Mondo Instante 20 Announcement

Calling all Mondo Instante people! The time for yet another round is here! Here’s all the details you will need to take part in this round.

Mondo Instante 20

When: Saturday, September 22, 2012
Time: 15:30:00 UTC (details for your timezone listed below)
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, Sept 25 end of day
Submitting images for the online exhibition:

  1. Send to: mentalbeans (at) tuliptreestudios (dot) com
  2. File naming: Please name the file as your first name followed by MI20
  3. Information to include: your location in the world, the time the photo was taken (your time zone), and any information about the photo you wish to be included with your photo in the online photo exhibition.

When to take your photo: Saturday Sept 22, 2012 at . . .

8:30 am in Seattle, Las Vegas and other PST times in the USA and Canada
9:30 am in Denver, Calgary and other MST times in the USA and Canada
10:30 am in St. Louis, Lafayette, Minneapolis, San Antonio
11:30 am in Cleveland, NY, Philly and other EST times in the USA and Canada
12:30pm in Argentina and other ART times in South America
4:30pm in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and other BST times in the UK
5:30pm in Italy, Serbia, Austria, Spain, Sweeden and other CEST times
6:30pm in Israel and Finland and other IDT and EEST times
1:30am Sunday Sept 23 in Melbourne
3:30am Sunday Sept 23 in New Zealand

If your timezone is not included, please get in touch, or use this time zone converter tool by entering 15:30 UTC on Sept 22 as the time and then enter your location.

Mondo Instante is the global photography experiment where participants create little windows into their lives through photos taken at the same moment in time. The MI community grows with each event with veterans and new participants rotating in and out. The event happens once every 3-6 weeks and the resulting photographs are shared here on the Mental Beans blog. Anyone is welcome to join and we encourage participants to spread the word, as part of the fun of the project is watching it grow organically through word of mouth and any other means we seem fit! Please get involved and help perpetuate this exciting project. For more information and background on the project visit the Mondo Instante page on this blog and join the Facebook Mental Beans page to keep up to date with MI announcements as well as other projects hosted here.

MONDO INSTANTE . . . Little Windows around the world created through our synchronized global photography event! Here are a few photos randomly selected from the past 19 MI events. Mondo Instante 21 will mark two years of this exciting project! Stay tuned for information on that event, we’ll have some fun to celebrate it!

Banner Image: Toes! by Beckett for MI19, traveling down Interstate 80 through Pennsylvania

Mondo Instante 19 Photo Exhibition

Ah….at long last I sit and write! I blame the tornadic summer filled with activity for leading me away from the ole keyboard, and ultimately away from Mondo Instante duties. Although it was for a good reason, and a lot of the absence was due to preparation for Ady’s and my trip to the Newport Folk Festival where we were invited to attend with full media credentials, something that was very exciting for the both of us. We attended as Sisters Dissonance, our joint project that we have been working to build for many years. You can check out the many posts that precluded the event as well as the ones that emerged during and well after the festival to see what we were up to on that end that caused absence here.

That said, as you may recall, we had every intention of bringing Mondo Instante to the festival, though once we got there and reality set in, we quickly realized that, while it would have been incredibly cool to pull off, this was not the time nor place to canvas for the this project. The Newport Folk Festival is non stop music and events, both within the fest, and in town in Newport, Rhode Island and between enjoying the festival, and covering it, leaving little or no time to tell people about it as it would have totally interrupted everyone’s total immersion into the music. Further, seeing just how pristine they keep the grounds (ie, they do not allow or encourage waste so handing out hundreds of little cards that may or may not wind up littered throughout Fort Adams State Park was not something Ady or I wanted to be responsible for in the end), it just seemed…not the place to do it.

In addition, the focus on spreading the word there I think perhaps caused many people to think it was our intention for it to exclusively to take place at the festival. And while it was not, I think that added component confused enough people, and I did not catch on to that until a bit to late, and was a bit preoccupied otherwise to get the word out better to our core group of participants. Thus MI19 in the end wound up the smallest round yet. But, as always, those that did take photos did a fabulous job and what arrived in my inbox are beautiful snapshots of life around the globe during that Mondo Instante moment, and so I thank you guys for holding down the fort! Hind sight is 20/20 as they say, so I walked away with it being a learning lesson as far as what is appropriate for getting the word out about Mondo Instante in a new way.

Thank you to Noona in Glasgow, Scotland, Betsy in NYC, Mark in Devon, England, Carl in Aurora, OH USA, Cindy in Brighton, Michigan, USA, Judy in Massillon, OH USA, Kelly in Las Vegas, NV USA via California, Yossi in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Ady who was driving us through New York City at the MI moment for being our anchors and keeping MI going! You can see the full photoset here:

Mondo Instante 19 Photo Exhibition via Flickr

And that leads us to the announcement of Mondo Instante 20! The date has been set for Saturday Sept 22, 2012 at 15:30:00 GMT which I will convert into various time zones and post in an official announcement shortly. The following MI, MI21 will be the TWO YEAR mark for the Mondo Instante Project! In celebration I am preparing a design that will be released as a sticker and a few other merch items that will be available very soon, so look for that! Yep, I’m back in the creating-mode saddle again. As Autumn approaches I’ll become less nomadic and more hermetic and you’ll probably hear much more from me, pestering you to do this project or that, create this, make that. Consider yourself warned!

Until then . . .

Chutalute!

Banner image: Noona, Womad Fest, Glasgow, Scotland for MI19

Trash City Radio Show | Joe Strummer 60th Birthday Tribute pt 2

Because it couldn’t all fit in a two hour slot, and because the hungry Trash City mob wanted more . . .here it is if you missed this evening, or if you need to hear it again. Two more hours of the finest music from Joe Strummer as selected by Trash City listeners!

Archive – Trash City Radio Show Joe Strummer 60th Birthday Tribute pt 2

Track listing to follow shortly!

Trash City Radio Show airs on Phonic.fm 106.8 out of Exeter, England every Tuesday from 6-8pm local time (1-3pm EST).

Trash City Radio Show – Joe Strummer 60th Birthday Celebration

“Without people, you’re nothing.”
- Joe Strummer

It always feels better to celebrate the birth date of the late, great Joe Strummer than experience the date of his passing. He is so desperately missed by everyone he touched. We are all inspired by him—a fierce personality who’s powerful voice stood against injustice and stood for all that is good in human nature—and one of his greatest gifts (all musical genius output aside) is his never ending ability to connect people around the globe to one another. People are still connecting either directly or indirectly because of him, especially now in the heyday of social media, every single day.

One such place that helps perpetuate this connectivity is via the music hub that is Trash City Radio Show. This week, hosts Joe Rebel and Martin Stork manned the controls and presented two hours of Trash City listener’s picks in honor of what would have been Joe Strummer’s 60th Birthday. If you missed today’s show, abuzz with activity from the Trash City Mafia once again, here is the archive of that show, as well as two past birthday tributes, one from last year, and the other from 2010. We celebrate the man here:

Archive: Trash City Radio Show Joe Strummer 2012 Birthday Tribute

Running order:
SAFE EUROPEAN HOME / CLASH
JOHNNY APPLESEED / JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS
SPANISH BOMBS / CLASH
COMA GIRL / JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS
THIS IS ENGLAND / CLASH
ISLAND HOPPING / JOE STRUMMER
BROADWAY / CLASH
KEYS TO YOUR HEART / 101ERS
WHITE MAN IN HAMMERSMITH PALAIS / CLASH

The Computers cover “Lost In the Supermarket” in the Phonic.fm studio for Trash City Radio Show (photo by Martin Stork)

LOST IN THE SUPERMARKET (EXCLUSIVE LIVE ‘UNPLUGGED’)  THE COMPUTERS
COMPLETE CONTROL, CITY OF THE DEAD / CLASH
FORBIDDEN CITY / JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS
BANKROBBER / CLASH
DUM DUM CLUB / JOE STRUMMER
LONDON’S BURNING, CLAMPDOWN / CLASH
YALLA YALLA / JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS
STRAIGHT TO HELL (UNEDITED VERSION) / CLASH
REDEMPTION SONG / JOE STRUMMER
1977 / CLASH
I FOUGHT THE LAW (LIVE) / JOE STRUMMER & THE POGUES
X-RAY STYLE / JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS
JANIE JONES, THE MAGNIFICENT 7 / CLASH
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (LIVE) / CLASH
NITCOMB / JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS

Archive: Trash City Radio Show Joe Strummer 2011 Birthday Tribute

Archive: Trash City Radio Show Joe Strummer 2010 Birthday Tribute

Trash City Radio Show airs every Tuesday at 6pm local time in Exeter, England (1pm EST) via phonic.fm where you can listen online and via various other mobile devices.

Trash City Radio Show | Double Play July 17 2012 & July 27 2010

Yes that’s right, TWO Trash City Radio Show archives for the price of one! The first of which was yesterday’s over the top fantastic Clash/The Alarm/Manic Street Preachers special two hour show. The Trash City mafia, aka the ever growing crew of listeners around the world were very active so lots going on between songs as well! Running order to follow below.

Trash City Radio Show Archive: The Clash/The Alarm/Manic Street Preachers Special 7/17/2012

To make up for last week’s show not being archived (again, apologies, I do my best to archive whatever I can to appease the hungry mob!), I thought I’d post up another show, one that I have actually listened to several times over (and even during a long road trip last winter!), an all Clash Trash City special from two years ago almost to the day, this one from July 27, 2010. (Unfortunately no running order for this one that I can find but I have a feeling you’ll still enjoy the $#iT out of it!)

Trash City Radio Show Archive: The Clash Special 7/27/2010

Once again muchas gracias to Joe Rebel and c0-pilot Martin Stork for putting together an unparalleled show every single week!

Clash/Alarm/Manics Special 7/17/2012 Running Order:

COMPLETE CONTROL / CLASH
ABSOLUTE REALITY (LIVE) / ALARM
MOTOWN JUNK / MSP
BROADWAY / CLASH
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS / ALARM
FOREVER DELAYED / MSP
SOMEBODY GOT MURDERED (LIVE) / CLASH
THE WIND BLOWS AWAY MY WORDS / ALARM
MOTORCYCLE EMPTINESS / MSP
CHASING TRAINS / SNOW PATROL V THE CLASH
THE DECIEVER / ALARM
YES (LIVE) / MSP
STRAIGHT TO HELL (Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg version) / CLASH
THE DRUNK AND DISORDERLY / ALARM
QUARINTINE (IN MY PLACE OF) / MSP
CHARLIE DON’T SURF (LIVE) / CLASH
WHERE WERE YOU HIDING WHEN THE STORM BROKE? (LIVE) / ALARM
THE SECOND GREAT DEPRESSION / MSP
SAFE EUROPEAN HOME / CLASH
MARCHING ON (LIVE) / ALARM
STAY BEAUTIFUL / MSP
LOST IN THE SUPERMARKET (LIVE) / CLASH
ONE STEP CLOSER TO HOME / ALARM
FASTER (US MIX) / MSP
YOU LOVE US (LIVE) / MSP

Trash City Radio Show airs every Tuesday 6 – 8pm local time in Exeter, England on Phonic.fm 106.8 (1-3pm in Eastern Time Zone)

Trash City Radio Show – July 3, 2012

Title says it all: dropping off the link to the archive of today’s dynamic and very interactive program (read: Trash City mob in full force live on the  Trash City Facebook page today while the show was in full swing). If you’re a listener and haven’t joined in online yet, two words: do it! The Trash City highway—brought to us by our trusty captains, Joe Rebel and Martin Stork—was very busy, indeed.(Neerroom!)

Have at it! (stay tuned for today’s track listing).

Trash City Radio Show archive: Tuesday, July 3, 2012
via Phonic.fm 106.8 Exeter, England