The Dork Group Goes Dot-Com

The Dork Group goes dot-com.

Almost a decade ago a punk had an idea about hosting a website that reflected his artwork, his taste in art, and to show his fondness for design and media... and today I believe this punk has come very close to doing just that. 

Being an artist you're never really completely happy with the work you produce. You see all the flaws, imperfections, and all the different things you could have done to make it better. And that's how I felt about this site for a long, long time. I've always been lurking and popping up here and there with decent content - and never really sticking to my guns of keeping on with what I want to do, and why I have done all of this in the first place. Because it is something that I love to do.

Well, I honestly believe that perseverance has paid off. I could have made the jump a long time ago to go full dot-com, but I would have never been happy with the outcome, or the performance of some of the hosting sites I see today. 

Now, what I really liked about moving to a dot-com is the ease of transition that this site had moving to a dot-com domain. You usually don't see that with a lot of hosting sites. There is always some part of the scripting language that doesn't work in the transition, and you spend hours going over code, figuring out what went wrong, or what wasn't written correctly. 

So, when the good folks at Google Domains (beta) approached me about hosting my domain, I jumped at the chance. I've always been happy about the direction that Google and Blogger were going, and very glad they now offer this kind of service. I've been looking for quite sometime for a quality hosting site, but was never swept off my feet, or blown away about some of the services offered. Also, the pricing on some of their services was often really ridiculous. So, going with Google Domains was a no-brainer, and just seemed logical. 

Now, I just hope that they can get Google Fiber in my neighborhood pretty soon. Not that I am not happy with Verizon FiOS, but it would be nice to have amazing service without completely breaking my bank account. 

Anyway, there is still a couple more hurdles to cross before I dance the jig just yet. I am talking with a couple of businesses now that can help with my printing and merchandising, but we'll see who can offer the most at a lower price. I hope to get some product out really soon. And of course I will fill you in on who I went with and why. 

Also, there will be a few more changes around here also. Publications are are going to be a little more specific and catered to certain topics, hopefully sticking to the less-is-more approach. We'll see how that turns out. 

But, all-in-all I am very happy and excited about this next step The Dork Group has taken, and very excited about The Dork Group's future. 

Speaking of which...

The Dork Group's Product Line-up

Well, I have thrown some ideas at you in the past about some of the products I was looking at, and I am glad I held off on releasing some of those into the wild. I believe I have now made some real steps in progression as far as my work, and I think that I am ready to take it a few steps further. 

I am excited about my next projects, and what they will be. That's something I can honestly say that I haven't felt for quite sometime. I kind of feel like I did in my high school days whenever I was working on an art project - and just really opened myself up to what I was feeling, what I was using, and how it will turn-out. Now, being a little older I can now take my time and not rush to get a project out. I can't tell you how many projects I have ruined by being young and just wanting to see an end product.

Anyway, here are some projects I am working on now for The Dork Group:

Well, I hope you liked some of these. I am quite pleased with how they are coming out. I am working on a landing page for merchandise, and ordering - but I'm not too sure about it right now. I don't have the warm fuzzies in my gut, so I am still working on it. Hopefully, it will all work itself out very soon. 

Anyway, thank you all so much for letting The Dork Group mature and blossom into the site I knew it could be. The site is just about through its awkward teenage years, and I am very excited for what it's going to bring next.

I hope to see you all there. I wish you all the best at what you, and who you are. 

I will see you soon...

Tune Out


VAST - Touched (Official Video)

You say that I am too
So much of what you say is true

I'll never find someone quite like you again
I'll never find someone quite like you, like you

The razors and the dying roses
Plead I don't leave you alone
The demi-gods and hungry ghosts
God, god knows I'm not at home

I'll never find someone quite like you again
I'll never find someone quite like you again

I, I looked into your eyes and saw 
A world that does not exist
I looked into your eyes
And saw a world I wish I was in

I'll never find someone quite as touched as you
I'll never love someone quite the way that I loved you

You are missed Adam Yauch "MCA"

Beastie Boys - The Blu Nun

Our evening began
in Peter Sichel's comfortable study
in his New York townhouse
Where the candlelight was just right
The hi-fi was in the background
And the wine, was delicious

[partying and laughter]

[Woman] What's the secret Peter?
[Peter] Naturally, I'll say it's the wine
[Woman] Mmmm, it does go well with the chicken!

Delicious again Peter

Beastie Boys - Stand Together

I don't see things quite the same as I used to
As I live my life I've got just me to be true to
And when I find that I don't know about just what to do
I turn and look within to see what I should do
Now I'm not sure what it takes to be hip
A lot of people making music that to be ain't shit
So I ask creation for rhymes for this jam
Gimme lickle solo and I'll take the mic stand

Love vibe 

As the earth spins into brand new day
I see the light on the horizons's not fading away
Gonna shine from within like a bright white sun
No need to hide and no place to run
Got the vibrations of the music
Bringing light to your mind
So you can move and groove
And feel the beat of the time
Sense the power in the air as it starts to move
You get a real good feeling that you just can't lose

Contemplation time, intuition time
Evolution time, resolution time

Free your mind it's time for good times
And let yourself move it's a time to shine
Spread your wings in the sky, feelin' good inside
Breaking fool with no need to hide
I got the music cuttin' through me
Takin' control of my soul
I can't hold back I've got to let go

Stand together people come together now
It's about time we've got to get together y'all

Public Enemy - Welcome to the Terrordome

I got so much trouble on my mind
I refuse to lose
Here's your ticket
Hear the drummer get wicked
The crew to you to push the back to Black
Attack so I sat and japped
Then slapped the Mac (Intosh)
Now I'm ready to mike it
(You know I like it) huh
Hear my favoritism roll "Oh"
Never be a brother like to go solo
Lazer, anastasia, maze ya
Ways to blaze your brain and train ya
The way I'm livin', forgiven'
What I'm givin' up
X on the flex hit me now
I don't know about later
As for now I know how to avoid the paranoid
Man I've had it up to here
Gear I wear got 'em goin' in fear
Rhetoric said
Read just a bit ago
Not quittin' though
Signed the hard rhymer
Work to keep from gettin' jerked
Changin' some ways
To way back in the better days
Raw metaphysically bold
Never followed a code
Still dropped a load
Never question what I am God knows
Cause it's comin' from the heart
What I got better get some
(Get on up) hustler of culture
Been spit in the face
But the rhymes keep fittin'
Respects been givin' how's ya livin'
Now I can't protect a pad off defect
Check the record
An reckon an intentional wreck
Played off as some intellect
Made the call, took the fall
Broke the laws
Not my fault they're fallin' off
Known as fair square
Throughout my years
So I growl at the livin' foul
Black to the bone my home is your home
But welcome to the Terrordome

Subordinate terror
Kickin' off an era
Cold deliverin' pain
My 98 was 87 on a record yo
So now I go Bronco

Crucifixion ain't no fiction
So called chosen frozen
Apology made to who ever pleases
Still they got me like Jesus
I rather sing, bring, think reminisce
'Bout a brother while I'm in sync
Every brother ain't a brother cause a color
Just as well could be undercover
Backstabbed, grabbed a flag
From the back of the lab
Told a Rab get off the rag
Sad to say I got sold down the river
Still some quiver when I deliver
Never to say I never know or had a clue
Word was heard, plus hard on the boulevard
Lies, scandalizin', basin'
Traits of hate who's celebratin' wit satan?
I rope a dope the evil with righteous
Bobbin' and weavin' and let the good get even
C'mon down
But welcome to the Terrordome.

Caught in the race against time
The pit and the pendulum
Check the rhythm and rhymes
While I'm bendin' 'em
Snakes blowin' up the lines of design
Tryin' to blind the science I'm snedin' 'em
How to fight the power
Cannot run and hide
But it shouldn't be suicide
In a game a fool without the rules
Got a hell of a nerve to just criticize
Every brother ain't a brother
Cause a Black hand
Squeezed on Malcom X the man
The shootin' of Huey Newton
From a hand of a Nigger who pulled the trigger

It's weak to speak and blame somebody else
When you destroy yourself
First nothing's worse than a mother's pain
Of a son slain in Bensonhurst
Can't wait for the state to decide the fate
So this jam I dedicate
Places with racist faces
Just an example of one of many cases
The Greek weekend speech I speak
From a lesson learned in Virginia (Beach)
I don't smile in the line of fire
I go wildin'
But it's on bass and drums even violins
Watcha do gitcha head ready
Instead of gettin' physically sweaty
When I get mad
I put it down on a pad
Give ya somethin' that cha never had controllin'
Fear of high rollin'
God bless your soul and keep livin'
Never allowed, kickin' it loud
Droppin' a bomb
Brain game intellectual Vietnam
Move as a team
Never move alone
But Welcome to the Terrordome

Public Enemy - Can't do Nuttin' for Ya Man

Runnin' for your life, by the knife
Runnin' from your wife ... yipes
You should've stuck with home
Your mind to blow your dome
It was you that chose your due
You built a maze you can't get through
I tried to help you all I can
Now I can't do nuttin' for you man

I can't do nuttin' for ya man
You got all these people on your back now
I can't do nuttin' for ya man
Flavor Flav got problems of his own
I can't do nuttin' for you man

Go lean on shells answer man
I can't do nuttin' for ya man
You jumped out of the jelly into a jam

Make ya love the wrong instead of right
Not a thief cat burglar through the night
cop told your girl her name was Shirl
About a rooftop crime to steal her pearls
Uzi down the bullets in the gun

Just microwave themselves a ton
The you tried to help them all they can
But they couldn't do nuttin' for ya man

I can't do nuttin' for ya man
They couldn't do nuttin' for ya man

Flavor Flav is the sun
Public Enemy number one
Gotcha runnin' from the gun (pow)
Of a brain that weighs a ton
Can't face my facts that's on the shelf
Cause you want a hand out for your wealth
Eatin' welfare turkey out of the can
I can't do nuttin' for ya man

I can't do nuttin' for ya man
You want six dollars for what?
I can't do nuttin' for ya man
You better man kiss my butt
I can't do nuttin' for ya man
I'm busy tryin' to do for me
I can't do nuttin' for ya man
That's the way the ball bounces G'

Bass for your face, kick that shit...

Fiona Apple - Paper Bag

I was staring at the sky, just looking for a star
To pray on, or wish on, or something like that
I was having a sweet fix of a daydream of a boy
Whose reality I knew, was a hopeless to be had
But then the dove of hope began its downward slope
And I believed for a moment that my chances
Were approaching to be grabbed
But as it came down near, so did a weary tear
I thought it was a bird, but it was just a paper bag

Hunger hurts, and I want him so bad, oh it kills
'Cause I know I'm a mess he don't wanna clean up
I got to fold 'cause these hands are too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts, but starving works, when it costs too much to love

And I went crazy again today, looking for a strand to climb
Looking for a little hope
Baby said he couldn't stay, wouldn't put his lips to mine,
And a fail to kiss is a fail to cope
I said, 'Honey, I don't feel so good, don't feel justified
Come on put a little love here in my void,' he said
'It's all in your head,' and I said, 'So's everything'
But he didn't get it I thought he was a man
But he was just a little boy

Hunger hurts, and I want him so bad, oh it kills
'Cause I know I'm a mess he don't wanna clean up
I got to fold 'cause these hands are too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts, but starving works, when it costs too much to love

Hunger hurts, but I want him so bad, oh it kills
'Cause I know I'm a mess he don't wanna clean up
I got to fold 'cause these hands are too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts, but starving works, when it costs too much to love

Hunger hurts, but I want him so bad, oh it kills
Because I know that I'm a mess that he don't wanna clean up
I got to fold because these hands are just too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts, but starving, it works, when it costs too much to love

Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was The Night (Cold Was The Ground)

Amazingly beautiful...