Sipping morning coffee, the world and it’s madness brews within. The news is ripely rotten with accident, rape, death and misery. Turning to the book of faces there is a long feed of more misery, theft, whining, and spiritual recipes sprinkled with sagacious truths. The coffee has cooled and the sips are now gulps. With lit cigarette and Tijuana Bibles bellowing at eleven all of this propagated shit flows into a fire within. Ah, just a few moments in ignorance. Dance a little, feel the pull. Feel the pulling. Pull me out of myself into Soul. Hopeless and free. Hopeless and free. Two years and breathing free from Hell’s emptiness of crushed powdered dreams. Hopeless and free. The cup is empty, and I smile.
Tijuana Bibles is a Scottish four piece band from Glasgow. There is a comparison to Kyuss made on their Facebook page. A fellow named Brian introduced me to Kyuss last year at a Royal Blood show. They are self described as a Neo-Psychedelic Rock ‘n’ Roll band. I have no quarrel with that description. Neil Young has said that rock bands can fit into two groups. One is the Rolling Stones and the other is the Beatles. The writer would like to add a third and that would be Black Sabbath and this band would seem to flow from Black Sabbath. I could list a few band that influence Tijuana Bibles vibrations, but as usual, I leave that discovery to you if you so desire.
The first video shared is lyrically emotional for the writer. The mystical experience of psychological crucifixion surely relates well with what I was condition with from birth. That is regarding the spiritual essence within with out. I can find no fault with the feelings that arise from absorption of art. Each to their own with that, I suppose. :). The second and third videos just rock and let me not delude them with suggestion.
“First of all, although men have a common destiny, each individual also has to work out his own personal salvation for himself in fear and trembling. We can help one another to find the meaning of life no doubt. But in the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for “finding himself.” If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence. You cannot tell me who I am and I cannot tell you who you are. If you do not know your own identity, who is going to identify you?”
― Thomas Merton