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Vernal Equinox

This blog post entertains a unique view of events that occurred during the original transmissions of data created from the Winter Solstice memorandum on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, through, and possibly beyond this Vernal Equinox, 2020. Basic images and code are supported for your pleasure.

We've learned a few things since last time we talked. It's amazing we can learn anything due to the constant karmic and sonic dissonance that pervades our network and airwaves. Certain publishing methods have been in place since the dawn of time. Becket In Performance

We've endeavored to improve our editorial skills. Thus we have embarked on referencing Robert Hickey's, On-Line Guide to Forms of Address, a product of The Protocol School of Washington, to better serve our characters with honor and respect. We've adapted our interviews and oral history transcripts to follow the layout templates of Jonathan Kalb. Hence, an interview transcript will lead with interviewers full name followed be a colon. The interviewee’s first response will state their full name followed by a colon. If either characters full name is a singularity, their first responses are indicated by the full name followed by a colon. Succeeding dialogue should be proceeded by a single character representing the first letter of the characters last or singular name followed by a colon. Think Kafka. An example is once again presented in the side image.

We've adapted a “ .. My God, I haven’t done all I should.” attitude to the whole creative process. Mabou Mines We’re not going backwards to re-write content and correct grammatical errors but we are going backwards to go forwards. Continue with our mentor’s axioms, “That’s part of my upbringing .. where we all consider ourselves actors/directors or directors/actors.” One can be led to think that that quote implies that painters, dancers, poets, cooks, shoe salesmen, scientists, politicians, and your local gas station jockey can be the same person. Go ahead don’t be bashful.

True. There is a ton of I/O (input/output) out there. Where is the balance ? Only you can tell us. We are continuing an attempt to stay away from certain search engine and data harvesting arbiters. We know better, as this is not the plan, to swim near certain business cesspools whirlpools. Hence, we’ll continue to impregnate our dispatches with an abundance of off-links for academic edufication.

It should come as no surprise that I, Ivan, represent no less than twenty-five different authors. Except for Mel’s section (he’s just the janitor) these dispatches are an amalgam of contributions from within the network. In other words, raw ASCII, powerpoint presentations, hand puppets and marionettes, even turgid angst laden and flatulent mixed-media, don’t worry, Mel will be willing to pick up your scraps from the bin and begin fashioning something.

"If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?"

Stop by the Church of Cheech
Services rendered 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM every Tuesday.
Fender Rhodes and Drums accompanying a choir of two. Three and five part harmonies will be evident.
* Prelude/Processional

  • an adaptation from Milestone Records
  • Turnpike to Heaven
* Prayer/Selections/Offering/Benediction
  • Vestibulum ad Homina di Spiritus (9th century Papal groove)
  • Run, Run, Bunny Run
  • ¿Anybody Here?
  • Solar Flair
  • Love Potion #10

A Discarded Memo from the Scriptorium

Hal rides a bike..
.. so do I.
Mom, I'm scared every time I ride my bike.

Stuart Finley

Stuart Finley, 84, a retired WRC broadcaster and award-winning producer who also was operations director for the Lake Barcroft community in Falls Church, died July 20, 2003 at Northern Virginia Community Hospital after a stroke. Stuart Finley Mr. Finley, a native of Port Washington, N.Y., began his career as a radio announcer at stations in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Philadelphia. He worked briefly at WRC in Washington before entering the Navy at the start of World War II. He served nearly four years in the Navy before returning to the NBC-owned station.

In 1954, he produced "Our Beautiful Potomac," a series of 50 documentaries that won the Sylvania Award for outstanding local public service programs. In 1967, he won an Emmy for the independently produced documentary "The 3rd Pollution," about solid waste garbage dumps.

Ted Jones

Ted Jones was born in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1927. He attended Augusta Military Academy in Virginia between 1942-1944 and then joined the Army Air Corps in 1944. He became a sergeant-ECO and left after the end of World War II in 1946. After his stint in the service, Jones traveled through Mexico, in particular through the Yucatan during 1946-1947. He then settled down to academic studies at Penn State University, where he received a BA in Journalism and Advertising with a minor in Theater and Art in 1951. He went on to became Walter Reed Army Medical Center's information specialist in 1951, but then moved on quickly to television at WRC-TV, an NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C..

In 1954, he received the prestigious Sylvania Award for Television for the first water pollution special on television, called "Our Beautiful Potomac." Jones also received an Emmy for Ted Jones his work on the cinematography and editing of the program "Urban Sprawl." He then won a Peabody Award and Governor's Award for producing and editing "Science in the Schools", which was the first TV series used in public schools. Jones produced, edited and photographed "Chosen Country", the first film on noted American author John Dos Passos, which earned him a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. His list of film and video credits also includes "I Touch the Future--I Teach", a video production on Christa McAuliffe, the teacher-astronaut aboard the ill-fated Challenger, for the Prince George's County School System where she first taught.

In 1960, he began work at Stuart Finley Films, Inc., where he worked as an independent film producer. The company and Jones spent the next 17 years producing films in the environmental field. In 1977, Jones began to freelance, making videos, films and black and white photographs. Jones was well-known for his work in 19th-century non-silver photographic printing processes, particularly the gum-dichromatic process, but he took a contemporary approach. He even applied modern computer technology to a number of these 19th-century techniques.

He passed away quietly at his home in Falls Church, VA on August 23, 2007.

The 3rd Pollution by Stuart Finley, Inc. Publication date 1966
Topics: 16mm Color Film, Educational Film, Refuse and refuse disposal, Integrated solid waste management, Water supply, Air pollution, Culture and social processes, Natural resources conservation, Urban ecology, Urbanization, Social issues, Attitudes and opinions
Publisher: Stuart Finley Inc., Falls Church, Virginia
Technical Cooperation: Office of Solid Wastes, Public Heath Service, American Public Works Association
Photography/Cinematography: Ted Jones

NOBI Speaks

The word "seagull" is an informal way that laymen refer to any of the species that belong to the family Laridae. In all actuality, there is no such thing as a seagull. There is not actually a single species called the seagull, but people all over the world refer to them as seagulls.

Hey kid, what you do, jump ship? Holy shit. Take care. Don't tell me, no man should know too much about their own destiny. That's a Florence Nightingale effect. It requires something with a little more kick, like plutonium. I thought I told you never to come in here. Well it's gonna cost you. How much money you got on you? Why am I always the last one to know about these things? Let's go. Wrecked? Well, bring her along. This concerns her too. The storm!?. Stand tall and have some respect for yourself. Don't you know that if you let people walk all over you know, they'll be walking all over you for the rest of your life? Listen to me, do you think I'm gonna spend the rest of my life on this planet?

Sister Panrui, OHF2 interviews ArmandoT:

Loosely translated from McRican,

Pan Rui

PanRui:     Can you tell us a little about the genesis of your feelings?
ArmandoT:     I was 4 or 6 years old listening to yellow records on a Webcor and I smelled Dektol and acetic acid coming from the basement .. there was also the clack-clack beep-beep from the morse code key desk.
P:     How did this affect your perceptions ?
A:     Are you wearing a bra ? You have a nice shape .. tú eres guapa. Soy sensible hacia los demás y respondo bien hacia las necesidades de las personas...
P:     No. I'm asking about cause and effect! What was the 达到危险水平的高噪音级 .. ?
(cut off before she could finish the sentence)
A:     It was in '68 with the Wollensak, no sorry, ... it was grave-yard shift '94. No wait ! it was maybe '78 at Mary Martin's office or on Ms. Miskinis's B3. I was messaging Leonardo via a vines network and a mainframe and he told me to cut the shit. It was over. Termino!
P:     What was over?
A:     I dunno. Desuetude0. I/O imbalance was restored .. we could broadcast back at them which implied neu-models and a special sovereignty.. one could squelch the LARGER noise.
P:     Did you find that your exposure to these multiple and divergent technologies influenced your perceptions and the methods in which you needed to accomplish your goals?
A:     Yeah, ya wanna come over to my place,.. look at my stamp and coin collection and have some carrot-cake ?

We The Future

MJCMAG Projects and Factoids.

  1. New studio acquisitions included a Røde microphone (sermons have lacked a good and solid 20Hz representation), a K&M microphone bar holder (engineers can finally accurately aim the stereo pair) and a new AMS 10KΩ potentiometer (repair defective pitch wheel).
  2. Professor A. Valosin has completed the typesetting of his "Complete Works". Maybe. Almost.
  3. NWE actually has two gigs in 2020. 3/27 & 9/4. Contracts signed. Production details being finalized.
  4. ArmandoT played the Connsonata at St. Paul's A.M.E. Church on Women's Day for Black History Month 3 .
  5. NOBI debuts "Vernal Equinox" Sat 3/21 @ 8:00 pm @ Small World Coffee
  6. Three DVD's (yes 48K Hz audio coming to a theater near you) in post-production queue for late Spring - Summer 2020 release.
    • NOBI ~ Vernal Equinox
    • Sacco E Vanzetti ~ Via Crucis
    • Neuer Wald Ensemble (NWE) ~ Seagulls

References and Resources

  • Paroxysm Par"ox*ysm, n. [F. paroxysme, Gr. ?, fr. ? to sharpen, irritate; para` beside, beyond + ? to sharpen, from ? sharp.]
    1. (Med.) The fit, attack, or exacerbation, of a disease that occurs at intervals, or has decided remissions or intermissions.
    2. Any sudden and violent emotion; spasmodic passion or action; a convulsion; a fit.[1913 Webster]
    The returning paroxysms of diffidence and despair.
  • 0 Desuetude Des"ue*tude, n. [L. desuetudo, from desuescere, to grow out of use, disuse; de + suescere to become used or accustomed: cf. F. d['e]su['e]tude.]
    The cessation of use; disuse; discontinuance of practice, custom, or fashion. [1913 Webster]
    The desuetude abrogated the law, which, before, custom had established.
    --Jer. Taylor.
  • acumen a*cu"men, n. Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination.
  • Freeman J. Dyson (1923–2020), Scientist and Writer
    Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters by Freeman J Dyson
  • THESE TRUTHS A History of the United States by Jill Lepore
  • Extra Virginity by Tom Mueller
  • The Leopard Lounge and Grill

    It's important to maintain an emo-tonal aspect while contemplating an ethos.

What he said, "Love won't stop this bomb" but maybe another virus from a far corner of the Earth will. I'm just the janitor.
Cum sociis et magnis dis purulent montes, nascent ridiculus musicos fermentum.