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Also, I would like to once again thank this lovely laptop for not providing me with spellcheck. I arrived in Bali expecting to work only on book about Tiong Bahru, a historical area in Singapore. I have been researching, photographing and writing for two years. I expected to complete a draft that could be then sent to editors and proofreaders. On my first day I received an email request for an interview from Encounters magazine . I agreed, and in the process of researching and writing the answers, two points becme obvious. One was that the time was ripe to promote Obama Search Words. The other point was that I had never promoted any of my books. I had thought it best to work on craft and produce a few works before looking for a publisher or self-publishing.(Although the books were available on Kindle, my opinion is that an unpromoted book on Kindle is basically the same as an unpublished book, as the sales are likely to be extremely close to nil.) Bottom line: as soon as I finished the interview, I began to study ebook marketing. I planned my free download days. Reviews. I realized that Book Merah had two books of my own and one by the poet Cyril Wong. Obama Search Words had one review of five stars. That was it. On a Friday night, after a pot of Balinese coffee, I launched the Charge of the Book Merah Brigade. That was a simple document on Scribd which offered the books as free downloads for that weekend only. By Sunday I was very encouraged that over 600 people had read the document. At the same time I was disappointed no one had requested a free PDF. I needed to learn more. To say I was thrown into the world of ebook marketing and publicity is a spineless description. The reality was something like being both a mountain climber and a kitten in a heavy sack tossed into the English Channel. In December. The experience was physically and mentally overwhelming. No sleep for one thing. After I reactivated my twitter account, I realized that it would need feeding three or four times, a day at least. For some reason my Tweetdeck and the Bali internet did not get along. As I was awake almost always, it was logical to tweet live to the peak hours in the various time zones. I also posted on Facebook and LinkedIn. And what did I post?
Furikake: unknown author + bad cover+ no reviews = #1 on Amazon. PAID!
I did everything I possibly could to make it happen. Why would I announce such a thing to everyone in the digital universe. Simple reason: WHY NOT? Would I be arrested, banned, or worse for posting such a claim and then working hard to make it happen? No.
Would I force myself to be efficient, learn like crazy and create some buzz? Yes. It was at this time I discovered a troublesome ally. The KindleNation tracker reports sales rankings based on information it gets from Amazon. That certainly seemed official to me. When I saw my titles rise in the sales ranks I was elated to see my hard work manifesting itself. On days when Book Merah titles were free, they shot to the top of the sales ranking charts. I documented this, of course. Now, some may think this is how it should be: hardwork= increase in sales ranking= income. Those experienced with ebooks, however, are still laughing a laugh that began in the third paragraph. Sales ranking is not sales. Let’s say you sold three books by noon today and no more. At noon, no one else had sold any. So, at noon, you are ranked #1 in sales. At 1PM 10 copies of a cookbook were sold, moving you to #2 in sales ranking. By 11PM 235 copies of a Stephen King book are sold. Your three books close the day ranked at #3 in sales. Now, imagine thousands of books in the equation. And, the equation is more complex than my example indicates. No one really knows how Amazon’s sales ranking works.(later,links to support) The only thing that matters is the sales report. Here is an example of someone actually doing what I am trying to do: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanholiday/2012/06/12/is-youtube-and-chart-sensation-alex-daythe-future-of-music/ Can I do what Alex Day did? I am trying, that is all I can say. I did not set myself a time limit BTW, Ryan Holiday’s writing is often very informative. “My story about Facebook advertising was the top read story on Forbes and did more than 65,000 views in 24 hours.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanholiday/2012/05/18/why-the-media-loves-writing-aboutfacebooks-ipo-or-any-ipo/ The effort I put into promoting this bare-bones document http://www.scribd.com/doc/106449871/BOOK-MERAH-Download-Schedule-Update was rewarded. In my obsessive desire to get to #1, I managed to secure an interview with The Authors Show http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow.html The show has a reach of 800,000 and repeat podcasts can increase that number. In the indie book world, this is like headlining Madison Square Garden. If it were not for my quixotic quest for #1, I doubt I’d have had the nerve to try. I made many connections, was the subject of a Q and A on Goodreads and did some other nice stuff.The 5 star review for Furikake is
genuine and thoughtful. It was not paid for. http://www.amazon.com/Furikakeebook/dp/B002PAQAXE (LATER put in examples of “funny” #1 tweets and links. Explain the sensation of the “rising tide” when reports about long dead twitter accounts suddenly began appearing. Other examples of the internet “tide rising”. suddenly I was in a new place. LinkedIn profile seen by more people, greater variety of friend requests.StevenEva resurrected Analogy between internet/ ocean?) I should also explain that the drive for #1 is much more about efficiency than ego. I have worked in promotion(Fox TV, Cartoon Network, Fuji TV) and sales. There are only so many hours in the day and whether you are trying to sell something that costs 99 cents or $9.99, the manhours involved are the same. And , Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are important, but my goal is the mass media. Which do you think has more appeal to a TV news producer: Furikake is a wildly varied collection of short stories, some romantic, some funny; all are well-written and thoughtful. Furikake, the Japanese rice seasoning, is a common theme throughout. OR Furikake: unknown author + bad cover +no reviews =Amazon #1! The second piece of text stands a much better chance of getting attention than the first. END FOR NOW...........................the rest are unedited notes. I am not saying the above is finished...it is, how do you say, whatever it is that comes before a first draft. Need to mention this: http://redpenofdoom.com/2011/11/20/why-blog-hits-dont-really-matter/ For those of you catching up: (1) The Twitter, it is NOT for selling books, (2)Forget the Twitter: free ink and airtime are your MOST DANGEROUS WEAPONS and (3) Using free ink and airtime to BUST THROUGH.
30 OCTOBER 9
I am posting this before the power goes out for the SIXTH time. I will keep writing/rewriting and post more as soon as I can.
Self-publishing creates the obvious opportunity for a writer to connect with a paying audience. The many challenges of self-publishing, however, are not obvious. With this writing exercise, I will do three things: - Comment on my self-publishing/marketing experiences from 8/6 to 10/10, 2012 - provide links as references, information and inspirations - imagine possibilities Although l often use the prepositions "I" and "my", I think of myself, to a certain degree, as a representative of many beginning self-publishers. I hope that other writers can share the benefits of what I've learned and can avoid repeating my mistakes. I welcome questions. This following text is raw, something between a diary entry, a blog post and the first draft/outline for a chapter. What follows is incomplete. BREAKS is ongoing and will evolve into something less theoretical, something more for a general audience. Finally, the photos on Facebook add another dimension. Thanks for stopping by. I hope this entry is helpful and stimulating, even in its state of incompletion. Stephen Black I SB History I have lived in New York, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. I am an artist, a writer, a producer, a videomaker and a photographer. The following activities are from the past two years, but they represent what I do. For a more detailed history, visit these two sites: http://www.obamajalanjalan.com/stephen-black/press-publicity-announcements http:/ /www.scribd.com/doc/79168211/Stephen-Black-2012-resume 2012 Obama Search Words/Unglue campaign. OSW’s bid to become the first American-themed unglued book in the world. https://unglue.it/work/88498/ begins October 15th 3how: The Riverwalk Session, coproducer of the groups first album: www.3how.info Depth: appropriated underwater images http://domainartgallery.com/artist/stephenblack
I’m a Kway, You”re a Kway, Conceptual art project involving the Tiong Bahru community and kway, a Chinese pastry. Using 3D techniques, a mold based on SB’s thumb was created
and used to transform a traditional food into delicious art. http://jusdeananas.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/img_5619.jpg ePublications include: Contact With Shadow:http://www.xinxii.co.uk/contact-with-shadow-p-333066.html
On Seng Poh Roadhttp://www.amazon.com/On-Seng-Poh-Roadebook/dp/B0055DYNP0 Tiong Bahru Blue http://www.xinxii.com/en/tiong-bahru-blue-p-336885.html The Font Detective http://www.xinxii.com/en/the-font-detective-p-333471.html 2011 Private Video Retrospective plus preview of a work in progress by The Lesser Group, Sinema, Singapore Big Homer, live theatrical presentation with 3how, featuring SB and based upon Big Homer, SB’s unpublished novel. Singapore Night Festival, The Substation I Can Explain, artist’s talk in conjunction with Abject Systems: Artists Who Love the Unlovable, Studio Bibliothéque,Singapore Watching Machine, mixed media works, OKOKOK Gallery, Singapore Office Orchitect , text co-written with Michael Lee for his installation at the 2011 Singapore Biennale. Other pieces were written for The British Council Singapore, Singapore Architect magazine and the Littlerature website. Throughout 2011 a book about Tiong Bahru was being researched. Video documentation/direction was done for The Future of Imagination International Performance Art Festival, for the Singapore Discovery Centre and for Profit and Loss Conference at Marinna Bay Sands Recent Publicity Interview in premier/October issue of Encounters Magazine (Singapore), Q and A with the Goodreads Wroters and Readers Group. Spotlighted Author on Morgen Bailey’s writing blog, Writer’s Block on the Raychelle Writes blog, October 25: The Authors Show (internet program with reach of 800,000 listeners) II Defining the Present Situation I arrived in Bali expecting to work only on book about Tiong Bahru, a historical area in Singapore. I have been researching, photographing and writing for two years. I expected to complete a draft that could be then sent to editors and proofreaders.
On my first day I received an email request for an interview from Encounters magazine . I agreed, and in the process of researching and writing the answers, two points becme obvious. One was that the time was ripe to promote Obama Search Words. The other point was that I had never promoted any of my books as I had thought it best to work on craft and produces few works before looking for a publisher or self-publishing.(Although the books were available on Kindle, my opinion is that an unpromoted book on Kindle is basically the same as an unpublished book, as the sales are likely to be extremely close to nil.) Bottom line: As soon as I finished the interview, I began to study ebook marketing. I planned my free download days. I’m kidding myself if I say I was thrown into the world of ebook marketing and publicity. I was a kitten in a heavy sack tossed into the English Channel at Christmastime. Clumsy wording, perhaps. However, teh experience was physical as well as mental. No sleep for one thing. After I rejuvenated my twitter account, I realized that it would need feeding three or four time a day at least. For some reason my Tweetdeck and the Bali internet do not get along. As I was not sleeping much anyway, it was not a problem to tweet live every so often. I also posted on Facebook and LinkdIn. And what did I post? Furikake:unknown author + bad cover+ no reviews = #1 on Amazon. PAID! I posted that. I then did everything I possibly could to make it happen.
The electricity here has gone out 5 times tonight. I am going to post this before the power foes off again.I will keep writing and update tonight if possible or tomorrow. What follows are notes that are not in any particular order.
III Possibilities Curation and promotion are now the challenges. More importantly success. How is it defined? Financial success? Amazon bestsellers. Artistic success? Personal success. Today I am writing about my experiences of the past two months a Drafts and history This year's activities, compared to other years....SanKai Juku Ari Facebook is a waste of time. Google II The original goal of Tiong Bahr Free Kindle downloads..information + faith Everest puppy in the ocean suddenly I was in a new place. LinkedIn profile seen by more people, greater variety of friend requests.StevenEva resurrected mobile restructuring, the weirdness of facebook Occam' razor , red pencil of doom...realized the
energy and solidness of twitter Scrbd readers..blank piece of paper no reviews ugly cover misreading of Kindle Nation Top ten/top 100 Amazon books Someone like Guy will say I told you so http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanholiday/2012/05/18/why-the-media-loves-writing-aboutfacebooks-ipo-or-any-ipo/ My story about Facebook advertising was the top read story on Forbes and did more than 65,000 views in 24 hours. Ryan Holiday http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanholiday/2012/06/12/is-youtube-and-chart-sensation-alex-daythe-future-of-music/ the cover 10.000 hours can sell anything but quality 1000 tribes primates cortex Miranda July Brian Eno year of swollen appendices Authors Show Not Obama Famous for What? twittering my wife? Douglas Addams Ventriloquism/ Twittering my October 8, 2012 I will leave Sanur on October 10th. From now until I leave for the airport I am committed to writing. I arrived here in Bali on August 6th and threw myself into the PROMOTION of my writing, which is very, very different from writing. STOP EVERYTHING I finally went out to buy something from the man with the cart and the bell. Every morning he wheels his cart down to the construction site at the end of the driveway/short road. I thought he sold juices or sweet drinks made of ice and brightly colored syrups. What he sells is bubur. I love bubur. Beans, peas and sweetened coconut milk. http://id.wikibooks.org/wiki/Resep:Bubur_Kacang_Hijau http://recipeweekly.blogspot.com/2008/06/mung-bean-dessert-bubur-kacanghijau.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5mVK8I-xiY When I get back to Tiong Bahru, I will ask the guys in the market about bubur in Singapore. http://www.facebook.com/groups/150392581680539/?fref=ts http://ieatishootipost.sg/2010/02/tiong-bahru-fishballs-fishball-here.html STOP EVERYTHING STOPS HERE
The PROMOTION of my writing... I can only compare it to a puppy trying to swim across the English Channel. Ultimately, I have experienced a degree of success. I survived. I do not want to look at the photos I have taken of myself during this time. Sleeping for 2-3 hours a day for weeks at a time does not give one a radiant glow. Yesterday I took a break. http://www.thejakartapost.com/bali-daily/2012-10-03/ubudliterary-festival-begins.html http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/program/special-events Nick Cave. Here is a list of my Nick Cave-related memories. Lower East Side of Manhattan. 1983. http://www.themythmachine.com/chapter12.html http://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/05/24/les-heritage-film-series-young-filmmakers-andseward-park-neighborhood In a band, showing art, blah, lah blah. I meet my first Australian. I do not remember his name. Let’s call him Mel X. Mel had worked on?/directed ?/(maybe bought coffee for the crew ?)Dogs In Space (hmmm... I left NYC in October ‘84. Wikipedia says that Dogs in Space came out in ‘86 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogs_in_Space hmmm. Iggy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M2VTIvTEhY The musical arrangement is exquisite but I’m waiting for a remake that rethinks that synth. The lyrics and vocalization; the production: Punk Funk Kraftwerk Haiku) Anyway, Mel X definitely had a video by The Birthday Party, maybe Super 8 film transferred to VHS. I saw it on the monitor of his editing suite in the basement. I remember maybe 10 seconds of a bonfire at night and Nick Cave had some words painted on his chest. Primal raw. jumping real howl. I don’t want to see it on Youtube. In a bar in Buffalo, don’t ask me when, snow maybe on the ground. Last call and Pat and I are discussing Hoefflinger and it’s before MTV and only bars and clubs have videos and Nick Cave is in a dance hall in Argentina and he’s tangoing like an elegant, sarcastic farmboy in a cheap suit. 1998, Fuji Rock, the last one in Tokyo. Bjork, Beck, Geffen Recording Artists Sonic Youth, Iggy. Prodigy, Elvis Costello, Ian Brown and a big handful of Japanese bands, nearly all of whom I interview. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuji_Rock_Festival#1998 Asian Dub Foundation. Ray
the promoter is upset and aboiut to be knifed by insurance agents because the Nick Cave crew trashed their trailer. Nick in a bottle. We are at the back of the stage. Sunset. Nick Cave sits down at a piano before 100,000 people and sings a song that makes us cry. SO... Nick Cave will be at two events in Ubud. One is a cocktail party that costs AUD $75 Rp.700,000 Mr. Cave will be reading from his two books in an event that features cocktails and canapes. I’ve mixed feelings when I learn that the event is sold out.
However...the calendar lists GRINDERMAN as an event. Grinderman is the name of a BAND. The band sounds like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBrm3OP_3dY To Curtains I explain
the various this’s and thats about Ubud, the Writers Festival, Grinderman and Nick Cave. Curtains and I decide to see Grinderman, on this, our last Sunday together. Curtains likes Abba and Mr. Children. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=GVIxJGTd4AM&feature=youtu.be The second call to the Neka Museum clarified that they knew nothing about a concert. The festival’s ticket office never answered the phone. It would be unusual for Grinderman to play at a writers festival, but stranger things have happened. The event listing lists Grinderman. Ubud is one hour away. We take a taxi. Finally in Ubud, it is apparent that we must both buy a one day pass to see Nick Cave TALK. If this were made clear beforehand, no problem. But Curtains is not a writer and I am an artist/writer who does not make what Nick Cave makes. Curtains went for a walk. I “hovered” and sat on the steps. Just before 1, the featured guest got out of a van, walked up the steps and asked the woman next to him where the toilet was. Nick Cave is tall and his hair is very dark. He wore a long-sleeved white shirt and shiny greysilver pants. He’d been spotted. A small group of festival hipsters;T-shirted, sunglasses’d and clipboarded, dashed like caffeined ants beneath the cloud of magenta flowers fluttering around the parking lot’s tallest tree. The talk began. My notes: “At school, I was unattractive. Certainly all that changed once I was in a band.” The Sixties. Johnny Cash on Australian TV... made my parents uncomfortable. About ten years ago I was in LA and I get a call from Rick Rubin asking if I can sing a duet with Johnny Cash. Tomorrow. Johnny’s voice. .. the biggest, the most beautiful. I feel my voice is inadequate. It was a sleepless night. The studio the next day. Johnny, old and broken, coming down the stairs. Lights hurt his closed eyes. And then, a miracle before my eyes. An extraordinary transformation. The ghost became masculine and we sang a Hank Williams song together. Johnny was generous. Rick stopped us. “I’m flat?” “No, Johnny is.”
After a brief bit about narrative songwriting, the interview slides deeper into rock star Q and A. “It is forbidden to play my music in my house.” I go to the toilet. I quickly return and discover a row of chairs has been positioned so that it’s impossible to return to where I had been standing. I happily take this as a cue to leave. I want to explore Ubud with Curtains. She knows a place famous for its cherry pie. In the taxi ride to Ubud. Notes: Budi knows the legendary fortune teller in Ubud. I met Budi because of the Japanese surfer girl with the broken leg. The legendary fortune teller is “not McDonalds.” Budi practices his Japanese on Curtains. Aishiteru ... he thinks it means ‘hello’. Konnichi wa...he thinks it means ‘how are you?’ His shortcut near the beach, the twisty roads of Ubud. A very good driver, he taps his horn a lot. “You are beautiful.”... every hour. “Don’t be shy”... twice every hour. Budi giggles. The woven structures for rice storage: lumbung. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasak_architecture Desil: kampung. Lofina. The internet wants to give me “diesel” instead of desil. Desil means something like kampung. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/kampong http://www.avantara-residences.com/the-place/bali NOTES Ubud Taxi guys everywhere Naughy Nuri’s. Right across from the Neka Museum. Closed. http://www.naughtynurisbali.com/ Periplus Bookstore I Was here that I had a too-short discussion with David/ Daniel?. A very nice guy. “It was meant to happen” A writer came up and the two began scheduling something very important. She was about to speak. A pity I did not write down their names. I did give them a flyer with this info on it. www.3how.info . I also very, very , very briefly
mentioned this. http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/guest-post-unglueobama-by-stephen-black/ Periplus Bookstore II Walked out of the bookshop at the same time as a man and a woman who obviously were attending the festival. Thought that the same info that the first pair of writers had been interested in might also interest these two. Maybe I was rude. I thought I gently said, “Perhaps you would be interested in this...” “No thanks. I have a flight tonight.” Oh...OK...I love it when writers fly in from all over the world to generously share experiences about craft and the brotherhood of writing. Love it. Periplus Bookstore IIl Not the best time to buy this: http://www.amazon.com/Defiled-Ayeyarwaddy-Mid-LifeAdventures-Myanmars/dp/1934159247 BUT I MUST.
October 6, 2012 October The broken clock above the door shows 10:50. The Japanese computer displays 9:47. The light rain may have stopped. I’ve a lot to do before noon. Breaks has begun. She sleeps. Stephen Black Sanur, Bali October 6, 2012 October 7, 2012
storage: 100 Points in 100 Minutes (list created just after midnight, revised at 9:19 October 7 Japanese computer time) 1.Photography, focus/lack of focus, focus as metaphor,as symbol, "false" focus(technological and conceptual personal work. Not film not $ camera. A haiku written in a notebook not National Geographic,a Shimokitazawa Museum nor a book to be printed in the thousands. A slow look in the
mirror rather than a televised time on stage. 2. Sanur - factual description 3. Nick Cave-NYC/Birthday Party video/ Buffalo TV playing tango video Fuji Rock CNN drunk, backstage Ray the promoter,trashed trailer, piano on stage beautiful Ubud right now, Grinderman tomorrow Wikipedia unfocused image in focus 4. Computer- Japanese that cannot use Word in English and which refuses to install Flash. It also occasionally tries to connect with DoCo Mo, the Japanese service provider.And, its virus detector which goes off often, making all activities c r a w l... , My laptop, which has a very ,very ,very loose USB port, inability to open Gmail (and can only open 1 of 2 Facebook accounts as well as the Miro screen malfunction which makes the right side nearly useless The last time I had it in for repairs they called it "grampa"... Oh yes, band of horizontal lines, about 2 inched wide, acrioss the bottom of teh top third of the screen. Curtain's laptop which goes to work with her and has a screen which is dim and small. And... the s l o w Indonesian internet. Dropouts 5. The third time the power went out today, I flossed my teeth. The first time i shaved. The second time I went across the street to eat and have a coffee.The fourth time I just laid in bed and stared at Curtain's battery powered laptop. The screensaver showed kittens, puppies and strawberries.And brightly colored American mailboxes. Red and gold maple leaves. 6. I will not mention Unglue http://www.infodocket.com/2012/09/12/ready-to-download-unglue-itreleases-their-first-unglued-book/ Obama Search Words http://www.amazon.com/Obama-Search-Words-ebook/dp/B001U8981S, Furikake http://www.amazon.com/Furikake-ebook/dp/B002PAQAXE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digitaltext&ie=UTF8&qid=1349533367&sr=1-1&keywords=furikake+stephen+black On Seng Poh Roadhttp://www.amazon.com/On-Seng-Poh-Road-ebook/dp/B009DWCAYU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digitaltext&ie=UTF8&qid=1349533475&sr=1-1&keywords=on+seng+poh+road, Tiong Bahru Bluehttp://www.xinxii.co.uk/tiong-bahru-blue-p-336885.html or Contact With Shadowhttp://www.xinxii.co.uk/contact-with-shadow-p-333066.html 7.Learn how to use link shorteners, or better, how to do the thing where words become links 8. Tape http://onibasu.com/archives/km/11640.html http://shintatr.multiply.com/journal/item/350/Homemade-fermented-cassava-root-a.k.a-tape-singkong? &show_interstitial=1&u=%2Fjournal%2Fitem http://homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/7591/wild-fermentation-with-improvised-equipment-anyadvice 9.Heat/disorientation unconventional photography 10.Festivals 11. The year has 290? days? http://www.klm.com/travel/id_en/index.htm 12. The gardener who only drinks water. http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/ 13. Coconuts. Genre? Alternative music is not. Other. Name as branding.Warhol is the excitement of rich people having edgy parties rather than a Pop artist. Trust teh poem, not the poet. Margaret Explosion.Paul Dodd's paintings. 14. The counterfeit money story 15.Cows http://travcult.com/2010/12/museums-of-ubud-neka-art-museum-and-blanco-renaissancemuseum/ 16.The roosters that were so beautiful, so deadly 17. The internet cafe 18. Shaving head, eyebrows as a sign of commitment, change..BREAK 19. Compare scaling Everest with internet interaction. The intense effort required to get
viewers,downloads, sales 20 Amazon best seller list vs, NY Times.. 21 sales rankings 22. Millions 23 I am overstaying 24. Ubud writers festival 25 Kuta Hard Rock 26 the day at the beach I 27 The day at the beach II 28. Indonesian TV at night 29 Horror stories in the wayang in the afternoon 30 Indonesian language and words 31 kopi. Overturn point #6 those books/projects are part of the Sanur experience. they defined this experience. The difference between sipping a gin and tonic and reading about a trk to the top of Everest and actually doing it.Making friends wit the indifferent ocean. A puppy being pulled out to sea. Surfing (avoid the cliche) drowning/bottom dwellers the undertow.Simply, the vastness of the internet with the vastness of oceans The sounds of both. 32black SUVS 33 sparrows 34 the straw tall structures do not mention straw man 35 inbox on Tv in the mornings and the drummer who built a cage of jelly, steel, rubber and cymbals. guitarist and vocals shaken in it. minimal drumming yet flashy funk arpeggio 36. the pushcarts 37 ricefields 38 kites 39 the sounds of the school in the morning 40 the school band practicing; the charmingly bad glockenspiel 41 the Indonesian flag check passport for exact dates of stay 42 foreigners 43 Mila's 44. villas 45 the store 47 BREAKS meaning break from computer 48 BREAK from established pattern/define pattern 49.BREAK from relationships http://adage.com/article/digitalnext/bruce-springsteen-teach-building-abrand-lasts/237504/ 50 BREAK like BRAKE 51 ants http://www.elizabethgilbert.com/books/eat-pray-love/ 52 geckos 53. BREAKS evolves into chick lit..compare with Eat Pray Love 54 BREAKS evolves into detective story 55 BREAKS evolves into vampire story 56 BREAKS = something serialized retweeting...present tweets and headlines of posts chapter headings? 57 BREAK OUT 58 Furikake as #1 story 59 the abject vs. 5 star review Abject/Michael Lee...create a mindmap pf the Sanur experience 60 Joe's camera vs.film vs. National Geographic 61.Tiong Bahru book 62.writing vs,art vs music 63 Lists that can be made; things on the floor.Tshirts,ways of telling time 64 map of street http://www.facebook.com/milas.warung?ref=ts&fref=ts 65.voice of pieces 66 the eye of a fish into oil
67 the geckos that make noise which signify a truth or an 68 The strain on eyes,the bed springs irritate my backside,eyestrain, eyestrain, eyestrain teh Japanese computer has the ; and :: keys in "unnormal" places 69 tweeting to England, LinkedIn targeting the US 70 the seasons here write for daughter 71.sheets come back from laundry smelling strongly, 72. phone cards here 73 money 15, 20 cents for same coffee 74. straw cone hats vs. internet friends met 75 the Indian wayung, its food and the fountain 76 crossing over canals 77 dogs 78 rojak 79 fish 80 camera rental place 81 Joe's Gone Diving in Bali 82 Police-twice in one day 83 the stranded ship 84 the yoga place 85 women sitting sidesaddle on the backs of motorbikes 87 the chicken rice place set up in the mechanic shop 88 ramen and wetties 89 shadows 90 jets and kites at night 91 camera obscura in the bathroom East /West orientation 92 Bali has two norths/mountain Argus 93.the smell of the ocean after meeting Argus 94 the market write for mom, dad and brother 95 snakefruit 96.honeymoon? Today:Ubud writer's festival, Nick Cave,cherry pie? First/last day of relaxing in Bali (October 7) 97.nasi lunch after visa office 98 policeman at corner cafe 99.raw egg breakfast 100 walking on dusty streets at night peaceful or irritating stars or mufflerless screams of exhaust Tweets My biggest mistake, although an exciting one(Broadcasting!) No unfollows, but no "strong true presence". Now I know in SocMedia listening is like speaking
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