O Moon Drumming 2015-06-03

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 Here are a few snaps from the June 2015 O Moon Party in which we also celebrate the Reverend Arthur Slade’s birthday. There are also some snaps of the friendly eels and a trip to the beach in !k!jekekaed earlier in the day.

No Moon Noon at Grandmother Tree 2015-05-18

Some 3D photos from a recent No Moon Noon Picnic Lunch in/on the Grandmother Tree, a pohutukawa tree in njnd af that is estimated to be around 500 years old.

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We sent her love and blessings and hugged her.

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We played and laughed with her.

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We played music and drank tea and ate well.

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We climbed and caressed her.

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We loved her.

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No Moon Noon is about Harmony and Fresh Beginnings.

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As the moon and sun are in the same degree they are playing the same note even though they are octaves apart.

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We start the climb through the spiral of life and experience the harmonies and dissonances again til the next No Moon.

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Next moonth the sun and moon will meet again on the next note in the scale.

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O Moon August 2013 3D/4D

Some 3D/4D photos from tonight:

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We celebrate the O Moon (Full Moon) with drums with round skins. We bring our attention to circular movement with fire poi and fire staff. We are aware of cycles, seasons, spirals and rhythms. Time and space.

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Note: The full moon image is digitally enhanced for these images

August’s Moon Days are all on Wednesdays this year

For the month of August all the Moon Days are on Wednesdays. Today is the first with a Noon No Moon lunch. Next week is the G Moon (First Quarter) dinner. Then there is a the O Moon (Full Moon) Drumming peaking at midnight. Finally is the D Moon (Last Quarter) breakfast. These meetings and meals take place when the moon is at the zenith, right above us.

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Lear 201st Birthday in 3D

Edward Lear, profound bird portrait painter and nonsense writer, was born 201 years ago today.
To celebrate the Reverend Arthur Slade has rendered a few of Lear’s pieces into 3D.

There was an Old Man with a beard,  Who said, "It is just as I feared!— Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,  Have all built their nests in my beard."

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, “It is just as I feared!—
Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard.”

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat:They took some honey, and plenty of money Wrapped up in a five-pound note.The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar,"O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are,You are,You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat:
They took some honey, and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
“O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!”

Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl, How charmingly sweet you sing!Oh! let us be married; too long we have tarried: But what shall we do for a ring?"They sailed away, for a year and a day, To the land where the bong-tree grows;And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood, With a ring at the end of his nose, His nose, His nose, With a ring at the end of his nose.

Pussy said to the Owl, “You elegant fowl,
How charmingly sweet you sing!
Oh! let us be married; too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?”
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the bong-tree grows;
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood,
With a ring at the end of his nose, His nose, His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."So they took it away, and were married next day By the Turkey who lives on the hill.  They dined on mince and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon;And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon,The moon,The moon,They danced by the light of the moon.

“Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?” Said the Piggy, “I will.”
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon, The moon, The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

Around the Whirled in 80 Minutes and Paradoxymorons

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This Thursday, Kau Kaka Ora Kardashian is back at Speak Easy, Thames, NZ. This time the band is called the Total Fire Band in honour of the great drought that Pueleaz Mau has been blessed with.

The special guests this time are P K Aotea and Mr Janutka. P K Aotea is an ethnomusicologist from the south who has studied Balinese Gamelan and has been involved in the Wellington and Auckland music scene.

Mr Janutka is originally from Canada [epeue)] but has lived in Japan [ueder] for the last 8 years. He brings with him the didgeridoo [oop!ja6p!p] and the Fujara [ejernt], which is a huge traditional Slovakian flute. He is also a maths and science teacher.

Kau Kaka Ora Kardashian and the Total Fire Band intend to take you “Around the Whirled in 80 Minutes” on Thursday night at Speak Easy and offer a night of “Paradoxymorons”.