Woodleaf and Ann live in a large seaside home in San Diego
Rehearsal on the glass enclosed sun porch in San Diego with Woodleaf and Cracky
Jungle Book Land Song
Woodleaf: Cue the dancing bears
Walking through forests of palm tree apartments. Scoff at the monkeys who live in their dark tents.
We came to the Jungle Book Land
to get away from the Four Fruits
But as it turned out the
Cracky: It’s not a Jungle.
Woodleaf: Shut up, Cracky, you will ruin the recording
Take it from the top.
(soft rhythmic drumming)
We came to the Jungle Book Land
Where the Barbaloo Bears play bongos
in their Bear Barbaloo Suits
Woodleaf: Stop, wait, cut
Suits rhymes with fruits
try to work in some way to blend suits with fruits in the lyrics
Bears, Growl Now
Woodleaf: Dramatic aside: I am liking the bears, but is there some way to turn off the pigs, chickens, cats, and dogs?
Growl, the Bears ate all our books
We forgot our history, so we
Cracky: Everyone forgets their History. Consider the California Indians
Woodleaf: Cracky, no more side comments. Stick to regular bird cries, you are throwing off my creative composure.
Bears, at the ready!
Growl, Dance, Flash Red Eyes
Cracky, Squawk Now
Bring in George of the Swinging Vines
We have no Jungle, but there are some Trees
Poor George! He hit the tree again.
We came from the cities to live in the forest
Cracky: What does that mean?
Woodleaf: Its Turkish, for I don’t know what.
The cymbals cling, the triangles ting
It comes together a wonderful thing!
This sample is not Woodleaf’s Voice, it is the voice of a very obscure forgotten singer named Percival Dove. I did not have a sample of Woodleaf’s Voice, but I wanted the capture the spirit of the recording. Woodleaf frequently makes use of entire an Orchestra in his recordings with particular emphasis on the Triangle. He likes to conduct. But, only when he is not appropriating music, in which case he does not alter the tracks in anyway. The feeling of triumph as the piece of music begins to take shape is expressed in this clip. If you want to hear the whole song, you have to buy this record on Discogs or Ebay.
Woodleaf: Great Job, Cracky, Time to break for lunch
The steering committee: Hopefully the piece will be finished soon. Rehearsal has not been going as smoothly as we hoped. The noise from the trash collection vehicle (land barge), has ruined our best take.
Ann: I always make my husband’s lunch. He eats mashed potatoes for lunch, only the white ones. He only eats white foods. In the morning, he eats untoasted white bread with butter. I butter the bread for him. Sometimes the bread is too soft and the butter is too hard, and it falls apart and he gets mad.
Woodleaf: Stop it, Ann. you’re embarrassing me. Bring me a diet Coke.
My energy is lagging. Rehearsal is exhausting. The Bears are not growling on cue.
Woodleaf: second dramatic aside
Cracky wants to ship books to Nueva Germania, but I know that I never want to go there. The cost of shipping them and then allowing them to travel overland would be excessive.
Woodleaf declares the word colony sounds better. If the Government of Germany had been behind the settlement and funded it, then it would have been a colony. It makes Woodleaf happy to imagine it was a colony. So, Woodleaf bought another domain called South American Yerba Mate to fool people about another one of his madeup or fake people. This one is a man named Federico Neumann. The article which tries to blend Federico Neumann into the history of Nueva Germania says it is written in European Spanish only. Here is the big clue. European Spanish. There could be some minor differences in types of Spanish, but it is mostly in pronunciation. Although I have seen courses listed in different type of Spanish. I was able to translate the article using google translate. It has something to do with Elisabeth Nietzsche’s Yerba Mate. Elisabeth Nietzsche’s Yerba Mate was a fake brand of Yerba Mate that was sold in a bag by Woodleaf on his website at Planet Juniper, and if you paid more you could also get a copy of a DVD. Since Woodleaf never went to Nueva Germania and was not importing any Yerba Mate, he merely bought some Yerba Mate in the bulk section at Rainbow Grocery and then packaged it up to sell to people online. Federico Neumann was a fake grandson he made up who was helping with the importing process, but he dropped the grandson in favor of just using the fake person Federico Neumann Senior. After Elisabeth Nietzsche went back to Germany, enter the fake Federico Neumann to begin to cultivate Yerba Mate for the settlement in Nueva Germania. I don’t see any evidence that Nueva Germania imports any Yerba Mate or anything else. I am not sure if they can grow Yerba Mate in Nueva Germania. Do they get enough rainfall or have a water source? How do they transport the Yerba Mate? The whole thing is so pointless and meaningless. I mapped out an entire itinerary of a trip once when I had free time, so I will repost this travel guide. From what I read online it’s not an easy vacation and its dangerous.
fly to Asunción stay at Gran Hotel Del Paraguay in Asuncion –
see the following in Asuncion:
The Casa de la Independencia Museum in Asuncion Paraguay
Plaza Independencia and the Cabildo museum -see at night when it looks pink or at sunset and sunrise
go to San Bernardino to see hotel were Bernhard Förster commited suicide in The Hotel del Lago
bus to Concepción stay at El Roble (El Roble is a kind of B n B place)
visit the San Lázaro Caves, Vallemí from which you will see various stalactites and other cave formations.
trip to San Pedro district see the following: note Nueva Germania is in the San Pedro District
need 4 wheel drive vehicle and maybe a local guide?
Santa Rosa del Aguaray possible stay at The Cristal hotel
Nueva Germania: see museum called Multicultural Museum of Nueva Germania which is only open by appointment
Bonus activities if you have time:
Jesuit Mission Santísima Trinidad de Paraná. Built in 1706 by the Jesuit Mission, the ruins feature a decorated church and several other buildings. Other Jesuit Mission ruins include the Mission de Jesus de Tavarangué and Santos Cosme y Damián.
Puerto Antequera Paraguay to the west of Nueva Germania
Lake Laguna Blanca to the east of Nueva Germania
Lima in Paraguay, (not Lima, Peru)
Iguassu Falls on the way to Jesuit Mission Santísima Trinidad de Paraná
Buenos Aires, visit beaches other attractions