Sunday, May 18, 2008

acid mothers temple - "nam myo ho ren ge kyo." (ace fu) [CD]

Absolute boredom. Maybe depression. Unemployment rut. Complete sobriety. Certain Isolation. Food stamps. The Carpenters. Et Cetera...

Marvel at the fact that you've somehow only managed to pay for one AMT release, and that was some good-looking vinyl. Marvel that you are still alive and healthy and still trucking. Marvel at the notion that somehow people like you even though you contribute absolutely nothing to society. Marvel that you've made it this far and you still have your "integrity" intact. The world is still yours.

An aesthete with acquired tastes. An urban Boheme with backwoods sensibility. Fin de siecle. Fried pork chops w/ gravy. Everyone likes you. A bonifide grownandsexxxy Renaissance man in fatigues and a Detroit Tigers baseball cap. You are, even tangentially so, a participant in the post-modern American counter-culture. Proud owner of two leather jackets and 3 DUI's. You like psychedelic music, and you like to dream...

“Nam Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo” is, on its surface, a Buddhist chant exploration via the brand of psychedelia that Acid Mothers Temple is known for. I suppose if you want to scratch beneath the surface a bit delving into Zen and art of acquiring mind-expanding drugs might be in order. Doesn’t matter though. If you have this record you know what time it is—

The curious thing about Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O is that, somehow, one minute you barely know who they are and the next minute you have several releases (and a tee-shirt) in your possession that you did not pay for. A Chimera perhaps. A Blessing from God? Maybe. Who knows? But you don’t question it either. You don’t care. You just go with the flow…

Everyday I question my both my incoherence and my place in this universe. I marvel and cherish the time I spent w/ all the amazingly beautiful giving people and I wonder if it will continue, or how long it will continue. The warm smiles and the “happy to see yous” and such. Meaningful orgasms and Marihuana opulence. All the awesome things in life. Doctor Who…

For Aya. I wish you love and fortitude during these difficult times. You will be in my thoughts and chants until things get better.

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