“T’was from the sands of Laguna Beach where Tomas & Wyatt and fellow Elevator repair service colleague met through a dolphin’s cry in the midst of the night, waning-moon present and shimmering across the moonlit sea. The 3 most watery human beings then started to “jam” as a guitar-less mind exploration voyage through the realms of time and space itself. Through their arduous adventures an EP was conceived.. “Staring at the Sun.”, about the mind and how a human being can go through stages of love & post-psychotic-ness. They have lately returned to live and frolic in and out of the sepulchral smog of los angeles, currently working on more tantalizing tunes towards a full length LP to be released in the next coming of moon phases…. Mr.Elevator & the Brain Hotel.”
I first caught up with Mr.Elevator & the Brain Hotel when they were playing with the band, Feeding People. Then as now, they not only inspire they motivated me to get back into playing my own organ and picking up my guitar.
Expect to see and hear more about these awesome musicians and people.
If you listened to her sing the night of the Oscars then you know this girls has talent. Lady Gaga also has talent when it comes to transformation. Does she do all this on her own or does she have help? It does not matter. After all, we are all the net sum of all we do and if it doing it with the aid of others helps us transform then so be it. Hats off (I mean, shirts off) to this awesome woman of change and transformation.
This is the first post of a brand new direction for this website. I am changing the name to “Coming Up Magazine” (Formerly “Coming Up”). Coming Up Magazine , or C.U.M. for short, is about the people, places and things that are shaping our world , particularly about the artist, musicians, writers, magazines, what ever it might be, that is on the Up Swing. A sort of reflection and review of aspiring new bands, talent, brands, that are raising the bar and rising to the new occasion to inspire and motivate the next generation of humans. I doubt if politicians will be found here, but who knows.
This generation needs change masters and innovators. Individuals who sacrifice all to be better humans and the best at what they do.
Feeding People’s Island Universe is a strange and creative music video that shows the creative genius of the writer, Louis Filliger who departs from the traditional garage punk stuff of his earlier works to a deeper and more loftier sound that will get you to wonder if he is mad or simply fucking with your mind.
Jessie Jones’s vocals is a lovely blend of innocence and scorn as she sings, “Forever… Forever..” to the 60’s retro guitar licks of Filliger as he smashes into your frontal lobes.
Yeah, it’s been a while. Way too many projects and responsibilities to keep up the ole’ blog. I have sort of been floundering, creatively speaking. I also had so me website setbacks using Word Press as my authoring tool for another one of my sites so I was a little hesitant to invest too much time writing if in the end it was jacked by hackers.
I just upgraded to the latest version of Word Press so I am hoping it’s more reliable and less likely to be attacked. Jeesh, it’s been a year or more since I wrote last. I feel like my brain needs some WD-40. What’s new with you? Are you still there? What’s up with the intra-net already? Seems like tons of shit going on. On one hand there are some awesome shit coming out of the sciences, what with new voyages and discoveries in outer space and comets and stuff and millions of new galaxies and super earths, hell I can’t up. On the other hand same old violence BS in the world. Fucked Up. Period. Beheadings and more. Yuck. Lying ass news men. Okay where is this going? I don’t know. No where. Floundering in the wind. Kiss me. Kiss my ass. Wait. Huh. What? Yeah, alright already. It’s late and my favorite show is coming on. “Better Call Saul”. Now that’s groovy ass shit. Hey look at me! Look what I can do. Never mind. Stay where you are. Okay. Glamour shots. Nope. Not on your life. Better call Saul. Now there is one funny kind of guy. How would you like to live in the back of a nail salon? I lived in a pantry in a kitchen once. That’s sucked. But hey, you gotta to do what you gotta do.
Are you ready? Perhaps.
It’s important you warm you brain up.. La La La La la.
Thought for the day, ” It’s never too late to wake up” . I will muster the courage to speak my mind regardless of how pointless it might be or become. For I am the gross sum of all of the best and worst possible worlds.
Are you ready to Rock?
If you are not – ask yourself what can You do to bring about the change you think is important. What can You do differently?
In Peace. BC
This Wing Chun Documentary explains the benefits of Wing Chun and how it can help you in many different ways.
It is the third martial art styles I have studied and perhaps the most effective. In a nutshell it teaches maintaining direct center against your opponents and minimizing effort.
The earliest known mentions of Wing Chun date to the period of Red Boat Opera.
The common legend as told by Yip Man involves the young woman Yim Wing-chun, (Wing Chun literally means ‘forever springtime’ or ‘praising spring’,) at the time after the destruction of the Southern Shaolin Temple and its associated temples by the Qing government:
After Wing-Chun rebuffs the local warlord’s marriage offer, she says she’ll reconsider his proposal if he can beat her in a martial art match. She soon crosses paths with a Buddhist nun–Ng Mui, who was one of the Shaolin Sect survivors, and asks the nun to teach her boxing. The legend goes that Ng Mui taught Yim Wing-Chun a new system of martial art that had been inspired by Ng Mui’s observations of a confrontation between a Snake and a Crane; this then-still nameless style enabled Yim Wing Chun to beat the warlord in a one-on-one fight. Yim Wing-Chun there-after marries Leung Bac-Chou and teaches him the style, which is later named after her.
Since the system was developed during the Shaolin and Ming resistance to the Qing Dynasty, many legends about the creator of Wing Chun were spread to confuse enemies, including the story of Yim Wing Chun. This perhaps explains why no one has been able to accurately determine the creator or creators of Wing Chun. From Wikipedia
Rain Makes Everything “Come Up” and get better. With out it, what would there be?
One of my favorite all-time songs about the rain. Video below.
By Paul McCartney
Mamunia Mamunia Mamunia
Oh Oh Oh
Mamunia Mamunia Oh Oh Oh Oh
The Rain Comes Falling From The Sky,
To Fill The Stream That Fills The Sea
And That`s Where Life Began For You And Me
So The Next Time You See Rain It Ain`t Bad,
Don`t Complain It Rains For You,
The Next Time You See L.A. Rainclouds,
Don`t Complain It Rains For You And Me
It Might Have Been A Bright Blue Day
But Rainclouds Had To Come This Way
They`re Watering Everything That They Can See.
A Seed Is Waiting In The Earth
For Rain To Come And Give Him Free,
So The Next Time You See L.A. Rainclouds
Don`t Complain, It Rains For You.
So Lay Down Your Umbrellas
Strip Off Your Plastic Macs.
You`ve Never Felt The Rain My Friend,
Till You`ve Felt It Running Down Your Back
So The Next Time You See Rain, It Ain`t Bad
Don`t Complain, It Rains For You.
The Next Time You See L.A. Rainclouds
Don`t Complain It Rains For You And Me.
So what will you be doing on December 21st 2012 – the day the ancient Mayans say will usher in the end of days or as some call it – the apocalypse – doomsday – etc. etc.? I, if I can swing it, will be star gazing at Joshua Tree National Monument. if something huge happens like the planets align with the center of the Milky Way I want to witness it up close and personal not through some night gaze or behind some coastal fog. No Sir-ree – when I kiss my sorry pathetic ass good bye one last time, I want to make sure I can see the whole goddam show and know what caused the end of the world as we know it.
For those of you with your heads buried, the 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs according to which cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on 21 December 2012. This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae have been proposed as pertaining to this date, though none have been accepted by mainstream scholarship. ( I borrowed this paragraphed from Wikipedia because i am not smart enough to explain it properly). but in a nut shell, what the Mayan were telling is that on this date, man will enter its final stages of cosmic evolution and will be forever no-more as we now are. Huh?
Okay, let me try this again… do you remember those old dusty Mexican round things some Mexican families used to hang o the wall – the sun-dial looking thing that made no sense but we were all proud to hang it between the picture of the Conquistador and the hanging bloody Jesus? Well, that was a replica of the Mayan cosmic calendar that somehow was created thousands of years ago by some pretty smart wet-backs that knew about stars they could not see and who predicted some pretty friggin amazing stuff.
No one really knows the answer or can agree on the exact date, but most believers think this end day will be on December 21st 2012. That’s less then 23 days, 17 hours and 5 seconds from when I am writing this.
Not much time if you ask me to party and get your shit done one last time. If we are lucky and nothing happens, Hoo Hoo!! we continue life as we now know it. If the proverbial shit hits the galactic fan, well, who cares, you only die once.
But seriously folks, do we really know when our time will come or when the earth will be destroyed by a giant black hole, aliens, super volcanoes or whatever the crap ends up wiping us out? No, so why worry about it.
Go on with your business – love the one’s your with. Be nice to old people and respect the rest who happen to come your way. We cannot stop time nor can we keep death for ourselves or our world at bay. What will happen will happen.
If you are like me though, you enjoy a cool light show and are blown away by stars and meteors so why not head out to the desert with me.
What a way to go. How cool will it be if an asteroid does hit Los Angeles while we are out there. We may just be able to enjoy life on earth one extra minute then most other L.A. people but at least we can watch the fireworks as we go out with a flash.
Epilouge: Date 20 days 18h 46m 36s
I listened to Mayan Chieftan and some American Indian Shamans speak on this subject last night and I feel much better. Basically what they also said was that while the Mayan Calander does seem to end on the 21st, the end is more of a cycle change that has happened many many times in the past. Transformation is among us – that’s the nature of my blog. I hope each of us uses this time to assess our efforts and the footprints we leave behind each moment. I am still heading to the Desert to usher this event in but I will be holding hands and singing Cumbaya rather kissing my pathetic ass goodbye. Oh Yeah!!