Monthly Archives: July 2008

American Revolutionaries on Ovation

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The end of July closes out Ovation TV’s American Revolutionaries event.  If you haven’t checked it out yet I highly recommend doing so if you get a chance.

They’re onto something there, and have moved mountains since relaunching in June. After all, they’re the only national television network dedicated to the arts and personal creativity.  They’ve built a multimedia community around a mission to inspire and connect, and have made that community accessible to amateur and professional alike.

Here are just a few of the artists featured this week:

Monet
Matisse
Picasso
Martha Graham
Sylvia Plath
Margot Fonteyn
John Cale
and many more

To view the programming schedule and witness the unwavering evolution visit OvationTV.com.

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Explaining the magic of consciousness with one word

Dennett argues that the ‘hard problem‘ is a red herring – the whole question of how conscious first person experience arises from the biological function of the brain assumes that consciousness is a single thing that needs explaining.

He suggests that there isn’t a single thing that is consciousness, just a collection of mental components, but the fact we’ve named it as a single thing fools us.

In his article Explaining the “Magic” of Consciousness, he gives a great analogy of how the use of the word ‘the’ was used in a card trick to make it seem completely mysterious even to fellow professional magicians.

Article continues here.

via Mind Hackers

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Google and the power of words

The dominance of Google is radically changing written language on the internet – through their search engine and advertising programmes such as AdSense they are homogenising the meanings of words. This provides a strong impetus for newspapers to ignore whatever editorial ethics they had left in their desperate rush towards the money from online advertising.

Article continues here.

via (s)word | The LoveHowlMuse Blog

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New sale items, site updates

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Pictured:  New readymade Billy Idol and John Cleese misprints on sale. Currently:

  • Preparing integration of more functional and user friendly shopping cart
  • Swamped but making headway.  Thanks for your patience as I make my way through emails and prints.  This painting says it all.
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Spinning Plates by Ian McWhinnie

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This painting by Ian McWhinnie will serve as my status update for the month thus far.

See the entire painting via Red Rag.

View more of his work here.

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Peak Archie Peak

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yen for lyrical Africa’s grand recordings of fresher fascinating first-thought choices, tremendous tone-poems n’ that new trombone jazz imposing slang’s liberation of everything ever unnoticed…

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The Twitstat Poems II III.

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The Twitstat Poems II.

(thus far untouched)

No starvation, Broadway

Cool beans feeling food with yr hands and feet

addicted you’ll get your fingernails dirty

and find food tastes better once you get to know it.

The spell lingers…

Satie made mincemeat of 200 hat boxes by using radio that never turns off.

I hear it’s home

farm feeling affirming years of far fun kites

organic food found hiding in stalks something real:

milk, money, missing parts.

i wanted a wound so you could heal me

Hear friends doing feeling found

esta everything is part party play

read safari, read the invitations made

most names mean something.

Smart stuff, network oil for the thinking town.

1. Pretty Reasons for Filming True Friends and Others

* Most already believe in love  * Most at least try to hear the missing thoughts  * Care  * Change  * Seriously better beer, and a lot of cool details

2. Lotsa Soup Means Awesome Noodle

* Listening live yeah, making new work, new words  * Ha ha here, dinner and a pantsless party  * in the cool country tonight  * you can join quietly or storm in  * wearing what you were born in

Sittin in that old metal folding chair

To to the peach tree whisper soft lips and scent

No no retreat from the long beach where bodies will not relent.

To to elaborate, Woman, it may be ok,

it may in any language taste the same when you call out fuck and game,

when you really drive it, and when yr soon

if you’re not getting wet the best kiss consumes

and you know you recognize it, and it you in your sexy room.

Van Halen and the record of La Roq

Money moments of course

on the other hand: if you think about it:

empty cameras painting your bedroom with someone else’s deck of magick cards.

Your cash, oil switch,

Your gruff wonderful words whose true name is Love.

Your bash belly-dancing curves.

Your non-stick non-stop walls vibrating in the impossible church.

_ C/W

Link man met the morning music feeling every note in the big picture show,

ever noting the strange stuff, the techie things ‘tween us,

old offers in the happy head trying to make it through feeling stupid,

trying to make it go dueling cupid and the throes, if you follow.

Damn, hope would not let me go despite my shriveling act only known as apathy-ego,

mr. cool-done-doing, mr. social something-or-other, mr. big ‘ol yesterday imagining a marvel

through the window leaning on the pane’s chipped paint.

_07 C/W

5.7 love wasn’t work / wasn’t isn’t old / but was is form more worthy. love wasn’t pointless storks / wasn’t isn’t bored / but was is born. either idea scores / big soundy star-stuff / free and prettier folklore / funny ladies made of statues casting shadows on identity / and love wasn’t hidden under floor or carpet dirt / wasn’t isn’t just a flirt / but was is written / on no heart left unhurt… i don’t know. you tell me.

_016 C/W 

actually, another near breakdown

another cool business call love

like yr the media listening in on every person’s thoughts

twisting simple meanings and might into long elitist magazine articles.

 

The Twitstat Poems III.

huge hope super-colored thinking everyone will be alright in making their sounds, in opening their sacks of light, picking their pretty peaches

whoa wonderstuff, big cool listening lotsa love,

something special in store, something free but worth much more,

something few and far between everything, open sesame doors

Globe CW / Reckon

 

Wrote a thing or two

watching warm wonderful wish

turned on by a book.

Globe-CW / Reckon

 

Ah haiku happened

to make happy the love notes

lost in the movie

Globe-CW / Reckon

 

agree anyway

agree away

sometimes it’s better not to look.

doesn’t it like a dog get you down?

the longing, the constant runaround,

screeching city sounds and same ol’ same ol’?

start thinking – yr in a rated x movie talking music but the dinosaurs have become a problem (they abuse it)

Globe-CW / Reckon

 

sleep, worker.

coffee up the mail the man a marketing plan;

it’s friday’s big account bin following all the fun at the chat barrel.

Globe-CW / Reckon

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and where it’s going

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just ate a bunch of strawberries and oranges

and every time i do

or any fruit or food for that matter

i wonder how this all came to be…

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at random

Share a key intuit.

reckon.ws

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Northshore Rainbow

 
North Lake Travis (couple of days ago) 

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