December 31st 2011
Sky High: thePeople End of Time Edition
with resident djs Cali, Cecil, and Be Brown
hosted by heyLove* and ms. nabong
The New Parish
579 18th St. Oakland
$10 presale tickets
$20 at the door
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ourPEOPLE!
♥ — with heyLove*, Cali McAllister, Valerie Shagday, Sarah Sunshine Torney, Shorty Greene, Cecil Carthen, Brandon Brown, Bryon Malik and Yasushi Matsui.
sky high: the people nye jam
If Scrooge were here, he might say that marking the new year is pure ritual, conceding power to the arbitrary Roman calendar. But rituals have power and New Year's Eve is the most widely shared simultaneous ritual celebration on planet Earth. Its kind of a big deal...
This new year's takes on even more importance because, If the Mayan Calendar is right, 2012 marks the end of the world as we know it. Apocalyptic interpretations of this prediction miss the point. The Mayan's never said what kind of world will be born in place of the old, not because time itself is ending but because the universe has yet to make these plans. For humans, an animal peculiarly equipped to effect their own destinies, this mystery is the equivalent of an epic dare: "Go ahead, imagine a new world."
While thinking people disagree on what to call this spark of potential self-determination (God, consciousness, god-consciousness) almost all of us can agree that the very force of creativity that formed the stars and the planets exists inside of everyone of us. And ain't that what thePeople is all about, honoring the spark of creativity that animates us, makes each of us unique, and is the very thing that binds us all together. With music as fuel, these sparks catch and set the entire place on fire. "We don't need no water. Let the motherf%#@k#* burn!"
This New Year's we're gonna toast, we're gonna dance, and we are gonna light a flame to burn throughout the coming year. A flame to melt the winter snow, welcome the spring flowers, and to match the summer sun. We aren't gonna talk about what kind of world we want to create as the constellations conspire to recreate us. We are gonna live our new world. We are gonna be that new world.