Friday, January 24, 2014

GOTT Radio for Jan. 30th, 2014

Gathering of the Tribes
Featuring InDIYpendent culture, Psychonaut grooves, and interviews! Broadcast Thursdays, 5 to 6pm, at 89.5FM in the eastern San Pablo bay area. Tune-in online at [link]. Produced by the GOTT Affinity Network  [], on Facebook at [link], affiliated with Northbay Evolver Network [link]! (Radio show instrumentals by the Alley Cat of Vacaville!)

Debut of the latest hit from Atlas!
"Deep Down", alongside an interview with Atlas members...
John the bassist & the Cleeze!

Debut appearance of...
¡2-in-1 electronic & encaustic music-gallery! with EvE & ¶ Taylor manifestinG tO nO enD original scores of instrumentals and synthesized sounds that can only be described as industrial-tinged blues-driven rocktronica, as heard in... "Stranger" from their upcoming debut EP Einer Sie! [415-496-9378] [] [] [].
They collectively say, "with 60+ years collective experience, what we're saying is: connection is the key to life".  The collective asks that you support the ¡VibratroN DebutouR! Kickstarter []!
¶ Taylor's tenure in rock bands in the 00's led to his use of a bit-crushed baritone guitar; EvE received extensive training early that same decade from mallet master Tom Float on quite an unconventional instrument, especially in a rock sense: the vibraphone. ManifestiV therefore designed an electronically enhanced vibraphone that a) aesthetically compliments the band's style, b) can plug into effects & amps just like traditional guitars & keyboards & c) is far more cost-effective than a commercially available vibe.
Australian marimba-maker Jim McCarthy & EvE compiled a simple design for the ManifestiV electronic vibraphone with plenty of support from various metal workers at the NIMBY art-space in Oakland CA, securing the network of artistic support necessary to construct the vibe.
They are also publishing a ManifestiV graphic coloring book depicts the story of ¶ Taylor's technological hunger marrying EvE's paleo-human connectivity in a concept drenched in science fiction & satire.

Amana Mission Publishing Ink announces Rhapsody in Retrograde by Indi Riverflow. There is just a short time left to reserve your pre-release copy. There will be a limited run of signed, numbered copies available to those who reserve theirs through Indiegogo: [].
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Head over to Indiegogo to reserve your copy of Rhapsody in Retrograde: Lyrical Loops In Verse, as well as other ways to say thank you for the jet fuel. There will also be a contest for those who share the Rhapsody in Retrograde facebook page to win a free copy.

“Effective immediately: words will be effective immediately.”
Amana Mission Publishing Ink is the artist-driven independent literary vehicle of Indi Riverflow, operated in partnership with all-in-one media magician Amana Mission. We are a pair of artistically ambitious, laterally mobile unprofessionals devoted to wordworking and image crafting in service to the music we love.
We have previously published Gyroscape: a year of the lyrical life, a collection of verse written primarily for jam band musician and songwriter John Kadlecik. Launched from a mythic vision, combining various pantheons in a jammin’ mobius Band, Gyroscape explores the space between meaning from a vantage where motion, not matter, matters.
Now we are pleased to be poised at the edge of release for Rhapsody in Retrograde: Lyrical Loops In Verse, quirky reflections on perspective, glitches, and paradox spun from a state of perpetual puzzlement over the ineffable strangeness of being.
Indi’s vision is a heady novel tea, steeped in wry irony and inflected insight. These lyric verses, forged in the electric undercurrents of consciousness, are alchemically distilled formulations guaranteed to expand your mind, exalt your spirit, and periodically misdirect beverages through your nasal cavity.
Measuring success in units of happiness, this enterprise has been profoundly rewarding; now we come to the cutting edge of crowd-funding to expand that definition to include economic solvency.
Your contribution will allow us to expand print stock, pursue avenues of wider distribution, and fill our spaceship with jet fuel as we line up to once again launch on our ever-expanding mission: to incite insight, spin gravity into levity, and re-brand reality one phrase at a time.
Below are some featured phrases from Rhapsody in Retrograde along with accompanying artwork by Amana Mission.
Amana Mission Youtube site [link]

Tribal News: 
"How I Accidentally Started the Drug Culture in 1962" by Howard Bloom [link]
"Borderland Devotions - Santa Muerte and the margins of faith" by David Metcalfe [link]

Liberated Zones, composed of Thoughtful & Psychedelic events from around the San Pablo bay area and beyond. Click here [link] for more info about Liberated Zones!

Skunk Funk/Dank Ocean @ The Press Club
Monday, February 3, 2014
9:00pm until 12:00am
Bringin back the Speakeasy life ya dig? :) Put on your dancin shoes, roll one up, fill up the cup and do the Charleston to some sweet jazzy skankin tunessss
* Skunk Funk - 10pm
* Dank Ocean - 9pm
$5 cover
The Press Club [2030 P street, Sacramento, California 95816]

Thursday, January 23, 2014

GOTT Radio for Jan. 23th, 2014

Gathering of the Tribes
Featuring InDIYpendent culture, Psychonaut grooves, and interviews! Broadcast Thursdays, 5 to 6pm, at 89.5FM in the eastern San Pablo bay area. Tune-in online at [link]. Produced by the GOTT Affinity Network  [], on Facebook at [link], affiliated with Northbay Evolver Network [link]! (Radio show instrumentals by the Alley Cat of Vacaville!)

Psychonautical interview with
Debra Moore
, a healer and teacher with a gift for clairvoyant abilities, including clairsentience, and clairaudience. In her works, she synthesizes eastern and western modalities intended for the soul and body to heal and integrate. [] [415-320-4041] []
Having practiced personal mind & energy control, her biological energy field is remarkably manifested. These photos of the energy field extending from Debra's fingers, taken in 2007 during a research program of healers using Russian software, show a solid halo of light. (for reference, please see "The Living Aura: Radiation Field Photography and the Kirilian Effect" by Kendall Johnson)

Debra Moore conducts healing sessions as a Transformational Journey, described as like moving gently into your Energy Matrix while having your Divine clear and align you! The session will take you from where you are out of alignment into a balanced relationship, channeling your higher self’s messages to you. Contact Debra for session rates and scheduling.

Music for the Gathering:
"Last Time" & "Stagecoach" by Overland 
"Just Fine" by Animal Friend from their "Ecology Now!" album

Tribal News: 
* Public Misperceptions & ESP – Psychical Research Under the Microscope [link]
* Is Precognition Real? Positive Replications of Daryl Bem's Controversial Findings [link]
* Scientists Call For Open, Informed Study of Psi Effects and Consciousness [link]

Get on The Mothership Connection for January 25th [link], and 'Like' our Mothership Connection radio show page! The OFFICIAL Facebook page for the Mothership Connection radio show broadcast Saturdays 5 to 6pm, with updates on guests, topics, music, and so much more! []

Upcoming Shows and Topics:
~ Jan 25 -we'll be discussing the therapeutic and health benefits of drumming in school and beyond:) with guest Jenni Swerdlow of Women Drummers International []
~ Feb 1st - Bed time tricks and testimonials with special Myrna Hayes to talk about the Heritage Open Mic-Mare Island [] and the Pacific Fly-Away Festival []
~ Feb 8 - Gender Persuasion: tricks for conceiving either sex with guests Alison and Howard of the Northbay Evolver network
~ Feb 15 - Self Love and unassisted birth with guest Mahalia Grace
~ Feb 22 - Weening and Introduction of Solids (Guest Pending)
~ March 1st - Same Sex Couples with Kids, Rights and Responsibilities (Guests Pending)
~ March 8 - Skin care, a holistic perspective (Guests Pending)
~ March 15 - Infidelity & Serial cheating (Guests Pending)
~ March 22 - Fitness & Good habits (Guests Pending)
~ March 29 - Listening and Direct Communicating (Guests Pending)
 APRIL is Women's History Month!
Thank you, Mission Control!

Liberated Zones, composed of Thoughtful & Psychedelic events from around the San Pablo bay area and beyond. Click here [link] for more info about Liberated Zones!

Join the Gathering of the Tribes, to celebrate the Grand Opening of Vallejo's premier bookstore
Koham Press [628 Marin St. Vallejo, CA 94590] [] [510-472-0630] []
Geek Wave Rocks, with artists from the Napa scene!
* Comfort Slacks, with drum machines, dancing, rusty gold, and tornado obsessions [].
* Magnanimous, making Late-nite monster movies with your mother's shake weight [].
* Daniel Francis Doyle all the way from Austin, TX (the homeland of the Koham Press folks), a one-man Texas ranger of rock on an acoustic, public transportation tour []. A plugged-in example of Dan at work: []

The Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics

CIIS Public Programs presents:
An Evening with Dennis McKenna

Friday, January 24, 2014
7:00 PM
CIIS Main Building, Namaste Hall [1453 Mission St., San Francisco, CA, 94103 , San Francisco, CA]
An Evening with Dennis McKenna: The Renaissance in Psychedelic Research and Growing up with Terence
Join CIIS Public Programs for an event with Dennis Mckenna!
*Notice* This event is hosted by CIIS Public Programs and co-sponsored by ERIE. Tickets must be purchased through CIIS Public Programs to attend. $10 pre-register/$15@ door. This event may sell out so please pre-register if you want to guarantee your spot!
Join ethnopharmacologist Dennis McKenna as he discusses his new book, The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terence McKenna, as well as the emerging renaissance in psychedelic research. No longer "under the radar," psychedelics are getting a lot of press and positive attention for their potential medical applications for treatment of PTSD, end of life anxiety, addictions, and much more. In addition to reading passages from his book, Dennis will show clips from the just-released documentary by award-winning filmmaker Oliver Hockenhull: Neurons to Nirvana: Understanding Psychedelic Medicines, which he describes as "really the best educational documentary on this topic to come along in some time." Q & A and stimulating conversations will follow! Signed copies of the book and DVD will be available for purchase.
Dennis McKenna is an ethnopharmacologist who has studied plant hallucinogens for over forty years. He is the author of many scientific papers, and co-author, with his brother Terence McKenna, of The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching, and Psilocybin: Magic Mushroom Grower's Guide. He holds a doctorate from the University of British Columbia, where his research focused on ayahuasca and oo-koo-hé, two hallucinogens used by indigenous peoples in the Northwest Amazon. He received post-doctoral research fellowships in the Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, National Institute of Mental Health, and in the Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine. In 1990, he joined Shaman Pharmaceuticals as Director of Ethnopharmacology, and in 1993 became the Aveda Corporation's Senior Research Pharmacognosist. Dennis has been an adjunct assistant professor at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota since 2001, where he teaches courses in ethnopharmacology and botanical medicine. He has taught summer field courses in Peru and Ecuador, and has conducted fieldwork throughout the upper Amazon. He is a founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute, a non-profit organization focused on the investigation of the potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic medicines.
MORE ABOUT THE BOOK: The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss...
Terence McKenna and his younger brother, Dennis, grew up in a small town in Western Colorado during the 1950s and turbulent '60s. In 1971, they joined three other kindred spirits on a journey into the upper Amazon, a ragtag band they lightly dubbed the "Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss." They fully expected their quest for a legendary hallucinogen to change everything forever, which it did, though in ways they'd never imagined.
Over the following decades, the two brothers took different paths, but their fates and interests remained entwined. Once called "the intellectual's Timothy Leary," Terence emerged in the 1980s and '90s as a radical philosopher, futurist, and raconteur. His "timewave theory," an unorthodox model of history, has played a key role in the various prophecies surrounding the year 2012.
Since Terence's death in 2000, his unorthodox ideas on psychedelic consciousness and other issues have given him a sort of virtual second life. He continues to haunt the Internet, the witty and articulate prophet of an end time he didn't live to see.
Dennis, by choice and inclination, remained in the background, pursuing a career in ethnopharmacology and neuroscience, investigating the same deep mysteries he and Terence had first been drawn to as kids. After Terence's death, Dennis has lived on to witness the dawn of an era that looks a lot like what his charismatic brother had foreseen-a new century as strange and disturbing, as full of hope and despair, as any that humanity has yet endured.
Here, for the first time, Dennis gives his account of the ideas, adventures, and anguishes he and Terence shared-and some they didn't. "Surely our lives were destined to be unique in many ways, as all lives are," he writes. "And yet I've also realized how much Terence and I were the products of our age, our minds and dreams shaped by the cultural influences that touched so many."
This sweeping account will appeal to anyone interested in Terence McKenna, of course, but ultimately it is the story of two men, and two fates, that only Dennis McKenna could tell.

Debra Moore invites you to the following -
The Most important part of manifesting into the physical world is to connect with your natural intuition. Learn to create the world you deserve to live in!
* Learn to connect to your natural, innate intuition!
* Learn to navigate the inner communication system already wired in you.
* You will be initiated to turn the dormant channels on.
* Clear blocks and increase the activity that is natural to your Body Diva!
* You will learn about your essence self, your team, guides and how all interact with your body’s nature spirit in a communication style that is all about the life you deserve.
* We will meet on four Sunday nights. Each week will build on the prior. Sundays: 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 & 3/9, 2014. 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm
Individual readings to each participant. Guided Meditations, journeys and healing.
This is energy healing and connection with all of who you are! Come and be part of the New Earth!
REGISTRATION: To hold your space please prepay at “Angel Heart 4 You” or to Debra via PayPal [] Presented by Debra Moore, Intuitive Counselor, Clairvoyant, Healer, Teacher
[]. Cost: $125.00 prepaid for entire course.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

GOTT Radio for Jan. 16th, 2014

Gathering of the Tribes
Featuring InDIYpendent culture, Psychonaut grooves, and interviews! Broadcast Thursdays, 5 to 6pm, at 89.5FM in the eastern San Pablo bay area. Tune-in online at [link]. Produced by the GOTT Affinity Network  [], on Facebook at [link], affiliated with Northbay Evolver Network [link]! (Radio show instrumentals by the Alley Cat of Vacaville!)

Music for the Gathering:
"Biscuit on my Six" by Comfort Slacks
"Phenomenon" by Dark Beach 
"Stoned Love" by Down Dirty Shake
"Growl at Strangers" by Jon Logan 

"Let's just say" by Commonwealth (Swollen Knuckle records)

"Biscuit on My Six" official music video from the Comfort Slacks []:

Tribal News: 
* There is No Counterculture (Apply Within) [link]
* The Sharing Garden Shows the Way to a Moneyless Food System [link]
* Ancient History: How deep does it go? 20,000 year old pyramid discovered in Indonesia [link]
* Adaptogenic News: Caffeine Has Positive Effect on Memory [link]
* Tolkien and Magic Mushrooms: A Review of The Shamanic Odyssey by Carl Ruck [link]

Liberated Zones, composed of Thoughtful & Psychedelic events from around the San Pablo bay area and beyond. Click here [link] for more info about Liberated Zones!

Gathering of the Tribes presents...
SERIAL MUSIC + comfort slacks + giggle party + animal friend + elaine brown + dj missayah + [FREE FUN] 
Friday, January 17, 2014
9pm, 21+, Free!
at the Townhouse Bar [401 Georgia Street, Vallejo]
+ COMFORT SLACKS #napa #geeksurfinsafari #smahtypants []
+ GIGGLE PARTY #bayareans #funfetti #swagsters []
+ ANIMAL FRIEND #thecity #dopehope #sythsoulized []
VIP Performers Lounge coffee delightfully provided by Moschetti Coffee

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

GOTT Radio for Jan. 9th, 2014

Gathering of the Tribes Thursdays, 5 to 6pm, with Rock, Reggae, Psychonaut grooves, and Culture! 
The beats heard in the background are by the Alley Cat of Vacaville!
Be a part of the Gatherings! This program is produced by an affinity network which meets twice monthly at in Vallejo's Art District, where plans are made, and this is Your chance to join a project for alternative culture, including music shows, events, and more! More info, including a list of projects to get in with, at [], affiliated with: Northbay Evolver Network [link]

Interview with
Steve, the Drummer for the Pallet Jacks of Vallejo,
to debut their latest hit single, Fairy in a Bottle! Visit our Pallet Jack fanpage! [link]

Music for the Gathering:
"Changing Tide" by New Cadence
"Bicuit on my Six" by Comfort Slacks
"Too much information" by Box of Kittens
"Twisted" by Atlas (debut)
"Nah Tek Nuh Talk" by Alex Marley (debut)
Sneak preview of "Don't Worry" the latest hit-worthy song from Trevor Lyon
with psychonautic poem "Unhurried Vision" by Michael Rothenberg

Tribal News 
[to be posted]

Liberated Zones, composed of Thoughtful & Psychedelic events from around the San Pablo bay area and beyond. Click here [link] for more info about Liberated Zones!

Northbay Evolver Network and Gathering of the Tribes presents...
Open-source social and local networking
, with communitarian workshops and healing

at the IntegriTea Art Space, 717 Marin St Vallejo CA 94590
Join us this Saturday in Vallejo for Open-source social and local networking, with communitarian workshops and healing.
5-10 donation no one turned away for lack of funds! 
* Kava Kava Ceremony and demonstration, Q/A session with Sage Tracey Trucano about the peculiar effects of this adaptogenic tea from Polynesia.
* Civinomics Presentation with expert Russell Sterten and local communitarian Dr.G., detailing how community democracy is enhanced by internet tools.
* Local Permaculture discussion featuring resources to learn about permacultural gardening in an urban environment.
* Sound Healings with intentional vibrations created on the spot, featuring Transcendental sound journeying with Shivohara Saint Germain, an experienced practitioner of this art.

Artiszen Cultural Art Center's monthly gathering is this Saturday!!!
The Artiszen Cultural Art Center would love to invite you to our monthly gathering, Gallery 11:11, which happens on the 11th of every month.
Come share in the Love and the Art of Community at The Artiszen Cultural Art Center, located at 337 Georgia Street in Historic Downtown Vallejo, CA.
Contact [707-649-8984] []
Our doors will be open from 11am-11pm, however most of the open mic, performances, and entertainment tend to start in the early evening and go on throughout the night!
Please join us for play, laughter, art, song, dance, conversation, and community building! Bring your children to paint and help create our community Art piece!
Admission is free however donations are greatly appreciated!!!!!!!
We also collect warm jackets, blankets, and canned food for our neighbors in need.
So if you have a song you would like to sing, an instrument you want to play, or a poem you would like to share please please feel welcome to bring it!!!
Food and Love Pot Luck: please bring a treat if inspired
Beer, wine, and other refreshments will be for sale as well...all proceeds will be going toward an upcoming Photography Show we are having in March.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Last Night DIY New Year's Eve Parade: a do-it-yourself celebration since 2005
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Since 2005! The only parade where there are no spectators - only participants!
Last Night is a decentralized, collective, open, public New Year's Eve celebration.
DIY stands for do-it-yourself. And that is what we are doing. This is our celebration that you and I make happen. This is not a paid gig, not something organized or well-planned. It's a people's event. We are doing this just for the love of it.

A Do-It-Yourself Parade
How do you make a parade without the help of professional organizers, event wranglers, scheduled bands and performers, and any money whatsoever?
You just do it.
We are the organizers -- you and I. We tell our friends and they tell theirs. We commit to doing it because it's a swell idea and we make it happen. We call up improbable connections and talk people into it.
We have no scheduled bands and performers. We tell a bunch of people we know, all the talented jugglers and artists and musicians we know in town and do our best to sell them on this unlikely but alluring idea and see if they'll come.
We are participating in the Gift Economy. It is our gift to our community, to each other, and to ourselves. In the morning hours on January 1st we'll finally go to bed after the best New Year's celebration we can remember thinking, "Wow, did we really just pull that off?" And that will be all the payment any of us will need.

Last Night DIY Manifesto -
Last Night is a decentralized, collective, open, public New Year's Eve celebration in Santa Cruz, California. Last Night is a completely organic event, organized and put on at a grassroots-level. No city-sponsorship. No corporate donors. It’s a do-it-yourself (D.I.Y.) parade and celebration.
We write this manifesto in the spirit of understanding, in an attempt to communicate our intentions. The parade is not merely a celebration, but a celebration of the power that we all have when we gather together to make something happen. Not just a street party, but a party to reclaim our streets.
The celebration is decentralized -- no one person or group is making it happen. There is no central committee nor board of directors. No one is in charge, but we are all leaders. Decisions about route and timing and other tactical matters are made collectively by those willing to step up and make it happen. Collective simply means we all do it together.
We are not asking for permits and permission, nor are there any limits on participation. No one is in a position to restrict who can participate or in what way. People simply show up prepared to take part in a city-wide celebration. Our entire community is invited to participate and celebrate together.
The focus is on self-reliance. One of the most important aspects of the Last Night celebration is that people take responsibility for themselves and for their community. As such, parade "un-organizers" take pains to address issues such as security, traffic control, sanitation, clean-up, and police liaison.
Beyond the impossible barrier of the city's arduous and prohibitively expensive special event permit, the permit process itself is a racket. It is the process through which the city seeks to charge us for the privilege of exercising our rights to free speech and free assembly. Accepting a permit puts one person or group in the position of having to put controls on other people, lest someone damage their good standing with the authorities. Additionally, that person or group takes responsibility and liability for the actions of others. We don't want to be in that position, nor do we want someone to have that responsibility for us.
We want to live in a world full of play and celebration, where self-expression is a matter of course. A world full of surprises, in which relationships are authentic and open-ended. A world in which we share a direct connection to the world around us. Where one does not have to ask permission of authorities to realize one’s dreams of adventure and possibility.
Part of creating a new world is resistance to the old one, to the relentless commodification and control of everything, including celebration and the way we relate to each other.
When we ask permission to live our lives, to celebrate, to come together, to express dissent, we legitimate the power of institutions over us. We give up our power to make our own choices and become subject to the decisions of others who may or may not be acting in our interests.
Therefore, we are not seeking permits from the city. We refuse to ask permission to be free.
Last Night started in 2005 as a response to the implosion of the city-sponsored First Night celebration. That year, thousands of people came out to participate in the people’s parade that marched raucously up Pacific Avenue. The parade included the Santa Cruz Trash Orchestra, martial arts displays, firedancers, the Santa Cruz Peace Coalition, Indonesian music, drum circles, floats, and the Opera Lady. The parade was high-energy and peaceful. There were no conflicts with police who’s light presence remained far on the periphery. The parade and it’s organizers represented a broad cross-section of the community.
In a typical overreaction of authority to the threat of people taking responsibility in their own lives, the Santa Cruz Police Department deployed undercover officers to infiltrate parade planning meetings for three months. Records released after the spying scandal came to light, revealed a pattern of abuses, including monitoring unrelated groups and other first amendment activities and compiling police dossiers of organizers. The city's own police auditor determined that police had violated the civil rights of parade organizers. After six months of effort, community, activist, and ACLU involvement, the city put in place a weak policy to curb some of the abuses of police power.

Love and Celebration, Last Night Santa Cruz