At The Grip Of An Audience: How Being Authentic Is Golden

Grip Of The Audience I wonder how many artists musical or other mediums have struggled with deciding whether or not they should pander to their audience. It's a problem because you become locked in an approval seeking, validation seeking mode. It must be horrible to be at the grips of your audience. They own you, in …

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How to Gain Self-Control In A Smartphone Culture

Just today I went out for a drive and I’ve noticed several people on their phones while driving. Apart from increasing your risk of getting in an accident. I find most people are losing any sense of self-awareness. People like to scoff and exclaim “they are a multi-tasker” - OK. Everyone wants it fast and …

Designing Sounds For Electronic Music Production

Lately I've been doing a lot of sound design. Instead of simply doing synthesizer presets I've decided to also to create multi-format kits in addition to patches. Thus far, I have 3 folders and they are shaping up to be pretty interesting titles. One of them is just sound effects, swells, warbles, sweeps, transition effects, …

Kurt Vonnegut Inspired Harrison Bergeron Song – Ottawa Industrial League 2014 Compilation (New Track)

I was asked if I wanted to participate in a compilation. So I am on the new 2014 Ottawa industrial Compilation. My track is titled "Harrison Bergeron" after Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s short story. On this track I go Dark, Fat and Heavy. Definitely not my usual, but a fun track nonetheless. I've been on the …

Fasting For The Brain And Bulge

In the news, you constantly hear about how people are always increasing their waistlines. You see ads about new diet plans, fat-loss tabs that only jack up your heart rate while you do nothing, commercials for new exercise equipment that people will buy, use once and play the game of who can collect the most dust. …

Spiritual Worlds: Lesage and Max Hattler

Augustin Lesage. Symbolic Composition of the Spiritual World I don’t know what is about Lesage that “speaks to me”. But it simply does. It is said that he heard voices in his 30’s telling him that he will become a painter. And that they influenced him in choosing the colours, the patterns, forms of his …

Best Quotes From Earl Nightingale’s Strangest Secret

People like to put down the book “The Secret” - Also Known As The Law of Attraction, but if you suspend the notions of law of attraction and listen to everything apart in this lecture it is truly brilliant. Earl Nightingale distills his own view on the Law of Attraction but he still posits you …

How To “Corrupt The Youth” Using Philosophy

It is often said that history repeats itself. As well as the notion that there is nothing new (technology). It is with an acceptance that I kind of agree with these clichés. It is in most of daily life I have come realize this. I am not certain if it is a sign of age, …

Creating A Massive Synthesizer Patch Collection

These are some of the titles I have in my personal NI Massive Synthesizer Folder. Just a slice of the wild things happening at Nova Spire cosmic studios. These patches were inspired by several artists such as: AFX (Aphex Twin), Juno Reactor, Encephalon, Skinny Puppy, Hans Zimmer, Trent Reznor, Delia Derbyshire, Deadmau5 and Many More! I even threw …

Time is Not For Wasting – Make The Best Of Use It

Manly Palmer Hall (March 18, 1901 – August 29, 1990) was a Canadian-born author and mystic. He is best known for his 1928 work The Secret Teachings of All Ages. If you ever had the problem of procrastination not being able to get through to the goals and activities that you wish to be done, …

On Negativity, Self-Talk and Criticism

All is mind and mind is all. Often times people can easily fall to a swirling depths of negativity. Sometimes we stumble against our own minds. Other times negativity is usually found in the environment. It’s an unfortunate that there is no mind management classes in early education. It’s probably harder to learn as one …

How Eastern Philosophy Can Help Your Art And Craft

Attachment, is when you are in situation you can not let go, a feeling that tugs on you. When you love something you have to be able to let it go. There’s a confidence you can gain from exercising non-attachment. People often become attached to ideology, without questioning. They do not study their own culture, …

What Is The Most Important Aspect Of Diet and Exercise

I have always had an active lifestyle. In my younger years while in elementary school I would do gymnastics on floor mats. It was on a team and we would do presentations at high-school auditoriums filled with people. I was fairly active at this time in my life. Doing all kinds of flips, round-offs etc. all learned …