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The month of May provided an incredible opportunity for "Mr. Heady" to get his hands dirty and put some trees in the ground. After being contacted through Trees, Water, & People (the non-profit Beheady continues to support with the 1,000,000 Tree Project), I packed up my tiny home and grabbed supplies I would need for a month of living semi-off grid, in a state I have never been to! The amazing 2 day drive across beautiful rolling snow-capped desert mountains of Arizona through Taos, NM into the Colorful land of Colorado, led me to Fort Collins and a HUGE truck filled to the brim with a 4 bunk tree system of almost 17,000 Ponderosa Pines!
The mission, which I choose to accept: Deliver the trees safety to the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center in Pine Ridge, South Dakota and help plant them!
We landed at the Solar Center safety and unloaded the truck in under an hour. It was an incredible day with soaring temperatures and a clear aqua sky, perfect planting weather, I thought. It dropped down to about 34 that night and gave me a taste for the High Plains chill that was not yet the summer I was experiencing back in Arizona! Reacclimating to winter-like weather during the evenings and building super sexy fires to keep me warm while grilling dinner and making tea at night became a cherished norm at my tiny home site. Early evenings and adjusting to "Native Time" work mornings felt very familiar to me, kinda like being back on Georgia time; Things happen when they happen.
I can only attempt a description for you of the Peace that comes with the curvaceous Buffalo fields of Pine Ridge Reservation. A never ending breeze of epic vastness which rolls until the luscious Black Hills crest in the distance, defending upon the Badlands, past where the Eye can see. The solidarity of your being connected hoe-dad deep to the nuts, as you break into Mother Earth, gracefully yet forcefully, to deposit each Pine Sapling.. Knowing the Roots of Love being spread are for the future inhabitants on this exquisite soaring space goddess we call Earth; Time ceases.
Tasty buffallo stew for lunch break, Gran-pa's Sage and about 2 solid weeks of Incredible tree planting weather was all we needed to get over 12,000 Pines back on Pine Ridge. Pine Ridge suffered from major forest fires which wiped out over 20,000 acres of trees and grazing land over 3 years ago. The effort by TWP is to reforest Pine Ridge with 1,000,000 trees: "That’s why we’re working to help put the “pine” back in Pine Ridge! Planting the ponderosas will improve air and water quality, reduce soil erosion, re-establish wildlife habitat, enhance ecosystem resiliency, and sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gases all while engaging Native Americans in the protection of their lands. ~TWP BLOG POST EXCERPT
Along with Pine Ridge's Trees, an effort was made to deliver 2,500 pines to Thunder Valley to strengthen and grow the humanitarian network among the Natives of the area. These pines were planted quickly and through video taken, are communicating the efforts of the Native teams and Networks being developed to get others involved on multiple levels. I foresee years of continued co-operation which is helping the area to overcome the years of being the most impoverished area in the whole USA! A drive through the town of Wounded Knee, known for a devastating massacre, imprinted the vibe of the Tribes through time. It's as if rewinding dimensionally until you arrived back to the resistance and heart of Human suffering which has endured and only begun to heal; how I imagine Earth feels about humankind in general.
Last but not the least was an incredible project installing a tree wind break on a property where an Earth block house is being constructed for Paul Peltier, the son of Political Prisoner and activist Leonard Peltier. _Read about the Incident at Oglala to learn more about Feds and the controversy of Human Rights. Back in 1999, Twisters ripped through Pine Ridge, and destroyed multiple houses and wrecked enough havoc for FEMA to declare a state of emergency. Temporary trailer shelters were delivered, and then...nothing. FEMA did nothing else to help. An initiative was developed to try and bring some closure to a family still suffering from this tragedy. I hope to come back in 5 years or so and see this windbreak growing strong!
If you would like to help Pine Ridge Tree planting efforts, HERE is the current fund raising effort! Each Steel Drum, Starseed and piece of artwork in inventory will currently be going towards this cause until the GOAL is Reached!
Another SUCCESSFUL starseed tree planting project Year!
...And the Newest Collaboration; Because Teamwork is Dreamwork is with Kaizen Drums. Kaizen had an Indie-gogo Project BeHeady has been fortunate enough to be able to be a part of! Kaizen needed to acquire a plasma cutter which has allowed their process to be upgraded. The newest Series of Tongue Drums with Kaizen will take less time and resources, creating a better product. A set of 20 Rain-bowed pieces of Magic have been created (pics to come) which helped complete the Nicaraguan Tree Project we have been focused on during 2015.
Trees on the Seas has been an ongoing dialog that if you ever read the news I make up when you talk with me, you might have heard about....BeHeady has continued developing a variety of Trees on the Seas, Steel Drum StarSeeds over the last few years with the Help of TerraTonz. As with the "Frequency Series"; Each Trees on the Seas Seed has its own personality and characteristics which make it a unique piece of Earth Healing Artwork. The Mayan Ocean 13 portrayed the image of the Mayan Ocean god to pay homage to Jam Cruise's Mission of being a Conscoius Cruiser. We helped to plant over 1000 Trees with Be Heady's Hearty Memorial Forest in Haiti and the Mayan Ocean 13. The Everyone Orchestra signed StarSeed did wonders for Conscious Alliance raising an additional $1200 towards their Humanitarian Efforts. You can read about JC Greening here.
The perfect Harmonics and Healing philosophy were selected for each instrument in The "CBD Healing Series" The CBD series has it very own philosophy which was naturally fulfilled in the flow of the series finding their homes. My belief that the instruments can help when healing brain trauma is being put to the test. With the CBD's being a success, another set of TerraTonz Starseeds is in the works! When a custom instrument is ordered, We work alongside YOU to ensure proper Tuning, Finish, Design and Shape are selected.
Highlights from 2015
1. The Mayan Ocean 13 was a step towards showing how we are healing the ocean with Jam Cruise 13
2. The Everyone Orchestra StarSeed was a Champion Instrument on the Seas!!!! It drew in the largest donations on Jam Cruise 13 for Conscious Alliance, even more than the electric guitar signed by the whole Jam Cruise MusicianShip!
3. The CBD Series reached its goal and helped fund over $420 towards the The Nicaraguan Center for Forests, Energy & Climate; with Trees, Water & People
4. The Kaizen Series helped fund and overachieve TWP's goal with $420 towards the The Nicaraguan Center for Forests, Energy & Climate; with Trees, Water & People
5. My trailer I now use for my Vending Booth has been made out of a boat and a boat trailer. Then after evolving into a motorcycle trailer for a season, it became adapted for human storage..It has been up-cycled to keep the goals of EarthHealing Vibes Ringing deeper than I can possibly imagine!
...Bless Up, Trees on the Seas...
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StarSeed Sizes: 12", 14", 16" and 18" in Discus or Iris
Style Options: Torched, Spiral Grind, Bloom, Etched, Custom Image Design
Scales: A, B, C, D, E, F, G in Major/Minor
Notes: 7-16 on Top ~ Bottom notes Optional
Kaizen Tongue Drums: 12"
7 Scales Available: A, E, F, G in Major/Minor
Multiple Color Choices
Notes: 10 on Top
*The 10 StarSeeds in the CBD Series and the 20 Kaizen Instruments have contributed over $840 to the Creation of Nicaraguan Center for Forests, Energy & Climate*
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Kingston, Georgia, February 2, 2015 – The Georgia company TerraTonz LLC has made a name for itself creating custom musical instruments. However, thanks to its collaboration with artist and entrepreneur Rob Buehler, one lucky individual will receive a one-of-a-kind instrument adorned with signatures from over 42 musicians popular among the contemporary jam band scene--all in the name of planting trees.
Buehler's idea took root following the death of his father, Robert Lewis Buehler, who in 2009 had made his living selling gasoline. However, upon his retirement, he instilled within his son a vision for a more sustainable future. Buehler's campaign to plant one million trees is his way of honoring this
memory of his father while spreading appreciation for both the environment and the arts. While the sale of all goods in his online stores and festival tents contribute to his tree planting campaign, the signed instrument give away has become an annual tradition centered on bringing in new contributors via their enthusiasm for the music.
This year's signed instrument is one of TerraTonz's StarSeed steel tongue drums, custom made to reflect
the theme Mayan Ocean 13. Buehler commissioned the 13 note, 18 inch instrument to bring aboard the
event Jam Cruise 13, during which he attained signatures from the musicians performing on the ship.
Making a minimum 5 dollar donation to the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization Trees, Water & People
via Buehler's website will enter you in the give away which concludes April 20, 2015. In 2014,
Buehler's program provided funding for 4,200 trees in El Salvador. Funds raised by the Mayan Ocean
13 StarSeed will contribute to Trees, Water & People's reforestation efforts in Haiti.
Buehler says, “Using instruments to make a change is the greatest gift. Language barriers are crossed,
cultural rhythms are shared, and expressing musical views leads to further conversation exploring the
importance of each other's gifts to this Earth.”
Bands who have signed the Mayan Ocean 13 StarSeed include The Motet, Umphrey's McGee and
Galactic. For a complete list and details about making your donation, please visit www.beheady.com.
When presented the path to choose ANY project I want to help ANYONE in the world, I went random, combining elements of Heady Adventurous Nature into a Heart-Felt Experience I have trouble putting into words. I was drawn into the Harmonic Percussion world by asking the Universe for a direction and donations of art from random strangers to fuel my direction in travel. After being Gifted the Mickey Hart Starseed, and going from the Heady to the Hearty, I knew it was time to step up the game, hit the High Seas and Open Road, and continue growing Roots. I will paint your imagination the best I can to help you get a glimpse of how music and art are healing Earth. All it takes is a little bit of travel, the willingness to open up to others and share, and an ability to accept the flow (harder done than said).
Let's talk about this willingness to travel...
Sometimes the warm FL sunshine is not warm enough, and the calling of Music and Adventure sends me back to the air, biking through the desert of Arizona and Jungles of Mexico, Swimming in the Sacred Cenotes of the Maya, and gastronomically delighting in roadside taco standing whenever possible.
I often find myself playing the Sacred Steel Starseeds in locations where the Surrounding Energies could use a Sonic Blessing of Love. Opening Portals with Sound so Sacred Ritual can smooth the Ripples is just another day in the Travels of Heady! Check out the Cenote I was enthralled to play outside of Coba, Mexico in a Ruin called Ek Balam, known for its ritual sacrificing long ago. The water was a source of Life and Worship for the highest of Priests and Royalty. Today, the Cenotes provide a flow of income to the area, as the Water continues to do what it always has; Provide a means to a source of Life!
so much since I left Georgia...I had to return before I could tell ya bout it! Funny thing is, I try so hard to distract my story with mundane side projects, that Ima have ta save this and go do something else....Let me see if I can complete my
After a grueling 21 hour drive with 2 Sunrises, 2 Sunsets and another 9 hour drive, I arrived at the Gem Show to set-up shop. While working on recovering from the winding 60 mile drive of twists and turns through the Kinston Forest, the 1800 miles I just finished and dealing with the 3 hour time loss, I decided....this is gonna be freq'in AWESOME!
Welcome to BuehlerHeadSHop & Custom Goods' Booth at the KINO Electric Park in Tucson, Arizona.
Visit me Feb 2. 2013- Feb 17, 2013:
Debuting 8 of 23 autographed StarSeeds in the "Freq' Series"
~12" Mofro SOLD DAY 13 ~12" Breaksra SOLD DAY 7 ~12" Pimps of Joytime SOLD DAY 4 12" Funky Meters
~14" MMSW ~14" BoomBox ~14" Everyone Orchestra
~16" MOE.: SOLD on Day 2!
~18" Mickey Hart Helped to plant over 500 Trees!!!
Still Running on either Peru time, West coast time, or maybe just the southern drawn out lag...we made the first round of Incredible StarSeeds with Incredible Passion using the Marketing strategy JIT...Just In Time!!! Lightly seasoned with organic oil, these Welded Steel Artistic anomalies, have been transformed with heat by hand into a harmonious percussive instrument, with the potential to transform the world!
Each StarSeed has been alchemically tuned to resonate with the styles and sounds of the bands we have decided to feature as "Freq's" (Pronounced Freaks). The first 8 drums range in size from 12 inches wide to 16 inches. Each StarSeed wlll have a unique resonance, heady design, and Custom Scale. Every drum will also help to plant over 200 Trees Each!!
With a table full of technologically advanced Purple UV glass, A Plethora of Peruvian Opal, and Plenty Of Percussive Pieces of Harmonic Art, I decided to couch surf my way down to the show and display these unique instruments at one of the Worlds Largest Gem and Mineral shows with people from all over the world. The couch surfin works great cause I am trying to raise as much money as possible for non-profit, and have made some new awesome friends in a few short days! If you travel a lot to new, unfamiliar places; I highly recommend checking out the site: Couch Surfing
I took an incredible adventure to Peru towards the end of December. In case the world ended on Dec. 21, 2012, I wanted to be submersed in a new/old Culture where I didn't really know the language, food, or people and would be faced with the challenge of starting over. If Peru does not subside on the rate of deforestation for tourist satisfaction, this may be where they end up; forgetting about the World can lead to having to start over in a challenging situation!
Starting our adventure at 6a.m on "El Fin DEL Mundo", we left Cuzco via uno taxi loco for 20 Soles (8 or so US) to start a series of visits to the Sacred Sites of Peru. We figured, to gain the most of the Galactic Alignment's Solstice Energy on Dec. 21, We should head to as many Sacred, Agriculturally important and Religiously Monumental Structures as feasible. We (Me and 1 friend) tried to enter the 1st site, Saqsayhuaman, but had only US dollars, and not enough Soles. The unreasonable guards would not take extra money for exchange and we could not afford to go back to the city! Syncronistiy is the Name of the Game in these Changing Energy Times, so we decided to stand around and wait for a miracle.
El Boleto Turistico Del Cusco pulls up with a group of Americans on a Bus Tour....SCORE! We get 2 Free passes to EVERY (16) SITE around the area! After checking out the enormous remains of the 3 largest levels of ruins the Spaniards did not use to rebuild their entire civilization, and playing my "Be Heady" Custom made Star Seed Tongue Drum, we left to go to 1 of our 2 main Interests, Pisac..
We found a driver who said they could drive us around all day for 80 Soles. That is an amazing deal. It would have been 320 Soles for the free pass we gained, so 80 Soles was great. A 45 minute drive to the amazing trading center of Pisac brought us to a variety of Hand-Made Alpaca Goods, A crazy variety of Gems, Minerals, and Sacred Medicinal Plants fresh and available! Pedro went nicely for the day-trip and the espresso was a fine finish to the murkey green swamp water which was lunch! Now to the Main Attraction: Moray!
Moray is the Agricultural Center of the Entire Inca Culture! The different levels of land were science in action! Humidity , temperature, pressure and conditional differences were methodically utilized; Is this the End...the Beginging of GMO's?? Weird thoughts circulate the Head as the enormous scene morphs slowly around you giving the most unique feeling of being in a Greek Theater where the scale and magnitude of the Scene Give you a Shift in Perception!! I bring my StarSeed to the Center of the Orbular Landscape and play the most intense Heart-Song to Pachamama as the Sun is setting right around the time 4:20 p.m. Thank God the 3 Germans heard me from the top and came to the rescue...we saved the Earth on December 21, 2012, Giving her ALL of our Heart...The Germans saved our Heads afterwards!!
Synchronistic as it may be; At the End of the World is a Giant BillBoard Reading "1,000,000 Trees for Maras: We Care About Our Environment" I thought I would be getting far away from my own ideas in another country, and find myself face to face with a Spanish Version of my Project! I started in 2011, just like on the BB, and Now I have an End Date of 2014. Thanks for letting me know to hurry up Peru!
Speeding outta Moray like the Andes were erupting, we head to The Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo. We graciously give the driver $120 US...about triple the negotiated price. His face was worth it! We head specifically to the Albergue Hotel and Restaurant for their AMAZING Organically grown feast. We HAD to come back for the ambience! The in-house harp player can bring tears to your eyes. I am now famous in their on-line Vimeo Video, staying a week prior and enjoying EVERYTHING the Inn has to offer, Check out the awesome mountain and river views this place boasts....After running a Bed and Breakfast on Mount Snow, Vermont the last 4 years, I can tell you this place is AMAZING!!!!
We finish off our long journey with an hour bus ride back to a hostile in Cuzco. We decided long ago that a hostile is judged based on whether or not the toilet has a toilet seat. Hot water is a luxury, toilet seats are a necessity. The adventure was incredible, and this was just 1 day; We rented a car the next day to Bolivia, but that is a Whole other Heady Adventure!
Be Heady Drum Sweepstakes
The Drawing for Be Heady Djembe was Drawn on April 20, 2012 in The F.U.R. Music Hall During Wanne Music Festival 2012
Dave Schools From Widespread Panic pulled the Winner at about 4:20 p.m. !!!
Dave Played an Amazing Set of Bass SubSonics during the Mickey Hart Band Set on 4/20/12
After the Djembe drawing, Mickey Hart conducted a drum circle with the small group of VIP's lucky enough to score access!
After an intense Q & A session; I raised my hand and asked Mickey Hart what he knew about Harmonic Percussion. Since Micky has been sonifying the sounds of Space, he was especially interested in the StarSeed I brought him which was specially crafted for him!
The Sacred Steel StarSeed was created to be presented to Mickey who was unable to attend the event where he would have received the gift. The company TerraTonz decided to donate the incredible instrument to be used for non-profit tree planting; IF I could get Mickey to sign the instrument over to me!!!