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    The EvO:R Street Journal
    Editorial statement
    Dedicated to the culture, business and interests of the indie artist. EVJ delivers controversial points of view, hard-news commentary, Industry Insites, artistic prose and photography and welcomes responses (pro or con), feedback and topic suggestions from readers. If you would like to submit an opinionated article, inspired poem, photo or essay to EVJ, forward all copy to Editor ESJ and put To the Editor in the subject field.

    The Butterfly Effect
    By Trance Blackman

    I think it's important to pay attention to the music and film (entertainment) industry. Big or small, we're all an integral part of the bigger picture. The "butterfly effect" so to speak. It all matters, and at the same time, it doesn't :).

    I care a great deal for all of my fellow humans. Some of them scare me, and I try to pretend that nothing can do that to me. But people, and what they do to each other and to themselves, scares me. There aren't that make species on this planet that continually keep creating better and more efficient ways to destroy themselves.

    But enough about that. Music - art - creative expression, are all essential to our survival. Whether we're in the creative channeling of it, or in the listening and healing from it.

    Nobody is oblivious. They may be acting like it, but their spirit knows and watches all. They may ACT like they don't see it, but they do. We're all sewn from the same cloth. What's happened in our Western world is a lot of complacency that's probably a result of having it way too good for way too long. And, since we refuse, as a society, to move beyond a certain level of understanding and - for lack of a better word - spiritual development, what do you do?

    Our music and films reflect (to a degree) how things are. Look at all the Bash Bush stuff out lately. We care! We don't want this typical political garbage anymore. And we're slowly getting the courage to stand up for it - hence the intense polarized political state of the greater American population.

    What's REALLY popular these days? Sci-fi, fantasy, "heroes" and other worlds. "Reality" shows that are not real at all. Some strange way to look at OURSELVES as if we're complete strangers. "Survivor"? please! When a population is getting repeatedly excited about watching people intentionally make their lives difficult, what does that say? GET OUT MORE! We want something bigger, but we don't know what. We want to get past this silly material possession of life, but then what?

    I know what I want - to keep making music that naturally comes out of me, find an audience that needs to hear it, and then make some more. Same goes with the film exploits. Creative expression will always be the way to the better things to come. It's inevitable that we "see things that are less obvious to others" because of our purpose in life. We need to talk, sing, write, act, and share about it.


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