A note from Rabbit
Hey now: it's the Rabbit
At this time I'm finally trying to get up out of my tent and get
I'm currently recieving monthly Social Security and I'm eligable
subsedized housing, but finding the housing options to be less than
Is there anybody out there who might be willing to rent me a room
in the East Bay? I can pay up to four hundred a month and can also
assist with home repairs, restoration, landscaping and other personal
I'm in good health and eager to get back to writing.
Looking forward to hearing from you .
Rabbit and Tomas are back from the
reunion tour to Detroit, where BP won an award
and received lots of press, check it out at the Awards
/ Reviews page.
Most importantly Rabbit had an opportunity to see his family, (about
40 of them
showed up at the screening) he had not seen any of them in 20 years
journey back to Detroit for homeless filmmaker --
Bums' Paradise to screen at Detroit Docs.
Bums Paradise is written, narrated and partially filmed by
the talented Detroit area native,
Robert Barringer. Barringer left the 10th grade in 1968 and hitchhiked
across the U.S. to
take part in San Franciscos "Summer of Love". After
some time, he realized that the people
he liked the most had a college education, so he studied and took
the college entrance exams
and was able to get into the University of California at Berkeley.
In 1975, he earned a
Bachelors Degree in Painting with a Minor in Art History. Barringer
then worked for 16 years
as a graphic artist and picture framer. He was married for a time.
After his divorce, he lost his job,
was evicted from his apartment, and landed on the streets, where
he has been living for
the past 6 years. Barringer has not communicated with his family
in Detroit since he became
homeless. His mother, father, sister and three brothers dont
know of his whereabouts,
or that he took part in the making of an internationally-acclaimed,
This is especially poignant since in Bums' Paradise, Barringer reads
a letter he wrote to his family
explaining his situation, a letter he never sent.
are working hard to gather funds, so that Robert Barringer and Tomas
McCabe may accompany
Bums Paradise to Detroit Docs. They will attend the screening,
take part in workshops and panels
and Robert will reunite
with his family!
Please help! Click here
to find out how.
Friends of Five Creeks,
Spaz, and especially
all the folks that turned out last night in Sebastopol!
We had a blast and today we managed to
actually pay for our airline tickets to Detroit!
Mark aka MGM
has a website now
attempts to explain his
Global Resolve Theory.
Fairy Castle 2000,
located in the
Albany Landfill, is a monument to
this theory, and a gift to all people
of California. It was built by Mark,
on his own, mostly at night,
over many years.
don't fully understand the numerology aspect of GlobalResolve.org,
but I do understand that as people on this planet, we all
need to resolve
our differences and problems, for our sake and for the sake
of the planet.
all of you who help Rabbit and Tomas realize, and enjoy our road trip!
From Seattle to Portland to Eugene to Ashland to Sandy Bar,
14 screenings in 11 days, we had a blast!
We've received many positive emails from the folks we've met along
and have posted some of them on our new Feedback
Page, so check it out!.
are they now?
Many from Bums' Paradise are still in the Bay Area and still homeless.
is a free man again after spending a year in jail on charges of terrorist
(bogus post 9-11 paranoia). Some of Jimbow's poetry is on www.ipoet.com
Paula has been living indoors for the last three and a half
years, and working for
her father. She is still in contact with many of the folks from
the Albany landfill.
Although she and Chris are no longer a couple , their friendship is
and they see each other often.
Derek is married, living indoors, and working for the Red Cross
I spoke to him recently, and he sounded really happy, he had just
spent the day
loading a shipment of clothing for earthquake victims in Iran.
Mad Mark still works on the castle occasionally, although he
was indoors for awhile,
right now we are not sure where he is staying. Check out his website
Katie & Wheelchair Danny are indoors and have two boys
now, Nick and Tom.
Walter & Bonnie have been living indoors and drug-free
together for some time now.
Dave passed away in October of 2002, of upper respiratory failure,
he was still living
outdoors at the time.
beloved Jean Paul
has passed away,
he was found in his tent
on October 15, 2003.
He will be missed by us all.
only box they've got for me is the grave,
'cause I'm not getting into any other kind of box"
Paul Henry Fillman, aka Jean Paul
Paradise Figure Dies on the Bulb - click
to read story
Tomas was Guest DJ on KUSF 90.3 fm San Francisco on 02.06.04
Spinning soundz from and related to Bums' Paradise.
1 hour show - 20 mb
(Global Exchange style tour right here at home.)
In response to our need for funding and to enlighten the populace
Rabbit is offering a once in a lifetime offer.
Rabbits Reality Tours!
Rabbit will be your mentor, companion, shaman as he guides you
through the in's and out's of surviving on the streets
Tours catered to your preference.
2 Hour Albany Landfill Art Tours!
24 Hour Urban Camping Experience Tours!
Or Set Up Your Own Tour!
All we ask is that you make a donation to Rabbit and another donation
Bums' Paradise, you choose the amount based on the value of your experience.
For reservations contact Rabbit: Rabbit@BumsParadise.com
Landfill Living - The Bay Area's
- click to
This reporter took the 24 hour Rabbit Reality Tour!
still need your help today.
If you or someone you know could contribute some much needed cash,
we still need $$$ for marketing and distribution.
Not to mention what we still owe to the banks.
I Want To Contribute! Click here.
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