THE FSD GROUP

PROSE, POETRY, GREETINGS, MUSIC, RADIO, SOFTWARE, INVENTION, HOSPITALITY, RESTAURANT, SOCIAL MEDIA, PROMOTIONS, ADVICE, LANDSCAPE, MEDICAL RESEARCH, GLAMOUR PHOTOGRAPHY


- COMMERCIAL & SOCIAL INNOVATION OF VINCENT FRANK DE BENEDETTO -








WELCOME

You have arrived at the official corporate website for THE FSD GROUP, my startup company.

I seek your help to build this organization, and have accordingly created a separate Internet resource called MAKE A MILLION, SAVE THE WORLD to explain the opportunity that I'm offering you to do so. I strongly recommend study of that resource before examining this one.

Click over there, then come right back here!


ABOUT

I'm Vincent Frank De Benedetto, philosopher, New York Times-quoted-and-cited writer, musician, inventor, and more. THE FSD GROUP is the title of my startup company, the business framework representing and uniting my thirteen fledgling business entities. "FSD" is the term formed by the initials of the full name of my Father:  Frank Salvatore De Benedetto, the de facto Founder of THE FSD GROUP.

The first six divisions of THE FSD GROUP, and tenth division, Promotions, comprise the MESSAGE OF HOPE/VINCENT FRANK DE BENEDETTO MUSIC & WRITING STUDIO, ultimately the most important grouping within the larger corporate framework.

I'm from a talented and ambitious family. My writing has been cited and quoted by The New York Times. My Father was on television:  a guest composer on the old Joe Franklin television program. My Uncle Joe was a painter. And I have yet to poll the extended De Benedetto family for further intra-family talent.

Moreover, I've previously corresponded with 1.) Steve Jobs, legendary founder of Apple Computer, 2.) Mary "Sean" Young, legendary Blade Runner actress who played replicant "Rachael" in the original 1982 Blade Runner film and its sequel BR2049, and 3.) in an important effort in musical forensics, I also corresponded with Katherine Powers before her death, the last surviving person with an immediate family connection to lyricist Chet Powers, her brother (aka "Dino Valenti"), composer of the classic 1967 song Get Together, famed musical work permanently associated with the Summer of Love, and known the world over.

THE FSD GROUP website is (temporarily) located at www.FSD.GROUP. It went live on Monday, September 18, 2017. As true of nearly all content at my approximately 30 websites, I wrote every word, here.

Projects are under development in varying measure, so links for nascent projects might be null, that is, empty. Mature or more-developed projects are notated with an asterisk, below, though even these projects are not necessarily yet associated with a website. You'll note that most of the more-developed projects are writing or language-related, or musical, under the heading of the MOH/VFD MUSIC & WRITING STUDIO.


Most Developed

The following projects are most developed, meaning, closest to completion and generation of income. You'll notice that each has its own website:

  1. BOOK, My Magnum Opus:

    LOVE:  PROPERLY UNDERSTOOD, THE MOST POWERFUL SOCIAL FORCE AVAILABLE TO HUMANKIND

  2. BOOK, Sister Volume to LOVE:

    NEIGHBORS OF DEATH:  THE PERNICIOUS FORCE OF NONLOVE THAT PUT THE DIVISION IN SUBDIVISION

  3. BOOK:

    GRASS NOT GREENER:  THE DARK ROAD AHEAD FOR ALL AMERICANS IF DOPE IS LEGALIZED

  4. ALBUM:

    MESSAGE OF HOPE, MESSAGE OF HOPE, a teaser example of which is below:  the song draft VISION OF A WORLD.

. . . . .

JOINING THE FSD GROUP IS AN INVESTMENT. VIEW IT AS SUCH, SIMILAR TO INVESTING MONEY OR TIME IN ANY NEW OR EXISTING COMPANY.


Please Join

Please consider the unique and powerful opportunity, end of page, below, to join THE FSD GROUP. As a team member, you'll assist in saving the world, that is, transforming our present global society from a world of pain at every level, in every sphere and milieu, to a near-utopia based interpersonally, and economically, on Love, properly understood. A global society based on the principle of "everyone loving everyone." And because my writing and musical projects are commercial in nature, it's likely that they, apart from or together with my other creative output such as my invention ideas, software program, or t-shirt designs, will generate millions of dollars for the company. Meaning, for me and you.

Do I really believe everything that I just wrote? Completely, categorically, and without question.


Origins

I declare THE FSD GROUP the successor entity to the eight small or nascent businesses started variously by my Father, me, or both of us over the long arc of years:

  1. De Benedetto Sweet Shop (started by De Benedetto brothers Frank and Tony)

  2. Vincent De Benedetto Glamour Subscription Site, Kitaen.com

  3. De Benedetto Publishing, The Anti-Leafblower Handbook

  4. Frank De Benedetto & Son Treasure Hunting Equipment

  5. Frank De Benedetto & Son Vacuum Sales & Repair

  6. Frank Salvatore De Benedetto Musical Composing

  7. Michael De Benedetto Music Publishing Co.

  8. Vincent De Benedetto Auto Detailing




PROSE

BOOKS IN DEVELOPMENT

© 2019 Vincent Frank De Benedetto


Social Science & Political Theory

LOVE ETHIC*

LOVE ETHIC v.2*

THE FOUR HOLOCI*

THE DECLINE OF MIND*

NEIGHBORS OF DEATH*

DARK ART OF THE RADIO INTERVIEW*

THE HUMAN BEINGS OWNER'S MANUAL

DEATH: WHY THE AMERICAN SYSTEM PRODUCES LITTLE ELSE

MAN VS. MEDICINE: HOW THE AMERICAN CULTURE OF HEALTH PRODUCES NOTHING BUT DEATH

TRIPLE TRAUMA: HOW EVERY PART OF THE DEATH INFRASTRUCTURE FAILED US IN OUR DARKEST HOUR

MY FATHER AND THE DEATH INFRASTRUCTURE.

GRASS NOT GREENER:  THE DARK ROAD AHEAD FOR ALL AMERICANS IF DOPE IS LEGALIZED (THE ANTI-MARIJUANA SANITY REPORT)*

THE AGAPE ARGUMENT AGAINST BREXIT. Britain must remain in the European Union, as this cooperative bloc can be understood as part of the movement toward a unified world, which is a characteristic of the BROTHERHOOD OF MAN, the establishment of which is the singular objective of all my work.


Law Enforcement

THE NEW POLICE:  HOW T.A.B. POLICING MUST BE THE FUTURE OF POLICING IN AMERICA*

Creator, new policing paradigm:  TAB Policing. May be introduced in LOVE ETHIC, above.


Metaphysics

PHYSICS OF MY FATHER:  A VISUAL CATALOG OF SIGNS FROM THE OTHER SIDE*


Children's

THE SELFISH SHELLFISH

. . . .

Inventor, fictional Knarfian language, first creative work thereto telling the tale of the three happy brothers Slappo, Grilbee, and Wonker, the first of more than one children's book based on the fictional Knarfian language, irresistible to children, yet a potent pedagogical tool for assisting them to pronounce every sound in the English language.



POETRY

Poetry of Frank Salvatore De Benedetto:  FSD CREATIVE*

Poetry of Vincent Frank De Benedetto:  LOVE POEM, an extended, book-length poem*



GREETINGS

Unique idea for greeting card line.



MUSIC

Music of Frank Salvatore De Benedetto:  MICHAEL DE BENEDETTO MUSIC PUBLISHING/FSD Creative*

Music of Vincent Frank De Benedetto:  MESSAGE OF HOPE*


Song Demo

Here is a rough musical draft of VISION OF A WORLD, lyrics just below, likely the first global hit by MESSAGE OF HOPE, the musical act that comprises the MUSIC division of THE FSD GROUP (there are twelve other divisions).

Music and lyrics © 2019 VINCENT FRANK DE BENEDETTO. COPYRIGHT STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Listen to this song draft several times in succession with headphones or decent speakers. Try not to listen through laptop speakers.

Strengths of the song include:

  1. It's simple.

  2. It's catchy and memorable.

  3. It's positive and optimistic.

  4. It's lyrics, though profound, are simple and easy to understand.

  5. People know instinctively that it's message is correct.

  6. It's subject matter and treatment of same is unusual, especially for popular music.

  7. It easily lends itself to a quiet, even folk interpretation, or a rock, or even heavy metal interpretation (the latter likely being what it'll get).

  8. It lends itself to a sing-along. Upon second or third hearing, the listener finds themselves singing along.

  9. It has an anthem-like quality.

  10. It's deceptively simple lyrics and message of hope is easily embraced by any person, of any age, in any circumstance, at any physical location, i.e. it gives expression and voice to everyone, because we're all in pain and wishing to be free and loved. An 8-year-old will buy this record, an 88-year old will buy this record.

  11. It lends itself to the sensibility of young people, who are desperate for a hopeful world, especially today (can you say Greta Thunberg?).

  12. It presents a compelling alternative to religious ideas that young people and others seek, in the face of the documented decline of organized religion.

The song bookends Shawn Gallaway's I CHOOSE LOVE in its simple power, the stark beauty of its vocal melody, and its singular thematic, Love. Unlike myself, however, I don't think that Shawn concomitantly presents a singular philosophical vision, within which his song resides, of what this world could, should, and indeed must be, if we're to actualize as a species, at best, or prevent our own destruction, at least, and the means to realize this vision and its corresponding objective.

In terms of your decision to join THE FSD GROUP, bear in mind that VISION OF A WORLD is but one song in a much larger body or catalog of my songs, and this body of songs, itself, comprises just one revenue stream--music. I have twelve other revenue streams!

In listening to, and assessing the song, keep in mind that what you're hearing here is a draft in every way: just me with a guitar in my kitchen! Once re-recorded, in a studio, with a full band of professional musicians, after I've had, say, a good six months of voice lessons, and the song has gone through its sequence of musical and lyrical improvements as a song, perhaps added more thoughtful verses, the finished product and final effect is going to be far different. I'm not asking you to judge a finished record or song, because that's not what this is. It goes without saying that the finished product will be far better in every way.

Your task at this moment is simply to judge my basic ability to create a compelling piece of music, including lyrics, and sing it.

If you do genuinely dislike the basic song, it doesn't matter, as it's the public that must like the song; not any one individual. Moreover, I have drafts of many songs; this is just one. If you don't care for this one, you'll probably like the next one. Moreover, any musical artist or performer of any kind will tell you, I've heard it many times, that it's often impossible to determine in advance what the public will like, anyway.

Having said all this, I think this is an excellent song that will, indeed, capture the imagination not just of Americans, but the global public, for the reasons specified, above.


VISION OF A WORLD - LYRICS

© 2019 Vincent Frank De Benedetto

"Love, properly understood, is the most powerful social force available to Humankind."


I've seen
Different kind of world
I've dreamed
A better kind of place
I've thought
A perfect human space

I've wished
A way out of this place

I have a vision of a world
Where people work for pride
And for their fellow man
No money is required

Vision of a place
Where Love guides all we do
We'll take good care of me
We'll take good care of you

I have a vision of a world
Where we have understood
We've everything we need
To end our pain for good
Vision of a world
Were we have realized
Our real strength
Lies in - Love
And together we are wise

We'll each care for ourselves
Care for the other too
You will care for me
And I will care for you
No longer have the need
To exaggerate or lie
To steal a bigger slice
Of the ever-shrinking pie
I have a vision of a world
Where people work for pride
And for their fellow man
No money is required
Vision of a place
Where Love guides all we do
We'll take good care of me
We'll take good care of you

[- instrumental break -]

I've seen
Different kind of world
I've dreamed
A better kind of place
I've thought
A perfect human space

I've wished
A way

Out of this place




I Don't Want to Save the World

You may fare better in the De Benedetto ecosystem if you share my larger objective. If you don't, however, you can still join this project in order to realize the fantastic financial gains I'm predicting, and to learn. For working for, and with me, as I am a natural teacher, you will learn a lot, or at least as much as you want to.


RADIO

BROTHERHOOD OF MAN:  pending seminal music and talk radio program. Brief trial run undertaken about two years ago broadcast on Internet radio under program name BROTHERHOOD OF MAN RADIO.*



SOFTWARE

DE BENEDETTO COMPOSER*



INVENTION

DE BENEDETTO DESIGN*

WIND SYSTEMS


HOSPITALITY

DE BENEDETTO LIVING



RESTAURANT

CUCINA LA GINA CAFE



SOCIAL MEDIA

KIDS SAY LOVE

YT BULLETS



PROMOTIONS

DB T-SHIRT & SLOGAN*



ADVICE

REAL WORLD NOISE HELP*

AGAPE ADVISOR*



LANDSCAPE

THE QUIET CUTTER



MEDICAL RESEARCH

DE BENEDETTO'S FRESH EYES MEDICAL RESEARCH CORP.



GLAMOUR

DB MODEL DEVELOPMENT

HL PLAYING CARDS




COMPANY PRINCIPALS

FOUNDER

Frank Salvatore De Benedetto, musical composer, writer, pencil-sketch artist, intellect. Appeared on the Joe Franklin Television Show as the composer of Let Us Talk About the People, serious candidate for official New Jersey state anthem.

My Father, Frank, did not found THE FSD GROUP as such, but did start several commercial ventures over his lifetime, beginning as a young man, such that I consider him the inspiration, spiritual, and titular head of THE FSD GROUP.

Full bio here.


President

Vincent Frank De Benedetto, philosopher, New York Times-quoted-and-cited writer, musician, inventor, and more. Full bio here.


Vice-President & Operations

Jean Julia De Benedetto, Legal Executive Secretary many years. Full bio here.


STAFF

Personal Assistant, Honorary

Keith De Benedetto (originally Menendez), son of Lucille De  Benedetto, daughter of Angelo De Benedetto. There is zero doubt in my mind that had my cousin Keith not fallen, he would have taken a full and categorical interest in playing a key role in THE FSD GROUP, likely as my right-hand man, or one of them. Prior to passing, Keith had developed a very strong interest in the De Benedetto Family, and increasingly understood himself to be a De Benedetto, which is why he told me that he was thinking of changing his surname from Menendez to De Benedetto.

I now hold high hopes that his daughter Gina, likely named after my Mother, and Gina's mother Heather will develop that same measure of interest, and involve themselves in THE FSD GROUP as I know that their beloved Keith would have.

Full bio here.


Contact

Contact us at fsdgroup @ sent.com. In addressing your email, omit both spaces surrounding the "@" symbol.





OPPORTUNITY

THE FSD GROUP requires your assistance.

If you are impressed with my intellect, facility in language, business and other creativity, deep and earnest concern for people and the condition of the world, unique and powerful program for change to save the world, or active daily practice of Brotherly Love, as conveyed implicitly or explicitly at this or any of my other approximately 30 websites, I strongly recommend that you consider a genuinely unique opportunity to join THE FSD GROUP. There are thirteen divisions and an opportunity for just about everyone.

If you want to 1.) literally help save the world, in the only meaningful way possible, and 2.) make a lot of money, likely in the millions, please visit Make a Million, Save the World for detail.


Positions

These are the key positions that I'd like filled first. Formal credentials are not required:

  1. Personal Assistant. During this preliminary phase in the life of the company, this is a general or catch-all position covering tasks ranging from household and property maintenance, to grocery and other shopping, to Internet research and telephone calls--not unlike the task distribution structure of most small, new companies.

  2. Research Specialist. To perform Internet research.

  3. Procurement Specialist. To research and procure needed supplies, equipment, and other items from Amazon or elsewhere, as well as run a variety of local errands, including grocery and other shopping.

  4. Security Agent. Could simply be someone who is very assertive and not afraid of people. To assist in repelling local imbecile trespasser.

  5. Web Designer. To take over updating my body of web sites and build new sites as needed.


Additional Positions

  1. Property Manager. To maintain my/company house and especially grounds by mowing, pruning, and cleanups. If this is your interest area, you might also want to consider working for our QUIET CUTTER division (site built but not live).

  2. Health Aide. Caregive my Mother or assist me in doing so. She has serious physical infirmities starting with Scoliosis, though her cognition is intact.

These are sophisticated names for what are in many cases simple tasks. During this early phase in the life of the company, for example, the assistance rendered by the Procurement Specialist may principally consist in "procuring" such things as groceries from Whole Foods or Italian wine from Stew Leonards, for company, family, or personal use.

Besides these seven positions, you can work in whichever of the thirteen FSD GROUP divisions you desire, though I may still request that you assist with selected duties from one or more of the seven groups, above.


Nature of the Help Required

Remember:  the operative reality is that much of the work that I need done is personal and family "grunt work," as it's this avalanche of work that is preventing me from sitting down, focusing, and producing the high-level creative work that's going to save the world...and generate the huge dollars that I'm projecting for all of us in TEAM MESSAGE OF HOPE.

Brothers and Sisters, if you join THE FSD GROUP, you do your jobs, I'll do mine...and I firmly believe that together we'll reap absolutely incredible and mind-boggling rewards, for ourselves and our Human Family.


Financial Assistance

Are financial contributions expected of volunteer employees of THE FSD GROUP? Our dual objective is to save the world, and make a million (or more) dollars for ourselves, personally, in the process. Realistically, to do this, the company requires donations of both time and money. Creation, maintenance, and update of my thirty (30) or so websites, and occasional creation of a new one, all of which bear upon, or in same cases are, the target work, are time-consuming and costly technical tasks, as is maintenance and occasional upgrade or even replacement of the computer hardware that I use to create and promulgate my work.

In the latter regard, for example, presently needed is a several-hundred-dollar donation to hire an expert in USB flash drive recovery to repair a broken USB drive that has information critical to the success of the rebelli....oh, wait, wrong situation. Kidding aside, several hundred dollars is needed to repair a broken USB flash drive that contains a large store of data critical to the books I'm writing under the umbrella of the PROSE division of THE FSD GROUP. And the more time that passes the more deterioration of the tiny hardware components inside the drive is probably occurring, making recovery that much less likely.

Accordingly, while time is the resource most needed by the company, insofar as volunteer employees have the desire and financial means to contribute money--yes, money is also needed in this early stage of our growth and will be gratefully accepted, noting that assistance of this kind is not obligatory. Donation of money is also a relevant and desirable expression of interest if you want to join THE FSD GROUP, or otherwise support my work, but don't have time or the inclination to donate your time.


Entry Fee

Nov 2019 Membership Update

Recent experience with someone who joined THE FSD GROUP only to quickly depart, evidently based on failure to understand that these positions are real and actually do require reliability in both work and communication, has facilitated my decision to request a nonrefundable "seriousness" fee of $25 to cement in the mind of prospective candidates the gravity of these volunteer-employee positions, to demonstrate to me that they realize this and are serious about their FSD GROUP position, and to provide minimal compensation for me for training and other time spent on new candidates, in case they leave prematurely.

Look at it as a financial contribution to the work that I'm doing to save the world, which is true.

Though firm in this request, I will entertain conversations with individuals seeking an exception.

Please contact me at fsdgroup @ sent.com if wishing to join. In addressing your email, omit both spaces surrounding the "@" symbol. Internet transfer service Zelle is preferred.

Once accepted, you'll be a very proud member of TEAM MESSAGE OF HOPE, with all the benefits attendant thereto, principally saving the world, literally, while potentially earning extremely large sums of money doing it!


For Whom Do I Work

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

As of about December 03, 2019, taxonomies have been finalized, so if you work for one of the divisions comprising the DE BENEDETTO MUSIC & WRITING STUDIO, that's who you work for.

In working with and for THE FSD GROUP, since it (now) has fourteen divisions, and a major subgrouping of these divisions is titled THE "DE BENEDETTO MUSIC AND WRITING STUDIO," you might wonder how to respond if asked, "Whom do you work for?"

There are fourteen divisions that comprise THE FSD GROUP, so if you work for any division you work for THE FSD GROUP. Some of you, those working for one of the divisions that comprise the THE "DE BENEDETTO MUSIC AND WRITING STUDIO," can also accurately assert that they work for this entity.

The company you work for is THE FSD GROUP. All of our fourteen divisions are part of this company and fall under that heading. Those of you who who work for the prose, poetry, music, promotions, etc divisions can also accurately claim, further, that you work for the DE BENEDETTO MUSIC & WRITING STUDIO.

  1. THE FSD GROUP. And some of you also work for...

  2. THE DE BENEDETTO MUSIC & WRITING STUDIO

Regardless of which division you work for, you're a member of TEAM MESSAGE OF HOPE / TEAM MOH.


CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

Official FSD GROUP Corporate Headquarters are here on the East Coast of the United States, about fifteen minutes from New York City. At an unspecified future date the facility will open to all staff. At that time, Team MOH members will be invited to freely make use of the space as their professional base of operation, to work, rest, eat, network, and socialize with other employees of THE FSD GROUP (i.e. other members of TEAM MESSAGE OF HOPE).

Another great reason to work for, and with, THE FSD GROUP!






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