September 2019: Updating my sites, brand, presence, everything. Here’s what’s been going down. But first let me say, I will be placing new art for sale in my store.
Over time, I have been acquiring the tools necessary for my solo music performance. I have enough to get going, so get-going I shall.
Otherwise, 2016-2018 I was 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 ambitious content, especially as IG expanded their format to include videos of greater length. What was the Armoredbaby account became FlppnChnnlz.
In 2018, I renamed the account to mark_sun_shine. #flppnchnnlz would remain a “brand” of mine and now I’ve prepared a reel to shop.
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 early 2018. 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.
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…” )
and I had a little Golden Age production of my own.
The FCNNN idea has not been abandoned but will be repurposed. I have transferred my efforts to my Youtube. Remarkably, I never really used my Youtube. I should have placed my Flppn Chnnlz material there, where in time one can at least monetize. Looking back Instagram should be a secondary platform, not a primary. I live I learn.
I am building an identity for Youtube and my media centered around the moniker “Days of My Lives.”