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Life got you down? Take a trip

Them old US Blues makin' you lose your cool?

Travelogue to the roof of the world starts here Feb. 15th. Not that anybody would be interested but it's time to mellow out and appreciate that not everybody on this planet buys into our reality. (Unless their idyllic island nation is going under the waves).

Time to leave the acerbic observations behind, lay it way back and observe the locals. The ones who aren't too busy trying to be like us...

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Morning dew (dedicated to Jerry Garcia)

I See Unicorns - Morning dew (dedicated to Jerry Garcia) progressive chill-out

http://soundcloud.com/i-see-unicorns/morning-dew-dedicated-to-jerry-garcia

Hope you like it. thank you for listening.

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not even that...just a

not even that...just a masquerade of clothes and very cool looking personas that have naught
to do with the real thing

but that's not the reason to come to asia right lest its goa, asia is the roots, we are just playing in its leaves....blow blow away...but it's great looking down from space.

lamagonzo (not verified)
I saw many cool...

... Ken & Barbies while on tour in the day. Ya' know -- slumming it with the Grate unwashed?

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Yeah hey, one might guess

Yeah hey, one might guess love for the music starts with love for the folk that dawn the gear
all started for me and seeing the kind folks at the Renaissance festival in St Petersburg at 13
then there was some motivation to get a closer look at the scene, which doesn't seem to be the case in Japan, just a huuugge costume party. Ok ok ok, they have no chance to take a closer look as we all did, but it's so funny to see it all masqueraded about like "i" got the hippy look better than you do. weird but can understand considering the circumstances.

maybe there is something to learned from all of it, clothes are like costumes or signposts
to identify oneself for many but here its just vaudeville,
as for head shop playing spears, could be a joke on us? what do you think?

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That is funny

I've been frequently amused by the gaffes induced by language transliteration. Read the documentation that comes with Chinese motherboards sometime, usually good for a couple of whoppers. But I hadn't considered the parallel potential of cultural transliteration, and I think that's what may be going on in this case.

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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hahahaha

A head shop playing Britney Spears!

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That video is Japanese-

That video is Japanese- written katakana. Sweet band never heard of them.
There are so many cover bands here and abouts. I met a cat recently decked out in GD tie dye
a japanese brother, but he had no idea about the band.

In Japan, costume is kind of a fashion statement apparently.

I went to a "head shop" in Osaka recently and the store was playing brytanny spears.

All abouts were Japanese hippies dawning the ethnic gear.

I met this dude with dreads and a Bob shirt and asked him here, "dude do you know where i can score some..."

He was totally oblivious. I wonder why they like to dress in such attire, when they have no clue
about the scene. Totally baffling. There is nothing happening here but zen temples and sushi.

But it's cool.

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I don't know about that...

but Nara is a lovely spot as I recall from my visit to Japan many years ago. Welcome!

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Any heads about in Nara?

Any heads about in Nara?

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