“We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest.“….
” The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors.”
-R. Buckminster Fuller.
An homage to two of my biggest influences, Buck and Sagan. In correspndence to Earth Day, which really is every day.
An sonic response to what I’d like to hear when I’m old. But what would you like to hear in 40 years? You should at least make a playlist of phone memos and keep them safe! Credits are below, where you can find most of the humans and music used (mostly mine and my friends music).
It all started…
When I moved up on a mountain. I was inspired by Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot speech. Carl Sagan got me into asking what sort of world I’d like to live in.
What if mainstream media(MM) was good for you?
What if MM increased empathy, lowered divides, encouraged bipartisanship, and discouraged racist/other mental diseases? That’s the kind of world I want to live in. What if nonprofits ran the world?
I live in the macro. Another idea that drove me was the concept of seeing the entire planet as ship hurling through space, with all of humanity as the occupants of this craft came from Buckminster Fullers’ Spaceship Earth
What if nonprofits ran the world?
I’d like to dedicate this project to my dad. You can here his voice towards the beginning, and throughout. It is his epic guitar playing skills in the track “It’s been 37 years”
June 14th, 2022 Update:
Hello, I write this with a heavy heart. This is the first post of many here at the new news portion section here at Paleblue.fm. At the time of writing this, I have been working on this project for 5 years now. The list of failures are colossal in relation to the pile of wins. Even before the pandemic I was dealing with issues of mental health, drug abuse, and living instability. I burned a lot of bridges, seek actions in penance daily. I love you all so much, and humanity as a whole even more so.
But now that my 20’s are over, I just wanted to share the most important lesson I wish I knew ealier. You can dream big, and work to save a lot of people. But if you don’t help and support those around you, then you can never achieve your dreams. I live in the big picture, and it took too long to listen to the basics. You know, really basic. Don’t leave a mess for others to clean. Provide for and support those around you.
This reminds me of one of my favorite Maya Angelou quotes:
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
I come from a small town with the best weather in the states. It brings me a lot of tension in my chest when I think about how I used to live. But we must move on! All of us have an unknown amount of time left here on Earth. You can make a change, the smallest change today. Making your bed, washing your feet, bringing someone food. Give a loved one a compliment, a sincere deep hearted one that only you could illucidate after experiencing so many hours with that person. You have the right words inside of you, you have the decision every moment to help or hinder those around you. This is more for myself than anyone else, I have so much to give, too much love to give and am still trying to figure out ways to express it. To those whom have interacted with me irl, I say sincerely thank you. Thank you for your patience. I am here for you, even when my issues are driving. I hope we can reconnect.
The books that helped:
Humans (in order of appearance)
Michael Betts, Host
Enoch Cincotta(singing) and Joey Lynch as prickly pear in the first song (me on piano)
Sydney Fishman reading excerpt from Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot
Bonnie De Paulo
Jack Rogers, creator of perotroupe
Paul De Paulo
Brian Eurice @ perotroupe
(( unknown speech lady from women’s march, 3 people ))
John ( composer grad student )
Music ( In Order of Appearance )
Russian Choral - (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
Betts Family Reunion - Pasties overdose at Presque Isle
Friday night - POLIW.AT (instrumental)
Late in the morning piano instrumental
David Dunn, and his wonderful Nature CD