Saturday, March 31, 2018



It's often been noted that I think too much however the upside is that after Byzantine routes and mind threatening gymnastics I sometimes arrive at simple conclusions whose foundations are unusually deep as a consequence of the journey taken.

One of the more profound conclusions I've stumbled onto is the awesomeness and ethereal beauty that surrounds the production of 'moments' in the context of my chosen vocation as a street performer.

A 'moment' as defined here is an instance where within the context of a performance a unique interaction takes place and both the performer/s and the audience are aware that something unique and creative is unfolding before them.

'Moments' can be prefabricated and counterfeited and often are and can work very well for an audience but by definition lack that mutual frission where all concerned step quite consciously into the moment and it's unfolding delight.

Theatre mainly involves the composite of produced and in most cases polished instances which create narrative moments for the audience. The production of a rehearsed one way transaction.

Street theatre in many cases employs the same mode and now that street theatre festivals have blossomed during the last 20 odd years there are many acts that are essentially displays. Acts that work just as well on stage as they do in improvised public spaces. For better or worse they are prefabricated products which is not to say they're lacking quality, the best are inspiring, spectacular, funny, etc. What they have in common is that their content is pre prescribed. They may produce moments but themselves do not contain any by the definition employed here. The moments they produce are devices rather than instances.

The type of street performer of most interest to me is one who creates a sparse structure that they depart from at will as they go fishing for moments. They are a subset on the spectrum however they tend to create consistently unique situations within their performance, either by branching off with some impulse that forms itself on the fly or by integrating some member of the public into the performance which brings with it a component of the unknown.

Most marketing for street performers or festivals associated with them focus almost reflexively on moments. I say reflexively because I have yet to see a festival focus on moments as the focal point of their marketing. Staged shots, produced visual impacts belie the bedrock foundation of advertising that is found in such abundance in street performance. 'Moments'

I see this as an opportunity, media has come a long way in the last few years.

Internet Wisdom

"The loneliest people can be the kindest. The saddest people sometimes smile the brightest. The most damaged people are filled with wisdom. All because they do not wish the pain they've endured on another soul."


Without the penis there would have been little development past the spear. We would not have bows or crossbows, or Trebuchet or gun or tank or aircraft carrier.
The aspect of the penis wherein it penetrated something and thus increased our political responsibility was the thing. Our failing as a species really.

What it actually was and actually is on a far more regular basis is a means of distributing urine away from the body that expels it. How neat is that? With that sort of attitude we could all have free everything, power. food etc and be expelling our waste, nuclear perhaps, or just plastic bags and broken harpsichords out of our gravity well and into deep space in huge gushy streams. We simply missed our metaphoric opportunity and let the greeks define democracy, justice and the knob. Sadly they focused on burying theirs in boys which nowadays means East Timor and whoever major powers want to rape for shits and giggles and profit  and no-ones questioned it since ancient greek takes years to learn and academics tend to clot together on the sock of progress thrown under the bed of civilization or universities as they are known. 

our whole culture, through my life on this planet has simply been cock against cock. Part of me want’s to blame woman for being so spineless.

Subconscious +definition of 'intuition'

 Intuition is executive summary, that ninety percent of the higher brain that functions subconsciously—but no less rigorously—than the self-aware subroutine that thinks of itself as the person.

The Guru Lurk

The guru lurk is a profound transcendent cynic with a theology of distaste allowing his followers to hold their spirit levels high.
The pillar of faith on which this theology squats is a collective and heartfelt belief that elevation and inversion are all that can make the human condition tolerable.
We believe in levity literally
one way to demonstrate our faith is to spend as much time as possible evading the ground surfaces usually associated with gravity, stilts, hand holds on ceilings, trusses, spring boots, those Japanese wooden sandles, any tangible effort made to contest gravity in the pursuit of levity is itself an act of faith, both the process and the goal and one of the central tenants of our pulpit.
Inversion being a means by which true peace can be attained is also a fundamental anti-gravity belief system-Standing on ones head or suspending oneself upside down are disciplines practiced daily by the true believer.
Gravity in all its forms,mortality, undue seriousness, any squat insularity that allows for things to condense or compact, under their own or any gravity whatsoever is the bane and considered foe of the guru lurk and his many followers.
Also running throughout the teachings of the Guru Lurk is the firmly held belief that the pursuit of consciously pointless goals , is in itself, a valid reason for existance.
Hence our collective predisposition towards street theatre.
Remember--Burlesque terrorism hurts no-body.
The minimum daily regime is as follows.
Rotate your eyeballs to their highest point-without strain- and breath 5 deep slow breaths through the nose. Then open eyes.
Eat something
5 minutes headstand.
20 minutes deliberately evading ground surface
10 minutes in sling-(see diagram)
Make voodo dolls of all your friends and display them prominently
Festoon your envionment with Anti-gravity “Dubious Retail” products
Quantify chaos with ritual
Try thinking with your genitals.(you will anyway)

Cultivating meaningful rituals.
Cook and offer food
Write letters and public contributions
Writing personally
Exercise physically
Short periods preset of study
Preset periods of making light
.Any questions, comments or criticisms can be directed to

Please remember that The guru lurk, while not a particularly busy Guru, does carry a certain collective spiritual responsibility and so will get back to you most possibly in this life but not always.

Writers I like..vicious intellect...The Drowning Pool. James Howard Kunstler July 9, 2012

News that that a swarm of termites deep inside the British banking system have been fiddling the interbank interest rates (LIBOR) for years in order to systematically vacuum a few billion pence off the exchange floors for themselves is the latest blow to the credibility of the global money system - and probably a fine overture to a looming climactic implosion of the gigantic, creaking, smoldering, reeking, duck-taped edifice of broken promises, booby-trapped hedge obligations, counterparty follies, central bank euchres, sovereign flim-flams, and countless chicanes too various, dark, and deep to smoke out. Next, we'll probably hear that Lloyd Blankfein over at Goldman Sachs has been tinkering with the rotation of the earth in order to gain a few micro-milliseconds of advantage in his firm's high frequency trading rackets. After all, back in 2008 Lloyd himself claimed to be "doing God's work."

In short, world banking is now hopelessly pranged, and I am not at all sure the project of civilization (modern edition) can continue by other means. The impairments of capital formation are now so profound that no one and nothing can be trusted. Not only are all bets off, but nobody will want to make any new bets - and by that I mean venture to invest accumulated wealth (capital) in some useful project designed to sustain human well-being. What remains is just the desperate hoarding of whatever remains in assets uncontaminated by the pledges of others to pony up.

All this points to a dangerous new period of political history, a deadly Hobbesian scramble to evade the falling timber in a burning house as the rudiments of a worldwide social contract go up in flames. Such is the importance of legitimacy: the basic condition for governance, especially among supposedly free people. You can meddle in a lot of distributory issues - who gets what - but when you mess with the most basic operations of money to the extent that no one is sure what it's really worth, or what it represents, then you are deeply undermining society. This is now the condition that is set to blow up republics.

Reality dislikes fraud and accounting tricks. Reality is serious about settling scores. Reality eventually intervenes and puts an end to monkey business. What will it be this time?

Europe and America have been buying a month here, a month there (of a fragile, continuing status quo) on the installment plan. That's what QE, TARPs, LTRO, EFSF, Operation Twist, et cetera, are all about. Think of them as multi-billion dollar (euro) fire extinguishers bought on credit cards. Europe is now completely out of credit to buy more fire fighting equipment. For months now it has been down to whether Germany intends to keep supporting Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, the French banks (and a few stray forgotten places between the backwaters of the Danube and the Gulf of Finland) without any say in how they manage their allowance. Much as Germany enjoyed the Ponzi heyday of the Euro zone, a big "tilt" sign now flashes ominously over the continent, signaling game over. All fall down. Everybody gets real poor real fast. M. Hollandaise over in Paris has already sealed his fate with his stupid plan to return to "go" on the Ponzi game-board. Merkel's tattered scarecrow of a coalition will blow away in the next national election. The Club Med countries will soon boil up in street-fighting, Holland and Finland will drink themselves to death, and across the channel outsider Britain will fizzle away to a burnt bowl of mulligatawny. That's what the end of the summer looks like to me.

Over here, in this sorry-ass edition of America, the election will look more and more like a World Wrestling Federation staged dumb-show between two catamite hostages of a foul corporate oligarchy. Imagine that horse's ass Mitt Romney spending the next four months denouncing Obama-care, modeled on his own health care reform in Massachusetts, while Obama pretends he has a grip on an economy where the rule of law is absent due to Obama's own omissions and negligence.

And if you can't stand that spectacle, just look around at America itself: a wasteland of futile motoring and discount shopping populated by depressed, overfed clowns bedizened with sinister tattoos, pretending to be Star Warriors. No nation ever seen in human history ever laid such a disappointing egg. Only to have it fry on the sidewalk.

Making yourself happy.

 In the long term living a life which is in tune with your values, doing work you’re passionate about and surrounding yourself with inspiring people will help increase your happiness.
But in the short term it’s about doing small things to please yourself, choosing activities that raise your happiness levels slowly but surely then keeping them there by repeating the process regularly.
Here’s the most important stuff you need to do to live in the moment and feel happier every day in one quick list:
  1. Smile.
  2. Connect with nature.
  3. Surround yourself with positive people in person or online.
  4. Do something you’ve always enjoyed.
  5. Do something you’ve never done before but have always wanted to try.
  6. Learn something new.
  7. Smell something that makes you happy: a mandarin, your lover’s perfume, chocolate, you decide.
  8. Reward yourself for your good habits.
  9. Eat something that makes you happy, but not too much if it’s fattening.
  10. Spend time with a good friend.
  11. Touch something that makes you happy: a cat, velvet, the bark of a tree? Take time to notice.
  12. Don’t worry now, worry later.
  13. Say, or sing, something that makes you happy.
  14. Challenge yourself, I dare you.
  15. Look at something that makes you happy.
  16. Stop procrastinating, do something.
  17. Take a small step towards your goal.
  18. Congratulate yourself.
  19. Tell someone you love them.
  20. Do a good deed.
  21. Face your fears.
  22. Read a book you love.
  23. Get outside.
  24. Spend time with inspiring people or read about someone who inspires you.
  25. Clear out your junk, literally.
  26. Let go of negative memories.
  27. Dwell on positive things from your past.
  28. Be creative.
  29. Dare yourself to do something.
  30. Give someone an unexpected gift.
  31. Change your habits just this once, do something unexpected.
  32. Watch the sunset.
  33. Get up for sunrise.
  34. Open a savings account.
  35. Be active.
  36. Plan for success.
  37. Eat something healthy.
  38. Trust your instincts.
  39. Follow your passion.
  40. Throw a party, or plan to soon.
  41. Avoid drama queens and energy suckers, you know who they are.
  42. Write stuff down, keep a diary.
  43. Set a goal.
  44. Clean your house, bit by bit.
  45. Say “no”.
  46. Spend a day alone.
  47. Devote a day to family.
  48. Pick up the phone and call someone you haven’t spoken to for a while.
  49. Wear your favourite outfit.
  50. Be present.
  51. Go for a bike ride.
  52. Do something you loved as a kid that you haven’t done for years.
  53. Forgive someone, especially yourself.
  54. Go slow.
  55. Have a meal somewhere different: try a picnic.
  56. Avoid advertisements.
  57. Pick a bunch of flowers and put them in your house.
  58. Ban all media for the day.
  59. Let something slide.
  60. Display a colorful fruit bowl and eat one or two pieces a day.
  61. Be romantic.
  62. Play a game: try Uno or Monopoly with the kids and chess or poker with your friends.
  63. Make a smoothie.
  64. Have a siesta.
  65. Do something you’ve been putting off.
  66. Dream big.
  67. Start small.
  68. Seek out supportive and like-minded people.
  69. Understand that all things come to an end.
  70. Feed the ducks.
  71. Persevere: pick up something you gave up on.
  72. Start a new habit, a good one.
  73. Look at yourself in the mirror, pick what you like best and flaunt it.
  74. Seek sensuous activities and enjoy them.
  75. Look around for funny things and have a laugh.
  76. Rest up.
  77. Change your routine.
  78. Take a photo, and look back at old ones.
  79. Stretch your body.
  80. Meditate.
  81. Write a mantra.
  82. Focus.
  83. Don’t buy something — and see if you miss it. Put the cash in a savings account instead.
  84. Notice what makes you happy and use it in sad times.
  85. Ignore people who annoy you, stop being with them.
  86. Play hide and seek with some kids.
  87. Put a picture of something you want on your wall.
  88. Tell someone your dreams.
  89. Love yourself.
  90. Be grateful.
  91. Visualise.
  92. Unblock.
  93. Use your brain: try a crossword or sudoku.
  94. Make a good choice.
  95. Acknowledge your feelings.
  96. Go on a journey, long or short.
  97. Talk to someone you wouldn’t normally connect with.
  98. Be grateful for life.
  99. Write a poem.
  100. Teach someone something you know well.
  101. Choose to be happy every day.
If you haven’t already had your happy fix today, or if you want to feel even happier, try these 101 quick, simple ideas. But maybe not all on the same day.


"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

-Calvin Coolidge

Corporations are not a group of people

Corporations are not a group of people, and I find it difficult to believe that you really think they are.

Instead, corporations are imaginary entities whose existence is wholly dependent on law. They require this legal infrastructure, created and provided by our government, just to be able to hire proxies to act in their name. They consist of rules, regulations, and policies only. And the people who are hired to act in their name are not free to act autonomously or even in their best interests. Corporations are, by their nature, coercive institutions.

People have every right to insist that their government restrict, alter, or even abolish corporate behavior if we don't like what they do. A corporation is not a person or a citizen. It's not even real in any meaningful sense of the word.

I have a new prop.

I have a new prop, haven't performed with it yet as non specific remote control detonator handhelds were not invented in Edwardian times and my present engagement has me in a bowler,burlap wound stilts, pins nez and backup monocle.
aah Edwardia, before technology existed, although...gunpowder.

Pre electric was Edward. So I can't use the remote detonator.

It's Black, rectangle, one inch square by three, on one face is a flip/toggle switch which lights red when switched, it's all black, then you switch the switch and it's made visable, a bright red dot. Then at the top the only other bit of red, a small finger plunger, a sphere of red, the final trigger.

I've been getting some dark clown out of this thing, I am indeed suffering from chuckles.
I'll use it for the port credit and Toronto fests.
The ability to hold in your hand the audiences imagination of total annialation.
Every evil genius worth anything's had a version of one of these.
 Now I have one.

My Bog Standard Epiphanies

The only thing that truly exists in life is this moment. If you stop looking at life as a timeline, and view it as an ever-changing moment, you free yourself to be exactly the way you want to be. The past and future can only affect this moment as much as you are willing to allow them. Learn to enjoy the present.
The universe exists as a moment, with an infinite number of different viewpoints. You have your own little window to watch the show from, but it's different from the experience of the person next to you.
  • Our view of the world is influenced by who we are.
  • Who we are is influenced by those around us.
What you do to others (even the smallest actions) will affect their experience in some way.
  • The smallest kindness can turn someones day around.
The only reason a person is mean to another is because of their own unresolved issues.
  • If you respond to anger with understanding and kindness (the opposite of the intended/expected response), the surprise alone is usually enough to cause the other party to question their intentions.
TL;DR: Be kind, and watch as the ripples spread.

thwarted relationships

there is nothing you can do.
This is very important to drive home.
If you want someone and they don't want you, you didn't actually want them.
You wanted what you imagined them to be, you wanted a fantasy them. If they were what you imagined then they would have not said no.
To feel hurt after being rejected by reality is to stay angry at fanatasies. It is irrational and absurd.

healthy relationships

Ten tips to get you started

  1. Don’t let resentment build, deal with issues one at a time and as soon as they arise
  2. Stop trying to control or manipulate your partner’s feelings or actions
  3. Share your hopes, dreams and wishes
  4. Share your fears
  5. Be honest with yourself
  6. Share your vulnerability instead of your anger
  7. Express your disappointment gently
  8. Check that you both have signed on to the same contract (Explain what you think the unwritten rules are)
  9. Admit when you don’t know what to do
  10. Admit it when you think you may have made a mistake