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Interzone / Re: Keeping your mind flexible
« on: November 10, 2012, 01:34:50 AM »
Really?  Whenever I'm idle, I like not thinking.  It's far more enjoyable, and far more elucidatory, in my experience.

The modern world is so clustered with meaningless information that most people couldn't sit still if they tried. I imagine times of not-thinking evolved as a necessary byproduct of thinking, much in the way that dreams help defragment reality.

Interzone / Re: Drugs are for depressed people, period.
« on: November 10, 2012, 01:12:41 AM »
So far this thread has established that hallucinogen use is not isolated to the modern world and that not everyone who uses them is an outright retard. Needless to say the Aldous Huxley types are in the minority here.

In an attempt to recap the original topic:
Consider what exactly is being achieved in a deeper state of consciousness?
Is this not possible without hallucinogens?
Are successive drug trips necessary to achieve it?
Are only drug-users pro-drugs?
Are the benefits of abstinence so negligible?

Metal / Question for Conservationist
« on: November 07, 2012, 06:18:43 AM »
Do you start with a vision of where a piece is going and flesh it out on the instrument or experiment with the instrument and later put the pieces in their place. I remember reading an interview with Paul Ledney where he stated he would hum the melody he wanted and the guitarist could turn it into a riff. Other metal bands seem to build this massive array of contrasting riffs that oddly enough are in perfect complement to one and other, suggesting their compositional process is more subconscious.

Interzone / Keeping your mind flexible
« on: November 07, 2012, 06:00:18 AM »
Learning new skills (that serve a purpose). Playing computer chess once a day. Honing your natural intuition. Identifying poison (own thoughts, other people). Realizing you could be wrong. Keeping your mind still.

Metal / Re: More bullshit music: "tech death"
« on: November 07, 2012, 05:54:24 AM »
Form and intent. The musical language needs to support the ideas being communicated.

Interzone / Re: Sugar substitutes
« on: November 07, 2012, 05:08:48 AM »
I treat the body and mind as something sacred and my attitude toward food (as with any other fundament of life) is influenced by this. Modern society is incompatible with this. People don't appreciate the luxury of available food and it becomes an accessory of their desires. Alternately, they view it merely as fuel and readily stuff their faces between appointments or on the way to work. The body-mind-temple becomes a pigsty.

Interzone / Re: Romanticism/Nihilism Compare and Contrast
« on: November 07, 2012, 03:03:56 AM »
Nihilism is non-moral realism. You spend some time stripping off all that decrepid, old wallpaper and decide to paint the place white. The ensuring boredom develops into a fertile imagination; romanticism.

Don't forget traditionalism :). A fine example of imagination.

Does imagination imply that something isn't reality based? I think of it moreso as an extension of reality.
Unfortunately I'm not too well versed on traditionalism. But I read The Sea of Fertility by Yukio Mishima, and as a fictional work it has more to say about reality than any 'true strory' I've ever heard.

Interzone / Re: Drugs are for depressed people, period.
« on: November 07, 2012, 02:26:51 AM »
There is a story I was told about a female model. She took ayuasca. The details of the trip are insignificant. She concluded that what she was currently doing was nothing, amounted to nothing and meant nothing. She was off to a great start. That is, until she reveals that her grand conclusion is that she must go to live with the South American Tribe, in the jungle, that uses this stuff. Brilliant. Abandon one vapid existence for another.

Sounds like a poorly developed person to begin with.  But isn't this most, not all, drug-users, if not most people?
I see LSD use as vision of Brahmin without knowledge. Can I suddenly speak Greek without having learned it? Well maybe a few words  ;)

Metal / Re: Death metal riff types
« on: October 30, 2012, 10:55:52 AM »

For what it's worth, I have a penchant for mean-spirited Hellhammer styled riffs.

Personally I find it hard to classify 'riffs' in theoretical terms as they already contain melody, harmony, rhythm as well as dynamics/technique. More often I think of them as shapes within a structure. Some build up, some are expository. And black metal is even harder to define. The Beherit song, Sadomatic Rites is basically 4-5 sets of riffs played one after the other with each part building into the next without repeating. Burzum's Jesu død sounds like one massive riff, though it is helped by and consists of many.

Metal / Re: music is not beautiful
« on: October 30, 2012, 09:18:29 AM »
Today, we're lucky if people can get passed idolizing the composer, let alone distinguishing music from what it describes.

Interzone / Re: Romanticism/Nihilism Compare and Contrast
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:35:34 AM »
Nihilism is non-moral realism. You spend some time stripping off all that decrepid, old wallpaper and decide to paint the place white. The ensuring boredom develops into a fertile imagination; romanticism.

Interzone / Re: Being and staying healthy in modern times
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:31:21 AM »
I recently switched from strength  training (high weight low reps) to more of a bodybuilding routine (low weight high reps) and it's a nice change of pace.

I read somewhere that regularly changing the amount of weight/reps actually 'shocks' the muscle (memory) and therefore helps it develop. Also, a mixture of mass and lean muscle is closer to nature. Excessive mass actually hinders projection of strength.

Metal / Re: music is not beautiful
« on: October 27, 2012, 02:25:48 AM »
Yes, this is true. And it could apply to many other facets of life.

I often wonder if people are naturally hardwired to miss the point.

What did Holst have to say about it btw?

Interzone / Re: Stripper music
« on: October 27, 2012, 02:05:51 AM »
I think we can all agree that hip-hop/rap is in decline even worse than metal is.

This reminded me of a recent Burzum interview where one of his Russian fans asks if he is into Nazi, Pagan, NS rap being released on Fourth Reich records from Siberia.

Possibly the most hilariously depressing realization in the history of metal's decline phase.

Interzone / Re: Stupidity
« on: October 27, 2012, 01:46:59 AM »
The two causes in the article are connected, only the second results in irreversible damage.

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