September 26 & 27, 2009 Earthdance, Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, California
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw
(September 26th) According to Moonalice legend, ancestors of the Moonalice tribe had some decent dance moves. But those moves were lost during the BC to AD changeover, and wound up in two sister tribes, the Spinners and the Hokey Pokeys. The Hokey Pokeys were never able to jump in with both feet, so they turned themselves around and went away. The Spinners, on the other hand, hit paydirt 40 years ago when one of their own started playing alphabet games with a chemistry set and sugar cubes. Her name was Terra Firma Spinner. She married a Moonalice, a bass player, moved to Laytonville, and danced happily ever after. That’s why we’re here.
According to Moonalice legend, some people are Discordians. For them, today is Bureflex. If you are not a Discordian, today is Saturday. We recommend that you party like it’s 1929. According to Moonalice legend, on this day in 1820 Col. Robert Johnson at 3 tomatoes on the courthouse steps in Salem, NJ. He claimed it proved that tomatoes were not poisonous. According to Hardwood, for whom tomatoes are kryptonite, Col. Johnson should have stuck to blues, because he was wrong about tomatoes.
(September 27th) According to Moonalice legend, Mendocino county has unusual features that ensure its place as the world’s leading center for hemp agriculture. You all know about the climate here. You also know about the green thumbed people who live here.. But did you realize that Mendocino was the first place in the world where nature provided built-in irrigation, even indoors. Unfortunately, white people removed it during the Reefer Madness mania.
Laytonville was also home to nature’s most useful tree, the Rolling Paper Tree, whose leaves were vanishingly thin, perfectly rectangular, with a fold down the middle and glue along one edge. Again, white people exterminated the Rolling Paper Tree in a fit of stupidity. And so, the wonderful farmers of Mendocino County are forced to make due without the resources originally provided by nature. At first it was hard. My sense is that you guys figured it out. Thank you.
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