Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on December 11, 2010
After being deeply inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ filibuster/long speech on Friday, UFOverdriver worked quickly to make use of it in a sound collage. The goal was to capture the moment and preserve it in a form that would highlight long, uninterrupted stretches of his speech.
Sen. Bernie Sander began his speech at 10:25 AM and ended it over 8 1/2 hours later at 6:59 PM. Many of us who watched it as it happened felt we were watching a historic moment.
This sound collage is composed of 5 parts/tracks; with a short introduction, the beginning of the filibuster, a short interlude, another uninterrupted segment of the speech, and then the conclusion.
Track 1 (03:30) Fortress America Is Waiting For A Message Of Some Sort Or Another
Track 2 (09:24) Mr. Sanders Goes To Washington – Part 1
Track 3 (03:21) I Am Equality 7-2521
Track 4 (10:30) Mr. Sanders Goes To Washington – Part 2
Track 5 (02:42) After 8 And A Half Hours, Truth Yields The Floor
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UFOverdriver – This Is The Voice Of Your Conscience Mix
About This Sound Collage
Track One can be heard as a sound collage of this moment of social confusion and directionless fog, with President Obama playing the role of Suzy Creamcheese.
Both Track Two and Track Four contain long stretches from the speech. Track Two is the beginning of the speech and Track Four is from the middle of the afternoon.
Track Three provides a short interlude with a piece from an audiobook of the novella Anthem by Ayn Rand
The sound collage ends with Track Five which includes the conclusion of Sen. Sanders’ speech and some closing statements from the Department of Civil Defense.
Some Music Pieces Used
Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention – The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet (from Freak Out!)
David Byrne and Brian Eno – America Is Waiting (from My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts)
Gary Numan – Cars (from Pleasure Principle)
David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World (from The Man Who Sold The World)
DJ Shadow – Stem/Long Stem (from Endtroducing)
The Markeys – Last Night (from 7″ single – Last Night/The Night Before)
Moby – Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? (from Play)
The Thievery Corporation – The Richest Man In Babylon (from The Richest Man In Babylon)
The Thievery Corporation – The State Of The Union (from The Richest Man In Babylon)
Brian Eno – Deep Blue Day (from Apollo Atmospheres)
After the speech, both my wife and I were inspired to write the White House – here’s my email to the President:
Dear Mr. President:
I hope you will choose to stand with Sen. Bernie Sanders and the brave stand he took today to call out the moral hypocrisy of supporting continued tax cuts for the ultra-rich while making cuts to crucial government programs.
Please remember that most Americans, and the people who voted for you, expected that you would be the one with the brave oratory and outrage like we got from Sen. Sanders today.
If only you could be so bold, Mr. President.
Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on November 30, 2010
Here’s the latest podcast from UFOverdriver – a sound collage about Wikileak’s release of over 250,000 confidential and secret U.S. State Department diplomatic cables to major news organizations around the world…
Rule Number Two Will Be Told To You In Reverse – The Wikileaks Mix (3:48)
(Yes, UFOverdriver occasionally does podcasts – you can subscribe for FREE through iTunes)
In case you’re not familiar with this story about “Cablegate” from Wikileaks, here’s a bit of info:
WikiLeaks’ Cablegate, the latest dump of confidential documents by WikiLeaks, has the website prominently in the news again this week. (Scroll down for live updates.)
WikiLeaks released 250,000 secret State Department documents on Sunday, including cables related to Iran and its nuclear program, leading to numerous reactions.
HuffPost’s Sam Stein reports that the Obama administration is not ruling out taking legal action against WikiLeaks after the online site’s latest leak. In July, WikiLeaks released more than 90,000 Afghan war logs. Iraq war logs were released last month. WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange says the next dump will target a U.S. megabank.
You can follow the story here on the Huffington Post (a whole page of ever-changing stories about this situation) – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/wikileaks
Also – here’s the link to the Wikileaks website: http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/
About This Mix
Some of the material used in this sound collage (including the title) comes from an audio-cassette invitation to a party created by my friends Brian Maul, Kirk Jones (the voice saying “Rule number two will be told to you in reverse”) and Philip May back in the early 1990’s. You can hear the complete invitation here (it’s about 30 minutes long and quite amazing…) http://onehumanbeing.com/central/2010/11/27/souvenirs-from-the-late-20th-century/
The drum loops came from the Acid Loops Universal Groove Elements, but I altered them somewhat… in the background are some strange loops from something I recorded in June of 1990, and there’s also some organ playing in there that I recorded last night for this collage.
Enjoy the mix!
Posted by Jon, onehumanbeing on June 12, 2010
Flying Into The Mystery
After numerous late night flights at 72,000 feet of the UFOverdriver for the purpose of taking audiographic measurement of the subconscious weather over North America during the spring months of 2010, one human recordings is proud to present the composite audiograph (or sound collage) to document the flux density of this passage of time.
Does that seem a bit confusing? Well, this is how I commented on the process on my onehumanbeing.com website:
Today is June 2, 2010 – and the second day of my lamentations for America… my soul is crying. Weeping and wailing and throwing ashes on my head (figuratively speaking) – so sad.
I have been working on some sound collages for the last couple of night, ever since we returned from camping in the desert… the working title is New American Prayers
…a variety of pieces based on, or inspired by, the album by Jim Morrison and The Doors called An American Prayer.
This project is not the source of my lamentations, only an expression, and not nearly adequate yet…
Eight days later I released this album… retitled A New American Prayer
What Will I Find In This Sound Collage?
This album of sound collages is a much more personal than the first two releases from UFOverdriver. Recorded during several different sessions over several months of the Spring of 2010, a variety of threads are gathered together and woven into this snapshot of my thoughts and visions of this moment in time.
On this album I draw from my experience with Bipolar Disorder, my spiritual visions, dreams, inspirations, revelations, my beliefs in social justice, and my continuing explorations of Jungian thinking…
Instructions for re-programming yourself for the future: Spin, Rinse and Repeat…
Listen To The Complete Mix Of
A New American Prayer
The Movie Will Begin In 5 Minutes – 3:11
I’m Just Sitting Here Watching The Wheels Go Round – 2:31
Riding The Bipolarcoaster (Helter Skelter) – 3:37
The Dream Machine – 4:06
Fishing With Jon – 1:20
The Dream Leaver – 5:06
Dance Upon Injustice – 8:54
These Songs Of Freedom – 6:02
Fearless In My Own Way – 6:39
The Ancient War And All The Myths Of The Ages – 3:42
In The Beginning Was The Word – 3:44
I Heard The Angel Of The Waters – 1:14
The Migration (Pack And Get Dressed) – 3:09
Release date: June 10, 2010
Listen to Individual Tracks Here
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