Stoned Jesus

Stoned Jesus is one Hell of a name for a band. This group is from Kiev. It being so soon after my own conditioned observance of the Spring Equinox through Americanized Easter and right before the wife’s Orthodox Easter is probably crossing a line or two. God, I love to cross lines. A riot of minimal proportions with perspective reigns in the little devils of my mind.  Hell, when  sounds like this flow with the blood of my veins; any wrongness dissipates into a realm of sweet rich dark emptiness. The paradox of not having a care in the world, with no weight of opinion, yours or mine. There is none of that nonsense. Just wicked vibrational flow dancing within with out welded by energy. Nothing to own or be. Just is now with all.

This band is self identified as a Hipstoner band. Most rock bands can be sourced to the Rolling Stones or the Beatles. This band could be sourced to Sabbath. Here is the list of bands that they like from their Facebook page.  Tool, Joy Division, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Van Der Graaf Generator, Swans, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Neurosis, Comus, Opeth, Anekdoten, Drive Like Jehu, Mastodon, The Cure, Rage Against the Machine, Deftones. That is quite a list of influences. A couple of unknowns for me to check out. There isn’t a whole lot about this band on the internet. Here is a couple of their links.

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The first video shared is an epic song to the writer. I am that. Yes I fucking am, and so are you. Fear is the delusional barrier and maybe a little organized sanity to boot. :). The other two videos are worth checking out.

“…Men do not sufficiently realize
that their future is in their own hands.
Theirs is the task of determining first of all whether they want to go on living or not.
Theirs is the responsibility, then, for deciding if they want merely to live,
or intend to make just the extra effort required
for fulfilling, even on this refractory planet,
the essential function of the universe,
which is a machine for the making of gods.” – Henri Bergson

 

 

Cody Jinks

The few trips down the ole mining hole didn’t result in the finding of any stand out creators for me this week. When I went on a southern country bender a week or so ago, this fella stood out with a few others. Cody Jinks seems to be along the outlaw line of old school country performers. I find that I am drawn to any music that goes against the grain, that doesn’t attempt to get along with what any authority would most prefer me to enjoy. I just don’t like being told what to do. I never have. I do to get along when it justifies my continued existence with an aim to only obedience of this ole bourbon and smoke scarred heart of mine. When I listen to Cody and his words, I sense a little kin in this aim. I could be completely off base, and if that is the case, so be it, cause I don’t mind being right or wrong at all. :). That’s good living.

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Three videos. Nobody reads this shit anyways, so listen or not. Enjoy or not.  Obey or not. Live or not. Love or not. Be or not. :).

 

The government is mostly an extension of authority over the people, instead of the proposed extension of the people being the authority. There is an apparent lack of balance. But it is also apparent that the conservative propagandists have exhibited a great deal of influence over large swaths of citizen opinion. The progressives have failed to measure up in this war of propaganda. So in a sense, the people are still the authority by means of propaganda fueled opinion. The poor are not beaten down by the badge and politician as so much as they are beaten down by the opinion of those that fall prey to opinion fueled by fear through the mouths of clergy, newsmen, actors and puppet heroes. The right has been wise to wear a cloak of spirituality to cover the materialistic greed that sustains the materialistic heart the pumps the blood of their party. Any political party that can be painted as non spiritual will run uphill against a party armored with spiritual blood.