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Monday, July 11th, 2005

Time:9:08 am.
Mood: accomplished.
...as well as finally releasing my album "minimalist & anchored", also available is a 7-song cdr entitled "somber & sober" which collects 3 outtakes from the album and 4 demo songs. i also still have many copies of the "grow." compilation cd for sale. it is a benefit for the kevin john kendall memorial fund, whom as you may recall, is a friend of mine who died in a car accident this past november. all cds are $6 or 3 for $15. if you need me to send them to you via usps then they are $7 or 3 for $18. thank you.
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Friday, July 8th, 2005

Subject:heller mason "minimalist & anchored" cd
Time:11:27 am.
Mood: relieved.
it's been over four months since my last post and it probably won't become any more frequent...but i have this to say - after 3 or 4 years writing and a year and a half recording, the heller mason album, "minimalist & anchored", is finally available for purchase. it's 6 songs, nearly 22 minutes long and costs $6. let me know if you or anyone you know might be interested in owning one. thank you.
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Monday, February 21st, 2005

Subject:grow: kevin john kendall memorial fund benefit shows and compilation cd
Time:8:44 am.
as you may or may not know a friend of mine died in a car accident on november 6th, 2004. his name is kevin john kendall and he was only 23. i'm fairly certain that most of you have never met him. the only way i can describe him to you is very similar in character to our dear friend luke bassuener. he was very strong on community, bicycles as a mode of transportation, turning off your tv, sharing meals, drinking fair trade coffee and loving god. if you could live a full life in only 23 years, kevin definitely did just that. obituary from the post-crescent...

Kevin J. Kendall, Appleton, age 23, died early Saturday morning, November 6, 2004, as a result of an automobile accident in northern Langlade County. He was born March 13, 1981 in Appleton, WI. Kevin is the son of Mary and Dick Kendall, Appleton. Kevin is a graduate of Appleton West High School (1999); he graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in December of 2003 with a bachelors degree in political science. Upon graduation he worked for Associated Appraisal Consultants, Inc. as a staff appraiser. More recently Kevin worked as an Appleton Service Learning Project Coordinator with AmericCorps VISTA. Kevin was an Eagle Scout. Kevin had a golden heart working in various places as a volunteer. He volunteered at the Outagamie Public Defenders Office as an intern helping with the process involved with jail inmate intake; he coordinated after school programs for the Appleton Board of Education at Horizon and Columbus grade schools; he also volunteered at the Salvation Army. No one could know Kevin without being touched by his compassionate heart, his deep thought, his expression of God�'s love and tenderness and his conviction of purpose. Kevin�'s deep thought on relevant issues was often expressed through his articles to the Post Crescent Editorial Board and to the Reader Reaction Forum.

in tribute to this wonderful person, we are putting together four benefit shows and a compilation cd. the compilation cd will feature most of the bands below in addition to number one fan, justin perkins (from the obsoletes), von brohm and several others. all money will go to kevin's memorial fund which will be used to support appleton area after-school programs, bike racks in downtown appleton etc.

grow: kevin john kendall memorial fund benefit shows

thursday, march 10 - sunday, march 13, 2005

thursday, march 10
airbourne burn victims
the inkwell collective
stephani ott & the daffodil mafia
timothy m. schweiger
jeremiah & colin
erika wolter

friday, march 11
robby schiller
justin bricco

saturday, march 12
like fine wine
sunday flood
waiting for understanding
wisconsin flu death

sunday, march 13
the wandering sons
new kentucky quarter
the elanors
heller mason
aaron baer

all shows
@ the new moon cafe
401 n. main st.

$2 suggested donation

for more information visit http://www.thewanderingsons.com/grow or call 920.540.1108 or 920.379.4612

thank you.
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Time:7:56 am.
man, fuck pitchfork! i've been dissapointed with them ever since the new website overhaul (design, content etc) and now they've given the new decibully album, "sing out america!", a measly 6.8. whatever. they didn't even get the album image correct. fuckers. i love you aaron vold.
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

Subject:i love my "office"
Time:9:29 am.
my office has free wireless internet, mucho seating options, three huge bathrooms, mall walkers, a water fountain, escalators, an elevator, a candy store, a restaurant and plenty of natural light.
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Friday, February 4th, 2005

Time:12:52 pm.
free wireless internet 5 blocks from my house and right across the street from my work = tits!
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

Subject:the good, the bad, the mohe
Time:12:35 am.
the bad news first = the CAMP CLIMAX FOR GIRLS show on feb 9th @ the new moon as been *cancelled*. damn it.

the good news = CAMP CLIMAX FOR GIRLS are playing a *free* show in milwaukee the day before (tuesday, february 8th) @ the 8th note coffee house on the uw-milwaukee campus. tits.

who wants to road trip for this?
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Monday, January 24th, 2005

Time:1:57 pm.
tuesday, january 25th

heller mason
tony presley

@ the monkeywrench
youthfutures/valley fair mall


please come!
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

Time:2:09 pm.
you know what irritates me more than anything? when people can't admit they've made mistakes. c'mon, everyone fucks up from time to time.
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Monday, January 17th, 2005

Subject:camp climax for girls
Time:3:44 pm.
wed feb 9th @ the new moon in oshkosh


i know it's over three weeks away but i thought i'd let y'all know (um, basically phil and stephen - and someone should pass along the news to matty b too) so i don't get shit for not telling them. it's gunna be ssssswwweeeetttt! word.
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Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

Subject:high school/old fox valley scene flashback
Time:12:42 pm.
Mood: accomplished.
today i listened to rugshow and last night the kabukimen. hooray for old cassette tapes!
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Thursday, January 6th, 2005

Time:1:27 pm.
Mood: melancholy.
last night's show was tits. i hope all that were there enjoyed it. friday @ the new moon (oshkosh) = happy (ex-chinaski/hong!/december's january...orange!), southerly (solo acoustic kinda like bright eyes but better), heller mason (accompianed by upright bass, female vocals, an additional guitarist and drums on a couple songs). afterwards = airbourne burn victims @ the reptile palace. AND THEN saturday = the wandering sons (featuring mr. adam cargin on the skins) @ the reptile palace. word.
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Tuesday, January 4th, 2005

Time:7:47 am.
Mood: accomplished.
this guy's got a job. word.
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Thursday, December 30th, 2004

Subject:the disaster
Time:10:57 am.
Mood: shocked.
it's interesting (and very scary and sad) to watch the southern asia disaster unfold - first reports of 22,000 dead...then the next day 44,000...then 76,000...now 114,000 and i don't see the number capping off there just yet. sad, sad, sad. please go to www.redcross.org and donate even as little as $5, anything helps...
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Monday, December 27th, 2004

Subject:time, it goes
Time:1:12 pm.
Mood: thoughtful.
there isn't enough time in the day but there's always tomorrow
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Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

Time:12:58 pm.
By the end of today I will have made 3 mixtapes in 2 days. And 2 posts today and numerous replies to boot!
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Subject:time flies...when you're having fun?
Time:9:41 am.
Mood: grateful.
hey vold, you might find this interesting - today i was looking through my cds and came across the french new wave "lights plus motion equals cinema" ep. dude, we recorded that thing over 4 years ago?! have i really known you that long? hot damn, yes i have! merry christmas, happy news years and all that jazz everyone!
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Friday, December 17th, 2004

Time:11:11 am.
well...fuck europe! that's right, i'm home - in the states, in wisconsin, in little chute. surprising samantha and mom & pops and friends was simply amazing. i don't think i could pull off another stunt on this level ever again. i'm ready for a bit of shit and backlash for coming home early (mostly from mr. tex cuz dude "why did you leave me in europe?!"). but i've got my reasons and anyone who knows me and things that have happened (or would like to know...) will surely understand. but bring on the shit cuz i can handle it. who are we if we can't laugh at ourselves? why did it take me nearly 26 years to figure that out? hahaahahaha. i rule. it's good to be home, seriously, REALLY good to be home. see you all soon!
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Friday, October 29th, 2004

Subject:better off with us there?
Time:10:57 am.
Mood: contemplative.
Regardless of why we went to war in Iraq, I've often wondered if the Iraqi people are better off with us over there. The following story from the BBC leads me to believe they're not. Oh and I'm also going as Aaron Vold this halloween.


Iraq death toll 'soared post-war'

Falluja residents inspect the rubble left by a US air strike
Iraqis are now 58 times more likely to die a violent death, Lancet
Poor planning, air strikes by coalition forces and a "climate of violence" have led to more than 100,000 extra deaths in Iraq, scientists say.

A study published by the Lancet claims the risk of death by violence for civilians in Iraq is now 58 times higher than before the US-led invasion.

Unofficial estimates of civilian deaths had varied from 10,000 to over 37,000.

The Lancet admits the research is based on a small sample - under 1,000 homes - but says the findings are "convincing".

UK foreign secretary Jack Straw said his government would examine the findings "with very great care".

But he told BBC's Today that another independent estimate of civilian deaths was around 15,000.

The Iraq Body Count, a respected database run by a group of academics and peace activists, has put the number of reported civilian deaths at between 14,000-16,000.

It's going to be very hard for the US and UK authorities to ignore this report
John, Canada

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The Lancet published research by scientists from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US city of Baltimore.

They gathered data on births and deaths since January 2002 from 33 clusters of 30 households each across Iraq.

They found the relative risk, the risk of deaths from any cause, was two-and-a-half times higher for Iraqi civilians after the 2003 invasion than in the preceding 15 months.

That figure drops to one-and-a-half times higher if data from Falluja - the scene of repeated heavy fighting - is excluded.

Before the invasion, most people died as a result of heart attack, stroke and chronic illness, the report says, whereas after the invasion, "violence was the primary cause of death."

Violent deaths were mainly attributed to coalition forces - and most individuals reportedly killed were women and children.

Dr Les Roberts, who led the study, said: "Making conservative assumptions we think that about 100,000 excess deaths, or more, have happened since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

"Violence accounted for most of the excess deaths and air strikes from coalition forces accounted for most of the violent deaths."

He said his team's work proved it was possible to compile data on public health "even during periods of extreme violence".

The sample included randomly selected households in Baghdad, Basra, Arbil, Najaf and Karbala, as well as Falluja.

Lancet editor Richard Horton said: "With the admitted benefit of hindsight and from a purely public health perspective, it is clear that whatever planning did take place was grievously in error."

He went on: "Democratic imperialism has led to more deaths not fewer. This political and military failure continues to cause scores of casualties among non-combatants."

He urges the coalition forces to rethink their strategy to "prevent further unnecessary human casualties".

Civilian toll estimates at 10/04
Iraq Body Count: 14-16,000
Brookings Inst: 10-27,000
UK foreign secretary: >10,000
People's Kifah >37,000
Lancet: >100,000

"For the sake of a country in crisis and for a people under daily threat of violence, the evidence we publish today must change heads as well as pierce hearts," he said.

There is no official estimate of the number of Iraqi civilians who have died since the outbreak of the war in Iraq.

Human rights groups say the occupying powers have failed in their duty to catalogue the deaths, giving the impression that ordinary Iraqis' lives are worth less than those of their soldiers for whom detailed statistics are available.
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Monday, September 27th, 2004

Subject:does anyone else think this is fucked up?
Time:12:23 am.
Insurgency in Iraq 'intensifying'

Powell says he wants people to vote across Iraq
US Secretary of State Colin Powell has said the conflict between US forces and insurgents in Iraq is getting worse.

He told US TV networks that militants wanted to disrupt elections in January - but the US would increase efforts to defeat them.

However, he added that Washington remained determined to hold elections across the whole country.

This comes after Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld suggested that violence could prevent voting in some areas.

On Thursday Mr Rumsfeld told a Senate committee that a partial election - leaving out the most troublesome regions - would be "better than not having an election".

Mr Powell said polling stations may be shot at, but added that Washington's aim remained "to give everybody the opportunity to vote... to make the election fully credible".

Meanwhile, the commander of US troops in the Middle East, Gen John Abizaid echoed Mr Rumsfeld in an interview with NBC's Meet the Press programme, saying Iraqis may not be able to go to the polls in some places.

But he predicted voting would take place in the "vast majority of the country".


so does that sound fucked up to any of you? for example that's like saying that residents of new york and florida can't vote in the upcoming presidential election and it's ok because the rest of the states got to vote. besides, i wouldn't vote on november 2nd if i thought there was a chance that i might be shot at. in my opinion a partial election is a very BAD idea.
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