One of the most unusual of times is that in which computers exist and games are tolerated, which happens all too seldom, what with the wide variety of repressive governments in place all over the galaxy, but at least for the moment, we can make Orbs and you’re allowed to download and install them, although for how long that will be is anybody’s guess.
Of course, “approved” games will always be available, but you won’t want to play them, and besides, my “games” are not really games at all — they merely rely on a gaming engine to deliver them and make them useful to you. Continue reading →
Don’t forget that YOU DON’T NEED TO ACTUALLY WAREHOUSE ANY OF OUR PRODUCTS –we drop ship to your customer! No need to put a single penny out of pocket!!! You advertise the item, the customer buys it, you tell us you received the money and we ship the item, then you send us our share and keep your share or give it away, spend it, whatever — it’s YOURS!!!
You can earn big cash, but that’s not important — what IS important is GETTING THE WORD OUT THERE, and this is the program that’s going to do it. How do I know? Because it’s doing it now, and there are lots of folks benefiting from this important WORK ACTION that you could take. Continue reading →
As you know, I don’t have a regular guitar player in the band, so I’m forced to learn more guitar than I ever wanted to know, and in accordance with that aim, I also need my own songbook with our own songs and arrangements in some sort of usable order, and with the songs playable and singable by me.
I am therefore announcing the imminent publication of my Prosperity Path Songbook, which has in it songs we wrote as a group, at Meadow Vista, Grass Valley and Penn Valley, over the past 45 years or so. I want to especially thank all the folks who made it possible. All the credits I know of are listed on each song sheet. I tried to limit the size of the songs to a single page, except in the case of the Government Meltdown Blues, so it’d be easy to use at a gig, recording session, or at band practice.
These songs are licensed for busking where a tip jar is used. If you charge admission or want to record these songs, you MUST have permission, but we’re easy — just ask. We want to know where our songs are going and who is covering them, wouldn’t you???
NOTICE: I have rewritten these songs, to make them easier for me to play.
I have more than 50% rewritten these songs, for which I take full responsibility. If I’ve lost the feel or sense of a song, you can blame me for it. I’ll listen to complaints, but my musical skills are limited to standard open chords, so take it easy on me — a lot of those songs were unplayable by anyone except Parker, Meg, or Jimmi, and that’s a fact.
I’ve made them easy FOR ME to play and sing. If you want the original formats, the original meters, timing and chords as they were, and the original songs as they were sung by Parker more than 35 years ago, you can send for a xerox copy of the Angel Songbook from Iven at, I believe, $35. It does not contain about half the songs my new songbook features.
Myself, I can’t sing them or play them EXACTLY as Parker or Meg or Jimmi or Menlo did — not even remotely like what they did. I just don’t have the guitar and singing skills that they do, so I reworked the songs for my own use, put them in keys that I can easily play, worked out rhythm, meter, rhyme, sense and chord progression changes that are easy, easy, easy for me to play — so easy that even YOU might be able to play them!
I’ve put a solid two months of work into getting this song book together, having already worked on the songs off and on over the past decades, and today, I’m sharing the results of this effort with you. You’ll be able to buy my signed songbook as of today, with our projected shipping date only two weeks away.
I hope you’ll enjoy my collected songs in this new wirebound spiral edition, at only $35 a copy on regular copy paper, and you can make that $45, if you want it printed on heavy card stock. I’ll keep that price as long as I can hold the costs down — printing and paper costs are going up again, and I can’t promise that costs will ever go down to where they were 50 years ago. Things don’t tend to get cheaper and cheaper. Inflation eats everything. Continue reading →
If you want to do a gig like the one we’re doing, and you want a crowd around your performance venue, you have merely to organize your song list from the Beatles tunes that are the longest-lasting pop music in history — in our booth, we got a half-and-half mix of young and old, all asking for Beatles tunes, the tunes with which they are most familiar and that they find the most singable. Here’s the song list I would use: Continue reading →
The necklace in the photo above looks deceptively easy to acquire, but it isn’t. You can’t buy this necklace at any price. It is a “School Artifact”. Relics like these can be reconstructed from ancient materials. In this case, note that the maker of all the lapis beads is the same, from the same workshop. This is not the case with beads acquired through the ordinary marketplace. Matched sets of ancient beads is exceedingly rare.
The wonderful Hand-Crafted Bali Style Copper Beads available to me now makes an authentic reconstruction of ancient pieces more possible than ever before, although how long those handmades will be available is anybody’s guess in this mechanized world.
Copper and bronze were the Metals of Choice in antiquity, but they, along with silver, tend to corrode rapidly, oxidizing into oblivion in the wet soils of time-soaked earth. Gold doesn’t oxidize, at least pure or nearly pure gold doesn’t, so it tends to survive where the silver, bronze or copper items of daily use don’t.
I prefer to use copper in the reconstruction process for two reasons. Firstly, it is more like the ancient piece than the occasional royal piece produced for the ruling class. Secondly, it is less likely to get melted down for the metal than pure gold.
Reconstructed ancient necklaces are not as expensive as you might think, starting at a very affordable $450 for a Roman Glass Necklace powered by EMO beads, to $35,000 for a stunning Egyptian Broadcollar, up to $350,000 (how much I need to buy my 70-homesite Ashram, fully licensed for community living and ready for occupancy now) for the incredible Ancient Eye Bead Necklace of Protection & Power, reconstructed with some of the very first glass beads ever made, dating to around 1200 B.C. in Western Asia, making it unique in the field of privately-held ancient magical devices. Continue reading →
Many years ago, back in 1971, before there were videocams and long before there was digital, we purchased an ENG — Electronic News Gathering video system, like the kind used by the local TV stations and some networks. The unit weighed upwards of 30 pounds, and the battery likewise. One person carrying and handling the 20 pound video camera, the other carrying the giant “portable” helical-scan 1/2″ tape recorder.
The sun could burn out your camera’s vidicon tube. You couldn’t make a video in low light, and movement tended to blur. Breakup of the image was normal in this unit, and you’ll see lots of it, especially at the beginning of each tape.
Many of the earlier videos were experimental, trying to find out what the camera and recorder could capture. We bought two studio type cameras and a larger Sony video recorder for the house. The portable ran on batteries, the larger units did not.
Several of the videos were made at Red House, mostly in 1971 and early 1972, when we left Crestline for Cowichan Centre for Gestalt Learning, in Duncan, British Columbia, at the request of Fritz Perls, Ray Walker and Sarah Warsher. Continue reading →
The Bass Player is a fast drawing, and the pastel work respects the rapidly sketched impression.
NEW GRAPHICS — GESTURE PASTEL PRINTS — $25 each, they fit into 5″x7″ frames quite nicely, but they come unmatted and unframed for the wholesale price of $25. You can frame these and sell them at a nice profit if you do the work yourself. Continue reading →
SIXTIES ROCKERS — Signed in the Plate Edition — $25 each.
Printed on the highest quality PHOTO paper available, this reproduces EXACTLY the size, weight & feel of the original. Side by side, in a frame with a plexiglass protector, even a print expert can’t tell the difference. THIS IS NOT A COLLECTIBLE ITEM, it is an art item, a mini-graphic poster, but made to ARCHIVAL specs and the highest artistic level of aesthetic.
SIXTIES ROCKERS — Pencil Signed & Numbered Edition of 50 — $125 each.
The original charcoal pastels were produced on fawn pastel suede paper, usually during a backstage break or a recording studio gig. I can’t remember the names of most of these rock musicians, but maybe a face will ring a bell. I can’t say that they’re accurate, they weren’t intended to be portraits of anyone in particular, just types for drawing studies. My original charcoal pastels are no longer for sale. Continue reading →
Using Didgeridoos, Hapi drums, Native American Spirit Flutes, Djembe and Ibo along with Prepared Violin, Keyboards and Electric Bass, the Geezer Band delights young & old — the middle-aged remain uncommitted. You will be seeing lots more music coming your way. With jazz trax from Jimmi Accardi & Bob Bachtold, I’ve been recording a sax album with Oz, and we’ll be adding some more tracks tomorrow.