Envisioning the Ultimate Publishing Pod (Part 1)

June 16th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink


I write Songs and Musical Drama. Furthermore, I have some thoughts I need to share about Nature and Science. How can I best present my work to the world? What would I like people to experience when they visit my work on the web?

I guess the overarching “theme” of this first Pod concerning “The Ultimate Publishing Pod” is the vision of being able to use the entire internet to amplify a published meme all within a unifying aesthetic envelope.

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Spill the Water

August 28th, 2006 § 7 comments § permalink

by theOwl

Last August 29th, I was at work driving a bus and thinking about my New Forest Qigong. I had never felt that I had adequately grokked “9 Shine”, an element in the Yin Fu Ching form, and I had the feeling that I had found an insight. When Stevie Wonder performs at the piano he often waves his head from side to side, clearly possessed by the music. On occasion, I have seen impersonators seize upon this mannerism to say “Stevie Wonder” clearer than words.

And Stevie shines. I was thinking that what Stevie does is 9 Shine. » Read the rest of this entry «

China and the Golden Rule

August 13th, 2006 § 0 comments § permalink

by db

Just what is the Golden Rule? From Wikipedia:

  • “Love your neighbor as yourself” – Moses (ca. 1525-1405 BCE) in the Torah, Leviticus
  • “What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others.” –Confucius (ca. 551–479 BCE)
  • “What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow man.” – Hillel (ca. 50 BCE-10 CE)
  • “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” – Jesus (ca. 5 BCE—33 CE) in the Gospels,Luke 6:31;Luke 10:27 (affirming of Moses);Matthew 7:12;
  • “Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you” — Muhammad (c. 571 – 632 CE) in The Farewell Sermon).

And why raise the subject of the Golden Rule today?

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July 23rd, 2006 § 3 comments § permalink

by db

Bow Wow



Many years ago (1980) Tim Twiss, Tom Twiss, and I were playing loud music in my bungalow apartment in North Hollywood when my neighbor walked by outside calling for her dog, Jonathan.

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My Yellow Balloon

May 15th, 2006 § 5 comments § permalink

by db

What if someone released a perfectly good song into the Public Domain? What if anybody could develop it? What would happen? » Read the rest of this entry «

Cultural Inflation and the Popular Song

May 8th, 2006 § 4 comments § permalink

by db

A couple of years ago I was talking to a friend about the current state of the American Popular Song when I heard myself saying something like “there has been a Cultural Inflation in America, which has led to a devaluation of the Popular Song.” I guess by this I meant that there had been such an explosion in the sheer volume of cultural artifacts » Read the rest of this entry «

February Rain

April 22nd, 2006 § 2 comments § permalink

by db

Once I was a raindrop
Falling with a million raindrops
Now I am a river

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On February 2, 2006, I hosted one of my regular sessions – “theWheel turns in the Orange Room at 8 on Thursday” – at my house, and I was fortunate » Read the rest of this entry «

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