Thursday, July 31, 2008

August 1- Links by George

Greetings from an icy morning in New Zealand where we are enjoying the beautiful winter panoramas while hibernating around the fireplace. After quite a search, we have found a home base in the Nimbin Australia area. We would like to purchase a cabin with some acreage, springs and forest. If anyone has an idea of accessing a private home loan please let us know. Any amount between 10 to 100 thousand dollars would be very appreciated. We would be quite agreeable to place our home in the US up as security.. Any help in making this dream a reality would be dearly appreciated.
We return to Nimbin in mid Sept and if anyone knows of any home rentals in the area of old but still working car or van, please let us know.
This week I have started placing my list of quotes and punmaster music articles on the bottom of the blog.
A wonderful week to everyone,
George and the family


Burning Man Au 25 to Sept 1 Nevada

Deep Ecology Tour

Stillness in Action Retreat Balina NSW Australia Aug 29


Ecotopia Gathering - Turkey - Aug 9 to 23

RatDog with the Allman Brothers Band Jones Beach, WANTAGH, NY
August 13th

Rainbow Gathering in Serbia directions

Six Life-Paths of the Human Soul Workshop with
Ralph Metzner and Monika Wikman
August 23 -24, 2008 Southwestern College, Santa Fe, NM

Ayahuaca hearing retreats in Brazil

Ireland: Is It Time To Legalise Drugs?

Prescription Ecstasy and Other Pipe Dreams


Ed Rosenthal: Big Man of Buds

Jim Hightower on Pot -- Sharing His Thoughts on Pot, That Is

The Killing of Rachel Hoffman and the Tragedy That Is Pot Prohibition

Why Cannabis Stems Inflammation

Pot tv-entheogenic interviews

Friday, Jun. 17, 1966


"Tracking the Alpha Male: Timothy Leary" youtube with Joanna Harcourt Smith

Psychedelic Medicine vol 2

Toward a Psychedelic Medicine

Emerging from the Drug War Dark Age: LSD and Other Psychedelic Medicines
Make a Comeback

Cottonwood Research Foundation: scientific research into the nature of

The following excerpts are from Rick Strassman's interview with Martin W.
Ball, Ph.D.:

Soma of the Aryans: an ancient hallucinogen?
R. Gordon Wasson (classic essay)

Mushroom Observer

Meet the Teafaerie!
First installment of "Teatime: Psychedelic Musings from the Center of
the Universe", a new Erowid column.

Sacrament, Consciousness and Religious Tradition (from Sexual Paradox)

Psychedelic Tourism in Peru

Ayahuasca Recipes

PUB LTE: Real Dangers of LSD


Synthetic Pot as a Military Weapon? Meet the Man Who Ran the
Secret Program

Community living/working/creating/holiday/habitat/support community
proposal in Amsterdam

An excellent band and song cocreated with dear friend and Woostock
inspiration, Artie Kornfeld. Go to myspace and find the band "Far Off Place"
and check the song "Where Have They Gone".
Another excellent band that Artie is involved in and has a great song on
myspace from the group "thebandV" called "Breakdown" Artie writes "represents
us and the Family of mankind and is a great message and expression of our 69
feelings,then and NOW.It is for us human dignity people who CARE.the cut
"BREAKDOWN" is a classic expression of our souls.Love--Artie--spread
the word please."

Merrell Fankhauser has been crafting beautiful songs that rock and transport. Take a look at his new material as well as the high resonance of surf and mu.

Bob Dylan tour calander

Happy 65th birthday, Mick Jagger

Cheech and Chong are back together. Their "Light Up America" tour is
coming to a city near you.

Our friend Vassumi's portal of integrating the Mayan calendar into deeper understanding and transfomation

Music for Transformation

Vladimir Kush's beautiful surrealism

Our friend in Montana Glenn Bodish's fine art and photography

Top 10 Pillars of Led Zeppelin Mythology

The Cipher of Ollin

"Happy People Dancing on Planet Earth"

Against Xenophobia"

7 People From Around the World With Real Mutant Superpowers

Greg from Occult of Personality on the allegorical levels in the
“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”

Pages of ancient Bible scattered across the globe are reunited online

John Lennon: 'The Kingdom of Heaven Is Within You'

Lawrence Welk vs. The Hippies

Rainbow Radio

This is the youtube from this years 2008 wyoming national rainbow gathering...
this was taken as the usfs were pointing guns at innocent women andchildren
in kiddie village! very sad.

''Hippie town's homeless attack portends trend'' (a trend of attacking the
homeless and vulnerable by youth gangs 'for fun')

The Invisible Forest a film by Antero Alli

Mock Up on Mu film

Has ‘The Man’ Infiltrated Burning Man?

Cygnus X-3 Stunner

Magnetic Movie

Energy Devices That Can Diagnose and Treat Your Illnesses

Harvard study: Soy sinks sperm count'It could have some deleterious
effect on the reproductive system'


Vegan "cooking for life" youtube

Vitamin A and D - Synergy and Balance

Vit B12 for energy

Seizure inducing aspartame added to anti-seizure drugs

Media Hyping Viagra for Women for Drug Company Greed

Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes Now Strikes One in Four Americans

Health Alert: Rid Your Diet of These 2 Health Bombs Now

Canadians Defeat Government Natural Health Proposal

Europe protects, supports GMO, Chemical Industry, Pharma -
scoffs at Organic, Natural Healing, Nutrition

Protecting Big Pharma Profits - Medicure Pharma, Inc. Wants FDA to
Ban Vitamin B6!

Toxic Metals: The Reason You Still Feel Sick

Stop Drinking Bottled Water: Here's a Book that Reveals Why

Are 'Chemtrails' a form of Government suppression?

Distinguished Brazil General Says 'UFO Secrets Must Be Disclosed'

Apollo Astronaut Mitchell Says ET Has Made Contact

Aussie utopian communards set sail for Paraguay

Ancient ruins found in Bolivia

Survival for Tribal Peoples

Sex, Age, and Caste: The Ultimate Macrohistories?

Death in the deep: Volcanoes blamed for mass extinction

Ontario to spare boreal forests

Japanese town blazes trail in clean energy

Gore sets 'moon shot' goal on climate change

Gore Calls for Carbon-Free Electric Power

Interior Dept. Opens 2.6 Million Alaskan Acres for Oil Exploration

Bush Spins a Big Lie About Offshore Drilling

Five Reasons to Love $4 Gas

Living Without a Car: My New American Responsibility

Sahara solar panel farm 'the size of Wales' will power European

Massive Saharan Solar Project Could Power $71 Billion EU Supergrid

Tidal power feeds electricity to National Grid in world first


Segway creator unveils hope for millions Portable water purifier premieres
at tech conference

Coal: End of Civilization as We Know It?

Two noted scholars answered questions about the history, politics and use
of biological weapons.

Lightning Strikes: Get Used to Catastrophic Wildfires and Worse

American Inequality Highlighted by 30-Year Gap In Life Expectancy

Measure of America? report documents social decay of the United States
US ranks 42nd in life expectancy

Like the Little Satans We Are (continued cruelty to animals)

"Do animals have souls" youtube

Judge restores protection for Rockies wolves

Fox-Owned National Geographic Uses Gorillas as Cover for
Exploitation of Congo

"The story of stuff" and overconsumption of resources

Food: A luxury Item?

Waiting for the internet meltdown

Death of Free Internet is Imminent
Canada Will Become Test Case
By Kevin Parkinson
The plan is to convert the Internet into a cable-like system, where customers
sign up for specific web sites, and then pay to visit sites beyond a cutoff point.

Hackers get hold of critical internet flaw

Another pillar of Darwinian fundamentalism appears to be cracking.

Living or Dying, Paul Newman is a Mensch

Adam West and Davy Jones Meet Sexina

The Power of the Miniskirt

Beyond the ‘Zipless Fuck’ With Erica Jong

Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) wins damages for "veiled women" slur
News - Yahoo!Xtra News

Muhajababes: Meet the New Middle East--Young, Sexy, and Devout

Dalai Lama: "I Love President Bush... but... Lack(s) Understanding of Reality"

Former ''terrorist'' Mandela turns 90

The Mormon Bigfoot Genesis Theory

The New Knitting: This Is Not Your Grandma's Arts & Crafts


Australia faces worse crisis than America

Global trade talks collapse



US Exporting Record Amounts of Gas, Diesel

Monday, July 14, 2008

July 15-links by george


Gathering of the Peacemakers August 4-10, 2008 Blue Ridge Mts. NC

''Singing Alive" Cosmopolis WA Sept 5-7

Healthy events schedule in Chicago at Hot Yoga Center


weekend August 1-2-3, Indiana

Feds Attack Rainbows in Wyoming

Video - Police Attack Kiddie Village, Rainbow Gathering '08, clip1

YouTube Video of LEOs shooting people at Kiddie Village

LEOs at Kiddie Village part 1

LEOs at Kiddie Village Part 2

Rainbows appear in court

Alex Jones Radio Show INFOWARS.COM
Alex welcomes Rob Savoy of the Rainbow Family.

Corrected link to Hofmann's Potion film

Emerging from the Drug War Dark Age: LSD and Other Psychedelic Medicines

Make a Comeback

Study finds long benefit in illegal mushroom drug

Salvia study

Psilocybin Research from the Council of Spiritual Practices

With the World's Highest Drug Use Rates, Our Fraudulent Drug Policy is

Fully Exposed

As Fires Rage, The Law Protects Us From Marijuana

Big Pharma Is in a Frenzy to Bring Cannabis-Based Medicines to Market

US Government Patents Medical Pot

Link to marijuana patent (more US hypocricy in the "drug war")

Rastas can use cannabis, Italian court rules

"Spiritual" effects of mushrooms last a year
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

''What Your Government Knows About Cannabis And Cancer -- And

Isn't Telling You''

Benefits of ‘magic mushroom’ therapy long lasting

Peyote Way of God Church

"A Prayer from Peyote" youtube from Peyote Way of God Church

Entheogen Review

''The Holy Mushroom'': Evidence of Mushrooms in Judeo-Christianity

by Jan Irvin

Foremost Dead Sea Scroll scholar John Allegro website discussing the


between mushrooms and Christianity

Andrew Rutajit articles on entheogenic symbolisms, etc.

Alex Grey on Ayahuasca

Interview with Sharron Rose on 2012 and the Message of the Q'ero

''Ayahuasca, the snake and I'

Peru: Hell and Back— Nationalgeographic (ayahuasca experiences)

Ayahuasquero Juan Flores message-video

''Tribes of Creation"

Psychoactive substances in Brazilian Anthropology

2008: The Return of Chicken Little
By Daniel Pinchbeck

Hawk and Venus: Neo-Shamanism or Megalomania?

My friend in Amsterdam Luc Sala invites your look at a spiritual

community focus

The Synesthesia Project

Experience 'Hendrix' at 80

Mysterious fireballis in sky over California

Childhood's End (1953)
By Arthur C. Clarke

''Finding the First Key of Freedom'' by Matthew Delooze

London review of Books
Stephen Burt on Philip K.. Dick

Synchronistic Linguistics in The Matrix
Or How Bob Dobbs Became the Tetrad Manager
Robert Guffey

''In a World of Ferals, there is a Dreamspell Nation''

The Dream Culture of the Neanderthals:

Researchers re-create pre-Columbian sounds

Crop Circles research society

Recent crop circles on youtube

Crop circle at Barbury Castle

An Eastern Ultimatum to the Illuminati

Does Time Run Backward in Other Universes?

The Buckminister Fuller challenge

''Controlling the Human Mind : The Technologies of Political Control or

Tools for Peak Performance'

''How to Find Inner Peace Amid Outer Chaos''

Latest updates from Alicia Bay Laurel

Kucinich's Independence Day Message ~ Please Read & Watch ~ Then sign

his petition to impeach

New music from our friend Zoz

Tachyon healing energy

Bernard Jensen -our health mentor and wonderful human

Watermelon is the New Viagra

7 Underground Wonders of the World: Labyrinths, Crypts, Catacombs and More

People-Powered Hair Salon in Paris, 1945

Earthship Biotecture: Puting building back in the hands of the people

The Big Green Bus

Toyota Jumps in the Fuel Cell Race

Senator Backs New Solar Power Initiative

TREC: Clean power from deserts renewable forms of energy for Europe,

North Africa and the Middle East

Nuclearphile sabotage The Government wilfully suppressed renewables

to make space for nuclear to be reborn, argues Jeremy Leggett

Can Veganism fight global warming? VegFest says yes


''Is a Big Hunk of Steak Worth Almost 2,000 Gallons of Water?''

''The Poisoning of America's Water Supplies''

The Nature Conservancy: 320,000 Acres of Forest Protected in Landmark Deal


Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness is an Arizona treasure that must not be destroyed!

Wildlife Extinction Rates ‘Seriously Underestimated’

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron - Brothers Under The Sun youtube

War, drought and inflation threaten Horn with disaster: UNICEF

Biofuels Are Causing Food Crisis

Antarctic ice shelf 'hanging by thread': European scientists

Environment: Climate risk from flat-screen TVs

Cholesterol Drugs for Kids? Pharma - Quo Vadis

Four Out of Five Sunscreens May Be Hazardous to Your Health

DHS wants all airline passengers to wear bracelet that serves as stun device

Mandela finally dropped from US terror watch list

''Murdering God: Of Shotguns, American Capitalism, and Moral Expediency''

Jason Miller

"Bomb It" -- 2008 Documentary About the Guerilla Art Form of Graffiti

Think '70s Feminists Are Out of Touch? Not So Fast.

''Sleeping Around Craigslist''


Zimbabwe election: US and UK move to impose sanctions

Africa: The Next Victim in Our Quest for Cheap Oil

Editorial: Economic chaos engulfing world


Homeless people die after bid flu vaccine trial in Poland

Suicide Attack Kills 40 in India's Afghanistan Embassy

Oaxaca's Government Land Grab

Another huge demonstration demands South Korean president’s resignation

Czech Government Risks Collapse Over U.S. Radar, Topolanek Says

Israel Hints at Pre-emptive Attack on Iran

Divide and Conquer: The Anglo-American Imperial Project


Jesse Helms, Isolationist Who Targeted Tehran, Dies

Race-Baiting Former Senator Jesse Helms Has Died

The new edition of "Issues & Alibis!"

Not Your Grandma's Depression
Jim Kunstler

Facing bankruptcy threat, General Motors to slash thousands more jobs

Job losses mount as US economy heads into virtual freefall

Texas oilman outlines plan for cleaner energy

Bank for International Settlements annual report
World economy may be at "tipping point"

Bush Tours America To Survey Damage Caused By His Disastrous Presidency

''The 10 Most Awesomely Bad Moments of the Bush Presidency''

Joe Lieberman-"dick of the month"

(another dick) cheney being indicted?

Iraq Oil Deals Fulfill Cheney's Goals

''Hundreds of Billions of Our Taxpayer Dollars Spent to Subsidize Bush Big Oil''

Housing Market Meltdown Cause Massive Losses

U.S. Foreclosures Rose 53% in June, Bank Seizures Almost Triple

U.S. Weighs Takeover of Two Mortgage Giants

Bernanke, Paulson outline strategy to make working class pay for Wall Street crisis

The follow on effects from the decline of Fannie & Freddie

Phil Gramm: "We live in the only country in the world where all the poor

people are fat"

Mortgage Crisis Is Leaving Children Homeless

Bush trumps Congress; Moves first on drilling

Stocks drop as banks fall on credit jitters

Let the Lawsuits Begin:Banks Brace for a Storm of Litigation

''Enemy Of The State'' – The Catherine Fitts Story BUSHWHACKED HUD Fraud,

Spooks and the Slumlords of Harvard

Woman Arrested at McCain Event for "McCain=Bush" Sign

McCain's Nomination - A Possible September Surprise?

Bill Scher | John McCain Hates Social Security

McCain's Phil Gramm is Worse than Obama's Rev. Wright

Obama-Care Versus McCain-Care: Real Differences in Plans for Our Health System

Obama's patriotism tour: the last refuge of a Democratic scoundrel

'Have Obama's Centrist Policy Policy Declarations Surprised You?''

Obama and the Progressive Base

Ex-Iranian envoy says Iranian President Ahmadinejad was target of radiation

in Rome

U.S. military to patrol Internet

''Senate bows to Bush, approves surveillance bill ''("bowing" sounds like quite a

dictatorial admission of servitude and fear by mainstream media)

Civil Liberties Group Criticizes New FBI Profiling Authority

''The JFK Assassination and 9/11: the Designated Suspects in Both Cases''

Secret Weapons To Be Used At DNC & RNC

U.S. terrorism watch list tops 1 million

Judge Orders Google to Turn Over YouTube Records

Congress Immunizes Lawbreaking Telecoms, Legalizes Warrantless Wiretapping

Rick Shenkman, ''American Stupidity''

Midwest Floods Spotlight Decrepit Infrastructure

Twilight of the Psychopaths

''Marching Toward Hell''

Benjamin Fulford website discussing 9/11, Illuminiti, etc

The Real-Life Matrix

Bush Fulfills His Grandfather’s Dream

Bill Gates Steps Down, as Tech Users Reflect

Findings on Katrina Trailers Went Undisclosed, Maker Says

'Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime":
Ernest Hemingway
"How many does it take to metamorphose wickedness into righteousness? One man
must not kill. If he
does, it is murder..................... But a state or nation may kill as many as they please,
and it is not murder. It is just, necessary, commendable, and right. Only get people
enough to agree to it, and the butchery of myriads of human beings is perfectly
innocent. But how many does it take?": Adin Ballou, The Non-Resistant,
5 February 1845
"There have been periods of history in which episodes of terrible violence occurred
but for which the word violence was never used.... Violence is shrouded in justifying
myths that lend it moral legitimacy, and these myths for the most part kept people
from recognizing the violence for what it was. The people who burned witches at
the stake never for one moment thought of their act as violence; rather they thought of
it as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the
violence we humans have ever committed': ~Gil Bailie
"Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman,
and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a school-
house in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place
of worship consecrated to peace": Charles Sumner
"So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to
tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves
in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon
sleeping men" : Voltaire.
"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.": Albert Einstein
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men: Plato
In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king: Erasmus c.1469 - 1536
The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars;
the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth: Henry
Louis Mencken: American humorous journalist, 1880-1956
A single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity: Baltasar Gracian: Spanish
philosopher and writer, 1601-1658
"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains." : Jean-Jacques Rousseau -
(1712-1778) Political philosopher, educationist and essayist -Source: The
Social Contract
"No man survives when freedom fails, The best men rot in filthy jails, And those who
cry 'appease, appease' Are hanged by those they tried to please.": Hiram Mann
"Scientific societies are as yet in their infancy. . . . It is to be expected that advances
in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over
individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries. Fitche laid
it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have
left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or act-
ing otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished. . . ": Bertrand Russell,
"The Impact of Science on Society", 1953, pg 49-50
"A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive
of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do
not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.": Aldous Huxley, Brave
New World
"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, "Universe," a part limited in
time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something
separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This
delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to
affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from
this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the
whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving
for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner
security." : Albert Einstein - (1879-1955) Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921
"Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about
his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love
your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long
and of service to your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go
over the great divide.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a
stranger, if in a lonely place. Show respect to all people, but grovel to none. When
you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give
thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the
fault lies in yourself.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit
of its vision. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more
time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die
like a hero going home." by: Tecumseh -(1768-1813) Shawnee Chief
"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, "Universe," a part limited in
time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something
separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This
delusion is a kind of prison for
us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons
nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its
beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement
is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security."
Albert Einstein - (1879-1955) Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921
Who we are individually.... is an illusion within the mystery.. Who we are collectively.. is
the truth of our eternity..
(thank you Rabbi Nathan and Joseph for the quote and reminder)
"We never see the smoke and the fire, we never smell the blood, we never see the terror
in the eyes of the children, whose nightmares will now feature screaming missiles from
unseen terrorists, will be known only as Americans." : Martin Kelly
"A terrorist is someone who has a bomb but doesn't have an air force": Unknown
"Our only political party has two right wings, one called Republican, the other Democratic.
But Henry Adams figured all that out back in the 1890s. 'We have a single system,' he
wrote, and 'in that system the only question is the price at which the proletariat is to be
bought and sold, the bread and circuses.'" : Gore Vidal - The Decline and Fall of the
American Empire
"If a baseball player slides into home plate and, right before the umpire rules if he is safe
or out, the player says to the umpire - 'Here is $1,000.' What would we call that?
We would call that a bribe. If a lawyer was arguing a case before a judge and said,
'Your honor before you decide on the guilt or innocence of my client, here is $1,000
.' What would we call that? We would call that a bribe.
"But if an industry lobbyist walks into the office of a key legislator and hands her
or him a check for $1,000, we call that a campaign contribution. We should call it
a bribe." : Janice Fine - Dollars and Sense magazine
"And it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be within the next generation
or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing …
a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have
their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted
from any desire to rebel by propaganda, brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by
pharmacological methods."
Aldous Huxley, 1959
"Through clever and constant application of propaganda people can be made to see
paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort
of life as paradise."
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, 1923
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched,
every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft
from those who hunger and are not fed, those who
are cold and are not clothed."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower April 16, 1953
"If tyranny and oppression come to this land
it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy"
James Madison
Ringo Starr has "peace and love" birthday

By Michael Conlon

Ringo Starr held a "peace and love" fest on a rainy Chicago sidewalk to mark his
68th birthday on Monday. "What could be wrong? Peace and Love. What a great
birthday gift," the former Beatle said. "It's a happening."

The event, which had sparse advance publicity, drew about 200 people on both
sides of a street outside the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago.

Some got close enough to catch a glimpse of Starr, clad in black and wearing purple
glasses, with his wife Barbara nearby. Some even snagged one or more of the frosted
birthday cupcakes the hotel handed out after he went inside.

"I saw it in the paper, left my sister's house and came down here," said Joyce McDaniels,
who was visiting from Winton, California. She emerged from the crowd holding a slightly
mauled chocolate cupcake, but it was a secondary prize.

"I saw a Beatle. That's all I needed!" she said.

Starr, in the midst of a U.S. concert tour, had announced the event on his Web site, saying
he had been asked in a recent interview what he wanted for his birthday and replied
"just more peace and love."

He also said he hoped anyone who wanted to join him anywhere in the world would
mark the day with a two-fingered peace sign at noon local time.

Starr missed the noon deadline himself by a couple of minutes but was greeted by cheers
from the onlookers who then sang "Happy Birthday..........."

"Thanks for coming," Starr shouted back.


Dylan Rains Down On Spanish Expo With Camera Ban

By Howell Llewellyn, Madrid

Bob Dylan put a dampener on proceedings when he refused to allow TV cameras or
photographers into an open-air concert he gave recently at the Expo 2008 world fair
in Zaragoza, northern Spain.

But it appears nobody had told the fair's organizers that Dylan rarely allowed
cameras into his concerts,
and they issued a press statement to show how miffed they were.

The June 14-Sept 14 Expo 2008 is based on the theme Water and Sustainable
Development. Some months ago, Dylan gave permission for his "A Hard
Rain's 'A Gonna Fall" to be the official song of the 105-nation fair, which is
expected to attract 6 million visitors. Dylan even recorded a TV ad in English
backing the fair and its water theme, which was shown daily on Spanish TV
for a month last winter.

Shortly before this week's concert was scheduled to begin, Expo 2008
released an international press statement to say "Expo Zaragoza regrets
this situation [which is] beyond the control of the Fair, and at this moment
of the night it is negotiating with Bob Dylan's representatives so that at
least the official Channel Expo TV and the organizing committee's official
photographer can have access to the concert area and offer images to those
that need them."

The statement added, "If the singer accedes, we shall communicate [the fact] with
sufficient time in advance." The singer did not accede.

The Expo note explained that organizers had been trying "for the past few days"
to get the artist to authorize cameras into the concert for the first song, "as is
habitual in the majority of concerts celebrated in our country. However, at this
moment of the night, the attempts have not been fruitful."

The 5,000-strong audience did not seem to mind, with many cheering when
Dylan sang "A Hard Rain..." at the end of the concert. Zaragoza was the first
of an 11-date Spanish run for Dylan, which concludes July 10. Tonight's
concert is in Pamplona, the city Ernest Hemingway made famous nearly
80 years ago with his accounts of the annual bull-running festival in
early July.


Paul McCartney To Sing Happy Birthday To Quebec

by Paul Cashmere

Quebec will receive a visit from Sir Paul McCartney in July to mark the Canadian cities
400th birthday.

McCartney will perform a free concert on the Plains of Abraham.

In a videotaped message to the city, he said, "I am doing a gig, a big gig, in
Quebec City on July 20 to help Quebec celebrate their 400th anniversary.
That is a long time".

Just a few weeks back, McCartney played a free show in Kiev, Ukraine.


Doctor Jimmy Rx

Jimmy Page Receives Honorary Doctorate

by Tim Cashmere

The University of Surrey has awarded Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page an honorary
doctorate for his services to the music industry.

Dr. Page accepted the degree last Friday (June 20) dressed in full academicals and
donated a signed guitar that will be given away in a competition at GuilFest later
this year.

It's not Page's first time on the University's grounds. Led Zeppelin played their first
gig on the grounds on October 25, 1968.

In other Zeppelin news (or lack thereof), the band still hasn't announced any
further shows, but we can
wait with our fingers desperately crossed.


Ronnie Wood is selling his artwork on eBay.

The Rolling Stones guitarist put a painting of his former band The Faces on the internet
auction website with a reserve price of £1,300 but had to withdraw the offer after it failed
to even fetch half the asking price.

Ronnie, who trained at London's Ealing Art College before his music career took off,
had placed the limited edition portrait of himself alongside former band member
Rod Stewart on the site for a second time.

A post on his MySpace page read: 'We had such a great reaction from the last
listing but it ended too quickly! So here it is again - your chance to snap up a real
Ronnie print framed and ready to be hung, featuring your favourite rocker and
his pal Rod.'

The painting only attracted five bids, with the highest at £511, before the auction
was withdrawn as well as the message on Ronnie's page.


Phish Members Jam Together At Rothbury Festival

Gary Graff, Rothbury, Mich.

Phish fans got their wish, or at least a portion of it, yesterday (July 6) at the Rothbury
Festival in Michigan, as three members of the band performed live together in two
separate incarnations.

First, bassist Mike Gordon joined guitarist Trey Anastasio during the latter's solo
acoustic set, which had already enthralled a substantial crowded gathered in front
of the festival's main stage, the Odeum.

Noting that "Mike and I being two people who don't shy away from trying new
things, Anastasio introduced a pair of fresh tunes -- "Backwards Down the
Number Line" and "Alaska" -- and further teased prospects of a reunion by saying,
"If we could just find a drummer and a keyboard player somewhere..." But, he added,
"you gotta start with the songs, and you guys can be our test audience."

The new material went down a storm, but the biggest ovation came when Anastasio
and Gordon finished the set with Phish's "Chalkdust Torture."

Anastasio, who plays on Gordon's upcoming album, "The Green Arrow," (due Aug. 5),
then returned the favor during the bassist's set with his own band on the neighboring
Sherwood Court stage. Though his guest appearance was delayed a bit when all
concerned realized there wasn't an extra guitar for him to use, Anastasio eventually
made it back for a rendition of "Cruel World," written and sung by Gordon's guitarist
Scott Murawski, followed by the Phish favorite "Meat."

The real treat closed Gordon's set, however, when Phish drummer Jon Fishman
joined the ensemble for the Beatles' "She Said, She Said," sending the field into
a state of dancing delirium.

All four Phish members, including keyboardist Page McConnell, have hinted at the
possibility of a reunion in recent comments, but no firm details have been revealed.
The Phish follies were the unquestioned highlight on Rothbury's closing day, as
the inaugural festival came to a satisfying close at the Double JJ Ranch.

Singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson strolled onto the stage for the day's first set
while asking her band members where she was, but quickly developed a warm
rapport with the audience, saying that "I feel like this is sort of a magical little place I'm
at, right?" and making inquiries about whether everyone was wearing sunscreen. She
also caught an orange balloon that was tossed on stage and demonstrated her
"seventh grade volleyball serve." She played music, too -- mostly songs from
her latest album, "Boys and Girls," including "Die Alone," "Breakable,"
"The Way I Am" and "Masochist."

Steel Pulse's strong, highly conscious reggae pulsed through the crowd in front of the
Odeum stage, while Taj Mahal blasted the blues and a personality as big as the brim
on his straw hat to a surprisingly youthful group of fans gathered at Sherwood Court.
Mahal was also one of the few performers to embrace Rothbury's focus on environmental
issues from the stage, declaring that "The world is green, right?" and telling fans that
"if you want good tomatoes, plant 'em in your own backyard..........." Back at the Odeum,
meanwhile, Rodrigo y Gabriela engaged the big stage crowd with their dual acoustic
guitar attack, accenting their Latin-flavored originals with snippets of Jimi Hendrix,
White Stripes and Metallica licks.

John Mayer -- yes, with girlfriend Jennifer Aniston watching from side stage -- gave
Rothbury a bit more of a pop fix Sunday afternoon at the Ranch Arena. He and his
seven-piece band turned in an 85-minute set featuring hits such as "Bigger Than
My Body," "Waiting for the World to Change," "Gravity" and "No Such Thing,"
as well as covers of George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" and Robert Johnson's

The job of closing Rothbury was left to Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and his
Friends ensemble, which on Sunday featured guitarist Warren Haynes -- who had
performed the prior concert on the Odeum stage with his band Gov't Mule -- for the
first four songs. Lesh and company's two-set show was heavy on Dead material,
including "Althea," "China Cat Sunflower," "Dire Wolf," "Sugaree" and "Uncle
John's Band," while fireworks set off in the field by attendees gave the performance
a festival if slightly dangerous flavor.

Rothbury organizers plan to release final attendance figures later this week, but
Michigan State Police listed the crowd, mostly comprised of campers, at about
35,000, with 18 reported arrests as of Sunday evening. Festival producer Jeremy
Stein told that while Rothbury allowed open taping, all of the
performances were officially recorded and will "definitely come out, in what product
remains to be seen."




Thanks very much for your interest in our movie about Harry Nilsson. Alas, the film
is not yet available in any format. That's the bad news. The good news is that we
are in discussions with possible distributors
and are hopeful the film will be out later this year and people everywhere will finally
be able to see it!
Please check back with our My Space page
( for distribution/release news.

All the best,
John Scheinfeld
RIP 13th Floor Elevator Benny Thurman


Thanks to Courtney Reimer for these news stories...

Could The Faces be reuniting? According to England’s The Sun, yes. The paper reports
that Rod Stewart recently had dinner with former Faces bandmate and current Rolling
Stone Ronnie Wood. A source told
The Sun about what the two discussed, noting, “Ron and Rod had a great time
reminiscing. They were having a laugh but there is still a serious hunger to get back in
the studio. There are plans for the band to start recording in the autumn with a tour in
the pipeline for this winter.” The Faces split up in 1975 and
have gotten back together only twice since then, once to play at one of Rod’s shows
in London in 1986,
and once more in 1993 at the Brit Awards. Since then, bassist Ronnie Lane has passed
CSNY: Déjà Vu, the upcoming documentary about Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
has a soundtrack to it and according to Neil Young, it is one of the supergroup’s
greatest ever. The singer told Billboard about
the record explaining, “It really is CSNY. It’s not overdubbed. There’s no fixes. It’s
straight from the
board.” Déjà Vu spotlights the quartet’s 2006 Freedom of Speech Tour which ruffled
a few political
feathers with its protest songs. As for the soundtrack, Young added, “The basic mixes
are the mixes
that people heard when we were playing it. So it’s got rough spots all the way through it,
which I
think is refreshing, especially considering the subject matter.” You can get the album
on July 22nd. Meanwhile, CSNY: Déjà Vu hits theaters on July 25th. It’s also released
on home video that same

In 1949, an abandoned Armenian Greek Orthodox church in New York City was converted
into one of the world’s greatest recording studios, where the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny
Cash and Tony Bennett all
created some iconic albums. It was called the 30th Street Studio and while it is long gone,
a new photography exhibit in the city’s Soho section is paying homage to the venue.
The show is called In Session at the Columbia Records 30th Street Studio and it features
candid shots of some legendary performers. Many of the prints have never before been
seen, and they feature Miles Davis, Billie
Holiday, Muhammad Ali and Charles Mingus, among many others. The exhibition
opens at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on July 18th.

Since Maurice Gibb died back in 2003, The Bee Gees have been on a hiatus.
The remaining members, Maurice’s brothers, Robin and Barry Gibb, vowed never
to perform again under the band’s name.
However, the BBC News reports the group might be coming back with The Bee Gees
moniker. Robin
told the outlet that he is open to a comeback so long as Barry agrees, noting, “When or
where is to be decided at a time when he says yes.” Robin also explained that the
brothers were going through a tough time when they decided not to use The Bee Gees’
name anymore. He revealed, “We decided that on an emotional level at that point.
Whether or not that will change, we don’t know. It’s a personal thing
and we’ll do it when the time is right.” Barry and Robin last played a gig together in 2006.
"The Lost Tapes" - Out on June 24th! - Big Brother & The Holding Company


Revered worldwide for their groundbreaking role as 1960s San Francisco-based
psychedelic rock
pioneers channeling everyone from John Coltrane to Bessie Smith into their own
hard-driving sound,
Big Brother and the Holding Company introduced the one and only Janis Joplin to
the world. Live
tapes of Big Brother in its prime with Joplin fronting the band are an extremely rare
rendering The Lost Tapes a truly historic discovery. This two-CD set from Airline
Records contains
no less than 12 stunning tracks–the entire first disc--that have never been released
before in any
form, along with a second disc of equally thrilling live material that sees its first
legitimate release
on this package.

Consisting of guitarists Sam Andrew and James Gurley, bassist Peter Albin, drummer
David Getz, and the mighty Janis as their mind-blowing lead singer, Big Brother's sets
were liable to proceed in any number of contrasting directions. Over the course of the
concert that comprises the first disc, Janis belts her own blues-soaked "Women Is
Losers" as well as the subtly dynamic "Bye Bye Baby," songs soon to be eminently
familiar via the band's studio versions. There was also room on their set list that
evening to investigate Tommy Tucker's tough shuffle "Hi-Heel Sneakers," the
riveting "Oh My Soul," and an
amazing 11-minute rendition of the timeless spiritual "Amazing Grace."

Even diehard Big Brother fans well acquainted with the material on the second
disc have never
encountered it in such pristine condition, both discs benefitting from 24-bit
mastering. Highlights
on the second CD include rousing treatments of "Let The Good Times Roll,"
"I Know You Rider,"
"Moanin' At Midnight," "Hey Baby," and the Albin-penned "Coo Coo." Also
aboard are the
Port Arthur, Texas-born Joplin's pulverizing renderings of two songs forever associated
her brief but indelible musical legacy, "Down On Me" and Big Mama Thornton's
"Ball And Chain."

This deluxe collection features liner notes by Big Brother members Sam Andrew
and David Getz;
their warm, vivid reminiscences adding to the immense appeal of the most extensive
domestic release currently available by the band. Big Brother was already a powe-
rhouse despite
being together as a unit a relatively short time, and this is where it all began for Janis.
With The Lost Tapes, you're sitting front row as they prepare to meet stardom head on.
Thanks to Rip & Annie

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape
snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview
peace.. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview
as the soundtrack, director Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative which tenderly
Lennon's every word in a cascading flood of multipronged animation. Raskin marries
terrifyingly genius pen work of James Braithwaite with masterful digital illustration by
Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit, and timeless
Bob Dylan : Return To Me

A good one ! A Dean Martin classic written by Danny DiMinno and Carmen Lombardo.
Performed by Bob Dylan
Mose Allison - Your Mind Is On Vacation

Mose Allison Trio live on Soundstage


Thanks to Rip

country joe vs. dickhead spielberg

Frank Zappa - The Illinois Enema Bandit - 1988 Bar


Thanks to EP

a surreal moment with Ringo Starr and his Mexican half-brother "Gringo"


I Can't Get it Out of My Head


Thanks to Pal Joey

NEIL YOUNG 2008 - A Day in the Life








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Favorite Records./Musicians (1-50)

  • Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland
  • Beatles: Sgt. Peppers
  • Beatles: White Album
  • Led Zeppelin: 1
  • Rolling Stones: Let it Bleed
  • Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
  • Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street
  • Led Zeppelin: 2
  • Beatles: Revolver
  • Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced
  • Grateful Dead: Live '72
  • Cream: Disraeli Gears
  • Beatles: Abbey Road
  • Big Brother/Janis: Cheap Thrills
  • Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers
  • Jeff Beck/Rod Steward: Faith
  • Jimi Hendrix: Axis Bold As Love
  • Grateful Dead: Anthem to the Sun
  • Miles Davis: Bitches Brew
  • Traffic: first one
  • Doors: first one
  • Rolling Stones: Satanic Majesties
  • Ten Years After: Cricklewood Green
  • Spirit: The Family That Plays Together
  • Cream: Wheels of Fire
  • Stepenwolf: first one
  • Jefferson Airplane: After Bathing at Baxters
  • Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour
  • Traffic: Dear Mr. Fantasy
  • Greatful Dead: Aoxoxo..
  • Animals: Love Is
  • Pink Floyd: Ungamunga
  • Miles Davis: In a Silent Way
  • Tim Buckley: Blue Melody
  • Tim Leary/Jimi Hendrix: You Can Be Anyone
  • Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow
  • Doors: Soft Parade
  • Joe Cocker: first one
  • Ravi Shankar: Monterey
  • Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet
  • George Harrison: All Things Must Pass
  • Doors: Strange Days
  • Jimi Hendrix: Cry of Love
  • Weather Report: I Sing the Body Electric
  • Doors: Waiting for the Sun
  • John Coltrane: My Favorite Things
  • Grateful Dead: first
  • Zappa: Hot Rats
  • Traffic: Low Spark of High Heel Boys
  • Jethro Tull: Aqualung



Favorite Records/Musicians (50-100)

  • Tim Buckley: Greetings From LA
  • Allman Brothers: Live At the Filmore
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra: Birds of Fire
  • John Mclaughlin: Love, Devotion and Surrender
  • Santana: first
  • Pink Floyd: BBC
  • Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy
  • Jimi Hendrix: Band of Gypsys
  • Miles Davis: Bitches Brew Sessions/Another Bitches Brew
  • Grateful Dead: (live from the 80's)
  • Crosby Stills Nash and Young: deja vu
  • Bob Dylan: Subterenean Homesick Blues
  • Tim Buckley: Happy Sad
  • Weather Report: second
  • Santana/McLauglin: Love, Devotion and Surrender
  • Bob Dylan: Hwy 61 Revisited
  • Derek and the Dominoes: Layla
  • David Crosby: If I Could Remember My Name
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • Jimi Hendrix: Rainbow Bridge
  • Led Zeppelin: III
  • Pink Floyd: Shine on You Crazy Diamond
  • Miles Davis: Live-Evil
  • Grateful Dead: live 90's
  • Beatles: Rubber Soul
  • Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain
  • Jimi Hendrix: Cry of Love
  • Moody Blues: In Search of the Lost Chord
  • Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour
  • John Mclauglin: My Goal's Beyond
  • Santana: Welcome
  • Country Joe: Electric Music
  • Pink Floyd: Pompei
  • Moody Blues: Tomorrow
  • Who: Tommy
  • Stevie Wonder: Talking Book
  • Jimi Hendrix: Midnight Lightning
  • Frank Zappa: Us and Them
  • Quicksilver: first one
  • Spirit: Fresh Garbage
  • Mothers of Invention: Only in it for the Money
  • Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs and Englishman
  • Bob Dylan: Another Side Of
  • Cream: Fresh
  • Yes: first
  • Who: Live at Leeds
  • Rolling Stones: High Tides
  • Tim Buckley: Safronia
  • King Crimson: Court of Crimson King



Favorite Records/Musicians(100-150)

  • Paul Butterfield-East West
  • Jean Luc Ponty: Enigmatic Voyage
  • Miles Davis: Seven Steps
  • Shawn Philips: Faces
  • Byrds: Notorious Bird Brothers
  • Steppenwolf: Monster
  • Raphael; Music to Disapear In 2
  • Buffalo Springfield: Retrospect
  • Neil Young: first
  • Beatles: Let it Be
  • Pink Floyd: Meddle
  • Neil Young: Everybody Knows this is Nowhere
  • Allman Brothers: Eat a Peach
  • Frank Zappa: Apostrophe
  • Gong
  • Miles Davis: Big Fun
  • Neil Young: Zuma
  • Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
  • Doors: Morrison Hotel
  • Soft Machine-first
  • Grand Funk Railroad: Closer to Home
  • Jefferson Starship: Blows Against the Empire
  • John Luc Ponty: Tales of...
  • Blind Faith
  • Neil Young: Harvest
  • Jefferson Airplane: Volunteers
  • Eric Burdon and War
  • Rolling Stones: Between the Buttons
  • Jefferson Airplane: Bless Its Pointed Little Head
  • Cream: Goodbye
  • Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
  • Who: Who's Next
  • Quicksilver: first
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young: 4 Way Street
  • Tim Buckley: Happy/Sad
  • Lauro Nyro: Christmas and the Beads of Sweat
  • Spirit: Ice
  • Shawn Phillips: Colaboration
  • Rolling Stones: Only Rock and Roll
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra: Inner Mounting Flame
  • Pink Floyd: Animals
  • Traffic: Last Exit
  • Stevie Wonder: Talking Book
  • Pink Floyd: Obscured by Clouds
  • Jean Luc Ponty: Cosmic Messenger
  • Steve Stills: first
  • Bob Marley: Exodus
  • Pink Floyd: Saucer Full of Secrets
  • Traffic: Shoot Out at the Fantasy Farm
  • It's A Beautiful Day: first
  • Pete Townsend: Who Came First
  • Mothers of Invention: Freak Out
  • Doors: LA Woman

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