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Updated: Jul 17

Are you a person who believes - that when people hold radically different beliefs it’s possible for shifts/sways/mergers into some kind of unity? Even when what they think is, and this is a highly sophisticated term, super stupid?

If everybody could put their rocks down and step away from any sharp objects, I’ve got a few things to share that I’ve experienced can invoke hissing, booing, mild outbursts of violence, etc. — We’re talkin' bout hard conversations here, or, maybe even the idea of actually moving past some.


The first thing I’d like to say is that John Mayer is a brilliant guitarist, songwriter, and musician. But since the guy’s very first album launched in the AAA mom’s soft rock bedroom pop category 20+ years ago, there’s been a lingering detest among many in non-adjacent music scenes. Whatever. The dude genre hops around like his shoes are on fire and it’s getting difficult to even define what a “non-adjacent” scene is for him at this point.

This brings me to my second thing. I’ve never really cared for the Grateful Dead. I’ve liked some songs, sure - but this is a band that people adore so much that they will tour en mass with the band and base their lives for a period to follow them from town to town. It’s cultish, fervent in a way that keeps many at arms' distance lest you might lose grasp on a casual connection and get pulled into the fray. It’s kinda terrifying, just being a fan of the dead is stigmatizing.


Music, art, culture, our conflicting ideas, and choices that make us feel other than can feel dangerous like this. What if something influences me to be or think differently? I love to see people break the molds, crash communities together, and obliterate divisions that are based on fear - so when I saw John Mayor has been playing in Dead & Co “damn, that’s cool” involuntarily bounced on my heart, around my chest, and off my lips.


We published a new Greyt Big Talk today, and plan to release one every other week until we’re out of them (there are 7 more unpublished, and filming 4 more in the Fall). That program is a practice of crashing communities into each other, you know, just to see what happens. If you’d like your company to be a partner with us on this journey please drop some time on my calendar before August 15th to discuss the partnership opportunities. Invitations to attend those talks will go out to about 5,000 companies, and we’ll have room for about 600-750 attendees at the fall events.

We’re also only 1 week away from the July Golden Hour - the only sunset concert on The Shoreway this summer and featuring the debut of the long-awaited Chayla Hope record, Damn Feelings. Pop-up dinner from Josh at Mobius, Drinks, some new artisan features, and If that’s not enough, We’re trying out something new for Golden Hour: hosting a short tech talk with Jing Lyon+Britt Corsi of BRITE Energy Innovators and Scott Colisimo of LAND Moto.


Other upcoming event details are below, let me know if there's anything you'd like to do to help.


See you out there boys ’n girls,

- T Fox


T.Fox GREYT CULTURE // Greyt Letters Archive // About the Letter: This monthly(ish) email goes to GREYT event participants and partners, and others I would like to be aware of the contents of upcoming programs. The Team Email is for Planning Purposes Only and treated as confidential/non-promotional/not to be distributed. Event details listed here are subject to change based on input back from recipients. Confirmed event details will always be listed through ThatsGreyt.com - recipients are added and removed periodically at my discretion. If you would like to be a permanent recipient or removed from GREYT emails, reply and I will comply with kindness. Thanks for reading.]

GOLDEN HOUR

Date. 7/22 Feat. Chayla Hope

Open. Post Saga

Venue. The Shoreway


GOLDEN HOUR

Date. 8/26

Feat. Argonaut & Wasp

Venue. (unconfirmed)


GOLDEN HOUR

Date. 9/23 Feat.

The Rosies

Venue. (unconfirmed)


GREYT BIG TALK

Date. 9/16

Feat. Doris Korda

Venue. (unconfirmed)


GREYT BIG TALK

Date. 10/21

Feat. (Unconfirmed)

Venue. Studio Popshell GREYT BIG TALK

Date. 11/18

Feat. Sam Skelton

Venue. Adcom GREYT BIG TALK

Date. 12/16

Feat. Justin Reynolds

Venue. Cleveland Public Library (New Hough Branch)

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