in the last few years my passion for music has been rekindled. i have attended hundreds of concert all over the country. i connected with Wavy Gravy and worked at his camp, camp winarainbow, for the past three summers as a volunteer cook. my friend Rose, now fiance, invited me to come and share the fun. while there i connected with dr. patch adams who has become my mentor.
i lost my job due to funding cuts, so i decided to retire early. i still need to make money (to go to concerts, etc.) so i've gone into farming. Rose and i bought 27 acres in Mendocino County this summer and i have been rehabbing the property, barns, and our 106 year old farm house. meanwhile i have been doing some work for neighbors.
we have many friends in our small community and have become part of the extended Hog Farm family. For those of you that don't know who they are, check out the first Woodstock and you will know. Basically we are bunch of old hippies...the first ones around. we have strong ties to the Grateful Dead, Merry Pranksters, and basically all the sixties and seventies musicians you can name.
The name of our place is Darkstar Oaks (google it if you want) or the link is Http://www.darkstaroaks.com .
i keep contact with my music friends via Facebook. my user name is david rio maggiore. not sure what the settings on that account are, so i'm not sure about friending. seems i have too many friends.
i will start blogging on our own website, darkstaroaks.com soon.
otherwise, all is well. looks like italia will have to wait a while.
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