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Noah Gundersen

Songwriter

  • 378 posts
  • 44.2k followers
  • 94 following

Noah Gundersen Profile Information

  • A huge thank you to everyone for tuning into the show on Sunday and to @andyrecording and @jlbizzy and @mschneider for all their help. Appreciate the support and looking forward to the next one!
  • A huge thank you to everyone for tuning into the show on Sunday and to @andyrecording and @jlbizzy and @mschneider for all their help. Appreciate the support and looking forward to the next one!

  •  0  69  1 July, 2020
  • Livestream tomorrow, June 28th at 5pm PST! Link to tix and tee in bio. 
Design by @rouxxofficial
  • Livestream tomorrow, June 28th at 5pm PST! Link to tix and tee in bio.
    Design by @rouxxofficial

  •  0  47  28 June, 2020
  • Hey friends. On June 28th at 5pm PST I'll be putting on a livestream show with my sister Abby and my brother Jonny. Tickets are on sale now along with an exclusive t-shirt. Link to purchase in bio. See you Sunday!

Photo by @iamdavidlawrence
  • Hey friends. On June 28th at 5pm PST I'll be putting on a livestream show with my sister Abby and my brother Jonny. Tickets are on sale now along with an exclusive t-shirt. Link to purchase in bio. See you Sunday!

    Photo by @iamdavidlawrence

  •  0  102  22 June, 2020
  • Today is my birthday. I’m 31. I’ve lived 31 years in America. I have never lived with fear for myself or anyone in my family being killed by a cop. I have never thought of myself as a racist. This is only one of my many privileges.

I don’t know what to say. Maybe that’s where I should start. I’ve refrained from saying anything online for several reasons, 1.) I don’t know what can be meaningfully said and 2.) I don’t want to add to the noise and virtue signaling of so many of my white compatriots. I also hold the belief that social media is mainly a vapid platform that allows people to check their “social justice” box without engaging in any meaningful thought or activity. 
To quote killer mike, we all saw an unarmed man get assassinated in broad daylight by a cop and we watch it over and over again like murder porn. 
An unarmed man was murdered in broad daylight. By a cop, who did so knowing he was being taped, and didn’t care. 
I, like so many, have told myself, “I am not a racist”. And in its basest forms, that’s true. And yet, I have lived 31 years in a country that was built on the backs of slaves. To turn a blind eye to the system that has marginalized the descendants of those slaves is a kind of racism.

I understand that ignorance is more comfortable. I understand the feeling of helplessness. I understand feeling overwhelmed. But most importantly I understand that my ability to choose to ignore those feelings and turn the blind eye is the definition of privilege. It is of the utmost importance that I feel uncomfortable. 
It is of the utmost importance that we feel uncomfortable.

I grew up in a religious system that fetishized guilt. Guilt isn’t productive. Guilt is something you wallow in. This is not a white guilt post. 
We all have the responsibility as members of a society to examine our prejudices, our blind spots, our subconscious biases, and especially the things that make us uncomfortable. We have to be willing to say “I don’t know” and start there. 
What I DO know is that I stand against police brutality. I stand against the militarization of the police. I stand against the systemic marginalization of people of color.
  • Today is my birthday. I’m 31. I’ve lived 31 years in America. I have never lived with fear for myself or anyone in my family being killed by a cop. I have never thought of myself as a racist. This is only one of my many privileges.

    I don’t know what to say. Maybe that’s where I should start. I’ve refrained from saying anything online for several reasons, 1.) I don’t know what can be meaningfully said and 2.) I don’t want to add to the noise and virtue signaling of so many of my white compatriots. I also hold the belief that social media is mainly a vapid platform that allows people to check their “social justice” box without engaging in any meaningful thought or activity.
    To quote killer mike, we all saw an unarmed man get assassinated in broad daylight by a cop and we watch it over and over again like murder porn.
    An unarmed man was murdered in broad daylight. By a cop, who did so knowing he was being taped, and didn’t care.
    I, like so many, have told myself, “I am not a racist”. And in its basest forms, that’s true. And yet, I have lived 31 years in a country that was built on the backs of slaves. To turn a blind eye to the system that has marginalized the descendants of those slaves is a kind of racism.

    I understand that ignorance is more comfortable. I understand the feeling of helplessness. I understand feeling overwhelmed. But most importantly I understand that my ability to choose to ignore those feelings and turn the blind eye is the definition of privilege. It is of the utmost importance that I feel uncomfortable.
    It is of the utmost importance that we feel uncomfortable.

    I grew up in a religious system that fetishized guilt. Guilt isn’t productive. Guilt is something you wallow in. This is not a white guilt post.
    We all have the responsibility as members of a society to examine our prejudices, our blind spots, our subconscious biases, and especially the things that make us uncomfortable. We have to be willing to say “I don’t know” and start there.
    What I DO know is that I stand against police brutality. I stand against the militarization of the police. I stand against the systemic marginalization of people of color.

  •  0  175  31 May, 2020
  • UPDATE: Sold out! Thanks everyone!

Hey everyone, while at home, I’ll be doing a limited number of signed, handwritten lyric sheets. On my web store you’ll be able to add a lyric sheet to your cart and type in your song request at checkout. I’ll personally handwrite the lyrics and send it off to you (well, the merch company will handle the shipping 😊). Thank you for your support in these uncertain times. I hope you and yours are safe and sound.

Much love,
Noah 
Photo by @iamdavidlawrence
  • UPDATE: Sold out! Thanks everyone!

    Hey everyone, while at home, I’ll be doing a limited number of signed, handwritten lyric sheets. On my web store you’ll be able to add a lyric sheet to your cart and type in your song request at checkout. I’ll personally handwrite the lyrics and send it off to you (well, the merch company will handle the shipping 😊). Thank you for your support in these uncertain times. I hope you and yours are safe and sound.

    Much love,
    Noah
    Photo by @iamdavidlawrence

  •  0  201  20 May, 2020
  • Another one from @iamdavidlawrence. Back when you could touch your face.
  • Another one from @iamdavidlawrence. Back when you could touch your face.

  •  0  35  22 April, 2020
  •  0  36  16 April, 2020
  •  0  146  3 April, 2020
  • Day 14
  • Day 14

  •  0  14  28 March, 2020
  • Stay home (if you can), stay safe, stay healthy. Trust experts, remember this time when you vote in November. Make things. Turn off your phone sometimes. Support those in your community, in whatever ways you can.
  • Stay home (if you can), stay safe, stay healthy. Trust experts, remember this time when you vote in November. Make things. Turn off your phone sometimes. Support those in your community, in whatever ways you can.

  •  0  48  25 March, 2020
  • Today my sister @abbygundersen released her new album “Sleep Comes When I Wake”. It’s a beautiful piece of art, her best yet, I think. It had me in tears in under a minute the first time I heard it. Please support her as a working musician and buy the album on bandcamp (even if you stream it on Spotify later). Link in her bio. @andyrecording and @seantlane also contributed some lush sounds. Great work y’all 👏
  • Today my sister @abbygundersen released her new album “Sleep Comes When I Wake”. It’s a beautiful piece of art, her best yet, I think. It had me in tears in under a minute the first time I heard it. Please support her as a working musician and buy the album on bandcamp (even if you stream it on Spotify later). Link in her bio. @andyrecording and @seantlane also contributed some lush sounds. Great work y’all 👏

  •  0  29  24 March, 2020