2012.02.05 19:00 - Alien Jazz Joint

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Calvino Rabeni. The comments are by Calvino Rabeni.

    oO0Oo Resident: Hiya Cal !
    Calvino Rabeni: Good evening oO0Oo :)
    Calvino Rabeni: How flows life
    Calvino Rabeni: 's river today?
    oO0Oo Resident smiles.. I enjoy your sense of humour Cal.
    Calvino Rabeni: :) thanks
    Calvino Rabeni: A sense of humor is a very strong "survival" tool
    Brigit Ranger: hello there
    Calvino Rabeni: Hi Brigit !
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Brigit.. Welcome
    Brigit Ranger: thought i would pop by and see what P&B is abll about
    Brigit Ranger: thank you

    Calvino Rabeni: Have you stopped by here before? I have a deja vu about that but might not remember
    Brigit Ranger: no, this is my first time here
    Calvino Rabeni: Oh :)
    Brigit Ranger: i was curious about the theater. i saw that it was highlighted on the Sl home page and wanted to check it out
    Calvino Rabeni: we have a wiki at http://wiki.playasbeing.org
    Calvino Rabeni: and one thing you should know is, the chat here is auto-blogged onto that web site
    Calvino Rabeni: well actually after a little edit
    Calvino Rabeni: is it ok with you if your comments here wind up over there ?
    Brigit Ranger: uhhh
    Brigit Ranger: lol
    Brigit Ranger: i suppose so
    Calvino Rabeni: Well if it's not, I can take them out, but yeah, this is a pretty public discussion during meetings
    Calvino Rabeni: they happen 4 times a day at 1 and 7 am and pm
    Brigit Ranger: no that's fine. i don't plan on saying anyting crazy
    Calvino Rabeni: heh mmhmm
    Brigit Ranger: i just wanted to know if the Moc theater was private or do you have many types of concerts there?
    Calvino Rabeni: some people come to talk .. some just like to hang out
    Calvino Rabeni: oh the Moc theater ... hmm sort of private, it's like an art display space
    Calvino Rabeni: there are occasional projects called "Art of Being"
    Calvino Rabeni: which have had different definitions
    Calvino Rabeni: that the group does
    Calvino Rabeni: and recently they included performance
    Brigit Ranger: oh okay then
    Calvino Rabeni: part of that was people who wanted to learn the technical skills
    Calvino Rabeni: of doing performance art in Second Life
    Brigit Ranger: oh
    Brigit Ranger: so if someone wanted to rent the space, the probably couldn't
    Calvino Rabeni: Some of them ended up on youtube ... is that were you saw it?
    Calvino Rabeni: oh well hmmm
    Calvino Rabeni: there's a small political issue I think
    Brigit Ranger: no, i have not see any of the performances
    Brigit Ranger: oh okay
    Brigit Ranger: because you are non-profit
    Calvino Rabeni: the political issue is that the sim is supported by non-profit, yes that's right
    Brigit Ranger: got it
    Calvino Rabeni: so it needs to avoid being "political"
    Calvino Rabeni: you got it :)
    Brigit Ranger: so this is a perfmance art group then?
    Calvino Rabeni: well actually it's more like a kind of philosophy or dialog group ...
    Calvino Rabeni: maybe for some, with a spiritual or contemplative flavor
    Calvino Rabeni: but there are a lot of creative members
    Calvino Rabeni: and they like to get together and do different kinds of projects, art included
    Brigit Ranger: is this a RL organization?
    Calvino Rabeni: Hmm, ..
    Calvino Rabeni: most of the activities have been in Second Life, but there have been some RL meetings too
    Brigit Ranger: oh okay
    Brigit Ranger: and the builder of this theater are they a part of the organization as well?
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, they are part of it ... on the board
    Calvino Rabeni: the place was mainly built by Storm Nordwind
    Calvino Rabeni: but members have personal areas here
    Calvino Rabeni: that each of them built
    Brigit Ranger: ohhh ok
    Calvino Rabeni: you're welcome to wander around and look
    Calvino Rabeni: the Museum of Sacred Art has an academic tie-in
    Brigit Ranger: well thank you
    Calvino Rabeni: You're welcome, good to meet you Brigit
    Brigit Ranger: i really like the theater
    Brigit Ranger: same here
    Brigit Ranger: thank you for taking time out to answer my questions
    Calvino Rabeni: nods .. you're welcome!
    Brigit Ranger: take care
    Calvino Rabeni: You too, Bye

    Calvino Rabeni: Hi Paradise
    Paradise Tennant: hiya cal wow quiet nite :))
    Calvino Rabeni: You just missed a visitor, who was interested in the Molecule theater
    Calvino Rabeni: I didn't have a quick link to any of Bleu's videos on Youtube
    Calvino Rabeni: How are you ths evening?
    Paradise Tennant: http://uwainsl.blogspot.com/2011/08/machinimuwa-iv-bleu-oleaders-bird-song.html
    Calvino Rabeni: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUX2zH2AH90
    Paradise Tennant: smiles a little sleepy .. dog has not been well again and I have been up a lot at night
    Paradise Tennant: amazing how quiet everything is :))
    Calvino Rabeni: Is dog getting on?
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes it is
    Paradise Tennant: 14
    Calvino Rabeni: ah yes
    Calvino Rabeni: still can learn new tricks?
    Paradise Tennant: yes indeed ;)))
    Paradise Tennant: been engrossed in redoing my garden
    Paradise Tennant: had fun with it .. spring has arrived ;)
    Paradise Tennant: how are you
    Calvino Rabeni: Spring not yet, but the last few days were sunny and it was great to get out and exercise
    Paradise Tennant: hiya sam
    Calvino Rabeni: Oops, I forgot that oO0O0 might come back to that spot:)
    Calvino Rabeni: Crashed?
    Paradise Tennant: here is like spring .. almost like jacket weather today
    oO0Oo Resident: Yes.. crashed.. Sorry if I landed on someone :) Hiya Paradise :)
    Calvino Rabeni: I have a new exercise strategy ... found a cafe on the very top of a hill and plotted a nice quiet traffic-free route up there by google maps
    Paradise Tennant: lol kind of like my tea house trekking idea ;) know you can make if there is a latte at the end :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes indeed
    Calvino Rabeni: The idea is familiar :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, trekking across the country from latte to latte
    Paradise Tennant: decided to dig out my bike trainer :) and set it up in the living room :) not great decor but very handy :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Good view?
    Paradise Tennant: yes have nice views :)
    Paradise Tennant: best from my bedroom can see the city and the lake .. nice to drink coffee and watch the city wake up in the morning
    Calvino Rabeni: Before the sun....
    Paradise Tennant: yes dawn is always special :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Especially for me, it's a rare sight :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles with a geriatic dog .. the majority of my days start before dawn :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya boxy :)))
    oO0Oo Resident: Hiya Alfred :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Boxter :)
    Alfred Kelberry: hi :)
    Alfred Kelberry: para girl :)
    Alfred Kelberry: rare visitor cal :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Moi?
    Alfred Kelberry: i only see you on wok meetings :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Yeah, rarer than used to be ... yes, but I'm always here at this particular time :)

    Alfred Kelberry: ah, which is not the hour i usually attend
    Calvino Rabeni: nods
    Paradise Tennant: did you have a good day boxy :)
    Alfred Kelberry: para :)
    Calvino Rabeni: a visit under unsual circumstances
    Alfred Kelberry: yes, i have. how about you and einstein? :)
    Alfred Kelberry: he's probably napping in his basket :)
    Paradise Tennant: we had a good day .. dog soup on the stove .. roast in the oven .. clean house :) went out for a really lovely dinner on friday with all my nieces and nephews fun allr round
    Alfred Kelberry: cal, do you present any topic this session?
    Paradise Tennant: listens
    Calvino Rabeni: I haven't yet ... any nominations? Ask me and you might get something silly :)
    Alfred Kelberry: sounds like a wonderful sunday, para :)
    Paradise Tennant: boxy and I went to a mca lecture yesterday
    Alfred Kelberry: oh yes
    Calvino Rabeni: mca?
    Paradise Tennant: was on how we villianize those who are strange to us
    Paradise Tennant: mica
    Alfred Kelberry: the bottom line: there are no aliens :)
    Paradise Tennant: yes there are
    Paradise Tennant: have to be
    Calvino Rabeni: um reminds me of nvc?
    Paradise Tennant: absolutely sure of it :)
    Alfred Kelberry: para, the lecture concluded otherwise :)
    Calvino Rabeni: I heard a saying pertaining to that
    Calvino Rabeni: about noticing unseemly things in others
    Calvino Rabeni: "You spot it, you got it" (A contemporary idiom for the Biblical proverb about seeing the log in one's own eye?)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Calvino Rabeni: Jung in a nutshell
    Paradise Tennant: thanks sam
    Paradise Tennant: how could there not be aliens
    Paradise Tennant: we live in a vast universe has to be other life :) just not been introduced yet :)
    Calvino Rabeni: mmm yes, we just haven't had a "proper introduction" yet!
    Alfred Kelberry: i found it interesting that aliens were first seen as evil only in the 20th century coutsey of h. g. wells
    Calvino Rabeni: though there were devils before that, Boxy
    Paradise Tennant: hope we don't meet any that want to eat us
    Calvino Rabeni: It sort of depends, it's a long way to go for a snack!
    Alfred Kelberry: they most likely will, para
    Calvino Rabeni: Plus, depending on whether the theory of panspermia holds or not, they might get a bad case of indigestion from us
    oO0Oo Resident: Perhaps of interest: http://is.gd/D1wXG5
    Alfred Kelberry: sam, oh... march 31 - that's a big of a long notice :)
    oO0Oo Resident: ?
    Alfred Kelberry: good talk though
    oO0Oo Resident: oh yes
    oO0Oo Resident: well.. there 'tis, as they say
    Alfred Kelberry: but i will sure forget about it before march 31 :)
    Alfred Kelberry: actually, if advancement of our civilization is any indicator, they may be highly humane and tolerant
    Paradise Tennant: smiles

    Paradise Tennant: love optimism just a general good thing
    oO0Oo Resident laughs at Para's recursive optimism
    Paradise Tennant: now I have to look up recursive lol
    Calvino Rabeni: it means to curse twice?
    Alfred Kelberry: para is beaming happiness with her appearance :)
    oO0Oo Resident: cyclically self referencing
    Paradise Tennant: Recursion
    Alfred Kelberry: google has a nice pun on recursion
    Paradise Tennant: try to .. so much easier to be happy
    Paradise Tennant: sad and mad are just so much work
    Calvino Rabeni: Oh, then it seems to stand to reason ... if virtue is its own reward, and optimism is a virtue, then it would be a self-reinforcing quality
    Paradise Tennant: smiles like the "reward of patience is patience" thomas beckett :))
    oO0Oo Resident: I don't think most people want to be unhappy.. Generally speaking I think everyone wants to be happy.
    Calvino Rabeni: ooh ... sad and mad ... I was just viewing a piece of literature on that very topic :)
    Calvino Rabeni: "Monsterpiece Theater"
    Calvino Rabeni: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksL_7WrhWOc
    Paradise Tennant: not sure ..sometimes I think our egos propel us to misery
    oO0Oo Resident: maybe that is an argument for the ego not being our true nature Para
    Calvino Rabeni: Who invented egos, I wonder?
    Calvino Rabeni: Was it Sigmund Freud?
    Paradise Tennant: hmm :) not sure :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Good eve, Stevenaia !
    Alfred Kelberry: stev :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Hi Steve
    stevenaia Michinaga: waves
    Paradise Tennant: hiya stev :))
    Alfred Kelberry: nordic queen has arrived in her furistic coat :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Futuristic Heuristic (has a nice ring to it)
    stevenaia Michinaga: still cold here
    Alfred Kelberry: how cold?
    stevenaia Michinaga: 24°F
    Paradise Tennant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heuristic
    Paradise Tennant: we had spring weather today
    Alfred Kelberry: ah, cold indeed
    Alfred Kelberry: oh yes, para. it was lovely. tea on a porch :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: I understand even Rome got snow
    oO0Oo Resident: Ego.. something blown in on the prevailing weather... http://is.gd/H6A9PY
    Calvino Rabeni: That must have seemed wondrous when it happened
    stevenaia Michinaga: (unless you are driving in Rome
    Calvino Rabeni: A good excuse to stop on the road and look up
    stevenaia Michinaga: does anyone know who won the superbowl?
    Calvino Rabeni: hmm, google might
    Paradise Tennant: giants
    stevenaia Michinaga: lol
    stevenaia Michinaga: thanks, I almost thought it was the Mets
    Paradise Tennant: did not watch but heard the banter .. walking the dog
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Paradise Tennant: http://www.mmamania.com/2012/2/5/2774191/super-bowl-2012-winner-the-new-york-giants-beat-the-new-england
    Calvino Rabeni: I heard there were some really good sales in craft stores today too
    oO0Oo Resident imagines pausing in Rome at night, glancing up, per chance to glimpse asteroid #17031
    Paradise Tennant: smiles :))) piet's bit of the universe :))
    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Is that asteroid notorious?

    stevenaia Michinaga: more infamous
    oO0Oo Resident: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=17031+Piethut
    stevenaia Michinaga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17031_Piethut
    Calvino Rabeni: Aha .. thanks!
    Calvino Rabeni: Those are the rowdy asteroids that might pay us too close a visit, it seems
    stevenaia Michinaga: if they do, Pema will move it
    Paradise Tennant: sometimes wonder if we are not nature's response to asteroids ..clever monkey who eventually will be able to deflect and protect
    Calvino Rabeni: A kind of looping around ... if it's true that asteroids or comets brought the oceans and possibly even the seeds of life
    oO0Oo Resident: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2791+Paradise
    stevenaia Michinaga: smiles, no stevenaia, must have already crashed and burned
    oO0Oo Resident: what remains after burning up?
    stevenaia Michinaga: cooler heads will always prevail
    Paradise Tennant: quite like the idea of being made of a little bit of star dust
    stevenaia Michinaga: I think it's more than a little (all of me), unless you are speaking in relative terms to all the stardust that exists
    Calvino Rabeni: The connections seem quite surprising ... like the idea of the role of comets as a mechanism for how life may be dispersed galactically
    Calvino Rabeni: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080502092145.htm
    Calvino Rabeni: So it wasn't the stork that brought me, it was a comet :)
    oO0Oo Resident: I liked when Margaret Turnbull speculated about the possibility that stars might be conscious in a talk I watched recently.
    oO0Oo Resident: A save for later one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhCqTbqCqx0
    Calvino Rabeni: Thanks

    Calvino Rabeni: The stars could be said to be communicating via their production of intelligent life
    Calvino Rabeni: in that case we're not just made of stardust, but the voices of stars
    stevenaia Michinaga: vibrations, probably communicate on many levels, heard a great Jazz geoup on Saturday night, gave me a new unterstadning of vibrations and communications
    Calvino Rabeni: Hanging out in that dive, I hope?
    stevenaia Michinaga: ofcourse, listening to a "Slapaphone"
    Paradise Tennant: ooooo hears the echo of the voices of stars in her heart beat
    oO0Oo Resident notes a glimmering and sparkling all around
    stevenaia Michinaga: http://www.lafayettebarjazz.com/jazzin.htm
    stevenaia Michinaga: defines dive
    Calvino Rabeni: I love small jazz clubs, about the size of a small cafe. It would be great if every city had lots of them.
    Calvino Rabeni: This one has about 8 tables
    Calvino Rabeni: http://www.ballardjamhouse.com/about.html
    Calvino Rabeni: I suppose it's private way of civic service
    Calvino Rabeni: Fostering hangouts and creative centers
    Alfred Kelberry: yes, cal!
    Alfred Kelberry: i enjoy those too. cozy, informal setting.
    oO0Oo Resident: Slapaphone jam: http://is.gd/ghPn4O
    stevenaia Michinaga: they are like this place, the vibrations of conversations here (even w/o sound) resonate
    CAlfred Kelberry: not an asu student by chance? :)
    alvino Rabeni: nothing like it .. front row seats, you might see the diva's dental work
    Calvino Rabeni: but more than that palpably feel the vibrational field around them
    Calvino Rabeni: "Club owner Suzanne Weghorst, a virtual reality researcher at the University of Washington, was motivated to open Egan's by the lack of appropriate places for young jazz musicians to play and to learn from more experienced artists."
    Alfred Kelberry: sam, how did you find the xenophobia page?
    oO0Oo Resident: I watch the site from time to time for interesting things Boxy. I think originally perhaps learned about through Bleu, but not sure.
    Alfred Kelberry: :)

    stevenaia Michinaga: the was who I heard... http://www.myspace.com/kahlilkwamebellandthegift/music/songs/unity-a-call-for-peace-19928215
    Paradise Tennant: smiles sleepily and sneak off to give the pup one last walk .. before dreamland :))
    stevenaia Michinaga: perhaps the stardust is what gives us Chi
    stevenaia Michinaga: Night Paradise
    oO0Oo Resident: Night Paradise :)
    Paradise Tennant: thank you for the company and the conversation namaste :))
    Calvino Rabeni: Good night
    stevenaia Michinaga: is there such a thing as one last walk?
    Calvino Rabeni: Orbit well!
    stevenaia Michinaga: brb
    Alfred Kelberry: wuff!
    oO0Oo Resident: :)
    Calvino Rabeni: what is it? What do you hear, Boxy?
    Alfred Kelberry: just a joyful bark for no reason :)
    Alfred Kelberry: sorry :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Wuff!
    oO0Oo Resident: :)))
    stevenaia Michinaga: night all
    Calvino Rabeni: Good night Stev
    Alfred Kelberry: furtastic stev :)
    oO0Oo Resident: Night Stevnaia :)
    Calvino Rabeni 's eyes are starting to droop too :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Woof and good night oO0Oo and Boxy
    oO0Oo Resident: Night Cal :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Bye
    oO0Oo Resident: I'll be off as well. But will leave a poem on the way. :)
    oO0Oo Resident: All the best Boxy :)
    oO0Oo Resident:

    . いろはにほへと Even the blossoming flowers
    ちりぬるを Will eventually scatter
    わかよたれそ Who in our world
    つねならむ Is unchanging?
    うゐのおくやま The deep mountains of vanity--
    けふこえて We cross them today
    あさきゆめみし And we shall not see superficial dreams
    ゑひもせす Nor be deluded.
    Although its scent still lingers on the form of a flower has scattered away
    For whom will the glory of this world remain unchanged?
    Arriving today at the yonder side of the deep mountains of evanescent existence
    We shall never allow ourselves to drift away intoxicated,
    in the world of shallow dreams.



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