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Tuesday, March 6th, 2007
4:04 am
[indiriverflow]
Blues4Kali reader response
Review by Ora Uzel


After reading this beautifully artistic prose, I find myself at a loss for words, perhaps out of some vein self-imposed egoist urge to somehow outwit and out write the author, when one of my mediocre artistic talents is writing.  Indeed this story tells as much about the author as it does me.

This book definitely isn’t for everyone.  Some knowledge of counterculture is necessary.  More specifically, readers would be at an advantage to have knowledge of post-20th century hippie counterculture. I myself am beginning to encounter this cultureCollapse )

available at www.blues4kali.com
Wednesday, February 7th, 2007
9:48 pm
[alphadoc]
The Race Towards the Light: Hardscrabble by Ember Nelson
The Race Towards the Light: Hardscrabble

I am the author of this book and have recently joined your communities. I have posted entries into my journal about my book. I will be attending a scrabble tournament being held in your local area at the Westford Regency from April 13-15 and will be available to autograph your copies of your books if you would like while I am there playing in the tourney. It is 500 pages and available on amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com or where I self pubished it at iUniverse.com. At iUniverse you can read the first chapter for free by simply clicking the browse button.
The Race Towards the Light is my autobiography of my interesting life and the written account of the short and remarkable life of my late daughter, Genevieve, who was born with Cerebral Palsy and overcame all the obstacles in front of her until she was in her second year of college and was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
Hardscrabble is my climb in the subculture world of tournament Scrabble. I have been told that the book is very interesting and everyone who reads it always says the same things. They sart out with, "I couldn't put it down" and then go on from there. It touches on many subjects and is inspirational as well as spiritual.
I look forward to hearing from the community what you think of my book and feedback of any kind is always welcome.
My name is Ember and my handle is Alphadoc. Nice to meet you all.

Current Mood: accomplished
Sunday, January 28th, 2007
2:22 am
[indiriverflow]
Blues4Kali- A Cult Classic for the End Times





What will Winter Solstice bring in
2012

?

...an instant of Karma? ...an ethereal spiral dance of the collective soul? ... cosmic judgment leveled against civilization's expanse? ...destruction of the world as we know it? ...a chance for a new start? ...the rise and the revenge of the Goddess? or simply another day in the life of paranoia?
These are the false prophesies that your pastor warned you about!


Reality Exchange Program

"Makes DMT seem like a whip-it."



Crazy Bear said there'd be days like this. As usual, no one believed him. Now, all I want to know is: where IS that lifeboat, and how DO I ditch this ship of fools, without any of these bliss ninnies noticing that I'm already gone?


Captain, my ass. We are equal in this sea of madness.


That iceberg is looking awfully big.



Metaphysical Books

Amana Mission is on a quest to save the world, and the only problem is, she can't remember why she got involved with such an obvious scam in the first place. Jesus saves. Christ. What a loser.


Kali kills first, and recycles later.


Hitchhikers, load up for a ride to the Other Side. You may wish you had gone Greyhound.


"What the...?"

*A cranky band of prankster peace warriors who absolutely cannot resist messing with each other's minds, no matter the cost.

*Cocky alchemy-dabbling quantum surfers, navigating the Ethersphere with hand-held computers, switching timelines to find a better party vibe and swap tips about the best temporary toilets for use as interdimensional portals.

*A burnt-out visionary hippie millionaire on a mission from Gaia to build a better "communitopia" by underwriting a convoy carrying telepathic priestesses.

*A wheelchair-bound mindpilot propelling a crystal-powered Seed Bank toward the post-Apocalyptic Garden, with psychic precision...and a predilection for high-velocity extreme driving.

*Hermaphrodite time-jumper fleeing a fate worse than death.

*Anarchist ghettoes where anything goes-except escape.

*Ancient Principals vying like sweatsoaked carpetbaggers for our loyalty as the Final Vote is tallied.

*Long-haired security patrols collecting a cannabis tribute tax from all pilgrims to the Valley of Fun.

*And an underground meat mafia bringing a black magic revival to a bloodless dreamworld gone bland.

All brought together by a secret psychedelic superdrug that tunes users in to reality through the eyes of another archetypal avatar inhabiting a different state of space and time. Mahayana made easy. Budding Buddha natures are running amuck on a virtual superhighway where all roads lead to the Bo tree and singularity.

Twenty-first century Tantra is about more than sex, drugs, and
rock and roll.Confronting the Karma of every wasted breath is only the first step.

Welcome to the End Times. Kali awaits. She already knows who you are.

Do you?


The 21st century counterculture is even weirder than it appears on the surface. This is not your mommy’s MTV Road Rules.

Ride along on this mesmerizing, metaphor-packed bus trip toward ecstasy and enlightenment, as three real-time guides-Amana, Sissy, and Deva, let you in on what they learned when they asked what It was really all about, after all.

Become them for a multilevel metafictional tour of infinity and awaken yourself to the miracle-a-minute magic of mighty Mother Kali!




Read Online Novel Blues 4 Kali at www.blues4kali.com






Current Mood: creative
Wednesday, January 11th, 2006
11:39 pm
[derek2600]
***Live*** - dieselhourse - Punk Country -Boston
Really? who needs music when you can just READ!!! -hehe

-derek

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photo by Stu Sherman

"Dieselhourse against Dieselhourse -- the prize: life itself!"


All Asia Bar

w/ Green and The Hyphens

Thursday, January 12, 2006
Cambridge, MA - 6:30 - 9:30 pm
$5 w/o a good story

Punk country for the rest of us! ... After two years on the brink of extinction, dieselhourse is out to prove that punk country never died! Middle America may or may not be safe. Mosey on over to http://www.dieselhourse.com and find out.
Wednesday, June 29th, 2005
2:59 am
[dreamnovice]
for people seeking people...
Hey there,

I just started a community where people in Boston can meet other people from Boston. Surprisingly, there isn't one already dedicated to simply meeting people in our beautiful city. So, I have 0 people signed up, besides myself. Please join. It would make me super happy. And you might end up making a really cool friend, or more.

Thank you and sorry for the advertisement:)

www.livejournal.com/community/boston_friends
Sunday, March 6th, 2005
2:13 pm
[patsimpson]
Hi,

I just created my journal, but I have other ideas.

I've seen all these "Guides to the world" In bookstores, but none are really lengthy or include lots of news.

Does anyone want to help me with an "WorldCyclopedia" of all the different countries and information and such, such as things you would not find in the CIA world factbook?
Friday, March 4th, 2005
5:03 pm
[lalam]
New be here
ramblings about meCollapse )

Current Mood: quixotic
Tuesday, July 20th, 2004
7:47 pm
[thebosco]
Hello! I'm New
Name: Bosco
Age: 22
Location: Detroit, Mi
Status: Single
Job: Satellite Dish Installation
Favorite book: Schroedinger's Cat by Robert Anton Wilson
Currently reading: Killing Molly by Eric Novack (it's a really great book by a detroit local. Not the type of thing you'll find at amazon.com, but I highly recommend it. You can buy it off of his web page at http://www.elitistpublications.com If you pick it up, let me know what you think.)
SUPPORT INDEPENDENT AUTHORS!!
Also Reading: Mathematics and the Imagination (a book from the 40s about weird math problems)
Sunday, February 15th, 2004
2:25 pm
[tgchapple]
Boston Book Club
I'm interested in getting involved in the book club. If someone could send me more details on the club (such as meeting time, place, current book being read), I would be most appreciative.

On a personal note, I am a chemical engineer, new to Boston, having located last year from Texas.

Tom Chapple
Thursday, January 8th, 2004
3:48 pm
[cedarmulberry]
Hi! I just found this community- I see it hasn't been active in over a year and was never active for very long, but is anyone interested in trying to get it going agian? Promoting it on
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Hi! I just found this community- I see it hasn't been active in over a year and was never active for very long, but is anyone interested in trying to get it going agian? Promoting it on <lj-user="b0st0n">, <lj-user="b0st0nians">, <lj-user="davis_square"> or other groups might bring in some people to get it going.


Current Mood: thoughtful
Wednesday, April 10th, 2002
12:06 pm
[jewelsvs]
*knock knock*
Is anyone home? Hello?

Where did everyone go?

Are we ever having another meeting?
Friday, April 5th, 2002
9:15 am
[jewelsvs]
Are we ever meeting again? What's going on with everyone???
Saturday, March 9th, 2002
4:14 pm
[gingerkat]
Tomorrow?
So are we meeting tomorrow at 11? How many people are going? For those interested, "Stepsister" is showing as a primetime tv movie Sun evening also.
Tuesday, March 5th, 2002
1:19 pm
[jewelsvs]
Next meeting...when? where??
Thursday, February 28th, 2002
4:54 pm
[rdcf]
Next meeting?
Can we go ahead and set a date for the next meeting? I need to schedule some other stuff and want to be able to be sure I can make the meeting. Of course I also need to read the book... :-)
Monday, February 25th, 2002
2:53 pm
[cobweb]
Hey guys...
I have to do a web page project for one of my classes at school and I was thinking of doing one for this book club. I'm curious about what you guys think about that? Good idea? Bad?

It might be nice to have some exposure outside of the LJ community and of course I welcome all comments/suggestions/ideas.


meaghan*

btw- when is the next meeting?

Also if this entry seems disjointed I apologize - I'm really sick and sitting in a freezing room at school.
Friday, February 15th, 2002
12:46 am
[rdcf]
intro
Just a little hello. I just joined. I saw a thread over at b0st0n, pmegan replied to my reply, I took a look at her LJ, saw this one and joined. I'll just lurk a bit and see what's going on. I figured with only 16 (including me) members I'd introduce myself to the group. Very cool that you guys actually meet to do the discussions. I look forward to it!
Thursday, February 7th, 2002
9:56 am
[elvendoll]
survey says...
according to this and the majority of the votes on the survey(s), we will meet this coming sunday, feb. 10th at 11am.

i am happy wth someday cafe as the location - and hopefully we will score a couch this time around : )

i'll be bringing my notebook, in which i've jotted down some notes/thoughts on the book - if you can do that, too, that'd be great, just to make sure we keep the conversation going... (though i will need to leave by 1 at the latest)

now, the trick will actually be being more then 1/4 awake : )
Wednesday, February 6th, 2002
9:59 am
[elvendoll]
new poll
Ok, everyone, please vote on this one!!

next meeting poll...

i can make it on Sunday, Feb. 10, 11am, and cannot come Monday, Feb 18, 4pm
2(33.3%)
i can make it on Monday, Feb 18, 4pm, and cannot come Sunday, Feb. 10, 11am
0(0.0%)
i can make it on either day, but would prefer Sunday, Feb. 10, 11am
2(33.3%)
i can make it on either day, but would prefer Monday, Feb 18, 4pm
1(16.7%)
i can make it on either dateand don't have a preference
1(16.7%)
i cannot make it on either date, and would like to see alternatives
0(0.0%)
i cannot make it on either date, but don't worry about me
0(0.0%)
7:53 am
[shapado]
Hey all. Just got up and read the posts and then spent sometime try to come up with a compromise. Here's my idea (well actually it's a few ideas but they all fit together:
1. We have set meeting times. If we meet on one day we say on that day we are gonna meet X weeks later. The problem I think with the current system of just trying to see when everyone can make it is that if one week isn't good for a few people and we try and push it back you end up with meetings six weeks apart and that makes you feel really guilty for missing them since you won't be able to go to another meeting for another four to six weeks. Thats 10 to 12 weeks without a book meeting cause you can't make one. If we have a set date X, like the first Sunday of every month or so, then people can schedule around it.
2. Someone should volunteer to pick the place and do the leg work at each meaning. Just because Megan started this community, I don't feel like we should have to burden her with the final calls. This will also give an authoritative voice as to when and where we meet for one meeting, without having one person burdened with all the responsibility.
3. Set up two meetings for each book, staggering them two weeks apart. This would work like this. We would meet on two separate days approximately two weeks apart while only reassigning a new book every four weeks. So for example if we met this Sunday, there would be another meeting in two weeks from now on say a Tuesday at seven(Feb 19th or so?). We would then go back and meet on March 10th which is a Sunday to discuss a new book. That way if you can't make one of the meetings, you still get to discuss the same book and only have to wait two weeks. I am aware this could cause faction grouping between the Tuesdays and the Sundays and you may never meet some of the people, but I know also people like myself who are dying for a social output would want to attend both. This way I think you would create enough opportunities to allow everyone to be part of the group, but don't alienate anyone just cause they have a grandmother's birthday or a cousins baptism to attend on consecutive meeting Sundays.
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