What we resist persists: a law of physics that seems clear as being most applicable to relationship and sociology. However, when confronted with a mendacious entity, someone with no conscience, that is prepared to exercise woeful dishonesty to secure an acutely selfish and malign agenda, what is one supposed to do? Sit back and say "ohm"? Allow them to destroy what you hold most dear? The monks of Tibet under siege from the Chinese? Or the Viet Cong!!! Examples in history show us a contrast in response and result that seem most relevant to these questions. Seeing personal relationship as a microcosm: how does an honest, relatively selfless, non violent pacifist defend oneself against such a psychopathic violator of truth and liberty? What is the causation of such immorality? Conditioning? How do we address that causation, instead of locking horns with symptomatic circumstance? Although acceptance and, or evasion are admirable and practical ways in most cases, when defending ones own, under attack or threat or enslavement, we see the very notion of those principles as impeding factors...Marshal arts teaches us ways to defend ourselves that question the dynamic of resistance in combat; notions that could be applied to many aspects of contention in relationship, from personal to national... I make no admission of violence, nor do I condone it. I am mostly inclined to rise above a situation of adversarial hostility, and yet, sometimes leaving a situation of offense to fate is just not an acceptable solution... Ghandi's non-resistant diffusion of tyrannical regime is an example, although not so instantly gratifying. Once a victory of truth and human spirit transpires, the next phase is maintenance of functional ideology to secure a continuation of ideals we fought, or strived to manifest.
Dedicated to the courage of Charlotte Iserbyt, the erudition of Stephanie Seneff, and the valor of Aaron Russo
Fionn O Lochlainn: Voice and guitars, Keith Carlock: Drums, Recorded at Truth Serum Studios, Mixed and Mastered by D. Arthur Phader
Imaginary Song Live at Rockwood Music Hall
Fionn O Lochlainn: Voice and Guitar with Alan Grubner on Violin
Kudos to Rockwood Music Hall, such a great venue...famous with regard to cultivating original artists from all around the States...Awesome memories of playing informal shows there, great sound and atmosphere...On many occasions I would improvise, or experiment with new material to unsuspecting folks, there just to see who's playing... much of Spawn of the Beast was either born or raised in that room...here's a recording from a late night performance with Groovener
Live performance at Joe's Pub with Natalie Haas on cello, Brittany Haas and Alan Grubner on violins, Poster illustration by Sue-Ellen Stroum
A song from Spawn of the Beast, from the album's launch show...the first word of the song being the most essential...Establishment attempts to appropriate, misdirect and absorb environmental activism, using IPCC's asinine pseudo-science, don't wash with me. Grass roots is where it's at. Agenda 21 / 2030 is no joke or theory. It's a factual UN document, that gradually subverts us toward a global neo-Marxist socio-economic 'climate'; resembling a technocratic form of totalitarianism that Hitler, Sir Francis Galton, or Stalin would have had wet dreams about. There's a reason behind the fact our secret leaders have not just allowed, but encouraged the destruction of our environment in the last century. Corporate media, and academia promulgate an orthodox approach toward those that question their subversion; that is no different to how the church used the condemnatory notion of blaspheme to enforce their questionable theology. I am a musician, yet it seems sensible that there would be no room for orthodoxy, when it comes to actual science. The global alarming 'debate' resulting in another form of ideological division that fractures, and thwarts our unified social impulse toward causation, or affective solution...if the establishment really cared about our environment, we'd be hearing and doing much more about Fukushima, and other most serious, pressing, and immediate environmental predicaments
Room Full of Mirrors
One of the greatest inspirations of my years, blasting a message of affection and social liberation...he's still with us...
Written by Jimi Hendrix Live performance recording at Truth Serum Studios...Fionn O Lochlainn: Voice and Mandola, Orlando le Fleming: Acoustic Upright Bass. Mixed and mastered by D. Arthur Phader
Ghosts and Borders
Strange scenes at Truth Serum Studios...I refrained from releasing a live performance due to one pitchy word and a glitch in a camera...searching a hard drive years later, I found it. I also intended to write a bridge, and thought I would rerecord it. Circumstances were less congenial than expected, so for some reason, mainly obstructions of one sort or another,I never got round to it. I wrote GAB inspired, in love, in a state of almost childlike abandon of any potential criticism or judgment. Just absolute affection...She never heard it. I sometimes wonder if she had, would she still be in my world...I essentially wrote it for a cat, sung it to a dog, sadly ignoring the pink elephant in the corner, that knew me better than the two other quadrupeds put together...'corners of my mouth' possibly would have got changed, something more lude may have been more fitting.