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Sayings of Editor Art (continued)

January 5, 2021

Sayings of Editor Art (more of them).

I don’t let chocolate decay!

Band Aid Charity : charity that addresses poverty in a piecemeal manner.

Flying into your pants!

Just a few more months of caution, then you can throw it to the wind.

Remember with CBAs, poverty is a choice to make not a problem to solve.

Chose: Marketing Ploy for Big 3 Labels, or vibrant music industry for everyone.

99% of physics books set up a wall for the reader and say, “You won’t believe this but it’s true, and stop there – leaving you filled with doubtful wonder – like the author has.
I raise my hand an say, “I do!!! Let’s go!!!

Nothing has just one answer.

If you are a rock band now, you are pretty much stuck in last century.

Let the windmills tilt themselves.

Stay lit!

Everyone gets a thorn in their paw.

Song title: I may be wrong but you’re still stupid!

Black hole of need.

Media – reaches out for trauma and drama.

Whether its this wine or that wine, its still wine!

People who don’t wear a mask – I avoid like the plague!

The oasis of civilization.

That’s like a sax solo in the middle of the Moonlight Sonata (first movement.)

A song with a wide range in the melody is lighter than one with a limited range.

Be daring – Wing it!

Waves are everything!

These musicians need some smoke and mirrors.

Thin people read the room. Fat people read the people.

More a rock garden than Versailles.

Data mining – get your hands out of my … everything

There’s lots of ways to run a maze (also add as poem?)

A few bad apples? A few bad orchards!

The Music Revolution is for those who don’t want ten more years of the same 9 pop stars.
Support all musicians not the greed of the 3 CEOs, that run the Big 3 Labels, and who tell you who you can like and control the entire industry: radio, concerts, reviews, promotion, press, streaming, etc.

It’s a good thing you don’t have any money or your relatives would have committed you long ago!

I’m in a sea of stay-the-same, and the undertow is fierce.

If you’re not going to enjoy sex, why go through puberty?

I can’t go on the subway. I’ll get mobbed, and not because I’m famous.

Beware science discoveries that are too clever. Mother Nature hates clever!
(and usually they are wrong.)

If a photon is outside of time, then it can be anywhere and back.

The physicist calls his wife, quark and gluon!

Some paint by number. Some paint by experience, practice, and talent.

DIMP (dimensionless point)

December 30, 2020

DIMP (more psy phy physics from a sci fi writer.)

Photons – or anything going the speed of light – are outside time (and eternal) and are outside of distance (there is no distance between any two photons.)
They are all, in a dimensionless point = Dimp.

As an object approaches the speed of light:
1. Becomes heavier and approaches infinite mass.
Infinite mass is also infinite energy (E=MC2)
2. Contracts in length.
Speed of light means no length = a point = a dimensionless point.
3. Time slows.
Could it keep going faster it would reach the speed of light and be outside of time and be eternal.
SO if mass could go the speed of light (and it can only approach it now) it would be infinite energy, no length – single dimensionless point, outside of time = DIMP!

Pennies for Play (fair compensation for creative content)

December 17, 2020

This is about the idea of PENNIES FOR PLAY.

PENNIES FOR PLAY . How does it work to give all musician fair streaming rates?
First no company taking a cut as large as Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, etc. second, no ads needed ever, so no data mining mess.

Next you pay like a credit card. You pay for $10 dollars worth of clicks, then access any artistic content under the system, music, art,writing, videos , film, news, school classes, blogs etc. Doesn’t have to limit to music.
The company that collects the money, pays out to the musician when he reaches say $50. With a check. it’s pay per view but on a very small scale. There are small fees for processing, not large chunks for company profits.

Let’s say artists got together and decided to do this on their own, even simpler.
For a fee you post your song. Then music listener buys say an amount of $10 . When he clicks on a song he pays a penny. The end of the month each artist gets a penny for every click he had. He again probably has to reach an amount of $50 or so before they send a check or you would have to send out checks for pennies.

The only major costs are granting credits to customers, tallying clicks, and paying the musician.

Positives include , no big company owned, no ads ever, no data mining, no monthly subscription fees ever, no big costs for customer,or musician, very low bureaucracy, and all musicians on a fair playing field, so quality counts more than promotion money. Those are a lot of pluses!!!
Thoughts?

UV and its Role in the Origin of Life

December 10, 2020

UV AND ITS ROLE IN THE ORIGIN OF LIFE.
By Tom Hendricks

Introduction. Life, the origin of life, is more likely to start if it had a 99% chance of starting; then if it had a 1% of starting. So most likely the OOL was 99% likely, not 1%.
For me the turning point to the study of the OOL, is that life is not a fluke, but the most stable chemical reaction to the environment. Though this proves nothing in itself, it may adjust the mindset in OOL investigation, that now seems stuck in a rut!

ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT AND ITS ROLE IN THE ORIGIN OF LIFE. Paper.

Introduction. A number of recent studies suggest that ultraviolet radiation may be a necessary ingredient in the origin of life. Further, one may hypothesize that the daily solar cycle and the Sun’s UV radiation were important in all stages of the origin of life on Earth. Moreover, it is suggested that life can be defined as that chemical reaction forced by the energy cycle of the Sun, under very specific circumstances.

Evidence. In support of these claims are the following assumptions and lines of evidence:

1. The assumption that all stages of the origin of life took place at or near the surface and close to or on land.

2. The assumption that there was a lower solar luminosity, higher UV flux, and no ozone layer in the period of the origin.

3. The assumption that there was a shorter diurnal, day/night cycle, due to the faster rotation of the Earth following the presumed collision that preceded the formation of the Moon.

4. The assumption that chemical selection was for stability under the Sun heat cycle.

5. The assumption that solar radiation far exceeded all other energy available for organic synthesis, including electrical discharges, shock waves, radioactivity to a depth of 1 km, volcanoes, and cosmic rays.

6. The assumption that there were wet/dry cycles that drove phosphorylation of nucleotides and perhaps other condensation reactions.

7. The assumption that there was at first a primitive, environmentally forced, PCR-like replication process of alternating heat and cold that denatured then annealed RNA paired strands. It is assumed that the Sun cycle (day and night) caused a cycle of primitive denaturing and annealing of paired RNA nucleotide strands [and possibly folded (annealed) and unfolded (denatured) nucleotide strands]. It is assumed that this provided a large number of variations of paired RNA strands with variations of properties, the most stable of which possessed the best Watson-Crick (W-C) pairing.

8. It is assumed that instead of a self replicator, there was at first a primitive, Sun-forced replication process. It is assumed that proof reading would at first have been limited to W-C pairing over non W-C pairing for stability. Note also the assumption that paired bases may have better protected the ribose-phosphate backbones from UV damage.

9. The assumption that the first coded information would have been for that molecule which was most stable in the Sun/heat cycle environment. Note: in Watson-Crick base pairing in RNA there are two sets of nucleotide bases: G bonds to C and A bonds to U. It is assumed that Watson-Crick base pairing is more stable in this environment than non Watson-Crick base pairing. And of the two sets of bases, It is assumed that the G-C bonds would have been more stable than A-U bonds because G-C bonds have 3 hydrogen bonds instead of the 2 of A-U. It is also assumed that A-U would have been more stable than non Watson-Crick base pairing. Further it is assumed that high G-C base pairing would have supported more stability than high A-U base pairing. Additionally it is assumed that A-U base pairing would have supported more stability than non Watson-Crick base pairing, or no base pairing at all. It is also assumed that high A-U base pairing would allow for more variation than G-C base pairing, because A-U bonds are more likely to denature in heat and more likely to denature quicker than G-C bonds and thus more likely to anneal with other RNA strands in cooler temperatures. It is assumed that overall the G-C plus A-U sets of nucleotides would promote both general stability with the G-C set, and variety with the A-U set of nucleotides.

10. The assumption that RNA acted as a receptor and transducer of UV radiation.

11. The assumption that there was a cyanobacteria-like lifestyle for the earliest confirmed true organisms so far, and that this earliest remnant of life is very near the likely origin of life.

12. The assumption that there was a pyrimidine dimer impact on the genetic code. It is assumed that because of the high UV during this period, UV-caused pyrimidine dimers would also be highly likely. This further assumes that this would not favor any code with adjacent pyrimidines that would lead to the likelihood of pyrimidine dimers. This further assumes that the most likely first codons would be either purine / pyrimidine / purine, or pyrimidine / purine / pyrimidine; coding that prevents adjacent pyrimidines and thus pyrimidine dimers. Later it is assumed that this would lead to information coding beginning in the 2nd position, or middle position, the most protected position of the 3 base codon and anticodon. It is assumed that this initial coding may have been limited to 2 classes or sets of amino acids; hydrophilic (XAX with "A" in 2nd protected position) and hydrophobic (XUX with U in 2nd protected position). There is also the assumption that there was a pyrimidine dimer impact on tRNA which, it is further assumed, was one of the earliest forms of RNA.

13. The assumption that the Miller / Urey experiments are seen as an illustration of a heat cycle, "energized by a cyclical electrical discharge apparatus to represent UV radiation from the Sun."

14. The assumption that the first mechanism that used sunlight energy to remove hydrogen from water may have been UV radiation on ferrous ions. Magnetite, a mixed oxide of ferrous and ferric iron found in banded iron formations (BIF) may be remnants of that process.

This hypothesis avoids problems in competing theories.

1. The problem that heterotrophic lifestyles rapidly deplete the soup of nutrients, thus forcing an implausibly rapid invention of photosynthesis. Instead it is assumed that life started out on a phototrophic path, rather than having to invent it in such a short span of time.

2. The problem of self replication. It is assumed that RNA would not at first replicate on its own, and would need some kind of environmental energy forcing it to replicate. It is assumed that the Sun cycle would provide planet wide forced energy daily. It is assumed that it would provide stable but variable energy that could force into existence a replicating chemical system by denaturing paired RNA strands in high temperatures, then annealing single RNA strands in low temperatures.

3. The problem of UV as a major detriment to the origin. It is assumed that UV would no longer be seen as a detriment to the origin of life but instead as a necessary component of the origin, and a necessary part of the selection process during the origin.

4. The two problems that hydrothermal vent scenarios have: a. no assumed necessary dry phase component for condensation synthesis; b. no assumed necessary UV component. The Sun is a more stable, longer lasting, energy source than any vent, especially if the origin occurred during part of the long bombardment phase, a bombardment that would have upset the constancy and stability of most vents. Also the Sun does not sterilize the water through high temperatures like the vents do.

5. The problem of how the complex mixture of necessary molecules for the origin of life, came about.

James Lovelock has said this regarding the claim that ultraviolet would have been detrimental to the origin of life: "This belief that ultraviolet radiation is unconditionally lethal to life on Earth has sustained a distorted view of the Archaean … And it is a view still deeply entrenched in scientific thinking. I found it to be common among the scientists who sought life on Mars. I could not help wondering how they could think that there was life on the intensely irradiated surface of Mars and at the same time believe that the land beneath the thick and murky Archean atmosphere of Earth was sterile. How could they fit into their minds two such contrary ideas?"

Conclusion. It is suggested that experimenters in prebiotic chemistry look to how chemicals react to a Sun / heat / UV cycle in ways that lead to life processes as a response to that forced energy.

References
Mulkidjanian, A. Y., et al. "Survival of the fittest before the beginning of life Selection of the first oligonucleotide-like polymers by UV light." BMC Evolutionary Biology.
Riziq et al. "Photochemical Selectivity in quanine-cytosine base-pair structures." http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/full/102/1/20.
Senanayake and Idriss et al. "Titanium dioxide Crystals Might Have Helped Trigger Life on Earth." http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2006/January/18010601.asp.
Buccino, A. P., Lemarchand, G. A., and Mauas, P. J. D. "UV Radiation Constraints Around the Circumstellar Habitable Zone." http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0512291.
Miller, S. L., and Orgel, L.E. The Origins of Life on the Earth Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1974.
Encyclopedia entry for Miller-Urey.
Braterman, P. S., et al. Nature 303 and Borowska, Z. K., et al. Origin of Life 17
Dworkin, Jason P., David W. Deamer, Scott A. Sandford, and Louis J. Allamandola. "Self-assembling amphiphilic molecules: Synthesis in simulated interstellar/precometary ices." http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/full/98/3/815

Tom, Why Don’t You Play Your Guitar Right?

October 9, 2020

HEY TOM, WHY DON’T. YOUR SONGS SOUND LIKE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO SOUND?
Here are some differences that are on purpose!
For me songs should be at 2 minutes, 3 minutes for Ballads, that forces the song to have just the essentials and no excess repeats. Motto: stop playing before they stop listening!
The other thing is my guitar playing. This is what I call combo guitar style, not a singer songwriter, not a band something in between something new, where I play bass, rhythm, and lead, at the same time on one guitar. This single guitar leads to a more direct, passionate, and personal song. Though I will add that in my studio recordings I expand this to background vocals, and sometimes a 2nd standard guitar for a fuller sound.
Besides playing a lot of maj7, diminish, and suspended chords, I often play these with ringing open notes, such as an open A on a Bflat chord. I also often make up chords to enhance the melody.
So I encourage you to take these things as new ideas.
Those that like the older style are certainly welcome to do covers of my songs, some have already.


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