Finally got 130 DVDs burnt and shipped to our volunteer army of editors…

For HORSE‘s 12-track live performance DVD (part of the upcoming Earth Tour DVD set), we chose to crowd-source the editing, attempting to pair each editor with a song from their home country (12 unique countries are represented)…

Organizing this process took a hell of a lot of work, but we have some very talented editors on board and I’m pretty excited to see what they’ll come up with!

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Which Means, Unfortunately,

That the Decentralized Community and Humanity projects must be put on hold.

Fortunately, these undertakings all share a common thread and a common end…

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Looks Like I’m headed To Africa In Two Months Time…

In order to document HORSE the band‘s African tour and do some serious Adventuring!

Between now and then I have to finalize HORSE‘s 15-hour-long “Earth Tour” DVD and dynamically deliver at least five Decentralized Dance Parties- a monumental challenge, if ever there was one.

The next two months will consist of nothing else.

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What Is Partying?

After many years of partaking, and several spent pondering, I’ve managed collect and transcribe some of my thoughts on this very important matter.

The following is an excerpt from the Decentralized Dance Party FAQ:

Is Partying Really Art?
Yes.

Is The DDP Really High Art?
Yes.

How So?
Not only a revolutionary affront to traditional perceptions and precepts, the DDP is also widely recognized as the ultimate interdisciplinary medium, creatively melding Music, Dance, Karaoke, Comedy, Chaos, Costumery, Adventure and Military Stratagem.

Participants become performers and inhibitions are overwhelmed as we all rise together in a chaotic+joyful monument to the Human Spirit.

Together, we awaken the raw and beautiful rhythm+adventure-craving instincts ingrained in our DNA that have been subverted since childhood in our sterile western cultures and our collective energy projects everyone to unparalleled heights of happiness for hours on end!

You will smile genuinely, you will make instant friends, you will lose yourself in the music and find yourself in situations so novel and thrilling that you will never forget them.

The DDP is a revolutionary new type of open-source public performance art and something that truly has to be experienced to be believed!

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As Promised!

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The Fifth Ever Decentralized Dance Party Video

Suffered from Youtube’s insufferable 10-minute time limit.

But a lengthier Vimeo version featuring considerably more character is soon to be released!

 
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Briefly Considered Running A Gypsy Cab For New Year’s

As apparently you can earn like $1000 in six hours.

But duty called, and Tom and I resolved that we’d just have to make it a $1000 night.
And man oh man, was it ever. Without a doubt, the best DDP to date.

No time to go into details unfortunately, as I’m currently working around the clock editing the video… She’s going to be something really special.

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Tom and Gary Have A Brand New Website!

Right HERE

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Inspirational Materials From my Main Man J. T. Gatto

Although the majority of my youth was misappropriated by the education establishment, I somehow managed to survive the attendant Thoughtocaust.
I was robbed of my time, but not my mind.
Millions of others weren’t so lucky.

No child deserves such a fate, and via Humanity I intend to build the strongest possible case against Centralized education systems and the dysfunctional lives/societies they so often engender.

I highly recommend reading the entire article below and all related materials.
And wish I’d discovered them earlier…

http://www.thesunmagazine.org/archives/937

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Met A Very Interesting Fellow Recently…

An older, formerly homeless dude who’s been offering some great advice and insights for the Decentralized Community project. He’s an intelligent, funny and creative guy, with some very novel ideas for helping people out.. and he even found me a boombox!

Like most of the homeless/formerly homeless people I’ve spoken with, he’s not concerned with material wealth, his primary desire being to give of himself and help others who are struggling with homelessness and addiction…

I have a strong feeling he’s going to be an instrumental member of the Decentralized Community.

People who’ve been to hell and back, lost everything and stared down death generally seem to have also dispensed with the pretensions and artificiality which so pervade mainstream society. They are far more authentic, interesting, loyal and open than those one would normally brush elbows with.

These people are the genuine article and spending some time with them can be a very refreshing and rewarding experience.

I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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