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Pay Attention, I’m About To Screw You

tumblr_mtkz50p0up1sgjoyqo1_5001Excellent, now that I have your attention I can begin feeding you things that you cannot unlearn after reading, the average human attention span in 8 seconds, which is one second less than a goldfish, only things that stimu53defc497f182f9fdeecbe828a2e5c14late your primary emotions capture that attention, like those  sexually arousing images, interesting? I’m just getting started

There are many fights on this earth, right? fight for resources, fight for freedom, fight for better wages, fight to end world hunger, but only if you pay attention do you realise that everyone is actually fighting for one thing; Just… A… Little… More… Time, mortality is a bitch like that, nothing is permanent in the land of form, what ever you pay your attention (time & energy) to, ultimately walks away with the larger profit margin

hqdefaultThat looks scary, doesn’t it?. as I was saying, all things in the media are rated based on how much attention they get, in television they call this viewership ratings, and in the big leagues they are measured by the 10’s of millions, but here’s a different perspective, those are the same number of people who are neither thinking nor achieving anything else but paying their precious attention to a series of images with a storyline in which they know in the recesses of their minds will end a certain way, guaranteed

cryingchild1Now that is a sad kid.This is the same way you know that you will die, no matter how long you’ve lived how or near-death experiences you have had, YOU WILL DIE,regardless of what you do, and one-third will die of unnatural causes, which means two billion three hundred seventy-five million will not see old age, On average 151,338 die a day, and these are only 5 of the most common regrets the dying usually have;

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

smileyI know, I’m really pissing in your drink and wiping my ass with your pizza slices but keep reading; a wise man named Katlego “Bruce Bruce” once said “smart people learn from their mistakes but the really sharp ones learn from other’s mistakes” and this holds a lot of truth but learning from other’s mistakes is not the same as fearing other’s experiences, see when you hear, or read about another person’s experience. you very rarely get the whole story, the true story and/or the story first hand, and even when you do, due to pre-conceived assumptions, you will subconsciously use the story only as proof of your assumptions

Climbing-Extreme-Sport-WallpaperFear Is The Mind-Killer“- Frank Herbert, the average millionaire goes bankrupted 3.5 times, at some point Steve Jobs lost half a billion In less than a year, now you’re thinking that these people can afford to lose that money because they are millionaires but let go of dogma for a second and remember that most of these millionaires weren’t born into money, they did not have any of the advantages  you and I do not enjoy in this very moment in time, you make money, you spend money, you do something or you do nothing, times moves indiscriminately, so live, go fuck, dance, travel, take chances and make memories

“rather a life of ‘Oh Well’s’ than ‘What If’s'” Awesombuka

club-drinking-cocktails-400x295Alright, here’s the punchline, none of what I just said matters, the average person forgets 40% of what they’ve learned in 20 minutes and 77% of what they learned in six days, than forget 90% after one month. now that you know that, I can tell you that even if what you’re thinking of doing goes bad, you ultimately won’t remember it anyway, it’s like always being tipsy

But due to implicit memory, that series of images you witnessed will maintain an emotional connection to this specific article, like finding something attractiveness and nostalgic even though you cannot say why

Shit! now that was a good nut, was that good for you too? it’s okay, you don’t have to say anything, the look on your face says it all

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The Little Girl, Not The Pussy

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“Happy Wife, Happy Life” ever heard that line? No?! how about “Women: can’t live with them, can’t live without them”?

Please Note, this one is for the men! women, you may read, comment, like, dislike, or even ignore but honestly, the same reason why the wildebeest does not understand why the lion hunts it, and why the lion won’t understand why the hyena steals from it, is the same reason why you may refuse to understand the views and opinions expressed in this article

Women will seek to dominate men while men will inevitably seek to maintain dominion over women, ironically,  comparing men and women are like oil and water, you cannot compare the two but each is deeply important based on the situation in which it is put in, women work based on subtlety and men based on impact, women work like biological weapons, men work like nuclear or atomic weapons, women are plagues, men are the Noah fload, now that we’ve identified the different yet equally potentially destructive types of people men and women are


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Now most of what is created in this world is for women, not men, we as men are stupidly intelligent but we have very basic interests, we grow up physically but mentally we remain children, women are actually the same in this regard, they just advance mentally due to what they ultimately want to achieve. It can be said that women are born with the one currency that works any there are men in this world, emotional skill… Oh and
 nukie, cookie, pussy, vagina, or whatever name you may call it

nutsNow us men may have the ability to get things done but women have been a great motivation for getting most of these things done, otherwise we’d chill creating toys and exploring. Now that the obvious has been stated, it is time the Mechanics told you that it is time you understand who the dynamics between men and women work and got your precious balls back. 

Most women are irrational, we know this and despite what women say, they are attracted to power, it is something Inuit, remember the big HOO-HAA around 50 shades of grey? yes it was heavily about a billionaire losing his balls but that’s not the only thing, let me explain

cf2786667385f8e46f11696f42d6e812Ask any women who has ever been infatuated with 50 shades what they thought about the sex scenes, the sentiments usually range from orgasmic, the manner in which he dominated her, the emotional connection and the happy ending, and us guys usually just see that a new way to get laid but pay attention for a second, this is unusual for a man to say but sex is quite empty without a connection of some sort other than physical, whether it be intellectual, emotional or spiritual, the reason why women usually dominate us is due to their emotional skill, this is where the secret lies, us humans do what we feel, not what we think, the thinking is merely justification, they can be as unreasonable as they want to be because they know their emotional influence but as with any ability, there are limits

37066c45069cc1e208ca3c37266ece13A woman never begins as being irrational, unreasonable and/or illogical, those that do so we classify as being bitchy and duly keep our distance, like any biological agent, they ease their way in, gradually learning and adapting to who you are, what you like, dislike, your world, desires, interests, and so forth, in the beginning she will submit, whether she makes it obvious or not is based on who you are, now once they are fully acquainted with all relevant knowledge about said subject, that being you, based on who this female is, she will either act as a catalyst for your desires or hers, when she reaches this point, if pushed to use her leverage (The knowledge Gained), based on how confident she is, she will either stand her ground in a stalemate or she will back down and gather more knowledge

dominateShe knows you, she understands you, that “honey-moon” phase when you are her world and her everything, whether she realises it or not, she studies everything you are because she seeks to understand that which causes this emotion she feels, this deep connection, and once she knows, we are usually oblivious to this point in any relationship because this is simultaneously the point of deep bliss, immense love, the point where you identify her and yourself as one, where one about yourself leads to thoughts about you and vise versa but this is also the point where she has your balls

By the way, don’t confuse being in-love, losing your balls is not being able to make decisions for fear of her reaction

images (35)images (21)Now throughout the relationship, she’d make irrational decisions, then either rationalise them or wear you down in an argument, ultimately using your emotional connection as leverage, if you do not bow to this, than she will take everything you love, at this moment you have given her everything she needs to take you down without realising it, this is usually the turning point in the relationship in the relationship, the point when you realise who truly has all the power, see us guys have had it wrong for a long time now, it is not just about sex, it has never been just about sex, it is also about the connection, as humans we hate being alone, truth is that “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” Orson Welles

82e5193e54ad60b4858e867e3016dd54We are most blind to the acts of closest to us, let go of the illusion that there are certain people who would never hurt you, lie to you or deceive you, expect nothing and nothing will surprise you. Pussy is not the ultimate goal, us men usually give up all the power we have once we fuck her because it is then that we are under the impression that we’ve conquered the war, before I state this fact, let us look at the numbers; a woman has about 8 orgasms without rest, we only have 1, at best a man’s orgasm lasts about 10 seconds while a woman’s lasts between 20 to 40 seconds, women are inuitly nurturers while us men are hunters, we as men see having sex with a woman as a necessary victory but who truly walks away with the victory here, a woman saying “you can’t fuck for shit” stings so much more than you saying she’s got “saggy tits“, so again, who stands to lose more?

imageassWomen want and need to be loved just as much as us men do, our weakness begins with our unwillingness to admit it, continues with our believe that once you’ve conquered the pussy; she’s down for the count, and seals our downfall with our lack of attentiveness to who she is, what she likes, and what she loves, PAY ATTENTION! because she definitely is, you could save yourself a lot of alimony payments just by knowing who you’re getting into bed with, you never know where a quick fuck could end up

b59f7b9d2d28e1260c41f9f475a3b09fShe’ll complain about how much she wants but simultaneously moan about you never being around, like she doesn’t notice that you’re always at work making more money for all the things she says she wants, point these facts out to her and walk away, you are not superhuman, conqueror of empires or immortal and Almighty God among men, stop letting her make you feel less of a human for not defying the laws of physics, the one true root for conquering her is by knowing what you ultimately wants from a man; not what she says she wants, but what the little girl in her has always wanted and will always want, satisfy that and she will follow you into a volcano, betray mankind so that you may conquer empires

Remember; The Little Girl She Is On The Inside, Not The Pussy Is Achilles Heel, The Little Girl On The Inside Is The Holy Grail To The Empire

wakkissMen need woman, women need men, this world does not exist without either, so stop letting people around you dictate whether you should be in a relationship or not, you know your path, be willing to walk away from anything that may be leading you down a different path, no matter who or what it may be

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Too High Off Getting Fucked

EscapeYou can’t run, so just stop, all you’re achieving is wasting life, time, money, resources, and precious connections you might never get back, stop running! You don’t have to escape, not just because you can’t but also because you can handle it, you can take it, you’re stronger then you realise, what does your will desire? Search and truly find out what that is, once you figure that out, the flesh, connections, resources, happiness will follow, I myself can’t explain it but that is simple how the secret of life works, the second you begin chasing what you want, nothing else matters and that is the same time things begins working themselves out

tkart_563_375_c1Based on the little knowledge and wisdom gained in the history of mankind, the law of attractions works based on the most recurring thoughts a person has, regardless of whether they are good or bad, creative or destructive, the theory is that thoughts control the spotlight called attention and the more you think about certain things the more lightly you are to notice them and the more you notice them, the more you will think about them, the cycle continues, a self-fulfilling prophecy if you will

image2Ever had someone tell you “you think too much” or “you’re reading too much into it”? Those statements are actually inaccurate at best; most people either think too little about things or get caught in a loop of repeatedly thinking about the same things with no new information or new perspective which often leads to unfounded assumptions, and it is said that “assumptions is the mother of all screw-ups“, the one thing about this life that you are often never told is that “there is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path”- Morpheus

9097e0aac9b51b9c5f7993a73b0af0e1We all lose ourselves to different highs, drugs in virtual and actual forms, entertainment is the biggest high of them all, that movie or show you must watch so desperately, that phone and/or tablet you keep checking to see if someone has sent you a message, living virtual lives, the average person spends 40 hours a week watching television, 63 hours sleeping and 28 hours on social network, that doesn’t include crapping, eating, chilling with friends, school and/or work, you do only have 168 hours in a week after all

government-propertyYou are a slave, like everyone else you are born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A Prison For Your Mind”- Morpheus, but we’re not here to scold, most of us Mechanics get high too, Way Too High but we know our purpose, we use the high to fuel the purpose, we do not run

slaveThis is why you cannot help but respect an artist, they not only know the norm but the purposefully break it, change it, alter it, expressing truths we all know but never speak of, comedians, painters, photographers, instrumentalists, emcees, scientists, singers, the list is as long as the list of criminals on this earth, do we express that which beings have known throughout time, “the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” –Steve Jobs

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As a survival mechanism, majority of us fear what we do not know and/or understand that which causes us fear, threatens us, we feel the overwhelming urge to destroy, eliminate the threat, this is simply biology 101. unfortunately we are all unique, and different, born in this manner, we do not understand ourselves because most do not understand us nor do they allow us to understand ourselves, in most situations, at a very early age you are either suppressed and contained so that you may fulfil a certain ideal or just fit into society, or you are given too much leeway, thus all the power you contain and possess as a person goes unchecked and uncontrolled, quickly becoming destructive

images (24)In both cases, one ceases to discover who they are and slides into the norm, allowing themselves to get seduced by any drug that numbs the truth, or completely eliminates it, even if for just a moment, but as Elvis once said “Truth is like the sunYou can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away

George Carlin once said “we’ve added years to life but not life to years“, men will always fight, death, conflict, famine, disease and oppression, where mankind exists, these will exists, as much as there are those who seek the destruction of the earth, there will be those attempting to save it, there will be those fighting to oppress you, there will be those trying to free you, this is one of those times were the key to freedom is being handed to you

1de07c85-5866-4599-8111-b173e7a7265cbe curious, want to learn more, be hard on yourself to better yourself but don’t shit on yourself because it is then that you become deconstructive and begin hating what you love, truth is most of us are too weak to maintain in this life but the fact that you have survived birth and all else to make it to a point in your life where you can read this without wondering if you will live passed the next few minutes means you have acquired enough strength to keep living, be happy, find your craft, just because you’ve been hurt doesn’t mean the rest of the relationship was shit too or that everyone else will hurt, look around, there is no one on this earth who doesn’t have scars on their knees, unless they have never walked

prison-escape (1)What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly” Thomas Paine, you will always find it hard to truly appreciate that which you put no or little effort into acquiring or maintaining. All highs come at a price, short-term is a hangover, inability to control your basic functions for a short period, too much entertainment causes stupidity and stereotype-thinking, drugs and alcohol’s negative effects are well documented, getting high frees the mind, this is true but too much of a good thing has never ended well, fact is that these highs only have power over you because you gave them power and you can take back that same power the second you decide you want it back

prison-escapePut the pipe down, put the joint down, leave the remote, let titi go, put the dick down, the bottle won’t help, the party never ends, and the clique eases the mind but the end of the day, most cliques aren’t productive, “Warriors take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them.” Ancient Samurai saying

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634945587941784502-african-renaissanceEvery morning I wake up with a song, a tune, sounds in my head, clear as the air of dawn, pure as the feeling of falling in-love, distinctive, and I will hum, sing, dance to that tune for at least 12 hours after widening my eyes to the crack of sunrise, see it is not music that I am obsessed with, it is sound, the sound of terror, the sound of laughter, the sound of birds, the wind, trees, the sound of sunrays sliding down your skin, tracing it with their emotions

images (1)imagesI’ve been listening to Coldplay’s Magic & Midnight from the Album Ghost Stories for the past 3 days, the sultry fusion in which the bass guitar, drums and piano caress, intertwine and make love to one another is the very reason why I am sound, before that it was the 99 Most Essential Pieces Of Mozart, before that it was Jhene Aiko, Majid Jordan, Bobby Ferrin, Luther Vandross, Luther Vandross, B.B. King, Albert King, Tupac, Eminem, Caiphus Semenya, Jabu Khanyile, Brenda Fassie, the list’s as long as the list of breaths I’ve inhaled since birth, I spread my legs wide open for the pleasures which attach themselves to thoughts, and emotions I harbour to give birth to sound because us artists have been bending airs since the beginning of breath and shall continue until earth exists no more

martedc3ac-live-alla-cantinaSee I am not a poet, emcee, singer, saxophonist, film scorer, producer, child of god, guardian of melody, writer, and prince of sound, yes I can do and be all those things but I am a sound mechanic first and foremost, I am what God created after lucifer got banished, He heated the soil up to the point where sound and soul became one in the blues of rock and rapped it in flesh,

downloadFree-Music-Wallpapers-HD-for-PC-1334758860As artists we do things with every day items that string away at emotion to the point where the mind waivers reason, logic, instinct and truth, all to follow this feeling caused by sound, I am not the record label representing me, I am not my stage name, I am not my profile, my awards, family affiliation or associates, I am not even the lyrics I write, I am the air that causes vocal cords to shake, persuades the wood to dance, the metal to vibrate and resonate with the essence of each being we identify as feelings It’s like magic, my mind knows that nothing is eternal in the land of form, structures fall, humans die and things change but until the day God sees fit for energy to be destroyed, sound shall remain, as long as there is a humming voice, each and every single sunrise, thought, feeling, doorway, smile, anger, moment of sleep which led to the creation of that particular sound shall live, for when we create as artists, it is not for us, it is not for others, it is for an element which desperately attempt to contain in the word “Life”

Free-Music-Wallpapers-HD-for-PC-10150094_1ask me who I am, attempt to understand me, comprehend my being, quantify my tangibility and quarantine my spirit into bite size bits so that your mind may digest who I am without causing aspiration, when you’re done, let me know how it was because the sound of your voice is all I require for my existence, the kisses of sound, lovemaking of reverberation, wind speaking out from its struggle through narrow passages, I am no one, I am everyone, in truth I am everything, only when you calm your mind and truly listen to what I have to say will you begin to understand me, for now, let’s just call me Sound

“Call It Magic

Call It True

Call It Magic

When I’m With You” Magic by Coldplay

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Are You Asking For Too Much?

images (27)In this life, we are here to do two things, reproduce and live, now living we do without fail, extending our longevity is inuit, like breathing, I’d like our interest to fall on the prospect of a partner for reproduction. As an artist our time is mostly spent in our art, because our art is our language, our breath, it is who we are, we sacrifice life, health, happiness, relationships just for our art, further acquiring knowledge, wisdom, skill, experience and moments which money cannot buy, we write blogs and status updates, post videos and images, sharing our craft with the world because we realise every second we draw breath that it is but borrowed time so we spend every moment of it doing what we love, this is who we are, we are artists

lamiaMost of us artists are introverts, relationships are a challenge because as introverts we are deeply analytical, forever calculating paths, options and possibilities, as with anything we do in life, if you do it long enough you get good at it, being able to anticipate thoughts based on body language and personality or which course the relationship we have with a person is on and the most probable outcome based on deep assessment of events which have taken place with surprisingly good accuracy

goodvsevilBecause of this difficulty with relationships and obsession with our craft we are responsible for the internet, the blues, hip hop, classical, television, computers, modern medical creations and so forth but it is also due to that difficulty that we immerse ourselves wholly into relationships, due to how rare connections with others are for us, when we find one, our range of things and people we are willing to sacrifice to keep that connection alive automatically becomes vastly wider and larger then the average person’s and it is also because of this fact that we are psychopaths, serial killers, stalkers, abusers, politicians and various other unpleasant beings on this earth

Good_vs_EvilAs with any OCD person, when we seek a partner, an intimate relationship, our criteria becomes tighter and stricter than joining secret societies, we create lists so specific that it could literally fit a one in a lifetime person, a single being in the entire planet, those around you will tell you that it is impossible, that you are asking for too much, that no one ever finds that person who completely fuses with their love and captures the soul ,that person you are willing to die for even though your feelings towards them doesn’t make sense, that person you can trust even when everyone and everything else is telling you not to

love-spell2Knowledge is a heavy burden, there is nothing on this earth like knowing, because when you know, it becomes all the more hard to blind your eyes from what is right in front of you, you know what you want, you understand why you want it and why you are absolutely not even going to entertain the idea of mending or waiving the criteria.

images (9)At this point in most of our lives, we have amended and waivered our criteria one time or another, chances are we’ve done it multiple times and each time proved a failure. This path is not for everyone, and for those who realised the blindness of love, and have decided to either waiver or amend their criteria to make it more accommodating, I respect you more and more, please keep in touch as to how it goes, we may very well be wrong, for the rest of us I only ask; Are We Asking For Two Much?

images (11)Most of our lists consist of the basics, we want someone who will love you, have fun with you, cry with you, be crazy with you or calm your insanity when the time comes, someone who will know what you need and give you that regardless of what you may want at the time, someone physically appealing, someone exciting, someone who will be your greatest catalyst and your best friend, the criteria becomes more specific the more you hone in on a specific person but regardless of what is on your criteria, are you asking for too much? Is this path a one-way ticket to a life of emptiness and loneliness?

questionsLadies and Gentlemen, on this question I do not know, I have no possible answer, it is a question I ponder myself and merely sort to present the question up for discussion, deliberation and digest, please feel free to comment, add to the question or answer if you have the answer or a possible answer

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Knowledge Is Power But Wisdom Is Strength

david_vs_goliath_color_comp_wip_by_nickhuddlestonartist-d68tsu1Power Is Absolute, It Is the one constant throughout time that all creatures crave, the one thing us humans are willing to lie#, steal, cheat and kill to acquire. Francis Bacon said “Knowledge is Power” but Robert A. Heinlein said “Never underestimate the Power Of Stupidity” so is power knowledge or the lack thereof? Michel Foucault defines power by saying “Power Is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society
Titan_of_braavos_by_zippo514-d5n4epmAll throughout history, when men spoke of gods, deities, the first image that would tantalize the mind was a being of absolute and undeniable power, these deities were and are worshipped because of their power, in the Christian bible, the God depicted in the old testament ruled with an iron fist leaving no margin for error, debate or interpretation, He destroyed entire cities, took down empires and even drowned the entire planet leaving only 8 humans alive

Now the moment you hear the word “Power” you already have a specific someone or something in mind that displays and depicts power, but let’s take a step back for a second and ask “What Is Power?”, Power is defined as the ability to act or produce an effect, the word is originally from the Latin word “Posse” which means to “to be able”


Now we can talk until we’re blue in the face and have a deep hatred towards each other about whether power is good or bad, and whichever side you fall on, we can all agree that power is necessary and it is something we all possess, as to which degree we possess it is up for interpretation and is based on perspective

knowledge-is-power1images (5)I’d like us to indulge in understanding power, its functions, its capabilities, its forms. Think of power as a vessel, a body if you will and you are its thoughts and emotions, every vessel is interested in its own longevity, so they second it feels like something within it is bad or negative in any manner, it drives it out, now what’s particular about this vessel is that it allows certain emotions to be either good or bad depending on its environment, if your power is deception and you’re a white collar criminal, your power will grow but if you’re a surgeon, deception will play against you, adversely if your power is telling the truth and you’re in religion or education, your power will grow but if you’re a politician, your power will work against you

hands_holding_puzzle_piecesBecause powers work are connected, no one power can reach its full potential without being in collusion with another power, artists need IT technicians, promoters, managers, and so forth, a country needs an army for protection and an army is pointless if it has no one to protect, all things work in yin and yang formation for completion and balance, in essence we all have a piece to the same puzzle


Power can corrupt; it is the one thing in this plane that can completely transform an element, power can also purify, Abraham Lincoln once said “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power”. Power cannot be contained, those who tightly hold on to power, bare witness to it not only changing them while slipping away but grow their desire for it regardless of cost, like a drug, it is like water in your hand, an idea in your head, a relationship, power is an energy, it cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change form and/or be transferred

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A woman demonstrates her power through subtlety and persistence, instead of asking you to buy food, she will tell you she’s hungry, instead of asking you to buy something for her, she will tell you about it and how much she likes it, a man demonstrates his power through directness and shock value, depending on the type of man, if he wants to have sex with you he’ll tell you that he wants to fuck your back out or make love to you ‘til the sun comes or ‘til you do, whichever comes first, a woman suggests her capabilities, a man demonstrates them, this is a mating dance between the two which displays power  to seduce the other into a sexual moment, each technique with it’s own strengths and weaknesses, each strength potentially deadly in the wrong hands

It comes in many forms, information is power, trust; whether given or received is power, money is power, time is power, influence is power and the degree to which you have the power will vary but whether you get to keep it and whether it will grow or deplete depends on how you use it, everything on this earth is a form of power if you know how to use it. In researching for this blog, Bertrum Joshua stated in an interview that “the funny thing about power is that those who usually get it are usually the ones least qualified to wield it

11Your conscious mind captures only what it is allowed to wield, you see countless things in your everyday life but because of bias, prejudice and propaganda your mind makes you blind to many of them because you have decided that they are either insignificant or displeasing your mind literally blinds you to their existance, like someone you care about lying to you, chances are you’ll miss the signs of deception because you believe they wouldn’t lie to you

Now-by-Hartwig-HKDFriedrich Nietzsche once said “All things are subject to interpretation, whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth”

Look around you, think about all the people, things and circumstances that exercise power over you on a daily basis but you do not notice

Ignorance is not bliss, only a catalyst for powers which go unchecked, you can always influence your world and everything in it, if not directly, then indirectly, “Indirect tactics, efficiently applied, are inexhaustible as Heaven and Earth, unending as the flow of rivers and streams; like the sun and moon, they end but to begin anew; like the four seasons, they pass away to return once more.” Sun Tzu in The Art Of War

Know Your Powers, Experienc Them, That Wisdom Will Take Your Across Oceans And Move Mountains For You

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P.S. a lot of research went into writing this blog and even so, we still didn’t do it justice, so please feel free to comment, critique and make suggestions, perhaps we can co-write the next Music Mechanics blog

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Choose Your Weapon, It’s Only A Matter Of Time

“The Only Difference Between Crazy and Genius Is Perspective” a wise man named Moloko said once. if you’re ever in sandton, look up at the hot air balloon, underneath the logo is written “New Thinking, New Possibilities”, ask yourself how many read those very words everyday to and from work/school and think nothing of it, think about it for a second127

hans-kolb-03ace3c3f7d374d7a3671036012c40d18dhow many empires do you think have risen and fallen since the beginning? 12? 200? more? How many religions do you  think have existed since the beginning of time? How many people do you  think have lived before the moment you  were born? all three of these questions have different answers depending on who you ask and when you ask them but there is one law all men obey and have obeyed since the beginning of time, it is the law of Survival, the only rule which matters to the human race is survival

Time-is-the-new-currency-imageThe first moment of life is fighting death, the one realisation wealthy come to regardless of which era they are in, is that you cannot buy time, the one commodity you need to live but you cannot go out and buy in the store, most of us, if not all of us, hate day jobs because a job makes up about a third of your life and if you hate your job, and I’m not talking about disliking your job because of office politics, aweful boss and feeling like your remuneration is not enough, I’m talking about absolutely despising what you do for money,I suggest you sort your affairs and quit, because it monopolises your time, seeds and nurtures negative emotion and perspectives and that emotion will begin to spill out onto other areas of your life and it will only continue to spread from there

download“and idle mind is the devil’s playground”, you do nothing but sit and daydream all day, you are bound to begin being destructive or constructive, fact of the matter is you will do something, but if you cannot manage yourself, someone will manage you, if you are not willing to spend your time on something that makes you prosperous and happy, someone will make you spend your time for something that makes them prosperous and happy

find something you love doing and find a way to get paid for it, all the time on earth means nothing if you’re not happy but happiness means very little on an empty stomache and a cold night.

david-goliathbigstock-man-plays-chess-against-himsel-50875502 (1)In this life you will fight, there is no doubt about it, the only choice you have is how you will fight, there are many trades, weapons if you will, most of us have an affinity for certain trades, we call them talents, it only means they learn something easier then most would but only hard and smart work matters in this life, now you can either be a Jack Of All Trades But King Of None or Place Your Bet On A Certain Trade and see where the chips fall, remember your commodity here is time

8-free-your-mindNow in closing please allow me to recap, you will die but you do not want to die prematurely, most women will tell you, anything premature is not good, so your commodity is time, it is not money, status or property but time, the one thing you cannot get back, now you want to spend that time being happy and that happiness will also depend on your trade because it will be the means by which you also make others happy

70eeb879da57301fdcbe9b72a9287f7dFree Your Mind, Live, Do, Act, Taste, Travel, Enjoy this life, unless you know something the rest of us don’t, you only have one go at this, do as you please, some will think you’re crazy, some will think you’re a genius, in the end neither of them will matter

Spend Your Time Being Happy In Your Trade

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Welcome To The Mechanics Of Music

If You’re An Art Lover, You’re At The Right Place…

If You’re An Art Architect, You’re Definitely At The Right Place…

Welcome to The Music Mechanics

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We are An Arts Collaboration Organisation. Love, Hate, Peace, Heart-Break, Life, near-death, concepts and views that simply take away your breath in deep emotion. Welcome to you who simply thought “why not”, those who wanted something different, those who ached to share

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Somehow between Jabu Khanyile’s “Sponk Ponky” and Mbongeni Ngema’s “Stimela Sami” to Da les’s We on fire and A.K.A’s Jealousy, the fabric of music got altered beyond recognition, though both songs of the new age do make you want to dance they lack the fundamental emotion that would make you want to listen to them 20 years from now, the same way people still listen to weekend special or Neria. Music was birthed from emotion and thought, full throttle express. There is no civilisation or culture that has ever existed without music. Not to take anything away from artists of this generation, they do try, I will grant that but it has become more about how much money you are, how many women you have or what property you have more than it is about what you feel or what you think about things that truly matter, truth is you could make a songs about a rock but if that rock truly matters to you the same way love would matter to some of us, then you will express your words that make the listener see that rock in a different light

In life perspective is everything, Music Mechanics is not a record label, we are a music organisation, neither interested in reaching the maximum gross profit or pushing a certain agenda. Music Mechanics it to give rise to once was a jungle of thoughts, emotions, ideas and experiences, genres of music that no government, media outlet or record label could control, it was a time when the people’s voice gave birth to silence and full attention by all those who heard the sound

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Music Mechanics is the platform unknown artists and established artists will use to meet, share ideas and speak of things records labels would never allow, express themselves the way the art of freedom of speech intended it to be, Love, hate, happiness, sadness, jealousy, sorrow, anger and bitterness, these are the emotions which are truly shunned but the same way a fart smells but has to be released, so do emotions no matter how foul or passionate they are because like Helen keller once said “everything has a lesson and a suggestion”

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Most people born into this generation have almost everything handed to them, thus they feel that they have nothing to fight for and momentarily the enjoy the bliss of living like a king but in time they begin to feel lost because bit by bit they begin giving away piece by piece of themselves to continue living in this land of dreams, until the day they feel lost and uncertain as to who they are, like the house slave who eventually began not only agreeing with the slave-owner but also pushing the agenda, Moloko Maobela once said “there is no such thing as free, everything has a cost” and in time I have come to realise that cost of keeping what is perceived as “free” is always more then what you would have agreed to pay had the same thing been offered to you at that price, the worth would not be worth the price

Oliver Mtukudzi, B.B. King, Luther Vandross, Brenda Fassie, Phillip Tabane, Mbongeni Ngema, Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Lucky Dube, Bob Marley, Kenny G, the list is longer than the earth’s circumference of people that lived and died for you to say exactly what you think and feel but the fight is not yet over, even though networks like twitter, facebook and google plus allow you to speak your mind, the prison lies within your mind and thoughts, I’ll explain: you and I are working a store, the store manager comes to me and says “I don’t trust that man, I think he is stealing my stock, but I trust you and I’ve been thinking about promoting you”, and then he meets up with you in the passage and says “My man, let me speak to you, you know I honestly don’t trust that man, I think he is stealing my stock, but I trust you and I’ve been thinking about promoting you”, now there’s a possible promotion at stake and a false advantage, I begin turning on you based on the fact that I think I know something you and don’t and whether or not you were going to turn on me, you will eventually turn because I am now turning on you and this all began because I never told you shared what was on my mind and heart and you never did neither, the same concept applies to almost every faction of life, I speak to my peers and I realise that their lives seem good so I begin pretending that mine is good too and based on the fact that my life seems good they begin giving off the facade that there’s is good too regardless of its actual condition, this used to be a fact of life but not music, music was the only Eden man had

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It is time, the moment is here, the mechanical intricacies of music are to be once more, the very essence, bits and pieces that music what it is today shall be again, moment by moment, with every emotion God wove into the soul of man before breathing life into him, this chain of everyone trying to show how good they have it would cease to if only one person said “I feel lost”, “I’m in pain”, anything other then what they feel they should give to fit in, words like “I feel like sex” or “I miss my mom’s cooking”, forget an image, forget consistency, forget what people might think and begin by being true to yourself and what you feel

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It was this philosophy that gave birth songs like Heal the world, Dance with my father, weekend special and One-Sided Love, “See it became clear, I manifested your fears, so I took my tears and wiped your fears with ‘em”- by the Music Mechanics, one of the first songs we ever wrote and recorded, it was based on (as the title suggests) One-sided Love. It is said that “All truths are easy to understand once discovered, the point is to discover them” Galileo Galilei

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When You Fall

Show me a pair of knees without scares on them, though we may pretend, we all know how it is to fall with nothing to break the rapid decent, emotion is dangerous like that, with just the right reason at just the right time, you can find yourself obsessively loving or hating someone or something against all logic & reason, the dangers of timing and precision when it comes to human emotions are unprecedented and well documented

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The older you get, the harder it becomes to allow emotion to ran rampart, and unfortunately emotion is what allows us to truly enjoy the trivial things of this life such as speaking to a person, watching the sunrise and set, laying under the stars, truly enjoying someone’s presence or being in-love with that person, (this is subjective) as a person who hasn’t been in-love for nearly two years now, I can objectively state that love as a reason for doing anything is not only irrational but dangerous because; he who does not long for much of time, will love with greater intensity when the time comes, like a flying elephant, it does not know life in the sky so when it engages the heavenly airs; thoughts of the earth underneath become more and more intense with the passing of time

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A person who has not fallen in a long time has less experiential ability towards managing a fall when it does occur, thus the saying “the bigger they are, the harder they fall” interpreted as “they higher they get, the further they fall”. Please allow me to state; do not be afraid of climbing to the heights of your existence but never allow yourself to forget that that the ground still exists with its solidity and texture. Without much intense emotion I am able to be objective with much of life’s views, fully rationalize the world and people as they are and not what I would like them to be, “he who increases knowledge increase sorrow”, I will not lie, it is much sorrow to see things as they are and not what you would like them to be or think they are and it is because of this ability to see things as they are that I know that I can, without a doubt say; when I fall (for someone) I will fall when the intensity of a meteor or God’s touch

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And this is true for all of us who live on this earth, to keep away from anything for a lengthy period of time makes you more susceptible to its effects, regardless of what it is: whether it is emotion (pain, love, fear, etc.) substances, activities or a way of life. Like a child experiencing things for the first time, you will blindly fall for anything and everything that thing entails. It is not so much a choice as it is a circumstance of the balance of life, regardless of what it may be, whichever is neglected gains intensity the more it is out of the focal point

And this is where frivolous living plays a truly pivotal role, because through merely just doing things (regardless of whether they mean something or nothing to you), you get to keep in-touch with nearly everything in this world, regardless of whether your perception has deemed it important or not. Thought is rational, it is logical and deals with only what it knows and understands, it’s only commodities are knowledge and information, but emotion is that irrational yet exceptionally powerful force which follows nothing but instinct, that’s how you find a truly successful woman dating a bum, or a million rand mogul dating your regular neighborhood girl

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The simple thoughts are that engage in life, regardless of where it leads or seduces you to, partake in its madness and see where the stream takes you, at the end of the day all you have are these memories of a life lived or thoughts of a life that could’ve been lived

So would you rather have a list of “Oh Well’s” or “What If’s”?

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What’s Your Drug Of Choice?

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Most things in life are simple but not easy, you want money? There’s a billion and 2 ways to get it but all of them come at some cost and if you dissect each method you’ll realize how simple it is but hard it might be, you want women? There’s probably a girl walking right outside your door with a desire unsatisfied, go take a peek

q167040_13106_633_kinky2As artists we create art, it is who we are, it is what we do, it is where we live, eat, sleep, dream, it is all… we… know, “think about the people who have made it doing what you are doing, what do you think they’re doing right now? They’re probably creating, if you don’t have the same work ethic, you’re not even in the race to being the best there ever was” Simon said. Do not be fooled, being an artist is not easy, we carry a lot on our backs and they wonder why we end up with a chip on each shoulder, we are both blessed and burdened with perspectives rarely shared by others, we acquire knowledge not simply to know but to create wisdom and turn soil into chocolate with it, taste silence for a second and notice us ooze uniqueness

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Long hours, uneven working conditions, no clear mandate or guideline as to who or what an artists is or should be, one day you’re in a state-of-the-art studio the next you’re in a one room apartment with mattresses and blankets up acting as sound-proof going on your 47th hour of sleeplessness, I’ll repeat “if you’re not willing to do whatever it takes to craft, engineer, build, evaluate and start over again, then you’re not even ready to fully consider yourself for this path

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This is true of all who either seek greatness or simple find so much pleasure in what they do that they can do nothing else but that thing. Addict, manager (C.E.O, director, etc.) thief, athlete, drug dealer, artist or even scientist, regardless what gives you solace and pleasure in your existence, one in every 12 people is an extremist towards their drug, no real balance to speak of, little to no social relationships, recognized for the greatness of their creation but tormented with the deep desire to keep creating because it was not the destination which brought them the most pleasure but the journey

Some are called habits while others are titled addictions (synonyms of the same series of actions), these habits or addictions bring us much pleasure and admiration, but severely threaten our chances of survival, cuts our social interactions, feeds our misery with the high hope of even better pleasure. “we are creatures of habit” Sr. Sue, We each have one, each and every human on this earth, a routine which consists of specific pleasures which make their lives worth living, a fix which keeps lingering in your mind throughout your day, a show, a needle, spending time with a specific person, a drink, doing a specific activity or smoking a certain substance

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It’s so much easier to judge the actions, habits/addictions of others then it is to judge your own, easier to seem objective about the actions of others, than our own but we are all addicts to some substance or activity, whether sex or crack pipe, climbing the social/professional ladder or drinking, we are all addicts and it is this addiction that allows us to learn and masters elements and situations in our routines, repetition creates a person’s nature, the more you do something, the more it becomes a part of you, the more it becomes who you are. Whether it is a career, hobby or even something you don’t even realize that you do religiously, it is your addiction, your drug

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Ultimately it’s all about you, because in the end there’ll be nothing else but you, enjoy the craft, allow mistakes, experiments and rest, this is your path and as thus, create it in your imagination, let your imagination be the Architecture textbooks and learn, anything that does not grow and change is deceased, remember, the universe works on the law of attraction, you attract what you project, so once you know what you want, focus on it and it shall come to be, so… What’s Your Drug Of Choice?

Faithfully Yours

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The Price Of Everything But The Value OF Nothing

Money is the lowest cost you can pay for anything on this planet because you can always retrieve it and the 10 bucks you have now is exactly the same as the 10 bucks you had yesterday and will have tomorrow, as Artists we trade on only two currencies; Time and Energy, we all have 24 hours a day, not a second more, not a second less, you cannot lend it or borrow, use it as you will, tomorrow you will wake up with a brand new set of 24 hours to spend. But if you have ever faced death then you understand the true value of time, if you ever ventured an idea, thought, relationship etc. for all of it to have been for nothing then you understand the true value of wasted energy

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Fantasy is always better than reality, if we paid deep attention to everything we spent our time and energy on, it would become increasingly difficult to engage in frivolous things other, “enjoy your labor” king Solomon once said, to survive you must toil (work) and this work will consume about a third of your life, if you hate your labor, you will be miserable for over a third of your life, and unless the other two thirds are extremely pleasurable, the misery will inevitably spill over into the rest of your life, this is how you get happy kids but miserable adults

happy-kidsFear is the mind-killer” Frank Herbert, fear can lead your most basic instincts regardless of the dictation of logic, reasoning or facts, this is why some who knows how to stop a robber from killing his family can freeze and do nothing when an actual robber breaks into the house, and because of that fear we have come to realize what the determined price of something is but could care less about the actual value of it

nWe know the price of a piece of land but do we know the value of it?, we know the price of water but do we know the value of it?, this entire western world system we base our lives on is based on the pricing on things, which is based on the perceived value of things, say tomorrow the entire world runs out of electricity because there was no more oil, without electricity we could no longer sufficiently store food, all our institutions systems are run on electricity, which means all the mental patients and criminals (which we all were more than happy to forget about) would suddenly be free with all this anger, ideas and free time, a piece of land becomes absolutely useless to you if you can’t defend it

630470027Clean water would become extremely valuable seeing as it is a deep necessity for life, martial arts lessons cost less than most people’s cellphone and internet contracts but if the entire world’s electricity were to disappear, the ability defend yourself might cost an arm and a leg. The price of money is what the world bank determines it to be, but the true value of money is the value of the paper it is printed on, money in itself is worth nothing, it was merely a clever substitution for the bartering system

You learn mathematics, science, biology, engineering, music, marketing, information technology, medicine, security services (soldier, police officer and so forth) and all of this make sense as long as the system holds up, but unless you can use them in any situation, in any moment in time, they are practically useless, each of these arts have a practically application in any situation in this life but one would have to be intimately acquainted with the designs of its architecture in order to recognize these possible applications and one would only gain such designs if they had a deep desire to acquire them, we can define this desire as love

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This is when loving what you do can mean the difference between life and death, only one power exists on this earth and that is knowledge, knowing, my knowing something you do not, gives me power over you, my usage of that power determines the direction of that power’s usage, study the water, being able to hunt or grow your own food, the value of a wise partner. Pricing is based on the results on someone else’s thinking and not your own, that person’s thinking is based on their motives, agendas, thoughts, feels, perspective and experiences, and if there is one thing that history teaches us, is that the results of one person’s thinking is not always for the good of humanity and mankind as a whole, or at least in manner that benefits us all, nothing else on this earth outside of these two things; time and energy, these are the only two currencies that matter and have matters since the beginning of time.

Just A Thought

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The Story of Two Drops Of Oil

Have you heard the story? it wasn’t about Jesus, Buddha, actually it wasn’t about religion at all, the story was about the balance between adapting for survival and always keeping your eyes on those little things that make you who you are, those few things about you that you identify as defining factors, well then, the story goes…

110725_alchemist_des_finalA merchant sent his son to learn the Secret of Happiness from the wisest of men. The young man wandered through the desert for forty days until he reached a beautiful castle at the top of a mountain. There lived the sage that the young man was looking for.
However, instead of finding a holy man, our hero entered a room and saw a great deal of activity; merchants coming and going, people chatting in the corners, a small orchestra playing sweet melodies, and there was a table laden with the most delectable dishes of that part of the world.
The wise man talked to everybody, and the young man had to wait for two hours until it was time for his audience.
The Sage listened attentively to the reason for the boy’s visit, but told him that at that moment he did not have the time to explain to him the Secret of Happiness.
He suggested that the young man take a stroll around his palace and come back in two hours’ time.
“However, I want to ask you a favor,” he added, handling the boy a teaspoon, in which he poured two drops of oil. “While you walk, carry this spoon and don’t let the oil spill.”
The young man began to climb up and down the palace staircases, always keeping his eyes fixed on the spoon. At the end of two hours he returned to the presence of the wise man.
“So,” asked the sage, “did you see the Persian tapestries hanging in my dining room? Did you see the garden that the Master of Gardeners took ten years to create? Did you notice the beautiful parchments in my library?”
Embarrassed, the young man confessed that he had seen nothing. His only concern was not to spill the drops of oil that the wise man had entrusted to him.
“So, go back and see the wonders of my world,” said the wise man. “You can’t trust a man if you don’t know his house.”
Now more at ease, the young man took the spoon and strolled again through the palace, this time paying attention to all the works of art that hung from the ceiling and walls.
He saw the gardens, the mountains all around the palace, the delicacy of the flowers, the taste with which each work of art was placed in its niche. Returning to the sage, he reported in detail all that he had seen.
“But where are the two drops of oil that I entrusted to you?” asked the sage.
Looking down at the spoon, the young man realized that he had spilled the oil.
“Well, that is the only advice I have to give you,” said the sage of sages.
“The Secret of Happiness lies in looking at all the wonders of the world and never forgetting the two drops of oil in the spoon.”
Your survival on this earth is highly dependent on your ability to adapt, your skill to change from one form to another, from a good person to a bad person (depending on perspective) from a leader to a follower, from gutless person to a courageous person, but we all have two drops of oil we always keep, those two reasons that make us who we are, that define us, the two reasons which keep us sane, the two reasons we feel separate us from animals, and it is these very reasons that keep us from hating a rapist, into becoming one

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Two reasons, if these reasons are weak and/or shallow, they will falter when the true pressure emerges, and if your will is weak, these reasons will not matter, regardless of what they are. Search yourself; search your world, your true north, it is the one thing that will keep you from becoming just another organism passing through this existence

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Short & Sweet or Long & Constant

And no, that isn’t a penis metaphor (though it can be); it is a question of life more than anything else, “the candle that burns twice as bright, burns half as long” this fact depicts itself in over 90 percent of the truly great artists who have ever walked the earth: such names as Amy Winehouse, Tupac Amaru Shaku, Notorious B.I.G., Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix, the list is almost as time itself, then you look on the opposite end of the spectrum: the bulk of the people in your life, such as some of your family members, your next door neighbor, your friends and again, the list is almost as long as time itself, people who possess truly extraordinary ability and more than enough potential to truly transform the world but still, nothing has happened or will happen to truly bring out their greatness

writing-a-bookThis is almost always due to the fact that being part of the masses ensures a higher chance of survival then isolation ever will because regardless of the number of people “…in the end, they smaller force must get overcome by the larger force” Sun Tzu, so it is only natural to follow the larger force, but in truth, the larger force hardly ever allows individualism, it would ultimately bread conflict thus your only two choices would be; alone and possibly great or with the masses and possibly safe “a Short & Sweet Life or a Long & Constant Life”?

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Greatness has never been an easy road to take, it is always inspiring and truly entertaining to view from the outside looking in but to live it moment by moment, second by second is a life only few can bare, and for those who choose to burn their light twice as bright, nearly none of them make it to their 40’s (by the 365 day calendar) and that is the fact of life. None of us know when we will die or even how, death is like a hiccup: always unexpected and definite in its presence, but unlike a hiccup, death consumes life and leaves an irrefutable mark in its path, so knowing that your time could end at any moment, would you rather live short & sweet or long and constant?

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tonyThose who life twice as long, get to experience twice as much, and as painful as life is, it is a beautiful experience that can be compared to none, but regardless of how much time you spend on this earth, if you spend none of it to its fullest; it is useless to you: like money which only stays in storage and is never spent. So where is the line between burning your light too much and not burning it enough?

The world we are living in is the result of someone else’s thinking: another person’s reasoning, logic based on their understanding of life and the environment in which it is put in (the world), but what makes them superior to you? Definitely, we seem to have access to more information than ancient people used to but on the other hand we seem to be underneath a more strike rule (which is more subconscious then obvious) then the ancient people were under, so the playing field is not even close to even

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The playing field is not fair and has never been fair, some people have more than others, this is not because God is not fair, this is because their predecessors did more than yours, and more importantly is the fact that any given series of events can lead to you getting shot, HIV, wrongly imprisoned, getting hit by a car, stranded in a foreign land or simply losing everything you hold precious, there is more possible outcomes to any moment then the current state of your mind can comprehend, thus you are never 100% sure of what can occur in any given moment , and this is heavily due to the fact that the outcome of any moment is dependent on the specific collusion of a multitude of decisions by a multitude of different individuals with different motives, experiences, thoughts, feelings and perspectives, life simply has too many variables to accurately predict any given moment

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So knowing this, which subtly implies that your choices mean very little to the outcome of most decisions, would you rather burn your candle as bright as you can even though it will not burn for as long or would you rather burn it for a long as you can even though it doesn’t fully light up your world?
Some Food For Thought
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From The Music Mechanics Team
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More Pleasure, More Pain

A terrorist named Pain once stated “only through knowing the same pain, can people truly understand each other. Only through severe pain can people truly know peace”, as a specie, us humans are divided by default, separated by boarders, rules, norms, cultures and so forth, only when a greater threat arises, one that not only threatens annihilation but causes pain across the lines of separation, do people come together, putting aside all differences with the common goal of destroying the enemy and once they do, for a short period of time, true peace is achieved, whether the threat be a new terrorist or new virus, history has proven that only through pain can the many unite

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There is no pleasure without pain: there is no pain without pleasure, the two not only co-exist but are co-dependent, when your life is filled with great amounts of pain; your entire being seeks pleasure and usually finds it in the most trivial things, it also happens on a much more subtle level: when you are doing a strenuous (painful) task, your mind begins religiously searching for thoughts which induce emotions of pleasure, it is usually called “zoning out” or “daydreaming”, your mind attempting to balance out the pain. I will give another example: those who have had an upbringing made up mostly pain, seek pleasure of equaling quality or exceeding proportion, and based on the impact of the pain on their identity, the conviction for seeking out that pleasure will exceed regular norms and even more so, partaking in it to the fullest becomes an breakable law due to the impending feeling that it is fleeting and will not last long. The search for this pleasure in a nutshell becomes an obsession, and this is how you get your artist of greatness: Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Charlie Parker, Luther Vandross, Tupac Amaru Shakur, Christopher “Biggie Smalls, Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, Ludwig von Beethoven and the list continuous

famous_musicians_dead_at_27_13The opposite is equally true, those who have had an upbringing made up of mostly pleasure, instinctually seek pain, at times they would say that it builds character, and so forth but the gist of the matter is that they simple want to feel some pain, whether bad relationships, risky behavior, experimental perspective on things: The higher your threshold for pain, the deeper your appetite for pleasure. The desire to satisfy that appetite causes a gluttonous behavior that can only result in pain, the only countermeasure for this is to discipline yourself from seeking to satisfy this appetite fully which is a pain in itself because it means denying your own basic instincts to feel pleasure (image: a person experiencing pain, and another person experiencing pleasure)

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To partake in one is to allow the other and no, you cannot live happily-ever-after by avoiding either, the only balance is figuring out what your threshold is: where your limits lie, because the list of things which give pleasure in this life are more than the number of grains of sand at the beach and your time on this earth is limited, so are the resources which are available to you at any one given time because unlike in playstation games, these resources require procurement, which requires time and thus spending more of one of the two most important commodities any human has and has ever had

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One of the most common countermeasures in truly determining your in-take and experience of pain & pleasure is causing the pain in order to control the intensity and duration, thus pushing your own limits to increase the threshold and indirectly gain a greater capacity for pleasure acquisition, for example; pain created while honing one’s craft results in pleasure through the expression of that particular craft because “those who enjoy their labor, will be satisfied whether they eat much or little” King Solomon

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Same thing with mothers; from the point of conception to viewing the life you’ve created causing you a great amount of pleasure and pain which intensifies there more they grow, same with honing a craft and so forth. It is human to focus more on keeping away from things we are afraid of rather than focus on what makes us feel good: we are more intent on avoiding pain more than we are on getting pleasure, and it is this little difference that separates those who have lived a life of many great experiences from those with a long list of “what if’s”

More Pleasure, More Pain

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From The Music Mechanics Team

May The Sound Feed Your Soul

Perhaps There’s No Afterlife

lead_largeWhat would you do if there was no afterlife, if there was no second chance, reincarnation, and heaven/hell? “stop living your life based on the result so of someone else’s thinking”, hypothetically; let’s say everything in this world was a creation of mankind, religion, ancient structures and knowledge, let’s also hypothetically say that everything you believe in is the main cause of most of the misery, viewing the meaning of life as merely an idea created by a person who was/is made-up of the same genetic structure you are, through marketing, something as simple as a thought or idea can become an unquestionable and irrefutable belief and/or religious system, say all of this was fact; what would you do? How would this knowledge affect your trajectory in life, choices and so forth, would you even accept this knowledge?

Supplicating_Pilgrim_at_Masjid_Al_Haram._Mecca,_Saudi_ArabiaMy views are dual in this regard; man’s capabilities far exceed what most regard as possible, it is difficult to image that a person, who is made up of the same material as you, could consciously massacre millions of people and feel justified in doing so, or that someone could create an entire system to imprison the minds of people, not only for his lifespan but for generations to come, through reasoning and justification, much becomes possible. On the other hand, say there is an ultimate Creator, who designed and made every single thing in existence today, from each of the different types of cells which make up your body to the vast galaxy, do you honestly believe that it is possible to quantify this being in a couple hundred pages of doctrine which seem more man’s doing then any god?

Probably_Valentin_de_Boulogne_-_Saint_Paul_Writing_His_Epistles_-_Google_Art_Project(Relax, please don’t get tense, The Music Mechanics is made up of a multicultural team with different beliefs and religions, this is meant to be a conversation starter)

This is not an induction into atheism, energy cannot be created or destroyed but it can change form, and the definition of death is the end of an existence in its current state, so you do die, your body is fed upon by insects, and your spirit (as a form of energy) is dispersed, if this was fact rather than speculation, how differently would you live your life? This thing we see as Karma/Balance is merely a series of multiple choices made by multiple individuals and entities (nature) which results in a particular outcome

Belief Is Not An Idea The Mind Possesses; Belief Is An Idea That Possesses The Mind

Desires do not lie, I once read a quote “spirituality is your personal relationship with the divine, religion is crowd control”, it is easier to believe in infinity then it is to believe in a number that is too large for your brain to comprehend, psychologists call this the illusion of knowledge: fantasy is always been better than reality, this is why fear and love are such effective tools in provoking people, the anticipation of something bad or good is always far more exaggerated then the actual reality

needles-thumbnailIt is true that we do not know everything, “the wise man who knows something knows something realizes that he knows nothing at all”, the more you learn, the larger the mystery grows and that is the whole allure of life, if there is an afterlife; what form does it come in? Heaven and Hell? Ancestral judgment? Reincarnation? Nothingness?. Does it not made better sense to base your life on what you know as fact and can prove rather than speculation and wishes? On the other hand, does it not also make sense to base your life on speculation and wishes because they show you possibilities outside not restricted by facts?

feat-religion-570You cannot change the past nor predict the future regardless of how much and how accurately you plan, too many variables to create a full proof plan, all that is within your control is Now: this very moment you’re living in, contemplating the future and reminiscing about the past only waste the moment which actual matters, unless partaking in reminiscing or planning brings you pleasure. If everything is meaningless and you will die regardless of what you do, then it only make sense to live in pleasure; even if it is created by an illusion, thus it is only logically to believe in God, any form of Him, and if everything you will do is pre-ordained then does it not only make sense to live this life to its utmost

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Your mind, which is ultimately the sum of who you are will always seek pleasurably thoughts regardless of whether they benefit you in the long run or not (just a side note) Exploit this life of all the pleasures it has to offer, regardless of what rules man has chosen to place around them

Don’t forget to checkout Music Mechanics’ Own Joshua and Ken On iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/it-feels-like-pain/id988059072

 

https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/of2tomb/id988187260

 

From The Music Mechanics Team

May The Sound Feed Your Soul