Friday, June 5, 2015

POEM - For the Young Who Want To (For Creators & Artists)

Curated by M Jvlian Simmons

"For the Young Who Want To"
by Marge Piercy
An artist toils away at his craft.

"Talent" is what they say you have
AFTER the novel is published
and favorably reviewed.
Beforehand, what you have
is a tedious delusion,
a hobby like knitting.

"Work" is what you have done
AFTER the play is produced,
and the audience claps.
Before that, friends keep asking
when you are planning to go out
A gold record is a means of artistic validation.
and get a job.

"Genius" is what they know you had
AFTER the third volume
of remarkable poems.
Earlier, they accuse you of withdrawing,
ask why you don't have a baby,
and call you a bum.

The reason people want M.F.A.'s,
take workshops with fancy names
when all you can really learn
is a few techniques, typing instructions,
Is chasing papers the best course of action?
and somebody else's mannerisms.

Is that every artist lacks a license
to hang on the wall
like your optician, your vet,
proving you may be a clumsy sadist
whose fillings fall into the stew,
but you're certified a dentist.


The real writer is one
who really WRITES.
Talent is an invention
like phlogiston
AFTER the fact of fire.
Work is its own cure.

You have to like IT
better than BEING LOVED.



Multidimensional Transformations [Expansions of Perspective]: "Everything we focus on has a journey attached to it!" 
-MJ SimmonsMultidimensional Transformations (Expansions of Perspective):
"Everything we focus on has a journey attached to it." 

 -MJ Simmons



Sunday, February 8, 2015

A WORD - Why Favor The Underdogs and Longshots?

"Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world's eyes, or powerful or wealthy when G-d/YHVH called you.

Instead, G-d/YHVH chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise.

And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.

G-d/YHVH chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.

As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of G-d/YHVH.
-The Holy Bible (1st Corinthians 1:26-29)





Tuesday, November 11, 2014

HELP WANTED - Contributors, Artists, Musicians and Correspondents


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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

FALL/AUTUMN; 2014

CAN YOU FEEL THE CHILL? FALL IS IN THE AIR!

This season on STARSH!P...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

So, What's This STARSH!P Thing? - A New Creation, Coming In The Cloud!

"We're like shamen in this Priesthood of Light and Sound; and this is our platform, from which we present the Message-
..WE RETURN TO WAKE THE DEAD!"
 -M Jvlian Simmons

THE ALABAMA/SOUTHERN STORYTELLERS/CREATIVE/SPACE RACE CONNECTION - ANOM!LE founder and STARSH!P:Creation Platform creator/Birmingham native, M Jvlian Simmons presides as captain, host and premier emcee/DJ, "Opx (Omn!pax). MJ Darl!ng" of his own company's website platform, and also within its musical, and artistic plotline.



http://starshipseraphm.blogspot.com/
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SYNOPSIS: It is of a creative universe, where in the 'mundane' world, Simmons hosts the STARSH!P: Creation Platform website/e-zine, publishing articles, DIY tutorials of all kinds, and broadcasting his crew's original and remixed media projects and help forums.

He is also a professional startup/development consultant, and workshop/clinic moderator, with over 20 years of creative know-how archived within his STARSH!P cloud.

MJ and his creatively maturing friends frequently leave the 'mundane' world beneath and behind them, to explore the 'Superlative' world, vast uncharted expanses of energetic expression through music, style, art, science/technology, Love, Life beyond 2012, and the running of the course to the Redemption of the human Spirit, recording their findings, discoveries, and results as they go.








All this, in the face of a changing world, a potentially drama-filled local artistic scene, and the distractions of of mundane life that allows the average person to let their dreams simply pass them by without even noticing.


STARSH!P video logo, 2013

Its this "slipping-away" that compels them to develop not only their own creative expression, and to tell not only their own story of the indomitable creator inside (what is identified in the storyline, as the title/persona of "Omn!pax"), but also that of the listener, onlooker, and/or participant (referred to as STARSH!Ppers) as well, who accompany in their varied journeys.




STARSH!P DARES TO SHED LIGHT ON ALABAMA PARTY SCENE/UNDERGROUND CREATIVE COMMUNITIES.





FAQ: WHAT IS "STARSH!P: PARTY SOLUTION" & "THE USS: SERAPH M-4026"? 


The STARSH!P: PARTY SOLUTION is a futuristically-styled DJ/PA/LIVE PERFORMANCE crew, featuring positively charged, electronic-based music of multiple genres, offering exhibitions from chill to high-energy vibes.

The following is a sample of their DJ mixwork.

Visit their booking section! - http://starship-media.blogspot.com/p/booking.html

DARL!NG DARES TO SHED LIGHT ON ALABAMA PARTY SCENE/UNDERGROUND CREATIVE COMMUNITIES!
Early STARSH!P concept art by M Jvlian Simmons, 1998
THE MUSIC; SONS OF SUN RA - In the tradition of artists/bands like Earth Wind & Fire, Parliament Funkadelic, Sun Ra (who is also from Birmingham, AL), Prince & The Revolution, Journey, Zulu Nation, Yes, Rush, ELO, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Seal, MJ, Thomas Dolby, Stevie Wonder, Queen and others, who are "ahead of their time" (conceptually "from the future"), return to give Love, Shine Light, celebrate Life, tell the Story, and inspire others with their work.







FAQ: WHAT IS "THE USS: SERAPH M-4026"?

GENDER: Neutral (it)

THE UN!FIED SOVEREIGN STARSH!P (USS): SERAPH M-4026 is their co-creative community that either witness and follow, or help to present their own media via STARSH!P's "platform".

The platform cloud itself is operated and maintained by a self-contained group of performance artists, producers, talent, engineers, specialists and learners in their respective fields of creative study, in this case, music and performance, Light and Sound, and Life Abundance disciplines (which also includes personal, professional development/adult re-education).



STARSH!P logo, 2015
THE M CLASS STARSH!P INSIGNIA: Their logo is of a brilliant merkaba lightship (star tetrahedron) nested between six wings of the Archangel Michael, encircled by a subtle rainbow light flare. 

Merkaba (which means 'Light Spirit Body') are biblically found in Ezekiel 1 (fiery chariot/wheel within a wheel, also it is the Vedic energetic chakra #4, located at the Heart), a cosmic/dimensional transport vehicle.






"ISN'T IT AARONIC?" Darl!ng blesses his audiences with GOoD music and the Koeniym hand sign of priestly blessings (Shin or Shaddai).


They also celebrate LIVE with performance showcases, featuring members of their crew, and even special guests.

"ISN'T IT AARONIC?" Darl!ng blesses his audiences with GOoD music and the Koeniym hand sign of priestly blessings (Shin or Shaddai).






INSDER INFORMATION (BACK-STORY STUFF):
"Seraph!M: DJ" was once moniker taken by Simmons as an individual funk/jazz Jungle DJ, back in 2001.

In 2010, he imparted the name onto his/their cloud's community, taking on the extended version of his Hip-Hop stage name, OPX (Omn!pax), for emceeing/hosting, producing, and DJing alike, in hopes of streamlining his complete body of work.

He has since sculpted his old name into a collective musical/artistic/creative 'movement' consisting of multiple people, rather than just the one. 


STARSH!P is a website/effort geared toward an exodus out of the pop/commercialized glorification of sex, drug and violence in various creative arts/entertainment outlet(s, including the public nightclub, and private college-age house party/event scenes), picking up where PLUR ("Peace; Love; Unity; Respect", a rave scene motto and philosophy) left off, since EDM went mainstream.

STARSH!P stands as a creative flagship, exhibiting Love & Courage instead of Sex & Violence; adoring the Beautiful instead of the most trashy, and honoring the Brave instead of the arrogant.

STARSH!P performs with their viewers' Heart in mind, not their ego, celebrating Hope, excellence and the Journey toward abundant Life (a life full of great memories and skilled works, and not of blackouts, barfights, and disasters)!

 The following is a song by ANOM!LE/STARSH!P First Lady, Sonic Warfare on the merits of knowing just how to say 'no'.


"STARSH!P DISAPPEARS THEN RETURNS!"
Even during nearly 3 years of obscurity, through blood, sweat and tear, plus the loss and passing away of many beloved friends/colleagues, it seems the faithful never quit!

After so many years of growing into maturity and having finally "left all that negativity behind" (eg., villainization of the Arts in-competition with the drug-addled scene, sex industry, consumer apathy, etc.), the essential creative need for expression is been realized, and now has been channeled for public ease of access to finally learn how, for ourselves.


DUB HEL!X Memorialized at Matthew's Bar & Grill, B'ham. AL by B'ham Underground, 2009.
B'ham Underground, 2009.



"SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT!"
"Out of Fear, some have begged us not to proceed.

However, out of Love, there were many others that begged us not to proceed without them, so we "return (like Christ) to take our Love back onto ourselves, for Good.





The ANOM!LE/Rocksol!d/STARSH!P family, 2013

This is the basis for our STARSH!P cloud, to creatively regale our tall-tales of Triumph in Life, big and small, having been made better than ever...

..to inspire new creative fellowships, helping to develop their talents as well, through their events, partnerships and respective mentorships-
..to make certain that those who had been trying, now get their chance to do, and to do well!

Eternally, this is who we are."
-M Jvlian Simmons

 

STARSH!PS IGNITE - Prepare to be transported out of "the box" and into the beyond!