Zippy Pronoia Tour to US '94

Electronic Newsletter Archive (Issues 5-9)

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.

This page has all the newsletters except Number -8- ... (disk unreadable). If anyone has a copy, I'd appreciate it if you'd be so good as to e-mail me a copy... ~cubensis



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June 16, 1994
Issue number -5- 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).

**** The careful reader will therefore discover that the
whole charade of many years has collapsed. ****
-Noam Chomsky, Necessary Illusions

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 - a few definitions
3 - Tour announcements / enhancements
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1 - a note from the editor

Dear fellow pronoids--

Last night was the first major Zippy event to take place in America. The Wetlands gig in NYC was an eclectic gathering filled with optimism, humor and energy. As Terence McKenna said to a rapt audience of New York's hippest and funkiest:

"Every 50 years or so, society needs liberation from the forces of fascism. All the nations that took part in destroying fascism 50 years ago on D-Day have been infected by the pieces of what they tore apart. Now, 50 years later, a vanguard of liberators has secured a beach head on the east coast of America, and has begun to work it's way inland along the Hudson.... None of us are consciously choosing this moment to try and direct the energies of youth culture. The moment has chosen us."

A rousing speech by Steven Hager, editor of High Times magazine primed the crowd for McKenna. Hager gave an elegant speech on the evils of the dominator culture, which keeps nature's herbal medicines locked away with archaic political laws.

Downstairs after the "parallel university" raps, an animated discussion took place on such subjects as natural shamanic versus drug-induced enlightenment, the power of love, and politics of music. Participants included: Terence McKenna; Fraser Clark, Des O'Leary and John Bagby of the Zippies; Michael John of the Rainbow Family; and John Perry Barlow of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Our next gig is underground tonite. Next week: Zippies in Colorado!
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2 - a few definitions

Zippies are not simply ravers, hip-hoppers, hippies, cyberpunks, beats or cooperative anarchists. The Zippy phenomenon is characterized by a cross-pollination of these subcultures and more.

ZIPPY- (Zen Inspired Pronoia Professional) Anyone who strives for balance between the brain's hemispheres-- the creative side, which understands that vision, individuality, spontaneity, flexibility and open-mindedness are crucial to achieve anything on the spiritual plane; and the pragmatic side, which understands that long-term organization, consistency and tenacity are necessary to achieve anything on the material plane.

PRONOiA- (Opposite of paranoia) The sneaking suspicion that people are conspiring behind your back to help you, and you them. Symptoms include attacks of optimism and good will.

MEGATRIPOLIS- (The future perfect state) Trendsetting and much-imitated London club and Zippy hangout that features a wide variety of ambient and techno musics, along with the Rparallel universityS, workshops, independent merchant stalls, bodypainting and massage.

PARALLEL UNIVERSITY- A series of raps and interactive lectures by prominent philosophers, fringe scientists, artists and activists set to ambient soundscapes; a key component to the RsettingS of a technoshamanic trip.

SHAMANARCHY- A spiritual model set in place so that anarchy naturally flows into an organic shape; a background for the chaos of anarchy to grow into, otherwise it just grows all over the place as rigid structures dissolve.
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3 - Tour announcements / enhancements

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.

... and later that night...
Manhattan Center, 10 p.m. till late
JUNGLE WARRIORS RAVE
--$15.00--
FEATURING: The Liquid Sky Posse and The Zippies

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3- tour announcements / enhancements

HERE IS THE LATEST UPDATE ON TOUR INFORMATION!

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June 20, 1994
Issue number -6- 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).

**** The fish only discovers it has been living in a bowl after it gets
lifted out and has a peek around... ****
-- Taoist scuba diver

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 liberation forces head inland
3 - mobilization
4 - tour announcements / enhancements
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1 - a note from the editor

Dear fellow pronoids--

The Zippy posse would like to thank all those wonderful sisters and brothers who helped us out in so many ways... from fax machines and Macintosh servers, to moral support and loving vibrations. SPECIAL thanks to:

The Liquid Sky posse, the staff of High Times Magazine, and all the rest of you hip yank pronoids (and thanks for not mentioning the Nicks.)

The next newsletter will be distributed in the later part of this week.

-- Peace --
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2 - the liberation forces head inland

New York City was not only receptive to Zippies,
it was downright pronoid.

Here sit the Zippy vanguard expedition members, hours away from departing New York City and heading out west. The happy tribe members push toward the great mountains.

>> the fractal comes around again in huge proportion <<
>> strange, attractive Zippies seem to be surfing it <<

The (r)evolution unfurls, pre-coded for your pleasure.
The ZIPPY PRONOiA TOUR to US
Summer, 1994
United States of America
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3 - mobilization

The Tour would like to hereby invite all friendly musicians, artists, technicians, craftspeople, healers, activists, laptop sorcerers, underground media netweavers, rainbow children of all persuasions...

Join us at events you find close to your home, or those you deem worth a sunny summer roadtrip. All we ask is that you attempt to balance your hemispheres responsibly and safely.
Are you a Zippy?

Also, those interested in investing time and resources into pronoid projects should conspire to help the Tour amongst yourselves, and then drop us a note.

E-mail to arrange a convergence.
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4 - tour announcements / enhancements

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June 27, 1994

Issue number -7- 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).

**** I've seen scarier secret police agencies than [the National Security
Agency] completely destroyed by one Czech hippie playwright with a manual
typewriter. ****

- Bruce Sterling, in an address to the 4th Annual Conference on
Computers, Freedom and Privacy, as published in WIRED 2.07

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 - Communion
3 - a spontaneous generation
4 - mobilization
5 - tour announcements / enhancements
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1 - a note from the editor

The crisp air of Colorado does wonders for the soul. The Zippy caravan arrived at the foot of the Rocky Mountains after an adventurous and hair-raising three-day trek across the continent. Special thanks to the friendly troopers of several large, midwestern states for their open minds and generous patience.

Following a week of high a(l)ttitude in the Rockies, the posse is gearing up for the summit at the Rainbow Gathering. The hot debates sparked by the online WELL topic discussions will continue, and hopefully progress into some cultural understanding between our diverse tribes. The love and respect the Zippies have for the Rainbow Family is cosmic, and we are ready to unplug for a while... Well, MOSTLY unplug... who knows what may happen? Drums and live trance mixing blend pretty well...

A technical note-- a progression of investement negotiations may allow us to put into effect the Zippy CyberTour, for REAL. We have a London-New York-San Fran structure already in place, ready to offer various hypertext and AV products for both general and limited consumption. Watch this (and the various sites listed by Wired 2.07 as Zippy info centers) for details as they develop. Of course, newsletter subscribers get the info FIRST.
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2 - Communion

Friday night at Nootrophia in Boulder, the Zipposse conspired to commune in a tribal technoshamanic jamboree with the people of Boulder.

The all-night event featured the live ambient soundscapes of the UK's Universal Sound and the magical mixing of UK DJ JustinTime. The groupmind was seduced into a frenzy of celebration by the chanting, drumming and dancing of the Rainbow Gypsy Theatre.

Down in the Techno Silence Suite, the parallel university featured Baba Ram Das, who inspired an entranced audience of all ages and backgrounds, and answered questions well into the night. Dr. Wendy Davis, Instructor of Sociocultural Psychology and storyteller, juiced up a crowd of wandering ravers.

As dawn broke, the crowd of blissed-out people stumbled home. The gig was sponsored by Nootrophia, the place where cognitive enhancers are made available to the public in the form of smart drinks and capsule supplements.

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3 - a spontaneous generation

The Zippy crew awoke late Saturday afternoon, and headed for the set-up of the next gig. Where, you ask? Oh, somewhere HIGH up in the mountians, along a twisting, treacherous dirt road. If you had driven this road around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, you would have come around the bend to discover a glade full of 1500 hyped-up ravers, undulating to the drums of the Rainbow Gypsies and the ambient tracks of the Zippies. The laser lights cast a mystical glow on the surrounding woods and the mountain backdrop. The bonfire kept warm those who stopped dancing long enough to get chilly, and the system set up by Sound and Entertainment, in association with Stephen and Nootrpohia, rocked the mountains until they sweated.

Unfortunately, Officer Friendly decided to block the road onto the site, forcing overflow cars to invade surrounding properties. What a cooincidence, for the police then had a wonderful excuse to shut the music down just before sunrise. Ah, the politics of dancing. The legend was fed by the intrusion, though... so Mr. Jones' best laid plans backfire again!
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4 - mobilization

The Tour would like to issue an open invitation to all friendly musicians, artists, technicians, craftspeople, healers, activists, laptop sorcerers, underground media netweavers, rainbow children of all persuasions...

Join us at events you find close to your home, or those you deem worth a sunny summer roadtrip. All we ask is that you attempt to balance your hemispheres responsibly and safely. Are you a Zippy?
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5 - tour announcements / enhancements

July 5 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****
Zippy participation has been cancelled.

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

TBA Zippies in Hippyland
San Francsico, CA

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

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July 21, 1994

ISSUE number -9- of the OFFICIAL

** Zippy Pronoia Tour to US '94 Electronic Newsletter **
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PRONOIA: The sneaking suspicion that someone is conspiring behind your
back to help you (and you them)

**** at the end of history, there's a fight between
Pavlov's Dog and Schrodinger's Cat... **** -RAW

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 - jupiter bash
3 - Zen Inspired Performance Publishing
4 - pronoid allies in cyberspace
5 - tour announcements/enhancements
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1 - a note from the editor

Dear fellow pronoids--

wow. the zippies in san fran has been the most edifying experience in this, my quarter-century zippy lifetime. the people partied so hard, as the comet fragments bored into Jupiter, zippy pronoia seared new ley lines into the bay area. later, we gathered existing and generated new zippy multimedia, which we are currently sorting for collation and release as shareware.

manifest life poem.

are you a zippy?
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2 - jupiter bash

...as you walk into the alley off 6th Street, downtown San Francisco, you stop at the door marked RESPECT. Past the zippy-road-warrior-cum- performance-scientist, you snake your way thru the sweaty drum circle and spiritual altars cramming the foyer...

...to emerge facing a wall with a door.

the gatekeeper smiles his clever, wicked grin and folds your five dollars. he says: welcome to the future perfect state.

the door opens like an unzipping of local spacetime, and dorothy steps from the porch into a garden filled with brilliant colour and textured intelligence. the music sliuces through your neurons. you dance...

the zippies, in association with SPAZ, put on a 13 hour bash last Saturday/Sunday, celebrating life and the forces of cosmic change in the universe.

the comet fragments unleashed the dynamic potential buried within.

the san fran scene got a great cross-pollination party that shook that packed warehouse 'till 10 a.m.

sleep in golden gate park. what else can you do?
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3 - Zen Inspired Performance Publishing

what do you get when you mix:

alt.culture.zippies
alt.rave
alt.gathering.rainbow
the WELL's "g house" conference
live e-mail, irc, and !talk chat
live Hi-8 video mixing
live DAT audio
live graphics and animation
four projection screens 2 laptops, a quadra
double-booked jazz musicians
and lots of attitude?

submissions for a zippy World Wide Web and CD ROM publication were accepted from 10 a.m. to midnight, and will still be accepted at cubensis@well.sf.ca.us be for several more days-- just for Memetician's Handbook subscribers! Send us your thoughts and your perspective on the zippy meme.

previous copyright does not apply, unless otherwise stated
contributions become property of zippy pronoia tour to us '94
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4 - pronoid allies in cyberspace

With a little (a lot of) help from our friends, the Zippy Pronoia Tour is sprouting a full CyberTour, in stages. Stage one, with WELL topics, newsletters and usenet, most of you on this list are familiar with.

Stage two is a project continuing from our marathon, multimedia, Zen Inspired Performance Publishing event last Monday. In conjunction with WIRED Magazine Online and hotWIRED, under consultation from the WELL (Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link), the Zippies are manifesting a digital romper room for use with text searchers, as well as the front-end software Mosaic, for the full variety of World Wide Web menus.
We've recently discovered alt.culture.zippies, and lots of pronoid conspirators who are organically blooming into the zippies they always were. Symptoms of pronoia include attacks of optimism and good will.

Watch this space.
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5 - tour announcements/enhancements

WARNING: this schedule is subject to mother chaos. Please excuse us if the patterns shift while still on the loom.

ZIPPY PRONOIA TOUR TO US '94
Tour schedule as of July 21, 1994

THU 21 JULY ZIPPIES @ FULL MOON PARTY
W / WICKED
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA
CALL: 1.415.AM.PROID

SAT 23 JULY VIVID PRONOIA
HOSTED BY EPIC PRODUCTIONS
SANTA CRU &Z, CA STARTING 4PM

FRI 29 JULY ZIPPY RAVE
HOSTED BY KAIRO & SPAZ
SAN FRANCISCO, CA



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