Wu Wang / Remaining Blameless

Sep. 19th, 2017 03:29 pm
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I went down to L.A. for my mom's 80th birthday party at the end of august.

Me and Mom, her 80th Birthday Party

I drove down in heavy smoke, the peak of Mount Shasta was not visible from Highway 5 at all. The fires have been nasty since then.

I stayed with Aunt Carol and Uncle Frank on my way down.

while I was down in California, I went to "It's Not Dead Fest 2" at Glen Helen amphitheater. way the F out in San Bernardino.
I saw CH3, Reagan Youth, The Buzzcocks, the Adicts, OFF!, Selecter, U.S. Bombs, G.B.H. and others.

I didn't stick around for Rancid or Dropkick Murphys, because it was so hot and dusty.

The Indiscretions played a show September 2nd at Black Forest. The 2 other bands playing both had ex members of The Double Deuce, a band I started, and sang lead vocal for....

There is more hurricane coverage on TV as Hurricane Maria is poised to hit Puerto Rico and New York.

The Messer Chups are great, but I'm suspicious that every time its a different dark haired female playing the bass......
They're playing in seattle with another group I used to love and just haven't heard in ages,... the Boss Martians.

I had a pretty bad break up 2 weeks ago. I had been seeing this person pretty steady since May. I'm still crushed, a little bit obsessed, trying to get over it.....

Now the Indiscretions are playing a show Friday, and my heart is not 100% into it, so I will have to dig a little deeper than usual to bring out a great performance....

A Promise is A Promise

Sep. 8th, 2017 10:33 am
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I'm remembering how this is still one of my all time favorite records.

I had a good lunch with James yesterday at the Pint Pot, as the thunderstorm gathered outside.


Cast Hexagram: 

8 - Eight

Pi / Bonding

Deep Waters on the face of the Earth:
Surface waters flow together.
The Superior Person recognizes the situation calls for joining together.
Thus he cultivates friendly relations with all.

Good fortune is possible.
Cast the coins again to discover if you have the qualities needed to lead such a group.
Then there will be no error.
Those uncertain will gradually join.
Those who join too late will meet with misfortune.


This is a time of connection with another or others -- not just an alliance, but a melding of parts into a new whole.
Such a connection may be too close, too intense for some.
Consult the oracle again to see if you have the qualities needed to strengthen and withstand such an intense synthesis.

Changing Lines:

The hunter surrounds the game on only three sides, allowing an avenue of escape.
In seeking allegiance with others, leave room for them to say 'no'; this way, those choosing to join you will be sincere.

You are seeking union with unworthy people.

Transformed Hexagram: 

15 - Fifteen

Ch'ien / Modesty

The Mountain does not overshadow the Plain surrounding it:
Such modest consideration in a Superior Person creates a channel through which excess flows to the needy.

Success if you carry things through.


The Cosmos is moving toward equilibrium.
Extremes are being tempered, excess is beginning to shift toward the empty.
You can use these moderating influences to strike a balance in the world around you.
Remember, though, that this Leveling will not come about through an arrogant confiscation of excess, but through subtler persuasions.
Modesty and moderation are the keys.

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