Welcome to BlogDogIt Sunday, May 19 2019 @ 02:16 AM EDT

The Lives We Live - Now Under Way!

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The Lives We Live - A Reality Show - Pilot‘The Lives We Live’ is different. The very first reality show in the blogging format – like many engagements produced within The Neighborhood – it breaks new ground in online entertainment. But more importantly, unlike the overwhelming majority of our other nearly 300 original shows, most of the contributors are not artists and were not actively seeking the spotlight when i sought them out. But here they are, living their lives out loud, and perhaps one of them, may be on their way to becoming an underground star. Source: The Neighborhood "performance art of blogging & imagination to change the world." – Kendall F. Person

My music is a reflection of my life and my deep southern roots.
– Nashville Recording Artist Lance Stinson, Lumber City Georgia

BlogDogIt Note: Today I received a twitter notification on my cell (like ya' do) reminding me that the ground-breaking reality show from TheNeighborhood titled "The Lives We Live" was happening today. Thanks to Kendall for the reminder because my day was getting the better of me and I was actually "spacing" the whole affair. After looking in on the event and listening to Lance Stinson's contribution I decided to add to my workload and get this here post up lickety-split.

This song is SO Country that I almost gave it a pass. Then somewhere along the way my southern blood got to bubblin' and before I knew what hit me I was remembering those bygone days when I once counted myself a fan of the genre.

I like to think of myself of a connoisseur of every type of music (I am a follower of The Neighborhood after all) but I tell you what, Lance Stinson hits the nail square on the head with this one when he reminds us that "Country [particularly real-deal country] Never Goes Out Of Style!"

And now... Back to the show

 

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Watch It Now... "The Pale King"

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Earth to Talia...Mystery novelist Talia has success, a supportive husband, a beautiful new home in the countryside -- but no new ideas. However, a discovery on the grounds of Talia's new home captures her imagination. In an ancient chest she finds art dedicated to a demon called The Pale King, art that could only be the product of a tormented mind. Before long, the Pale King whispers to Talia, and her quest to create becomes an obsession with darkness -- one that could drive her to murder.

[Summary Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4238874/]


The Movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpn5YlJmMoI

Written and Directed by Anton Barnett
Starring Kristine Renee Farley, Markus Porter with Stephen Smith
Produced by LaShaundra Bridges, Miles Christian Harris & James Treakle
Music by Miles Christian Harris
Cinematography by
Robert Dalley

The Pale King (2015) - Directed by Anton Barnett
©2015 Anton Barnett, LaShaundra Bridges and Valiant Dead LLC

Wine Glass Detail with Kristine Renee Farley Image Above Extracted From Film By BlogDogIt

 

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Pareidolia - Let's Face It...

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pareidolia
par·ei·do·lia (păr′Ä«-dō′lÄ“-É™) n.

The perception of a recognizable image or meaningful pattern where none exists or is intended, as the perception of a face in the surface features of the moon.

Images from the interwebs.

Pareidolia

 Click On The Image For Source Page

Be sure to follow http://www.reddit.com/r/Pareidolia

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Goldfish Follies

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Goldfish Follies - Clarence

Obvious homage to the 1920s-1930s Fleischer Studios style of animation.
A pretty cool little cartoon!

Clarence Cartoon - Goldfish Follies

 

Premiered: April 9, 2015
Written by: Spencer Rothbell

Storyboarded by:
Stephen P. Neary
and Niki Yang

Story by:
Stephen P. Neary and Niki Yang

Enjoy!


CL - Goldfish Follies by OverTheGardenWall

 Discovered at Kali Kazoo's Secret Hideaway

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Powers Of Perception

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Powers Of 10 - PicknicPowers of Ten™ (1977)

Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only a s a speck of light among many others. Returning to Earth with breathtaking speed, we move inward- into the hand of the sleeping picnicker- with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. Our journey ends inside a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule in a white blood cell. POWERS OF TEN © 1977 EAMES OFFICE LLC (www.eamesoffice.com)

Text and Video Source: https://youtu.be/0fKBhvDjuy0

http://www.eamesoffice.com/

 

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Land o' Goshen!

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Grammercy Records

Funny how things often go 'off the rails' when in the midst of an internet search (for me they do at least.) All I wanted to do was confirm the definition of the word "gramercy" so I did a Yahoo search on the word and discovered that (according to thefreedictionary.com) it is an archaic interjection used to express surprise or gratitude. Besides that, I also became aware of a record label out of Seattle, WA called "Grammercy Records."

Their music catalog features records from the following genre: Blues, Jazz, Classical, World and Spiritual. I have been known to enjoy each of the above mentioned styles of music so I decided to step inside this little record shop and have a look around. They offer a pretty nice selection from a number of various artists; what really caught my eye were the record covers featured in the slide presentation below.

While I don't necessarily endorse the subjects shown in the graphics I must admit that I do enjoy the retro exploitation artwork...

Look but don't touch!

 

 

 

Enjoy!

Gramercy!

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All images sourced from http://grammercy.com - Copyright © 2013 Grammercy Records, All Rights Reserved. Used without permission - I am hoping your visit to their website will get me off the hook.

 

 

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Escape With A Classic

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Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962) is a French made film from Director Robert Enrico. It is an adaptation by him of the classic short story by Ambrose Bierce. Produced by Marcel Ichac and Paul de Roubaix.

An Occurrence at Owl Creek BridgeThe story is set during the Civil War and has been captured in black and white. The film opens on a railway bridge over Owl Creek where a Southern saboteur is about to be hanged....

This embedded video presents the 25 minute Twilight Zone broadcast (along with Spanish subtitles.) It had been awhile since I had seen this stirring motion picture and I enjoyed it nearly as much this time as any previous viewing. I trust you will too.

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7n4LeRB6js

How about an audio rendition instead?:

 

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It's on bitches. Literally.

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The Dog House ShowYou know me... I take a look at the tweets every day if I can; sometimes only to discover I have been followed by some mega-conglomerate that I just know really cares about what is going on in my life right up to the point where "I ain't buying it..."

Today I learn that I picked up a new Twitter follower (#85 woo-hoo!!) four days ago (ok, so maybe I don't check it every day - see more proof I do stuff...) Now I ask you, how could I not investigate a follower by the name of "The Dog House Show" or @doghouseshow (to be precise?)

What I find is the Twitter presence of a YouTube channel featuring a fresh animated web series called (ironically enough) "The Dog House Show." Here are the words from the "About" page on that site:

A show about Kole Kardashian, yet another brother of that infamous family, and his lady dogs- Rachel and Martica. This hilarious web series will take you on a ride with the funny shenanigans of this crazy trio.

So get in on the ground-floor with Webisode Numero Uno from this all-new, gotta-subscribe-to channel: The DogHouse Show

Enjoy!

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Joe Atkinson's Post Trauma

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Joe Atkin's - Post TraumaA police detective is called to mediate a hostage situation, but finds the situation isn't exactly what he expected. Starring Rusty James, Kevin Roach, and Cindy Maples.

Written and Directed by:
Joe Atkinson.

( < 3 min! = WatchNow! :D )

Post Trauma from Joe Atkinson on Vimeo.

Joe Atkinson had the following to say on Facebook, regarding the release of this gem:

    In the last couple of weeks, I've kind of been emptying the vault of all the film projects I've done in the last couple of years. I think this is the last one - my entry into HBO's Project Greenlight. I did not win. But the challenge of telling a full story in three minutes or less was kind of fun ... plus, I got to work with great folks like Rusty James, Kevin Roach, Cindy Maples, and Caitlin Sullivan in front of the camera; and DP Bonnell and Jimmy Sanders behind it. Thank you to everyone for helping make Post Trauma happen!

BlogDogIt Note: Thank you Joe for sharing this Great Work!


 

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It's Very Like... This.

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The Blind Men and the Elephant

 

The Blind Men and the Elephant

It was six men of Indostan
To learning much inclined,
Who went to see the Elephant
(Though all of them were blind),
That each by observation
Might satisfy his mind

The First approached the Elephant,
And happening to fall
Against his broad and sturdy side,
At once began to bawl:
God bless me! but the Elephant
Is very like a wall!

The Second, feeling of the tusk,
Cried, Ho! what have we here
So very round and smooth and sharp?
To me tis mighty clear
This wonder of an Elephant
Is very like a spear!

The Third approached the animal,
And happening to take
The squirming trunk within his hands,
Thus boldly up and spake:
I see, quoth he, the Elephant
Is very like a snake!

The Fourth reached out an eager hand,
And felt about the knee.
What most this wondrous beast is like
Is mighty plain, quoth he;
'Tis clear enough the Elephant
Is very like a tree!

The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear,
Said: Even the blindest man
Can tell what this resembles most;
Deny the fact who can
This marvel of an Elephant
Is very like a fan!?

The Sixth no sooner had begun
About the beast to grope,
Than, seizing on the swinging tail
That fell within his scope,
I see, quoth he, the Elephant
Is very like a rope!

And so these men of Indostan
Disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
Exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right,
And all were in the wrong!

Moral:

So oft in theologic wars,
The disputants, I ween,
Rail on in utter ignorance
Of what each other mean,
And prate about an Elephant
Not one of them has seen
!

 

-- John Godfrey Saxe

 

 

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Esperienza "Sun, Sea, Wind"

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Esperienza SaraSole, Mare, Vento (artworks by Sara Quida)

Having been a YouTube subscriber of Rudolf Dierckx for a couple of years now I have come to expect a gourmet feast for the eyes (and ears) in the form of his own brand of artwork set to life as animated slide presentations that have emoting power that simply must be experienced to be understood.

Rudolf's latest presentation explores the artwork of the uniquely talented artist Sara Quida. Together these two remarkable talents will take you into a world of Sun, Sea and Wind that - set to the ethereal sounds of  Karunesh - offer to the viewer that magical power of art to touch the soul. A mighty fine use of the internet if you ask me... [smiley:;)]

Enjoy!


Artworks : Sara Quida (Italy)
Edition : Rudolf Dierckx (the Netherlands)
Music : Karunesh "Journey of my heart"

 

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Pinhole Video Project Exposed

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LONDON GRAMMAR - Wasting My Young Years "Homebrew" pinhole camera rig snaps 625 simultaneous 35mm images and supplies the building blocks for this Epic Music Video for

London Grammar 
Wasting My Young Years.

Enjoy this video then be sure to see the behind the scenes documentary (below) to see this brilliant feat of artistic engineering in the making

LONDON GRAMMAR - Wasting My Young Years from Bison on Vimeo.

Behind the Scenes Documentary
(below)

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Meet... My Cousin From Japan

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My Cousin From JapanWell, I donned the pith helmet and gloves, picked up the shovel once again went back to work on "The Dig." And I'll be darned if I did not hit "Pay-Dirt!" I am never more pleased than when I can report the discovery of some obscure internet offering that has no reason for being hidden from the World. Thanks to the efforts of "DO NOT FOLD" my stumbling into his tumbler page results in my ability to proudly introduce you to "My Cousin From Japan." I really think you are going to dig this too!

Enjoy! 

 Be Sure to Listen to "The Day is Over" (a tribute to Terry Martin) [ Below ]

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Teens - Get Lit - Brave New Voices

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BlogDogIt Note: Brace yourself! [smiley:;)]

Brave New VoicesFounded in 1996, Youth Speaks Inc. is a multi-faceted organization that understands and believes that the power, insight, creativity, and passion of young people can change the world. Brave New Voices was created by Youth Speaks, Inc in 1998 after the inaugural Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam in San Francisco—the first poetry slam dedicated to youth in the nation’s history. To learn more, get involved, and attend other events, visit youthspeaks.org.

Get Lit... Words Ignite!

Get Lit is dedicated to bringing the power of poetic expression to at risk teens through a standards-based curriculum fusing classic literature and poetry with contemporary Spoken Word performance techniques. Get Lit’s programs are designed to boost literacy, foster cultural understanding, and encourage creative self-expression. By immersing teens in the world of great books (often for the first time), Get Lit equips students for future success in college and the workplace by building concise writing skills and dynamic public speaking abilities and a foundation of self-confidence.

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Does This Chocolate Taste Red To You?

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I noticed the following question in the Reddit RSS Feed today and was drawn as if a moth to flame:

Hmmmmm...

If we had no eyes then we would be unaware of the existence of color. What if we are are missing an entire aspect of everything simply because we do not have the organ to detect it?


As interesting as its accompanying comments and discussions were, the best takeaway for me was in a comment by neegs suggesting the  viewing of this video in the context of the posted question.

Please Watch:
Is Your Red The Same as My Red?

Enjoy!
 

Source: Vsauce on YouTube

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