Reasoning with Madness
"This is a barbaric yawp, and it will be sounded over the roofs of the world."
Got a message from a diehard listener of KFLY a couple days ago, and I've re-read it a few times now. Keeps my head in the game. And hopefully he won't mind me sharing this, because it meant the fucking world to me. And some of you may appreciate it too....
Now that the dust has settled I just wanted to thank you for everything you did while on the airwaves. Still every morning I think of my routine and still get disappointed that the standard ass show is no longer. It's a feeling one feels when a family dog is put down. Everyday you think of all the good times you had with your k-9 companion and how you want to go play with it but can't. Please excuse my grammer and sentence structure I know your a stickler for proper punctuation. Anyhow it sucks, it fucking sucks that some ass gape would pull the plug on such talent as your self and the rest of the crew. Your dont give a shit attitude always made me laugh when I was down. You always found a way to put some primus on at just the right time to make my day better. January 2nd 2013 you were giving away Vince Neil's book. I was caller 9 "is this Andy....?" You would always say. You asked what was up or new or how things have been. It was cool you kept track of your throbbits. I don't remember what you said to me when I told you I was headed to detox and hanging up my whisky hat. It didn't matter what you said it had confidence behind it and that gave me reassurance for my questionable decision at the time. I almost didn't get out of the car when I found out I couldn't listen to a radio while in rehab. No radio and no whisky meant for some fucked times. I used both to help me through my troubles. When it was over I still had my radio to keep me focused on the long term agenda. One day I'll never forget is when you were filling in for Marcus and were at master controls with Drew from 2-6. Somehow knudtson was talking to your bass player about how I got fired for listening to the donkey show at work and it got back to the station. "He doesn't even wear a shirt just pants and carries around an axe" was how you described me when you setup the story. It was great. When you guys invited me down after our conversation about getting terminated I was stoked. Always a top 5 bucket list item was to see the other side of the studio. I still have the caps from the bud lights you guys gave me while we were there. That was the highlight of my year. I always could relate to something you had said on a similar subject during your rants between songs. You deserve the best for your future endeavors. You show great dedication to your work and are great at what you do. The ideal job would be hosting the same show but show would be all requests like the noon hour was. Let's be honest the same 3 days Grace song gets old when you hear it 7 times in 6 hrs. Long story short I hope you land your dream job and it involves a radio. When you went to rock on the range it was awesome to have an insider's view on all the happenings. You painted a very colorful picture with your all your updates. Lets hope that happens in the future for you. And lastly I sure as hell hope that evil empire framed picture is hanging somewhere in your house and not in suite 350. I'm a firm believer in what goes around comes around, so whatever diclicker is responsible for this situation I hope they get it good real good. I really appreciate what you did for us throbbits and myself on a personal level. Hell I'm using the phone you gave me for having the craziest ex bitch in town to write this. That T-Mobile worst breakup story landed me this device. I spent an evening in the pit at a primus show on light duty with a bulged and herniated disk in my neck because of you. I got to take my daughter to the fire cracker bull ride which she loved. I got a book I still need to finish one of these years when I get a spare minute. The list goes on and on. Thank you again for all you've done. GDYSOB !!!
"The experience is so overwhelming and so alien. It's just hard for anyone to describe. You're just boom! Shot to the middle of everything for 15 minutes. Constantly changing geometric patterns. Jokers with jesters' hats on, all giving me the finger. I've had psychedelic trips where my own sanity was slippery. It's so titanic that any words I use to describe it are just noise. It's a fucking billion roller coasters, plus aliens. It is whatever it is. I don't know what it is. A chemical gateway to another dimension? A portal of souls you can tap into? I don't see any negative to it. And it's so fucked up that we don't have the freedom to experiment with it legally, because there are lessons to be learned that are just not getting learned. You know what you figure out in the middle of a trip? That all these assumptions and preconceived notions of who you are, they're all bullshit. You're just an organism who is trying to find normalcy by repeating patterns." - Joe Rogan speaking about DMT in the latest issue of Rolling Stone
Whatever you thought about the debates or the candidates, what is clear is that there is a noticeable and observable bias in the reporting of said debate (and virtually every single piece of content) by the host of the event.
Every single poll I saw today...every single one...showed Bernie Sanders as the winner. Including CNN. I have a lot of time these days to watch this bullshit unfold and I'm sitting here looking at CNN STILL declaring Clinton "dominating".
Gee. I wonder why....corporate controlled agenda based propaganda.
All of them. Cnn. Msnbc. Fox news. It's not information. Its press releases. Its propaganda. Its bullshit. End of story.
Change the channel. Think for yourself.
Read a book for god sake. Learn something.
Only you can stop the madness.
One conscious moment at a time.
One of my old interviews with Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society and Ozzy is still getting name-dropped on Blabbermouth...one of these days I'll post the actual audio up on this site...but all these years later, it's pretty cool to still get the head nod.
From the article:
In an interview with a Eugene, Oregon radio station in July 2009, Zakk slammed Ozzy over his Classic Rock comments, saying in part, "I've gotta be honest with you. The boss hasn't even given me a phone call, so I mean... I'm just like... I don't know what's going on over there. Are we doing this thing or are we not doing it?... I mean, it's like, dude, you don't wanna play with me anymore? Fine. Play with whoever the hell you wanna play with. I couldn't give a rat's ass. Like I'm gonna get all jealous or whatever. But you know what?! Man up and give me a phone call and tell me what the hell's going on."
A simple guideline of etiquette when it comes to conversing online:
If you don't know the person you are communicating with, be polite. Even if you think they are a raging dickhead of stupidity.
Be cool. Treat them like you would treat them in REAL life.
You'd be surprised at how much better YOU feel. And who knows, you might help someone ELSE feel better.
If that doesn't work, stop scrolling, go outside and realize there's more to life than battling trolls online.
Some light reading for the weekend...
"Yes, there is another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose. My analysis of this phenomenon is not an exposé of a secret, conspiratorial cabal; the state within a state is hiding mostly in plain sight, and its operators mainly act in the light of day. Nor can this other government be accurately termed an “establishment.” All complex societies have an establishment, a social network committed to its own enrichment and perpetuation. In terms of its scope, financial resources and sheer global reach, the American hybrid state, the Deep State, is in a class by itself. That said, it is neither omniscient nor invincible. The institution is not so much sinister (although it has highly sinister aspects) as it is relentlessly well entrenched. Far from being invincible, its failures, such as those in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, are routine enough that it is only the Deep State’s protectiveness towards its higher-ranking personnel that allows them to escape the consequences of their frequent ineptitude." -Anatomy of the Deep State
Who Am I?
I am Ahab.