Do you think the food used to taste better? Does the new music all suck? Tired of $200 Million dollar movies with a $20 scripts? Where is all of the “alternative energy” we were promised?
The technology available is such that, if somebody were to have a really good idea, a truly new idea, they could unleash it on the world instantly for little or no cost. But, would anybody notice?
“It’s designed to squash any independent thought, and ensure that any ideas that come forth need large financial backing in order to make it to the ears of the general public. And, of course, the only ideas that get financial backing are ideas that support the system or, the agenda of the oligarchs.”
That quote is from Max Igan and it appears at 8:15 in the video below.
The bottom line is that there are good ideas out there. There is an abundance of creativity. It is on us, as individuals, to use the technology to our advantage. Seek out the good stuff. Don’t just lay back and let the machine feed you.
A while back, Beka asked, “What do you want to do about the Santa thing?” Meaning, do we go with the crowd and tell Jasper that there’s a fat guy that comes around every year to give him stuff and have to later say we were just kidding about that or, don’t play in to the myth and thus, end up having to attempt to explain the whole cultural phenomenon that’s basically built around a lot of lies?…
It’s really a philosophical dilemma. It’s easy to say nobody gets hurt but maybe, the buried lesson is it’s OK to lie if nobody gets hurt.
It may sound silly but, the biggest objection I thought of to not set up the Santa scam was that I don’t want Jasper to be the kid that runs around telling other kids “You know, Santa’s not real”…
That’s a shot from Saturday night. We had good crowds that were pretty active and vocal this weekend…makes it fun to play.
A couple of noteworthy items from last night: Driving to the gig, I got behind a short wheelbase, Dodge 4X4 that had no visible tread on it’s huge tires…slicker than a bathtub full of WD-40. On the tailgate was this bumper sticker, “I May Get Lost But I Won’t Get stuck”. Struck me as funny.
Good gig at the Moose Lodge. The crowd was a lot of fun. They had a full blown conga line going around the bar as we played an amped up version of “Folsom Prison Blues”.
The other day, Jasper looked at me and said, rather clearly, “boom boom”. I repeated it back and we had a boom boom dialog for a good ten minutes, he giggling away. So yesterday, I played him the classic John Lee Hooker track. He was enthused. He’s in to biscuits and gravy and John Lee…go figure.