We don't want our Web site to be a glorified press advertisement. We want it to be part of a genuine interchange of opinions, in which we can sound off about something and give you an e-mail address (S777@a-wave.com) to access if you want to reply. We'll then publish some of the replies.
On this extraordinary day of 11th September 2001 we are putting up a page containing an address by the Dalai Lama to the Rio Environmental Conference in 1992. Food for thought, we hope, not least in the current climate of major protests about globalization :-
Since we got the s777 mailbox working in late 1995 we've had many hundreds of replies. We'd like to thank all of you who have sent such fine messages of support - obviously you must appreciate that we don't have the time to reply to all of them.
Here are a few - specifically with regard to the Criminal Justice Bill :-
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 95 18:25:10 -800
Sorry I fucked up.
In North America Raves are legal and here in Canada the scene is growing. I can't understand why anyone would make raves illegal, it is the perfect way to release built up energy. I have never seen a violent outbreak at a rave, so what's the problem.
I hope you continue to fight for your right to rave in England; hey it's a cool country with wicked music.
I totally respect your music and it is great high, or straight. Your web site is great too... this is my first time on Internet. Your music is excellent.
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Date: Fri, 03 May 1996 22:28:10 -0700
From: Larry Buchalter
Subject: Repetitive Beats Law?
People always criticize what they do not understand. Rock has always been demonized when it is exploring new textures . It is all music to me. I have always loved Gong and Steve Hillage music because of the stunning guitar work, so I am happy he is back in Music on Record. I remember Green and Motivation Radio.
I have been a spastic since birth , and I work hard for disability rights in America. It is so hard to be on the dole and alone. I love to dance in my wheelchair. Music helps me cope and to feel. I have a broken heart right now. I am happy that Steve and Miquette are still with each other after all these years. Please send me good vibes and let me know when you will come to San Fransico/Oakland/San Jose California area so I can dance at the show please!
Thank you :>)
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 96 16:57:49 0600
From: Arts & Science Computer Labs Account
Organization: University of Saskatchewan
Subject: Anti-Criminal Justice Bill
Hi. I think you can throw this in their face. ALMOST ALL WESTERN MUSIC BESIDES CERTAIN KINDS OF FOLK MUSIC AND MODERN "CLASSICAL"MUSIC (ie. Bartok, Stravinsky, you know what I mean) AND MOST NON-WESTERN MUSIC IS CHARACTERIZED BY REPETITIVE BEATS.
So the bill is obviously targeting music in general. The baet and pulse in jazz, pop, easy listening is allconstant AND GENERALLY REPETITIVE, for better or worse. I am NOT a big fan of techno, though I love ambient music and your music, but I AM AN EVEN BIGGER OPPONENT OF LAWS THAT OPPOSE MUSIC IN GENERAL! Therefore, if they barge in on an event you are playing at, switch the music to Barry Manilow or the Beatles, and then insist they arrest you for playing music with repetitive beats. Then you can tell the press how the government has labelled all music in general as subversive. They are targeting you because you are not efficient in their view of economy, or that's how they are behaving. So set it on fire and throw it in their face. Or, have a protest at the government buildings, mixing back and forth between techno and Sinatra/Manilow/streisand. That may get the point across. Or just tell the press what I just rationalized. ALL MUSIC IS SUBVERSIVE. There. Wanna get the backing of all musicians, maybe worldwide? Tell the Musicians' Unions, and they will publicize it worldwide! And maybe something will be done about it.
Of course, it is 1996 (I just read the date on your article!- oops!) . What has happened since?
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 1996 10:47:25 -0700
From: otero enrique
Subject: SPECIAL MESSAGE AND GREETING FROM MEXICO
FROM MEXICO FROM MEXICO FROM MEXICO FROM MEXICO FROM MEXICO FROM MEXICO
MR STEVE HILLAGE AND MISS GIRAUDY:
greetings from the land of the toltec warriors, mexico city, which is in fact the land of the aztec lords, but TULA HIDALGO is 100miles from here (too near!!!).
I¨m no one because of self importance loss, your music starting from gong to steve hillage and system 7 is the best that there can be, your music really made me open my eyes to infinity.
Some years ago (9) when i was 18 years old i engaged spiritually with a flying pyramid while playing the guitar in the forest. and it that was of crucial significance because music enlarged my perception of the magnificent and mysterious world in which we live.
I think your music is in Carlos Castaneda´s terms "second attention " based, It can really move your assemblage point to inner silence. I´ve been in the nagual's party since the first tensegrity seminar that took part in mexico city, if your interested the next seminar is taking place on september 27-29 in Mexico city as well. Maybe you two already know about tensegrity. Tensegrity are exercises designed by the old seers of antiquity of mexico to bring the energy body near the physical body. The exercises are come in series of twelve or more exercises each, and each exercise of each series is a complete way of stalking a perceptual position of the assemblage point.Some are for gathering energy, others for redistributing that energy, and the most mysterious are for changing from one phyllum to another.You can see more information on the internet: CLEARGREEN HOMEPAGE.
In spite of all you can learn from other´s you have to intent your own intent.
I´m very interested in showing you some spiritual visual art I´ve developed which is hand crafted and that would be VERY appropriate for your next record, seriously. I can´t send it to you right away because i don´t have a scanner, but I´m already going to cd the images. The images have all the toltec phylosophy in abstract.
I´ve studied musical composition for 4 years now and Linguistic
Anthropology here in mexico, and i´m going to study more music on january in the US.
i REALLLY APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DO. thankS a lot TO YOU TWO.
Pleasae write: firstname.lastname@example.org
MY NAME IS ENRIQUE A. OTERO CRUZ
otero means altar
Cruz means cross
PS: I¨D really love that you´d check out the pictures i told you about .
I´m shure you will love them, they are SEMIOTICS. I¨m working on some greeting card format for the images by now.
PPS: I¨m sure that the work would be better appreciated in europe,because mexico is tooo busy trying to survive the third world exploitation.
PPPS: Mi casa es tu casa, you are invited any time to my house, the adress is : CADIZ 97-302 col.INSURGENTES MIXCOAC , MEXICO D.F, z.C.03120 enrique otero cruz.