i started reading the dead emcee scrolls (the lost teachings of hip hop). in the intro saul talks about a time he spent with goldie, thought i'd share it with you. to program a drum beat is to align an external rhythmic device to an individuals biorythym. i remember being introduced to drum and bass by one of it's pioneer's, goldie. i accompanied him to his dj set at the london club, the blue note. after about an hour of him staring straight into my eyes, gold teeth glaring, miming or pointing to every invisible, yet highly audible, bass line, kick, snare and high hat, he took me outside and instructed me to monitor my heartbeat so that i might note that the intensity of the music in the club had actually sped it up so that my heart was, now, pounding - a sort of high speed drum and bass metronome. i had been re-programmed (note: it was a high speed wireless connection). did it affect how i thought? i don't know, but surely, the potential was there. the music of that night had been mostly without lyrics. but if there were lyrics, could they have affected me on a subconsciuos level in the same way that the music itself had affected me on a subatomic level? who knows? saul has a way of seeing things that your average dnb head is blind to. the guys a genius. i'll share some of his verses when i get stuck into the book properly, but it promises to be mind blowing.