Humans Are Monkeys

There are billions of galaxies in the observable universe. And each of them contains hundreds of billions of stars. In one of the galaxies, orbiting one of these stars. Lies a little blue planet. And this planet is run by a bunch of monkeys… ~”Dance, Monkeys, Dance” Written & Performed by Ernest Cline

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Melvin (music video)

Melvin has ShizoAffective Disorder. Melvin has no socially constructed ego.

This is Melvin’s daily lifestory. Melvin is fine one moment, and in complete madness the next, then after too much of society’s false conventions, platitudes, consumerisms, materialisms, pseudo-complexities, bureaucracies, frivolous and superfluous laws, governments,  neuromarketed ego need for shopping and other illusions and imaginary things, for too long, Melvin becomes shell shocked and unable to function. . . like a thousand yard stare.

This experiemental, ambient piece depicts the ups and downs, the good days and bad days, the moments when Melvin is “okay” and those moments when Melvin is going through hell. It’s syncopation follows the daily “schizo” moments wherein madness seems to overwhelm the entirety of Melvin’s consciousness and awareness and also those moments of beauty and tranquility wherein the whole of being becomes filled with peace of mind. This Melvin’s dis-ease, this Melvin’s life. Hit PLAY.

Melvin is a term of endearment given to me by my Stephen. So, this one is personal.

More of my music videos.

Credits–
[Clips used from the following footage. Some used with permission of CC license and others available in the public domain]:
“Sand City” by Don Whitaker
“sometimes i want to be a monk” from Daniel J Alex
“War Neuroses — Netley Hospital, 1917” by Wellcome Film
“chicago beach” from doctorfaustroll
“American Look (Part I) 1958” produced by Handy (Jam) Organization
“The Samaritans – Scream” from HallofAdvertising
“Platinum Fashion Mall, Petchburi Road, Bangkok” from Guido Vanhaleweyk

Image Credit (available through public record from the National Archives):
“Thousand Yard Stare” from The National Archives

Music:
“Melvin” by NIKOtheOrb, available for download and Track 1 off future album, From The Mind Of A Schizo, Affected (COMING OUT SOON!).

There Is No Spoon

Know thyself and all will be revealed.~Pamela Theresa Loertscher

nothing to find*Image Credits (all artwork used with permission through CC license)–
“Illusion” by Iryna Yeroshko
“nothing to find~” by AlicePopkorn

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You’re Part Of Everything

You’re part of absolutely everyone . . . and everything. ~Powder, from the film Powder

EARTH HOUR*Image Credits (all artwork used with permission through CC license)–
“EARTH HOUR” by AlicePopkorn
“Yin + Yang” by H. Koppdelaney

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eleMENTAL II: Earth Consciousness OM

I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different. ~Kurt Vonnegut

The second part in the eleMENTAL series, element Earth. Earth conjures imaginings of being grounded, which is tranquility and calmnes, meditation. This video depicts the network, harmony, and connection of Earth, and subsequently earthlings. A house is where humans reside, paying rent, mortgage and homage to the supposed superiors, the owners. But how can any earthling own Earth?

This is our Home, this is our neural network, this our consciousness, Planet Earth.

“The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.” ~G.K. Chesterton

eleMENTAL I: Shaman’s Song

eleMENTAL III: COMING SOON!

EleMENTAL is a series of videos (in 5 parts) with the theme of the elements (earth, air, fire and water, and a TBA fifth element) coupled with the elements of consciousness.

Credits (work is either original or public domain or used with permission through CC license):
Original stock footage (forests) filmed by Stephen Ames
and  also features samples from:
“ChronoCon — First Light HDR — HDR Timelapse” by Pentalunex Team
“Close To Home” by Vital Films
All other footage is available through public domain, retrieved from Internet Archives

Music “Over Clouds” by ccMixtape

Artwork by Shawn Hocking

 

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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Ronald McDonald Rehab Center

Music: “Anxiety”, “Dark Pad”, “Fantastic Dim Bar” & “Awkward Meeting” by Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech.com
Stock footage from Stock Footage For Free

Images available through Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License from the following people:
Suan Eman
JeKemp
Sameold2010
Joe Gray
Jean Burgess
Duncan Laws
Cathepsut
Jonathan Kramer
Anthony Catalano
Sarah Gilbert
Aussie Gold
dwwebber
Steve Crane
harry_nl
Fanboy30
Simon Miller
mafleen

Little Boxes

Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes made of ticky tacky,
Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes all the same.
There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one,
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.
~Malvina Reynolds, “Little Boxes”

Words and music by Malvina Reynolds

*Image Credit (artwork used with permission through CC license)
“Calgary Suburban” by Evan Leeson

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Nature By Numbers

Film by Cristobal Vila

*Image credit (used with permission of CC license)–
“Fibonacci” by Cedward Brice

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