May 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.”