Title – “Calling Down The UFOverdriver – 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 EP, which contains the first two UFOverdriver sound collages; Area 5150 and Integratronic.
Here’s the videoscape for Area 5150 – the sound collage that kicked off the UFOverdriver project in January 2010 – Enjoy!
Also included in the EP is two bonus tracks, both them featuring Automatic Pete, the on-board computer – he’s very well spoken and a bit poetic. In the first he explains how the UFOverdriver flies through the air like a Vimana. In the second he gives a dramatic reading of Frank Zappa’s song Trouble Every Day – a real treat, in my opinion.
The Album Cover
The image used is of Shiva and his consort Parvati:
Shiva with Parvati. Shiva is depicted three-eyed, the Ganges flowing through his matted hair (which are yellowish-white or like molten gold), wearing ornaments of serpents and a skull bracelet, and covered in ashes, and Trisula and Damaru are seen in the background.
After a prolonged period of depression (this latest bout started in early July around the 8th) it takes some extra effort to start communicating again; responding to emails, getting back on Facebook, getting my various project sites updated and trying to reconnect with my friends again because my head is so filled up with all the various changes that have happened since my latest depression-induced social disappearance.
To get the “catching up” process started, here’s some of my Facebook postings since I cut my pinkie on July 11th (it’s all healed up now, but a have a new scar to remember it by), starting with the most recent posts first…
August 17, 2010
New post on UFOverdriver with a sound collage (recorded in July 2010) featuring Automatic Pete from UFOverdriver Information Services… Enjoy!
Metaphorically speaking, the UFOverdriver flies at 72,000 feet, through the stratosphere of Mid-Heaven.
By applying ancient techniques of sound modulation and frequency control to mysterious substances known to physicists as “Dark Matter” (“Dark” meaning they don’t know what it is) and propelled by Solar rays and an equally mysterious force called “Dark Energy”, or as I like to called it – “Vimana Fuel”…
Simply put – the UFOverdriver flies like a Vimana.
Trying out a program called Blender that does 3D animation – steep learning curve. Here’s my first weird little piece of something…
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August 12, 2010
Beautiful gathering of planets tonight looking towards the West during twilight: Venus, Mars and Saturn together in Virgo with the sliver of a crescent of the New Moon that slides under them towards Mercury… Enjoy!
August 9, 2010
“The first thing you need to learn is to do your own thing…” – U-Roy
August 3, 2010
The Flower – this is a cute video with a great point… enjoy!
August 2, 2010
I’ve been very Facebook quiet due to an extended period of depression – I’ll have much to talk about when I’m back to the “normal” range… soon, I hope.
July 24, 2010
It’s been so many days since I headed down into Hades on this particular journey that I’ve lost track of time and the way back up to the surface… I’m very exhausted from trying.
July 19, 2010
live life slowly.
July 14, 2010
Our friend and reggae legend Claudius “Kingman” Linton has passed away… R.I.P. Claudius – thank you for your words and songs. We will miss you brother…
July 13, 2010
Land of the FREE? not by a long shot. We’re #1 in the world for imprisoning our citizens, kind of makes me want to scream… Wasted money, wasted lives, wasted time… and to think, we could build Super Colleges instead.
David C. Fathi: Director, ACLU National Prison Project
Posted: July 9, 2010 02:30 PM
The court’s decision was not a surprise. International human rights bodies have repeatedly expressed the view that supermax prisons — in which prisoners are held in near-total social isolation, sometimes for years on end — may violate international human rights law. In 2006, the U.N. Committee Against Torture expressed concern about “the extremely harsh regime” in US supermax prisons, which it said could violate the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, a human rights treaty ratified by the United States in 1994.
Despite these warnings, supermax prisons are common in the United States. In the 1990s they were a raging fad, yet another round in the perpetual “tough on crime” political bidding war. Suddenly every state had to build one — Virginia was so tough it built two. By the end of the decade, more than 30 states, as well as the federal government, were operating a supermax facility or unit.
Those that are born of the Great Spirit are led by the Great Spirit; they move like the wind, flavor the world like spices, pray for justice and bind up the wounded… they do not need to announce themselves because you always know them when you meet them…
July 11, 2010 (the day I cut my pinkie very deeply…)
6:04 pm – just before I cut my pinkie finger…
Ah, the Bootsybumpandwigglepsychofunkadelic Funk Inducer Drive… just what I needed for the UFOverdriver – what a find!
7:23 pm – one hour and fifteen minutes after the pinkie accident…
bad accident installing the Funk Inducer Drive – now my pinkie is all funked up…
End of (This Story Is) Subject To Change, Pt 1
I think that’s enough of the Facebook postings for now; in Part 2 I’ll tell you what’s up with my various project sites…