Here is the first of an occasional blast of news and events pertaining to LOWFI… enjoy!
The Liberace Museum in Las Vegas closing forever October 17… although I have a lecture to give, and I am helping Mick get ready to move to England, and I’m not exactly gainfully employed… I really think there should be a LOWFI road trip to this hallowed institution… who knows, maybe they’ll have a garage sale!
NorCal LOWFI Adam Gorightly recently appeared on Don Ecker’s Dark Matters radio show… I chimed in at the end about the Discordian opinion of the nature of man’s soul, but we didn’t really talk about that! http://darkmattersradio.com/
From our good pal Norio: Dulce installation confirmed by Air Force Colonel ?……Anthony Sanchez on Sept. 25, 10 p.m. EST on Jerry Pippin Show DULCE INSTALLATION CONFIRMED BY AIR FORCE COLONEL? Researcher Anthony Sanchez reveals his recent contact (January of 2010) with an Air Force Colonel in California.
NEW EVIDENCE ON DULCE? It appears that for the first time ever, the official government/military name for the Dulce installation will be disclosed to the public! Colonel claims there has never been any Thomas E. Castello who had ever worked as security personnel at the Dulce installation. Neither are there any “Reptilians” in Dulce, he states. But Colonel X confirms the presence of other “inhabitants” in the installation. Listen to this fascinating Press Conference with Anthony Sanchez on Saturday, September 25, 10 p.m. Eastern Time: The Jerry Pippin Show!! http://www.jerrypippin.com/ Jerry Pippin’s SPECIAL REPORT ON DULCE (live press conference on the latest on the Dulce situation, held on Sept. 11 in Angel Fire, New Mexico) with Anthony Sanchez http://www.ufohighway.com/
Anthony Sanchez has in his possession what appears to be a copy of a documentary evidence that backs up some of the claims of this Air Force Colonel. Anthony will release this documentary evidence (together with the fully transcribed 3-hour interview with the Colonel) to the public in his upcoming fascinating book, UFO Highway. (scheduled to be released this December, 2010). Anthony Sanchez has personally shown me this documentary evidence on September 11, 2010 in Angel Fire, New Mexico. http://noriohayakawa2012.blogspot.com/
If you’re a fan of heavy metal: Rob Halford on ROCKLINE Wed., Sept. 29th Rob Halford will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Wednesday night September 29, 2010 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with the Metal God at 800-344-ROCK. For a list of broadcasting stations, go to www.RocklineRadio.com Show will be streamed for two weeks at the website beginning the evening after the broadcast.
Speed-Speed-Speedfreak: A Fast History of Amphetamine by Mick Farren, is now available from your friendly independent bookseller or via http://feralhouse.com/
Check out LOWFI friend Chica Bruce’s new project, http://www.forbiddenknowledgetv.com/ “Daily videos from the edge of science.”
At http://www.forteanswest.com/, we will soon be adding a reviews page… Nick Redfern, Brad Steiger, Inner Light Publications, Gary David’s amazing books on native star lore… all kinds of surprises! New guest editorial to be added soon, as well! And more surprises… our pal, stellar psychic astrologer/medium/psychic, Joseph Ross, who recently channeled Salvador Dali for W Magazine, has offered his services for another excursion ala our trip to Yorba Linda, where he channeled the spirit of Richard Milhous Nixon, who told us, among other things, that we were “good Americans who just took a different path.” Joseph is also available for parties and private consultations. Email JRStarguy@aol.com for more information.
Look for the new issue of Open Minds magazine which features a gigantor article by moi on the subject of international exopolitics… http://www.openminds.tv/magazine/
UPCOMING LOWFI AND RELATED EVENTS…
Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26
Vista Viking Festival
Helmeted reenactors show off their fighting skills on the battlefield at this annual celebration of Scandinavian culture. Wannabe warriors demonstrate their Viking prowess by throwing axes, tossing heavy logs, and letting loose their most blood-curdling battle cries. There’s also a smorgasbord of traditional foods to sample, along with live music, Nordic arts and crafts, and kids’ activities.
VIKING ACTIVITIES: Do you have the strength? All gather around the always-popular Viking Log Toss. Each year men, women, and children sign up to demonstrate their Viking prowess at the Viking Log Toss Competition. For those brave enough, one can try their hand at axe throwing, the Viking way. Back by popular demand are—the Fiske (Fish) Fling and the Battle Cry Competition.
VIKING VILLAGE: Scheduled Viking Battles and an authentic reproduction of an early Viking encampment are featured. Performance guilds from Drafn and Raiders from the North will exhibit life and times from the Viking period. A working forge and operating bread oven will lend to the authenticity of the day. http://www.vikingfestivalvista.com/
Admission is $7 a day, or $12 for a two day pass. Carpooling, anyone? 760 724 6592. @ Norway Hall, Vista, CA 760 724 6592
Saturday, September 25
Seth and Ed’s Puppet Talk Show Join Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover) and Seth Morris (Curb Your Enthusiasm) as they host a real live talk show, with real live puppets. Super duper special guests Craig Robinson and Sean Conroy will perform live and be transformed into their puppet selves right before your eyes. Come one, come all! This show has to be seen to be believed! @ Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre 10pm ($10), tix: https://mail.google.com/mail/?hl=en&shva=1#inbox/12b46895c10b5b66
Space is the Place Roller Disco Party
Skate and dance to Funky Disco at World On Wheels Roller Skating Rink! DJs: Dennis (GoodFoot!) & Riley More (Shout!, BFD, Miss Kitty’s) will be spinning the tightest jams known to man! Upstairs dancefloor & 21+ BAR will be OPEN with KARAOKE & bitchin’ old-school Las Vegas themed decor!
*18+* admission includes Skate Rental; your own skates welcome! Free parking! *10:15pm – 2:00am @ World On Wheels, 4645 ½ Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90012… at San Vicente, just east of La Brea & Pico, Los Angeles. W.O.W. is in the Midtown Lanes Shopping Center. Space is the Place Roller Disco Party is every 4th Saturday of the month! 323 933 3333; $12
Sunday, September 26
James Gilliland of ECETI @ the Indian Springs Spiritual Day fair—CE5 Skywatch!
According to Gail, “James Gilliland has an amazing property at the base of mount Adams in Washington that is known for UFO and Orb activity. After a near death experience James began contact with these enlightened beings and now pursues a life of teaching and sharing with others the knowledge and the love he receives from these Masters. My first visit in 2006 was mind blowing and life changing and the entities I met continue to have a great impact on my life. James is an amazing spiritual presence, don’t miss meeting him.
James Gilliland plays the key figure in the movie documentary, Contact Has Begun. He has appeared on Coast to Coast and is a frequent guest on the Jeff Rense Sightings radio program. He has been featured on the The History Channel’s, “UFOs Then and Now”, Hot Spots”, ABC and FOX news, and many other national and international media events.
At the fair, James will give a lecture on ECETI – Enlightened Contact With ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence. He will also conduct a healing circle with myself (Gail Thackray) and Richard and Pauline Landy. Then don’t miss the sky watch at the end of the evening, where we hope to photograph orbs and James will see if he can call in some ships to appear for us.
Check out James site http://www.eceti.org/Also type James Gilliland into You tube and check out the amazing footage.” Come early for copious lectures, entertainment, vendors… etc. 11am-9pm, 14300 Little Tujunga Road, Sylmar, CA 91342 $10 at the door http://www.gailthackray.com/09262010.html
Ping Pong for Pets! Paddlejam 2010 @ Henry Fonda Music Box! Stars from TV, film, sports and music will unite with their favorite non-profit organizations for The Ultimate Slam PaddleJam. (Let’s hope they’ve all been to rehab. You can always tell if someone’s spent time in rehab by their level of ping pong prowess.)
Taking place at The Music Box in the heart of Hollywood, the 2010 PaddleJam is a celebrity ping pong tournament to raise awareness for non-profits, including The Humane Society of the United States, while educating the public on the many ways to make a positive impact without necessarily reaching into their wallets. PaddleJam gives audiences around the globe the chance to take action, get involved and make an impact through eight participating charities. This year’s participants include Jessie Williams (”Grey’s Anatomy”), George Lopez, Zachary Levi (”Chuck”), and many more. PaddleJam gives you the chance to take action even if you can’t attend. Team HSUS supports pet adoption — take The HSUS pledge to adopt your next pet now.
The Humane Society of the United States is asking participants to pledge to adopt their next pet. Stay tuned to hear which celebrities will be playing on behalf of The HSUS in this year’s 2010 PaddleJam! For the latest HSUS PaddleJam team and news updates visit our celebrity Facebook fan page. Ticket proceeds will benefit the participating non-profit organizations. Find out more about the event on www.Paddlejam.com. http://www.humanesociety.org/news/news/2010/09/paddlejam_091610.html
Monday, September 27, 2010 12:00 PM
Witness Testimony UFOs and Nuclear Weapons Bases—donations needed!
Former U.S. Air Force Captain Robert Salas and UFO researcher Robert Hastings are currently organizing a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to address the vital issue of UFO incursions at U.S. nuclear weapons sites within the United States over the past six decades. The purpose of the event is to focus worldwide media attention on the reality and importance of the situation.
To date, more than 100 former or retired U.S. Air Force personnel – once trusted to operate or guard weapons of mass destruction – have come forward and revealed ongoing UFO surveillance of, and occasional interference with, our nuclear weapons. This information alters the historical perspective on the nuclear arms race and much more. The fact that the Pentagon and the CIA have kept the truth from the public for so long is in itself mind-boggling.
At the press conference, scheduled for September 27th, 2010, seven ex-USAF personnel, including Mr. Salas, author of “Faded Giant”, will discuss their nuke related UFO experiences. Mr. Hastings will briefly summarize his 37 years of research into the UFO-Nuke phenomenon, and then introduce the witnesses. Mr. Salas will then offer concluding remarks.
To finance this important event, Mr. Salas and Hastings are requesting donations to cover the participants travel expenses, hotel accommodations, and meals. This is a non-profit event. Your generous donation, no matter how large or small, will be considered an honor and a blessing, and is greatly appreciated. Donations can be made through http://www.ufohastings.com/ website.
Wednesday, September 29
Dances of Depravity, Horror and Ecstasy: The Life and Times of Anita Berber
Despite Berber’s fund raising failure, the show must go on! Preview of Michelle Carr’s crazy musical about the Wiemar bombshell. Guest performers, Ann Magnuson, Kristian Hoffman, Jesse Merlin & Leila Bazzani W/ your magical MC Rob Zabrecky ~ Starring Ryan Heffington & Denna Thomsen Hosted by Bryan Rabin & Rose. Original score composed by the Millionaire. Tickets are going fast so you might want to jump on it. SURPRISE GUESTS! Advance tickets are only $20 (this includes one drink ticket to sample our signature cocktail ‘Berber’s Sin’) and can be purchased via Pay Pal at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
@The MEZZ (AT THE ALEXANDRIA HOTEL) 501 SOUTH SPRING STREET DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, DOORS 8 P.M. SHOW TIME 10 P.M. GENTEEL ATTIRE SUGGESTED FOR THE CONSCIENTIOUS SOCIALITE; $20 IN ADVANCE | $25 AT THE DOOR | $10 RAFFLE TICKETS
Thursday, September 30
KERRY CASSIDY & MICHAEL TELLINGER @ the Granada Forum: “On the Trail of the Anunnaki” Kerry Cassidy will be joining Michael Tellinger, Explorer and author of Slave Species of God and Temples of the African Gods at the Granada Forum. Kerry Cassidy runs Project Camelot… I personally have been wanting to find out what she’s really about!
@ Mayflower Club , 11110 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood Ca. 91606 7:30 Doors open at 6:30 Tickets $10 at the door
Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2
Slake’s Crosstown Weekend
Westside/Eastside, it doesn’t matter. Slake: Los Angeles is coming to a neighborhood near you. On Friday, October 1, we help Michael Deyermond, the man behind the late, great Equator Books in Venice, celebrate the opening of his new Santa Monica bookstore and gallery, Deyermond Art +Books (officially opening this weekend—go check it out). Reading on the Westside will be: Jamie Brisick, Luke Davies, Jonathan Gold, Judith Lewis Mernit, David Schneider, Jervey Tervalon, Dave White, and Erica Zora Wrightson.
Not to be outdone, the Eastside battles back on Saturday, October 2, with a night of readings, live music, art, and Colt 45 at Fix Coffee in Echo Park. Sharing their Slakeness under the stars and by the fire pit will be: John Albert, Hank Cherry, Joe Donnelly, Polly Geller, Joseph Mattson, David Schneider, Deborah Stoll and John Tottenham. Join us in uniting West and East, one city, under Slake (so help us, please, God). And be a dear and RSVP under “Events” at Slake.la
Friday: 7pm @ Deyermond, 2801 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Saturday: 8pm @ Fix Coffee, 2100 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Friday, October 1
Join LA poet extraordinaire SA Griffin he ropes folks into a public reading of Allen Ginsberg’s seminal poem, “HOWL” to celebrate the opening of the film starring James Franco. 9Pm, outside in front of the Sunset 5’s box office.
Saturday, October 2
OMG! THIS JUST IN! SO CAL PARANORMAL CON! http://www.socalparacon.com/Welcome.html
10-9pm, @ the Los Angeles Convention Center… I am sooooo there!
Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10
YARD SALE! Mick Farren and Skylaire will be purging their possessions… books, books, books and CDs galore! Stop by and I will pour you some special yerba mate tea and regale you with stories. Come up and pet the “darn good looking” cat Finnegan before he leaves forever! Brand new mattress, rolling air conditioner, only Beezlebub knows what else til we clean this place out… 9am til ??? @ 930 N. Martel Avenue (one block south of Santa Monica Blvd., a few blocks west of La Brea in West Hollywood) Skylaire@gmail.com.
BEYOND EDEN–Two day outdoor art festival held at the historic Hollyhock House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Feliz Saturday, October 9th 6PM-11PM
Opening Reception with live painting, a sponsored bar & tunes from DJ Mr. NumberOnederful (Bitter:Sweet) & X-Point. 8PM – special presentation of a lifetime achievement award to Robert Williams
Sunday, October 10th 1PM-6PM
Art viewing / Last chance to see the exhibition
The second edition of Beyond Eden will be hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park this coming October. Beyond Eden is a multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles. The public is invited to attend this special event and admission is free.
After the overwhelming success of last year’s Beyond Eden exhibition which drew over 5,000 people over the course of the weekend, the organizers are keeping the focus of the event on the new contemporary art movement. This genre of art has been building momentum and a patron base in Los Angeles for the past several decades and is finally starting to receive mainstream recognition from major institutions and publications the world over.
Beyond Eden will showcase the works of over a half dozen galleries and will be held inside the beautiful confines of the historic Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery during the weekend of October 9th and 10th with an opening night celebration planned for Saturday, October 9th. Participating galleries include Carmichael Gallery, C.A.V.E. Gallery, Copro Gallery, Crewest, La Luz De Jesus, LeBasse Projects, and Thinkspace.
Beyond Eden will also feature the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to the one and only Robert Williams. In addition the event will also feature live painting demonstrations throughout the gallery alongside special installations from local street artist Shark Toof and Australian artistic duo Dabs Myla. Rounding out this event is a special showcase celebrating underground art event Cannibal Flower’s 10 Year Anniversary.
Founded in 1951, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is a historic 10,000 square foot facility located on the sprawling grounds of Olive Hill in the Barnsdall Art Park. The park overlooks the city of Los Angeles and is also home to the famous Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House and Arts Complex. Under the Department of Cultural Affairs, the LAMAG is the premier city-run gallery that focuses on contemporary art, particularly the work of living Southern California artists.
Event site: www.beyondedenartfair.com @ LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Admission is free and the event is open to the public
Saturday, October 9
For those of you with pals in NYC, please pass this along: KRONOS QUARTET
w/ special guest vocalist Judith Berkson and music of Michael Gordon,Sebastian Currier,Clint Mansell, J.G. Thirlwell, and Dan Visconti @ 7pm http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/1503
Tuesday, October 12
A History Lesson Pt 1 screening… with the Amadans’ first show in eons!
Amadans is the brainchild of former Clawhammer director, Jon Wahl… and are described by local scene veteran John Ramirez as “Franz Liszt meets Captain Beefheart in a Spanish castle where the Residents are making dinner.” They go on at 11p, film will be shown an hour later. There are going to be a number of local screenings of the film, for more info, go here: http://leejosephpublicity.com/client/show/41
@ Redwood Bar and Grill, 316 West 2nd Street, DTLA, 90012. 21+, no cover?
Friday, October 16, Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17
October Conscious Life Expo: The New Visionaries. “Who are these new visionaries? What are they telling us, sharing with us at this critical juncture? What are these new ideas? How can we piece them together into a story about ourselves, about our world? Collectively, we are visioning nothing less than the transformation of human consciousness. We are farseeing the future!” With Jim Marrs, Barbara Lamb, Farah Yarduzo, tons more speakers! I will be working at this event, so if you plan on coming, drop me a line! http://www.consciouslifeexpo.com/
Saturday, October 16
An Afternoon with contactee Stan Romanek
Saw this guy in Laughlin last February… quite a story although at the end of his presentation, a prominent local ufologist who was sitting at our table, leaned over to me and said, “if he’s lying, I’m going to kill him.” His appearance is at present time tentative, and if it happens, it’s happening in conjunction with Yvonne Smith’s group, CERO—the Close Encounters Resource Organization. Some people are on the fence about Stan, and his decades’ worth of copious video and audio documentation, but his is an interesting case, no matter how you slice it (and IT includes the infamous “alien in the window” footage used to promote the Denver ET Ballot Inititiative.)
@ Learning Light Foundation, 1212 East Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92805714 533 2311. Seats will be $25 per person (although I will try to work out a LOWFI discount), or $20 at the door.
Wednesday, October 20
Mike Bara (co-author of Dark Mission: the Secret History of NASA) book lunch for his new book, “The Choice” from New Page Books. The event will also preview Victor Goss’ new film “The Apocalypse… according to Doris,” and RSVP-ing also gets you an invite to the special invitation only red carpet screening of TAA2D October 21st in Santa Monica. This is, as Mike writes, “a big time Hollywood event.” There will be press, a DJ and several surprises! Get there early and dress to impress. Come and meet Victor, the stars of “Doris” as well as other celebrities and industry types (writers, directors, producers, actors).
7pm @ Falcon restaurant and Lounge, 7213 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood CA
RSVP at Victor’s website: http://doristhemovie.com/optin.html
Wednesday, Saturday, October 23
David Icke @ the Marin Civic Center
With no plans to make it to southern California until March 2011, the rock star of the conspiracy world, British researcher and presenter David Icke, will be speaking all day: David Icke marks his 20th year of uncovering astounding secrets and suppressed information with a major all-day event in Marin on October 23rd and the publication of his most amazing book yet. He will take the manipulation of the human race and the nature of reality to still new levels of understanding and he calls for humanity to rise from its knees and take back the world from the sinister network of families and non-human entities that covertly control us from cradle to grave. David has moved the global cutting edge so many times since his incredible ‘awakening’ in 1990 and in San Francisco he will do it again – and then some.
What is reality Who really controls world events?
Who are we? Political Manipulation
Where are we? The Reptilian Agenda
How is reality manipulated? The Global Awakening
Learn who really controls world events, political manipulation, The Moon Matrix, 9/11, and the secret world agenda for the future. His events have sold out world wide.” More info at http://www.davidicke.com/ @ the Marin Civic Center, 10 The Avenue of the Flags Marin, CA 94903; Charge by phone: 415 499 6800 (Tickets: $39-$59-$79-$99)
Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31st
Bay Area UFO Expo
It’s a bit of a haul for us Angelenos, but the Bay Area UFO Expo is the Golden State’s largest UFO event. This year, it’s being produced by treasure hunter Dan Dillman of the X Fest… last year’s was apparently the best attended UFO conference in the world. This year’s line up includes Nick Pope, Giorgio Tsoukalos (of teevee’s “Ancient Aliens”), author Leslie Kean, and Richard Dolan. “UFOs, Non-Human Encounters, 2012, Crop Circles, Government Conspiracies, Ancient Mysteries and much, much more… If you are interested in UFO’s, ET’s, Reptoids, Earth Changes, Crash Retrievals, Chem-Trails and Conspiracies, the Bay Area UFO Expo always guarantees an entertaining and mind expanding experience!” I think I read there’s also going to be a Halloween party, but I might just be hallucinating. San Jose has some other attractions as well—the Rosicrucian Museum, and the Winchester Mystery House, for instance. I would be so there but I have to be in England. http://www.bayareaufoexpo.net/
LOWFI IN LONDON!
Also… it appears I will be flying to England at the end of October to deliver Finnegan to my dear friend, Mick. Brighton, to be exact, but I hope to spend some time in London and Birmingham, the birthplace of heavy metal (Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and half of Led Zeppelin all hail from Birmingham.) I seriously lack funds but hope to interview a number of old school Forteans while I am there. Any tips, suggestions, etc., would be greatly appreciated. Sadly, I will be missing Fortean Times’ Unconvention, literally by a hair: (http://www.forteantimes.com/events/uncon2010/)
If any one has any kind of temp work for someone such as myself, for the next month in Los Angeles, rich UK relatives who are batty for unexplained phenomena, or even just travel tips from London to Edinburgh… please do get in touch.
Yours in Fort,