Log in

No account? Create an account

Writer's Block: Revolutionary Thought

Nov. 8th, 2008 | 02:09 am
music: my vitriol - this time

It's the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, marking the Marxist overthrow of the Russian government. Karl Marx once wrote that "religion is the opium of the people." What is the new opium of the people?
I find this uncanny, as in a lecture yesterday we talked about postmodernism and of how religion was the "opium of the people" and of being replaced by things like live events. The resemblance between a religious service and a live event are striking.
The way the crowd reach out to be "blessed" by the performer, and get that euphoric lift afterward a concert. The gathering of people, with the same passion, people fainting, throwing arms in the air, the stage/altar etc.
For me, live events are one of the few times where i actually feel alive - I guess this is what i used to try and find in religion. I like the buzz, and i feel like when your watching music performed and your connected it's the most amazing, almost supernatural feelings.

Link | Leave a comment |

public post

Feb. 3rd, 2007 | 02:38 pm
music: a certain ratio

new year,
new journal.

this journals locked.
friends only.

Link | Leave a comment {9} |