Cocaine on the Menu?

Route 36 – La Paz, Bolivia

Click on the image to read about the cocaine bar in Bolivia (which, incidentally, is illegal). Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“Tonight we have two types of cocaine; normal for 100 Bolivianos a gram, and strong cocaine for 150 [Bolivianos] a gram.” The waiter has just finished taking our drink order of two rum-and-Cokes here in La Paz, Bolivia, and as everybody in this bar knows, he is now offering the main course. The bottled water is on the house.

The waiter arrives at the table, lowers the tray and places an empty black CD case in the middle of the table. Next to the CD case are two straws and two little black packets. He is so casual he might as well be delivering a sandwich and fries. And he has seen it all. “We had some Australians; they stayed here for four days. They would take turns sleeping and the only time they left was to go to the ATM,” says Roberto, who has worked at Route 36 (in its various locations) for the last six months. Behind the bar, he goes back to casually slicing straws into neat 8cm lengths.

Sep 4, 2009

Water Woman Festival – Oct. 1 – 4

Water Woman Festival

October 1-4, 2009
Joshua Tree, California

WaterWoman Festival

Water Woman Festival
October 1-4, 2009
Joshua Tree, California

Environmental Art ??? Permaculture Design ??? Natural Building ???
Sustainable Living ??? Site Revitalization ??? Be Showered With
Possibilities!

4 FULL Days & 3 Nights?? Including Tent Camping!?? ONLY $75!
Single Day Tickets available NOW on website – ONLY $25

Please pass this on to everyone!
Warmest Water Woman Wishes!

Fusing Art and Ecological Design; Inspiring the Future
Check out the NEW images of Ecological Designs, Eco Art, Water Woman
and Our Eco-Tribes!
www.waterwomanfestival.com

* Note – Kids under 12 are FREE accompanied by parents.
We will BUILD and Leave a Trace!?? Play in the Mud – Play in the Spray!

The Water Woman Festival is an interactive art and ecological
experience featuring TOP artists, architects, natural builders,
permaculture designers, speakers, teachers, musicians, and
Inspirational Visionaries!

This is an URGENT Event!

  • * Mingle with Extreme Green Artists
  • * Experience Dark Green Technologies
  • * Help Build Beautifully – Re-birth the Site!
  • * Honor The Goddess of Life!
  • * Support the Development of Eco Settlements
  • * Have FUN Dancing the Patterns of Nature!

Imagine, Create and Be Showered With Possibilities!

NEW Confirmed speakers/workshops and special guests include:

  • * SunRay Kelley~Elemental Force in Natural Building
  • * Jonah Reyolds~Earthship Biotecture
  • * Marilyn Crenshaw~The Green Architect
  • * Art Ludwig~Ecological Systems Designer and Grey Water Champion
  • * Lori Grace~Living Mandala
  • * Laura Fox~Visionary Culture Radio “Anchor the Dream”
  • * Patricia Watts “Eco Arts Curator”
  • * Ray Cirino~Extreme Green Artist
  • * Mother Nature
  • * Earthen Artists & Natural Builders, including: Kata Polano, Miguel Elliot, Michael Blaha, Bruce Thauburn, Scott Howard, many more!
  • * Performing artists and musical guests: Wayward Monks, Scott Huckabay~Musical Alchemyst, Maetar, Fontain’s MUSE, Singing Bear, Riki
  • Hendrix Band, unclejack..?? drum circle, rituals and MUCH more to follow!

Submit your art for the Highly Sustainable Functional Art Challenge! Set up a Permaculture Guild Campsite/Demonstration

Water Woman Art Challenge: As a group of eco-artists it is our goal to set new standards in sustainable art forms to provide energy, food, shelter, and water systems. By coming together as community, artists, permaculturalists, performers, musicians, natural builders, and motivated students, our structured plan is to go beyond our society’s definition of sustainability so we can be self reliant and educate others back home.

Produced by: The Water Woman Foundation 415-939-5848
Water Woman Project + Festival
waterwomanfest@gmail.com

In association with the Morongo Basin Art Guild, the Joshua Tree
Chamber of Commerce, Desert Springs Chamber of Commerce, Natural
Science Collaborative, Boulder Community Gardens, and more!


The Water Woman Festival is @
Joshua Tree Lake Campground
2601 Sunfair Road – Joshua Tree, California 92252
Phone (760) 366-1213
http://www.jtlake.com
http://www.jtlake.com/Travel.htm

The Water Woman Project
Fusing Art & Ecological Design – Inspiring the Future
http://www.waterwomanproject.org

Bring the Burning Opera Roadshow to L.A.

Burning Opera - How to Survive the Apocalypse

Burning Opera Roadshow Background: As some of you might know, Twan (former L.A. BM Regional director) used to produce longtime SF artist Pepe Ozan’s Burning Man Opera’s from 1998-2002. The director and co-writer of those operas, Christopher Fulling, is now directing an amazing project called “How to Survive the Apocalypse: A Burning Opera”. Twan was originally offered the producer position for this project, but had to decline due to the fact that he is out of the country and will be until well after Burning Man this year. As such, he would not have been able to perform his duties to the best of his abilities.

“How to Survive the Apocalypse: A Burning Opera” is about the history of Burning Man. It gained such a positive response from the honchos at Burning Man headquarters, that a few of them are actually performing in the show, not the least of which is ActionGrl (Andie Grace) and Michael Mikel (aka: Danger Ranger, one of the principals of Burning Man Org).

The “Apocalypse” team has been pushing hard to get the show on the road, beginning after Burning Man this year. This past January, they did a test run of a scaled-down version of the show in SF, which was supposed to be a one-off, but due to overwhelming demand, 6 shows were added, all of which sold out immediately. Read a review of those shows here.

The “Apocalypse” team has managed to get six shows set up in Teatro ZinZanni???s famed spiegeltent on the San Francisco waterfront Oct 5-7 and 12-14. They are desperately trying to bring the show to L.A., but they have not been able to find a producer-type to help them secure a location and work with logistics. It would be a terrible shame for this show not to come to L.A., especially given the inspiring, awesome, and huge creative community we have here.

Please don’t the this opportunity slip by! The Los Angeles community deserves to be represented in this project. It could turn into a longer-running tour, depending upon the success of these first shows. In other words, it could be a career booster. And a money maker…

Below is a blurb from the show’s technical director, Cookie, who has a rich history working with Cirque du Soleil, and the show’s executive producer Dana Harrison, who had worked in upper management in the Burning Man org for a decade.

The Show (and L.A. wants/needs):

How to Survive the Apocalypse – a burning opera (http://www.burningopera.com) – is a musical freak fable that combines rock opera, vaudeville, and a Dionysian revival show into a Hair for the new millennium. The show will debut in San Francisco in early October, but is considering an LA engagement this fall if the stars align properly. The specific stars needed are a local LA producer(s) to handle production and promotions as well as alternate venue possibilities.

The producer(s) role(s) is some combination of organization, logistics and venue management as well as marketing and promotions. Must be well connected, a total self starter and intimately in tune with the local burning man scene.

The venue needs to be in the range of 400-600 seats and be flexible enough to accommodate a thrust or in the round style of play as well as all the necessary parking, food and beverage etc for a full blown night at the opera temporary autonomous zone extravaganza.

The producer role is key although it could be a combination of the right people if there was one in charge of it all. Promotions wizard might be different from good at managing a venue wizard.

Contact Info:

Dana Harrison: dana@burningopera.com
Lawrence Kampf (Cookie): lawrence@lawrencekampf.com

Sacred Sexuality Workshop June 13

Sacred Sexuality Workshop in Topanga
Saturday June 13th, 2009
10:00am – 4:00pm

Suggested donation: $95
Couples: $160

This Workshop of Sacred Sexuality has the potential to impact your life for the better, offering invaluable insights and lasting knowledge.

Hosted by William Golden and Greta Hassel, MFT at the lovely, enchanting Shangri-La in Topanga Canyon.

Register for this exceptional one day workshop and empower the love in your life:

  • William: (310) 455-0980
  • Greta: (310) 818-1473

Cirque Berzerk’s “Beneath” Opens June 18

Cirque Berzerk Beneath in Los Angeles

Want to run away with the circus? Want to leave this life behind?

Following a completely sold-out and held-over engagement in the summer of 2008, Los Angeles’ only established circus troupe Cirque Berzerk returns for the 2009 run of “Beneath”, a decadent and demented descent into the underworld.

Opening on June 18th in downtown Los Angeles, the world “Beneath” features fiery burlesque dancers, jaw dropping acrobatics, stunning aerialists, punk rock clowns, gothic stilt-walkers, and psychedelic vaudevillian tomfoolery. Come early to dine picnic-style around the tent, and stay late for a nightly party in the Berzerk Lounge with the Cirque Berzerk circus troupe and enjoy a live performance by Vaud & the Villains.

In Ticketing: http://cirqueberzerk.inticketing.com/events

Cirque Berzerk - Beneath

Both the Myspace profile page and Facebook group page have been updated with 2009 show info, photos and video. We will continue to add to this as the situation develops. If you are on either of these social networking sites, please add us if you aren’t yet a friend. Links below:

Visit the Cirque’s Flickr photostream. More photos will be added from a recent shoot soon:

Cirque Berzerk 2009 Press Release

The Cirque Berzerk Site is currently in the process of being redesigned. In the short-term, we have thrown up a splash page with 2009 show info. You can also navigate to the online ticketing via the CB site. When the new site is up (soon!), we’ll let you know.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cocaine!

The iSnort iPhone App

One of the best iPhone apps I’ve seen! Though I’m not sure that it wouldn’t drive me insane after the novelty wore off!

Visit the iSnort website

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