Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dec. 18th GOTT Radio

Gathering of the Tribes radio! [link], A Liberated Zone on the FM, to enhance alternative culture and cognitive freedom! Listen Live! Thursdays, 5 to 6pm with Music, Tribal News and info, convened by Dr.G., a Renegade Illuminati with Thee Temple [link], alongside a psychonautical crew affiliated with the Northbay Evolver network [link]. Sponsored by H2C.org, providing holistic medicine for a variety of physical and mental conditions, as provided under Cal. Prop. 215. Tune in at 89.5FM in the northeast San Pablo Bay Area (American Canyon, Benicia, Crockett, Fairfield, Suisun, Vallejo), Smart Phone Tune-in App [link], Desktop U-stream [link], w. chat box [link], Live Mp3 (.pls) stream[link], Netbook / Laptop [link].
Send info, music tracks, events listings etc., to [GOTT.PRODUCTIONS@) Gmail.com]

Mad Hatter Holiday Festival wrap-up!
Dr.G., MisD, and the whole GOTT crew came out in force, with a personal appearance in the downtown parade alongside the Cat of a Different Color and the Northbay Evolver krewe! We saw our friends The Skunk Funk, and made new friends with The Family Stone!

Set to release his latest album "The Black Bukowski" on Godbrothers Records, with the re-release of the first single and video called "Real People" in the spring or summer of 2015!
A look into the mind of a mad poet and lyrical MC, Age Scott provides a mixture of throwback comments and sanctuary to prophetic minds on this, his latest Hip-Hop album.
Listen to it at [http://www.datpiff.com/-Age-Scott-Black-Bukowski-mixtape.666157.html]

Palleteers and Jackettes! Help the band spread Christmas Cheer by sharing their music videos!
* [http://youtu.be/MGJp3LBtJX8]
* [http://youtu.be/Q-luhRhnWx4]
* [http://youtu.be/9B1tj7lC74E]
Download their latest music for free at [https://palletjacks.bandcamp.com/]
The Pallet Jacks are auditioning Bass Players to join the band in recording for their upcoming EPs and Album! This is a professional, all-original, northbay band with a solid track record. They ask that you be prepared to make a committment to (semi) regular band practice!
For more info, you can find them at [https://www.facebook.com/palletjacks]

Mission Mini-Comix! "Happy Bunny and the Magic Rock"Click no the image or visit the link for full resolution [http://www.missionminicomix.com/2011/10/happy-bunny-and-the-magic-rock/]

* Messian Dread meets Sticksman - DUB Area 51 Break In (Net Single, 2003) [archive.org/details/sticksman_meets_messian_dread] Dub meets Hip Hop in an earth-quake mix uncovering the foundation which is the drum and the bass. A musical conference with an outcome that will definitely please the hard core DUB and Trip Hop fan to the absolute fullness.

* "Before the Annual Fungus Fair, It’s All About Finding the Right Mushroom" [baynature.org/articles/annual-fungus-fair-huntings-just-beginning] [archive.today/RoNRQ]

Animal Citizenship [https://archive.today/806eg]

* "Mini Rovers Hold Big Promise for Community College Students" (2014-12-03) [jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4397] [archive.today/t2wxl]
* "International Space Station Enables Interplanetary Space Exploration" (2014-12-04) [nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/orion_tests_technology] [archive.today/SBqsU]

* "Rosetta fuels debate on origins of Earth's oceans" (2014-12-10) [esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Rosetta_fuels_debate_on_origin_of_Earth_s_oceans] [archive.today/DHreQ]
* "Red Planet’s Mystery" (2014-12-04) [sputniknews.com/in_depth/20141204/1015495388.html] [archive.today/T63OG]. While NASA plans to return astronauts to the Moon by 2020 for extended missions in search of more water, scientists say it might be a good idea to drop by to Mars as well. In 2011, the first real proof was released that there is water on the Red planet. File image of a possible water channel forming between orbital passes over Terra Sirenum by MRO, more information at [archive.today/O2eyQ].

* "Spike seen in methane on Mars, but source unknown" (2014-12-16) [marsdaily.com/reports/Spike_seen_in_methane_on_Mars_but_source_unknown_999.html] [archive.today/v8fh6], [begin excerpt]: Methane, a gas that on Earth comes mainly from living organisms, has been measured for the first time making a sudden spike on Mars, leaving scientists puzzled about its origin.The latest findings from NASA's Curiosity rover, which has been exploring the Red Planet since it landed in 2012, were published in the US journal Science on Tuesday and raise the question, could microbes be the source of the methane? And what caused the levels to soar and dissipate again in a matter of weeks? [end excerpt]
* "How NASA Curiosity Instrument Made First Detection of Organic Matter on Mars" (2014-12-16) [jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4414] [archive.today/SZu74]
* "NASA Rover Finds Active and Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars" (2014-12-17) [marsdaily.com/reports/NASA_Rover_Finds_Active_and_Ancient_Organic_Chemistry_on_Mars_999.html] [archive.today/QygDZ]

* "Robot named 'Athena' becomes first humanoid robot to pay for a seat on a flight" (2014-12-15) [spacedaily.com/reports/Robot_named_Athena_becomes_first_humanoid_robot_to_pay_for_a_seat_on_a_flight_999.html] [archive.today/kme57]
* "Scientists have put a worm’s brain into a Lego robot’s body - and it works. The brainwaves of a parasitic roundworm are now driving a Lego robot." (2014-12-12) [http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-scientists-have-put-a-worm-s-brain-into-a-lego-robot-s-body-and-it-works] [https://archive.today/zCNsM]
* "Squid supplies blueprint for printable thermoplastics" (2014-12-15) [news.psu.edu/story/338374/2014/12/15/research/squid-supplies-blueprint-printable-thermoplastics] [archive.today/O3FVM]. The researchers used recombinant techniques to manufacture the small, synthetic SRT molecule used to produce eco-friendly thermoplastics.

* Chinese Scientist Proves The First Inhabitants Of China Were Black! [https://archive.today/vyRKx]
* "Living African group discovered to be the most populous humans over the last 150,000 years" (2014-12-04) [http://science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2014-news/Miller12-2014] [https://archive.today/OCrZX]

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dec. 4th GOTT radio

Coyote Spiral (2014) by "Sam Brown - Art & Design" [https://www.facebook.com/sambrownart]

"I Walk On Smoke Clouds" from Mendo Dope [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mendo-Dope/127571520615863], featuting ya boys @skunk_funk707

5th Annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest
Saturday, December 6th in downtown Berkeley at Berkeley City College (one block from Downtown Berkeley BART) between 10 am – 5 pm. The event is free!
East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest– ebabzfest@gmail.com
In time for the holidays, we are excited to announce the 5th Annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest! We are honored to highlight the amazing creative community of the Bay Area. We will host workshops on letterpress, zine making and silk-screening.  Our special guest speakers will be the Bay Area’s Janelle Hessig and Brontez Purnell illustrator and author respectively of The Cruising Diaries. We will also feature local legend V. Vale of RE/Search publications!
Additionally, we showcase over 100 local writers, publishers, artists and comic makers, such as Punk Hostage Press, Tiny Splendor, Manic D Press, Endless Canvas, and many more.
Come discover some lovely treasures to wile away the long winter nights.

Grateful Dead Live at Swing Auditorium (1980-12-12) [https://archive.org/details/gd1980-12-12.124542.aud.goldshine.sennheiser-mkh406-flyingm.flac16]

"Bobs Slacktime Funhouse" [http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Bobs+Slacktime+Funhouse]

"Falling Fruit: Mapping Free Food" (2014-11-04) [Shareable.net link

"Soil Science Basics for Beginners" (2014-08-04) [PermacultureNews.org link] [archive.today]

"X-Men mind control becomes a reality" (2014-11-09) [GuerrillaWorldPress.wordpress.com link] [archive.org], and the mainstream media version of the story [archive.today]

"Meteorite From Mars Contains Alien Biomass" (2014-12-04) [http://www.marsdaily.com/reports/Meteorite_From_Mars_Contains_Alien_Biomass_999.html] [https://archive.today/E7hQD]

"Cassini Sails into New Ocean Adventures on Titan" (2014-11-12) [SaturnDaily.com link\] [archive.today]

"Rosetta mission lander detects organic molecules on surface of comet" (2014-11-19) [http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/nov/18/philae-lander-comet-surface-detects-organic-molecules] [https://archive.today/MhD5h]

"Georgia Tech Professor Proposes Alternative to 'Turing Test' " (2014-11-19) [http://www.cc.gatech.edu/news/georgia-tech-professor-proposes-alternative-turing-test] [https://archive.today/nYr4g], read the scientific report at [http://www.peeep.us/fe6e6fa7].

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nov. 6th, GOTT Radio

Gathering of the Tribes radio! [link], A Liberated Zone on the FM, to enhance alternative culture and cognitive freedom! Listen Live! Thursdays, 5 to 6pm with Music, Tribal News and info, convened by Dr.G., a Renegade Illuminati with Thee Temple [link], alongside a psychonautical crew affiliated with the Northbay Evolver network [link]. Sponsored by H2C.org, providing holistic medicine for a variety of physical and mental conditions, as provided under Cal. Prop. 215. Tune in at 89.5FM in the northeast San Pablo Bay Area (American Canyon, Benicia, Crockett, Fairfield, Suisun, Vallejo), Smart Phone Tune-in App [link], Desktop U-stream [link], w. chat box [link], Live Mp3 (.pls) stream[link], Netbook / Laptop [link].
Send info, music tracks, events listings etc., to [GOTT.PRODUCTIONS@) Gmail.com]

Interview and music debut with
Trevor Lyon
"PerspectiveView the music video here [youtube.com link]
"Take a look at human connections through a new angle of the musical lens."
from the just released album "Perspective" on the "One Little Story Records" label.

Cosmic News
* "Can the wave function of an electron be divided and trapped?" (2014-10-28) [archive.org]

* NASA opens library of cosmic audio for public download and use Audio files can be downloaded, embeded and posted to social media (2014-10-23) [UPI.com link] [archive.today]
Download at [soundcloud.com/NASA]

* "4 Illegal Drugs that Could Safely Treat Depression" [archive.today]
* "Neuroscientists: Shroom-induced brain rewiring could hold the key to fighting mental illness" (2014-10-31) [RawStory.com link] [archive.today]
* "What Tripping On Mushrooms Looks Like In The Brain" [archive.today]
* "This is your brain on magic mushrooms" (2014-10-30) [ScienceAlert.com.au link] [archive.today]

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oct. 23rd GOTT Radio

Featuring the Halloween Comic Fest!
with special guest, PJ SOLES! ("Halloween", "Rock'n'Roll High School", "Carrie!"), who is taking part in the Comic fest Oct 25th 10am to 6pm, at "World's Best Comics", 2608 Watt Avenue, Sacramento. Tel: 916-973-8973 [www.matsune.com]. Joining her will be "Legends of Heroes & Villains" comic book publishers in Solano County [LegendsOfHeroesVillains.com], who are releasing FOUR NEW BOOKS: Goldilocks in Zombieland Issue 2; Taffy's Nightmare Tales Issue 2; Sugar Rush Issue 1; Squirrel Graphic Novel. Artists and writers who will be there with the comics include Batz & Richard, Aaron Roberts, and Marcus Clawson from Red Eye Comics (the artist on 'Sugar Rush').
Also, the Halloween Comic Frest continues Nov. 1st, at Waterfront Comics, at 609 Main St, Suisun City. Tel: 707-425-6308 [WaterFrontComics.com], with a Day of the Dead / Halloween costume contest, and free comic books!
Other pariticpating comic shops in the region can be found here [HalloweenComicFest.com/StoreLocator].

NightMARE Island
[Facebook.com link]
Get ready to get scared for a good cause because Scare Island just got scarier. If the Mare Island Heritage Preserve wasn't scary enough this time of year, come out to NightMARE Island.
Come spend some time with the Undertaker, the man with one foot in the world of the living and the other foot six feet under. There will be seven caged and open areas in three small bunkers on the Preserve, filled with spooky sights and ghastly ghouls. Adults and youth 15 and older can enter for $5, children are free.
NightMARE Island runs from October 23 through November 2 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
More info about where to find the Heritage Preserve [Facebook.com link]

Mocktoberfest Punk and Edge Arts Festival 
This year's Mocktoberfest will feature KLANK as the headliner.
The show will be on Saturday, October 25 beginning at 12:00 p.m. The show ends promptly at 10:00 p.m. and no alcohol is served at the event.
A complete lineup will be available here. [facebook.com/Mocktberfest]
at the Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St, Vallejo
Mocktoberfest is the first Punk and Edge Arts Festival of its kind in Northern California that benefits music education for Vallejo's youth.
Mocktoberfest features music from the darker side of rock and punk.
This all-ages show ensures youth and the under-served punk rock ethnic class, have full access to high quality entertainment in the area. The event raises money for 10 kids, ages 12 to 18, chosen by lottery, to be provided an instrument and 10 lessons in the style of music they choose.

The San Francisco Folk Music Club, in association with The City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission, presents...
El Cerrito Free Folk Festival
October 25, Noon to 9 PM
At the El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito, CA
[ElCerritoFolkFest.org] [facebook.com/pages/El-Cerrito-Free-Folk-Festival/248884640388]
In 2014, the El Cerrito Free Folk Festival will offer two stages, workshops, a family program and plenty of spaces for spontaneous jams.  Join us to listen, learn, play and enjoy live music in our community.
This exciting event features performances and workshops from world renowned and local musicians alike, with open microphone, jam sessions, and much, much more.
Scheduled performers include: Eric and Suzy Thompson, Euphonia, Hali Hammer Band, Don Burnham and The Bolos, Dirty Cello

ERIE presents: Entheogenic Integration and Individuation
Wednesday, October 29, 6:15 PM
CIIS Main Building, Namaste Hall (3rd Floor), 1453 Mission St., San Francisco, CA, 94103 , San Francisco [http://www.meetup.com/erievision/events/193936292/]
Justin Hartery, MFTI, graduate from the California Institute of Integral Studies’ Somatic Psychology program, will speak on how to "Integrate your peak experience". Have you ever returned from a peak experience and struggled to live from that vibrant, magical place within yourself that you now know to exist? It is very common to experience a sense of disillusionment, come-down, and compartmentalization from these expansive states as one returns to the more “ordinary” conventions of reality. Rather than return to complacency and wait for the next journey to provide you with a temporary sense of fulfillment through yet another "life-changing" experience, learn how to bring your dreams to life by growing an embodied relationship with your essential self.
Larry Norris and Julie Megler will talk about "Self-Discovery, Relationship, and Community Through Entheogenic Integration". Julie D. Megler is a board certified nurse practitioner in psychiatry and family medicine, has presented at the Psychedelic Science conference and The Women’s Visionary Congress on the topics of psychedelic drug harm reduction, and has developed potential therapeutic applications of ayahuasca for posttraumatic stress disorder. Larry Norris is the founder and executive director of ERIE (Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education), a group dedicated to the development of entheogenic research and integration models (www.erievision.org). ERIE brings diverse entheogenic speakers, practitioners, and researchers to share their wisdom with the San Francisco/Bay Area community.

TOM GRECO: The Evolution of Money and its Potential to Improve Humanity 
Oct 30th - Thu, 6 to 9 PM
$20, RSVP requested. Location: Earthrise at IONS - 101 San Antonio Rd. - Petaluma, CA 94955
Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by a world expert on Community Currencies. It will include an overview of the most promising new exchange systems and what is needed to locally start a sustainable mutual credit. More event info [http://www.favors.org/display/eventDetails.php?new=1409196360&event_id=2555&login_group=FF]

Haul of Illusions Haunted House and Murder Mystery Theater
October 31
Come visit the Haul of Illusions Haunted House Halloween night with classic Victorian haunts and illusions for the entire family, with tricks and treats included. Guests can pay at the door; adults can enter for $5, children 12 and under are free. The Haunted Haul of Illusions is open from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1.
At 7:30 p.m., the haunted house will change over to an adult-only venue for the next installment of the Haul-O-Ween Murder Mystery, featuring the crew of the Neverwas Haul in a Trevor Allen inspired 10 Little Indians murder mystery. An entry fee of $25 includes dinner, one drink and dessert. For those who don't feel like eating, a $10 ticket can be purchased and drinks are available for $5 each.
The Haul of Illusions Haunted House and Murder Mystery Theater will take place at Obtainium Works, located at 510 Pennsylvania Street. The Murder Mystery Theater dinner event is limited to 75 people, so buy your tickets soon! [http://www.obtainiumworks.net/]

Rocky Horror Picture Show in Vallejo
40th Anniversary Event, October 31
at the Empress THeatre, 330 Virginia St, Vallejo
Celebrate Halloween and the 40th Anniversary of the Rocky Horror Picture Show with a costume party and dancing at the Empress Theatre.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror movies of the late 1940s through the early 1970s. The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Frankenfurter, unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky.
The costume dance party beings at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, October 31 and is free to attend. The movie, which begins at midnight, requires a ticket which can be purchased online for $20, or $22 at the door.

Hootenany Hoedown! Monthly benefit for PLACE 
Nov. 8th, Saturday, 7pm
PLACE for Sustainable Living [1121 64th Street, Oakland, CA 94608] [aplaceforsustainableliving.org] [www.facebook.com/oakleyville] [twitter.com/oakleyville]
where we feature local bluegrass, old time Appalachian, hillbilly, and jugband sounds!
Always great music and home-made cob-oven pizzas. Bring your friends and your dancin’ shoes*!*
*Come volunteer for 1 hour and get in for $4!*

Absinthe Speakeasy
November 7th from 8pm-2am at 350 Georgia Street Vallejo California
pre-sale tickets $10 (includes a free drink) also $10 at the door. purchase tickets here or in person at the address above.
Absinthe Cocktails, Gourmet Mimosas, Snack plates, Fruit plates, Cheese plates
Music by DJ Noivad - Absinthe by Greenway Distillers - Sound by Omnific productions A Sean Murdock Production

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oct. 16th GOTT Radio

Gathering of the Tribes radio! [link], A Liberated Zone on the FM, to enhance alternative culture and cognitive freedom! Listen Live! Thursdays, 5 to 6pm with Music, Tribal News and info, convened by Dr.G., a Renegade Illuminati with Thee Temple [link], alongside a psychonautical crew affiliated with the Northbay Evolver network [link]. Sponsored by H2C.org, providing holistic medicine for a variety of physical and mental conditions, as provided under Cal. Prop. 215. Tune in at 89.5FM in the northeast San Pablo Bay Area (American Canyon, Benicia, Crockett, Fairfield, Suisun, Vallejo), Smart Phone Tune-in App [link], Desktop U-stream [link], w. chat box [link], Live Mp3 (.pls) stream[link], Netbook / Laptop [link].
Send info, music tracks, events listings etc., to [GOTT.PRODUCTIONS@) Gmail.com]

Listen to the live recording for this episode's interview with Jakey Lee! [UStream.tv link]

Featuring the Positive Vibrations of a Northbay Great...

with debuts from his latest EP:
* "Killing The Devil"
* "The Moment"
* "Cold Blooded"

MUSIC VIDEO: [YouTube.com link]
Jakey Lee is a singer-song writer, performer, entertainer, producer, and screenwriter from American Canyon, CA and Los Angeles, CA. An explosive feast for the eyes and ears, Jakey Lee is a trendsetting power-pop/rock fashion plate who brings it all to the stage with every performance. The Northern California born and raised, Los Angeles based singer-songwriter dons horn-rimmed glasses, screaming red bow tie, bright pants to match, gold shoes any combination that adds up to red, white, blue, black and gold. With all eyes fixed on him, he gets to it, blazing fresh trails with his blistering guitar, electronic beats and powerhouse vocals. After touring the country for years in many bands he decided to go solo focusing on making pop music.

Hey, neat! Check this out! A freeway ready family-sized solar car has been been developed, tested in Australia and California, is compatible with Tesla cars, and is ready for mass-production:
* "Solar-Powered Family Car Rides California Coast" (2014-09-24) [Discovery.com link] [archive.today]
* "Solar-powered family car Stella rides California coast" (2014-09-24) [SolarDaily.com] [archive.today]

Tribal Events -

"Vallejo News" (2014-10-10) [archive.today] with info about upcoming events, the Loma Vista Farm Pumpkin Sale, and the Mocktober Punk Arts & Music fest

Book Launching: Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond
Thursday, October 16, at 6:30 PM
at the CIIS Main Building, Namaste Hall, 1453 Mission St., San Francisco, CA, 94103 , San Francisco, CA

Please join us for the book launch of Ayahuasca Shamanism in the Amazon and Beyond with editors Beatriz Labate and Clancy Cavnar and moderator Jorge N. Ferrer, PhD of the California Institute of Integral Studies.
There will be an exhibition of Clancy Cavnar's art and an exhibition of the book content by Beatriz Labate, followed by a collective debate mediated by Jorge Ferrer.
This book discusses how Amerindian epistemology and ontology related to certain indigenous shamanic rituals of the Amazon spread to Western societies, and how indigenous, mestizo, and cosmopolitan cultures have dialogued with, and transformed, these forest traditions. The collection also focuses on how shamanic rituals have been spreading and developing in post-traditional urban contexts throughout the world. Special attention is given to ayahuasca, a psychoactive drink usually composed of two plants: the vine Banisteriopsis caapi and leaves of the Psychotria viridis bush. Ayahuasca use has extended beyond its Amazonian origin and instigated a variety of legal and cultural responses in the countries it has spread to.

Zombie and Stage Makeup Class
October 17
More info at [Facebook.com link], and at [ArtVallejo.org link]
Learn the basics of stage makeup in this group class with the host of NightMARE Island, the Undertaker. An experienced stage makeup artist, the Undertaker will explain the basics of technique, while demonstrating on a couple willing souls, give directions and suggestions on character development, and answer questions.
Some makeup will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies to customize their look. Suggested supplies and tools to bring are makeup sponges, a small mirror that can stand on its own, pale foundation, powders (both light and dark), a few basic makeup brushes and baby wipes to take it all off afterward. If you are going to be using any prosthetics (fake noses, scars, etc.) please bring them as well.
The Zombie and Stage Makeup class will be held on Friday, October 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Mare Island Heritage Preserve. The event is free, but donations to the Mare Island Heritage Preserve are encouraged. Please RSVP as there is limited seating in the class.
Behold... and Dread... the Undertaker!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sept. 25th GOTT Radio

Gathering of the Tribes radio! [link], A Liberated Zone on the FM, to enhance alternative culture and cognitive freedom! Listen Live! Thursdays, 5 to 6pm with Music, Tribal News and info, convened by Dr.G., a Renegade Illuminati with Thee Temple [link], alongside a psychonautical crew affiliated with the Northbay Evolver network [link]. Sponsored by H2C.org, providing holistic medicine for a variety of physical and mental conditions, as provided under Cal. Prop. 215. Tune in at 89.5FM in the northeast San Pablo Bay Area (American Canyon, Benicia, Crockett, Fairfield, Suisun, Vallejo), Smart Phone Tune-in App [link], Desktop U-stream [link], w. chat box [link], Live Mp3 (.pls) stream[link], Netbook / Laptop [link].
Send info, music tracks, events listings etc., to [GOTT.PRODUCTIONS@) Gmail.com]

Introducing the psychonautical grooves of
Mononome, with their just released EP "Longing"/"Forgive (A Man)"
Download the EP at [Mononome.bandcamp.com link]

Tribal Music
* Blind Willies: "I Need A Woman"
* Down Dirty Shake: "Sun Cheyenne"
* Brothers Beard: "TieDye Spots"
* Sunhaze: "Last Summer" / "The Hill"

"The Evolver Network: Twerkin the Knobs of the New Planetary Culture" [TribalConvergence.com link] [archive.today link]

A Letter from Daniel Pinchbeck,
Introducing the Center for Planetary Culture [archive.today link]

Tribal Events -


Zulu Nation Thursdays presents...
a Benefit Concert for DJ PHAROAHGAHMOE

Oct. 2nd, 2014
6pm - Midnight
At the One Fam - 1606 Seventh Street, Oakland
All Ages
Film Screening at 6pm
Community Meeting at 7pm
Benefit Concert at 9pm
Featuring live performances by: Cuzn Dev, Evenodds, Equipto , P Town, Shake Da Mayor, Trunk Boiz, Whitegurl The Truth and special guests!
Free Admission. Suggested Donation $20. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. However, we want you to know that our brother DJ Pharoahgahmoe has suffered a traumatic brain injury and we need to raise a hefty amount of money!
Every donation is appreciated! No amount is too small or too large.
ONE LOVE #UZN40 Peace, Unity, Love & Having Fun

Poetry Reading...ELMAZ ABINADER presents her new book
Friday, October 3, 7pm
At Revolution Books, 2425 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
In poems of grace and a searing fire, Elmaz Abinader negotiates love, yearning, hope, memory, resistance, injustice and death and weaves an uneasy but authentic hope that illuminates the path to a true redemption. A stunning collection. - Chris Abani
THIS HOUSE, MY BONES is a gorgeously scripted chronicle that probes the collective heart and the countries we inhabit when we dare to speak outloud. There's an insistent rhythm in these stanzas, a lyricism of light and lineage stamped with the undeniable signature of a poet at the height of her craft. Savor these poems, and be lifted by their music. --Patricia Smith, Author of Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the 2013 Lenore Marshal Poetry Prize.
 Elmaz Abinader is a poet, memoirist, playwright and novelist. Elmaz won the 2000 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Poetry award for the poetry collection, In the Country of My Dreams as well as two Drammies (Oregon's Drama award) for her three-act one-woman show, Country of Origin. Elmaz has been a Fulbright Senior Fellow to Egypt, taught for the Palestine Writing Workshop and a resident at the El Gouna Writing Residency. Elmaz is one of the founders of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, (VONA/Voices), now in its 15th year providing workshops for writers of color.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sept. 18th GOTT Radio

Gathering of the Tribes radio! [link], A Liberated Zone on the FM, to enhance alternative culture and cognitive freedom! Listen Live! Thursdays, 5 to 6pm with Music, Tribal News and info, convened by Dr.G., a Renegade Illuminati with Thee Temple [link], alongside a psychonautical crew affiliated with the Northbay Evolver network [link]. Sponsored by H2C.org, providing holistic medicine for a variety of physical and mental conditions, as provided under Cal. Prop. 215. Tune in at 89.5FM in the northeast San Pablo Bay Area (American Canyon, Benicia, Crockett, Fairfield, Suisun, Vallejo), Smart Phone Tune-in App [link], Desktop U-stream [link], w. chat box [link], Live Mp3 (.pls) stream[link], Netbook / Laptop [link].

Interview with "Rhonda" about the upcoming gala and grand-opening for...
a Speakeasy Party joint,
with the psychonaut musicians of Sam Vega, and the Ehler's Collective!
Saturday, Sept. 20th, 7 to 11pm.
at H2C.org, 4 Wilson ave., in Vallejo, next to the corner at Mare Island parkway and Tennessee st.
** Art Show ** Aerial dancers ** Fire dancers ** Video release party ** Come End Prohibition through art, music and mad collective love!

Feedback (a poem) by Indi Riverflow [link]

GOTT is pleased to introduce...
w. an interview with Mitchell (Guitarist/Bassist/Vocalist) of the...
Brother's Beard [facebook.com/BrothersBeard] [BrothersBeard.bandcamp.com]
featuring selections from their new album Generations
** "TieDye Spots", and "Bottle Rocket" **
and "Gravity on both sides"... we got time for it!

New debut tracks from the...
Blind Willies [BlindWillies.net] [BlindWillies.bandcamp.com],
and the debut of 2 singles from their new album "Every Day Is Judgment Day":
They are a roving band of artists, haunting the Northbay at the Point Richmond Summer Concert Series(2012); Calistoga Summer Music Series(2013); Whole Earth Festival, Davis(2011); and various bars, breweries in between, providing music for sentient loners, such as...
** "I Need a Woman", and "Dig a Hole" ** 

As recommended by Thee Temple,
Liberated Zone of the weekMIQEL.com

Something to think about from RealitySandwich.com...
Is Ayahuasca an Alien Intelligence?
Has ayahuasca arrived on Earth with a mission to save the planet? More than a few seasoned shamanic journeyers have come to this conclusion.
Clearly, encounters with the spirit vine deepen your appreciation for the plant kingdom — for all of nature — which is well timed for our era of ecological crisis. And the heart healing that ayahuasca catalyzes strikes many as an ideal antidote to the most damaging aspects of contemporary society. But is there more to it than that? Does ayahuasca have an intention? Do other plant spirit teachers, such as mushrooms, peyote, and iboga? Entheogenic veterans frequently report encounters with distinct, other worldly intelligences during their psychedelic excursions. Are these truly independent consciousnesses, separate from the self? Where do they come from? Read more at [DeOxy.org]

Space News!
Back-up links provided by Archive.today!
** Year's final supermoon is a Harvest Moon [link]
** God Particle could destroy universe, according to Hawking [SpaceDaily.com link], [archive.today]
** Ride Shotgun With NASA Saucer As It Flies to Near Space [NASA.gov link], [archive.today]
** NASA’s 3-D Study of Comets Reveals Chemical Factory at Work [NASA.gov link], [archive.today]
** "Red Dwarf Stars might be best places to discover alien life" [AstroBio.net link], [archive.today]
** First evidence for water ice clouds found outside solar system [CarnegieScience.edu link], [archive.today]

Local writer Julian Phillips (of Vallejo) has a newly-published science-fiction novel,
"The Jupiter Plan: Anarchy at Amalthea", 
60 chapters and 150,000 words of sci-fi mystery! The author writes: "Yes, another literary triumph from the World's Most Under-Rated Author. Our story begins 400 years into Tomorrowland, when corruption and poor practices in Earth's by then 100-year-old raw-materials program at the moons of Jupiter, are the topic of two-year investigation by two men from the Planetary Program Proficiency agency, leading to a deep dark secret exploding from within the hellish depths of Jupiter herself, and an epic Water Logic War, originating elsewhere in the ancient Galaxy, as Earth takes her first baby-steps to full membership in the Milky Way society of planets and worlds. Wow! Who writes this stuff?? Get your signed-autographed copy today!"
$15, order through [pog777@) inbox.com] [facebook.com/Julian.Phillips.100].

Bill Holmes of Humboldt, A Tribute -
From Verbena (from PARC, for human-rights and the houseless, [youcaring.com link]): We miss you, miss you, miss you, Bill. Thanks for being in our lives. I was at this show at Old Town Coffee (video links below). Bill hired my friend, Robert (who was learning video stuff) to film him. SO glad he did that!!
** "Even the Man on the Moon is crying" [Youtube.com link]
** "Glad I'm not dead" [Youtube.com link]
** "Dirty lil' town" [Youtube.com link]
More tributes:
** "Bill Holmes stood for social justice" obituary [Times-Standard.com link] (archive.org)
** "Bill Got out" [radmul.blogspot.com/2014/08/bill-got-out.html]
** "Of Songs and sad songs", from Shalia: Sorrowful day to hear of Bill's passing.  I remember him as being so vibrant with a smile that would bring some sun shine on foggy Eureka benches. My thoughts are with you all- his family and friends, he certainly touched a lot of people, contributed so much to the local culture. His rendition of the Stones' 'waiting on a friend' was the best ever, epic really. I remember him well for it.
** "Local Activist, Blogger and Musician Has Died" [tomsebourn.blogspot.com/2014/09/local-activist-blogger-and-musician-has.html]
** Tribute from Martin Cotton (Sr.): I had the pleasure to have worked, laughed, cryed, and loved the beautiful people in our lives. I will miss our conversations,  Bill Holmes. Love and respect.

Jose Martinez' One Man Show.
Sep. 27th, 5 to 10pm
at the Artiszen CAC, 337 Georgia st. vallejo
Martinez is from Napa and creates his art at the Coal Sheds Artist Studios on Mare Island. Please join us in welcoming this extremely talented young man and his guest art student Ashley Foux to the downtown art scene.

Second Saturday Bands at The Hub presents...
HONEY COOLER! (Selwyn and Elan's Birthday JAM!)
Saturday, Sept. 13th, at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Hub Vallejo, 350 Georgia St, Vallejo, California 94590
Doors open at 7pm, opening band starts at 8pm.
$5.00 cover.
Event page [https://www.facebook.com/events/1470133936569577]
[http://www.reverbnation.com/2822339] / [http://www.thehubvallejo.com/]
Eric Gallagher on Keyboards and Vocals, Tom Sweeney on Drums, Jeff Hobbs onTrumpet, Sax, and Violin, Elan Jayme on Bass, and Selwyn David on Guitar infuse instrumental rock, reggae, and funk as their core sound with an indie vibe. Honey Cooler 's inspired original tunes are sure to move you with soulful sounds and funky beats for your listening and dancing pleasure.
'Kickin Babe and The Fogies' (Selwyn David, Dan Smith and Elan Jayme) will open the show with a short set, warming up the stage with their original, funky, progressive rock with a twist. (it's their debut and 20 year reunion?!)
*Selwyn and Elan are both having birthdays so bring your hugs, smiles, and applause to help these lifer-musicians celebrate....there will be cupcakes!

Hub CAP! (Community Art Party!!!!)
Thursday, September 18, at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
and every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
At The Hub Vallejo, 350 Georgia St, Vallejo, California 94590

We had so much fun at the earthquake mosaic party. There was such a great feeling of community & everyone had a BLAST. Some folks brought snacks. Some brought things they wanted to make art with. Everyone brought their awesome selves for a wonderful social mix,and just a great time. We want more!
So now, every 1st & 3rd Thursday evening we will be having a general art party at The Hub Vallejo - painting, sewing, music, mosaics, sculpture - whatever! It will be informal and a chance for us to hang as a community and create.
So come congregate, commune, converge & create collectively!.
Bring a project, a song, a snack to share, stitch-n-bitch, jam, hang out, converse, commune congregate CREATE! :D
There's no charge for this event, but if you could drop a buck or two in our donation box, we'd appreciate it. It will help pay for the electricity we burn that night, (and the toilet paper!).

Theatrical Third Weekend Presents: 
Working for the Mouse
Friday, September 19, at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Hub Vallejo, 350 Georgia St, Vallejo, California 94590
Tickets $10
Written and performed by Trevor Allen, Directed by Nancy Carlin.
What really goes on at the Happiest Place on Earth? As a young man, Trevor Allen spent a few years in Anaheim playing Pluto, the Mad Hatter, and other characters in his height range on a quest to become Peter Pan. He returns with tales of quirky co-workers, militant managers, and backstage debauchery in this unique coming-of-age tale.
Working for the Mouse blows pixie dust in your eyes while offering a hilarious glimpse behind the ears of the Magic Kingdom. Voted Best of the SF Fringe Festival, it's garnered sold-out houses and critical acclaim in Berkeley and San Francisco without once getting a cease-and-desist order from Disney.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Rooster's Open Mic (Alameda)

At Roosters Alameda [https://www.facebook.com/roostersalameda]
1700 Clement Ave, Alameda, California 94501
Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of the month
The open mic is all ages and free.

Everytime we have an open mic feature on at 10pm and they play for 30mins.
Sign ups are at 8pm and the show starts at 8:30pm
Performers are required to buy one drink (doesn't have to be alcoholic)

Come on down with your acoustic guitar or your full band, we can handle anything!
Participants get 3 songs each and a makeshift drumkit (known as "The Contraption") is available, you can even ask Justin to jump up on bass!

Come on down and have a rockin time with us!
Hosted by Stephen Michael) and Justin Vanegas [www.facebook.com/stephenmichaelhosts]

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sept. 4th GOTT Radio

Sponsored by H2C, providing holistic medicine for a variety of physicial and mental conditions, as provided under Cal. Prop. 215.

Tribal Music
Ras Ceylon - "Afrocentric Asian"
Taekwondo - "The Show must go on"
Talib Kweli - "The Actual"
(w. Das Racist, prod. by Amaze88)
Slightly Stoopid - "Fruits, Legalize Them!"
Sol Atash - "Seek The Truth"
(ft. Junior Toots)
World's Ugliest Dog - "Beer Run" & "Jorge Hefferson"

Feedback (a poem)

By Indi Riverflow | September 5, 2013

I can’t tell what’s left or right
Which way is up or down
If I’ve hit a dangerous height
Or if we’re grazing near the ground
Can’t see where we’re heading
If it’s back to where I’ve been
Since I’m flyin’ blind
If you’d be so kind
Open a line and fill me in
Please open a line and fill me in

Static from this feedback loop
Sounds exactly like your voice
I keep asking myself
What are the chances of a choice?

Hit the dunes without a guide
Or compass to point the way
The buggy I had hoped to ride
Became a burden to convey
The footing keeps sliding
Buried up to my chin
Since I’m in a bind
If you wouldn’t mind
Toss me a line and bring me in
Won’t you toss me a line and bring me in?

Static from this feedback loop
Sounds exactly like your voice
I keep asking myself
What are the chances of a choice?

While you wait I must bide
Hanging limbo without a stick
On the other side of our steep divide
And the trail’s getting slick
If I had my way it’d be yesterday
Cause this doubt is wearing thin
But I’d settle for a sign
Just few feet of vine
Or a scrap of twine to tie me in
Yeah, a scrap of twine to tie me in

Static from this feedback loop
Sounds exactly like your voice
I keep asking myself
What are the chances of a choice?

Drifting now and falling free
Frozen with all this liberty
Are we in space or are we at sea?
Sailing under veils of uncertainty
Wavering grip keeps slipping
Gravity wants to win
It’s quite a grind
So if you find the time
Shoot me a line and clue me in
Now won’t you shoot me a line and clue me in?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

GOTT Radio, August 14th, 2014

A Liberated Zone on the FM, to enhance alternative culture and cognitive freedom! Listen Live!
* On your Smart Phone: Tune-in App [link] * On a Desktop: U-stream [link], w. chat box [link], or Live Mp3 stream (.pls) [link] * For a Netbook / Laptop [link].

for Northbay Entheogenic Freedom:
* "Cannabis Science Inc. Announces Critical Cancer Patient Dr. Lynnice Wedewer, Ph.D., Cured Seven Times By Medical Cannabis" [link]
* "Cannabis Science Inc. In Final Negotiations To Establish Its First Medical Cannabis Facilities In Canada" [link]
* More about the "Science of Cannabinoids" from Cannabis Science Inc. [link] [link]

GOTT is pleased to introduce...
Sunhaze, with an exclusive debut from their upcoming EP,
"Last Summer", and "the Hill", set to be released by the end of Summer! [www.SunhazeMusic.com] [www.facebook.com/SunhazeBand]
Upcoming shows:
* Hotel Utah (International Pop Overthrow Festival) - 8/16 [facebook.com/events/1530871887135926]
* The Legionnaire Saloon - 8/30

Debut track from Seatraffic...
"Man on the Coast"
from their upcoming album "Beauty in the Night", specially priced pre-sale before the official release Sept. 5th! [Seatraffic.bandcamp.com/album/beauty-in-the-night]

Word, Sound, Power / Lights, Camera Action 
Weekly Poetry Slam and Open Mic, Black August Edition!
Featuring Tahir Rbg, Ras Ceylon, and artists from across the bay performing Revolutionary music in the spirit of Black August [facebook.com/events/734263546612590]
Tuesday, August 12, at 8:00pm - 2:00am
At the Slate Bar [2925 16th St, San Francisco, California 94103]
* 8/5: Poetry Slam and Open Mic hosted by Ras Ceylon and Tahir Rbg [www.facebook.com/TahirRBG]
* 8/12: (Ladies Night) Poetry Slam & Open Mic hosted by Ms. Incredible [www.facebook.com/incredible.period] aka. TaLea Monet [www.facebook.com/talea.monet]
* 8/19: Poetry Slam and Open Mic hosted by Fly Benzo [www.facebook.com/fly.benzo.9]
* 8/26: Poetry Slam and Open Mic hosted by Hugh Emc [www.facebook.com/hugh.emc]

Books Signing & Artist's Reception for new book

Aug 16, 2014: 1 pm - 3 pm (Sat)
Markham Vineyards is pleased to have Baron Wolman, First Chief Photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine, unveil his new book entitled Woodstock on the 45th anniversary of the iconic music festival held August 15-17, 1969. Be one of the first Woodstock fans in the entire United States to peruse this amazing book on Saturday, August 16, 2014, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Chat with Wolman (glass of wine in hand!), view his current photography exhibit, Celebrating Woodstock, and take an exclusive first look at Woodstock. The event is free and open to the public. If you can't make the artist's reception, Celebrating Woodstock will be on show and available for public viewing during regular visitor center hours through December 31, 2014.
At the Markham Vineyards, 2812 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena, CA 94574

Wine Country 'Ukulele Festival 
at Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus, 1088 College Ave.Saint Helena, CA 94574
September 6 - September 7, 2014
From free lessons and programs for  kids, to professional-level workshops and performances, the seventh, annual, Wine Country 'UKulele Festival has something for everyone! And you don't have to play the 'ukulele to enjoy every minute of it!  Great fun for the entire family!
Please visit the website (and subscribe) to stay abreast of the latest developments as they unfold.
Many events are free, but there is a registration fee for workshops.

Haiti: An Art Benefit & Dinner 
brought to you by Rara Tou Limen Dance Company & Project HOPE Art
Friday, August 8th at 6:30pm - 10:00pm
at the Humanist Hall 390 27th St, Oakland, California 94612
A Taste of Haiti: An Art Benefit & Dinner
"Art is the Universal Language"
Sample the vibrant culture, flavors and beats of Haiti to benefit Rara Tou Limen’s Cultural Exchange Trip to Haiti this summer, and Project HOPE’s art programming in Port au Prince and the Bay Area
* Dance Performance by Portsha Jefferson & Rara Tou Limen Dance Company
* Dinner by: Pierre-Richard Leurbourg
* RASANBLE! Special Guest
* Art Show by Melissa Schilling and Fanel Duce
* Wine Bar by Beauregard Vineyards, Bonny Doon Vineyards & more!
N’ap Boule! Welcomes and appreciates your support and they are gearing up for an explosion of Caribbean food and Collaborative Haitian-American art. Join us for our Friday Night gallery show featuring photos of Rara Tou Limen rendered by Atis Rezistans artist Fanel Duce. Lets celebrate with drums, drink specials and dinner.
From Oakland, California, Rara Tou Limen Dance Company has an objective to help nurture and grow Haitian dance and musical traditions in the Bay Area. Accompanied by dancers, vocalists and celebrated musicians, the company brings to the stage a wide spectrum of diverse Haitian dance forms, from vibrant rituals of Vodou, the turbulent legacy of political struggle, to the celebratory and festive dances of Carnival, Rara Tou Limen is at the cutting edge of the evolution of Haitian dance and music in the Bay Area. The use of traditional rhythms, chants and movement integrates the grace, strength, fluidity and precision of Haitian folkloric dance.
From Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Project Hope Art gives a voice to those survivors of the Haitian tent Camps. Project HOPE Art uses art as a vehicle to inspire, to educate and to create intentional whimsy. We work with children in hospitals, orphanages, schools and communities in disaster stricken areas, utilizing art to help establish self esteem, self expression, self respect and stress relief for our students. We create art for art’s sake, while educating through our art, science, nutrition and literacy programs. We twirl in tutus and face paint because it’s good for the soul. Since our inception in January 2010 we have made multiple trips to Haiti and have recently launched a Visiting Artist Program, creating a sustainable way for artists in any medium to share their creativity with our kids and project partners as we strive towards our mission to inspire, heal and improve the quality of life for children in need.

Flash Mob for the Visions of the Wild Festival 
Wednesday, September 3rd at 5:30 pm in front of the Vallejo Ferry Building.
You can find at their facebook page instructional videos so you can learn the choreography, then come and dance! Flash Mob organizer Rena Flowers says she wants "to get hundreds (I hope) of people dancing together in downtown Vallejo to get some positive visibility for both the city and the Visions of the Wild Festival, with a big, diverse group of people in public and have a great time!"

Thursday, July 31, 2014

GOTT Radio, July 31st, 2014

Listen Live! With our
* Tune-in App, on your phone [link]
* U-stream, on your desktop [link], with a chat box [link]
* U-stream with no-frills, for a netbook or laptop [link]
* and for aficionados, a Live Mp3-quality stream [link]

Dr.G. asks, "Do you know where your Head is at?"

Pallet Jacks are back, with a debut track!
"Textual Healing", part of their upcoming album, release date to be announced!

Debut tracks! from World's Ugliest Dog:
"Beer Run" & "Coat Check"
Hailing from Santa Rosa, with MC/producer Chris "MK" Rivera and partner in rhyme, Kuervo Rugama, with their news album Party Favors. [reverbnation.com/WorldsUgliestDog]

Jack Micheline tribute -
"Beauty Is Everywhere Baudelaire" by S.A. Griffin
"On The Bar" by Steve Dalachinsky
"Train Song" by Ruth Weiss
Give America A Break
is a 2-disk tribute album to Jack Micheline that includes some of the best of Micheline's poetry readings throughout the years, including tracks from the famous 1982 Naropa reading where he selected as the best reader of the weekend which was the first annual Jack Kerouac conference, fully displaying Micheline's acerbic wit, razor sharp mind and visionary outlook on American consumer culture. Also included are over three dozen poets and friends of Micheline's reading his works, poems in tribute or sharing remembrances. Some of the poets recorded for this album include: Neeli Cherkovski, Alan Kaufman, David Meltzer, Anne Waldman, ruth weiss, steve dalachinsky, A.D. Winans, Eddie Woods, Andy Clausen, Amiri Baraka, Yuko Otomo, Eric Mingus, Charley Plymell, Q.R. Hand Jr., Bob Holman, S.A. Griffin and many more.
The August 9th record release party at Project Artaud in San Francisco will feature ten of the poets on this album reading in between tracks being played from the album. The event is held at the studio of Phil Deal, a horn player who used to back Micheilne years ago. In fact, Jack Micheline himself has performed at this very studio at Project Artaud. Jack Micheline's son, Vince Silvaer, will be in attendance.
Please visit [unrequitedrecords.com] for info on this and more poetry related albums.

Richard & Kristi Elizabeth Zerga of
LEGENDS of HEROES and VILLAINS Publishing are preparing for Stockton-Con once again! leading up to the weekend of the event, as well as the launch of 'Kitty & Batz Hypnotic Homicide' graphic novel with the Exclusive Stockton-Con 2014 Sketch Cover, we wanted to offer all of you a preview of some of the other products we've worked on that will be available in LIMITED QUANTITIES! Next up: our Latex Mask 'Google Eye Guy' and 'Slutzo' the Clown! Stockton-Con is August 9-10 [stocktoncon.com]. [LegendsOfHeroesVillains.com/THE-TEAM.html]

Debut track and a special message from Seatraffic. Listen [link], See [link]!
Material Goods Won't Cure your Heavy Heart - A lesson in happiness:
Far too often these days, we all find ourselves obsessing over items we think will make us happy.
Stop collecting junk, and spend some time with your brother, friend, or lover.
Take a lesson from this woman in the woods... EXPERIENCES & GOODS

"Precious Stones" music video by Seatraffic:

Gathering of the Tribes is pleased to announce,
In Commemoration of Black August: 
Passing It On, celebrating the generational spirit of freedom for a nation! In recognition that a new generation has been passed the Torch and a legacy lives on!
At the Qilombo, 2313 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, California 94612

* Ilyasah Shabazz- Daughter of Malcolm X and author of "Growing Up X" and "Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to be Malcolm X"
* Dhoruba Bin Wahad- Former Field Secretary of NY Black Panther Party, Co-founder of Black Liberation Army, former political prisoner and prisoner of war, author of "Still Black, Still Strong" 
* Ernesto Vigil- Former Vice Chairman of the Crusade for Justice under Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzalez, author of "The Crusade for Justice: Chicano Militancy and the Government's War on Dissent" 

Healing Circle
August 3rd, Sunday, 12 noon
at the Green, a city park at the end of First St in Benicia
and come by early for the 1st Sunday Yoga Circle, 11am, with the Benicia Yoga House, also at the park!
Healing Circle
August 12th, Tuesday, 7pm
At the IntegriTEA, 717 Marin st. in beautiful downtown Vallejo

AFC Cafe 
Hosted by Northbay Productions, Artists & Connection...
Thursday, August 7 at 7:30pm
Events at The Arlene Francis Center
99 Sixth St, Santa Rosa, California 95401

Lommori Productions Presents:
“Swamphammer”, “The Ghost Next Door”, + more TBA
Doors @ 8:00pm
Show @ 9:00pm
Friday, August 8
At the Red Hat Sports Bar, 1860 Monument Blvd, Concord, California 94523
$5 before 10
$10 after doors
21 & over please

Inter-Communal Mardi-Gras Walk and Fundraiser
Aug. 8th, 6pm
at the Vallejo Ferry Building, 289 Mare Island Way
The Miwok & Mexica Indian Nations have join forces with Vallejo Together, Artiszen Cultural Arts Center, Stop The Violence, KDIA - KSOL FM Radio Reunion, and other community organizations for Vallejo's Black Empowerment Think Tank's (VBETT) Memories Walk and Mardi Gras Fundraiser, August 8th, at the Waterfront, 289 Mare Island Way.
VBETT is a grass-roots, community organization consisting of entrepreneurs, stake holders, and Vallejo citizens, whose mission is helping to build a better Vallejo, continues to attract support and partners from a diverse Vallejo community. "We stand in solidarity and are happy to support an organization such as VBETT that promotes "community unity, dignity and pride for all Vallejo", explained Angel Heart, spokesperson for the Mexica Nation. "We all need to come together, and help create solutions," said, Maria Alvarez, Vallejo Together founder.
The New Orleans style Mardi Gras walk will begin at 6pm at the front of the Waterfront terminal building and the parade procession will proceed down the city-walk, and up Georgia Street to the Artiszen Art and Cultural Center, 337 Georgia St., for a VIP Mardi Gras Reception Fundraiser. The fundraiser event is scheduled to begin at 7:30. A gourmet buffet is being prepared by ChefAmbeau, and will feature a special live performance by OGV Band.
For more information, visit [www.thinktank707.com].