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Whatever floats your boat...

...has come to an end.

With sadness I have witnessed art and originality wither away as attention spans shortened to where a five year old would say "Dude! Focus, will ya?" Symptoms include the 2 Minute Philosopher, the 1 Minute challenge, the 30 in 30, the 5x5... notice a trend? Before long we're down to vids of 10 seconds. TLDW. I have been guilty of indulging the quick fix as well.

Well no more. I am happy and relieved to see a true artist do what he does best. Putting his emotion into his instrument of choice and just fucking rocking it, come hell or high water.

I pimp videos, like, never. So hear me when I say watch this one all the way through. It is an improvised piece of music. Those of you not familiar with the concept, it means it is emotions running straight from the tap through the artists fingers into the instrument. Also improvisations sorta take a little time to set up to get comfy with the instrument and to reach that well of emotions. So for any ADD person who might be reading this (I do realize the irony, writing that in the 3rd paragraph) start playing the vid at about 5:40 and watch the man lift off like it's nobodies business. Starting 8:50 he goes ape shit crazy. You can hear the instrument screaming STOP! and MORE! at the same time. Unbefuckinglievable.

He's probably gonna hate me for doing this. But go ahead and check out 88 Key Diary by Arkian Michael

I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys the complexity and unpredictability of improv music.

This video recieves the Adams Badge of Honor for Artistic Brilliance. There you go, Mike, an award that you don't have to pay for ;-)

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Comment by BlancheNoE on February 1, 2012 at 8:17pm

TL;DR
...but I DID check out Michael's latest improv and it rocks. If you like music, you should really check it out.

Comment by Pypermarru1 on February 1, 2012 at 9:22pm

As your #1 fan I will comply willingly.  I'm ashamed of my compliance but not enough to not do it.  I drank the Adam kool-aid and I just can't fight the power :0)

 

Comment by ThatGirl on February 1, 2012 at 10:21pm

I thought the same thing. That was pretty God damned incredible and intense.  It must have moved YOU, for you to write a blog, Michael do you know how monumental this is?  I am grateful for artists who share.

I still hold the same belief I always did when it comes to websites - they are like our neighborhoods. WE MAKE them what We WANT them to BE. We have to do it together or it just doesn't happen. We make art and share it. 

 a time filler, I can get anywhere. I'm looking for much more, and I still find it here.

and now..shut up about the slow death. some of us never stop making art, rain or shine.

Comment by Chig on February 1, 2012 at 10:55pm

Fine, I will start making my slow deadly fart on the ark video. But first I must go film the bunnies.

Comment by Marie on February 2, 2012 at 7:24am

Michael's music totally blew me away this morning!

Comment by Arkian Michael on February 3, 2012 at 2:13am

Responding to Sera, (Michael do you know how monumental this is?)

yes and no, its really not my music anymore then it is yours, the moment its created its the worlds and the stem source is God. Can I imagine just how many musical creations that did not get out to the world? Thank god I cry enough at the ending of a great movie. You just tell me which parts blew u away and Ill try to do more of that. .....Not! Its all a crap shoot, so I play and create what makes me feel good. I got to, its the air I breath or id shrivel up n die. The only difference to me an Wolfgang is that he is DE-composing. I don't know if I need to said that. What I keep, I give away, what god keeps is given to Paul John George an Ringo.

What words are left I use in my songs all the good ones are taken. All betts aside when god created language, he created Bob Dylan to fuck with the words.
 

Comment by Arkian Michael on February 3, 2012 at 2:21am

PS. Thank you for the "F-A" Award Peter, I accept it with honor.

Live Laugh & Love Life
Michael 

Comment by SydTheSkeptic on February 3, 2012 at 7:10pm

So I should hold off on the "Three-Second Public Streak Throw-down?"

;o)

Comment by spacemonkey1310 on February 4, 2012 at 8:35am

I didn't realise scale was an issue in Art. Someone should tell this guy. http://www.oddee.com/item_95057.aspx

Comment by BlancheNoE on February 4, 2012 at 11:46am

Oh , good job Peter. We were finally going to see Syd naked (except for sneakers).

I know you'll understand why I have to un-friend you.

Hey Syd, can admins ban admins ?

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