A Pisces~Aries Cusp Equinox Extravaganza Equinox is approaching, the sun is here, the Zodiac will begin it’s calender anew as we shift from the Mystical Wise WATER of Pisces to the Dynamic FIRE Energy of Aries.
March 19, 2010, the Blessings, in the spirit of the Temple of Yes, hosted yet again another fabulous party for the clan. We celebrated the Shimmering WATERS & the Sparkling FIRES that have manifested in our community for this Equinox Extravaganza at the Temple of YES!
This one is particularly for our friends that are celebrating their birthdays:
Shimmering Wolf (our most honored Pisces 3.18)
Michael Santa Cruz
The Aries will be shared their talents in many ways…
DJ Feral (ww.djferal.com) with be spun delicious hip shakin’ grooves for two rocking sets.
Daniel Mollner will be rocked the dance floor with some of his fav’s.
Gigi Hess and Daniel Kottke mellowed us with some classic grooves on the piano.
Hostess extroidinare Angela Blessing blissed us with her medicine songs.
Chillout Grooves and special LED decor by Scotty Eerkes.
and Tunnel of LOVE at midnight!
Cosmic Digital Media Green Screen Portal was provided by Sun and Al.
Decor by Joegh Bullock of Anon Salon and Sea of Dreams.
A FIRE & WATER alter created by Shimmering Wolf.
Here’s a series of TwitVids from the Event.
Fire & Water The Party begins.
Fire & Water the party continues with Suns’s cousin Joe.
Tour of the Dance Floor
The Cuspies get the Cake!
For the last six months I have been having the time of my life working with Zumba.
Renee Rappaport Menard is our fabulous teacher.
I made this little video as a motivational tool to get my mother to do Zumba. Avi is a my inspiration. He’s 78 years old man who is shaking bootie with all of us. He says his arthritis is better than ever.
Stop struggling! I say this to you only because I am saying it to myself. I feel that I have made the shift from trying to control and letting go.
Last night, my 18 year old wanted to go to a college party on a school night and final night.
Naturally I said “No”. He pleaded, begged and did a great job of arguing until my husband caved. The deal was struck. He could go but if he wasn’t ready to go to school in the morning on his own – grounded for a month. The stakes were set high!
Guess what happened. He got up, showered and ready to go before me.
My friend, Maksut Maksutovic-Maksa is a musical genius, retired professor of Music, from the University of Nis, and teacher of music and many trubaci bands. I met him a few years back in Serbia when I was visiting Danijela Vesalinovic’s family in Arilija. Danijela is a sublime trumpet player and leader of the Danijelin Orkestar. Maksa is their teacher.
Recently, the Russian Prime Minister Dimitrij Medvedev came to Belgrade on October 19, 2009. On this same day 65 years ago, at the end of World War II, the Russians liberated Belgrade from the Nazis. It was a great reason to put on show. Maksa got 100 trumpeters, and 40 drummers and other various brass musicians to fill out the orchestra, together and during a week’s time he was able to get all the musicians to play together, beautifully. B92 produced the concert that took place in the main Belgrade square “Trg Republica” also called the Konj or Horse referring to the statue of Knez Mihajlo riding a horse.
Maksa specifically chose 50 “white” Serbians and 50 Romi Serbians. Half were from Uzica a nearby town known for its penchant of turning out amazing Trubaci bands and the other half were from Southern Serbia. He wanted to showcase the fact that music transcends racial identities. We are working on telling his story of the bringing these two peoples, two cultures together to this extraordinary event. As Maksa puts it, see how hard it is to try to get three people to clap together and then think about 40 drummers and 100 trumpeters playing together. It boggles the mind.
One person, lucky to be at the concert, described the sound rolling like thunder.
Below are the Youtube videos of this “never been done before” new world record.
COCEK ZA 100 trubaca
KOLO RUMENKA I GOCINO KOLO
Kada padne prvi sneg Da zna zora
I’ve been very busy getting our paperwork together. Something I found:
Every day I remind myself the my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other (wo)men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.
Click here to view the talk that was the first in the Next Space Nuts and Bolts of Business Brown Bag Lunch Series.
On Monday, October 19. 2009, my friend, Maksa Maksutovic Maksut conducted after arranging 100 trumpeters (half Serbian, half Romi) to play at the same time. Here it is on youtube.
On Wednesday up on UCSC, I heard Professor Soraya Murray read her newest musings in a paper for the Center for Cultural Studies Colloquium about Grand Theft Auto 4 and how it critiques Capitalism and Globalization. I find many of the ideas she presented still running around in my head. The title of her manuscript is Analytic Borderlands: Visualizations of Globality and the Body Becoming, investigating bodies under the duress of globalization and their representation in visual culture. Moving from Linda Nochlin’s consideration of the body in pieces as a metaphor for early modernity, it examines Homi Bhabha’s “becoming” and Saskia Sassen’s “analytic borderlands” as frameworks for understanding depictions of bodies—particularly women’s bodies—in the matrix of global flux.” The two last sentences come straight from the Center’s synopsis. Continue reading 10/9/9 – Can't get Grand Theft Auto out of my head