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    I have a scar on my forehead I do not remember getting. According to my family, I fell off a banister. Perhaps I am being lied to?
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    Film, music, dreams, that sort o thing
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  1. I'm here. What's up? It's weird, the faces at the GF forums have nearly completely changed since when I left, and but everyone here looks mostly like the same cast as a year and a half ago. Most of you guys even have the same avatars.
  2. this was posted simultaneous to me poppin' by to see how everyone's doing. I do remember spoon_man . . . . . Well, how's everyone doing? Is everybody absolutely different? Does everyone here still exist? I know I felt as though I was such a wee lad when I posted here.
  3. I'll step out now. It's really not something one can necessarily argue with. But I will be honest. I'm not trying to insult you guys or anything, I just want to purely state how that mindset appears through my eyes: very, very ignorant. Again, I'm just being honest, I'm not dissing on your intellegence. I just think you guys need to look around at various antique shops and specialty stores to see if they're selling any open minds. I think I saw one on ebay the other day. ::sigh:: I miss Virus.
  4. Well, I guess it's a belief thing, because that sounds completely wrong to me. That's like saying doing cocaine keeps you from having cocaine withdrawals.
  5. You see, though, I don't think that's the point the book is trying to make. No, a group of young boys can't hold a society together. Yes, people go crazy when their government falls. But what the book seems to be emphatically stating is that if you go to year zero, to human's natural instincts where society is judging nothing, then humans would be naturally savage, hateful, selfish, etc. I feel that is bullsh*t, personally. I feel that we'd be a kinder people at year zero. I feel society made us selfish. People are addicted to their cultures, that's why people flip out when a government falls.
  6. Hate Lord of the Flies. The message behind it, in my opinion, is bullsh*t. People call me an optimist, but humanity in no way is inherently evil. I find people who think that way to be strange, and people who write books about it are just plain unlikable.
  7. The Archaic Revival by Terence McKenna. Highly recommended.
  8. I imagine the film's investors probably would.
  9. Yeah, I think that's another reason why my brain idealized Sydney. Maybe not anymore, but at least seven years ago I could see the stars and my lungs tasted freshness. The only thing I could think when I made it back home was "What's that smell?" I read recently that supposedly the carbon monoxide intake of a single breath in Bombay, India is the equivilant of smoking one cigarette. ---- Vancouver would be nice, it's where I originally wanted to go film school when I was into that sort o thing. Supposedly the population is crazy now there ever since they started reforming their Cannabis laws. So I'd probably want to check it out first before I look for a sound school there. I'm sure their domestic prices is heading up to the point of SF as well.
  10. Yeah, I wasn't judging Sydney by culture. Just, you know, those memories you made when you were ten turning into paradises. I remember for a good three years or so of after going to Sydney, moving there was all I could think about. But I got over it and I'm pretty sure that memory was pretty idealized. My dad is a paranoid liberal that thinks the draft is a day from being reinstated, so he really, really wants me to move out of the country. Though, if I were to move out for government reasons, I'd probably go to Canada before I'd go Australia, no offence of course, just seems Canada has it righter than anywhere else right now. There's a place called the "London Contemporary School of Music" which was where my brother wanted to go. The avant-garde scene is excellent in UK and Europe of course, but their jam scene is missing. Another reason for SF. SF gives me the creeps though. I traveled up there a few years ago and either having to walk up or drive down those hills gives me eerifying feelings, not to mention that the weather never changes and at night the pollution causes the city to look like Kansas in Wizard of Oz. Ah....rambling again. More coffee now, I need.
  11. Hmm....well I think I'm just gonna keep looking. I'm gonna escape from the suburbs just to go back to the f'cking suburbs. I need my school to break me of my current daily patterns. Either I go to school on a secluded tribal shamanistic island with no electricity and little English, or I'm goin' to a superheavy-culture walking city like I've been dreaming about since I traveled to Sydney seven years ago. ------------------ I'm gonna use this as a segue to a new topic. While I often write music by myself and I love the freedom of doing that, there's nothing like collaboration and jamming. I was in a black metal band about three years ago and there's no stronger high than when three or so people combine an idea and it works. But now, I don't really like black metal. Or really anything that my friends are into. Okay, it's music that my friends may like but nothing they'll ever play. Finding someone who shares the same mindset of music with you in West County of St. Louis is like trying to find a good CD at Walmart. Suppose you do find somebody, there's a chance they can't play a single instrument. If you can find someone who shares your ideas and can play instrument, that's excellent. Now try finding three or four of these people. So that's a huge reason why a heavy culture city would be my sort o thing. Of course every human being has a different perception of music, yet it's all about combining these perceptions to create a synergy. San Francisco would be an excellent area for this: 75% of my favorite bands are from the bay area. Yet a small apartment in San Francisco is a price of a mansion out where I live. I can only imagine how much a school would cost over there.
  12. Shuz, I'm looking through different recording schools all over the place, of course, though out-of-country would be a huge plus. Right now I'm at the ASM website, which is in Gold Coast, right beneath you, I believe. Is there anything you can say on the area? Of course, Sydney is the ideal choice (with San Francisco, Vancouver, and London in the following), but I'd really rather not go to a really big school with elitist mindsets and a lot of theory/history in their cirriculum. These schools tend to be the ones in these big cities, and I'd really rather go to a hands-on-the-soundboard more independent-type school. ASM looks pretty sweet, although I know you said Brisbane has a pretty weak music scene.
  13. Most of them I requested. Except the Aphex Twin CD, my friend burned that for me and if you asked me my thoughts on Aphex Twin a week ago, I would've said, "They're alright, I guess...." but now I believe this Richard D. James guy is a plain genuis and I strongly recommend this album to you, you will be a better person for it. I suggest you listen to it in darkness with your eyes closed focusing only on the music and the thoughts they bring.
  14. CDs I got for my birthday- Attention Deficit - The Idiot King Supergroup featuring Tim Alexander(Primus), Michael Manring, and Alex Scolnik. Crazy yet absolutely amazing stuff. Alexander is a heavy drummer; he does not play soft jazz in the least. Manring is known for his symphonic and ethereal way of playing the bass, not to mention just plain psychedelic. Scolnik is a funk/jazz almost-virtuoso. What we have is a very heavy symphonic funk band were you can head-bang, get lost in another world, and admire the instrumentation all at the same time. Absolutely awesome stuff, highly recommended. Pelican - The Fire in our Throats will Beckon the Thaw First of all: Best. Album Title. Ever. Other than that they seem to be like a less ambitious version of Red Sparowes. I requested the album to further my search for Neurosis-like bands, but honestly I think this band still needs to grow a little. I haven't listened to the whole thing yet, so I might prove myself wrong. But from listening to it, while it's definitely my style, it could be executed more cleanly. They also desperately need a new drummer as theirs seems way too straightforward for their kind of stuff. Frank Zappa - Jazz From Hell I'm more into the Apostrophe-era of Zappa, but this album's pretty sweet in the fact that it is absolutely nuts. It's a crazy freaking album. Downside: full of 80's-style synths. Michael Manring - Soliloquoy Haven't listened to it yet, but I'm a little worried since the liner notes say he recorded it real-time with no overdubs. I dig his style alone, but I dig his collaborations way more. The Book of Flame was such an excellent album, I fear this may be a decline. However Manring is absolutely god-like so I could be wrong. Will return with more info after I listen. Isis - SGNL>0 Haven't listened to yet. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Vol II Whoahman! This is about as profound and imaginative as minimalism gets. Here's how I see it: Philip Glass one day had a fever of 105. He was quite disorientated, enough to think that the perfect medicine he needed was five hits of acid. Four hours later well into a bad trip, he threw himself in a bathtub filled with ice. All the lights were off. He then wrote this album. Excellent, excellent music that provokes many a disturbing thought and is strongly recommended. Supposedly I've got more coming in the mail.
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