Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – Shusha Guppy

shusha guppy
Iranian-born writer, composer, singer, filmmaker, salonière.

Susha Guppy, excerpt from Bakhtiari Migration documentary, following the Iranian tribe’s annual migration across the Zagros Mountains.

Throughout the Western world, December 24 – January 1, “THE HOLIDAYS,” is a period of continuous merrymaking and zerowork.

1865 — White racist organization Ku Klux Klan founded in Tennessee.
1903 — Box collage artist Joseph Cornell born, Nyack, New York.
1907 — Activist journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1914 — Wilderness advocate John Muir dies, Los Angeles, California.
1935 —Writer, composer, singer, filmmaker Shusha Guppy born, Tehran, Iran.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective. The 2010 Autonomedia Calender is now available on the Autonomedia site.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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