"7) I wouldn't doubt that there is music that can heal, but that various so much depending on the individuals needs. (I hate to bring it up again),
but TOOL's lateralus was supposedly designed for chakra clearing/cleansing. While trying that method, it was the only time I've ever truly felt like
I might just have an OBE."
I'd just like to comment that you reminded me of the first time I listened to that album straight through, I felt like I was gunna melt through my
bed. Totally sober, BTW.... "Sober" is a great song, too
Anyway.... to comment further on music and its effects.... it is probably the most powerful force out there. What other thing, besides the human voice
(which is also sound) could cause whole crowds of people to just burst into movement all at once? I mean, you hear a song that catches youer ear,
there's no stoppin the boppin, ya know? You bob your head, and you feel exhilarated.
Me personally, when I hear a new song that really catches my ear, I go nuts for it. There's no denying the Awesome Power of music.
Everyone is different. Everybody has one "vibe" that exhilarates them the most. For me, it's the band Kyuss. If you've ever heard Kyuss, they tune
about 3 steps lower than standard E.... Around C or Db.... and I dunno, low end grind.... it just makes you feel Earth moving underneath you.
Monolithic movements of tectonic plates, raging rivers, volcanoes..... lower frequency, slower music with very tribal loud drumming, it really seems
to tune you into the movements of the Earth.
I love music. It's like my whole life. Really, the only thing I'm really confident at doing,,,, and in doing so, I notice the state of music
surrounding me, and in my opinion, the state of music today is really sad.
I have to agree somewhat with monkey hugging a dove guy.
I think the music industry is very controlled for very specific reasons, and profit is really just a secondary perk. For those that own the world,
it's like pocket change, ya know?
The real purpose of the music industry, as it stands today, is to prevent the youth from rebelling against what is becoming a more and more controlled
society of mental prisoners by each passing day. The reason why music is being so controlled is because it is a gateway to our essence, and our
essence doesn't lie. Music can influence people to move mountains. Just look at the hippie movement... if that hadn't been infiltrated by the
yippies and regurgitated and spit out as a watered down mockery of itsself by the mass media, that way of thought could've changed the world. It's
the same thing that happens with every powerful music movement. Once the media gets a hold of it, it starts making icons, and it starts making one hit
wonders and cookie cutter versons of the original, it kills off those idols that really had something to say, and what's left? The cookie cutter tame
version of what it once was.... and then everybody loses interest in good music for a few years, and lets the music industry shove whatever garbage
they produce down their throats, and they accept it because it's the cookie cutter mass produced garbage that people possibly unconsciously associate
with periods of social stability. It may be controlled, and it may be bad to those who choose to open their eyes, but for the sleeping masses, it's
Good music makes you think. This is why Beethoven and Mozart pieces are said to stimulate brain function, because it provokes thought. It sparks the
soul to unconsciously create the urge to ask the needed questions in order for our consciousness to evolve further. It seems to me that music is one
of but a handful of lubricants in order to speed up and continue our mental evolution, and politics, mass media, corporations, and the economy seem to
be trying to put the bakes on our mental evolution. If we, as a whole, begin to evolve beyond our physical urges and material desires, they no longer
can control us with threats of taking these material things away from us. Money and possessions will no longer equal power at that point.
Music is the greatest social lubricant known to man, and when society is well oiled, it works the way it should. In order for these people to continue
deciding our fate, they need to purposely break down and devide society into pieces, so that it can't function without their help.
Well, if everybody is listening to positive, thought provoking music and coming together through the love and good vibes that music brings to large
amounts of people at once, society isn't goping to break down so easily.
This is why good music gets squeezed. They go so far as to create city sound ordinance laws, which indirectly prevents young bands from ever getting
anywhere because the second they start creating "a racket", the police are called. They don't stop there at destroying good music. All ages music
clubs get shut down all the time because there's no money in selling music. There's money in selling alcohol.... so what you get is all of these
really good bands that stand for something good never being noticed by today's youth, and breaking up early because you can only play to a bunch of
drunks who don't even care about music for so long before you're forced to bow down to society and stop doing what you love, because you have to get
a job you hate in order just to stay alive.
It's really hard for underground musicians just doing what they love for the sake of doing it, and that's where all the important music starts. In
basements, in garages, in rooms of teenagers. It's slowly being piched out of existence.
I believe that the last great movement in music came in the late 80s-early 90s. That could've changed the world.... because all those indie bands
that got big.... they stood for something. They stood for taking responsibility for your work, doing it yourself, being humble, being socially and
politically aware, being a community that helps each other out....
but that's not what people remember the "alternative" movement for. They remember it for violent mosh pits, teenaged angst, doom and gloom, heroine
addiction, and suicide.
and that's not what it was at all. It would've been a lot different if Kurt Cobain hadn't died the way he did. I don't believe it was
"Courtney". I think maybe she had a hand in it, but I think the people who wanted him dead were the people in charge of the record industry. You
ever notice the trend? In a musical movement, it's "leaders" get famous, get addicted to drugs, and end up dying in very suspicious ways that can
later be blamed on all the drugs they were given by their managers and "oh they were depressed". I'm sure a couple of famous icons have offed
themselves, but that's the nature of the game. The weak will perish on their own, but the strong need to be dealt with, in order to silence the
voices of the unrestful society in which those voices represent.
I mean, when you got the FBI and the police and other forces being trained to think of anything counter-culture as being "terrorist activity", and
when you see videos where riot police are singling out "the leaders" of peaceful protests, it's no stretch of the imagination that the paranoid
mind of the system we live in would want any voice representing the people to be silenced... music icons especially, because when you're being
entertained, you tend to pick up on the messages and concepts of whatever it is quicker... like how in school, you're more able to learn and
understand a concept if it's taught as an entertaining game....
I mean, you just have to wonder, how far will the controllers of the world go to stay in complete control? We know they kill people. Innocent
people.... for no reason, other than they are in the way. So, music being a threat to the status quo.... the musicians that represent that threat are
most definitely now targets. Willingly or unwillingly, they were challenging the system.