Friday, April 27, 2007

Dr. John Lilly from "ECCO: Earth Coincidence Control Office"

"These experiences illustrate the thesis that one can protect one's self by maintaining one's ignorance by belittling disturbing experiences? Or one can newly recapture sensitivity and be openminded (even painfully so) and discover new facts. Discovery, in my experience, requires disillusionment first, as well as later. One must be shaken in one's basic beliefs before the discovery can penetrate one's mind sufficiently above threshold to be detected A certain willingness to face censure, to be a maverick? To question one's beliefs, to revise them, is obviously necessary. But what is not obvious is how to prepare one's own mind to receive the transmissions from the far side of the protective transparent wall separating each of us from the dark gulf of the unknown Maybe we must realize that we are still babies in the universe taking steps never before taken. Sometimes we reach out from our aloneness for someone else who may or may not exist. But at least we reach out, and it is gratifying to see our dolphins reach also, however primitively. They reach toward those of us who are willing to reach toward them. It may be that some day not toa far distant we both can draw to an end the 'long loneliness,' as Loren Eiseley called it." John C. Lilly

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Boredoms of Osaka. Sound for the soul.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Magical Power Mako and Friends live

Magical Power Mako and Friends live at roppongi superdeluxe 2006.04.08

We continue our trawl through the most beautiful music every made. Magical Power Mako whose 1973 debut album Magical Power he made at home, is a musical alchemist who will lead you into a flower stewn glade that lies just behind your eyes. More film of Mako HERE.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Captain Beefheart Live 1971

"If you want to be a different fishy you gotta jump out of the school"
Don van Vliet (1982)

This is Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band led by Don van Vliet (b.1941). Live in Detroit in 1971. It may take some time to orientate yourself to such sound but believe me, it is worth it. From my first hearing the band in the late 1980's I became a fan because of the scope, freedom, pliability, liberation, originality, space, challenge, atmosphere, education, expanse, poetry, and experience of non time that they give and keep giving every fractal time. The Captain is not well these days but he still follows his hairs each day. When he goes the clouds are gonna sigh. I ganna play now...godnight.