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Thoughts on “The Machine Stops”by EM Forster

I am going to give away certain plot points and the ending but don’t think of this as a spoiler because it is easy to figure out the end
Since I am recommending audiobooks, I would suggest imagining it to be like a poem that lasts an hour and seventeen minutes instead of the traditional novel format
Since I have burned myself out on Zombie stuff on YouTube, I have turned to apocalypse and dystopian themes
I listened to apocalyptic book “The Scarlet Plague” by Jack London, which is set 60 years after a plague and it was pretty good
Then I saw one titled “The Machine Stops” by EM Forster, which was published in Great Britain in 1909
This is a dystopian story

The general framework is a bit different from the Orwellian ideal of oppressive government
Not only is the authority figure replaced b...

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The Phantom of the Paradise at the Majestic Theater

I had a blast watching my favorite movie in the theater where it was filmed!

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Being a conduit is just as good as being the source

I was asked a while back if my material could be used in a music video
My attitude was that the material wasn’t mine in the first place and the editing only served to bring you to the material
It’s nice to know that my tastes choices are affecting other people
I don’t get that feeking a whole lot

Movie Carol (2015)

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Ronald McDonald Insanity Drum Cover (1st attempt)

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

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The Resurrection of The Hypnotic Eye Pt 1

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...

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My Reaction to Denise’s Death- The Walking Dead S6E14

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1 month until the first gig of The Ramone. I am tightening up the set and rehearsing. I have been developing this concept for a while and it is gratifying to watch the pieces function relatively well with each other. I want to explain the concept of The Ramone for a bit. I have been influenced by The Ramones on a great many different levels. I liked KIss up until then and The Ramones had the same power and group identity but with a minimalist approach. I learned how to play guitar by playing with their records and it gave me the confidence to become more than just a drumer. Here is my first Ramones song .I recorded it onto a crappy tape from the Dr Demento show and wore it out
https://youtu.be/6ssoBUb2cJk

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The Rockula Update Feb 2016

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El Vez Christmas @ First Ave 12 15 2001


https://youtu.be/wp5ByF4iHjM

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A little slice of Dallas history

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