TECH-LEECH

 

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For the Checkmycoat readers all over the world following my blog, seems as if I have encountered a BITER in my midst. What is a BITER you ask? Someone who is a leech an art leech, in my case I am claiming this person is a TECH-LEECH: someone who codes and steals ideas. (you know who you are)

Let me refresh you on this. ART is all encompassing inspiration it pushes you to have an opinion. When you are inspired by a piece of art and you create something INSPIRED. Then there are those LEECHES that steal ideas without permission or for whatever personal gain. With that being said I am pissed.

I started to talk to different people about this situation I have found myself in.

One person I recently met who was in his 20’s said I got API’d. It sounded similar to a KO punch. Of course, I had no idea what this meant so I was like what is that? Basically, coder trolls from whatever rock they live under scour the internet and find IDEAS that creative people come up with and develop whatever shit they want to market. Companies pay creative types for this kind of work, and then it gets translated into code.  To be honest I was stunned and then I became pissed. I get it we live in a world where respect, reverence, and being decent has taken a back seat. It’s the insta – everything without looking up; mow everything down to get what you want THE WILD WILD WEST online (I get it) but at the end of the day you got to call a spade a spade and there is a difference between right and wrong. That is called short term satisfaction, and will give you the minimal quality of life experience, but to each his/her own. (You do you)

I spoke to some other friends who are also artists and we all agreed that YES it is FUCKED UP! But, if you put it out on the internet without LEGAL protection artists and/or anyone is basically at the risked of getting FUCKED by a TECH-LEECH, a BITER. All these rules and laws and permits and licenses have their place in business and politics because it is $, and it’s just how the NON-ARTISTS justify a place for the creatives with a whole bunch of paper rules.

FUCK THE RULES

FUCK TECH- LEECHES

FUCK PEOPLE WHO STEAL TO GET AHEAD

*It doesn’t get you there any faster

I was also reminded by my fellow artist friends that I am hyper creative and come up with shit all the time, but projects are like kids it gets personal when some outsider you don’t know messes with your stuff there will always be the reaction, and that is where I am at with this (THE REACTION). For now I am reacting on my blog, it will be interesting to see how the story unfolds on this and I will be keeping you all aware.

To all artists out there keep creating no one can be YOU! No one can be in your head! Stick up for each other, and if need be throw some digital molotovs.

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BY SHEPARD FAIREY

 

Friends how many of us have them?

 

It’s that day the group decides to get together and hit up a show or a festival. You all have made plans for a few weeks and the posse is back to make some memories happen. Deep inside you know that this is gonna be one of those nights of partying that you all will be talking about because you all came ready to party. 

I get these kinds of group outings all the time coming to coat check, I think it’s great. You can’t have enough good times with your crew.

Here’s where it gets interesting, you got the core group and along the way new folks get added by date, new girlfriend/boyfriend status,  co-worker , friend of a friend, blind date etc. So the entire group has grown in size and you don’t know how these new people hang in terms of letting lose. 

So the night goes on and you are well on your way after a few drinks through the first 5 songs in the concert, everyone is feeling great. Then someone busts out the pills, and or a strong ass blunt and the combination of the whole party package sets all you all in a great party time atmosphere and then…

Cue THE HOT MESS… you have one person in this group going down. It’s so loud that the MAYDAY call is not being heard by the group because people are partying and scattered throughout the concert. And you happen to know that it’s someone newer to the group, you don’t really know. T he million dollar question is DO YOU CLAIM THEM?

All kinds of decision-making skills are required and you’re having fun and loaded.

DAMN GINA what to do?! 

Of course, the expectation is to help… or do you send them to the school of LIVE and LEARN the school of hard knox, that’s life?

Claim your friend? or Not. That is the double barrel loaded party question of the night.

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I actually had this happen the about a week ago, in a group of 4 people going out. Luckily, the girl needing assistance had a strong backup because THEY CLAIMED her. Her friend was partying but was able to somehow get her coat check ticket and get her coat for her, and the whole group ended up leaving the show right about hitting the middle set. 

It was a group decision but none the less they all made the ‘E’ for effort to help their friend.

The not so cool version/ bad date version – The entire group comes drops off their stuff…the person is so trashed  but still able to barely, the entire group is doing their own thing and the person that is closest to the fucked up person gets the person’s belongings and says I’ll be right back I’m gonna get this person out and put them in a cab and I’ll be back for the rest of the show. ( true story it was a first or second date and he sent her off wishing her well.)  So this was a partial claim but a diss in the same way. Actually, she was lucky that she got the cab service to take her. 

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There is no true right answer. It boils down to the group, and an individual’s basic moral principles. The group will always have some like minded streams of thoughts and actions. But at the end of the night, it’s also YOUR common sense. 

It’s times like these that I am reminded of my friends and the crazy party times we have all had. You will at some point be in the company of a group, a few , or just one person, or alone. 

Advice: Claim yourself.. (know how you party; if you’re new to the group figure out how they party and go from there.) 

If your alone have your shit straight before you go crazy especially if you’re traveling to some other country where the language is different… that is another level of partying.

Give Karma back if Karma is kind to you… if someone has claimed you,  claim someone else too when you can… you can never have too many “GOOD” party points.

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It’s April and the festivals are about to take off! There are so many cool events and shows about to pop, bust out that calendar and get your money and go! Life it way too short not to.

COACHELLA

https://www.coachella.com/lineup/

OUTSIDE LANDS

http://www.sfoutsidelands.com/

STERN GROVE

http://www.sterngrove.org/

SF COMIC CON

http://sanfrancomiccon.com/tickets/

BONNAROO

http://www.bonnaroo.com/

PUNK ROCK BOWLING

http://punkrockbowling.com/

MUSICAL AND COMEDY ACTS TO SEE

GUNS N’ ROSES

AURORA

TOO MANY ZOOZ

LUSH

BRIDGET EVERETT

MELT BANANA

DITA VON TEESE 

  • ALSO don’t be snotty or disregard your local casinos… check out your local casino or Indian casinos because there are some entertainment acts that you may want to see and you may be highly surprised at who is on tour. 

 

Also, if you like my coat check blog tell a friend! I am always looking for new people that enjoy slice of life blogs!

UNTIL NEXT TIME,

LGOYW