Taking ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic brew made with plants in the Amazon and overcoming depression is the subject of a film called 'The Last Shaman', which now has the funds for a cinema release in the USA (and hopefully Australia, too) thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign.
It looks sick ... but in a good way ... that's if you are into vomiting and diarrhea, which I'm not.
DUSTYESKY is a play on words funnily enough on the great Russian author Dostoyevskyand something really dear to Australian hearts ... or stomachs ... the esky, which is what Australians take to BBQs, sporting events, picnics, parties, music events and maybe to bed.
My teenage years in fancy dress, believe it or not, on an esky
The Paul Hogan character Arthur Dunger I was being above
It's like a mobile fridge for keeping beer and mainly other alcoholic drinks cool.
It is a meringue dessert with a crisp crust and soft, light inside, usually topped with fruit and whipped cream.
The name is pronounced /pævˈloʊvə/, or like the name of the dancer, which was /ˈpɑːvləvə/. The dessert is believed to have been created in honour of the dancer either during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s.
The nationality of its creator has been a source of argument between the two nations for many years.
In 2008, Helen Leach published The Pavlova Story: A Slice of New Zealand's Culinary History, in which she argued that the earliest known recipe was published in New Zealand.
Later research by Andrew Wood and Annabelle Utrecht suggested the dessert originated in the United States and was based on an earlier German dish. The dessert is a popular dish and an important part of the national cuisine of both Australia and New Zealand, and with its simple recipe, is frequently served during celebratory and holiday meals. It is a dessert most identified with the summer time and popularly eaten during that period including at Christmas time, however it is also eaten all year round in many Australian and New Zealand homes."
I mean who are you New Zealanders kidding when anyone can see the Australian link in the band's name 'Split (Australi)eNZs'.
Get your own band and dessert you losers.
You can have Iggy if it makes you feel any better ... please.
Next time I'm down in Mullumbimby I'm booking a motel within walking distance (with vodka drinking calculated into that distance) of DUSTYESKY's gig and I'll be keeping an eye out for any Russian dolls;-)
I don't know if I would want to fly from Australia and spend the weekend in a desert, but it does look interesting and it would have been fun trying to spot a few secret agents there from the Tek-Gnostics Network blog who were there undercover.
I thought back to all those years ago when I bought 'Soft Black Stars', one of my favourite CDs in my collection and I too feel time speeding on, wondering how much is left in my personal time tank.
But unlike David I feel whatever time is left will be all that I will need anyway and that what doesn't get finished wasn't meant to be done by me anyway.
I guess I'm a fatalist come the end of the day and don't worry about running out of time.
It's a great album to put on your iPod and lay under a clear night sky and ponder the big questions of life, but maybe not if you are in a depressed mood. Only when you are in one of those Carl Sagan awestruck 'Cosmos' like moments.
Robin at son's grave moves mum to tears "Marie Robinson's son Jack died of a brain tumour in 2014 aged four. She filmed the bird on the third anniversary of his death at the graveyard in Waterlooville, Hampshire. Mrs Robinson said the family always associated robins with Jack so she was moved to tears when it flew to her. She said robins were a familiar sight whenever the family visited Jack's grave but one had "never come so close". "It was sitting by the side of a grave - it kept flying around.
It came back and was happy to come onto my hand and then looked straight into the camera. "It was mind blowing - it kept coming back. It even sat on my shoulder." Jack died after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2014. Mrs Robinson said: "It never gets easier. "Whenever we'd go out, Jack and his twin would go robin spotting so it is something we always associate with him - it was just breathtaking.""
Brzezinski graduated with a PhD from Harvard University in 1953 and became Professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins University before becoming the United States National Security Advisor during 1977–81 under the administration of President Jimmy Carter. Regarding the landmass of Eurasia as the center of global power, Brzezinski sets out to formulate a Eurasian geostrategy for the United States.
In particular, he writes, it is imperative that no Eurasian challenger should emerge capable of dominating Eurasia and thus also of challenging America's global pre-eminence. Much of his analysis is concerned with geostrategy in Central Asia, focusing on the exercise of power on the Eurasian landmass in a post-Soviet environment.
"The character of Colonel Kurtz in the novel, was changed to Colonel Curtis for the movie, so the audience wouldn't think it was a reference to the Apocalypse Now(1979) character, which it is in the novel. "King's novel came to my attention when I was looking through the bestseller lists for novels released in 2001 and saw that 'Dreamcatcher'was on the list, but a bit too far down the list that year to really include it in my post about that year -
The only reason I wrote the post about the year 2001 was because I was writing a series of posts about the years ending in 7 at the time, but I couldn't go past the iconic pop cultural years of 2001 and 1984 without putting those years in the spotlight also. When I was putting together my post for 1987 I was looking intoWhitley Strieberwhose book 'Communion' came out that year - 1987: The Present Can Only Be Viewed from the Past?
Oddly enough Stephen King hit my radar when I heard Whitley Strieber on the Larry King (another King ironically) show on a You Tube Alien Abductions on Larry King CNN- Whitley Strieber Whitley mentions another writer at the 5 minute and 20 second mark in that video, who Whitley claims is just as famous as he is who confided to Whitley that the same thing happened to him back in the late 60s . I don't know who this writer was, but my suspicions turned to Stephen King. I could be wrong, but if you look at Stephen King's body of work I think it's safe to say that he is tapping into something beyond his own conscious self.
So King appears to have combined some weird 'Communion'/'Alien'hybrid story-line together here, which is not so much an invasion of the body-snatchers, but more like an invasion of the mind snatchers, in a way.
I'm sure that would have impressed King, as we know how much King hated Kubrick's movie version of King's book 'The Shining'.
Published in 1977
I also find it bizarre that King was nearly killed a few months after Kubrick passed away in 1999. "On June 19, 1999, at about 4:30 p.m., King was walking on the shoulder of Maine State Route 5, in Lovell, Maine.
Driver Bryan Edwin Smith, distracted by an unrestrained dog moving in the back of his minivan, struck King, who landed in a depression in the ground about 14 feet (4 meters) from the pavement of Route 5."
"Mr. Grey's death in the film, is completely different from the book. In the movie, he is killed by Duddits in the water supply room. In the book, using their powers, both Henry and Duddits smother him to death with a pillow."
So I wonder if dreams connect us all on a deeper level somehow, giving us glimpses of the past, present and future?
Kubrick died March 7, 1999 (age 70)
Something to ponder next time you drift off to sleep, I guess?-)
Funny thing also was that I was listening to the latest Paranormal podcast with Nick Redfern talking about 'The Roswell UFO Conspiracy'and what should it be about?
Following wide initial interest in the crashed "flying disc", the US military stated that it was merely a conventional weather balloon.
Interest subsequently waned until the late 1970s, when ufologists began promoting a variety of increasingly elaborate conspiracy theories, claiming that one or more alien spacecraft had crash-landed, and that the extraterrestrial occupants had been recovered by the military, who then engaged in a cover-up."