Get some grass in your jam

Posted in popular culture, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2013 by theEARLofSWIRL

Happy EarthDay

I was reading the other day an interesting article about “earthing”, about the health benefits of exposing your bare feet to grass/nature at least once a day. The TARAHUMARA tribe in Mexico never wear shoes, and run constantly, sometimes days at a time. They are some of the healthiest people on Earth.

We spend all our lives these days insulated in our electronic cocoons, bathed in electromagnetic waves that have proven carcinogenic effects. I think we should make an effort to more attune our bodies with Gaia, and the natural magnetic fields of our planet, and today is the right day to start.

So ….GO OUTSIDE! Wiggle your toes in the grass!

How “social” IS the Social Media

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 11, 2013 by theEARLofSWIRL

I’m saddened this week by the death of yet another teen who could not do without the fake social interaction that Facebook peddles, even though bullies had turned it into a horrible experience.
Changing schools, addresses, phone numbers, etc. does no good if you constantly return to the root of the problem. In spite of Facebook’s much-vaunted “terms & policies”, these boys were allowed to post obviously objectionable material that should have been easily screened out, and their accounts terminated. Or is this negative publicity more useful to Facebook?
In this internet age people are addicted to the imaginary attention from these sites- pushing a “like” button is so much easier than picking up the telephone, or meeting someone, and it gives many sad individuals a “score” to wave around and further debase the concept of being a “friend”.

Magic Lantern Squeezebox

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 4, 2013 by theEARLofSWIRL

Magic Lantern Squeezebox

“Well, this is MY turn, I’ve jammed out my perm,
but it’s allright,
Let me be who I am, baby, KICK OUT THE JAMS!”

Andy Warhol’s Curse

Posted in celebrity, digital economy, music and art, popular culture with tags , , , , on February 10, 2011 by theEARLofSWIRL

The EARL of SWIRL in the style of Andy Warhol“In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”

Andy’s words were never interpreted as the threat they truly represented. Today we see the awful consequences of them – a narcissistic, oblivious popular culture that lifts banality onto a pedestal, while belittling and dismissing those with true ability. Video games that give the user a false sense of accomplishment, brainwashing them to believe they can instantly possess skills it takes years to acquire. Television programs that create a cult of personality around people whose only ‘talent’ is obnoxious behaviour, training viewers to accept lying, conniving, & gossip as desirable traits.

It is now considered a normal situation that talented performers can only achieve a brief, transitory fame by submitting to a degrading contest where they are pitted against other hopefuls,  harshly judged by vacuous has-beens,  only for the sake of getting the public to  ‘vote’ by 1-900-BLEED-ME-DRY phone. Why can’t their talent simply be presented for viewers to enjoy, instead of this disgusting roman circus?

The economic engine that once supported music by selling records to young people has been supplanted by ringtones and downloads, that deprive the artists, while enriching the multinational telecommunications industry. Vinyl records and CDs created jobs, and a physical commodity that could be held,  listened to , and APPRECIATED. Today’s stream of digital phantoms employs only computers, and can be programmed to vanish, leaving nothing behind.

“Reality Television is people who aren’t actors, saying things written by people who aren’t writers… it’s like an amateur production of nothing,  or a photo of a drawing of a hologram”~Dana Gould

Copyright law needs a digital-age upgrade

Posted in music and art, record labels on September 27, 2010 by theEARLofSWIRL
Digital Divide

Digital Divide


Pamela Samuelson in the San Francisco Chronicle analyzes how important a total rethink of this issue is to everyone who downloads any type of media on their computers- it’s not just artists & musicians getting the shaft anymore ….

“We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are – that is the fact.” ~ Sartre

“I’d love to sell out completely. It’s just that nobody has been willing to buy.”
John Waters

“My mind is filling up with many voices it seems there’s a little more room @ but all of  these voices keep me from deciding, I can’t help from changing my tune @ I can remember when I had a conscience, it’s voice was dependent and pure @ but now I think that I might be indecisive but then again I’m really not sure…….I REALLY REALLY GOTTA DECIDE…..”

Jaymz Bee & the Look People

r.e.s.p.e.c.t & c.r.e.a.t.e

Posted in graphics, music and art on August 25, 2010 by theEARLofSWIRL

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." - Maya Angelou

“The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its artists and writers to become suspected rather than respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth.”
James Thurber


Posted in production companies with tags , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2010 by theEARLofSWIRL

If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
- John Cage

"Flesh Kittens" promo poster

Beneath the Valley of Chaos

“Everything in the universe is … is … is made of one element, which is a note, a single note. Atoms are really vibrations, you know, which are extensions of THE BIG NOTE … Everything’s one note. Everything….”

Spider in Very Distraughtening ~ Lumpy Gravy~Zappa

Spider: We are … actually the same note, but …
John: But different octave.
Spider: Right. We are 4,928 octaves below the big note.
Monica: Are ya … are you trying to tell me that … that this whole universe revolves around one note?
Spider: No, it doesn’t revolve around it; that’s what it is. It’s one note.
Spider: Everybody knows that lights are notes. Light, light, is just a vibration of the note, too. Everything is.
Monica: That one note makes everything else so insignificant.

A Different Octave ~ Civilization Phaze III~Zappa

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“Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.”
- Edith Sitwell


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