Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
We found a neat-o new spot. We have a new member, welcome Lilli Ocelot! and this just in: On a wild Wednesday coffee run, I discovered that the people who maintain the land lots at our first Guerrilla Gardening event, May 1 at Starbucks - Lakeside, had recently brought mulch to cover the areas. They mulched around all of our lovely flowers.
This must have been VERY time consuming for the individual, but OMG! It looks great! Out of respect for this unnamed person, we must...must continue in the fight!
Much love,Hannibal and Nora Belle Please welcome Lilli Ocelot! She is awesome. Dinner ideas? Plans? Looking for something around late June... Oh, and Nora Belle says it must happen at someone else's house this time. She is busy getting ready for the birthday party of the year.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Pictured: Ar-er, Ninnan, Bubba, Nora Belle, Lady Lantana, POD, Hannibal, and always clicking but never pictured -Flicker Clicker! also wic: an unnamed gentleman who stopped by to lend a hand! Let's just call him, hewholivesnextdoortochickens or Hewhodoesn'tcallthecopswhenhisneighbor'schickensjumpthefenceandtaunthisdogs. Thank you also for that!
Feel free to contact us anytime if you would like to start another action or host a potluck dinner at your house. Best wishes to you all. Thanks to those who donated and those who dug. You are awesome!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Hannibal and Nora Belle
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...
Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
Marty DiBergi: I don't know.
Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel Tufnel: These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel: The sustain, listen to it.
Marty DiBergi: I don't hear anything.
Nigel Tufnel: Well you would though, if it were playing.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Initially, we asked for input from all participants, and thought it would be wonderful to have everyone in agreement. But let's face it, this is war, a war against weeds and neglect. Both spread like wildfire. If we waited on everyone to agree on something, then we could not put this plan into action.
If you are not heard from before 12 midnight tonight, your vote will be considered a yes. If you were planning on voting no, 12 midnight is your final time for input on this flier. With a name like Hannibal and Nora Belle, we command attention. We shake our righteous fists at you and proclaim this battle nearly won. All we need is a few plants, some mulch and a couple of madcap misfits. You were told you were special, talented, lovely people. This is the truth. Don't make us pull the pin on our holy hand grenades.
Much love, and a power trip,
Hannibal and Nora Belle.
p.s. If your code name is listed here, you are even more specialer, because you wrote to us with input...
Onion Brush, POD, Lulu, Mama Taney, Strawly, Hannibal, Nora Belle, Bubba, Ar-er, Ninnan, Mama G. G.
specialer and stuck to your computer...geeks.
Forgive us. We have been reading way too much Roald Dahl in our spare time.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
These trumpet seeds will be become lovely ground cover. First, they must be dried. Second, they must be blessed. Third, they must be thrown!
Feel free to host your own.
Friday, April 17, 2009
-- Hannibal and Nora Belle
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Good morning Well Fed Guerrillas!
A report from the home front:
Members were encouraged at our potluck and civil disobedience meeting to find their own personal project to brighten the world around them. POD, a member of our motley crew, sent in this picture of her contribution. Look for this lovely pot, filled with a scene -improving plant, somewhere around town very soon.
POD - your imagination and dedication are an inspiration to GG's everywhere.
More secret code names, tremendous ideas, world-changing individual plans, and another meeting time are coming along soon. Be ready.
Hannibal and Nora Belle
"Ich liebe es wenn ein Plan funktioniert"
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Nothing But Flowers – Talking Heads
Sunflower River Blues – pelt
Dragonfly – low
In the Grass – Evan Dando
Jaywalker’s Song – Josh Joplin
Hello Bonjour – Michael Franti and Spearhead
Butterflies – Toad the Wet Sprocket
Busting Up a Starbucks – Mike Doughty
Hey Man, Now You’re Really Living – Eels
Anarchy Means I Litter – both by Atom and His Package
Gardening at Night – R.E.M.
I am a Full Grown Man – Phosphorescent
I’d Like That – XTC
Tomato song – PWRFL Power
Hey World (Don’t Give Up Version) – Michael Franti and Spearhead
Legalize It – Medeski, Martin, Wood, and Scofield
Marigolds – Glen Phillips
Gospel Plow – the Hackensaw Boys
P.E.A. – The Black Twig Pickers
All the Diamonds – Bruce Cockburn
Flower – Moby
With My Own Two Hands – Jack Johnson/Ben Harper
Lovers in a Dangerous Time – BNL
Snapdragon Surprise – john r. Williamson
That’s How Things Get Done – Howe Gelb
dig – adam again
Pastures of Plenty (Woody Guthrie) – Pierce Pettis
Tarragon – Vic Chesnutt
See a Little Light – Bob Mould
Atlas – Battles
The Whole Night Sky – Bruce Cockburn
Believe – Q-tip
Little Dawn – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Gigantic – Pixies
FTP – BNL
Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Hello all. A day of gardening with the boys has produced six cabbage plants, three lavender and four strawberry plants. BTW, we had to make the garden first. All done, for now. Anyone have an extra tomato plant laying around? We would also like to place a cucumber plant this week.
A introductory quick guide to the book, On Guerrilla Gardening, was passed out to our attendees last night. This sheet also had a reccomended listening sheet (music for guerrilla gardening) which will be attached to hard copy cdrs, if we can get it to work right. If anyone needs a copy, you can check the attachment to today's e-mail. Not on the list? Send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly, please attend to the insignia, created last night by one of our talented members (who hasn't picked a code name!). We don't have to use this one, if others have another idea. However, in our opinion, this one is tops. See side picture. This could be our joker's card, our emblem, etc. It also just gets us giggly wiggly. Love it!
BLOOM is our battle cry! Come on people. Camp it up!
Take it to a WHOLE 'NOTHER LEVEL!
"Ich liebe es wenn ein Plan funktioniert"
Hannibal and lovely partner-in-crime (who is still working on code name)
Friday, April 10, 2009
Dinner was lovely - flank steak with peanut sauce, cous cous, three bean chili, amazing mac and cheese, homemade bread, beer - root, premium and lusious home brew, brownies and bananas foster. If I missed your side dish, forgive me. You must not have left any. We will put together a website to connect with each other. Let me know of your ideas. I will not bombard you with e-mails. We just want to keep this campy fun idea going.
We welcome your ideas and insight, especially if they are cool and ...insightful. This is just the filler. When's the next dinner?
A few plans were made and commitments were discussed. Music was shared, notes were read. Code names are a must.
Know that you were handpicked because of your clever quirkiness and exceeding talent. So get to work with that already.
Sub teams are needed: seed bombs, fundraisers, snacks, soundtracks, webdesign, clever comment writers, for our token, videographers and people to say "Dammit Donahues, leave us alone."
We won't change the world, just make it prettier...in a gritty kinda way. Arghh... Muwa-ha-ha-haaah. Check with your talent account balance and let us know how and when you want to help. Let's get together again before May 1.