Yey consistency! I realized that the simple fact that consistency is what separates the “pros” from those that wish they were “pros”…after being questioned time and time again about how our band slant is different from any other bands out there and why i believe the music that we make in our band slant is something that anyone would choose to care about. I can’t say we’re any better than anyone really….all I really could answer that question with is the fact that we’re making music as honestly and “purely” as we can…and by “honestly” and “purely” I mean we try to put out music that we believe in as our best articulation/conveyance of whatever thought or subject that we’re trying to get across….and that’s what I think peeps can notice intrinsically and even more importantly: have had people voice is what they’ve noticed and is appealing, and ultimately what sets us apart. Well, that’s pretty cool because its hella easy to write cool songs without purpose or slack off and not ….so its nice that we’re possibly doing well in achieving that goal of being able to make music and songs that people enjoy and will listen to, I play guitar everyday, i make some kinda music everyday, i learn new stuff everyday and and i try to make my everyday choices/decisions in accordance to our want…..which is being able to continue making music feasibly for the rest of my life, because its that important to me….and whats cool for me lately, ive noticed that nowpeople have seemed to understand that its not just a phase of my life or a simple hobby in my eyes…so that’s pretty cool and it did take a bit to be accepted as a person in a “real” band (whatever that means…) And so yeah, that’s what we offer….consistency in the pursuit of making music and always learning what we can, when we can so we can continue to do what we do and hopefully continue to do so…..
Fahim (age 12) – “You aren’t a samurai….” “
Shawn (age 9) – “Yah I am, YOU’RE actually not a samurai”
Why this article about the samurai on Umano appealed enough to me to click/listen to and then share it with you…. : My cousin Shawn and I had this thing with each other where we’d jokingly bark out silly phrases to each other…..because…um, well honestly who knows why other than the fact we’re silly people…silly and muthaeffin WISE as f**k….elaborating: one of us would say (without any provocation/out of nowhere) “You’re not a samurai….” And upon hearing this phrase the other would exclaim with disbelief at the sudden and doubtful statement just made about them “No….YOU’RE not a samurai….” Sometimes we’d go back and forth repeating the phrase and sometimes we’d just bust out into laughter…… Little did we know we were unknowingly spouting out and ”playing catch” with some kickass wisdom about calmness and that we were really just checking each other in regards to whether or not we were “chill”… Lol listen on and hopefully this will make sense…
Okay so i was trying to remember where’d we come up with that exactly and my first thought was from ninja turtles, but na, it actually came from the bengali phrase “cheenos amare?” Which translates to “do you know who i am?” Which would be used probably by some cocky individual who believed that their status proceeds them/errbody should know who they are and act accordingly etc etc…we recognized that this was obviously a retarded thing to say by anyone and so it became an inside joke between us….”cheenosamare” spoken quickly and whilst said without poise easily became “chino samurai” and then further evolved into the subject phrase “you’re not a samurai” said in it’s accompanying accusational tone.. (tmnt actually just further solidified the notion that it was cool to run questioning the samurainess of peeps…) It does make sense I guess, we were basically saying ” you’re not cool..” To each other….and the article sums up the idea that practicing the ability to stay calm and/or maintain a level of cool/chill helps you be at your best….yey
I think our Lil phrases has further evolved into: “yo dude, is you is? Or is you ain’t?…” (From that blues song that was on a tom n jerry cartoon episode hahaha) lmaooo …anyways, hope ya have an awesome and chill day
Peter Doolittle: How your “working memory” makes sense of the world #TED : http://on.ted.com/peez
Pretty much tells ya to “chill on the overthinking/turn ur brain off and go experience the life ur living…aww…very noice..
Good stuff…. Just like Einstein said : “Simplify, but never make things more simple…” Or something to that extent… Take one step at time (like I wrote in one of my songs he he) and the sum of all parts will be an awesome productive ass smorgasbord…
we have this in our band… possibly why it works? lol
damn shizzle…..this is just good philosophy…
Originally posted on The Wisdom Of Life:
In his book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman conveyed a dystopian vision based on how a particular medium for communication powerfully shapes the messages delivered through it. He outlined how different mediums have an inherent carrying capacity because they allow only certain kinds of information to pass through them as a conduit. For instance; smoke signals are not equipped to effectively convey mathematics or philosophy. When our culture was far more literate and books were the bread and butter of reason and discourse, he argued we were better equipped to parse fact from fancy, understand with more depths the communication pouring from all corners of the culture and as a consequence, more able to recognize and thereby exert more control over our destiny. The age of enlightenment may have been born on the backbone of the printing press. Neil warned that mediums such as radio and television were potential steps in a trail of tears toward an idiocracy. He suggested if we didn’t tend to the preservation of depth perception in our cultural psyche we would get lost in a breadth of knowledge a mile wide and an inch deep and be unable to form effective visions to deal with population level problems. The hint that we also may be vulnerable and exploited by virtue of a power elite who can move the cultural economy of ideas toward supporting an elitist dystopia by printing ideological currency made of sound bites.
George Orwell’s vision of dystopia in “1984” was predicated largely on the use of technology to control the messaging and thereby the populace, and the use of surveillance and other force as mechanisms to further the social tentacles of compliance. Alternatively, Aldous Huxley’s “Animal Farm” presented a vision of dystopia by virtue of more emphasis on controlling the narrative by crafting a silky membrane of sticky sweet egalitarian ideology that actually propelled an elite class to the top by virtue of words that didn’t equate to deeds. This abstract magic show stratified a hierarchy that produced so-called equals that were more equal than others.