Friday, March 30, 2007

Permaculture ideas

When I first got into Permaculture last year I was convinced that here, at last, was my calling. Mainly because it seemed to fuse all those disparate interests that I possess into a coherent system and philosophy. My fickle interests wax and wane with the moon but I tend to come back to those things that really make me who I am, like Permaculture and music, meditation and backpacking. A few weeks ago I got sidetracked as usual and started fiddling around with electronics, but such geeky pastimes don't really suit me.

I wanted to put down a few Permaculture links here that I think are interesting and informative:

Midwest Permaculture Our local area Permaculture hub

Plowboy Interview with Bill Mollison

Permaculture Video Part 1 An interesting video with Bill Mollison, in parts on YouTube

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Greening the Desert Another interesting short video from a wacky looking Australian

Edible Forest Gardens The BEST books on gardening with soul

Grow Here Now A little vid I found that was somewhat interesting from the Lama Foundation

Enjoy these resources and I would be glad to talk about any ideas or thoughts you have on any of this.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

New job

Well, I worked a couple days with my new boss and I think it's going to work out.

It's a small local native landscaping and stonework company called Local Roots. Today we hauled a bunch of really heavy stones in the rain. It was fun but I have been sick for the last few days, with some sort of cold like deal. I was totally konked out on Monday. And the water smells funny here.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

This is an awesome idea

Berkeley has a tool lending library.

Okay okay

I think I have the job I wanted. Starts tomorrow, hope it works out. It's one of those jobs that you can't tell if you're really hired until you're three months into it. So yippeee. Time to celebrate. Until my new boss calls me back and says she thought it over and realizes I am a creepy turd so tough bananas to me.

Today I can't seem to focus on my music. The technology is in the way. It's raining and grey.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Spooky times

I'm reading Dhalgren by Delaney and I remembered that DJ Spooky (one of my favorite electronic music artists) liked the book so I went to his site and found a couple interesting things:

Shooting War: a free online comic about an Iraq in the future

Buddhist Hip-hop

Friday, March 16, 2007

March madness

I don't know about you but I'm seeing things left and right, things that shouldn't be there and that whisper sweet nothings to me in my dreams. Just kidding.

You might have noticed that I have a music toolbar deal on the left. I'm working with more electronic type music these days, and I'm considering going to school for sound art, something I've wanted to do since I was young. It seems like a frivolous thing to study. I should take a major in plumbing instead. But no, there is something that has always called me to play and create music, and I'm not sure if I should ignore that.

I possibly have a job, and I will update you soon if it works out. I hope it does, I can't keep working the streets. Just kidding.

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