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takin’ a hole of the present day.

takin' a hole of the present day.

post 10 mile run endocannabinoids pulsing through my veins with the lyrics of the last song of the run running through my head while i take a sauna with odin at his grandparents home in the upper peninsula

Taking control of the elements,
Making them mine, making them mine.

Touching up all of the elements,
Takin’ my time, takin’ my time.

Takin’ a hole of the present day,
Pushin’ it all, pushin’ it all, pushing it.

Takin’ control of my destiny,
Makin’ it fine, makin’ it fine, makin’ it.

an excellent evening with cultivate, cloud cult and fire performing at the kickpapoo country fair!

an excellent evening with cultivate, cloud cult and fire performing at the kickpapoo country fair! I.

for the past 10 years, organic valley has held the kickapoo country fair at our headquarters in la farge wisconsin. this year was extra special because it’s our 25th anniversary and we had the fire at hq which are as good a reasons as any to come together with the surrounding community and folks who travel from far and wide.

kris and i couldn’t get out the fair until the evening and arrived just in time to catch cultivate, a band of current and former employees, who played at our 25th anniversary party at a trade show. they sounded great and really got the crowd going!

an excellent evening with cultivate, cloud cult and fire performing at the kickpapoo country fair! II.

cloud cult went on after cultivate. while the band bills itself as hailing from minneapolis, some of the members moved to a farmstead near my hometown,viroqua.

while i’m certainly familiar with the band and have some of their cds and enjoy their recorded material, i was completely unprepared to be totally blown away by their live show. it was really and truly and incredible show. almost beyond words. the videos don’t do any justice to seeing them live. if you get the chance to see them live, do it!

an excellent evening with cultivate, cloud cult and fire performing at the kickpapoo country fair! III.

an excellent evening with cultivate, cloud cult and fire performing at the kickpapoo country fair! IV.

an excellent evening with cultivate, cloud cult and fire performing at the kickpapoo country fair! V.

an excellent evening with cultivate, cloud cult and fire performing at the kickpapoo country fair! VI.

some of the band members create paintings while performing.

an excellent evening with cultivate, cloud cult and fire performing at the kickpapoo country fair! VII.

an excellent evening with cultivate, cloud cult and fire performing at the kickpapoo country fair! VIII.

an excellent evening with cultivate, cloud cult and fire performing at the kickpapoo country fair! IX.

after the music, a local troupe of fire performers put on an excellent show to close out the night. if only i had my camera ready to catch the “grand finale”!

we’ve been going to the kickapoo country fair for the past 7 years and this was definitely the best ever. big kudos to everyone who helped pull it off even with the fire and big thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the fair!

The Flaming Lips & Bon Iver – Ashes In The Air

while i like the song a lot, i’ll admit i like the new video for the the flaming lips and bon iver collaboration, “ashes in the air” a little less though not quite as much less as some including the stereogum reviewer who writes, “The clip tells the inspirational story of a spaceman with a Residents-esque glowing psychedelic eyeball head who (spoiler alert) murders a baby by feeding it through a meat grinder. Also, the baby has a singing grown-up’s face projected on its own face. The video also stars a bunch of ripped-open naked people and exposed brain matter. It’s not remotely safe for work, and I can’t really imagine any situation in which anybody might want to watch it. it did remind me to go back and finish watching the pitchfork classic “oral history” of one of my favorite albums, “the soft bulletin”. i love listening to those guys talk about their craft. the ending is just perfect.