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'Countdown to 2012 - Celebrating the Life and Logos of Terence McKenna'. On December 15, 2000, in San Francisco, the tribe gathered for a memorial ceremony for Terence McKenna and to celebrate a new commitment to the evolving group mind, commUNITY, love and expression.The event featured 2 rooms of art, multimedia and music, including a performance by Lost at Last with a very special guest appearance by PHIL LESH, eulogy readings, invocation and decorations by many friends and loved ones of Terence's, multimedia presentations by visual artists Robert Venosa and Martina Hoffman, mind expanding grooves of DJ FANOE and DJ JONAS, masterful visual 'Gel-o-tronics' by Vince D'Onofrio, and other blissful multimedia by Scott Davies, and the debute performance of Tinsel Tilde (joined by friends Daniel Paul and Diva Priyo of Lost at Last). Proceeds from the event went to help provide for expenses incurred during Terence's illness.

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Although Dennis McKenna (Terence's brother) could not attend, he sent these words along and helped sum up what we were all feeling: "This gathering is an affirmation of HOPE, and a statement that however dark things may seem in these times, we have the faith and belief that the future will be more marvelous than we can even begin to imagine... Until that moment, we must somehow keep on keeping on...When the countdown finally gets down to the end and we make the COLLECTIVE crossing, in whatever form that takes, we will find Terence waiting for us there, bemused smile on his face as always, saying something like 'Well, I told you it was gonna happen: what kept you?'...This gathering and celebration is a message to the world that we are up to the task ..Go forth, celebrate the future, life, ideas and hope: be as good as you can be to each other, and know that Terence is with us now, and will be with us at the ESCHATON, whenever and whatever that is... "

There was a new sense of cummUNITY and magic felt by all present at the event. We were especially treated when Phil Lesh joined Lost at Last for a most appropriate version of Lost at Last's jam 'PEYOTE', followed by OTHER ONE, DARK STAR, and FRANKLIN's TOWER. To cap it off, Phil read Robert Hunter's 'Words for Terence' written exclusively for the event.

Please stay tuned for more info on
2012 Productions' next 'Countdown to 2012' event.
Our 10 year kickoff, in 2002, is coming soon to a coast near you!

December 15th, 2000
7th Note Showclub
San Francisco, CA

tinsel tilde
15 Years> (download)
Secret of the Sound (download)
David (download)

Alternate Peyote Video (.mov)

Phil with Lost at Last
(Excerpts From Soundcheck)
Darkstar> SPACE (download)

Franklin's Tower (download)
(From The Show)
Peyote (download)
Other One (download)
Darkstar (download)
Franklin's Tower (download)
Phil Reads Hunter (download)
(hold shift-click to download)

Peyote> Other 1 Video (.rm)

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12.15.00 Countdown to 2012:
Terence McKenna Benefit
7th Note San Francisco, CA

Lost at Last with Phil Lesh 

By Lesh @ Last on Saturday, December 16, 2000 - 04:19 pm:

Main Hall: 
Tinsel Tilde Opened 
Robert Venosa Presentation 
Lost At Last 
*Phil Lesh Joins for: 
*Other One 
*Dark Star 
*Franklin's Tower 

*Phil Recites Terence Tribute by Robert Hunter 
Words for Terence 

A wealthy soul hath he, 
a bellicose capacity for wonder 
as braving the dread 
tactility of infinite ice 
he astonishes angels 
at their orisons, 
consorts with actual imps 
in virginal dimensions 
holy and obscure. 

There is no tongue 
he does not speak: 
chemic, mathematic, 
philosophic rap 
nor thunder rattle, 
no Medusa hath he 
left uncourted 
where she sits 
beside eliptic windows 
contemplating Asia 
in the setting sun. 

Salutations thou who 
was and is and is not. 
Ave Atqua Vale. 
There is no death 
only final preparation 
to discover 
all numbers 
are multiples of one. 

Robert Hunter 12.13.00 

Lost At Last Continues 

By Anonymous on Sunday, December 17, 2000 - 03:19 am:
The Lost At Last Show was one of the best shows I have ever seen. Jaya Lakshmi & Phil sing so tight together, their voices are as
one. The poem Robert Hunter wrote choked me up. I hope Phil plays more with Lost At Last 

Jim Fox 

By jay on Sunday, December 17, 2000 - 10:57 am:

Being a Deadhead since 1974 and a fond rave fan since 1975 via a good British fan since 1995, I found this to be a very interesting
night, it was a chnce to get some friends into the wonderful world of TRANCE . Hope there will be more to follow . Jay Whitmeyer
reach me at for other trance events in the bay area. Thanks Phil for a really good time ! 

By Evie on Sunday, December 17, 2000 - 02:29 pm:

Wish I was there. The poem choked me up too. If there are more Terence happenings, could you e-mail me at 


By Anonymous on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 07:51 am:

I was there with my wife. Bought tickets ahead of time and am so glad. Made for quick entery. The opening touched my heart. I felt the spirit of Terence all around us.The music and visuals were a perfect set and setting. My wifes life was forever changed.
Even the songs she has heard for years have new meaning to her now. Truly a life changing expirence. 


By eegorahsay on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 01:25 pm:

happiness is 

By spear man on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 01:56 pm:

ah once again another beautiful lost at last show. 
Peyote with particularly wonderphil. So were the other one, darkstar, and franklin's tower. Terence presence was felt thruout the

Made a bunch of new friends--funny most seemed to be named Andrew. 

It would have been better if the venue had been cool--difficult I guess in these trying times. 
But the atmosphere was out-of-this-world. 

See you in 2012, on the other side--Terence! OM! 

By bella c. on Wednesday, December 20, 2000 - 02:23 pm:

hunter's poem was one of the most beautiful inspiring things I have ever heard.... 

By psyklkpz on Thursday, December 21, 2000 - 07:34 am:

i hav tapes f n-e-1 want's them!!! plz send e-mail 2 4 correspondence n-4-mation 

By baligirl on Monday, December 25, 2000 - 04:40 pm:

the official word from Baligirl . . . 

From a skeptic at heart, the poem perrrrfectly; illustrates, summarizes and generalizes every emotion conjured that night. Hunter give us more!!!!!! 


By Bebop on Thursday, February 08, 2001 - 12:32 pm:

The thing that Terence meant to me is the reach thru this thin veil of reality into the realm of the Other, and it gives hope that
there are self transforming machine elves bouncing around in the DMT haze saying We Are Here! Look at us! Do it NOW!!!!!! 
I miss the knowledge that Terence is around, but maybe he will multiply like Jerry and the Jam Bands. Please send me a tape of the
show. Love and Leprochauns, Bebop 

By eegorahsay on Wednesday, March 07, 2001 - 11:54 pm:

Originally posted on Monday, December 18, 2000 - 01:11 pm: 

Terrance McKenna celebration 
"ready for 2012" 

SOUTH PACIFIC OM and breaths of wonder 
the classic chaos of a "stone" line scene 
stoner one liners with the bigg boss dudes 
pushin the limits of raggamuffin wonderdawgees.. 
warmed to a soul notion, cornered for the 
eternal wow...the band played off tune but 
that was 
and then phil-came-out-and-did=-the-stuff- 
mechanical-=style...oh boy...buses and 
towers of magic.... 
(is it just me or is this the world's smallest 
room and the biggest stok i've ever had???!!!!) 
bugbbles and moosh soup in the fuzz brains of tyme... 

time and inn tune 
tunes of the tymes 
tymes where 
tunes with 
sensational men shuns inwhich "ALL" 
emerges the sen say shun... 
i am 
not there tho - when wherefore art tho, 
dear dimension? 

eternal depths suchtheparty inn 
terrance mckenna's "gettin' ready for 2012" 

i wuz wondering why i should go 
(i figure i heard from approximately 39 years 
worth of notarieties and visions at that gigg! 
nice time..good people, 
I believe 
there was catchin Up in all ennunciations, 
between marblized dream wurls of the body sense 
i remembered each statement from my youth. 

golly gee wizz. 

love that dandy goo 
merple reddin 
12-18-00 approx. 1 pm (@ Work! AT work!) 

goin' home, i had to explain my hand stamp 
to protect my innocence as "a hippster pun" 
check the news, kids, he (the person) was columbian.