Thursday, June 23, 2011

What's going on!

Woooooo, first of all big thanks to Keith B!

I'm finally living at my new place since a few days, still crazy busy with installing & organizing the place etc. I'm really enjoying it here, it's a totally different lay-out than my last appartement and living room so feels very new, and it's a real cozy place with a nice terrace in the back. Great neighborhood too, very open and green compared to the big city row-house street I'm coming from, and close to the beach and dunes (SANDWORMS!). Posting won't be returning back to normal right away but I'm working on getting there asap!

Alienpunk and yours truly also went to see Sublime with Rome and it was great fun, we were in two traffic jams cause of accidents and were on the road for six hours getting there but made it just in time, the opener band Jaya the Cat had just finished when we arrived and we had just enough time to get ourselves a drink and get a good spot! Cause of the fun we were having catching up etc we barely even noticed we were on the road this long, it was the GPS that showed us cause we noticed we took an hour to drive five kilometers to an exit :P Great concert & road trippy, awesome vibes and everybody shaked and sang along to the old songs. Thanks again for the fun Alienpunkdizzle!

Here is a huge post with lots of links to live performances including most if not all from the Effenaar gig by Alienpunk.

Kung Fu - grasshopper dialog

- "Old man, how is it that you hear these things?"
- "Young man, how is it that you do not?"

Thanks Darren

Joe Rogan about the Weiner scandal

Thanks Relaxed Focus

Our prime minister has a scandal of his own, mistakingly posted Twitter publicly instead of privately, and a former mistress has shared 800+ text messages with a tabloid lol. This is the scandal of course, not the fact that we don't have a government after a freaking year :p

Finally, via TIME - "The psychedelic drug in magic mushrooms may have lasting medical and spiritual benefits

The psychedelic drug in magic mushrooms may have lasting medical and spiritual benefits, according to new research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

The mushroom-derived hallucinogen, called psilocybin, is known to trigger transformative spiritual states, but at high doses it can also result in "bad trips" marked by terror and panic. The trick is to get the dose just right, which the Johns Hopkins researchers report having accomplished.

In their study, the Hopkins scientists were able to reliably induce transcendental experiences in volunteers, which offered long-lasting psychological growth and helped people find peace in their lives — without the negative effects.

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It's about time! Personally I think the 'dosage-bad trip' relation is a bit over-emphasized, obviously for beginners a lower dose is better, but let's not forget that heroic doses = heroic good trips too :P Oh my.

Thanks Relaxed Focus