UFOverdriver 2012 And Beyond Project

You can add your voice to a UFOverdriver sound collage!

I’m looking for people who want to do a little vocal acting and also share an audio recording of their opinion for a future UFOverdriver sound collage.

UFOverdriver 2012 And Beyond Project

The future is a great, wide expanse of imagination and intentions, and I’m going to try a capture some of that for an upcoming sound collage project – and you can participate.

Below you’ll find a script of phrases I’m looking for to use in a future sound collage along with a chance to add your opinion of what the future will be like in ten years…

Choose a few phrases, practice them a couple of times, and then record them on your smart phone, iPhone, or your computer – then send them into onehumanbeing.com using the form below and you just might hear your voice in a UFOverdriver sound collage.

Of course, I’ll give credit to anyone whose voice I use, and you could end up immortalized on a CD until the end of known time…

Scripted Phrases And Words To Choose From…

  • “I never could have believed such a thing could happen.” (a voice of wonderment)
  • “Is that all there is to the end of the world?” (cynical despair)
  • “Can I see your voter ID, please.” (Bureaucratic)
  • “Hope” (choose how you want to say it)
  • “Change” (choose how you want to say it)
  • “Be The Change” (optimistic, positive, forward-looking)
  • “Trash would be more like it…” (Dismissive)
  • “I’m a Prepper” (bold statement)
  • “Love – it’s all about love…” (Idealistic)
  • “I’m an Army of One…” (either menacing or boastful)
  • “No More Poverty Now” (like a protest shout)
  • “Don’t give me your do-goody-goody-bullshit.” (choose how you want to say it)

(Please note – more phrases will be added so check back – multiple submissions are encouraged)

Along with the pre-scripted phrases, I’m also looking for your opinion based on finishing the following phrase:

“In ten years human beings will be…”

Choose up to four phrases, record them (use the highest quality you can), save them to your computer and use this form to upload the to UFOverdriver.

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New Souvenirs From The End Of The Age

 The End Of The Age

There is a lot of talk these days about “The end of the world”, and in my opinion it’s not the end of the world but the end of the age we are witnessing right now – also known as the Kali Yuga – a time of chaos, destruction and rebirth.

The Dream of a King

There was a Babylonian king who had a dream thousands of years ago. He saw a giant statue of a man standing on a great plain of the desert.

The head and neck was made of gold, it’s arms and torso made of silver, it’s hips and loins made of bronze, the legs made of iron and it’s feet made of a mixture iron and clay.

As the king was watching this statue in his dream, a giant stone was shaped from a mountain and thrown by an unseen hand and it rolled across the great desert until it smashed into the statue and obliterated it.

Then the stone that smashed the statue became a new mountain and it’s kingdom was established forever.

We are now in that moment when the stone is rolling across the desert toward the statue.

Devolution And The Ages In Decline

Long ago there existed a golden age of man, which gave way to the silver age. Later on both of those ages were swept away and the bronze age began.

When Rome arose we entered the iron age of man and since the “Renaissance” we’ve been in the iron and clay mixture that made the feet of the great statue.

Where-as most contemporary history treats our moment in time as the pinnacle of man’s ascent on the mountain of civilization, I see it in reverse. We are the feet of clay and iron, not the head of gold.

But this won’t last – the next great age is just around the corner – but more on that later.

A Time Of Collapse

The ideas, sounds, emotions, and words in this collage represent a world in collapse, where violence seems to surround us on a daily basis and no one knows who is on who’s side anymore.

Is our Government for us or against us? Is our Government, CIA, FBI, NSA, TSA, DHS, and all those other lettered agencies for us or working against us? Who are these crazed mass-killers? Have they been hypnotized and turned into human sock puppets for some psychopath pulling the strings in the background?

And all these weapons – it’s like there’s been a giant Government giveaway of guns… hold it, that part is true.

These thoughts and more blend in this sound collage which contain Explicit Content – both language and violence – so be warned…

Close Your Eyes And Listen To This Sound Collage

Complete sound collage length: 20:12

Track Listing

1. A Free Weapons Giveaway Program 02:30

2. I Will Be King And I Couldn’t Control Myself 02:14

3. Nuclear Infowars Hypnosis – It’s In The Code 03:42

4. We’re All More Suggestible In Groups 03:35

5. A Fast And Furious Commercial Break 00:52

6. The Hot Seat Pinched My Ass 01:55

7. Fatman and Little Boy, We Can Be Heroes Just for One Day 02:14

8. The End Of The World Is The End Of The World 03:06

Materials Used

This sound collage really began a couple of months ago when the John Lennon song I Don’t Want To Be A Solider, Mama got stuck in my head.

I kept thinking “If someone starts a revolution, I’m going be a solider whether I want to or not – and I don’t want to be a solider, mama…”

That song, along with David Bowie’s Heroes, became the music that comes and goes in the back ground along with several drum loops mixed together…

I also took material from the movie Slacker which includes the Ranting “Weapons Give-away Program” Guy (played by Kendal Smith of Cameron, Texas – his rant starts about the 1:35 point):

In the process of creating this piece I found a video of The Amazing Kreskin – a mentalist, who ended up becoming a major star of this sound collage.

Here’s the video of The Amazing Kreskin I used – Enjoy!

Download this sound collage for FREE

Either visit our BandCamp site and download it in a number of different high-quality audio formats (limited quantities available), or click the link below, and download all eight tracks of high-quality MP3s, complete with album art in a zip file (49 MB) – ready to drop in your iTunes (or whatever MP3 music player you use) and enjoy – instant gratification.

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Note: My heart goes out to the Sikh community in Wisconsin – this kind of ongoing American tragedy is one of the subjects in the sound collage I’m just about ready to release today – which I just finished mixing last night. It makes me so sad…

4 UFOverdriver CDs Now Available!

3 complete albums, and one EP of sound collages are NOW available from UFOverdriver on CD!!!

Each album takes you on a journey of sound aboard the UFOverdriver into the sub-conscious realms of today and the quantum possibilities of tomorrow…

Click on an album cover to find out more information about that sound collage and use the PayPal button to order any album… (Shopping cart and multiple CD orders coming very soon…)

Note: FREE Downloads Still Available! Use the Download Link to download a Zip file with FREE high quality MP3 versions of all the tracks on each album.

Grand Deception Star

Original Release Date: June 27, 2012

Number of Tracks: 7

Length: 29:36

About: Some people would say, without a doubt, our country (U.S.A.) has accelerated it’s long move towards manifesting the dsytopian dream of some very secretive individuals and groups.

Through the use of the mainstream media, political manipulations, financial control of the banks and monetary policies, the military industrial complex, the private prison industry and an innumerable amount of deception and lying, these people have created a world of illusion and misinformation that fools many people into believing what they’re told is the true reality.

But it’s not reality – it’s just a grand deception star that’s so bright and luminous, so all encompassing, it obscures the truth and illuminates the lies as reality.

“Exposure to true information does not matter anymore…” (taken from a video of an “ex-KGB agent”…)

This sound collage captures a small piece of this dystopian change, chaos and confusion.

FREE Download Link: http://ufoverdriver.onehumanbeing.com/download/UFOverdriver-Grand-Deception-Star.zip

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A New American Prayer

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Original Release Date: June 10, 2010

Number of Tracks: 13

Length: 53:15

About: 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 recording is proud to present the composite audiograph (or sound collage) to document the flux density of this passage of time.

FREE Download Link: http://ufoverdriver.onehumanbeing.com/download/A_New_American_Prayer.zip

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The Brothership Has Landed

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Original Release Date: March 17, 2010

Number of Tracks: 12

Length: 43:37

About: What happens when you cut-up and re-mix Pink Floyd’s classic 1977 album Animals with various samples and loops from Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, David Byrne and Brian Eno, DJ John Digweed and other musical slices – along with a number of sound clips from the mass media and popular culture? You get a snapshot of current events in the form of an epic sound collage called The Brothership Has Landed…This sound collage was constructed between March 5th and March 17th, 2010 – The structure follows Pink Floyd’s Animalsand is divided into 3 Acts, and the completed piece contains 12 individual tracks, with a total length of nearly 44 minutes long.

FREE Download Link: http://ufoverdriver.onehumanbeing.com/download/The_Brothership_Has_Landed.zip

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Calling Down The UFOverdriver – EP

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Original Release Date: January 29, 2010

Number of Tracks: 4

Length: 25:36

About:These are the first two sound collages from UFOverdriver and the beginning of these journeys.Both tracks were recorded in January of 2010, and helped to call down the UFOverdriver… (CD includes two bonus tracks)FREE Download Link: http://ufoverdriver.onehumanbeing.com/download/Calling_Down_The_UFOverdriver.zip

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Grand Deception Star Promo #1

“Why do you try and put out a CD during a Mercury Retrograde?” I ask myself… not just one CD, but four of them*.

Since June 27th (when I “officially” released this collection of sound collages through my UFOverdriver bandcamp site) I’ve been working on getting this CD release ready – and it’s been one glitch after another… I’m currently awaiting the latest test-pressings to arrive in the mail and hoping – just hoping – it’s all ready to go this time.

But it’s process – all process.

So while we’re waiting for the test-pressings to arrive, I’m moving on to the next step – Promo Videos and then Merchandise.

Yes UFOverdriver fans, coffee mugs, stickers, buttons, t-shirts and other UFOverdriver merch are headed your way, but first – promo videos!

Here’s promo video #1

That’s all for now – until later, best of health.

* The four UFOverdriver CDs I’ve been working on…

  • Grand Deception Star
  • Calling Down The UFOverdriver
  • The Brothership Has Landed
  • A New American Prayer

Grand Deception Star

Documenting the deteriorating connection between truth and reality in these times…

About This Sound Collage Collection

UFOverdriver began creating sound collages in early 2010, and throughout that year released two different digital albums and a number of digital EPs and several collaborative projects.

Since April of 2011, UFOverdriver has limited it’s releases to a small number of digital EPs and single track recordings (you can find all those on the UFOverdriver BandCamp Site), capturing the various impulses from the collective consciousness, and my own impressions on this moment we’re living through – yesterday, today and tomorrow…

Grand Deception Star is a collection of selected sound collages from December of 2010 through May of 2012, and though previously released on their own, make a complete vision when grouped together.

A Grand Deception Star

Some people would say, without a doubt, our country (U.S.A.) has accelerated it’s long move towards manifesting the dsytopian dream of some very secretive individuals and groups.

Through the use of the mainstream media, political manipulations, financial control of the banks and monetary policies, the military industrial complex, the private prison industry and an innumerable amount of deception and lying, these people have created a world of illusion and misinformation that fools many people into believing what they’re told is the true reality.

But it’s not reality – it’s just a grand deception star that’s so bright and luminous, so all encompassing, it obscures the truth and illuminates the lies as reality.

“Exposure to true information does not matter anymore…” (taken from a video of an “ex-KGB agent”…)

This sound collage captures a small piece of this dystopian change, chaos and confusion.

Listen To Grand Deception Star

Track Listing

  1. Transcendence Happening Here – The Earthquake and Tsunami Dream
    April 28, 2011 – 06:57
  2. This Land Is Your DreamWe Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.1
    November 20, 2011– 02:32
  3. Life Is But A DreamWe Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.2
    November 20, 2011 – 02:52
  4. The Old World Order Defense ScreenWe Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.3
    November 20, 2011 – 01:18
  5. The Highway Is A Riot Tonight – We Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.4
    November 20, 2011 – 02:36
  6. Has Anybody Seen Sam Lowry? The Seven Curses Mix
    February 20, 2012 – 09:57
  7. Make Today The Day
    May 28, 2012 – 03:24

Track By Track

Track 1 – Transcendence Happening Here – The Earthquake and Tsunami Dream

Released on April 28, 2011
Length: 06:57

This sound collage is built around samples from the Buffalo Springfield classic – “For What It’s Worth”.

The piece takes the form of a dream of an earthquake followed by a tsunami and uses sound clips from audio recordings of the sound of the March 2011 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan.

Track 2 – This Land Is Your DreamWe Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.1

Released on November 20, 2011
Length: 02:32

UFOvedriver echos the voices of the 99% in a track that includes “This Land Is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie, the “Put A Bird On It” skit by Portlandia, sound clips from the movie “Ship of Fools” and more…

This track and the next three are from a sound collage EP called “We Can Turn It Upside Down” and the complete group was inspired by the actions of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Track 3 -Life Is But A DreamWe Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.2

Released on November 20, 2011
Length: 02:52

This track includes samples from “Exquisite Corpse” by Bauhaus, “The Ghost of Tom Joad” by Bruce Springsteen, “Mysticism” by Evelyn Underhill, quotes from Alan Watts and other audio material…

Also, the voice at the beginning of this track comes from a video by this cool couple that has built their own small house to travel in – here’s a link: tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house-video/homemade-spaceship-a-tiny-american-dream-house/

Track 4 -The Old World Order Defense ScreenWe Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.3

Released on November 20, 2011
Length: 01:18

This track includes a man raving at a shopping mall, lots of typewriter sounds and Alan Watts pontificating…

Track 5 – The Highway Is A Riot TonightWe Can Turn It Upside Down Pt.4

Released on November 20, 2011
Length: 02:36

This track includes audio from the fall of 2011 police crackdowns on Occupy Davis and Occupy Oakland, samples from “The Ghost of Tom Joad” by Bruce Springsteen, quotes from Alan Watts and other audio material…

Track 6 – Has Anybody Seen Sam Lowry? The Seven Curses Mix

Released on February 20, 2012
Length: 09:57

The title of this track comes from a quote in the epic dystopian movie Brazil by Terry Gilliam and uses various sound clips from that film.

When Obama signed the NDAA on New Year’s Eve, 2011 and opened the door to indefinite military detention for American citizens, we slipped further into the gravity of the Grand Deception Star…

After laying down “seven curses on a judge so cruel”, this track goes into the collective unconscious, wondering – Dreams, Choices, Decision, Stories… how does the world come into existence?

There is a long monologue during this sound collage – it comes from the opening scene of the classic stream-of-consciousness movie Slacker by Richard Linklater while riding in a cab from the bus station to the next scene in the movie.

Track 7 – Make Today The Day

Released on May 28, 2012
Length: 03:24

This track brings us into the heart of the Grand Deception Star –

“Politics is weird… and creepy, and now I know it lacks even the loosest attachment to anything like reality…” – Shep Smith

Using sound clips, atmospheric loops, video footage shot in Joshua Tree, along with the usual UFOverdriver blend of dreams, the sub-conscious, and the everyday, this sound collage visualscape from UFOverdriver takes a ride through the desert in that strange zone between the blue pill and the red pill, the real and the super-real.

“Exposure to true information does not matter anymore…”

“We talked through the air in those days… thousands and thousands of miles…”

Watch the video for Make Today The Day

 

Buy the CD – Only $7.99 Plus Shipping!

That’s right UFOverdriver fans, this sound collage will soon be available on a good, old-fashioned CD, with a jewel case and everything!

Of course, you can always download the album for FREE (at least for now you can), but the die-hard UFOverdriver fans want the real deal – the physical object – a CD to put in their collection and have available whenever the mood strikes them for that unique UFOverdriver sound experience.

This album was released on CD on July 25, 2012 for the very low cost of $7.99 plus $3.00 shipping and handling …




Download this sound collage for FREE

Don’t want to invest in a CD and have that exciting time of waiting for a new CD to arrive in the mail? Don’t worry, you can download this complete album for free – that’s right – FREE! (Until further notice, of course)

Either visit our BandCamp site and download it in a number of different high-quality audio formats (limited quantities available), or click the link below, and download all seven tracks of high-quality MP3s, complete with album art in a zip file (91 MB) – ready to drop in your iTunes (or whatever MP3 music player you use) and enjoy – instant gratification.

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Make Today The Day


Above: Cover for the sound collage single, click to download it for FREE on Bandcamp!

Using sound clips, atmospheric loops, video footage shot in Joshua Tree, along with the usual UFOverdriver blend of dreams, the sub-conscious, and the everyday, this sound collage visualscape from UFOverdriver takes a ride through the desert in that strange zone between the blue pill and the red pill, the real and the super-real.

A few quotes from this sound collage…

Politics is weird… and creepy, and now I know it lacks even the loosest attachment to anything like reality… (Shep Smith on FOX News)

Exposure to true information does not matter anymore… (taken from a video of an “ex-KGB agent”…)

We talked through the air in those days… thousands and thousands of miles… (from a reading of a book written in 1913 about the world 100 years in the future which, in many ways, resembles today’s world)

Note: this sound collage, like all my sound collages, is best enjoyed with your headphones on…

Find more UFOverdriver sound collages….

All UFOverdriver sound collages can be downloaded (for FREE) from Bandcamp: http://ufoverdriver.bandcamp.com/

Dystopian Shifting

Note from Jon, onehumanbeing: I address this to you on the eve of a total lunar eclipse over North America, and just a few days before the Winter Solstice. We are on the cusp of a 30-year cycle of change as well as larger, era-changing moment in human history… these are significant times we are living in.

“People, I got to speak about something” – Tom Waits

I’m not really happy with the direction our country is heading.

Over the last month, the Obama administration has grappled (badly) with how to deal with the Wikileaks situation while trying to find it’s footing after the brutal November elections.

President Obama (or you can call him “Suzy Creamcheese”) is not doing well, and is looking for answers in all the wrong places.

Nope is the new Hope, Secrecy is the new Transparency, Censorship is the new Freedom of the Press, Propaganda is today’s FauxNews.

What Wikileaks has done over this last month has laid bare the wounded, fearful animal the Obama administration has become – and that’s a very dangerous thing.

Definition: Dystopia

A dystopia (from Ancient Greek: bad-, ill- and place, landscape) (alternatively, cacotopia, or anti-utopia) is, in literature, an often futuristic society that has degraded into a repressive and controlled state, often under the guise of being utopian.

Dystopian literature has underlying cautionary tones, warning society that if we continue to live how we do, this will be the consequence.

A dystopia, thus, is regarded as a sort of negative utopia and is often characterized by an authoritarian or totalitarian form of government.

Dystopias usually feature different kinds of repressive social control systems, a lack or total absence of individual freedoms and expressions and constant states of warfare or violence. Dystopias often explore the concept of technology going “too far” and how humans individually and en masse use technology.

A dystopian society is also often characterized by mass poverty for most of its inhabitants and a large military-like police force.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dystopia

Calling Down The UFOverdriver

Due to a number of circumstances (a different story entirely) I recently started working again on my UFOverdriver sound collage project.

Since late November I’ve created a number of pieces following the latest political shift in our country, one that I’m now calling a “dystopian shift.”

Poetics, music, art, and the great, universal subconsciousness are all deeply connected. This is one reason poets, artists, musicians, dreamers and deep thinkers often tap into emerging events (regardless of how they interpret them) before they crash upon the awareness of the general population.

Those of us who spend our lives completely involved in the poetic arts tend to see new human events before they appear on the horizon. Many times we sadly watch our worse fears unfold before our eyes, but fortunately, sometimes, something else completely surprising happens.

Needless to say, I hope I get it wrong as I feel a dystopian tsunami coming at us from beyond the horizon. I pray people make different choices and change the direction of the future. It only takes one human being to change things – the right one at the right moment.

But at this moment, since the November elections, the Obama administration and our country has shifted hard towards a dystopian future, and that is the story presented here.

Four Sound Collages – One Story

Part 1 – December 6th

Rule Number Two Is The New Rule Number One

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UFOverdriver has been busy this last week (written December 6, 2010) working on this densely layered sound collage of mixed-media from the first week of the Wikileaks Cable Dump – a week that will be remembered as a historical battle in the history of the InfoWars…

This new remix includes music from U2, Talking Heads and Radiohead, lectures from Alan Watts and sound clips from an audiobook version of 1984, as well as numerous other clips, cuts, samples and various bits of audio debris from this first week of skirmishes in the new InfoWars…

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Track Listing

Track 1 (0:31) War is Peace – Freedom is Slavery – Ignorance is Strength

Track 2 (4:12) Rule Number Two Will Be Told To You In Reverse

Track 3 (2:06) One Step Closer To InfoWar

Track 4 (2:19) If You’re Going To Be Human

Track 5 (3:27) Life During InfoWar Time

Track 6 (1:45) The Infrastructure Will Collapse

Part 2 – December 11th

This Is The Voice Of Your Conscience

After being deeply inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ filibuster/long speech on Friday (December 10, 2010), 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.

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Track Listing

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

Part 3 – December 16th

They Call Me The Breeze – Run Baby Run On Mix – The Wikileaks Version

In this episode: People are out to kill Wikileaks spokesman, Julian Assange, and some have made threats against him on FOX News, while the freshly-elected Representative Allen West (R-Fla.) suggested that we abandon the fundamental American principle of Freedom of the Press in his own statements about Wikileaks.

Thank goodness that Senator Bernie Sanders stood up on Friday and spoke with wisdom, compassion and truth for over 8 1/2 hours – it was brilliant and an outstanding moment that offered a piece of sanity in an otherwise insane time…

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Track Listing

Track 1 (1:19) They Call Me The Breeze

Track 2 (4:11) You Too May Come To Love Big Brother

Track 3 (3:47) Run Baby Run On

Track 4 (3:43) And Then The Senator Stood Up

Part 4 – December 18th

Dystopia (Is The New Utopian Dream)

Music to help you party like it’s 1984 – or use it as your getaway soundtrack when you’re on the run from the Suede Denim Secret Police.

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Track Information

Track 1 (1:22) You Know What To Do

Track 2 (4:20) I Never Lost Control

Track 3 (3:54) We Will Go

Download Album

4 sound collages – 18 tracks in all – one album: Dystopian Shifting

In the UFOverdriver tradition of D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) and G. I. A. (Give It Away), you can download a zip file of all the tracks in one long-playing album. An exclusive for UFOverdriver and onehumanbeing.com fans…

Download Here: UFOverdriver – Dystopian Shifting
18 Tracks – 1 hour 6 minutes

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“Can I get an Amen?” – Tom Waits

Rule Number Two Is The New Rule Number One

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New sound collage completed last night and released on the UFOverdriver site.

Rule Number Two Is The New Rule Number One – The Wikileaks Big Cable Dump Mix

Listen Here

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Track listing:
(click on track name to hear individual track)

Track 1 (0:31) War is Peace – Freedom is Slavery – Ignorance is Strength

Track 2 (4:12) Rule Number Two Will Be Told To You In Reverse

Track 3 (2:06) One Step Closer To InfoWar

Track 4 (2:19) If You’re Going To Be Human

Track 5 (3:27) Life During InfoWar Time

Track 6 (1:45) The Infrastructure Will Collapse

About this sound collage

UFOverdriver has been busy this last week working on this densely layered sound collage of mixed-media from the first week of the Wikileaks Cable Dump – a week that will be remembered as a historical battle in the history of the InfoWars… Click here for more information on this sound collage.

Related News Notes

Julian Assange had not been arrested yet when this re-mix was finished last night. This morning he surrendered to Scotland Yard – here’s the story from AP.

Julian Assange Arrested: WikiLeaks Founder Taken Into Custody In London On Swedish Warrant

CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and RAPHAEL G. SATTER | 12/ 7/10 06:56 PM |AP

LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested and jailed without bail Tuesday in a sex-crimes investigation, but his organization scarcely missed a beat, releasing a new batch of the secret cables that U.S. officials say are damaging America’s security and relations worldwide.

A month after dropping out of public view, the 39-year-old Australian surrendered to Scotland Yard to answer a warrant issued for his arrest by Sweden. He is wanted for questioning after two women accused him of having sex with them without a condom and without their consent.

Assange said he would fight extradition to Sweden, setting the stage for what could be a pitched legal battle. And as if to prove that it can’t be intimidated, WikiLeaks promptly released a dozen new cables, including details of a NATO defense plan for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania that made Russia bristle.

The Pentagon welcomed Assange’s arrest.

“That sounds like good news to me,” U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on a visit to Afghanistan.

WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson insisted Assange’s arrest and the decision Tuesday by both Visa and MasterCard to stop processing donations to the group “will not change our operation.” Hrafnsson said the organization has no plans yet to make good on its threat to release en masse some of its most sensitive U.S. documents if it comes under attack.

At a court hearing in London, Assange showed no reaction as Judge Howard Riddle denied him bail while he awaits an extradition hearing Dec. 14. The judge said Assange might flee if released. When the judge asked him whether he would agree to be extradited, Assange said: “I do not consent.”

Read more here…

InfoWars

Is this the start of a historic new chapter? For more we head over to The Huffington Post and writer Alexia Parks:

WikiLeaks: The First World InfoWar

Posted: December 7, 2010 10:21 AM

Daddy, what did you do during the First World Infowar? As the question of whether WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange is a hero or villain moves from front page headlines to talk shows and the blogosphere, another big story is emerging.

Unlike the quickly suppressed Twitter linked student revolt in Iran in 2009 following the disputed presidential election, the move by supporters to avenge attacks on Assange has gone viral. The rapid duplication of WikiLeaks content over the past weekend from one to more than 208 mirror websites represents a global counter-force that is now worldwide. Around the globe, it has become a call to arms for a far flung team of anonymous hackers.

Taking place in cyberspace, it exposes a whole new battlefield for the US government. A “clean-tech” war, it is taking place far beyond the sand and dust of Iraq and Afghanistan which already has immobilized billions of dollars worth of the military’s engines, and electronics.

Yet this emerging Infowar is more than a multiplication of mirror websites. Operation Avenge Assange marks a power shift, an abrupt shift of power from those who hold power through secrecy, closed door diplomacy, or fear, toward those who favor transparency.

This shift to openness and transparency, declares Jeff Jarvis, author of Public Parts, and What Would Google Do?, is actually a shift from those who hold secrets to those who create openness. That is our emerging reality.

Even more real is the fact that what may be termed the world’s first Infowar has now entered the realm of online gamers. With the line between government secrecy and public transparency beginning to blur, those whose lives are plugged into the Internet are starting to feel a surge of power.

This shift of power to openness and transparency is occurring right under their fingertips, on the keyboard, and on the screen. To them, power is clarity.

The first serious Infowar is now engaged,” warns cyberlibertarian John Perry Barlow, a founding member of the Electronic Freedom Foundation, and former lyricist for the Grateful Dead. To the anonymous hackers and others who follow him on Twitter and in blogs, he reminds: “The field of Battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops.”

Read more here…

Alexia Parks is Author of ‘Parkinomics for the New Economy’


Download MP3 files of complete sound collage

Just right click on the link below and download the zipfile to your computer. The zipfile contains all 6 tracks and the album art.

UFOverdriver – Rule Number Two Is The New Rule Number One – The Wikileaks Big Cable Dump Mix

Enjoy!

Rule Number Two Will Be Told To You In Reverse

From my project site: UFOverdriver

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… Read more and Listen to the sound collage here.

Notes about the day… New American Prayers

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

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…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…

You’ve Got To Be Crazy

You’ve Got To Be Crazy – The Glenn Beck VS Eric Massa Mix

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Listen to This Sound Collage…

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A little theater for the mind…

For your enjoyment – a new UFOverdriver sound collage – contains: Pink Floyd, David Byrne and Brian Eno, a DJ John Digweed Mix, Johnny Cash, Eric Massa, Glenn Beck and more – based on “Dogs” by Pink Floyd – best with headphones and eyes closed…

Total length: 16:42 of goodness…

Part I (0:00 – 1:12) – Intro
Part II (1:12 – 6:38) – You’ve Got To Be Crazy (Part I) – Diamond Dogs Dance Mix
Part III (6:38 – 11:08) – What Part of Mea Culpa Don’t You Understand
Part IV (11:08 – 14:47) – You’ve Got To be Crazy (Part II)
Part V (14:47 – 16:42) – Who Was Trained Not To Spit

(Note: This is part of the Change Has Come Series – Parts IV through VIII)

I will post complete information about this mix very soon. Enjoy, and have a restful weekend…

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You’ve Got To Be Crazy – The Glenn Beck VS Eric Massa Mix | Size: 23mb | Length: 16:45 | MP3 Bit Rate: 192 kbs (high quality)

Until later, best of health…

Change Has Come – Parts I, II and III

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Listen to This Sound Collage…

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Part IIf You Didn’t Care – 0:00 – 1:22
Part IIOn This Day – 1:22 – 6:41
Part IIIOur Most Desperate Hour – 6:41 – 10:22

Total Length: 10:22

From an album in progress called: Weapons of Mass Communication

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About This Sound Collage

When I started working on this collage I chose to use pre-recorded music (instead of creating new music) because it made it a bit more like doing a radio show, and by using music that has a popular familiarity it allows me, as an artist, to make use of the mental baggage that comes along with it.

Every listener will already have memories, ideas and thoughts associated with the music pieces before they even hear this collage, and while they listen, their brain will pull from those memories and that will help emotionally color the way they hear this piece.

For myself, Pink Floyd has huge baggage. I won’t even begin to explain all the different ways Pink Floyd and their music have influenced my life and the way I hear sound and the spaces between moments of sound.

This collage starts with Pig On The Wings, Part I from Pink Floyd’s 1977 album Animals, an album I’ve been listening to a lot lately…

Lyrics

If you didn’t care what happened to me,
And I didn’t care for you,
We would zig zag our way through the boredom and pain
Occasionally glancing up through the rain.
Wondering which of the buggars to blame
And watching for pigs on the wing.

Source Material

Part I – If You Didn’t Care

Background Music Piece – Pigs On The Wings – Part I – from Animals by Pink Floyd – Effects added

Sound Clips:

  • Howard Beale from Network, the 1976 film that won four Oscars and was nominated for Best Picture
  • Several Morpheus quotes from The Matrix, the 1999 film which also won four Oscars

Part II – On This Day

Background Music Piece – Downpressor ManBob Marley and The Wailers – Trenchtown Box Set – Sampled and looped

Sound Clips:

  • Leonard Cohen spoken word introduction to his song Democracy from a live recording made in Switzerland in 1993 (I’m not sure how you can find this recording but here’s a link to his album The Future which this song came from)
  • Johnny Cash reading The New Testament, quotes taken from The Book of Revelations, Chapter 10
  • Several quotes from Network

Part III – Our Most Desperate Hour

Background Music Piece – Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Part I from Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, re-mixed by The Orb

Sound Clips:

Notes on Links: I’ve added links to some of my source material so you can get your own copy.

The Johnny Cash CD set of him reading the New Testament is great, and the link goes to amazon.com – Thank you Christi and Louie for giving me the set as a gift!

I would also recommend the Bob Marley 4 CD Trenchtown Box Set – 80 classic Bob Marley and The Wailers songs from the early days (1969-1972) with that old school reggae feel and sound but this particular 4 CD set was a bootleg and unfortunately the Marley family received nothing for it – just a word of caution and respect.

And if Pink Floyd’s albums Animals and Wish You Were Here are not in your CD collection, I’ve just got to ask, why not?

Commentary

Our Most Desperate Hour – or – I Don’t Have To Tell You Things Are Bad…

This sound collage reflects on the moment we are living in right now, in March 2010.

We live in a time with a lot of anger, disillusionment, discontent, with hopes deferred, and a growing disconnect between the top and bottom of society with a quickly evaporating middle… troubles, hatreds, run-away emotions and raw Americanism is simmering under the surface of everyday life, and being heated up more and more by AM radio and TV talking heads.

Every day our eyes and our ears are owned by the visuals and sounds of mass media advertising, programming and culture – with information overload until it all becomes a blur that wears you down, wears down your hopes and dreams, wears down your resistance to do anything more that just sit back and watch the show.

Meanwhile people move from sofa to bed to work to sofa to bed with more and more impotent rage running through their brain because they know this is wrong – very wrong. And it is true – this is very wrong.

But you can’t just sit and passively think about how wrong it is, how stupid Congress or The President is, how ripped off you’ve been… how dissed, pissed and dismissed you’ve been.

You can’t just sit around and hurt about your lost job or career, lost life savings, lost opportunities, lost elections…

But we do – and that just makes the whole pot simmer even more…

And – what makes it all worse is that we voted for change in November 2008. We were promised change, invited to invest our hope in this change and like the bank’s taxpayer financed bail-out, we seem to be on the losing end of our investment in hope.

All of this has lead to the questions which are the starting point for this piece – what happened to the change we were promised? Did our vote even matter?

On This Day

I remember the feeling of that night in November 2008 when Obama won the election, it was like something I had never felt before – like something in the cosmos went “snap” and the vibration of that snap went zooming around the globe.

It felt like it wasn’t just a person we were voting for, but for an idea and a dream, for change. And the whole world was watching, holding their breathe, hoping… and then cheering along with all of us as every TV news show announced with near synchronized timing the election results just moments before 8:00 pm our time on the west coast.

There was something too powerful in that moment for that change to just fade away.

Change?

Yeah, I can feel that something is going to change…

I felt the voice of the people that night when they said they had hope, when they voted in the secret ballots of their hearts for change…

If the politicians they voted for don’t bring the change, then it will come from somewhere. That’s just the way things go, and right now that’s where we are.

Change has come, and it’s boiling under the surface and it seems to be looking for someone to blame.

Change is inevitable. But how will we change, how much mercy and how much judgment will we have on those that brought us to this point – those things are being weighed in the hearts of very many people at this very time.

Mercy or Judgment. Care or Blame. Your decisions are being recorded in heaven’s unchangeable heart.

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Change Has Come – Parts I, II and III | Size: 14.25mb | Length: 10:22 | Bit Rate: 192 kbs (high quality)

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Introducing UFOverdriver

My new sound collages now have a project name – UFOverdriver

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That’s pronounced “You-Eff-Overdriver”… and the U and the F are initials that stand for lots of different things… but that’s something we’ll discuss sometime later down the road.

Here’s the first sound collage created under this name (even though my previous sound collage called Area 5150 is being retroactively added to the UFOverdriver project); it’s called:

Integratronic – The Obscure Transmissions Mix.
Running Time:
9 minutes and 20 seconds

Enjoy!

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About this piece…

“This is Long John once again with The Party Line…”

The basic drum track and the first synthesizer tracks were laid down in just a couple of hours, and then proceeded to get reshaped until I found a mix I liked a couple of days later on Thursday afternoon, January 28th… then I started to add the voices of Long John Nebel and George Van Tassel to the mix.

These voices were taken from a public domain recording of the Long John Nebel’s early morning AM radio show in the mid-1950’s – you can download this recording here: http://www.archive.org/details/LongJohnNebel062157GeorgeVanTasselRidinginaFlyingSaucer

The recording is interesting in pieces, but the audio quality is horrible, so I decided to just make it even more obscure sounding for my collage… I had space transmissions in mind.

Some Quotes Used In This Piece

The following are (mostly) from George Van Tassel

  • These beings are not like us… however, they have many advantages over us… they don’t have to walk around like we do…
  • They move by an act called levitation… uhh, and they don’t have to turn when they go… they’re shaped like, umm, uhh, an electric light bulb…
  • Van Tassel: They don’t have to turn to look, they can see in all directions at once – Interrupted by Long John: Are you talking about about beings from another planet? Van Tassel continuing: I’m talking about intelligent beings…
  • Van Tassel: I’m talking about intelligent beings… other forms of life Interrupted by Long John: From other planets? Van Tassel continuing: I don’t know… I don’t know if I can classify us with them or not…
  • A thought is what it is, it can’t be anything else (statement followed by indistinguishable word sounds…)
  • Long John: Was this at Giant Rock Airport? Van Tassel: Yes, this was at Giant Rock. Long John: Underneath the rock? Van Tassel: Yes, under the rock…

The rest of the quotes I’ll leave as a mystery for you to discover…

About the Integratron and George Van Tassel

Before last March (click here to go to the March 2009 post with photos of our trip to Pioneer Town, The Integratron, Giant Rock and Joshua Tree) I had never heard of a very unusual building that exists in Landers, out the Mojave desert near Joshua Tree called The Integratron

Nor had I heard of it’s creator, a man named George Van Tassel or the huge rock in the desert nearby called Giant Rock where George Van Tassel claimed he had contacted the aliens that had given him the plans to build The Integratron – a body rejuvenation machine.

Here’s some Wikipedia info to fill in the story…

George Van Tassel

George Van Tassel was a former aircraft mechanic and flight inspector who moved out to California’s Mojave Desert to operate an airport and inn. During his time there, he supposedly began meditating under Giant Rock, which the Native Americans of the area held to be sacred.

In August 1953, Van Tassel claimed that he had been contacted both telepathically and later in person by Venusians, who gave him a technique to rejuvenate human cell tissues. Van Tassel, acting on these instructions, began constructing the Integratron in 1954.

Construction costs were paid for by an annual series of successful UFO conventions, the Giant Rock Spacecraft Conventions, which continued for nearly 25 years. Van Tassel was clearly inspired by earlier 1950s contactee George Adamski.

Construction of the Integratron was supposedly complete in 1959, but Van Tassel continued to make minor modifications until his sudden death in 1978.

Sources:
The Integratron – Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integratron
George Van Tassel – Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Van_Tassel

The Integratron

The Integratron is a dome-shaped structure constructed out of plywood and fiberglass by George Van Tassel. He built the structure in Landers, California, USA as a “rejuvenation machine” supposedly following instructions provided by visitors from the planet Venus.

The workings of the Integratron, according to Van Tassel, supposedly rely chiefly on two principles.

The first principle involves the occult sacred geometry of domes, and their ability to concentrate mystical “energies” within the earth. The Integratron is also said to be constructed atop a powerful “energy vortex”. According to adherents of this belief, the dome-shape naturally concentrates the energies of the vortex for the benefit of users. Also, the building is said to borrow design cues from the Tabernacle of Moses and the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza, both of which were thought by some occultists to have similar “energy focusing” properties.

The second part of the theory centers around the belief that human beings are truly electrical in nature. It is believed that, though each individual has his unique personal “wavelength,” the multiple wavelengths of energy put out by “focusing and concentrating devices” such as the Integratron will find a “resonance” with the individual’s basic harmonic frequency and “re-charge” his cellular structure, as if he were a battery.

Source:
The Integratron – Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integratron

Also see The Integratron official website: http://www.integratron.com/

Giant Rock

Giant Rock is a large freestanding boulder in the Mojave Desert near Landers, California, that covers 5,800 square feet (540 m2) of ground and is seven stories high.

In ancient times it was considered sacred by the Native Americans of the Joshua Tree, California, area.

In the 1950s it was a gathering point for UFO believers. It is located on land which was at that time leased by George Van Tassel, a purported flying-saucer contactee and organizer of UFO conventions.[1]

Van Tassel also built the nearby Integratron and a small airport in the vicinity, which he operated from 1947 to 1975.

A single large room, which was subsequently filled in, was dug beneath the rock and resided in by a prospector named Frank Critzer during the 1930s and early 1940s. Critzer, a friend of Van Tassel’s, perished in a self-detonated dynamite explosion in this room on July 24, 1942, while being investigated by local police.[2]

Shortly after the turn of the 21st century, Giant Rock fractured in two, revealing an interior of white granite. The entire exterior surface of the rock is now reportedly covered in graffiti.[3]

Giant Rock – Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Rock

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Area 5150 – The UFO Take Over Mix

Abducted by Aliens…

Some people might have been wondering where I’ve been lately… maybe abducted by aliens or something?

In a way I have been, as the last week was taken over by this project and the ideas that it plays with…

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Above: Jon, onehumanbeing working on Area 5150 – Photo by Tania

About The Video

This is a sound collage visualscape taking you on a journey into the world of space alien true believers, Area 51, UFO conspiracy theories and shadow governments…

Most of the video material used in this project was taken from found videos and are about real events or real people…

I appropriated them, altered them, sampled some audio clips, and created a new story for your auditory and visual pleasure…

Enjoy!

Definition

5150 – from Wikipedia

Section 5150 is a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code (specifically, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act or “LPS”) which allows a qualified officer or clinician to involuntarily confine a person deemed to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to him or her self, and/or others and/or gravely disabled. A qualified officer, which includes any California peace officer, as well as any specifically designated county clinician, can request the confinement after signing a written declaration. When used as a term, 5150 (pronounced “fifty-one-fifty”) can informally refer to the person being confined or to the declaration itself.

Credits

Original music and sound collage by Jon, onehumanbeing

Visualscape
Directed by Jon, onehumanbeing

Video Sources

All of the pieces I used for this sound collage visualscape have been re-edited, altered, color and time shifted and manipulated in a number of ways to achieve my final results… but here are the originals if you would like to delve into the “real” stories.

Prophet Yahweh – Nevada Man Summons A U.F.O. Using The Hebrew Teachings Of Moses – Las Vegas Channel 13 News story of a man named Prophet Yahweh calling down UFOs…

Area 51 : The Frantic Caller – This is the man who sounds paranoid and like he’s about to have a nervous breakdown. He is a caller into the Art Bell radio show… see the original video for more info…

Eisenhower ‘s TV Warning about “Military Industrial Complex” – In 1961, as President Eisenhower leaves office he warns the nation in a Television address about the growing power and influence of the Military Industrial Complex…

Nice video about a man inside an alien craft – Video showing a picture album of  photographs taken by a person named Billy who says he traveled on an alien space craft…

UFO: The Greatest Story Ever Denied – The Disclosure Project – Shadow governments, conspiracies and UFOs – oh no…

Atomic Bomb Test on human subjects – I went looking for footage of atomic bombs exploding and military people and found this piece… just what I needed for images of the military and their bombs…

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Area 5150 – The UFO Take Over Mix | Size: 13mb | Length: 7:17 | Bit Rate: 256 kbs (very high quality)

And A Last Photo From The Studio

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Above: Jon, onehumanbeing creating the Area 5150 Visualscape – Photo by Tania