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"Finnegans Wake is the greatest guidebookMarshall McLuhan, Newsweek, February 28, 1966, p.56.
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"E'erawhere in this whorl would ye hear such a din again?"
James Joyce, Finnegans Wake,
GUITAR ARM ME
by Gerry Fialka and Hear Comes Everybody
Being a student of Robert Dobbs, Marshall McLuhan and James Joyce, I have studied the hidden effects of what humans have invented, forever trying to uncover the environments that are not evident. Most people do not even consider them, but instead get into that "hot bath" they create with the above-ground comforts, eventually turning us into imitators of their effects.
"The turning point in the history of western civilization was reached with the invention of the electric guitar."If the telegraph caused the civil war, the radio caused WWII, & the cellphone caused 9/11, then what did the electric guitar cause?
- Leni Sinclair in John Sinclair's book GUITAR ARMY (1972, to be reissued in 2007).
Gerry Fialka's #1 MESS survey
[ as of 1-1-07]
"With TV, the viewer is the screen."
- Marshall McLuhan
Gerry Fialka's #2 MESS survey
If radio caused Orwellian propaganda, TV caused news as fantasy, and the Internet caused genuine-fake news, then what does YouTube cause?
[as of 11-1-06]