Philosophy of Electromagnetism.
I The universe is composed of forces. We recognize some. We understand some. We think we understand and recognize others. Electricity, magnetism and gravity are the primary forces of the univers. We have crudely tapped these forces without understanding what they imply or are. Electricity and magnetism are like polar opposites and gravity is the force that results from the interaction of the two.
II the smallest particles are theorized to be composed of waves. Waves are made up of energy. At the subatomic level the distinction between materials becomes meaningless. At a certain level all matter is the same. Everything is composes of energy, the one true material.
III All forms of energy are interchangeable. Electricity can become magnetism, can become gravity, can become electricity. Energy is. Period.
IV Potentially the ultimat knowledge is E=MC2, all matter is interchangeable. Meaning transmutation happens. It happens here on Earth in a slow way, geologic time rather than life time. Matter changing is merely a changing of it’s frequency, or how fast the waves are moving at the subatomic level. Essentially like changing stations on a radio.
V The key is locating the receiver. We have limited ourselves to the state of our ancestors by attempting to control matter. Consciousness stopped our own transmutation into the ultimate stuff of the universe. A sheep is composed of the grass it eats, because it is not aware of the difference. Consciousness stopped us. Our eye sight has not adapted to see the entire electromagnetic spectrum, our brains use far less than their full potential. We are at a standstill. We have refused the gifts it is within ourselves to receive.
VI. Telepathy is merely reading energy. The brain works through synapses opening and closing. This in turn creates waves through the displacement of matter. Synapses activate function, thought, language, etc. The waves are not confined to the body. They become external. They can be picked up. We ignore those that we do pick up. We don’t believe.
outline for vulgar
I. opening with a man and woman eating dinner
A. He tells an off color story
B. She is highly offended
C. run credits with Vulgar as the overdub while we see the man get angry and the woman leave
II. the man walks through the streets and reaches his house, he goes to take a shit, the toilet clogs and overflows all over the floor. He calls “The Plumber”
A. The plumber arrives and begins fixing the stoppage, he is Bukowski like yet “happy go lucky”
B. Shares some of his life wisdom with Stan ( the man)
C. The two drink beers at the table discussing man concerns, women, morality(or lack of) and sex
D. the plumber suggests they go to his favorite bar (journey accompnaied by “the plumber”
III. They get to a working class dive. It is lively with people leading desperate lives
A. They run into some of the plumbers friends, heavy drinking
B. The hag at the bar begins to look good to stan, by the end of the night she is his companion and through his eyes she is the most desirable creature on the planet
IV. Stan has nightmares of hags and rags
A. wakes up with numero uno hag sleeping on his arm,
B. franticly trying to get away to the tune of “wake up in the morning”…escapes
V. runs to a park where he goes through the severe stages of depression following a bender
A. sees a train, hobo, escape
B. sees woman from scene 1 with another guy get on the train (freighttrain)
C. sitting on monument and joined by bums with instruments
D. song ends, bums are gone, dealer arrives
E. wants some dope and follows dealer to flophouse
VI. shooting up
A. visions of walking alone
B. visions become shadowy figure next to him
C. comes out alone, obsessed with finding shadowy figure
VII. Hitchhiking on road as car after car goes past
A. no rides (music “ I’m on my way)
B. still no rides, lots of walking, lots of cars passing, a can hits him from a passing car
C. sits under a tree, drinking a found can of beer
D. Martin the gypsy stops and offers work, Sstan accepts
VIII. Trailer park hell with Martins other prisoners doing hard labor daily
A. one day of concrete busting
B. secretly splits
HOW TO START A MAGAZINE (or How to put yourself in the poorhouse)
Believe it or not, I had a job 6 months ago. It was a great job by Bellingham standards. I actually had money in my savings account, a nice little place to live, and enough left over to start playing around with producing a ‘zine. That was my first mistake.
My ‘zine, Conchsense was well received by everyone who saw it. Without even really trying I had four businesses paying to advertise in it. I thought, “This is great. People like this so much I can quit my job and start doing this for income. “ That was my second mistake.
This article is going to focus on my mistakes, if you avoid them, you might be successful in the business of publishing. I am not successful. Here are the things I did to make my magazine a reality. If you avoid them, you might be successful.
1) 1) Come up with a great theme that appeals to people without money, they’re the ones who don’t have a “tailor made” publication yet.
2) 2) Collaborate with friends who describe themselves as “flakey” but share your value system.
3) 3) Sink your savings into getting things going.
4) 4) Become embroiled in environmental politics.
5) 5) Rent an office space.
6) 6) Expect that altruism will pay off.
7) 7) Believe business owners who say, “I’ll definitely advertise next month”
8) 8) Pawn your stuff, close your savings, and sink it all into your magazine knowing that it will pay off.
9) 9) Address issues that appeal to you, don’t sell out, and be creative.
10) 10) Quit your dayjob.
11) 11) Distribute your magazines for free, because undoubtedly, the people who enjoy it will subscribe to support it.
12) 12) Persevere in the face of adversity.
13) 13) Become your own salesperson (this is the quickest way to become discouraged and bitter)
14) 14) Believe in yourself.
15) 15) Do all of the above in Whatcom County or another third world county.
Does all of this sound bitter..it is. Am I ready to quit? Everyday. Will I? No, unfortunately I seem to get off on beating dead horses. Where has all of this led me?
Last week, I did the equivalent of washing dishes for my supper at my printers because I couldn’t pay the bills. Today, I sold the last books and cd’s I own that anyone will buy so I could pay rent. For two months I’ve been seeking ANY work, but somehow became unemployable. I go to the food bank every week so that I can eat. It’s glamorous.
So what does the future hold for Conchsense? Expect to see themes that appeal to people with no money or power. Expect to see me making sales calls. Expect issues that appeal to me. Expect to see me at the pawnshop and the foodbank. Expect to see one issue after this one distributed for free ( after that subscribers and retail sales will be the only way to get Conchsense.) And , finally, expect to see me persevere in the face of adversity and believe that altruism will pay off, believe in myself, and believe that this county apathy will wake up and begin to support a good thing like my magazine Conchsense. I mean, you like this magazine, right? Why not support it?