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Friday, November 18, 2011

Prodigal Altar Boy Countdown - What else I like about Occupy Baltimore

2011 – Last 100 Days
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18 November 2011

What else I like about Occupy Baltimore

Another reason I like the Occupy folks, especially the Occupy Baltimore crowd, is the “squishiness” of “what it is they want” caused city officials to say silly things.  One case in point was when the Baltimore Sun reported on Occupy Baltimore giving food and shelter to the homeless.  First, the director of the mayor’s homeless services program dismissed the effort, saying, “I'm not sure why anyone would be interested in McKeldin Square at all," she said. "There are other resources that folks can access." (Maza, 2011)

Anyone with a passing familiarity with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs knows security needs, such as food and shelter, trump other needs and for this official to feign ignorance of why any entity that would be dispensing both food and shelter would not be of interest to the homeless points to a gross misunderstanding of homelessness or a hidden agenda axe to grind.  Since I said “feign,” I vote the latter, the woman obviously has an axe to grind.

 (Up next, Occupy Baltimore flips the script)


Goal:  1 hour per day working on the film
Watched Karen Everett 12 week course “Ultimate Guide to Structuring Your Documentary” week 1 video.
Total time:  1 hour

Goal:  30 minutes per day music practice
Warm-up on the MojoCaster
Pat Metheny – warm up exercise #1 bars 1-4
Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothing – Living Colour version
It’s Your Thing – Isley Brothers
Root 4 chord work
Total time:  30 minutes

Goal:  15 minutes exercise per day
Viking Warrior Conditioning
36:36 Protocol – 18 reps per set – 16kg kettlebell
18 sets
Total time:  21 minutes (20:48)

Goal:  15 minutes per day working on the score for the movie
“Dies Irae” – 20X - dyad/octave climb work
A Dorian riff work
A min – D7 chord work to go with A Dorian riff
"Granby Street" - Mojocaster - lyric work
Rhythm work on the E – B/D# - C#m – A  progression
Rhythm work on the R&B chord progression
Total Time:  30 minutes