Archive for November, 2008

Soldier Mural

November 23, 2008




November 19, 2008


All this obamamania got me thinking about PLUR again and I was talking to a friend the other day about it.  PLUR was an old raver mantra. It means: PEACE LOVE UNITY RESPECT.  It was always kind of a joke to me and my raver friends because these ravers would say that they lived their life in the spirit of PLUR.  Let’s share everything. Take care of each other! Love each other! Love everyone! Don’t hate! blah blah blah! You would see the same guy trying to inch his fingers down some girl’s pants who was on enough E to bring PEACE to the middle east!  Other kids would say PLUR to you when you found them hitting on your girlfriend in a dark and sweaty corner of the warehouse.  Others would say it as they grabbed your water and started drinking it without asking. Still some would say it as they tried to rub tiger balm (ON) your eyes. Ouch!   I didn’t notice these things until I started bringing my girlfriend to parties.  It was also after I decided to start going to parties sober. Go figure.  Before that, I was just a silly guy dancing in the front of the warehouse who only spoke to people when I was trying to find out who the DJ was.

But before I started bringing my girlfriend to rave parties.  Years before that…. It actually felt real.  And that’s what I’m talking about right now.  This obamamania feels like my first couple years raving in warehouses. Dancing, celebrating life and having fun.  So much hope! Can’t wait to see the sun in the morning and dance my ass off all the way home! And I’m not on any drugs! (believe it or not!)  But my friend had one revision to the old PLUR which I like: PEACE LOVE UNDERSTANDING RESPECT.  I like that one.  I still feel that the country may be a little too euphoric which scares me.  Do you think we can keep this rave going for 4 years? Or 8?  After all, America is the land of the free! Home of the Rave!

Racist or funny?

November 18, 2008
Racist or Funny?

Racist or Funny?

dot and feather

November 18, 2008

I’m not the blogging or writing type, but I decided to start this blog because a friend said that it would be cool to start a web site called, “dot and feather”, his nickname for me.  Why?  Because I am a “dot and feather Indian”.  My dad is Indian (from India) and my mother is from here (Native American).  So, when people ask, “What are you anyway?” I need to explain the whole thing. 

Not only am I a “dot and feather” Indian, but I am also:

  • “An Indian with and without feathers”…..That is what my mother always told me. 
  • “casino and 7-11”
  • “Savage and Peaceful” 
  • “Tonto and Gandhi”
  • “Drunk and vegetarian”
  • “Red and Brown”
  • “Cheap and Poor”

I only know one other person with this mix. Only one.  So, I guess I’m starting this blog to get the word out that we exist and that we’re looking for others.  Got any other cheeky things I can call myself when somebody asks, “What ARE you anyway?”  I’m always looking for new ones…

Do you know an Injun-Injun?  Let them know that there are others. Only two though.