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10-28-2019, 07:10 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Hubby is a joker and was singing a stupid kids' show song from our childhood and the lyrics were so absurd that I told him the song writer had to be on LSD. Anyway, it got me wondering which classic songs were written under the influence and became hits. IMO, songs written under weed and cocaine check all the boxes for me.

Bob Dylan - ...'everybody must get stoned' - weed, uppers, twisters, and more

John Lennon - Lucy in the sky with diamonds - LSD

David Bowie - the bulk of his songs - cocaine

Oasis - everything prior to 1997

Berlioz wrote his Symphonie Fantastique under the influence of opium.



Miles Davis - Bitches Brew - heroin(?)



https://theweeklings.com/sbeaudoin/2014/...nd-beauty/
https://vocal.media/beat/surprising-song...hile-highn
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10-30-2019, 05:07 AM #2
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(10-28-2019, 07:10 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Hubby is a joker and was singing a stupid kids' show song from our childhood and the lyrics were so absurd that I told him the song writer had to be on LSD. Anyway, it got me wondering which classic songs were written under the influence and became hits. IMO, songs written under weed and cocaine check all the boxes for me.

Bob Dylan - ...'everybody must get stoned' - weed, uppers, twisters, and more

John Lennon - Lucy in the sky with diamonds - LSD

David Bowie - the bulk of his songs - cocaine

Oasis - everything prior to 1997

Berlioz wrote his Symphonie Fantastique under the influence of opium.

https://youtu.be/g2Kky5BC9Uk

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew - heroin(?)

https://youtu.be/2AR93r-ASWI

https://theweeklings.com/sbeaudoin/2014/...nd-beauty/
https://vocal.media/beat/surprising-song...hile-highn

Are You experienced - Jimi Hendrix

Nomadic Show this Post
10-30-2019, 05:11 AM #3
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(10-30-2019, 05:07 AM)Nomadic Wrote:  
(10-28-2019, 07:10 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Hubby is a joker and was singing a stupid kids' show song from our childhood and the lyrics were so absurd that I told him the song writer had to be on LSD. Anyway, it got me wondering which classic songs were written under the influence and became hits. IMO, songs written under weed and cocaine check all the boxes for me.

Bob Dylan - ...'everybody must get stoned' - weed, uppers, twisters, and more

John Lennon - Lucy in the sky with diamonds - LSD

David Bowie - the bulk of his songs - cocaine

Oasis - everything prior to 1997

Berlioz wrote his Symphonie Fantastique under the influence of opium.

https://youtu.be/g2Kky5BC9Uk

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew - heroin(?)

https://youtu.be/2AR93r-ASWI

https://theweeklings.com/sbeaudoin/2014/...nd-beauty/
https://vocal.media/beat/surprising-song...hile-highn

Are You experienced - Jimi Hendrix


Couldn't find the original studio version, but this is a darn good cover version.
10-30-2019, 06:49 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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John Coltrane - "Om" (LSD tripping?)

Quote:The principal mantra in Buddhism is om maṇi padme hūṃ

Part 1.



Part 2:



The music may be indicative of an up and down, side to side trip but the lyrics are quite to the point, IMO and lead me to believe the trip had a singleness of purpose and guided.

Om song lyrics:

Quote:Rites that the Vedas ordain, and the rituals taught by the scriptures
All these am I, and the offering made to the ghosts of the fathers
Herbs of healing and food, the mantram, the clarified butter:
I the oblation and I the flame into which it is offered

I am the sire of the world, and this world's mother and grandsire I am He who awards to each the fruit of his action:
I make all things clean
I am OM...


https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8xdx7...y-musician

Quote:“Psychedelic lyrics often feature evocative but ultimately impenetrable imagery, perhaps based on visions had while on acid,” Auslander says. Giordano cites Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” as especially evocative of a trip, particularly the line, “One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small.” Due to the effect of LSD on the occipital cortex, which processes vision, “people will feel that all the constancies of size and shape may change for them,” he explains.

This neurological effect can also lead to nonsensical hallucinations that morph from one image into another, Giordano adds. The transitory nature of a trip’s visuals, with things suddenly appearing and disappearing, is reflected in songs like “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” Auslander tells me. You “look for the girl with the sun in her eyes and she's gone,” then “newspaper taxis appear on the shore,” then the setting shifts to a train and “suddenly someone is there at the turnstile.” Five decades later, in the video for “Paranoiac Intervals/Body Dysmorphia,” Of Montreal singer Kevin Barnes (who has referenced LSD in songs like “Lysergic Bliss”) looks into a mirror and sings about “counting wolves in your paranoiac intervals” as his reflection blurs in and out of sight as his face warps like a funhouse mirror.
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10-31-2019, 05:45 PM #5
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(10-30-2019, 06:49 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  John Coltrane - "Om" (LSD tripping?)

Quote:The principal mantra in Buddhism is om maṇi padme hūṃ

I spent 3 months in Nepal and "Om Mani Padme Hum" is pretty much their National anthem.  
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10-31-2019, 05:51 PM #6
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(10-31-2019, 05:45 PM)Nomadic Wrote:  
(10-30-2019, 06:49 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  John Coltrane - "Om" (LSD tripping?)

Quote:The principal mantra in Buddhism is om maṇi padme hūṃ

I spent 3 months in Nepal and "Om Mani Padme Hum" is pretty much their National anthem.  

For some reason I cannot post a video? Probably slow internet speed at my end? Just YouTube Om Mani Padme Hum Nepal and enjoy.
10-31-2019, 06:02 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(10-31-2019, 05:51 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(10-31-2019, 05:45 PM)Nomadic Wrote:  
(10-30-2019, 06:49 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  John Coltrane - "Om" (LSD tripping?)

Quote:The principal mantra in Buddhism is om maṇi padme hūṃ

I spent 3 months in Nepal and "Om Mani Padme Hum" is pretty much their National anthem.  

For some reason I cannot post a video? Probably slow internet speed at my end? Just YouTube Om Mani Padme Hum Nepal and enjoy.

The thing is with the Nepal way of meditation it does not involve the use of drugs of any kind. So, by adding hallucinogenic substances I think the intended path of meditation will be confusing and uncontrolled for most people. Now other peoples that do use hallucinogenic substances do so with ancient wisdom and so they are usually a shaman or medicine person of the community - they have prepared themselves ahead of time for what may come.

https://www.welcomenepal.com/things-to-d...ation.html

11-02-2019, 07:56 AM #8
RiskyRob Master Blaster
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Waiting for the break of day
Searching for something to say
Flashing lights against the sky
Giving up I close my eyes
Sitting cross-legged on the floor
Twenty-five or six to four

Staring blindly into space
Getting up to splash my face
Wanting just to stay awake
Wond'ring how much I can take
Should I try to do some more
Twenty-five or six to four

Feeling like I ought to sleep
Spinning room is sinking deep
Searching for something to say
Waiting for the break of day

Twenty-five or six to four
Twenty-five or six to four
11-03-2019, 05:42 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,691 Threads:472 Joined:Jun 2012
(11-02-2019, 07:56 AM)RiskyRob Wrote:  Waiting for the break of day
Searching for something to say
Flashing lights against the sky
Giving up I close my eyes
Sitting cross-legged on the floor
Twenty-five or six to four

Staring blindly into space
Getting up to splash my face
Wanting just to stay awake
Wond'ring how much I can take
Should I try to do some more
Twenty-five or six to four

Feeling like I ought to sleep
Spinning room is sinking deep
Searching for something to say
Waiting for the break of day

Twenty-five or six to four
Twenty-five or six to four

Robert Lamm tells how he wrote that song. It seems more of writer's block than anything else.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2016/12/21...6-to-4.cnn
11-08-2019, 07:28 AM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I'll turn you on son to something that is strong.




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