Medicinal

“Medication Time! Medication Time!”

Fig. 1My music is a kind of poetical literature in instrumental form. In each piece, I attempt to tell a story.

This experimental, ambient piece tells the story of before, during, and after taking medication. In the past (a long ago past), I was highly against taking any kind of medication as part of treatment, as I considered medication a form of mind-control and I did not want anyone mucking about with my mind, despite the fact that, at that time, my mind was quite unfriendly towards me and regarded as monstrous. I explain this, to further illuminate the influence behind this particular piece and why I created it.

The beginning of the music portrays what triggers the (almost daily) psychotic episode (the affected part of SchizoAffective Disorder) and a depiction of the resulting mood and state of mind/consciousness (which is why the music grows from dark to a kind of chasing feel, as if the mind were chased by the impending psychosis). The middle of the piece/story portrays taking the medications (I no longer hold the same beliefs I did when I was younger about medication, I can now see its use and I now comprehend much more about the beneficial chemical effects it can have on the brain, which has an effect on the body and state of mind) and how differently the mind is affected and the semblance of peace it brings afterward (which sort of explains the lyrics in the middle, “Little did I know. . .”). But the medication lasts only a while and is not impervious to further triggers (shown in the immediacy of the return to the psychosis). The end portrays the return to the psychosis. . . and time again for medication. Basically, this piece illustrates the endless daily loop of life for a mind schizo affected (the reason behind the ending looping back to the beginning, although not exactly, because not every episode is the same).

This is the second track off the new album I am currently working on titled, From The Mind Of A Schizo, Affected. First track, Melvin, is here.

Features: (all samples are used with permission through CC license or public domain)
“Ghostpocalypse – 7 Master” & “Digital Bark” by Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech.com
“Awair — Forever Yours” & “Spooky Hallowe’en Sound 02 FX” from BeatsRoyaltyFree
“Traffic” & “War” sound effects from SoundBible
Free samples from ACIDplanet

Untitled*Image Credits (all artwork used with permission through CC license)–
“biTteRNeSS bEfoRE bREakFASt” by Sippanont Samchai
“Fig.1” by Vacon Sartirani
“Untitled” by Andres Yeah

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To Be Human

Video by Nancy Pontius. Music and lyrics by Robyn Hitchcock

*Image Credit (used with permission through CC license)
. by Yen H. Nguyen

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But it is not easy to see things as they really are, because it is painful, it is real, it requires response, it’s an incredible commitment. ~Paul Williams

*Image Credits (all artwork used with permission through CC license)
“reality tv” by Paul G.
“Reality” by Nuala
“Reality Ends Here” by Akshay Moon
“Opera II: Night Riders” by Barabeke
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COMING SOON!

It’s been a few months since I’ve last sat at this keyboard to enter into the cyberspace the happenings I have experienced. I have returned and with promise of presentation. I am currently working on an art book (as in a book of multimedia drawings) to be in 3 volumes (I am working on volumes 1 and 2 simultaneouly. Volume 3 is just an idea waiting to be unleashed the moment the right sketchbook has been discovered. It calls me to it like a loon in the night, beckoning my attention. In other words, the book for this idea will find me. Others say it as, I’ll know it when I see it. I often wonder the origins of certain proverbs and cliches? What secret truth do they behold? Who’s lips were the first uttered who knew the most basic meaning of its meaning? Who first uncovered its poised pattern?). As well as a fictional mini-documentary about the culture of fire spinning.

Soon to be released: more binaural beats, more soundscapes, 1 second everything mini-updates (the entire documentary isn’t meant to be completed until one year has passed), sketchbook updates (daily or almost daily instagram like progress photos for a specific drawing), new poetry from the archives, more art-type videos and other videos, quotes of the day, new writings, and more.

Already released: A new nature series of film footage and photographs captured while adventuring out and about in nature. We are on episode 4, and episode 5 will be following soon. You can check out the playlist of the videos here on my youtube channel and as posts on another blog I contribute to here, under category “nature videos”.

It’s a new season. Time to unlearn. . .

Sunday Afternoon Drive

Put a little love in your heart. . .

The Love Tree

Sunday Afternoon Drive: a new series.

This is episode one of a new series featuring video taken while on the road (style is documentary/music video kind of a feel).

Other music video here (Autumn Brewed, original song by Nancy Pontius).

Credits–
All footage filmed by NIKOtheOrb.
Music, “Departure” by Steve Ferguson (used with permission under CC license).
Image, “The Love Tree” produced by CosmikSquirelSTOCK.