

feels like the ‘joy comes w the son’ song has been going on for years

i dont think my phone batterys going to survive this livetweet

ppl keep making sex-noise-like ‘mm’ sounds & saying ‘thank u’ at bizarre-seeming intervals

my godmother is preaching

the pastor said something that seemed vaguely gender-bend-y then tried to undo it awkwardly

oh wait godmom is just introducing my cousin whos actually the 1 preaching

havent seen my cousin in ~4yrs, now feel terrified ill have to hang out w her after this

cousin shouted out every pastor at the church including my dad before beginning to preach, seemed insane

doesnt seem like shes started preaching shes just talking to the audience repeating ‘women who win & men who are mighty’

kicking into ‘idgaf anymore mode’

might start watching star trek on netflix, no one wld even notice

preacher telling an anecdote abt an australian preacher w no arms who rolls around on stage while preaching

trying to figure out the wifi password

if i figure out the wifi pw im literally turning this into a star trek livetweet

p sure i just found out my cousin ( preachers son ) died via anecdote in this sermon

jesus, yea my cousin died, v fucked up way to find out imo

wifi password situation seems bleak

at this point preacher is just talking abt having cancer, this is getting way too real

this is a live action horror movie

i dont understand how turning these anecdotes into bible rhetoric / convos w jesus changes anything

preacher said the word ‘saved’ & a lot of ppl whooped & hollered, idgi

preacher says rly fucked up things followed by something like ‘but my help cometh from the lord’ loudly & ppl say ‘yasss’

preacher says the way she recovered from heart failure was by ‘walking by faith not by sight’, wtf does that mean ?

preachers doing an armor metaphor, said ‘the helmet of faith’

realizing bc of low mic the ppl in this part of the church are being uncharacteristically quiet, feel grateful

bro sitting in front of me keeps looking back at me w a face like ‘is she forreal ?’ & ‘wtf is she talkin abt ?’

this is 1 of the most fucked up days of my life

not sure what shes talking abt anymore but preacher said ‘heroin’ & ‘crack’ which got my attn

have i srsly been here doing this for an hour & a half ? kill me

lms if i shld just leave rn

preacher finally started preaching, said ‘1) uve got to break the chains of choice’, have no idea what shes talking abt

preacher started telling the story of esther, seemingly unrelated to anything else

preacher keeps saying ‘im a diamond’

wasp got caught in a spiderweb, sources reveal

preachers rushing thru ‘alter call prayer’ bc took too long talking abt seemingly nothing, however enthusiastically

my goddad ( the senior pastor ) cut out early, passed me, stopped, congrat’d me on getting a new job while preacher prayed

ok, shows over, bcup out

cousin/preacher didnt recognize me when passing me thank god

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Stephen Michael McDowell

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altlitgossip:

if you want to listen to some cool music today, I suggest checking out Major Tendons — a mixtape curated by Melissa Broder and featuring art by Stephen Michael McDowell, who made an interactive music video for Shallou
the mixtape includes songs by Belave (a side-project of Majical Cloudz), Blue Hawaii, and Suicideyear
Melissa Broder was interviewed on Pitchfork about it, read that here

altlitgossip:

if you want to listen to some cool music today, I suggest checking out Major Tendons — a mixtape curated by Melissa Broder and featuring art by Stephen Michael McDowell, who made an interactive music video for Shallou

the mixtape includes songs by Belave (a side-project of Majical Cloudz), Blue Hawaii, and Suicideyear

Melissa Broder was interviewed on Pitchfork about it, read that here

kittydothedishes

kittydothedishes:

had to delete that. stephenmichaelmcdowell will tell u what it said tho.

this isnt meant to reflect kittys exact views but is based on the version of the post she made as i (mis)read it & is entirely paraphrased based on my having skimmed it 1ce before it got deleted:

kittydothedishes said she feels embarrassed abt all the press the ‘tap that’ game got & that she & her friends made it abt 4 women in music who celebrate their bodies, i assume, in celebration of them (often humorously) being open abt & willing to do that

the game wasnt meant to be objectifying (she didnt use this word but seems appropriate)

she referred to it as (the equivalent of) ‘a fart joke’ & she said she asked the ppl who made it to replace all 4 images w her

arbitrarynewsandreview

arbitrarynewsandreview:

I think Stephen Michael McDowell is a fantastic author/artist. His New Hive pieces, which range from critical essays to aesthetic design to collage to video poetry, are some of the best I’ve seen on that platform. Mammal has always been so well-curated, and I’m not sure it’s still an…