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    Steven James Pratt presents 'Fly Agaric 23: writings, interviews and collaborative peace, 2010. A journey to meet with the late Dr. Robert Anton Wilson soon turned into a decade long study and research project. The fruits of which are presented here in a rich mixed media 'wiki' space. Some articles are undergrowing' review and the 'hyperconnectivity process'.
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    Contact: flyagaric23 @ gmail.com
    HERE ARE SOME OF MY BLOG FEEDS:
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    and multimedia to inspire others to interpret and spread
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    I played a small role in this event by way of my relationship with Deepleaf productions and Maybelogic that helped link up Matt B. and Dr. Wilson for some of the exsquisite video material used in the 2.5 hour extravaganza. With some help I also managed to find an independent host for the entire show, and have been ruthlessly promoting the event since March 2007 together with other sharable RAW related projects.
    Over the last three years a lot has happened for the characters involved with this show and here I hope to touch upon some of these events and build a cultural map, with Dr. Robert Anton Wilson firmly in mind.
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    There have been a number of fitting tributes to the life of Ken Campbell and I hope that someday, maybe somebody will produce an equally stunning multimedia tribute to Ken, like that which was made for Bob (RAW).
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    Dr. Wilson. Honestly.
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    dream he had thathad. I found offind particular interest as itin the fact that the dream concerns the
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    a swimming pool.pool, in some sense. More than approx. half of the dreams that have come to me, and I have wrestled into the waking worldi can remember concern bodies
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    who were the rich cultural icons carrying the RAWdiscordian flame in
    Bill spoke of his new seventeen project and ‘no music day’ that also came up on radio show (2009) on the 'late late breakfast show' that also featured my friend John Sinclair, who admires 'Wild' Bill Drummond, which brings us by a commodious vicus of recirculation back to the JAMS. The JAMS!
    Word to the wise: Bill Drummond Burns a Million Quid.
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    of Jung’s dream, thatdream. Ken Campbell start's off his fantastic andis perfect choicein his role as
    Due to the tragic loss of the great comic 'Ken Campbell' I hope that in his memory others will research and continue his work, re-enact his plays and read his words aloud. My contributions so far are only within the synchro-mesh that surrounds Liverpool and RAW.
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    Coldcut and Ninjatune and Big Dada.
    Since the London performance Coldcut and the constellation of artists that appear under that umbrella have produced countless ‘live’ shows, recorded and released ‘tracks’ ‘albums’ and even a conscious social green movement called energyunion, continuing their trajectory into the uncharted territory of multimedia manipulation and networked sound arts and activism.
    As some of the first visual jockeys (VJ's) and inventors of the first VJ software that I am aware of: VJAMM’ Coldcut and by extension Ninjatune have been the mainstay of my case for introducing some principles and methodologies from Dr. Wilson into the new cultural infotech-sphere.
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    One sure fire sign that Ninjatune, or somebody at Ninjatune, had a respect for RAW came when they released NINJASKINS: Ninjatune signature rolling papers that came with a wonderfully intelligent fold out package describing various terms and phrases of Ninjatune philosophy.
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    ‘Big Dada records’ that was recently featured in a UK Hip Hop exposition.records’. The track
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    in 2000 ADA.D. wishing to turn on Bob toonto Big Dada
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    RAW Moving pictures album.
    After spending some time with RAW at the Prophets Conference Palm Springs and in San Francisco, I was finally invited to his home to conduct an interview on September 10th 2002.
    It was here he told me about a movie project he was working on with some locals tentatively called Maybelogic, and so like a good researcher; I got in contact with 'Deepleaf productions' and soon turned them on to Matt Black and Ninjatune, and some other musical entities I thought had an affinity with RAW such as 'Kosmic Renaissance' (The Supplicants). For this linking I was generously given associate producer credits on the finished movie, plus music I mashed-up featured on the DVD menu music featuring my mentor and Garaj Mahal bassist, Kai Eckhardt.
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    from many sourcessources, it quickly turned into mya dream albumsoundtrack in some
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    a soundtrack by Ninjatune, more or less my favourite things.including The Cinematic Orchestra, Amon Tobin, Boards Of Canada, Funki Porcini and others.
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    and of Ninjatune philosophy, although by no means representing Ninjatune officially, just byNinjatune, playing many of their recordsrecord releases for over
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    Hip Hop mashups.mashups, make it new. Cheers Coldcut!
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    MC5: John Sinclair.
    So today in March 2010, writing about Ninjatune lacks the original spark it first struck me with in the 1990’s, before I started writing, before Internet. Back then the new 'sample' sound hypnotized me deeply, but now has morphed into tones of Sun Ra, John Cage, Jimi and Miles... I am romancing Ninja to rekindle a flame in my heart and so pulling a particular lens gell upon COLCUT: a collective of artists on the Ninjatune label (and who appear upon many other labels of the independent persuasion) that happen to feature two members that instigated the imprint in the early 1990's.
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    "Although the circumstances for this event were somewhat rare and the resources to reproduce such an event based on donations for the most part, I still feel it stands as an testimony to Multimedia edutainment at its most terse and best, almost fully formed in its experimental launch that night the video teaches by example how educational lectures may look and sound like over the new decade.--Matt Black."
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    All schools, colleges and University programs would benefit from such an interactive DJ VJ interface to present artistic interpretations of intellectual topics and biographical data.
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    engineering', buttered up with RAW’sthe feeling of RAW maps and esoteric recipes.
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    in London, listening to Alan’s Northernhis accent made me feel personally at home and really proud to be British, and to be honest I don’t often get patriotic feelings like that.charmed. A propa warrior mystic monk of the Midlands monk, I rekon. He performance was alike RAW performing 'cameo' in the Black Mass scene of the Illuminatus the stage performance in Liverpool, directed by Ken Campbell 31 years previous.
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    PART II Jung’s Dream Revisited.
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    to RAW’ held in the Royal Festival Hall London.
    Three years after that memorable occasion I have been steered back to Jung’s dream, partly due to the writing of my own dream book ‘Shannanigums Wave’ over those three years, and my continual reading and re-reading of RAW, James Joyce, my personal favourite writers whom I feel wonderfully complement one-another.
    The opportunity to present my independent research in this area has arisen due to Evolver and the ‘Dream’ theme of the planned April 21st ‘Evolver Spore’ or (art and edutainment salon). I hope that in combining a mixture of RAW inspired dream content based upon a Jungian’ framework, and with a plash’ of Joyce thrown in I can capture the ‘reality’ of some dreams, and provide sharable tools for others to interpret their dreams and dream-states, or those of others.
    The future congress of like-minded ‘dream’ evolvers looks to create an environment where dreams and thoughts about dreams can be shared and openly discussed. My idea for a ‘Jung’s dream’ spore here in Amsterdam is only my first thought on the matter, and I hope to share the available time and resources available so that everyone has an opportunity to interact with the group if they wish. My choice of a RAW inspired glossing of the event reflects my affiliations with the Maybelogic Academy, something else I would encourage people to bring any questions or queries about to the spore.
    Two or more audio/video presentations:
    1. Ken Campbell introducing Jung’s dream, taken from the London Raw tribute.
    2. RAW speaking of Synchronicity and Isomorphism in Finnegans Wake
    3. ‘Jung’s Dream’ DJ set by Fly Agaric 23
    Other activities and fields of resonance include Hyperbolic Crochet, pancakes, live theatre, comedy, meditation, live music, smoking, dancing, sharing mixed and mashed media, magic truffles.

    Recommended reading list:
    1. Coincidance by Robert Anton Wilson
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    Ken Campbell: We did it in Liverpool because Peter O'Hallaghan had come across a dream in Jung's Memories, Dreams, Reflections. The dream changed Jung's life, persuaded him to buckle down to the Unconscious for the rest of his life. Anyway, on page 223 he says something like: I was in a dark and grimy city. It was clearly Liverpool. It goes on . . . And this began to obsess Peter who was a proud Liverpoolophile. - http://www.frogboy.freeuk.com/ken.html
    At O'Halligan's venue, known as the Liverpool School of Language, Music, Dream and Pun, artists became immersed in readings, performances and bizarre experiments. "It was the inspirational talking shop, where dole-queue dreamers developed their big ideas," Bill Drummond says. - http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2007/feb/21/europeancapitalofculture2008.liverpool
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Friday, March 2

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    Amsterdam to Barcelona by Submarine dream timespace
    Lights shot out from the Pentagons and Hexagons that covered the crystal ball, and I felt myself transported to a different place entirely. My feet were curved over a rough rocky surface and the sun was at a high intesity beating down on my head and shoulders like thousands of tiny hot catapillar feet.
    The smell of ocean swelled up my nostrils and I remebered everything at once: The Jade mask, the underground pools, the shapes, the submarine, the under the counter movie, the filth, the Sixty and the soundtrack that was rising in my head, a kind of raw human beatbox with poetry and the hum of leaves rustling in some trees a few mind breathes away.
    The stolen stealth submarine was only 2 miles off the Barcelona coast, tripplenit, yute, judy and Franky were atop the sail shaped hotel making final arrangements, securing the ropes to a bathroom sink, making a call to my cell phone and leaving a nice tip for the kind Spanish room service.
    I lept from the rock into the ocean and swam down to my watertight stash bag beneath some large square granite blocks, and then made my way out to sea, past the yellow bouys and between a few yachts until I was far enough off land so that I could only see the top 23 floors of the sail shaped Hotel, then my feet got caught in something and I was pulled under the water and sucked down further and faster until I thought I might drown.
    The life-guard torpedo had been tested on me, I was soon to discover, and had worked better than anybody could have hoped for, pulling me back to the Submarine and into its decompression chamber in only 33 seconds, in which time there could be no chance of drowning, thank goodness.
    Franky cracked the window he had cut while Tripplenit, yute and Judy attatched themselves to the rope using their rucksacks. I gave Nicki the precise hotel room number from the decompression chamber and he fed the data into the torpedo launch system.
    A dolphin swam out from a port in the submarine and sped to the surface, jumping out while simultaneously regurgitating a Crane attatched to a very long intenstine which unravelled from the dolphins belly as the Crane flew up, and out toward the sail shaped hotel.
    The Crane flew directly straight into the hole in the window and was caught by Franky who quickly connected his rucksack to the rope and tied that rope to the one tied to the bathroom sink. Meanwhile the Dolphin had reattacthed the other end to the submarine to create a taught line between the Hotel and the submarine. One by one they jumped out into the hot Barcelona air and sped down the rope swing across the ocean out to the sub where they were quickly sucked down into the ship and we were together again, finally, travelling across the water to the island of Ibiza to recover the Jade stone mask and return it to the underground Mayan pools.
    —Steven ‘fly agaric 23’ Pratt, 2011.

    DEA TALES (DUTCH ENGLISH AMERICAN)
    --Steven James Pratt. 2010
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Saturday, January 14

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    The letter is broken into three main sections covering England, America and Holland, and it may help to know that I lived in England 1976-2000, America 2000-2005 (more or less) and Holland 2007-2012. May I express my deepest gratitude, from soil to sky and the stars, for all the love, patience and friendly feedback I have been fortunate to receive to inspire our new Global Village. I must have forgot to include many people in my list, please forgive me, I'll have you in for next year's list, or maybe for Mardi Gras Roll call, who knows?
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    and Duncan Bonner,Bonnar, a bat-man
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    for Andrew Fawkes,Fowkes, a motor bike each for Richard and Lee Veel,Veal, a Massive
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    Chadwick a barbecue,Kinks album, a football
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    and Dean Cocharan.Cochran. Grandmaster Flash
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    Chris Welsh, R.I.P Paul, a hockey
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    for Kate and Caroline Fisher, a
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    Unicycle for JonathonJohn Green, De
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    Kevin Gator, Quatpaper doyles for Kate
    AMERICA
    A loch-ness-monster orniment for Robert Anton Wilson, A bass guitar for Kai Eckhardt, a Guinness for Brian Harvey and a Yoga Matt for Ben Kappel, a No Parking sign for Liam Hanrahan,T-Shirts for Dava and Wumby a guitar case for Gregory James, buckwheat pancakes for Tsering, a pen and paper for Rollingmoss, a vinyl pressing machine for Scot Burg, A Teleported Tuna Sandwich for Fritz, a sound board for K.C. A lime green Keyboard for Eric Levy and polka dot Guitars for Fareed Haque, Tal Morris and Chris Zenardi, with flowers, a deep tunnel project for Bob Tesch, a library of delights for Faustin Brey, a silent prayer for Dr. John Lilly, a letter of support to Sasha Shulgin, a wink to Wavvy Gravy, A rainbow sewing machine for jenny Vyskocil, a joint and a toast to Paul Krassner, a film camera for Lance Bausher, a permaculture farm for Kat Steele, a sea life centre for Abigail Lewis, a whale tour for Pete and, a music studio for Charlie. Vinyl records for Oliver Goss, headphones for Tom Thump, record bags for Anon and Stacy, a 303 drum machine for Raven, a web app for Hydroponics, breakbeats for Antonio, a Cat Stevens songbook for Mark Instant Bro, black and white Turntables for Zebra records, laser lights for Ceiba, funk 45’s for Groove Merchant and 2-step for Mike B and Ameoba Haight Street. A purple Trombone for Adam Theis, a gold and orange trumpet for Carlos Washington, a striped red and green guitar for Brian Jordon. A silver tractor for Monkey Boy, a rose tinted glass bong for Daniel Polseli, A lock of hair for Patrice Carper, North Beach Espresso for Jack Sarfatti and Saul Paul Sirag. A grand piano for Jack Perla. A set of cooking knives for George Brooks, a Jimmy Page calendar for David Flores, a Tarot pack for Endora 2012, a green Tortoise for Dianna 2012 of Washington state, a floatation tank for Sashona Perry, Richard Feymann books for Creon levit, a T.V station for Henry Daiken, a notebook for Sam Flott, a set of drums for Sameer Gupta, a stellar Saxophone for David Boyce. Roller-hockey socks for a girl in Saint Louis, microphones for Bob Cogswell and Larry Narachi, A Garaj Mahal dub-plate for Teresa Reed. Bob Marley lyrics for Mary Jane, a microphone for M.C Dublin, a lullaby for Deborah Charles, Sacred Stones for Raymond Wiley, Beard trimmer for Max, an upright bass for Herbie Lewis, a drum and a cymbal for Alan Hertz, questions for Dr. HAL, Maps for Charles Shaw, wired planet for Paul Godwin,
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Friday, January 13

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    INTRODUCTIONIntroduction
    Here goes my open letter to my friends and loved un's on the cusp of 2012.
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    brekbeats for Si Fi,Sci-Fi, for Craig
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    flavour for Trikster, Mish MashTrickster, Mish-Mash for Dick
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    for Vincent Murphy,IronbrewMurphy, Ironbridge for Mark Sampson, paintburningham for Tony
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    for Chris Abbot.Abbot, slide guitar and barbacue for Charles Murray,
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    Zenardi, with flowers. Aflowers, a deep tunnel
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    NETHERLANDS
    For Vince a 1956 Lafayette amplifier, for Saskia a raspberry salad dressing, for William Sutton Shakespeare ‘s Sonnets, A reefer, curiously strong, for John Sinclair, for Janne, twelve miles of yarn, for Dan Bruggman a CD library, for Dan Dewitt a world of warcraft shirt, a Yoga Mat for Lucy Crystal, for Tim Eggmond a water fountain, for Mateo and Liam a space ship, for Marten a sitting cushion, Black microphone for Rachel T, a 60 foot steel fly for Tjies, maple syrup for Marisha, fat markers for Clelia, an accordion for Leah, a microphone for Yvo Sprey, a set of Golf Clubs for Tim USA, a special cake for Clair Nolan, Joomla bells for Joeri, seeds for Sydney, a camera for Dianna, A rainbow didge for Eyesful, a red record bag for Johanna, A gold flute for Yukari, a green motor-cycle for Tammara, a top hat for Nico, a mircrophone for Illya, a castle for Wendy, for Annika an animal sanctuary, a pair of boots for the minds, a new mural for the Buurvrouw, a sticker for the Belgique toilets, a surprise through the Window for Battavia, a pool table cover for the Nes, for Roger an indor Purple plant, for Tim USA a set of Golf clubs, for Michael Veilig an I-Pad warmer, Web Apps' for Peter Mitchel, for Leslie Lopez a bicycle bass case, a keyboard for Rory, drums and a skateboard for Lieber Mann, a microphone for Carol Denise, a high five for Anton, Chaz and Joe. A Chinese coin for Nadia. A painting for Neville, an apron for Mary Jo, For Anouk a microphone, a painted wall for Bob Mclaren, blue sued shoes for short, for Mickey Smid a keyboard, for Fabio a drum, Wild Bill gets a rolling paper flyer, Venus for Sanne, dancing shoes for Marianna, five weed joints for Walters, Lenoir for Joana, yellow flowers for Susane, internet radio for Larry Hayden, breaks for Dean, a server for Hank, J.J Cale for Anna, a pool cue for Franky, for Neville a coral reef painting, for Rory a B3 Hammond organ, the collected works of Fernando Pesoa for Adonai, Pope stickers for Joseph, skateboard for UK Chris.
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    To my English Grandad Jimmy Pratt, also in spirit everywhere, and to my beloved Grandma Pratt; my Birmingham based grand-parents from my fathers side, and the most visited family members during my youth: I love you, and I remember you coming to see me swim on one particular occasion, and being able to see you both while in the water. How can I ever forget those distinct cups of tea, and the warmest of hugs, next to your woolly cardigan, next to the fire, sitting on a long fluffy-white rug. And seeing and holding Grandad’s medals for his service in the 'desert rats' during world War II. To Eric Pierce, my percieved Grandad from my mum's side, and who acted as my Grandad; thanks for taking me to the forrest of Dean and making me my first ever bow and arrow out of a branch and some string, for taking me to see the great River seven with 'Pip' the Jack Russel.
    To my aunties and Uncles also in the everywhere state beyond the body, thanks for the time and attention you gave me, the unquestioning support and encouragement a child of 6-14 years old programmes into their world-view, expanding just outside of the closest core family members. To my uncle Ken and Aunty Betty, and to uncle Bob, and the Irish Uncles and Aunties I never knew, sleep well and may you awake when you wish. To my namesake Steven, who died so tragically from his school tie caught on a wardrobe; I owe you everything, my name...I would have loved to have played football and games with you. Rest in peace here in memory.
    To my Mother, Adelaide Victoria Pratt, my very much alive and cycling Irish mother and wisdom teacher, who breast fed me, changed dirty nappies, fed me, clothed me, put up with fads and crazy craze's and has supported me in nigh-on everything I do. Mum…your tolerance and your honesty are second to none in my experience. Every aspect of the great mother lives with you, interest in cosmology, nutrition, music, laughter and your sons and daughter, and grand-sons life and work and heart. Here’s a toast to you mum, I love you, and thank you for your kind patience. Our family adventures in Spain encapsulate the perfect and most idyllic memories of family life, for me, in the 1980’s, the photographs pay testament to this, sorry for sticking tongue out and pulling faces on most of the early ones. Mwah.
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    that I write.write, sincerity. To my
    To my Sister, Victoria Louise Harris; wife to my bro’ in law Danny, and the sweetest mother of two most beautiful young boys, George; 5 months old, and Sam; 5 years old. My sister and room-mate from zero to about 16 years old in our once family home, located at 15 Sorrel Walk, Brierley Hill (near Stourbridge) in the West Midlands. My big sister introduced me to all the hip things to life early on in the 80's, electronic music, and later some DJ clubs, cool art and a 'street credibility. My sister really taught me how to party, yes, and gave me an early taste for DJ music and mix tapes from the emerging 'Rave scene' and House music clubs, along with the flyers that I remeber she once decorated her entire bedroom wall with, and that fascinated and inspired me so much. All my love. To my Cousin’s Blair and Jennifer and to Nathan: Cool cousins, much love, and peace.
    --Steven James Pratt.
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Tuesday, January 10

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    The letter is broken into three main sections covering England, America and Holland, and it may help to know that I lived in England 1976-2000, America 2000-2005 (more or less) and Holland 2007-2012. May I express my deepest gratitude, from soil to sky and the stars, for all the love, patience and friendly feedback I have been fortunate to receive to inspire our new Global Village. I have certainly forgot to include many people in my list, please forgive me, I'll have you in for next year's list, or maybe for a Mardi Gras Roll call, who knows?
    U.K
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    3D glasses and a panorama for Chu,
    AMERICA
    A loch-ness-monster orniment for Robert Anton Wilson, A bass guitar for Kai Eckhardt, a Guinness for Brian Harvey and a Yoga Matt for Ben Kappel, a No Parking sign for Liam Hanrahan,T-Shirts for Dava and Wumby a guitar case for Gregory James, buckwheat pancakes for Tsering, a pen and paper for Rollingmoss, a vinyl pressing machine for Scot Burg, A Teleported Tuna Sandwich for Fritz, a sound board for K.C. A lime green Keyboard for Eric Levy and polka dot Guitars for Fareed Haque, Tal Morris and Chris Zenardi, with flowers. A deep tunnel project for Bob Tesch, a library of delights for Faustin Brey, a silent prayer for Dr. John Lilly, a letter of support to Sasha Shulgin, a wink to Wavvy Gravy, A rainbow sewing machine for jenny Vyskocil, a joint and a toast to Paul Krassner, a film camera for Lance Bausher, a permaculture farm for Kat Steele, a sea life centre for Abigail Lewis, a whale tour for Pete and, a music studio for Charlie. Vinyl records for Oliver Goss, headphones for Tom Thump, record bags for Anon and Stacy, a 303 drum machine for Raven, a web app for Hydroponics, breakbeats for Antonio, a Cat Stevens songbook for Mark Instant Bro, black and white Turntables for Zebra records, laser lights for Ceiba, funk 45’s for Groove Merchant and 2-step for Mike B and Ameoba Haight Street. A purple Trombone for Adam Theis, a gold and orange trumpet for Carlos Washington, a striped red and green guitar for Brian Jordon. A silver tractor for Monkey Boy, a rose tinted glass bong for Daniel Polseli, A lock of hair for Patrice Carper, North Beach Espresso for Jack Sarfatti and Saul Paul Sirag. A grand piano for Jack Perla. A set of cooking knives for George Brooks, a Jimmy Page calendar for David Flores, a Tarot pack for Endora 2012, a green Tortoise for Dianna 2012 of Washington state, a floatation tank for Sashona Perry, Richard Feymann books for Creon levit, a T.V station for Henry Daiken, a notebook for Sam Flott, a set of drums for Sameer Gupta, a stellar Saxophone for David Boyce. Roller-hockey socks for a girl in Saint Louis, microphones for Bob Cogswell and Larry Narachi, A Garaj Mahal dub-plate for Teresa Reed. Bob Marley lyrics for Mary Jane, a microphone for M.C Dublin, a lullaby for Deborah Charles, Sacred Stones for Raymond Wiley, Beard trimmer for Max, an upright bass for Herbie Lewis, a drum and a cymbal for Alan Hertz, questions for Dr. HAL.
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    a green scootermotor-cycle for Tamara,Tammara, a top
    FAMILY RELATIVES
    To my Grandma Pierce, who, at 89 years old (today: 25th December 2011) shows a wise smile and sharp wit that shapes my outlook on life, born in Ireland on Christmas Day of the year that Ulysses by James Joyce was published and Finnegans Wake undertook. I recall reading the first page of my first ever encounter with a Novel at her house in Gloucester: ‘It’ by Stephen King. “It walked through the pine tree’s…”. I love you Grandma and cherish every visit and holiday and meal spent together. Your cheerful optimism warms me, and it always makes me laugh when Mum suddenly turns on an Irish accent when talking to you.
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  2. page WINTER SOLSTICE GIFTS FOR 2011 edited ... INTRODUCTION Here goes my open letter to my friends and loved un's on the cusp of 2012. ...…
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    INTRODUCTION
    Here goes my open letter to my friends and loved un's on the cusp of 2012.
    ...
    in England 1976-200,1976-2000, America 2000-2005
    U.K
    A polished solid for Scott Groves, and happy birthday Tuba solo for Andy Bourne, a dandelion perfume for David Warren, a go-cart race for Nicky Green and a fishing rod for Jimmy Edmead. A cricket set for Mark Prior, Bicycles for Stuart and Duncan Bonner, a bat-man suit for Mark Jennings, a bass guitar for Daniel Gould, a Jamaican Rap collection for Sarah Totney, Adam Petford and Jodie and Jimmy. A wax jacket for Mathew Chadwick, A brown jacket for Neil Parry, a football for Andrew Fawkes, a motor bike for Lee Veel, a Massive Attack album for Yan Beasley, for Ryan Chadwick a barbecue, a football shirt for Richard Drew, a mountain bike for David Jones, For Richard Van Den Ule a Tennis Racket, a computer for John Waterhouse, green Turntables for Chris Green, swimming Goggles for Mark Fraser. A red guitar for Dimitri Robinson, a Bootsy bass for Lawrence Hussey, a pair of drum sticks and a General Lee model car for Lee Biggs, Running shoes for Edward Ellishaw and Dean Cocharan. Grandmaster Flash album for Ben Holmes, a stick insect for Simon Jones and a bouquet of flowers for Julia Rogers, a chocolate Easter egg for Dawn Harbach, a guitar case for Chris Welsh, R.I.P Paul, a hockey stick for Kate Fisher, a rope swing for Helen Edmead, a rugby ball for Paul Meakin, a B.B gun for Stephen Wilshaw, daisies for Emma and Kelly Andrews, a forest fruit for Vicki Williams, T99 for Mark Spinx, a Unicycle for Jonathon Green, De La Soul album for David Greg, a fake warrant for Lye Police Disco, a Stash-tin for Stu, for Chris and Andy a black and white photograph by Scot, the story of Bird for Pete Whitehouse, a basement party for Craig Fields, little Nigel, John Crook, Kay, Carly, Emma Jones, big Nigel. A bass speaker for Steve Westwood, for Carl Lenton a party in Nazereth, a drum skin for John Cooke, more brilliant than the sun for Kevin Gator, Quat for Kate Palmer, a flask of tea for Mandy Mole, 3D glasses for Chu, techno 12’s for Chris Guest, a leather jacket for Dillon, a trip to Bristol for Joy, a jukebox for Michael France, fresh dubplates for Emile Priest, a silver spade for Jason Ford, Nano-pants for Nick Binns, a butterfly museum for Emma Ford, a moon shot poster for Simon Brooks, carved pumpkin for Tam Hammond, river waders for Linda Walthro, for Helen Ford a stone wall, for Robert Clee a Pink Floyd movie, for Debbie, Sharon, Kathy, Kerry, Tanya, Max, Russ, a trip to Sherwood Forest. For Mucky knight a pair of star shoes, for Neil a gigantic heavenly truck and Free Bird on repeat, for Nigel Wright a drum machine, a glass furnace for Stan, pink wings for Pink Jen, a grand piano for Sarah Worrel, A corom board for Kevin Lane, Lowlife flyer’s for Wayne, west coast brekbeats for Si Fi, for Craig Fields a cheese and salad cob, for Andy B a 7 Inch record box, for Amy a pair of headphones, for Alex Daniel Galactic weather glasses, A fender guitar for Larry Homer, a wheel barrow full of elderberries for Kath and Eric, a differential equation for Mark jenning, Parker Trenchfoot for Dimitri Robinson, Diamond back for Ade Heathcock, Kerouac for Jez Smith, for Mrs. Abel a Sportscar, Irie food for Miss Gardener, an Irish toast to Ms. Fog, a cleavage for Ms. Whitehouse, A Japanese saxophone for Peter King, A snooker cue for Steve Christie, a walky talky for Dean Jarret, a bass line for Paul Phips, a fluffy boa for Jodie Hollis, A PWEI shirt for Matt, Guitar strings for Shaggy, a bass guitar dustbin amp for Alex, a sequencer for Mace, canvas for Duke, Ganster movies for Craig the 'Shed', a mixing desk for Shan, a fluffy jackey for Tanya, a sofa for Penny Rhoads, a blue diesel Jacket for Dave Hitchinson, Big Country tickets for Natalie Till, Skateboard for Danny Wainwright, a mountain Bike for David Jones, for Chase Rockwell a dictaphone, decks for Chris Read, microphones for Juice Aleem and for Giovanni Marks a Paris Coffee, RAW food for Matt Black, a Saurang for Surrinder Sandhu, Urban flavour for Trikster, Mish Mash for Dick and Glyn, Reptile Canvas for Juice 126, Stars wars juggling balls for Toby Philpot, For Nick a V Mask, for Borsky a library case, snow shoes for Chris Mathias, Bitches Brew for Sean Ravoldi, Humanity Tea bags for Vincent Murphy,Ironbrew for Mark Sampson, paint for Tony Graffiti, a sun-ra mask for Part 2, a space station for Chris Abbot.
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Friday, January 6

  1. page WINTER SOLSTICE GIFTS FOR 2011 edited INTRODUCTION I wish to get more personal if you like. In some sense, you are, for the most part…

    INTRODUCTION
    I wish to get more personal if you like. In some sense, you are, for the most part, your friends and family, and those you tune in. Who you know and who you have known? And then the music, and literature, and art and artists, the others you tune in. (see my 'Email to the tribe' Wikispace for details on what I like to tune in these days.)
    Here
    Here goes my
    ...
    and loved onesun's on the
    The letter is broken into three main sections covering England, America and Holland, and it may help to know that I lived in England 1976-200, America 2000-2005 (more or less) and Holland 2007-2012. May I express my deepest gratitude, from soil to sky and the stars, for all the love, patience and friendly feedback I have been fortunate to receive to inspire our new Global Village. I have certainly forgot to include many people in my list, please forgive me, I'll have you in for next year's list, or maybe for a Mardi Gras Roll call, who knows?
    U.K
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