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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

ADAM'S GUMBROS & GUMHOES by Adam Cerny

ADAM'S GUMBROS & GUMHOES by Adam Cerny


You know - I could write something quite profound about this video. I could. However, I don't want to muddy up all of the amazing fun I had while working on the musical, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. I am now, officially, a Gumbro!

**Footage taken from dance rehearsal videos**
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-ADAM xoxo

APRIL 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018

ANGEL (Sarah McLachlan Cover) sung by Adam Cerny + Gabriel Mero Santucci / ANGEL (The Story of Addiction) by Adam Cerny

ANGEL (Sarah McLachlan Cover) sung by Adam Cerny and Gabriel Mero Santucci
ANGEL (THE STORY OF ADDICTION) by Adam Cerny


**VITA MUTATUR NON-TOLLITUR (Life is changed, not taken away; Life is not removed but changed)**

Hi. My name is Adam Cerny, and I’m an addict.
(That was an example of click-bait. Sort of.)
Aren’t you an addict, as well? Aren’t we all? We all want to feel good, yes? Then, I’d venture to say that we are all addicts. Each of us struggles with a facet of addiction on a daily basis. It's as common + predictable as knowing that each day as we wake we'll be breathing oxygen.

I used to be a people-pleaser. This is one addiction of the several I’ve faced. I can tell you something that is true, though, about this. It’s amazingly sad. You will lose yourself trying to make everyone happy, but lose everyone trying to make yourself happy. If you take anything away from this blog post, remember that you will lose everyone. Maybe. Maybe not, though. That part is unwritten.

Let’s talk about addiction. I have, what people might consider, an addictive personality. Currently, I’m addicted to relief. RELIEF. It's my drug of choice. Okay. But, how so? I’m the Relief Addict. I am incredibly sensitive to discord. Addiction to relief provides me a distraction from discord.

If you're still following me, you'll see that I am on the same playing field as every single person on this planet. What I just described is more primal than conditional. Look at how similar we all are. So far. There's more.

Relief is very well-meaning. Everyone desires relief, to feel authentic joy + freedom. Through trial + error, we find activities + substances which create alignment for us. In turn, these activities + substances cause us to soften our focus on the things that cause discord within ourselves. This softness of focus allows us to feel relief. It's cyclical.

Here’s where things get tricky. The search for relief is well-intentioned, yet it causes addiction. Addiction becomes the escape. Addiction lies. It tricks our body + mind into thinking the only way we can achieve alignment (or, relief) is through these vices. We are actually addicted to the sensation of relief + alignment with being our true, authentic selves. We find this through alcohol, pornography, sugar, caffeine, cocaine, exercise, sex, cutting, the list goes on… however, this is all the same addiction, mentally.
Addiction is a tool which reinforces powerlessness. We use society as our point of contrast to gauge what is a detriment and what is not. What’s more in control of US, than US of IT?

I don’t have a cure for addiction, mentally or physically. I do, however, have questions we should be asking ourselves if we decide we want to break free from these illusory chains. Two aspects of this pernicious pandemic must be addressed. It's only a start, but, it does encourage a dialogue with yourself.

What is my catalyst for this addiction?
What am I trying to avert by escaping?

ANGEL by Sarah McLachlan was inspired by the accidental heroin overdose of Jonathan Melvoin, a musician who passed away in 1996. If you listen, again, to the words of this song, the message means something completely different. Doesn’t it?

Be good to yourselves, please. The only way to get over an addiction is through it. Find every reason you can to make sure your addiction isn’t driving you toward your demise. You are so incredibly loved. You might not even know it. I do, though. Why? Because I said so.

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PEACE + LOVE ☮️❤️

-ADAM xoxo

MARCH 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

YOUR BODY (fan request) by Adam Cerny

YOUR BODY (fan request) by Adam Cerny


Yes! I have had my first "fan request" to make a music video for YOUR BODY by Christina Aguilera. My fascination with visual beat recognition has grown considerably in the past few months.

I'd like to quickly answer a question the frequently comes up in regard to my videos where I'm creating art through dance + visuals.

QUESTION: Adam, why are you always naked in your videos? They're so sexy. Are you trying to send a message of provocation?

ADAM: Glad you asked! Although I'm not naked in THIS music video, I'm usually wearing very little, if any, clothing. I'll tell you why. Because - I want whoever is watching to know that the body they see doing all these visually contortions is ME. ALL OF ME. NO ONE ELSE. You can't hide when you're baring your skin.

QUESTION: But - it's a bit - slutty. Are you sure you're not an attention whore?

ADAM: If I wanted that, I'd post a video of me having sex. PERIOD. Does that clear things up for you?

QUESTION: (blank, emotionless stare)

ADAM: Great! Thanks for your time!

Sit back and dive in! 🎭💖

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PEACE + LOVE ☮️❤️

-ADAM xoxo

FEBRUARY 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY 2018 (I Wanna Tap That) by Adam Cerny

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2018 (I Wanna Tap That) by Adam Cerny


❤️😘 In honor of this passionate + erotic commercial holiday (Valentine's Day), I made something special for you. Thanks to TAP THAT by Megan McCauley. Because - I WANNA TAP THAT!

"You, come on over here and play with me
Let me be your dirty fantasy
Yeah, I kinda like that, I wanna tap that
You can bet I'm gonna get you
"

🔞WARNING: Might cause you to either have a mind melt or want to tap that. ;-) lol! PG-13!

Thank you so much for watching!
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PEACE + LOVE ☮️❤️

-ADAM xoxo

FEBRUARY 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

MIND MELT: MY FIRST SLUTTY MUSIC VIDEO OF 2018 by Adam Cerny

MIND MELT: MY FIRST SLUTTY MUSIC VIDEO OF 2018 by Adam Cerny

Working in the spiritual community, I've come to witness a collective pain. A confusion. 2018 began and a series of unexpected events unfolded in the lives of many people. We see what's not working. We have many karmic decisions to make, now, more than ever.

Here are some facts that will uplift your spirit. Let's consider what's going right. Yes? Every day, the number of people living in poverty goes down by 217,000. 325,000 more people gain access to electricity every day. 300,000 more gain access to clean drinking water. I'm using the 1960s as a point of reference. In the 1960s, the majority of humans had always been illiterate + lived in poverty. Now, fewer than 15% are illiterate, and fewer than 10% live in extreme poverty. In another 15 years, illiteracy + extreme poverty might become a thing of the past. 

I want you to think of your lineage, your ancestry + your relatives who worked so hard for the life you are living. In the 1950s, the U.S. had segregation, polio, bans on interracial marriage, gay sex, and birth control. The majority of the world lived under dictatorships. Two-thirds of parents had a child die before the age of five. We had stifling limits on women + faced a famine. Look how far we've come, people! 

-2015 ripped my soul apart.
-2016 almost killed me.
-2017 was utter fucking hell.
-2018 is a shit show, so far.

I have found a solution of sorts. It's minor. It's a tweak in the way we tell ourselves certain stories about what's going on. I'm trying this again. Watch me.

-2015 opened my eyes to several truths I had been denying.
-2016 tested my strength + resilience in a way I couldn't have imagined.
-2017, on a whole, was a rollercoaster of a life lesson. I learned so much. I took away only the good.
-2018 is steering me towards my path in life, which I have strayed from.

You see, the "sweet spot" of pain lies. It lives in the space created when life shifts you from one path to another. It's not about the destination. It's about the journey. If we can find our stillness in that transition space, we have a chance at attaining nirvana. If we can all lighten up a bit. Life doesn't have to pave our way through polarizing events.

QUESTION: Hey! How has 2018 been working out for you, so far?
ADAM: (long pause)
QUESTION: (clears throat) How has 2018 been working out for you, so far?
ADAM: I heard you the first time. I'm trying to find the right words.
QUESTION: I'll rephrase, what has 2018 felt like for you, so far?ADAM: Utterly confusing. Disjointed. Incohesize. Chaotic. 2018 started off to a bitch of a start. I speak for the collective, as well. Everyone seems to be in so much pain. If they aren't, they are hiding it very well. I can feel it for everyone, though. I can feel it everywhere. Confusion paints many situations I've encountered. That's what 2018 has felt like for me, so far. A Mind Melt.
QUESTION: What do you intend to do about it?
ADAM: I don't have that much power. I suppose I can only try to navigate this, barely decipherable terrain, on my own. That's...so very much against my nature, though. I want to get out and help people. I can only do so much, though.
QUESTION: What CAN you do, Adam?
ADAM: A lot. I'm ambitious. I can be kinder. More loving. Neurologists make a claim. Every time you resist acting on your anger, you're rewiring your brain to be more calm and loving. I want to make people smile. I want to make myself smile. I want the applause.

These painful stories we tell ourselves mean to serve a higher purpose. We are in an age where people are identifying their destiny gate. Inescapable, fateful, life-altering events. Get inventive with your communication. Rose-colored glasses are great during the daytime. When it comes to night, it becomes very dark. Let's look at what is working, and go from there.

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PEACE + LOVE ☮️❤️

-ADAM xoxo

FEBRUARY 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PAPARAZZI: MATCHING VISUALS TO SOUNDS; BEAT DETECTION /ˌpɑːpəˈrɑːtsi/ by Adam Cerny

PAPARAZZI: MATCHING VISUALS TO SOUNDS; BEAT DETECTION /ˌpɑːpəˈrɑːtsi/
by Adam Cerny

I admire musical artists who recognize the importance of how to introduce visuals to a song they produce. The birth of the "music video" introduced musicians to a new way to reach their audience. A prime example of success in this would be Queen's music video for Bohemian Rhapsody. To create an image that will stay in people's minds is quite a feat. If you haven't seen that music video, head on over to YouTube immediately and enjoy.

Beat detection + audio analysis fascinates me. Why do I create so many music videos? Sonically and visually - it turns me on. It has very little to do with a showcase (this isn't a talent show), but everything to do with individual interpretation. How the visuals enhance a beat can make or break a peak experience. That experience feedback is what turns me on. The feeling. Not the admiration. The perception.

My goal is not to give you visual whiplash or cause dizziness (or maybe it is), but more so, to make you feel the beat inside of your own body.

I am, by no stretch of the imagination, an editor or a music video director. I don't claim to be. I am, however, an artist. Here, is a canvas I've created, for you. I've specifically chosen Fernando Garibay's remix of Lady Gaga's Paparazzi because he is a producer who has mastered the art of beats within any given song. I like juxtapositions because they're effective. They disrupt thought patterns.

The message of the song will always resonate with me. Success or love? Can you have both? Or is it one or the other? What price are you willing to pay for fame or admiration? I feel, in my own life, there is always a turnover. You gain one and lose the other. Vice-versa.

I hope you enjoy my visuals. I hope it makes you thump. AND - someday it'd be nice to have someone else join me in these videos. It can be stale and a bit static only filming myself. However, I am a prime example of what one can accomplish with only an iPhone 8 Plus, a song, and iMovie. No special equipment and no fancy software. Raw.
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PEACE + LOVE ☮️❤️

-ADAM xoxo

FEBRUARY 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

MY LAST SLUTTY MUSIC VIDEO OF 2017 by Adam Cerny

MY LAST SLUTTY MUSIC VIDEO OF 2017 by Adam Cerny 

As 2017 comes to a close, I couldn't be more apprehensive about 2018. Why? I don't know, REALLY, if I'm happy. I don't know how to define "happy" anymore, and it's something I'm determined to figure out. 

QUESTION: Adam, are you happy? 

ADAM: Do I feel happy in life? Um, let's see... 
I hope I'm finding happiness, right? 
Well, for me, if I can realize certain things in my work, I come the closest to being happy. And I can say that also about my life. 
Well, it only happens, I think, in moments. 
Sometimes when I'm working. 
I'll be able to fulfill a scene, truthfully, and then I think I'm the happiest. 
But, I'm not just generally happy. 
If I'm generally anything, I guess I'm generally miserable. 
I don't know.
I try to. Even if I feel like it or not, I'll try to make the effort to make contact with people around me.
Yes.
I think there are two things in human beings, as I think there is in myself. 
That they want to be alone, but they also want to be together, you know? 
Because I think I have, also, a sad side. 
And I think that's the way with people. But there is something with people where they need solitude for a while. 

Thank you so much for watching! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018! 

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PEACE + LOVE ☮️❤️ 

-ADAM xoxo 

DECEMBER 2017