26 June 2016 Music to Relax your Dog, Know Your Rights (The Clash), Philip K. Dick’s pink beam and robot prediction, Forbidden Bookshelves Mark Crispin Miller, BE YOURSELF not the “next” somebody else!

Hello all, it’s Sunday and I’m up earlier than I wanted to be but I blame Link.  When the boy has to go outside he’s not content to just wake up one of us, we ALL have to be awake and it doesn’t matter how early it is.  So I’m up and my mind is humming with so much stuff to share.  Hopefully I won’t overwhelm you.  If you are experiencing what I am lately, it is information overload.  There are so many people, including myself, “talking” at once that it’s almost paralyzing to try and decide which voice to focus in on and “listen” to (read, watch etc.)  A little Kindle free application I like allows me to put things into text documents and send them to my Kindle to read or listen to later.  I’m going to start doing that again to try and help me navigate through the stuff I want to know more about.

A couple of things “stood out yesterday.”  I found a You Tube page with relaxing music for dogs and it kind of worked on Link!  I thought it was really cool that these folks have realized what I did a long time ago – music soothes not only people but most any life form on this planet.  The music in this example is actually some of my favorite kind of music and when I hum or sing to myself, it is at this frequency.  Give it a try!  They have breed specific stuff, music for separation anxiety, illness and more.

Maltese Music! Relaxing Dog Music Specially Designed for the Maltese Breed!  (Turns out our Link is considered a “malchi” which is maltese and chihuaha mix)

Relax My Dog – Relaxing Music for Dogs


As I’ve been trying to digest “Brexit” and now Texas is on the “Texit” bandwagon, this song has come up a lot by the Clash – Know Your Rights.  These excerpts from where I’m at reading Dune House of Corrino fit nicely too:

The Clash – Know your Rights – lyrics

Know Your Rights

By The Clash

This is a public service announcement
With guitar
Know your rights
All three of them

Number one
You have the right not to be killed
Murder is a crime
Unless it was done
By a policeman
Or an aristocrat
Oh, know your rights

And number two
You have the right to food money
Providing of course
You don’t mind a little
Investigation, humiliation
And if you cross your fingers
Rehabilitation

Know your rights
These are your rights
Hey, say, Wang

Oh, know these rights

Number three
You have the right to free speech
As long as
You’re not dumb enough to actually try it

Know your rights
These are your rights
Oh, know your rights
These are your rights
All three of ’em
Ha!
It has been suggested in some quarters
That this is not enough
Well

Get off the streets
Run
Get off the streets

Songwriters: JOE STRUMMER, MICK JONES, PAUL SIMONON, TOPPER HEADON

© Universal Music Publishing Group

For non-commercial use only.

Data from: LyricFind

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Yesterday Anonymous posted this video on Facebook about an robot/android fashioned after the sci-fi author Philip K. Dick and I guess it wasn’t a coincidence!  I’ve written about my feeling about irresponsible robotics and what happens when we are not conscious about what we are training artificial intelligence to do….like drones for example.  Drones can take pretty aerial shots of Mount Rushmore or they can shoot and kill people.

Robot Makes Freaky Prediction (android based on author Philip K. Dick…I doubt he would like this much!)


I started to read about Philip and came across this information, which if true, is very timely to my recent “pink spirit” and some of the wierd stuff I’ve been through the past couple of years.  Philip’s book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_Androids_Dream_of_Electric_Sheep%3F) is the inspiring work behind my favorite sci-fi film Blade Runner. This morning there seems to be yet another “intersection” between Philip and I.  Back in 2002, around the time of my first “break-down”, I got a tattoo on my right ankle of an Ichthys.  At the time, I considered myself a Christian and was just starting to be a “friend of Bill” (AA) and the tattoo symbolized “a meeting.”  As any of you familiar with how AA works (and Christianity), a lot of what makes it work is the meetings – sharing our experience, strength and hope to help ourselves as we help others.

My Ichthys tattoo

My Ichthys tattoo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_K._Dick

Paranormal experiences and mental health issues[edit]

“On February 20, 1974, while recovering from the effects of sodium pentothal administered for the extraction of an impacted wisdom tooth, Dick received a home delivery of Darvon from a young woman. When he opened the door, he was struck by the beauty of the dark-haired girl and was especially drawn to her golden necklace. He asked her about its curious fish-shaped design. “This is a sign used by the early Christians,” she said, and then left. Dick called the symbol the “vesicle pisces”. This name seems to have been based on his conflation of two related symbols, the Christian ichthys symbol (two intersecting arcs delineating a fish in profile) which the woman was wearing, and the vesica piscis.[24]

Dick recounted that as the sun glinted off the gold pendant, the reflection caused the generation of a “pink beam” of light that mesmerized him. He came to believe the beam imparted wisdom and clairvoyance, and also believed it to be intelligent. On one occasion, Dick was startled by a separate recurrence of the pink beam. It imparted the information to him that his infant son was ill. The Dicks rushed the child to the hospital, where his suspicion was confirmed by professional diagnosis.[25]

After the woman’s departure, Dick began experiencing strange hallucinations. Although initially attributing them to side effects from medication, he considered this explanation implausible after weeks of continued hallucinations. “I experienced an invasion of my mind by a transcendentally rational mind, as if I had been insane all my life and suddenly I had become sane,” Dick told Charles Platt.[26]

Throughout February and March 1974, Dick experienced a series of hallucinations, which he referred to as “2-3-74”, shorthand for February–March 1974. Aside from the “pink beam”, Dick described the initial hallucinations as geometric patterns, and, occasionally, brief pictures of Jesus and ancient Rome. As the hallucinations increased in length and frequency, Dick claimed he began to live two parallel lives, one as himself, “Philip K. Dick”, and one as “Thomas”, a Christian persecuted by Romans in the first century AD. He referred to the “transcendentally rational mind” as “Zebra”, “God” and “VALIS”. Dick wrote about the experiences, first in the semi-autobiographical novel Radio Free Albemuth and then in VALIS, The Divine Invasion and the unfinished The Owl in Daylight (the VALIS trilogy).

At one point Dick felt that he had been taken over by the spirit of the prophet Elijah. He believed that an episode in his novel Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said was a detailed retelling of a biblical story from the Book of Acts, which he had never read.[27] Dick documented and discussed his experiences and faith in a private journal he called his “exegesis”, portions of which were later published as The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick.”

Interesting?  Wierdly wonderful isn’t it?  I’d been asking the Universe for some shred of something and I got a piece…thank you Universe.

I also learned about Mark Crispin Miller and his efforts to get books that have been banned, priced out of the reach of the average person or limited to private collections made available to folks like us again.  He calls it the “Forbidden Bookshelf.”  Holy shite is there a lot to read!!!   It was good to see Abby again!  Awesome sauce!

Forbidden Bookshelf: Professor Mark Crispin Miller

Forbidden Bookshelf

http://markcrispinmiller.com/ – main website
Somehow all of this here belongs together and if you don’t see that I hope there is something of this that will resonate…will speak to you.  A phrase that finally got me out of bed this morning to the point of writing it down is in context of a phrase I keep hearing on America’s Got Talent and even heard on Malala’s documentary. The phrase “you could be the next – blank, fill in name here.”  You may have several parts of the code that when activated can make you appear and act much like someone you might strive to be but you will never BE that person.  There is only one of anyone!  Even a clone, a “replicant”, an android or a robot will never be exactly who it is trying to mimic….because as long as there is an “observer” to the “experiment” the observer’s wishes and desires will always affect the outcome of the overall experiment.   

An overbearing parent living vicariously through their child will ultimately meet with the child’s rebellion.

Here is the phrase that came to me about this:  “Don’t strive to be another person that already exists or existed….”the next (fill in name here)…simply just BE YOURSELF!”

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3 comments on “26 June 2016 Music to Relax your Dog, Know Your Rights (The Clash), Philip K. Dick’s pink beam and robot prediction, Forbidden Bookshelves Mark Crispin Miller, BE YOURSELF not the “next” somebody else!

    • Awesome!!! I would love to think it could be something added to the travel of your furry charges that would make it an even more relaxing experience! You’ll have to let me know if you decide to try it or already to it.

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