Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Trap. BBC2

Just how Free are we?

According to Adam Curtis - we're not. In fact, he says that in an attempt to liberate us, Western governments have simply narrowed our choices and created a system where class and money means everything. In a series of three films, Curtis finds out how we got where we are today, and how our system of governance has led to chaos abroad. Be warned. These films may well change your life.

March 2007

To those of you who ive passed copies of Adam Curtis's previous work, The Power Of Nightmares (2004) Documentary, then you will know what to expect from his latest effort "The Trap". currently being viewed in 3 parts in the UK BBC2, im securing a copy as we speak. i intend to pass it on asap.

In the mean time have a read on the content if you wish. this one should be as much an eyeopener as his last documentary was. shame SBS only ran it in 2007, hope they can jump on this one sooner for more of an audience. keep digging everyone.




MON863 ... Dinner's Ready!

Australia: How safe is your Genetically Engineered Food? A (GE) corn approved for human consumption in Australia has produced toxicity symptoms when fed to rats! A new study on the effects of GE corn variety, MON863, on rats concludes it can't be considered a "safe product". However, the same variety was given a big tick by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), our government food safety regulator, declaring it safe for humans.

Developed by Monsanto, the world's largest genetic engineering company based in the US. Monsanto tried to suppress the test data but it was obtained by Greenpeace, following a court case. The same data was available to the national regulator, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), in 2004 yet FSANZ failed to assess it, relying solely on Monsanto’s analyses. Makes you want to just forget about shopping at your local chain stores. Buy up some land and just grow your own produce organically ... but wait, in order to grow something non Genetically Engineered / altered, you would need GE free seed. No second guess who supplies the market with standardised GE grains for growing. Farmers now days cant keep last years seeds. new seed is to be provided by Monsanto and other Corporate Agriculture Entities each season.

Knowledge is power, the more you know, the better decisions you can make next time you purchase your food. you can make a difference by thinking alot harder about organic and other quality produce. dont look at your bank balance ... thats what Monsanto is counting on.



BB07 ... BS allround

Saw the advertising campaign from channel 10 the other day for the newest season of BB .... Big Brother. promoting this years show on the basis of Big Brother being a cloaked entity, running for politics, under the assumption "the people would vote for this type of entertainment. damn this is alarming. how can this viral marketable entertainment pass for television. don't people "get it" yet?

Skip to a world where the underlying idea or philosophy is to condition the mass public. numb your mind into submission. getting you comfortable with mass propaganda images and campaigns. "The all seeing EYE", singular and asexual to target the mass. making you accepting down the road of the final implemented "security measure" of CCTV cameras in every building monitoring for terrorist activity. under the premise "yeh watching people vicariously through CCTV cameras, day in day out, without their knowledge of when and who's watching what is A'OK. in fact its fun and enjoyable, because ive seen it on TV for almost 10 years.

the digital Panopticon.

What do we care if there's a camera in every room, on every street corner.? We're losing our freedoms day by day, and whats more astonishing, we're supporting the measures by which its introduced. Are people so blind to not see how wrong this is?

Big Brother is watching you. ... .. .



Blair Wins Trident Nuclear Arsenal Vote

The British Government has won a parliamentary vote to update the nation's nuclear arsenal, despite warnings that it would give a green light to nations such as Iran to develop their own nuclear weapons.

In a vote that fractured Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labor Party and led to warnings of a new nuclear arms race, the House of Commons voted 409 to 161 to approve the $50-billion overhaul of the nation's Trident missile "nuclear deterrent," the network of submarine-launched ballistic missiles the government said must remain a backbone of the nation's security over the next 50 years.

This vote is for the design and concept stage on the new weapons and there will be further parliamentary votes when contracts are negotiated for work to begin in 2012.The new system is expected to last until 2024. So clearly the British aren't concerned about spending 50 Billion on renewable energy, Climate Change Research or De-Arming the world for a better safer future.

Nope, its back to the fear propaganda age of the cold war. where we "need" WMD's to "protect" us from the evil doers .... terrorists .... arabs ... men in red ... who else is on this daily list they keep feeding us. This all coming from one of the superpowers that wish to "disarm" North Korea and Iran. the pot calling the kettle black ?

"I think it's right we take the decision now to begin work on replacing the Trident nuclear submarines. I think that is essential for our security in an uncertain world, I believe it is important that we recognise that although it is impossible to predict the future, the one thing ... that is certain, is the unpredictability of it."
Tony Blair
March 14th.




Friday, March 23, 2007

Who Said Drugs Were Bad ?

Net of Being
by Alex Grey
Oil on linen

For several years, Alex Grey has been working on a major 7.5 foot by 15 foot painting called Net of Being. Related to Grey's series of painted and sculpted "universal beings" created since 1999, the Net of Being establishes a new order of infinite space composed of and continuous with infinite consciousness. A fiery web of eyes and galaxies form a realm of total interconnectedness in an x-y-z axis grid of Godheads, implying mirror-like inter-reflectivity throughout space. The viewer peers up into the necks of the next higher level of Godheads. The shared heart of each four-faced Quad God sheds an eerie underlight, as a ball of white light inside each head sources luminosity for a level above and beyond sight. Through light, the head and heart are merged in a mesh evocative of the mythic Jewel Net of Indra or Buddhafields from the Avatamsaka Sutra.

Adam Jones, the guitar and art wizard of TOOL saw Alex's early drawings for the Net of Being back in 2002, and he expressed a strong interest in the image at that time. Grey is extremely honored to have his painting grace the cover and interior of TOOL's historic package of their staggering new album, 10,000 Days.

Like "Net of Being," Grey's paintings typically start with a vision, which he turns into a pencil sketch and later a painting that can measure five feet by 10 feet.
"Something like a psychic FedEx just kind of gets inserted in your mind," Grey said.
The process can take six months to a year, and the visions are often inspired by experiences Grey has after taking psychedelic drugs. He said he has used LSD within the last year while working on a painting of the drug's creator Albert Hofmann.

The result is incredibly vivid and geometrically intricate work that centers on the human body, with visible sinews, organs or blood vessels and electric auras. The work has drawn a loyal following to Grey's work and made fans of musicians like Kurt Cobain and the members of Tool."After we're all gone and in 300 years or 500 years, Alex will be a master. He, right now, is a modern master to me," Jones said.



Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Fahrenheit 203

Last couple of days ive noticed this has beamed into my room / studio / office / spider hole. it lasts a simple mere 4.75 mins. you blink too fast and its over. but when it hits its like the powers that be shine a mini supernova my way.

as i slave away on work its a reminder to get out once in a while. we forget how much we miss out there. these photos are of course looking towards the new hotel chains near Burswood in East Perth, across the Swan River. as the sun sets to the west it amazingly hits these giant glass towers to beam its remaining energy into my view. somehow im just at the precise angle that its reflected for me, without any diversions by the City centre behind me.

light finds a way....
back to the spider hole til easter.
posting continues as per usual. thankyou so much for your interactions and thought joustings. this is the purpose of this place. share and interact. thankyou.


Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Rabbit Hole. . ..

"There are two things you need if you are to uncover and communicate what is really happening in the world. One is to be free of any dogmatic belief system. The second is not to give a damn what people think and say about you, or, at least, not to let that influence your decisions.

Without number one you will never go into the bizarre areas that are necessary to understand the forces that control this planet. Once you are faced with information that demolishes your belief system you will begin to edit what you have discovered and refuse to go where it is taking you.

Without number two, you will never communicate what you have found because you will be terrified of the consequences for you from the reaction of your friends, family and the public in general."

David Icke
January 1st 2001

Just listened to a C2C show with David Icke as a guest. He is a leader in the "Truth Movement" wave of the new century. Much like his peers in Alex Jones and Jim Marrs, he seeks the truth surrounding the core notions of "Why we are here", and How we have been fooled to believe in our 9-5 daily normal existance when there is so much more to our reality and purpose". Often ridiculed for his drastic extra terestrial theories. If nothing else his views and information should be seen as the grey that makes up the black and white we are told. its another source to digest and make up your own conclusions on. promoting you to think.

mind blowing to say the least. i will be making copies of the show and sending it out to those that want to hear. i'll post some more on Davids work in the coming week. Rich this is a 2 hour C2C show that i think you will love, and flows directly into your recent posts and thoughts.

more to come, i'll leave you with these thoughts from The Matrix.
"... I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the
one that has to walk through it."

Zero-Emission Vehicle !

The future is on the Cutting Edge. its no longer 50 years away, its now. Is it even possible to comprehend? Could we actually power veichles without fossil fuels? Could we drive that car of our on water?

YES. simple as that.
introducing the latest car to run on Hydrogen. The Honda FCX. now think ... this has been around since the 80s, developed to this level since 2002, why is this not main stream news?

The only emission that the FCX produces is water vapor. That's because a revolutionary technology allows the FCX to power its motor with electricity generated from a hydrogen-oxygen chemical reaction. With a maximum output of 80 horsepower and 201 Lb.-ft. of torque, the FCX has responsive acceleration that is ideal for city driving.

In July 2002, Honda's FCX was certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), making it the first and only fuel cell car in history to be approved for commercial use. CARB and the EPA have also certified the FCX as a Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV), Tier-2 Bin 1. !

The FCX Concept boasts an energy efficiency number of about 60 percent. This means that 60 percent of the energy produced by the fuel cell makes it to the FCX's wheels!. By comparison, gasoline-only-powered cars have an energy efficiency of about 20 percent while gas/electric hybrids are slightly better at around 30 percent.

There will be a financial cost to change, but isn't that cost worth our lives? our futures? our childrens futures. Stop thinking about your bank balance, Start thinking about what you can do to save the next generations future. Educate yourself and start with small steps. Visit the PlanetArk Australian website and see what you can implement in your own homes and business's.






Thursday, March 15, 2007


*Adopts a David Attenborough Tone*
Curiously ... here, we watch the great homodomoape.
aftering sitting in the wild grasslands of the great african lanscapes we finally managed to capture this rare footage. Never before seen audio and video, enlighten us on the closest relative we have in the global ecosystem ... Fascinating as we take you now to "Conversations with Homodomoapes .."

[right homodomoape] "Steve, ... psst Stevo, i think we're being watched again man. bloody humans and their reality documentaries. I mean i was just saying to Janice the other day that Billy should never have been kicked out of Big Brother for eating his own fleas..."
[left homodomoape] "Dave, ...."
[right homodomoape] "Yeh Stevie Devie? want me to scratch your back?"
[left homodomoape] "You say one more word and i swear i'll use this pebble here to knock some sense into you... Wait, that would be evolution talking again."

[right homodomoape] "now, i know i left my car keys somewhere round here last night ..." "maybe if i pretend to look the other way, they will magically fall out of your rear."

[right homodomoape] "somebody say .... LEAPFROG!!!"
[middle homodomoape] "im gonna regret this in the morning ... wait, it is the morning... oh boy."
[left homodomoape] "guess that's what happens when you loose your car keys and someone yells leapfrog eh. A brothers gotta know when to shake and bake i guess"

*random shots from the gamepark 2006. sorting photos for a design project, these guys just struck my funny bone.*

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Positive Polarity

Something to refresh the senses, remind us how lucky we are to be here.

Pete's photos have so much depth and beauty to them. His keen eye for detail and immense technical ability truly bring his photography to the highest level, sure some could argue that it's hard to take a bad picture in hawaii, but his photos are more than just sunsets and pretty flowers, they're intricate, crisp looks into the unseen flora and fauna of his surroundings.

His unique perspectives give a fresh look at frequently photographed things and I cannot praise his work enough. He truly embodies flickr's spirit and is my absolute favorite photographer in this online community. everytime I visit his stream, I always end up getting lost in the images for hours and come with 15 new favorites. Bravo Pete and keep up the exquisite work!


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

SBS TV tonight!

Prisoner 345
Documentary : SBS TV
The Cutting Edge
Time: Tuesday 13th, 8:30PM

On 15 December, 2001 Sami al-Hajj, a cameraman for Al Jazeera was arrested by Pakistani intelligence officers and handed over to the US military. He was then moved from one prison to the next ending up in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in June 2002.

Almost five years later Sami, like David Hicks, is yet to be officially charged. Prisoner 345 traces Sami al-Hajj's movements before and after his arrest and examines the way he's allegedly been treated by his jailers at Guantanamo Bay. The film is based on Sami's own unclassified letters, testimonies to his lawyer and eyewitness accounts from former Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Tune in tonight and get a glimpse of what we never hear or see about in the main stream news. Fascinating documentary, hard to comprehend on a basic human level, how we can let this happen. scary stuff, but if your not informed, you cant make the change.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Bill Hicks : Another Dead Hero

As the saying goes ... history repeats. one big loop.

For those unfamiliar with the late Bill Hicks, Bill was a comedian social commentator and critic through the 80s and 90s in the USA. more than that he was a voice for the truth. a voice for those who saw beyond the absurdities of the mass media and political systems of the times. he was a voice alone in demanding we all take a look at whats going on around us, get educated, and wake up. i've known about Bills work for many years but i happened to stumble onto some old footage the other day (linked below). from an early 93 interview. Bill goes onto many topics including the first Gulf War, The Middle East, GW Bush SNR, Corporate America, etc etc. i laughed with 20/20 hindsight. its moments like this that its clear we need another Mr Hicks for this generation. desperately. Bill released many works on cd and film, grab some if you can. Miguel, check out the JFK sketch video below.

"I was told when I grew up I could be anything I wanted: a fireman, a policeman, a doctor - even President, it seemed. But like so many kids brought up on a steady diet of Westerns, I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. And in my heart of hearts I still track the remnants of that dream wherever I go, in my endless ride into the setting sun."
Bills Hicks.
(1961 - 1994)

Human History: an endless cycle as it seems. its only when we have such 20/20 hind sight that we look back at what's past and realise that it was just repeated last week. last month. last year, last century. we seem to forget the past and its mistakes, eager to just switch off, and repeat. 911 is just another JFK. they made us believe that "official patsy story". this time the truth is coming out, proof is there, its now up to the mass public to wake up. don't let it happen again. switch on. tune in. think for yourself. question authority.

Bill Hicks : 6 Minute Video : JFK Assassination : MUST SEE

Bill Hicks : Famous Lines of Comedy

Bill Hicks : INFO

Bills Last Interview: Google Video

Documentary on Bill Hicks

"The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question: Is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, "Hey – don't worry, don't be afraid ever, because this is just a ride." And we … kill those people. "Shut him up. We have a lot invested in this ride. Shut him up. Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account and my family. This just has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn't matter, because – it's just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace."
Bill Hicks : Revelations CD

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Black Keys !

BAND: The Black Keys
MEMBERS: Dan Auerbach (Guitar) Patrick Carney (Drums)
GENRE: Rockin Old School Blues. Dirty, Simple.

Fan of old music? like the old rockin blues of Zeppelin and Hendrix mixed with some deep fried southern chicken? look no further than The Black Keys!
returning to Perth for a show on May 14th, the boys are ready to rock. these guys just keep getting better with age, and from their bio, its a heart warming story of just how crap life can seem to be, yet if you have a dream, all you need to do is put in the effort and it will come true. i urge you all to check their music out, seeya at the show!

Akron, Ohio, July 2002: Two young men, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, Akron natives and college dropouts the both of them, are working for a local property owner. Between them, they’ve got a truck, two lawnmowers and a weed-whacker and, like everybody else, a hustle and a dream.

In 2001, Dan had booked some time to record with his current band in Patrick’s primitive basement recording studio. When the group didn’t show, Dan and Patrick banged out the first Black Keys songs off the cuff. The demos recorded that serendipitous afternoon secured them a deal with Alive Records for their debut, The Big Come Up, and barely a year later, they’re sweating behind lawnmowers in the summer sun, looking forward to taking off in a busted hatchback the next week to see America on their first tour. The job is a vital component in the big picture. The plan is to work, save money, tour, come back to Akron, repeat. Humble rock dreams. So what do they do? They go and get themselves fired, that’s what they do. For not edging a lawn correctly.

Unemployment be damned, they blow Akron. Dan, quiet and wry, plays fuzzed-out guitar and sings, scratch that, howls sweetly and growls soulfully when he’s on stage, like a man whose only friends in the world are his songs of suffering and true romance and the guitar he plays them on. Patrick attacks his drums like they stole his mother’s purse. Dan and Patrick figure that if they spend almost every waking hour on their music, practicing, playing, touring, writing, and so on, they can make this enterprise work. So the boys get busy.



NEW ALBUM: The Black Keys : Magic Potion

Thursday, March 08, 2007

UFH ..... Erwin Wurm

A house has been 'dropped upside down' on the roof of the Viennese Museum of Modern Art. The art project, entitled House-Attack by top local sculptor Erwin Wurm, is supposed to look as if the house has fallen out of the sky and landed on the famous museum in the centre of the Austrian capital.

It actually took two cranes to put the huge sculpture into place, which is complete with a red roof, window boxes and a TV antenna.

The artist said his work was a statement against over-development.

Wurm said: "There are hundreds of thousands of houses and they are spreading like a plague, like a cancer across our land."... jez im glad he wasnt thinking about making a statement against land fills :) never the less its an awesome instalation, for simple eyepopping goodness.

think outside your square.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

If 6 Was 9 ....

Was listening to a few tunes this morning.
this one goes out to Rich. in another generation you wouldnt be a metal kid. you'd be a free thinking hippy :)

how the years pass and yet his music still speaks. thats how you tell the greats from the fakes. the kings from the one song wonders. now kids ... your homework, who am i rabbiting on about :)


White collar conservative flashin down the street
Pointin their plastic finger at me, ha !
Theyre hopin soon my kind will drop and die but uh
Im gonna wave my freak flag high, high !
Oww !

Wave on, wave on...

Ah, ha, ha
Fall mountains, just dont fall on me
Go ahead on mister business man, you cant dress like me
Yeah !

Dont nobody know what Im talkin about
Ive got my own life to live
Im the one thats gonna die when its time for me to die
So let me live my life the way I want to
Yeah, sing on brother, play on drummer

Shine on Benevolent Sun

Oven Baked.

What the hell is going on eh. seems we might hit the ol tri fector of 40 Degrees C, 3 days in a row. *sips of an ice cool ice tea mun*
the only relief is the 2 hours before sunrise ... no sun, but the air seems to have cooled down just enough to breathe, just enough to open the doors and windows.

is this normal? what happens when we reach 3 days of 50 Degrees C. cant happen? really? and is this natural. ive heard alot in the last month or two about all this climate change drama and now it seems "cool" to push a clean and green theme onto anything that consumes energy. Formula 1, V8 Supercars, Sunrise, Coolaid. .. its now fashionable to be concerned.

piss's me right off, we've known about these issues of global warming for decades, and yet nothings been done. A. Gore was campaigning for change back in the 80s. one wonders if he came into power in 2000? (not sure on the election year) if it would have sparked a resurge in awareness.

i'll pose this as a look at the other side of the glass. what if, this is all just a cycle. a natural cycle. what if we cant control it. theres evidence out there for it, and i'll post on it later. until then we're all frogs in this slowly boiling pot ....

Shine on Benevolent Sun