Eternal Flow

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Eternal flow

 

Sleep is where you hurt me

You didn’t know why

The sky didn’t fall

From the tear in my eye

I’m holding no grudge

Just leveling the field

The old school was not cool

The sword and the shield

 

I failed to raise my head.

Discouraged from my task

The questions that you ask

The shadow it is caste.

Can this dream continue?

I think I’ve lost my mind

Losing motivation

And the love of humankind.

 

And so to dreamtime we must go

Or drown within their T.V. snow

The bastards will not let us go

We have to break these chains

We are eternal flow

 

Change don’t rearrange

The ties that truly bind

His story was a lie

Let’s leave it all behind

No war is ever justified

No love is ever dead

The speaker needs the listener

Or is it in my head?

 

And so to dreamtime we must go

Or drown within their T.V. snow

The bastards will not let us go

We have to break these chains

We are eternal flow

We are eternal flow

 

And so to dreamtime we must go

Or drown within their T.V. snow

The bastards will not let us go

We have to break these chains

We are eternal flow

And so to dreamtime we must go

Or drown within their T.V. snow

The bastards will not let us go

We have to break these chains

We are eternal flow

We are eternal flow

BEWARE of the “culture creep’s”….

 

 

This is a theory, it is an idea, a hypothesis, that is all. Let me know what you think.

me thank you

I believe popular culture may be a trap.”

Nigel R Mitchell of “tunnelmental”

 

Culture definition:

The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.

“20th century popular culture”

Synonyms: The arts, the humanities, intellectual achievement;

Literature, music, painting, philosophy, the performing arts

“Exposing their children to culture”

  • A refined understanding or appreciation of this.

“Men of culture”

Synonyms: Intellectual/artistic awareness, education, cultivation, enlightenment, discernment, discrimination, good taste, taste, refinement, polish, sophistication

“A man of culture”

  • The customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group.

Plural noun: cultures

There is little doubt in my mind that “the fools that rule” are using art and culture as weapon’s to divide and rule, to destroy freedom of expression and control our lives.

It is not only the crass commerciality of advertising, though that in and of itself is doing plenty of damage to society. I believe it is no coincidence that the most popular galleries in the western world are owned and ran by businessmen. As is nearly all the media. I think it is not just happenstance or luck. I am talking of direct interference here, not just the megalomaniac’s like Branson, Getty, Saatchi et al. The reason for their patronage is cloaked as an appreciation for art (they may actually like some of the art they collect). Yet they are just collectors, all be it on a very grand scale. What bothers me most about the insipid need to “own it all” is it’s scope to become the portal of the disingenuous, to smooth out all the rough edges of art in general and make it homogenous. Artists need room to grow. In society today, as soon as an artist becomes popular, there is an upsurge of lookalike, soundalike, copiers that are funded by their patrons and force fed onto an unsuspecting public through the system. The very system that claims to be radical is in itself the self same system that is funding it. The aim of a revolutionary artist is to challenge such a system, yet as soon as it does, the system either buys it up or floods the market with a manufactured and less radical rip off’s. Those that get funding and attempt to stay radical are savaged by the media, which is also part of the system and owned by the same type of people. This at first seems ridiculous even to the greedy entrepreneurs but they soon become made aware of how disposable their art collections become and thus turn art into tokens of the economy and articles of commercial fashion. In society today the very idea of art and culture are weaponized by the greed and control of consumerism.

There are still outsiders, there are still single minded thinkers, there are still free radicals, they are marginalized for not joining the system or they are portrayed as hypocrites. The outsiders and the radical supporters they create art for soon learn to call them “sellouts” and turncoats.

So, how do we continue to push for radical change in society? We learn to dodge and weave, we become adept at manipulation and deception whilst never losing sight of our objective, to create a better world. There are many doing this and they are genuinely brilliant and talented. Seek and you shall find….

Create because you have to, create original challenging art.

Art is “alive and kicking” against the control system.

I make music because I have to, I make music I love.

Please do not follow fools to the precipice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOOK AWAY (part 1)

me b w covering my eyes

I am learning to look away; it has taken a long time for me to start doing this. It really is essential for me because right from my earliest memories, I did not want to miss anything. You see, there are things to learn and things to unlearn, I was never a good student in school and would try to skip to the end of the lesson and memorize the answer. I now consider that to be ridiculous and childish. I was not learning, I was advancing, I seemed bright to my teachers but I really was not. Let’s get back to learning to look away and what I mean by it.

I have over the course of my life been slowly awakened to many truths that upon careful and rigorous research are falsehoods, some were out and out lies in order to get me to go along with some crazy notion or another but most were falsehoods. I now know that there really is very little solid truth, it really is belief and faith all the way for me. Now, having said that, I am cautious, I do have a belief system in place based on my own experience and sometimes I call that “my truth” not to be confused with “the truth” of course. Right, what do I mean by “looking away”? Well, here goes; there is a line in a very funny movie called “this is spinal tap” that is very relevant, the character of David St. Hubbins says “I believe virtually everything I read, and I think that is what makes me more of a selective human than someone who doesn’t believe anything.” Now, in context that quote is very funny and ironic. In life I have said that many times, in many different ways and now I see it as so funny and ridiculous that it almost makes me sad. Almost, for it is very clever writing that can tap an emotion. The key words, I see almost every day from that brilliantly funny quote are “believe”, “virtually” and “selective”. As we all know we live in what is called “the information age” or “the technological age” or some other nonsense “label” that has to be tagged on everything. What to do with all that information? Well, that brings me right back to the “look away” that is taking me so long to explain, sorry. Technology puts all the answers to all the questions into bite size pieces right here on my phone. It also puts all the lies on it, it has everything that has ever been written on it, and even this that I am writing will be on it soon. So, while it helps to have access to knowledge, it also gets very confusing and contradictory. Kid in a candy store, Deer in the headlights, Apathetic youth, I could go on but that’s not really my point, why do I “look away” it’s because I am overloaded with unimportant minutia, details that don’t matter, gossip, nonsense, trash. Seriously, look around for something of worth, anything substantial, it’s mostly flotsam and jetsam. Who gave it worth? Who thinks it’s important? Who holds it dear? You do, silly. “I will hug him and kiss him and call him George.” Wow, I digress, I am so close to nothing important here. I “look away” to save myself.

 

To be continued, maybe, if I think it’s worth it.