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Winning tui shou match, USKSF International Tournament. Photo by Elizabeth Crefin

Winning tui shou match, USKSF International Tournament. Photo by Elizabeth Crefin

More About the Pentatonic Scale, etc.

A previous post says the pentatonic scale comes from the circle of 5ths.  And it does.  But that's like saying Shakespeare's plays come from the alphabet. They do--but that's only one aspect.  The alphabet is the coding material for the expression on the physical level, but on other levels like emotional and spiritual, the meaning comes from elsewhere.  

If you want to go Kabbalistic you can; start decoding the secret frequencies of each letter (or note). And I'm not knocking that, because the more levels are combined, the more powerful the Art. It's said that the 5 books of Moses (aka the Torah, aka first five books of the Old Testament) are completely encoded with secret meanings. 

Worldwide Demonstrations Saturday July 24!

Saturday July 24, worldwide demonstrations will take place in cities IN YOUR COUNTRY.  Please go to https://worldwidedemonstration.com/ for more info.  Rise up against tyranny of forced injections!  Everyone should know by now that the numbers of Covid "cases" and deaths have been falsified.  If you do not know this, you are not investigating as you should.  

If you accept forced injections now, they will never stop.  You will have to take several, every year or more often.  This is part of the plan to enslave you, don't buy into it.  Thousands are dying after taking these shots. Thousands are irreversibly damaged neurologically.  YOU control your body and what goes into it.  If you do not control your body, what do you have any control over?

Intrusion on your body is the ultimate violation.  This includes all forms of physical abuse, rape, and forced injections. It's bad enough when criminals do it.  Now your government, wherever you live, is doing it to you.  Are you going to live the rest of your life in a cage, or are you going to be part of the global revolution?

I stand for Freedom and I'm not afraid to declare it.

Sound Ride Through the Universe 

This morning I go down to my studio (it’s separate from my house, on the lower level of the property) and do yoga, make coffee, then start looking for weird music on Bandcamp.  There’s lots of weird music there.  Some of it you maybe wouldn’t describe as music; it’s more like sound palettes. 

Here’s my kind of weird: ambient, atmospheric, can have words but only sparsely, cryptic or unintelligible.  Can have beats but only super mellow, like Dwell by Recondite.  I find Musique Concrète by Institute for Alien Research and rather like it.  Add it to my wishlist.  You can listen 3 times for free before you have to buy it. 

What music, or sound, am I ultimately seeking?  Nothing less than music of the Void!  Because the Void is empty, it can contain anything.  Is this what Messiaen was expressing with his Turangalila Symphony? 

What I am seeking has to have some space.  It has to be empty enough to hold what I the Listener want to put there.  Not in terms of additional sounds, like a mash-up, no.  In terms of feelings.  Emotions.  Thoughts. Shades of light and dark.  Images.  I gotta hack my Sound Ride for the journey through the Universe.

Get Thee Behind Me Pollyanna

I’m really sick of getting Pollyanna newsletters in my inbox, full of supposedly uplifting thoughts, allegedly empowering suggestions, so-called supercharged tips… designed to make your life even more awesome than it already is. 

The truth is the world’s going to hell in a handbasket, n'est pas? 

I want to see the jazz musicians who are sucking up to all the stupid rules and conforming to media-driven formulas, I want to see them in 20 years when they’re slave performers who get released from their practice cubicles once a week to play for the ‘kings and queens.’ 

I’m sick of people going against basic human principles just to make a buck.  Lying, cheating others, promoting products that harm people, scamming people, selling them stuff they don’t need, manipulating their minds with advertising, obstructing justice in the courts, and even murdering those who stand in their way. 

What I would like to see is personal integrity.  Hey, we all have done stuff we’re not proud of.  But now that I’m older I believe I have more awareness, and I act from a code of honor rather than a “get ahead” mentality.  We’re all sharing the planet.  Why should some people tell other people how to live?  (Like I’m doing right now…)

The List

Organization is important, especially if you're someone with a lot of different interests and projects. I often make lists in order to organize tasks, keep track of tunes I'm working on, books to check out, etc. It thus occurred to me to make a list of people with whom I feel ideologically connected. 

It's no secret that my views on reality and humanity are different than most people's. The importance of doing one's own research has been impressed upon me time after time, so I never accept any information at face value. My research, starting at the age of fifteen and still going, has led me to the conclusions and beliefs that I hold today.  Which are subject to change if information is received that contradicts or augments them. 

Because I've blocked so many people on Facebook, and because so many people have died over the years that sometimes I forget who's still here, I thought I might make a list of people who are on the same page as I am.  Not that they have to totally agree with me on everything, because we don't....but it's nice to know there are others out there who question the "official narrative" of governments and the power elites who own all major media and all fiat currency systems and thus determine the course of human events to a far greater extent than the average person thinks possible.

My list would include certain friends (maybe even certain enemies), acquaintances, and people whose work and views I follow even if I don't know them personally. I thought it would give me some comfort to see this list and know I am not alone in my views and attitudes. 

But then I had a sobering thought.

Lists such as the one I was contemplating have been used against their makers for centuries. From a small time drug dealer to a big time politician, contact lists have led to time served in the penitentiary and worse.

In the end, I decided not to make my list.  Not that I believe I am so important and influential that anyone would want to come after me. In fact, my humble status in any sort of movement that may be construed as revolutionary is such that it would surprise me greatly should even the remotest interest, on the part of 'authorities', be taken in my activities.

As far as the entries on the list, that may be another story.

Moreover, I am chagrined to realize that a list of free-thinkers and/or dissenters would be considered, by the current 'woke' culture, fodder for suppression or even persecution. Just yesterday Dr. Joseph Mercola, a world pioneer in natural health, said he is removing all information about vitamins from his website due to professional AND personal threats he is receiving. 

There is no more free speech. Facebook, Google, YouTube, Instagram, Reddit, and mainstream media are censoring information that does not conform to their 'guidelines.' Those guidelines are not established by the heads of those companies.  They are established by the ruling elite class that forms the World Economic Forum, The Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, the Club of Rome and other organizations. Their intent is nothing less than shutting down free speech, free thought and freedom of movement in order to implement their goals:

• Remove people’s livelihood so they have to accept a Universal Basic Income, after which their money will be completely controlled by their government.

• Get people accustomed to A.I. so they’ll accept nano tech implants as normal (see Boris Johnson’s Sept 2019 speech to the U.N.) 

•  Eliminate cash so that every financial transaction can be monitored and controlled by government. 

• Politically divide people into smaller and smaller subsets so they will not unite with others against the totalitarian State. 

• Eliminate private ownership of weapons so people cannot defend themselves against criminals (who are often hired by government to terrorize dissidents.)

• Wear people down financially, physically and emotionally till they accept draconian measures that do nothing to protect public health.

• Eliminate private ownership of land and natural resources so these will be completely controlled by government. (see U.N. Agenda 21 and 2030.) As Klaus Schwab says: “You will own nothing and you will be happy.”

If you are at all inclined to prefer freedom over "comforts" bestowed by governments as rewards for being good little slaves, it behooves you to take action against the rollout of what is known as "The Great Reset."

I am reminded of the famous poem by Martin Niemöller (1892–1984), an influential Lutheran pastor in Germany. Because it is in the public domain, I take the liberty of posting it here. This is one of several translated versions.

When the Nazis came for the Communists, I kept silent; I was after all not a Communist.When they locked up the Social Democrats, I kept silent; I was after all not a Social Democrat.When they came for the trade unionists, I kept silent, I was after all not a trade unionist.When they came for me, there was no one left who could protest.




3,6,9 = Key to the Universe

Tesla said the numbers 3, 6, and 9 are the secret to the Universe.  If we apply those numbers to a tonality, we get a sequence of 4ths. 

For the number correspondences, I'm using C as the tonic.

The cycle of fourths has been used as harmonic and melodic fodder by many greats, including George Russell and Walter Bishop, Jr. Actually, the whole harmonic palette of the American Songbook, traditional marches, and the jazz canon depend upon it.

Notice I've divided the circle into whole numbers and negative numbers. (Although the "negative" numbers are just flatted intervals in relation to the tonic.)

I'm no mathematics expert so if any of y'all come up with an interesting idea from this chart, do e mail me and let me know.


Where do Pentatonics Come From?

Whole Number Scale Grid

If you grid the whole number major scales like this, you get a curious result. The Xs are where the tonic repeats. Why is it like this? E mail me.