Thursday, May 29, 2008

    World Bridge III

    Tribal_Neuro Trance Under the Stars

    July 11-13, 2008 presented by Those People Productions

    Come dance with us in the mountains! Another year of amazing tribal/neuro trance under the stars at Deerfields. Bring your art, vibe, rituals, dancing shoes, and meet us on the floor for transcendental communication through sound and movement.

    * This is a RAIN OR SHINE event with rustic camping accomodations.
    * Bring EVERYTHING you need to survice...there is no re-entry.
    * Camping is free Friday and Saturday nights. If interested in camping Sunday night, there is a land usage fee of $10.00US per person. This fee can be paid to the land owners when you are on site.
    * No renegade sound systems
    * This is a LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT!!! Please respect the land and remove everything you bring (including trash) when you leave.
    * Feel free to bring your artwork to help decorate!
    * Rituals and vibes provided by You, the Community.

    Wednesday, May 28, 2008

    Asheville Naked Bike Ride

    Asheville is getting ready for the big Asheville Naked Bike Ride soon. It's part of the global World Naked Bike Ride.

    From Asheville Freak Bikes: "It's in the planning stages and the 14th June is more like the official date this year so there's plenty of time to organize. I've also been told that the French Broad Food Coop is the usual meeting place, so if everyone can confirm this and decide on a definite date and time..."

    In March and June 2008, in cities around the world, people will be riding bikes naked to celebrate cycling and the human body. The ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and is a protest against car culture.

    Flickr Group | x-posted to Easy Bake Coven


    **UPDATE: June 14, 2008--It's official! 1 PM French Broad Food Co-op, Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC link

    Friday, May 23, 2008

    Shimshai Live - One Night Only

    Friday, May 30th

    Shimshai is a Namaste family favorite. He will perform one night only outdoors at the Glen (a garden and natural ampitheatre) at Homewood in historic Montford neighborhood. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs for a unforgetable night in oneness. Teas and goodies will be for sale. This will be a rain or shine show (we have can move indoors if need be).

    Whether singing the ancient Sanskrit mantras of India, the traditional folklore songs of South America, or performing his original works of divine inspiration, Shimshai’s music invokes a sentiment of ancestral devotion and a dedication to higher consciousness. A self-proclaimed seeker of truth, described by many as possessing the voice of an angel, Shimshai is gifted with the innate ability to deliver his message flawlessly in several languages; most profoundly the universal language of Love and Oneness.

    $20 in advance $25 at the door. Gates open at 7pm

    To reserve your ticket call Namaste Sacred Events 828.252.8149 or go to Namaste Yoga in downtown.

    To learn more about Shimshai visit his website at


    Welcome to the inaugural Time for Our Power! "Women Bringing Change to the World" Conference, which will be held in Asheville, North Carolina.

    JUNE 20 - 22, 2008

    The purpose of this 3-day event is to provide a forum for women of all ages, and ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to gather, learn, grow and become inspired to personally and collectively bring powerful, positive and much needed change to their own lives and to the world.

    Time for Our Power! will feature speakers, panelists and workshop leaders from a wide variety of fields: environmental, political, international affairs, business, medical, spiritual, personal growth and the arts.

    So many amazing performers and speakers that will be at the event so let me leave you with a few names.

    Jane Fonda , Keynote Speaker

    Glenis Redmond

    Julia Butterfly Hill


    Grandmother Red Leaf will oversee the SUMMER SOLSTICE event.

    The Green Sage

    How is The Green Sage Coffeehouse "green"?

    Friday, May 23rd at 6:30pm - Come hear about a model green business.

    The Green Sage, Asheville's fair trade organic coffeehouse, serving food made with local and organic ingredients, breakfast until 4pm, lunch & dinner til 9pm, 10pm on Friday and Saturday. First restaurant in downtown Asheville to install solar hot water panels on the roof.

    In the old Bean Street's location, on the corner of Broadway and College St. Partners are Randy Talley and Al Kirchner, both formerly involved with Earth Fare.

    Thursday, May 22, 2008

    Merrimon Avenue Then and Now

    I'm back after having breakfast at the Atlanta Bread Company on Merrimon Ave (Asheville), which has been there about 3 years now. Actually, some people who've left Asheville would be surprised to see how little Merrimon Avenue has changed. Years ago on this corner of Merrimon and Edgewood is where the Brass Tap, Caesar's and the Human Factor once stood. All the same place, just different ownership.

    It was a laid back bar with live music. You could walk in with your guitar and get called up to join the band or get asked to come up and sing harmony.

    It was an intimate musician's place where single pickers and bands came to play on Open Mic nights or were booked for a set. Guitar builders, songwriters and wicked blues musicians were showcased all the way to New York and Nashville.

    Local heros like Malcolm Holcombe, Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule), Ray Sisk, Joey Freeman, Bruce McTaggart, Steve Cook and a few others. Ronnie Burgin, who has since passed on, may have been the best blues guitar player/singer I ever did see. Sober or not.

    But back to Merrimon Avenue. It is still the same small 4-lane road with a few new banks and restaurants, but Merrimon Avenue basically looks the same way it did 20 years ago when I met my husband at The Brass Tap.

    x-posted to Easy Bake Coven

    Tuesday, May 20, 2008

    Montford Art Festival

    Originally uploaded by Victor Nunnally
    Look at these outstanding glass works of art by Victor Nunnally. So bold and so fun!

    Sunday, May 18, 2008

    Amy Goodman In Asheville

    Amy Goodman to speak May 23 in Asheville, NC

    Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 23 at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College as part of a national tour for her new book, "Standing Up to Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times."

    The talk will be held in AB-Tech's Ferguson Auditorium on the Asheville campus. Admission is $10, with proceeds going to support the nonprofit Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN) and its radio station, WPVM, 103.5 FM.

    Advance tickets can be purchased at Malaprops Bookstore or by calling MAIN at 828-255-0182.

    Thursday, May 15, 2008

    Haywood Street Cello Player

    Part of a nice set of photos by Michael Tracey all taken within the same day in Asheville.

    Friday, May 09, 2008

    Pangea Day

    It's Pangea Day
    Local time: May-10-2008 14:00 EDT

    4 Hours. 24 Films. A New Way To See The World

    Thousands of people around the world will gather before their computers Saturday to view four hours of "Pangea Day" programming, brought to you by independent filmmakers, celebrities and the folks that organize the annual TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference.

    ...for the past two years, Pangea Day was planned as a way to bring the global community together. Over 2,500 independent films were submitted and the organizers picked out 24 short pieces that will be aired. There will also be music and celebrity talks, given by the likes of Queen Noor of Jordan, CNN's Christiane Amanpour, musician/activist Bob Geldof, and Iranian rock phenom Hypernova.



    2-4pm, May 10th, 2008
    Firestorm Cafe & Books
    48 Commerce Street

    On Saturday May 10th, Asheville will join thousands of cities around the world for Pangea Day, a program of powerful films, visionary speakers and uplifting music. The program will be broadcast live to the world through the Internet, television, digital cinemas and mobile phones in seven languages. In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, Pangea Day plans to use the power of film to bring the world a little closer together.

    Asheville residents are invited to participate in this historic event locally at Firestorm Cafe & Books, a new community event space located at across from the downtown Post Office on Commerce Street.

    For more information on Pangea Day, contact Laura Galloway at (212) 260-3708. For more information on Firestorm Cafe & Books, contact link

    Wednesday, May 07, 2008


    Blue Ridge Commute

    Seventeen years ago a small group of people launched Bike to Work Day in Asheville. Claudia Nix, co-owner of Liberty Bikes was involved in the early campaign and recalls, at that time we just wanted to promote the National Bike to Work Campaign, encourage more people to bike and to increase awareness about the rights of cyclists. Over the years the event evolved into Strive Not to Drive Week focusing more broadly on a variety of transportation alternatives to the single-occupant car, including carpooling, walking and public transit.


    Tuesday, May 06, 2008



    The Trinumeral is a yearly festival held on the date in which
    the day, month, and year align in an auspicious numeric sameness.