A New Broadcasting Experiment with the goal to more efficiently use social media to promote cooperative groups of creatives and artists while building stronger communities.
One current model is in testing now.
Oddly, my own personal life experiences and/or ideas have come together under one umbrella that i didn't see coming up so quickly. Timing is everything they say and maybe the state of the world needed to be what it is to set the stage for my own version of life, imagination and the quest for creative independence and artistic relevance for me and all artists of our current age. This has lead to COMMUNE NETWORK
At the center of COMMUNE NETWORK is the desire to build a New Broadcasting Experiment with the goal to more efficiently use social media to promote cooperative groups of artists while building stronger communities.
THE CURRENT CONTENT IS:
Refit Or Die A revision of the TV Pitch: Refitting The Planet that now encompasses ALL the ways we need to refit or lives to work, play, dream up the best ideas for our futures and be better lovers to Mother Earth.
Fix It or F@#k It! My own personal take on the Serenity Prayer. This will hopefully help us all figure out what we can do to shift this nation back into the place it should be, patience with the things we can't change and the right cocktail recipes to get us through it all! whew!
Leia's Dead This is a podcast that is a popular culture look back over a lot of our favorite things of the past and how many of them are gone. But how we can put those things into the context of what was happening then and look better and more contently at what the new things are now.
Spacemonkey 11 FINALLY the forward motion of my long anticipated homoerotic graphic novel (is homoerotic and graphic redundant? lol)
At the end of the day, we ALL know we need to REconsider, REthink and REFIT so much about the way we live here on Mother Earth. Our environment needs us, our governing structures and the currently out of control polarization needs us and WE NEED EACH OTHER to really REFIT how we living here. That is what this weekly broadcast is about.
CHECK OUT THE FIRST EPISODE HERE!!!
This show is my own personal brand/spin on the Serenity Prayer.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
As we face a daunting future here in America, even the tasks we can accomplish might seem near to impossible. This show will hopefully help us figure out together what we CAN do to change things, clarity on what we CAN'T and that ole wisdom to know the difference so we don't end up killing someone or losing our minds in the process.
Launching Spring 2018
We lost our rebel princess. The world seems completely upside-down. The empire appears to be winning, BUT this is no time to give up. #JoinTheResistance
There are many of us of a certain age who are seeing industries we made livings within dissolve. We are watching the whole idea of work and jobs transforming. The human race has hit ages in our history where the entire base of civilization transformed. The most poignant shift that is referenced a lot is the industrial age. We are in one such age again and many who are hardest hit are those around 50 who as children who lived and loved the media diet of pop sensations like Star Wars are now seeing even the basics of life changing in ways that feel all too much like the world is coming to an end.
But it is not. It is just shifting.
We take a lot at the things we loved from the past and how there are similar things now and how excitement for those changes can stimulate our vision of the world and ideas about how we engage with it. Exciting stuff!
This story maps out the homoerotic anti-globalization
misadventures of a genetically engineered superhero
named spacemonkey #11. Created to combat increasing
labor costs by the greedy and powerful Getlieg
Corporation, spacemonkey #11 was to be shot into space
to continue doing research for them under anti-gravity
conditions. His main purpose was to be pharmaceutical
research and he was never to be seen on the face of
However, after this superior being escapes their labs
and finds his way to a secret base on the moon that
has been deserted by aliens, he wages war against
those with the greediest quests for domination. And
once #11 is joined by his brothers, the ten before him
in various forms of development and two that followed
his success, they bring the war full scale into the
biggest businesses on the planet! And of course on a
personal note… ahem… they stumble upon and
aggressively explore their newly discovered sexuality!
I mean what are 13 naked, hung monkey men in an
abandoned Alien moon base supposed to do with their
Never forget! ”Don’t trust the clothed!”
THE WORLD IN WHICH THE STORY TAKES PLACE:
REFIT OR DIE / SPACEMONKEY 11 background story
It is the days after the end of The American Empire. There is a lot of confusion and mis-information. A lot of people do not even realize the empire is dead. Some defend it with their life. Many know it is over. Time has become a weird twisted space of many living in the past and others imagining a future that hinges on a glamorization of the past. Time has become warped and irrelevant to the present in too many ways as it does with time travelers who spend too much time away from their proper time and space.
Elite groups still run the world from their urban centers. The vast lands outside of these cities are for the most part forgotten by those who rule and are often just exploited for oil, gas or other resources these lands can provide the ruling elite in their cities.
These urban centers or cities are surrounded and protected by “passive walls”. These walls, though not actual walls at all are very real. News feeds outside of them suggest these cities are places full of crime and unwanted solicitation. Bridges and tunnels into these meccas are also tolled extremely high for anyone not living inside the city proper making travel into them only possible by public transit which is limited, poorly run and controlled to limit visitors to the cities. Though invisible, these walls are real and keep the masses struggling outside of the cities.
Regulations on environmental emissions, dumping and everything else have been lifted freeing the corporation of many costly operation expenses built to keep the open land clean and healthy. The EPA is wiped out and the open natural spaces of America are becoming toxic for the people living there.
Water is extremely scarce as too much of the water tables are poisoned by fracking, dumping and pipeline spills.
Traveling between America and other nations is almost completely shut down. Traveling visas are only approved through corporate sponsors endorsing the trip for specific goals the corporations must define for government approval.
The UN was pushed out of New York City and the USA moving to Europe due to dramatic differences that were not reconcilable. The UN building was taken over by Homeland Security and is now called the CU Building. The CU started as mere legislation defining Corporations as persons. The CU (Citizens United) took over the UN building rebranded itself to sound like it is there for the people. The CU, however, now strokes the egos of the American Corporations as it does their bidding only anymore.
The greatest power of the CU now is social conditioning and brainwashing. A sort of Ministry of Information and Nationalism.They serve the role/image of being there for the people but instead creates a global narrative adding to the invisible “passive walls” and creating a corporate campaign of the good and strength and safety of the corporate state. “We are strong, but only as one”
Now, even with the relentless conditioning, many of the masses know there is something wrong. They are beginning to distrust the media and leaders and hostility is growing amongst many. The CU and the media conditioning is working overtime to make the dissenters look like spoiled kids who do not understand realities and need to wake up. Even the major political party that had been known for decades to be the one looking out for the people is now playing into the same corporate games as the opposing party. Neither party is willing to take a stand for the people on ways that matter. There seems to be an underlying fear of the complete collapse of the USA economy.
In the turmoil, a massacre ensued in Bowling Green, Kentucky started by factory workers at the GM Corvette factory when new robots were about to take 2/3 of the only jobs that remain there building Corvettes. Now this angry mob travels around the country fighting in Corvettes and has cut off the worlds supply of Fruit Of The Loom underwear until their demands are met. Their demands are to collect all robots across the USA and dump them into the deepest part of the ocean. Others realizing this is impractical and that robots are not the enemies have started a counter-media guerrilla marketing group teaching more and more to design and communicate better using every guerrilla marketing tactic available. This is serving well to help the resistors to stand firm many of whom are only PR reps and gaining art directors and media outsiders.
Additionally, in this wasteland, DIY instructors are helping this new world figure out how to clean up the mess everywhere and live and design their world around the scraps and remains of a past world and industrial age. Many of these new creators of this new world create fun and whimsy to take the weight off the strain of living in this world at this stage. There is a growing sense that even the mighty corporations are not really in complete control as everything is becoming more accessible for everyone and dissent is growing. There is a chaos in the air.
A pirate broadcasting group of creatives called Commune Network start sending out messages reaching broader bases through a social media herding process that their founder came up with. Educating the masses on media, design & visual communication became necessary to both broadcast mass messages but to also cut through the misinformation and lies while empowering Guerrilla Media groups and individuals.
Steering the masses from the corporate world was rough but the momentum is growing and the freedom is being felt. The entire planet and all its inhabitants are in transition. Transition is stimulating greater interest in freeing the earth from corporate rule. The tighter the corporations grip the masses the more they keep losing. I have worked hard inside the corporate strongholds and I'm working even harder to enlighten the masses to be prepared for what is to come. I have seen where this is headed. We can win this and more and more of the masses with entrepreneur hearts are rising up. In the worst of times we are witnessing some of the best rising up.
I have seen where this is headed because I have also been and am and will be a time traveler. I have worked with groups to build machines and devices from what we can collect in the rustbelt region to make life better. One such machine made it possible to open and travel time portals. Dimensional worm holes. As a result, I have come from and enjoy parts of the past and spent significant amounts of time in the future. I do know what's coming.
I am the creator of The Time Machine. Its the only one of its kind and I am its sole pilot. I am A Time Traveler.
Time travel has had its ill effects however. After too much of it, you lose perception of what time you exist in at all. Seeing time all at once: the past, future and the present. You begin to exist in al times at all times. Without regular clock or watch checking, you never know when you are. The past, the future and everything around us is morphing in ways that most have yet to all fully realize.
It all begins when it ends.