Mumbai, Wow…

…25 hours on a plane with a screaming child behind me was the longest flight I’ve ever been on. We showed up and our driver from the Hotel New Bengal was not there. We waited, called and waited some more. A driver from our hotel showed up but he was after another fair but when he called the hotel to find out where the other guy was they told him to bring us back with him… There is no way for me to accurately describe the 30km drive from the airport to the hotel. I’ve never experienced anything quite like it before. They have no traffic cops and their insurance establishment doesn’t run their country like in the U.S. so people just drive any-ol-way they feel like and it seems to work some how. …We slept, allot!

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Wage Slave-And the Obvious Lack of Recording Technique…

!!! “The point is flying the plane until the wheels touch the ground, then you land the plane!” I just did the last mix that I am going to do this year on the Dura Mater song, Wage Slave… …I tried to apply the above quoted bit of invaluable information to the mind-set behind the mix down of the latterly mentioned musical movement. Then I produced the song and that worked much better… MP3’s coming soon !!!

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My Life’s down to this… Again!

Contents as follows; Extreme left down et-cet… Writing material, analog. Batteries, lock. To the right of those things are two sailing knives and to the right of those is our digital sampler. Moving Up: Stomach med’s of all kinds (I shake my head when I say that, I wish I didn’t have to take that crap, but , I do). Wind direction and speed indicator, (left of that is a) GPS (and under that is a), Snake-bite kit. More batteries and some Emergency, (that’s good stuff to have anywhere I think…) Above that stuff is my grandfather Long’s utility knife with spoon and fork, (I love that old knife). To the right of that we have our Ipod and a very handy (trade able) CD player with it’s own electric cable. Ear plugs, a flashlight and my Leatherman “Wave”, of course. Not seen is a fully stocked 1st Aid kit, a good one. My shaving kit is spartan but functional, my camera. And on top of everything is my winter kit (in the green bag) that has a foul-weather coat and pants, great insulated underwear, hat, gloves et-cet and et-cet… My sandles and my Mephisto’s. Dumb western clothes that will be traded for what I can get for them… Computer. Most of the (above) little stuff will be on my body in my vest (pictured). The rest (pictured) will be in my back-pack (also pictured)… I’m sure this (above list of junk) will be cut in half by the time We’re in Chandigarh but for now I think it’s enough.

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From Pelican place to Olympus Mons

On August the 26th 2007 I decided I was going to get out of Hawaii! It was eating me! It had eaten me… Out, And I mean anyway I could, Jil helped, it worked and then it didn’t… That happens, I hear. We drove to the Columbia river basin in the snow, we lived in the high desert in the winter and spring and the summer. I learned how to fly. We played music! Dean and Dena and I, Dura Mater (tough mother), we. I read Arundhati Roy and Kim Stanley Robinson, I read Iain M. Banks and Salmon Rushdi and plotted to go to India to finish my book and, Discover Civilization. On August the 15th, 2008 Indian Independence day! I will be in Mumbai. Wow, what a year!

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Sovereign Nations!?

Well, I have heard that there is civilization in India. Being as though I’ve never actually been to India (Only seen it in 100’s of Bollywood Movies- WOW!) I have heard it from some pretty good sources that there just might be a civilization on that side of this planet. Existentially speaking I only have second hand information for conformation of the aforementioned rhetoric. Never been there myself… So, off to India to discover civilization like a proper Sovereign Nation. Sometimes Sovereign Nations travel in pares. Sometimes Sovereign Nations Go it alone. I hear that they can sometimes travel in millions Cursus Haud Praesidens. ?Billions? I guess we’ll find out.

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Life on Mars

So this is life on Mars? You see, on Earth we go to the movies and drive allot. On Mars we get to watch the sunset on the Arabian Sea on Marivel Beach in Goa, India. On Earth we’ll kill each other off wholesale for a viscus fluid eked from the bowels of the host. On Mars we can travel a free and opened planet with no borders. On Earth you can only do that if your white. On Mars over the next 12 months She and I will discover the Earth and make her better anyway we can. …Off to Mars then, August 12,2008

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