August 2013

* daggers and mantras

"Beside a well, one does not thirst; Beside a sister, one does not despair."

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. And one of my mantras: focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.


By eliminating the ambiguity of the audio signal, and substituting the concreteness of the visual image, the membrane of separation, that allows the fiction of our individuality, can be temporarily overcome. And the temporary overcoming of the illusion of individuality is a much richer notion of ego-death than the kind of white-light, null-states that it has imagined to be. Because the overcoming of the illusion of individuality has political consequences. The political consequences are that one can love one's neighbor, because the commonalty of being is felt. Not reasoned toward, or propagandized into, or reinforced, but felt.
(Terence McKenna)




"I was fascinated by modular synths, giant walls of cables and dials, in that it looked like a scientific lab. It looked like what I associated with the creation of anything that should be both scientific and it should be for art purposes or aesthetic purposes. Hence, my view that the world should be built for us, rather than us for the world, in that it should be somehow complimenting the human character. We often tend to forget that we are human. Or, rather, large corporations forget this."
(Ronan Harris)

"Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned."

"I think Mick Jagger would be astounded and amazed if he realized that to many people he is not a sex symbol, but a mother image."
(David Bowie)

"Trust is hard to come by. That's why my circle is small and tight. I'm kind of funny about making new friends."

"I believe that I often bring out the best in somebody's talents."
(David Bowie)

"Nobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do, which isn't much. But the things that I'm really passionate about, if I fail at those, if I'm not successful, what do I have?"

"The question I ask today, and this is where I go with the music, where are our frontiers? We look ever backwards. I think it's important to look backwards to know where the future is, but rather than living in the past and living in the glory of a bygone era, where is our styling? Where is our aesthetic? What is the legacy we're going to leave 50 years from now?"
(Ronan Harris)



"I had low self-esteem. I just really wanted attention and love from somebody."
(Kim Mathers)

"To me, Mary Magdalene isn't a Goddess. She's not a figure of such profound holiness that she's unapproachable. She's more like a sister. She had good times and bad times and she found what she was looking for. That's my Mary Magdalene."

"Myths of the Great Goddess teach compassion for all living beings. There you come to appreciate the real sanctity of the earth itself, because it is the body of the Goddess."
(Joseph Campbell)

"You know what I don't like? I don't like saying this, but I don't like it when they (dicks) are skinny and long. That's just weird. If a guys dick never gets super hard... it's like, what are we doing here?" (Jenna Marbles)

"Eminem has a small penis and suffers from erectile dysfunction."
(Kim Mathers)

"As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses."
(Joan Baez)

"You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy."
(Joan Baez)

"The skyscraper ego of a small male is the result of excelling at the idea of success. These man have extravagant lifestyles, over the top cars that the average man with an average size penis could probably not afford. He's that Chihuahua with a Rottweiler bark, you follow me?"
(Miss Powderoom Talk)

"Falling out of love is like losing weight. It's a lot easier putting it on than taking it off."
(Aretha Franklin)

"I never trusted anybody at all. I don't know why it was so hard, I just didn't."
(Marianne Faithfull)