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Friday, February 3, 2017

Ten years ago

Photo from the Robert Anton Wilson memorial service, taken on February 18, 2007 by Quinn Norton. Reprinted under the terms of the Creative Commons 2.0 license. 

[Eric Wagner, RAW's Boswell, has sent me the text of the email sent out about ten years ago, Feb. 16, 2007,  inviting participants to attend a memorial service for Robert Anton Wilson. Here is is. The Management.]

Greetings and Salutations!

RAW Cosmic Meme-Orial - Just the FAQs

Where: The Cocoanut Grove, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

When: Sunday, February 18, 2007

Time: 1 - 6 PM

Your name will appear on the guest list at the door. All you need to do to get in is remember your name. (Is that too much to ask?)

PARK across the street from the Cocoanut Grove in any Santa Cruz Seaside Company lot. Give your name at the gate and receive 1/2 price parking - $5.00 discount.

Loosey-Goosey Discordian Schedule (Interference of Eris Expected)

1:00 PM: Doors Open

1:01 PM: Doors Close (Ha ha! Just kidding!)

Chips & Dip

Meet & Greet

Soft drinks and cash bar

Continuous audio-visual presentations

1:30 Open mic! (Hello... Hello... This thing on? Ssssibilance... sssssibilace...)

2:00 Hors d' oeuvres

Live Music

More open mic! (Every man and woman is a star!)

3:00 Raucous Processionary Send-Off! (Noisemakers provided)

3:30 Dove Sta Memora - Bob's ashes to the Bay

4:00 More hors d' oeuvres!

Even more open mic! (Can never say enough about Bob!)

Live Performances and Music!

6:00 Happy Trails!

It's been fun, but they're throwing us out.

See everyone Sunday! Be there or be a two-dimensional geometric figure containing four sides of equal length!


Bobby Campbell said...

Truly a funferal! Worth noting that the Meme-Orial predated current popular usage of the word "Meme." The fact that word actually caught on really is a eponymous proof of concept, but I digress...

I had an awesome trip meeting up w/ a bunch of Maybe Logic cats, getting high on the beach in broad daylight! Which blew my 2007 east coast mind.

I got to take to Eric Wagner IRL! I awkwardly articulated through a prodigious buzzzz the idea that SMS abbreviations were Poundian linguistic innovations.

Several non RAW related images from my website cycled through the media slideshow, suggesting that he had downloaded them to his computer.

Christina thanked Rushkoff & I for helping out w/ stuff during her eulogy, it didn't make sense to me why I was being singled out for thanks, but I stood up and waved to everyone, at Robert Anton Wilson's funeral?! Weird weird world

Eric Wagner said...

Bobby, I remember your sharing your insight about text messaging and Pound's abbreviations. I enjoyed meeting you, as well as Mike Johnson, Mike Gathers, Brian Shields, etc. I enjoyed the song from Finnegans Wake chapter two which the guitarist performed. I hope my Finnegans Wake Club will reach that song this semester. We hit page 34 today.