Dog Poet Transmitting.......
“The dog is a reflection of your energy, of your behavior. You have to ask, 'What am I doing?' That's the right question to ask.”
There is some seriously weird shit in some people's heads. Are they right? Is it as twisted and wound out to beyond The Ring Pass Not as some sector of the public believes? I'm talking about those people who readily believe what anyone has to say as long as it is outrageous. I KNOW that there are all kinds of crazy things flying around over the radar, under the radar and right through the radar. I have to be more circumspect than some. I don't say what I don't know and if I speculate, I say so. One must be honest and especially in those areas where you don't know.
One Nimrod who used to come around here and USED TO BE friendly toward me, went and read Dave McGowan's Laurel Canyon Tales and promptly decided, apropos of a brain fart that I was an MKUltra programmed bot. His evidence was that I grew up in a military family and that I write music that sounds like those '60s icons. This is not the sort of person I would ever hire as a research assistant. Of course, there's that other possibility that that is just a blind because, over time, I have experienced half a dozen people who, at some point, decided that they needed a greater degree of personal celebrity and they got it into their heads that the quickest route was to turn on me and see if they could net a certain percentage of the disaffected audience; however large that is I don't know. I haven't seen it turn out that way for anyone yet but... you never know. Anyway... once again, I digress.
I found this article yesterday. The article makes claims but then doesn't back up the headlines portion of the effort. It's a lot of innuendo and speculation, utilizing that crutch where, 'if this happens and that doesn't happen then this has to be true'. Well, no it doesn't. Along with this, an associate told me during a car ride today that Ringo went on the BBC and said that Paul had died back when “I am the Walrus” got written. I haven't seen that so I don't know.
I've read Dave McGowan's work and it is entertaining. I don't know how true any of it is because... I don't know. I simply don't know. I do know I have never been anywhere near MKUltra or anything like it. I am the way I am because of Karma and some really wild, out of this world experiences that have altered me in some very transformative ways. That and five or six dollars will get me a Starbucks Frappafreakingchino; not that I have ever had one yet.
One thing I do not believe is that all those great songs got written by some mind programming Satanic cult c/o Michael Aquino and others. This I find it VERY hard to believe. The muse is the muse and it sings through some and does not sing through everyone else. Somewhere, at some point, whoever wrote so many of these songs, was in contact with the muse(s). I believe this because I have such contact myself and am very familiar with how it works and how it feels, as well as the sheer fluidity of the dynamic. The muse does not always stay. It depends on where your respect, integrity and values lie; whether they shifted on you and whether you opted out for the pleasure pits and the acquisition syndrome.
Did Bob Dylan sell his soul to the devil? According to the writer of the article he directly said this. He didn't directly say that. On the other hand he has at least half a billion dollars, yet he tours all year long. He passed through all kinds of small European venues while I was there. He's also making Chrysler commercials these days and he DEFINITELY doesn't need the money. Samuel Jackson is making a bunch of dumb product sellouts and he doesn't need the money. Peyton Manning ought to be wearing a NASCAR outfit, given all the advertising on them, because he has never encountered a commercial he wouldn't do and he doesn't need the money. Money fucks up people's heads and they don't know when to stop. They turn into a variation on Gollum. Money, power, sex and a few other things make a lot of people stark screaming nuts and also make them capable of the ugliest behavior ever seen here; respect, values and integrity go right out the window, not to mention restraint.
Is what some people say about Dylan and others true? I don't know. If I don't know I don't know. For some people, not knowing is no hindrance to buying completely into something. Is the music scene rife with Satanism? Absolutely, especially these days. Satanism is creeping into most every area of life. It took over organized religion a long time ago; politics? Ditto. The world of business? Duh.
I don't know what is true or not true about this particular area of the National Enquirer as it manifests in the alternative media. This is not to say that The Enquirer does not possess an element of truth now and again. I just don't know. I just don't know. I'm not as easily convinced about anything as some people are. I have no compulsion to WANT TO BELIEVE certain things. This is the key I think. Some people WANT TO BELIEVE certain things and they don't care if they are true or not, though they may certainly believe them to be.
I don't know if Jim Stone is right about the things he says but what I do know is that practically everything he says is sensationalized. Everything he says goes through a large amplification system and some of the things he says on his website strike me as pandering, paranoid and economically driven. I do not know... this is just how it seems.
The reason I didn't know that I was no longer in the daily roll over at Rense and it took 4 or 5 months for me to hear about it, was that I never went to the Rense site. Someone finally told me. I get my news from What Really Happened and The Truthseeker. There was always something off about the Rense site for me. I did not get a good feeling when I went there but I got a whole lot of traffic from it so I just sent in my links and that was it. Whatever happened that caused me to get dropped and wiped completely from the site has never been divulged and no amount of asking has resulted in any info. This leads me to believe that the truth of the matter is strange indeed, or totally indefensible.
Are all of these things that people keep saying true? Joan Baez got tripped out about Dylan but they were in a relationship. Joannie Mitchell said some things about Dylan but... isn't she part of that whole Laurel Canyon thing? See what I mean? Are the intelligence agencies all over the music and entertainment scene? That seems highly likely but I think their creative input is much more believable these days, given the utter crap that is out there. I think it is more likely back in the day that they worked more on the performers and their lifestyles than that they penned any of the work.
I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T KNOW!!! and I am not going to go off believing anything I don't know. I might lean one way or another. I might wonder. I might exhibit some amount of curiosity but I do not accept something just cause someone says so, especially when it is nearly all circumstantial evidence, with a horrific amount of conjecture and gratuitous speculation. Did the Rolling Stones play around with Satanic energies? We know they did. Is Marilyn Manson a Satanist? Assuredly. We've got pictures of him with Anton Szanador Lavey and he directly states that he is. Are there others? Sure. Could one assume that most of the major rappers are into this? That's a no brainer. Keep in mind, you don't have to claim to be a Satanist, or be a member of their church to be a Satanist. It's one of those 'by their works' things. Many many people are Satanists that would heatedly dispute it but... 'by their works ye shall know them'.
I have written this today without being on either side of the fence about the matter. I DON'T KNOW!!!
Claims are made that The Beatles were Satanists. Here's what I believe... a very large number of the songs written by The Beatles and Dylan were truly inspired, ridiculously beautiful tunes. Do I think Leonard Cohen wrote Dylan's songs? Their styles are noticeably different. A lot of Cohen's work is dreadfully somber to the point of being unlistenable, unless you are a practicing depressive. Then again, he has written some gorgeous stuff.
People... there are all kinds of fantastic accusations and statements being made these days. Trust your intuition and the secret whispers of the heart. I don't know what else to tell you because I DON'T KNOW. I don't know. Perhaps someone out there does know. We'll see about that... sooner or later, or maybe we never will know about this and a great many other things. Time will tell and we shall see (or not).
Here's the radio broadcast.
The Curious Tale of Ash and The Whine
- 'A Tale of the Unnatural and Supernatural...'
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