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.

Use this form to upload your sound clips to UFOverdriver

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Today’s Image #300

Title“A New American Prayer – Album Cover
Dimensions – square format – various sizes
Format –  digital collage
Date – 2010

This is the album cover I designed for UFOverdriver for it’s second full length epic sound collage called A New American Prayer.

This is much more personal sound collage, dealing with issues like bi-polar disorder, the civil rights movement, the power of Martin Luther King‘s speeches, the poetry of Jim Morrison, the deep inequalities in our country, and the destruction of the planet by our species.

I worked on the sound collage through May and early June of 2010 when the stories of the BP oil disaster were in the news constantly.

This album had a video called Dream Leaver

About The Video

This is a sound collage from UFOverdriver called The Dream Leaver – Track #6 from the album A New American Prayer – Release in June 2010

— Source material for this sound collage includes Dream Weaver by Gary Wright and God by John Lennon. Enjoy!

The Album Cover

The image used on the album cover was from the civil rights march that took place at the same time I was being born in June 1964.

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Today’s Image #299

Title“The Brothership Has Landed – Album Cover
Dimensions – square format – various sizes
Format –  digital collage
Date – 2010

This is the album cover I designed for UFOverdriver for it’s first full length (44 minutes long) epic sound collage called The Brothership Has Landed – the title being a direct reference the the Hopi Indian legend of the future arrive of the true white brother.

From The Back of the CD

What happens when you cut-up and re-mix Pink Floyd’s classic 1977 album Animals with 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 snap shot of current and future events in the form of an epic sound collage by UFOverdriver called The Brothership Has Landed

This sound collage was constructed in 3 Acts between March 5th and March 17th, 2010 – and the completed piece contains 12 individual tracks, with a total length of nearly 44 minutes long.

About The Album Cover Image

This is taken from a photo of the Battersea Power Station on England. This building was used from the album shoot for Pink Floyd‘s album Animals – among other things…

You can find out more about Battersea Power Station here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battersea_Power_Station

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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

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

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

Listen, Enjoy and Share!

“Can I get an Amen?” – Tom Waits