I am adapting the previous PyroPlasticFlow material to a new approach and adding what amount to “cover” songs. Here is my first attempt at nailing down a concrete version of Ronald McDonald Insanity.
I have become obsessed with this video because it reflects a lot of the ways that ideas come in rhythmic fragments rather than complete thoughts. As scary as this may sound, this video speaks to me
I have made money off my video endeavors but you can hardly call it a living
A good deal of the time I spent editing video was for the sheer enjoyment of manipulating the footage and watching the chaos in my head take shape on the screen
Artistic gratification isn’t ever enough for me, I need to affect change on my environment
As an artist, my tools are those of expression rather than those of direct speech or action
My influence on culture is to expose lesser known ideas and/or sensibilities to those who have not chosen to investigate on their own
There is one particular seed that I have been nursing since the mid 90’s when i first got the video bug
The Hypnotic Eye is the starting point when I became aware of the power of multi-media and started thinking towards the rapidly approaching n...
I have had time to focus on a few other projects while I digested the information I learned from my first gig as The Ramone and now that I am back at it, I am going to start from scratch
First of all, I was able to figure out my problems with the video sampler. It turns out that there are more than one kind of .wmv and I converted the files into the wrong format
Big sigh of relief that my very expensive video sampler isn’t on the fritz
I am pursuing more gigs and still have the original set to perform while I manufacture a new one
Meatpie and I were talking about the show and I told him about my new set list selections
He said that he was glad to hear that because he only recognized a few songs from my set
The first set is more of a conceptual performance because it is the first album all ...
I came up with the idea of THE RAMONE basically out of necessity and a lot of resentment towards other musicians as well as the music loving public
It started as a joke, saying to myself, “What’s the most arrogant thing I can do as a musician to tell people I am sick of waiting on everyone to catch up?”
It was a way to say “Fuck all of you musicians don’t want to be in my band or have me in your band, so I will just create one myself”
My outlook has changed considerably since then but the basic idea stuck in my head
The next step was to figure out the “easiest” way to start the ball rolling
Since I started playing guitar and bass by listening to The Ramones, then I would create my own tribute band by myself
It took me about 4 months to get to my first show and here is the s...