Wednesday, July 19, 2006

vh1: The Drug Years

Did anybody catch any of these documentaries last night? For some reason this had me glued to the screen like the CIA had its test subjects glued to their hallucinations while treated with acid. Maybe it was because I learned a lot, maybe it was because I've always found drugs somewhat of a fascinating subject, maybe it's because they discuss most of the books lined up on my windowsill...I dunno. But it was really well done and it wasn't complete MTV trash, so maybe that's reason enough. The song that immediately came to mind while watching was one of my Tool favorites, Third Eye...both quotes in the song by Bill Hicks:

"See, I think drugs have done some *good* things for us, I really do. And if you don't believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a favor: go home tonight and take all your albums, all your tapes, and all your cd's and burn them. 'Cause you know what? The musicians who've made all that great music that's enhanced your lives throughout the years...Rrrrrrrrrrrrreal fuckin high on drugs."

"Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves."

1 comment:

InMyTree said...

As Tom Waits once said of him: "Bill Hicks — blowtorch, excavator, truthsayer and brain specialist, like a reverend waving a gun around. Pay attention to 'Rant in E Minor,' it is a major work, as important as Lenny Bruce's. He will correct your vision. His life was cut short by cancer, though he did leave his tools here. Others will drive on the road he built. Long may his records rant even though he can't."