I feel like I’ve been finding a *lot* of typos on technical blogs/write-ups lately. There are probably a ton on this blog too. I am my own worst enemy.
Archive for the ‘philosophy’ Category
The past 10+ years have really focused on the visual senses regarding culture. The age of smartphones seem to have steered our senses toward a visually dominant experience and interaction with others. Texting, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Snapchat, Twitter, memes, blogs, all of these focus on what you can see, read and understand using your […]
The ‘week’ is a superficial construct. It’s not entirely natural, though maybe not ill intentioned. 7 days in a cycle, multiplied by 4 cycles a month. Months ‘swagger’ back and forth to compensate. The “alternative” (/s) to this manmade time-container is a more natural cycle of the moon. Something real and physical, visible and consistent. […]
I feel like we’re all playing a game of survival. I used to play “war” with my friend John Ortiz in 2nd grade. We would walk around the school’s field at recess, pretending to shoot bad guys, and occasionally get blown up by a grenade. I guess you could call it a survival game. Fortunately […]
When I was young I (mostly) followed what my dad taught me about people – that many of them are shallow and greedy. In the area I grew up, there was a big gap between the ones who made a LOT of money and the ones who didn’t. We weren’t one of the wealthy ones, […]
This… Do you think, for one solitary moment, that a leader OF ANY CALIBER being so recklessly irresponsible is somehow excusable? That one who SUPPOSEDLY understands how powerful their actions and words are, yet continues, day after day, to deconstruct the foundation of a people — should be allowed at ANY CAPACITY? Countless sacred and […]
Mahatma Gandhi said: “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”
“Today’s fiction becomes tomorrow’s reality.” –Me
Take a look at someone who had a couple of drinks and woke up with 1,000 nerds.
Sync the Chi.
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. […]
“You’ve got to start somewhere or you’ll never get anywhere.” –Me
“It’s not a personal choice. Your choice impacts the people you interact with. What you’re really saying is your choice should override their safety. That’s not a declaration of your liberty, it’s a declaration of war on those around you, that somehow you’re more important, and that your personal choice overrides their rights.“
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 […]
Only love can conquer hate.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Earth is a living, intelligent and creative being – and it’s defending itself.
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 […]
My thought process as I age is sort of like a never ending labyrinth of nested if statements.
“Headphones make their own rules of etiquette. We assume that people wearing them are busy or oblivious, so now people wear them to appear busy or oblivious — even without music. Wearing soundless headphones is now a common solution to productivity blocks. Baldwin’s invention for the Navy has become a social accessory with a explicit […]
This article is a very interesting history of Rock ‘n Roll music and the subject of race in its upbringing and subsequent widespread popularity. I’m not old enough to have experienced what it describes but the Internet is filling in a lot of gaps for me. It’s very interesting how *who* played Rock ‘n Roll […]
I don’t know if I could ever play 2 player with anyone besides my old friends Travis Senneff or Johnathan Faux. – I take my Super C strategies seriously. There has to be a strong link and sense of collective survival, otherwise I just would rather go it alone. No offense, it’s just easier that […]
“It had to do with piecing together new thoughts in your mind. Why is it that people think it’s so evil? What is it about it, that scares people so deeply? Because they’re afraid that there is more to reality than they have confronted. That there are doors that they’re afraid to go in, and […]
“And in the end, the stupidity, ignorance and greed of those with the most money and power will have extinguished life for all.”
I picked up my bass for the first time in a little while. I ignored everything around me and just played for a few minutes. I was able to get lost in the melodies/loops I was playing fairly quickly this time. I realized that for having been away from playing for a while the purpose […]
“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787