Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
A critique that I was asked to write and design about the current state of tangible, and non-tangible, states of DIY technology. bye.
Just got my editing laptop back from the tech nerd lab, as it has been recovering from a 3-month long open-heart surgery stint. New board (used+cheap), upgraded memory and faster graphics CPU speed now- so he claims. Still getting used to being back in the saddle again with my existing portable technology, and have my fingers crossed that everything will work now as planned and that the dreaded Apple spinning wheel will not come back to haunt. Battery life and climate change are not debatable matters anymore, as they both now have concrete storming evidence, with victims present. I should be lucky, the month for Halloween hauntings is a few months away and the computer should work at least until then. High Hopes, like the Amityville house on Ocean Drive once proclaimed on its pretty green front lawn. bye.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
" I'm 87 years old...I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive.. The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there's nothing. Like there was before I was born. I'm not really into religion, they're all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.
The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.
Anybody else you've interviewed bring these things up? Hang on, I gotta take this call..... Hey, brother. That's great, man. Yeah, I'm being interviewed... We're talking about nothing. I've got him well-steeped in nothing right now. He's stopped asking questions."
~ HARRY DEAN STANTON
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Until only recently, Spaniards could be shot- and killed- legally on sight in Iceland.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
1. A green screen or a blue trench coat jacket is used as a backdrop in chroma key Joker card photography, which is a process that replaces a solid-colored background from behind the living or deceased actor subject of a photo (or video) with a new background. ... 2.Removing and replacing photo backgrounds requires two things besides the subject matter ... 3. Digital camera. ... 4. A computer. bye.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
r.i.p. Sophie Scholl.
The date was February 22, 1943. Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie, along with their best friend, Christoph Probst, were scheduled to be executed by Nazi officials that afternoon. The prison guards were so impressed with the calm and bravery of the prisoners in the face of impending death that they violated regulations by permitting them to meet together one last time. Hans, a medical student at the University of Munich, was 24. Sophie, a student, was 21. Christoph, a medical student, was 22. One day in 1942, copies of a leaflet entitled “The White Rose” suddenly appeared at the University of Munich. The leaflet contained an anonymous essay that said that the Nazi system had slowly imprisoned the German people and was now destroying them. The Nazi regime had turned evil. It was time, the essay said, for Germans to rise up and resist the tyranny of their own government. At the bottom of the essay, the following request appeared: “Please make as many copies of this leaflet as you can and distribute them.” The leaflet caused a tremendous stir among the student body. It was the first time that internal dissent against the Nazi regime had surfaced in Germany. The essay had been secretly written and distributed by Hans Scholl and his friends. Sophie Scholl and her brother were arrested in the lobby of their university and later executed by beheading by Hitler's Nazi regime for treason based on the leaflets they had created and printed to educate other students.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The Nuns of Dachau.
Heinrich Himmler, as police president of Munich, officially described the camp as "the first concentration camp for political prisoners." It was located on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory near the northeastern part of the town of Dachau, about 10 miles northwest of Munich in southern Germany. Many Catholic priests were arrested and placed into the camp, and to this day nuns pray for the priests that died in the barracks under the Nazi regime.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Just received some pics from when I was in the Punk rock/east coast music scene prior to getting into art school and film. Not sure my approach to creating music or creating visual images has changed at all, my approach remains the same. Make and create from your gut and use whatever is available to you in order to fulfill your vision. Technology indeed has made this all much easier for the artist. Thank you Steve Jobs and Bill Gates- forever grateful. And, Black Blag and Flipper too ...