a word from saul

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  1. safety

    safety double safety

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    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.
     
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    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    SIRUS 変なひと

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    it's not just tempo that raises your heart rate, but also volume, music above a certain amount of db's is said to increase HR and excitement.
     
  4. safety

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    interesting. this could turn into a real beard stroking thread
     
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    i said earlier it was gonna be mind blowing and i wasn't wrong. i just want to give you one verse from what i've read so far that just blew me away...

    i came in the door. i said it before before.
    the future's mistress is history's whore.
    ate the whole fuckin' apple, NGH, even the
    core. swallowed seed. made her bleed. now
    she's begging for more.


    amazing. you don't get that from eks or skibba. more tomorrow.

    (note; there is supposed to be two befores in the first line and NGH is an abbreviation for the N word.)
     
  6. safety

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    a couple of verses to start the morning...

    hail mary, mother of god. got the whole
    host of angels shuffling in my iPod. NGHs
    leardned to raise their voices when i lowered
    my rod. staff of moses. pharaoh knows it.
    son, my word is my bond.

    tune my heart with my mind. speak my nature.
    divine. called this shit into existence back in '79.
    with the future in my pocket. tightly gripped
    like a nine. keep my finger on the trigger. waitin
    for the right time.
     
  7. safety

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    attention: another dimension. another
    complicated twist too twisted too mention.
    another pair of NGh lips tongue-tied to
    perfection. another frame of mind exists
    beyond comprehension.

    attention. fourth realm of ascension.
    the absence of tension. a corporate lynching.
    their god is their hench man. and he ain't
    just pinching. this NGh BITES! And, according
    to pictures, this NGH white!
     
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    lokki JUNGLIST FROM DEYA

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    one more for today...

    i am no earthling. i drink moonshine on mars
    and mistake meteors for stars 'cause i can't hold
    my liquor. but i can hold my breath and ascend
    like wind to the black hole and play galaxophones
    on the fire escape of your soul.

    blowing tunes through lunar wombs. impregnating
    stars. giving birth to suns that darken the skins that
    skin our drums. and we be beatin infintiy over sacred
    hums. spinning funk, like myrrh, until jesus comes.

    and jesus comes every time we drum. and the moon
    drips blood and eclipses the sun. and out of darkness
    comes the BA BOOM BOOM. and out of darkness
    comes the BA BOOM BOOM. and out of darkness
    comes the BA BOOM BOOM OM
     
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    BoudiCat SERIAY.

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    If I had a beard, I think I'd be stroking it indeed!
     
  11. safety

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    just a small one for today, but this really spoke to me.

    my love is my souls imagination.
    how much do i love thee...
    imagine!
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    awesome thread.
     
  13. safety

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    logikz, buy the book, you won't be dissapointed, and while you're at it, buy 'said the shotgun to the head' as well.

    one more for today...

    i could recite the grass on ahill and memorize
    the moon. i know the cloud forms of love by
    heart and have bought tears to the eye of a
    storm. my memory banks vaults of autumn
    forests and amazon river banks. i've screamed
    them into sunsets that echo earthquakes.
    shadows have been my spotlight as i monologue
    the night and dialogue with with days. soliloquies of
    wind and breeze applauded by sunrays.

    we put language in zoos to observe caged
    thought and tossed peanuts and p-funk at
    intellect. and MTHRFKRs think these are
    metaphors. i speak what i see. all words
    and worlds are metaphors of me. my life
    is authored by the moon. footprints written
    in soil. the fountain pen of martian men
    novelling human toil.

    and yes the soil speaks highly of me, when
    earth seeds root me poet-tree. and we forest
    forever through recitation.
     
  14. safety

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    time to ressurect my old thread, try to bring a bit of culture back to the board.

    some verses from ,said the shotgun to the head...

    6000 feet
    above
    sea level

    3300 bodies
    disassembled

    the head bone's
    connected
    to the cock pit

    knee jerk
    ass backwards

    dancing slaves
    in a mosh pit

    punk rock
    of gibraltar
    roll out
    nothing's new

    mo' blood eyes
    the mo hawk
    only this time
    it's you

    and you
    never loved her
    for what she
    possessed

    you powdered
    her face
    and came
    on her
    head dress

    oil slicked feathers, putrid stenched water-bed
    "mother nature's a whore," said the shotgun to the head.
     
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    rivers
    like oceans
    oceans
    like answers
    questions
    in cloud forms
    raindrops
    in stanzas

    to be
    or not to...

    to see
    or not to...

    she had eyes
    like two turntables
    mix(h)er
    in between
    my dreams and reality
    blend in
    ancient themes

    the bass is of isis
    (basis)
    cross-faded to ankh
    the beat drops
    like a cliff
    over looking
    my heart
     
  16. safety

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    about said the shotgun to the head...

    'here is an account of a man so ravaged by a kiss that it distorts his highest and lowest
    frequencies of understanding into an incongruent mean of babble and brilliance'

    a quote from zack de la rocha - ",said the shotgun to the head..is an invitation to live and die in the moment, a confrontation of the politics of an empire, a dare to to transform oneself in the face of fear and a post 9-11 love song all in one"
     
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    OH MY FUCKING DAYZ

    I HAVE JUST ACTUALLY BEEN STROKING MY STUBBLE WITHOUT REALISING I WONDER HOW LONG IV BEEN DOIN IT WITHOUT KNOWIN HAHA
     
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    after reading fes' thread 'battle physically, conquer mentally' i thought i resurect this thread with some more words from the master... saul williams.. aka niggy tardust... get to know...

    the silent b
    in doubt and debt
    mutates our right
    to be.

    they crave control
    of how think
    of how we feel
    and see.

    we learn
    to shroud
    self-mastery
    with mystery
    and fail

    to understand
    that even
    within fate
    is the power
    of the will.

    if freedom
    needs a sanctuary
    history needs
    a cell

    within bars
    to keep
    it's hands
    from reaching
    out beyond
    what mothers tell
    their young.

    we are
    songs

    in fact
    anthems

    unsung.
     
  19. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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    Saul Williams is a lyrical deity. End of.





    Edit: His best line ever is the opening line on Ohm: "through meditation I program my heart to beat breakbeats and hum basslines on exhalation"
     
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  20. rob_del_terror

    rob_del_terror - ̿ ̿'̵͇̿̿з=(•̪●)=ε

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    anyone ever set foot in this venue? it just looks like a house on albert square from the outside.