Zippy Pronoia Tour to US '94

Electronic Newsletter Archive (Issues 1-4)

From a borrowed account in a London university, a computer in the Park Avenue offices of High Times, and points west, out went the Memetcician's Handbook, our E-mail newsletter.


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THE MEMETICIAN'S HANDBOOK
May 23, 1994
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ISSUE number -1- of the OFFICIAL

** Zippy Pronoia Tour to America Electronic Newsletter **
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PRONOIA: The sneaking suspicion that someone is conspiring
behind your back to help you.

**** we are no longer in the drama of alienation ****
**** we are in the ecstasy of communication ****

To subscribe / submit questions or feedback,
please e-mail the editor: cubensis@well.sf.ca.us
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CONTENTS:

1- a note from the editors
2- a call for stirfry
3- tour announcements
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1- note from the editors:

Dear friends and fellow pronoid dance-o-phrenics,

Hello from London! We are busily scurrying about and running up overseas phone bills in preparation for the New York City landing of the Zippy Pronoia Tour to America.

Please come, one and all, to the Meadow in Central Park-- or in case they lock it up due to weather, the grassy knoll will do :-)

on Thursday, June 9th at 3 p.m.

The momentum generated by the Wired piece and subsequent media coverage has been phenomenal. We're all are riding a steam roller-coaster to a better future!

We can make this meme an effective force for positive change, but we need your help. We need generous donations in the form of technology, services, places to sleep and shower, transportation, and of course, dollars. Any and all help is welcome. To help, call Gabe in New York at (212) 927 6384, or Fraser in London at (intl code) 071 624 9276 (before June 2).

All help will be duly recognised and appreciated!

Keep those hemispheres balanced!

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2- a call for stirfry

As pointed out by muddy the rainbow on the WELL's House conference (Topic 34- The Zippies), the UK Zippies are bringing the sizzle to America, not the stirfry. We are style and attitude, not hardware and big bucks. Obviously, as we are not a wealthy multinational corporation (yet), but a cultural virus (and thus limited to two pieces of luggage like everyone else), we need to put out the call for the pieces of chicken, bamboo shoots, peppers, soy sauce, etc. to add to our cultural stirfry.

WE NEED YOUR HELP. PRONOIA IS IN EFFECT.

Each event -- both announced and spontaneous -- will feature British soundscape artists, DJs, etc... but also a mix of local talents including: special guest video mixing, speakers for the parallel university, spiritual folk, independent merchant stalls, massage mats, bodypainters, etc. from New York, Colorado, San Fran, and beyond.
If you see your home on or near our tour route, you are welcome to join in-- please contact:
by phone call Gabe at: (DELETED),
or by e-mail: cubensis@well.sf.ca.us

PLEASE KEEP IT LEGAL.

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3- Tour announcements:

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THE MEMETICIANS HANDBOOK
May 31, 1994
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ISSUE number -2- of the OFFICIAL

** Zippy Pronoia Tour to America Electronic Newsletter **
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PRONOIA: The sneaking suspicion that someone is conspiring
behind your back to help you, AND YOU THEM!

***** The border between the REAL and the UNREAL is NOT FIXED. It merely marks the last place where rival shamans fought each other to a stalemate. ***** -Robert Anton Wilson

To subscribe / submit questions or feedback,
please e-mail the editor: cubensis@well.sf.ca.us
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CONTENTS:

1- a note from the editor
2- The Whole Earth Lectronic Link (WELL) feedback
3- some zippy personalities
4- projects
5- more soy sauce needed
6- tour announcements
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1- a note from the editor---

Dear fellow pronoids--

As one of our rainbow netweavers recently said, life is a resource to discover, not a problem to be solved. A pattern is emerging from deep within the chaos, and when it finally gels into something recognisable, the cultural virus will be on a forever-groove.

When I last saw Fraser Clark, he was warbling a melody with Lady Miss Kier of Deee-Lite over the phone: ...people are conspiring to he-e-e-e-elp you...!

The net is being woven in increasingly strange and wonderful patterns, and if one of the patterns should suddenly shift while still on the loom, please forgive and realize the nature of chaos is... well, chaotic.

On THAT NOTE, there is a Major Change in the tour schedule (Item 5), specifically, the first gig. The NASA event fizzled, no fault of the Zippies! But, we must have ashes from which a phoenix can arise... so a HUGE loving welcome to the crew at Liquid Sky in New York City. The reggae gig we have been invited to will not be a BIG ZIPPY EVENT, but it will be a meeting of the subcultures, and a hell of a good jam, mon.

The next newsletter will be written from the steaming bowels of New York City. Look for the butterfly squirming from the core of a rotting apple...


-cubensis

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2- The Whole Earth Lectronic Link (WELL) feedback

Q: What do you call one zippy walking down the street?
A: A virtual riot.

On the WELL, in the g house conference, the topic The Zippies has surpassed the 100-person mark. Linked to topics in g wired and fringeware, we have been seeing some *sirius* personalities appear to give their two cents. From famous cyberpunk science fiction authors, to underground zine editors, to granola-munching rainbow warriors--- the Cyber-tour has been underway for weeks. Thanks to all who are participating in this and other areas of the NET (like alt.rainbow, alt.rave). The tour is much more empowered due to the honest dialogue in these virtual communities. Special thanks to M Normal, the hostess of g house.

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3- some zippy personalities

Everybodys got something to hide, cept for me and my monkey.
-Lennon/McCartney

What the- who are those strange people looking befuddled at the hustle of Times Square? Are they tourists? Are they extra-terrestrials? Are they Illuminati agents? No, theyre pale Brits with colourful clothes and BIG attitudes.

(DELETED BY REQUEST)
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4- projects

We are currently working out details for the following projects:

--- a downloadable FTP file for access to daily Zippy announcements
(possibly audio and video will be available)
--- a series of live teleconferences during the summer-- the Zippy
Pronoia Tour in America with festivals in Germany and the UK
--- cable television updates on specific programming

details to follow as they congeal
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5- more soy sauce needed

If youre a wealthy philanthropist (or just hang out with one), give a email, will you? We are trying not to sell out This means we need resources.
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6- tour announcements

HERE IS THE LATEST UPDATE ON TOUR INFORMATION!

The following are BOOKED events, with additional dates TBA:

June 9 Zippy Press Conference, Central Park, NY (3pm)
The Meadow (or if closed, Mineral Springs Hill, just
north of Sheep Meadow and south of 72nd & Transverse Rd)
----PRESS meet at 2:30 West 72nd Street entrance----
INFO CALL: (DELETED)

June 18 ** TENTATIVE ** Grounation Roots Culture, Prospect Park,
Brooklyn (1-8pm) ** FREE ** REGGAE!! bring drums!!
--sponsored by Planet Generation and Liquid Sky--
INFO CALL: (DELETED)

... and later that night....
Jungle Warriors Rave, Manhattan Center, NY
live drums, DJs, Capoeira dancers --$15.00--
HOTLINE: (DELETED)

June 24 TBA, Boulder, Colorado

June 25 Gothic Theatre, Denver, Colorado

July 1-7 Rainbow GatheRave, Rainbow Gathering, Wyoming
(DO NOT COME FOR A RAVE, come to survive in the woods)

July 16 San Francisco, California

July 23 Santa Cruz, California

Aug 21-28 Paradigm Jumping off the Grand Canyon Rave
World Unity Festival, South Rim of Grand Canyon

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THE MEMETICIANUS HANDBOOK
June 7, 1994
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ISSUE number -3- of the OFFICIAL

** Zippy Pronoia Tour to America Electronic Newsletter **
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PRONOIA: The sneaking suspicion that someone is conspiring
behind your back to help you, AND YOU THEM!

***** Spell-casting is the art of affecting the external world by
raising the inner consciousness through ritual... *****

To subscribe / submit questions or feedback,
please e-mail the editor: cubensis@well.sf.ca.us
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CONTENTS:

1- a note from the editor
2- an open letter from Mark Heley of CLUBLIFE in San Francisco
3- Planet Generation and Liquid Sky- raving good reggae
4- tour announcements/enhancements
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1- a note from the editor---

Dear fellow pronoids--

Mommy! Mommy!
The Zippies have landed!
The Zippies have landed!

Billy, you know that paradigm-jumping is DANGEROUS! Now go run and watch your Beavis show...

Start spreadin da newz. I am sitting here on Park Avenue South
enjoying the fruits of the pronoia vibe.

The Central Park press conference is coming up fast, so watch your
major media for some serious paradigm-hacking. Our organization is
bonding, our pronoia is growing, and several diverse tribes have
already sent emissaries. As more and more of our beautiful sisters
and brothers come on board (or more precisely, as we all realize
everybody s been on the same boat a while now, actually...)
the Posse grows to epic proportions. Everyone is on the guest list.

-cubensis
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2- an open letter from Mark Heley of CLUBLIFE in San Francisco

*** The founding Toon Town master of ceremonies has composed a
statement addressing some of the concerns coming out of the SF rave
scene regarding Zippy intent. ***

Here are some highlights:

So are we dealing with a commercial interloper, or do these folk
have something interesting to say... something interesting to do...
and a point? Is this just more hype, clever marketing dressing up
the same 'ol? Even worse, are we being sold what we already have?

Firstly, cultural pioneers or flavor of the month? The former, with
no shadow of a doubt. Evolution and Encyclopaedia Psychedelica
[parent publications of the Zippy meme] have been the backbone and
central nervous system of the British House underground since it
began-- and the psychedelic neo-pagan culture before it. I am
extremely wary of the notion of authenticity-- after all, who s job
is it to decide what is fake and what is real? In my opinion,
authority must ultimately rest with the individual, not some self-
elected clique or cultural elite.

But my opinion is: this is the real shit... for the love of it, for
global change.

Don't dismiss them until you've met them.

The Pronoia Tour represents an opportunity for healing our scene [San
Francisco] at a deep level and catalyzing our deeply felt desires to
make a difference under a global banner. DonUt be distracted by the
fact that the Zippies come from Britain. This is merely a
convenient, organic focal point from which a worldwide net is
coalescing. You are no less authentic and real a Zippy if you are
American, Balinese or Inuit Eskimo-- don't let anyone else tell you
otherwise.

Sure, in a couple of years the Zippy word will be tired- just as the
rave word is tired now. But the rave word served its purpose, lets
use the Zippy hype in the same way.. and after all, isn't what we are
experiencing just a little stronger than words?"

-Mark Heley
San Francisco
Clublife Magazine
(bay area rhythm culture zine)

[Thanks for your words]

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3- Planet Generation and Liquid Sky

The Grounation and Jungle Warriors Rave are events for the high tech
and roots faites de la musique for 1994, organized by the non-profit
international Planet Generation movement in New York City, who are
conspiring to help you with:

The French Embassy in Washington, D.C. [yep. that one.]
Prospect Park
The Brooklyn Academy of Music
The Groove Academy
Liquid Sky
New York City media and the entire global village

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June 18, 1994

1 - 8 p.m. in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

GROUNATION concert ***FREE***

A gathering of Roots percussions and DJs united to deliver the One
Love message and vibration: all communities represented in NYC will
join in. Drums from the Carribeans, South America, Africa, United
States, Haiti, Brazil, the American Rainbow Family, Jamaican
Nyabinghis-- and many more. Every conscious individual is invited to
bring their drum and share in the unity for justice and peace. An
international gathering of poets will participate.

For info CALL/FAX Ms. Janet Rienstra:(DELETED)
... and later that night...

Manhattan Center, 10 p.m. till late

JUNGLE WARRIORS RAVE

--$15.00--

FEATURING: The Liquid Sky Posse and The Zippies

HOThothothothothothotLINE: (DELETED)


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4- tour announcements/enhancements

HERE IS THE LATEST UPDATE ON TOUR INFORMATION!

The following are BOOKED events, with additional dates TBA:

June 9 Zippy Press Conference, Central Park, NY (3 p.m.)
The Meadow (or if closed, Mineral Springs Hill, just
north of Sheep Meadow and south of 72nd & Transverse Rd)
----PRESS meet at 2:30 West 72nd Street entrance----
To schedule an interview with a Zippy spokesperson,
FAX only please: John at (DELETED)

June 18 Grounation
Jungle Warriors Rave

June 24 High A(l)ttitude Zippy Rave
at Ground Zero
Boulder, Colorado
With: Ram Das, American Gypsy Theater

June 25 ***TENATIVE***
Gothic Theatre
Denver, Colorado

July 1-7 Rainbow GatheRave
Rainbow Gathering, Wyoming
(limited posse-- DO NOT COME FOR A RAVE
come to SURVIVE in the woods)

July 8-10 Indian Summer Rave
Oregon County Fair
Eugene, Oregon

July 23 Zippies Ravin' in Cruz
Santa Cruz, California
Hosted by Epic Productions

Aug 21-28 Paradigm Jumping off the Grand Canyon Rave
World Unity Festival, South Rim of Grand Canyon

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T H E M E M E T I C I A N ' S H A N D B O O K

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June 12, 1994
Issue number -4- of the OFFICIAL

**** ZIPPY PRONOiA* TOUR TO US electronic newsletter ****
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PRONOiA - The sneaking suspicion that others are conspiring
behind your back to help you (and you them)

**** Our psyche is part of nature, and its enigma is as
limitless **** -Carl Jung

To subscribe / submit questions or feedback,
please e-mail the editor: cubensis@well.sf.ca.us
___________________________________________________________

CONTENTS:

1 - a note from the editor
2 - NYC gigs
3 - Tour announcements / enhancements
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1 - a note from the editor

Dear fellow pronoids--

It's been a week since the first beach head was established
here on the East Coast. NYC is this cold, hard city, right?

Not if you're pronoid.

We've been jacked into the core of the cultural matrix in
such cauldrons as Liquid Sky, Greenwich Village, Soho and
more... The NYC natives sense Zippies are filled with the
light side of the force. The Death Star is doomed.

New gigs in the NYC underground scene will send us off
towards the Rocky Mountains at the end of June, and points
west.
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2 - NYC gigs

This week, every night is Zippy night!

June 15 The Wetlands (161 Hudson Street)
8:30 p.m. till late
--$10--

FEATURING:
Lady Miss Kier
Soul Slinger
Shaman
S * A * M
The Tea Party
Night Vision

IN THE PARALLEL UNIVERSITY:
Terence McKenna
Steven Hager (High Times Editor)
Planet Generation
and more...

June 16 238 E. 3rd Street ,9pm (DJ Dimitri, DJ Spooky, etc...)

June 18 Prospect Park, Brooklyn

1 - 8 p.m. GROUNATION concert ***FREE***

A gathering of Roots percussions and DJs united to deliver
the One Love message and vibration: all communities
represented in NYC will join in. Drums from the Carribeans,
South America, Africa, UnitedStates, Haiti, Brazil, the
American Rainbow Family, Jamaican Nyabinghis-- and many more.
Every conscious individual is invited to bring their drum and
share in the unity for justice and peace. An international
gathering of poets will participate.

For info CALL/FAX Ms. Janet Rienstra: (DELETED)
... and later that night...

Manhattan Center, 10 p.m. till late

JUNGLE WARRIORS RAVE

--$15.00--

FEATURING: The Liquid Sky Posse and The Zippies

HOThothothothothothotLINE: (DELETED)

********** ********** ********** ********** **********
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3- tour announcements / enhancements

HERE IS THE LATEST UPDATE ON TOUR INFORMATION!

The following are BOOKED events, with additional dates TBA:

June 15 Pronoia Tour Kickoff. Wetlands, NYC

June 18 Grounation, Prospect Park
Jungle Warriors Rave, Manhattan Center

June 24 High A(l)ttitude Zippy Rave
at Ground Zero
Boulder, Colorado
With: Ram Das, American Gypsy Theater

June 25 ***TENATIVE***
Gothic Theatre
Denver, Colorado

July 1-7 Rainbow GatheRave
Rainbow Gathering, Wyoming
(limited posse-- DO NOT COME FOR A RAVE
come to SURVIVE in the woods)

July 8-10 Indian Summer Rave
Oregon County Fair
Eugene, Oregon

July 12 Zippies in Canada
Graceland
Vancouver, B.C.

July 16 Zippies in Canada
Funhouse
Vancouver, B.C.

July 23 Zippies Ravin' in Cruz
Santa Cruz, California
Hosted by Epic Productions

Aug 21-28 Paradigm Jumping off the Grand Canyon Rave
World Unity Festival, South Rim of Grand Canyon




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