Rock NZ

For the last 6 months, the city of Christchurch, in the South Island of NZ,  has been rocking.

A big deal was made of the first earthquake last year, which coincided quite media-orgasmically with a plane sky-diving into the opposite side of the Island

… killing all 9 passengers.

Not so long ago, in the South Island a mine exploded & 29 underworld workers never returned.  That came media-orgasmically after the Chilean miners made their explosively-hyped re-entry into the upper world.

The channelled watchers had been led to expect another marvellous display of entertaining en-lightenment, but then perhaps they didn’t know that NZ has often been a wonderful place for a sacrifice.

Way back when Christchurch first rocked & rumbled, I wondered.

The knowledge that the rumbling kept coming made me wonder more.

Today’s shocking has decided me to wonder out loud.

Make of this what you will.

I started writing 3 years ago.

My second little offering  back then, was written out of concern for my country – something was coming our way & it didn’t feel good.

This is what I wrote in Feb 2008;

Sometimes it seems like the Southern Hemisphere is being left out of the picture. HOWEVER I would like to draw attention to an upcoming event which I’m trying to find out more about. ROCK2WGTN is a rock concert to be held over Easter weekend in Wellington (capital of NZ).  This will be unlike anything we’ve ever had here before;

One site quotes “This Easter will see an event never before experienced on the planet at any place at any time!”

Bands playing are Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, White Snake, Alice Cooper, Poison, Lordi – plus NZ bands Sonic Altar, The Valves & Symphony of Screams. WETA Workshop Studios -Film & TV special effects – most known for Lord of the Rings, will be designing and build the sets. It’s going to be one ‘hell’ of a production.

Wellington is located in the centre of NZ. If you drew a figure 8 – Wellington would be pretty much at the centre. It is located on a fault line. Among other things it houses our parliament – the Beehive. I’m still trying to find out more about this event, but it doesn’t feel good to me – especially being held over Easter.”

I don’t have a problem with heavy metal, though it’s not my cup of tea, but this was so effing weird as to be ALMOST visible to non-questioners.

Anyone who has looked on a map will see that NZ is so far away from the rest of the world as to be virtually off the planet.

You don’t come to NZ by accident or on your way to somewhere else, except perhaps Antarctica.

The entire population of NZ is slowly creeping up the four & a half million mark – in comparison, just the city of London alone, has close to eight million.

Musicians come to NZ as part of world tours, not for one-off productions – here’s a hint at how insignificant we are;

The Rock2Wgtn Festival was a two day music festival. It is the second major music festival to be held in New Zealand, the first being the Big Day Out … It is also the first two-day festival, as the Big Day Out is held over a single day.” FYI The Big Day out is a one day event where average bands come & play – with ‘biggerish’ names helping round out the day.

Of ROCK2WGTN, wiki tells us;

Attendance over the 2 days was around 50,000“.

In comparison let’s have a look at some numbers for U2’s 360 tour – am I allowed to compare the two?

Why not?

Barcelona            2 nights       182,055

London                 2 nights       164,244

Sheffield (town in the North of England, population approx, 550,000)          1 night      49,955

and in relation to NZ?


U2 kicked off the Australasian leg of its 360° world tour … in Auckland on Thursday night (25th November, 2010)  … The massive stage, nicknamed ‘the claw’ due to its sprawling four-legged rig design, easily succeeded in its plan of making the show an altogether different concert experience … for some 60,000 fans.”

It was a … errr … moving coincidence that U2 just happened to open this leg of their claw tour on the very week that the Pike River Miners lost their lives;

With an overpowering feeling of grief in the air Bono remarked what a privilege it was to be playing in New Zealand in this week of all weeks. He then led the crowd in a toned down I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For and a particularly poignant One Tree Hill as the names of the 29 miners who lost their loves in the Pike River Mine scrolled up on the giant video screen.

I digressed.

So why did Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, White Snake, Alice Cooper, Lordi & Poison swoop down upon Wellington, in far, far away NZ to put on a two day fire festival over the interesting vernal equinox/Easter of 2008?

Here’s the interesting info.  2008 was the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above!). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier!”

Below is an artist impression from WETA Workshop showing the huge dragon (Drusilla) that Richard Taylor and his team are currently constructing in Wellington for Rock2Wgtn.”

 

 

It will be one of the biggest effects ever made for a rock concert anywhere in the world and with smoke, fire and laser eyes – a very unique feature that will dominate the skyline of Westpac Stadium during the two rock concerts.
Other effects are also in construction including 30 costumed Zombie Cheerleaders and 2 huge guitar axes as stage effects.”

it is a theatrical production unlike anything ever seen in New Zealand, with pyrotechnics, lasers, stunt people, dancers, flame effects, giant screens and sets designed at WETA Workshops Studios (of Lordi of the Rings fame).”

The world has never seen an event of this kind before, and New Zealand has never had any kind of major rock festival or multi-day music festival.”

The first night was over; I had been witness to men dressed as demons with a flaming battle axe, a man in makeup killing women and children

Well that sure was one feck of a fire fest.

From what I can see, that was IT.

Just one weekend in NZ during the vernal equinox.

Can the cost involved really have justified the expense – isn’t it all about making a profit?

50, 000 people?

Rumours of another show seem to have diluted & confused any questions/questioners as to why a group of warlocks were convened at the edge of the world.

???????

The 2008 Rock2Wgtn was the last one of its kind in Wellington, with it being announced that the next Rock2Wgtn will be in another city (with the name being changed to suit). On the promoters website … an image is shown with the text “In 2009 we are bringing it on again! Not Wellington… not easter… new artists!”, along with a new logo that says “Rock2????”.  However mid 2009 it got changed to Rock22010 with no word on delays. Still stating New Artist, New City, New Date.”

Back then I wondered if something had been loosed or initiated in NZ.

This is what I’m wondering again now.

NZ is certainly located upon fault lines – you can see them run through the alps on the WEST side of the South Island

… nobody, (that I know of) ever thought to look toward the east where Christchurch lies.

It’s quite uncanny too, how centrally placed this rock’n’rolling is – so perfectly centred on a city – we have five largish cities in NZ – so that’s a pretty lucky strike really, to get a whole city in one. No one would be surprised if Wellington had been hit by the earthquake because it’s built upon one of these fault lines.

Christchurch surprised everyone. Though I’m fairly sure that science has now ‘explained it away’.

Could a rock concert possibly have kicked off so much caving-in one country?

Well I really don’t know – sounds pretty bloody loony really.  It’s just that the feeling about that concert has never left me. In fact so concerned was I for this land, at the time, that I created a personal ritual to try & protect it.

You know the term rock and roll is an amazing descriptor for an earthquake.

These bands are known as heavy metal – again a very earthy descriptor for that which comes from the earth.

Fiery forges are used to shape metal – the gods always have a ‘forger’ – there is something about the smelting of metal that we do not understand enough about.

Music is most certainly used to shape minds.  But what effect does it have upon the land?

Are there reasons why certain musical groups appear in certain places at certain times & forge their tones?

Here is Wellington’s new international terminal – known as ‘The Rock”?

What does that look like to you?

It’s all Rock’n’Roll to me.

Can music move mountains?

Is music, metal?

Liquid metal, forged metal?

Is it a key that can unlock the sword (metal) from the stone?

Am I rambling?

Quite possibly!

But you can pick & choose if
anything makes sense to you
& throw the rest away.

I just wanted to try & do, say, unearth, something healing for my country tonight.

Additional:
Number echoes:
Number of days from
ROCK2WGTN vernal equinox fire-fest 22 March 2008
to
killer Christchurch earthquake 22February 2011
= 2 years 11 months

 

Extra, extra:  Here’s a link to Return to Khazaddum posted by Ellis Taylor re the ROCK2WGTN fest of 2008 – other eyes could also see that something was up back then.

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February 23, 2011. Uncategorized.

32 Comments

  1. Michael Skaggs replied:

    My goodness Alex!

    What a revealing post!!! Indeed, that ritualistic fire b.s. with the “worst of the worst” in my humble opinion, the music industries minions, had repercussions on your homeland! Those bastards sunk their claw into your isle. *growls* I mean, come now, a band named “Poison”, I am sure much needed healing is needed now.

    All of that info was spot on, how odd that this “festival” took place on Easter/equinox for TWO days, valid valid points!

    Isn’t ChristChurch a very “Golden Dawn-y” area? Good grief, was that fire festival of Demons an “attack on Christ-Church”? And how many ley lines of power are around the areas too? I wonder what area Little Grandmother went to to see your ancient tribe of indigenous people (I know it starts with a “W” but I do not know how to spell it!) to return their sacred crystal to the Earth..if it was close to those areas or not? I hope it helped heal the land! I think she was supposed to go in 2010/2011 not sure exactly.

    Glad your alright and your brother is too! Yahoo headlines were painted a grim tale, so I did not read but the headline. Stay strong my friend!! You have friends in “High Places”.

    Cheers!

  2. Brad replied:

    Wow, nice points Alex and glad to here you’re ok over there…

    I’m convinced that we can be ‘psychically harvested’ by these contraptions that go up here and there over the globe in the name of ‘entertainment’….

    (our local AMC 24 Theatre has a black concrete pentagram within a red concrete circle, surrounded by 4 polished black granite benches as the centerpiece of the whole outdoor facade of the complex….!? pretty creepy looking…)

    There definitely is something to bringing loads of people together and getting them to ‘move’ emotionally by pre-contrived things (ie music, video)…

    I just do my best to keep away from such things as much as possible in my older (and hopefully wiser) age…

    In the meantime, make a cup o’ tea, put on something Transcendental, and be well…!

  3. Mick replied:

    In my opinion you are not wrong. Matthew Delooze would be proud of your ruminations. There is an interview by William Burroughs with Jimmy Page that is revealing. I will try and find the link.

  4. Mek replied:

    A very thoughtful post at a difficult time and we’re all glad to know that you’re OK.

    Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones during this disaster.

    Obviously, all of the Ring of Fire symbolism precipitating the Big One is within all our understanding. And as you note, NZ is at the ends of the world but within the Ring of Fire.

    Illuminati Matrix blog does a great job describing the Rocking expected with the Big One (Quake)within the Ring of Fire also.

    http://illuminatimatrix.wordpress.com/58-hey-diddle-diddle-a-riddle-of-allah-ion-a-lion-in-the-beginning-a-start-was-the-word-the-great-sphinx-of-giza-solomons-temple-mount-sinai-and-mount-horeb-the-tabernacl/

    We all hope that all continues to be well for you way down there. Best Wishes!

    Also, I couldn’t help but consider that the Rock Concert in Wellington was performed to perhaps “alleviate” or stave off the “pressure” on the fault line?

    If the quake in Christchurch had been more within the Wellington area then the devastation could have been more tremendous. Just a thought. There’s “good” magick and bad. Who knows? Maybe the powers that be had a heads up on the disaster way back when and sent their magical musician crew to weave a spell to nudge the event away from the fault line so as not to precipitate the Ring of Fire domino effect??

    Just thinking off the top of my head there! Again, Best Wishes and Be well!

    Great post! Thanks!

  5. Michael Skaggs replied:

    Hi All,

    Hey Mick, would be curious to see that interview if you find the link, please post it! Mr. Delooze would be very proud of Alex, I know he is.

    Mek – Have to disagree on the PTB’s having a “heads up” and alleviating the pressure(s) on the fault line. There is nothing positive about those bands, their lyrics (try LISTENING to them sometime), nor the screeching they produce..nothing harmonious/organic nor conducive to nature. As most of us know, the English language is ‘alchemical’ in nature/design, google a few of their songs, see what they ‘put into the Matrix/Earth grid’ with their ritual. Not lashing out here, just starting a healthy debate. :) I’m going to sneak a peek at the link you provided, have not perused that blog in awhile.

    Alex, didn’t we start off our adventure together debating over a blog of Illuminati-style rhetoric? I am pretty sure it was Kemila’s blog was it not? ;)

    Take care all!
    Cheers

  6. Michael Skaggs replied:

    Not to get off topic, but I read this at the IlliminatiMatric blog link Mek provided, anyone have any impulses/feeling towards this statement? :

    The illuminati – Moriah Conquering Wind – the Olympians – it doesn’t matter what moniker you give them, they are the elite royal bloodlines who orchestrate world affairs on behalf of the luciferian THOUGHT PROCESS that conjured everything up initially. Yet even they pay homage to this luciferian force so cunningly deceptive, that they are being manipulated as well. They do the bidding of this sinister mind without hesitation because they are the direct, emotionally connected offspring of this entity. They fulfill their duty to the luciferian lord through the academic and religious systems of corruption which they have created for the express purpose of destroying our connection with WISDOM and with REALITY. The intellectual systems of the world are the THOUGHT PROCESS SYSTEMS that indoctrinate our illusory 3D life forms into a state of extreme hypnotic TRANCE CONTROL.

    *** The greater the intellectual knowledge acquired, the greater the degree of hypnosis, and the greater the degree of responding to the luciferian mindset and its agenda for total control of REALITY. ***

    So Truth Seeking and acquiring more knowledge (i.e. the now so called Secrets that are coming out, secret teachings, etc) is actually causing us to go deeper down the Rabbit Hole?

  7. Mick replied:

    Hi, here is that link:

    http://www.arthurmag.com/2007/12/05/willima-burroughs-onled-zeppelin/

    I agree with Mek that music can be used for positive effect, but, even though the ‘dark’ energies can be misunderstood, in this particular instance I can only concur with Michael and Alex’s suspicions. The rituals of sacrifice are continuous, and are certainly being ramped up at this time. For me, there is a connection between Metal and electricity (is that aa Homer Simpson moment?), and thus a direct link to Zeus, Baal and all other thunder gods, as well as blacksmiths.
    Here is a recent shocking sacrifice (sorry!). T00 Celtic for my liking:
    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Newbury-Races-Horses-Electrocuted-In-Freak-Parade-Ring-Incident/Article/201102215929242

  8. Mek replied:

    @Michael Skaggs

    Thanks for the reply! But believe me I had no intention of inferring that if “elites” had any heads up on any world event it would be for our benefit.

    Anything and everything political to entertainment -music, movies, award shows- are all designed to benefit someone other than the common people who imbibe it.

    Re: Illuminati Matrix. Yes, I definitely agree that thought processes contribute to our detriment. I personally feel that we are creating our own reality every moment and with every spoken word, action and thought.

    Another interesting link is to Dark Star which emphasizes that we “just watch, not think or react” to this false reality presented before us and that “caring” contributes to the detriment -not my thoughts though.

    http://darkstar888.blogspot.com/

    I believe in love for one another and I believe love and caring is the most important thing in our lives. But give Dark Star a read too.

    Thanks again for the reply!

  9. Mick replied:

    Re Page article:

    “The essential ingredient for any successful rock group is energy–the ability to give out energy, to receive energy from the audience and to give it back to the audience. A rock concert is in fact a rite involving the evocation and transmutation of energy. Rock stars may be compared to priests,”

    In Morocco, musicians are also magicians. Gnaoua music is used to drive out evil spirits. The music of Joujouka evokes the God Pan, Pan God of Panic, representing the real magical forces that sweep away the spurious. It is to be remembered that the origin of all the arts–music, painting and writing–is magical and evocative; and that magic is always used to obtain some definite result. In the Led Zeppelin concert, the result aimed at would seem to be the creation of energy in the performers and in the audience. For such magic to succeed, it must tap the sources of magical energy, and this can be dangerous.”

    Says it all, really.

  10. alex robinson replied:

    Greetings all – thanks for your thoughts & thank you for letting me ‘wonder out loud’ – it’s impossible to say how much I appreciate having a place where I can ‘wonder’ & not be laughed off the face of the earth – esp as I’m quite close to the edge anyway :)

    I think you have all inter-managed your thoughts & ideas wonderfully amongst yourselves & do not need me to reply – tho I’m very grateful for your feedback.

    Today I have joined the ranks of the unemployed again & so don’t have a load of energy, but I’m deeply grateful for the friends I meet here. I’m currently working on a truth-busting series that I hope will give some unusually flavoured food-for-thought.

    Shine on wonderful friends!

    • alex robinson replied:

      Me again – reading links linked – wow!!!

      “The Led Zeppelin show depends heavily on volume, repetition and drums. It bears some resemblance to the trance music found in Morocco, which is magical in origin and purpose–that is, concerned with the evocation and control of spiritual forces.”

      “There are no accidents in the world of magic. And will is another word for animate energy. Rock stars are juggling fissionable material that could blow up at any time

  11. Fitzy replied:

    Thanks Alex, spot on with the Media-gasm, frankly can’t stand the weasels, note how they repeat the same tragic footage, over and over again. The Parasite is feeding, i’d say we’re the buffet.
    Concerning the profane spells cast not so long ago by the droning rock idiots, post earthquake we now have a Death Toll…I think something milked this land, but at a cost, maybe an exchange of power for life. If the sorcery is true to form, then they deferred the cost onto others – black magic is soooooooo 13th century.

    We picked up the bill, so some decrepit circular thinkers can relive their youth ad infinitum ad nauseum.

    As always your intuition is sublime and most welcome.

    Kudos on the spellings.

    • alex robinson replied:

      Heya Fitzy – are you there? Was thinking of you.
      I have deliberately avoided the footage – my feeling is if you absolutely have to watch it, leave it a few days – it is the immediacy of the coverage that leeches all energy & life – use the distance as a guide – if you are a days drive away, let the dust settle for a day, if you are 3 days drive away, wait three days before you ingest – dear god we are not made to swallow every event in every country esp the way the media serve it up – highly emotionally in-TOXIC-ated.
      Yes the parasite is feeding well, but we can choose to hold strong & refuse to ‘feast the beast’ – I choose to send/share my energy to those I love & honour – the beast can go fuck itself (pardon my french).
      Be well my friend

  12. Mick replied:

    Hey Alex, i too sign on, tho do a bit of voluntary reading help for kids at a local primary school. We have an initiative in uk called big society that encourages vw – in other words, get the proles to work for free, sorry, too cynical maybe.

    Cant find link, but get on WE7 and listen to Eileen Ivers, Gentle Breeze – will do your soul good :)

    • alex robinson replied:

      Mick – thanks for your words – what a lot of dissolving has been going on this year. I was one of the great unwashed last year – dare I say, I LOVED it – the joy of walks on the beach during the day, but the beast demanded feeding & I got squeezed back into the work place – at present I’m nowhere & 100% here – a funny place to be – healing & scary.

      Will seek out song – thank you!
      Found this
      http://www.audiopuzzle.com/discovery/song-189091/eileen-ivers/gentle-breeze/#overview
      Number 4 is the one!
      lovely, lovely music – but DON’T look at pics!

  13. Jaspal replied:

    The first thing which popped into my mind when reading your article was the Royal Wedding:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/royal-wedding/8153299/Royal-Wedding-Date-Prince-William-and-Kate-Middleton-to-marry-on-April-29.html

    You have looked at the links between dis-asters in NZ and the British Royal family before, and there does seem to be some kind of ‘twinning’ between NZ and the UK.

  14. alex robinson replied:

    Hiya Jaspal – that did indeed cross my mind, I’m glad you brought it up because I’m reminded of what I remembered & then forgot yesterday – a little royal (r-oil?) visiting by the Queen on the same date 25 years ago;

    “22 February (222)- 2 March 1986: A routine visit which coincided with the centennial of the New Zealand Police” – that came 6 days after the unbelievable/unexplainable drive-thro sinking of the Russian Cruise Liner ‘Mikhail Lermonotv’ at the top of the South Island;

    Pic =

    or article
    http://toolonginthisplace.blogspot.com/2009/12/southern-x-ross-bow-or-crux-of-matter.html

    There’s no way that wedding won’t be dining out in style – I wondered about the Pike Mine disaster – the wedding bans came hot on the heels of that if I remember correctly.

    Very best to you

  15. the living tiki replied:

    I wish to you and NZ much positive healing energy!

    Those concert posters are disturbing just to look at. They remind me of one of those teen boys you hear about on the news who commit suicide due to some Judas Priest lyrics, and their bedroom has all those “rock” images plastered all over the walls. Even more disturbing is seeing an expensive, huge, occult production come to your tiny little neck of the woods and wondering “OK… what’s this all about?”

    Not to cause you more concern, but I MUST warn NZ:

    If Bush and Clinton show up for earthquake relief, hide the children!

    If the Israelies show up for earthquake relief, RUN LIKE HELL!

    Ongowa!

  16. alex robinson replied:

    Mr Tiki, you made me smile – how can it be that readers of your blog & mine (& others of this ilk) will instantly understand your references to residents of white houses & white washes, while the outside world would think such ‘help’ would be marvelous?

    We do need to at least wonder about those posters that ‘adorn’ kids rooms & watch over them as they sleep. I was re-looking at the ROCK2WGTN poster this morning – just so completely out of place here – the combo of warlords with all the special effects of the Lord of the Rings creators was SO very OTT – it would be like say … Bush, Clinton & the Israelis turning up to lend a hand …

    Ongowa!

  17. alex robinson replied:

    … & your right, we absolutely cannot let this shit get normal!

    Very best to you

  18. Mek replied:

    Lots of devastating images raging on the nightly news here in the U.S. Again, all the best to those affected. Odd how there are more NZ quake reports on the news tonight than yesterday.

    As CBS News anchor Katie Couric asked tonight “WHY NOW?” She asked this after the reporting of the Christchurch quake BUT she was referring to President O’s abandonment of the defense of the Marriage Act in favor of allowing same-sex marriages…apparently a campaign promise.

    The issue doesn’t matter to me about same sex marriage but I am from the SOUTH…southern U.S. states…major Bible Belt country. My point… some on our local news noted the QUAKE in Christchurch (Christ’s Church to them) preceding President O’s “attack” on God’s institution of marriage only between a man and a woman.

    Was your quake a harbinger of the attack on biblical marriage? Only in the SOUTH, I s’pose! Kinda like Preacher Pat Roberson saying that all the debilitating snow the U.S. received lately was God’s way of keeping “gays” at home and from connecting. Ludicrous! Makes me not proud to be from below the Mason-Dixon line!

    But Katie Couric did ask “WHY NOW?” for the Prez’ decision on the social issue of same sex marriages especially with all the other important things going on in the world like oil and Libya and earthquakes! Timing is everything. And CBS did show the rubble of two churches in its evening report.

    Hope all continues well for you!

  19. Anthony replied:

    Hello Alex,

    The following information is from a New Zealand blogger.

    There are dark fingerprints all over this tragedy/murder/blood sacrifice:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/23/AR2011022305936.html

    The White House is deploying disaster-response and urban-search-and-rescue teams to New Zealand following a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that rocked the country Tuesday.

    They will be greeted there by Timothy W. Manning, a deputy administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency who is in the country assisting with response efforts and is particularly qualified to do so.

    Talk about being in the right place at the right time: Manning is a trained geologist, paramedic and firefighter – the perfect combination for earthquake response. He is in New Zealand as part of a U.S. delegation visiting for trade and global security talks and for a review of the country’s cleanup efforts after a 7.0-magnitude quake in September.

    http://chemtrailsnorthnz.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/fema-in-christchurch-at-time-of-earthquake-using-natural-disasters-to-bring-in-a-police-statewa/

    http://chemtrailsnorthnz.wordpress.com/2010/09/22/did-the-christchurch-earthquake-have-the-high-level-freemasons%E2%80%99-signature-upon-it/

    http://chemtrailsnorthnz.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/us-secretary-of-homeland-security-janet-napolitano-cancelled-trip-to-christchurch/

    US Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano Cancelled Trip To Speak In Christchurch
    Posted on 24/02/2011 by Clare Swinney
    Stuff.co.nz Dated: 21/2/2011

    Trade-offs in US trade deal says Key

    Prime Minister John Key has warned that New Zealanders may have to swallow some difficult trade-offs as the price of a trade deal encompassing the United States.

    His comments were made at the start of the New Zealand-US Partnership forum bringing together New Zealand and US politicians, officials and business people for two days in Christchurch.

    The forum, now into it’s fourth year, is the backdrop for the release of a major new study on New Zealand-US relations, carried out by Washington think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies in conjunction with New Zealand Institute of International Affairs.

    The study recommends steps to achieve greater cooperation between the two countries in areas including climate change, the creation of a joint centre of excellence for science and technology projects, stronger educational and research ties, modifying visa schemes to reduce travel barriers and working together on nuclear non-proliferation initiatives……

    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was due to address the forum but cancelled after a customs officer was shot.

    http://chemtrailsnorthnz.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/admiral-thad-allen-in-christchurch-at-time-of-earthquake/

    Admiral Thad Allen in Christchurch At Time Of Earthquake
    Posted on 24/02/2011 by Clare Swinney
    Wow, another coincidence – fancy this, Thad Allen was in Christchurch at the time of the earthquake, too. This man was involved in directing the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

    More: Thad William Allen (born January 16, 1949) is a retired United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard. Allen is best known for his widely-praised[1][2][3] performance directing the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region from September 2005 to January 2006. Robert J. Papp, Jr. succeeded him as Commandant on May 25, 2010, in a change of command ceremony.

    Following his position as commandant, Allen continued to serve on active duty for 36 days in his role as National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Allen officially retired from the U.S. Coast Guard on June 30, 2010, but continues to serve as a civilian as the National Incident Commander of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He is a Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation.[4]

    For more go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thad_Allen

  20. aferrismoon replied:

    My student, who arrived back from NZ a couple of weeks ago, has photos of the Cathedral intact.

    Your post makes me think that the Rock Concerts mimic icebergs – with the concert being the 1/10th that can be seen above the surface.

    As far as mass gatherings with extremely loud music whose to say what sonic ‘arrangements’ are being played to the attendees though under their conscious hearing.

    “Stanley designed some of the first high-fidelity sound systems for rock music, culminating in the massive “Wall of Sound” electrical amplification system used by the Grateful Dead in their live shows, at the time a highly innovative feat of engineering, and was involved with the founding of high-end musical instrument maker Alembic Inc and the pre-eminent concert sound equipment manufacturer Meyer Sound. The combination of his notoriety in the psychedelic scene and his reclusive tendencies—in part cultivated to confuse the authorities; he avoided being photographed and refused to be interviewed for many years—led to the perpetuation of many inaccurate tales about him.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owsley_Stanley

    cheers

  21. aferrismoon replied:

    Does this fit your interests in boats, the royals and disasters –

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110224/ap_on_en_ot/eu_britain_royal_wedding

    I went to school there for several years

    cheers

  22. amy pond replied:

    the new terminal building looks like the langoliers that chew up time itself a steven king adaptation

  23. spurge replied:

    interesting that the SOUNDWAVE music festival starts on the 26/02 in Australia – a VERY heavy metal group of bands.

  24. alex robinson replied:

    Hi Mek
    Unbeknowing to you, you are a reminder of the job I have just left – did you know that your name is short for methyl ethyl ketone – your super power is as an industrial solvent :)

    I actually have seen no pics or watched any news regarding the quake – I’m in the same country but there’s nowt I can do. My brother is in Christchurch & was there when it happened – he can & is helping – that’s it really.
    Having it plastered all over the news is a mind fuck & emotional drain to millions of people & that’s why its there & why it will be so cleverly placed within news items, linking & mating with other stories.

    It took me a little time, some years back, to get over the idea that I was a ‘bad’ person for not watching the news because they’ve done a good job of making it seem like it’s your ‘duty’ to know “what’s going on in the world” – that is a lie.

    Here endeth my rant
    Very best to you

    Mr Moonshine :)
    I thought your iceberg describing was most excellent – so just where does the other nine-tenths go & what does it do there? A wall of sound does not strike me as very healthy, in these cases anyway.

    The link that Mick sent was very pertinent if you haven’t read;
    http://www.arthurmag.com/2007/12/05/willima-burroughs-onled-zeppelin/

    Mr Stanley has a past I find hard to comprehend, but I’ll bet he could have brought down the walls of Jericho.

    Das (Welsh) Boot is a very weird tale – champagne is used ‘to birth’ & ‘to celebrate’ a success.
    Perhaps the location was important – “The village is located south of Holyhead on the west coast of Holy Island”. It looks a good place to spend some boyhood years – I hope it was.
    cheers

    Hiya Amy
    Ugh, I see what you mean -that’s damned creepy. I just can’t see how they ever got the go-ahead to build that – but then when has taste been a part of the large enforced structures being ‘fabricated’ all over the world??
    Very best to you

    Hi Spurge
    “The Soundwave festival originated in Perth” – say no more!!! – Perth, also known as the Petri Dish of the world … wiki continues “as a smaller festival known as Gravity Soundwave within the Gravity Games” – do you follow the Celtic Rebel?

    I don’t know what would counter such energy if it is as unfriendly as I think it might be. A few years ago when I was in Sydney, the marathon was on – I was reading Matt Delooze & it really got me wondering about this mass of sweating, suffering humanity (how often does someone have a heart attack?) running on their ‘designated’ routes past so many damn ‘important’ statues, monuments & buildings – I walked against the flow singing ‘Caravan of Love’ under my breath – my small effort to interrupt what I felt was/is, at the very least, a questionable energy farming ‘exercise’.
    Maybe the efforts we make are more important than the expertise – if so much has to be enacted on the physical level then the physical level must be a very potent place & we have just as much right to exert out beneficial intentions.
    Sorry I may be ranting again :)

    Very best to you

    • alex robinson replied:

      Hi Anthony
      Sorry you got stuck in my spam corral!
      Many thanks for that info – my god doesn’t it get blatant – what a lucky coincidence to have specialists on hand when a town turns to custard – how effing marvelous – am reminded of the 7/7 show in your neck of the woods – what was it, a practice run on the day? Surely these bastards could channel their amazing ‘powers of lucky coincidence’ to better effect … but (a whole lot) more realistically, we should perhaps just be a little (lot) wary when certain people come to town!
      It seems like such a very long time since NZ was (apparently) taking a stance against things – now it seems to have folded itself into the arms of the media – thro’ film & victimhood – good to see another site up & biting tho’.

      Very best to you

  25. spurge replied:

    Wow – I have read some Celtic Rebel things. Was he the guy that did that huge analysis on the Bell Tower. ? This was before we got the ‘eye’ mini.

    In Perth towards the end of the year is the heads of commonwealth meeting – with the Queen coming apparently. A massive event.

    Then there’s the couple who are building a full size replica of Stonehenge on the outskirts of Perth. Some

  26. alex robinson replied:

    Funnily enough my mouse has often miss-clicked over Ellis Taylor & the Celtic Rebel :)
    It was Ellis Taylor who did the write up on the clock tower – he has lived in Perth & is very connected to that city. He has written quite a lot on a number of sacrificial murders that have taken place there too.

    What you say about upcoming events is very interesting, but because of Ellis’ work, I do not find it surprising. I was there a couple of years ago, during the hype about Obama – thought at the time, how very interesting it was that the Bell Tower should be on ‘Barrack St’.

    As to the Celtic Rebel, well he’s quite a different kettle of fish :)

    cheers

  27. tom cuddy replied:

    Was caught in the initial frenzy as so many others. A cousin lives in Martinborough, moved to your end of the ring of fire from Washington state. Dairymen there must have plenty of shrooms, although I wouldn’t ask my relation.
    TV provides nothing, and I can sure use all the nothing I can get. My preference is imagination. Did I say image+nation? Being in the US is nothing. Better jump off this merry-go-round. Glad to know you’re still playing.

  28. alex robinson replied:

    Hi Tom
    I can only do this if I’m playing – it won’t come otherwise. Have just been round at mt sister’s – she wanted a hand/eye to rearrange furniture – give the place a new look. What did I learn? That I need to work from beauty – what makes the place look alive, what helps human interaction – once that was seen it was a lot of fun re-creating – if I went to help ‘tidy up’ I’d have been jaded by now – instead we made wonderful changes & her 10 year old son was so pleased he was jumping on the furniture & then he joined us cleaning up – it was good. What we focus on can make or break us – the media know that, we have to know it too. That earthquake was a ‘breaker’.

    You know we had an earthquake here in 1931 – 256 died I doubt there was anything like the frenzy that’s being whipped up now – but it makes good reading – & isn’t that what it’s all about today?

    Be well, but don’t play it too safe!

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