Simply Put

August 3, 2010

If I had to sum this track up in one word it would be “gorgeous”.

William Fitzsimmons – So This Is Goodbye (Pink Gantner Remix)

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Freedom Or Death

July 29, 2010

Its the way I want to live my life
Having the freedom to make my own decisions and not adhere to the rules of others
To make art for my own well being, not for acceptance from the masses
To listen to what my heart beats to, not to slave for anothers
Give me the FREEDOM to make a life I choose – or hand me my DEATH

 

Very well said.  This is how Canadian duo Freedom or Death sums up their take on music.  If you are not familiar with this band than you should be.  They are a fantastic blend of vocals, deep and brooding electronica, layered with acoustics.  I’m not gonna lie, I simply cannot get enough of this group.  Check them out for yourselves. 

Freedom Or Death – Lost In Dances

Freedom Or Death – Back For More

Cut Copy

July 17, 2010

So Cut Copy just released their new ditty off their new album set to be released in early 2011.  This song takes on a whole new direction for these fellas.  As opposed to 2008’s In Ghost Colors dance flavor, this new track takes on a more poppy, summer-ish feel.  This is a great track to turn up loud at any occasion.

Cut Copy – Where I’m Going

The title of this following piece is the same as this entry.  I do not know the author of it, so any help on that would be great.  I do find it to be a very thought provoking essay though.  Check it out and let me know your thoughts.

THIS NEW MUSIC IS THE BABYLON SYSTEM

It has never been more apparent to those who have awakened from the slumber imposed upon them by popular culture that the establishment music industry now pumps out the most dumbed-down, monotonous, garbage which actually serves to induce depression and despair in those who are enlightened and aware, while providing hypnotizing bread and circuses for those still transfixed by the babylon system. watch MTV for an hour, you’d probably come away feeling dazed, confused, and disgusted at the parade of sickness, idolatry and worship of everything that’s wrong in our society. Love of money, the evisceration of morality, the exaltation of post-modern nihilism, the attack on the family, the normalization of the bizarre, the sick and the twisted.

Mainstream popular culture is nothing more than a tool which the elite use to make us feel worthless, pathetic, powerless and hopeless. They want us to believe that the most significant thing we can ever achieve in life is to look cool and garner the approval of our peers by wearing the uniform of whatever cult we are mandated to belong to, and that we can only accomplish this by mimicking the retarded behavior of the people we see in music videos. This is why legions of young people, whatever color they are or background they come from, walk around trying to look like and imitate rappers who wear their pants half way down their legs, can barely talk, and only live for getting smashed out of their skulls and having meaningless random sex with women who they objectify as instruments of carnal pleasure.

Easily the biggest stumbling block in trying to educate people as to why they are depressed, leading increasingly insular and emotionally unstable, unhealthy lives with declining living standards is dragging them away from the very distractions that contribute to their downfall.

The power of entertainment as an opiate of the masses has never been stronger, and with the widespread rollout of 3D technology, the tools of hypnotism are only becoming more and more potent.

A London Guardian report entitled “Lady Gaga and the New World Order” gives serious credence to a website that not only discusses how popular music is used to keep people downtrodden and distracted, but how it is replete with messages and symbolism bragging about how the elite are using entertainment to keep the masses enslaved.

The Vigilant Citizen has a good claim to be the world’s most distinctive music critic. On his website, vigilantcitizen.com, he describes himself as a graduate in communications and politics and a producer for “some fairly well-known ‘urban’ artists”. He has spent five years researching “Theosophy, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, the Bavarian Illuminati and Western Occultism”. All of these interests converge in his insanely detailed analyses of the symbolism of pop videos and lyrics. Thus Pink’s MTV awards performance mimics a Masonic initiation; Jay-Z’s Run This Town trumpets the coming of the New World Order (NWO); and the video for Black Eyed Peas’ Imma Be Rocking That Body advances “the transhumanist and police state agenda”.

What’s surprising is the methodical, matter-of-fact, occasionally humorous tone of his essays. He does not write like a swivel-eyed loon rambling about Obamunism (although, inevitably, there’s an unsavoury fascination with Jewish influence). To those who don’t study occult symbolism, he concedes, it might all seem “totally far-fetched and ridiculous”, but for those in the know “I was simply stating the obvious”. His examinations are certainly exhaustive. Scrolling down his densely illustrated posts, you may find yourself thinking, “Say, Lady Gaga really does very often cover up one eye. And a lot of pop stars really do pretend to be robots.”

Although the Vigilant Citizen insists he is neither a political conservative nor a religious fundamentalist, he is heir to such off-piste 60s pop critics as the Reverend David A Noebel, author of Communism, Hypnotism and the Beatles, and Gary Allen, who theorised that post-Rubber Soul Beatles material was so technically sophisticated that it must have been “put together by behavioural scientists in some think tank”. Leftwing thinkers at the time had their own take on pop as mind control. Peter Watkins’ 1967 movie Privilege starred Manfred Mann’s Paul Jones as a puppet of the state, pacifying the populace with catchy patriotic tunes. In such analysis, the villains may change but the mechanisms remain the same.

The fact that the Guardian writer seriously discusses how popular music is littered with elitist symbolism without sneering the whole thing off as a conspiranoid delusion is an example of how abundantly clear this process is becoming.

This kind of subject matter is no longer “out there,” it’s no longer considered wild to simply point out that popular culture and particularly popular music is exercising an undue and insidious influence on the moral, societal, and spiritual development of younger generations and humanity in general.

Nowhere was it more obvious than during a recent Beyonce performance where she was surrounded by dancing riot cops. As the vigilant citizen website explains, this is about indoctrinating people to accept “the “robotization” of the human body and the gradual introduction of a virtual police state”.

In other essays, Gaga’s habit of covering one eye is explained as her rejection of God and her induction as a Luciferian priestess.

Notice how people like Christina Aguilera copy Gaga’s symbolism of humans as soulless robots.

While the website sometimes uses too broad a brush with which to identify servants of the babylon system, for example, a Bob Dylan clip is misconstrued as him saying he sold his sold to the devil, when in fact as any Dylan fan will know, in the late 70’s he became a Christian and started releasing gospel music, it does an excellent job in pointing the finger at those who really have metaphorically sold their souls – people like Katy Perry – to be used as tools with which to keep the masses in a perpetual state of disorder and spiritual decay.

Tearing down the facade of this babylon system and dragging people away from the constant hypnotic distractions of sports, dumbed-down music, fashion and every other sideshow offered up to turn our heads from our true spiritual development is as if not more important than educating people about the political aspects of the new world order agenda.

We need to make it “cool” to be informed about what is happening to our world and how we can change its course. This process has accelerated over the past decade and many music artists have incorporated this awakening into their work. Bands like Muse and the Foo Fighters, rappers like Paris and Eminem, are pushing back against the tide of zombie brainwashing being fostered on us by the likes of Gaga and Katy Perry.

Thievery Corporation – Assault On Babylon

Circle K

June 30, 2010

There is one of these joints around the corner from my humble home.  This fantastic dubstep track by Trolley Snatcha really does sum up how disgusting and dirty it is.  Although I gotta admit, I do love me some Circle K. 

Trolley Snatcha – Circle K

Long Overdue Mixtape

June 30, 2010

It has been sometime since I have done a mixtape for you readers.  Such a slacker I am.  It’s pretty easy to do in this fine season of summer.  I cannot seem to get enough of being outdoors.  For once in my life I feel like I am addicted to nature and everything naturally beautiful about this wonderful planet that we inhabit.  I still have managed to somewhat stay on top of the music thing though.  Here are some of the sounds that have been soundtracking my life these past couple of weeks.

Plan B – Prayin (Breakage Remix)

NUfrequency – Fallen Hero (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)

Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Lindstrom and Prins Thomas Remix)

James Yuill – Give You Away

The Pixies – Where Is My Mind (Bassnectar Remix)

The Drums – It Will All End In Tears

Toro Y Moi – Blessa

Hot Chip – I Feel Better

Minus The Bear – My Time

Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)

Summer

June 21, 2010

Well readers, how the hell ya been?  Whereva you are in this world I do hope life is great for ya.  I myself have been having the time of my life.  Hence the hiatus from blogging.  Sorry kids, this is just a sideshow hobby for me.  Anyway, at this point in my life I can honestly say nothing is wrong.  It all feels right.  What is it about summertime that takes you to a heightened level of living?

Here is a good reworking of one of my favorites.  Great summertime tune!

Delphic – Counterpoint (Doorly Remix)

I Can Change

April 15, 2010

This will probaly be one of the most personal post that I have ever written.  I am finally glad that I can write it.  I have found a new clarity within myself.  I am slowly becoming confident and strong.  I am emerging from the despair and pain that has been my life for sometime now.  I have learned a many new things.  I have grown in a many new ways.  I am all the wiser.  I have been blessed.

Life can take many turns.  I am sure that as a reader, you know this.  I hope you do know this.  If you do, than you too are all the wiser.  Life has been screaming at me for some time now.  I have neglected to listen.  Til now.  Things that I have taken for granted have been taken from me.  It has hurt me deeply.  It put me in such a state that it almost became unbearable.  I have pondered for a long time now as to why.  I may never know why life has taken this twist.  Maybe I am not supposed to.  I will never be sure.  But I do know this, there is hope for all of us.

The things that have been happening opened up feelings and sensory that I have long forgotten.  Maybe not forgotten, but I was so diluted that I failed to recognize them for sometime.  So maybe I have neglected life.  Maybe I am to blame for this twist.  Maybe the thing that has finally slapped me in the face is in fact the thing that I have needed the most to come to this conclusion.  I for a time have felt that life has taken the one thing that was held dear to me.  I have felt that life has been playing a sick joke on me.  I have thought that life could not be any more harsh.  Then came clarity

The clarity is this.  Life has removed something dear and precious to me, but for reasons.  Life wanted me to realize that I needed to change my ways.  Life wanted me to know that the path that I was taking was a destructive and nihilistic road of travel.  Life wanted me to open my eyes again.  I have finally come to the conclusion that I needed a new routine.  A new path.  An awakening within myself to step up to the plate and change my ways.  I have accepted this challenge and after sometime realized this,  life will take things that are dear to you and replace them with so much more.  Life will show you new paths.  New journeys.  As long as you are willing to make the changes within yourself for the better, life can give you back so much more.  I am glad to be myself again.

Dave Murphy, I love you.  I have not been on the internet trolling for new music in quite some time.  Believe it or not.  This is first song that I have heard this evening after logging on and doing some searching.  LCD Soundsystem has done it again.  This spoke volumes to me.  This one song has spoken to my heart.  Enjoy.

LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change

Sunday Mixtape v.5

March 21, 2010

Finally, spring is starting to show itself in this town.  The buds are peeping out and for some reason the grass looks a little bit greener.  I am starting to appreciate what the season of spring represents.  New beginnings and new discoveries.  A chance to start over and hopefully get it right.  Something I think all of us have faced at one point in time in our lives.

Here are the sounds filling my Sunday. 

Two Door Cinema Club – I Can Talk

Unkle – Natural Selection

Phantogram – When I’m Small

Glasvegas – Geraldine

Lawrence Arabia – Apple Pie Bed

Frou Frou – Let Go

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home

The Whitest Boy Alive – Gravity

 

Here We Go Magic

March 20, 2010

Oh my what a pleasant surprise!  Checked the inbox tonight and was delightfully greeted with Here We Go Magic’s new single Collector!  This is the first single off their new album Pigeons which is due to be released the 8th of May.  This single does not disappoint.  It’s a great bouncy, happy-go-lucky single.  Cannot wait to hear the rest of the album!

Here We Go Magic – Collector