Why Newjack Rasputin?

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Just the FAQ's Q: What is this odd vaguely embarrassing name? A:  Let's see, Manny Verzosa and I were always fooling around with words and if i remember the story right... we were headed down Hollywood Blvd and making up utterly silly names for band members and i said G.Gordon Lightfoot and he retorted with Newjack Rasputin, or maybe it was the other way around, no that's how it was and we were laughing and it must have been October because he asked me what i wanted for my birthday and as we were just passing a huge billboard of the Goddess Angelyne i said 'i wanna see Angelyne!  And of course,  there she was,  just getting out of her pink Corvette!
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Just as I remember

Q: what's the story with all this pirate stuff?  A: Oh, that's more complicated and secret.  I'll get around to it eventually.  In the meantime here : ~ Q: Why the female voice? A: Really two main reasons, and i've talked about this elsewhere.   everybody likes female voices - it's programmed in. interestingly the voice of my computer turned bitchy and demanding when i moved from the Mac to the PC. I don't know why.  Exactly the same voice.  Also, it's nice to not really have people identify me with the computer voice,  one can imagine the hoops the Hawkman has had to jump through to keep his voice over 30 years.  It's his voice now really, but he doesn't really own it - that's weird to begin with - and as a Pirate i use lots of voices in a grey territory of EULA hell. Q: exactly how paralyzed are you? A: oh, very. You wouldn't like it. Do a little dance of gratitude that you are human. Q: how can i join the Krewe?  A:  if you're reading This you probably pass our stringent requirements....if we love you - you're automatically one of us..... I will briefly state again once more, you've saved my life again and again - i luv you Fearless Krewe! Q: what are your plans A:  Oh yeah glad you asked. The memory damage was recovered ($) and so i can continue on almost from where i left off... Problem is: is that what i want? I confess to being jaded, cynical and uninspired with the gallery scene - but i also know i'm terribly fickle and would leap at the right offer! So i'm biding my time finishing up soundscapes so i have something on soundcloud, and writing... i am thinking of a cutting edge project, something involving infomatix, whatever AI i can lay my hands on and storytelling - obviously i have no idea what i'm getting myself into, and will need tons of help. Any ideas? Q: Who is that woman ? A: Q: Seriously, what's the deal with the name, it's creeping me out a little... Rasputin_piercing_eyesA: When i was sentenced to die, i kind of needed a new protective persona. I latched onto the name manny had blurted out - it fit, i was a Newjack Rasputin....

Goodbye .Ning Ahob…


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Avast Ye! (from the olde Dutch for 'hold fast') there-there me Ohana (olde Hawaiian for extended family) the site (Ning.com) has served us well: many of us made contact there for the first time in decades and new friends have joined us along the way. Five years is an incredibly long period in my time-stream - a time-stream that you have all helped make possible I might add.   In that time children have been born, others have died. Much change for us all. The Ning.com Ahob site has served us well as meeting place, information kiosk, media archive and more...We have grown to 235 members and have had 162,807 page views from 115 countries...But I don't have to tell you - times change. The web landscape has changed and so have we.  When we started - I could make my own studio site with iWeb - now discontinued, and very eyetracker unfriendly anyway... Facebook was a shadow of what it would become, web interconnectedness was just getting off the ground. So, happily, we have decided to discontinue the Ning.com Ahob site, partially because of the popularity of the Facebook Ahob (591 members) and partially because of the cost and technical peculiarities of Ning.com. Of course, many Ning.com Ahob members aren't Facebook slaves, a decision we deeply respect. So what to do?  We don't want to lose contact! Come over to my Studio site and press the little orange RSS button! Everyone's invited! For the record, I would like to thank specifically: Michael Grover, Kate Stilley-Steiner, Lindsay D. Mofford, Cynthia and Hugh Stilley, Eric and Marisa Mofford and Phillip 'Art-Bot' Stilley (blue-ribbon for most pictures posted single-handedly). At one time or another they have all had hands-on responsibilities for running the Beast...I also must thank www.human80.com for hosting and inspiration, and Samira Emelie for setting us up with WordPress! And I especially want to thank you - The Members - for contributing you time and spirit, and all the fabulous fantastic pictures and vids - we pulled them off the Ning.com site and they will appear in galleries on my new studio site (here). So in conclusion, without you, this would be meaningless - we feel great affection and gratitude for each and every one of you. All Hands on Board/Ning.com went live Sept 10, 2008 - Deactivated Oct 11, 2013.

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  tucker stilley Thursday, 10 October, 2013 San Marino, Ca.