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Interzone / Re: My leave.
« on: December 22, 2012, 02:44:33 AM »
I can not stay away to be honest. I have tried but I feel this is the best forum and site ever, if I was to be expressive!

I agree with you there. I've never seen the point of the big, final farewell thing. Interacting here is about what you put into it. Still people might come and go for a time and we can only wish them well.

I first saw the site in early two thousand and had a couple of periods of two or three years with no computer access since then. The site was always very interesting and I think it has gotten better over time. In the earlier days, I used to meet up with another member and he gave me lots of cdrs of classic stuff I would not otherwise have had access to. It was invaluable.

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Interzone / Re: Procrasturbation
« on: December 20, 2012, 07:39:17 AM »
In light of that, this got me thinking: is chronic procrastination merely a product of modernity? I have a hard time believing that warrior societies had any time to bother with procrastinators, who out of necessity had to fight to survive on a regular basis. It seems that procrastination is partly a product of peace and plenty and other parts psychological dilemmas induced through modernity. So then, is chronic masturbation, like other addictions, a genetic weakness one is predisposed and condemned to dealing with? What is the nature of addictions? What way is there to explain believing in one thing and then avoiding it by doing something completely opposite to it?

Addiction is essentially a malfunctioning of your survival mechanism. It overpowers your logical brain which tells you goals X,Y and Z need to be achieved to fulfil your life-mission. So the maladaptive pattern of behaviour must be broken before you can do what needs to be done. Indeed goal X should be to overcome addiction/procrastination. Your will-power to do that could be intrinsically linked to your final destination.

Perhaps set aside a few days to do nothing you usually would. For dramatic effect, you might place a revolver down on the table after breakfast to remind yourself what matters.

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Metal / Re: Conscious vs subconscious music appreciation
« on: December 20, 2012, 04:30:39 AM »
The purely musical level of listening includes and magnifies the sensuous and expressive aspects as well. But I suppose that is fairly obvious.

Very true. When it comes down to it, there aren't many albums I can really appreciate based purely on sensuous listening. It's like favouring 'production' over the written material (and the essential ideas contained therein). Even a predominantly emotional response can snare you. But to hone your perceptive ear expands everthing else tenfold and the rest falls into its rightful place.

One exercise that helped me was to mark out riffs as letters or numbers while listening to a piece. It helps reveal things structurally. With the more complex compositions it can take a while to really master that type of listening.

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Metal / Re: Why is everyone excited about Averse Sefira?
« on: December 20, 2012, 04:06:17 AM »
I've always been meaning to give them a listen one of these days. Where is the best place to start?

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Interzone / Re: Kali Yuga Narcissism: A reverse Dunning–Kruger effect.
« on: December 17, 2012, 02:31:51 AM »
I'm not sure about the Dunning-Kruger effect but I noticed every second person has a massive chip on their shoulder nowadays. My trip to the city the other day was more intense than any drug trip. Young men posturing around with a look that says "stay the fuck away from me". Young women posturing around in clothes that only a pro would wear. Everyone covered in stupid drawings that have about the precision of a 3 yro practicing on his bedroom door.

I think the world is rotting so by comparison of exclusion I must be something special (yet in a healthy world I would be nothing).


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Metal / Re: Conscious vs subconscious music appreciation
« on: December 17, 2012, 02:02:04 AM »
Aaron Copland made an interesting distinction between three types of listening . They are the sensuous, expressive and perceptive planes. The sensuous relates the interplay of sounds and timbre. The expressive to how it emotionally affects the listener and the perceptive to how music is built in order to function. The perceptive is said to be the hardest to master but it will bring a renewed appreciation and understanding of the entire listening process.

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Interzone / Re: Connecticut Shooting
« on: December 17, 2012, 01:26:05 AM »
No one gives a shit about a man's feelings until he picks up a gun.
now this is mostly due to the nature of humans HOWEVER men being raised on equality get the idea that the world gives a shit and then lash out if/when they learn the truth.

I don’t see human nature as instinctively self-centred. The traditional societies, being smaller and more tightly-knit at least make it possible (if not necessary) to love thy neighbour.

Equality is more of a political prop which in reality means nothing more than ‘individual pursuit of material wants’. People only lash out in a desperate attempt to reconcile this toxic, omnipresent world-of-shit-type realization with their true nature; the desire to love and be loved.

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Interzone / Re: Connecticut Shooting
« on: December 16, 2012, 01:51:15 AM »
... how most people will look at it.

Ostracize the perpetrator

blame non-root causes

repeat the process next time.

Cry like you mean it

Current trends indicate a ‘next time’

Does the process solve the problem?

Not if there’s a ‘next time’

Maybe it’s not a problem

“ok, we’ll do lunch some time”.

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Interzone / Can the world be changed?
« on: December 14, 2012, 03:14:24 AM »
If you believe in a cyclical view of history whereby collapse is the result of a naturally occurring process then you will say it cannot be done (or perhaps that it is not the issue). You realize regeneration can only occur after degeneration and collapse.

Though I understand this viewpoint and find it perfectly credible, I worry about how long this collapse will last and what sort of damage might occur in the process, especially with regards to the environment and large scale disintegration of various interconnected eco-systems. Not to mention human civilization.

I don’t want to come across as too apocalyptic, but even a worst-case scenario could fit into the concept of ‘slow collapse’. Even a completely dead planet could eventually regenerate long after human existence.

Meanwhile it is currently not a physical impossibility to turn things around (assuming they were thrown off course). The only thing preventing this is the current system which is mirrored by the opinions of those who hold power. Irreversible damage also prevents this.

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Interzone / Re: Police: Apple Product 'Life Threatening'
« on: December 14, 2012, 02:40:55 AM »
Nature wins over iFags.

1 nil

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Metal / Conscious vs subconscious music appreciation
« on: December 14, 2012, 01:25:28 AM »
Sometimes an album takes me on a journey and I am happily lost within it. Other times I’m more aware of what is going on structurally in order to evoke that sense of journey. I imagine these two states could also be perceived simultaneously or that the listener might drift between the two.

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Interzone / Re: Worthy of your time
« on: December 11, 2012, 07:29:11 PM »
That's exactly how I feel lost wanderer. Basically a totally normal guy ends up getting the thousand yard stare just from living in modern times.

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Interzone / Re: Favorite killer/serial killer
« on: December 11, 2012, 07:18:03 PM »
People are fascinated with serial killers because they are active participants in the big game of life, death, good, evil, insanity etc etc. In other words, the big unknowns. They make for good books and movie sales. And they make the average joe seem comparatively less screwed up.

Alternatively, and without malice, one could view them as cancer cells within the societal organism.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MameAk4FVo8

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Interzone / Re: Investor: billions to die over short time frame
« on: December 09, 2012, 08:47:31 PM »


...any yo boys seen dat mofukin P round here??

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Metal / DLA/Deathmetal.org publication
« on: December 05, 2012, 09:43:02 PM »
I’m not sure if this has come up before but it would be great if DLA/ Deathmetal.org ever publishes a book. All that really needs to be included are a few chapters on composition, genre-developments and the underlying philosophy as outlined on the site. The rest could be made up of reviews and therefore function partly as a reference book. It would certainly make for interesting reading (even to non-metal audiences) and be the first of its kind among other books about metal. Milking the fanatical love/hate reputation of ANUS could make it a best-seller.

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