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  • Who was Humpty Dumpty?

    Monday, Jul 11, 2011 12:22AM / Members only

    Humpty Dumpty didn't fall off the wall and he wasn't exactly an egg. He was a man pushed beyond the edge by the same people who say they want to put him back together. The reason all the king's horses and men couldn't put him back together again is because they weren't doing it for Humpty and also because Humpty wasn't so willing in the situation. They weren't considering Mr. Dumpty's feelings after he fell because he didn't matter to them in that way. Did he want to be put back together and if he did, should he trust the King's henchmen to do the job? Would they re-construct him as he wanted and did they know what they were doing in the first place?

    It was a good thing that Humpty decided to lose his shell. He was probably tired of the world and its packaged systems of beliefs. He wanted to peel back the layers of protective covering that have been built up over the years and find out what they've been hiding. It was time to catch a glimpse of something he's never known: Himself.

    There's nothing wrong with cracking the shell of self-concept to reveal whatever might exist inside. All the king's horses and men will be against your decision but it's better than the alternative.

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  • Costa Rica RIP

    Sunday, Jan 3, 2010 6:25AM / Members only

    I came across some pretty interesting coffee. The place where I buy raw coffee beans occasionally does their own experiments. Costa Rica RIP (Roasting In Parchment) is their own process of roasting coffee in it's outer parchment shell, grinding it up, parchment and all, and brewing it. This is my first time checking it out. What I found out is that it has a very original flavor. It's one of my favorite coffees now and doesn't taste like any coffee I've had before. The one problem is that it's long gone. It sold out so fast and I don't know when they will make it again. I only bought a couple pounds but if I would've known I would've got a lot more. Oh well, there's always next year I guess.

    (sorry for the crappy low-fi cell phone images)
    Raw RIP - before the roast

    Roasted RIP - after the roast

    From their website:
    "RIP coffee is a name we came up with for Roasted In Parchment, which is a another of our crackpot ideas. But the logic is all there: After coffee is processed at the wet mill or the pulping station, it is dried in the sun. At this stage the coffee has it's outer parchment shell on it; it is called pergamino in Central America at this stage. After it is sun-dried down to 12% moisture content, the parchment coffee is rested in silos or bags for anywhere from 30-60 days. This allows the coffee to stabilize."

    RIP Coffee Roasting

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  • Piano and Drums Improvisation

    Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 6:48AM / Members only

    I recently found myself getting back into improvisation on piano. If you like Olivier Messiaen or Cecil Taylor, you might like these. I'll be doing a lot more of this, especially with drums.


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  • Blocking Thought... the second attempt

    Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 7:09AM / Members only

    What is she thinking, or not thinking?

    So now I guess I am convinced that I have some abilities for drawing. This is my second attempt which I almost gave up on but something forced me to continue to get it to this point. Here's the first attempt. I'm not sure where this is leading but I might be taking it seriously if I can make the time.

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  • The Hong Kong Garden

    Wednesday, Apr 8, 2009 7:42AM / Members only

    The song was released in 1978 and named after "The Hong Kong Garden" Chinese takeout in South East London. Siouxsie is quoted as explaining the lyrics with reference to the racist activities of skinheads visiting the takeout:

    "I'll never forget, there was a Chinese restaurant in Chislehurst called 'The Hong Kong Garden'. Me and my friend were really upset that we used to go there and like, occasionally when the skinheads would turn up it would really turn really ugly. These gits would just go in on mass and just terrorise these Chinese people who were working there. We'd try and say 'Leave them alone', you know. It was a kind of tribute."

    "I remember wishing that I could be like Emma Peel from The Avengers and kick all the skinheads' heads in, because they used to mercilessly torment these people for being foreigners. It made me feel so helpless, hopeless and ill."

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF0OjrFIVWY

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    Yeah, it was a good trip! Next year you GOTTA make it! We held a picnic/bbq at a park in OC and quite a few AnD people showed--one all the way from Singapore!

    Take care and blessings on your work!
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    Happy new year to you too bro. I'm having the same problem too, keep asking myself "what am I doing?" recently..... haha. But I hope we can figure things out this 2011.
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    yes will add colour while it make into product.
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    No. I wouldn't. I'd hope they brought themself one too though. No fun drinking serious coffee in the middle of the night alone ;P
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