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” #Culture is #Nutrition meets #Environment : We Consume it + sometimes unwittingly, like the air we breathe, we consume by OSMOSIS : If You Love Movies + Music : Please ReadTheIndieLabel™ + Ask : WhatsInYourIndie™ SupportTheARTSustainTheARTisT™ De-Nihil-iSM™ + #GentrificationOfCulture ™© are not cured with #leeches or #TopSlurpers – donning the mantle of an artist or Publicity Stunts – gimmicks – ‘ #charity #charities employed mainly to bestow grace on the Charity-Giver and absolve them of their quiet #EconomicSins – but in a healing medicinal born of #RESPECT +  #selfdetermination”© Cali Lili ™ c.lili™ clili.SeaLili™ “©

” #CultureisNutritionMeetsEnvironment™ :

We Consume it

+ sometimes unwittingly,  like the air we breathe, by OSMOSIS :

If You Love Movies + Music : Please ReadTheIndieLabel™ + Ask : WhatsInYourIndie™

We Consume It + sometimes it’s OSMOSIS.

Reading ‘the indie label’ is not unlike reading a nutrition label.

A Sacred Space :

SupportTheARTSustainTheARTisT™

Neighborhoods built from scratch by dedicated, caring, working people, are – like great relationships and also like great works of art / craft made by artisans in communion with culture – a ‘sacred space’ – which must not be violated by the pale glow of so-called ‘progress’ fueled by the zero-sum games of bottom-line parasitical leeches : cultural imposters – bottom-feeders + 1%er top-slurpers .

The 21st century #dedicated #workingclass indie artist – like 21st century – middle-class/working class humanity –

– could become an #EndangeredSpecies “© together – if we don’t recognize that #GentrificationOfCulture ™© is a problem for us both.

It’s not solved with #PublicityStunts + #gimmicks –  the kinds of ‘ #charity / #charities employed mainly to bestow grace on the Charity-Giver and to  absolve them of their quiet #EconomicSins –

– ‘these quiet crimes’ referenced in my song ‘4the9th™’ / ForTheNinth™© – about hurricane Katrina in New Orleans are the ‘quiet discrimination’ –

are the silent marauders sowing seeds, like harmful weeds + even more harmful pesticides, like both – virus and it’s over prescribed antibiotic – culminating in the overgrowth and dissemination of an antibiotic-resistant ‘strain’ of an ongoing economic discrimination virus –

– a virus fueled by it’s De-Nihil-ISM™ siblings – racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism , climate denial – where money doesn’t just ‘talk’ – it screams obscenities – and destroys culture + more importantly – it destroys the living artist.

What’s worse is that some of these Intruders – dare to Don themselves, Cloak themselves in the mantle of ‘artist’ – twice insulting the artist + the culture she serves, the culture she weaves, the culture with which she is interdependent.

Sometimes well-meaning, often self-serving “entertainment reporters” / “curators” ( pronounced cure-haters at our studio) who sometimes come in the form of what is often referred to as ‘ arts + culture journalists’ whether they work for high-brow or low-brow publications / media – are often entitled dilettantes / trust-fund babies themselves – who contribute to the so called “curator class” and either detest us because they can’t make art themselves – or simply do NOT understand or care about the real – flesh and blood and guts – and life of an artist –

These “culture-vultures are virulent enablers of this GentrificationOfCulture ™ – and are literally destroying the Culture – and more importantly – the living breathing artist who needs the Culture as much as we need oxygen. Guys – you don’t get it – and I’ll continue to try – to explain.

The cure for De-Nihil-ISM™ + GentrificationOfCulture™ – is based in a healing medicinal born of #RESPECT +  #selfdetermination –

It’s about sharing not only the wealth but also the opportunity –

#WhatsInYourIndie™ :

It’s something Audiences – cinephiles and audiophiles alike – can be aware of when ever we purchase movies + music —

The term “indie” is much appropriated and it’s not a matter of race or gender- it’s about – asking the same questions we ask of our nutrition – who made it?

Did some Corporate entity swoop in and find a malleable “candidate” ( as is done in politics) to mold and shape into the “image” of “what they tell us – we the people – want”?

#ReadTheIndieLabel™

Just as with nutrition AND with voting – if we all take a moment to “read the ingredients” of who made the Culture we “consume” — and seek out our own “Van Gogh”- support those of us who have authentically dedicated our lives to crafting culture – we would then continue the great tradition of creating Culture together – a relationship between Audiences and professional “culture – crafters “™©-

and together we would pushback AGAINST the Corporate dominance over us ALL – because we are in the same boat.

We need to support the professional artist in media, movies , music, books – in their daily dedication —

getting a fair shot but ALSO what’s getting discarded in many industries and economies : the waning respect and growing indifference to the so called “middle class” which IS the so called “working class.”It’s about respect due – for merit as well as professionalism and dedication of one’s life to either a craft — or just as worthy – any profession – any job done well.


The Professional Artist who is an Authentic Independent Artist – is quite discernible by anyone paying attention to the “nutrition label” – it’s often someone who’s – not ‘signed’ – not ‘owned’ – not ‘in the club’ – or simply – unwilling to follow club-rules but also unwilling to sacrifice the wellness of her Culture for personal gain or ego. She’s – a crafts-person – and viewers + listeners should consider supporting the Authentic Indie Artist —

while corporate middle-persons should support + respecting those who’ve dedicated years to that craft – 

not stand ‘in the middle’ of an artist’s relationship with her listeners + viewers – with your hand out, nor your tongue – slurping off the top –


because

THAT’S

a SACRED SPACE . “©

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In

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‘#4The9th ™’


she died
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the #NinthWard
she went
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‘the river sins™’

Flint #Michigan

Trayvon Tamir

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climatestrike

#NOLA

Gentrification

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#FridaysForFuture

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ElectionTrain™ #Redux
“ #History Won’t Silence #HERstory ™”
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#ImWithHER

ElectionTrain™
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Lyrics by Cali Lili
Music by Wings Hauser

INTRO:

Cattle Train
Coal Train
Picture Train
Toy Train
Soul Trains
Trains of Thought
People Trained
Sold and Bought

Cattle Train
Coal Train
Picture Story Holocaust
War Train
Peace Train
People Trained
Sold and Bought

VERSES :

What Kinda Broken Dreams
Built these Tracks
We Got Missiles Goin Forward
We Got Nothin Comin Back

Dream
Dreamin’ Up
The Iron Beast

Gotta Get Some
Get Some
Get Some Rest

See Me
I’m a Plastic Priestess
Screamin’ Through the Window
Of Emergency Release

What Kinda Broken Backs
Built these Tracks
We Got Missiles Goin Forward
We Got No-One Comin’ Back

Robber Trains
Gravy Trains
They Foot the Cost
Of Another Movin’ Picture Story
Holocaust

What Kinda Broken Dreams
Work these Tracks
We Got Missiles Goin Forward
We Got Zero Comin Back

CHORUS :

Come and See
The Slow Decay
Ridin’ the Rails
of Another Day
Come and Ride
The Election Train
Follow Me Ridin’ Up the Drain
Come and See the Slow Decay
Ridin’ the Rails of Another Day

VERSES :

What Kinda Dreams
Work these Tracks
We Got Missiles Goin Forward
We got Zero Comin Back

Sure is Gettin’ Darker on the Twilight Express
Movin’ On without us this Election Gotta Press
Sure is Gettin Darker on the Twilight Express
Can’t See Nothin’ from a Bullet Train with No Address

(REPEAT CHORUS)

VERSES :

What Kinda Broken Knees
Built these Tracks
We Got Missiles Goin Forward
We Got Nothin’ Comin Back

Sleep Sleepin
Sleepin With a Monster
See Dreamin
Dreamin of a Beast

Me Me
I’m a Plastic Priestess
Scream Screamin
For My Pretty Shattered Dream

Leave Behind
What I Couldn’t Find
Sleep Inside
A Monster In Motion

What the Hell
My Country Ain’t For Sale

Drown My Sorrow
Cry Me an Ocean

Movin On
Cause I’m Movin Out
Rockin Out
Cause I been Rocked Over

Trackin Down
Trackin Down
A Nightmare
Nightmare of a Livin Locomotion

Leave Behind
What I’ll Never Find
Tried My Best
Gotta Get Some Rest

Gotta Get Some
Get Some
Get Some Rest
Gotta Get Some
Get Some
Get Some Rest

Cattle Train
Coal Train
Picture Train
Toy Train
Soul Trains
Trains of Thought
People Trained
Sold and Bought

Cattle Train
Coal Train
Picture Story Holocaust
War Train
Peace Train
People Trained
Sold and Bought.

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“It took me a minute,
but I did it …”
(Indie Artists Are Endangered Species)
By ©CaliLili™

A “coupla” years ago, I set out to make my Indie Feature Film and Full length album, both of which are ABOUT Diversity.

My FIERCELY INDIE Upcycled, Recycled Sustainable, and Green Film + Music FeMtO™StudiO was built from SCRATCH with upcycled and recycled materials and honors the Ocean environment on which it stands.

I wanted to MAKE my projects with a DIVERSE Team AND I wanted to be FREE from Corporate Overlords.

It took me a minute, but I did it … with a whole lotta help from my team.

I can proudly say, we ARE in our final stages of POST Production as the mostly edited film has been awaiting her music, and her ENDING SCENE … the album is damn near complete and we shot our ending:)

This is the first of many in the pipeline of my now thriving FeMtO™StudiO

As an “Outsider” working at the “Cutting Edge Of The Pacific™ ” … + Hollywood, I often consider my role as indie artist, as auteur actor/director + singer/songwriter …

We contribute to culture + sometimes we even “teach” just by doing our thing, but often we go unrewarded

Indie Artists, especially Females + Persons Of Color and or So Called “Alternative Cultural / Sexual Preference / Lifestyle / Gender Orientation” ARE an Endangered Species.

Everybody knows the story of now famous painter Vincent VanGogh who lived in poverty, cut his own ear off in desperation, and who’s paintings after death, made gazillions of cash, generating it’s own industry.

I’m advocating that our cultures directly keep artists working while we are alive.

Many dangers are faced depending on what part of the world we live in… but endangered species we certainly are.

These dangers reflect the cultural biosphere at large … in some cultures, violence is threatened in order to shut down free speech by artists.

In more commercial based cultures it’s a slow death via economic erasure, starvation, and quiet degradation.

As with endangered species, sometimes Our Parts, are “poached” by large + small media daily.

It’s subtle, parts of a work can b cannibalized + applied to one project this year, with other parts used next year… no attribution, no compensation.

But far Worse, is erasure by indifference to good work in favor of mediocrity or crass commercialism .

That’s a cliche but this is commonplace and adds to our invisibility bc you, the audience are often watching on your screens, what has been predetermined via cultural bias.

Ideas + expressions ARE literally, life-blood to the artist …

YOU as audience can REALLY tell, when an artist LIVES AND BREATHES what she or he is doing…

YOU know the difference between a home baked cookie and the one wrapped and slapped up by factory committee.

Worst of all …

If our indie voices are shouted down by corporate art, bought and paid for … and far louder, amped up by corporation chaching ….

If indie artists are ignored by the very people we seek to share with, at the hearth and heart of society, culture, village, neighborhood …

Someday, indie artists , speaking that lone wolf language, sharing that message of freedom and individuality, may cease to believe in themselves.

And That, dear audience, if you check the history and herstory of artistic suppression … will, inevitably and irreparably, destroy freedom, individuality, and civilization, for us all.

In the case of indifference, you can make a difference by seeking out and supporting Indie Artists that you believe in. It doesn’t take much to support the arts and it helps artists so much more when you do so directly, bc giving money to a Big Corporation or even to a government arts council is really paying your support into a large structure that maintains those prejudicial structures and favours whomever the corporation or government favours.

These dangers reflect the cultural biosphere at large … in some cultures, violence is threatened in order to shut down free speech by artists.

In more commercial based cultures it’s a slow death via economic erasure, starvation, and quiet degradation.

As with endangered species, sometimes Our Parts, are “poached” by large + small media daily.

It’s subtle, parts of a work can b cannibalized + applied to one project this year, with other parts used next year… no attribution, no compensation.

But far Worse, is erasure by indifference to good work in favor of mediocrity or crass commercialism .

That’s a cliche but this is commonplace and adds to our invisibility bc you, the audience are often watching on your screens, what has been predetermined via cultural bias.

Ideas + expressions ARE literally, life-blood to the artist …

YOU as audience can REALLY tell, when an artist LIVES AND BREATHES what she or he is doing…

YOU know the difference between a home baked cookie and the one wrapped and slapped up by factory committee.

Worst of all …

If our indie voices are shouted down by corporate art, bought and paid for … and far louder, amped up by corporation chaching ….

If indie artists are ignored by the very people we seek to share with, at the hearth and heart of society, culture, village, neighborhood …

Someday, indie artists , speaking that lone wolf language, sharing that message of freedom and individuality, may cease to believe in themselves.

And That, dear audience, if you check the history and herstory of artistic suppression … will, inevitably and irreparably, destroy freedom, individuality, and civilization, for us all.

In the case of indifference, you can make a difference by seeking out and supporting Indie Artists that you believe in. It doesn’t take much to support the arts and it helps artists so much more when you do so directly, bc giving money to a Big Corporation or even to a government arts council is really paying your support into a large structure that maintains those prejudicial structures and favours whomever the corporation or government favours.

We are tiny voices, squeaking for our lives and we really do this work, for you… No really, we really do… that’s why so many of us give up lucrative opportunities, to remain free in our creative voices ….

If u know an artist’s works,

If u genuinely appreciate their work,

Please DO Let them know it. Please DO support them directly and monetarily if you can by simply buying directly from them whenever possible.

It actually CAN be a life + death matter.
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