I get sick to my stomach naturally before a show, before a performance and this was no different. I did not know if I could make it, or if I did if I would be in any sort of condition to perform. Once told the show as up I started to feel better.
My plan had been to have the video screen playing my films from the playlists of the Transcendian Channel on youtube in the gallery space itself, and not off to the side where as it went the kids sat down as it was rolling and put on a shoot ’em up game to play. They came out from that to play with my megaphone, and the sticks, but got confused when I told them to watch out for splinters. I gave the child my sanded sticks, since I had run out of time to sand sticks, and they didn’t like the sticks as much.
They loved that megaphone.
My art is long somewhat rough around the edges. Slick, well slick is slick and I somehow don’t get to that till a lot more money is spent on framing. To get around that I paint or draw or mount my photographs on wood. I get good plywood to use. I paint the edges now to try and keep the painting on the wood, but if someone peels it off, or leaves it out in the rain, it will be destroyed, like anything else.
There are two dream inspired works in this show. I like to try and capture a dream for a painting. If you want real and detail from me you get a photograph. Otherwise it is a straight ahead painting or what I call a wall sculpture. These works may or may not have some political component. The main thing is to certify from my art Strength, Wisdom, Beauty & Humor. That is what I try to do in my writings.
The pictures and wall sculptures are aimed at being good company for you, on your walls. Many of them have been “livability tested” since my wife puts them on our walls. She used to move the furniture around every day when we were first married, and it is better when she moves the paintings around, from my perspective.
I like it and you can bet for sure it is a good thing my wife likes what I do. There is one piece in the show that I insisted on. I know one of them she initially did not like, but grew to like. She’ll never like the one I insisted on. It was nice someone told me at the show it was their favorite.
Took me awhile to figure out why someone started crying from looking at my show. I heard from a witness they were overwhelmed with empathy from work that in some ways tells my story of bad luck and pain. It doesn’t look like that necessarily you know. I think “Night of Pain” is a fine cartoon. I have been through a lot of bad luck, two serious beatings, and my crimes are crimes of poverty.
I fear the police and I fear robbers.
I fear barbarians.
I make movies. Since I am not getting paid, have no ensemble cast, I make a lot of radio. I mean Car Episodes as a Transcendian Playlist has come into its own. You can watch it as my music. I made the instruments and broke a lot of them up for not working in any satisfying sort of way. What is left, and in the show at the opening were available to play, They work.
It was extremely helpful that many of the people there had been primed to expect me to says some things directly about Transcendia the model nation. I was not fully on my game with my composing and jamming. Brian helped a great deal. It is very important and a good thing that Brian liked Intendor tm #13 and I do hope he plays it around town as he said he would. That #13 is also my Australian best friend in IGX. I had made a place for Roxy, now Roxanne Roxanne on FB because I believe in her talent.
I want to put her on some civilized stages, or in some civilized small intimate room as I saw Ellen Kaye sing in when I was welcome at the Monkey Room. Whatever anybody, or she might have to say, that place, the Monkey Room, in that hotel, that was the height of civilization and I want to believe her place Moscow 57 gets that back and keeps that experience going.
I was the savage beast calmed by music.
All the Hettig kids are inheritors from me of the name Transcendia. Too bad that it is under assault. Work defending the name is created if if is to keep all of its value. For me it is same as the name Disney is to Disney. I need you to buy my art and my books so I can push on with my work of creating a nation of airports that becomes a nation of spaceports. We really do not have time to be worrying too much about the barbarians.
Barbarians steal what they want, and the Civilized work for it.
Keeping onwards has been my tactic. Those in Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Ann Arbor, using my name without honor are a late to it. They would benefit better then from their stealing, if honor was given and I was turned into their ally and partner instead of pissing me off.
Really, dishonor and theft of what is most dear to me and mine hurts me in my heart and then I want to bad mouth those people. They hurt me.
An attorney in Intellectual Property working on contingency might well make some real money as there is every evidence of my commitment long ago to Transcendia.
Now the plan is for me to achieve the Currency of Fame in order to really make some big budget love stories and a war movie in order to have the funds to pay of the leases where to put my airports and also put in passport support offices and run the services businesses of Transcendia. This was my original plan from my early adult youth. It did not work at the time, but as things have turned out over the years there is no other plan that will work.
I am an artist, and a filmmaker.
The least expensive film I can make is the Serial Playlist Feature. There are two playlists to which I put scenes for that movie, those movies. Suggested Viewing for Mac DeMarco, and My New Movie, Movie Quest.
On amazon there is JET Beach, which is a package. It is a love story adventure movie. I know it will get made and during that time I will see a foot in a woman’s shoe on a Learjet Air Stair. Learning how to love like a gentleman or and as a lady is pretty hard to do, especially if you have not seen if done.
The artist knows they have a lot of responsibility when it comes to movies, since kids see them and people will flat out simply do whatever it is they see done. Rod Serling was really hurt that the barometric bomb was used after he used it in his show. I knew people that knew that guy and I was introduced once to Rod Serling. Something eerie did surround the guy as while we were being introduced he was wondering who it was introducing us. I was just introduced to them. It was at Adventure in Creativity, one of those schools I had a scholarship to.
I came from a poor and broken home. At least we were not ignorant as both our parents held Masters degrees. I claim my parents as good teachers. It is unfortunate for me that they so bad mouthed the academic life and its political turmoil of “departments” that I went at the working life.
I’ve had a great life of the mind being so connected to pragmatic problems where many of the horrors of life were previewed by great literature. But you are looked down on as stupid lumpen proletariat by the people who don’t ever have to work in the cold and misery so much for so little. Mom said, “No Shame in Honest Work.”
I sometimes don’t know if I might not have had an easier life if I’d just been left to become whatever it would have been I would have become from the life in the South, just that education. I was not right for it. I am not right for the racism and meanness of the South, and wasn’t before I was given all these scholarships that raised my ambitions and sense of place and worth.
I had no family in NY.
The Hettigs then are what I have as my great place and wealth. Ed and I are not getting any younger you know. I am right damned glad there were sales closed and that that helps his gallery, which he found he wanted to do.
It greatly recommends Roanoke that Ed moved his family there.
So the plan from here and this great event, this great success As I Said what I could think to say about what Transcendia, and people listened. I said what it is designed as and what it is for, and what my art is as if I were not now retiring and doing some paint by numbers as did Bush, but that is my job. It is just my job now full time to be an artist.
My other job, and I take it seriously, is preventing the apocalyptic riot.
The Beats knew one thing: The Atom Bomb Changed Everything.
P.S. I turned to a study of the Beats after making the CD Beatniks & Spiders. I recommend Beatdom edited by Alan Willis, & Scientologist by him about William Burroughs. I am a supporter of the diplomat who died before we could finish our work creating UNTV that showed up on your “fireplace” the real TV, like gets watched by my class of people, working class people. If I could have made a watchable truth filled UNTV set between CNN & Fox I think I could have prevented the first Iraq War. Reinventing the UN may be as impossible as reforming the US. Lots of endemic entrenched corruption.
http://www.cafepress.com/transcendia is where to go to get clothes with the Transcendian flag on them. amazon.com/author/transcendian is where to go to buy my books.
It is a grand, powerful, and important show. I had a good time putting it on, performing, and explaining my goals. Help me. Help your friends. Make sure you have good friends, since there simply is no evidence that any other goal than helping your friends get through this life well matters.
Absolam, Absolam! The Tragedy of your life is to waste it on bad ideals.