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  • Now you can support my work on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/emilyyates Patreon is a relatively new way for artists to get ongoing support from those who appreciate us most. If you want to see me get extra-productive, sign up to support my music & writing for as little as $1/month, and I’ll lay a bunch of songs and words on ya. WE ALL WIN. Thanks!! Photo: Julie ...
  • New video: “Don’t Know Much About Star Wars” A song that’s kind of but also not about Star Wars. (Lyrics & credits below, also at EmilyYatesMusic.com) https://youtu.be/6-v8g_8lnfI Words/music/art/sketch videos by Emily Yates Performance video/audio recording & video editing by Sobokeh Originally written for and performed at Tourettes Without Regrets, Oakland CA Lyrics: I wish I knew more about Star Wars than real wars I wish I knew more about Jedi ...
  • New sticker shipment, get ya some! A new shipment of try not to be a dick stickers has arrived! Order some for yourself, your friends or your (least) favorite politicians right here!
  • Out with the old, in with the new Well, the old site was getting cluttered and rather than clean it up, I figured I’d start again – who doesn’t love a blank slate? Check out my writing, music, photography and more, now with a clean, new look and a fresh, minty taste.
  • Reflection | #CommunicationFail: Talking Politics In The Trump Era I kind of can’t believe I’m saying this, but … the post-election development that bothers me most isn’t the threat of an authoritarian regime. I mean, that is deeply troubling, and I’m definitely freaked right the hell out about the rise of fascism in this country, but even so, there’s a problem that worries me ...


Emily Yates doesn’t exactly do everything (especially not that), but there’s no point sending you all around the internet looking for various writings, songs and interviews, is there? So here it all is – from essays on military life and its aftermath, to snarky folk songs and adventures in anti-war activism – in a colorful candy shell.