The Darkener's Console

The thief is disarmed by a subtle feint past his guard.

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9/11/2020 —

I compiled this audio clip in 2004. The eerie background noise is sound from the planet Saturn that NASA had captured. The clicking sound is RF frequency bleed-over from my (then current) cellphone into my bass guitar pickups, sounding over my amp. Everything else was my mind trying to cope with the after-effects of 9/11. […]

Fall —

Tall So tall You stand and look so Sure Fall When you fall We will rule this World Don’t forget her She’s so much better You turn and she’s still There One day you know They’ll put you below And no one will even Care Love’s all you need Love’s all you need Love’s all […]

Abolishing Hate —

There are too many fingers pointing at too many discriminations. We cannot play Whac-a-Mole any longer. It’s time for people to understand that all of the injustices we are fighting to abolish have a common root: Hate. We need to abolish hate. If we cut this poisonous weed off at the root we will kill […]

What if? (#1) —

What if when people die, they are able to “read” or somehow “teleport” into others’ minds that are still alive? Influence their decisions, give them little “clues” or whatever… I know, sounds like Schizophrenia, right? But seriously. What if?

Madrone and Pine —

I can draw a line through my spiral It cuts through tension and liars, though The points in my timeline may harmonize The fading dissonance is beautiful Your circle is an endless loop You think it’s a line, fool Broken records and needles don’t rise I got out with smoke and voodoo Learned me good, […]

Grandmother’s Cigarette —

Memories are like feeding flies Looking for a way inside, but These days I get so high I get so high But your grandmother’s cigarette She was an Elvis vet Yeah, she was an Elvis vet I’m still learning the ropes Still trying to cope, and Still on that dope, I’m All wrapped in smoke […]

Black Lives Matter —

I hate this term. It gives the impression that someone else’s perspective is at center stage and they’re feeling sympathetic toward the ‘poor little dark skinned people’, the ones who need to be stuck up for. “You matter too, sweetie!” ..makes me wanna wretch. What I’m saying is, I’m sad that we have not evolved […]

Chris Cornell —

Today 3 years ago Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog) left this wave. His life story is synonymous with Seattle’s global grunge revolution in the 90’s and he continued his musical contributions until the very end. He is a true legend; the world is must more true because of him. Thank you for […]

Collective Consciousness and mood swings —

The odds were stacked against him. Some days are just stacked so high, there’s no fighting it. Subconscious and unconscious cues and influences invade and infect your psyche and you are turned into a werewolf, a zombie. Blame externals all you want but the singularity persists that it is YOU, through and through. Coincidental mentions […]

Blissful Ignorance —

I remember How long the sun was out Fall, feather And now I drown you out I feel Years past of today I steal Memories don’t go away Amazing The mind is a gift I’m playing It shines in the bliss Of ignorance Of ignorance Of ignorance This bliss Is ignorance Is ignorance Is ignorance

Victim —

How did I forgive you Every time Now I rummage through Just in time to find You were the best, but You were the worst, yeah You ruined it, see I’m not gonna pretend Like you’re insane But you’re always perfect in your own head Your guises serve to hide your shame You are the […]

Stargazer —

If, in some parallel universe, there existed an 8-bit video game about Mother Love Bone‘s quest for stardom – Stargazer would be the music that plays on the continue screen when you “die” (no pun intended…ugh..sorry Andy lol). I think this is because I feel it’s somewhat similar intro tune to what I remember was […]

“Nature’s Responses” —

Kill me and I’ll Kill you first I’ve already rehearsed You worried of fire and flood Of tainted blood Now buried in mud But you kept hurting me With white hot machines Your toxic regimes But now I can see And now you can’t breathe Ironic it seems So how does it feel? Now is […]

Positive Speed Sign —

I want to produce a radar speed sign that, instead of flashing and telling you to slow down if you are going over the speed limit (negative), shows an animation of balloons + dancing people when you are at or below speed limit (positive). I’ve actually wanted for a long time to be able to […]

Voting Machines —

“Michael I. Shamos, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University who is a proponent of electronic voting and the examiner of electronic voting systems for Pennsylvania, stated “It’s the most severe security flaw ever discovered in a voting system.” Douglas W. Jones, a professor of computer science at the University of Iowa, stated […]