Ice-T – New Jack Hustler (1991)


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Fast and loose race at a slow and steady pace!

The story of Bopgig is a long one –Β  and not without hiccups.Β 

2001: Final-year undergrad student enters MBA competition.

2003: Multiple PHP apps cobbled together. Later GrooveGuide is added – a free street-press magazine. Problem: lack of app integration and hence automated signups.

2009: Rethinking the business model and user experience. BopGig or GigPop?

2010: A working prototype launches. A Y-Combinator application occurs.

2011: Development moves from USA to Israel.

2012: Public launch and then a pivot into indefinite hibernation!

2020: Hibernation continues!


Pyramid Power

I came up with Ormus King 7 (then 6) while camping at the Goldsborough Valley campground in September 2019. I never planned on it happening.

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This area was (and still is) an ancient aboriginal tribal meeting point. I’m not surprised.

I would wake up with very powerful visions for the story when the night before I had no idea what to imagine or write — too much information to process.

I doubt I could have come up with this story – which sees the rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem anywhere else – even in Jerusalem itself. I lived in Jerusalem from 2010 – 2018 and came up with Ormus King 1 + 2 in 2017.

The power and significance of this place owes to its closeness to Walsh’s Pyramid, the world’s highest natural freestanding pyramid and also Bellenden Ker and Bartle Frere – Queensland’s highest mountains. It also sits next to the Mulgrave River. But who knows, maybe those things came after its significance was determined somehow.

Another way to look at the area is as a natural anti-depressant.

The area is not remote however. In Far North Queensland, mountains and national parks are intertwined into the city areas.

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As I headed into October, the March flies arrived and were simply unbearable – much worse than mosquitoes because of their painful bite and they attack a moving target.

The devil lurks

During the writing of this story, I encountered (and reported) a shoplifter at Jay Car in Cairns, a 45 min drive away – and that made me think – perhaps my story was (and still is) being used (ie stolen) somehow? Time will tell.


September 12 Update:

Ormus King 7 was precipitated by thinking about bible stories whilst on the road in Queensland and then applying them to modern-day environments starting on 26 July, 2019:

and then completing the main story on 29 October, 2019:

Interestingly, Pharrell Williams (with Deadmau5) has his own musical take on the creation myth and the Tree of Knowledge as mentioned in thisΒ  interview (9 June, 2020) resulting in the song Pomegranate:


Jewish tradition teaches that the pomegranate is a symbol of righteousness because it is said to have 613 seeds, which corresponds with the 613 mitzvot, or commandments, of the Torah. ~ source

Led Zeppelin and my friend the devil… almost!


1994: First gig, Polyglot Theatre, South Yarra.

2002: I met her at Revolver – a “Plantarian” (follower of Robert Plant!)

2009: The vision and spirit of Bopgig.

2015: First photo published from Jerusalem apartment.

2017: Jerusalem, shooting for Ormus King 2.

2017: Tel Aviv beach. Another “Plantarian??”

2010 – The fight for peace

Adrian Wajsbrem: “Everyone, Jewish people around the world, and even non-Jews, who like the idea of Israel, and a Jewish Israel, and a Jewish Israel shared with other cultures and religions, should come here in peace, and not try and claim it, claim the land from the Jews.” (January, 2010)

October 2008:

“Jerusalem, the town of whoever’s here, it’s your town, ideally people that want peace – ‘piss’ – well you’ve gotta fight for peace, which means there’s always a war for peace.” (October, 2008)

Perseus – Seychelles (2013)