Monday, August 31, 2009

Clowns and Cellos...Do Not Mix!

Ivonne, who has recently so graciously offered the Mtn. Top Library as a meeting place for the new A Course in Miracles weekly study group on Sunday at 5, brought some more books to sell at Hypnocoffee, for donations. Senor Jefe Tony-boney thought that I should read The Man Who Loved Clowns, by June Rae Wood. Upon reading a review from Booklist that the book was "A gentle yet strong story," I knew that such ambiguity would only lead to heartbreak from over-attachment to meaningless characters whose lives outside of the book are free-wheeling figments in my imagine nation. Needless....I won't read it.
While El Jefe made fun of the "creepy" cover, I read further and discovered that the clown-lover has down-syndrome (due to lack of coffee, perhaps?) and that the lovely little lady does all she can to avoid people and friendships b/c she doesn't want people to make fun of her Uncle Punky (that's really his name...). El Jefe didn't think that was a good enough reason to not make fun of him....what would constitute a valid reason???

Last weekend another great band made it out to Thomas for a Purple Fiddle show. This group, Cellofourte, while one member was missing (Cello____?), totally rocked our socks off with energized cello rock, basically....surely a band to not miss if you see them nearby!

In other news, the whatever annual Old Timer's Reunion is coimng up fast! This weekend grottoes from all around this God-blessed country will convene on Back Road near Beverley, WV, to share lots of things and get down to the nitty-gritty at sweaty sauna-world. If you can get in, do it.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Emergence from the Exo-Body

While in Motown to see some Girl Talk and other performing artists (it rocked, really, it did) the Bells put us up for the night. The following day we were greeted by a cicada freshly bursting from his old appearance. A good omen for we shedders of old habits and now-useless thoughts.

Won't be needing that anymore....

Word has it that this guy was drying his fresh wings before the first flight...

Blackwater a good swimmin' hole.
One morning while waiting for the Hypno Vessel to come ashore...

Blueberries are free....but don't believe the forest when he tells you...

Progress is slow but the rewards are sweet...and antioxidant rich!

The camera case was made by local Handmade Madness artist Kaitlin J. Check her out at The White Room! Best darn Monster-Maker in the region!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to School You Silly Fool!

Zen Koan for the lifetime:

Returning to the Ordinary World

A monk asked Kegon, "How does an enligthtened one return to the ordinary world?" Kegon replied, "A broken mirror never reflects again; fallen flowers never go back to the old branches."

PARTY: A duo-B'day party for Moriah M. and Kurt J. is in order...Sat. Aug. 29th, Potluck Sleepover @ Camp 70, Dinner @ 7pm...look for balloons...and tons of fun-loving people....

BEEP BEEEEEEP BEEP BEEEEEEP BEEP! WAKEY WAKEY! It's Monday....and you know what that means! Back 2 School! Outta bed you lazy fool; time to getcha edge you cade dead.

I helped Lil' bro Mo get a new wireless comm. device yesterday, lending to his developing life in MOtown (glad yer going back fo' mo' dude), the day before the legendary start of former #1 (one) Party School: WVU! Alas, these days WVU has sadly slipped from #1 (one) to #4 (four), behind Penn State! What balderdash is this!? Nonetheless, I will follow Mo up to M-town after Hypnoduties today....but for no such things as books, scantrons, scientific anti-realism, and nerve-wracking, for much more news-worthy things do I go to my nourishing mother (alma mater): FallFesteroo to watch fresh Freshman get piled into the Univ. Police van (the perfect end to any first day in college), to get some recycling done, pick up a crock-pot for making some serious salves, and chill with Motown's most dangerous long-boarding duo (trio now with Mo), the Bell Boys.

In other exciting happenings, there was a lot of fog in Davis this morning. A lot.

One last thing: Is "brainal" a word?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

E wants to GO

Andreas W. and his Porsche Posse loitered at the HypnoLot last weekend and drew some oooohs and aaahs...but they really don't compare to those two less shiny Subarus in the back.....they couldn't keep up with Cade and I as we raced to Lindy Point and back...Asian Auto Strikes Again!!!

Some philosophy has been seeping into my day-to-day:
  • Honest Tea bottle cap:

    If you don't change the direction you are going, you will end up where you are headed. - Chinese Proverb
  • Rob Brezney Astrology:

    "The privilege of a lifetime is to be who you are."- Joseph Campbell
  • Edgar Cayce, Mr. Holistic:

    "Actually, we have no problems -we have opportunities for which we should give thanks... An error we refuse to correct has many lives. It takes courage to face one's own shortcomings and wisdom to do something about them."

  • Abraham...teacher:

    If you intend to be of assistance, your eye is not upon the trouble but upon the assistance, and that is quite different. When you are looking for a solution, you are feeling positive emotion— but when you are looking at a problem, you are feeling negative emotion.--- Abraham"
  • A Course In Miracles:

    IV. The Escape from Darkness

    "The escape from darkness involves two stages: First, the recognition that darkness cannot hide. This step usually entails fear. Second, the recognition that there is nothing you want to hide even if you could. This step brings escape from fear. When you have become willing to hide nothing, you will not only be willing to enter into communion but will also understand peace and joy."

Ahhhh, it is nice to know that different ways of thinking, of experiencing, of being, exist other than the pre-fab, mis-educated, ill-logic of many a good chap. As Frank Z. put it:

"Without deviation from the norm PROGRESS IS NOT POSSIBLE." On we deviate!

And looking back at former victory reminds me, Ultimate Frisbee occurs every Monday, even if has rained that day, at the Davis-Thomas Elementary Middle School field at 5pm. The first season's pick-up soccer started last Tuesday, I think that we had some serious 6 on 6 going! Great for a first shot. Come on out....we played at the Canaan Valley State Park Nature Center field....but may move to DTEMS...if you care to play, play.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Marriage, Mushrooms and Merrymaking

  1. Wedlocked into forever
  2. Mushteriousroom
  3. Life with and without Hypnocoffee
1. Congrats on the wedlock of my favorite little lovers around. Brent and Megan pulled off a good gig in the Valley last weekend....minus Brent trying to act like our Leader/Savior/Messiah/Gooooood Obama. Brent has a good excuse...Barack ain't buzzin'!!! In the background stands the cake-maker: Mike "The Spike" G.

Good Luck Legal Lovers!
2. Sir Robert H., mycological mystery man, brought boatloads of knowledge about our friendly fungi that so rampantly cover much of this earth.
The Chiptser informed much of the group while Robert was buried in his lens. A few edible specimens were taken to the fry pan and a nice luncheon was had after the mush-hike.
These are just a few of the fun guys found around Freeland Run. That white guy is the notorious Death Angel, or its the Destroying Angel...either way they are to be avoided....meaning don't eat it, silly.
Corey B. is off to make some tea! Looks like the mycelium has already reached into his braaaaain!

This little guy ain't so little compared to his other salamander folk...he eats the others. Nice guy. Chip "Slackburn" B., (is he a herpatologist?) found many varieties of these creek-dwelling dudes. That man knows some things....soak it up people.

The Sallyman himself in Freeland Run...and the group looking for the last remnants of some shiitakes....buena suerte!
3. Below is a picture of what our three (3) most common patronizers at Hypnocoffee look like pre- and post-Hypno...
Mopey, dopey, and gritty...
but then...after Cade A. whips up some steamed leche and a
barely-containable-in-any-vessel Mac Daddy Red Chai... returns to "normal."

Friday, August 7, 2009

2nd Annual Kickball KickThomas's

The Defending Champions of Davis ("The Telluride of the East") wrapped up another slow year of anonymous and cowardly slop-talk about creaming the Champions (wait a minute, Mackie is on Team Joe (Davis))....alas, talk is still cheap, while the Hypno-roids that boosted morale and jaw cpm (chats per minute) are still only affordable to those who choose not to spend each paycheck on booze and (un)organic tobacco. While the moonshiners and doctors residing in healthy yet "soulless" Davis were planning their strategy, team uniform (see pictures), and taunting effectiveness, those unfortunate unsoberables did one thing right and showed up at the correct venue, home-field Davis. I saw that one of them even rode a bike, likely thinking that he would not get caught drinking and driving...hope he made it home.

Hellbender Rob shows us the "team look," while Tonesy thought he had some chest hair to show off, forgetting that it all got burned up by the cigar...MattDoc is likely eyeing Cory's fruit jam in a camo koozie....

While back-catching life-saver MattDoc ponders better ways to make his mouth bulge from a cigar, over-educated and un'erappreciated, local chef Chip "Whackburn" B. forgot that kickers don't really need to wear cups, but he decided to kick with a hand-made version. I guess his Mommy never taught him that its OK to open up and let the light shine in once in a'll kill the mold, too.

Chippy's Joe Spirit(s), choc-fulla local berries, provided Team Joe with much needed hydration, as well as complete oral degermification.
My jam went well recieved until it was mysteriously disappeared by a Miss Nicole, who, through very intense interrogation and daring detective work, begrudgingly returned it to its rightful creator/owner. Thanks sweet thang!
To all who wished to kick balls and have fun at the same time, you will have to wait until next year. Or you can meet up at the DTEMS Soccer Field at 5ish on Wednesday, August 12, for some kicking and real goals*.
*not the ones that get you somewhere in life, but real goals.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Breaking News!!! "Most of the Universe misses first organic live Rock show at Hypnocoffee!"

My job on the transitive passenger-heavy, sarcasm saturated, frijole-grinding Hypno Vessel has reached a new level....I thought Tony Dubya was joking about setting up the drum kit right in the shi(o)p. Well, it took over the IKEA (or was it Sams Club?) low-riding black spinner chairs turf and added an audible edge to the greater Downtown Davis stop, 1805 Geary Boulevard, SF, CA. Get your tickets NOW @ 304-259-5009! Ask for Butch...

Tuvan throat singing meets
appalachian organic jam,
creates ancient love vibe.
Anybody able to witness the amazing blend of local talent and very non-local Tuvan Throat Talent knew in their minds and souls that this was a quite memorable moment for all the moments that the Fiddle provides, perhaps a first in many respects! Purp Fid does it again! Thanks Thomasonians! I only got about eight (8) seconds of footage here b/c I couldn't sit still and, mainly, didn't have much space left on the memory since them burlesque chicks from the last post captured my fancy....go figure.

Other cool stuff: Ultimate Frisbee tonight at DTEMS Field, 5pm. This Thrusday, August 6, 2nd annual Kick-the-living-shitake-outta-Thomas kickball championship. Come play or watch....or drink. Cracker will be at the Mt. State Brewing Co. this Saturday, August 8....outta be a good show! Some volunteers may be needed to help set-up and tear cover if you help! Let me know via comments or stop by the pub or Hypno or my apt. or meet at the Craximus Maximus at midnight on Friday.