The shooting of Alison Parker and Adam Ward

The murder of WDBJ news reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward was more than just a horrible killing of unsuspecting people while working, it was a broadcast event, posted on twitter by the gunman himself. This fact, coupled with the reactions of the often skeptical and suspicious internet community , made it an archetypal online event. Goodnight, Sweet Boy.

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The whole twisted affair has left an impression, and this is our interpretation.

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Septimus Orion in Context

When this CD was released released in 2008, the cultural elements that make up Septimus Orion were not so obvious. The questions about gender that are raised in Clifford Meth's Queers were not as well recognized as they are now, in the post-Kaitlyn Jenner world. The exploration of fetishism has broken through to popular culture on a large scale with Fifty Shades of Grey. Caged highlights these unusual aspects of our society that make it so intriguing. We recognize the freaky and geeky as powerful creators of culture. Those who inhabit the margins are exploring the outermost regions of space.

Space exploration has become an in creasingly popular subject.We have the New Horizons Probe flying by Pluto, NASA posting space sounds to SoundCloud, and t.v. shows like Ancient Aliens. The time is now for the world to embrace the power of the "other".  Some of the cosmic information that returns to earth can be recorded as perceptable sound, just as music can be transcribed as an image.


The Farthest

I just watched a movie called "The Farthest". Its subject is the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space craft. Don Gurnett is one of the physicists interviewed in the film, talking a little bit about space sounds. Specifically, he mentions "whistlers" which are the sounds of lightning (in this case on Jupiter). These are among the space sounds used on the album "CAGED". Space sounds are a type of data, carrying information about vibrational frequencies. This is why we used them to create a soundtrack for the short story "Queers"-it demonstrates the principle of multilayered reality. You see, everything is a soundtrack for everything else. The information that each "thing" represents is part of a unified stream. Therefore, sounds from other worlds communicate to our consciousness on this world, evoking feelings and representing movement. That which is alien is different from us by degrees. Objects and energies within our solar system operate together, and in combination create a unique energy signature that can be called our system identity. Each variant within the system is both strange and familiar. Watch "The Farthest" and listen to "Queers".

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