ORBIT: A Time to Talk
Kent Steadman 10/11/2003 2:05 AM Comments October
At this precise moment Kent is discouraged and tired of the apparent culture with telltale signs of collapsed imagination, cartoon officials and the horrid cadence of marching boots...
Ah well, moods do pass...I´ll carry on...gettin old and cranky...I'm going to go off into some writing, art, music for a spell.
Here is how ORBIT BEGAN
In the enchanted Lands lived a great lady of brave sparkle. Her hair was the glow of autumn amber; her skin was the pale of the snowy swan; her eyes pooled emeralds.
Probably unprofessional, but then what is professional in the old coot realm: got any soothing words of encouragement? Do We Continue?
1. A few emailers sent negative crap: one or two posts. Sorry, don't need you right now, get enough bad vibes in the forums. So flush, down the toilet, you can't play. Not that character assassination can't sometimes be okay. I've made many mistakes in my life. And in fact at my age I do think often about facing ArchAngel-Fred at the Judgment bar. Preparing now for the fun, polishing my sword, taking the dents out of my shield.
I'm already experienced in the ol moment-o-truth-life's-film-tape-review, happened in Mariposa CA in '78 when my Harley nose-dived over a cliff. Good thing, eh?
2. This dialogue is really important to me, hopefully you too. If I miss a worthy email, sorry, just me being senile.
Below are your comments, pasted in by me.
10/12/03 7:46:19 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Thanks for your previous efforts and hard work, they have been greatly
enjoyed. But as I write, I cannot in good conscience ask you to continue..I
probably would not...but,(Personally I hope You do!) Try recruiting some
young 'uns you can spread around some of the nitty-gritty to and then spread
around the research chores...Most master of the universe, ARE MASTERS OF
DELGATION..at least that's what I've heard!
I've had the same sense of answer-less frustration that threatens to quiet
the ALMIGHTY question, and when it comes, it comes. There's so much CRAP
floatin', the pool gets CROWDED!!
I am sometimes helpless against it, but I have partial cure that I guarantee
has the power to assist you..
PICK UP THAT DOBRO DELTA and don't put it down 'till you've bled off some
blues. Create some stuff for YOU..not for us..We (myself included, tend to
be an ungrateful lot) Ya know..the ole "Pearls before Swine thing??" Ok,
we're not ALL swine, just people with voracious, swine like behaviors...
I got curious once and chased some links to your music that was posted and
your tune-crafting blew my mind. Aside from your occasional references to
"ART" I did not realize we had MUSIC in common..
You see I just had that sort of BLAH-ness after a month-long Hospital stay
(an' I'm a young feller), and to help me get better, my wife bought me a
brand new Schecter C-1 Elite Electric guitar (A beautiful fire orange thing
with MOTHER OF PEARL ALL OVER IT!! and a Marshall 100 watt...
I HAVE BEEN REBORN BROTHER!!!...
I go to LIVE365.com internet radio (NOT a plug, just a reference) and found
the dirtiest delta blues I could find, and my frien'...I'm sweating out the
devil..knocking out some red-hot licks, and feeding da soul.
Sounds like you could use some like medicine...
My Wife teaches art, and I'm a paid artist, and we both find, repeatedly,
that we get caught up in serving, and it's like gettin' snake-bit. You get
all puffy, pained and lethargic, and it takes some soul-feeding to get the
groove back.. for me, that's where the guitar come in..I'm just getting to
where I can speak with the damn thing, and I USE IT FOR ALL ITS WORTH!!
Make some tunes, update in little-bitty doses (just to keep the audience,
and keep your posting chops),
and purely for MY benefit, post some more of those tunes of yours... and
spend lotsa time with that DOBRO-heh, heh...even to the chagrin of the dear
wife...remind her..You be Takin' yer medicine!!!
A hundred thousand CANDY BARS says that'll fix what's ailin ya..
(At least a little)
Best to you...send our prayers to Doug Pooley
KENT REPLY: I do have to back off a bit, you are correct. I must "court the Muses" again. MUST!. Good things are coming, like you say, young geniuses. Heads up Monday.
Date: 10/12/03 8:49:19 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Hi Kent, As a reader of your website I would say yes please continue. As a person who was also born in 1942 in an air-raid shelter, I believe one must always go on. The information you provide is essential and welcome.
We here in New Zealand watch with interest as the US is apparently heading for a meltdown To give up is unthinkable and yes I do know what lack of finance is like, I have good qualifications including an MBA and I still can't get a job suitable to my skills but I still persist.
KENT REPLY: won't quitting just changin
Date: 10/12/03 6:59:29 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Chasing Shadow. :-)
Imagination. Inspiration. Information. Cogitation. Love2Love
KENT REPLY: Yep, that's the ticket
Date: 10/12/03 6:07:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Know how you feel - depressed and uninspired. The magic seems to have withdrawn itself lately, leaving a hollowness and detachment. Can only hope it's for a good reason - maybe the vessel has to be emptied of all earthly concerns before it can be refilled with a finer substance.
Personally, sleep is pretty much all I want to do, other than keeping the garden growing with minimum effort. Don't feel obliged to keep yourself going beyond your limits for the benefit of others - not now. If self needs nurturing in the form of time out to just hibernate from the world, then do it. All others can find other ways to inspire themselves, instead of hanging off your efforts. Maybe you'll feel inclined to continue after a good rest, maybe not. You have earned your way, so maybe it's now time to just let go, let God.
All the best
KENT REPLY: For me best not to DO magic but allow magic to do me--to allow for an open door.
Date: 10/12/03 5:16:11 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Hang in there Kent. We love you and Orbit, and it is probably important on
some universal level that you keep going. We live across the Pacific, just
aross the puddle ;), we get all sorts of rubbish out of the states, its
really nice to be able to get good info and an interesting and funny take on
the madness that is engulfing the world out of there as well. If you were
gone we wouldn't get that.
I just heard on the radio my favorite old record store just shut down (Au go
go in Melbourne). It would a real tragedy if one of my favorite web sites
I wasn't even gonna email, but you should hear what a great effort you have
put in over the years.
You have done a pretty good job for an old coot ;), up you get and back into
KENT REPLY: [Reaching for the aspirin bottle, ready-go]
Date: 10/12/03 2:04:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time
So many of your readers, as well as yourself, find creative expression in the arts. Perhaps, as many other websites today do, cyberspaceorbit.com can have a section where some of these creative endeavors can offer their crafts and arts through you, with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting your cause and all benefiting in the process. By bringing into the fold a wider selection of offerings, this widens as well the financial channel you already have in offering your own works. I know I would consider this option, should you offer it to your readership, when thinking of gifts and whatnot for any occasion. Again, just a random thought.
My encouragement once again, on a much needed service you provide us all with. Namaste!
KENT REPLY: YES, good idea, especially for my own creative beast. Think as a result of all this some other young geniuses be coming on board with more advanced tech which will free me up more for creative stuff
Date: 10/12/03 2:26:47 PM Pacific Daylight Time
If that booklet lady wants to go barebones and DIY
type, let her know she can scam a lot of copies from
most stapples stores. either for free by just walking
out, or just paying for a few copies but making a
bunch. its easy;)
and email email@example.com and ask him about
doing graffic stuff. hes good and he will probably do
it for free. tell him marco sent you.
as for money, i live on the street and am too lazy to
mail the 5 dollars or so that i could send you. but
if you wanna come to montreal ill give you some money
and a guide to train hopping.
anyway, dont worry too much about stuff. Im sure that
you will get whatever you need when you need it. im
very greatful for your site. im fairly new to it but
im constantly amazed at its ability towards news.
when i started living on the streets i kinda wanted to
get away from too much conspiracy thoery because it
was making me paranoid and i was forgetting how to
love life itself. now i just use it for the
occasional happy reminder that life isnt as mundane as
people dont want to belive, but fear not beleiving. :)
the internet was my first source for this, now that i
am free or much of the societal pitfalls i have time
and presence to watch in the energy of the world. the
good and bad.
everyday people are waking up and falling asleep.
everyone on their separate journey through pleasures
and pains. its beautiful. the towers fell and the
moons on fire. i dont want to control the world. but
to control my reactions is where real power is.
everything else will fall into place when and how it
now i will go off on a hopefully short rant.
...Television! yesterday i realized part of the
plight of television. To make us sit and stare. vile
and deceptive, i say. It captures the imagination
(which i might add, still exists, in some form). And
since our imagination sort of dictates our reality,
our reality becomes greatly effected by what we see
and do in relation to television. and what we see is
people. people like us. living lives like us.
whats the problem you say? the problem is that this
imagination is passive. there is no interaction
between our physcial selves and the world in front of
our eyes and subsequently in our head.
therefore, when we enter the world of 3D, we continue
to sit and stare. when we walk down the street (if we
are ever so lucky to be outside of our car or house)
we stare into the eyes of countless numbers of people.
but that is all that happends. because our
imagination has become passive so our reality has
become passive. these people arent "real". or so our
subconcious thinks as we pass quietly with our
thoughts and our fears. tis a vile circumstance in a
world that needs interation. connection. trees put
back up outside, not in our heads. in our heads there
is a naked child dense forest. on our streets there
is miles of nothing. what a lonely existance.
but alas, it shall not always be this way. two
courses i see to take. the easiest and most difficult
is the one of a self induced realization of the world
around them by the peoples of the world. one by one.
each person extending their mind to the next person in
or their is the slippery and sticky path of force.
the path of fear. as said by Dona Celestina de la
Solidade, "fear can be a powerful teacher". as we
have seen in events all the time. fear forcing one to
extend their mind to the person standing next to them.
but this path leaves a lot of work for our poor
mother. earth. who must first block the ways we have
found around our need to connect with the world around
us. the exploits of electricty. telephones
televisions and teletubbies. and alas, we have seen,
as william s burroughs has predicted, our mother has
begun to turn out the lights. cut off our night
lights. take away our electric security blankets.
preparing us to face our fears. to age as a whole.
perhaps little by little we shall be initiated to
become a warrior race of beings.
KENT REPLY: OPHELIA, NOTE! Very cool this is good vibes.
Date: 10/12/03 2:17:42 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Dear Mr. Steadman,
If you are feeling discouraged by the way things in this world seem to be
going, or where things seem to be headed, please know that you are not
alone. But there is hope. Ron Paul and another congressman or senator, I
can't remember which, have introduced a bill that, if passed, would recind
most of the "Patriot" Act, and so far it is garnering wide-spread support.
But there is the bigger picture to concider, and to address this I would
recommend your read "The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us
About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny", by Wm Strauss and Neil Howe.
You may also want to read their previous book, "Generations: the History of
America's Future, 1584-2069". I myself have been feeling what's coming
since I was 8 years old (I'm 47 now), but it didn't have a face; Planet X,
Yellowstone, the wretched thing they did to Jupiter, none of these seemed to
sum up the feel of what it is I've been senseing for 39 years. Strauss and
Howe's books do...especially "The Fourth Turning". So please, hang in
there! Things may get worse before they get better, but those bastards in
DC forget our collective revolutionary history at their peril.
Please take care of yourself and treat yourself gently. God knows you
KENT REPLY: I am not or was not a political beast, but on 9-11 a fellow in LA had a wire to world news and it went from there--into what--hundreds of folks participating as well as a bit of a shock for myself.
|911 was a grand coup. In a minor coup, some General takes over the government of a single country. In a Grand Coup the entire world order is transformed. The whole Enlightenment heritage has been abandoned: constitutional government, civil liberties, balance of powers, government accountability. International law has been abandoned, and national sovereignty is becoming a subject for nostalgia buffs.|
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