the tea is the cure

but perhaps it starts with intuition.

okay. let’s get this going.

i’m torn between my love and complete apathy towards people. i waver between a full, resolute plunge into people, their lives, forming quick experiences with them, with the occassional pull towards one person in the fish eyed sea of things interacting, and ride that.  we’re going we’regoing we’regoing // tough strong fast hard i move.breathe.feel.flow //  and i’m caught like seagulls snatched from the sky // wondering how quickly  // i can make it back home. I don’t know what it is, the need to be completely reclusive and hide sometimes.

the recent trend is simple ingestion and digestion of everything. but we’ve picked up the pen, so here we are.

ad school is very much alive. copy techniques, photography1, photoshop1, intro to strategy, class only three days a week. something clicked recently with this ad business. One, writing is not dead, and still the most intelligent way to deliver a message. Which gives me hope, in today’s world economic state. Two, there are truthes about everything, that the mind tends to block at first, when you’re first forced to be Creative On Demand. It sucks, but it happens to everyone.  Work your audience expectations into your brand when trying to establish a vision or message strategy. or write stupid headlines. people are smart. you can be smart with them. We’re all busy. But smart has potential to win and get through people’s minds, and reach them to be memorable.  Three, MAS administration could use some work, or I need to get more flexible.  Through it is still VERY much enjoyable, and challenging.

I’m sad that the weather here seems to be taking a turn for the worse, and that this shortlived Indian summer here is ready to say goodbye. the fog is rolling in earlier now and my fingertips are half numb.the roommates are great, lovely, and I’m mostly in awe of their cooking abilities and patient hospitality. added some posters by magera moon, vicina di casa, saw soap boxes get destroyed, did yom kippur in berkeley, jews meet for dinner in the marina, leon small got surprised at 60, the brothers and I gave a speech at the party, Edahn continues to seek truth and answers in philosophies of the Far East, Gil Small is swimming the scholastic waters, and I cooked bok choy, peppers, and sausages for lunch today.

I’ve been writing music recently. Which is usually correlated with the start or end of a romantic, or as-romantic-can-be relationship. But no main event this time. The words I pray are soon to follow 🙂 I haveb’t been sleeping that well lately, something I connect with a 3 day war or attrition against some strain of flu, a new inhaler which I fear I’ve become addicted to, and a few hours ago we exchanged a number of Fuck Yous.  Ginger, Garlic and Lemon Tea was always the remedy. And now DJ Krush keeps us both company.

I have yet to sign up for Causecast. yet last night (except for tacquiera acid burn) I happily lost many hours of sleep, dreamscheming up ideas for their State Your Change promotion. All the videos are pretty serious: arts education, women’s rights, the power of voice. I’d like people be more comfortable about farting. Wouldn’t that just lighten everything up? I’d like to see people voice their disgust with Sarah Palin as a serious pick for VP. (But mostly I’d like to see my parents grow disgusted, but I don’t think that’s very likely) I want people to smile more and say hi, and not be afraid to have conversations. I want a rice cooker. I want an international Peanut Bunner and Honey Sandwich Day, PBH, when everyone bites on a sandwich at the same time. but, that site needs a new server or find a new host. Till then, causecast shall remain slow as you go, like escargot. i wonder what the deal is, and why its so slow. I imagine they’re focusing cause content, to keep the site consistent and reliable, and that amount of production has gotta be tough, no matter how big or small the crew. PS. during the causecast itself, i’d love to see some copy with a schedule of what to watch. it’s long. and some I’d rather see before others.

i’m hungry. bok choy attack. perhaps it will last. tempted to read the happiness list. options options. buy some stock options. with so instability running things over, i have faith that hope lurks somewhere nearby, waiting its turn for its coup de etat and bringing in innovation. so the cycle goes. up and down, up and down, round and round we spin. like a bad sex song.

there’s always room more magic.

loves, not doves.



causecast launch. beef jerky. be.

My buddy Levi and the offices at Causecast must be all smiles today. It’s day of causecast, a cause based social networking site, that brings in content and matches brands and celebrities to causes. He’s been at it for months, helping build this baby, and kudos to you mr. felix. KUDOS. from me and all your mates on the chillaroo bus. I like he layout and color scheme of the site.  lots of red and blues, and I feel like I’m a space age rockstar whenever I visit.  I like the focus on content and video, and because there’s A LOT of it already up (smart)  navigation is kinda blurry. I feel like they’re missing descriptions and a better system of organizing all that data.  Check it out and support him. I’ll give you a really, really good hug next time I see you. Not like the last one, I know it was crap, I was kinda sick, didn’t want to get close. Support the cause. Watch the Slave hunter film. Its nuts. This dude named Aaron Cohen (Jewish?) finds slaves, brings in the army, and frees people. Holy crap.

I wonder if the average user can start their own causes?  My first venture would bring to light the shortage of Beef Jerky  (original and spicy — don’t give a shit what brand it is, but independently owned would seem to fit the bill) and get people to donate beef jerky. to me. and to poor children in Ethiopia and Uganda. Because honestly, if you were offered beef jerky, in various flavors, how could you refuse?

It’s nice to see pals succeed, is it not? Lately I’ve been feeling that wind. projects and launches and things getting off the ground. feels good. have a happy sabbath. get some deep sleep. i myself plan on unplugging all clocks in my room. and i desperately need to buy mastadon curtains to protect us from the sunlight.