5–23-08 Camp Zoe, Salem, MO poster by Alexan­dra Fischer

5/23-24/08 Moonalice poster by Alexandra FischerMay 23 & 24, 2008 Camp Zoe, Salem, Missouri
Moon­al­ice poster by Alexan­dra Fischer

Accord­ing to Moon­al­ice leg­end, the tribe declares a High Holy Day when­ever a nomadic band plays a gig. Some High Holy Days are Higher than oth­ers, but all gig days are high. May 23 is High and Holy three ways to Fri­day. First, it is the Day of Dis­unity in the Dis­cor­dian cal­en­dar. (Dis­unity was the word of the day for Moon­al­ice, the band, as Blue was not with us for fam­ily rea­sons.) Sec­ond, it is World Tur­tle Day. By coin­ci­dence, two large, green danc­ing tur­tles adorned the stage. One mem­ber of the audi­ence said she was a Gof­fle, a per­son who cel­e­brates tur­tles. Oth­ers in the audi­ence did not claim to be Gof­fles, but were cel­e­brat­ing tur­tles in their own way, often with small offer­ings of burn­ing plant mate­r­ial. Third, today is the saint day of Aaron the Illus­tri­ous. Aaron was a monk in the 4th cen­tury, which prob­a­bly means he got to be a saint by hav­ing hal­lu­ci­na­tions. All we know is that Aaron was also known as Aaron the Nuts. We are not mak­ing this up. Aaron the Nuts. Hal­lu­ci­na­tion? Anatomy? You be the judge.

Schwag­stock is a great scene in a really cool location.

Accord­ing to Moon­al­ice leg­end, the tribe didn’t really sell Man­hat­tan Island to Peter Min­uet for $24 in trin­kets. They swapped it for a piece of Con­necti­cut where hemp grew bet­ter than it did on Man­hat­tan. The $24 in trin­kets was a bonus, like in a Ginsu knife com­mer­cial. The Man­hat­tan deal was 382 years ago today, but it seems like only yesterday.

On this day in 1820, a song called “Mary Had A Lit­tle Lamb” was pub­lished. What they don’t tell you is that the song was based on a Moon­al­ice tribal song, “Alice Had A Lit­tle White Rab­bit.” Leg­end also refers to an obscure alter­na­tive ver­sion called, “Alice Had A Lit­tle Weed, Then She Had the Munchies.”

 

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