#wheresthetylenol

[Apologies in advance for mildly obscured profanity. The rest of the world may not care, but I do have some decorum. Nevertheless, if the word fits, I have to use it. :) )

More than just an opportunity to share a micro video and reference one of my favorite Christmas traditions, this is a super-important test to see just how responsive the responsive theme and responsive embedder actually are. If it doesn’t work, you may never know, ’cause I’ll be snatching it down faster than a Carolina wren snatches a June bug in mid-flight.

Of course, this is the internet, and what happens on the internet tends to stay on the internet, regardless of any pro-active snatching. I suppose I’d better throw out a quick description of the video in precautionary preperation for any staying.

I adore videos – from the original black & white silent films of 100+ years ago to fractions-of-moments long abstract art pieces from 73 seconds ago. Sensory combos are a hoot (I also adore words and phrases from all eras,) and sound & vision are quite the pair! Since my epiphany/revelation/derp moment that I’d be much happier getting on with my things and largely giving less f**ks (How many fewer f**ks can I give? None. none fewer f**ks.) about what anyone else is up to, I’ve been much more experimental with free apps and those godawful/godsend Photoshop filters that can be quite fun once you realize that you’ve been overestimating just about ev-er-y-thing.

So. There’s a shed-load of unspent creativity in my house. There’s also a butt-ton of up-tight intensity. Additionally, there’s a heckofabunch of misguided repression. So. Like the tss-t-tss-tss of an Oster pressure cooker, it serves no purpose unless there are tasty vittles inside, and if the steam doesn’t sputter out, the whole kit and kaboodle’s gonna blow. Kerplow!

SOLUTION: Tss-t-tss-tss all over the place! My Man’s finally working on a new project and I’m working on giving none, none fewer f**ks. Which can be conveniently veiled (or brazenly exposed) by the gossamer threads of expression. Oooh.

The following is a teeny, tiny snippet of what was going on in my mind and what was streaming into my ears for about six hours. Please, sit back and savor just a few, sweet seconds of responsiveness testing. Err, I mean “art”. Yes, that’s definitely what I mean. ;)

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Alfonso Velez – Rusty Lofgren

Alfonso Velez – “Love” from LeafBranch Studios, LLC on Vimeo.

 

 

Alfonso Velez has been a musician all his life, has a clear voice and message that resonates, and writing abilities that prove he is a true wordsmith and poet. I’ve had the honest pleasure of knowing Alfonso since 2006, and the video above is an original number he performed way back in 2006 in my old apartment in Washington, DC. He knows music, and has taken his talents to another level. Check out his new rock band called AV on Facebook or Twitter. He is currently rocking out New York City with frequency and power. Alfonso does what he wants, plays what he wants, and sings about what he wants and what he feels on any particular day. I love him for that.

Alfonso Velez – “Stars and the Moon” from LeafBranch Studios, LLC on Vimeo.

 

 

Not much to say about this number performed by Alfonso Velez in 2010 other than the man being interviewed and performing this song has nothing but love for the world. We are alike in more ways than one, and though he’s Mexican and I’m a mixed European breed with no Mexican blood in me, sometimes I honestly think that we are related. He is a great friend, and I’m glad I bootlegged this song on a trip to DC in 2010.

Rusty Lofgren is a photographer, videographer and writer in Pittsburgh, PA. Rusty’s portfolio and contact information are available at LeafBranch Studios and his new book Penna Fly Fishing Seasons is available at Lulu.com