The piece is really a self portrait about my activism journey/personal life 2009-2012 set to the pink floyd animals album. im thinking the subtle message may be too personal and understated for most to “get it”
If you didn’t care what happened to me,
And I didn’t care for you,
We would zig zag our way through the boredom and pain
Occasionally glancing up through the rain.
Wondering which of the buggars to blame
And watching for pigs on the wing.
You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need.
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you’re on the street,
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed.
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight,
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking.
And after a while, you can work on points for style.
Like the club tie, and the firm handshake,
A certain look in the eye and an easy smile.
You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to,
So that when they turn their backs on you,
You’ll get the chance to put the knife in.
You gotta keep one eye looking over your shoulder.
You know it’s going to get harder, and harder, and harder as you
And in the end you’ll pack up and fly down south,
Hide your head in the sand,
Just another sad old man,
All alone and dying of cancer.
And when you loose control, you’ll reap the harvest you have sown.
And as the fear grows, the bad blood slows and turns to stone.
And it’s too late to lose the weight you used to need to throw
So have a good drown, as you go down, all alone,
Dragged down by the stone.
I gotta admit that I’m a little bit confused.
Sometimes it seems to me as if I’m just being used.
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise.
If I don’t stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this
Deaf, dumb, and blind, you just keep on pretending
That everyone’s expendable and no-one has a real friend.
And it seems to you the thing to do would be to isolate the winner
And everything’s done under the sun,
And you believe at heart, everyone’s a killer.
Who was born in a house full of pain.
Who was trained not to spit in the fan.
Who was told what to do by the man.
Who was broken by trained personnel.
Who was fitted with collar and chain.
Who was given a pat on the back.
Who was breaking away from the pack.
Who was only a stranger at home.
Who was ground down in the end.
Who was found dead on the phone.
Who was dragged down by the stone.
Pigs (Three Different Ones) (Waters) 11:26
Big man, pig man, ha ha charade you are.
You well heeled big wheel, ha ha charade you are.
And when your hand is on your heart,
You’re nearly a good laugh,
Almost a joker,
With your head down in the pig bin,
Saying “Keep on digging.”
Pig stain on your fat chin.
What do you hope to find.
When you’re down in the pig mine.
You’re nearly a laugh,
You’re nearly a laugh
But you’re really a cry.
Bus stop rat bag, ha ha charade you are.
You fucked up old hag, ha ha charade you are.
You radiate cold shafts of broken glass.
You’re nearly a good laugh,
Almost worth a quick grin.
You like the feel of steel,
You’re hot stuff with a hatpin,
And good fun with a hand gun.
You’re nearly a laugh,
You’re nearly a laugh
But you’re really a cry.
Hey you, Whitehouse,
Ha ha charade you are.
You house proud town mouse,
Ha ha charade you are
You’re trying to keep our feelings off the street.
You’re nearly a real treat,
All tight lips and cold feet
And do you feel abused?
…..! …..! …..! …..!
You gotta stem the evil tide,
And keep it all on the inside.
Mary you’re nearly a treat,
Mary you’re nearly a treat
But you’re really a cry.
Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away;
Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air.
You better watch out,
There may be dogs about
I’ve looked over Jordan, and I have seen
Things are not what they seem.
What do you get for pretending the danger’s not real.
Meek and obedient you follow the leader
Down well trodden corridors into the valley of steel.
What a surprise!
A look of terminal shock in your eyes.
Now things are really what they seem.
No, this is no bad dream.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
He makes me down to lie
Through pastures green He leadeth me the silent waters by.
With bright knives He releaseth my soul.
He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places.
He converteth me to lamb cutlets,
For lo, He hath great power, and great hunger.
When cometh the day we lowly ones,
Through quiet reflection, and great dedication
Master the art of karate,
Lo, we shall rise up,
And then we’ll make the bugger’s eyes water.
Bleating and babbling I fell on his neck with a scream.
Wave upon wave of demented avengers
March cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream.
Have you heard the news?
The dogs are dead!
You better stay home
And do as you’re told.
Get out of the road if you want to grow old.
You know that I care what happens to you,
And I know that you care for me.
So I don’t feel alone,
Or the weight of the stone,
Now that I’ve found somewhere safe
To bury my bone.
And any fool knows a dog needs a home,
A shelter from pigs on the wing.
lyrics courtesy of: http://www.pink-floyd-lyrics.com/index.html
Below it is my 24th draft and final of this video. The music is slightly slowed in the second version. In both videos I am symbolically distorting and burning my “self” and showcasing the art that comes from my inner turmoil.
- Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd TV Interview and Performance (1967) (laughingsquid.com)
- Roger Waters rules out Pink Floyd reunion (contactmusic.com)
- Spotlight: Pink Floyd (woodstockwardrobe.com)
Update August 7, 2012
I just received a call from Cody. Duke’s struggle is at an end. His daddy (Cody) was with him until the end. Unfortunately, treatment got to Duke too late. All we were able to do was ease his suffering in his final month… We see this with humans who find the phoenix tears therapy too late as well. This is a sad day on Kiefair.com… and a sad day for Happy Endings Animal Rescue. At least Duke was as comfortable as he could be. At least his daddy did all he could to save him.
__________________________________________________below you can read about the attempt to save duke’s life
Here is Dukes file of what I have done so far as to treatment and some updated pictures of Dukes shoulder with the THC oil applied.
I will send you weekly updates.
I was thinking about how Duke is the first to take this sort of treatment and he is sort of a Pioneer to this treatment. I was wondering if you had any Veterinarians in your area that you might be able to contact to see if they had any current patients that the doctor is treating for cancer or not treating for cancer. Some people once their told their dog has cancer they simply let the dog live out their final days at home and they when the dog is in too much pain or can’t get up anymore that’s when the Dr. or Vet put them to sleep. Maybe the Dr. might be willing to let you have the name of one or two patients and you can approach them and offer them a treatment program if they agree to be fully documented as to what happens.
Be aware that the Dr. may not want to participate or be involved or just say no. Use tact and diplomacy to get him to give you the names of a few of his patients currently going through cancer with their pets.
I think if there is two cases going on (Duke and you) then we can compare notes and progress.
It’s just a thought, the more documentation we can present with pictures and video the better we are of having it accepted as a treatment for dogs or cats and eventually people.
Keep sending Duke your prayers,
Most recent pictures of Duke the Cancer Fighting Dog
Duke’s dad would like everyone to know that if you have multiple dogs, you need to watch the dog being treated for signs that the other dogs are sensing some weakness in your pooch and picking on them for it. Duke lives with a lot of other dogs. We have spoken about methods so that Duke is more alert so he can have more positive interactions with his canine buddies. We have suggested that Duke get most of his internal oil at night time when his pals are more likely to want to lie down and sleep beside him rather than pick on him in play because his consciousness is altered.
June 30, 2012
Here is an update on Duke the dog, his owner writes “I am looking more closely at Dukes lump and it seems to feel different. What I mean is, when I would feel his lump before using the THC was hard and seemed attachd to his muscles or meat or bone.
Today for the first time it feels almost like it’s breaking loose from the bone or muscle and becoming looser and moveable. Example, put a baseball under a towel and tighten down the towel to where its hard to roll the ball around. Now loosen up the towel just a bit and notice how the ball seems easier to roll around.
What’s going on?” I replied to him that as long as he keeps the dogs body saturated in THC, then the tumor will devour itself, this process is called “Autophagy”
original post below
News from Happy Endings Animal Rescue
DUKE OUR GREETER DOG HAS CANCER
He is a Greyhound mix that greets
people when they come by to visit our rescue.
Duke is about 10 years old and over the last few
Months has developed a lump in his left shoulder which is now the size of a Mellon.
I have taken him
him to two of our Vets and both have said that I should just go ahead and put him down and end his suffering.
About 2 weeks ago I read a story about Tommy Chong from Cheech and Chong comedy team and found out
that Tommy Chong has Prostate Cancer and instead of treating it the normal way through chemo and surgery
that he is going to treat it with THC Hemp Oil (also known as: cannibals or marijuana oil). The THC in this plant
is known to cure Cancer.
I contacted the people at Phoenix Tears and explained who we are and all about Duke
I even sent pictures of the tumor and how it’s growing in his shoulder. The person I spoke with (Ronnie Smith)
have provided me with enough Hemp Oil to cure Duke of his Cancer. I am very excited to start treatment which will
take about 3 weeks to complete and hopefully at the end, Duke will be cured of his Cancer and will live a long and happy
Check back often for updates on his progress as I plan do document the entire treatment.
Cancer in dogs is responsible
for over 60% of the deaths of dogs that die.
Those that get cancer, most of their owners can’t afford the treatment which
could run from $5,000 to $10,000 and gives NO guarantees.
With this documented case on Duke I am hoping to shed a light on
alternate treatment for cancer in dogs and hopefully more people will go this holistic treatment and save more lives.
I have already been given the death sentence from 2 Veterinarians about Duke, so I really don’t have nothing to loose by at
least trying the treatment with the THC OIL. I will take plenty of pictures as to his progress and post them on this website.
WISH DUKE LUCK AND KEEP YOUR EMAILS OF HOPE COMING IN
Check back for updates and please keep your donations coming in.
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As many of you know we are running this Rescue totally off the Grid for over a Year now.
We currently have a few solar panels, some batteries and a generator that helps to run this place.
We could do so much more if we had more solar panels and finished building our water harvesting system.
We are seeking a private individual or Company who can help us finish these projects in the form of a
Grant or Gift. All Donations are Tax Deductible and it could really make life here for the dogs more enjoyable.
Where a Dog – Get’s to be a Dog
Being in a Shelter doesn’t have to mean being in a cage 24/7.
A Temporary Home, Until Their New Forever Home is Found.
HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF EVERYONE YOU KNEW OR LOVED, LEFT YOU…
“Where would we go if H.E.A.R. should ever close”?
This would be the end of the road for most of us…
Some of us are too old
Some of us have health issues
Some of us have temperament problems from being abused
Some of us are breeds that people are afraid of and
Some of us are the wrong color. (Black Dogs)
H.E.A.R. IS OUR FOREVER HOMEWe are Registered with the State of Tennessee & IRS
To Receive Charitable Donations – EIN# 26-1353836.
Over the Years, we have Received Donations from all across
America, Canada, Europe and even Australia.
- Tommy Chong Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer (news.moviefone.com)
- Tommy Chong Has Prostate Cancer (seattlepi.com)
- Tommy Chong Treats His Prostate Cancer With Cannabis – ABC News (blog) (abcnews.go.com)