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Nate.

Nate.

 

 

6:45pm.
Sun setting on the Downtown Mall, Charlottesville.

“We are your new favorite band.”

Nate says into the microphone before banging away at his keyboard.
Nate is the lead singer for Astronomers (http://www.myspace.com/weareastronomers). Not ‘The’ Astronomers, as their Myspace page points out. Alexandra plays the bass and sings back up. Jamie jams the drum set.

The opening act was Megafauna (http://www.myspace.com/mymegafauna), an Austin act on their first tour.

I had negotiated with Gwendelin, the manager of the Tea Bazaar (http://www.teabazaar.com/) in Charlottesville, to shoot photographs of the bands and release all the photographs to them, in exchange for them paying my 5$ cover. 

So I sat up front and took a lot of photos.

dani. will.

dani. will.

 

 

Dani Neff, the lead singer of Megafauna, rocked the guitar like a pro. She sweated. Her brunette hair was thrashing around in time with the music. She is the woman, Jimi Hendrix. Will Krause, wore a white-ish tank top and rocked the bass. He was tall and skinny. He had a long, somewhat pointy goatee. Cameron (last name unsure) had a shaved head and rocked the drums. 

I found out later that night that Megafauna had formed in December. They had been traveling for 8 days and were headed to Chapel Hill, NC next.

“We are Astronomers!” (No, ‘the.’)

They rocked. Nate Boiling was the lead vocals. Load and proud. He played the keyboard and guitar too. In the middde, was Alexandra Angelich, Nate’s girlfriend and an Austin, Texas native. Nate and Alexandra had moved to Charlottesville in search of a new music scene. Austin is “supersaturated” in music according to Alexandra. Jamie, has a pony tail and a black t-shirt and he plays the drums. 

I shot more photographs and tried not to blind them with the flashes from my Nikon.

The Tea Bazaar is a cozy nook on the second floor of the Downtown Mall and as the show wound up. I was not to excited about sleeping in some woods near town. Rain all day. And more rain when the show was wrapping up.

LAAA…

Bless the hearts of Megafauna, they invited me to hang out after the show and were interested in my story. They were crashing at Astronomers house in town so I tagged along.

Their house was on the outskirts of Charlottesville, 5 big jumps from the railroad tracks. A rusty watertower overhead and lots of tall weeds and abandoned cars in between the weeds. Shiny, wooden floorboards inside. They creaked. 
The walls were hung with colorful Alexandra paintings. Music instruments and lots of cords were everywhere in the living room. It reminded me of a house the Beatles would live in. Party, Music, and People were the message of this house.

Armani came too. He was a friend, of Nate and Alexandra. A fellow musician, whom said he was related to a member of N.E.R.D. (http://www.n-e-r-d.com/), the hip hop group. He is a member of Burnt Brush Productions (http://www.myspace.com/burntbushproductions). “The hottest hip hop group in Charlottesville.” He kinda did look like the guy from N.E.R.D. or maybe Chris Tucker.

Alexandra wants to take over the world, but not be the leader, just pull the strings from behind the scenes. Nate lives and breathes music. Jamie and his girlfriend, Amy moved into the house about a year ago and aren’t planning to leave anytime soon. 

Dani is going to Law School in Austin. “That is my day job.” While Will has enjoyed the Summer of Will ’09. He lost his job in February and has just been living off the dough from his gigs. Cameron is going to school for music. 
He likes kids and wants to teach music.

I am just feeling blessed at this point.
Alexis Ziegler (http://www.realitysandwich.com/user/alexis_zeigler).
Jack, the roommate of the house and I would describe him as a “vagabonding mystic,” mentioned Alexis as a local “energy radical.” He has a place in Belmont (a part of Charlottesville) where lots of “nature kids” go. He know alot about “Peak Oil.” He is my man, I am going to try to find this man and interview him.

Pork Chops were for breakfast the next morning. Breakfast at 2pm, thanks to Alexandra’s cooking. The Pork Chops were well-seasoned and the coffee was black and hot.

I get dropped off back in Downtown Charlottesville as Dani, Will, and Cameron head to North Carolina and I am feeling sad to say goodbye to these folks, yet also awesome.

I am going to see another show at the Tea Bazaar tonight. Zee Avi. She is big I guess.
“It will be packed.” according to Gwendila.

Create our world,
ben.

“Give love and unconditional acceptance to those you encounter and notice what happens.”
-Wayne Dyer

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Mudhouse.

Charlottesville.

5-26-09.

9:22am.

 

Today, is the day of buying the domain name for the site (the http://www.domainname.com) and I have narrowed it down to 2 choices. 

 

Create Your World.  versus  Create Our World.

VOTE!!!

 

 

According to my friend, Paul Gilbert, “Change” is so 2008…, so I am losing “Change” and going with “Create”.   But I can’t decide between “your” or “our” so I have decided to Google both phrases and analyze the top 5 hits.

 

Both look promising on being able to dominate this Keyword Search.

 

“Create your world.”

 

5.  Create your World – Commercial on YouTube.  

 

I am not sure what the product is but I think it is a Dutch commercial and I like the graphics and the big blue crayon.

 

4.  Create or Conquer – Create Your Own RPG Game World.  

 

This is a site devoted to creating your own RPG Game, “immersing yourself in a role playing world, built by yourself or other players of our community.”  OR it looks like you could join another player’s world.  MALMON looks interesting, it is a small city on the edge of the Aquatea Sea, with quite a few amenities.

 

3.  Create your world – Making Dreams and Visions a Reality.  

 

“We have all been made in the image and likeness of the Creator, therefore we are creators also,”  from Nicole Andrews the CEO and Founder.  She has a passion to help individuals discover and fulfill their God-given purpose through practical means which will ultimately advance the Kingdom of God on earth.

 

2.  MAPme.com – Map Your World!  

 

Create a Map of your favorite places, travels or destinations and share the map with friends or the whole world!

 

“It’s a really powerful set of tools for travelers and map lovers, and a great way to find people who share your interests.”

– Jim Nichols, Partner, Catalyst:SF

 

AND THE NUMBER ONE HIT….

 

 

1.  Make Your Own Evil Plan – The Evil Plan Generator.  

 

“Have you ever wanted to come up with a great evil plan, but just never had the time or intelligence? Well, your prayers have been answered…”

 

I will share my Evil Plan that was generated:

 

“Your objective is simple: World Domination

Your motive is a little bit more complex: Love (Yes, it works)

 

Stage One:

To begin your plan, you must first Seduce a Wall Street Executive.  This will cause the world to sit up and take notice, stunned by your arrival.  Who is this Evil Genius?

Where did they come from?  And why do they look so good in a Supervillian Costume with Gimmicks?”

 

It goes on but I will spare you the details.

 

 

Create our World.

 

5.  Goal.com Logo Contest: Create our New Logo!  

 

“Goal.com represents the global football fan.”

“Our fans are the lifeblood of our site and our community..”

 

4.  Our World to Create – Poem: Get More Poems at Quizilla

 

 Our World to Create create by gr33nkoz

Together we have gone through a lot

Our eyes have seen many people get shot

Fighting for our rights

Following the lights

To live in freedom.

Marching down the street

Their life has not been a treat

It still isn’t that great

But soon change will occur in our fate,

People will see us as equals.

This World Is For Us To Create…

 

3.  Our Thoughts Create Our World.  

 

“Mindfulness doesn’t always have to be work; it can be fun.  I can be amused at the things I cook up in my mind.”  by Lenore Flynn

 

2.  YouTube – Creator/ Create our World.  

 

A reggae music video with the hook:

 

“As far as the eyes can see;

my people they all are free;

free as they want to be;

creating our history.”

 

#1.  TONER, TONER CARTRIDGE, LASER TONER, PRINTER TONER, SHARP TONER…

 

 

“If you have an HP, Brother, Canon, Samsung, Sharp or Konica/Minolta Printer or Copier, you know how much you can fork out in cost for toners and drums!”

“TAKE A RUSHING CHARGE AT LIFE! CREATE YOUR WORLD!”

***

Going to hang around Charlottesville today and work on the site and relax.

 

B & R Market. 6:50am.

B & R Market. 6:50am.

 

Love. 7:06am.

Love. 7:06am.

 

 

 

Please tell me what you think!

 

Create your world, Create our world,

ben. ben.

“We must maximize our full potential and create our world!”

– Nicole Andrews, CEO and Founder of Create your world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gotta hold myself accountable & I don’t just galavant off through the countryside and forget about this, So here are 4 pledges for my journey:

1. For a year, I will write a blog every day (baring no Wi-Fi).

2. For a year, I will upload at least one photograph I have taken that day (baring no Wi-Fi).

3. I will travel by thumb/my own feet (no greyhound/airfare) and I will not sleep in any hotels or hostels. (exclaimer: I am in severe physical harm, sick, or an emergency happens)

4. I will compile (suggestions will be needed) a list of 50 influential people that are World – Changers and meet at least 10 of them the first year.

For example, people to meet:
A. Barack Obama
B. Bill Gates
C. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook
D. Malcolm Gladwell, author of “Outlier’s” among other great books.
E. Eckhart Tolle, author of “The Power of Now”

Change your world,
ben.

“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
– Alan Keightley

Create your world photos.

Create your world.

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