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Arise of the Conscious Revolution, Arise Music Festival Review
It is so beautiful that thousands of strangers can come together and form such a tight knit community within days. We are bearing witness to a conscious awakening and it is powerful. Thank you to everyone who made this event happen and thank you to Paul Bassis, Producer of ARISE, for your vision!...
The Big Up Review :: A Euphoric Eruption
08/08/13-08/11/13  :  Hemlock Hollow Farm  ::  Claverack, NY This review is written by Chadbyrne R. Dickens and it sounds like he had a blast!!   “No intoxication, Unless you see what I see, Dancin’ hot and sweaty, Right in front of me.” – Jans Ingber singing Prince’s “Musicology” with Kung Fu Up up up and away!  The Big Up has lift off!  New Orleans is nicknamed, “The Big Easy” and perhaps henceforth Clavernack, NY should be renamed “The Big Up” as the euphoric eruption that is The Big Up Festival (www.thebigup.com) took place in that small town August 8th-10th.  It is...
The Spell of Saraswati: India’s Musical Influence
The adventurous side of me was antsy, providing the persistent encouragement to take time away from formal academics and transfer to the University of the Universe.  I am spending three months internationally, two in India and one in Thailand.  So far, my home has been Udaipur, a romantic city nestled in the Northwest corner of a country the size of half the continental US, but with 20% the entire world’s population.   Petrified, I mentally listed what I would miss… my loving family, supportive friends, Western toilets, freedom to wear whatever I want, Boston Crème donuts and sharp cheddar cheese… I...
Lightning in a Bottle: Life Changing in a Weekend
To start this fairy tale off appropriately, I’d have to begin by shouting out the biggest THANK YOU ever to the “Do Lab” and recognize them for their superior hard work and heartfelt dedication. Thank you to everyone who took part in making my first Lightning in a Bottle experience the most successful and luxurious festival of my years. Never in my life have I felt so blessed to be part of something so thoughtfully beautiful and conscious. By the law of attraction, Lightning in a Bottle and I were meant to be together. At a dull point in my...
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