I thought for some reason even then of Africa, not a particular place, but a shape, a strangeness, a wanting to know. The unconscious mind is often sentimental; I have written ‘a shape’, and the shape, of course, is roughly that of the human heart.(37)
In the 1930s, Graham Greene sought a land where people faced life with full abandon where there are no boundaries or one-way streets. This la ... Continue Reading
Writer, poet, composer, actor, percussionist, and all around positive being Kahil El’Zabar uncompromisingly delivers his message of hope in dreary times. “The law of physics says that change is inevitable,” says El’Zabar. This truth moves beyond what El’Zabar directly refers to – fear and greed here in the heart of it all. El’Zabar also lives this truth in the positive; and this is what one wal ... Continue Reading
Hunter S. Thompson, 1937-2005
"If the greatest mania of all is passion: and if I am a natural slave to passion: and if the balance between my brain and my soul and my body is as wild and delicate as the skin of a ming vase- Well, that explains alot of things, doesn't it?" -Kingdom of Fear
The aviator glasses. The cigarette holder. The guns. Hunter S. Thompson killed himself in his home ... Continue Reading
I was putting the finishing touches on my art project last night when I realized, “Gee, some people might not know how to create an art project!” So, as a public service, Beatbots brings you the definite guide on how to create a masterpiece that will wow your friends and family.
Step 1: Find a friend to move into a new apartment
This should be a friend that has recently moved into a new ap ... Continue Reading
In the fall I wrote a series of short essays on how to do various things and now I present you with the two sexiest pieces:
ON FINDING A WILLING MAKE OUT PARTNER:
This one is remarkably easy. Tap your slutty friends. Just make sure they don't have a crush on you, or kind of like you, or would have a crush on you if you were to make out. This is usually easy to discern, but is worthy of another ... Continue Reading
The Electric Possible monthly series continues its mission as an outlet for experimental music in DC. Self described as "DC's mad monthly laboratory for promethean sound experiments," The Electric Possible is one of the few avenues for experimental artists. Usually with more of an electronic bend this month’s show presented two local acoustic acts – The Windmill Saxophone Quartet and A-UN.
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For New Year's Eve, my band played a concert in lovely York, Pennsylvania. I took the opportunity for meeting new people as a chance to be stupid and obnoxious in the name of Beatbots. In treading the line between potential lawsuit and drunken interrogation, I asked only the tough questions in the hard-hitting style for which Beatbots is reknowned.
I planned on interviewing one person and t ... Continue Reading
New Year's Eve is only 24 hours away. The year 2005 is almost herea new year that will bring more opportunities, more challenges, and more adventure to our lives... But we'll worry about that later. With one day till new year's, those of you who are not in a relationship are asking are probably wondering: "Who will I kiss at midnight?"
This is a crucial question, as there are several pro ... Continue Reading
In order to succeed in life, there are several life skills you must acquire. Being able to manage finances is important. Typing skills are useful. But one skill that is regularly overlooked is the skill of cake baking. Many of life’s problems can be solved simply by baking a cake. Having a scrap with the missus? A cake will cheer her right up and make her forget you slept with that 16-year-old in ... Continue Reading