Phil Graham on Mon, 20 Mar 2000 15:06:44 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-bold] Travelogue from the ultra-sane John Pace

From: "John Pace" <>
Subject: Holy day,holy shit!!! 
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 22:50:25 EST

Hey Kiddies,

Today was chanelled by no other means than pure fun.

Holy day is a Nepalise celebration of harvest end, Gods, colour and 

Holy day is interactive, you don't just sit back and say(rightfully) "Wow, 
check out the amazing colurs." Today, you exist as colour.
>From golden morning to bronzed afternoon, kids, grandparents, tourists, 
friends and enemies, all have only one thing in mind; splattering as much 
vibrantly coloured chalk powder, paint and water on as many people as they 
possibly can.

>From balconies, trees, cars, motorbikes, or immersed in the street combat 
zone, you view total strangers as your canvas, intent on creating a 
communal, techniflourescent, living, moving, breathing masterpiece.
So my people, needless to say Nepal is painting my soul with bedazzling 

Sometime within the next week I am going to set off for about a month, on a 
Himalayan adventure, following ancient trade routes around the Annapurna 
section of these colossal mountains.

Even those of you who don't subscribe to the notion of energy flux, you 
cannot deny, or even doubt for a minute, that these mountains exude energy. 
They even produce a surplus of this energy and therefore sustain a kind of 
consciousness economy.

So I'm off to do some higher tradi

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