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DADA's Children 1 - Dripping Steve and the Goat's Eyes
Steve Potter, Bill Schaeffer 1993 copyright (c)
00:00 Dripping Steve and the Goat's Eyes
01:33 Try Playing Sax in There
03:01 Testing the System
03:35 Egyptian Dog Toy Orchestra
06:45 Whatever You Want
07:31 Lying in the Sun
11:16 Gastronomic Dissertation
12:09 Flute Song
13:46 Drum Jam
17:57 I Woke to the Sound of a Siren
20:09 In the World That I See
21:05 My Only Savior
21:46 Don't be Shy
22:28 Note on Art by Tristan Tzara
25:50 You Know, I Don't Really Feel Any Different
DADA's Children is Steve Potter with Terry Marcozzi and Bill Schaeffer
Recorded in 1993 (we think) at a private residence somewhere in Hollywood.
00:00 Tuning the Guitar
00:35 Terry's Blues
04:35 Wanting So Bad
08:50 The Girl With One Arm and Three Legs
13:58 Don't Do That Thing To Yourself
17:05 If I Had A Script in Front of Me...
20:07 The Musical Savant
24:01 I Am Not Alone
28:09 Spoken Word Tapestry
Too bad we had to wait twenty years to publish this music. This was one of the best 100 days of my life. We recorded at Terry's house and it was the first time we had played music together. I didn't know there was going to be a piano. We improvised all the music and had a great time. Girl with three arms and a leg is a classic. Steve was "ON." Later Terry showed us how to burn traditional Frankincence using a glowing charcoal in a burner. It smoked like crazy and we had to open all the windows. Before that moment I never knew what Frankincence and Myrrh even were.
Where have all the years gone to and why are most of the days of our lives just empty memories? Glad I was able to restore the audio... We had FUN. Enjoy.
DADA's Children 5 - Heaven and Hell
The last jam - originally recorded sometime in the early 1994
Stever Potter, Terry Marcozzi, Bill Schaeffer
copyright (c) 2012
From the book: "Questions to a Zen Master" Taisen Deshimaru, E.P. Dutton,NY NY,
"What is meant by Heaven and Hell?
Read Dante, or the Christian Bible. It's the same in Buddhism. But I turn the question back to you because I cannot decide.
In Zen we must create heaven here and now, not hell. It is we who make heaven or hell in our mind.
When I was a child my mother used to tell me, "If you're bad you'll go to hell. If you're good you'll go to heaven." Then I was afraid but when I grew up I said to myself, "If I got to hell; people must have more freedom there. I'll become the devil's friend," or, "If I go to heaven with Buddha I'll be forever having arguments with my mother and I won't have any freedom at all..."
Later, I asked my master Kodo Sawaki that question... Kodo Sawaki taught me that heaven and hell are in our mind.
We cannot decide whether they exist or not. Nobody has come back. Once people are in their coffins they don't come back to tell us. But here and now, it is our mind that makes hell and heaven. Master Dogen wrote very deeply on the subject.
We must create heaven here and now. If we suffer, if we doubt, everything can become hell. We must build heaven. If our mind is at peace, the atmosphere around us becomes heaven.
"What happens after death? This is a religious problem, and it is not necessary to think too much about it. People who don't want to die are always worried about it. In Buddhism you will find no commentary on after-death. 'Here and now' is what is essential. Metaphysical issues cannot be settled one way or the other. Their premesis can be neither confirmed nor disproved; nothing can be decided about them."
00:00 That's Right - I Know What You Mean
06:44 Mega Drum Jam
11:52 Two Penny Whistle Blues
17:45 Wait For Me
19:14 Race Day
21:53 Children Crying
22:53 Bicycle Bell
31:41 Heaven and Hell
Steve Potter, Terry Marcozzi, and Bill Schaeffer
aka DADA's Children
copyright (c) 2012, 1993
recorded sometime around Thanksgiving in 1993 at Ruhland Avenue Studios
00:00 It's a Saturday
00:00:43 Smoke and Drink on a Summer Day
00:04:24 A Very Nice Day in Venice
00:09:33 Rail Road Tracks
00:14:22 Gun Sounds
00:16:29 forty four Magnum Uzi Blast
00:21:56 Where's My Wine?
00:23:45 Fire. Fire. Fire.
00:25:57 Taking a Break
00:27:33 We're in the Mood
00:31:45 Slope Head Teddy
00:34:20 Thank us Giving
00:39:17 Harry Died Quickly
00:43:21 Birth of a New Nation
00:47:07 The Spleen Song
00:53:28 Doin' My Thing
00:56:02 Where the Money Comes From
00:58:33 Sugar Free Mints
01:01:01 You're So Beautiful
01:05:14 Stock Market Report
01:09:00 William S. Buckley on his Yacht
this is a slightly abridged version of the original recording.
relaxation 27 - dada 3
video copyright (c) 2016
Relax into the bed of repetitive nonsense.
Take consolation in the embrace of randomness.
Let go of your desire to control anything
and just go to sleep.
Just go to sleep.
ding dong daddy-o
that's dada done right
This makes no sense to the greater perception of the logical flow of the Universal inclination to greater understanding of the basic concepts of the way that human beings tend to frame the postulates of nonsense. It is both comforting and alarming at the same time. Ridiculous.
psychedelic sonor signal
relaxation 18 - dada two
by William Schaeffer
Telepathic Flying Saucer
Super Alien God Brain
A little biscuit with honey
Walking to the store one day...
relaxation 17 - dada
by William Schaeffer
Put it on in the background and go do something else.
dada n. 1. Pure and unadulterated nonsense. 2. A small pebble. 3. Small undulations of the pelvic region of a common South American Marsupial. 4. A political movement in an imaginary universe. 5. A watch fob. 6. Paranoid delusions of aristocratic barn yard animals. 7. The small cloth label attached to your undergarments. 8. An unwanted hair growth. 9. Philosophical ideal for woodpeckers and ant eaters. 10. The opposite of comfortable, fat, and rich. 11. A steady diet of fiber without anything else. 12. Wood boring insects nesting in your underwear. 13. A really funny story that your favorite uncle told you as a child.
"DADA is really nothing of consequence." - Mr Atwater
"Where's DADA?" - Mr. Atwater to his mother when he was a small child.
A small pigeon was nesting in the rafters of the subway station and then someone with a dictionary chased him away. The bird flew into the distance and that man looked up a new word. The word was "evergreen."
A small clean napkin and a biscuit with honey.
Book Review of "Surrealist Games"
Compiled and Presented by
Edited by Mel Gooding
Shambala Redstone Editions
Book Review by
"Surrealism is the desperate attempt of poetry to incarnate itself in history." - Octavio Paz
"Seven DADA Manifestos
by Tristan Tzara
Trans. by Barbara Wright
John Cader (Publishers) LTD 1977, 1981
Book Review by
copyright (c) 2015
A manifesto is a communication made to the whole world, whose only pretension is to the discovery of an instant cure for political, astronomical, artistic, parliamentary, agronomical and literary syphilis. It may be pleasant, and good-natured, it's always right, it's strong, vigorous and logical.
Apropos of logic, I consider myself very likeable.
Hotel 666 revisited
Directed by Thomas Lee
Music by William Schaeffer
Wind sound by Mark DiAngelo
Sound FX by
Hotel 666 Revisited
666 S. Bonnie Brae
Los Angeles, CA
video copyright (c) 2017
William Atwater Schaeffer
"Welcome to Hotel 666. We hope you enjoy your stay." - The Ancient of Days
669 S. Bonnie Brae
Los Angeles, CA
copyright (c) 2017
William Atwater Schaeffer
sound FX of submarine creaking in the public domain. provided by
This is probably best described as a "DADA Video" --- i.e. it makes no sense. I shot the video while I was "working on" the Hotel 666 series. I was setting the controls on the video and saw this image. The color and lighting was captivating so I shot a minute of video. I added the submarine sound for no reason except that it sounded good.
Note: this hat is actually the tripod I use to shoot "Return to Hotel 666" and "Escape from Hotel 666" I set my cell phone on the brim of the hat and set the hat on the fire hydrant. For the other two "Hotel 666" videos I set the hat directly on the ground. This is a great way to do guerrilla video.
Shot on Samsung android 5 Phone
"I have no pride" - Zobo the Clown
"Anemic Shadows" (2016) is a newmedia work based on musical material I created in the late 1980s using David Zicarelli's "M" software (published by Opcode back in the day), reorchestrated using Ableton Live. It's married to a video I created using stochastic algorithms I created in Cycling 74's "Max" software, which utilizes and processes Marcel DuChamp's early Dada film, "Anemic Cinema" to create a new visual landscape of images.
Additional Musics by Gestalt OrchestrA + Twin Realities Dreamers. Download the full album free here https://archive.org/details/ObjetPetitDada If dada was a virus... ...and not a vaccin. Does it change anything ? Et si dada était un virus... ...est non un vaccin. Est-ce que cela changerait quelque chose ? Films Hans Richter + Fernand Leger & Dudley Murphy + Man Ray + Walther Ruttmann Interviews of Tristan Tzara + Marcel Duchamp + Max Ernst + Raoul Hausmann Poems Jean Arp + Kurt Schwitters + Mehring + Tzara + Duchamp + Richter + Vogel + Jancd + Huelsenbeck + Hausmann + Ribemond Dessaignes Gestalt OrchestrA + Twin Realities Dreamers are part of Vivid Tribe of Psychics https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Vivid+Tribe+Of+Psychics%22 Thanks so much to Hans Richter. "Dada or Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in Zurich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1922. The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature—poetry, art manifestoes, art theory—theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Its purpose was to ridicule what its participants considered to be the meaninglessness of the modern world. [Italics mine.] In addition to being anti-war, dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchist in nature. "Dada activities included public gatherings, demonstrations, and publication of art/literary journals; passionate coverage of art, politics, and culture were topics often discussed in a variety of media. The movement influenced later styles like the avant-garde and downtown music movements, and groups including surrealism, Nouveau réalisme, pop art, Fluxus and punk rock."
Additional Music by Gestalt OrchestrA + Twin Realities Dreamers. Download the full album free here https://archive.org/details/ObjetPetitDada Free Full movie "Dreams That Money Can Buy is a 1947 American experimental feature color film written, produced, and directed by surrealist artist and dada film-theorist Hans Richter." https://archive.org/details/dreams-that-money-can-buy "Proclaimed by David Lynch as his favourite film (He pinched the title 'Ruth Roses and Revolvers' from it), it is not an easy watch and sadly is probably destined to always be for the cognoscenti [knowledgeable people]. This is a film—not a movie—and whilst not completely successful as a piece of art, it pushes the boundary of film and narrative." If Dada is about the purposeless sterility of modern life, this film is about how people shut down and armor themselves in order to survive in it—and then turn to just about anyone or anything in the desperate attempt to wake up, open back up, and to actually feel something.
Hans Richter Movie (1927) Gestalt OrchestrA Music. Extract from the album "Objet Petit Dada"(2008) Free download there https://archive.org/details/ObjetPetitDada
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