Germany, Germans to me are sort of boring, but I did meet an exciting German once on a flight from Frankfurt to Shanghai. It was a red eye flight and I noticed this huge big man and I thought that he and I would definitely be sitting next to each other as I usually can feel out who is going to be sitting next to me on these 10 hour flights from Frankfurt to Shanghai. Well it turned out that he was a container ship captain and I give much respect to these individuals as they have seen the sun come up over the oceanic horizon many times and they have the Merritt times down. Do you know what I mean? Well we got pissed and talked for about 3-4 hours until some German guy behind us said enough was enough. He said, your stories are very interesting but I want to sleep so please stop ordering beers and go to sleep!! Well long story short we agreed.
I was born is Christchurch, grew up outside of Jacksonville Florida, went to High School in Christchurch and went to the University of Grateful Deadland! ;) Since being in the land of German beer I've been careful not to drink to much as it is so easy to! I have to learn the Haka as everyone seems to love the All Blacks rugby team, well, at least the more internationally minded folks I meet. Just today someone asked me when the next rugby world cup is, as if being a Kiwi I must know such a thing!?! ;) It made me wonder though, maybe I'd better check... hmmm...! :) I would say ALL music is world music as it's all related through the mists of history with the interconnecting trade routes and all. But what is considered world music as a categorical term must surely be Mickey Hart and his homies right?!? Although I thought he came from the same place as Spock; Vulcan! Maybe it's all in the ears of the beholder!?! ;)
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I was not sure what you were commenting on and i was confused when the infomercial was in between my message and yours. By the way what is "World Music." Jodester where were you when you lived in N.Z. All Blacks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have great respect for kiwis as they can always drink more than i can and wake up early in the morning as if they drank only water the night before. Do you know what i mean?
I was trying to reply to Trifecta but Archure must have submitted his post before I hit the "post comment" button. But your all inspirational to me anyway. It's good to hear folks are doing things and doing well (hopefully ;) !!!
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But what are you saying to us Archure, besides your impressive resumé? Especially where you say "So I am trying to corner the International Market with Rock and an International Flavor"? Looking for bookings/connections over here? If that is the case, then I can help you.
And I also second Trifecta Jodester. WHAT is inspiring for you? Trifecta's story, or Archure's list of contacts?
Jodester what is inspirational?
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Nice to hear!
Hi: I am right here in the USA, but my Music (online at www.archure.net quick load midi files = 40 sec) has some International variations. When studying music at College of Marin in the 1970's, given a list of sub majors, "I chose International Music", but it's mostly Rock, with some New Age, a trace of Jazz, and even some Western (Country & Western). Back in the 70's as a Music Major, I used to see some of the Dead around, at parties. I used to have these "Neptune" parties, and "Full Moon" parties (and Venus and Jupiter too). And I gave the Dead some Astrological advice, before their European tour (1977?) providing them with a list of good day based on the chart of their first performance (since lost record of it). I also did Stevie Nicks chart, and tried to persuade her to stick with Fleetwood Mac, she knew my girlfriend Kris Karlson (Artist: she painted me a Teripin Turtle, but she kept it), and my good friend Marcus McCallen III (Musician).
So I am trying to corner the International Market, with Rock and an International, Flavor.
www.archure.net (quick load) or even quicker load time http://archure.net/music/songlist.html
(no gifs no graphics, the whole page loads quicker) -Archure (Chris Holley)
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By the way i have a lovely family here in China. My wife is Chinese and we have a beautiful gift/daughter that actually came on Christmas morning about 4 am while i was on my 5th bottle of wine and had the Dead up very loud on those Bose speakers that i dragged around the world!!
My suggestion to my daughter is as follows: To truly see life, please look to the shadows. When i was about 20 and living in Summit County Colorado i bought a book that my X-girl friend gave to me when i was 18. The book was Siddhartha and this time i bought it for myself so that i could read during those long dark nights of living in the woods on the Great Divide in Summit County Colorado. Anyway, in the back cover of this book i found this phrase. "to truly see life, look to the shadows." I have followed this suggestion every since and have passed it down.
Very good suggestion and I look forward to hearing from Heads around the world. I am also not living in Deadhead land myself. In fact my story is as follows when it comes to the Dead and more properly said "realism and a connectiveness to both time and space." My first Dead Show was with my parents back in Utica, New York in 1981. I don't know if there are any Hockey fans out there, but this is the same venue that some parts of the movie "slap shot" were filmed. My god what a great movie! Anyway I was 6 years old so that makes me 31 years old today. I really started seeing the dead when I was in high school and then around 1993 I was hooked on Phish and after graduation in 1994 I tried going to college but dropped out and went on Phish tour up until 2000. The fact that Phish was breaking up was a blessing for me because life on tour and living in hotels etc etc is not something one could keep up for too long. So I went back to school in 2000 (fall) and completed my undergrad degree and my masters degree in about 3 years. I was going to school year round and taking 5-6 classes per quarter in Portland Oregon. During those years I stumbled upon China and fell in love with Asia in general. So here I am in Shanghai China and I have been here for about 4-5 years. As soon as I graduated from Uni I took the US CPA exam and drove from Portland Oregon to New York where I caught a flight to Shanghai. All I had were my Bose speakers and my clothes. Actually on my last drive accross the States I passed (and pulled over to talk) one of my dear friends (in Nebraska) who I used to travel with from Ned, Colorado. That’s the magic I am talking about and the magic that I miss. Anyway I have been here in China ever since and now have a company in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and I have sold 10% of the company to a Swiss company. I travel a lot (Africa and Europe) and work my !@#$ ass off but it has been a long and strange trip and I am always looking to find another adventure. When I was in Mali, Africa I wrote my Aunt an email which was focused on where I was and what I was feeling and she wrote back the following: “You know Greg, I can’t believe that at one time you had dreadlocks and were such confused young men following the Grateful Dead and Phish." I replied that those experiences are the very reason why I have the courage and street smarts to do what I am doing now. Well that’s my story in a short comment and would love to share more and talk about music, global events, and politics etc.