LESSONS FROM TREES

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  Lessons from Trees
Anonymous

            
1.  It's important to have roots.
2.  In today's complex world, it pays to branch out.
3.  If you really believe in something, don't be afraid to go out on a limb.
4.  Be flexible so you don't break when a harsh wind blows.
5.  Sometimes you have to shed your old bark in order to grow.
6.  If you want to maintain accurate records, keep a log.
7.  It's okay to be a late bloomer.
8.  Avoid people who would like to cut you down.
9.  As you approach the autumn of your life, you will show your true colors.
10.  You could be Brilliant! in other words "bloom where you are planted."


RAP NEWS 4 > WIKILEAKS vs THE PENTAGON

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Rap News  resumes its lyrical forays into the world of rhyme and reason, exploring what's been happening on the Internets in 2010. Robert Foster - recently returned from his long-leave vacation in the Caribbean (prematurely interrupted due to the disastrous BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico) - takes a look at Senator Joe LIEberman's proposed bill to grant the Prez the power to shut down the web in case of [quotation mark] an emergency [/quotation mark].

But - most importantly - we discuss something else which has been leaking even more profusely than a BP oil well. An organisation of ultra-inspiring infectively-courageous cybernauts - aka Wikileaks - has been taking on the Fistagon and giving that slumbering Fourth Estate a much-needed kick in the arse, reminding us how important the internet can be as a channel of information.

What is Wikileaks? Who is Julian Assange? And why is it so important that we know? Find out with your charming host, Robert Foster.

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Find out more about:

Wikileaks: http://wikileaks.org
Lieberman talking about the proposed Cybersecurity bill on CNN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkMEPb...
'Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act' - the 'Killswitch' bill which is now being considered:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protecti...
Wikileaks leaked video - 'Collateral Murder': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rXPrf...
Wikileaks leaked 'Afghan War Diary': http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Afghan_War_...
Julian Assange - talking about Wikileaks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVGqE7...

Download MP3 and Lyrics and find out more:
http://www.reverbnation.com/rapnews
http://www.facebook.com/robertfoster....
http://www.reverbnation.com/hugo1
Rap News website - coming soon!
http://www.thejuicemedia.com/rapnews


Eat The Suburbs > Gardening For The End of the Oil Age

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EAT THE SUBURBS takes the oil debate from the bowser to the backyard and follows Melbourne's "permablitzers" as they prepare for the end of the oil age... one garden at a time.

A film by Tanya Curnow.

For more info, check out:

www.permablitz.net


Life Psycle-ology > by The Secret Life of Things

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The Secret Life of Things first animation -- 'Life Pscycle-ology' is a humorous look at the life story of an unhappy mobile phone, who seeks therapy after his owner dumps him in favour of a new model.


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PORTALS > short stories by Timothy Parish

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"REALITY IS SUCH A PROMISCUOUS CONCEPT"

"PORTALS" is an anthology of short stories, poems and gonzo journalism by artist, filmmaker and Undergrowth editor Timothy Parish.

Selected from writings over five years, including short stories previously published in anthologies NOMADOLOGY, The JOURNEYBOOK, HERDING KITES and RANDOM MOLECULES. 


RADIO UNDERGROWTH FEATURE ARTIST > SPOONBILL > ARIBORNE sneak preview > CATFISH

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5:48 minutes (6.64 MB)

After a period of traversing the galaxy and capturing new tones from outer space SPOONBILL has returned with a new set of aerodynamic tunes entitled ‘AIRBORNE’. Designed to challenge gravity on dance floors across the globe, this 5 track EP kicks straight into warp speed with heavy weighted crunchy grooves that erupt from the speakers. Combining burly bass and beats with growling synths, twisted sound design and spliced samples, this dense sonic spectrum fuses together to form a megacraft to haul you to a new world of sound.


TALES FROM THE UNDERGROWTH > LOOP BAR > MELBOURNE CBD > THURSDAY 29th of JULY

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TALES FROM THE UNDERGROWTH

 8pm THURSDAY 29th JULY, 2010

LOOP BAR, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne CBD

‘Tales from the Undergrowth’ is a night of three book launches by authors from the independent publisher and art collective Undergrowth. The night will feature readings and performances from ‘Portals’ by Tim Parish, ‘ALUC(i)NA’ by Benjamin Wild and ‘Mercury’ by performance poet Si, as well as spoken word by conscious hip hop artist Hugo, and spoken word by Aime Lou, Tarir.


Unheard Voices From West Papua > A Graphic Novel

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 "UNHEARD VOICES FROM A FORGOTTEN LAND" IS A GRAPHIC NOVEL BY AN ANONYMOUS ARTIST AND WRITER. IT DETAILS IN STARK AND BEAUTIFUL IMAGERY THE HISTORY OF THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE FOR WEST PAPUA. 

 BELOW IS THE TRANSCRIPT SENT OUT BY THE UNKNOWN AUTHORS:


Dear Friends,

Please help us help humanity by reading and encouraging other adults to read the graphic novel at www.papuanvoices.com. (Does not yet work on mobile phones.)

The Illustrator and I have chosen to release the first three chapters (60 pages) now, given the urgency of the content but also because we can update and add to this "flip book" over time. (Try your scroll wheel to flip pages.)

If you care about disappearing cultures and biodiversity, you can help raise the world's awareness of West Papua by forwarding this appeal to your friends and colleagues, or by letting them know about this through Facebook, Twitter or word-of-mouth.

If you enjoy the beautiful illustrations in this book and you come to appreciate the global significance and dire urgency of its story, please tell others about papuanvoices.com.

The Author


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Moons And Planets

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Moons And Planets.

 

Levin A. Diatschenko

 

  Imagine a moon who revolves around three or so planets. Frustrated, he exclaims, “I am a planet too! I am not just your moon!” It is not true, of course; he is only a moon.


FIESTA DE LA LUNA > HARNEY BEACH, MANDORAH > 23,24,25 JULY 2010

FIESTA DE LA LUNA > 3 DAY FULL MOON CELEBRATION @ HARNEY BEACH, MANDORAH >  NORTHERN TERRITORY

LIVE MUSIC > DJs > VJs > FILMS > PERFORMANCE > CIRCUS > ART

23/24/25 JULY 2010 (DARWIN SHOW LONG WEEKEND)

THE FIESTA DE LA LUNA will be a three day carnival of art, music and performance held at the beautifull secluded Harney Beach coastal reserve across the harbour from Darwin. The festival will include live music, DJ's, films screenings, live VJ performances, dance and circus acts as well as art and decor by local artists.