2. A Brautigan Blog on the Indra-Net. 

 A Brautigan Blog on the IndraNet:
(Overcoming self-censorship.  Raison de Bloger Part 1).

    In his novel, The Abortion: An Historical Romance(1966), Richard Brautigan (1935-1984) imagined a library where anyone could submit their manuscripts as long as they were unpublished.  The library welcomed the “unwanted, lyrical and haunted volumes of American writing.”  The books were then kept for posterity, shelved between large jars of Mayonnaise.   It was a wonderfully democratic notion, in which one could…

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1. Takatsuki Jazz Street 2014: The Open Festival: A Celebration for & by the 99%. 

When the elites don't control, there's joy for the whole.  

  (Jazz Street 2014. Roman Rhodes in Takatsuki, Photo:Jon Davis)

     Held annually in the glorious Golden week in Japan, with May Sunshine, and holiday festiveness in the air, the Takatsuki Jazz Street has become the largest jazz festival in Japan. This year the 16th annual festival, reached new attendance heights with 754 bands performing on 54 stages over two days.  There is such a demand that copy cat, add on and overflow festivals have been…

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Roman Rhodes & The Born Again Pagans: 13th Amendment

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The Blarney Stone: Shinsaibashi, Position Tag B1 Kohda Bldg 2-5-27 Higashi Shinsaibashi Chuo-ku Osaka 542-0083 Telephone Tag 06-6484-2220, Osaka, Osaka

January 31st is the Anniversary of the 13th Amendment of the U.S. abolishing slavery. As Pagans we celebrate the freedom and respect the rights of all peoples. Come celebrate this historic day with us at the Blarney Stone, where travelers from around the world mingle, mix and drink to music, freely and equally.

Pagans Lineup:
Moray Crawford: Drums;
Kim Kanel: Harmonica & Vocals;
Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar;
Roman Rhodes: Vocals & Acoustic Guitar;
Mark Williams: Bass.

Roman Rhodes & The Born Again Pagans

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The Blarney Stone: Shinsaibashi, Position Tag B1 Kohda Bldg 2-5-27 Higashi Shinsaibashi Chuo-ku Osaka 542-0083 Telephone Tag 06-6484-2220, Osaka, Osaka

In January one should celebrate the return of the Sun as they do in Patras, Greece on January 17th, with the thousands of years old carnival of the sun, a festival of dancing, drinking, treasure hunting and merry making. It ends with the Burning of the King. There are kings in need of burning! Come merry make, dance, drink and celebrate with the Pagans at the Blarney Stone!

Lineup: Moray Crawford: Drums;
Kim Kanel: Harmonica, Vocals;
Koji Masuda: Lead Guitar;
Roman Rhodes: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar;
Mark Williams: Bass

New Years Eve Bash!

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Murphy's Irish Pub, 〒542-0085 Osaka, Chuo Ward, 5, 心斎橋筋1丁目5-2 2F , Osaka, Osaka

New Year's Eve is always a gas at Murphy's with local nationals and expats and travellers from around the world coming in to celebrate in true multicultural/ international style. The Pagans provide the sound track with their excellent mix of 60s & 70s classics, recent hits, and plenty of powerful originals. And on this night

Original Pagan's Bass player Mark Williams is back. Longtime favourite Moray Crawford on Drums. Tsuyoshi Matsuo's blues cry on electric, and yours truly, Roman Rhodes.

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