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Saturday, September 28, 2013

My Musically Induced Psychedelic Experience

Current mood: peaceful

Yesterday, I saw the most amazing concert of my life: MGMT, live in my hometown, Brussels, Belgium.
They took my concert experience to a whole new level.
I swear on all my guitars that I did not take any sort of drugs whatsoever but what I experienced at that show was nothing short of divine.
They started the set with Flash Delirium, which was cool, I love that song and I enjoyed it, like I would have at a normal concert...but then, they kicked in Time To Pretend and the craziest thing happened: all my senses started blending together. I closed my eyes and I could feel the music. It was insane.
Is it possible that music has psychedelic power? If so, why haven't I felt it before?
The only low point in the set was when they played Siberian Breaks - they stretched that out too long - but besides that, MGMT is the best artist I've ever seen live.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

You take your car to work, I'll take my board

Current mood: pensive

The titles quotes "Surf Wax America," a song by Weezer.

I'm not a surfer, but I used to skate.
Having just turned 20, I think back on my teenage years, trying to piece together my existential puzzle, and I remember the freedom of skateboarding - a freedom which other skaters might not necessarily enjoy as I know that in some countries (I'm not naming names) it is against the law to skate in public...but it isn't like that in my country.
Sure, little old ladies tell you off, some even say that you're going to hell for it (that can happen if you skate the steps of a church), they ask you why you do it, they say it's stupid because you'll break bones, et caetera, but there are no police officers to stop you.

What I feel when I'm riding is kind of like what I feel when I'm making music. There's no other way to say it than "I'm king of the world" (I know, cheesy, right? I guess as a creative person I should find something better than that to describe it).
I guess I never was a die-hard skater, though, because one (double) wrist fracture did it for me.

The thing is, I take the tram every morning and it's getting very repetitive and there's a dude the plays the same song on the accordeon every single day, and he always happens to catch the same tram as I do.

Should I get my deck out and skate instead of take the tram? My heart says "Yes" and my brain says "No way. You're crazy. It will take you twice as long and you're twenty times as likely to get hurt."
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