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Steptoe Series 01

The little collage series I’m presently calling Steptoe, forming *very* quickly in the last couple of days, could be over and done with except for polishing up some of the pictures. I’m going to start analyzing the results.

Collage 01

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This is supposedly the band Story Room in their geometric masks, posing on a Washington state road with Steptoe Butte in the distance. Hucka D. also states that Steptoe Butte is the name of the sometimes lead singer of the band, which is a kind of play on Michael Stipe of the REMs, who figure into Carrcass-10. Already confused? I sorta am too so bear with me. The three band members of Story Room also don different colored disguises… but what I’m initially confused about is as follows. The yellow figure is most strongly established, representing Tom’s Petty High, a variant band of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers used in Carrcass-10. So let’s back up again to a *Collage 00*.

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This particular collage, the actual first such creation of the new series if expanded this way, is a cartoon-ish representation of a scene in The Shining where Danny is playing with his toy vehicles on a geometric Overlook Hotel rug. Suddenly a yellow ball rolls in from the bottom of the screen (depicted as yellow-green in the cartoon). Where did it come from? Danny calls for his mother, thinking or hoping she is playing with him. The door to Room 237 down the hall, formerly locked, stands open and ready for entry. So that’s the center of the collage — Danny playing with his toys and the (yellow) ball rolling in, perhaps originating from the ultra-mysterious Room 237 itself.

But what of the tiled circle of squares and triangles surrounding this inner rug area? This has become a symbol of Carrcass-10 itself, enclosing and fixing the spacio-temporal essence of The Shining in a new way. As the movie The Shining takes as its base Stephen King’s source novel of the same name and elaborates upon it, so too does C-10 for the movie. It is a new movie in essence, smaller and leaner and cleaner perhaps. You lose something but you also gain something. This is *not* a replacement for The Shining movie, but an alternate way of looking at it.

We begin the new work, then, with not Wendy Carlos’ “Dies Irae”, a reinterpretation of a Hector Berlioz movement from his essential Symphonie Fantastique, but Petty’s “Running Down a Dream”, a popular late 1980s rock single. The opening visuals remain exactly the same, however: Jack’s yellow VW bug navigating the windy mountain roads leading to the Overlook Hotel. For the beginning of Carrcass-10, we’ve then simply substituted the original soundtrack in the movie for a different “soundtrack”. Does it work? Very much so!

Why the name change from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to a different, “variant” name? the reader might ask here. It’s just part of the process: every artist used in a carrcass — and these number now not only the negative valued 10 but many more *positive* valued ones — can earn a variant name as repurposed. They’re allowed that option and also maybe one could call it even an “honor”. Sometimes variant names take a while to develop. Story Room is a recent development, and one that goes so far as to mask even the original band it’s based upon. Story Room and Carrcass-10 are most linked. Story Room is represented by the red of the tiled circle in the above picture. The red aspect most defines the circle — the blue and yellow squares/triangles merely enhance an original idea. So we’re back to the beginning again: who is Story Room?

Story Room is the red figure with the sphere topped body. He’s the boss. He calls the shots. *From* him (or her) emerges two more figures: the yellow, tetahedron masked being we’ve identified with Tom’s Petty High (variant of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), and then the blue cube topped figure identifed with REM (variant name pending) and lead singer Steptoe Butte (Michael Stipe variant). The new little collage series, also named “Steptoe”, seems to be more about attempting to structure a variant name for REM/Michael Stipe, to follow up on the seeming success of the transformation of Tom Petty and the HB to Tom’s Petty High. The chosen name for Stipe is, first and last name, Steptoe Butte. This comes directly from a very interesting landscape feature of the same name in eastern Washington state, depicted in the distance in the first collage above. Why Steptoe for Michael? Okay, so this was the lead-in: in looking up Stipe in a geographic database, only a handful of entries came up. One was Stipe Cemetery very near Steptoe Butte. So it was examining Stipe Cemetery on maps and photos that led me quickly to this butte. I found it interesting that if you replace the “o” with an “i” in the “Steptoe”, you’d have an anagram of “Stipe”.

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Collage 02:

So what happens in Collage 02 of the series is that we move into Stipe Cemetery itself, prompted by a blurb on Michael Stipe uncovered in a search for “Stipe Cemetery” images? I link to this article and the related picture in this blog post below (“Stipe”). Elements of this particular image of Stipe will show up a little later in the series.

Danny of The Shining reappears on the edge of this cemetery. He’s discovered the top of the yellow figure in the preceding collage, hopefully just the tetrahedronal mask and not his whole, mostly buried body (!) Collage 02 actually comes in two parts. As Danny is staring at the golden tetrahedron, it changes, in the resulting animation, into his yellow ball from Collage 00, the one that rolls up to him apparently from the now open Room 237 and seeming to invite him into that sinister lair. What’s this ball now doing in Stipe Cemetery in Washington state?

It seems to have something to do with the fact that in the Shining movie, the hotel manager tells Jack and Wendy at one point that the hotel is built on an old Indian burial ground. In this way, the Washington cemetery of this collage becomes the grounds of the hotel itself, and Danny’s geometric rug transforms into the cemetery’s grassy turf.

The other two members of Story Room look on, blue and red. We’ve already identified the blue being more with Michael Stipe and his REMs, and so perhaps that’s why he comes to the forefront more in a collage based in Stipe Cemetery.

It’s a strange thing, but I realized early on in this collage generating that collages 01, 02, 03 actually run backwards in time, with Collage 03 representing the actual beginning of Carrcass-10/The Shining with Jack’s yellow VW, and Collage 02 a later scene with Danny and the yellow ball and the open Room 237. The two yellow objects, car and ball, become one in the process. Tom’s Petty High takes on the yellow hue because their music is playing now the whole time we see the yellow car driving through the mtns. to the hotel. Danny playing with his toy vehicles later on in the hotel and the yellow ball rolling up (after Jack is awarded the winter caretaker position during the interview he drives to), is a microcosm of the opening — toy vehicles replacing the real ones parked in the hotel lot, and of course, the yellow ball represents the arriving yellow bug or yellow VW.

So in Collage 02, the ball is the VW and the cemetery is the hotel due to the Indian burial ground reference. Why is this Stipe cemetery? Well, it’s because Stipe/REM will factor in two additional tiles of Carrcass-10, just like Tom’s Petty High “before” it. And through this usage, Stipe transforms into Steptoe, a variant name. Clear as mud now, eh?

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Postcard from Steptoe

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Story Room consists of 3 individuals who don the geometric shapes sphere, tetrahedron and cube to mask their true identities. Sometimes lead singer Steptoe Butte is from Whitman County, Washington.

From the Uncyclopedia entry on Steptoe Butte:

“He was a striking-looking guy and he also bought weird records, which not everyone in the store did”, collaborator Pete StarBuck recalled. The two became friends and eventually decided to form a band.[1] StarBuck and Steptoe started writing music together;[2] at the time Steptoe also spent time in a local group named Raid.[3] The pair were soon joined by Bill Mills and Mike Berry and named themselves Murmur, a name Steptoe selected at random from the dictionary.[4]

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“Hucka D., clarify for me something. Wouldn’t Steptoe be the blue figure here?”

Hucka D.:

Sometimes.

bb:

Is he the yellow figure as well?

Hucka D.:

No.

bb:

The red figure is the boss.

Hucka D.:

That’s Story Room.

bb:

I’m confused. I thought the name of the band was, or is, Story Room.

Hucka D.:

It is. (pause)

bb:

Where does Tom’s Petty High fit in[ here]?

Hucka D.:

Yellow. Lemon yellow.

bb:

Each… sorry.

Hucka D.:

Each rule over their portions of The Shining that come before or after. So Tom’s Petty High rules the psychiatrist-Danny scene. What have you renamed that recently?

bb:

The Story Room. Oh, wait. That’s — I know what you’re talking about now — that’s the Bear Pillow Scene, with all the little blips and sparkles, at least a handful that seem to mean something.

Hucka D.:

Sorry as well: actually Story Room rules that scene. So that’s why you have the word “strange” highlighted spoken by the doctor, and then the Duck just afterwards. The duck is both the lemon colored VW that protagonist [sic?] Jack drives to the Overlook Hotel to start the movie, and also Duck, WV, then. The presence of The Duck demonstrates the rule of Story Room, see.

bb:

Let’s see.

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Hucka D.:

Story Room had a lot of fun with that room.

bb:

Isn’t Story Room, though, the room in the exact center of the Shining with all the rainbow colors, Hucka? Rainbow man Hallorann lies in the middle. Soon to shine. [no answer]

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January 13, 2014 · 10:38 am

Circle of 12?

“So much information coming in now, Hucka D.”

Hucka D.:

Move into REM. What’s the variant name?

bb:

Unsure Hucka D. Should I check UmapS?

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

That it?

Hucka D.:

No.

bb:

Story Room?

Hucka D.:

I am the manager. We put out 1-10 records, you guess. But certainly “What’s Up Doc?”. We got sued by Warner Brothers.

bb:

Did you now?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Cash. Sue. Cash. Nickel and dime. Goldberry.

bb (offering):

Macon bacon?

Hucka D.:

Denison. Denizen.

bb:

So… Story Room? What’s the deal-i-o?

Hucka D.:

Well, the sueing. Then the settlements. Settle.

bb:

What is the lemon message in The Shining?

Hucka D.:

What he said.

bb:

Murder.

Hucka D.:

Yup.

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bb:

Is Story Room created through the CHRO system?

Hucka D.:

Munck.

bb:

Hmmm. Is it a code? Is it like the lemon code?

Hucka D.:

Make your graphic.

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“So this is how Story Room wants Carrcass-10 to be represented.” [no answer]

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It makes sense. Story Room is the (red) circle, all encompassing. Tom’s Petty High is yellow, reduced or condensed into a tight triangle. REM is blue. But it’s not REM.

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High Kite

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You’d think…

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… but I believe it’s more akin to “*high* as a kite”, and thus to Petty-High, Lone Star State (and also, then, Carrcass-10 and Tom’s Petty High).

It spreads out (*is* spreading out?).

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Lemon

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1967, January 22, Gus Grissom, an American astronaut, held an unauthorized press conference in which he told reporters that the United States was “at least a decade away” from even contemplating a lunar mission. He was severely rebuked for giving that interview without permission. Following this reprimand, Gus Grissom later came out of a water tank reduced gravity simulation of the supposed lunar landing module, and hung a lemon attached to a coat-hanger in front of a NASA emblem to indicate to any cameras present, without speaking, what he and his fellow crew members, Roger Chaffee and Edward White, thought of the Apollo programme.

1967: January 27, Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee were killed on the launch pad when a flash fire engulfs their command module during testing for the first Apollo/Saturn mission. They are the first U.S. astronauts to die in the line of duty.

Thomas Baron and astronauts killed to keep Apollo program http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfYBJFPuiwE

http://bakerblinker.wordpress.com/2008/03/17/lemon-world/

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http://kubrickskeys.tumblr.com/

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Tom’s Petty High.

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C-10 02

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bb:

So here’s C-10 in tile order, Hucka. Are you up for this. I’m kinda cold myself.

Hucka D.:

Think warmth. I’ll help.

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“The Shining: Forwards and Backwards” experiment by John Fell Ryan has rainbow man Hallorann in the exact center. His powers extend fowards (blue) and backwards (red) in time. According to Icke forum poster Mata, Hallorann is seen being murdered in the 1921 black and white photo at the end of the film. It’s like Meredith Hunter at Altamont.

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“That’s where he becomes totally dark, totally black (man). Just like at the beginning. Story Room knows.”

bb:

Oh, so you’re ready to speak of Story Room, then.

Hucka D.:

I’m not in this post.

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We open with Tom’s Petty High playing their hit single “Runaway Beach”. No it’s Tom Petty’s “Running Down a Dream.” The cue is very very simple. Let the first guitar lick of the song fall right on the first frame of the film, where we see Wild Goose Island mirrored in St. Mary Lake. And I’ve already mentioned the cue for Petty’s second and last contribution to C-10: it’s the silvery glint from the mouth of none other than our rainbow man Halloran again, just beyond the center of the film and where he’s still laying in the same bed and starting to psychically communicate with Danny up in Colorado, apparently. This is “Don’t Come Around Here No More”, a *tile* which Hucka D. says he likes better than Petty’s own video for the song. So that’s the two Tom Petty songs. And with this inclusion Petty and his band also earn the distinction of a variant name: Tom’s Petty High. “Running Down a Dream” could be seen as a drug song — references to “flying”, for example. “DCAHNM” is also about drugs, most likely, a stronger message. In the tile this overlaps the Room 237 sequence of the film, if not its chronological center then certainly its psychological one. And it’s also not the center of C-10, Hucka D. Oh, I forgot[ he’s not here]. So Jack County, Texas highlights Jack’s VW, and the association with Petty’s “RDaD” through the Runaway reference. We’ve covered that. Petty-High somewhat east in the same state references the drug aspect. Remember White Rock-Petty/Petteway? Of course you do. Along with the only other US Petty, also in Texas and in vacuous Lynn County, near New Home, near Dune, near the county’s oldest community of Grassland founded by Enos and Thomas Seeds.

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Jack drives a yellow VW Beetle up the Going-to-the-Sun Road started in 1921 to the Overlook Hotel. There both he and his son play with a yellow ball, which mysteriously seems to roll from the direction of Room 237 down the hall while Danny is playing with his trucks and cars on the hotel’s 2nd floor carpet. This mirrors Jack’s approach to the hotel and its parking lot of same in the opening sequence (accompanied by Petty’s song now). Danny thinks his mother might have playfully rolled the ball, but she seems to be in the boiler room downstairs. Jack is at his typewriter dreaming. Danny enters Room 237. He wears an Apollo sweater, which many have connected to the Apollo space program, and perhaps even faked lunar landing footage. Some just assoc. this with Apollo as a sun god, resonant with the yellow “solar” orb rolled in his direction. Sun=son. Yellow ball “caught” by a carpet [hexagon] design with south opening is also part of the Colorado flag design. This flag, almost always paired with Old Glory, is seen many times in various places around the hotel during the film. Early, Jack plays with this same yellow ball, taking his frustration out over not being able to write by hurling it against the Indian murals present in the Colorado Lounge. Some have connected Room 237 with the approx. 237000000 miles between the Earth and the Moon, and Danny rising from the floor as the launching of the Apollo mission rocket. Room 237 he then enters holds the key to the mysteries of the fake moon shootings. Mata has connected this with possible intrusions of reptilian aliens commonly known as Greys, who told the Apollo landing crew to don’t come around here no more unless receiving clearance.

And what of Hucka D.’s Lemon World from the BB Blog? Too bad he’s not here to speak further on that and other subjects.

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Carrcass-10 Declassified (!!)

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“Hucka D., I believe we might have a little time to go into this table tonight. This is not *The* Table, but it’s an excerpt, or the equivalent thereof.”

Hucka D.:

Yes. (pause)

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And I believe you might be thinking that we had to declassify this section because of the Texas material.

Hucka D.:

Yes. (pause) Texas.

bb:

So Hucka, I’m so so interested in learning about Story Room (!)

Hucka D.:

Well, I can’t say I want you to wait. It’s a band within a band that’s also the band that has a band within.

bb:

And “What’s Up Doc?” is their 4th, 7th, 10th album? (smiles)

Hucka D.:

10th. Just like the carrcass.

bb:

Excellent. So… this album is manufactured on purpose to synchronize with the various illuminated parts of The Shining.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Are you, say, their *manager*?

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

Do you want to say more about that table above tonight?

Hucka D.:

Do you?

bb:

I suppose I could. The table is The Shining front to back, dividing the movie into, let’s see, 34 sections. Each successive section takes up right where the previous one ends, with one exception.

Hucka D.:

Ex-section.

bb:

And I think I will find where this particular cue is… probably talk about it more later. Dick Hallorann begins to shine in his room in Florida, when he seems to get in contact with Danny in Colorado. The shining moment kind of *begins* when a shiny glint in his mouth occurs, Hucka D. I’m going to get a screen capture.

Hucka D.:

Take your time. I’ll be here.

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bb:

And this is the cue in the movie to start a 2nd Petty song in the carrcass, “Don’t Come Around Here No More”.

Hucka D.:

Might as well include the lyrics at the end of this post, yes.

bb:

But this particular section… 22 in the Movie Order column of the table above… reverses time a bit and overlaps with section 21 before it. We have (checks) about 43 seconds reversed. And both of these sections are also *tiles* and so part of Carrcass-10. The movie is divided into 34 sections here to highlight what is tiled and what is not tiled within. The tiled parts are collaged together into Carrcass-10.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

… in the order according to the Tile column.

Hucka D.:

(pause) Yes.

bb:

You see that the tiles come in order according to the movie sequence, basically speaking. But again there are exceptions.

Hucka D.:

The two Room 237 scenes are knitted together through my song “2-3-7”.

bb:

*Your* song?

Hucka D.:

Yes. Then “Black Man” knits the two final tiles together, which are separate in the film. Both near the end, true, but separate. Cube Brick liked this, and saw that I had gone beyond him just as he went beyond King. He had a source to alter and I had a source. He put a stamp of approval on it[ in other words]. I had a derivative and he had one. “Black Man” solves the problem of the gaping mouthed Wendy. It distracts. Cube Brick knew this too. In my version we simply have the kill — *CUT!* (Hucka D. shouts this very loudly here) — and then the end of the film with the black and white photo and Jack back in 1921 again.

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And a point to make here, perhaps, is that *anyone* can try this at home. Start Petty’s “Don’t Come Around Here No More” at the spot already discussed where Hallorann’s tooth glints or mouth glints or whatever. I’m reminded from that table it’s 071:02 into the film. That’s 1 hour 11 minutes and 2 seconds. The glint last several frames. The test is that we should enter room 237 on the beat. Here’s the video Petty and Associates cooked up for the single, Hucka D. Which do you think is better?

Hucka D.:

Which do you think?

bb:

I don’t know.

Hucka D.:

You haven’t read the liner notes to “What’s Up Doc?”, then.

bb:

I suppose I haven’t. Anything else tonight?

Hucka D.:

Don’t forget the lyrics.

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http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/tompettyandtheheartbreakers/dontcomearoundherenomore.html

“Don’t Come Around Here No More”

Don’t come around here no more
Don’t come around here no more
Whatever you’re looking for
Hey! don’t come around here no more

I’ve given up, I’ve given up
I’ve given up on waiting any longer
I’ve given up, on this love stronger

I don’t feel you any more
you darken my door
Whatever you’re looking for
Hey! don’t come around here no more

I’ve given up, I’ve given up
I’ve given up, you tangle my emotions
I’ve given up, honey please admit it is over

[Chorus]

Stop walking down my street
Who do you expect to met?
Whatever you’re looking for
Hey! don’t come around here no more

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