Dax’s Magnana Musical Screen Grab News Menagerie

Dax Snaer is an accomplished film Screenwriter who also happens to be a political junkie.  Oh she also has the fortune (or misfortune) to share a partner’s desk with me.

I’m sure you know that authors sometimes get word / idea constipated.  Yeah it’s actually a thing.  One way for writers to bust through the block is to watch MSNBC and CNN news in the background. Let their minds bounce through and around this landscape as it bounces around the shadows in the back of their minds.

It does help when your genre is fed by the circus going on around you.  Hers does.

She doesn’t just leave it on in the background.  Dax takes screen grabs of the breakingest of the headlines.  Between breaks, etc., she’ll filter through them; organize; an scout for royalty-free music to weave them around.  She’s offered to provide Magnana Mouse with copies of them as they are rendered.

I have offered to upload them and publish them in the magazine.  The setup was approved, and I’d like to unveil Season 1 Episode  1 of Dax’s Magnana Musial Screen Grab News Menagerie:

Eventually, we’ll have her a staff of ppl scouring the cable news universe for grabs from every news station and we’ll have this running 24 hours / day like an MTV CSPAN 🙂


About dmusedamerica

I have done a metric ass-ton of things through my personal and professional trek across my nows and thens. I've worked in politics in more than a couple handfuls of US Senate and Congressional districts across the country. I'm a domestic wonk out the box. Through my work in the electoral mafia, I've lived many a parallel career. I tendered outright in 2006, but that's a story inside a story within a tale for none other time or other. For a lot of my years trench-side, I was fortunate to be able to work parallel in a managerial capacity for creatives. Now, I am able to have come out the closet, so to speak. I'm able to be managed instead of owning the wheel. For the first time in my life, I am blessed to let others manage my trip steps and bounds through the briar patch of publishing. Now, Steven D'Mused can harvest his own creative bounty. It's a good day. I journal here at Magnana Mouse to help my old friend John; to share my experience in and knowledge of the dark web of US political electioneering. This is a place for my activist self to write at a podium near the metaphorical ballot box. Hope I am able to add a valuable voice to Magnana Mouse. Thanks for reading and thanks for CARING to read into the truth. Let reality reign and joy flow. Get out the vote, no matter how you do it. Just do it. Fight for your right to party, my brothas and sistas. No rules in street fighting. Blood and balls. There is only winning and dying anymore. WIN.
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2 Responses to Dax’s Magnana Musical Screen Grab News Menagerie

  1. Dax Snaer says:

    Ha! Thank you Mr. Magnana. You are way too kind. I read your journal (post) and would add only one thing: I don’t do ‘fake news,’ but love parody of actual news. I post ‘crawlers.’ To reduce the noise that keeps us in ‘shock and awe’ so we won’t notice the really scary stuff, I decided to watch the news to music. It really helps one become super aware of what is actually taking place beneath the planned bombardment. Thanks again.

    *Rapid dominance is defined by its authors, Harlan K. Ullman and James P. Wade, as attempting
    to affect the will, perception, and understanding of the adversary to fight or respond.

    [to] seize control of the environment and paralyze or so overload an adversary’s perceptions and understanding of events that the enemy would be incapable of resistance at the tactical and strategic levels.

    Ullman and Wade identify four vital characteristics of rapid dominance:
    The term “shock and awe” is the effect that rapid dominance seeks to impose upon an adversary. It is the desired state of helplessness and lack of will. It can be induced, they write, by direct force applied to command and control centers, selective denial of information and dissemination of disinformation, overwhelming combat force, and rapidity of action.
    The doctrine of rapid dominance has evolved from the concept of “decisive force”.

    • And, thx back x10. These vids you put together tell the story of a good chunk of the day’s news. Couple things: I love the royalty-free music. You should put in a still at the beginning of each song saying who the artist and song are. If this becomes thing, I’ tap some of the contacts I have at a couple radio promo companies I worked with to get some catalog. If it takes and gets some followers, that could become an income source. Thx for letting your MILD writer’s block sprout into something nice. And, helpful. Just don’t let it justify hanging on to it. Y’ know?

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