Monday, April 18, 2011

come download a tune from bandcamp!

I use BandCamp to sell and allow downloads for my tunes. Many are free, I just ask that you leave your e-mail address so that I can send promotional material to you. I never abuse this privilege that you give me your e-mail address, my record of e-mailing is something like four times a year.

That being said, come get some tunes by The Crucifixion Machine at Bandcamp!

Friday, April 15, 2011

A little vocal work.

One of my chief complaints recently has been my lack of employment. Well, hopefully after today I have a little job. I have an interview with a survey taking company in the next town west of here. The job entails being on the phone a lot. So I am going to get a little vocal exercise.

I know I have been promising to bring vocals into my tunes, maybe, just maybe I will get over my fear of singing based on this job.

Let's hope so. Or maybe, my voice might just sound a bit like a flushing toilet mixed with wild dogs howling too. Hope not tho.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

On "Dear Woman", by Conscious Men...a video published on YouTube

While I don't deny that many things happen in history on both sides of gender, I find that this video is revolting to the general mainstream population of males. 

The video is an apology to womankind for male insensitivity at least, and for a very small segment of the male population that have perpetrated crimes against women.  The revolting aspect of it is that it lumps all men into the category of pornographers and rapists, while not acknowledging that there are only a few bad apples.

Other aspects of the video that I find disgusting are the production itself, the weepy violin that plays during the whole thing, the new-agey atmosphere that it portrays, and the fact that it's mostly beta males doing the apologizing.  These aspects denigrate women by portraying woman kind as a soft, weak, and non-practical force in nature.  Or that women are still not as good as men. 

The women that I have had the most respect for in my life have been strong-willed, practical, and progressive.  This video goes completely against that notion.

One other thing that I would like to point out is that there is never any mention of crimes against men, for example:  false rape accusations, false reporting of domestic violence, genital mutilation in the form of circumcision, and etc. 

These men are speaking, but they do not speak for the majority.  The most intelligent of us all, men and women, should realize that there is a great deal of bullshit on both sides of the gender equation that needs amends made.  And also that there is a great deal to celebrate on both sides as well.

All that said, here is the video: