Lightning In a Bottle Festival Line-Up Announced +a Link to 33 Mixes for your EarHoles

Looking for Some Music to Stream while you go about your business? The Lightning in a Bottle Festival  (see my POST from 2/27) just ended their MixTape competition, and 33 people submitted mixes. Basically the only requirements were that the mix could only include artists that were on the Line-Up for the Festival, and it had to be 30-60 minutes long.

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Here is the link to 33 DOPE mixes, including one by YOURS TRULY: CLICKY HERE FOR MY “LAND OF ENCHANTMENT” MIXTAPE

Lightning in a Bottle Festival 2011 LineUp

Lightning in a Bottle Festival 2011 LineUp

So… aside from the amazing MUSIC taking place at this 4 day festival on Memorial Day Weekend, there is also AMAZING ART! The folks running this festival just recently released the ARTIST LINE-UP for “Lightning in a Paintcan” (raising funds through a silent auction for the DoArt Foundation, a non-profit organization). Here is a ScreenShot to give you a taste of the Phenomenal Artwork you can catch live at the Festival.

Some of the Artists that will be painting LIVE at LIB 2011

Some of the Artists that will be painting LIVE at LIB 2011

Well this year, one of the featured artists includes a Local Arizona Artist who goes by the name of GRIFFIN ONE. Check out to peep his art. Here is the info about him on the Lightning in a Bottle Site. There will be a forthcoming post that covers this Renaissance Man’s diversity of creations, but for now, here are some images to salivate your senses:

Hatched (canvas with aerosol, acrylic & airbrush)

Hatched (canvas with aerosol, acrylic & airbrush)

TreeHouse Mural

A Little Sampler of the Goods

Tree Fort

Tree Fort at the Compound in Tempe-z (check how the branches extend into the real world, what?!)

DJ Roc Raida

DJ Roc Raida (painted Live on stage when Roc Raida played the Blunt Club in Tempe AZ)


Post-Apocalyptic Survivor, this Female Warrior that inspires me...

OK, that’s all for today. I think I put in enough links here to keep you busy for a few hours! PEACE & LOVE from the Ladies of KeepITight! ❤


Some Great Quotes

Growing Up

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” (Mark Twain)

Freeing the Self

When we speak about creating a new culture at the leading edge, beyond the status quo that we are embedded in, we don’t necessarily know what it is supposed to look like. That’s understandable—after all, it has not yet emerged. And we don’t need to have a completely clear picture of where we are going. What we do need to know is what it means to disembed the self from that which is inhibiting its potential for vertical ascent. And as we free ourselves, in the midst of ascending, we will begin to see where it is that we are going. What is necessary, first and foremost, is to free the self to make this heroic journey. (Andrew Cohen)

“Bebop was about change, about evolution. It wasn’t about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change”.(Miles Davis)

“Imagination is more important than Knowledge”
(Albert Einstein)

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”  (Albert Einstein)

Lightning in a Bottle 2011

Another Dazzling Earth-Friendly Dope Summer Art & Music Festival (w/Camping!)

Pre-Sale Tix Mon, Feb 28

Now that I have locked down my tickets for Burning Man (see my post from January 31),  the annual festival in Black Rock City, NV, and what I and at least 100,000 others humans consider to be the most creative event that humans have happening on this planet, it’s time to plan for another DOPE festival at the end of May: Lightning in a Bottle put on by the Do Lab crew from LA.

Lightning in a Bottle Festival - 2011 Poster

Lightning in a Bottle Festival - 2011 Poster

And you KNOW the Ladies of KeepITight LOVE US some ART, MUSIC, & SUSTAINABILITY!!!

Also this festival was recently awarded an *OUTSTANDING* Greener Festival Award!

They had a stage last year at Coachella if you were there (see below).

Do Lab Stage at Coachella 2010

Do Lab Stage at Coachella 2010

Anyway I went to LIB last year and camped out for 4 days. It was pretty much the most well-organized, enjoyable, and tree-shaded festival I have ever been to! They even had FREE WATER STATIONS available to everyone there. There were amazing artists, 3 excellent stages of glitch, dubstep, breaks, house and all kinds of tasty beats, including Middle Eastern Music, funk, and various electronica. Performers included: Nosaj Thing, Stephan Jacobs, MartyParty, Mimosa, Vibesquad, Lucent Dossier, Jupit3r, Daddy Kev & Nobody, Eliot Lipp, Heyoka, & Daedelus….

There were AMAZING artist painting live under the trees, as well as some of the coolest art installations and sculptures I have ever seen. The vendor’s section was amazing… oh and they had trapeze artists, belly dancers and fire-artists.

They even had a HUGE (I’m talking 100s of feet) Earth Harp!! So tasteful and elegant too… It’s kind of like a smaller-scale version of Burning Man, but with Trees & Water!

My favorite stop on the walk up the hill from the stages to the campgrounds was the huge TUB that my friends drove out there.


Dr. Bronner's Foam Tub (aka Foamo Arigato!)

Dr. Bronner's Foam Tub (aka Foamo Arigato!)

It was sponsored by the grandson of Dr. Bronner’s soap (link) and featured Dr. Bronner’s minty foam soap and a rinse (about 15 foam tubes and 15 shower heads coming out of the walls of this massive Tub! Since it was the only shower for about 1000s of folks, it was a hotspot indeed!

The Bamboo Stage (one of 3 stages) at LIB 2010

The Bamboo Stage (one of 3 stages) at LIB 2010


DJ Red Sonya on the Boogie Stage, LIB 2010

DJ Red Sonya on the Boogie Stage, LIB 2010

Anyway, check out the links. Lightning in a Bottle is May 28-30 and will be taking place about 30 minutes NorthEast of Laguna Beach in Cali. EARLY BIRD TICKETS GO ON SALE for 24 Hours ONLY on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28 @7am! Scoop them UP (& don’t forget your Parking Pass)! You will NOT be disappointed. The music, art, art, installations, and just pure RAW culture will make your summer! Promise!

Turntables In Outer Space!!

If you haven’t seen the documentary, My Heart is a Drum Machine you have got to check it out. Here is the IMDB page. It is available on Netflix (under Documentaries) and was  shown at the Phoenix Art Museum in 2009 . This flick looks at the idea that rhythm is the undercurrent to everything around us, and is like a fundamental language of the universe; also that our pulse, our heart, is beating steadily like a metronome or a drum machine!

It features many well known musicians and artists talking about what music means to them. As a DJ, singer, and music-maker, this movie tugged at my heartstrings, but as a media scientist, and lover of space exploration facts, I was excited to find out there there is a set of golden LP records catching a ride on Voyager 1 and flying through outer space beyond our solar system .

Voyager's Golden Turntable!

Voyager's Golden Turntable!

The Voyager 1 satellite was launched in 1977 and has been going strong for the past 34 years. It was built to last only 5 years. Actually, it just zoomed past Pluto recently into the outer shell called the “heliosheath” and is heading out of our solar system! On the website for this satellite, they are saying it should be sending data for another 10 years.

Image of Voyage

What?!? First of all, this thing was build in the 70’s and it’s still ticking. Second, this satellite is millions of miles away and we can still communicate with it and get data? Those scientists definitely were long-term planners and severe geniuses. My favorite part of this whole thing? NASA is KEEPIN’ It TIGHT!!! …sending Turntables into Outer Space. If any other lifeforms come across the Voyager 1 (which happens to be the 3rd human artifact to leave our solar system), they will encounter a set of decks among the things that define humanity. I for one, am pleased!