FISHINABOX Zeitgeist the ALBUM Digital release April 2021

FISHINABOX Zeitgeist the ALBUM Digital release April 2021

April 2021 sees the release of Zeitgeist on global digital release.

The album collects core social change statements from FISHINABOX to open the listener to a path of genuine cultural behavioral evolution, and to move away from the investment for return based (self serving), barter and trade, repetition of failed social change concepts, “anti system with no implementable solution” behaviors that have stopped people in their tracks time and time again from evolving.

Since Michael Green’s passing  in 2019, the group has looked at other community activists and partnerships to build on RBE education. Members of the group through 2020 have been involved in engaging in a number of (on the surface), change programs, from food systems, to power sources, to education /community growth. Yet all direct partnerships we invested in, despite wanting to promote the free world charter the RBE and the five steps to freedom, were not actually committed to the moral baseline of change, being unwilling to commit to the implimenting the actual core values of the free world charter.

For 26/9 last year FISHINABOX presented Michael Green’s Art for a sustainable world under an event called MG 269, to educate and unify community action under the free world charter, and the RBE . Excellent networking was achieved in power systems and renewable energy backers from the event and remain open to future community development programs.

In additional community groups linked up to plant and grow food together at the event.

For the actual show itself we put together a soundtrack for “art for a sustainable world” with Michael Green’s former work. Christine Thindi who had also worked with Michael for the Zeitgeist addendum project in 2013 supported with material for the soundtrack. Most of the Zeitgeist album release is drawn from this event.

Lyrics:

Financial troubles everywhere
give you no time to be aware
of what it is that causes it
and it all seems so legit
indoctrinations keep you caught
in a state of fearful thought
Money makes the world go round
It’s what keeps the food abound
keeps us clothed and in a home
without it, streets we’d have to roam
sleep on the pavement, starve to death
feel misery till our last breath
We bear the drudgery we hate
because we think that it’s our fate
We have to keep a job or two
enough banknotes will see us through
will pay the taxes and the bills
bliss awaits beyond the hills
make more money to get by
but guess what? It’s all a lie!

We could feed 12 billion souls
if markets didn’t block the flow
Money causes suffering
destroys your soul and everything
the planet is about to die
economic growth has to be high
exploitation is a must
if profits are not to go bust
What is the use if very soon
Earth will look like its own moon
your children will not have a future
just because your lifestyle suits ya
but look at it, does it make you happy?
Or do you feel stressed and rather crappy?
Our offspring raised by institutions
no time and strength for resolutions
families are ripped apart
and so is everybody’s heart
Suppressing who we really are
spreads depression near and far
You are a slave to this whole thing
full of worry and suffering
Half the world has it even worse
they always have an empty purse

But did you know, there’s a better way
where no one can be led astray
where everyone on planet Earth
lives healthy, happy right from birth
no stress, no force, no crime, no war
where all our spirits are free to soar
Technology will do the jobs
robots won’t turn into mobs
most work’s already automated
so why not call the rest outdated?
Let’s just end the reign of money
and we’re not trying to be funny
Without it we will all be wealthy
happy, free and very healthy
Follow our passions every day
with no pressure of earning pay
Saving the planet in the process
that is what is called REAL progress
All we need to set us free
is a Resource-Based Economy !

Lyrics:

Who actually gives a fuck about the waste of resources, and the way that the technology is being used to manipulate vast amounts of human beings into war, violence, into the belief that the way we live now is the way that it will always be.

If we use our technology and science, allied with nature for the benefit of all human beings, rather than the bottom line of the corporation, which is money, our behaviors would change.

The first thing that most of the activists involved with the zeitgeist movement and the Venus project would say is that it is about becoming better educated and learning about scientific application for the benefit of all human beings, I’m not a scientist, I don’t have to be a scientist, it’s about understanding the scientific method, it’s not about our ego, access to the basic necessities, without recourse to subservience, credit , debt, barter, or any other monetary form then our behaviors will change.

It is only this monetary system that is fueling war and rampant consumerism.

Fresco is one of those people that I have been made aware of in the more recent years of my life, Buckminster Fuller is one that I have come across, Nikolai Tesla and you know Peter Joseph behind the Zeitgeist movement, If we use our technology and science, allied with nature for the benefit of all human beings, rather than the bottom line of the corporation, which is money, our behaviors would change.

In addition to the MG269 event, The Album collects the Japan elements tracks, the complete WATER suite and no subscription to your paradise

LYRICS:

Planet water, endless memory,. earth’s water is older Than the sun.
水の惑星、永久の記憶、太陽よりも長い歴史を持つ地球の水
it understands the ancient mysteries,
it has the answers to life’s questions and is the building block of all existence
水は古代の謎を知っている
水は命の問の答えを知っている、そして水はこの世の全ての存在の礎
water that exists in all three states, air solid liquid yet returns unchanged
気体、個体、液体の全ての状態に変化しつつ変わらずに元の姿に戻る水
water that exists in all three states, air solid liquid yet returns unchanged
気体、個体、液体の全ての状態に変化しつつ変わらずに元の姿に戻る水
The sun, 4.6 billion years old, predates all the other bodies in our solar system.
The water we drink here on Earth is even older.
太陽は46億年の時を経て、太陽系の他のどの星よりも先に生まれた。
私たちが地球で飲んでいる水は太陽よりも前に生まれた。
it understands the ancient mysteries,
it has the answers to life’s questions and is the building block of all existence
水は古代の謎を知っている
水は命の問の答えを知っている、そして水はこの世の全ての存在の礎
Planet water, endless memory,. earth’s water is older Than the sun.
水の惑星、永久の記憶、太陽よりも長い歴史を持つ地球の水

Water, the Heart of Life.
水、命の中心
Water, mater creator and matrix,
水、創造者であり全ての土台
Water, mother and medium.
水、母であり媒体
water, enabler of life
水、命を実現するもの
Water, building block of all existence
水、全ての存在の礎
water, recorder, narrator and yet, the mysterious
水、記録者でナレーターでありながらも神秘的
water that grows when freezing yet everything else shrinks
全ての物体が小さくなる中、凍ることで大きくなる水

water than purifies itself even from toxic waste every 25 metres as it falls
有毒廃棄物に侵されても25m落ちるごとに自分自身を浄化させる水
Water is life and so Life is water
水は命、命は水
never let it be forgot..
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.
忘れさせるな…
私たちは水と命のサイクルがひとつだとわすれつつある
Planet water, endless memory,.
Planet water, endless memory,.
Planet water, endless memory,.
Planet water, endless memory,.
水の惑星、永久の記憶
水の惑星、永久の記憶
水の惑星、永久の記憶
水の惑星、永久の記憶

LYRICS:

NO SUBSCRIPTION TO YOUR PARADISE – JAPAN REMIX 2015

(楽園への拒絶 – Japan REMIX 2015)

I hear no breath. I feel no hope.
Nor whisper of faith from those who have died to fulfil the glory of another’s divine right or privilege.

息も聞こえず、希望さえ見えない。
他人の名誉や権利を叶えるために死んでいった者達からは信仰の囁きさえ聞こえない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfill your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

僕はお前の利己的な夢には屈しない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前を神や王として崇めたりはしない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose my fate,. to stop freely and wonder under falling cherry blossom, as i pass through the garden of life , never to follow , ever to lead

僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分の運命を選び、桜の花が舞い降りる中その庭を歩いて行く
決して誰かについていくのではなく、誰かを導くために

I will make NO subscription to you paradise,

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I hear no breath. I feel no hope.
Nor whisper of faith from those who have died to fulfil the glory of another’s divine right or privilege.

息も聞こえず、希望さえ見えない。
他人の名誉や権利を叶えるために死んでいった者達からは信仰の囁きさえ聞こえない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfill your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

僕はお前の利己的な夢には屈しない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前を神や王として崇めたりはしない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose my fate,. to step and let cherry blossom fall, as i pass through the garden , never to follow , ever to lead

僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分の運命を選び、桜の花が舞い降りる中その庭を歩いて行く
決して誰かについていくのではなく、誰かを導くために

I will make NO subscription to you paradise,

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.

NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I will make NO subscription to you paradise.

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

I hear no breath. I feel no hope.
Nor whisper of faith from those who have died to fulfil the glory of another’s divine right or privilege.

息も聞こえず、希望さえ見えない。
他人の名誉や権利を叶えるために死んでいった者達からは信仰の囁きさえ聞こえない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

僕はお前の利己的な夢には屈しない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前を神や王として崇めたりはしない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose my fate,. to step and let cherry blossom fall, as i pass through the garden , never to follow , ever to lead

僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分の運命を選び、桜の花が舞い降りる中その庭を歩いて行く
決して誰かについていくのではなく、誰かを導くために

I will make NO subscription to you paradise,

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I hear no breath. I feel no hope.
Nor whisper of faith from those who have died to fulfil the glory of another’s divine right or privilege.

息も聞こえず、希望さえ見えない。
他人の名誉や権利を叶えるために死んでいった者達からは信仰の囁きさえ聞こえない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfill your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

僕はお前の利己的な夢には屈しない。
お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。
お前を神や王として崇めたりはしない。

I will make NO subscription to your paradise.

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams,
I choose my fate,. to step and let cherry blossom fall, as i pass through the garden , never to follow , ever to lead

僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分自身の夢に向かって歩いて行く
僕は自分の運命を選び、桜の花が舞い降りる中その庭を歩いて行く
決して誰かについていくのではなく、誰かを導くために

I will make NO subscription to you paradise,

お前が描く夢の楽園の一部になんて僕はならない。

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

I will neither live , nor die to fulfil your dreams
I will neither live, nor die to enhance your self righteous being.

I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.
I choose to walk the path of my own dreams, never to follow, ever to lead.

The Album is out on Digital from April globally, and a CD release of the event soundtrack is also available through FISHINASHOP here: MG 269 Event Soundtrack CD album in eco digi packaging | Etsy

 

MESSAGE IN THE SAND double vinyl picture disc SYRIA10 YEARS ON

FISHINABOX presents MESSAGE IN THE SAND double vinyl picture disc SYRIA10 YEARS ON

To raise awareness once again for Syria 10 years of conflict, FISHINABOX has rolled out a double vinyl picture disc release of MESSAGE IN THE SAND. The discs are pressed in heavy 180g vinyl record for strength and durability to last longer and resist warping and breakage.

MESSAGE IN THE SAND STORYBOARD:
The Album follows the journey of refugees out of war torn Syria into the border region camps and finally passing into Iran before resettlement as part of the refugee relief program. Based on and around real story’s and events the Album aims to raise awareness largely ignored and taboo subject of the plight of Refugees. While all Media focuses on the Political Religious Sectarian disputes in the conflict Message in the Sand focuses on the flight, traffic and journey of the victims of war, the people. both in the War Zone through to the Camps, and finally to the current Journey’s end, (re-housed overseas)

The story of the victims of War is a constant global issue. The album could have been focused on any number of conflicts, Chechnya or Yugoslavia, or Rwanda and many many other places. It has happened in history time and time again,. Syria is currently the battleground of warlords and power seekers and there story commands the Media. It is for this reason that the Story centers on Syria’s refugees, the silenced ones, the discarded, the ignored.

This Album is not an attempt to judge, take sides, claim right and wrong, be Political in anyway.

The unfortunate truth for the Refugee is that often there is as much danger in fleeing a war as in being a victim of the conflict on the field. Music is the universal language that all people speak and it is this hope that the message in the sand will be carried forward to all.

As well as featuring stunning album art on the picture discs, the release comes in blank black or white double record sleeve with stencils to spray paint the cover. The aim of providing stenciling is to engage and invite those who own a copy of the release to raise awareness of the issues by using the stencils for street graffiti.

The MESSAGE IN THE SAND stencils are produced in a durable, flexible re-usable 190 micron polyester film in order to achieve a decorative graphic high stencil.

Want to know more about what’s going on in Syria, who you can support and how ? then check these links:

Syria: 10 years of conflict – GOAL Global

syria10_time_to_look_ahead_0.pdf (accioncontraelhambre.org)

Take a look at the lyric and story board, have a listen here:

رسالة في الرمال Message in the Sand – SYRIA CONFLICT – FISHINABOX RECORDS

Numbers are limited so if you wan to get a copy inbox us asap for orders in the comments or via twitter @Fishinapot

In a world where we are increasingly losing our right to protest, raise awareness and use of voices against in justice, and on discussing the format of the release between us, I finish with Penny Rimbaud’s quote on the project: “Don’t say it, just SPRAY it.”

Somewhere between The Last Kingdom, Kate Bush and Vikings we find Emaline Delapaix

Somewhere between The Last Kingdom, Kate Bush and Vikings we find Emaline Delapaix …

This morning Emaline Delapaix’s little box of music dropped through the door,. as always, made from the heart, beautiful, magical and attention to story and detail like a Nordic bard of old telling stories to a winter fire.

The whole package is an ethereal experience in music,. an ancient folk music though symbiotically tied to our modern world. It is one to experience..

FISHINABOX were first introduced to Emaline’s magical work five years ago during the filming of Hannibal (anti fur video) and the ongoing Glede Wood alternative living project.

“Bend of the trees”,which is featured in this new release unplugged,  became our soundtrack song for the Glede Wood project and since then Emaline has gone from strength to strength.

GLEDE WOOD LINK : https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/glede-wood-alternative-eco-lifestyle-project/

Outside of Emaline’s stunning vocals, and the atmospheric journey that the music takes us on, stands a deep and engaging lyrical strength. Emaline captures a balance between her travels, Her ethical veganism and her artistic impressionism, like musical paintings of all that surrounds her, the sound hands on the air around you like canvasses before fading to the ever rolling songsmith as the story audible carries on. She takes time to explore the background to her musical story and this is cleverly supported with selected statements and imagery adding to the whole package.

What’s the blurb on the album:

“Emaline’s nine track album ‘With Every Beat’ includes songs recorded in Scandinavia, Europe and the UK on a grand piano, guitars, synths, mini wurlitzer, mandola and celtic harp including locations in Berlin, the New Forest England and the mystical Faroe Islands. Apart from some winter recording at the wonderful Studio Bloch in Tórshavn capturing some Nordic ambience, the record is 100% DIY; a labour of love which was played, recorded and mixed by Emaline and her partner Lukas with a few guest musician friends on cello, banjo, flute, viola, trumpet, drums and french Horn.

Drawing on many influences from folktronica, art pop, traditional folk, and even a little soft symphonic metal on the song ‘Turmoil of Winter’, the new record is a sonic soundscape interlacing stories and thoughts about current world issues, dealing with animal rights, the lack of female role models in mainstream music, mental health, longing for nature and a simpler life, self worth and the memory loss and death of a beloved Grand parent with alzheimer’s disease. Although at times melancholy, the music is still positive…the title track ‘With Every Beat’ is a kind of mantra to help dissipate negative mental thoughts and body anxiety, instead drawing on the strength we hold in our bodies to fight dark forces and move forward in the world.”

This is an album that will take you to a sacred space, an ancient place, a meditative space, a thinking yet calming pace…

Our recommendation: check this album out, “eave the city , shake of the concrete dust and remember yourself”

  

hey , got so carried away I almost forgot the link on where to get a copy:

ALBUM LINK HERE: https://emalinedelapaix.bandcamp.com/album/with-every-beat

DISCLAIMER: Links to information on sites other than those operated by FISHINABOX RECORDS are for your convenience only and are not an endorsement or recommendation of those sites. FISHINABOX RECORDS does not control or provide any content or information at these sites, makes no representation or warranty of any kind with respect to these sites or their content, and does not maintain, operate, or take responsibility for information provided. FISHINABOX RECORDS does not endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of such content or information and any use thereof is solely at the user’s risk.

 

 

Rocky Benderskum with crops NOT shops at The Retreat Animal Rescue Vegan Sanctuary

Rocky Benderskum with crops NOT shops at The Retreat Animal Rescue Vegan Sanctuary

A big shout out to the Crops not Shops Tribe I’d tag you all but I’m a benderskum and that’s way too complicamated for me so instead have a pome xx

Crops not shops:

I want to introduce these folks they really are the tops
A proper growing community they call it Crops Not Shops
They’ve been around in Essex helping people grow
For food is a right for all of us something you should know
In gardens, allotments and a nursery and now down on an animal farm
Though not where they breed the animals for food these are safe from harm
The place near Ashford in deepest Kent is a place that’s hard to beat
A wonderful Animal Sanctuary beginning with Retreat
I went along to give advice? That’s all I have the strength to give
I loved the way the animals are and how they get to live
The poly tunnel frame put up by a valiant bunch of workers
While I sat down and watched because trust I’m a proper shirker
If my body wasn’t so broken I know I could be handy
But this is the body that I’ve got so sitting down is dandy
So all I can do is sit and watch and try to give advice
I’d be helping if I had different one you needn’t ask me twice
So all I can do is write this stuff and watch the world go by
As the poly tunnel is constructed under the bright blue sky
The farm itself is brilliant the staff were all amazing
It’s lush to see happy animals wandering around and grazing
They have a thrift shop and a café with vegan friendly food
I never mentioned my cannibal diet as it seemed a little rude
I know that I will go back down to help whenever I can
I’ll probably grab a plate or two of that lovely vegan scran
The farm is very popular as its one of those special places
When some of the visitors find its vegan food the looks upon their faces
One thing I really liked to hear was none of the food is ever wasted
Because they have pigs to eat the scraps but never themselves to be tasted
Now back to the tribe and the growing of crops when the poly tunnel is built
Organic vegetables and maybe fruit filled up to the hilt
And a biogas digester but I’m not really sure what that is
I was told but it went right over my head

its ok I can give it a miss…
For I’m a simple benderskum and there are some things I know
One of them is Crops not Shops is a thing that is bound to grow

Who is Rocky  ? Ethical Vegan AF, Ex-tramp, Ex-teacher, Ex-tremely inappropriate Scribbler of scribbles and writer of similar
Anarchist Geriactivist who once stood for Parliament..

Rocky, a supporter of the cause,  joined the crops NOT shops crew at The Retreat Animal Sanctuary all weekend to lift spirits and entertain us all while we greased poles, banged nuts and rode around in tractors and diggers looking like we knew what we were doing…

Thankfully we did and the muck piles some touching 10 metres into the sky, 18 metre squared plot land was leveled, poly-tunnel frame erected and the irrigation trenches cut

So where have we got to ?

The frame and channels are done, water storage tank are on site and ready, the poly tunnel cover is on, though needs door frames around the front and final securing to be done, drainage needs setting back into the tunnel and plant in our crops for 26/9 event.

Biogas chamber is marked out and the prints are being finalised to build the biogas digester engine which will be feed from manure and convert into natural gas to power the chalets heating and hot water, as well as a by product of 200 Litres of liquid organic fertiliser

crops NOT shops are now raising funding for completion of the Retreat Sanctuary site. We have had amazing response from our seed search and have heirloom organic seeds for planting over winter crops at the site, now we need to get the Retreat base humming.

So what do we need funding for now ?

– We need to plant heirloom fruit trees, around 12 for the fruiting area

– We need a power inverter and lithium battery to be funded to hook up 10 ready to go solar panels that we have to start generating power for The Retreat and drive gas and water pumps.

– We need some irrigation arms to link to the tunnel tanks and overhead water storage tanks and a computer controlled timer to regulate watering cycles day and night to keep all crops in prime health

– We need to build a 12 foot fence to protect the whole site from Chickens, too ensure the crops get to maturity  without being ransacked by the chickens, you may laugh but it is not just a poultry affair, last chicken invasion cleaned out a complete crop of rainbow corn in 25 minutes…..

To complete this site to perfection, we will need to raise a further £ 1,000.00 from the Community.

We need your support.

What you will be investing in is a fully automated fully functioning organic free food system for the animals, for the people and for The Retreat.

As a centre of the Ethical Vegan movement, the crop NOT shops project directly strengthens the Retreat’s long term self sustainability goals and takes pressure of the team there in using up donations for food and power which could otherwise be used on infastructure.

if you are able to help financially in investing in the project to get this site completed please do so using the below link:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cropsnotshops?utm_term=dZv57Pm8J

crops NOT shops ON THE DIGGER – What did you learn today ?

Next Up was Lunch and more of Rocky Benderskum:

Rocky, as well as everything else, also has donated some of his books to crops NOT shops to resell to raise funds.

The books will be available to Purchase at the RBE Network event “MG 269” detaisl of the event in the below LINK:

https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/26-9-2020-michael-greens-art-for-a-sustainable-world-at-the-retreat

These books are a must have insight into the anarchist scribbling of time and experience, from political activism, to rough sleeping, the big issue, journeys to the inner mind and all the stories interwoven by all.

take a look see..

Peaked your interest ?

Click on the below link and then look for the crops NOT shops logo, that will take you to the Facebook page then post a comment to order (Beware if you read to much, your ban will turn to mush…)..

LINK: https://www.benderskum.rocks/

What to know more about Rocky’s antics ? did he tell you about the time he stood for Parliment ?

LINK:

https://ccguide.org/news/shownewsarticle.php?articleid=23627

oh, we almost forgot lunch..

Jamie on the volunteer crew knocked up a fantastic vegan Jamaican stew, which was then followed by second lunch and 4 ‘o’ clock whistle stop chasers…

one last candle to light at “Angels Rest” memorial garden and then down time, campsite gaffs and giggles into the night…

It’s not just funders and backers we need,.

We need volunteers. If you are ethically motivated for real system change, this vegan permaculture, anarchist RBE Network project may well be for you, get in touch with us and learn how to retake your freedom and rebuild your community for a better world.

Time to hit the road, until next week,,

 

The Free Folk Festivals – crops NOT shops outreach South goes North and West

The Free Folk Festivals – crops NOT shops outreach South goes North and West

Throughout summer, crops NOT shops were invited, along with Know Your Roots, to attend and run workshops up and down the country at the Free Folk Festivals.

We were also joined on a number of our workshops by the Woodland Woom and Green Elephant Kitchen.

The Music and atmosphere was amazing all over the Country. Between workshops the crew were able to take time for amazing live bands, meditation, yoga, music workshops, talks, food prep, seeding and growing workshops, higher consciousness and how to achieve freedom  to build the RBE Network in an age of deceit, oppression and control.

crops NOT shops traveled from South to North to West , delivering work shops and engaging with like minded folk all over the country to start to put the foundations of a free food network in place, engaging with other growers and people interested in establishing grow sites for the Free Food RBE Network.

What is the RBE Network ?

It is a splinter from the RBE movement, the resource based economy.

It is the rise of the people.

the unifying of communities who do not submit to or trust the intentions or motivations of Government, Industry and the oppressive minions they use to enforce will on the people.

It is reclaiming the resources of the land , air and sea for the purpose of sharing within the community under the ethical guidance of the free world charter.

It is most simply, the people just doing it for themselves.

Government:

NOUN the exercise of political authority over the actions and affairs of a group of people and their resources. To hold authority to perform certain functions for this body of people and their resources ; the action of governing;  rule, and, administer the affairs of the nation.

When Government uses the financial muscle of the public fund to subvert media and public opinion  for the determent of the many only to serve their own interests and the interests of a select elite, they are no longer a representative of the people.  It instead becomes the enemy of the people and in turn the policies of this Government (and previous Governments) and its opposition parties are joined at the hip to the continuation of ensuring compliance to the rule of legislation, statues and law, no matter how unjust, to the perpetrating of the division of the class system, profit through war, animal exploitation and enslavement, the rape of our land air and sea resources for corporate deals and the conditioning of the people to fit and agree with the greed and desire of central power through attacking and separating the family unit through state education, work slavery and consumer debt. Rather than central power devolving authority to the people and serving the people as elected and working towards building a better nation and world.

Government does not work for the people it works for its own agenda and is financed by the people to pursue its own unethical aims.

We don’t need Government, for anything. what we need is unity. When the people engage with the RBE Network the need for Government becomes obsolete.

The gathering of the tribes, the festivals, the free folk, the anarchist community, the home growers, utility free living, the RBE Network and the unity of all of them together, is essential to provide us all a way forward in times of such austerity and control and a future without the “grey man”, who nips at the heels of all who shine too brightly, the grey suit devoid of all creativity and happiness, taking his share.

Want to know more about the RBE Network ?

LINK:

https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/rbe-goals-journeys-with-michael-green/

Next RBE event

LINK:

https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/26-9-2020-michael-greens-art-for-a-sustainable-world-at-the-retreat/

crops NOT shops speak at the sacred circle 

Know your Roots Kid’s Wonderland Worshop

Know your Roots Monkey Dance Workshop 

Know your Roots  and Hemp Redemption Music Workshops

crops NOT shops outreach stall

crops NOT shops reclaim the land NORTH workshop

Free Folk Sacred Sites

 

crops NOT shops reclaim the land WEST workshop

Crops NOT shops Free Food Network stall

crops NOT shops seed planting workshop

Want to support crops NOT shops and the RBE Network ?

Find out more about crops NOT shops here:

https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/crops-not-shops-reshaping-communities-lockdown-special/

We are constantly needing supplies, materials, fuel to get sites up and running as quickly as possible, if you are able to help financially in investing in the project please do so using the below link:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cropsnotshops?utm_term=dZv57Pm8J

Festival CREW Down time

FISHINABOX water is life and so Life is water 水は命、命は水

FISHINABOX water is life and so Life is water 水は命、命は水

Water is Life and so life is water was originally a project written in 2016 as part of the Earth Mother and Elements series. After four years of court case disruption , along with the tragic loss (rest in power) in the music collective of a further two members, the project was shelved, all music projects shelved ,before the collective split to go separate ways.

FISHINABOX is now working through the back catalog for release of all unfinished projects, the Earth Mother project is being rolled into the MG 269 event for a brand new FISHINABOX album release in 2021…

LET’S DO THIS !!!

LYRICS:

Planet water, endless memory,. earth’s water is older Than the sun.
水の惑星、永久の記憶、太陽よりも長い歴史を持つ地球の水
it understands the ancient mysteries,
it has the answers to life’s questions and is the building block of all existence
水は古代の謎を知っている
水は命の問の答えを知っている、そして水はこの世の全ての存在の礎
water that exists in all three states, air solid liquid yet returns unchanged
気体、個体、液体の全ての状態に変化しつつ変わらずに元の姿に戻る水
water that exists in all three states, air solid liquid yet returns unchanged
気体、個体、液体の全ての状態に変化しつつ変わらずに元の姿に戻る水
The sun, 4.6 billion years old, predates all the other bodies in our solar system.
The water we drink here on Earth is even older.
太陽は46億年の時を経て、太陽系の他のどの星よりも先に生まれた。
私たちが地球で飲んでいる水は太陽よりも前に生まれた。
it understands the ancient mysteries,
it has the answers to life’s questions and is the building block of all existence
水は古代の謎を知っている
水は命の問の答えを知っている、そして水はこの世の全ての存在の礎
Planet water, endless memory,. earth’s water is older Than the sun.
水の惑星、永久の記憶、太陽よりも長い歴史を持つ地球の水

Water, the Heart of Life.
水、命の中心
Water, mater creator and matrix,
水、創造者であり全ての土台
Water, mother and medium.
水、母であり媒体
water, enabler of life
水、命を実現するもの
Water, building block of all existence
水、全ての存在の礎
water, recorder, narrator and yet, the mysterious
水、記録者でナレーターでありながらも神秘的
water that grows when freezing yet everything else shrinks
全ての物体が小さくなる中、凍ることで大きくなる水

water than purifies itself even from toxic waste every 25 metres as it falls
有毒廃棄物に侵されても25m落ちるごとに自分自身を浄化させる水
Water is life and so Life is water
水は命、命は水
never let it be forgot..
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.
忘れさせるな…
私たちは水と命のサイクルがひとつだとわすれつつある
Planet water, endless memory,.
Planet water, endless memory,.
Planet water, endless memory,.
Planet water, endless memory,.
水の惑星、永久の記憶
水の惑星、永久の記憶
水の惑星、永久の記憶
水の惑星、永久の記憶

Lyrics:

Andie Handei Kumafaro, Atsushi Yukutake

Electronic music, synth, water sampling, drum machine, voice sampling:

Andie Handei Kumafaro

Tank Drum:

Chase @tankdrum

©℗ 2020 FISHINABOX (All rights reserved)

FISHINABOX MG 269 Title track for the MG 269 EVENT

FISHINABOX MG 269 Title track for the MG 269 EVENT

RBE thinking, Resource Based Economy thinking that is; is based around the management of need, based solely on smart and ethical management of available situational resources. The principles are a practical application of the free world charter, a how to live by charter.

This track features the late Michael Green and is the title track of the MG 269 event soundtrack

Lyrics:

Who actually gives a fuck about the waste of resources, and the way that the technology is being used to manipulate vast amounts of human beings into war, violence, into the belief that the way we live now is the way that it will always be.

If we use our technology and science, allied with nature for the benefit of all human beings, rather than the bottom line of the corporation, which is money, our behaviors would change.

The first thing that most of the activists involved with the zeitgeist movement and the Venus project would say is that it is about becoming better educated and learning about scientific application for the benefit of all human beings, I’m not a scientist, I don’t have to be a scientist, it’s about understanding the scientific method, it’s not about our ego, access to the basic necessities, without recourse to subservience, credit , debt, barter, or any other monetary form then our behaviors will change.

It is only this monetary system that is fueling war and rampant consumerism.

Fresco is one of those people that I have been made aware of in the more recent years of my life, Buckminster Fuller is one that I have come across, Nikolai Tesla and you know Peter Joseph behind the Zeitgeist movement, If we use our technology and science, allied with nature for the benefit of all human beings, rather than the bottom line of the corporation, which is money, our behaviors would change.

Event Link: https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/26-9-2020-michael-greens-art-for-a-sustainable-world-at-the-retreat/

Lyrics: Michael Green

Backing Track: Andie Handei Kumafaro

licensing: Bluezone

Artwork: Fishinabox

©℗ 2020 FISHINABOX (All rights reserved)

FISHINABOX feat. wordsmith Christine Thindi ALL WE NEED TO SET US FREE

FISHINABOX feat. wordsmith Christine Thindi ALL WE NEED TO SET US FREE

Originally drafted for the Zeitgeist Exhibition in 2013 by Christine Thindi and the late Michael Green, the track was edited remastered and put to a new backing track by FISHINABOX for the MG 269 event profiling Michael Greens work Alongside developments in the RBE Network.

Event link: https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/26-9-2020-michael-greens-art-for-a-sustainable-world-at-the-retreat/

LYRICS:

There is a Way (to make this world a great place for all)

Financial troubles everywhere
give you no time to be aware
of what it is that causes it
and it all seems so legit
indoctrinations keep you caught
in a state of fearful thought
Money makes the world go round
It’s what keeps the food abound
keeps us clothed and in a home
without it, streets we’d have to roam
sleep on the pavement, starve to death
feel misery till our last breath
We bear the drudgery we hate
because we think that it’s our fate
We have to keep a job or two
enough banknotes will see us through
will pay the taxes and the bills
bliss awaits beyond the hills
make more money to get by
but guess what? It’s all a lie!

We could feed 12 billion souls
if markets didn’t block the flow
Money causes suffering
destroys your soul and everything
the planet is about to die
economic growth has to be high
exploitation is a must
if profits are not to go bust
What is the use if very soon
Earth will look like its own moon
your children will not have a future
just because your lifestyle suits ya
but look at it, does it make you happy?
Or do you feel stressed and rather crappy?
Our offspring raised by institutions
no time and strength for resolutions
families are ripped apart
and so is everybody’s heart
Suppressing who we really are
spreads depression near and far
You are a slave to this whole thing
full of worry and suffering
Half the world has it even worse
they always have an empty purse

But did you know, there’s a better way
where no one can be led astray
where everyone on planet Earth
lives healthy, happy right from birth
no stress, no force, no crime, no war
where all our spirits are free to soar
Technology will do the jobs
robots won’t turn into mobs
most work’s already automated
so why not call the rest outdated?
Let’s just end the reign of money
and we’re not trying to be funny
Without it we will all be wealthy
happy, free and very healthy
Follow our passions every day
with no pressure of earning pay
Saving the planet in the process
that is what is called REAL progress
All we need to set us free
is a Resource-Based Economy !

 

RBE thinking, Resource Based Economy thinking that is; is based around the management of need, based solely on smart and ethical management of available situational resources. The principles are a practical application of the free world charter, a how to live by charter.

This track is the soundtrack to the event Michael Green 269 an ethical vegan self sustainability event within the RBE Network. Wordsmith: Christine Thindi.

Lyrics: Christine Thindi

Backing Track: Andie Handei Kumafaro

licensing: Bluezone

Artwork: Michael Green

©℗ 2020 FISHINABOX (All rights reserved)

VEGAN KITCHEN – Hemp Milk and Hemp Flour – HEMP REDEMPTION INSPIRATION

VEGAN KITCHEN – Hemp Milk and Hemp Flour – HEMP REDEMPTION INSPIRATION

Inspired by the Hemp Redemption Festival last weekend, held by the mind blowing  band Mobius Loop, who, may also be some of the nicest people on mother earth today and their super amazing song “Hemp Milk” we decided to sing along and not only make Hemp Milk,. but managed to “feed two birds with one seed” and also make Hemp Flour.

Now its your turn, so tune in to Mobious Loop and follow the step by step giude to the easiest seed milk recipe ever.

So lets get our Hemp Milk making kit together, we already had huge bag of organic hemp seeds kicking around the kitchen though if you don’t have any get some ordered in from Sophia at Hempden our home grown Hemp expert and hemp health pioneer pictured below:

link to  HEMPDEN web site: https://www.hempen.co.uk/ ok, so now you have got your seeds ?

Let’s make Hemp Milk, let’s do it yeah..

Follow the photos below and you will have a lovely bottle of hemp milk and a bag of hemp flour for cookies too.

Apart from the amazing health benefits of Hemp products, another reason to move away from shop sold plant milk is to disconnect from the commercial earth raping corporate machine and to take a further step away from the unethical Companies, and or partners companies the drive products onto the market.  Companies like Alpro that make amazing plant milks are also profiteering from animal abuse and unethical other line products.

Don’t be a part of it, close the door on corporate shenanigans, engage in the hemp redemption and FREE THE SEED !!

26/9 2020 – Michael Green’s art for a sustainable world at THE RETREAT

26/9 2020 – Michael Green’s art for a sustainable world at THE RETREAT Animal Rescue

For ONE day only we will be showing art work from “art for a sustainable word” by Michael Green.

Here a couple of LINKS to Michael Green’s ART :

ART FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD

https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/269-rbe-art-for-a-sustainable-world-michael-green/

WHAT’S ON THE BOX WITH MICHAEL GREEN

https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/television-the-drug-of-a-nation-whats-on-the-box-with-michael-green/

26/9 this year is set to be a huge gathering of the ethical, the free folk, the activists, coming together for

– Unity
– Strength
– Change

Camping overnight in the bottom field has been given a green light for those travelling in

Agenda for the event:

– Resource based Economy
– RBE Network
– 5 steps to freedom
– Crops NOT shops
– Michael green’s art for a sustainable World
– Adoption programs
– Amazing fully vegan café and Thrift shop
– Biogas digester engine project
– soundtrack by FISHINABOX

Rocky van de Benderskum will also be on site with workshops, and has pledged some of his books to raise funds for the RBE Network’s Free Food program , “crops NOT shops”, which you will be able to buy at the event.

See the enclosed LINK for the latest update report on Rocky and crops NOT shops at The Retreat Animal Sanctuary here:

https://www.fishinaboxrecords.com/rocky-benderskum-with-crops-not-shops-at-the-retreat-animal-rescue-vegan-sanctuary/

Want to be part of system change ? Be there – lets build this RBE Network,

for food,

for power,

for creativity,

for education,

for fuel,

for shelter,

for fun,

for enrichment,

for ethics,

for one love

Since Michael Passed in Costa Rica last year, as executors, we have been inundated from people all over the world both in RBE, environmentalist and Vegan circles with requests to arrange for his project “art for a sustainable world” to be displayed.

Michael’s last artwork, unfinished, recovered from Costa Rica:

For this year, Saturday 26/9 2020, we have kindly been offered space at The Retreat Animal Sanctuary to put some of Michael’s artworks on show for the day.

We will also be holding talks on the five steps to freedom and the RBE (resource based economy) , sharing information and looking for engagement with groups, volunteers , from the community for the evolving RBE Network

crops NOT shops will be opening their second base at The Retreat and their will be talks from Chay Godfree who is driving the project.

One year ago on 26/9 The RBE and VEGAN community lost dedicated activist Michael Green. A permanent memorial was set up for Michael at the Retreat Animal rescue and Sanctuary in Kent. A rescue Michael spent time holding talks and classroom events, fundraising and engaging with the animals.

On the 28th of September 2019 just two days after Michael’s passing, many activists gathered at the Retreat, to write words, memories, share stories and spend time with each other in memory of Michael’s life, though the gathering was so close to 26/9 that there was no time, at that time, to organise any larger event, and, Michael artwork has still not been recovered at that time.

Before Michael  left on his last trip to Costa Rica, we sat and discussed his on going activism and artwork and how best to incorporate what works he still had in his possession into the RBE Network activism campaign.

As an artist myself, Michael took me through an unfinished art piece based on Morpheus in the Matrix,  a piece that was stolen at an event over ten years before and that he felt so important had repainted from scratch, he asked me to complete it for him and marked out where and what colours he wanted used as he no longer had steady enough hands due to the illness, to complete the intricate parts remaining on the painting, and left it with me to complete as he made his way to Costa Rica for a last chance to get ahead of the cancer.

The painting will be displayed unfinished form the last time before work begins on finishing the piece in line with his instructions.

Other artwork going on display for 26/9 “art for a sustainable world” will be Michael’s TV sets and computer screens that were recovered with only days notice of being cleared  and disposed, the paperwork and legalities of recovery and “ownership” as the system puts it, took us right up to the deadline. The sets have had some cleaning and restoration since recovery.

Recovery day photos:

 

Also on display at “art for a sustainable world” will be Michael’s office chair from the “Tears for the Earth show”

The Soundtrack:

The MG 269 event soundtrack is now in print with all eco packaging / inks etc. The album contains the soundtrack for the art exhibition as well as additional tracks for Earth Liberation previously only available in Japan.

The album will be available at the event on 26/9 or inbox FISHINABOX RECORDS on facebook or @Fishinapot on Twitter to reserve a copy.

FYI – This is a strictly limited print run, there will be NO REPRINTS people so its a case of get it now if you want a copy.

LINK for PRE-ORDER:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/865406399/pre-order-shipment-from-01102020-mg-269?utm_source=merchandise&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api

The location:

https://www.retreatanimalrescue.org.uk/

The Retreat Animal Rescue is a 60 acre site and safe home for 1500 animals rescued from abuse , neglect and animal agriculture. The site is based in the rolling country side in Kent, the closest station is Ashford International and there is a bus to Cripple Hill that takes about 30 minutes (information link below)

https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Ashford-International-Station/Cripple-Hill-High-Halden-Ashford-TN26-UK

The Retreat is a fully vegan sanctuary with an amazing vegan cafe, the menu is exceptionally good and suitable for all ages , there is an on site thrift shop and adoption programs are available for those interested in further supporting the sanctuary’s work.

The significance of 26/9:

Michael passed away on a symbolic date for animal liberation: Calf 269 is a bull who was rescued as a calf by anonymous activists, days before his planned slaughter. The significance of the event led to the creation of “269 life”(fr:269 Life France), an animal liberation movement founded in October 2012. The 269 life movement celebrates the life of CALF 269 and raises awareness to the unethical unnecessary suffering endured by enslaved calves for wealth hoarding corporate profiteers.

269 is probably the most common animal rights tattoo or brand globally today.

Find out more:

https://www.facebook.com/269Liberation/

https://www.pri.org/stories/2015-08-19/meet-vegan-activists-israel-known-269

Join us and engage with the RBE Network and explore the movement for real change, not a politics thing, not a money thing, not a flag waving thing , or race, cult, country thing, this is simply the movement for the free world charter, and how people are taking steps to achieve it outside of all pyramid power structures.

There are very few people on this Earth like Michael Green, become part of the movement that shared his vision of a better world and let’s build a better world, without sanction of Government, Corporations, System indoctrinated social policing. Thank you Michael Green for your belief, your drive your energy spent in opening the door to joe public to embrace change. We have got this and are taking it forward up and down the country.

To close the post, I am adding Michael Green’s CV. if ever you are caught shy of the RBE Network and forced to write a CV, it probably should look something like this, if it doesn’t you are likely to be forced by the state into mindless work slavery, where your divine human energy, which you can use to shape your whole reality spirit and community for meaningful life, is traded in a one way transaction, for something as meaningless and worthless as money.

Don’t do it to yourself and don’t let other’s do it to you. Engage in the RBE Network and build an exit from slavery. Don;t know where to start ? then join us at MG 269.