In the later half of the 1990s, computer users around the world were challenged by the Year 2000 Problem, also known as the Y2K or Millennium bug.
The Y2K bug was a byproduct of the formatting of calendar data for dates beginning in the year 2000. The problem was that twentieth -century software often represented four digit years with only two digits. The ambiguity of two digit dates resulted in significant errors. For governements and large business operations, the consequences of these errors could be deadly and/or extremely costly. In addition, many religious people feared that the Armageddon prophesized in the Bible would occur during the year 2000.
In addition to testing and upgrading computer systems, the U.S. government funded "Y2K Operation Calm," a covert propaganda campaign to quell pre-millennial fears and prevent widespread panic.
The performance captured in this video on November 1, 1997 was created for "Y2K Operation Calm" by the San Francisco based multi-media perfromance group known as Process.
The performance featured Phil Potestio on vocals and sax, 064 Freeman on guitar and Bruce Fraser on bass and 12-string guitar. 064 created the rhythm tracks and the videos used during the performance. This was the group's last multi-media performance. Many of the songs featured in the show were included in the group's 2001 album "Earth: The World's Most Dangerous Planet."
This music video from 1991 features vocalist/sax player Phil Potestio. Process vocalist Carola Baer does the briefcase dance and sings background vocals on the song. 064 played guitar and created the rhythm tracks. The song was originally composed for a performance by 064 and Potestio called "I am a Drug Law Addict" created for "The Hidden Apparatus Is At Us," an anti-drug war performance series from the late 1980s. Now available online for the first time on YouTube and this website.
Process vocalist Carola Baer lip syncing the song Run Rabbit in San Francisco's CityWatch public access television studio circa 1991. The song is by Carola Baer and 064 Freeman. 064 plays guitar and programmed the synth and drum parts. The video was created by Carola and 064 with valuable assistance from Ron Ress. Now available online for the first time fromYouTube and this website.
Manipulation by Process
In this video from 1989, Process recreate their Manipulation live show in a television studio. At that time Process was a duo with vocalist Carola Baer writing most of the lyrics and guitarist 064 creating the backing tracks with just a drum machine and Casio synthesizer. The performance incorporated many of the same audio and video elements that 064 used for the Mind Control show and video.
Wasting Time Worrying about the Wrong Things by Process pt 1
Wasting Time Worrying about the Wrong Things by Process pt 2
Wasting Time Worrying about the Wrong Things by Process pt 3 featuring Poet Whitman McGowan and performance artist Dee Russell
Wasting Time Worrying about the Wrong Things by Process pt 4
Wasting Time Worrying about the Wrong Things by Process pt 5
Anita Versus the Inner Mind featuring Bob Freeman as the Inner Mind and O. Sanxe as Anita.
This video documents the Wasting Time Worrying About the Wrong Things live multi-media performance by Process in San Francisco in 1991. The performance incorporated video, live music and movement and other elements. At the time Process included 064 on guitar and rhythm programming, Carola Baer on vocals and keyboards, Phil Potestio on vocals and alto sax and Johannes Mager on trombone. Michael Stocker joined the group on bass and sax for this performance. The video incorporated into the performance featured Bob Freeman as the Inner Mind and O. Sanxe as Anita. The performance begins with an excerpt from the television program called What are My Chances hosted by Richard Lewis.
Anita Versus the Inner Mind is a video created for the Wasting Time Worrying About the Wrong Things live multi-media performance by Process in San Francisco in 1991. The video was incorporated into the performance and featured Bob Freeman as the Inner Mind and O. Sanxe as Anita. The voice of Anita is from actual messages left on Process member 064's phone machine by a neighbor. Anita Versus the Inner Mind