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Interzone / Logic. What is it, anyway?
« on: October 31, 2013, 07:28:55 PM »
People drone on about logic, all the time, and about how important it is.
Then they get around to scolding others for their decreed lack of it.
If you are deemed illogical, you can be safely tucked away in a corner, to wear a dunce's hat, and marginalized.

But logic, whatever logic is, is entirely dependent upon the amount of it that one is capable of, a any given moment.
There must be, then, logically, varying degrees of logic.
Which suggests that logic is by no means any kind of valid measure of anything.

Which, in turn, suggests that experience has a lot to do with logic, since only experience can provide context for logic.
The more the experience, the greater the capacity for logic, until, with enough experience, one's grasp of logic can become so advanced that it no longer even resembles logic to those lacking such experience.

Which, in turn, makes a fair argument for not paying too much attention to the infallibility of logic.
Logic thus resembles ego, in that it is a waypoint, between here, and there, that enables one to get by, until something better shows up.

So much for logic.
Does anybody have anything to add?
(Or if you happen to be a Scot: "Doose anniewon hae aye tae add?")

Interzone / Re: Death Cafes
« on: October 31, 2013, 07:00:37 PM »
Anything interesting is only interesting as long as it remains interesting.
Which means it only attracts others, until others become attracted to it.
Once attracted, the nature of one's interest undergoes a transformation.
One is no longer outside, being interested by it, but inside, dispensing and discoursing it, to those who remain outside of it. Until there is nobody left outside of it.
Hipsterism, in a nutshell. Otherwise known as fakesterism.
Spot the paradox.

Interzone / Re: Who attends this forum?
« on: October 31, 2013, 06:40:29 PM »
I'm sure it does. But you might try taking my word for it, and that my intentions are good ones.
I may, once, have beat people up, just because I could, but that was then.
Now I am more interested in encouraging isolated buds to flower into verdant gardens.

Interzone / Re: Who attends this forum?
« on: October 31, 2013, 06:18:19 PM »
Great post, Dead Last. Makes good reading, and illustrates the sort of skillset you can acquire, just by being who you are, as opposed to paying too much attention to what others think about who you should be.

Interzone / Re: Who attends this forum?
« on: October 31, 2013, 06:14:49 PM »
I don't understand that logic.

Wouldn't talking about it be as 'embarrassing' as playing it then?

You don't understand the logic, because it has nothing to do with logic.
I am logical when I need to be. The rest of the time, logic does not serve nearly as well as insight.
I was embarrassed then, but not being a static object, I am not embarrassed now, because, through my revelation about why I was playing music, I moved on from the consciousness (or lack of it) that I had then, into the state I find myself in now, which does not include ego-indulgence or motivation.

This is good stuff, and makes up for my inadvertent sidetracking of the thread.
It also explains your less-than stellar performance at Amerika, resulting from insufficient experience to 'get' what others are writing about, or their context in doing so.

You can't make up for a lack of experience. If you could, experience would count for nothing.
It can only come with age, although age is no guarantee of experience, either.
There are plenty of ancient characters that have never experienced much, and never will.
Which seems a bit of a waste of life.

Interzone / Re: Who attends this forum?
« on: October 31, 2013, 05:55:14 PM »
I quit playing because I realized I'd been doing it purely to feed my own ego, right from the start.
It was all about me, and my vast need for praise and adulation from others.
That's an embarrassing thing to realize about oneself, no? It was for me.

Dont see it that way. When it was for adulation, i.e. for others to see, it was ego food, but it wasnt FOR YOU. The music I mean.

When the music is for you it is ego free.

English is not your first-language?
"It was for me" refers to the embarrassing realization, which was embarrassing for me, it does not refer to the music, or my playing of it.

Interzone / Re: Who attends this forum?
« on: October 31, 2013, 05:12:42 PM »
What's wrong with 'arrogant', anyway? Is it worse than acne? Or nose-picking?

I quit playing because I realized I'd been doing it purely to feed my own ego, right from the start.
It was all about me, and my vast need for praise and adulation from others.
That's an embarrassing thing to realize about oneself, no? It was for me.
I bought a new D-28 a few years back, but still I don't play it, beautiful instrument though it is.
Maybe one day...
Or maybe not.

Interzone / Re: Who attends this forum?
« on: October 31, 2013, 06:28:12 AM »

...I learned acoustic guitar during my teen years and have been learning electric guitar for about 5 years.   In order to be more than a talker I try to keep my weekly practice at at least 5 hours distributed throughout the whole week...

You'll have to do better than that :)
I played acoustic guitar for about 30 years, in all, and for many of those years, practiced 12 hours a day, every day.
I got pretty good. Here's an anomaly: whoever uploaded this to YouTube thinks it's Clapton, while others think it's Knoppfler. Some even claim it's Mason Williams, who wrote it. But it isn't any of them.


Played, incorrectly, missing out the middle eight, with only two fingers and a thumb, on a Martin D-35.
Dat is de crow!
Haha  :)

Interzone / Re: Magical utility
« on: October 31, 2013, 12:12:31 AM »
Magic, to me, is being able to recognize a fox I once knew, in an ageing mother raccoon, and my long-dead coyote in the crow I raised. It is sowing grass seed, for a new lawn, and seeing it show shoots in twenty minutes. Or folding a straight, flat highway up, into a roller-coaster, for two hitchhikers demanding to see a miracle.
It is the utter impossibility of a Pentecostal woman, calling me by a name nobody has called me since childhood, in the exact accent of my mother.
Magic is stuff that doesn't quite scare me, but fills me with an awe that demands respect and reverence.
Magic is, above all, mystery.

Interzone / Re: Magical utility
« on: October 30, 2013, 01:25:26 AM »
Anything inexplicable to the everyday experience of humanity might be thought of as magic.
How many people get to experience out-of-body states?
It's probably magic.

Interzone / Re: Magical utility
« on: October 29, 2013, 05:48:59 PM »
That was a succinct, yet exhaustive description. Nice one!

Interzone / Re: Peasant freedom results
« on: October 29, 2013, 12:39:27 AM »
That's a whole new perspective on the art of masturbation.

Interzone / Re: Magical utility
« on: October 28, 2013, 01:22:30 AM »
I see magic, generally, as the omnipresent power behind the miraculous, turned by humans to personal gain.
There can be good magic, pointless magic, and downright evil magic.
It's all the same stuff, defined only by what people choose to do with it.

Interzone / Work.
« on: October 26, 2013, 09:44:28 PM »
Everybody knows what work is.
Or do they?
Many avoid it, because it has unpleasant connotations. A sometimes necessary evil.
I look at work differently...

Work is any action that results in something getting done, and that is a good thing, not a bad thing.
It doesn't matter what that thing is, that gets done; what matters is that it gets done.

I remember living an extremely marginal life, homeless, starving and destitute, in the Sonoran Desert.
I had little energy to spare, for such dreary things as work.
And so I made a deal with myself: I would endeavour to get one thing done, per day.

One thing may not seem like much, and of course, it isn't.
But it is what it is: One Thing.
And, as Lao Tzu observed:
The journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step.

Interzone / Re: Offering free metal logo design
« on: October 26, 2013, 05:51:38 PM »
Well there's nothing wrong with your sense of humour, anyway.
I suspect you'll go far :)

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