Posts Tagged ‘fraser clark’

the 273rd post

June 23, 2009

this was my 1st entry on jun 21st 2008

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princess leia gets priority seating on the train.

this is a photo of me outside a massage parlour in shoreditch in jun 08.

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& same place again almost exactly a year later

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have i changed?

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sometimes its hard 2 put my life in2 words which is why i wanted 2 attempt here 2 put it in2 pictures. “magic” 4 me is an easy word 2 summarise the daily insights, interactions & serendipities which cause me 2 feel that life is an inherently joyous  & wondrous experience. its the odd moments, the tiny incidences which form the fabric of our days that make me believe life is a gift handed 2 us by a loving & beneficent creator.

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i cant make my life make sense easily with words. as i go from hiphop 2 housework via tahini & tattoos, the worlds i travel thru seem disconnected, randomly thrust 2gether in a sequence which defies logic. 

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but of course flying lotus & fo ti root, red mutha & reishi tea, do all have a connecting thread, & that is my love 4 them all.

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we R the slash slash slash generation. not happy with labels, we usually need at least 3 (eg writer/mother/dancer). we can & we do do everything we believe we can. maybe my slashes R more random than most. but that doesnt make them any less real or less heartfelt.

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my pictures R a testament 2 this blessing we call humanity.

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they R a celebration of the diversity of a life lived outside the box.

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i share them in the hope that they serve as an affirmation 4 us all that the good life is found in friends, family, food & music.

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all we need is a heart that bursts with love & a mind that trusts fully in the magic & infinity is ours.

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4eva.

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now thats what i call rave vol 88

February 11, 2009

heres the list of people ive interviewed 4 mi 88 book. i’ve finished now unless someone really special comes along.

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1. Kate Poly Love Magic (that’s me, I’ve been interviewing myself A LOT)

2. Lol Hammond myspace.com/lolhammond

3. Mark Moore myspace.com/markmoore

4. James Hamilton Epi, Evolution

5. Namalee & Steve from SuperSuper myspace.com/thesupersuper

6. John Guarana myspace.com/guaranaco

7. Fraser Clark Epi, Evolution, Megatripolis, the Warp

8. Trash Fashion myspace.com/trashfashion

9. David Manders Solaris

10. Richard C myspace.com/richardDJloveland

11. Darren Belgrave raver

12. Felix Dickinson myspace.com/foolishfelix

13. Seb 69 db myspace.com/seb69db

14. Patrick Wow inventor of the Rave game

15. Lucifer myspace.com/lucifari

16. Martin Wood graphic design for evolution^

17. Maria Silmon raver

18. Sid myspace.com/sidandzillah

19. Zillah myspace.com/sidandzillah

20. Wayne Anthony myspace.com/wayneanthony88

21. Marc 01 myspace.com/product01

22. Nick Molloy myspace.com/nickmolloy

23. Atlanta Cook raver

24. Adam Sky myspace.com/ e5d34ef097b0fbacdcacbe150ca4504032552457

25. Youth myspace.com/youthsound

26. Simone myspace.com/imonone23

27. Bert myspace.com/soullimited

28. Spiral Mark

29. Femi Fem myspace.com/femifemfunkateria

30. Aztek myspace.com/djaztek

31. Crispin J Glover producer, engineer

32. Jonny D the Shamen, Alabama 3

33. Graham myspace.com/discodelinquent

34. Mary from Whirl-y-gig

35. Andy Lockwood raver

36. Marc Mac myspace.com/marc4hero

37. Ixy myspace.com/ixindamix

38. Rhani raver

39. Jeff 23 myspace.com/23jeff

40. Debbie Griffith Spiral Tribe

41. Jane myspace.com/djanebeing

42. Paul Rogue graphic artist, slack, Megatripolis

43. Susie raver

44. Nick the Record djfriendly.co.uk

45. Paul DJ

46. Lucy Wills myspace.com/seraglia

47. Ben Crystal myspace.com/benjamincrystal

48. Eddie Love Chocolate DJ, engineer

49. DJ Kin myspace.com/djkinmixes

50. Nick Mindscapes original VJ

51. Dino Psaras myspace.com/dinopsarasmusic

52. Ronan Macdonald raver

53. Debz Sapsford events organiser – Megatripolis, Slack

54. Fitzroy da Buzzboy myspace.com/dabuzzboyfitzroy

55. Anna Scott raver

56. Darren Murphy http://www.beachdownfestival.com

57. Graeme Park myspace.com/graemepark

58. Matt Moose producer

59. Roger Nell engineer

60. Trevor Shakes dancer

61. Marcia Carr myspace.com/marcia_c

62. Kenny Bountiful Sunshine myspace.com/kennysunshine

63. Dave Haslam davehaslam.com

64. Ysanne Spevack ilovestrings.com

65. DJ Tamsin myspace.com/DJtamsin

66. Alex Fisher writer

67. Phil Asher myspace.com/phlashandfriends

68. Flufeee eco-activist

69. Charlie Hall The drum club

70. John Marsh The beloved

71. Marco Arnaldi DJ

72. Kirsty Hawkshaw myspace.com/kirstyhawkshaw

73. Fiona Cartledge Sign of the Times

74. DJ Monkey Pilot Whirl-y-gig

75. Helen Bath raver

76. Gilles Peterson DJ

77. Norman Jay MBE DJ

78. Jazzie B OBE DJ

79. Roy the Roach DJ, promoter, record shop owner

80. Red Mutha myspace.com/redmutha

81. Peter Dawkins zoence.co.uk

82. Nicky Holloway nickyholloway.com

83. Ian St Paul, Future, Spectrum, Land of Oz

84. Sheryl Garratt

85. Max Free raver

86. Mia Manners Spacetime fashion designer

87. Mixmaster Morris DJ, producer, promoter

88. Charlie Colston Hayter Sunrise festival

89. Mark Heley writer, DJ, promoter

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i cant wait 4 the launch party

 

 

 

 


man of the moment

November 21, 2008

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last thursday, we held a party 4 fraser clark, bcos the doctors have told him he hasnt long 2 live. ostensibly, it was 2 raise money 4 palliative care, but it was as much a demonstration of affection 4 a man who influenced a lot of us in very positive ways. i dont no how much money the event raised, but i do no it raised a huge amount of love. the *miracle on the dancefloor* truly felt like that – 2 have hundreds of people sending healing 2 fraser & really believing it, really feeling it, in as special a venue as heaven in central london, was an amazing thing 2 b part of. we healed more than just fraser that night.

 

fraser clark

November 9, 2008

fraser is a very old & dear friend of mine who has become seriously ill

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evolution magazine 1990

i first met fraser in 1989. along with his good friend james, they helped me contextualise the experiences i was having as a teenager.

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until 1988, i had been a very nihilistic teenager, & as i began 2 wake up 2 a different vision of what mi life cld b, at times it was mindblowing. i believed all this stuff in mi heart – abt love & harmony, abt positivity & magic, abt creating a better world & entering a new age – but at times i thought i must b mad when i tried 2 articulate it 2 people around me.

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me at fraser’s wisdom weekender camp, 1990 ( i think)

fraser & james helped confirm 4 me that mi insights were relevant, & led me 2 discover other great thinkers who helped formulate mi thoughts – mckenna, leary, ram dass & many more.

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there is a benefit 4 fraser at heaven on thurs, pls come along if u R in london, it’s going 2 b an amazing nite

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megatripolis reunion

October 29, 2008

Megatripolis

Benefit Event for Legendary Party Promoter
Fraser Clark

 

Thursday 13th November 2008
Starting at 10pm and finishing at 6am.
Heaven Night Club
, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NG, UK

Dubbed the Timothy Leary of the e-generation, founding Zippie and grandfather of Luminopolis, Fraser Clark, has recently been diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer and his time within this reality zone is possibly drawing to a close. A special one-off Megatripolis event will be held as a fundraiser for his specialist medical care.

In the late 1980’s Fraser the creator and editor of the Encyclopaedia Psychedelica, (EPi) a London based magazine, which achieved international recognition & wherein he developed the concept and coined the phrase Zippie, with the idea of saving the planet, encouraging a consciousness craze and to embrace technology.

Evolution followed in 1990 and was the flagship magazine of the rave culture and gained wide recognition both here in the Uk and America, thus paving the way for his next move into dance culture.

Megatripolis was founded in 1993 and was one of the first people to recognise the synergy arising from combining New Age ideology with Rave culture. Creating the first UK in-door festival where people were exposed to cross-cultural ideas and experiences.

Megatripolis was a pioneer of the “Parallel University”, the concept of offering live talks by philosophers, scientists and activists (along with supporting literature) to club-goers. Visits from speakers such as Allen Ginsberg, Terence McKenna, George Monbiot, Howard Marks and Ram Dass were common.

Megatripolis spawned a thousand imitators and is perhaps Fraser Clarks most enduring legacy.

In the late 1990’s, Fraser teamed up with the genius alternative theatre writer / actor / director Ken Campbell to create The Warp Experience, 24 hour stage play by Niel Oram, within a 24 hour trance party.
 
The Warp Experience was based at The Drome – the cavernous tunnels under London Bridge Station now known as seOne. After it
finished, a number of the production crew went on to create The Synergy Project  – now known as Luminopolis.

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The Line-up

The main room . . . .

Cathedral

DJ‘s playing Shamanic + Mega –T classics only.

22:00 – 23:30   Darius Akasaic

23:30 – 1:00     Richard Gray

1:00 – 1:30        A miracle on the dance floor?
Everyone who wishes will gather on the main Heaven dance floor to Love bomb the man who started it all.

Love is the only answer, and this could be a hugely powerful application of applied love our love will flow to Fraser as deep and holy healing, surround and overwhelm him!  He will absorb it and allow it to work within him, bathing all his cells in golden light.  As he sends the love back out to us, we will visualise the flow of golden energy radiating out, healing, carrying all dis-ease with it, transforming discomfort into joy and worries into peace, activating a beautiful Circle of Love that will flow out through London, the planet’s Heart Chakra. This is our time.  Fraser will no doubt ascend to Higher Heaven at this point, disappearing in a lightning flash! (TBC)

1:30 – 4:00     Marco Arnaldi

4:00 – 5.30      Nic The Record

5.30 – 6.30      All the above DJ’s will play 1 record each in rotation.

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2nd room . . . .

Cauldron

Inspiral and Luminopolis (formerly known The Synergy Project)

The Magic Cauldron of Creation invites you to a soiree of creative expressions with many of our artists linking back to the days of Megatripolis

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3rd room . . . .

Techno Silence Suite

A Celebration & investigation of the life, work and ideas of Fraser Clark, a giant of the Counter Culture and Shamanarchic Rave Scene. We will talk, discuss, network, meditate, pray, and even dare to be silent.

Is Fraser now being proved right in predicting (and advocating) the extinction of Dinosaur culture?

Did the old hippy/raver/tribal elder get it right?!  As Western Capitalism flounders, will the New Shamanarchic Paradigm come to the fore and a more loving, harmonious, inner-travelling and non-competitive world come into being in our lifetime?  How exactly will this scenario play out?  

 

Panellists

Mark Heley, Kate Magic and other thinkers plus (health allowing)
Fraser himself.  

MEGATRIP FOREVER TRIBUTE: Friends, colleagues and allies of Fraser will talk about his personal influence on their lives and ideas. Audience contribution encouraged. [The MEMORY WALL will be created here, so please bring images, flyers etc from past events]

 

MEGATRIPOLIS FOREVER BOOK:  Kate Magic will talk about her forthcoming book 1988: The Untold Story of a Revolution, focusing on her chapter on Fraser and his concepts etc.

Megatrip Forever Meditation & Prayer:  Spiritual groups will be onstage to pray for Fraser’s health and vitality to be restored.

Megatrip Forever Theatre: Performances from both Neil Oram‘s The WARP play, and Fraser’s own coming MEGATRIPOLIS@FOREVER RAVE HOPERA.

Megatrip Forever Poetry: Poets will recite poems related to Fraser’s life, work and person.

Megatrip Forever Film: A shamanic theme in our surprise film première. Expect to go on a journey.

Megatripolis Forever Connections: All night we’ll be meeting, RE-CONNECTING, networking, and, dare I say it, loving each other.

Featured Performers
 
Neil Oram
– Writer of The Warp

Kate Magic – Rave Author: ’88 The Untold Story

Mark Heley – Organiser/Conceptualiser: Sunrise, WaveForm Festivals

BuddhaField – Buddhist Meditative Guides

Paradox – Poet Extraordinaire

Niall McDevitt – Poet Extraordinaire

SpaceGirl – Poet Extraordinaire

John ‘The Crow’ Constable – Visionary Mystic/Playwright/Poet

Yogi G./Gina Feitelson – Actress/Comedian

George O’Gurdjieff – Spiritual Teacher


HOST
: Jeff (‘JeffMan’) Laster.

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4th room

Room 23

Mix Master Morris

Foolish Felix

Eddy Lovechocolate

Line-up TBC

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MEGATRIPOLIS benefit event for legendary
party promoter Fraser Clark

Thursday 13th November 2008
Starting at 10pm and finishing at 6am.
Heaven Night Club, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NG, UK

Tickets
£8.00 at the door

Advance online tickets are available at:
http://www.onlinestall.com/cgi-bin/stall2.pl?act=viewitem&item=1502

Donations
http://www.accessallareas.org/payment

Order over the phone Tel: 02072678320 and 02072676148

Physical Tickets from:

Access All Areas – 2nd Floor, 30c Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF

Inspiral Lounge – 250 Camden High Street, Camden Lock, NW1 8QS

 

 

the revolution starts now

October 25, 2008

i was part of a talk a few wks ago abt the history of rave

that’s me with wayne anthony, mark heley & mixmaster morris

it was at luminopolis which grew out of synergy which kind of grew out of the warp which kind of grew out of megatripolis

megatripolis grew from the vision of fraser clark, who is now seriously ill with cancer

so there’s gonna b a megatripolis reunion at heaven on thurs nov 13th in aid of fraser

ill b there, speaking on the history of rave & its relevance 2 our future

more details 2 follow…