What is Puscifer?
So here we were, clever little talking monkeys trying desperately to type war and peace before the ink runs out. We began to observe, interpret, and chronicle what we began to recognize as patterns. Through trial and error discovered the appropriate responses to these challenges and threats to our lives. And we rehearsed these responses, these movements, these actions and reactions until they became skills. And in an attempt to keep these new found skills fresh, we would execute them daily. Not only in but also out of context. We rehearsed them in the form ritual and dance and prose. In essence, we would hunt, cultivate and build by day. And by night, around the central fire, we would rehearse, recount, re-live, and perform as well as celebrate another day of our survival. This was a time when the artistic and the utilitarian were in perfect balance. This was a time when we as a culture recognized the importance our creative power. So, what is Puscifer? Clearly Puscifer is a multifaceted structure with multiple cornerstones, 3 of which we'll admit.
1.An attempt to reconnect with that seemingly lost balance between the Artistic and Utilitarian.
2.An attempt to reawaken our inner storyteller, and our ability to Observe, Interpret, and Report all the fun stuff we've witnessed.
3. An attempt to remind us all to dance before the inevitable End of the World. (Make checks and money orders payable to Chicken Little C/O...etc.)
Because we at Puscifer feel that Life is too short not to create something with every breath we draw.
Please return your seat to its upright and locked position. (Unless of course you're one of those thumb-less hopefully now sterile types seated out on the wing.)
Chicken Little out.
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