My K-Pop Playlist

OK, so K-pop aka Korean pop music has been a thing for a while. I recall seeing a Family Guy episode where King of the Pervs Quagmire? and the gang end up going to South Korea where Q used to live for a stint. He apparently was a very popular actor on a Korean soap or some such. Everyone there remembers him and the celebrity pull starts afresh. He reconnects with his old flame and her cat and extended family. At some point they make a joke about how everyone dreams of at least once being in a kpop music video and then they’ll die happy – just like Q’s former love interest’s grandmother does.

I was actually doing a google search for some unrelated thing when a video link to aPink’s My My song came up. Intrigued I ended up clicking on it and the rest is history.

I’ve watched/listened to other kpop bands on youtube but I still find something awesome about aPink that I don’t quite see in the others I’ve watched. ¬†The darn videos are so hypnotic – they suck you in and you can’t take your eyes off it. There must be some serious science behind the catchy tunes and the careful editing and whole video production that belies the complexity and sophistication that comes across so naturally and seemingly straight forward… which reminds me of an OLD Simpsons episode where the gang goes to Japan and all get messed up and hypnotized by the kids commercials on the hotel TV.

 

I figured it’s been quite some time since I’ve posted anything here and I thought I’d share my newfound love of Kpop. Specifically, the all girl band aPink. I haven’t been thrilled at the state of things on the internet for a while now. Annoyed that I like so many others were duped into thinking Net Neutrality was actually FOR the people, for neutrality, for freedom, etc. But instead, like most good cons, it was in name only and named for the opposite of what it truly was in order to get support and trick the public. If you REALLY want to support freedom and equality of the internet, start by going to FreeOurInternet.org and get educated ūüėÄ

After you do, go ahead and immerse yourself into the exciting, happy, colorful world of aPink.

Grand Opening of Etsy Shop Unlimited Imagination

Grand Opening of Etsy Shop Unlimited Imagination January 2017

I finally opened an etsy shop this month to sell my art work which can be seen at LavaPirate.com

I currently have a few of my collage pieces available as¬†prints available including my first piece Debbie Harry/Blondie and a 16×16 print of my 5×5 2015 submission for the tampa bay five by five art show.

As I finish more pieces I may consider selling some of the originals as well but I am not sure if etsy is the best marketplace for high end original art ¬†what I mean by that is most of my original pieces will be priced in the 1000s on the low end. They take a lot of planning and time to assemble. As an example I estimated that my Blondie piece took a minimum of 50 hours. I didn’t keep track accurately so that is only a rough guess

I also have my custom designed american flag vinyl bumper stickers for $3.50 for two stickers plus shipping ($.50) they are approximately 5″x2.66″ in size.

The words American flag in blue text are not on the actual stickers.

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Mockingbird Night Serenade March 2015

Mockingbird Night Serenade March 2015

 

Mockingbird Singing at Night March 5th, 2015. Clearwater Florida.

This mockingbird was singing for hours through the night and several nights afterward. He was in the middle of the parking lot in some palm trees. Because of the surrounding highrise condos, there was a nice echo going on along with the crickets serenading in the background. Took several samples from about 10:00pm till about 11:30pm on March 5th. Had to edit out cars and people noises. Edited it all in REASON 8. Ended up with about 35 minutes of audio here.

Have a separate audio of songs on first day of spring, march 21, 2015, but those have a lot of traffic sound from construction going on in Clearwater on US19 and didn’t fit with the this more quiet and peaceful night. Sort of an interesting dichotomy of pleasant and irritating sounds. If I could, I’d separate them into left and right channels and make it into some sort of Dr Evil horrible binaural beat brainwashing bit.

This is another ‘Audio Catnip’ soundscape that people and other animals like too. I plan on combining the daytime one together as 2 tracks running consecutively for an hour or so of music or should I say sound.

528 Hz Solfeggio Love Tuner DNA Repair Brain Entrainment Phantom Tone

528 Hz Solfeggio Love Tuner DNA Repair Brain Entrainment Phantom Tone

Here is my first published experiment into solfeggio tone generation as well as phantom tone generation.

I’m not sure about the effectiveness or validity of the entire solfeggio concept as I haven’t personally done enough experimenting with them.

Musically, the common specific tones are quite limited in their ability to ‘knock out a wide variety of appealing tunes.’

As far as effects on water, or the body, such as what Dr Emoto has apparently done, well, that remains to be tested.

You could say I am optimistically skeptical. Would like to prove there’s something beneficial to this stuff.

It was kind of funny that I was able to find a screen capture off the visualizer that had HEARTS in the design. Hmm, maybe there is some truth to it ūüėÄ

Soundscapes like this are ideally listened to with headphones. Especially in this case where we are going for the phantom tone effect. I explain in detail below…

 

This piece consists of 3 tracks:

Track one is a left channel frequency of 523Hz and right channelfrequency of 533Hz

This causes the brain to hear a phantom frequency halfway between the two, which in this case is 528Hz

After 2:30 minutes, Track 1 stops and Track 2 starts with the tones reversed to 533 left, 523 right.

Throughout the track, a 528 Hz center tone (both left and right channels) fades in and out throughout the track and then finally by itself for the last minute fading out completely.

Both tracks one and two run for two minutes 30 seconds. Track one starts first then track two begins when track one ends.

The entire musical part of the video is 6 minutes long although the last 10 to 15 seconds are probably too faint to hear on most systems as I faded out all the way to infinity on the mixer, even though by -20db, it’s pretty close to silent.

Programs I utilized to create this:

REASON 8¬†and a tone generator that I since can’t recall which one for the tones and mixing/tweaking of said tones.

iTunes for the visual effect, in this case the jelly? selection.

iShowU to record the video of the Visualizer. Great little desktop program designed by a Kiwi will quite a few new features since the original.

Mockingbird Singing Soundscape Audio Catnip

October 16, 2014

 

I recorded this Mockingbird at my parent’s backyard back in April 2014. It hung around for a few weeks singing off and on all day long till dusk. Even then some nights it belted out a few tunes for good measure. ¬†

The first video is a 30 minute soundscape of the bird singing over a period of about an hour. It consists of 7 tracks one after the other all recorded with the iphone 4s standard recording app. ¬†It’s amazing the things the mic will pick up that you DON’T want. Like a distant motorcycle racing down a street. ¬†Added to the song is the waterfalls around the pool area.

So far, feedback on cat owners have witnessed an assortment of reactions. Some kitties zen out, while others look far and wide for the mysterious bird.

30 Minute Mockingbird Waterfall Soundscape

 

The second video I titled MockingBird 7 as I took all 7 tracks and played them over each other simultaneously. Since they are all different lengths, they cut off one by one till the last one plays out.

I played around with the still images utilizing various visual effects on iMovie as I didn’t get footage of the actual bird.

At first it sounds like a bunch of mockingbirds all singing at once. Something I don’t believe happens in nature as they seem to be a competitive bird when it comes to singing a song. ¬†Duets or group songs don’t seem to be their thing.

MOCKINGBIRD 7

 

 

Birds Sing For The Fun Of It

Birds, Like Humans, Sing Just Because They Can

I read about this in a Natural Awakenings magazine [Sept 2010]

Gives new meaning to the term “Bird Brained.”

It has been determined that birds not only sing to communicate daily needs, but many engage in sound play, most often when they’re alone, but sometimes also when people are around.

Some bird species continually improvise and embellish their singing with new elements, phrasing and sequences.  For example, nightingales and canaries are avian virtuosos, reinventing their song repertoire each year. The brown thrasher is said to have around 2000 song types Рa record. Nightingales organize their compositions according to rules of construction similar to the way humans use syntax [the arrangement of words and phrases]. Nightingales also create distinctive phrases that identify them as individuals.

Recordings or Australian magpies reveal how the bird’s voice ¬†covers four octaves, varies its phrasing between staccato and legato, and embellishes sequences with vibrato, trills or deep overtones. More, it will complete a song with a signature phrase, much like an artist initials a finished painting.

Mosquito Ringtones | Ultra High Frequency | Test Your Hearing

Test Your Hearing.

Annoy Other People.

Get a Free Stealth Ring for your Phone.

These are some of the reasons to check out FreeMosquitoRingtones.org.

Supposedly most people lose their upper range of hearing as they age. ¬†A story in England mentioned how teens used these high pitched ringtones in classrooms th at their teachers couldn’t hear, so they could send and receive texts undetected.

Well, here’s a bunch of ringtones you can download to your phone – mp3 and wav formats.

To see how good your hearing is (and the highest one to use that you can still hear), play these through a set of speakers that have a rated 20,000Hz response or better. Your hearing may be better than you think if the speakers aren’t able to reproduce the sound.

If you have a dog or cat, they can usually hear the higher frequencies so you can tell if the speakers are producing them by your pet’s reaction. Then see if YOU hear it too.

Personally, I can hear all the way up to 22K… I must be an alien or something because according to the chart, I’m too old to hear that high.

http://www.freemosquitoringtones.org/

[the following is excerpt from their site:]

What is the Mosquito Ringtone?

The short version, A tone outside the audible range of hearing for most people over the age of 30. This means that you can get phone calls and receive text messages in class or school without teachers hearing it.

My First Movie Remix/Mashup

Anyone who knows the artist and title of the song,  please post in the comments.
I think I first heard it on SOMA.fm secret agent radio (iTunes) or Pandora – don’t remember which.
Then I heard it as the opening theme song for a Japanese movie called Immoral Affairs that was on Hulu. The majority of the footage is from the beginning of that film.
I decided to try my hand at a mashup tweaking some of the opening scenes of the movie along with adding this annoying footage of a rabbit nose twitching umbrella man taken from a documentary about Frida from the music group Abba. Something about her dad being a Nazi who met her mom while stationed in Norway during WWII.
Anyway, here it is: Immoral Affairs Mashup Remix

Immoral Affairs Mashup Remix

You have to click on the link above to see the quicktime movie and the size is small… I’ll try to figure out a way to upload it larger.

When a¬†brwak cat kwosses my … path [lol]

 

April 25, 2012 UPDATE

Ok, so I was looking around and someone was kind enough to respond to my request on Hulu for this song:

It’s Sugar Water by Cibo Matto – the NYC based japanese girl duo from the 1990s.

Here’s a link to their music video too.

http://www.mtv.com/videos/cibo-matto/46392/sugar-water.jhtml

Solfeggio Tuning Forks Demonstrated | Healing Frequencies

What are Sacred Solfeggio frequencies / notes / harmonics?

These frequencies are not something new, but they are something very old.

BACK STORY:

Sound is measured in Hertz or Hz.

The tuning practice adopted for western cultures during the 16th century and still used today, is known as Twelve-Tone Equal Temperament. One reason for the change is that most instruments are easier to tune in this temerament. Another reason was to eliminate Wolf intervals that were created when using various Just intonation methods.

In Equal temperament, the distance between each step of the scale is the same interval.

You may recognize it as:

C-C#-D-D#-E-F-F#-G-G#-A-A#-B-C

or

C-Db-D-Eb-E-F-Gb-G-Ab-A-Bb-B-C.

Since all music in our contemporary [western] world (from commercials, to popular music and symphonies) has been composed utilizing the 12-Tone Equal Temperament Scale, it’s theorized that they all have vibrational limits.

Thus, vibrational frequency of the tones of modern music can create situations such as “boxed-in thinking,” stuffed and suppressed emotions; and fear-based ” lack” consciousness ‚ÄĒ all of which then tend to manifest into physical symptoms of ‘dis-ease’.

This is in contrast to music created from the Ancient Solfeggio Scale, which stimulates the vibration of expanded creativity, easier problem solving and holistic health.

The SOLFEGGIO SCALE uses a system of tuning known Just Intonation or  Pythagorean tuning. Frequencies of notes are related by ratios of whole numbers, with Pythagorean tuning using the ratio of 3:2.

Example – 128 Hz and 64 Hz – would be 2:1

The Solfeggio tone, Mi, vibrates to 528 Hz. The closest, comparable, contemporary tone is C5, above Middle C, which vibrates at approximately 523 Hz.

As we look at the six original Solfeggio frequencies [used by energy workers and bodyworkers for healing], using the Pythagorean method, we find the base or root vibrational numbers are 3,6, & 9. Nicola Tesla tells us: “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.”

The six main musical tones of the Solfeggio scale and their related ‘healing properties’ are as follows:

  1. UT Р396 Hz -associated with releasing emotional patterns | Liberating Guilt and Fear | Turning grief to joy | see RE-417Hz below.
  2. RE – 417 Hz -associated with breaking up crystallised emotional patterns | Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change | helping the person connect with their Source to bring forth miracles
  3. MI – 528 Hz – relates to crown chakra; | Transformation and Miracles ¬†|DNA Repair |¬†Dr. Puleo suggests an association with “DNA integrity”
  4. FA – 639 Hz – associated with whole brain quadrant interconnectedness. | Connecting/Relationships | Connecting with Spiritual Family
  5. SOL – 741 Hz – associated with intuitive states, non linear knowing. | Awakening Intuition | Solving Situations & Becoming more Intuitive
  6. LA Р852 Hz Рassociated with a pure love frequency: unconditional love  | Returning to Spiritual Order

The posibility that ¬†528 Hz has the ability to repair DNA is not so far fetched to me after I learned about Cymatics. Cymatics is the study of wave phenomena; the ability of sound to organize and repattern matter. ¬†Here’s a cool video illustrating how sound can manipulate media into geometric patterns.

Through music these tones can assist all the channels in staying open and keep the life force (the Chi) literally flowing thru the Chakra System quite freely.  Starting with the Root chakra using UT (396 Hz) up through the 6th chakra LA (852 Hz).  Sometimes, people use a tuning fork called OM for the crown chakra.

The Solfeggio tuning fork set I bought recently are fairly inexpensive forks.

There are 9 in this set, their frequencies are:

  • 174 Hz – Foundation
  • 285 Hz – Quantum Cognition
  • 369 Hz ¬†– UT
  • 417 Hz – Re
  • 528 Hz – MI
  • 639 Hz – FA
  • 741 Hz – SOL
  • 852 Hz – LA
  • 963 Hz – Numinous Accord

Expect to pay at least $7 to 12 per fork when bought in a set.  $25-50+ if bought individually online.

Here’s a video of me demonstrating the solfeggio tuning forks:

Further Explorations. . .

Musician Jezibel Decibel [Jandy Rainbow] (YouTube) has composed some fascinating soundscapes that utilize binaural beats combined with solfeggio arpeggios. Visit her website for tons of samples

Click here to visit Unisonic Ascension.

BINAURAL BEATS are a scientifically proven brain entrainment process that slowly started to gain recognition after an article called, Auditory Beats in the Brain, by Dr Gerald Oster, was published in the October 1973 edition of Scientific America.
Binaural beats work by sending two different Hz frequencies, to each ear via stereo headphones causing the left and right Brain hemispheres to work in unison to hear a phantom frequency or third tone, the centred Hz difference between the two tones.

Listening to Binaural sounds without headphones doesn’t have the same effect on the brain.

Deepak Chopra:

“Quantum physics has found that there is no empty space in the human cell, but it is a teeming, electric-magnetic field of possibility or potential.”

We should be continuously teaching while assisting people. The old paradigm teaches us to keep the information among the professionals. The new paradigm is to share the information, and empower the client.

More Info:

Forgotten in Time: the Ancient Solfeggio Frequencies

Jezibel Decibel YouTube