The Promise

https://vimeo.com/485989833

4:41 minutes


Music Lyrics

I will find you

Hope is your survival
A captive path I lead

No matter where you go
I will find you
If it takes a long long time
No matter where you go
I will find you
If it takes a thousand years

Nachgochema
Anetaha
Anachemowagan

No matter where you go
I will find you
In the place with no frontiers
No matter where you go
I will find you
If it takes a thousand years

Hale wú yu ga I sv
Hale wú yu ga
Hale wú yu ga
Hale wú yu ga ga I sv
Hale wú yu ga
Hale wú yu ga
Hale wú yu ga ga I sv
Hale wú yu ga
Hale wú yu ga
Hale wú yu ga ga I sv
Hale wú yu ga
Hale wú yu ga
Hale wú yu ga

No matter where you go
I will find you
If it takes a long long time
No matter where you go
I will find you
If it takes a thousand years

No matter where you go
I will find you
In the place with no frontiers
No matter where you go
I will find you
If it takes a thousand years

No matter where you go
I will find you

Owner of a Lonely Heart

Move yourself
You always live your life
Never thinking of the future
Prove yourself
You are the move you make
Take your chances win or loser
See yourself
You are the steps you take
You and you – and that’s the only way
Shake – shake yourself
You’re every move you make
So the story goes
Owner of a lonely heart
Owner of a lonely heart
Much better than a
Owner of a broken heart
Owner of a lonely heart
Say – you don’t want to chance it
You’ve been hurt so before
Watch it now
The eagle in the sky
How he dancin’ one and only
You – lose yourself
No not for pity’s sake
There’s no real reason to be lonely
Be yourself
Give your free will a chance
You’ve got to want to succeed
Owner of a lonely heart
Owner of a lonely heart
Much better than – a
Owner of a broken heart
Owner of a lonely heart
Owner of a lonely heart
After my own indecision
They confused me so
Owner of a lonely heart
My love said never question your will at all
In the end you’ve got to go
Look before you leap
Owner of a lonely heart
And don’t you hesitate at all – no no
Owner of a lonely heart
Owner of a lonely heart
Much better than – a
Owner of a broken heart
Owner of a lonely heart
(repeat)
Owner of a lonely heart
Sooner or later each conclusion
Will decide the lonely heart
Owner of a lonely heart
It will excite it will delight
It will give a better start
Owner of a lonely heart
Don’t deceive your free will at all
Don’t deceive your free will at all
Owner of a lonely heart
Don’t deceive your free will at all
Just receive it

 

Glass Butterfly

5:56 minutes

Electric Love

Candy, she’s sweet like candy in my veins
Baby, I’m dying for another taste

And every night my mind is running around her
Thunder’s getting louder and louder

Baby, you’re like lightning in a bottle
I can’t let you go now that I got it
And all I need is to be struck
By your electric love (Ohh)
Baby, your electric love (Ahh)
Electric love

Drown me (Drown me), you make my heart beat like the rain
Surround me, hold me deep beneath your waves
(Oh)

And every night my mind is running around her
Thunder’s getting louder and louder and louder

Baby, you’re like lightning in a bottle
I can’t let you go now that I got it
And all I need is to be struck
By your electric love (Ohh)
Baby, your electric love (Ahh)
Electric love

(Ohh)
Rushing through me
Feel your energy rushing through me
Feel your energy rushing through me

Baby, you’re like lightning in a bottle
I can’t let you go now that I got it
And all I need is to be struck by your electric love (Ohh)
Baby, your electric love (Ahh)
Baby, you’re electric

Trauma Reading

Childhood trauma alters your life and soul forever.

Did you suffer loss, abuse, or neglect early-on in life?

It changes who you are.

You’ll suffer serious emotional disorders for decades to come.

It destroys your ability to foster caring and nurturing relationships.

Childhood trauma bricks up our potential in unimaginable ways.

Damaged tender hearts make it easy to put up walls.

Then it’s harder to find healing.

Healing childhood harms is difficult to repair.

But so necessary to create the life we want.

To get over the past, we start by facing it.

With bravery.

One step at a time.

Childhood trauma generates momentous emotions.

Learning to process these emotions stops repetitive damaging patterns.

They no longer keep us stuck and hurting.

Facing childhood trauma stops internal festering.

Our body then flushes the unconscious negative energy.

That poison wrecks everything — from our employment prospects to our romantic relationships.

We can change.

We extract the poison with recognition.

We forgive.

A miracle.

Empowered, drowned Ophelia rises from the suffocating waters of a lost childhood.

Astride her solid black horse, she races to freedom. Aware – and alive.

Demons

5:02 minutes

“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”

Baby, you come knocking on my front door
Same old line you used to use before
I said yeah, well, what am I supposed to do
I didn’t know what I was getting into

So you’ve had a little trouble in town
Now you’re keeping some demons down
Stop draggin’ my
Stop draggin’ my
Stop draggin’ my heart around

It’s hard to think about what you’ve wanted
It’s hard to think about what you’ve lost
This doesn’t have to be the big get even
This doesn’t have to be anything at all

(I know you really want to tell me good-bye)
(I know you really want to be your own girl)

Baby, you could never look me in the eye
Yeah, you buckle with the weight of the words
Stop draggin’ my
Stop draggin’ my
Stop draggin’ my heart around

There’s people running ’round loose in the world
Ain’t got nothin’ better to do
Make a meal of some bright-eyed kid
You need someone looking after you

(I know you really want to tell me goodbye)
(I know you really want to be your own girl)

Baby, you could never look me in the eye
Yeah, you buckle with the weight of the words
Stop draggin’ my
Stop draggin’ my
Stop draggin’ my heart around

Stop draggin’ my heart around
Stop draggin’ my heart around
Stop draggin’ my heart around
Stop draggin’ my heart around

Sing

6:15 minutes

Thanks to Cora for inspiration.

Speechless

[Verse 1]
Here comes a wave meant to wash me away
A tide that is taking me under
Swallowing sand, left with nothing to say
My voice drowned out in the thunder

[Pre-Chorus]
But I won’t cry
And I won’t start to crumble
Whenever they try
To shut me or cut me down

[Chorus]
I won’t be silenced
You can’t keep me quiet
Won’t tremble when you try it
All I know is I won’t go speechless
‘Cause I’ll breathe
When they try to suffocate me
Don’t you underestimate me
‘Cause I know that I won’t go speechless

[Verse 2]
Written in stone
Every rule, every word
Centuries old and unbending
“Stay in your place”
“Better seen and not heard”
But now that story is ending

[Pre-Chorus]
‘Cause I
I cannot start to crumble
So come on and try
Try to shut me and cut me down

[Chorus]
I won’t be silenced
You can’t keep me quiet
Won’t tremble when you try it
All I know is I won’t go speechless, speechless
Let the storm in
I cannot be broken
No, I won’t live unspoken
‘Cause I know that I won’t go speechless

[Bridge]
Try to lock me in this cage
I won’t just lay me down and die
I will take these broken wings
And watch me burn across the sky
Hear the echo saying:

[Chorus]
I won’t be silenced
Though you wanna see me tremble when you try it
All I know is I won’t go speechless, speechless
‘Cause I’ll breathe
When they try to suffocate me
Don’t you underestimate me
‘Cause I know that I won’t go speechless

[Outro]
All I know is I won’t go speechless, speechless

Moves

3:45 minutes

“Something”

Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way she woos me

I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

Somewhere in her smile she knows
That I don’t need no other lover
Something in her style that shows me

Don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

You’re asking me will my love grow
I don’t know, I don’t know
You stick around, now it may show
I don’t know, I don’t know

Something in the way she knows
And all I have to do is think of her
Something in the things she shows me

I don’t want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

Corazon

5:05 minutes

The Yellow Cobra is regarded as one of the most dangerous species of cobra in all of Africa, by virtue of its potent venom and frequent occurrence around houses.

Yellow

Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah, they were all yellow
I came along
I wrote a song for you
And all the things you do
And it was called, “Yellow”
So then I took my turn
Oh, what a thing to have done
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah, your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
You know
You know I love you so
You know I love you so

I swam across
I jumped across for you
Oh, what a thing to do
‘Cause you were all yellow
I drew a line
I drew a line for you
Oh, what a thing to do
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah, your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
And you know
For you I’d bleed myself dry
For you I’d bleed myself dry

It’s true
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine for you
Look how they shine

Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And all the things that you do

Love bound

I love you.
Only 8 letters,
Yet the hardest to say.
Even if you really feel that way
I love you.
The sweetest sound,
But you can’t say it
you’re bound.
I love you.
Do they feel the same way?
And if they don’t, will things change?
I love you.
Do they love me?
you wish you could tell.
I guess if its meant to be,
It’ll be.

Kdenlive video editor

Sweet

7:47 minutes

Sweet Child O’ Mine
Guns N’ Roses

She’s got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
And if I stare too long, I’d probably break down and cry

Whoa, oh, oh
Sweet child o’ mine
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Sweet love of mine

She’s got eyes of the bluest skies
As if they thought of rain
I’d hate to look into those eyes and see an ounce of pain
Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Where as a child I’d hide
And pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by

Whoa, oh, oh
Sweet child o’ mine
Whoa whoa, oh, oh, oh
Sweet love of mine

Whoa, yeah
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o’ mine
Whoa, oh, whoa, oh
Sweet love of mine
Whoa, oh, oh, oh
Sweet child o’ mine
Ooh, yeah
Ooh, sweet love of mine

Where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Ooh, oh, where do we go?
Where do we go now?
Oh, where do we go now?
Where do we go? (Sweet child)
Where do we go now?
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay, ay
Where do we go now?
Ah, ah

Where do we go?
Oh, where do we go now?
Oh, where do we go?
Oh, where do we go now?
Where do we go?
Oh, where do we go now?
Now, now, now, now, now, now, now
Sweet child
Sweet child of mine

delicate

2:39 minutes

Your strength is in your delicacy.
You are delicate like a flower.
I hold you up through every storm because you are delicate.
I love your beauty, your softness, your texture and scent.
I love your intimate heart, your fragile thoughts, your tenderness.
I love your slender petals, your spring-fresh stem.
I value and treasure your wisps–your lines–your flair and style–your spunk.
You continue to be delicately amazing in your boldness and strength.
Your subtle tones; I do not overlook the subtlety of your tonation and hue,
Your ability to feel a whisper of change in me.
Your sensitivity thrills me!
Intricate intricacy!
Detail to my eye
Wondrous, intricate detail!
My inherent desire, you draw me, you pull me
A woven piece of work, woven into me
Exuding such softness…

–Michelle Cook

Components

  • 8 still photos
  • 8 video clips – flowers
  • Sound track Tristan Barton – Eris’s Debt
  • 3 clips unknown model
  • voiceover Chloe Wigham
  • 4 titles
  • Poetry: Michelle Cook
  • Dizzy logo

Mob Madness

https://vimeo.com/459868289


8:02 minutes

Rashyla Levitt, arrested and held for mere hours for charges of failure to disperse.

Leaders of Black Lives Matter said Rashyla Levitt is not officially part of their group.

Attention was focused on the march organized and orchestrated by community leader and anti-racist organizer Rashyla Levitt.

An exposé by The Seattle Times on June 12 found that Fox News had digitally altered photographs of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone to include a man armed with an assault rifle. The Fox News website also used a photograph of a burning scene from the Minnesota protests to illustrate their articles on Seattle’s protests.

Beat-172

https://vimeo.com/457377565

6:26 minutes

The BEAT-172 video journey at the end is beyond natural. Supernatural.

Fetal heart beat at 11-weeks pregnancy – Audio. 19 seconds.
Go to the bottom of this article to find out the beats per minute.

The seed that started it all was a 86-beat-per-minute rock drum track. A YouTube link was emailed to me as a subscriber to this guys newsletter. He’s a drummer and makes drum tracks to jam with. I liked it and stored in on my computer.

Anyway, so I found 86bpm music. I found a list. I picked some. I found them on YouTube and downloaded them. I ran them through a beat counter online tool and found that actually they’re 172bpm. Let’s see. I think 86bpm x 2 = 172bpm.

I found a Nordic song with chanting I liked but it was 179bpm. So I slowed it down to 172bpm. I was starting to get an interesting collection of modified music. Everything needed to be fixed some way. Often the music clips were overdriving and clipping. So I’d put it through a compressor to clean it up.

I downloaded an 86bpm metronome clip.

I assembled the music in an open-source program called Audacity. A track for each song and then excerpted sections. All but the rock drum track which pounds in 86-bpm beat through the entire piece. This give a seamless feeling to everything.

I then deleted a few music tracks that didn’t fit well thematically. Oddly, one track I kept was 117bpm by Oasis called “Wonderwall.” It worked at the beginning. Not sure why yet. But I bet 117bpm is a rhythmic mathematical relationship to 86bpm or 172bpm. 1:1.36 or 1:1.47 ratio. Wonder what that means in music language?

Date: June 26, 2019
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Summary: “In a surprising marriage of science and art, researchers have developed a system for converting the molecular structures of proteins, the basic building blocks of all living beings, into audible sound that resembles musical passages. Then, reversing the process, they can introduce some variations into the music and convert it back into new proteins never before seen in nature.”

I think I may be a rock scientist. A super-smart rock scientist.

So I now had a pretty cool sound track. Built with the following lyric excerpts and in this order:

Oasis: “Wonderwall” 1995

[Verse 1]
Today is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you
By now, you should have somehow realized what you gotta do
I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now

[Verse 2]
Backbeat, the word is on the street that the fire in your heart is out
I’m sure you’ve heard it all before, but you never really had a doubt
I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now

Nickelback: “You Remind Me” 2003

[Verse 1]
Never made it as a wise man
I couldn’t cut it as a poor man stealing
Tired of living like a blind man
I’m sick of sight without a sense of feeling
And this is how you remind me

[Pre-Chorus]
This is how you remind me of what I really am
This is how you remind me of what I really am

[Chorus]
It’s not like you to say sorry
I was waiting on a different story
This time I’m mistaken
For handing you a heart worth breaking
And I’ve been wrong, I’ve been down
Been to the bottom of every bottle
These five words in my head
Scream “Are we having fun yet?”

[Post-Chorus]
Yeah, yeah, yeah, no, no
Yeah, yeah, yeah, no, no

[Verse 2]
It’s not like you didn’t know that
I said I love you and I swear I still do
And it must have been so bad
‘Cause living with me must have damn near killed you

Green Day: “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” 2004

I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don’t know where it goes
But it’s home to me, and I walk alone
I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I’m the only one, and I walk alone
I walk alone, I walk alone
I walk alone, I walk a-

[Chorus]
My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart’s the only thing that’s beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
‘Til then I walk alone

Then I began searching for video clips and sound effects.

I decided to focus on the drums and borrowed heavily from Shania Twain’s drummer, Elijah Wood, playing drums at a live rock concert.

“However, during the Shania Now tour many of us left completely captivated and blown away by her drummer Elijah Wood. Elijah from the very start of the show caught the attention of the audience with just one drum beat. As Elijah began to rock the drumkit our hearts beat to the rhythm and we were sold!” – Oct 1, 2018

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