Monday, October 30, 2017

Jazz Halloween: Makoto Ozone - My Witch's Blue | Michel Camilo "Hands and Feet," "On Fire"

Happy Halloween to all my boos. 🎃

Makoto Ozone - My Witch's Blue (2012)

Makoto Ozone - Piano | Christian McBride - Bass | Jeff "Tain" Watts - Drums

Michel Camilo - "Hands and Feet" (Michel Camilo - piano | Raul - flamenco feet)
Michel Camilo - "On Fire" (Michel Camilo - piano | Michael Bowie - bass | Joel Rosenblatt - drums)

Nothing Is True, Everything is Permitted: The Untold Story of Brion Gysin


"The young Gysin wanted to “have adventures and see visions” and figured that Paris was the place. Moving there at 18, his career as a painter should have got off to a spectacular start: a chance encounter with Marie-Beth Aurenche – then still the first Mrs Max Ernst – gave access to the hottest scene in town, the Surrealists. Without formal art tuition, Gysin got some basic tips from the Argentinian spitfire, Leonor Fini, but the main lesson came from visiting Ernst’s studio and seeing that the objective was “to make the paint make the painting.” Barely 19, Gysin was soon invited to exhibit alongside Ernst, Fini, and Valentine Hugo – as well as Dali, Magritte and Picasso – but before the show’s opening his work was taken down by poet Paul Eluard, on orders of the ‘Pope’ of Surrealism, André Breton. Gysin never really found out why, but he was sure the fact he had just come out as homosexual had something to do with it. Whatever the reason, it was a crushing blow." Read the article: Nothing Is True, Everything is Permitted: The Untold Story of Brion Gysin - January 21, 2017 By Matthew Levi Stevens, newdawnmagazine

(Above: Untitled, 1961.  Ink on paper, 62 x 50cm.) "BRION GYSIN (USA): Gysin had a lifelong fascination with the juncture of word and image. He studied Japanese and Arabic calligraphy, and evolved his own style of  word/image glyphs, supple as flames or tendrils of smoke. A radical cultural visionary, visual artist, writer and performer, Gysin introduced his lifelong friend, writer William S. Burroughs, to the techniques of "cut-ups" and "permutation"." TRANSVANGARDE 2009 octobergallery.co.uk

Guerrilla Conditions — Brion Gysin

"The work of British-Canadian artist Brion Gysin, defined by techniques like mixed collages, systematic repetition and "cut-up" (a method he invented), is experiencing somewhat of a revival since his death in 1986. A stream of contemporary artists have recently taken interest in the artist and the newly-opened "Alarme" exhibition at Paris' Galerie de France illustrates the scope of his oeuvre, following two recent important exhibitions of his contributions.

(...) "Gysin's based his works on crossings, formally represented by the constant use of grid patterns. Most of the time he employed a rudimentary printing technique, rolling a paintbrush on a paper sheet over a canvas of wire threads, consistently incorporating script letters and photos into the grids." coolhunting.com


"The renowned Beat Generation writer William Burroughs once said that Brion Gysin was the only man he ever respected.

"After the two met in Tangier, Morocco, their artistic relationship burgeoned as their two practices of the visual arts and literature merged, creating the cut-up technique that popularised much of Burroughs’ writings. They would later publish a collaborative novel, The Third Mind (1977), that acted as a manifesto of the possibilities of cutting up ‘junk’, printed ephemera and newspaper articles, in order to disassociate the words from their original or ‘perceived’ meanings." visualmelt.com Two of the most intriguing aspects of Gysin’s oeuvre is firstly his association with Ian Sommerville, a mathematician who worked with The Beatles, on the fabrication of the Dream Machine. The Dream Machine was a pioneering piece of hallucinatory kinetic art, constructed out of nothing more than a turntable that rotated at 78rpm, a cantilevered light and a cylinder with rounded parallelograms cut from its surface.

"The idea for the machine came to Gysin as he was falling asleep on a bus in Marseille. As the sun set amongst the trees, it created a flicker effect that induced a lucid dream. Later, with Sommerville, they would learn that the revolutions of the turntable could recreate this effect and correspond to the frequency of alpha waves emitted by the brain during deep sleep. This was the first piece of art meant to be viewed with closed eyes, and it was Gysin’s (unsuccessful) intention to sell the machine to Panasonic in order to eventually replace the television."




"Gysin’s use of the term “transducer” is crucial, as he equates himself as an artist with a device for transforming one type of energy into another, in his case converting drug / interior / psychic states into art / exterior forms. In fact, he claims he is superior to the mechanism — “I am better than Transducer for I show your own Interior Space.”" realitystudio.org

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Why Do Scientologists Lie?



Scientology is a cult (meaning they dictate your life and never let you leave) that teaches that lying is a virtuous means to a noble end. When was the last time such a tactic was employed on a mass scale? Sorry to say, none other than one-ball Hitler comes to mind. As far as I can tell, the main tenet is Darwinian survival of the fittest, the fittest in this case meaning top nerd GOAT. How such a brilliant mind ends up signing a billion year contract might be a question for the ages, but ethical to enslave it is not.

If we learned anything from ugly history, it should be that humans can rationalize anything if we don't stop this kind of mindless worship of things that aren't values or virtues in and of themselves, such as reason, rationality or equality. We don't need to act aggressively and humiliate this reincarnation of Blavatsky's Secret Doctrine into oblivion, for truth can't be hidden for long.

We are more than math and science. Happiness is more than the achievement of a goal. Happiness is being able to trust one another because we love each other enough to be true. Trust is being able to play "I'll catch you if you fall" because you were lucky enough to have met someone you can trust enough to play with. Being a loving person means protecting the other from harm. No amount of going against the conventional wisdom of Christian teachings will change deception into something that doesn't hurt another.

And all that happens in the end when you live a lie to hurt another is hurt yourself by wasting your life trying to affect someone else's life like a leech to be thrown off. You alienate yourself while you act as a vessel for globalist ideals of saving the planet at the expense of humankind and our modern quality of life. These ethics teaching that there are thetans and humanoids are about replacing humanoid humans; it's The Secret root race theory rationalizing racism.

I guess a "wog" is their idea of a gentile, except if they meant Scientology to be an ironic, or trolling church (like Westboro Baptist (Hyper-Calvinist) Church), in that pesky, obsolete rulebook called the Old Testament Bible, there was a set of rules for gentiles to be part of civilization, too (they were exempted from dietary rules).

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"Anyone who is not a scientologist is a “wog” – someone to be treated with a mixture of pity and contempt. Wogs do not understand life. They are ignorant, misinformed or evil. They do not know how to solve their own or mankind’s problems. They are doomed to an eternity of suffering unless they wake up and begin to “apply the tech.”

"Hubbard defined a “wog” in a Briefing Course lecture in 1966:

"…common, everyday garden-variety humanoid … He ‘is’ a body. [He] doesn’t know he’s there, etc. He isn’t there as a spirit at all. He is not operating as a thetan." Read: Why Do Scientologists Lie? by Mike Rinder

Related link: L. Ron Hubbard's Hilarious "Windsplitter" Song from Battlefield Earth uploaded by RebuiltTrannyRecords on YouTube

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Just Say No



Toddy Tee feat. Mix Master Spade and Snoop Dogg via Dodt04 on You Tube


"Just Say No" anti-drug campaign (1985)

Hmm, early rap reminiscent of "Jam On It" by Newcleus, "White Lines" by Grandmaster Flash, and Fame, the musical.

That's right, kids - Just Say No! This campaign against drugs is from the same era that brought you...


She-Ra, the Princess of Power! Dig the ascelpius staff in her spell! She never actually says, "I have the power!" like He-Man, but we know she's got it.


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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

HIV Campaign Undetectable=Untransmittable




While this is very good news, it's recent news, and knowingly transmitting HIV is still a felony in most states outside of California where it has been decriminalized. Other states will likely follow suit since CA has also opened its blood bank to HIV patients on PrEP medication.

"In a historic letter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support the science behind "Undetectable Equals Untransmittable." Read the article: CDC Officially Admits People With HIV Who Are Undetectable Can't Transmit HIV by Savas Abadsidis, October 22, 2017 hivplusmag.com

"The Centers for Disease Control affirmed on National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, HIV positive men with undetectable viral loads pose no risk to their HIV negative partners." CDC Affirms Being HIV Undetectable Prevents HIV Transmission by Jason Parsley 09/28/2017 southfloridagaynews.com

"The current rarity of PrEP breakthrough infection indicates that any potential safety risk is likely very small. However, considering the increasing use of PrEP we feel it is prudent for those interpreting HIV donor screening test results to consider the potential for PrEP interference." Blood safety implications of donors using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. NCBI



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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bags for Life can pose food poisoning risk


Image via Middle Man


Recycled plastic shopping bags carry food poisoning risk. From BBC: "Large shops in England have been charging 5p for single-use plastic carrier bags for nearly two years.

"However, they are not required to charge for plastic bags for certain products - including uncooked fish, meat or poultry products."

Bags for life can pose food poisoning risk - Food Standards Agency - BBC 02 October 2017

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

On Third Gender and Gender Neutral Bathrooms



While CA senator Scott Wiener decriminalizing the willful spreading of HIV with new, modern non-disclosure laws is demonic, I agree it's time to recognize Intersex people as a third gender. So, about gender neutral or All Gender bathrooms: I think building extra bathrooms is a great idea, so we can give men, intersex and women our much needed safe spaces here in the US of America, a still-more-modest-than-immodest society overall.


What advocates of gender neutral bathrooms fail to realize is that 1. there's a world of difference between building more bathrooms to add choice, and turning all multi stall bathrooms All Gender, taking away choice to make everyone go in the same room. Surely unisex cuts cost for the establishment; who would want to build more when you can convert what's there?



Point no. 2 is that there's a big difference between single toilets you can lock during use, as shown in this photo of a sign showing common sense:



and experimental bathrooms in other parts of the world.





Generally speaking, I think women and children are the ones who need safe spaces from strange men for common sense reasons that can't be "modernized" short of lobotomies on our non-compliant little brains.


While we're on the subject, check out jazztoilet.com!


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Obama administration knew about Russian bribery plot before uranium deal

Obama administration knew about Russian bribery plot before uranium deal By Bob Fredericks, October 17, 2017 | New York Post

Senate Judiciary opens probe into Obama-era Russian nuclear bribery case October 17, 2017 The Hill

Alex Jones (FULL Commercial Free) Tue 10/17/17: Catherine Austin Fitts, Roger Stone, Jack Posobiec via YouTube


Related article: "During Trump's presidency, McCain has questioned the president's immigration policies and warned him against cozying up to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The senator also criticized Trump in August for saying that both white nationalists and counterprotesters were responsible for violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia." Trump warns 'I fight back' after McCain hits foreign policy - The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Oct 17, 2017 via abcnews.go.com

Exclusive: Neo-Nazi and National Front organiser quits movement, opens up about Jewish heritage, comes out as gay

"It was exciting." The neo-Nazi wanted high stimulation, a natural feel-good drug to help counteract bad feelings inside. Everyone needs a healthy escape sometimes, and that's why urban areas ask for more recreation centers - to let people burn off steam and be part of something positive, not just to have some superficial thing in common with a pack.

This man makes Milo Yiannopoulos look like a parody of him. I hope ex-neo-Nazis aren't flocking over to Antifa to manifest what Milo's friend Richard Spencer is trying to mote it be: peaceful genocide, however the resistance sees fit. Exclusive: Neo-Nazi and National Front organiser quits movement, opens up about Jewish heritage, comes out as gay - A white supremacist active as recently as the start of this year says today he is publicly renouncing 40 years of hate. Speaking on Channel 4 News he comes out as gay for the first time – and admits to a violent past. By Paraic O'Brien, Channel4.com 17 OCT 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Straight men who have sex with other men




If Lady Gaga said she's straight on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9, why not? Like a new Roman Empire, let everyone be straight again. Straight men who have sex with other men - Can a straight man hook up with a guy and still be straight? Girls can. By Nikki Goldstein, news.com.au August 3, 2017

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Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California

Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California by Patrick McGreevy, Oct. 6, 2017 LA Times

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Really want to be an American cheerleader? Here’s your crappy rulebook


Laura Vikmanis, Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader 929nin.com


Not only do cheerleaders, who are athletes and entertainers in their own right, make an average of less than minimum wage, they're expected to devote their lives to the craft like Takarazuka. Also, cheerleaders weren't always so skinny. I don't think even Carmen Electra was ever a twig, or female with less body fat than the equivalent male of her height and weight. With men in the world who resent women so much so they'd go as far as to abuse them, it's really no wonder S&M has been the Hollywood trend for over a decade. From Telegraph.uk: "Cheerleaders in America’s National Football League (NFL) have made their high school dreams of taking their sport to the ultimate level. But, when they got there, they found they were expected to live on meagre pay, keep their fair skin fake-tanned, and not put on weight." Continued: Really want to be an American cheerleader? Here’s your crappy rulebook by Radhika Sanghani 29 Jan 2014

Dallas Cowboys cheerleader

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Happy Centennial, Thelonious Monk! Round Midnight Soundtrack


This version of Thelonious Monk's "'Round Midnight" is probably my favorite. The entire movie soundtrack is phenomenal, and although I didn't get to see it in the theaters, I greatly appreciate the film, too.


Round Midnight (movie trailer):


"Round Midnight is a soundtrack album by Herbie Hancock featuring music recorded for Bertrand Tavernier's film Round Midnight released in 1986 on Columbia Records. The album features performances by Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Bobby McFerrin, Dexter Gordon, Pierre Michelot, Billy Higgins, John McLaughlin, Chet Baker, Bobby Hutcherson, Wayne Shorter, Lonette McKee, and Cedar Walton, most of whom appear in the film. It won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Score in 1986, against Ennio Morricone's The Mission, Jerry Goldsmith's Hoosiers, among others. Additional music recorded during the making of the film was released under Dexter Gordon's name as The Other Side of Round Midnight (1986)." Round Midnight (soundtrack) (Wikipedia)

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Monday, October 09, 2017

Who Is Lief Eriksson?


Lief Erikson via Chicago Tribune - Tuesday was Leif Erikson Day in Illinois schools — or not

By Kay Thayer, Oct. 12, 2016


READ: Ten fascinating facts about the statue of Leifur Eiríksson by Magnús Sveinn Helgason | Nov 2 2015 Iceland Magazine

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Thoughts and Prayers and N.R.A. Funding

Thoughts and Prayers and N.R.A. Funding by David Leonhardt, Ian Prasad Philbrick and Stuart A. Thompson, The New York Times Oct. 4, 2017