Theater of the Mind

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Theater of the Mind

Nothing is as vivid as our “theater of the mind”. Society moves at such a rapid pace that it’s almost impossible to just think. Many people could sit back and really listen to music back in the 60’s (and into the early 70’s). Many times, these recordings had a loosely-based theme that could be molded by the minds of anyone listening. It was a slower, yet still turbulent time.

Typically, today’s music is shoveled out in rigid formats that leave no place for imagination. There’s a reason for that… Populations are easier to manipulate if they’re kept ignorant and rewarded for it. There is generally the same homogenized sound on many songs, depending on the “genre”. Don’t stray! Form a marketing funnel. Play the game. Above all, don’t think!

Other Factors

Other factors exist for the the decline of critical listening. For one, the sheer speed of our lives leaves little quality time left. Popular music, for the most part, seems to be repetitious, lowest-common denominator-appealing garbage. Younger listeners many times don’t know know what they don’t know due to lack of school music curriculum.

The second is economic. People have to make a living, so with multiple jobs and families to support, many no time to research the daily news, let alone purchase and critically listen to music. I remember finding albums that sold two for the price of one back in the day. I was more apt to try one of these and found some real gems that way; future buying based on the initial choice. (Chicago comes to mind). YouTube has tons of stuff to hear, so it’s all-of-a-sudden affordable. Please support those you enjoy when you can though!

Third is the (lack of) culture. Instant gratification rules the day (for now, anyway). Loud, live, lit-up crowds provide that false sense of sophistication and belonging. But, you don’t need anyone else’s approval. You only need your own. Take the first step out of the sheeple… Listen boldly!

Critical Listening

Critical listening can take you to the theater of your mind. Remember, you are an individual, not a demographic. Since you might be socially isolating right now, think about using your powers to step outside the box and see what else (besides the mainstream slop being peddled) is out there. I guarantee rich audio rewards!

Question the origin of all you hear. Listen to it in that perspective. Make it personal.

Since you can’t go out right now, bring the real concert to you. The fancy lasers, etc. aren’t there. They’re in the theater of the mind!

Oh, I might add:

2020- The Great Awakening album by Skyypilot is out now. It’s almost two hours of theater for the mind. Wherever you get music… Thanks!

2020-The Great Awakening/Skyypilot

© 2020 J. Mark Witters Skyypilot Media Skyypilot.com

Why Does It Matter?

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Culture

Does culture matter? Culture reflects an image of society. If we aspire to truly higher spiritual and moral achievements, it will be reflected in popular culture. That was the mood of the 1960’s. People seemed to desire something better for all. Popular music was multi-faceted and the themes of “love, peace, and happiness” prevailed. Since that time, society has devolved into fragmented, polarized factions with a few lusting for money and power over all. Popular music reflects it, too-all image, no substance. All looking for a more elaborate way of saying nothing… Garbage in, garbage out. Homogenized drivel. Yes, it matters.

Freedom

Does freedom matter? Do you want some faceless bureaucrat dictating every aspect of your life? Do you want to be banished to the digital gulag for having your own point of view?

This “funneling” involves social scores, financial transactions, education opportunities, medical decisions, in short, everything. Who better knows your needs- you or government? Choose carefully. It’s permanent with socialism. Yes, it matters.

Rule of Law

Does the rule of law matter? We have a totally corrupt Deep State (former and current) attempting a coup of our duly elected- President Donald J. Trump. They are trying to project all of the crimes they have committed on to him, making up stories and lying every step of the way, not to mention negating our vote. If they get away with this and escape their own crimes against humanity, we are surely lost in post-modern lunacy. Do you wish to have unequal two-tiered, elitist/globalist-tilted justice system? Are you still “innocent until proven guilty”? Do the ends justify the means? Yes, it matters.

Theft

Does theft matter? If a political party cheats to win an election, does it matter? If dead people, illegal aliens, and felons can vote (some multiple times, no doubt), who can’t? Can a Russian or Chinese citizen vote here? If you vote their “prescribed” way, probably. Do we need voter ID’s. Absolutely! How do politicians routinely steal from all of us, promising benefits for illegal aliens, while their constituencies wade through the mess of filth to a job that forces more taxes from them, only to see more of the same. Do we need the United Nations to continually undermine United States’ and Israel’s sovereignty? They are a total scam that we primarily fund. Organized theft. They are freeloaders using other people’s money (ours). Yes, it matters.

Honesty

Does honesty matter? If your friend lies to you, is it alright? Do you just accept the fact that elected officials will probably always lie to you? Do you think we should just “go along to get along”? Should we keep supporting media steeped in socialist bias? Maybe we should just hold everyone accountable. What a concept-fairness! Yes, it matters.

Free Speech

Does free speech matter? Do all opinions deserve to be heard? Should people be prevented from having thoughts as well as the right to air them? Will we have red flag free speech laws? We have unspoken ones now. Ask Christian or conservative YouTubers who have been jerked around or silenced what they think? Trust me, they’ll be coming for you , too, when your usefulness has expired. Yes, it matters.

Why Does It Matter?

Why does it matter? If you want the government dictating all things in your life, it won’t. Most of us, however, want our life decisions made individually, not collectively. We are unique, after all. “One size fits all” never works, that’s why socialism/communism never works. If you care about what kind of world you pass down to your children, it has to matter.

Why Do I Care?

Why do I care? I’m a composer/writer/producer. Why does it matter? I’m not Republican or Democrat. All I ask myself when voting is “How much personal freedom do I have with this candidate?”. That’s it. If I can’t express myself freely as an artist, I can’t properly do my work. Our country was built on personal responsibility- freedom to succeed as well as to fail. When man tries to put Government on par to God, he answers to no higher ideals than his own, thus failing miserably in the end. Look where we are today… How’s it working out? Of course, it all matters!

©2019 J. Mark Witters Skyypilot Media Skyypilot.com