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I’ve been messing around with the iMovie program on my Mac. I once had Final Cut. But the program I bought no longer works on the machine I’m using. This iMovie thing does a lot. Although there are a huge number of counter-intuitive aspects to it. And the current iMovie program is far more difficult to use than the earlier versions of iMovie.
I wrote this first as an audio commercial. My friend John Graves put it together. Steve Velerio and a special mystery actor did the voices. Today I decided to put together a very quick cartoon based on the audio. It’s kind of crappy. But it’s also kind of funny. I’ve never drawn a backhoe before today.
The commercial is a parody of Big Mind™, Sedona Method, Mind Master and all the rest of the ever growing number of Enlightenment-in-a-box things that are raking in tons of dough these days. I know I go on and on about these things. But somebody’s gotta do it. And I guess it’s gotta be me.
I will be in Los Angeles in March. If you want to come meditate and hang out with me, here’s where you can go:
March 10, 2012
10 AM until 3:30 PM
Hill Street Center
237 Hill St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
This is Dogen Sangha LA’s monthly all-day zazen get-together. This one will be extra super special because they’ll be filming part of the documentary movie they’re making about li’l ol’ me. Come and be a STAR!!
If you can’t do the whole day come just for the morning or show up at around 12:30 and do just the afternoon. The filming will be in the afternoon.
March 15, 2012
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Against the Stream
4300 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
This is the regular Thursday night Against The Stream meeting. I’ll lead it zazen-style rather than doing the usual guided meditation.
Here are a few other iMovie experiments I’ve made lately.
This is the latest commercial for Dave Materna’s presidential bid.
This is a cover of the Sex Pistols “Pretty Vacant” done up psychedelic style. I once had the idea to do a whole album’s worth of psychedelic covers of punk rock classics. But I only got as far as this one. That’s not me singing. But I wrote the arrangement and played the guitars, bass and mellotron.
This one’s a video for the first song on the first Dimentia 13 record. That’s me playing and singing everything. I was 21 years old. This is about what I imagined Satori would be.
This was a song I contributed to a flexidisc given away with a British neo-psychedelic magazine called Freak Beat.
And this is a song of mine from probably the late eighties that I found while trolling through things I hadn’t listened to in a long time.