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Picking Bands to be influences. Downloading everything they ever made. Start singing the good songs tomorrow then I start recruiting.

Once I know the right songs... I then start downloading every cover of them I can find. I need to figure out how I am going to sing them.

The right songs are the ones that make you want to cry, shout, scream or dance. The ones that you start singing by accident.

They're the songs that at sixteen or seventeen you were passing around on mix tapes as if it was a matter of life or death. They're the ones that you wouldn't be here without. Those are YOUR songs. They were made for you.

I'll be looking for Lead Guitar, Bassist, Keyboards, Drummer, Female Vocalist. It's going to be a cover band until I can't help but spill my own words all over the audience. Eddie Eventgoer and the Mad Bastards.

And yes. I'm serious. This is how I roll.

Journey from Jung to Tao

I became a Taoist by accident. I suppose I was exposed to the ideas years ago but I hadn’t thought about them seriously in years. What I had been studying was Jungian psychology and the phenomena of synchronicity. What follows is an overview of the evolution in my thinking over the last year.

Continue Journey from Jung to Tao at my blog Edward E. Wilson.
1. What's on your bedside table? A book, a lamp, an alarm clock and a water bottle.

2. What is the geekiest part of your music collection? Either the Shatner and Nimoy tracks or the Firefly, Batman and Spiderman theme songs.

3. What do you eat when you raid the fridge late at night? Slice of Aged Cheddar I guess.

4. What is your secret guaranteed weeping movie? Donnie Darko used to do it to me. That damn closing song.

5. If you could have plastic surgery, what would you have done? I wouldn't, but it would be lypo on my belly. Exercise empties the fat cells only lypo can get rid of them.

6. Do you have a completely irrational fear? Used to be needles.

7. What is the little physical habit that gives away your insecure moment? why would I give away my tell?

8. Do you ever have to beg? I don't... I wonder if that would actually work for me?

9. Are you a pyromaniac? I have tendencies but they don't find expression too often.

10. Do you have too many love interests? Let's say no.

11. Do you know anyone famous? Met people of varying levels of fame. Do I know them? Shrugs.

12. Describe your bed: "pillow-topped" queen size bed. oh the comfy.

13. Spontaneous or plan? Go with the Flow, yo.

14. Who should play you in a movie about your life? Edward Norton

15. Do you know how to play poker? I've won every time I've played but I haven't bothered to learn the game properly.

16. What do you carry with you at all times? pens.

17. How do you drive? On the weekend I was driving 100 mph down the I5 while weaving from lane to lane to get around people.

18. What do you miss most about being little? I had less responsibilities, someone else fed me and bought me things.

19. Are you happy with your given name? Sure. I like my other names too.

20. How much money would it take to get you to give up the Internet for one year? about $50,000 That would clear out my debt and enable me to travel while living like a deity.

21. What color is your bedroom? white.

22. What was the last song you were listening to? Something by Red Hot Chili Peppers

23. Have you ever been in a play? Peter Pan.

24.Have you ever been in love? :) I love being in love. Even the painful unrequited kinds.

25. Do you talk a lot? I go for long stretches with out talking then I'll talk your ear off.

26. Do you like yourself and believe in yourself? Yeah I'm rad and I'm starting to believe, like neo becoming the one yo.

27. Have you ever done any illegal drugs? What?

28. Do you think you're cute? I guess so? Given observed reactions, I'm some kind of attractive but I'm not sure anyone would call it cute.

29. Living Arrangement? 1 bedroom apartment full of books with a mountain view, two blocks away from the water, two blocks away from an old growth forest and two blocks away from the restaurants of the world. All that is changing. I'm selling the books, getting a roomate then leaving to go wander asia for a year or so.

30. What book are you reading now? Synchronicity: Science, Myth and the Trickster by Combs and Holland, Dreams Underfoot by Charles De Lint and Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown by Alan Watts.

31. Favorite Board Game? Risk, followed by Chess. Chess is a weird one like poker. I don't know how to play but I seem to win a lot.

32. Favorite Magazine? I don't really read them any more but I used to collect 2600. The last magazine I bought was a Juxtapoz

33. Favorite Smells? I like a lot of smells. There are these flowers or trees, I never did figure out which, near my building that smell incredible in spring.

34. Worst feeling in the World? The feeling that I might be trapped in some boring normal life. These days it doesn't come that often.

35. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? You.

36. Roller coaster, Scary or exciting? Ill-making.

37. How many rings before you answer the phone? I've never counted but I pretty much always say, "Shit that's my phone, I hate cell phones."

38. Do you believe in love? Sure but I might not believe in the same love you are thinking about.

39. Future Daughters name? Alice. If you are going to raise someone in Wonderland they might as well have the appropriate name.

40. Favorite Foods? Sushi or Thai or Shawarma... though I end up eating mainly peanut butter.

41. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate with extra chocolate sauce on top.

42. Do you like to drive fast? I once got a speeding ticket for going 90 mph in a Reliant K car. That's not supposed to be possible.

43. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? No but I am a bit of a pillow hugger at times.

44. Storms? Out in the field surrounded by lightning, daring the gods to hit me. But I was a few days with out sleep at that point and having a little psychotic episode I suppose...

45. What type was your first car? Reliant K car, street racer.

46. If you could meet one person dead or alive? Currently that's a tie between Jim Morrison and William S. Burroughs. Morrison looks like he is taking the lead but it's really neck and neck right now.

47. Favorite Drink? Cosmopolitans. I drink mainly vodka cranberry so the cosmo is a slicker tastier version of that. Like a vaguely effeminate James Bond.

48. Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes. BROCCOLI! also the first 17 James Bond movies were produced by Cubby Broccoli.

49. If you could have any job you wanted, what would you be? Travel Writer, Publisher and Life Coach. Heh, 2 out of three so far.

50. Dye your hair any color, what would it be? I like my natural colour. But bright blue would be kinda cool.

52. is your glass half empty? In the literal sense it's all the way empty. But my life is radtastic and it only looks like it is getting better.

54. Are you a lefty or a righty? Mainly right, almost ambidexterous.

55. Do you type with your fingers on the right keys? pretty much, yeah.

56. What's under your bed? Dust.

57. What is your favorite number? 23.

58. Favorite sport to watch? I don't really. Women's Beach Volleyball? Hockey?

59. Personal Quotes: "Tao Tzu Jan Wu Wei"

Stole this from Eyespeak

Mornings.

The NEW breakfast of champions: 12 grain toast with honey and peanut butter, instant coffee with hazelnut coffeemate and kafka liquer, and a banana.

Also, after a month of struggling with oversleeping suddenly I'm waking up when I want before my alarm despite staying up as late or later. wtf?

29 years and I've finally worked out how to do mornings.

Who was that guy?

Now I don't mean to be negative here but I need to get something off your chest.
While I was at esozone I got kicked out of multiple hotel rooms.
Bobby/or Robert Pringles....
I liked him I'll admit he was fucking hilarous and he seemed to geniously care for my well being.
but he called all over the city trying to find me when I left... He made them check my hotel room.
more than once.
more than way more than once.
Nice guy but come on.

Stop calling the hotel and call my sell. really now... and bluebirds fine!

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Who Are You....Really?
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You scored as The Leader

Ah, the leader. You do what you want without any regard of where it fits in. However, you aren't totally independent. Some of the more critical decisions in your life come from advice given by your trusted advisors.

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The Leader

79%

The Court Jester

75%

The Fitness Nazi

54%

The Brainiac

54%

The outcast

46%

Social Chameleon

42%

Life like update

BOOK THING is almost done. And the closer the fucker gets to done the slower it feels.That said have had an awesome summer, and fall hasn't been too bad. I'm posting here so infrequently I think in seasons not months.

Went down to PDXo for an event called esozone which I ended up mc'ing one of the two rooms and talking on a couple of panels. Very cool art + culture + magic event that included panels on crazy things, art on display, live art creation, dramatic ritual, djs, bands... it was a fucking BLAST. Talked to other authors, musicians, artists and even a publisher. Well worth it for the networking alone. Flickr Slideshow

Then I took a train from Portland, Oregon to Troy, New York a cool college town near Albany. I stayed there with my Co-Author and got the bulk of the work of turning the piles of paper we had into a book.

Now I'm back to my old job being paid to be at concerts and hockey games. And the slow sloggy part of writing. rewrites and edits.

Occulture vs Pretence of Hardcoreness

Occulture is not a movement, it is a word. The word originally meant the nexus where cultural creation: art music writing collide with the wyrd and magical. It seems to have accrued the secondary meaning the culture of people who look at life from that angle. Portmanteaus are expansive they can carry a lot of meaning.

I read what I like to read, I talk to who I like to talk to, and I do what I like to do. If this makes me a part of "The Occulture" in your system of labeling then so be it. If this means I am or am not hardcore enough for you then so be it. If there seems to be a lack of "serious discussion" perhaps that is because people are too busy living their art, living their magic?

Magic is Art. If your magic isn't art... then you are boring. I'm not interested in boring.

Art is Magic. Always was. We painted on cave walls for a purpose. Art and culture are flows of affect that move across subjectivities. It isn't objective but it isn't "merely subjective" either.

Life is Art. Your life is a creation that you are engaged in creating right now. I hope you are creating beautiful and interesting things with it.

Life is Magic. Trying to live the best life you can where art, magic and fun are the same thing? beautiful. If not, why not?
Sorry I haven't been posting very much but I've got a full time job right now and I'm writing in my every spare moment. I'm in the middle of a co-authored book project ostensibly about memetics but what it will end up as even we don't know. I don't really have anything to show you guys right now because I compose on pen and paper but I'll let you know when publishing nears.

The little that I've been online I've been hanging at thenumber23.net and Irreality.
You scored as Captain Jack Sparrow. Roguish,quick-witted, and incredibly lucky, Jack Sparrow is a pirate who sometimes ends up being a hero, against his better judgement. Captain Jack looks out for #1, but he can be counted on (usually) to do the right thing. He has an incredibly persuasive tongue, a mind that borders on genius or insanity, and an incredible talent for getting into trouble and getting out of it. Maybe its brains, maybe its genius, or maybe its just plain luck. Or maybe a mixture of all three.

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Captain Jack Sparrow

83%

Neo, the "One"

71%

Batman, the Dark Knight

71%

El Zorro

63%

William Wallace

63%

Lara Croft

58%

The Amazing Spider-Man

58%

The Terminator

54%

Indiana Jones

54%

James Bond, Agent 007

54%

Maximus

33%

Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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I cheated a little, but then what pirate wouldn't?