Morning.

creative

Up early. My go to for a while was to scramble together some kind of expression, a mixture of sonic and visual. My beacon choice for a long while was my Instagram. There was a time when I treated the account as a kind of parody network and I placed a lot of energy into it but that was before I upgraded my musical equipment and became closer to my goal. So yesterday for the first time I decided to not have that be the morning creative activity and set my IG on a hold pattern: no reliance on Throwback Thursday, no cobbled together expressionism. Today I devote the ever so brief amount of time before work, to better familiarizing myself with not the amazing enormity of what my chosen hardware ( Ableton with Push2 ) can do generally, but specifically what I need it to do for ME.

STATUS: Code P2

blog, flppnchnnlz, mark sunshine

It is May of 2018. I have scrapped the other look for this website. I have deleted stale articles serving as poor example of actuality.

I am paring down the excess. I look at my stats briefly and notice the understandably light traffic. This is OK for now. Expectable.

In the most recent past, as I have been acquiring the tools necessary for my solo music performance otherwise I have been primarily involved in expressing myself through my Instagram account.

What started out as a simple personal account, with photos and such, became an avenue for more advanced offerings, especially as IG expanded their format to include videos of greater length. What was the Armoredbaby account became FlppnChnnlz.

BTW 08/2018: It has recently been renamed to mark_sun_shine.

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The idea for FlppnChnnlz was to spoof old school network TV and eventually ANY kind of formal media network old or new.

This format via Instagram unfolded over 2016 to late 2017. It featured animations and video appropriations, all to music scores and sound design by myself. The goal was to use Instagram as the conduit and by the activity there, I could produce a reel.

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FCNNN, or the Flppn Chnnlz NeoNanoNetwork I now consider along the lines of the Ernie Kovacs Show

(“…The show appeared in many versions and formats, including daytime, prime-time, late-night, talk show, comedy, and as a summer replacement series…” )

where it was a little Golden Age production of my own.

This idea has not been abandoned but will be repurposed. I have enough content for a reel and will post more as things are organized.