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Cattle from “In The Winterlands”

Posted in 1 by marcusunlimited on June 22, 2009

Cattle from "In The Winterlands"

Originally uploaded by marcus_utilis_amicus

Cattle from “In The Winterlands”

This was part of the imagery for a song, mircopera thing that got shelved still liked the art from it though and this was one part of a 4 part relative set.

I think it had something to do with a sequel or continuation of this…

I also think the folks shown in this photo are thankful that I am a vegetarian:)


One or Oneness

Posted in 1 by marcusunlimited on June 22, 2009

One or Oneness

Originally uploaded by marcus_utilis_amicus

This was an idea for a music / video project that may see the light of day but has been shelved or perhaps transformed into another. However I likes sharing on Flickr because the people here are awesome and its fun to share art:)

Thanks to custom vector brush there are a whole lot of people in this vector painting.

Maybe your are "one" of them:) I hope so.

also if you are on Twitter please follow, I always try to follow back asap:

Especially if you are an art or music lover, fan or creator, or both:)

Friday Night Blog…

Posted in Blogging by marcusunlimited on June 20, 2009

Status report:

1. Went deep into the world of Wordsworth today. I am leaning towards using his texts for out next album. This would probably receive kudos from the realm of academia (maybe) but it will make the project very, very unique. Considering that most of today’s lyrics are very shallow by intention as a majority. Not by all, but by many. Lots of love songs with lyrics that suggest the writer has never known the challenges of real relationships:)

2. Got some tennis in this morning before it got to hot. One must complete such things really early in the summertime here.

3. Got the official National Association of Teachers of English list of Authors the other day. Thankfully Wordsworth is on it so that could be another positive for the album if I use dominantly his texts. I think I like his texts for lyrics because there is a strong connection to the miracle of nature and mans presence within it in his works.

4. Still debating the overall music theme for the 2009 album. I’m going back and forth between; Piano and voice, Epic, or Vocal Trance. The Wordworth lyrics may be a bit deep for vocal trance but everyonce in a while that style has some nice lyrical surprises.

5. I also picked up some Longfellow from the Library and was pretty shocked to see he is not on that list of required college reading. He was listed as a great in my old World book collection though. (Man I’m glad I came into that ol’ set of world books. Wikipedia is awesome but there is just so much magic in grabbing an encyclopedia randomly and flipping it open. Very good for solid ideas and inspiration. If you have the space and see someone unloading a set on Ebay for $5.00 or something, heck, get ’em! Especially if you have kids. I am really, really thankful Mom picked these up for us when we were kids. I loved them then and still love them now.

6. Worked on sheet music/lead sheet for the big “SAM” collaboratio album. SAM is my code-acronym for Students, Audience and Marcus. As my next album is poised to be yet another true first in a number of different ways. I am planning, listing, and acting towards the album every day. Its inspiring but tiring at the same time:)

7. My main website was down last night which was strange. I put in a call to tech supp and they got on it, got it all back and good:)

8. I realized today I can’t stand “sound-alike” marketing even if I like the artist. I would like to find a way to just present my true original works and have it find its own audience. This has happened sporadically but not enough so far to have it be my only means.

9. The official rule for Flash Fiction is 1000 words or less.

10. Almost up to 100o followers on Twitter which I just got into for real about a month ago. Nice! Follow?


“…and they all lived happily ever a…

Posted in Stories by marcusunlimited on June 19, 2009

“…and they all lived happily ever after, the end!”
    “Well what do you think Chris?” said Jamie.
    “Jamie, its nice, but why are all of your stories so ultra positive? I mean isn’t there some rule that all stories must have conflict, pain, and suffering?” asked Chris.
    “You see Chris many years ago I realized something. For years I had this set of books and graphic novels I kept around the house. You may remember them. There were called “The Adventures of the Wolff! With two ff’s?”
    “Oh yeah, who could forget Wolff. Didn’t that eventually become a tv series, a line of toys, a comic book and all that? Why in fact I remember hearing it had been turned into an Opera or musical or something like that, didn’t it?”
    “Chris, you’re right. They went wild getting ‘Wolff’ out there and into everybody’s mind. That is why I had to stop writing the Wolff series.”
    “What?” said Chris as his eyes bulged in surprise. “You’re joking right Jamie? No way, did you really write the Adventures of the Wolff, with two freakin’ f’s?”
    “Yes Chris, I hate to admit but it was I.”
    “But Jamie, why would you have regrets about that. That whole thing was huge? I remember some of the stories and the pictures you drew for it. Man some of those violent scenes were gruesome, and man, Wolff had some serious relationship problems. My favorite part was when he blew up that entire city and lost all his money because the bank he kept it in was in that same city he nuked! Boom! Aw, naw, my money! Ah-ha-ha, I’m remember all of that, man that was the stuff. Why in the world would you have quit writing the Wolff series? Wasn’t the money pretty sweet? And hey, I just heard they are making a movie of it. God, can you imagine all the nasty, horrific mess of Wolff’s life up on the big screen? I can’t wait to see that one!”
    “Yes Chris, I just sold the movie rights and have washed my hands of the ‘Wolff’ situation. I’m not sure I want to tell you why just yet though, you might not understand. I wouldn’t want to scare you.”
    “Yeah right, scare me? How?”
    Jamie paused for a moment and then replied; “Well you see I… nah, never mind.”
    “Come on, now you’ve got to let me in on this.” Chris demanded.
    “Well Chris, my own life at that time was not going all that well even with all the money I had back then. You see I had this kind of epiphany one day while writing what would become the last installment of the Wolff series.
    I was typing away that night on my laptop but had to stop for breaks much more often than usual. My right hand had been severely injured in a freak accident. As I was staring at the huge, will never go away, new scar on my hand, I suddenly remembered that… well… I…”
    “Yeah, get to it, you what?”
    “Well Chris, I had given Wolff a severe injury to his right hand in a freak accident just a couple weeks before what happened to my hand.”
    “Pfft, come on. Tell me you didn’t give up all that money because of some freak coincidence like that?” Chris responded with smurk.
    “Chris, you’re right I didn’t. It was only when I sat back and started thinking about a whole chain of freak coincidences. Where the horrors in the quote un-quote imaginary world of the Wolff (with two ff’s) seemed to have been crossing over into my own life with freakish consistency…”


Best read while listening to Binaricus-Brainlinkicus from CHROMATICUS Album One

Short Story: “It Began With A Blast”

Posted in Stories by marcusunlimited on June 19, 2009

It Began with a Blast!

A Micromusic Story by Marcus Unlimited
The musician arrived to the castle just in time. The King looked a bit unhappy as he didn’t like it when people arrived right on time. He liked to see them get there ridiculously early and just stand around for hours until he clapped his hands together and summoned them to their task right away. However, the musician did arrive exactly three seconds early which by law was enough to earn him his promised pay.
The musician quickly found the players podium and shined up his brand new horn. He had just acquired the odd looking horn by way of a trade with a strange traveler. Normally the musician would never have made such a transaction with a stranger but there was something about this one that he knew was right and so he did trade his finest hat with the traveler. The traveler had been afraid to journey through the sun soaked hills without a new hat. That is how the musician was able to acquire the horn.
The musician took in a deep breath and sounded the new horn. The sound that came forth from it was beyond anything, anyone had ever heard before. It made much more than one single tone all at once and literally shook the castle walls. This caused the King to jump to his feet straight into a standing ovation followed immediately by all of those in attendance.
The King clapped his hands and ordered a variety of actions from various members of his court. Meanwhile the musician looked up the other end of the horn trying to figure out how he or the horn itself made such an incredible wall of sound.
However his reflective thoughts were pleasantly disturbed by the sound of huge and heavy bags of gold and the kingdoms currency being places at his feet. He certainly lived happily ever after and so can you!

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