There is no “self”

Bot you and I know that it is really hard to change bad habits. But maybe this little tidbit of scientific fact can help you. It is of course possible to change who you are, and that should be something comforting because that means that you can strive to evolve without endangering yourself, since, there is no self.

We’re talking about neuroplasticity, our brains power to change, not only mentally. I would like to call it the effect of realizing that you and what constitutes your self is not set in stone. Also called perspective, hah! Well, the point is that you can change both mentally and physically, even in your brain.

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Check out my this post from when I was meditating for a whole week (I just read it and it is ridden with spelling errors.. but hey I wrote all of that on my smartphone with a cracked screen).
Or check out this article where they talk a bit more about the plasticity.

The sound of silence

I know it is hard.

But I’ll tell you a secret.

I’ll tell you a shortcut.

To understand me is to understand what… and why I am listening to (music)…

Start talking to me about music and then you’re in.

If you want to, I’ll keep you busy with music for a long time.

I would want nothing more than coming home to the soothing sound of interesting, or weird music accompanied by a discussion about it.

 

That’s the secret…
Now you know!

This is a good one

Peace out~~

Easter traditions

Every year for Easter, me and a couple of my friends go to the country side and enjoy ourselves with some shenanigans, food and games. Here are some bits and pieces from that.

MWM: 11 Synths!

You know what I love? Synthesizers!

When did that happen you ask me?

Well, it started in my teenage years when I explored and discovered a lot of types of music. The thing I started to like was to experiment, to find new stuff. I was lucky to have a good friend who listened to music that was not being played on the radio. Prior to my teenage years most of the music I was exposed to was what the radio fed me. Sure, some times I did find a bit of different tunes on MTV (Which was way better in the early years) and the Swedish equivalent with ZTV. And radio did of course give me old classics and stuff. But the library became pretty predictable after a week of repetition so that didn’t really keep me interested.

From my friend I found a bunch of metal, rock, punk and so on. But most importantly, the curiosity to find new stuff.

Because of this I became interested in what my sister was listening to, and boy am I happy that I wanted to do that. Me, my brother and my sister weren’t really fighting that much, we actually spent time together and liked each other. I don’t think my sister really thought about it at the time, but she really did influence me (and my music taste) in good ways. She introduced me to Welle:Erdball, Wolfsheim, Covenant and other pretty  intense synth music. This led me into Kraftwerk and other similar bands. But what I mostly stuck with was Welle:Erdball  (BTW, I think she introduced me to Infected Mushroom! One of my absolute favorites but in another genre). I think that I stuck with Welle because the tunes are still very melodical whereas Kraftwerk is more industrial and exploratory (Although I do like me some industrial stuff).

I haven’t been listening to Welle:Erdball continuously all these years of course. But recently some synth music has seen a resurgence in my library due to the revelation that a close friends is interested in synth music. This got me to dig up some old tunes, and they do still work for me!

So here you go, two of my favorite tunes:

Link to a Spotify playlist with all the songs from my MWM’s

MWM: 10 “Woah, are you listening to this?”

The latest edition to the everlasting list: My Weird Music is X-Japan. And this is also the latest edition to the everlasting category of responses like “Woah, are you listening to this?” . Both of them are growing strong.
But this blog is not, you know, life has to be taken care of, a life which eats time as a freshly popped bag of popcorn.

But yes. I do really like different styles of metal. Come to think f it, I have not posted any metal songs. So, yeah, this is fitting! (Grammatically correct on Mars to use many commas in a single sentence. Look it up)