I-I Staff Speak!http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/183/ShowForum.aspxPosts and somethin' somethin' from inside I-Ien-USCommunityServer 2.0 (Build: 60217.2664)Everyone Deserves Musichttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/1216.aspxMon, 10 Jul 2006 01:08:28 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:1216jlange10http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/1216.aspxhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/commentrss.aspx?SectionID=183&PostID=1216Music is a huge part of my life that has deeply affected me in many ways.

I suspect the same holds true for many others in this community.  So, I'd love to hear what other's experiences of music are, and will start this thread off with a blog post I did a little over a month ago.  just went to shows 3&4 last weekend, number 5 is coming up!  

Everything has changed, absolutely nothings changed.......


That's not the line from "Corduroy". But it should be. I went to my first of hopefully five Pearl Jam shows last night. Yup, you read that right, FIVE. A new record. Even for me. And it was with another Ten Club member at that. It couldn't have been a better night. I love Pearl Jam. I really do. On so many levels. Why do I love Pearl Jam?
  • They're sustainable
  • Everything they do is for their fans
  • They've never stopped growing (and me along with them)
  • They treat rock and roll as revolution
  • they're a classic rock band, not just an alternative one
I actually don't listen to Pearl Jam albums that much. During off season, months will usually pass in which I don't put on a single record of theirs. In the back of my mind, I know how good they are and that they'll always be there. So I start to take them for granted, and slowly start to forget.

Then, they'll release an album. I love when they release albums, because its one of the few times in my life I can definitively say, 'on this day my life will be changed forever'. Not changed in any major way, but in a measurable way. Now when I do listen to PJ, I can choose from X numbers of albums, one more than before!

Ten I bought at Best Buy, in 8th grade. Vitalogy I got for Xmas in 8th grade. VS. I got around Easter in 8th grade.

I got No Code when I was a sophomore. My mother and I went to the DMV to get my learners permit, and I stopped at Tower Records next door. I had been listening to "Who You Are" on repeat nearly the entire month before that.

Yield I got in '98, when I was a Junior. I was working at CompUSA at the time, which closed at 9. Thus to get it that first day, I had to have my mom pick it up before she got me from work.

Binaural was in 2000. I was in Southern California, that Urban wasteland of highways and roads. Jessica Wickum had to drive me to Best Buy to pick it up.

Riot Act was fall of 2002. I got it at Streetlight Records on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz, on my way to one of my very first staff meetings at the group home.

Pearl Jam [Self-Titled], I pre-ordered through the ten club. It technically arrived on April 29th, but I didn't get it until the 30th when Mike Arens picked me up for the airport and we rolled back to Boulder.

Now, back to what really matters. No two shows are ever alike. No setlist is ever the same. Their catalogue is so huge there's no way it could be. Songs are always played differently, the band always sounds differently, the energy of the room is always unique, my seats are always different, daughter/betterman usually have unique tags, and you never know who'll they'll cover or what famous rockstar will show up on stage with them.

Yet, every Pearl Jam show is also exactly the same.  I know the structure of the show and what it will be like: eddie drinking a bottle of wine, length generally between 2-3 hours, 3 sets, last one always ends with a rocking cover, and then Yellow Ledbetter. And then me walking out in a daze. State experience indeed.

Everytime I go to a Pearl Jam show, I'm a completely different person.  Years go by between Pearl Jam tours, and often months between shows. I've seen them at Soldier Field with Steve when I was hardly pubescent........Madison Square Garden with Matt in New York......St. Louis with Lorne.........Indianapolis with Seth................San Francisco on Halloween with liz, shawn, and mark........Ed at the Tibetin Freedon concert..........acoustic with ben harper at the Bridge School Benefit........Santa Barbara for the re-unification of Temple of the Dog after driving 6 hours straight with Matt, and of course, the United Center with Kelly.

Everytime I go to a show, I'm re-living those moments. I am those moments, I am inhabit all those selves at once:
I'm Jason at a Pearl Jam show, having the best time in my life.

But I'm also not. I'm different. I've grown. I've changed. I've deepened my awareness since, and hopefully cultivated myself into a better human being. I have new memories, new pains, new regrets, new stresses, new joys. I even look different physically.

Then suddenly, when those lights go down, that all falls away. I fall away. I'm living that same moment I've lived a thousand times before. It IS the same moment as all those times before. I simply Am. That's the thing about Pearl Jam shows for me, when I'm there, I feel it, I get it. All those meditations and practices make sense. I just AM. I settle in I amness. The moment that lasts forever and never goes away......never changes........the past, the present, and the future.......are ALL just one big pearl jam show.

Everything has changed, absolutely nothings changed. Impermanence and Permanence. Maybe you get it, maybe you don't. either way, i hope you have something in your life that affects you in similar ways.

Jason "I've changed by not changing at all" Lange
Cultish Emergencehttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/5966.aspxWed, 30 Aug 2006 19:09:07 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:5966yschachter1http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/5966.aspxhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/commentrss.aspx?SectionID=183&PostID=5966

Hi everyone,

There was some serious excitement in the CC (That's short for Call Center, btw) the other day. I hacked my hair off again, and it was great fun.

There are pictures. [click for full size. You know you want to.]

This is Kelly shaving my head. Doesn't she have nice toes? She has nice toes.

 

 

I got a phone call from an old friend. We had a little heart to heart. She just moved, and is having some issues adjusting, and just wanted a little reminder of home. It was very sweet.

 

 

I was just brushing off my head. But it looks like I'm in agony, doesn't it? It totally does.

 

 

This is me showing off my hot, hot muscles. But the little lock of hair in my shirt makes it a lot less appealing somehow.

 

 

Tearing off my garbage bag shirt, Hulk Hogan style. Oh yeah. Oh baby.

Friday Night "news"?http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/413.aspxSat, 24 Jun 2006 05:29:14 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:413gail4http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/413.aspxhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/commentrss.aspx?SectionID=183&PostID=413So here I am choosing to "stream of consciousness" while Stu's "Original Face" plays in my ears...my Shadow is asking me what kind of a loser I have to be to be sitting in front of my PC *more* than I already am all week long while I'm working.....yet here I am!  Maybe this particular shadow is the love/hate relationship I have with online forums...usually I avoid them while wishing all the while I could just let loose my online poet, online wise-ard, online amazing holy crap contributor, or something like that.....my online Paul-genius-of-humor, or my KDub (Kelly) of Exquisite No Bullshitness....

"Ha!  be careful what you ask for!" I tell myself. 

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday Night!

So tonight (at this moment) I want to know -- what keeps everybody hoppin on a Friday night?  Where do all the Integral-ees go when the weekend hits? 

((( I just realized why I don't post more often - absolute confidence that what I post won't be a contribution at all, but just lots of hot air.  Wow, the tyranny of the desire to have my voice "be a gift"  jeeze...)))

(((((( How does Ken get past that?!!  )))))

utterly bare,
g




We're glad you're here!http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/446.aspxSun, 25 Jun 2006 04:40:53 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:446jeffsalzman1http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/446.aspxhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/commentrss.aspx?SectionID=183&PostID=446Welcome to the new integral world! Those of us on the staff at Integral Institute are thrilled to finally be opening our doors!

If you're reading this, you're one of the true integral pioneers, and we need your energy and vision to move things forward. Together, here and now, we are creating the first patterns of a worldwide integral movement. I can't think of anything more important -- or exciting!

I encourage you to check back often, tell your friends and stake you claim in this new community. We've only just begun and we're honored to have you with us.

Jeff
Life in the Call Centerhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/377.aspxFri, 23 Jun 2006 22:49:54 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:377yschachter3http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/377.aspxhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/commentrss.aspx?SectionID=183&PostID=377

So the Member Services call center went up today. We were crazy excited. A 9am meeting about how to handle various common problems or what to do if Bill Clinton calls, 10am turning on the phones, and then waiting for the last 6 1/2 hours as we get exactly one phone call (this is not counting the various fellow staffers with encouraging comments like "Your marketing director's too ugly.")

But it's cool. We got good work done. I've been trying to spark some friendly debate in forums, and get a little feedback from new members (like you?). I'm actually feeling very lucky to be here in a small, hot room with three other cranky guys waiting for a phone that doesn't ring, so I'm still pretty enthusiastic about all this, and I'm happily preparing for when we do start getting calls.

Maybe no one's calling the help desk because there aren't any problems with the website.

In the mean time I get to increase my familiarity with the system, meet and chat with various new members, and dream of the day - coming very, very soon - when the multiplex will be a thriving online community of AQAL-informed, second-tier, hard-core with the self-knowledge concoctions of Spirit-in-Action.

This is gonna be really, really cool.

Using the Multiplex Community...http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/430.aspxSat, 24 Jun 2006 18:09:30 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:430inmanagingeditor2http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/430.aspxhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/commentrss.aspx?SectionID=183&PostID=430...software i mean ;)

I bet Nobody has noticed the little 'Inbox' link at the top right of the page...you have?  oh, well this is the box for your private messages.  It's like your own little personal forum...pretty cool.  One issue with your private forum is that there could be a party goin on in there in the form of incoming messages and you would never know about it unless you click that little link. 
Now i would never want anybody to miss a party so i want to share this little tip i discovered and use for my Inbox.
Next time you are in there notice underneath any posts you have, there are a couple settings you can adjust.  Next to 'Send Email:' there is a dropdown bar, hit the arrow and select 'when new posts are posted in this forum.'  'This forum' is your Private Message box so this setting will send you and email update anytime somebody sends you a PM.  pretty cool eh?

You can set this email update to happen for any forum you have access to, public or private.  I find it a great way to keep up with all the activity that goes(/will be going) on in here.

in service,
casey

STRESS... and fun!http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/366.aspxFri, 23 Jun 2006 20:15:11 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:366psalamone3http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/366.aspxhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/commentrss.aspx?SectionID=183&PostID=366Integral Institute, we do it all: we work hard, we play hard... we talk loud, we whisper quietly... we meditate, we drink... we emote/react/fight, and think. Today I've already played a round of Rise of Nations, worked on a new ad campaign, meditated for ten (!) minutes, exercised for 30, ate cherries, and discussed the work of Ken's critics online. We also had a visitor from Tempe, and I watched the call center staff take a few customer service calls for I-I Member Services (always a good time). All of it, of course (even the gaming!), in service of a larger mission: to live a life of Freedom and Fullness, and to do it with class.
Summertime...http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/375.aspxFri, 23 Jun 2006 22:30:33 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:375bobmac0http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/375.aspxhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/commentrss.aspx?SectionID=183&PostID=375...and the livin is breezy...

The Multiplex is acutally live!  We've been talking about this for so long that it's hard to believe that we've made it here.  To brace ourself for the droves of oncoming members (platinum), we've opened a call center; so you can now call and talk to an I-I staff member M-F 10-6pm MT ('til 3 on Fri) 866-603-9456.  This is one of the many streamlining renovations we've been piling-on lately.  We've hit something of a delta growth phase... is that what you call it Paul?

As much as I 'm excited about exponentially increasing our technically sound environment here, I've got some other big projects on my plate right now that are making it difficult to enjoy the summer sun.  I'm performing video work for the Stuart Davis show tommorrow night at Trilogy here in Boulder.  It's been a while since I've done this kind of work, so I'm nervous but also glad that I get to explore this part of my repertoire that I've invested so much of my studies to.

Directly after that I'm driving out west to Berkeley for one of the largest Capoeira encounters in North America.  The father of my lineage, Mestre Acordeon, hosts this event every summer and gets guest Mestres from around the world to help build the fire.

Soon after that, I will be acting as Media Manager for our first ILP2 Seminar here in Colorado.  We've got a lot of exciting new moodules; and I'm responsible for compiling intense music for a powerful state-change experience as part of this week.

It's a dull life here in Boulder... surrounded by mind-numbing theory, enslaved by office-ILP, and constantly being pushed to transform by my community...  how did I get here?

Welcome home everyone...

Robert MacNaughton
I-I IT Manager
Greetings!http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/369.aspxFri, 23 Jun 2006 20:41:19 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:369jlange0http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/thread/369.aspxhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/forums/commentrss.aspx?SectionID=183&PostID=369Welcome to the Multiplex!  My name is Jason Lange, and I moved out to Boulder to start working at Integral Institute last February.  I've been contributing to I-I in a number of ways, including HTML work, video work, web development, and helping to birth our new member services department into existence. (Give me a call at 866-603-9456!)

I've got a degree in Film & Digital Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and spent 5 years living in wonderful Northern California.  During my post college CA days I worked as a caregiver in a group home for teenagers with autism, which was one of the best experiences of my life.  Some of my other jobs have included bowling alley attendant, washing cars at a honda dealership, cashier at CompUSA (you might still see me sporting that shirt around Boulder!), Tier 2 Technical Support at a call center, help desk for a media rich high school, and freelance media designer (web, video, etc).

My interests are many and varied.  I love film, technology, the outdoors, traveling, Integral theory, video games, meditation, weight lifting, running, godzilla, the muppets, dancing, and MMORPG's/Virtual Communities (I just kicked a nasty World of Warcraft habit a few months ago ;^)

I'm a HUGE film buff, and like making movies, talking about movies, and seeing movies.  I really like anything from the French New Wave and anything by directors like Aronofsky, Kieslowski, Peter Jackson, Sam Raimi, Richard Linklater, Fellini, and so many more!

I'm also a big, big fan of music.  My two favorites are Pearl Jam, and Michael Franti & Spearhead.  I've seen them each about a dozen times and never get tired of their music.  I also like  Brett Dennen/Randy Schwartz, Pink Floyd, James, Van Morrison, The Beautiful Girls, The Cars, Ozomatli, Taj Mahal, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, good trance and again, so much more....

I've been into Integral Theory roughly since the fall of 1999, and was an addicted Integral Naked subscriber while I was in California.  I found that not only did the AQAL framework allow me to finally articulate many thoughts and feelings I'd had in my past, but that its also now created a wonderful space for me to continue growing into as I progress into the future.

So from me to you, welcome to Integral Institute!