G Monkie

G Monkie

I am a shadow dwelling twisted green juice guzzling monkie overlord, inhabiting the DarkPlanet. Using my own oozing brain juice, I go about my days infecting the helpless drones who unfortunately find themselves on my domain.

Raw Food Chef Sarma Melngailis | G Living Interview 2006

A look back to the beginning of G Living 2006

G Living started with a handful of volunteers, who help conduct interviews, book guest and even donated their homes for us to use as a studio. The G Living studio was actually the home of Architect Whitney Sander. The house is a beautiful modern home on the Venice Canals in California.

This interview was with

Raw Food Chef and restaurant owner Sarma Melngailis. Sarma owns a pretty famous restaurant in New York City called Pure Food and Wine. Sarma, who has many recipes and articles on G Living was kind enough to stop by with Dhrumil from Welikeitraw.com to talk about her life. Our host included now famous author Rory Freedman, who wrote the New York Times best seller book, Skinny Bitch, and Boise Thomas, who co-starred on Discovery’s Planet Green show Alter Eco with Adrian Grenier. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

WWF Reports Sumatran Elephants and Tigers Receive New Increased Protected Habitats

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In August, 2008, the government of Indonesia committed to more than doubling the size of Sumatra’s Tesso Nilo National Park, one of the last havens for endangered Sumatran elephants and critically endangered Sumatran tigers.

Tesso Nilo National Park was created in 2004 but only 94,000 acres of forest were included. The government of Indonesia will extend the national park into 213,000 acres by December 2008 and integrate an additional 47,000 acres into the national park management area of 250,000 acres.

Besides being a haven for elephants and tigers, Tesso Nilo, in Riau Province, has the highest lowland forest plant biodiversity known to science, with more than 4,000 plant species recorded so far and many species yet to be discovered. The province is under dramatically increasing threat from the pulp and paper industry, from the clearing of the forest to make room for palm oil plantations, and from illegal settlements. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Media Watch | Michael Moore Next Film To Expose Wall Street Melt Down

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America don’t you want to know why the world economy is tanking? Who did, who gained, who let it happen, who should pay, and how are we going to fix this mess. Does anyone really believe we will ever find out the real answers to any of those questions? Not if the truth finder is going to be the Justice Department? But don’t worry, here comes Michael Moore to the rescue! New York Times reveals today Michael is looking for a few Wall Street insiders to spill their guts on camera for his new film. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Bill Gates Focused On Helping The World | TED Talk 2009

Bill Gates hopes to solve some of the world’s biggest problems using a new kind of philanthropy. In a passionate and, yes, funny 18 minutes, he asks us to consider two big questions and how we might answer them. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Fuel | A Film You Have To See!

Filmmaker Josh Tickell is back with a new film pack with hollywood celebrities, billionaires, scientist and people like you and me. The film is a continueation of what is turning out to be Joshes life work, understanding fuel and it’s effects on all of us. Why is our world falling apart, why are we constantly at war, why are we using a toxic substance which pollutes our planet and enriches our enemies? You maybe surprised by the answers. The film is out now, checkout the movie site at: thefuelfilm.com

Also, checkout our interview with Josh, when he visited our studio last year and was on Room101.

Here is what the L.A. Times said about the film.

“Fuel” is a vital, superbly assembled documentary that presents an insightful overview of America’s troubled relationship with oil and how alternative and sustainable energies can reduce our country’s — and the world’s — addictive dependence on fossil fuels. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

G Monkie Latest Music Infection | The Duke Spirit

I don’t know what my life would be like without the presence of music. For me music is what keeps me going, it seems to some how make everything new again. For me music is the pure energy that drives me to see things a new and enables me to imagine what can be.

Some of the most powerful music which has shaped my life was created by such bands as The Clash, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, U2, Elliott Smith, Eurythmics (the 1984 Album), Nine Inch Nails, Madonna, Morrissey, New Order, Tears for Fears, Pearl Jam and Nirvana, to just name a few. All of these bands have created music which deeply changed how I feel about my inner world. In many ways the music has shaped me and made me a darker and cooler monkie.

So for me, discovering new music which somehow spreads a pleasurable infection throughout my brain, is very exciting. So much so, that I always feel compelled to pass on the infection as quickly as possible. Most of the time, I would simply focus on torturing the office monkies, by becoming the office music dictator. Playing nothing but the latest g monkie soundtrack again and again and again, for days, until I see trademark signs of the soft blue brain, swaying of the head, and tapping of the legs. All clear signs of an infected monkie brain.

But as of late, with the world crumbling around all our feet, there isn’t really that many Monkie brains in the office to expose. I am left with with the feeble attempts to blue the brains of who ever comes to the door, and that includes those hard to trap UPS and FedEx guys. So now what? Who’s brains can I soften and blue up with the music of the Monkie? Hmm, how about your monkie brain! Well, I mean yours’ and the millions other brains which some how find their way to gliving.com. Which may or may not be monkie brains I admit, but with that many possible monkie brains focused on the words, sounds and visuals being generated by The G Living Monkies, I am bound to soften and blue the brains of one or two of you out there. Right?

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Media Watch | Rachel Maddow Beating The Drums For Criminal Investigations For The Former Bush Government

Rachel Maddow is a very pushy woman. She just wont let up the beating of the drums. Almost every night on her show The Rachael Maddow Show on MSNBC, she brings up the idea of criminal investigations for the former Bush Government. And tonight she was rewarded with the smell of blood in the air. Very powerful Democrats have now picked up on the idea of hearings and criminal proceedings and they seem to be getting organized. And yes, Rachel couldn’t be happier. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

President Obama Fixes The World In His First 100 Days!

Those of us who voted for President Obama, have been watching the headlines looking for some sign that his government will bring sanity and real justice to America. But of course those who voted for the other guy and marched in step with the Bush thug squad, are saying, things like, it’s time to look forward. It is time to forgive and definitely forget. The nation needs to focus on healing our economy. Let’s just re-write that inconvenient past and let George Bush gracefully fade into history.

The rest of us, would rather get on with bringing out all that smelly grimy festering dirt now, and let justice finally see the light of day. Allowing the average American to once again believe in our own country. That would be real healing. For those of us who believe in the Green movement, the last eight years have seemed like a nightmare which would never end. One crazy bully move after the next by a government focused on nothing but its own propaganda and it’s desire to rule over all others. It felt like we where watching a of version what happened to Germany during the rise of the Nazi’s. A stunned population just letting horrible things happen. It was almost like one of those twisted marvel comics, to crazy to be true.

Will President Obama allow the Bush Government to actually get a way with all the crimes they committed during the last 8 years? Will the new Justice department bring indictments against anyone in the former Bush government? Will Bush himself ever see an indictment, a courtroom, a cell? Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

West Elm Green Products Woo Main Stream Shopper

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Corner-leg Platform Bed Frame

I think it’s official, the idea of green living has seeped into the collective brain of the mainstream consumer. Finally it seems we all understand non-toxic is better, fair trade, equal pay, respect for life, is just a better way to go. Why do I think Green Living is finally being fully excepted? Well for one, every time President Obama goes on TV he says something about a green economy and of course because West Elm (the furniture store) has a section devoted to just greenish products! If that isn’t a sign, I don’t know what is.

West Elm is the stylish but less expensive cousin of Pottery Barn. Both furniture stores are owned by parent company Williams Sonoma. West Elm gave younger shoppers a place to find cool modern clean edge home furnishings at a price they could afford. So, the furniture might not last a lifetime, but it does the job for now. Kind of like a better looking and higher quality IKEA.

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Organic Matelasse Duvet Cover and Shams

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Media Watch | Green Solar Job

NBC Nightly News features a bright spot in the jobs market. In a depressed Michigan town called Greensville, new green jobs in the solar industry are booming. The company doing all the hiring is United Solar Ovonic. They manufacture thin film flexible solar panels and they have been working with the city and community college to train a new skilled work force.

The town of 8,000 people was abandoned by their largest employer Electrolux when that company closed the factory and moved it to Mexico, where employees where cheaper. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Home Project | DYI Cork Door Mat

Architect Michelle Kaufmann shows us what to do with all those wine bottle corks. Instead of tossing them, start saving them and some day in the distant future, you can make your very own cork door mat. This is a fun and simple project using about 200 corks. Yes, that sounds like a lot, but if you hit a few parties, I bet you will have enough in no time. If your really industrious, you can collect wine corks from your local restaurants. I bet they are definitely tossing them with the bottles.

Materials Needed: 200 wine cork stoppers, a piece of fabric or wood in the shape of the mat you want to make and some wood glue. Now glue the corks to the material. Once the glue has dried, cut away the extra material and you are done. That really is dirt simple. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

Can Small Organic Farmers Survive The Economic Crisis

So, the big question is, what will happen to all the momentum gained in the organic food movement, now that the world economies are crashing around our feet? Will consumers revert back to buying the heavily sprayed pesticide crops from conventional grocers? Or will they continue to pay a premium to continue eating organic foods from the small farmers, such as the ones the G Living staff buys from? Well, based on my conversations with some of those farmers this past weekend, they seem to be doing fine. They tell me, there hasn’t been any noticeable change in volume of buyers or the amount they buy each week. One farmer did say, he decided to keep his prices lower and ate the higher cost of fuel, to make sure he kept his long term customers happy.

In the clip above from an Irish TV network, the story seems to be the same over in Ireland. The station interviews both a small organic farmer and the largest Irish Organic grocer, with both of them saying sales are steady. The consumer seems to value the quality and is holding firm on their food buying choices for now. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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