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The Nomadic Diary of Onyx Ashanti Part #5: Boogie Up, Boogie Down, in Oaktown

The Nomadic Diary of Onyx Ashanti Part #5: Boogie Up, Boogie Down, in Oaktown

It hasn’t rained once in the 2 months ive been here. I hear that there is a drought. I had forgotten what endless summer is like. well, hmmm…it s more like endless “spring” mornings, “summer” afternoons, and “autumn” evenings in the Bay area. this region has a very strange micro climate that is unique but you get used to it. I used to be…but I find myself consistently surprised by the complete lack of rain since...

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The Forever and Ever-New Melodies of  R. Michael Perry

The Forever and Ever-New Melodies of R. Michael Perry

R. Michael Perry is more than a PhD, the Care Services Manager at Alcor Life Extension Foundation, an author (Forever for All: Moral Philosophy, Cryonics and the Scientific Prospects for Immortality) and a universal thinker. He is a composer. He composed “Opus 1” in 2013. After purchasing his CD at a life- extension conference recently, I didn’t open it to play for a week or two. It merely sat on my desk as if it was...

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Janelle Monae for Humanoid Equality

Janelle Monae for Humanoid Equality

Following her EP: metropolis Janelle Monae has used the analogy of synthetic intelligence to argue topics like civil and gender rights along with giving a new meaning to the ideal of LGBTQA ...perhaps the 'T' can stand for Transhuman or the 'A' for anything. In the five suite chronology of her 3 albums Monae has painted a picture of pop, rock, rap, jazz, blues, R&B, funk, and even folk to keep our attention while ra...

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H+ Music – Intelligentsia

H+ Music – Intelligentsia

Since the 90's, Intelligentsia have written soundtracks for Japanese video games and national TV and radio with music pressed to 250,000 + units. Their first gig was in Camden Palace (Koko), London, in 1991, and they have performed at over 50 live events worldwide, including the Interactive Live Show tour with electro pioneer Susumu Hirasawa (P-Model), The Future of Music (Denmark), Emotions (Belgium), the Alfa Centa...

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