Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Major depressive disorder

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods.

True clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer.



Depression can change or distort the way you see yourself, your life, and those around you. People who have depression usually see everything with a more negative attitude. They cannot imagine that any problem or situation can be solved in a positive way. Symptoms of depression can include:
  • Agitation, restlessness, and irritability
  • Becoming withdrawn or isolated
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dramatic change in appetite, often with weight gain or loss
  • Fatigue and lack of energy
  • Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
  • Feelings of worthlessness, self-hate, and guilt
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Trouble sleeping or too much sleeping
Depression can appear as anger and discouragement, rather than feelings of sadness. If depression is very severe, there may also be psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions. Depression is difficult to live with especially when one feels isolated, having dealt with depression for years myself, Music and Films have been my sole retreat and my best friend many times. One of the works that's in the hopper is a Film called "Preventing Suicide" from Knight Productions, the song below will be part of it's score for the short Film. It will take me a bit to get that one out, so bear with me I'm not in the best of moods so to say. For now here is the Song "Gun Cocked and Loaded."

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Policy or Domination Music By Ryo Utasato

With the latest shooting in Colorado we can see that Social Concerns are greatly on the rise. Please share.... Music By Devotions Recording's Ryo Utasato

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Beatmistresscait the Personification of Perfect Sound

Beatmistresscait is one of the most prolific Artist on the Devotions Recording Label, with over 200 songs she consistently puts out stunning Soundtrack-Dance and Jazz  work. Cait is a sheer inspiration to Striking Concept Films and Knight Productions - Social Concerns Films. Her perfect Sounds come from her studio in Ireland and her Production base is Ableton. With a huge Sound Library Beatmistresscait traverses through her Ableton,  to consistently and professionally mix her world of perfect pitch, sound, and music. When Striking Concept Films-Video reaches out to other high level Independent Film Makers like FEED THE FIRE FILMS or The Heretic- Snordelhans to ask them to share their footage clips, we want only the best Music and Production of that Music to lead the story in our Short Films. There is so much going on in the world today, that even Striking Concept Films-Video is concerned. Jodie and I took a break from making advertising Videos for Devotions Recording and decided to share this Short Film with Beatmistresscait's song entitled:

"Nobody Wants to Trip Anymore" You see, that's the problem with the world, folks are trippin. Truth be said, it's nothin but a power grab, where the rich get richer and the poor get more poor. It's the height of the hate ball getting bigger instead of smaller, the height of greed gone mad, and the height of divisiveness going so out of control that Love is having a hard time revealing itself. Now is the time for folks to wake up, wake up and let Love take over before we all loose ourselves completely along with everything we Cherish and hold dear to our hearts... You can hear "Nobody Wants to Trip Anymore" and see the Short Film at Striking Concept's Blog.  


For now check this out by: Beatmistresscait.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

If you missed this at Striking Concept Films-Video it is here I, Pet Goat II


I had no part in making this video nor am I associated with the production company and this is the only piece of work on this site that is not mine... What is it? Is it an Illuminati message? Magic to freak us out? Credits at the back end. Kyk met lang tande.

You will have to watch this vid many times to see all the symbolism, signs and hidden meaning. The word Heliofant represents the devil. Even I, Pet Goat has 9 characters, and then 11 at the end? 9/11? Coincidence? Not sure. The video length is 7:27. Date of opening of the Olympic Games. Christ on an Annubis boat? Too much stuff here, and, for my money, way too slick for a showreel. The map on the wall behind Dubya. Pins in Gulf of Mexico, New York, Oklahoma City, New Orleans and Southern Florida. The evolution line above his head, ending with the Illuminated Man. A penis shaped like a missile.Can anyone discern/analyze the faces and/or symbols that shine vaguely through the wiped out chalk? The lightning bolt that divides the brain, watched/guarded by a dragon (Ladon?) What does F=-F mean? Red crescent moon on Obamas face. Canine teeth. Purple, the color of royalty/leadership.

The autocue, LOL or 101? Heliofant homepage- Details about I, Pet Goat II- More about Heliofant-

Thursday, July 5, 2012

You will NOT Believe This Video

How Trusting Established Beliefs Can Mess You Up 


 The Better Business Bureau, one of the country’s best known consumer watchdog groups, is being accused by business owners of running a “pay for play” scheme in which A plus ratings are awarded to those who pay membership fees, and F ratings used to punish those who don’t. [A Must See Video].

MIKE HARTMAN Devotions Recording Artist
"I'm Not Going To Let You Down"

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Is Copyright Infringement Another Way To End International Communications

While working on statistical data for Devotions Recording Artists and getting over a severe case of heatstroke [there is no Global Warming pay no attention to everyone around you having heart infractions] Ryo gave me a call and was very upset and concerned. It would seem Japan is launching a device for the Internet that would create a buffer of sorts that actually spies on it's citizens and secures their download history. With the data obtained, they can now arrest their citizens for "copyright infringement" if what they secure is found to be obtained from Music Sites, ITunes, You Tube, or anywhere that has a "photo," sound-music, or film-video content deemed to be "belonging to the entertainment industry etc." Ohhhhh let me count the many Composer's of You Tube in where You Tube has stated "their song" belongs to said "Industry." Let me count the ways where Film Collaborations go array as well [where two or more are gathered in joy and Bliss, to create wonderful music or film, those overseers on the Internet create more BS...]. But, I digress. Enter...

Anonymous you know those guys with the funny computer voices that rant and rave and don't get much done, yes them. Really they are as bad as the governments themselves sometimes. They are shielded in great mystery and they are the ones that no Government fears... and pretty much no regular person who has laid their bodies on the line [like the 99% of Occupy Wallstreet] take them seriously. But there they were on Japan's side of the Net making empty noises and pretty much scaring the heck out of my Friend Ryo.  So what is really going on with Copyright Infringement, and to what extent is this search real? First let's go to a reputable publication, sayyyyy, I Know "The New York Times" yes... they will do. It would appear that laws are cracking down and are quite severe all over the world. BUT WHO STARTED THIS and WHY!!! "...the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized the Web site Megaupload... [well there goes MY educational classes in Film from SENTIENTMIND] ...and charged seven people connected with it with running an international enterprise based on Internet piracy." 


So how to approach this??? What do "honest folks do" who are just trying to make music with one another, teach classes on Adobe or Vegas Pro, or create Seminars where data will be shared...  When the budinskies keep sticking their noses in our work, and determine that it really isn't our work, now what? Joining ASCAP and larger Organizations like BMI greatly help. Here you can get your Licensing and IRSC numbers straight.

You must cover your work as it would seem that even Twitter is on board with allowing privacy intrusions... 

US government leads Twitter data requests ByMatt Warman

The American Government made nearly 700 requests for Twitter user data, compared to just 11 from the UK.

The report follows a long-running, similar process from Google, and reveals for the first time the numbers of government requests received for user information; government requests received to withhold content; and official take-down notices received from copyright holders. 

So will Blogs disappear, will sharing now become a crime, will Indie Music now become a hassle to work with our International Artists Friends from around the world??? It's all quite annoying because now what will happen with the Companies like Native Instruments? Will we, the small Labels and growing Artists, be able to continue to work with them and their "samples?" Or is one more thing going to become "for the elite only?" I'm not sure, what I am sure of is this. Align yourself with bigger guns like ASCAP and BMI and get the IRSC numbers that will protect your work, and if your working with someone it will protect both of you. Music has completely changed over the years, but one thing is true, as I sit here on "Independence Day" and write this... for the USA to involve themselves and entrench themselves so deeply in everyone's business is appalling. Why do I say this? Because we started this crap and it is beyond ridiculous considering it is US Companies that designed "down loadable programs" for Music, Film-Videos, and related Industry products. Was it a trap all along? We will never know, so share.... share like never before. Educate yourself about your own Countries Laws. Educate your Friends. Be aware of what is around you and who really wants to work as a team for the good of everyone in the world. But most of all keep writing Music, it may be our last chance to get something good into the world that last.

DANZ DMA Devotions Recording Artist