August 24, 2005

"The most anticipated release of the year"-Spin Magazine
Actually, I just made that up. But hopefully some of you are excited for the new record and will buy it. Word of mouth promotion is all I have to go on. Tell a friend. :)

ATTENTION:HELP!! If you happen to live somewhere along the coast of the PACIFIC OCEAN. Anywhere from Olympia to San Diego and can let a group of about 12-15 people sleep over, then contact me at We have sleeping bags and can camp in your backyard. The situation is as follows:PLEA FOR PEACE BIKE TOUR is going to camp along the coast, but geeez, those campgrounds are a lot more expensive than I thought they would be. To save a bit of money, maybe some of you live close by and can help us out. Here is an itinerary of where we are riding, so if you live close to any of these locations, please please let me know if you can help out. Peace, mike park
8 : Olympia, WA
9 : Seaquest, WA
10 : Portland, OR(We are hooked up here)
11 : Grand Ronde, OR
12 : South Beach, OR
13 : Florence, OR
14: Sunset Bay, OR(We are hooked up here)
15 :Cape Blanco Lighthouse, OR
16 : Harris Beach, OR
17 : Trinidad, CA
18 : Myers Flat, CA
19 : Westport, CA
20 : Gualala, CA
21 : Bodega Bay , CA
22 : San Francisco, CA(We are hooked up here)
23: Oakland, CA @ iMusicast(RX BANDITS FULL BAND, MIKE PARK, DAN POTTHAST)(We are hooked up here)
September 24th-Santa Cruz, Ca.(We are hooked up here)
25 : Big Sur, CA
26 : San Simeon, CA
27 : Oceano, CA
28 : Gaviota, CA
29: Ventura, CA
30 : Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction(RX BANDITS FULL BAND, MIKE PARK, DAN POTTHAST)(We are hooked up here)
1 :Anaheim, Ca @ Chain Reaction(RX BANDITS ONLY)(We are hooked up here)
October 2nd-San Clemente, Ca. @ San Onofre State Beach
October 3:Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
October 4 : San Diego, CA(We are hooked up here)

11:32 AM
I wonder if I can get down to 200 pounds in the next 15 days. Is it possible? mmmmm..I don't think so.

Santa Cruz is an interesting place. So beautiful. The mountains, trees, and ocean. Riding your bike early in the morning gives you a chance to see where homeless people sleep. They've got it made. No rent, no high stress job, just sleep anywhere. In Santa Cruz, you've got tons of good places to rest. The beach, the cliffs, the random street corner. It doesn't matter. You get tired, you pick your spot.

Being homeless isn't funny, but I'm kind of fascinated by it. Wondering how I would fare if I was homeless? After seeing the insane make shift homes in Japan, I wonder why the homeless people in the US can't match their ingenuity.

This is what I would do:
Hopefully I'd have some money saved up...perhaps a couple hundred bucks and then I would buy myself a cargo van. From this Cargo van, I would live there and build an empire. Collect cans, find change, random jobs here and there, go dumpster diving for food and after you have enough, get a friggin cell phone. I would get a membership at a 24 HR NAUTILUS. It's key to your survival. You can go there and shower up and just relax in the lounge. You can charge the phone there. Then after awhile you can save up for a laptop computer and get free wireless internet at the local cafes. Then you can just find stuff and sell it on EBAY. Does this sound reasonable?
Let's look at costs:
GAS:Drive as little as possible, perhaps $8 a week.
LICENSE AND REGISTRATION:I'd definitely steal the stickers off a car and hope to somehow never get pulled over.
FOOD:I'm thinking $10-$20 a week would be pretty simple.
GYM MEMBERSHIP-$18 a month(I think it's that price if you sign like a 3 year deal)
So for about $100 a month you can live. And I think I can get that by just collecting cans.

I'm crazy. This is what I think about....
Mike Park

Vien To-$12
Misa and Kaoru-$15
Brian Quirk-$15
Kris Racer-$23.45
Christina Giordano-$3
Dustin Dumas-$40
Scott Butterworth-$14
Jessica Burnham-$15
Ken Lee-$33
Kevin Koegel-$30
Brian Abolins-$25
Mark Veon-$15
Michael Cavaleri-$10
Rey Hernandez-$20
Dan Richter-$50
Dan Shannon-$5
Gary Yee-$10
John Anderson-$20
Seth Odell-$10
Sung Kim-$40
Britt Osbourn-$10
Black Sunday-$10
Andrew Paciocco-$10
Kyle Trittipo and Anuja Vichare $25
Matthew Chantler-30 BRITISH POUNDS
Dan Droller-$100
Diana Mendoza-$200
Evan O'Neil-$7
Steve Hahnlein-$17
Adam Bubash-$30
David Loyd-$25
Julien Lestoclet-$15
Brett Bussard-$50
Mitsuhiro Sabu-$100
Eugene Ahn-$100
Drew Bienemann-$100
Andrew Wong-$25
Matt Skiba-$100
Karim Jetha-$5
Kanallakan Priscilla-$5
Murphy Fennel-$4
David Pereira-$132
Rob Meckstroth-$15
Mitsunori Sabu-$20
Michael Sosin-$10
Michael Daphin-$7