Thursday, August 10, 2006

An Evil Man Will Stop at Nothing to Rule the World

In America, we speak about a thing called Freedom. To most people in the world this would be a conversation that would be hard to understand. However, I am not speaking about difficulties between cultures and people who do not share the same language. I am addressing the fact that most people in the world don't know what Freedom is.

In our present-day world, very few people have any concept of the kind of Freedom we enjoy in this country. Although we all understand the limits of this Freedom within a society that traces its roots to Puritan moral models and creates a kind of friendly servitude within an unregulated capitalistic environment, it is still possible for a brave man or a strong woman to wake up, rise up and claim the Promethean fire for one's own.

I am talking about our day to day Freedom within our own bodies, which is precious and rare in this world we live in on August 10th in the year 2006, but is almost unheard of in the history of the world which is a brutal, redundant tale of killers and victims, Kings and slaves. America was the beginning of the end of that long, sad tale and the beginning of a new vision of civilization as profound as anything since the Greek Empire.

Clearly, it has been a long hard road for America, a country that has yet to realize the ideals of its own vision, but what a vision, totally unique in all the world.

We are about to face the greatest challenge this country has faced since the War of Northern Aggression.

Very soon now there may be an event in this country that will make the people of the United States of America wish for another 9-11. When the President takes his oath of office he states his opposition to enemies both foreign and domestic. I would suggest that the primary enemies of this country and the American people are domestic and I am taking the time to write this now because, like many of us, I can sense a disturbance in the air and I hope that when the firestorm hits these words will remind us all, like a person lost in the wild, to keep our heads and not only survive, but strike back.

Here are a few points:

Operation Northwoods is the black and white ink on paper that reveals the fact that the U.S. government would kill its own in staged terror attacks in order to push forward on a military agenda. America's involvement in the Vietnam War is based on a staged event in the Gulf of Tonkin. These are facts.

The Neo-Con think tank "The Project for A New American Century" predicates the re-making of the Middle East through military might with the need for a "new Pearl Harbor" to galvanize public support behind the new war in the Middle East...then 9-11 happened. Motive. Opportunity. Crime.

We have not been fighting to win and come home in Iraq, we have been building permanent military bases since day one, preparing for the coming war.

The Patriot Act and the Office of Homeland Security are waiting for the next terror event to impose martial law in the United States. Read the documents.

This is the hard part: how could this be true? Do our own leaders hate us so much hat they would be part of such a devious plan? Yes.

When we were children we all read comic books and saw cartoons populated by heroes and villains. As those early, bold images flashed across the surfaces of our still-opening eyes, we learned a vital lesson: An evil man will stop at nothing to rule the world.

The 2000 plus people from around the world that were killed on 9-11 in the WTC were a small price to pay to create a King in our country and ultimately a King of this world.

When the dark goes black, fight the panic! Open your eyes! Rise! Refuse! Revolt!

Check your head:

Operation Northwoods

Gulf of Tonkin

Project for a New American Century

Permanent Military Bases in Iraq

Patriot Act/Martial Law

Keep your head down! Keep punching!

Be humble in your sleepy hands on this world.
Be a killer in Heaven.

Love, Joe Nolan

Friday, August 04, 2006

We are the champions, my friends...

Ok, well, maybe not the CHAMPIONS,

However, "Uncovered Wagon: True Life on the Trail," won 2 awards last night:
Best in Genre (Mockumentary)
Best Acting by an Ensemble

2 years ago, our film "Super" was a runner-up in the Superhero genre and we won Best Acting by an Ensemble that year as well.

Understand, this means that both times we have made these films our cast has literally wiped the floor with over 40 films - many of which are cast with experienced and professional actors - 2 times in a row. That's over 90 films that have been smashed to bits beneath our thespianic fury!

If you didn't go to the 48 fest this year you missed out on a lot of creative movie making. Some of the best were: Let Freedom Ring, Golden Egg and Good Cop Bad Cop.

Our 48 hour film "Uncovered Wagon: True Life on the Trail," is now posted on YOU TUBE. Please check it our here.

Be humble in your sleepy hands on this world.
Be a killer in Heaven.

Love, Joe Nolan

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Lights, camera, smackdown!

What up?

Ok, so,

A brief announcement:

Our 48 hour film "Uncovered Wagon: True Life on the Trail," is now posted on YOU TUBE. Please check it our here.

Let me know what you think. Our awards show is tonight so wish us some luck. I'll post again soon with a round up of the results

Be humble in your sleepy hands on this world.
Be a killer in Heaven.

Love, Joe Nolan

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Diary of a Madman

What up?

Ok, so,

A few brief announcements:

The new issue of Nashville Arts magazine will be on the street this week. I saw the new copy last night and it looks even better than the first one. I was pleased to see that it is 4 pages longer and the content/ads ratio feels much better. For those of you who don't know, I write about visual art in Nashville, TN and I contribute to this new publication. I am also pleased to mention that Emily Davidson is also contributing to the magazine.

Emily Davidson is the driving force behind "Radically Shifted," a great new literary quarterly in Nashville that is available at Davis Kidd and Rhino Books (both locations). We are about to blitz the local print media so keep your eyes peeled for news about this project. I have contributed to both issues and have a short-short story and a poem in this new issue, which is written around the theme of Desire.

We are currently kicking around themes like Envy and Boundaries for the Fall issue. Any opinions? Ideas? The Desire theme in the current issue lead to some pretty amped-up writing. Its interesting how Desire is so quickly associated with sexual desire and the word seems to conjure a deep emotional response.


The world premiere of our Mockumentary film,"Uncovered Wagon: True Life on the Trail"
took place during the 48 hour film contest last Friday. Our team met at the Villager for some darts and then headed into an overcrowded Belcourt for a hootin' hollerin'48 hour films meltdown. It's really a lot of fun, because the whole audience is comprised of a ton of other people who have been through the same ridiculous experience as you have, therefore, they are in on the joke and really appreciate the high points of a given film and genuinely sympathize with the shortcomings. You can still see the film through Wednesday at the Belcourt. We are in group B. For regual admission price, you get to see 2 groups which translates to about 24 eight minute films, good, bad and ugly....

Also if any of you are on myspace, be my friend!

Recently watched a documentary on Orson Welles that is included in the extra features of the Criterion "F for Fake".

Haven't watched the film itself yet, but it looks really good.

Be humble in your sleepy hands on this world.
Be a killer in Heaven.

Love, Joe Nolan