September 6, 2011KK is such a breath of fresh air. We all become busy in our lives & neglect the ones around us, but not this one. He knows what is important & makes the EFFORT. The world is a better place with him...Frank
July 28, 2011TWO THOUSAND FRIENDS! well hell no wonder ya don't remember I wrote a testimonial for ya.. but just to make sure ya KNOW and REMEMBER this time... let me just say this...............
FUCK YER DAY.......... thats all..
ok, I lied, its not all. but it would take a fucking book to write all the reason I think youre awesome. beginning with the fact you put your ass on the line and share your truths even when they arent pretty
you are one person that I KNOW I can trust to say it as it is without blowin smoke up my ass and teelin me its smoke signals. I KNOW YOU... I know your heart.... I know your spirit. and I KNOW you are one of the most real people I have ever met. even with the chinks in your armor you still expose enough of you that I can peak inside and see a really good Human being....
a MAN I not only think of as a FRIEND, but closer. a lover, well havent had that pleasure, a brother, perhaps so... but truly a MAN.... one of honor even when you battle your demons..
Your strength shows.. You are a true inspiration to those that fight battles everyday. and you do it your way. You trust few, but you love many... and I am HONORED to be one of the ones you Trust and Love
Thanks YOU for the years of friendship and laughter and tears and pure real authentic YOU
when we finally do cross paths again you owe me a another hug.. and ya dont even have to be on your knees, less of course ya wanna hug me without breakin your back from bending over so far to reach me
I LOVE YOU KELLY.... and I have no expectations.. cept for one.. JUST KEEP BEING YOU!
no one does it better and no one could even come close to fillin those boots you put on every morning..
stay in touch darlin.... I am always at least a phone call away....
now, take that Irish and make something happen that YOU are proud to call yours... (other than that beautiful daughter of yours) and dont get caught up in shit that isnt gonna feed your soul... you deserve to have a life you can stand back look at and say I did it my way now fuck yer day....
with Love and all that other hippy shit...
July 20, 2010When I first met you I thought.."what a strange man". Coming from me and the strangest freak around thats the pot calling the kettle black.
Kamikaze is high energy, push ahead don't stop lets see where we land kind of energy. He has a past that he has learned from and never gives up and always try's to be the best person he can be. I admire and respect him. He is a liver of life and I am grateful for him making the world an interesting an better place to be in.
Thank you KK.
May 5, 2010I'm one of the recipients of 'Kamikaze inspiration'. Build community with Honor. THAT is the essense of Sgt. John "Kamikaze' Kelly. And it's why I'm proud to call him "friend" and "brother-in-arms".
November 15, 2009KK I met on Tribe. He is a fabulous pain in the ass. A good man. Big flirt.
Adorable. He is a good friend of mine. I am lucky to have met him.
Says what is on his mind and owns up. Can't get better than that ;-0
May 26, 2009I love you. It's that plain and simple. Your path is yours and you own it... always. Even when you seem to be questioning it... you know who, what, when, where, and why you are. That is a truly amazing thing my friend and I am full of gratitude to have been able to cross paths with you.
To many more crossroads where we will meet.
April 29, 2009I've never been in the armed forces; never been in a war. But when I run into KK, it feels like how it must feel to run into a brother in arms. We've helped each other through some tight spots. The first time I met Kamikaze was years ago at Dreamtime. Although shorthanded, we had each others' back and managed a fine festival. Been annoying each other ever since.
March 17, 2009well with 32 testimonials.....i don't know that i can say anything wonderful that hasn't been said....
but. it sure was GREAT to send Temple 04 art to Buffalo, NY, for you, from me.
and that sunday, when you tried to sell me siding...yeah, that sunday restored my faith.
THANK YOU for being born, and being you, cause you rock this PDX girls world!
November 22, 2008Well KK is kind of like me in a wierd and vague sense.. he doesnt have a bridge to live under, and neither do I. He likes Bob Seger and so do I. He is honest and loving and doesn't like hippies, so we remain sheltered friends. Lovingly Plokk Drainbo Hippy Troll in search of a bridge.
August 18, 2008I know as a fact that the effect of Kamikaze Kelly on my life was to give me appreciation of that wonderful thing called 'community'. It's something I took home with me the first time I read KK's blogs, and investigated it to my satisfaction. There's something humble, honest, and open about it that the man expresses every time he sits down to write.
There's good people and bad people in the world. I know in my heart that Kelly is one of the finest individuals that I know. His American Dream proves to me that there are, indeed, still good people today in the US. It ain't just a dream. People who work hard, play hard, live hard, and enjoy the freedoms that allow Burningman to happen.
Despite his assertion that his project is finished, it lives on in the man himself.
Kelly, you friggin' hippy. I know you've never let me down with false promises or assertions. I'm proud, honored, and humbled to call you my friend. You are, sir, an American Dream all your own.
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August 13, 2008Kamikaze cares enough about the Burn community to troll people online who he sees as violating its principles. For real.
May 10, 2008Hey baby You know I am always here for you no matter what you need Im the one to call if you need lime and a shovel no questions asked and plausable deniability. It was great to see you at IF and Ill look for you in the desert Ill be with radio Electra.
April 30, 2008I've been meaning to write one of these for awhile now, but what the hell am I supposed to say about a son of a bitch like KK? I've been unfortunate enough to know this fucker in the flesh for several years, and perhaps I'm a masochist, because I've loved every second of it. He will gladly kick any asshole out of your warehouse, share his last beer and smoke, make you laugh when you think nothing in this piece of shit world can, and, that's right dude, I'm blowing your cover: he cuddles like a goddamned hippie. I'll never forget the time he lured a fuckton of hippies with a fake promise of free pizza, in a diabolical scheme to put those lazy fucks to work building a stage. He he. To top it off, I remember seeing him confiscate some of their beer later. As sadistic as I can be, none of these things are what I like most about KK. He has proven himself stronger than most men I've known by allowing himself to be vulnerable to others. It takes mucho cajones to be open about your own shortcomings, fears, and failures. We've both been there to support each other in the face of desperation, hunger, insanity, poverty, and even in the face of death. If you ever attempt to stop being you, KK, I'm going to kick your ass, you old fart!
January 20, 2008You're Damn Right.
Aww. I loves you too, KK.
I'm devilishly in love with my honey, but I know
who you are, understand you, and I gots your
Now, where we gonna get that flamethrower for marching?
December 28, 2007KK knows how to please a lady. Nuff said. The rest of you boys could learn a lesson or two from this fellow.
November 20, 2007KK is all pimp, what with his own tribe of 300 women that like to kiss his ass. Maybe they/we all do it for a reason... Your a sweetheat KK and i will always keep an eye out for a "Hot Burner Chick half my age" with a job, house, a Fridge full of beer, an X-Box and who will do all your washing for you whenever you please.
That Kiwi girl, Hana
October 3, 2007Can I call you Geode? At first meeting, your tough exterior, your 6 am Cat Scratch Fever wake up calls and your ability to savor warm beers had me thinking you were a tough son-of-a-bitch. Then I got to connect and the more I learned the more amazed I became. Under the dusty exterior was this shining, sparkly man with deep thoughts, a deep heart and deep aspirations.
You have further progressed my lesson of the old cliche "Never judge a book by it's cover". You have also taught me that first impressions should be buried within the first 5 minutes or less. Thank you for letting me read a chapter!
You hold a special spot in my heart KK.
I hope to experience you again...
Miss Grateful Lane (aka Parachute, aka Angel Arms, aks Love Pants, aka WHATEVER)
September 24, 2007this man has a pretty special place in my heart...
even if he made is so lemons scare me now...
i love you kk
September 23, 2007He is the reason lemons are yellow and taste the way they do! :)
So filled with love and magic. Instantly, touched my heart! Look forward to our paths crossing again!!!
September 18, 2007Total compliment whore. Don't trust him, he's easy.
July 25, 2007to luv and be luved....
sir! *salutes* it was an honor to serve and do u proud. i rarely get the opportunity to make the men in my life proud of me. i watch the days go by. my deeds unnoticed. my confidence waiver. but u sir have lifted me, luved me, and made me proud of who i am. thank you. Much luv and affection. in light and service, Angel 163 "Lil' Mama Liese"
May 9, 2007All heart.
Simply all heart, this one.
March 30, 2007I haven't even met him in real life yet, and I'd still get him out of jail at 3 in the morning if he called me. This cat is pure class and all heart.
He also might be the smartest man alive. Kelly's Angels? I mean, come on...that's just sheer genius. :)
March 12, 2007KK knows how to have fun, at a party or not.
He also knows a thing or two on helping people and is great to have around.
A true burner!
December 29, 2006I'm proud to know this man. This is the kind of person who will return my faith in default world people by his interactions with them.
December 18, 2006I met KK in person, only after declining his friend request before meeting him here on Tribe.
Then he showed up at my camp at BM and I had to tell him who I was.
We held hands at the bar where he promptly told me, "if you don't accept me as your friend on tribe now after holding my hand then you have real issues!"
I then served him a glass of blood!!!
December 14, 2006This motherfucker is the biggest, smelliest, most obnoxious dick of a hippie I've ever run into. And I love him with all of my heart.
He is like the drunk, abusive father that I never had.
I'll keep a 12 pack of Rolling Rock in the fridge for ya. Hope to see you again soon.
October 2, 2006I had him on his knees..... what a lucky bitch am I...
he made my 06 playa experience much nicer just by his pressence...
and his timing couldnt have been better, just when I NEEDED a laugh, he appeared...
and when I needed a "friend" he was there...
definitely one of those playadipitous moments...
and, he's yummy! what more could ya ask for...
MY Honor and pleasure to have met YOU!
Thanks Man.. for all you are.. and all you do...
July 28, 2006After trying Kamikaze I'll never go back to my old brand again. My whites are whiter and my colors brighter. Since I started using Kamikaze I get more pussy than I know what to do with. My breath stays fresh for hours after brushing, my skin glows with health, and my bowel movements are oh so satisfying. Thanks, Kamikaze, you're the best!
March 2, 2006I didn't even know who he was at first, just the sexiest naked man in the room. Who knew? Ahhh but then i got to know him, and well, he's just the coolest cat out there!!
Much Love, Maev - which rhymes with Rave
November 15, 2005Half Samurai, Half Wild Dog. When he's not licking your friends, he's watching your back...or is it watching your friends and licking your back? Anyway...
Honor, integrity, wacked out stories, the kind of guy that would have rivaled Wyatt Earp 130 years ago. So, he's a man after his time; just got here a little late...but I'm proud to call him my friend.
September 13, 2005How this guy can carry on when obviously wounded is beyond me. These men of steel who feel no pain are amazing. A super friendly guy who you'd trust with the return of your wallet. psst. And he's cute too. xo Love you fly boy!
June 17, 2004In this day and age, TRUST and HONOR have fallen into a pitiful state of just words. Kamikaze doesn't know this and these two amazing qualities that he owns will probably end up killing him.
As Gerlach heats up, I keep thinking Kamikaze Kelly will stroll up into our yard for an ice cold beer or coffee on ice, as he has done many times before.
It's been great working with KK and look forward to seeing him this August.
f l y n n
May 20, 2004I'm so glad I met this guy... it drives home my belief that GREAT friendships CAN form in just moments. I feel like I've know Kamikaze for a long long time. I cant wait to see him again, This time at home in BRC.
see ya soon man...