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Sunday, March 31, 2002
Last night two amazing things happened in my FRESHCHAOS journey across the byways of our big blue planet. First, I had my own two minutes of fame in an incredibly well done local news shot from Albuquerque's CBS affiliate KRQE, presenting Bill Wood's Postcard from BunnytownUSA. It was filmed in our backyard Bunny Village two weeks ago. It could have been insanely insane (not to mention embarrassing) but it was marvelous...dahling...mah-ve-lous. The video Postcard truly caught the spirit of Bunnytown. Complete with the scrunchingly unique sounds of bunnies eating cabbage. It concluded with 'The Bunny God' looking down from his perch on a ladder amidst a sea of bunnies. GO BUNNIES!

Second, my wife and I spent the evening at the much-cooler-than-any-City-of-Albuquerque venue, The Santa Anna Star Casino. Albuquerque has been loath to spend much money on Arts Venues. Non-City Govt. folks however, are spending gargantuan amounts on brand new venues. Mesa del Sol, now the Journal Pavillion is an example. And each of the seven Pueblos surrounding our Enchanted City have gone fairly bonkers for venues!

Albuquerque is smack in the middle of Indian Country. Tom Bee and his Sound of America-SOAR recording studios have een around for a long time. Only very recently have they gotten the attention they deserve . And even today I have found that events are not as widely covered in the media as they might be. Audiences not as 'mass' as they could be. So much the better for my wife and I last night, as we easily got seats on the front row! This show completely brought me out of a slump I have been in while watching our fair country re-construct aging atom bombs into dainty little Bunker Busters. Not too mention Palestine, poverty and starving children.

First up was a very funny Native American comedian whose name escapes me amidst my belly laughs and guffaws. Second, was a woman whom my wife calls The Joan Osborne of Native America, Star Nayea. We first saw her several years ago under the stars at the Native American Music Festival an annual event at Dine College (aka Navajo Community College) in Tsaile, Arizona (this event, too is still amazingly under-attended). She was beautifully pregnant then and very warmly at home in the blues. Last night she was pregnant with song and she shared herself mightily with us all. Thanks, Star.



Star Nayea



The Big Hit of the night was the incredulously great, Native Roots.
Next to Schipperke dogs and Bunnies, Reggae is the greatest thing on earth.
File under Reggae sez their cd cover...and so it is.
Featuring lead singer and main song writer,Shleme, the most shamanic he'ey'eoka I have ever seen, Native Roots is a band amazingly tight, fluid, and mystically genuine all at once. And man, I want a pair of boots like Shleme was wearing. He is from Santa Ana Pueblo and the evening was a home coming for him.
The drummer, Suzie, is a Harvard Law School Graduate and is one of only two indigenous female drummers in North Amerika. She was more than awesome. A 16 year old from Highland High School enjoyed playing the bass guitar and made me proud to have been a high school teacher of the Gifted. FRESHCHAOS KUDOS to Native Roots! Thanks for bringing me back to life on this circling orb.



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Thursday, March 28, 2002
Tonight I concluded a nine week ‘class’ in shamanism. I entered the class with skepticism and tonight that ‘weary old skeptic snake’ raises its head again.
You can not petition the lord with prayer! Jim Morrison extolled. Perhaps my ‘skepticism’ lies mostly in the idea that You can not Teach shamanism.
As a teacher though, I realize that the hardest individuals to teach are often teachers.
Chaucer says, “We must gladly learn and gladly teach”. When the teacher can no longer see himself as a ‘learner’ too , then all successful teaching evaporates. This is also true for the shamanic teacher. Indeed, I have learned some things but I have decided not to sign up for ‘the advanced Shaman class’.

Tonight’s full moon reminds me that thirty or so days have passed since the last full moon and that life goes on even when we take the time to look back. In looking back, I realize these last thirty days have been pretty ‘action packed’. Springtime begins a time of explosive bursting through the wintry surface. It can be difficult, yet exciting time. For me traditionally, it was always the time of year when anyone I was dating at the time, would break up with me. I was born in January so I was conceived in Spring. Spring in the High Desert means wind and dust on occasion and this very dry end of winter time has brought on the dusty windy afternoons with great aplomb. Whatever the reasons, Spring and I just aren’t always copasetically inclined.

Next full moon should be hotter with less wind and who knows what else. Maybe we will have shot a few of those daintily dressed nuclear bunker blasters off. No doubt Israel and Palestine will have shot a few more bottle rockets by then. The world is spinning ever faster with FRESHCHAOS piling up. Perhaps even my techniques in shamanism will have become more advanced .


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Monday, March 25, 2002
Saw it a comin'
Tonight was the third of three-strikes-you're-outa-there Colin Quinn Show on NBC. Tonight's show not quite as sharp of a diamond, but all three shows were way up there in the intelligent use of FRESHCHAOS.
Naturally, this show tanked as predicted right-cheer three weeks ago. I loved this show.

I had a room mate once who is now the owner of Florida's third largest advertising agency ( maybe #1 by now! ). He called me, HARSH, and told me that my opinions would never be 'mainstream'. That was a long time ago. Nothing has changed. I am sort of a BORN AGAINST kind of guy. And I have very much on many levels loved the CQ show.

Viva FRESH CHAOS. Poopiefaces to NBC and to their loss of Colin's super fresh CHAOS. It took some cojones for his joke tonight about
GW-who-used-to-do-blow-BUSH to be in South America. Pardon my paraphrasing but old Colin laid it out.


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Sunday, March 24, 2002
This just in ...don't they know it's 2002?
What a Difference 30 Years Make

1970: Long hair___2000: Longing for hair
1970: The perfect high___2000: The perfect high yield mutual fund
1970: KEG___2000: EKG
1970: Acid rock___2000: Acid reflux
1970: Moving to California because it's cool___2000: Moving to California because it's warm
1970: Growing pot___2000: Growing pot belly
1970: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor_2000: Trying NOT to look like Marlon or Liz
1970: Seeds and stems__2000: Roughage
1970: Popping pills, smoking joints__2000: Popping joints
1970: Killer weed__2000: Weed killer
1970: The Grateful Dead___2000: Dr. Kevorkian
1970: Going to a new, hip joint__2000: Receiving a new hip join
1970: Rolling Stones___2000: Kidney stones
1970: Being called into the principal's office___2000: Calling the principal's office
1970: Screw the system___2000: Upgrade the system
1970: Disco___2000: Costco
1970: Parents beg you to get your hair cut__2000: Kids beg you for shaved heads
1970: Taking acid___ 2000: Taking antacid
1970: Passing the drivers test __2000: Passing the vision test



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Thursday, March 21, 2002
Here are two links sent in by vigilant readers of Freshchaos.com...
The first takes you to a photograph of some buns and a bunny rabbit.
The second to the night sky over the good old US of A. Thanks to our two readers. Some days we have as many as three!



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Wednesday, March 20, 2002
The weather was perfect this morning for KRQE's Bill Wood,to shoot one of his
awesome Postcards from our own backyard!


Bill Wood and Mike the camera man.


His Postcard from BunnytownUSA will air locally on the Saturday night before Easter Sunday during the ten pm News.


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Friday, March 15, 2002
March Madness
It's happenin' across the nation and
It's happenin' just a stone's throw from FRESHCHAOS HQ
at


Home of the UNM Lobo's and Albuquerque's FRESHCHAOS HOTSPOT of the moment.



The Lady Lobos lost to Notre Dame today after
beating the Irish for the entire first half. Second half,
the girls pulled a lobo and lost.
The Lo-blow men pulled a lobo one too many times this season.
They didn't make it to the show at all.



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Having a bad day? Check this site out for someone else's
idea of a bad day down by the river. It takes about three weeks to load,
so go get-cher-self some coffee.
Why can't folks reduce the size of their jpegs on occasion? 'Cropping' goes a long way toward speedier downloads. Not everyone has dsl or amphetamines.
Tugboat.

As The Terminator says..."It's in your nature to destroy yourselves..."
I still can't believe that G.W.Bush wants to utilize cute
and smartly dressed miniature Atom Bombs to root out the evil doers.
If we do it why won't Palestine do it? Why can't we all shoot off a few?
My wife once had a long narrative dance theater piece called ,"Living with the Bomb". Could be time to dance that piece again and with Gusto in
this palindrome year of the horse, 2002.






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Wednesday, March 13, 2002
FRESHCHAOS RAVES go to the COLIN QUINN show on NBC.
It is truly FRESH and CHAOTIC. Undoubtedly, it will be rudely yanked off the air immediately so don't miss it next week.

Feeling a bit out of sorts...? Could be that today's dark of the MoooOoooN has you down.
Scarlet O'Hara sez: "I'll think about that tomorrow." And count on that moon to grow brighter.


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Tuesday, March 12, 2002
This just in from Doktor X

bad craziness and weirdness!!



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In case you have been in a bunker for the past week,
yesterday marked the 6 month anniversary of 9-11-01.
The new beautiful blue light streams in NYC are pretty damn amazing.
They will light the skies for 32 days ( Why 32 days? Don't have a clue.)
The televison broadcast of the documentary on NYFD 'probies'
(Probationary Firemen) which was filmed before, during,
and following 9-11 was amazing. It also contained
the most F-words I have ever heard
on Prime time free tv. Somehow we have come
to this place where the events of 9-11 were so f-ing horrific
that fricking f-words and war and so on all seem passe.
I agree up to a point.

There is a large beast at the National Atomic Museum here in Albuquerque. It is a large and very long cannon on a truckbed. It was created to shoot atomic bombs/missiles at close range. It was never used. I think that this fact of non-use continues to be a 'good thing'. I do not think that there is any excuse for the use of Nuclear devices.

F-words I can live with. Blue laser lights are good. F-ing atomic bombs, no matter how small or how cutely dressed, just SUCK.

Take a Cybertour of the National Atomic Museum.


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Sunday, March 10, 2002


A bit of fresh chaos in our 'hood' tonight.



I took this digital as the neighborhood quietly went into darkness this evening.
A true to life pop-pop-pop-pop drive by and we're not talking about the
'drive-by truckers' whose double cd I ordered about a month ago finally arrived.
No just like you always hearabout, it sounded like firecrackers and the damage was done.

This follows a day of Hell ( Albuquerque's Spring winds...)
and Heaven ( ooh...aah...BBQ blue skies and oh so sweet ) .



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Saturday, March 02, 2002
We salute Alanis
Alanis
...for her latest accomplishment




track 6 on Under Rug Swept
Precious Illusions

you'll rescue me right? in the exact same way they never did..
I'll be happy right? when your healing powers kick in

you'll complete me right? then my life can finally begin
I'll be worthy right? only when you realize the gem I am?

but this won't work now the way it once did
and I won't keep it up even though I would love to
once I know who I'm not then I'll know who I am
but I know I won't keep on playing the victim

these precious illusions in my head did not let me down when I was defenseless
and parting with them is like parting with invisible best friends

this ring will help me yet as will you knight in shining armor
this pill will help me yet as will these boys gone through like water

but this won't work as well as the way it once did
cuz I want to decide between survival and bliss
and though I know who I'm not I still don't know who I am
but I know I won't keep on playing the victim

these precious illusions in my head did not let me down when I was a kid
and parting with them is like parting with a childhood best friend

I've spent so long firmly looking outside me
I've spent so much time living in survival mode

but this won't work as well as the way it once did
cuz I want to decide between survival and bliss
and though I know who I'm not I still don't know who I am
but I know I won't keep on playing the victim

these precious illusions in my head did not let me down when I was defenseless
and parting with them is like parting with invisible best friends

these precious illusions in my head did not let me down when I was a kid
and parting with them is like parting with a childhood best friend





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