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Unique - The Life and Thoughts of Zach

Feb. 23rd, 2005

05:56 pm - Unique

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"List ten things you've done, that your readers probably haven't."

(This is hard because I keep thinking of incredibly unique things that I've done WITH other people on my friends list. There's not very many cool things that I've done that I didn't share with someone. Many things below were shared experiences but not with folks on my flist.)

1. Slept on the side of a mountain in the Denali National Park Wilderness Area with no trails, roads, or other humans in sight.
2. Attempted to build a rail gun.
3. Almost gotten stranded in Vienna without ID, Passport, Credit Cards, Cash, Luggage, Plane Ticket, or any other vital stuff.
4. Named after Zachary Bass - Man in the Wilderness
5. Saw Black '47 play the China Club, twice.
6. Been hired to promote a new folk music festival.
7. Gotten a bloody lip moshing in an open field to Jethro Tull during Locomotive Breath
8. Headbanged/thrashed for nearly 6 hours straight to the point of complete failure of the neck muscles.
9. Built a 5 minute long fireworks "fountain" with whistle and report.
10. Invented a complex mythology about my alien race of origin.

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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 24th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC)
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Damn.

2) Spent 6 years ressurecting and nurturing the volunteer committee at the local community radio station.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 24th, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)
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I'd be happy to nurture and coordinate THAT for six years.
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From:kakistocracy
Date:February 24th, 2005 07:00 am (UTC)
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Not distinct enough. I spent two years as Music Director of a college radio station and am currently on my 14th semester of broadcast.

Also, I am very close to #7, except it didn't involve blood or a field. Or moshing. But still.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 24th, 2005 08:22 am (UTC)
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Distinct enough for me. Those 6 years as Chair of the Associates Executive Committee were a VERY different experience than being a music director or a program director or a DJ/airshifter. Trying to coordinate an 80 person democracy where previously there was only chaos is like herding cats. I'm sure your experiences on the National Green Party are more similar to my Chairship than anything else.
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From:kakistocracy
Date:February 24th, 2005 08:27 am (UTC)
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I'll go for that. WESN was anything but an 80-person democracy. It was an oligarchy, even an aristocracy, and it was so absolutely and totally the right way to run a station like that.

That's the kind of remark that could lead to a gigantic fracas.

It reminds me of the one time in an argument I got so mad I threw a chair. The argument was about the Quebecois.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 24th, 2005 08:36 am (UTC)
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You and Tod Satterthwaite should form a support group.
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From:assclouds
Date:February 25th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
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Or they could just throw chairs at each other.
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From:logodaedaly
Date:February 24th, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)
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Black '47 rules!
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 24th, 2005 08:23 am (UTC)
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I got roped into going to Karaoke tonight and was sad (but not surprised) that of the 27,000 songs, they didn't have any Black '47. I totally would have sung karaoke to James Connelly.
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From:logodaedaly
Date:February 24th, 2005 08:39 am (UTC)
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That and Maria's Wedding are my favorite songs by them.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:February 24th, 2005 08:41 am (UTC)
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Yah. I'm a big fan of everything from that first album. After that it was all downhill.
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