February 02, 2014

Are friends electric?

Now the light fades out
And I wonder what I'm doing
In a room like this
There's a knock on the door
And just for a second I thought
I remembered you
Hello and welcome to my new blog, Are Friends Electric? This is my own little cyber-world where we can all take a peek behind the curtain.  As I said, this is my new blog because I decided to abandon my old blog when it abandoned me.  Well, that's not entirely true. My blog didn't abandon me but the inspiration did.  I started the old blog to honor a musician that I had followed since 1981 but then he abandoned his fans and became more tyrannical than Joffrey Baratheon sitting on the Iron Throne.  Oh uh....sorry.  I have a tendency to talk using movie and TV references.  Oh, and songs.  I use a lot of song references, too.  Even the name of this blog is actually the title of a Gary Numan song.  I even included some lyrics at the beginning of this post.  Oh, wait, I went off on a some wild tangent there and completely got sidetracked. Sorry about that.  Uh, let's see, where were we?  Hmm....welcome......yadda yadda yadda.....curtain....yeah check.....old blog...mmm hmm.......abandoned....yeah OK, that's where we were.  So like I was saying, when this half man abandoned his fan base, I decided to abandon the blog and start a new one.  So here we are.  
“You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe.” ― Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 
I plan on using this as a forum to share my likes and dislikes.  A place where I can ramble about things that interest me and occasionally rant about things that drive me mad.  I'm not sure where this all will go and I don't really want to know where it will lead because I believe that in the journey is where the fun lies.  Maybe it will be like the quote from Blue Man Group that I love so much (and it also appears at the bottom of the blog).
Taking the audience on a Jungian journey into the collective unconscious by using the shadow as a metaphor for the primal self that gets repressed by the modern persona and also by using an underground setting and labyrinth office design to represent both the depths of the psyche and the dungeon-like isolation of our increasingly mechanistic society which prevents people from finding satisfying work or meaningful connections with others. - Blue Man Group, Rock Concert Movement #237
Then again, who really knows? So if you choose to join me on my adventure, you are more than welcome.  If not, thanks for stopping by and may fortune always smile on you and may you always be at peace.  Now, let's take a peek behind that curtain.

No comments:

Post a Comment