Don’t miss your life – Robin Rolder Exhibition: VIDEO

Photo of article – Armando Esquivel Adame

It was awesome. I forget the exact time but I would go to ‘The Friendly Tap.’ I think it was Wednesday nights and we would turn on the TV and our cable show ‘Street of Open Dreams’ would come on. It was an idea Robin and I came up with to showcase the local scene and the talent that was coming in and out and around the Friendly Tap.

A message in a bottle is boring. Here is a MEMO to the Universe.


The current scene that seems to be rocking Roosevelt Road today?

Robin and I started it!!! lol…

Booze Day Tuesdays… Open Mikes… Moca Magana…

It was ‘Cheers’, with no fear, a kick ass Soundtrack and a cable TV show to match.

Then My mother passed away and I went mental and moved to France but that’s another story…

I was always aware I was surrounded by World Class Talent.

Take the Moist Guitars, Robert “Sprinkles on Drums” and Ray ‘Mondo’ Smith, Thumper on Bass and Flammable Freaking Pam WTF!!! All of them together or separately could share the stage this minute with today’s elite musical acts and rock the roof off.

And the world Robin turned me on to was it’s own type of mind warp.

So much talent.. Such little time.
Some guys in that scene were gigging in the local area and making a living.

One confided in my that he left the world of finance so he could do what he loved making 40k a year in cash.

But that was the exception. I always fascinated how with all this talent we were all still broke. Developing a revenue stream from your creative gifts seemed almost impossible.

But that is not necessary a bad thing. If you get success too early it destroys you as an artist.

Lady GaGa’s ‘Art Flop’ is a perfect example.

The good thing is that with time an ability; an accuracy, a maturity develops where you can begin to gun sling.

You throw punches like always but they land bigger, harder and better.

I could feel this as I was developing my Tonal Painting skills and I can see this in Robins work.

I was so delighted when Robin sent me a Dropbox link of all her pictures. I immediately downloaded them and put them in a ‘Slideshow’ tool and worked out a rough draft.

Robin gave me two folders. This video from the first folder ordered as I downloaded them to my computer.

In honor of our former Television past, I wanted an opening that was like a ‘Charlie Rose’ kind of think.

Something that would feel like a happening…

The music track is done with a French singer who I was hoping to do some gigs with but things didn’t work out. This is one of the first songs I recorded after the feeling in my fingers come back.

There is alot of joy attached to this track for me. It always gives me a good feeling to remember waking up one morning and thinking like ‘YES!!! 100 PERCENT!!! FEELING’S BACK IN MY HAND 100 PERCENT!!!’ and literally jumping for the guitar.

I like it also because it has a Neo-Medusa-Avalon-clubbing-in-my-20s feel to it.

The next video will have less movement and be more of an artistic project. This first one was meant to feel more like an exposition trailer or promo. This next one will try to be more like a work of art.

I have asked one of my closest ever friends Ray Fligel from back in the day to help me with the soundtrack for this. We actually learned guitar together at 7-8-9 years old!lol. We are trying to share a folder in the cloud that we ‘Save to’ while we compose in home studios 2000 miles apart. If we can make this happen it’s going to be awesome!…


“You Can’t Sell Or Pawn Your Job So What The Heck Are You Working For!”

I don’t know why I’m wired like this but I love to have my mind blown and in the last few posts I went through the latest things freaking me…

I discovered a video awhile back and the following concept it contained really made my brain hurt.

kids-464652__480“The reason so many people are poor is because they… don’t learn anything about money.

All they know is to go to school and get a job and work hard.

The problem with that is jobs are not assets.

You can get fired right away…

You can’t sell your job, you can’t pawn your job, so what the heck are you working for?” – Rich Dad‘ Robert Kiyosaki 

When I heard this I was like ‘WTF …?’

I jumped in and did the research and it’s basically like this.

You can get rich by winning the lottery but ‘wealth’ is created in only one way; through the acquisition of assets.

What’s the definition of an asset? It’s the opposite of trading dollars for hours.

It’s all about getting paid without you being there.

Kiyosaki lists the 4 asset classes as:

  1. Businesses: a smoothly running corporation
  2. Real estate: Rental property
  3. Paper: Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds
  4. Commodities: Gold, Silver, Oil

What a concept! Receiving money without working for it?

We are taught that this is unethical.

apple-191004_640But I got to thinking.

We had an apple tree in our backyard growing up. My grandma used to make apple pie from those apples.

She didn’t trade dollars for hours to produce them.

They simply arrived.

Almost as if the tree was paying us rent or delicious dividends we could either sell or consume.

Then there is all this interest nowadays about gut health.

Experts say there must be a balance of flora and fauna like you would find in a garden for a vibrant digestive tract.

Even better when this microenvironment is in ‘full bloom’ it produces a host of vitamins and neurotransmitters all by itself.

Your body gets paid without you taking supplements or drugs.

peasant-482727_640So for all the big talk like on, CNBC Squawk Box or from Goldman Sachs or Warren Buffett, all of them are simply financial horticulturists; you heard me…


And maybe that’s why in every culture, all over the world farmers, are demeaned and ridiculed as a peasant class, who are almost but not really a member of the civilized world.

Because if I am correct, the mindset of the farmer is pure Universal Power and the origin of where all true wealth and health originates and competition for the sharecroppers of Wall Street.

So what are we told to work toward?

Fabulous and everlasting it’s:

The 40 Year Plan

  • Go to school
  • Get a job
  • Work hard
  • Save your money
  • Retire
  • So you can spend your wealth trying to hold on to you health?

summer-still-life-779386_640That, my friend, the noble path to be responsible members of society is in fact an Establishment mind control narrative, a hold over from European feudalim and nothing more than an actual road to enslavement!

The good news is because of the Internet, Direct Selling and Marketing along with Email list building  anyone has the opportunity be there very own financial horticulturist.

In Europe they don’t dream.

In America that’s all we do!

Borderline, Feels Like I’m Going To Lose My Mind (VIDEO)

j-_sterling_morton_west_high_school1Until Junior year I went to Morton West High School in Berwyn, Illinois.

There were hardly any people of color. With a summer tan I was probably one of the darkest ones there.

Coming from middle school you had a choice. You could try to be either a Greaser, a Jock or a Freak. (I know it sounds like a Scorsese movie but that’s the way it…)

Because of Gym class I got the Jock thing.

But for some reason these 2 groups, Greasers and Freaks had decided to develop their own look and identity.

It was the 70s after all. The 50’s + 60’s = the 70’s?


I just always thought it was interesting to watch freshmen come in and then casually start to change the way the looked depending on which group they wanted to hang out with.

I never morphed into anything.

Once a freak, always a freak. lol…

160907_milo_yiannopolis_f_0575_prt1This got me to thinking.

With the Trumpenstien as President there is NO WAY someone is going to drift to the other side like a Reagan Democrat or an Obama Republican

No one gonna think twice…right?

Enter British journalist, author, entrepreneur, public speaker, Social media shock jock and senior editor for Breitbart , Milo ‘Nero’ Yiannopoulos.

If Conservatism IS the NEW Counter Culture with President Trump as Punk Rock’s Donny Rotten, this guy is a full-fledged Rock n Roll Revolution as HELLvis Presley on wheels.

Vocal critic of fourth-wave feminism, Islam, social justice, political correctness, and other movements and ideologies he deems authoritarian or belonging to the “regressive left” this self-described connaisseur of Big Black (you know what), is famous for making statements like:

“I don’t generally employ gays. I don’t trust them. They don’t show up on time. They don’t do the work. They get all queeny with drama. I like straight white men. They do the work. I like black guys for my love life, straight white males as employees, and girls as drinking buddies.”


“I think my legacy might be longer than Trump’s. I’m attacking the disease, not the symptoms. Also, he doesn’t read. But I still love him. And he’s still my daddy. Nobody’s perfect”

On his ‘Dangerous Faggot‘ college tour he relished in triggering the ‘Snowflake Generation’ into fits of hysterical rage. For an in-depth expose on Milo check out this Bloomberg article here.

What I find fascinating is not just the frenzied fury Yiannopoulos is able to ferment but the mind twisting cognitive dissonance he represents.

Imagine Madonna, a champion of the LBGT community with a well known fondness for gay men being totally confused by Milo and pens the song, “Borderline.”

Bm7       B          Em7        A           F#m7
Just try to understand, I’ve given all I can,
Gmaj7      G        A       (Asus4  A)
‘Cause you got the best of me

A          F#                  Bm       A       E
Borderline,  feels like I’m going to lose my mind
Em7               D                A         (Asus4  A)
You just keep on pushing, Milo! Over the borderline

…I swear that what she sings!!! ;D lol…


Donny Rotten – Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock?!


Love when this happens…

I remember pressing the $100 dollar headphones I had just bought close to my ears.

The the echo weaving in and out, the tapestry of sound, the production value, it was like nothing I had ever heard, not on a pop album anyway.

The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It was the late 80’s when the Joshua Tree by U2 came out. It was an exciting time.

In that decade both Chicago House and British Punk Rock had re-invented music.

Each were revolutionary and true organic expressions of the people; not something contrived or regurgitated by the boring, profiteering, Record Industry.

It was clear to me; as clear as day, U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ produced by Brian Eno was an evolution of this populist music movement I loved so much and was immersed in.

This opinion was firmly imprinted as fact in my mind. I never even thought an opposite view was even possible.

I remember clearly talking to a ‘Bad Brains‘, ‘Dead Kennedys‘, ‘Sex Pistols‘ loving Punk Rock friend of mine.

He stopped my gushing about U2 and Brian Eno in mid wag and said ‘You know, there are tons of people who feel like I do that ‘Joshua Tree’ is an absolute, complete and total ‘sell out’ to the Record Companies.’

I looked at him and said , ‘Love it! Even though I never would have thought of it and I couldn’t disagree more, I totally can see that point of view!’

Warner Bros. publicity poster for the Sex Pist...
Warner Bros. publicity poster for the Sex Pistols’ album Never Mind the Bollocks, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So ‘Conservatism is the NEW Counter Culture?’


The mere idea took the top of my head clean off.

What a concept.

So the Establishment that used to scream ‘Blasphemy!’, ‘Heretic!’, ‘You listen to Devil music!’ and burn Elvis records, now…

…yells ‘Xenophobe!’, ‘Misogynist!’, ‘You are Racist!’ and burns college campuses!!!


Never would have never made a connection like that in a million years.

Love when this happens…

Paul Joesph Watson lays it all out in the video below.

That Extra Hole in Your Gym Shoe: SOLVED

Did you ever wonder what to do with that extra eyelet in your running shoe? It’s actually a very cool feature.

First and foremost, it’s there to help lock your heel in place which is great for preventing blisters and injury to your ankle during long runs or walks.

Second, it holds your laces in place so they won’t untie as easily. The less bending over, the better! lol..

Here’s a quick video on how to lock and load your laces like a champ.

I use this move all the time!

This Is Not The Proper Use of the N-Word!

le-parc-du-val-de-chezine-est-enfin-arrive-bons-sportsBefore the sun comes up around 4 or 5 in the morning Paris is still. Even winter’s rainy mist gets lazy and quiets it’s constant drip, drip, drip.

When the desire hits to feel self important I like to move in on a pre-dawn raid for the Jungle Gym at Parc de la Villette.

Lit by the moon and the lamposts, it’s there I like to hang, stretch the back, do a few pull ups and pretend I’m young again.

My fellow commandos every time are a group of Asian business men and women doing their thing, shooting the breeze, laughing, stretching, Tai Chi-ing and getting ready for the day.

And I’m sure, in their native tongue their going, “Hey, look at this guy…”

Mid-day brings the family and kids. Late afternoon brings young French-African males speaking French but also bonding in their native tongue. They shake hands, bro-hugging and more seriously than me, hit the Jungle Gym to work out.

Yes, we Americans are strange. Take Jack Nicholson: ‘I don’t need hair. I got personality!’ Parc de Villette is alot like him.

A smell touches the stomach.

b1d0450bf80707fbf0f044e89e810fd3She walks slow, laughing, talking, with eye-popping colorful attire and a gorgeous head-dress.

She pulls homemade food and drink from her caddy and sells it to her hungry young guys.

There is a great adoration for the African-American in France. Obama was almost like a Jesus figure for the Socialist Left. Black is Beautiful and Ghetto-Fabulous Chic is revered and embraced here in all walks of life.

Eventually a good ol’ American Boom Box fires up on the scene and what came out blew my mind.

Country music and Gangster Rap? I get it.

I respect it.

But both are not something that I know, enjoy or wish to explore.

Out of this boom box came American Gangster Rap I had no idea existed.

The music was extremely powerful. Bassline and bass drum were like one singular thing. It was minimal, halted, big, Gothic and dark. And the rappers were winding the most evil, misogynistic, Marilyn Manson-Nine Inch Nails times 1000, ghetto dirty, violent gang fables ever.

These African kids had no idea what they were listening to.

“When she resists anal sex I do this… I’ll slip this shit into her drink to get what I want… I got my 9 and I’ll shoot anyone that messes with me… I get it on, make her scream and then ditch the bitch the next day…”

And the N-word was triumph sprinkled like salt and pepper everywhere; throughout.

I know American Black culture. I made House Music in the 80’s. Harold Washington, Chicago’s first Black mayor was The Man… I went to his funeral. Some of my best friends in the world are African American.

Yo, My French-African bros who love the American Black thing.

This is not the proper use of the N-word!

This is how I grew up.

Laughter is better 😀