20170821

Nocturnal

20 AUG 2017




Daylight seems so distant
Darkness settles quiet and alone
Embracing the night
A comfort that feels like home

Stillness engulfs the soul
Wrapping the cloak of comfort tight
Silence stills the mind
Stalling the spin of thoughts we fight

Breathing in the solitude
Exhaling the chaos of the day
Recharging the mind and soul
Until dreams take the world away


Photo Blue Moon Poquoson, VA 2014 Cristy Bowen
Photo Blue Moon Poquoson, VA 2014 Cristy Bowen




© Cristy Johnson Bowen / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - "Nocturnal"

Hashtags: #OgFOMK #CristyJohnsonBowen #night #nocturnal #poetry

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/nocturnal.html

20170820

Tubing in Scottsville VA with Clyde

19 Aug 2017





We recently went on a tubing trip with a group of friends. It was in Scottsville, Virginia through a company called James River Runners. They had a pretty sweet setup. A parent of one of our group of friends decided to go with us. He had some reservation as to if whether he could make it through. 

The younger generation was excited about him going and encouraged him to join us on our adventure. We had a great weekend of bonding and getting back to Nature. Clyde at age 75 learned how to play beer pong with us. He was a trooper. He hung in with us all the way down the river. 

 But this is not really the story that I am here to tell.

This is a story about generational perspective. We were all more than willing to take care of Clyde. After all, he had taken care of us for so many years.  He had treated us as if we were all his very own children. With all that is going on in the world today Clyde had become increasingly pessimistic about the younger generation and what our world is in for. 

The following is a quote from Clyde after his experience with us on the trip:
"All in all the experience gave me a good look at the past generations of children we've raised. I have to say that we did a good job on this bunch. They watched me like a hawk. If the old man went under there were at least three or four of you all pulling me back up. I was impressed. Actually our old parties were rowdier. Good bunch of kids"
It's people like Clyde that know that it takes a village to raise a child. He knows that he has nurtured a generation that cares about and respects the hard work that our "families" did making the world a better place.

Tubing in Scottsville VA with Clyde
Tubing in Scottsville VA with Clyde



© Cristy Johnson Bowen/ OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. "Tubing in Scottsville VA with Clyde"  A short essay and journal entry into family values, generations and  travel with Clyde  to Scottsville, Virginia.

#ChristyJohnsonBowen #OgFOMK #Scottsville #Tubing #Family #Journal


https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/tubing-in-scottsville-va-with-clyde.html

Eclipse

19 Aug 2017






Don't let dark doubts eclipse the fire you have inside
The darkness will tempt you to run and hide
Have faith in your passion, fight for it with pride
The fire is much brighter once the darkness subsides


A solar eclipse (creative commons)
A solar eclipse (creative commons)





© Cristy Johnson Bowen / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved - Poetry "Eclipse".

#Poetry #CristyJohnson #OgFOMK #Eclipse

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/eclipse.html

Photo: http://www.neontommy.com/news/2012/11/total-eclipse-visible-through-online-streaming

Happy Birthday to H.P Lovecraft

20. Aug. 2017
By Tom DeansBio



Happy Birthday to H.P Lovecraft, born on this day in 1890. He lost his father at any early age and was raised by his mother, 2 aunts and his grandfather, all under the same roof. He lived in poverty and would not promote his work. He obtained an inheritance but quickly ran through it.

Howard Philip Lovecraft never achieved fame for his writing until after his death at 46. He is now widely considered a master of science fiction and horror. "I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams. "

So HB to H.P!!!


H. P. Lovecraft, June 1934

More Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft


Description


© Tom Deans / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Writers - H.P. Lovecraft Birthday

Hashtags: #OgFOMK #TomDeans #Writers #HPLovecraft

20170819

Pronobozo - Better Days

By Alex Nuttall - Bio


Pronobozo leaks the tightest beats and rhymes in time with technology. His range covers hip-hop, techno and rock-n-roll.

Better Days



© Pronobozo - "Better Days" http://www.pronobozo.com/ or YouTube: Pronobozo


https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/pronobozo-better-days.html

#Pronobozo #Music #Bands #BetterDays #OgFOMK

Pronobozo - Coming Back




We can't say enough about this artist. We can say that a video we are coming up with will have his music. Pronobozo can be found at http://www.pronobozo.com/ and even on the soundtrack of the game LinCity-NG https://sourceforge.net/projects/lincity-ng.berlios/ So what does that mean? Well it is another example of Constructive Technology Aggregate. The real movement is all around us. We just don't see it. We see instead the crude scribbles of loveless children. Instead there are those who move forward and create the new dimension right now.

Here it is:

Coming Back



© Pronobozo - "Coming Back" http://www.pronobozo.com/ or YouTube: Pronobozo


https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/pronobozo-coming-back.html

#Pronobozo #Music #Bands #ComingBack #OgFOMK

Wig Shop Off 21st Street - Norfolk






© Lon Bennett / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Art for Art's sake -   "Norfolk"
 I just got bored and added text to a photo I took last year. Image taken at a Wig shop off of 21st street, Norfolk.

#Wigs #NorfolkScene #Art #Photo #Norfolk #LonBennett

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/wig-shop-off-21st-street-norfolk.html

Mixed Media Series - 07 "Wild About Suffering"




"Wild About Suffering"




Transcription:

Welcome to the good old days of desirability. 
Everybody lives forever.
R you... Wild About Suffering?

Crosswords:
  1. Cracker
  2. Bruh?
  3. Lon
  4. One
  5. Is
  6. Just
  7. Kiss
  8. Honky
  9. Ucking
  10. Grit
  11. Nigga
  12. Heat
  13. GoHa


© Lon Bennett / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Mixed Media Series - 07 "Wild About Suffering" of magazine, comic book clippings, colored pencils, markers, photoshop, blood, sweat, tears and Lon.

An experimental cover for a future 'zine publication. Lon asks about the hard questions including the provocative "Honky". So are you wild about suffering? We will see. We take language and make it into art and thus we render the cackles of the benign to mere rumors and we embrace the love of all Mankind by asking "R you wild about suffering?" We hope the skilful answer is no. --ED

Mixed Media Series - 07 "Wild About Suffering"
#Zine #MixedMedia #LonBennett #OgFOMK #Suffering

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/mixed-media-series-07-wild-about.html

20170818

Old Band Flyers - 10 - Kings Head Inn






Transcription:

Old Band Flyers - 10 - Kings Head Inn

Tuesday, June 30, 9 PM, at the  King's Head Inn (VA)
Creeper (NNxHC ~ Newport News Hardcore)
Jerm Flux
One Tribe
All Ages $5.00

Homegrown Hardcore


© LonBennett / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Old Band Flyers - 10 - Kings Head Inn. Homegrown Hardcore with Creeper, Jermflux, One Tribe

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/old-band-flyers-10-kings-head-inn.html

#NorfolkScene #OgFOMK #LonBennett #KingsHeadInn #JermFlux #OneTribe #Creeper #Norfolk #Music #Bands #Flyers #History

Old Band Flyers - 09 - Aversion, G.B.H.







Transcription:

Old Band Flyers - 09 - Aversion, G.B.H 

Aversion, The Ugly Truth US Tour '90
with G.B.H.

watch for local dates!

RAGE!

AVERSION - "THE UGLY TRUTH" 
AVAILABLE NOW!
on MEDUSA RECORDS
PRODUCED BY RANDY BURNS

AVERSION
P.O. BOX 1440
CYPRESS CA 90630
HATE LINE (714) (phone-number)

MEDUSA


© LonBennett / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Old Band Flyers - 09 - Aversion, G.B.H

I cannot remember where they played locally. I saw G.B.H. up in Richmond around 1987, '88. I don't know if this was the same tour or not.

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/old-band-flyers-09-aversion-gbh.html

#GBH #AVERSION #LonBennett #OgFOMK #NorfolkScene #Flyers #History #Bands #MedusaRecords #California #RandyBurns #UglyTruthTour

As always the above numbers and address are for research purposes only. Phone number not transcribed to prevent phone spam on some poor soul who possesses this number.  -- ED.

Old Band Flyers - 08 - Crystal Inn - Newport News VA








Old Band Flyers - 08 - Crystal Inn - Newport News VA

Transcribed by Alex Nuttall

Sneak Attack Fanzine:

Lots of Stylin VA Hardcore!
Look for 1st Issue Soon.
VAxHC

Sneak Attack Fanzine Presents:

Sunday Oct. 22 at 2:00 PM
At the Crystal In on Warwick Blvd., Denbigh $4.00

BANDS:

4 Walls Falling, From Richmond
Mad Dog, from DC
Set Straight, also from Richmond
CMO - Count Me Out, from Hampton
Rebound, from Newport News
As It Stands

Hardcore VA Style:

Home is where the Edge is (Straight Edge)

Greed: 

"Can't you see there is a sickness in the society in which we live in? Opportunity is a slap in the face suppressed before they even begin. The reason why, Greed. It stimulates crime and poverty, it divides us by race, religion and wealth and holds us back from living free.

It's a disgusting dream and I'm not buying in. Philosophy developed by the inhumane, society's greatest sin. Equality and life are pushed aside for personal success. Greed.

Freedom is a joke in the sickest state when you live in poverty. See the situation, one of suppression advocating hate. Generation after generation are locked into a cycle of which they can't escape. A system designed to keep us down through poor education and overwhelming odds.

From the day we were born we'll be praised and scorned. Money tells us what we can achieve. Can't you see and understand the situation's out of hand? It's always worse than before. It's time to hit this at its core. You can't turn around and walk away, but it will eat you one day.
The suppressed will rise, stand and fight, unless you look and see the light, what's right!"

By Taylor Steel
of 4 Walls Falling


© LonBennett / Alex Nuttall / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Old band flyers - 08-Crystal Inn, Warwick blvd., Denbigh, Newport News VA

Sneak attack fanzine presents: 4walls falling, Taylor Steel, songwriter.  Set Straight from Richmond. Count Me Out from Hampton, Rebound from Newport News, Maddog from D.C

#Hardcore #NorfolkScene #History #Flyers #LonBennett #NewportNews #DC #Hampton #Virginia #Richmond #OgFOMK #SneakAttackFanzine #CrystalInn #FourWallsFalling #4WallsFalling #TaylorSteel #SetStraight #CountMeOut #Rebound #AsItStands #StraightEdge

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/old-band-flyers-08-crystal-inn-newport.htm

20170817

Old Band Flyers - 07 - Crossroads Cafe - All ages - Portsmouth VA








Transcribed:

All Ages HC (Hard Core, HardCore)
A happy nuclear family?

The Deviators
with
JermFlux
and
Madcap,
8-Ball

All Ages

July 31st, 8 PM

Cross Roads Cafe
4200 Portsmouth Blvd.
(phone number)


© LonBennett / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Old band flyers - 07- Crossroads cafe
the Deviators, Jermflux, Madcap, 8Ball Portsmouth,Va.

#Flyers #Bands #PortsmouthVA #LonBennett #Deviators #JermFlux #MadCap #8Ball #CrossRoadsCafe

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/old-band-flyers-07-crossroads-cafe-all.html

Old Band Flyers - 06 - Atlantic Beach Club - The Undead








Old Band Flyers - 06 - Atlantic Beach Club - The Undead
Old Band Flyers - 06 - Atlantic Beach Club - The Undead

Transcription:

Old Band Flyers - 06 - Atlantic Beach Club - The Undead

The Undead: Saturday, April 28. Doors Open 7:30. Admission $6.00. 
Atlantic Beach Club
For More info: (phone number)


© Lon Bennett / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Old Band Flyers - 06  - Atlantic Beach Club - Undead

#VirginiaBeach #NorfolkScene #AtlanticBeachClub #TheUndead #LonBennett #OgFOMK #Flyers #History

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/old-band-flyers-06-atlantic-beach-club.html

Old Band Flyers - 05 - Atlantic Beach Club - Agent Orange, Reagan Youth






Old Band Flyers - 05 - Atlantic Beach Club - Agent Orange, Reagan Youth
Old Band Flyers - 05 - Atlantic Beach Club - Agent Orange, Reagan Youth 

Transcription

An incredible weekend at Atlantic Beach Club, 25th and Atlantic, Virginia Beach VA.

  1. Fri. 26th: Reagan Youth with Special Guest, Showtime 8:00 PM.
  2. Sat. 27th: Reggae at its best... Front Yard, from D.C. with INICU (x-Band Members from H.R. Band and Bad Brains), Showtime 8:00 PM
  3. Sun. 28th: Agent Orange with Special Guest. Show will sell out. Get tickets early. Showtime 8:00 PM

© Lon Bennett / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Old band flyers - 05-Atlantic Beach Club-Reagan Youth, Agent Orange, Bad Brains

#AtlanticBeachClub #Flyers #NorfolkScene #VirginiaBeach #ReaganYouth #FrontYard #INICU #AgentOrange #LonBennett #OgFOMK #History #Music

What It Means to be a Heritage Monitoring Scout

16. Aug 2017



When I was a small child I always liked to play in the dirt in my parents back yard. I had often pretended to be a scientist that was looking for some sort of artifact. Whether it be a chest of gold or a shoe it didn't matter. In my case an old soda bottle left me with great excitement.

What It Means to be a Heritage Monitoring Scout - Florida
What It Means to be a Heritage Monitoring Scout - Florida

It wasn't until after moving to Florida that I realized the history of Florida contained a greater variety than anything I grew up with in Virginia. Florida contains many Native American mounds. These mounds are ancient in fact. We also have Pirate, Spanish and Cuban influences. My running thought was, "How am I able to experience all this?"

One day I came across FPAN, which is the Florida Public Archaeological Network. At FPAN I was able to sign up to be a lab volunteer. As a lab volunteer I began my new journey int the past.

What It Means to be a Heritage Monitoring Scout - midden mound remains
What It Means to be a Heritage Monitoring Scout - midden mound remains
I began with an amazing experience. I got to sit with a 1,000 year old midden mound. The mound contained garbage that Native Americans left behind. These mounds are huge. There are so many items to be found. You can sort through oyster, clam, and mussel shells. You will find small animal bones (mostly vertebrae). Finally there is the broken pottery.

As a lab volunteer I helped archaeologists tag and record the information from these mounds involving diet and day to day life of Native Americans. Here I was an adult playing in the backyard again. Of course my play contributed to our knowledge of human beings.

As a lab volunteer I uncovered for myself an opportunity where I could become a Heritage Monitoring Scout (HMS). I would be able to go out with real archaeologists and help them monitor sites. We would record things like vandalism, erosion, etc. I had to apply for this and thankfully I was accepted.

My husband and I have had the pleasure of going out with these folks to check some pretty interesting locations. Due to the sensitive nature of the type of locations we encounter and with respect, I am unable to specify where they are. I have, instead, enclosed a few snaps for your liking. These will give you an idea of what we were monitoring.

It has been a dream come true for me to be a Heritage Monitoring Scout. I am looking forward to more interaction and discovery. What a Wonderful privileged it is to see the past, today.

Verna Peddi - Heritage Monitoring Scout
Verna Peddi - Heritage Monitoring Scout


Essay - Journal by Verna Peddi, title: What It Means to be a Heritage Monitoring Scout, Original Date: 20170816 – © Verna Peddi / OgFOMK ArTS 2017 published 20170816.

Verna Paddi is a Heritage Monitoring Scout in Florida. She shares with us her vision and passion for the deep down desire to understand the past as it is our heritage.

Keywords: Archaeology, Journal, Florida, Discovery, Verna Peddi, Heritage Monitoring Scout, Anthropology


“What It Means to be a Heritage Monitoring Scout“ – 16. Aug. 2017 – #VernaPeddi #Journal #Archaeology

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/what-it-means-to-be-heritage-monitoring.html


© Verna Peddi / OgFOMK ArTS 2017 - 2017 | 20170817 -ABN – Ed Date: 2017-08-17 11:34

Man on a Lead - Barcelona

17. Aug. 2017




Having led; He no longer wants the lead
Best of friends, companions for the duration
He no longer labors at the corporation

Strolling along the shoreline
Devoid of pressure, released from obligation
Wanting nothing further than the sunset, shore and contemplation





Man on a Lead - Barcelona by Gertrude Jewell
Man on a Lead - Barcelona by Gertrude Jewell



© Gertrude Jewell / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Barcelona - "Man on a Lead"

#Poetry #OgFOMK #GertrudeJewell #Barcelona #ManOnALead

Gertrude Jewell's first poetic contribution to OgFOMK ArTS.

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/man-on-lead-barcelona.html

20170816

Old Band Flyers - 04 - Kings Head Inn Concert Calendar

Pre 1996

and Alex Nuttall - Bio

King's Head Inn


Old Band Flyers - 04 - Kings Head Inn Concert Calendar
Old Band Flyers - 04 - Kings Head Inn Concert Calendar

Transcription:

King's Head Inn
Rockin' Since the 60's. Norfolk VA (804) 489-3224 [see Note 1]
4220 Hampton Blvd. In Norfolk VA
489-3224

KLUB PRETENSION every TUESDAY!
Now more VARIETY!!! ALTERNATIVE DANCE 9-2 p.m. every TUESDAY.
INDUSTRIAL, PUNK, RAP, SKA, FUNK, HOUSE, HARDCORE, TECHNO, TRANCE, etc.

KINGSHEAD INN CONCERT CALENDER

SUN AUG 22 ARTLESS, JERM FLUX & HOMELESS 6 P.M.

SAT AUG 29 COMBINE (STAPLEGUN RECORDING ARTISTS) 10 p.m. 3$ ALTERNATIVE

SUN AUG 29 AVAIL & C.A.S.H. 6 p.m. 5$ ALL AGES HARDCORE

THU SEP  2 SHUDDER TO THINK (DISCHORD RECORDS) & ICEBURN (REVELATION RECORDS) 6 p.m. 5$ ALL AGES

SAT SEP  4 TRENCHMOUTH U.K. 10 p.m. 3$ ALTERNATIVE

FRI SEP 10 GEEZER LAKE (NORTH CAROLINA) 10 p.m. 3$ HARDCORE

SAT SEP 11 ANTI-SEEN (RAVE RECORDING ARTISTS from NORTH CAROLINA) 10 p.m. 5$ PUNK

SUN SEP 12 LUCY BROWN(D.C.'S HOTTEST BAND) 6 p.m. all ages FUNK ROCK

MON SEP 13 BLISS (HEAVY UNDERGOUND from CANADA-CARGO RECORDS) 10 p.m. 3$ 18up ALTERNATIVE

WED SEP 15 FRED (from FLORIDA) & 2 GUESTS 10 p.m. FREE for 21 & OVER

FRI SEP 17 THUD & INTERNAL VOID 10 pan, 33 lSup HEAVY ALTERNATIVE

SAT SEP 13 THE PAINTEENS (TOUCH & GO—HEAVY INDUSTRIAL ROCK) A BLACK TRAIN JACK (HARDCORE from N.Y.) 10 p.m. 55 181.19

MON SEP 20 RANCID (EPITAH RECORDS) & GROG 6 p.m. 5$ all ages HARDCORE

FRI SEP 24 INDIE NOISE POP FEST III 10 p.m. 5$ 18up

MON SEP 27 PULSE: TECHNO-HOUSE DANCE EXPLOSION with DJ ADRENALIN every MONDAY!

WED SEP 29 MEGALOW (CANADA) & 2 GUESTS 10 p.m. FREE for 21 & OVER

SUN OCT 24 GOD AND TEXAS with BLOOD LIBEL 10 p.14. 18up ALTERNATIVE

JUST ADDED!!!! PANSY DIVISION( LOOKOUT RECORDING ARTISTS) on MONDAY OCTOBER 18 happycore 10p.m. 18up

SAT OCT 30 phleg camp (HEAVY UNDERGROUND from CANADA-CARGO RECORDS) 10 p.m. 18up 3$

SUN OCT 31 SCARY AS F**K HALLOWEEN PARTY with BUZZOV.EN (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES RECORDS) HARDCORE
10 p.m. 5$ 18up

DON'T MISS THE ONE YEAR CELEBRATION or PRETENTSION TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!°
CANDY, TOYS, STUPID HATS.

from now on TUESDAYS will be known as;
KLUB REDUN—DANCE ±¶

--Transcribed by Alex Nuttall


© LonBennett / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. -- Old Band Flyers - 04 - Kings Head Inn Concert Calendar -- Pre 1996

"WOW" a step back in time. Found this old Kings Head Inn concert Calendar --LB

#KingsHeadInn #NorfolkScene #OgFOMK #LonBennett #ODU #Flyers

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/old-band-flyers-04-kings-head-inn.html


Note 1

[Note 1] -- The North American telephone area code 757 is a NANPA telephone area code covering the southeast corner of Virginia. It was established July 1, 1996, as a split from area code 804. ... South Hampton Roads, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Franklin, and Suffolk. Source: Area code 757 - Wikipedia -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_757

As the King's Head Inn is history The above telephone number is no longer for this club.

Old Band Flyers - 03 - Gwar - Flood Zone - Richmond VA


3 Jan.
By Lon Bennett - Bio


Gwar

Destroy All Monsters

Old Band Flyers - 03 - Gwar - Flood Zone - Richmond VA
Old Band Flyers - 03 - Gwar - Flood Zone - Richmond VA



© LonBennett/ OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Old Band Flyers - 03 - Gwar - Flood Zone - Richmond VA


From the Slave Pit to your heart GWAR plays at the Flood Zone, Richmond VA for $8. We are not to sure what decade this was.  We love GWAR so it doesn't matter. If anyone knows more details please let us know. 

#RichmondVA #GWAR #RAWG #Richmond #FloodZone #Bands #Flyers #Music #Monsters #History #NorfolkScene

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/old-band-flyers-03-gwar-flood-zone.html

Mixed Media Series - 06 "She Drives Me Crazy"





"She Drives Me Crazy"


Mixed Media Series - 06 "She Drives Me Crazy"
Mixed Media Series - 06 "She Drives Me Crazy"



"She Drives Me Crazy"

The Mixed Media Series are paintings or art with several different tools used to create them. Like markers, spray paint, watercolor, colored pencils, etc.

© Lon Bennett / OgFOMK ArTS 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Mixed Media Series - 06 "She Drives Me Crazy"

#LonBennett #NorfolkScene #OgFOMK #Art #MixedMedia #SheDrivesMeCrazy #Heart #Skull #Blood #Bloodshed #Murder #Booze #She #Love

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/mixed-media-series-06-she-drives-me.html

20170815

Old Band Flyers - 01 - NSect Club - Hampton VA

20. Oct.



My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

With Machines of Loving Grace

at The NSect Club


Old Band Flyers - 01 - NSect Club - Hampton,VA.
Old Band Flyers - 01 - NSect Club - Hampton,VA. 


© LonBennett / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Old band flyers - 01- Nsect Club
My life with the thrill kill cult with Machines of Loving grace

Wednesday, October 27 at The Nsect Club in Hampton, Virginia: My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and Machines of Loving Grace. The show was an 18 and up show for $10 to $12 dollars. Early 1990s.

#Flyers #Bands #OgFOMK #NorfolkScene #History

The Pearl - Tomorrow's Qatar, today!

15 August 2017


The Pearl... Tomorrow's Qatar, today!


The Pearl... Tomorrow's Qatar, today
The Pearl... Tomorrow's Qatar, today



© William Hawkes / OgFOMK ArTS -- 2017 All Rights Reserved. Photo - "The Pearl... Tomorrow's Qatar, today!"

#Food #Photography #Qatar #Shopping #ThePearl #Sightseeing #Travel #WilliamHawkes #Yachting

Mixed Media Series - 05 "Untitled"








Mixed Media Series - 05 "Untitled"
Mixed Media Series - 05 "Untitled"


The Mixed Media Series are paintings or art with several different tools used to create them. Like markers, spray paint, watercolor, colored pencils, etc.

© Lon Bennett / OgFOMK ArTS 2012 - 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Mixed Media Series - 05 "Untitled"

#LonBennett #NorfolkScene #OgFOMK #Art #MixedMedia #Untitled #Heart #Skull #Blood #Bloodshed #Murder

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/mixed-media-series-05-untitled.html

20170814

Smash Racist Scum - Flyer





The Only Race Is The Human Race



Smash Racist Scum, The Only Race is the Human Race!

The true Skinhead Spirit has been threatened by bald racist boneheads claiming to be skinheads, but the true fact is they are not. True Skinheads believe in racial unity and proved so in the 1960's by uniting with West Indian Blacks who's Jamaican Style music called SKA brought the two together. Today the "True Spirit" is alive and Skinheads who's pride for original roots will smash racism!
--Origin Unknown -- Early Nineties or Late Eighties


Origin Unknown -- Early Nineties or Late Eighties Flyer

I thought this would be appropriate to post since the things happening in Charlottesville, Virginia the past day or two.

I got this mailed to me long time ago ,early Nineties,  late Eighties, possibly from New mexico. I'm not sure.

--LB 20170814

#Flyer #Skinhead #AntiRacism #Unity #HumanRace #Human

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/smash-racist-scum-flyer.html

Mixed Media Series - 04 "Traitor"





"Traitor"

Mixed Media Series - 04 "Traitor"
Mixed Media Series - 04 "Traitor"



"Bring me his head on a platter!"

The Mixed Media Series are paintings or art with several different tools used to create them. Like markers, spray paint, watercolor, colored pencils, etc.

© Lon Bennett / OgFOMK ArTS 2017 All Rights Reserved. -Mixed Media Series - 04 "Traitor"

#LonBennett #NorfolkScene #OgFOMK #Art #MixedMedia #Traitor #Sword #Eagle #Decapitation #Bloodshed #Murder

https://ogfomk.blogspot.com/2017/08/mixed-media-04-title-traitor-by-lon.html

20170813

Going Somewhere is Human

13. Aug 2017



Going somewhere is human
Even if you are going nowhere
Going somewhere is human,
Even if the scope of the Universe
Is going nowhere in particular
Going somewhere is human,

Going somewhere is ideal
Even when going somewhere
Is meaningless in the grand scheme
Going somewhere is about
Having a goal, any goal
And going there is good like health-food,

Going somewhere is like
Having some ice-cream
It begins to feel good during
The process of eating it
And eating it becomes
A human and unique experience,

Going somewhere is human
As much as going somewhere
Is going through life anyway
But having a course and a plan
Is not so bad, Man,
It’s not so bad, Man;

Going about anyway like hurling
Universe she is going about
Anyway,
 She is is the Hurling Universe,
At any second it could all end
No matter, we  are traveling;

Going somewhere is like
Pulling the wool over your own eyes
And the emptiness after all
Is not so bad and the
Indifferent, ambivalent is just,
It is just… justice.

Going Somewhere is Human
Going Somewhere is Human



Poetry by Alex Nuttall, title: Going Somewhere is Human, Original Date: 20170813 – © Alex Nuttall / OgFOMK ArTS 2017 – 2017 – Retro-published 20170813.

We might be headed for the great end as nihilists. We might be headed for heaven. We might be headed for all. All at the speed of living someone else ideas. We become human by heading somewhere with a goal in mind. We reluctantly start to feel happiness. We no longer question the happiness. It is ours. Happiness is a hand we have always had. Going somewhere is human, Man.

Keywords: Human. Poetry, Universe

Mixed Media Series - 03 "All Seeing Eye"


13. Aug 2017

"All Seeing Eye"


© Lon Bennett 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Mixed Media Series - 03 "All Seeing Eye"
© Lon Bennett 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Mixed Media Series - 03 "All Seeing Eye"





The Mixed Media Series are paintings or art with several different tools used to create them. Like markers, spray paint, watercolor, colored pencils, etc.

© Lon Bennett 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Mixed Media Series - 03 "All Seeing Eye"

#LonBennett #NorfolkScene #OgFOMK #Art #MixedMedia #Masonic #UnitedStates #Egypt #ThirtyThree #BigBrother #Orwell #GeorgeOrwell #ManorFarm #Sword #Eagle #OliveBranch #AllSeeingEye




20170812

The Black Ink Series - Drawing 6 "Professor Steam"

12. Aug 2017


"Professor Steam"


© Lon Bennett 2010 - 2017 All Rights Reserved. - The Black Ink Series - Drawing 6  "Professor Steam"
© Lon Bennett 2010 - 2017 All Rights Reserved. - The Black Ink Series - Drawing 6  "Professor Steam"




© Lon Bennett 2010 - 2017 All Rights Reserved. - The Black Ink Series - Drawing 6  "Professor Steam"

Lon Bennett continues with Drawing 6 "Professor Steam" of The Black Ink Series.
#ogfomk #LonBennett #ProfessorSteam #SteamPunk #Punk #BlackInk #Ink #Drawing #NorfolkScene



20170811

The Black Ink Series - Drawing 5 "Zombie"


11. Aug 2017

"Zombie"


 © Lon Bennett 2010 - 2017 All Rights Reserved. - The Black Ink Series - Drawing 5 - "Zombie"
 © Lon Bennett 2010 - 2017 All Rights Reserved. - The Black Ink Series - Drawing 5 - "Zombie"




© Lon Bennett 2010 - 2017 All Rights Reserved. - The Black Ink Series - Drawing 5 - "Zombie"



20170810

Mixed Media Series - 01 and 02 "Sake" and "Sashimi"

10. Aug 2017


"Sake"


© Lon Bennett 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Mixed Media Series - 01 "Sake"
© Lon Bennett 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Mixed Media Series - 01 "Sake" 





"Sashimi"


© Lon Bennett 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Mixed Media Series - 02 "Sashimi"
© Lon Bennett 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Mixed Media Series - 02 "Sashimi"





Mixed Media Series starts with "Sake" and "Sashimi". The Mixed Media Series will be of paintings or art with several different tools used to create them. These first two "Saki" and "Sashimi" were done with markers, spray paint, watercolor, colored pencils, etc.

© Lon Bennett 2017 All Rights Reserved. - Mixed Media Series - 01 and 02 "Sake" and "Sashimi"

20170809

The Black Ink Series - Drawing 4 "Turtle City"

9. Aug 2017
By Lon Bennett - Bio

Turtle City





© Lon Bennett 2017 All Rights Reserved. - The Black Ink Series - Drawing 4 - "Turtle City"


20170808

The Nerve Scheme

8. Aug. 2017


As part of our commitment to the Norfolk Scene we are starting with The Nerve Scheme.  We are looking forward to interviewing them soon. In the mean time please enjoy their video on YouTube:





From http://www.BlankTV.com

You can find a very good write up of their information: https://youtu.be/8zpjKUwjqIs

Next show 

26th of August from 10PM to 1AM
Baja Cantina Mai Bar
206 23rd St, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451 : Map

Facebook Event: The Nerve Scheme and Old Scars

You can check out their website here: http://thenervescheme.com/

About:  (From The Nerve Scheme Website)

The Nerve Scheme - Courtesy of Greg Willis
The Nerve Scheme - Courtesy of Greg Willis

Formed in 2007 in a fit of rage. We drive around the United States and play music, we even take airplanes every now and then. We have a record and some CD's out on Jailhouse Records, and we're on lots of comps. Dave from Jailhouse Records vomited on our equipment once. Bobby ran over a gas pump in Birmingham Alabama on one tour. Greg is the sex symbol in the band, and he is related to Pee Wee Herman. One time we saw Paul Simon at a White Castle somewhere in Ohio. Hector likes to drink energy drinks before bed so he can "dream fast". We've played and toured with lots of good bands, and some terrible ones too. Lesbians really like our music. We're gonna put out music until it's not fun anymore, and right now, we're having a blast. Get stoked.

The Nerve Scheme - Courtesy of Greg Willis
The Nerve Scheme - Courtesy of Greg Willis



NorfolkScene.com Norfolk Scene Reports

8. Aug. 2017

NorfolkScene.com by Lon Bennett | OgFOMK ArTS Reports Norfolk
NorfolkScene.com by Lon Bennett | OgFOMK ArTS Reports Norfolk

OgFOMK ArTS will be reporting the Norfolk VA Scene of Artist, Music and what goes on from the talented individuals and groups who are located in and around the Norfolk Area. The Norfolk area is noted internationally by its airport tag ORF. Surrounding Norfolk we have Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and to the north we have Newport News, and Hampton. 

Chances are you have seen some of our talented people in your neck of the woods.

Follow as we highlight and maneuver through the local scene of Norfolk, Virginia

The Norfolk Scene logo designed by Lon Bennett was obviously inspired by one of the areas favorite bands from DC, Bad Brains. We would like to honor them and pick up where they left off!

So we purchased NorfolkScene.com which will point to OgFOMK ArTS (ogfomk.com). Rest assured we will have only the best here. It may even be morebetterest than you expected! You can find the latest Norfolk Virginia Scene Reports here: Norfolk Scene Reports



20170806

OgFOMK ArTS Web History and Impressions

6. Aug. 2017


The word is out or in. OgFOMK ArTS is getting noticed. It definitely has to do with our emphasis on content and getting more contributions. Also the retro-publishing is helping too. Nothing worse than sitting on old content when the Universe has not imploded yet!

OgFOMK ArTS Traffic since January 1st 2017
OgFOMK ArTS Traffic since January 1st 2017
We have been using Blogger tepidly since 2005. In the mean time we went full on with our own domain ogfomk.com which at first was hosted with Yahoo. With Yahoo we were legacy Geocities refugees. Yahoo at the time that they bought Geocities was a stellar company with customer service you could call on the phone and get results with and of course just good help. But that changed. 

When we went with Yahoo we started to pay $16 a month. in 2004. It didn't matter because we wer proud to have our own domain and we were learning the wondrous HTML thing. Of course our website looked like poo.

Around 2007 during a failed domain purchase OgFOMK.com and all of the fancy postings were wiped out. At the time Yahoo had created an automated system for purchasing domains and hosting. The problem was that they did not allow one person to have multiple domains so we ended up buying another domain and wiping our previous work away with the hosting. We called Yahoo and customers service was no longer there. We went to GoDaddy instead.

At first GoDaddy was the place. It was so sexy and good. GoDaddy allowed Linux hosting! We could use SSH to link our computers to their virtual hosts. It was marvelous. We also were getting into the LaMP (Linux, MySQL and PHP) world of Wordpress. For once OgFOMK.com did not look like dung. But it was a lot of work. A lot.

We still were playing on the web. We were posting. But we were not generating any following. We were still learning. We also were spending less on service $11 a month.  This was nice. Unfortunately GoDaddy was getting too big for its pants. GoDaddy now had more competition. GoDaddy was stepping up their game. We followed along. We decided to purchase 3 years of hosting and domain renewal for $350. Big purchase for us. For GoDaddy it was a good haul.  We were now paying $10 a month with the renewal already built into the cost.

OgFOMK ArTS Logo
OgFOMK ArTS Logo

Around November 2016 we started paying attention to HTTPS. It had been something we totally missed on the technology front. Wikipedia had moved to 100% HTTPS. This was the ability to allow readers a secure end to end encrypted transmission from host to client and vise versa. Why was this important? All of your web traffic with HTTP is in plain text! That means passwords and content is sent back and forth in an environment where 3rd parties can gather information about you. With HTTPS this is eliminated. 

So we wanted that too! But we were broke. We had a fancy house and a pool without water. We checked into the SSL certificates needed for HTTPS. We knew how to make our own but the key (literally) has to be recognized by a trusted authority. Also Google search was placing a high priority on those sites that used HTTPS.  We called GoDaddy to see if we could get some help. We didn't get it unless we wanted to spend more money. There also was the matter of the certificate may not work with our existing Wordpress. We were fucked. Or we wanted to get un-fucked.

Trying to learn how to hack all of this just became more work. We were no longer creating content. We were spinning our wheels in the mud. One day we went creeping through the old  Blogger site ogfomk.blogger.com .  We had initiated ads and added some content mirroring of ogfomk.com . We had also tried this with Tumbler. 

Proudly American and Anarchistic
Proudly American and Anarchistic

We made a shocking discovery! Blogger had actually paid us $0.20!  We had 20 cents in our Google Add Sense account. It had taken us 2 years to even get the Add Sense account because we had no content. So slowly we just added stuff.  This was a new revelation. That was December of 2016.

One day we noticed, again that ogfomk.com was down. Again it was down.  We called GoDaddy. This was two months ago. DNS was not working for two days. So anyone looking for us would not find anything at all. Twitter, Facebook, Google, and 20 other services that pointed to ogfomk.com were sending people no where. We fired GoDaddy. We losts $350 dollars and two more years of paid service. No refund. Ha ha!

Google domains was called. We just decided to get Google domains to point ogfomk.com to ogfomk.blogger.com. It was easy. It was $12 a year. We had already paid for 2 years of the ogfomk.com so we were paid until 2021!  Our emails we conveniently pointed to existing gmail accounts. It was also a move where ogfomk.com pointed to https://ogfomk.blogger.com . We didn't have to pay for anything extra. We had SSH! Woo hoo!

Google was the way to go.  Google has a vested interest in selling ads. So they have a vested interest in your content running. We haven't been happier. With a little work we have been able to have a good looking website. We have been able to earn some extra money. So far we are at $0.75! We also are attracting contributors and viewers.

Moving forward now we have a vehicle that is easy to run and looks great. Hopefully we will atract even more viewers and contributors. Thank you for being one of them.

We are moving forward
We are moving forward

The Black Ink Series - Drawing 3 "Pizzagate"

Pizzagate


By Lon Bennett - Bio


© Lon Bennett 2017 All Rights Reserved. - The Black Ink Series - Drawing 3 - "Pizzagate"
© Lon Bennett 2017 All Rights Reserved. - The Black Ink Series - Drawing 3 - "Pizzagate"



© Lon Bennett 2017 All Rights Reserved. - The Black Ink Series - Drawing 3 - "Pizzagate


20170805

Ape Gone Shat Mad

5. Aug. 2017


Ape gone shat mad
Constructive, destructive, constructive, destructive
Living the dream
One bite at a time
Like the elephant really tastes that good
Or the horns of the rhino were worth the effort
Of cutting and killing and cutting and killing
And culling
The individuals that stand in the way
Of the release of the prison
Of the mindfulness brick
Thrown through the window of the mind’s eye;

Ahem,
Lemme’ speak about that and address
The circumspect of respect for real new fake
Jumble;

Ahem,
Lemme’ speak about the rhythm that you
Get when it is time to contract your contractions
Into the future;

Ahem,
Lemme’ seek out the ray of light
Tied into the
Flexing bulge
Known
As
Man;

Ahem,
I clear mine throat with washing powders
And that stings like
Evil stings
And we all know that
Evil stings a little
Until it is understood;

Just imagine standing under an idea.

Ape gone shat mad reals
Into the dream and there are a
Thousand ways to print the picture for
The post card
O legacy thou art so pretty –
You can’t trust the post office,
O noble post office,
To deliver them anymore
To where you want them to go;

Elements of the breed
She laid her hands on and
Began the healing process while
Her partner began the stealing process;

There in the shadow is a monkey,
An ape,
A blonde man,
A hand,
A long nose,
A rhino;

Let’s leave this here,
If you don’t mind,
Let’s leave this here
Where the people were doing fecal paintings
Describing something important
As they had a dream too;

Leave it alone
Silver-back,
Leave it alone.

Drawing by Alexander Nuttall. "Ape Gone Shat Mad"
Drawing by Alexander Nuttall. "Ape Gone Shat Mad"




© Alexander B. Nuttall / OgFOMK ArTS 2017 - 2017
| 20170805 -ABN – Ed Date: 2017-08-05 13:09