Purpose? Who has one? Where do we find them?

A few days ago I caught  a rumor via Bearspawprint that there’s a music theme of Purpose on the docket.  Purpose has many faces and takes many forms. It’s not always easy to discern when you’re searching for one.  I’ve found it surprisingly challenging to reference music thematically concerned with ‘purpose’ that had meaning for moi.  Perhaps something is a tad askew in my braincase  these days? Perhaps the problem has been with my sense of purpose? Maybe I’m just out of the swing of blogging? Maybe my purposes have all gone haywire one time too many?

At any rate, here’s my purpose music and film menu for the moment.

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I Aim to Misbehave ~ Serenity ~ Soundtrack, instrumental.

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Movie scene to go with music. I Aim to Misbehave – Serenity film speech scene–Mal plans to rock the big bad boys’ boats big time.

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The Saint Patrick’s Battalion ~ Battalion de San Patricio ~ Damn, just when you think you’ve got a handle on American history the Irish come along and kick the slops bucket.

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Battlestar Galactica – Adama’s speech for the mission to rescue Hera Agathon–Helo and Sharon’s Human/Cylon child.

150,000 years ago there was a child born out in space and she changed everything by simply be-ing.

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Some doctors practice medicine primarily for profit, especially in the American Medical system, and others have different purposes in their minds.  Could a real House thrive and survive? I wonder.

Teardrop – Massive Attack ~ House MD Theme

Love, love is a verb
Love is a doing word
Fearless on my breath
Gentle impulsion
Shakes me makes me lighter
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

Nine night of matter
Black flowers blossom
Fearless on my breath
Black flowers blossom
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

Water is my eye
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath
Teardrop on the fire of a confession
Fearless on my breath
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

You’re stumbling in the dark
You’re stumbling in the dark

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The Snow Walker — Pilot’s plane takes a nosedive in the Alaskan wilderness and he is rewired for survival purposes by a young Inuit woman.  If you haven’t seen this film, you’re missing out on a great story.

I’m not sure how well any of this is working, but this purpose has been served as is.

For more Purpose-full music theme links I encourage you to visit Bear’s blogcasa –> at http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/purpose-music-themes/

Guilty, Guilty Pleasures —>>> Major Crimes with Mary McDonnell and company

The last time I posted about a television show was in regard to the American remake of the Swedish crime drama The Bridge.  Today it’s to do a little promotional hype for Major Crimes starring the incredible Mary McDonnell. Season 3 of Major Crimes starts Monday, June 9 on TNT and I am so looking forward to it. This spin-off from The Closer featuring Kyra Sedgwick would be well worth watching simply because of Mary McDonnell’s great portrayal of Captain Sharon Raydor as a very strong, independent, and very, very smart woman who has the rules down pat–and a lot more. McDonnell’s interview with Travis Smiley explains a great deal for anyone who has not yet discovered Major Crimes. Even if you don’t enjoy crime drama I think it’s worth listening to McDonnell discuss the Raydor character, power, acting and the needs of human beings–and selling brushes.

Another plus for Major Crimes in its first two seasons was the story line involving Captain Sharon Raydor and material witness Rusty Beck. Watching their relationship with each other and the rest of the characters grow and evolve brought unexpected considerable depth and substance to this drama. The concept of family is redefined by example in a much-needed manner for the discussions it has the potential to provoke. Unlike The Closer which had a certain formulaic feeling to the episodes featuring Brenda Johnson’s considerable talent for lying and manipulating people into confessions even when raising all sorts of issues including ethical issues about the ends justifying the means, Major Crimes is making its own way into the future. If you want predictable resolutions of plot-lines there’s always Law and Order to fall back into the comfort zone of neat little black and white packages. This isn’t to say that the criminal cases aren’t closed and resolved in Major Crimes–they are–but there’s a lot more going on than stereotypical criminal behavior.

There’s a great deal more attention paid to serious issues like sexually abused children. “These boys aren’t runaways. They’re throw-aways.” So says a man running a shelter for teenage boys living on the streets of LA.  Now for a society in which the mainstream jabbers constantly about family values and loving children so much this is a brutally honest statement of factual reality.  Its consequences for boys like the Rusty Beck–and other characters–holds up a mirror that reflects our society as all truly great dramas of the stage and screen do.  Clearly there are not enough Sharon Raydors willing to step up and care in our real world.  In most drama storylines children are summarily deposited with the Department of Family Services  and conveniently disappear from the script. In the first two seasons of Major Crimes, Rusty Beck didn’t disappear–and the writers used his character to full advantage.  I can’t tell from the promos or website if the very talented Graham Patrick Martin will continue in this role–but for the sake of abandoned children trying to survive in a hostile world I hope so. Being saved  is not the end of anyone’s story.

Oh and by the way, Rusty Beck loves playing chess.

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Personally I think the fans on YouTube have made better promos for Major Crimes than TNT has dreamed up so far. Here’s a fun meet and greet video to get acquainted.

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A short and to the point promo. ) I get it, this is probably for short promo time slots.

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Mary McDonnell interview on The Travis Smiley Show. Yeah you want to watch. I think Smiley was very smitten. Oh yeah, he likes her shoes. Ah ha.

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This particular choice of song and images conveys a great deal about the relationship between Rusty and Sharon.  Clearly this matters to viewers as there are many music videos on the tubes regarding this relationship.

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Major Crimes Cookbook for the Sunshine Kids

Major CrimesTV

For more information or to order the Major Crimes Cookbook, click here: http://majorcrimestv.net/support-the-…

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For cast profiles and more information visit  Major Crimes online: http://majorcrimestv.net/

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I think I’m going to post more fan videos for Major Crimes on the sidebar. Yeah, I think I will. It’ll be fun–for me anyway.  I’ll make sure to find one with the scene where Sharon Raydor shoots a guy between the eyes with a red bean bag. Hey, he asks for it–literally.

UPDATE–the Beanbag scene is the headliner on the sidebar. Several of my favorite scenes follow along with some fan made videos featuring music. Charlie’s Angels is a hoot.

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As for The Bridge–it’s all dark and dreadful in America and Mexico.  In Sweden there’s darkness and light–plus resolution. I recommend watching both versions.

What’s in Betty Medsger’s ‘ The Burglary’? Crow-bars, COINTERLPRO and Naughty FBI Spy Games.

what lives in a book

inked leaves unfurling words

secrets detecting

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 Hmm, how’s that poem working for you? May not make the publishing book grade, but it does the introduction rites job today. Sort of. Books are strange things. Never know just what you’ll find between their covers–hard copy or electronic, it makes no difference when the words are what make the mental meat of the matter. I have no clue how good or bad Medsger’s brand spanking new book reads. Yet. It’s literally a NEW release by Random House-as in publication dated yesterday.  Ironically the historical story it features is decades old. New book for an old untold story about American citizens taking things into their own hands in order to get to the truth of what matters.  According to the interview on Democracy Now! this morning, the newspaper media nearly failed them. The truth was very HOT to handle. Some political folks so feared the FBI that they turned their backs on the right to information regarding illegal activities by the FBI. One mailing of copied documents never reached its destination. Can we say “intercepted”? Or maybe just an honest mistake on the part of the postal service. I wouldn’t bet a penny on that.

Clearly history is repeating itself in current events. The stakes are just as high regarding freedom and civil liberties. A portion of the public is very paranoid. J. Edgar Hoover would be proud of the media spin on all things of politics regarding the military industrial complex and corporate personhood for inducing much paranoia–according the old documents stolen and “released.” Some times it’s just no fun having a theory proven. My next observation might seem like a side issue, but it’s not. How many ‘cop’ shows are on television? How many feature all sorts of fancy surveillance techno toys? How many feature terrorist threats week after week? How many evoke sympathy for the hardworking agents no matter what their flaws? Have you gotten used to the sound of gunfire from watching crime shows on television? Ever notice the lack of emotion from the people doing the shooting and the characters giving and recieving the news that someone has been killed?

Side note: At the opposite end are the medical heroes who do everything they can to save lives and then seem to suffer a sense of loss when their patients die. Hmm. I’ve yet to encounter any such doctor in my life experience. I’ve managed to send a couple running in a panic. I guess that proved those well educated individuals were human after all.

“Excuse me, doctor, but that’s not his sense of humor.  At the moment, he really thinks you’re all aliens out to kill him. He’s a lot stronger than he looks. I advise exercising caution when handling.” Watch doctor run back to ER room.

Back to the regular word flow:

I wonder if there’s a television program in the works about TSA folks in order to show us just how good all their intentions are as they intimidate, strip search, x-ray, hassle and belittle people everywhere with impunity in order to keep people safe.  The irony of TSA is a steak so thick an axe is needed to cut the meat.

What’s your paranoia meter reading? I know people who freak out every time there’s a plane crash and others who fear the sight of police people wearing gun holsters. I also know a fair number of folks who don’t give a flying f&*^ about anything except their daily routine and money-making. As long at those boats are not rocked, all is well in their universe.

Is there a safety lock somewhere?

Is this piece fully loaded?

Careful with the drones~

Make sure they fly right~

Status quo depends on the system flowing, flowing, flowing…..

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The Context:

Stealing J. Edgar Hoover’s Secrets

The New York Times

The Book:

The Burglary by Betty Medsger

click cover for Random House

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The Motive:

“It Was Time To Do More Than Protest”

democracynow·

Published on Jan  8, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org – One of the great mysteries of the Vietnam War era has been solved. On March 8, 1971, a group of activists — including a cabdriver, a day care director and two professors — broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania. They stole every document they found and then leaked many to the press, including details about FBI abuses and the then-secret counter-intelligence program to infiltrate, monitor and disrupt social, political movements, nicknamed COINTELPRO. Calling themselves, the Citizen’s Commission to Investigate the FBI, no one was ever caught for the break-in. The burglars’ identities remained a secret until this week when they finally came forward to take credit for the caper that changed history. Today we are joined by three of them — John Raines, Bonnie Raines and Keith Forsyth; their attorney, David Kairys; and Betty Medsger, the former Washington Post reporter who first broke the story of the stolen FBI documents in 1971 and has now revealed the burglars’ identities in her new book, “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.”
Watch part 1 of this interview: http://youtu.be/GMWuJipChs0

For more of the interview and links to related items –> http://www.democracynow.org/2014/1/8/it_was_time_to_do_more

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Radio:

NPR  coverage –> http://www.npr.org/2014/01/07/260302289/the-secret-burglary-that-exposed-j-edgar-hoovers-fbi

How’s your day? What’s in your mailbox? Have you fumigated lately?

Yes, I am looking forward to reading Medsger’s book.

Human–What is that being? A Theme Essay with Musical Side-Effects.

*Okay, I picked this Human Theme and wow, did I ever put myself in one heck of a wormhole by doing so.  I don’t think this has gone at all as I thought it might. I’m really curious what Bear, Johnny, Willow and Deborah have come up with for their Human Theme Essays. I might try this again–or not. I can’t say I’m happy with this posting and I can’t say I’m not. Maybe I have too many issues with humanity in general at this point in time? Yeah, I’m more than a little pissed at us regarding the state of the only planet we can call ‘home’ because we are responsible for this state of affairs. So, I think that’s coloring my view of humans.  I suspect The Doors’ song just might sum up a good part of my attitude at the moment. But just part of it. Feel free to chat up any part of any of this. I really am interested in how ‘we’ view ourselves these days.  Now, on with the show:

Isn’t it cool that a band called The Killers has a song titled Human? If anyone knows of a band called The Lovers that has a song titled Human, please, please share it.

The Killers ~~ Human

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What does it mean that we humans feel the need to make a declaration of our rights? Who violates innate rights and the natural laws and orders of our world? Oh yeah, we do. Falls under the phrase, ‘crimes against humanity.’  All humans are not nice, kind, compassionate and loving beings.  If we were then we would not need to make such statements–which are continually ignored and violated by our own kind. Hmm. What the hell are we going to do about this element of being human?

http://www.humanrightsactioncenter.org
Created by Seth Brau
Produced by Amy Poncher
Music by Rumspringa courtesy Cantora Records

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This UK series  about a vampire, ghost and werewolf living together in the same house and attempting to have ‘lives’ as human as possible, as impossible as that may be, is a sort of quest for a nonexistent holy grail for each of them.  Humans do a great deal of questing, questioning, and quests and so this non-human trio with strong human connections offers a great deal on the human condition and human nature. At least I think it does/did.  Moral choices just never seem to leave the daily in-box even when you’ve got to be careful around the full moon.

Being Human –Good-bye Trailer

 xTLtokio

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I’ve included Time is Nothing partly because it gives glimpses of people around the world and the concept that humans travel a great deal from place to place. It also shows a lot of places touched by humans.

Time is Nothing

For more work by Kien Lam, visit http://kienlam.net/. The soundtrack was composed by William Lam, and is available as a free download on the site as well.

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An Exercise in Humanity  The Doctor, as in Who, as human; a hell of a job for a Time Lord to do.  Song: Sia’s “Breathe Me” . How might a non-human attempt a life as human is the point of this Doctor Who montage of when Rose and a ‘human’ Doctor Who live as humans. I think it does a decent job of showing a range of human emotions and interactions. It’s certainly not complete–but it gives a window on some human couples.

 Eclaire

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Robin Williams gets to play out several lifetimes in this film. Take or leave the concept of reincarnation as you please. Still, the film offers some perspective on the human condition over time.  In some ways it paves the way for the much more ambitious film, The Cloud Atlas.

Being Human ~ film trailer

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Something about The Doors and this song just feels soooooo right.  Sigh.

The Doors ~ People Are Strange

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This was an unexpected find via an online search. I was fascinated by someone actually writing about how to become a better human being–according to their perspective of course.

David Cain

Raptitude is a blog for getting better at being human. I see being human as a skillset — something you can get better at if you take it upon yourself to do so. You can learn to temper rotten moods, shed your insecurities, shore up your weak points and sharpen your strong ones. Human minds and bodies are complicated vehicles for which there is no manual and no training, but we can learn to drive them a hell of a lot better than we often do, if only we make a point of it.

And glittering prizes await! Consistently agreeable moods. Unshakable gratitude. Strengthened relationships. Abundant days and sleepful nights. Capabilities you never imagined were in you. Relief from boredom, envy, frustration and complacency.

A little skill and insight go a long way.

About Raptitude and Getting Better at Being Human

http://www.raptitude.com/about/

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Typical? Who is typical? What does this concept even mean for humans? I’m not entirely sure to be honest. But this attempt to use data to create a profile that changes over time is fascinating for what it tries to do–and the qualities of humans such venues can never grasp.

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Bear      http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/music-themes-human-beings-on-earth/

Johnny   http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/everything-human-music-theme-111313/

Deborah     http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/music-theme-for-november-13-the-humans/

Willow     http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/

All Things TV– with Music theme– Hey, there’s people in that box! How’d they get there? What’s that sound?

Music selections for “All Things TV” could go in so many directions that I’m dying to find out what Bear, Willow and Johnny have posted. I’m NOT looking until I get this post into my blogcasa.  Television is a medium with a great deal of untapped POSITIVE potential.  There’s been some over the years, depending on your view of reality–scratches head about those shows I don’t know why money and time is wasted upon when there’s some much great stuff PBS could be overflowing with–but for the most part, it’s hardly scratched the surface of what it could do. I think that’s why the internet is so vital a resource–as long as it’s UNcontrolled and Uncensored. Hmm. Yeah. We’ve got some problems on that score, Houston. Yes, this creates problem because you get the good with the bad–ooo sounds just like the choices in certain garden of Earthly delights…hmm. Okay,trying to keep an open mind is often a troublesome venture indeed. From personal experience I do know that the strange box can inform, educate and inspire the imagination by bringing new things into a curious mind without the means to travel at will. What you get depends on what channel you select–just like where you go in cyberspace depends on where your fingertips take you via the symbols on your keyboard.

I’m hoping that between the four of us participating in this theme spree that all our views are expanded.

As I recently shared with Johnny–just go with the flow–I’m sharing what flowed my way. Please feel free to share your take on Musical Selections for “All Things TV”.  Careful –ALL–covers a lot of territory. LOL.

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To start off here’s some warm fuzzies for real via television–on-screen love story goes live. I could have selected a totally musical version, but I thought this works better for people who otherwise would have no clue what’s going here or why I’ve posted it.

“At This Moment” –I think the vocalist is Billy Vera.

Alex and Ellen —  Michael and Tracy

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Yeah, it was odd, and very nice, watching Michael J. Fox fall hard for Tracy Polland on a television show called “Family Ties.” Considering his return to television as a TV personally with Parkinson’s this is a tip of the hat to him –and a media that usually wants everyone on-screen Picture Perfect. Maybe it’s finally growing up? Hmm. Yeah, that might be stretching it way too much for American television.

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How Television Works with Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: III. Alla Turca – Allegretto” performed by  Mehveş Emeç

Uploaded on Sep 25, 2006

Devon Grey’s trilogy, The Corporate Media Survival Guide introduces viewers to television’s hidden technology and the unspoken corporate agenda that surrounds it.

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35 Years of Television Music from the Land Down Under–  Yes, there is music on television in Australia.  Picked this one because it features someone who was part of the television music scene now talking about that the very same time period–and looking forward.

MissBeavis10

Molly Meldrum presents the history of Australian music television from 1956-1991.

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“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron—Or will it? Oh those damn smart phones and all their streamings. Heads Up!

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First there was MASH taking on the Korean War experience and then there was China Beach.   I think my son learned a few things about the world at large a little too soon watching this program.  It might have contributed to his ongoing perspective: “It’s all pointless.”  Not to mention his attitude towards the recruiters who kept calling on the phone via the No Child Left Behind agenda that provides student info to the armed forces.  Everyone was always polite –until he told them he didn’t want to travel around the world killing people and trying not to get his head blown off. Yeah, that sort of put a damper on their ‘get money for your higher education goals’ carrot.
China Beach theme,  “Reflections” by Diana Ross and the Supremes
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One reason Why the Smothers Brothers Show was cancelled by CBS ~~  Or  ~~~ Comedy  gets the axe for finally going too far to be tolerated.  Pete Seeger sang and was recorded and was cut from the show already in deep shit for its political satire. I’ve included the Smothers Brothers’ interview for some contextual background information.
Pete Seeger “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy”
highwayman012  upload
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The Smothers Brothers on cancellation of show
TVLEGENDS upload
Tom Smothers and Dick Smothers were interviewed for nearly three hours in Las Vegas, NV in 2000. See the entire interview @ http://www.emmytvlegends.org/intervie… and http://www.emmytvlegends.org/intervie…
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Well the lyrics pretty much say it all. I selected this particular video partly for the incredible energy of the performance, the views, the audience and the discussion after the song.  Also, the lyrics are uncensored.
Green Day “American Idiot”
Don’t want to be an American idiot.
Don’t want a nation under the new media.
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind-fuck America.Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn’t meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow.
For that’s enough to argue.

Well maybe I’m the faggot America.
I’m not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along to the age of paranoia.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn’t meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow.
For that’s enough to argue.

Don’t want to be an American idiot.
One nation controlled by the media.
Information Age of hysteria.
It’s calling out to idiot America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Where everything isn’t meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow.
For that’s enough to argue.

“American Idiot” by Green Day from ‘American Idiot,’ available now. From “Bullet In A Bible” DVD. Directed by Samuel Bayer.Watch the official video for “American Idiot” here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee_uuj…

Watch the best Green Day official videos here:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

http://www.greenday.com/
http://www.facebook.com/GreenDay
http://twitter.com/greenday
http://www.youtube.com/user/greenday (subscribe)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/gre…

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Technology in the Classroom –History of Television  with “The Charleston” and Of Monsters and Little Men “Little Talks”
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Extra video–barely qualifies as a music selection. Can you identify the music in the background track?

Shout Out! To KCPT and ALL PBS viewers. Share your mind with KCPT about pulling the film “Citizen Koch” from the air.

Hello KCPT,

We, your viewers,  really want to see “Citizen Koch.” It should not have been pulled off the air. The public has a right to see the documentary and the station should not be fearful of upsetting the Koch brothers.

Public television should be used to inform us; that was the purpose of Independent Lens, was it not?

If you watch PBS, please call for the national showing of this important documentary.

That’s why I signed a petition to KCPT Public Television Station, which says:

“I think the public has a right to view the film “Citizen Koch.” We are requesting you to please show this film. Koch money shouldn’t influence what we can or can’t see aired on our PBS station.”

Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name:

http://petitions.moveon.org/workingfamilies/sign/kcpt-kansas-city-air?source=s.fwd&r_by=642703

The people of Wisconsin have not given up. Why should the rest of us?

 

Raise your voice, Tweet, Facebook and reblog at will. Please help fight media control.

Thanks!

Find “The Bridge” and see what you think about crossing borders.

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Maria Elena Fernandez for NBC News “‘The Bridge’ Crosses New Territory to Explore US-Mexico border issues.”

http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/the-bridge-crosses-new-territory-to-explore-us-mexico-border-issues

 

Anyone who has been visiting my blogcasa for any length of time knows that I very very seldom give any blogcasa space to television in any venue. That said, I do encourage anyone interested in good realistic drama that takes on serious issues to at least give the new show on FX, “The Bridge”, half a viewing chance. I caught the pilot on Hulu before it aired and was impressed enough to want to see the next episode. Fernandez’ piece linked above gives an in-depth look which says a lot of things that crossed my mind as I viewed the pilot. I was especially intrigued by the inclusion of the ongoing murders of young women and girls in Juarez which began in 1993 and now numbers over 450 (more). Yes, that’s right hundreds of women of the same physical description have been tortured, raped and murdered and no one in law enforcement has done anything about it. Hmm. Gee, I wonder what would be done if they were pretty little blonde girls found in the basements of their own homes?  Tiny beauty queens have had more news coverage than all the Women of Juarez together.

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Amalia Ortiz, spoken word artist, The Women of Juarez

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Okay FX has gotten my attention. Will “The Bridge” keep it enough to get me watching online? I don’t know. But I do know that something needs to be done to bridge the cultural, political, economic, spiritual differences between people living so close and yet so far apart in their minds. We need to value and care for each other no matter the color of our skins, our ages, our genders, and we need to do it now.  If this new show opens even one mind to some truth and reality, then it will have accomplished something of value.  I’m curious if television will find some of its potential power via this show. I’m going to  give it some of my valuable time if it does.

 

Keith Miller Art link to Over 450 Women Have Been Murdered in Ciudad Juarez and 600 are Missing

http://www.keith-miller.com/curatorial/juarez/pages/about.html

 

Site for The Bridge

http://www.fxnetworks.com/thebridge

 

 

 

Heads Up! Tim DeChristopher on Letterman Tuesday Night!

Yes, according to Gage and Gage Productions–the people who made the film Bidder 70, the one and only Tim DeChristopher will appear on late night television with David Letterman this Tuesday June 25, 2013.
Oh yeah, let’s frack the night away! It’s time to rock the status quo boats!

If you’re in the dark about the bright light that is Mr. Tim DeChristopher, then check him out on Bill Moyers.

“Check your local listings for showtimes and if you are in LA, check out the premiere of Bidder 70 at the Laemmle Theater June 28th through July 4th!”

Gage and Gage Productions
http://www.bidder70film.com/#

bidder70film.com

http://billmoyers.com/

Comic Relief a la Mel Blanc — If you know Bugs Bunny, you know Mel Blanc.

Imagine Bugs Bunny saying, “What’s up, Spock?”

Looney Tunes cartoons are full of glib violence and gore galore. How many times have you seen Elmer Fudd wielding a shotgun? Enough said? Violence aside, the Looney Tunes cartoon catalog features a serious depth of creative production from animation art to acting all aimed at eliciting laughter. Humor comes in many forms. Mel Blanc’s voice brought many animated forms to life. Looney Tunes cartoons aren’t quite my cup of humor tea–but they do tickle the funny bones of many people.  So, with much appreciation to Berit for sharing this documentary with me, I offer Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices, uploaded to YouTube by Chris Glidden, for your mental health uplift.  This video also offers a certain history of the art of animation, radio and the entertainment media industry via Blanc’s story.

Enjoy the best medicine, laughter.

“Love what you do.” Mel Blanc

Wondering What Occupy Wall Street is a ALL About? Olbermann Knows….

 

There is also excellent ongoing coverage of the Occupy Wall Street Movement on Democracy Now!

www.democracynow.org

http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution    Other occupy locations are coming online. Occupy LA has been supported by City Hall and is supported by their local police–unlike in Seattle, NYC, and St. Louis.

http://www.occupytogether.org/

Go forth and explore the Reality Show the mainstream media is failing to wrap its corporate paid talking heads around. I do believe there are reasons why it’s tough for the corporate owned media to get on board. Number one reason: they are corporate owned. They are NOT  FREE PRESS by any stretch of the imagination.  But that should not stop anyone from stretching their imagination.  Peace.

“Imagine all the people….”  Lennon

 

 

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