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  • rogerglewis 5:37 am on September 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics 

    International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics

    Reality Falsified.

    Reality is à slice of infinity,
    Make sure you try a piece.
    Plenty to go around
    Add seasoning to taste
    Abstract constructs
    Incompleteness and uncertainty
    Are in the nature of infinity
    Falsifiability is in the nature of reality
    Subjects of defined limits create reality
    One can create or falsify ones own reality
    Reality as objective,subjective or abstract
    Is all an absract construct relative to subjective limits placed on the infinite continuum.
    There are many realities, but Only one infinity
    Infinity encompasses all realities
    Realities are faceted With infinite perspectives
    Perscribed reality is not necessarily evident

  • rogerglewis 6:34 am on September 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    BBC – Blogs – Profile 

    BBC – Blogs – Profile

    Edvard Munch’s iconic artwork The Scream sold for $120m06:57am on 03 May 2012A crazy world such crazy times begs the question what is Money as well as what is art. Van Meegran tugged the vanity of the art world and Dada did that and more besides. On the Semiotic and semantic significance of large price tags on great works of arts in times of Economic crisis this film on you tube from the Boijmans museum in Amsterdam is appositehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no_geZuQh2o
    Also see Apples Cassh Mounrtain is it real?http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2013/05/apples-cash-mountain-is-it-real.html

  • rogerglewis 6:29 am on September 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    BBC – Blogs – Profile 

    BBC – Blogs – Profile

    Will Bank of Englands new lending schemes work?4:40pm on 16 Jun 2012http://www.positivemoney.org.uk

    Nationalise the Banks ( Wait a minute there are a few of those already?)

    this video suggests some very good solutions to the rotten barrel of apples we call the city of London.



  • rogerglewis 8:26 pm on September 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Say it with soap Terra Midi – About 

    Layout of draft web site

    Say it with soap Terra Midi – About

    Danger men at work.

  • rogerglewis 5:49 am on September 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Postcards from a journey to the unknown. 

    I started writing this blog when I realised that I was locked into a series of events which I would be subject to the results of, but over which I would neither be consulted or considered. The realisation was actually quite comforting but I knew I needed an outlet for my inevitable struggles with self reproachment and regret and guilt and all of the other feelings I knew would come either from within or provoked from without. This Blog represented a purchase mentally for my ticket for the ride , a journey I was determined to understand, enjoy and share some postcards with myself and others who might be interested having realised they too may be taking the same train.

    As with all postcards some are written a little more thoughtfully others are scribbles just checking in or marking out places to revisit and spend some more time all of them represent though a snapshot of the view from that point in space and time.

    Anyhow grab your interail card, and climb aboard the index of the blog lists titles these are the most read pages.

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    I am very pleased to have this scrapbook of postcards home from the journey into what for me has turned out to be a nirvana of self realisation and becoming. It is very humbling to feel that I have made some progress in my own estimation to ´´Being´´ as opposed to merely having. ( to paraphrase Paulo Frierre).

  • rogerglewis 12:53 pm on September 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Rain Song Performance 

    Enjoying Final Cut pro X very much so much so I decided to spice up this performance of Rain Song. The Michael Sanden Film required me to step up to FInal Cut from I Movie, a step I couldn’t justify the learning curve before to Final Cut pro 7. I still have a way to go before I can use Pro 7 with anything approaching an efficient workflow but on Pro x I have taken to it like a duck to water and it is massively more powerful than I movie. I still intend to stay the course on Pro 7 as I enjoy video editing and want to improve my film editing and Pro 7 has some particularly good Audio features which for obvious reasons I would like to utilise..

    This performance seems to be making a modest hit ( a soar away success by my own standards). Subscribe like share and spread the love. The Sanden documentary Series is long but I think interesting to people thinking of building their own acoustic guitar The shorter movie edit will come in due course when the winter sees me with more studio time. The Electric guitar in the video is one I assembled myself from parts and I also made the custom pickguard that the pickups and controls are mounted on. Theres a real buzz out of this self building mallarkey.

  • rogerglewis 10:43 am on September 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    A friend of Michael Sanden. Internet Documentary Series. 

    A friend Of Michael Sanden-
    Filmed Live on Location
    Between July 21st August
    2nd 2014
    Starring. Michael Sanden ( The Maestro)
    Lars Lindoff ( Lasse)
    & Roger Lewis.
    ( the Two descipolo´s)
    ´´It is a truism of the Renaissance workshop that
    paintings were collaborative, and that work ´by´a certain artist was often only partly painted by him, the rest being done by assistants and apprentices working under his supervision. Sometimes there were contracts that restricted the amount of delegation´´.   

                                                                     para. 4. page 87 .             

    LEONARDO DA VINCI.          
      The flights of the mind.                                   by.  Charles Nicholl.

    ´´Perche la minestra si fredda´
    ´´Because the soup is getting cold´´

    In August of this year I travelled to Komstad, in the Osterlund peninsular in South East Sweden to attrend the Sanden Guitars building course. The course was a 50th Birthday present from my Family, Johanna my partner and our two children, Rhiannnon and Rasmus. I first heard about the courses four years ago shortly after moving to Sweden and had hoped to be able to attend the course at some point. When I rang to book after Johanna said she and the children wanted the course to be my 50th Birthday present the August course was fully booked but Michael said he would see about the possibility of doing an earlier course for two as One of the class form August lived locally in the summer and might find it convienient to do the course earlier. Lars was able to do this and so the dates were set for 21st July to 2nd of August.

    Accomodation was booked and the course which was less than a month away by this time was a fast approaching reality when it had seemed it would remain another pipe dream albeit one which would come to pass in the Spring of 2015.

    I stayed at the Hotel Villa Vitae a Bed and Breakfast 5 minutes drive from the Workshop and the two weeks were a wonderfull experience documented in these 6 episodes. I do intend to edit the episodes into a one hour condensced film but the film as edited here represents some of the Sweat, concentration attention to detail and care that went into creating ´´My Guitar´´. 

    I had reread the flights of the mind back in the spring of this year and the set up of the workshop and the supervision and guidance from Michael and the camraderie that Lars and I struck up drew all sorts of parrallels in my mind to the Workshop of Verrocchio where Leanardo was apprenticed and to the later workshops of Leanardo himself and the stories of Zoroastro and the workings and relationships within the studio.

    ´´dui suoi garzoni fano retrati, e lui a le volte in alcuno mette mano´´_ 

    ´´Two of his assistants make copies, and he from time to time puts his own hand to them´

    (ref 80. p.232 para 3.)

    So we two discipolos Lars and Roger   are found in the Bordega of master guitar builder Michael Sanden in Komstad.

    Watch on….

     Episode 1 Meet the wood and Brace yourself days 1 and 2

    This is a Chronilogical movie in daily episodes of the Sanden Guitar building class I attended in july/August 2014. There are 6 episodes of varying legnth. It was all filmed on a Canon Ixus digital camera and editied in Final Cut Pro 10 and Imovie 11. I built a Martin 00018 all music in the movie is played on the Guitar I built.Thanks to David Luingi ( my great friend,Classical guitarist and band member Lilagatubandet for the classical. Marcus Lindberg, Break out Guitars Halmstad, Hendrix Backdrop clips, Gary Southwell, Stauffer photo. And to Lars and Michael for being great company for two weeks in the heat of the sun and the workshop. 

    Finally and above all Johanna, Rhiannon and Rasmus, my family who gave this course to me as my 50th Birthday present , the best present ever! 

    Episode 2 Brace Yourself Days 3, 4 & 5.    50 mins 12 secs 

    Episode 3 Its a carve up days 6 & 7.  55 mins 13 secs 

    Episode 4 Days 8 – 11 Its a Bind . 36mins 39 secs

    Episode 5 day 12 Assembly 28 Minutes 21 secs

    Episode 6 Final Day Set up and play 27 minutes

     Friend of Michael Sanden song

    Friend Of Michael Sanden.

    I just completed the two week Michael Sanden, Sanden Guitars guitar building class, this guitar is the result. I wrote a Lyric to go along to the Grateful dead classic fiend of the Devil honouring Michael and the two week journey to the Komstad crossroads that he had given me and my fellow student Lars.


    We came down to Komstad, we was searchin for that sound.
    Couldn’t get to sleep that night till mornin came around.
    Set out planing but we take our time for a friend of Michael Sanden is a friend of mine.
    If We get done a gluing before daylight, just might get some sleep, just might get some sleep tonite.

    Ran into Mr Sanden Babe He took our Kroner Bills
    Spent the night a scraping with files and chisels
    Set out planing but I take my time for a friend of Michael Sanden is a friend of mine
    If we get done a gluing before daylight just might get some sleep, Just might get some sleep, Just might get some sleep tonite.

    I routed out the truss rod, But Michael caught me there
    he gripped the neck and laid  on of his hands, ONE TOUCH!, it was perfect then I swear.

    Set out planing but I take my time for a friend of Michael Sanden is a friend of mine
    If I get done a sanding before daylight I just might get some sleep, just might get some sleep tonite.


    Got two reasons why I tried to build my own guitar.
    First ones GAS you know the score , but please don’t tell my wife.
    Second ones a search for tone and Michaels on my tail, if he catches up with you the warranties in the mail.

    Got an axe in Sunburst and a Roots in mahogany.
    First ones name is Orville but it ain’t doin it for me.

    Set out strummin but I take my time for a friend of Michael Sanden is a friend of mine
    If I get thru a fretting before daylight . I just might get some sleep , I just might get some sleep,
    I just might get some sleep. TONITE…………

    Hotel Villa Vitae


    For  Marie-Louise and Leif who made me most welcome when I was a guest recently whilst attending the guitar building course at Sanden Guitars Komstad. The guitar I built is the acoustic in the video.



    Demo of the Guitar. 
     Demo of the guitar I made at the Sanden Guitars Building Class.
    The guitar has a very booming voice when I used a plectrum there is some distortion when I dig in as I had not left enough headroom as I hadn’t anticipated doing some flat pick. Strumming the guitar is like ringing a bell , my recording technique is at fault there.

    • Roger Lewis 11:23 am on September 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      ´´dui suoi garzoni fano retrati, e lui a le volte in alcuno mette mano´´_
      ´´Two of his assistants make copies, and he from time to time puts his own hand to them´
      (ref 80. p.232 para 3.)
      So we two discipolos Lars and Roger are found in the Bordega of master guitar builder Michael Sandén Sanden in Komstad.

      Sometimes you just know this is just the beginning , I am glad to have started .

  • rogerglewis 10:07 am on September 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Free Sweden from the Neo Liberal Scourge of the Washington Consensus 


    I will be voting today, hopefully Sweden will be freed of the scourge of the Neo Liberal experiment that has damaged its public services this past 8 years. The Greens will be getting my vote and one hopes that they with the Centre Left and Left Party can form a coalition to help Sweden negotiate the current unrest and coming economic downturn in the world. After the first two terms of Thatchers Government in the 1992 Elelction Neil Kinnock was set to remove the tories, Famously John Major won that election for the Conservatives and the Neo Liberal plague became incurable in British Politiics, New Labour was born and when Blair got in in 97 he was really jjust Tory Light with a special interest in War Crimes. I fear if the Centre Left, Left and Green coalition do not get in this time round in Sweden, Swedes will find that all their parties will be coopted into the Neo Liberal lie and find increasingly that One Kroner One vote becomes a reality instead of One Swedish CItizen one vote. Be warned that is a very real prospect, As an immigrant myself to this beautiful country I wish with all my heart that Sweden is not set up for ransacking as my own Country of Birth has been.

    Parliamentary elections have kicked off in Sweden, with center-left opposition targeting a narrow lead, according to the latest opinion polls. The preliminary…

  • rogerglewis 11:07 am on September 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Obama Briefs his partners in the washington Consensus. 

    I have lived here for 4 and a half years now and love it here
    I will be applying for Swedish Citizenship in due course I have renounced my British citizenship. My Sone is 4, 5 later this month he attends a Dagis ( playschool) 3 mmornings a week, it is free of charge and the facilities excellent. All schools and Child care places here in Sweden have fully equipped Kitchens and subsidised and in the case of Nurseries Free hot meals and Snacks ( Ficka ) are served. My partner is a teacher and this provison is very important for many Children where for instance an alcoholic single parent is not providing regular meals at home. AT the Dagis the Children are also having an election next week, they are voting for what is on the menu next week at one lunch time there are 3 choices. 1. A health Bean dish with Coca Cola, 2. Pizza with Water 3. Chocalate cake with milk. It isn’t pplitical but the idea is that in all things where one makes choices there are rough and smoothe aspects. To me that kind of sums up the Scandanavian pragmatism and practicality which I really respect. The question of NATO is a big one here and again both in Finland and here in Sweden the idea of the Alliance is not welcomed by the broad mass of the population, standards of education and debate are high and the Kunskapkanalen is very good. I was actually first introduced to the Spirit Level as Kunskapkanalen ( Swedish Public Broadcasting) carried a full lecture of the original book tour. Its a curious mix here and of course right up to the mid 70´s there was some pretty serious eugenics programmes here , I jokingly call it the 4th Reich here but there is a serious side to that joke in that The partnership of State and Capital is very explicit and not hidden here, Our band actuually does a popular Swedish Folk and Punk Tune Stadt och Kapitalet which sums it up. There is a balance to that though in that organised Labour, even the Anarchist Trade union are fully involved with the Establishment here and were and are active in the shaping of Swedish Society, ( Has been under attack but it still endures and communication between a highly educated and socially engaged population takes a lot to break down ( more than 8 years)



    Capital raising rents
    and state housing benefits
    you can wangle a tad
    the iron law of wages
    and even pay less in salary
    than the price of food and for rent
    the government contributes so much to the
    if the cost of living has become
    too expensive.

    Side by side, they help each
    state and capital, they are in the same boat
    though it is not them that rowing Rowing so sweaty
    and whip that tickle, tickle, nor
    their fat necks.

    The school’s mission is as it should be
    the school workforce
    the brooms to sweep good
    we must not be careless with the handles
    barriers and quotas and testing program
    is a system to screen
    wheat from the chaff, and was one o
    to his right fold.

    Side by side, together they emphasize the
    state and capital, two wolves pious as lamb
    though it is not them that rowing Rowing so sweaty
    and whip that tickle, tickle, nor
    their fat necks.

    Side by side, they help each
    state and capital, they are in the same boat
    though it is not them that rowing Rowing so sweaty
    and whip that tickle, tickle, nor
    their fat necks.

    The tempo is raised at the machines,
    This trills male elite
    production can not accommodate the
    that has become badly worn
    but lest anyone should think that there is something wrong
    with the heavy chords
    he is regarded as a disease and treated
    the compassionate care work.

    Side by side, together they emphasize the
    state and capital, two wolves pious as lamb
    but it is not them that rowing Rowing so sweaty
    and whip that tickle, tickle, nor
    their fat necks.

    Side by side …. Aah aah aaaah aaaaah!

    We have an election in Sweden this coming week Pete, I hope and think that the electorate will give the neo libs who have ran the show this past 8 years the boot, the free market stuff has gone to far and the Swedes are not happy about it. It does get remarked upon and discussed as only Scandanavians can. There is something about the Swedish Language that gets them all on the same page automatically even when they have different ideas about which way to go they seem always to know where they are at presently. It is not perfect here , my Partner is Swedish and we decided to move here with our Young Family as we did not wish to send our Children to School in the UK.

    Obama maintains the Washington Consensus

  • rogerglewis 7:34 am on September 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    On Scottish Independence, Usury and The true purpose of Colonial Governent 

    • Thomas Paine was an English Revolutionary he wrote a pamphlet which got the American Revolutions purposes against imperial /Colonial Rule form England cemented in the minds of ordinary people in the US at that time being milked by King George, Of course the US have had two further King Georges since then and exchanged one Aristocracy for another over the course of 250 Years.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense_(pamphlet)


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    • Roger Glyndwr Lewis When another Country colonises and says it will run things better than the people of that other country themselves you know there has to be something uncommon in that reasoning. Jeremy Bentham published a long Correspondense with Adam Smith on the tilte The Defence of Usury, Bentham also in that Pamplhlet set out the logical basis upon which Colonialisation would make sense to a colonising power.The value of a colony to the mother country, according to the
      common mode of computation, is equal to the sum total of imports
      from that colony and exports to it put together.
      From this statement, if the foregoing observation be just,
      the following deductions will come to be made.
      1. The whole value of the exports to the colony.
      2. So much of the imports as is balanced by the exports.
      3. Such a portion of the above remainder as answers to so
      much of the trade as would be equally carried on, were the colony
      4. So much of that reduced profit as would be made, were the
      same capital employed in any other trade or branch of industry
      lost by the independence of the colony.
      5. But the same capital, if employed in agriculture. would
      have produced a rent over and above the ordinary profits of
      capital: which rent, according to a general and undisputed
      computation, may be stated at a sum equal to the amount of those
      profits. Thence arises a further deduction, viz. the loss to the
      nation caused by employing the capital in the trade to the
      colony, in preference to the improvement of land, and thence upon
      the supposition that the continuance of the trade depended upon
      the keeping the colony in subjection.
      The other mischiefs resulting from the keeping of a colony in
      subjection, are:
      1. The expence of its establishment, civil and military.
      2. The contingent expence of wars and other coercive measures
      for keeping it in subjection.
      3. The contingent expence of wars for the defence of it
      against foreign powers.
      4. The force, military and naval, constantly kept on foot
      under the apprehension of such wars.
      5. The occasional danger to political liberty from the force
      thus kept up.
      6. The contingent expence of wars produced by alliances
      contracted for the purpose of supporting wars that may be brought
      on by the defence of it.
      7. The corruptive effects of the influence resulting from the
      patronage of the establishment, civil and military.
      8. The damage that must be done to the national stock of
      intelligence by the false views of the national interest, which
      must be kept up in order to prevent the nation from opening their
      eyes and insisting upon the enfranchisement of the colony.
      9. The sacrifice that must be made of the real interest of
      the colony to this imaginary interest of the mother-country. It
      is for the purpose of governing it badly, and for no other, that
      you wish to get or keep a colony. Govern it well, it is of no use
      to you.
      To govern its inhabitants as well as they would govern
      themselves, you must choose to govern them those only whom they
      would themselves choose, you must sacrifice none of their
      interests to your own, you must bestow as much time and attention
      to their interests as they would themselves, in a word, you must
      take those very measures and no others, which they themselves
      would take. But would this be governing? And what would it be
      worth to you, if it were?
      After all, it would be impossible for you to govern them so
      well as they would themselves, on account of the distance.
      10. The bad government resulting to the mother-country from
      the complication, the indistinct views of things, and the
      consumption of time occasioned by this load of distant

      Benthamns Defense of usury is flawed in that it misunderstands the Debt aspects of Money creation, which was not as bad then as it is now but was still a system being pedalled by the infamous John Law in France.

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