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Be Aware of Propaganda: “The Bottom Line with Boris” and Trump TV “Real” News. They are lying to you.

August 8, 2017

Sinclair Broadcasting forces their Stations to play Boris. Sinclair is a giant media conglomerate and they own 70% of the local TV Stations. They engage in Brainwashing so “Conservative” Candidates will be elected and appointed. Recently the FCC re-wrote rules about corporate monopolies to allow Sinclair to take over the airways. Frankly, I prefer to get my news from Free Speech TV, Link TV and Google. However, the uneducated white people that make up Trump’s “Base” often watch broadcast TV and FOX…

Pro-Trump outlet Sinclair is turning local news into Trump TV. Here’s what it looks like.  https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/08/03/pro-trump-outlet-sinclair-turning-local-news-trump-tv-heres-what-it-looks/217482

Trump TV Debuts ‘The Real News,’ And It Looks A Lot Like State Propaganda
https://www.good.is/articles/trump-tv-real-news

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Trump’s Place in History is Now Secure. He signed the Russian Sanctions Bill despite Putin’s Anger.

August 6, 2017

Great Job, Donald. Like JFK and going to the Moon or MLK and the “I Have a Dream Speech”, Donald Trump will forever be remembered for the Russian Sanctions Bill that punishes them for meddling with our Presidential election in 2016.

History is sometimes like this… The Magna Carta was Signed by King John and has turned out to be one of the best documents in the History of the world. King John didn’t want to sign the Magna Carta and Donald Trump didn’t want to sign the Russian Sanctions Bill but both were faced with a power greater than themselves forcing correct action.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta

Let’s get out of Afghanistan. Trump’s Right, we’re losing… just like we lost Vietnam and Nicaragua…

August 6, 2017

If we leave Afghanistan, those people over there will figure out solutions to their own problems. OR… Maybe they won’t. How could we possibly care? We have problems of our own and the era of the USA being the Daddy of the world is over. Those people over there have to get along without our help… We went to war in Afghanistan because the Afghan people needed our help fighting the bizarro-world Islamic FUN-da-Mental-Twists… As it turned out, dropping bombs on their country did not help at all and actually helped recruit people to Freedom Fighter [Terrorist] organizations. Who wouldn’t want to fight against destructo robots in the sky [drones] raining death? If some foreign country bombed MY home town, I’d be angry too. Have you seen photographs of Mosul? If freedom=devastation, most people would decline. The wars in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan are simply evil marketing schemes to sell weapons to the Pentagon… Big profit for easy work.  I read now that ISIS has spread to the Philippine Islands… This war between the Christianity and Islam has been going on for a Thousand years and is likely to continue for a thousand more. It’s a waste of taxpayer dollars and American lives to continue this pointless fight.

Trump’s “base” is the 1% [the super rich]. They pretend that his “base” is uneducated white people but that’s a misdirection.

August 6, 2017

Like a magic act, they use misdirection to keep our attention focused on what they want us to see, not what they are really doing. Note that the Environmental Protection Agency has switched mission from Protecting the Environment to enabling corporations to increase profits by reducing expenditures for cleaning up pollution caused by their factories.


The Department of Education has switched mission also. It used to be about educating students but now it’s all about increasing profits for “Charter” Schools and reducing the quality of Public Schools through the concept of “School Choice”. Go Figure. That mission changed when Trump appointed a lobbyist as Secretary of Education. “Charter” Schools are often used to promote Christianity.

It’s troubling that The Trump White House staff leaks so much information to the press.

August 5, 2017

I see in the news that the countries of Mexico and Australia did not leak the content of phone calls between Trump and their Presidents. No, it was employees of Trump that did the dirty deed. NOW, AG Jeff Sessions wants to restrict freedom of the press because of these leaks. It will be an interesting battle as Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon and the Washington Post probably has more power than Donald Trump. A true clash of Titans. Are corporations bigger and badder than countries? Long Live Freedom of the Press! Especially WordPress, Facebook and Blogger!

Did you notice that some guy got 20 years in prison for what he posted to Facebook? He was an “Islamic Terrorist” who posted words encouraging people to kill US soldiers… Yes, THAT guy should go to jail but… it’s an interesting question… are MY posts too extreme? are Your tweets a felony? Can words on a social media page be a crime?

I also see that ExxonMobil wants to drill for oil in Siberia. The Russians supposedly have more oil there that the Saudi Arabians have in the Middle East.  Rex Tillerson, the Secretary of State and Donald Trump would LOVE to do business with the Russians… However, the US Congress has no vested interest in doing business with Russia so they passed a Sanctions law punishing the Country of Russia for interfering with our 2016 election. Trump HAS finally accomplished a major legislative victory by signing the Russian Sanctions Bill. His place in US History is now secure… Just like JFK and going to the moon, MLK and the I Have a Dream Speech, Donald Trump will forever be remembered for The Russian Sanctions Bill. It really pissed off Vladimir Putin. Trump FINALLY found the courage to stand up to Putin. Great Job, Donald.
I wonder if Trump would have won without Russian help…

Tax Cuts for ALL! It can be paid for by debt and letting our great grandchildren worry about the bill later.

August 5, 2017

That’s Trumps Plan. Coming soon to Congress: Raising the national debt ceiling and what they jokingly call “Tax Reform”. What that means is a vast tax cut for the 1% and a small tax cut for the 99%. It’s a Win-Win plan! Just like getting a brand new credit card, we can spend NOW NOW NOW and worry about paying back the loan later… Is it possible for the entire country to declare bankruptcy? That’s a great way to avoid paying your bills… Trump’s done it four (4) times!

Compulsive Hoarding of Money Syndrome CAN BE CURED.

August 5, 2017

While the historical solutions of the USA in 1776 and France in 1789 appear appealing on first glance, they would simply not work in a global economy of 2017. A 12 step program might be more efficient. Greed Freaks Anonymous can help the most absurdly addicted capitalists.

Trump Financial Crimes: $10 million dollar fine for Money Laundering at Casino. SOHO Tower & The Russians.

August 1, 2017

 

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is looking into Financial Crimes committed by Donald Trump and collusion with the Russians during the Hacking of the US Election of 2016.

FinCEN Fines Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort $10 Million for Significant and Long Standing Anti-Money Laundering Violations

WASHINGTON, DC – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today imposed a $10 million civil money penalty against Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort (Trump Taj Mahal), for willful and repeated violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). In addition to the civil money penalty, the casino is required to conduct periodic external audits to examine its anti-money laundering (AML) BSA compliance program and provide those audit reports to FinCEN and the casino’s Board of Directors.

https://www.fincen.gov/news/news-releases/fincen-fines-trump-taj-mahal-casino-resort-10-million-significant-and-long

The Trump Taj Mahal casino broke anti-money laundering rules 106 times in its first year and a half of operation in the early 1990s, according to the IRS in a 1998 settlement agreement.
It’s a bit of forgotten history that’s buried in federal records held by an investigative unit of the Treasury Department, records that congressional committees investigating Trump’s ties to Russia have obtained access to, CNN has learned.

Financial-Crimes Monitor to Share Records in Trump-Russia ProbeSenate committee requested the data from Treasury’s FinCEN

Dirty money: Trump and the Kazakh connection FT probe finds evidence a Trump venture has links to alleged laundering network

A Financial Times investigation has found evidence that one Trump venture has multiple ties to an alleged international money laundering network. Title deeds, bank records and correspondence show that a Kazakh family accused of laundering hundreds of millions of stolen dollars bought luxury apartments in a Manhattan tower part-owned by Mr Trump and embarked on major business ventures with one of the tycoon’s partners.
https://www.ft.com/content/33285dfa-9231-11e6-8df8-d3778b55a923

Trumpcare is finally dead. Senate votes against “skinny” repeal of Obamacare.

July 28, 2017

 

A huge win for the American People. Obamacare remains the Law of the Land.

Now the Senate will proceed to NDAA. National Defense Authorization Act… a giant military spending bill. Let’s reduce spending on Defense… Especially the F-35 jet: Corporate Welfare for Lockheed.

Republicans FAIL Again on Healthcare. Repeal and Replace Obamacare FAIL. Repeal only FAIL.

July 26, 2017

Tomorrow we will see what is called “Bizarro World in 3D” repeal of Obamacare… The ‘resident continues to threaten Senators that refuse to obey him but they just don’t care. Czar Donald the Wimpy is a toothless tiger. A load roar but no actual danger.

We the People need to keep on calling our Senators and Congressmen and patiently explaining that we want Single Payer Medicare for all OR To fix the problems with Obamacare.

“Eat my Shorts” Donnie… AND… Your trashing of the Energy Department, the EPA and Education is bad for America and the people. NO NUKES!

Release all Cannabis Prisoners and use all the money currently wasted on incarceration expenses to fund schools.

July 23, 2017

Why keep people in jail for a plant that’s now legal? Why PAY $40,000 a year per prisoner for a law that was simply wrong? WTF? This is a Smart Approach to Marijuana.

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Feel Free to Copy and Paste this artwork into your own Blog or Facebook Page. The campaign for legalization is working due to the tireless efforts of people that use social media… Thanks for helping out… When will the kind herb be legal nationwide?

 

How I Meditate. It’s easy to do and It improves mental health… AND… It Accelerates Global Awakening!

July 22, 2017

I lie down and close my eyes. Then I focus my attention on my breathing. Slow deep breaths with a silent verbal statement during each breath.

For Example:

[Inhale] My mind is completely relaxed  [Exhale] … [Inhale] My body is completely relaxed [Exhale] …  [Inhale] I’m going deeper and deeper into a Hypnotic Trance [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] …  [Inhale] Make me a Channel of thy peace [Exhale] … [Inhale] Where there is Sickness may I bring Health [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] …  [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] …  [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] … [Inhale] God… [Exhale] …

and then repeat the entire prayer again and again…

Sometimes I ask God What I should write on my Blog… Looking for divine inspiration for these words… seeking a little wisdom to share… Then I type my Ideas into the internet for people to read and share…

other times I ask God What should I do with my Art programs? Looking for basic concepts to express using Potatoshop?

Sometimes I fall asleep and have Colorful Dreams where I go visit an Art Gallery and see Imaginary Paintings…

It is possible to do this style of Meditation while walking. Focus your attention on your breathing, think positive uplifting thoughts and thank God for this wonderful world. Choose your own God to thank. [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] [Inhale] thank you  [Exhale] Watch where you are going and observe the beautiful flowers and trees… they are your brothers and sisters… Observe the beautiful rivers, oceans and the morning dew on the trees… we are mostly water and it’s healing to view water… or swim… Some people find the Mantra “OM” is a powerful word. It rhymes with HOME but it’s a word in a language that’s not English. Ram Dass recommends Mantras written in Sanskrit but I find that they are confusing… He meditates by repeating “RAM” while paying attention to his breathing… That doesn’t work for me because RAM in English stands for Random Access Memory – a computer term or a Brand name of a TRUCK or a male sheep or goat… It doesn’t do me any good to focus my thoughts on a BIG TRUCK… SO, I choose my own Mantra… “Thank You” works for me.

If your current God turns out to be a disaster then fire that God and find a different one that works! There are over one million different Gods in Hinduism alone. and… there are Many different Religions or lack of Religions in practice in the world today. Do you worship Money? Is that working out? Do you currently worship Jesus or Allah? Well, those paths work just fine for many people but… if they are leading you to chronic unhappiness then simply stop doing that. Just Stop with the self inflicted punishment and choose something else. What about worshipping a plant or worshipping ALL plants and ALL animals? We are all one big happy family… Try dancing around a campfire at night while playing the drums… Might work!

 

Trump voters are getting anxious as The Donald fails to do anything. They wonder when, if ever, he will Make America Great Again…

July 22, 2017

No Jobs, No repeal and replace of Obamacare, No Wall with Mexico, No Repair of Infrastructure… Nothing!  All he does is talk, talk, talk… We have a great need for better jobs that pay a living wage. We have a need to bring manufacturing factories back to America. We have a need to FIX the problems with Obamacare. We have a need to Cut Defense Spending and End these pointless Wars in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. We have a need to Cut Taxes for the Middle Class and Poor. Why can’t the Republicrime Party Get to work? We all can agree that Trump’s a Nothing Burger!

How to hack a US Senator’s Contact via email form. That way you can express your opinion to Many Senators. Up to 100…

July 21, 2017

Every Senator has a form used by constituents to express their opinion… They only care about opinions from people that live in their state… Pretend to be a real voter in their state by using a valid street address. Look up a valid street address using Google Maps Street View and the USPS zip code lookup. Then when you are expressing your opinion as to how they should vote on a bill you appear to be a real voter… and you can express your opinion to up to 100 Senators…  Many of the forms check for a valid zip code and reject opinions from non voters. It’s possible to express your opinion to many Senators and Congressmen even though you don’t live in their state… or even in the USA. Simply put the little golden man on a street in the appropriate state and presto-changeo an address appears in the upper left hand corner of the screen…

https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

https://www.google.com/maps

https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action

Find your House of Representatives Contact Form Using this link.
http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Here are some subjects that I am concerned about:

1. Save Social Security and Medicare. The House of Representatives just passed a budget bill that cuts payment of these programs.

2. Either FIX Obamacare or create a Single Payer Medicare for all healthcare system. Obviously Trumpcare is horrible. Repeal and Replace is a mean idea and a total failure of the Republicrime party.

3. Legalize Marijuana nationwide, tax it and use that money to fund schools. This system has worked great in Colorado. Release all Prisoners that are incarcerated for Cannabis related crimes. That would save the taxpayers a fortune. It’s obvious that We the People want Recreational Marijuana Legalized.

4. Let’s NOT pay for the F-35 Jet Airplane. It’s something that the USA Does Not Need. It’s simply Corporate Welfare for Lockheed. Let’s reduce spending on the military in general. One way is to stop all these wars. The USA is stuck in an Orwellian “Forever War” in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. What a total waste of lives and money. Have you seen photographs of the city called Mosul? We bombed the hell out of that city and now it’s just a pile of rubble where homes used to stand. Total Evil in the name of fighting ISIS, a group that we “accidentally” armed.

5. Let’s return the Environmental Protection Agency to an Agency that Protects the Environment. Under the failed Trump Administration it’s become an agency that enables corporations to pollute. It’s run by Scott Pruitt, a man that has sued the EPA to prevent the Agency from enforcing Environmental laws.

6. Let’s drain the swamp. Trump has appointed 193 corporate CEOs and Lobbyists to senior positions in government. This enables the 1% to get their wishes granted. Read Elizabeth Warren’s Opinion at: http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/07/elizabeth_warren_gives_preside.html

7. Let’s hire thousands of computer programmers to make our systems hacker proof. There are reports that the computers at nuclear power plants have had hacking attempts made on their business systems. If those hacking attempts ever succeed there may be a massive power outage nationwide. Looting and The End of Western Civilization will follow.

8. Let’s get rid of the Electoral College. Twice it has selected a President that did not get the majority of votes. George W. Bush lost the popular vote to Al Gore and then he turned out to be a very bad quality President. Donald Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton and he also has turned out to be a bad quality President. Let’s learn from our mistakes and stop using the Electoral College.

 

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and now for something completely different… Original Art!

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Bubble UP Economics… a plan that actually might work! Read more at:

http://gvan42.blogspot.com/2017/07/how-bubble-up-economics-works-give-all.html

 

 

Save Social Security and Medicare. US House of Representatives Bill proposes Drastic Cuts and Increased Defense Spending.

July 18, 2017

Now that Trumpcare has died, the House Republicrimes have started an effort to steal from the poor and give to the rich. It’s a reverse Robin Hood Bill. It includes funding for the F-35 Jet Airplane. A bomber that the USA does not need and the Pentagon does not want. Make sure you go protest at your Senators and Congressman’s offices. If you cant go there in Person, email them, call them or write them a letter.

Here is an organization that organizes protest marches… https://www.indivisibleguide.com/about-us/

Trump advocates Fracking… mocks Wind Power… Fracking causes water pollution and severe health problems in people.

July 17, 2017

Just another example of how Trump is the puppet of Exxon and the fossil fuel industry. No thinking human could be in favor of fracking, they have to be bought..

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-putin-would-have-preferred-hillary-shed-decimate-military-and-build

How to hack a US Senator’s Contact via email form. That way you can express your opinion to Many Senators. Up to 100…

July 17, 2017

Pretend to be a real voter in their state by using a valid street address. They have to believe that you are a real voter if the street address is valid.

Look up a valid street address using Google Maps Street View and the USPS zip code lookup.  Many of the forms check for a valid zip code and reject opinions from non voters.  Simply put the little golden man on a street in the appropriate state and presto-changeo an address appears in the upper left hand corner of the screen… Then copy and paste that address into the USPS webpage…

https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

https://www.google.com/maps

https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action
Find your House of Representatives Contact Form Using this link.
http://www.house.gov/representatives/

How Bubble-Up Economics Works. Give all working people a Raise and we will spend it in American Businesses.

July 17, 2017

If we raise the Minimum Wage, those employees will spend more money at American Businesses, Increasing Sales. There will be a need to hire more people to serve the new customers. Reducing unemployment costs. Those extra employed people will be spending their paychecks at American Businesses, Increasing Sales. Causing the need for more hiring. Those extra employed people will be spending their paychecks at American Businesses, Increasing Sales. Causing the need for more hiring. Those extra employed people will be spending their paychecks at American Businesses, Increasing Sales. Causing the need for more hiring. These are people that pay taxes… Not Greed Freaks that Hide their money in the Cayman Islands…

The Extra Money just “Bubbles UP” throughout the entire economy…  Everyone wins…

Just giving more money to the Super Rich will not help anyone. They already have more than they can possibly spend. Corporate Welfare just encourages them to slack off and not put any effort into running their companies smartly… Why TRY when the Government will just give you free money?

Compulsive Hoarding of Money Syndrome Can be Cured! Simply Join Greed Freaks Anonymous and GET HELP!

Read more at: https://gvan42.blogspot.com/

 

Analog Synthesizer Tips and Tricks. Electrical Engineering FUNdamentals

April 13, 2016

SOLARWIND… Our Musical Group.
I was fascinated with playing electronic music and played with my friends (Ken, Mark and Leon) in Ken’s basement for 5 years on the weekends. I also had a setup in my living room and would invite guests. This was at the time of analog synths and the beginning of midi. My favorite instrument was the Korg Polysix… It had the ability to make those really astonishing outer space sounds… Modulated resonant filter sweeping… like Steve Miller, Edgar Winter or Doctor Who… The pitch of the note could be defined by the control voltage input on the rear panel… well, I had a Radio Shack “100 in One experimenters kit” and a bag of capacitors, resistors and light emitting diodes that I hooked up to generate an oscillating circuit… Absolutely no one else on the planet was making the noises that I made… similar, true, but my noises were unique… Since it was created using wires and SPRING CLIPS to connect the components, the resistance of each connection varied according to stress on the wires… for example: if I blew at the circuit, the music would change due to the pressure of the wind…

Leon had a black box that allowed me to sing or talk into the synthesizer and the volume of my voice determined the sound of the synth… You can hear this particular technique on THE DOORS- STRANGE DAYS… Listen carefully and when Jim Morrison sings the words “Strange Days have found us…etc” there are squiggly noises that follow along with the vocals… (amplitude to control voltage converter, also pitch to control voltage)
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I also had a display of 18 strands of christmas tree lights that would blink on and off… they were hung in the corner of the room with a mylar mirror on each wall… That provided enough light to be able to see the controls and keys on the keyboards… Each strand of lights would be either on or off and they all had different timing cycles… this made the whole display appear to experience waves of rainbow colors… The keyboards were all interconnected to allow waves of sound to evolve over time as the modulated filters ebbed with tidal forces…
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Fun, but all those analog synths are hard to find anymore… they were replaced with digital ones that were cheaper to produce and more reliable… somehow there was a move towards realistic instrument sounds instead of outer space whoosh whoosh… too bad…
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I remember Emerson, Lake and Palmer in concert at the Winterland in San Francisco… Keith jumped off the stage and wandered around the dance floor “zapping” people with a ribbon controller that was making “ray-gun” sounds… A good example of the ribbon controller was on “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys… the part that goes oooWWWWEEEwooowooo… ooooWWWWEEEwooowooo…
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Another beautiful synth was bought used at a yard sale for 75 dollars. It was a minikorg and had been thru severe abuse on the road. This marvel is most famous as the lead voice on Kitaro records… the breathy flute sound that he uses to play melody parts… The theme to Silk Road, etc… This was a monophonic synth that had ring modulator effects and white noise… this also had a switch for setting the pitch to an extremely low tone… as if you were playing notes on a piano that were way off the end of the left hand… this machine allowed me to create what I called the “Dawn of Time” sound… A growling bass note that needed about 10 seconds to play… A ring modulator lets each key have its own vibrato rate… for example” “C” might have a wow wow wow sound that shanged every half a second while “C#” would have a wow wow wow that changed 42 times a second… “D would be 6 times a second etc… this tonal quality creates many of the more avant garde (or teeth gratingly irritating) sounds of extremely early synth recordings…
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I also became fascinated by the possibilities of echo and computer controlled music. Lucky for me, instruments started being built with a MIDI interface… this caused older instruments to go on sale at extremely cheap prices…
The Roland microcomposer was 8 1/2 by 11 inches and had a microcomputer in it. I stored sequences of pitches and durations of notes using the tiny keyboard… really, really tiny… It was designed to drive two SH101 Roland synths and could play two notes simultaneously… what a breakthrough… from ONE NOTE at a time to two… By typing in a series of bass notes each with a duration of 1/8 of a bar… and then running it thru an echo box that had a time set to 3/16th of a bar… and setting the voltage controlled filter so that some notes were silent, some notes were muted and some notes were loud… I was able to trick the system into composing by itself a never repeating bassline that was fun to improvise over… the computer selected which notes to play and when… cosmic…
This worked well for music that is called MODAL… In that style, there are no chord changes at all… the performers select a handfull of notes as the scale and just go to it… the most famous modal piece is “The Old Washer Woman” and The theme performed by Edith Bunker on the television show “All in the Family”… The music is played entirely on the BLACK NOTES of the piano… I think they called it “Those Were The Days”… “Didn’t need no welfare state, everybody pulled his weight, gee those old La Salles ran great… THOSE were the DAAAAAYYYYSSSS…. It is an extremely simple song. So simple that I was able to teach a computer to play in that style… Of course, my compositions were not at all like that whiny song… more robotoc and like German Technopop…
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Music nonstop, technopop… Bleep, blonk… tchatchink…
I was fortunate to have read an article in the Washington Post about the upcoming Kraftwerk concert so I went out and bought the recommended album Autobahn and liked it… The basic style of music sounded interesting and so, I went to the beautiful Warner Theatre to see them. This was an elegant performance space that started out as an ART DECO theatre and then became a dance hall for rock music… oh how lucky we were… This was my first exposure to the technopop music and many of the people in the audience were Germans… I had no idea that such music was even possible. The tour was to promote their albums Computerworld and Man Machine… They had two fellows that beat with “knitting needles” on touch sensitive drum machines while the other two played keyboard synthesizers… The drummers were wild because every time a knitting needle contacted the machine, a loud percussive sound happened… not drum sounds but more like boink or ping or even pffffbtt… When they performed their song “pocket calculator” they walked to the front of the stage and had members of the audience play the notes… The lyrics state ” by pushing down a special key it plays a little melody” blink bonk…. katrronk…. Quite an effective piece of showmanship and audience participation… Then at the end of the show , all the people left the stage and let the computers play the song… for about ten minutes… wild dancing to actual robot performers… I was amazed… Their website has a toy on it that lets you play a drum machine… boing, boom, tchack, peng, zonk… http://www.kraftwerk.com/
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Much of the time when I played with my friends in the basement in Manassas, Virginia we had a home made laser lightshow going… My friend built this using an extremely slowly rotating mirror that had a little “house” built on it out of transparent “walls” and clear glue… The “house” was about 3/4 of an inch tall and caused interference patterns to be displayed on the ceiling… these took the appearance of galaxies or clouds that slowly changed. The speed was about One RPM. He had guests come over and bring their instruments… A trumpet player from the Redskins Football Team band was a memorable evening. In general, we played music that you would hear as a soundtrack for a motion picture… Incidental music or abstract jazz or “outer space whoosh whoosh”…..
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We made a demo recording and had an agent in New York try to sell it to people making corporate videos… No sale, but it was fun trying… When we recorded the demo, I loaned a huge pile of my equipment to Leon and he set up a special studio in the basement of his grandpas home. His grandpa was a Retired General in the Army and had a mansion in McLean and another in Arizona. I never met the grandpa because were were not allowed to visit when he was in town nor were we allowed in many parts of the mansion due to breakable oriental antiques. These people live in a truly different world than us peasants.
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I really got into samplers when I got a midi controlled 4 second monophonic machine. It could be controlled by the drum machine. My favorite sound was a pan pipe. I set up the sound so that the sampler could play it back very slowly giving a low pitch. It sounded as if a giant was blowing on a pan pipe 20 feet tall… I made a tape and gave it to my friend “Major” Tom (a Bowie fan). He was very happy with it because when it was played on the car stereo, it put his children to sleep… Unfortunetly, also on that tape were some doppler effect noises and he panicked because he thought it was a police car siren. A moment of fear but it was quickly resolved by erasing that song from the tape…

Bernie4POTUS – BErnie For Pot U.S.

April 8, 2016

Remember, Bernie Here Know.

 

Please print many Bernie4POTUS paper plates ~ fill them with food ~ give away on the streets of the USA ~ “Madam, the people have no bread to eat” ~ “Let’s Bake ’em a Cake!”  (~);-} Gregory Vanderlaan 4 42 420 4201 42012 etc

 

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“Madam, the people have no bread to eat” ~ “Let’s Bake ’em a Cake!”  (~);-}


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