Rolled Up Again…

Long Beach Dub Allstars

Rolled Up

Lyrics
Rolled up 
Rolled up again 
Rolled up 
Right in front of my friends 
I was rockin’ like a star 
Closed down all the bars 
And now I’m sitting in this holding cell 
 
Sad, but true 
I need you 
Come get me out of jail 
Please, please 
You’re my only friend 
That I know 
Who’s got something to lend 
To post my bail 
 
Cheese sandwich, orange juice 
I’ve even had to fight to keep my shoes 
I don’t got no fund or credit cards to use 
And it’s late at night and this calling card is gonna have to do 
 
Sad, but true 
I need you 
Come get me out of jail 
Please, please 
You’re my only friend 
That I know 
Who’s got something to lend 
To post my bail 
 
Have you ever had a problem and been out of control? 
That good boy just bashed his head against the wall 
You ever had a problem and been out of control? 
Get lacerated and the cell smells like beer 
Try to wake someone up and get the hell outta here 
The last thing I remember I heard last call 
My body is controlled by alcohol 
 
Aleta is my angel out there floating on the sea 
Bail bondsman wants that boat so bad she don’t need no I’d 
Jerry is down to bail you out 
You better not mess around, no no 
I got caught with 10 pounds 
 
Sad, but true 
I need you 
Come get me out of jail 
Please, please 
You’re my only friend 
That I know 
Who’s got something to lend 
To post my bail 
 
Rolled up 
Rolled up again 
Rolled up 
Right in front of my friends 
Rolled up 
 
 

The Teachings of Don Juan

“A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war: wide-awake, with fear, with respect and with absolute assurance.  Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it might never live to regret it.

When a man has fulfilled all four of these requisites – to be wide-awake, to have fear, respect, and absolute assurance – there are no mistakes for which he will have to account; under such conditions his actions lose the blundering quality of the acts of a fool. if such a man fails, or suffers a defeat, he will have lost only a battle, and there will be no pitiful regrets over that.”

From The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda as found in The Wheel of Time on page 15.

“This Aggression Will Not Stand, Man!”

So I just thought to update my twitter profile tag this morning a bit… Then I was thinking about the transition from one to the other…..

My recent profile tagline that I have had for a long while now was:

 I&I am a Oregon Man who hand makes tie dyes w/ the wife for: Made By Hippies Tie Dyes! Peaceful Patriot ☮ Take a Stand & Fight the Man #TFB

Then this morning I changed it to:

I&I am Oregon Man. Handmakes Tie Dyes w/ Wife for: Made By Hippies Tie Dyes! Peaceful Patriot ☮ Waging Heavy Peace: Cell Door Clicks Open, I come Alive. #TFB

So basically I updated the last part a bit… Kind of my Revolutionary Ethos if you will.

What I am saying is that I Am a Peaceful Patriot.  I did Take a Stand.  I did Fight The Man (With my Voice and Willpower only, Not Physically).  One dark nite in March I was in the North Country.  After a nite of festivities we were on the way home and were fallen upon.  I battled with my brothers against the drunken attackers.  I was blooded in combat.  The fight was broken up quickly.  Then after all was over, the Man (Peace Officers) arrived and decided after 3 seconds to attack me with a Taser Gun…  Then when I was on the ground with some Pepper Spray to my face and my brothers it only gets worse from there.  The whole story will come out in time…  You can trust me though when I say “This Aggression Will Not Stand, Man!”

Amerika is Not Free my Brothers…
But the People do hold the Power.
We Outnumber Them…

Alas, For now I leave you with lyrics from The NightWatchman‘s “It Begins Tonight!”

“I’m red, I’m black, I’m city born
Mau Mau scarecrow, far from home
I’m faceless, nameless, right or wrong
I’m fearless, hopeless, sing my song
Out go the lights
It begins tonight

On stage with borrowed angel’s sword
And a crossword puzzle of stolen chords
I’m alive but those I love are gone
Let’s move tonight and take the throne
Out go the lights
It begins tonight

Oh lord, it begins tonight
Oh lord, oh lord, it begins tonight
Oh lord, oh lord, it begins tonight
Cell door clicks open
I come alive
Oh lord, it begins tonight

I followed the rules
What did that bring?
Looked just where you told me
I never found a thing
Yeah, I see all the jewels
Gold and diamonds glistenin’
I see your mouth movin’
But man I ain’t listenin’

Sun and moon and stone and mud
A bottle of whiskey and a pint of blood
I’ll burn my way to the sea
‘Til all are dead or all are free
Out go the lights
It begins tonight

Oh lord, it begins tonight
Oh lord, oh lord, it begins tonight
Oh lord, oh lord, it begins tonight
Cell door clicks open
I come alive
Oh lord, it begins tonight.”

Leave Me Alone!

Check out this great song I heard today for the first time, one of the best lyrics is “Shootin my dogs n fuckin tazin’ my friends. Too Many Cowards, Not Enough Men! Why Don’t You Leave Me Alone!”

“Hippy Advice #1″

This I say Verily unto you young hippies… Never ever get a job working for the Man. In the end it will just be a waste of your life with nothing to show for it. Even if ya can’t think of someway to be in business for yourself, which is the way to be, then find someone cool to work for and do whatcha gotsta do ta survive. Oh yeah, and never cut ya hair either! Let’s seize the time, let’s make the system pay for it’s crime. We surround them! There is no reason to slave ya life away in debt, that is no way to be a FREE MAN, an AMERICAN!

I&I am sick of the new internet

Yeah Mon! Just give me some notepad and good old HTML code. That I Overstand and Love. I have been making websites since 1999 and over the years have had a handful of sites that I worked on for years each and brought along the way from the early internet days to the new fangled internet junk of the year 2009.

I grew up in the NES generation. I was five when I got my Nintendo and loved it all my life. I always thought though that the kids who came after me would be even better at computers then me. Because I was good at them cause I grew up in the dawn of computers. From the first 286 computer we bought for like $2,000 when I was in the sixth grade to the various others along the years, the Pentium II, oh boy! But it seems in a way that for all the speed and performance that has been improved on (and of course the price of everything has dropped down) that what has suffered is the way people look at computers. They are no longer some cool thing that requires knowledge to use and understand but just a basic building block of life today. You can’t even get a hamburger at McDonalds unless there are three computers involved in the process….

But what I am getting at is the new Internet just plain sucks. And what I mean by that is that the internet used to be a collection of websites that actual people made. There was some companies website or some tv shows website or a zillon billion fan sites for every topic around, Star Wars, Motorcyclces, Fraternity Life, whatever… But they all had a person behind them more or less… Then there was eBay back when you could actually find one of a kind things like at a garage sale.. now it seems like it’s just stores selling stuff for a flat rate…

But what I am really getting at is that all these new Web 2.0 or Social Media websites are really dumbing down the internet and make people think that they are actually building a website or have a website of their own. But really you have no control over that crap… You uploaded your personal information to some central database of computers and gave them your email password so they could search your address book and find all your friends… index every human on the plant into a facebook profile… all data nicely lined up… but you are expressing yourself by choosing your own profile picture… and look your old college room mate that you didn’t like then just invited you to join in on a mob raid with him… now that is bonding…

meanwhile there are all these websites that used to give people free websites, like angelfire or geocities or various others… you could make your own website from a blank slate and have it be any way you wanted… but you had to have a banner ad on the top, that sucked.. did it, how many banner ads are all over the websites now… and what the hell is with hotmail? everytime I go to check my email I have to look at ads of peoples big rolls of fat and trying to sell some diet pills… so don’t tell me some crappy geocities top banner was crampin your style because internet ads have gotten out of hand now… well maybe those pop up ads that kept popping up two new ads for every one you closed, those did really suck…

but to prove me point here is the bottom line. if you make your own website and take a little time to actually learn a skill like writing some basic html code then you create it and it can be however you want. all those social sites are just full of crap and actual damage relationships with real friends more then anything… why ever write someone a real e-mail (much less a freakin letter) when you can just post it to their facebook wall…… but here is my case in point – so the last couple weeks I was trying to surf the wave and pull in some more hits for my tie dye website by promoting it on the social media websites. I was using the twitter to post updates about what I was working on tie dying and I had some feeds being posted there whenever I made a new blog post or posted an item on etsy. I was working on my twitter account for about a month and went from 3 followers to like 1300 in a few weeks… then bamn, twitter decided I was spamming people and suspended my account, bamn its gone. you don’t own any of the content you work on to build on these social media websites, you think you own and account and have control, not so much. seriously I was not spamming people, I sent out like tops a dozen posts a day which if you have ever used the sites gets about 30 seconds of screen time I am sure… there are tons of scumbags trying to sell every pyramid scheme and adult program around on there and they boot the Swede for hustling some tie dyes?

Well screw twitter and facebook and all this shite.

I&I am rocking the web Oregon Gangsta style with a real website that I Erik typed all myself only using Notepad and html code.

So check it out at

Peace!http://www.madebyhippies.com