The Prodigal Altar Boy

Monday, October 17, 2011

Filmmaker Affirmations, Occupy Wall Street, Pope John Paul II and TQ

2011 last 100 days
74 Days Left
Day: 26
17 October 2011
  • Goal - 1 hour per day doing some work on the movie:

Karen Everett - Filmmaker Affirmations (3X)
Digitized 30 October 2008 tape 2. (081030B) using Karen's bin and numbering scheme.
  • Time:  1 hour

  • Goal:  30 minutes per day basic music work:

Warm ups  on the MojoCaster
“Granby Street”  lyric swap
Dies Irae 20x whole piece.  Followed by dyad and octave work.
Total time: 1 hour
  •  Goal:  15 minutes per day (minimum) exercise:

Cardio  30/60 intervals on the elliptical
30 seconds > 170 rpm
60 seconds > 140 rpm
20 sets
30 minutes

    • Goal:  15 minutes per day (minimum) scoring work for the movie:

“It's Your Thing” - Isley Brothers
“Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing” - Living Colour
D-sus work
“So What” - Miles Davis
Total time:  30 minutes

Digitized a whole tape from the 30 October (2008) shoot with TQ.  Listened to Karen Everett’s affirmations for the first 30 minutes, then locked in on what TQ talked about.  For 2008, a lot of what he says has relevance today, especially when it comes to the Occupy Wall Street movement.  I will try to get some of that footage up on the blog before the weekend, but it is the same rap he gives on the video for the book.

I implore you to check out the graphics purporting to show the Four Things the Occupy Wall Street protesters Are Angry About.  It is worth a look.  As much as mainstream media would like to portray the protesters as unfocused, these charts come from The Business Insider, so somebody gets it.  Compare these graphics up with this clip of an Occupy Wall Street protester raising good points about wanting to see more “Jesus stuff like helping the poor.”  No wonder the clip never made it to Fox News!

Tie all of that in with this letter to the editor in the 13 October Baltimore Sun.  The author, Michelle D. Breau, makes an astute connection between the Occupy Wall Street movement and Pope John Paul II’s  warning the “...all-consuming desire for profit and the thirst for power at any price with the intention of imposing one’s will upon others are opposed to the will of God and the good of neighbor.”

"The Pope's Revenge"
Unsurprisingly,  TQ and John Paul II did not see eye to eye on many things, but were in lock step on the dangers of concentrating the world’s resources in the hands of a few.  In the trailer for TQ’s book, “A Reluctant Malachi.”  TQ states many churches have missed this point entirely.  Note TQ’s description of our responsibility dovetails with Occupy Wall Street.