“We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you’re giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told ‘no’, we’re unimportant, we’re peripheral. ‘Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.’ And then you’re a player, you don’t want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.”
—Terence Mckenna (via gregaurand)
Enjoy this special James Bond Episode 007, where Tom decides he would like to be reborn via Eliza Dushku, and the duo discuss the revolution in television and broadcasting, the magic of language, and become terrified by the developments of DARPA’s Big Dog and other horrible inventions that will likely bring about the demise of humankind.
This week on System Blue, Tom Gets extremely drunk, sees double, and shifts into fifth as they discuss Full Moon Fever, and take a trip down memory lane full of homeless folks by bringing back some clips that never made the final cut before. System Blue also pays tribute to a metal legend, Jeff Hanneman who passed away this week.
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