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02-27-2018, 05:25 AM,
RE: what movie did you last watch?
Putuparri and the Rainmakers

A MUST watch!  Filmed over many years it shows the elders trying to share their knowledge of ritual to the younger generations, and the importance of maintaining the rituals.  Reminded me of my shamanic teacher saying aboriginals walk the land to keep the spirits alive.  I understood exactly what she meant when I watched this.  The rain dance rituals then and now moved me to tears.  See what we are losing by not being connected to the land.

I should have posted this in the good docos thread...sorry  

Putuparri trailer
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02-27-2018, 07:02 PM,
RE: what movie did you last watch?
(02-27-2018, 05:25 AM)jacrob Wrote:  Putuparri and the Rainmakers

A MUST watch!  Filmed over many years it shows the elders trying to share their knowledge of ritual to the younger generations, and the importance of maintaining the rituals.  Reminded me of my shamanic teacher saying aboriginals walk the land to keep the spirits alive.  I understood exactly what she meant when I watched this.  The rain dance rituals then and now moved me to tears.  See what we are losing by not being connected to the land.

I should have posted this in the good docos thread...sorry  

Putuparri trailer

That looks interesting.
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03-02-2018, 07:37 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-26-2018, 09:34 PM by Dekalb_Blues.)
Thirty Two Short Films about Glenn Gould (1993)
~

No. 12. "Passion According to Gould"





No. 6. "Hamburg"





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

Most of this film may be found on YouTube, e.g. 
https://www.youtube.com/user/booksontrial/videos?sort=dd&view=0&shelf_id=1
[Note that the mighty SMG corporation, following standard evil-corporate-free-info-denial
logic, strives to either blacklist clips of its films outright or, more cunningly, allows multi-part
presentations like this one -- minus one of the parts, of course.]


[Edit 26Mar18 -- just found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlI3Lq_opL4 -- The film entire. Sacré bleu! Miraculeux! ]

Re. the actual man (who might perhaps be approached in today's paradigm as an extremely
superiorly-functioning Aspergersite of daunting musical genius), there are many literary and
cinematic analyses of his enigmatic personality and idiosyncratically original (and often iconoclastic)
life-work; the following two-part 1959 documentary is an interesting early example.

In Part One, Canadian Gould enjoys a respite at his lakeside cottage on Lake Simcoe, in southern
Ontario. This is an aspect of Gould previously known only to the collie pacing beside him through
the woods, the fishermen resting their oars to hear his piano, and fellow musicians like Franz Kraemer,
with whom Gould talks of composition.





Part Two follows Gould to New York City. There, we see the renowned Canadian concert pianist
(at age 26 already a world-traveled recording and performing luminary) kidding the cab driver,
bantering with sound engineers at Columbia Records, and then, alone with the piano, fastidiously
recording Bach's Italian Concert.




(LOL -- Initially facetious characterization of the stellar artist as a young man by his RCA handler, following 17:57;
also, an interesting view of the driving effect of psychogeographics on musical aesthetics is advanced, with special
reference to my own little one-horse hick town, NYC)

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03-23-2018, 03:17 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-26-2018, 09:46 PM by Dekalb_Blues.)
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"The Rules of Fire is a documentary film by French director Jeremiah featuring the Swiss artist Sophie Hunger.
It shares its name with the 10 Rules of Fire -- Hunger's collection of principles that a musician ought to follow.
The film shows a variety of live performances and on the road footage of her European Tour in 2013 all circling
around the golden rules." -- from her website http://store.sophiehunger.com/en/





Singer/songwriter/guitarist/pianist Sophie Hunger is a big deal in Europe among progressive musical types,
and deservedly so; see, for instance:



(ca. 2008)



(ca. 2013)
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenville_Festival



(ca. 2016)
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues’n’jazz

. . . Not so much in America, due to (dare I say) a certain provincial xenophobia there, I fear, along with the
fact that she is not easily "marketable" in the U.S., as her songs weave through folk, rock, jazz, and classical
forms, propelled by a highly energetic but artistically very disciplined, not-so-corporatistically-oriented personality
that transcends the more petty nationalismic differences in favor of a humaner approach to universal themes of
life and love. Which she may couch variously in German Swiss (her native tongue), German, French, or English. 
http://leipglo.com/2015/08/19/music-raise-the-curtain-for-sophie-hunger/

SOPHIE'S DECALOGUE OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCE ("RULES OF FIRE")
1. Accept that you will never be Jesus Christ or Leonardo da Vinci.
2. Never accept invitations from people who "adore" you.
3. Never explain your Self or your Work.
4. Never go on stage with a drink in your hand, or your hands in your pocket.
5. Never tell the audience what to do.
6. Never stop the song.
7. Never announce that you are selling something -- CDs, tee-shirts.
8. Know that Charlie Chaplin was a great businessman -- and that Bob Dylan tried to look like him.
9. Seek humiliation.
10. Never try to please.


 

DEKALB_BLUE'S ADDENDUM TO SOPHIE'S RULES
11. All guitar-amp settings shall be: "11"-- for that extra push over the cliff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHCmkV27200

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03-29-2018, 11:58 PM,
RE: what movie did you last watch?
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Guilty feet have got no rhythm!
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04-02-2018, 08:07 AM,
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The Ashram, highly recommend. Guy trys to find his missing girlfriend in the Himalayas in India who left to go on a spiritual path. Has key elements of service to others, service to self, importance of balancing lower 3 chakras before moving to the others, following the heart. Reminds be of the big movement of the 60, 70's pilgrimage to India(and beyond) but balancing it with modern view. There is some corny parts but it adds to the flavour Big Grin

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04-20-2018, 09:44 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-20-2018, 09:50 PM by Dekalb_Blues.)
謎の列車
~
A Japanese couple obsessed with 1950s America goes to Memphis because the male half of the couple 
emulates Carl Perkins. 





Chance encounters link three different stories in the city, with the common thread 
being the seedy hotel where they are all staying.

[Image: Mystery_Train.jpg]  This film rated SG -- for super genki, y'all!

[Image: a76d88eccb77f120e1f36e4977518557--myster...rmusch.jpg]

Mystery Train is a 1989 independent anthology film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch and set in Memphis, Tennessee, 
in the U.S. The film is a  triptych of stories involving foreign protagonists unfolding over the course of the same night. 
"Far from Yokohama" features a Japanese couple (Youki Kudoh and Masatoshi Nagase) on a blues pilgrimage, "A Ghost" 
focuses on an Italian widow (Nicoletta Braschi) stranded in the city overnight, and "Lost in Space" follows the misadventures 
of a newly single and unemployed Englishman (Joe Strummer) and his companions (Rick Aviles and Steve Buscemi). They 
are linked by a run-down flophouse overseen by a night clerk (Screamin' Jay Hawkins) and his disheveled bellboy (Cinqué Lee), 
a scene featuring Elvis Presley's "Blue Moon", and a gunshot.


What I like about the Japanese kids in Memphis is, if you think about tourists visiting Italy, the way the Romantic poets 
went to Italy to visit the remnants of a past culture, and then if you imagine America in the future, when people from 
the East or wherever visit our culture after the decline of the American empire – which is certainly in progress – all they'll 
really have to visit will be the homes of rock 'n' roll stars and movie stars. That's all our culture ultimately represents. So 
going to Memphis is a kind of pilgrimage to the birthplace of a certain part of our culture.
—Jim Jarmusch, Interview, November 1989

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_Train_(film)



 



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04-21-2018, 06:56 PM,
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a film I had seen when I was a teen and thought I would never see again, big impact. love uniting at the end, really wonderful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yielLYZ5lo
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04-21-2018, 07:05 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-22-2018, 07:00 PM by isis.)
RE: what movie did you last watch?
The Founder (2016), Hidden Figures (2016), Land of Mine (2015), The Zookeeper's Wife (2017), The Foreigner (2017), The Disaster Artist (2017), Coco (2017)

all good

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04-22-2018, 06:47 PM,
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Unable to perceive the shape of you, I find you all around me. Your presence fills my eyes with your love. It humbles my heart, for you are everywhere.

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04-22-2018, 07:36 PM,
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I'm on Season 2 of Mythbusters.

Developing ability to connect to Source
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04-23-2018, 05:41 PM,
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Check this out..The Endless!

"A mind-bending thriller, two brothers receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn’t as young men, they’re forced to reconsider the cult’s beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp."




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04-26-2018, 12:43 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-27-2018, 09:52 PM by Dekalb_Blues.)
Going Home
~
"Sub ek." [Hindi, "It's all one."]
---- Neem Karoli Baba (known familiarly to his devotees as "Maharajji" ["Great King"] an honorific often used by high-caste
Indians in a comically ironical way when addressing a low-caste laborer, servant, etc.)

You know, sometimes I think there oughta be a Law about this "oneness" thing. . . ! Maybe, self-characteristically, it would be a
unitary, holistically all-embracing Law about The Oneness, itself being of that Oneness, created by and for this Oneness-Without-A-Second
for use in rejoining fragments of Itself that have been off exploring Oneness as Parts of that Oneness. . . a Law of One, to coin a phrase.

“'I was six when I saw that everything was God, and my hair stood up, and all,' Teddy said. 'It was on a Sunday, I remember. My sister
was a tiny child then, and she was drinking her milk, and all of a sudden I saw that she was God and the milk was God. I mean, all she
was doing was pouring God into God, if you know what I mean.'”
― J. D. Salinger, "Teddy", in Nine Stories (1953)

"[A] key error among your peoples has been to forget that all things are one. It is a very simple truth. There are many, 
many ways to say this truth. But you are part of the entity sitting next to you, the entity on the other side of the world, 
the ground that lies closest to your feet at this time, and the ground of the entire planet. All of these energies coalesce 
within your energy system."
http://www.llresearch.org/transcripts/issues/2006/2006_0101.aspx

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"When I don't know who I am, I serve You; when I know Who I am, I am You: I am Loving Awareness. . . I'm Home."
--- Ram Dass








^ Excerpt from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Co.) documentary How To Go Out Of Your Mind -- The LSD Crisis, which was made for 
Canadian TV (airing 24 April, 1966) and featured, among others, psychedelics/mystical-spiritualism pioneers Tim Leary, Richard Alpert 
(later Ram Dass), and Ralph Metzner.
Complete documentary here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIkot1DYC8Q 

Free files of relevant books:

> Don Lattin, The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, RAM Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties 
and Ushered in a New Age for America (2010) -- http://b-ok.xyz/book/2221778/703f05

> Ram Dass & Ralph Metzner, Birth of a Psychedelic Culture: Conversations about Leary, the Harvard Experiments, Millbrook and the Sixties
(2010) -- http://b-ok.xyz/book/2316530/99bd8f





After he returned from India to the U.S., ex-Harvard Professor of Psychology Alpert (now re-christened Ram Dass* by his guru) wrote 
and had published the seminal (or culminating?) work of the true '60s spirit of being open to new horizons of thought and feeling: 
Be Here Now (1971) -- http://www.organism.earth/library/document/99

* I.e., "Servant of Ram" (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rama)

Later works dealt more anecdotally with Neem Karoli Baba, who demonstrated (if the situation called for it) extraordinary metaphysical 
abilities in the course of absolute-top-drawer STO behaviour while under the intense & often hyper-sceptical scrutiny of linearly-rational-
minded, logically-thinking Westerners who were thus catalyzed to radically question their models of reality itself, much less their culturally-
conditioned ideas of "God," "spirituality," "love," "good/evil," "service," & all the rest of it mechanically emerging from these models.
(See, e.g., Ram Dass, Miracle of Love: Stories about Neem Karoli Baba -- http://b-ok.xyz/book/3410533/322514 (.epub); http://b-ok.xyz/book/2172492/fbf26b [.pdf])

I've personally interacted with Maharajji, and I have also in a much darker period of my life followed a line of work in the covert-influence biz which 
called for what amounts to a scientifically-oriented, unavowed-tech-using, sociopathically-worldviewed & utterly-paranoid mindset. What fun! 
So trust me on this one: this is not your everyday, predictably-conditioned automatonic human being who can be manipulated in any way. This 
character is off the bloody charts, and is an exemplar of the apotheosis of STO polarity in action at the good old grass-roots. As he would say:
Love people, serve people, remember God. 
https://www.ramdass.org/simple-truth/
Very simple, really, but try actually doing this, through thick & thin, come hell or high water, in such a negatively-tinged environment as today's 
ultra-psychologically-invasive world of disinformative-info-pollution & psyop-distorted, increasingly improbable "contemporary history," sort of a 
non-stop general-broadcast of "psychic greetings" -- that's  what separates the professionals of unconditional-love-with-no-reward-expected from 
the amateurs of contingent-kinda-sorta-love-but-only-if-it's-a-nice-day-&-I-get-something-for-it.

The effect on modernity of Ram Dass's work -- the change in paradigm underlying the popular received-knowledge of spiritual lore --
has been enormous. Many ideas passing current in youth culture have their origins in this work. Confluently with other important streams of 
wisdom-culture-diffusion through various human media (some quite openly, some in hidden ways) a new framework of advanced thought 
accessible to the common man emerged in the late 20th century and is having its massive effect on the human spirit even here, even 
now, as you and I take advantage of this laudably-used high-tech platform for exchanging ideas and experiences that are merely laughable
signs & symptoms diagnostic of simpleton-ism or even madness to the hyper-materialist culture that refuses to get with the program. 
STO hearts, firmly rooted in the One, support the validity of others even as they are fallible, imperfect mortal beings currently in timespace -- 
by accentuating the positive & eliminating the negative & not fooling with Mr. In-Between (as in the old song has it); STS ever strives to 
invalidate others by ludicrously magnifying these innate human frailties, and sophistically putting them in the worst context -- and vehemently 
denying oh-so-disinformatively that this negativizing process is occurring.

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
-- Popularly attributed to George Orwell (but see https://quoteinvestigator.com/tag/george-orwell/ ; in any case, it's an Orwell-class truth)

"The truth" for today is what we actually are as beings in the light of Infinity & Eternity, regardless of the prevalent black propaganda to 
the contrary.








  
^ The hard-earned wages of weirdness are passed on by well-traveled old-timer miscreants to a new generation of gullible & self-obsessed 
young ne'er-do-wells also up to no good whatsoever, under the cunning guise of "spirituality" -- bwa-ha-haa!

Just pour lagniappe: A look at a true super-hippy, who hipped & hopped before the official "hippy trip" happened -- an archetypal blonde-
haired Californian surfer-dude, he took off for India as a teenager in '64, in reaction to the assassination of JFK; within a year he was. . . 

[Image: be-here-now-004.jpg]  [Gives zero f***s about your phoney-baloney world-o'-maya]

. . . a much-revered traveling sadhu (ascetic spiritual aspirant, yogi) who visited Indian villages, leading kirtan (musical worship-narrative) 
sessions for everyday-folk (example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIlmBek0rKk&index=6&list=PLuLLbLNF1iCnEZk2vKq6QSMPcd0NDyhdd )
and energizing local esoteric-cult religious observances -- under the guidance of his guru (life-exemplar/spiritual teacher) Maharajji, who had
himself been no slouch along these lines --

[Image: m-05-0342w.jpg]  [Minus-zero-f***s given, ditto]
^ Ca. pre-1920s Neem Karoli Baba as a young-whippersnapper transcendental-hippy sadhu
https://www.maharajji.com/Premavatar/half-naked-sadh-in-the-1st-class-compartment.html
Frighteningly enough, this is what I looked like for most of my teens, before I knew of Maharajji! Ah, youth. So wasted on the young -- especially
young'uns who are pretty wasted. I wonder how many younger wild-haired ones today groovily infesting the playa at Burning Man or the nooks &
crannies at various other ultrahep gatherings realize they are living out cultural memes expressing thousands of years of sadhu culture, transmitted 
to Europe & America by mimetic world-traveling hippies now old enough to be their grand-mas & -pas? 

(Example of kirtan adapted to modern-day Western esoteric-cult requirements:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXSizNdhZt8&index=2&list=PLrqM5ufeFWCF6c1T2KHiUKgLcK7u1Xy2t )

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Mass Impersonal Oppression + Collusional Personal Repression = "One-Dimensional Man"
~
[Image: 220px-One-Dimensional_Man%2C_first_edition.jpg]

D R U X  
F L U X



"Part figurative, part abstract, Drux Flux is an animated short compris[ing] fast-flowing images showing modern 
people crushed by industry. Inspired by One-Dimensional Man, by philosopher Herbert Marcuse, the filmmaker
deconstructs industrial scenes and their terrifying geometry to show the inhumanity of progress."

http://www.nfb.ca/film/drux_flux_en/ [Plenty o' wacky filmz to edify/stupefy/mortify & etc.-fy you, featured at this site]


[Image: one-dimensional-man-4.jpg?w=300&h=300]

One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society is a 1964 book by philosopher Herbert Marcuse.

Marcuse offers a wide-ranging critique of both contemporary capitalism and the Communist society of the Soviet Union, documenting 
the parallel rise of new forms of social repression in both these societies, as well as the decline of revolutionary potential in the West. 
He argues that “advanced industrial society” created false needswhich integrated individuals into the existing system of production and 
consumption via mass media, advertising, industrial management, and contemporary modes of thought.

This results in a “one-dimensional” universe of thought and behaviour, in which aptitude and ability for critical thought and oppositional 
behaviour wither away. Against this prevailing climate, Marcuse promotes the “great refusal” (described at length in the book) as the only 
adequate opposition to all-encompassing methods of control. 

Much of the book is a defense of “negative thinking” as a disrupting force against the prevailing positivism.

Marcuse also analyzes the integration of the industrial working class into capitalist society and new forms of capitalist stabilization, thus 
questioning the Marxian postulates of the revolutionary proletariat and the inevitability of capitalist crisis. In contrast to orthodox Marxism
Marcuse champions non-integrated forces of minorities, outsiders, and radical intelligentsia, attempting to nourish oppositional thought 
and behavior through promoting radical thinking and opposition. He considers the trends towards bureaucracy in supposedly Marxist countries 
to be as oppositional to freedom as those in the capitalist West.

Critical theorist Douglas Kellner claims in his book Herbert Marcuse and the Crisis of Marxism that One-Dimensional Man was one of the 
most important books of the 1960s and one of the most subversive books of the twentieth century. Despite its importance, it was—due to its 
subversive nature—severely criticized by both orthodox Marxists and academic theorists of various political and theoretical commitments. 
Despite its pessimism, represented by the citation of the words of Walter Benjamin at the end of this book that “Nur um der Hoffnungslosen 
willen ist uns die Hoffnung gegeben” (“It is only for the sake of those without hope that hope is given to us”), it influenced many in the New Left
as it articulated their growing dissatisfaction with both capitalist societies and Soviet communist societies. One-Dimensional Man was the book 
that made Marcuse famous.

-- from https://ivystore.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/herbert-marcuse-one-dimensional-man-1964/


If watching in 2-D just doesn't do it for you, why, then -- just don your snazzy 3-D specs and join the crowd!:

[Image: eof-1950s-3d-masterpiece.jpg?w=645]






(Actually, this version actually looks pretty good in 2-D, too -- a dash more psychedelically surrealist,
which is often a good thing.)

Bonus: Highly technical 3-D specs test & calibration vid, to optimize your depth-enhanced viewing experience:



 

Pour lagniappe, a vintage surrealist avant-garde film right up Drux Flux's  industrially-zoned alley:





"Ballet Mécanique (1923–24) is a Dadaist post-Cubist art film conceived, written, and co-directed by 
the artist Fernand Léger in collaboration with the filmmaker Dudley Murphy (with cinematographic 
input from Man Ray). It has a musical score by the American composer George Antheil. However, 
the film premiered in a silent version on 24 September 1924 at the Internationale Ausstellung neuer 
Theatertechnik (International Exposition for New Theater Technique) in Vienna presented by Frederick 
Kiesler. It is considered one of the masterpieces of early experimental filmmaking."


Noted bohemian artist & artist's muse Kiki of Montparnasse's smile:


[Image: tumblr_mch7djzKWG1qg39ewo1_500.gif]
L'Éternel Féminin . . . archetypal deep-psyche verity -- or shallowly-patriarchal exploitative myth? Or what?

Only Betty knows!:
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https://www.britannica.com/biography/Kiki-de-Montparnasse

A bit more of Kiki as seen by Man Ray:
https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/54733/man-ray-le-violon-d%27ingres-ingres%27s-violin-american-1924/?dz=0.5000,0.6467,0.43
http://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/10102/behind-man-rays-seminal-photograph-of-kiki-de-montparnasse
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