(Untitled) baↄk FurthUr to '69: how2 holistically take wHole EARTH sabbatical 4 th compleat idiot


6/23/22> RCVD box of HIST by James Belflower + Matthew Klane... iF intrested in ARC, get in touch

6/26> posted (Untitled 1969) by Michel Vachey (transL8ed by S. C. Delaney + Agnès Potier) up on Sleepingfish

6/28> 7 dayz til U + yr bedder-½ g0 on 5abbatical, 5tarting w/ 2-month domestic road trip (followed by 4-month iNTL leg) s0 gearing up 4 that, procuring i-tems such az tent, cookst0ve, etc... nice 2 g0 on trip + naught have 2 travel lite > U deb8ed weather 2 bring yr guitar but D-sided mayB naught... just bring this hear portable machine + foke us on riding when naught driving + checking out places y'all pass thru > yr bedder-½ of course will focus on writing, hole pt of th sabbatical ... penning a b∞k on th hippie/counterculture movement of late '60s/early '70s + how iT changed food industree > intresting dat th concept of sabbatical is reL8ed 2 agr0culture

Leviticus 25: The Sabbath Year
1  And the Lord spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the Lord.
3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;
4 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the Lord: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.
5 That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land.
6 And the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee.
7 And for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be meat.

> s0 iT's naught s0 much dat U take a break from yr field, but th field takes a break from U > y'all als0 opted 4 th 6-month sabbatical b/c iF U did th full year yr bedder-½ wd halve 2 do iT @ ½-pay > U'll B working on yr 0ne iSBN project, but n0 doubt U will B influenzed by their sabbatical hippie project, 5pecially 5ince U = 5 yrs older than yr bedder-½ + had a hippie mom + exposure 2 all that (4 bedder ⊕ worse) > U bot a few b∞ks 2 jog yr memary + get U in2 th spearit

> th Whole Earth Catalogs U member b/c U grew up in th bay area + remember they = 5taple of N-E house in th kn0w in dat neck of w∞ds > back b4 Inurnet, they offered DiY advice 4 everything under th sun, from how2 build computers from scratch 2 finding enlightement ... not so much profering instruction, but a sorta bohemian yell0w pgs of where 2 find b∞ks ⊕ in4m8ion on whatever, ware 2 aXdess these t∞ls > U als0 told yr bedder-½ abt th Foxfire b∞ks witch U remember also B-ing a staple of hip households in2 DiY survivalist stuff (w/ Appalachian slant) ... + then of course there = th Anarchist Cookbook 4 those wanting 2 FUBAR th system, ⊕ Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang > back b4 Inurnet U relied on such boox, 4 eggsample 2 upkeep yr '66 VW bug U of course Used thi5 guide 4 th compleat idiot (witch pred8s th "for Dummies" ⊕ "idiot's guide" series')


yr '66 VW bug

> U dint rent a VW bug 4 this roadtrip... th0 4 a wile U considered renting a VW combi, but just naught practical e5pecially w/ th pri¢e of gas B-ing what iT is + caravaning has B-come uber popular these dayz s0 hard 2 come by > but you'll take yr trip in th spearit of Kesey's Magic Bus (minus th LSD), but in yr Ford Fiesta ⊕ whatever «economy» car they give y'all + unlike th merry band of pranksters (witch inklooted Stewart Brand, the brain B-hind Whole Earth, along w/ The Gr8fool Dead b4 they were Dead + Tom Wolfe who documented th bus trip in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test), U wheel B travelling east 2 west + mindfully along a much str8er line (5peaking of witch, y'all R in2 yr 3rd month of sobriety)... th0 that doesn°t mean U'll B ge0graphically travelling in str8 line

yr Magic Bus U lived in az an undergrad @ UCSC in L8 '80s

> U're db8ing witch b∞ks 2 bring, this = current stack 2 b packed:

+ in the process of going thru yr b∞ks, U culled sum from yr possibilities 2-read pile 2 put in th Lit-L Liebury Boox overflow parking (btw, U're halving sum-1 maintain th boox in yr ab5ence + Ↄalamari Arↄhive will continue 2 fullfill orders from Pittsburgh)

+ hear's 1 mixtape (no doubt U'll make more, 2 correspond 2 ge0graphic regions) 2 lis-10 to on roadtrip ... U also plan 2 lis-10 2 audi0 books > U don't have no bucket list agenda 4 this sabbatcial roadtrip (tho there's mayB 3-4 st8s U've nvr bin dat U missed th 2–3 other times you've driven cross th country in 2000, 2008 + 2009) xcept 2 hit out-of th way non-2-risty places (skipping all natl parks witch seem 2 be madhouses rite now) + hit up some farms/folks reL8ed 2 yr bedder-½'s food project

∫um movies/shows we've scene in th past week:

  • Karen Dalton documentary (★★★★)—intresting docu abt blues/folk singer we din't n0 much abt, w/ th likes of Nick Cave + Rick Moody weighing in
  • Irma Vep (★★★★)—(1996 movie version w/ Maggie Cheung, not th new Netflix series)
  • Following (★★★★)—Christopher Nolan's debut film in 1998 witch mayB we saw 20 yrs ag0 but din't remember much
  • started to watch Gentleman Prefer Blondes (★★) but didn°t get past the 1st musical # ... Marilyn was on yr mind b/c week or 2 ago U watched The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes (★★) witch didn°t add much 2 what U already knew abt her death/JFK
  • als0 started 2 watch Pam + Tommy (★★) but didn°t get past the 2nd episode ... dat talking penis was 2 creepy
  • rewatched Into the Wild (★★★★)... his stupid unprepared D-cisions din't bother U az much az when U saw iT when U were younger/idealistic + had similar mindset
  • Westworld s4E1—Westworld's starting up just in time 4 yr journey west, w00t!

> when th pandemic hit + y'all we'R isoL8ed @ home, U travelled vicariously (on f∞t) via yr Microcosmic DC project, wherein y'all walked every st8-named street, s0 in a sense U're extrapoL8ing off dat in2 reel whirled + then U'll visit ∫um countries of all th embassies U passed in th next leg .. . 2 FurthUR (name of th Magic Bus) Xpand, fractally-5peaking, th micr0cosm in2 mAcr0cosm + back again, 2 think globally 2 act locoolly (where locool = real est8 in yr mined/CPU)

1021 <(current)> 1023 > MAgic trip on rode 2 n0 ware 2 fLiP O-bleak str@t-a-Gs + moovement uv free 5peəCH uʍop ǝpᴉsdn in REBEL KEY
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