Happy Thanksgiving All!

November 27, 2014

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Some Say They Want a Music Revolution

November 27, 2014

Some say they want some new music, want the vitality that comes from a little music revolution? Well hang on, because here goes!

Start with no electric guitars, bass, or drums. Why? That forces musicians to think outside of a 60 year old, generic rock/rap/country/pop, formula, and forces people to be creative and innovative etc.

Next? Go beyond the Big 3, the 3 corporations that own the music
business; (Warners/Universal/Sony) and oppose their stranglehold on music.

Keep going! Oppose videos, as being too expensive for most musicians to make, and that shifts the emphasis back on the music not the visuals.

Don’t stop now? Stop writing your own songs, and let professional songwriters write good songs again.

Finally if you really want revolution? Support the Postmod revolution coming out of Dallas and the zine Musea..


B/W Beauty (art)

November 25, 2014

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3 Poems for Winter

November 25, 2014

winter gate
closed …
closed …

stars to my left …
stars to my right ….

the 3,000 year old bell
rusted and decayed
and ready to ring!

Conflict in the Nervous System?

November 25, 2014

We have a built in prejudice that all the parts of our nervous system work in tandem, that they are never in conflict, and that in every move they better protect us.

Why have we accepted that without any proof?

It seems more likely that the opposite is true. By ending our preconceived notion, we may better understand our behavior and how our nervous system evolved.

For me the first rule of natural selection is that it is more tinkering to fit the present circumstances, than achieving some future perfection. And what works now sometimes leads that species into problems later.

Some clues for me were:
Some processes of the nervous system are unconscious and conflict with our conscious thinking and feeling.
The hormonal changes during puberty cause all types of conflicts of behavior.
The ENS or enteric nervous system, or gut brain acts somewhat independently of the head brain.
Catabolic and anabolic processes evolve but do not blend. The system that nurtures us is different from our immune system.

Perhaps we need to look at the nervous system, not as a finished perfect machine, but instead a work in progress.


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