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27May/110

Burning Beats and a Shining Light of Craziness

Posted by dracoling

Last weekend was the Spring 2011 WildFire Retreat. I had the pleasure of traveling and camping with some of my dear friends from Consolidated Awesome, and it was amazing.

Lets get on with the good stuff? Okay, here it is!

  • friday.mp3 - 374.1mb 3h10m - Even though I forgot my power adapter for my MacBook Pro at home, I was able to record all the way up to the final "goodnight"! I was so happy to find out that I had gotten it all.
  • saturday.mp3 - 388.6mb 3h34m - I was fortunate enough to borrow a power adapter for Saturday night. Thanks again whoever you were (sorry, I'm awful with names).
  • sunday... - Sorry, there's no recording of Sunday because I was only able to borrow the power adapter for Saturday. In addition I was having far too much fun playing with my INSANE FLOWTOYS OF INSANITY (more below).

On Sunday night, after the performance class I assembled and lit the series of tubes that was variably named "a big mistake", "a bad idea" and "awesomely stupid" (all labels applied by me). It consisted of 20 FlowLights in various sized tubes assembled into mega-sized toys.

Round 1: MEGA POI - 10 lights, 2 connectors, 3 tubes in each of 2 gigantic (approximately 6ft) poi. They were spun on benches, and on stilts and I even spun them (with little hops and jumps) while standing (long arm) on the ground. After everyone who wanted to had tried this craziness out, we moved on to...

Round 2: MONSTER STAFF - Remove flowpoi caps, insert contact staff handle. Result? 15 foot contact staff with about a foot of sag from center to ends. This thing was insane. In a show of complete badassery, Terry Fields was able to pull off both a cartwheel  with the staff on his back and (what looked like) a full matrix. He and I then proceeded to harass the people standing around the fire pits into lighting up and getting the spinning started for real, by imitating a gigantic glowing bird screaming and chasing me across the field.

It was wonderful. It was hilarious. I didn't get any pictures of it! :-(

If any of you have or know people who may have pictures or video of the epic flow madness from Sunday at 2011 Spring WildFire, please contact me to share.

Thanks for another great event, keep burning brightly, and spread the awesome!

~ Mike

1May/100

This is just silly

Posted by dracoling

This post has been reserved for the Live Blog of the Closing Night performance of Carousel at Town and Country Players Theater.

Yes, this is a foolish idea, but it amuses me... so lets get started.

28Jan/100

I didn’t forget

Posted by dracoling

I just have nothing to say. I wasted all my creative energies in the first 10 seconds of the broadcast tonight. If you want to watch 21 minutes of yammering on about nothing at all, feel free to watch the video.

I'm going to bed. I'll do a filler post with links and stuff in the morning, I'm just not into it right now.

21Jan/100

Forty-Two.

Posted by dracoling

In the interests of stimulating my poor decaying brain, I have decided to try to post at least one entry a day for the next 344 days. Today's entry is kinda useless, and there will probably be other useless entries, but its a goal.

Reading Material:
New Music:
Daft Punk - Discovery - Yes I know it's not new, but it's new to me and I've been listening to it obsessively.
Idea of the Moment:
Comic-bot, IRC/Web bot watches your 'subscribed' comics for new ones, upon request gives you the latest pull-sheet. Keeps track of when requested, how many new pages since last request. Ability to display "today's comics" pull-sheet via JSinclude on blogs.
Been done before? probably. Will do it anyway? probably.
25Aug/090

Hot Topic Is Not Punk Rock

Posted by dlz

I think I'll just leave this here...

GO!

Books about Evanescence,
Are not punk rock!
Guns & Roses watches,
Are not punk rock!
Hello Kitty iPod cases,
Are not punk rock!
Rob Zombie lunch boxes,
Are not punk rock!
Slipknot binder paper,
Is not punk rock!
Tinkerbell pillow cases,
Are not punk rock!
Led Zeppelin air fresheners,
Are not punk rock!
Tupac incense burners,
Are not punk rock!

Hot Topic is not punk rock!
Hot Topic is not punk rock!
Hot Topic is not punk rock!
Hot Topic is not punk rock!

Misfits candle tins,
Are not punk rock!
ICP throw blankets,
Are not punk rock!
Beaded Elvis curtains,
Are not punk rock!
Talking Lambchop plush dolls,
Are not punk rock!
AC/DC hair clips,
Are not punk rock!
Spongebob wristbands,
Are not punk rock!
Sex Pistols boxer shorts,
Are not punk rock!
Dischord back catalog,
Okay. Maybe that's punk rock.

Hot Topic is not punk rock!
Hot Topic is not punk rock!
Hot Topic is not punk rock!
Hot Topic is not punk rock!

Hot Topic is a contrived identification with youth subcultures to manufacture an anti-authoritarian identity and make millions.
The $8 you paid for the Mudvayne poster would be better spent used to see your brother's friend's band.

DIY ethics are punk rock.
Starting your own label is punk rock.
G.G. Allin was punk rock.

But when a crass corporate vulture feeds on mass-consumer culture,
this spending mommy's money is not punk rock!

Lyrics by Mc Lars (Andrew Nielsen)

25Aug/090

The 9 Steps to Live “The Way” by Miyamoto Musashi

Posted by dlz

  1. Do not think dishonestly.
  2. The Way is to train.
  3. Have knowledge of every art.
  4. Know the Way of all professions.
  5. Know the difference between profit and loss in worldly matters.
  6. Develop intuition and an understanding of all things.
  7. See that which cannot be seen.
  8. Attend even to the seemingly insignificant.
  9. Do nothing which is useless.
31Jul/092

10 Things I can’t say to coworkers

Posted by dracoling

10. I hate to see you leave, but I love to watch you go.

9. Do us all a favor and go die in a fire

8. I really don't feel like helping you today because your complete mental deficiency and lack of common sense is making my urge to kill you uncontrollable.

7. No, because I really don't feel like it.

6. You look good enough to eat.

5. Are you completely retarded or do you just act that way when I'm around?

4. Air is a privilege, not a right.

3. Yes I AM completely ignoring you.

2. Shut up please.

1. Want to fuck?

30Jul/091

People who love us.

Posted by dlz

Based on the activity on the blog so far, below is the list of people who love us:

30Jul/090

Spilled Flowers

Posted by dlz

The flowers were blocking my view of the TV, and they looked so sad, indoors, away from the bees and the sun. So I gave them some water, and I put them outside on my deck, thinking I could bring them inside in a few hours, and they'd be blossomed and beautiful. I was washing my hands at the sink about 45 minutes later when I heard a thud from outside. :(

30Jul/092

All work and no play…

Posted by dlz

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