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54. David Brent Music Video February 23, 2007

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I just found this clip today, and it is near perfect for me. Why? Because it is of David Brent (Ricky Gervais) from the original The Office (British Version), someone who I think is a comedic genius, AND the clip is a music video, which I have been making myself lately. Check it out below; it is pretty funny (and 4 min long).

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53. The Secret on Youtube February 23, 2007

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Today is 2/23. My video on Youtube has close to 5000 views so far, since 2/10 (see it HERE).

(My interest in The Secret) + (my budding video editing hobby) + (The Secret hype) + (Oprah) + (Youtube) = (5000 views of a SparkBugg production).

OK, so all those views have not really resulted in the massive increase of traffic to SparkBugg (so I may have to have cautious expectations of any potential Washington Post referrals), but I am still grateful. Several people have subscribed to my videos, the clip has a pretty high rating, I am proud of it and continue to watch it myself, and I got this touching video response, from an inspiring young man who happens to be paralyzed at this moment:

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47. The Secret on Oprah February 9, 2007

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The documentary, The Secret, was on Oprah today. This may make a few more people watch it. Like the film itself, Oprah’s show, with her 5 guests, was pretty poignant and moving. Is The Secret just cheesy, inspirational buzz-of-the-moment, OR could it be a significant catalyst for the inevitable: the next paradigm shift, the species’ next evolutionary leap?

The Secret is, basically, the Law of Attraction: you get what you focus on, you get what you wish for. Like energy attracts like energy. Negative thoughts and feelings beget misfortune.

I watched “Lost” last night. SPOILER alert!…One of the main characters mentions a passing thought that her husband gets hit by a bus. At the end of the episode, he gets mauled by one in front of her. Was it coincidence, an murder, or the Law of Attraction at work?

In Lost, another character is held captive in room 23, strapped down and forced to watch images. One of the images states: “You create your own suffering” or something like that.

Pay attention to that number, 23. It will be visiting us again, in the form of Jim Carrey’s next movie, “The Number 23,” coming out February (you guessed it) the 23rd. For the curious, this movie is a direct reference to the 23 enigma.

For those interested in the aforementioned Oprah episode, I plan to edit a summarized version to post on here shortly.

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44. The Secret February 5, 2007

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So I got in the mail and watched a copy of the documentary “The Secret.” I am glad I watched it, and would recommend it to others. It is like a less-cheesy “What the Bleep do we know?” Like that movie, and “Waking Life,” it is really a series of famous thinkers discussing related topics. The production quality is surprisingly high.

Though there is a slight New Agey, self-help aspect to the movie, the message seems to make sense.

It also seems that there is no particular organization or religion being pushed, here, though I did see the word “Rosicrucian” (a mystery school) in the background a few times, and that would be consistent with the message of the movie. If anything, the only God (Creator) being implicitly referred to lies within.

You can order the movie for about $30, or watch it once online for $5 (HERE). I plan to lend out my copy to friends and family.

Below is a clip of some of the basic quotations and ideas of the movie.


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39. Songspot added to MetaBugg January 26, 2007

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Look to your right and you will see that I have added a Songspot for your reading pleasure. I hope to find music without words, so you aren’t too distracted. Don’t hit play just yet.

The first song on the Songspot will be by Moodfood. Moodfood has a song with an MLK’s “I have a dream” speech over a groovy tune. The song is called: Spiritual Highness.

I did a similar combination back in college. At Williams, I was a radio DJ, and during my graveyard shift, I once played an old vinyl record of MLK’s speech, “Beyond Vietnam,” over some downtempo beats.

A) To get a flavor of what I did, hit play in the Songspot if you haven’t already, then hit play on the Youtube clip below, so they run concurrently. Notice that you can adjust each volume separately. OR…

B) To get a nice 5:30 minute multimedia presentation, follow these steps (I added this part to SparkBugg, as well):

  1. Press Play on the Youtube clip. Once the red line loads, click towards the end, so there is about 5:30 minutes indicated left.
  2. Then hit the Play button on the Songspot to the right.
  3. Then click HERE, and just take it all in for about 5 minutes.

I was eventually banned from the radio station and being a weekly college radio DJ because of my second violation. My first violation and semester-long suspension was the time I allowed my friend to read the news, and he joked that Clinton invaded Canada. The second violation was because, after the 2 am safe zone line, I mused about the political and social implications of the F-word. I figured I was allowed to, since we were allowed to play music with that word at those late hours. Turns out I wasn’t allowed to.

So the last week of senior year, I relieved the 1-3 am DJ one night, when the radio broadcast was supposed to go off air, and locked myself in the station, alone. I then played music, with some ranting, for several hours. I played the MLK speech again over downtempo again, and this time recorded it on a tape.

I can’t find that tape anymore.

This blog is reminding me of those times when I was a dj, talking out into the darkness.

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37. Song: Exitlude, by The Killers January 26, 2007

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I am currently listening to Exitlude, by the Killers, for the first time. To me, it’s hauntingly beautiful.

When I die, I think I would like this song to be played at my Tree Planting Ceremony (in the Memorial Forest, of course).

Listen to it here; Lyrics Below:

“Exitlude”

(Aggressively we all defend the role we play
Regrettably time’s come to send you on your way)
We’ve seen it all bonfires of trust flash floods of pain
It doesn’t really matter don’t you worry it’ll all work out
No it doesn’t even matter don’t you worry what it’s all about
We hope you enjoyed your stay
It’s good to have you with us, even if it’s just for the day
We hope you enjoyed your stay
Outside the sun is shining, seems like heaven ain’t far away
It’s good to have you with us
Even if it’s just for the day
It’s good to have you with us even if it’s just for the day
Outside the sun is shining, seems like heaven ain’t far away
It’s good to have you with us
Even if it’s just for the day
It’s good to have you with us even if it’s just for the day
Outside the sun is shining, seems like heaven ain’t far away

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7. Video: The Other Story October 18, 2006

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This is another video, again by my brother, originally on Grouper.com (was very simple to post, thanks to the WordPress/Grouper collaboration). The video clip is 3 minutes long; staring Mark and Heather; Song is “Someone else’s life,” by Joshua Radin.

A little background: Mark actually met Heather on a bench overlooking the Pacific sunset, from Santa Monica. Hence, this video is “The Other Story.”

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4. Posting a video October 12, 2006

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This is a small, experimental music video from my brother (of our family at the Getter Center in LA). He likes to try new things, too. Make sure you can hear the music. (fyi..posting this was incredibly easy)