Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SWET - 100 Pieces in 100 Days

My voyeurism gets turned on for well-executed vandalism...This brought me out of blog-hibernation...More to come soon. Still rubbing my eyes. Burn Mother Fucker, Burn!

SWET 100 Pieces in 100 Days

Thursday, May 27, 2010


...Short for Mary/Joseph. A relatively short documentary about a child-preacher who returns to the meeting circuit. I rank this right up there with those other 'Jesus Camp' and 'Hell House' christian evangelist films. This one had more resonance with me after Marjoe starts talking about how he was either born to be a front-man for a band or a preacher, and how he gets a lot of his moves from Mick Jagger...Scary.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Spastik Ink - A Wild Hare

As a young musician, this stuff really blew my mind the first time I heard it. I still get blown away by the technicality of it all. Seeing this for the first time recently really exemplified how much of a transcription and articulation feat this truly is. I remember listening to this song, and hearing from the friend who first introduced me to it that it had something to do with the Thumper parts in Bambi, but I never thought to do any research into it beyond that. I figured it would take me going to rent Bambi and arbitrarily lining the song up like the 3rd lion's roar for 'The Wall' and Wizard of Oz...Sometimes I forget where, or maybe in 'what age' I'm living - gems like this are only a few keystrokes away, and sometimes they find you.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stephen Wolfram on the Theory Of Everything

Its no secret that the/a 'Universal Field Theory' is one of my favorite topics to graze the internet for. I'm a perpetual search for new and 'relate-able' ideas, and...here's another one, from TED, of course. That search-engine thing is ridiculous!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I just learned Carlos Castaneda was a fraud!

Am I the last to know?!
I remember reading 'Journey To Ixlan' in high school and really spending a good amount of time ruminating on the experiences retold in that book. The ancient wisdom, the plant knowledge, the spirit world...After watching this documentary about the life and writings of Castaneda, my teenage ego is hurt, I feel personally betrayed. It really bothers me that he would defy the 'Golden Rule' of anthropology and put the very people he was writing about - as well as the plants and practices whose knowledge he was supposedly a strong proponent for - at a tremendous risk. This must be what all those Oprah book club 'Million Tiny Peices' readers felt...except the 4 women closest to the dead-beat dad author didn't presumably kill themselves in hopes of reuniting in 'Infinity.'

Band vs. Promoter

This helps me laugh about my life...

Watch The KLF Burn A Million Quid.

This is about as 'REAL' as shit gets...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Before The Music Dies

This pretty much sums it up...I can't explain how frustrating and real this film is from my point of view. All I can add is to really support the stuff you like, it may not be around for much longer otherwise.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

James Oroc

Full interview with James Oroc, author of Tryptamine Palace, where he talks about DMT and other entheogens, the Akashic Field and his general take on psychedelic experiences in today's world.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

What's Wrong With What We Eat

I want to show this video to everyone who has ever asked me why I eat the way I do, or what the politics behind it are - is it for the animals, for my health, for the environment - I think its all of the above and a lot more...it doesn't answer all the questions, but he covers a lot in 20 minutes.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Paul Stamets

Some of my oldest memories are of stealing a small glass mushroom my Mom had displayed in a printers box on our wall which was filled with other iconic knick knacks. I was mysteriously obsessed with this mushroom, and consequently all others since. I've spent adult days digging through attic boxes searching for it again to no avail...chances are I'm the one who lost it in the first place some 25 years ago; my Mom has no idea where it is.
I remember reading this guys books on growing mushrooms years ago when I was experimenting with growing them myself. Its always funny when names like this come back around in a big way. A few days ago I was directed here to an audio interview he did with David Wolfe in which he talks about everything from Longevity to some rather Michael Pollan-esque ideas about mycellium being natures internet and the biosphere taking advantage of us humans to forward its agenda and finally about halfway through he tells a story about psilocybn mushrooms curing him of stuttering...Intense stuff.
Needless to say, if he's on this blog, I'm stoked about him and all the connections he's making between the environment, saving it, and more loosely, psychedelics. This is big. Enjoy.

Monday, January 18, 2010