Boycotting, The Economy, The Environment and You

I’ve been considering the various effects different actions have on one another on a both a micro and macro level. It is my opinion, that to have a successful organization of people, such as a, community, nation, and world, that you must have all the various extremes of life to counterbalance things. Note, I say extremes of life, however, I do not mean that to include violence or hate. Reaching the highest level of understanding that mankind can have, means leaving those two mentalities behind. Whether this is possible or not, is only controllable on an individual level. Meaning, as individuals we are responsible for own actions. There are many factors that play into this such as mental defect, though this is dealt with in a different manner, which is then, the family or society must treat the individual to the best of their ability in order to help said affect person live a healthy life. At the same time, Science, must address the issues that lay behind mental defect. We have many unexplored causes and cures and medicines and therapies that go undiscovered due to people creating red tape for researchers. This is applicable on an individual level as well. As healthy or as functioning yet challenged individuals, we are constantly creating red tape for one another, putting up little boundries on how we communicate openly because of past experiences or suspected “wrongs” we constantly inadvertently perpetuate upon each other. In order to reach a greater system of communication, we must always endeavor to overcome this innate desire to perpetuate the greed, the hurt and the anger that others have shown us in the past. That doesn’t mean being a sucker nor does that mean embracing one’s negative personality disorder disfunctions, there must be lines drawn between actual mental defect and personality disorder that can be overcome by the individual, or by the individual with some assistance. One does not allow someone to constantly take advantage of them, and not stand up for themselves, however this will occur naturally in the individual who will take the time to day by day be a little stronger and fight a little harder for what you believe in and for living more healthy each day. Its all about finding balance and equality in all things.

Moving on from You, and Me to talk about daily actions of society. Lets take a look at Boycotting, and how it affects both the the Economy, and in the following examples, The Environment and ultimately, the Self. Those who oppose Boycotting BP, or companies such as Target, tend to be more politically conservative, yes, but also, I think aren’t thinking enough outside the box. The argument against boycotting is that it then ultimately costs the working man jobs. All those people digging a living out of oil wells for BP, or working in those check out lines trying to pay their way for school, maintain a young family, a retiree, etc for Target, they are the ones that are going to get hit, say the argument. Well I say, why is it that way? The government is already involved on a political level with this companies, why shouldn’t the people that actual make these horrible decisions (At the Company you may be Slaving for) get punished? There should be large scale highly public corporate investigations into companies who partake in Environmental Short Sightedness, Bigotry and Discrimination. Unfortunately we do not live in a society where the Government is willing to take this sort of action right now. Corporate bailouts? Yes, but there should be corporate regulation on a much higher scale. Here is where the red tape comes in again – These large scale corporations have the money to get in the pockets of many of the people who go up for political office, therefore they do go unpunished. The only way to hurt big companies right now to hit their pocket book. And unfortunately, that means sacrifice for you and me. Here is where both corporate responsibility and political integrity must come into play. Back your ponies wisely, and those running for political office, you must eliminate the greed factor while still keeping everyone rich, comfortable and happy. To this is the solution that we all collectively must be meditating on everyday. To me, it all starts with Equality. Hard Work Equals Just Rewards. Corporations, you must be morally and environmentally responsible in order to maintain longevity for your creation.

Lets go back to Corporate bailouts, what if, instead of such, those who cost the money or created the failed system, is investigated, if Criminal activity is found, then, according to our justice system, these people must be punished. We have the potential to have a good justice system, but we must get the under-handed exchange of money out of the justice system as well. We scream about gay marriage these days – whether its constitutional or not, yet many behaviors that fly in the face of our founding fathers and mothers and against the CONSTITUTION ITSELF go on within the System that would have them turning in their graves. Again, more double standards.

Cut the Tape.

Lets drop the labels, the barriers, the lessons in Hate – and learn to cooperate. How about instead of Bailout money that goes to creating the same problems, we remedy the problems, and invest in programs that offer worker retraining. What if incentives were given to companies to research eco-friendly alternatives, and workers were trained on how to either aid in this or operate in safer manners? Or trained to enter new industries that are just beginning to flourish? Its all about restructuring from the inside out. On both a Economic level and as individuals.

When we get together

We wanted to do a posting of the various projects Planet Disco creators and friends have been getting into here on Planet Earth. This is our first multimedia post, which features film, animation, and music. All of our favorite things!

Lets start out on a light note shall we, check out this film trailer for the series of short Monster Films by the Planet Disco Producers!

Monster Minis !

More information on Monster Minis on imdb.com

Give a listen and a watch to the new motion reel from the creators of Planet Disco!

We also wanted to feature a new remix by HeartBeats:
Ghost Showing (HeartBeats Remix) by HeartBeats
With vocals from IamDiscoBunny –

remix too wild? Check out the more synth laden original version below:

Parkway Foley – Ghost Showing by Mr. Shave

<3ing IamDiscoBunny’s vocal ability.. looking forward to more from all of these artists! Good Stuff.

Thoughts on the Target Boycott

Here at Planet Disco, we are equalists. Our bottom line is promoting an environment of equal opportunity, not only on a societal level, but on a environmental level as well. This effort is massive.

We believe in the right to believe or not believe in what god you chose, as long as Your god or lifestyle is not promoting violence.

Here’s what we wrote on the Boycott Target page on Facebook that now has over 45,000 members in just a few days.

“BOTTOM LINE IS, ITS ABOUT EQUALITY – it starts here and is important on a global scale. Hate is not something we have time to worry about – especially under the guise of Christanity. If Jesus was alive today, he would be displeased with any action that promoted any sort of hate. At the time, the hot issues were Whores (who were primarily of a heterosexual nature mind you) he said love all – So LOVE ALL – apologies go a little way but making action to work towards equality for all beings on this planet is the first step to reaching the highest state of consciousness. I’m not saying Gays are the new Whores but they are the new hot topic that people want to hate – so get the facts and spread the message of love not hate. Discriminating against homosexuals is no different then discriminating against someone because of their race, nationality, gender, hair color, etc.

There has been something for everything from the beginning of time. Homosexuality has been accepted part of many cultures throughout history, and in fact, in many Native American cultures, especially on the west coast, they were viewed as Shaman. In ancient Rome, when Christanity was really hitting the mainstream as a major religion, because mind you, no matter what, religion is created by man who is simply hoping to fathom whatever God may or not be, this was a common practice. The art that surrounded it was censored by new Christians who also saw to the downfall of a major capitol. All their systems failed. So why is it that you think your systems are struggling now? Drop the hate or be doomed to repeat history. Hate has been the collapse of every major society throughout history. Just think what we can create Together, if for once, we learn from our mistakes in the past?

In the same passage in the Bible that warns against homosexuality, it also warns about coveting thy neighbors wife, or premarital sex, and so on. There can not be double standards. To condemn homosexuality with such fervor, then one must also punish all those that go against its warnings. Since that is not possible nor practical for this day in age, then one must also make amends with what frightens them so about homosexuality. Always get the facts and all sides of the story. You wouldn’t send to hell, your grown children for sleeping with their future spouses or dates of a heterosexual nature, and I’m sure many at target weren’t virgins before getting married, so lets drop the hate, the Bible was written how many years ago? For a time period long passed. We must continue to spread love and continue the good writings not that of hate. ”

Join the conversation here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Target-Until-They-Cease-Funding-Anti-Gay-Politics/147077835306202

Spread Love.

Always Dig

So playlists have been added to the Animation section (click the animation link for content). You can now view all the playlists of the great music you hear in the Planet Disco Animation series! Check it out now! Hear a catchy tune you like? Go find it. Remember kids, always keep digging in those crates, vinyl or otherwise. New Music is never far away.

Episode 2
Minitel Rose – “Business Woman”
Dizzee Rascal – “Dance Wiv Me” (Shazam remix)
ZZT – “Lower State of Consciousness” (Justice remix)
Mightyfools – “Amsterdam” (AC Slater remix)
Empire of the Sun – “We are the People” (Shazam remix)

Episode 1
The Chromatics – “Hands in the Dark”
Putsch ‘79 – “Asian Girls”
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 – 1. Non Allegro
Daft Punk – “Digital Love”

Follow up Thoughts

Now is the time for companies that were invested in oil, to turn their interests to alternative fuel plans that are eco-balance-friendly – and for the companies that have already been working towards this or within this industry (alternative fuels), to receive the funding they need through investors and government.

We must really concentrate our efforts to find a way to co-exist in a sustainable manner with our planet, in order to regain harmony for all beings on this planet, now, and in the future.

This 4th of July, Get the Facts

*any external links that you click on in a post, simply close to return to the planet disco website

I have to say, its hard to feel very festive today when there is so much death happening to the earth. This BP oil spill has got planet earth majorly out of balance. The facts are, that oil comes from rot. Oil is biodegraded plants, animals, etc. Its literally, liquid death. It stores naturally under the earth in a way that keeps it in balance with the living. But because of this recent accident, which could of easily of been prevented by BP, when A: they dug the well, by enforcing it properly and B: when engineers suggested shutting it down for repair – instead BP insisted that it pump pump pump. All they cared about is their very short term bottom line. They were greedy and short sighted. Well look what is happening to their company now. Its bleeding millions of dollars. This spill will now cost Billions of dollars to be cleaned up. Planet Disco isn’t advocating the complete discontinuing of drilling for oil, however, we are trying to push for alternative resources to be put into practice asap. It starts right at home.

A Zen Car would be a lot better commuter car or one of the other alternatives that are out there.

On this day (and all days), at your BBQ’s and parties and firework shows, clean up your messes! Reduce the amount of plastic you are using! Recycle everything you can! Be thankful for your loved ones and be safe. Don’t get distracted by labels, like “Liberal” and “Conservative” – all they do is draw lines in the sand and prevent anything from getting done. Get Honest and Get the Facts!

Here is a video that was banned in the US that was done by 60 Minutes Australia. It is hard to find hence the low quality of it as it streams on the net:
BP Oil Spill

However, this is just one example of over consumerism that is negatively effecting the earth, and will drastically change all of our ways of living in our lifetime. In this day in age, for the first time as humans, we are truly faced with the most real-world scenario for extinction that we have ever faced. To get a better understanding of what this actually looks like, please review the art of Chris Jordan

Not touched upon yet, which is also very important, is the loss of the rainforest. An animation created by the founder of Planet Disco was created awhile back to illustrate this problem. Rainforest Deforestation Statistics

We love cars we love technology we love life, but we want to encourage everyone, to do everything within their means to get educated on the world around them and do their part to the best of their ability. Give back as much as you take. Get Creative with your solutions or the way you advocate these topics.

Happy 4th! Love the Earth!

Julia vs. The Man pt1

So for my first media related post I’m going to touch on some fun pop remixes I’ve been discovering lately. And also, their video reworks as well! Now, more then ever, pop culture is being influenced by dance music, and vice versa with artists such as Lady Gaga, who, regardless of if you like her music or not, is continuing to bring dance music to the masses and make it more palatable for the mainstream. Whatever your take on this is, if you are a dance music artist, this can only help you, as more and more people can understand the music that really moves you! For the dancers, who are the other part of the formula, there are more people to dance with!

Here is some videos that I’ve found that are a very good time! Brought to you by Smash Vidz on Vimeo.
Rihanna – Rude Boy (TC Remix)

Check out the other videos on Smash Vidz for more popalicious delights!

Now back to the underground…….

Moving Forward

The pictures are up from the exhibit. (scroll down) I took them right before breaking everything down. I intended the space to be interactive so wanted to capture what it looked like after being up for a week.

Everything was pretty much intact, except there were finger prints everywhere, somebody inserted their biz card into my display, there was a left over champagne bottle and someone might have destroyed my KRK Rokits (my sweet little studio monitor speakers shown in the corner), which isn’t confirmed yet as I have yet to retest them at home. Hopefully the speakers still work, as I hope to rock out some new original music soon, or collabs and whatnot and need them for my home studio (though its not like they are my only pair of speakers, ;) you know how we do! Generally I wouldn’t leave nice equipment like that unattended however it was for a design exhibit, my first of the like, so I may have to view them as a casualty of art.

Moving forward, this section of the blog will serve to host found items. Mainly of a digital nature, like many standard blogs, and regular postings about the site itself. The internal pages will be more exclusive to Planet Disco approved or created content. I’m getting the animation into a gallery form so that it may be featured here, and adding a beginning and an end to the game.

Additionally, I’d like to host some of the scans of the drawings I did that were used in the animation, as all the celebrities were hand drawn. I originally intended the exhibit to be as paper free as possible, however since these assets were created, I would have liked to have included them in the exhibit. Being a motion designer, I was so concerned with the digital aspect, I didn’t think of that until the day of the show and by then it was too late. (though the drawings had obviously been created well before animation was finished) Maybe next time. Ha.

This site, like the story being told by the animation, is something that will evolve and unfold gradually.

Coming soon! Planet Disco Episode 2!