NOT OKAY

#NotOKay

My brother shouts on his FB post using all capital letters that blacks are beating people in the streets. UNFUCKINGBELIEVABLE. He quotes from and posts a link to one of those alt-right websites that are not written by journalists but rather some fat white guy drinking coke, eating McDonald’s hamburgers and KFC chicken nuggets by the dozen while making shit up. You can always tell by the shoddy work in the header image and the sidebars in the way these sites have been created. (Jim Hoft’s Gateway Pundit, for example!) These alt-right asswipes think they are the new Rupert Murdoch.  Um, check this title of an article in TruthJustice “I am become President Leader of the Free World”.  (God, please help them!)

On Thursday, while I was driving home, I had a most unpleasant experience with a driver who was barreling down on my car’s ass in a very busy part of our neighborhood where there are lots of pedestrians who don’t pay attention to cars when they walk into the crosswalks. So, there is one particular stretch of 6 blocks where I slow down to about 20mph to ensure that I don’t hit one.  Once I pass the public library, I speed back up to the normal limit.  I was apparently driving too slow for those 6 blocks to the fat white middle-aged male driving a black SUV behind me. This is what happened:  https://youtu.be/d12m_tu9QTM

Since it’s been posted and edited and reposted to remove the identity of the jackass who called me a horrible name for NO REASON AT ALL, I’m getting plenty of men chiming in re-calling me the same name telling me that I must be a shitty driver.  Nice, huh?  Well, this girl isn’t going to take shit from straight, white men anymore.  Their f’ed up sense of self and privilege has filled me with a new rage.  It’s been simmering since I was raped at age 15 by a group of white men. I let it remain dormant for years so that I could be normal.  So, it’s time to connect my soul to Xena and get down with my bad self.

Who will join me?

Oh, and Remember this gem?  “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

Here’s a short ditty to sing:

 

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About danaj33

I have been teaching in the Broadcast Electronic Media Art department at City College of San Francisco since 2001. I was a part-time faculty member until 2009 when I became full-time. My career as an audio engineer spans 27 years since the first day I began to record and mix songs on my Tascam PortaStudio (cassetter 4-track) in the early 80's while attending college at UC Berkeley. I formed a couple of bands and sang lead (sometimes playing rhythm guitar) until 1988 when I discovered that the "behind-the-scenes" tech realm was much more to my liking. I love how an audio engineer controls the ENTIRE sound mix, and not just one's own instrument. I then began a career as a live sound engineer in earnest and have toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe as front-of-house sound engineer for a multitude of bands on various record labels (most notably "Medicine" on American Recordings) and have been a staff engineer at the venerable Bottom of the Hill nightclub since their inception in 1991. The club and its staff are like family. I have maintained a live sound production company since 1989 called dcj Productions that has provided sound to the Bay Area community (mostly in the non-profit sector) in both large outdoor sound events as well as nightclubs and music halls. In 1991, I started recording bands on an 8-track Tascam TSR-8 analog tape recorder and moved into the digital realm in 1993 to 16-tracks of Alesis ADAT connected to a Soundcraft Ghost console in my home studio. In 1995, I advanced to Pro Tools and have been recording exclusively digital ever since, combining audio skills in sound for film as a location recordist as well as an engineer in post-production sound design and mixing. I remained "strictly analog" in my live sound mixing until just this past year (2012). Now that one can obtain a decent, live sound digital mixer at an affordable price, it was high time to check out digital for live. I now have a Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2 to work on with my students to give them much needed hands-on experience with a digital console. I co-owned and ran APG Records & APG Studios, an SF record label and recording studio, from 1999 - 2004 which had a distribution deal through EMI. The company folded in 2004. I continue to record music and engineer live performances at many Bay Area venues in addition to full-time teaching at CCSF. In 2001, I was hired to the part-time faculty at City College of San Francisco in the Broadcast Electronics Media Arts department where I have taught many of the classes including Digital Media Skills (BCST119), Basic Audio Production (BCST120), Digital Audio Production (BCST124), Sound Recording Studio (BCST125), Sound For Visual Media (BCST126), Advanced Sound Recording (BCST127), Sound Reinforcement (BCST128), Audio for the Web (BCST135), Video for the Web (BCST136), and Field Video Production (BCST145). I have also taught classes in sound design, audio for animation and games, music video, and computer applications at Art Institute of California-San Francisco, Globe Recording Institute, and Laney College in Oakland, CA. A few CCSF Projects: - Produced a promotional video for the Math department Bridge Program titled "Quadratic Rap". - Produced a new employee orientation video for the Human Resources department at CCSF - Coordinated audio for camera - SF Mayoral Debate, Fall 2011 - Coordinator of Audio Industry Advisory Panel for BEMA, Fall 2011 - Co-Coordinator of Video Industry Advisory Panel for BEMA, Spring 2012 Outside Affiliations: - past Vice President and Interim President Board of Directors - Bay Area Girls Rock Camp - past volunteer/contributor to Women's Audio Mission - past member Bay Area Women in Media and Film - current member of Audio Engineering Society - current Board of Directors for Camp Reel Stories
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One Response to NOT OKAY

  1. YES! You go, woman. I will join the movement to counteract this making America hate again, but I will only follow woman leaders. Because it’s 2016!

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