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March 3, 2014

Just Say Know: A Cyberdelic History of the Future

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Wonderful 22-minute jaunt through the co-evolution of psychedelic counter-culture and personal computing.  I’ve studied this subject before but was still surprised by some new fun facts and connections revealed Boing Boing managing editor, David Pescovitz:

December 22, 2012


Amazing short film, loosely based on quotes from Terence Mckenna.

December 12, 2012


New documentary series to look at festival culture.

Find out more about the project at thebloomseries.com

November 5, 2012

Boom Festival Environmental Program

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November 4, 2012

NYC NASA Rave 20th Aniversary

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Just some nostalgia from the old school.  My first raves were at NASA, The Living Room, Caffeine, and the glory days of early-nineties NYC armory and warehouse massives. Wish I was able to attend the reunion, would have been super fun to dance to those old hardcore and ragga techno anthems played on a nice sound system.

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November 4, 2012

Tomorrow Never Knows

From wikipedia:

John Lennon wrote Tomorrow Never Knows in January 1966, with lyrics adapted from the book The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead by Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, and Ralph Metzner, which in turn was adapted from the Tibetan Book of the Dead. George Harrison and Paul McCartney confirmed this, stating that they and Lennon had visited the newly opened Indica bookshop — Lennon was looking for a copy of The Portable Nietzsche — and Lennon had found a copy of The Psychedelic Experience that contained the lines: “When in doubt, relax, turn off your mind, float downstream”.[7]

Lennon bought the book, went home, took LSD, and followed the instructions exactly as stated in the book.[8][9] The book held that the “ego death” experienced under the influence of LSD and other psychedelic drugs is essentially similar to the dying process and requires similar guidance.[10][11]YouTube Preview Image


November 2, 2012

Wrecking Orchestra Performs Amazing Tron Dance

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October 3, 2012

Kalimba Loop Grooves

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Excellent loop artist I saw live once at the annual Live Looping Festival in Santa Cruz.
Kevin Spears makes the kalimba talk with a vocoder and tell tones with distortion and resonance:

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