Showing posts with label 1997. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1997. Show all posts

+Robot (play)

Robot is a short one act performance and composition by 🧑🏿Link Starbureiy debuting March 19, 1997. The play is a solo piece about a fictional cyborg (lnq) on Earth's🌍 moon🌚🌙 sometime in the distant future.

Significance
The ideation and drafting for Robot began in February 1997. This was his final creative arts assignment (complementing the technical piece) as a schoolboy, and was scheduled to be performed in an annual talent show the following month. Robot is often credited as the beginning(s) of the proprietorship, Link Egglepple Starbureiy.

I immediately labeled the show a debacle👎👎, and attribute my poor outtake to lack of preparation (the script was still being edited only minutes leading to showtime) and a mishandling of the itinerary by stage crew (and some other lame excuses; in truth, I just sucked😵). In all, I later saw the show as a blessing that I would use as fuel to create more one-man acts (later attributed to my foray into deeper performance art that Summer) which evolved my opéra-ballet, Stewart.

It should be noted that I came up in the era of Nintendo. A major platform game of the time was The Legend of Zelda[z]. It's a great franchise. No, my name is not Link after the protagonist character in the game; its my real name. Anyway, there was no 'Zelda' to speak of in my adventures, so I just adopted 'Link, The Legend' to fancy my ego. And now you know.🤭 (do not confuse with 🧑🏿Link Starbureiy%roster, cyborg, or Starbureiy automaton)

+Link Starbury Network

Link Starbury Network (LSN) was the original name (circa February 28, 1997) of the proprietorship now known as 🧑🏿Link Egglepple Starbureiy. It started out as his senior project, before branching into an umbrella of works (namely exploiting properties from the then-untitled Egglepple [puzzle🧩] portfolio carried over from his gradeschool years).
/// The project was a technical piece with a creative arts supplement to it [see Robot]. I elected to do something for math class, and my idea was loosely about membranes and the faux physics of some made up object called the 'orbitron'. ← Ask me about it later.

LSN would morph into a mathemusical focus by 1998, after Starbureiy began working on the EGP Keynote. (also of interest The Egglepple Company)
/// The name was later modified in the year 2000 to reflect the personal change in the founder's identity, which included the alphanumeric e and i in his surname. (see also 🧑🏿Link Egglepple Starbureiy nomenclature)

I credit LSN as my foray into the world of professionalism. I consider myself to be a professional athlete of sorts, in the direct mold of mathletics. So, the establishment of LSN marks the point on my timeline when I 'went and turned pro'. Trivia: My decision to 'go pro' at that time, more-or-less was influenced by two of my favorite sports icons, Kobe Bryant🏀 and Tiger Woods⛳, who also had graduated from the amateur ranks months prior (in 1996). These fellow Black men quickly found success, and I didn't want to get left behind, so I followed suit (by inventing my own game and just going at it). ... We'll just ignore for a second the fact that I truthfully made this advancement because I was flat broke at the time, and got sick+tired of hunting (begging?) for lunch money (in other words, I became a professional because wanted to work on my own for my own money, not because I was under some celebratory influence). -- Also, just for the record, a rookie Kobe was my favorite player in the league. I fancied Tiger🐯 because golf (and the mental resolve that comes from it which I find admirable) is a capture-the-flag🏁-type of game between a person and Nature, which is similar to what I do.

Trivia: Another basketball player whom I thought was cool, Stephon Marbury🏀, also was on my radar at the time due to him being in the same draft class as Kobe. His nickname was 'Starbury', which was the name I used when making presentations in those days. (see LNQ nomenclature)

I blame it on my autism, but I stopped caring about school (or at least the academics) after my sixth grade year with Mr. Michael Woodring (the best 🍎school teacher ever, and the person whom I consider my mentor -- also a shoutout to principal Joseph N. Rucker for similar appreciation), and so - to my parents chagrin - I became a poor pupil; my marks were terrible as I maintained a bad habit of tardiness / skipping a lot of class(es). I did, however, ace standardized exams. A natural loner and independent, I came to resent the school setting (ie. student body, administration). For those reasons, I wasn't wanting or expecting to continue my education (ie. college -- I only had one scholarship offer coming out of high school); my career path had been defined (but not yet refined) already. That pivotal Winter, I was looking for a 🧩puzzle to work on (so that I could realistically call myself a 'professional', or to at least pad my portfolio in hopes of being recruited by an art institute -- I still had hopes of maybe becoming a cartoon animator) and later stumbled upon Michio Kaku's book, Hyperspace - where he proposed string field theory, after it was recommended to me by a classmate in our final semester. That book, as well as the movies Men In Black and Contact, which premiered that Summer, solified my interest in pursuing astronomy (amounting to me deducing 🧠neuroscience from astronomy). By the following year, I had laid the groundwork for the EGP keynote in chasing a solution.

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Founded in February 1997, 🧑🏿Link Egglepple Starbureiy (LNQ) is a sole proprietorship managing the career of its owner (namesake), and flagship, UUe®. The LES philosophy is to utilize defensive disclosure, whereby intellectual property (IP) becomes prior art upon intentional forfeiture of patent application code. LNQ is replete with assets that are constantly used as penetration points.

+Holland Dutch

So, back in Summer 1997 I was in Tampa, Florida touring the Bay Area doing mainly stand-up comedy. I was looking for a new character to develop for one of my weekly open mic shows, and had watched a Pee-wee Herman improv sketch on cable television one day. I knew Paul Reubens to be a funny guy - just from his brilliance portraying the classic Pee-wee persona - but I had never really connected the dots of his comic acting to actual stand-up performance. That show I saw put a lot of things in perspective for me.

Around the same time, there were two (2) other Hollywood movies that were making their rounds on home video distribution - Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) and Mr. Holland's Opus (Richard Dreyfuss). In creating my character, I used 'Holland' for the first name (from Mr. Holland's Opus) and 'Sugar' (from Jay Mohr's Bob Sugar character in Jerry Maguire) to come up with 'Holland Sugar'. The character was basically (at that point in time) a rip-off of Reuben's Pee-wee Herman (right down to the laugh), except that Holland wore purple sweaters and cheap rubber-sole shoes (I had bought a pair from Payless ShoeSource and had gotten really comfortable wearing them everywhere, even on stage). I incorporated the 'Sugar' portion into the act literally, and had Holland subsisting off of sugar (candies, etc.). It wasn't until years later that I had learned that there was a company in The Netherlands also called 'Holland Sugar' which prompted me to change the surname from 'Sugar' to 'Dutch' in order to avoid any potential disputes. -- The character and act are much more evolved now.

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