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Manuel is a passionate, driven, and techsavvy AV technician, artist and music composer with over ten years of experience, specializing in the captivating world of music and entertainment.

Manuel is an expert in creating soundtracks for short filmsfeature films and video games.

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Black Holes as Gods: Cosmic Forces and Divine Mysteries at the Heart of the Galaxy

The idea that black holes could be considered gods is a fascinating intersection of science, philosophy, and spirituality. It's an evocative concept: if the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy were some natural manifestation of a god, what implications...

The Evolution of Music and the Digital Era: A Personal Journey

As we stand at the crossroads of technological innovation and creative expression, I find myself reflecting on my journey in the music industry—a journey that began in the late '90s, a pivotal era that marked the beginning of a digital music revolution. It was a time...

The Healing Power of Music

Healing Power of Music In the heart of New York City, amidst the hustle and bustle of Broadway's theatrics and the echoes of its orchestras, lies a story that tugs at the strings of the soul. Martin Agee, a violinist whose talents have graced the stages of Broadway,...

The Ethical Intersection of AI, Neuroscience, and Music in Branding

The fusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and neuroscience within the music industry heralds a transformative era in leveraging music to achieve brand objectives. This integration is not just about creating catchy tunes but involves a sophisticated process of...

Navigating the Freelance Landscape: A Guide to Success on Fiverr

In the digital age, the concept of a traditional 9-to-5 job is rapidly evolving, giving way to the rise of freelance professionals. [Sign up here!] These...

When Gaming Fatigue Sets In: Navigating the Burnout

In the world of video games, an immersive escape from reality, it's not uncommon to encounter a paradoxical phenomenon: gaming fatigue. This state, often overlooked, emerges when the joy of gaming wanes, replaced by a sense of weariness or even aversion. It's an...


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Artwork Displayed in Unusual Places

If you’re young, budding artist An Artist Portrait (Part One) - This is a fantastic article written exclusively for my Weblog by Frank V. Cahoj. Please feel free to comment here or send him emails. He'll be happy of this. An Artist Portrait (Part One) My name is Frank Cahoj and I have been an artist since I was born. I can say this in confidence without… , hoping to be discovered, where can you display your artwork? There is always your own web page but I wouldn’t recommend it unless you can afford to advertise that web page. This very web environment, ManuelMarino.com, is a good starting place. You might try your local library. Some libraries show works of art by local artists but are sure to ask if they also sell artwork on commission.

Also consider entering your work at a country fair or displaying your work in offices and restaurants. Contact your area art league for their ideas about local opportunities. If you’re a student at a college, most have yearly art shows. Then there are craft consignment shops selling everything from jewelry …

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History of Music and Current Recording Industry Crisis

Roger L. Bagula wrote this exclusive article for ManuelMarino.com.

In a time when the whole future of how music is distributed is in question, maybe we should look at the history of music for a guide. Many of us find music is a part of our everyday life; both in terms of listening and making it. I have an egroup on the archaeology of prehistoric men. Music seems to have been part of what distinguishes men for other beats. The discovery of a bone hollowed out to make a flute by Neanderthals has made many speculate that music is one of the oldest “preoccupations” that didn’t actually produce survival rewards.

We picture men with low foreheads sitting around the campfire playing bone flutes and beating on hollow logs. The man who was good on the flute had to be subsidized by the other hunters. In the Sahara Arab culture the women are the make the music. There are ancient Egyptian Ancient Egyptian Clothes - Ancient Egyptian Clothes: the ancient Egyptians, both men and women, wore linen clothing to cope with the hot weather. Men donned short skirts called kilts, while women wore form-fitting dresses with shoulder straps. Wealthy men sported

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“History of Music and Current Recording Industry Crisis”

My personal collection of book trade ephemera

leaves, autumn, watercolorBenjamin Clark is the Curator of Education for the Oklahoma Museum of History. Benjamin wrote this exclusive and very interesting article for us. He retains copyright of the first image and the text, of course. The second image is in the public domain.

My personal collection of book trade ephemera

My personal collection of book trade ephemera is *supposed* to focus on the book trades of the frontier. I have to remind myself of that every once in a while. But I’m almost always a sucker for beautiful typography. Am I the only collector who gets sucked down tangents? I doubt it.

I’ve had a business card for a while for one FR Aldrich, an agent for Advance Steam Printing Co. in Norman, Oklahoma Territory. The Aldrich card is one of my favorites, because of the frontier association and for the simple beauty of the typography.

Now, Norman was founded and occupied the night of the initial land run into the Unassigned Lands April 22, 1889. Oklahoma became a state in November 1907. That date range was the closest I could get to FR Aldrich and his business. An 18 year gap is a little too big for me …

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“My personal collection of book trade ephemera”

The Invictas are back

woman singing on stageBruce Atchison is one of my (no more available Yahoo Group) best members and he wrote this great article. Bruce is a legally blind freelance Navigating the Freelance Landscape: A Guide to Success on Fiverr - In the digital age, the concept of a traditional 9-to-5 job is rapidly evolving, giving way to the rise of freelance professionals. [Sign up here!] These individualsharness the power of the internet to offer their unique skills and talents to a global audience. Platforms like… writer and the author of two books, When a Man Loves a Rabbit (Learning and Living With Bunnies) and Deliverance from Jericho (Six Years in a Blind School). The first memoir is about his fascinating experiences and discoveries made while living with rabbits in his home. The second is a chronicle of the years he spent in an institution for blind children during the sixties, hundreds of miles from all he knew and loved. More information, and free samples from his books, can be found via links on the Deliverance and When a man pages. Bruce lives in a tiny Alberta hamlet with his house rabbits, Neutrino, Sierra, and …

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“The Invictas are back”

Art, Communication, Connectivity

assorted-color painted wall with painting materialsMichael Marcus (also known as “Jacques Treatment”) is a published author, poet, artist, and game designer; with George McVey, he has been publishing comics as “The Hamtramck Idea Men” on the very sensible grounds that they live in Hamtramck, have many ideas, and they are men. Joint work can be found at http://idea-men.us while his earlier work sits at http://www.treatmentlabs.com.

Art, Communication, Connectivity

When first approached by Manuel Marino to write an article, I found myself excited in the extreme — first, because I had been noticed in the vast sea of high-noise/low-signal called the Internet as someone worth approaching, and second, because it would be an opportunity to promote the work that George McVey and I were doing with our comic books, games, t-shirts, and other fine arts, and third, because it would give me an opportunity to vent about the apparent lack of creativity in the comics biz and why we are producing the finest comic books in the field. Then, when I sat down to write, I thought I would write about my own particular love of game design and how it mixes the art (and in some cases, storytelling) with what is essentially a mathematical

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“Art, Communication, Connectivity”


Wade Crawley said me “I propose to write an article about the influence of punk and indie music How exactly to Work With tough folks in the Indie music World - What is Indie Music World? I am willing to wager that the most challenging aspect of your life at this moment is interacting with and managing relationships with others. It's a bet I believe I would easily win, as almost everyone faces this issue. It's the bane of the human experience. A famous French philosopher… and culture on a young person (myself) coming of age in England in the late seventies and early eighties”.

I accepted, and Wade wrote this article! I must add also these more lines from him: “I’m quite excited at the prospect of having it published on your weblog because I was very impressed by the quality. It’s a very good weblog and an entertaining read.” Thank you Wade! And I’m sure our readers will appreciate very much your writing.

Punk music in the late seventies

I was still at school when I first heard of the Sex Pistols. The now infamous Bill Grundy interview was only shown on a London regional news programme, so

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