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Marc Rubin

"Encourage understanding, fairness, compassion, cooperation and tolerance"

Hamilton Square, NJ, USA
male, age 60
Speaks: English
Joined Jul 15, 2004



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Groups 2012 International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, Addressing Global Warming, Amnesty International, Bird watchers and feeders, Earth Day, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, Rainforest Action, Save Bears Now! The voice for bears worldwide!, Warriors for the Voiceless
Hometown Hamilton Square, NJ 
Birthday May 29, 1955  
Languages English  
About Me committed and passionate artist and writer, filmmaker and musician who -- like most of you -- has an active persistance of vision; excited by creativity and imagination, love and beauty, the natural world and the amazing indestructibility of the infinite soul; seeks the essential, believes in context; wants to demystify illusion, deconstruct complexity, encourage nuance, laugh at the trickster inside (who keeps trying to pretend, deny, or avoid), seeks an antidote to fundamentalism (in all its forms), expose materialism and try to avoid the material (hard to do when there's not enough time and space in "Mall America"), continually seek to build awareness (particularly of Maya, and her many incarnations, such as propaganda and escapism -- especially as used by the paid shills who sell their souls to the "golden calf" -- providing escapist propaganda on behalf of their generous corporate enablers, enriching themselves while selling out their audiences [you all know who I mean]); remain positive where entropy is the rule, revere truth, discover new tools of the trade, and above all, try to understand, keep trying to figure out this great, big experiment and do something with it.
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Pets 2 dogs -- Kasmir and GoGo  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Spiritualist, Universal Life, Jewish Spirituality, Etherealism  
Eating Habits VEGAN!  
Wild Fact About Me Partied with Jimi Hendrix in Miami when I was 15 years old, 1970; had dinner with Timothy Leary after interviewing him on videotape, 1979; have an early version of my first book of original poetry -- also signed with short original poems by Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Robert Bly, and many others, at St Marks Church NYC, early 1980's; got recording advice between sessions from Lenny Kravitz at Waterfront Studios Hoboken NJ 1992, while working on my first single "A Forest of Trees"; briefly annoyed Woody Allen at Michaels Pub one Monday evening, a couple of months after I graduated from film school and my parents talked me into going into NYC to "see him", 1979;

had two sold out shows in 2002 at the Hollywood Underground Film Festival for my experiential, experimental 30 minute video art work (produced with the Etheros Collaborative) about meditation in the material world, "Maya", which was completed and released ten days before September 11th 2001 -- the last two shots of the video (shot as tests of a new camera we had purchased, out of our studio window in a Hoboken artists loft which happened to face lower Manhattan -- we then decided to use the best of these test shots at the end of the video for their intrinsic symbolic meaning, visually summarizing our theme of Maya in the material world) -- oddly and coincidently, after editing the test material, we decided to feature our first edited test shot of a jet flying past the moon, which then dissolves into the second and final edited test shot -- of the World Trade Center, glistening in the sun as an ornamental monument in frozen sky -- with the shadows of time-lapsed clouds running across the engineered precision and weight of its iconic facade. It was an extremely powerful ending when we finished it, but then, after the horrific tragedy of 911, took on an additional level of meaning -- and profound sadness, which left an even more profound, heightened, dramatic and unexpected effect on us and our audience (and subsequently, also heightened the meaning of our original intent). And then finally, unexpectedly, the video had served, and still serves, as a contemplative, thought-provoking memorial to the tragic events and losses of 911 -- after the fact, after the audience has finished viewing the work (as there is no indication or suggestion of The World Trade Center until the very end of the video, with its final image). And as such, and by an historically altered route, we now truly understood, and felt, the meaning and impact of Maya.
My Philosophy Context is everything.
What Gives Me Hope I see "11:11" nearly 75% of the time I happen to look up at a digital clock.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by arrange for My Care2 artists and intellectuals worldwide to become the true leaders of state and abolish it, followed by the people of every country laying down
and falling asleep together in one another's arms, dreaming about the exciting possibilities of peaceful coexistence
What/who changed my life and why Dr. Seuss: "Green Eggs and Ham", Lewis Carroll: "Alice In Wonderland", Edgar Allen Poe "The Fall of the House of Usher", Jack London: "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang", H.G. Welles: "The Time Machine", "The Island of Doctor Moreau", "The Invisible Man", and "The War of the Worlds", followed shortly thereafter by The Beatles: "Magical Mystery Tour", "Sargeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band", "The White Album", "Revolver", "Abbey Road", and "Let It Be", John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band", "Imagine", "Mind Games", and "Walls and Bridges", George Harrison: "All Things Must Pass", Jimi Hendrix: "Are You Experienced?", "Axis: Bold As Love", and "Electric Ladyland", Cream: Disraeli Gears" and "Wheels of Fire", Jim Morrison and The Doors: "The Doors", "Strange Days", "Waiting For The Sun", "The Soft Parade", "Morrison Hotel" and "L.A. Woman", and Led Zeppelin: "I", "II", III, IV", "Houses of the Holy", and "Physical Graffiti", then, a few years later, Samuel Beckett: "Waiting For Godot", Jean-Paul Sartre: "No Exit", Hermann Hesse: "Siddhartha", Kurt Vonnegut Jr.: "Breakfast of Champions", "Cat's Cradle", "Slaughterhouse-Five", "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater", and "Mother Night", George Orwell: "1984" and "Animal Farm", and Aldous Huxley: "Brave New World", followed shortly thereafter by Federico Fellini: "8 1/2", Alain Resnais: "Last Year At Marienbad", Salvadore Dali and Luis Bunuel: "The Andalusian Dog", and Maya Deren: "Meshes In The Afternoon", followed shortly thereafter by Allen Ginsberg: "Howl", Jack Kerouac: "On The Road" and "Dharma Bums", Gregory Corso: "Gasoline", Lawrence Ferlinghetti: "A Coney Island of the Mind", William Burroughs: "Naked Lunch", and T.S. Elliot: "The Wasteland and Other Poems", and shortly thereafter followed by Philip Glass: "Einstein On The Beach" and Laurie Anderson: "United States", followed by Bill Moyers: "Now" and "Journal", Amy Goodman: "Democracy Now"; Air America, Rachel Maddow, Elie Weisel, Robert Kennedy (junior and senior), MLK, Bono, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol -- man, this thing can keep on going on and on and forever, because there always has been, and always will be -- so many great people doing amazing and wonderful, wonderous things to change our lives.
What Bugs Me liars and cheaters, pollution, greed, circus with animal acts, fur farms, Anyone that hurts any living creature, people who rape, any one that would hurt a woman, Any one that would hurt an animal, Anyone who would hurt a child, abusive people, intoleranc  
Passions spirituality, photography, environment, art, books, nature, laughter, love, family, music, being a vegan, animals, animal rights and welfare  
Inspirations love, animals, blue skies, friends, good people, happiness, nature, peace, People waking and seeing their own light, rain, the beauty of nature, the sun coming up, to fulfill my purpose on earth, vegans, art, music, family  
What Scares Me Religious Extremism, religious fanatics, cruel people, global warming, Losing the ones I love, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Deforestation and Habitat Destruction, Animals becoming extinct, animals being abused, slaughterhouses, puppy mills, animal testing  
Role Models Twiggy, Elle Macpherson, Cindy Crawford, Christie Brinkley, Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Paulina Porizkova, Kathy Ireland, Tyra Banks, Elizabeth Hurley, Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum, Niki Taylor, Kim Alexis, Iman  
Quotation All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players (Willy S.); Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail (where's Waldo?)
Interests Air Purification, pets, Wildlife, Art/Design, Bed and Breakfast, Biodiversity, Books - Author, Broadcasting, Community Development, Computers, Crafts, Diet, Ecology, Electronics, Entertainment, Environment, Environmental Engineering, E  
Books The Zombie Diatribes, Anarchy From Under The Blanket, Theory of the Big Chair, Calculating Nirvana, Seeing Through Material Walls, Do You Buy It? [slave], Again Sisyphus Again, Lifelines In The Hands of the Lord, An Experimental Life  
Music Blindfolded Soul, Electrip, The New Godotones, The Slow Bees, The Charming Strange, Echolalic Afternoon, Primordial Ooze, BUSHANOSTRA  
Movies Vapor Field, Perception/Deception: A Lust, Life Goes Out, Stare, Hidden Windows, Maya, Not Enough Time and Space, The Victim Path, Sinai, Echoes In A Glass Door, Gestalt Vacation  
TV Shows Planet Life With Mayhem, At Home With The Lardingtons, The Adam and Eve Comedy Hour, The Animal Farm Report  
Favorite Foods early dawn mist tea, warm night sky, fortune cookies  
Favorite Places a vowel inside a metaphor, a word inside a sentence, on your lips, my imagination  
Can't Live Without friends, peace, nature, laughter, art, music, family, animals, love, my best friend, the blindfolded soul, the obvious secret, my Self  
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