Sunday, September 06, 2009

Home on The Ranch

It's been quite the journey today, here on The Ranch...a known bonus for many, Moon Turtle is the consumate experienced for the visiting alien. Complete with underwater access to other locations of interest the interested visiting 'tourist' will find almost anything to hir liking.. Shannon has found his voice as a tour guide of this world for visitors of affinity.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Hmmm, it looks like Gabcast wants you to phone in audio!  How primitive!  I just want to upload mp3s to the web, just like jpegs for still pics and mp4's for video..  what's wrong with this picture?  Probably something to do with people using audio uploads to share music and the music industry's infinite wisdom...

Getting ready for Audio blogging

Hi Folks,

This post is an early experiment on commenting about interesting audio files I will be uploading shortly, using  I've been looking for an easy way to share audio with you and this just might be it..  Gabcast allows easy access of audio via the phone as well...


Friday, February 16, 2007

Sun and Al Marriage

Our Wedding Day - January 1st, 2007

You'd think with all the amazing experiences coming in I'd blog more..but that's just it..too much living life to publish it! Been documenting pretty well, it's posting though, where the rubber meets the road, where the meme meets the gene. So, I'm going to post what's hottest currently on this machine, and it's, it's a few pics from my recent wedding with Sun!

If you like these pics there more amazing shots online at Maggie's, a dear dear friend and great photographer:
and Bruce Damer's extensive and intimate documentation of the blessed event:
Our bliss keeps getting better and more fun as the new year progresses..We hope to have a video edit of the ceremony before we head to Hawaii next month.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Eco-Fashions and Two Villages One Heart Debut

Eco-Petal Fashion Show

Whew! This is the first time in awhile I'm taking some time to write..Just got back from LA LA Land, shooting an "eco-fashion show" in North Hollywood. Sourced by our druidic priestess Rowan Gabrielle, Sun and I shot it in HDV, and you can see some of these most cool designs at

To make it a truly LA event, a few eco-conscious celebs were in attendance, including Linda Gray of Dallas fame, Terri Garr and daughter, Bashair of Crash fame, and rocker Sammy Hager. Interviews with these folks will be at Urth as well.

It was an interesting counterpoint to see Ayman Sawaf, investor in the eco-fashion show, and a Lebanese American, watching news reports of his homeland being bombed on his phone, while we prepared for the show.

The event came off really well, with clothing lines of over a dozen designers available for sale over the next ten days at the House of Petals venue (903 N. La Cienaga, FYI) . Sun and I did not have time ourselves to edit our footage, leaving it for a professional cutter in LA.

Eco-Fashion Media Crew From Urth.TV

Two Villages One Heart Debut

We had to rush back to Santa Cruz to prepare for the debut of our first completed documentary film, "Two Villages, One Heart." This was a party in the park, a pot luck din din, followed by a showing of the movie, starring Nada Miljkovic .

Nada being interviewed by Santa Cruz Sentinel in Mill Park, Ben Lomond

Here is Nada's download on how the premiere unfolded:

Last night, we had an official premiere of the movie at Mill Street Park. It was a beautiful day with wonderful music and a belly dance performance by Janelle. Many thanks to Dave Thomas, Jim Rintoul, the Two Marks, Michal Lauren, Neal Hellman and Karina (Guggenheim).

The evening was perfect Ben Lomond night, clear, starry sky, warm and miraculously free of mosquitoes. The venue was splendid.

The sound and projection were glorious thanks to Sun McNamee and Al Lundell. The screen was supreme thanks to the generous Michael Horne.

The chevapchichi feast with all the Serbian fixings were delicious thanks to chefs Matt and Gary Esser and Barbie's, my sis, sponsorship. The much needed shade during the day were brought to us by the Celtic Society via Rhyli.

The movie was very well received by the audience, many of which we had never met before but we would now like to count as friends. There were between one and two hundred people.

I've attached an article from last Friday's Sentinel just in case you didn't see it.

It was so much fun for everybody, we want to make it an annual event. That way if you missed this year, you can come next year.

We were even blessed by the visitation of a golden eagle.

The pictures from the party, picnic, premiere will be up in the next week.

I thank all of you for your support. I could not have done it without my beloved villages. I have so much gratitude I could bust. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Love and light to you all my friends and family,

Nada Miljkovic

Saturday, October 15, 2005

The Day After

It's the day after my birthday..Great party last night, considering I only sent the invite a the day before. Geesh, I guess people love me..keep forgetting that..go figure..must post some of last night's party, as there was some great musicians. Some met each other for the first time, and jammed together, which can be quite entertaining. In my case, Jim Rintoul and Kunundrum met and jammed..Spiral Spirit music meets the Peace Tribe Orchestra!

I've had some great bday email. Though not the most cheery, one of my favorites is this one from my brother Norman's wife, Amy : In a message dated 10/14/05 5:28:43 AM, writes:

Dear Allan, It's off to work for me now, 5am on Friday October 14. Sounds like fun tonight and I'm sorry I cannot go... when I get up so early I have to crash early too. Norm is sleeping, I know he has a software release today, he pulled an all-nighter.
Happy Birthday!

Dear Amy,

Well, the party was indeed a lot of fun for me..about 20 people made it here, many of them musicians; a little unusual, but hey, it added a lot to the ambiance..the biggest 'Debbie Downer' event was a report from a visiting filmmaker about the world's largest coral reefs being polluted by nickel mining in Malayasia near the island of Gag. Hmmmm...or was it 'Gog?' In any event, I'm sure he wasn't pulling my leg about this.

I did pull, however, the region on Earth (via under discussion up on the main screen in the living room for everyone's attention. This happened, of course, after a rather amazing sunset at Future Peak, thanks in no small part to a few clouds and what appeared to be a deep dreary-looking fog hanging over Santa Cruz, down in the valley.

Norm was in rare form, the life of the party more than usual, but with a twist. Besides doing all those voices he often does, he attached more personality and body to them, acting them out as if they were people attending my party!

It was especially wild with the crowd dancing around him as he drummed, danced and sang his rather personal and yet outgoing rendition of Fantuzzi's "Universal Lover." I hadn't seen so many women fainting since the early Beatles...who would'a guessed? :-)

Hmmm...maybe this is related to what Kurzweil is suggesting in his new tome, "The Singularity is Near." Like maybe past + present + future = N:OW ...and this can radically affect your behavior...But I digress..
His antics on the roof were beyond words...:-)

Thanks for the birthday wishes and looking forward to seeing you sooner than I think...


love and hugs to you too!

:-) AL

N:OW, it's sundown the day after, and one friend, the ultimate Mac and video blog nerd, Taylor Barcroft, is still here, showing me the ins and outs of video blogging. RSSing, blogger, Handbrake, etc.

My dear partner, Sun, ordered me a video iPod for my birthday, delivery ostensibly 5-7 days. Can't wait! Been also considering the Sony PSP, with all the mods now possible with it..But the iPod is first, freeing video from the tyranny of the TV set. Free at last, able to show stuff anywhere, anytime! Now all I need are a pair of really tiny speakers with kick ass sound to go with the video iPod. Any suggestions?

Been interesting, figuring out the ins and outs of this new decentralized video media far, posting on Google Video has been easy and works well. Plus all anyone has to do is search Google Video for my stuff.

Or click on the Google video link on my Blogger page..
or try this:
That ought to give you a nice selection of clips..
The Burning Man 'Playa Tales' series are my favorite Tribal Party Videos so far..

Seeking Familiarity

Terrence McKenna always said that NOVELTY was what drove human attention..True, I like new stuff, new stimulation all the time, but I also think FAMILIARITY attracts us as well. Sitting around a fire singing songs with friends, dinner parties with people you love, that kind of thing..So, I hope to post both forms of content..

Tonight is a video night..will probably watch Firefly with Michael Moore and probably Sky Captain and the World of Tommorrow. SciFi night for us..considering I'm missing the UFO convention in San Jose, it's a good option..A big bonus--no driving!

Still have to figure out the RSS feed, with a little help from Taylor..and to think we are running all this gear off the grid..think I'll start a blog just about that, and our alternative energy grid free house..

Till next post!

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