Quick Vid on alcoholism –

“At the beginning of the 90s that guy was gonna be a writer, this guy was making films, this guy was gonna be guitar player. What happened by the end of the 90s? They all had heavy addictions. We were buying into the idea of taking drugs as rebellion, when really we were suckers who bought a gimmick.”

“Trump’s use of violent rhetoric isn’t just something he’s forcing on an easily manipulated mob. They respond to him. But he also responds to them. And they build up each other’s feelings of excitement and anger.”

Too bad…

“…the psychological/[subjective] state of being moved can alone explain the pleasure derived from negatively connoted aesthetic stimuli, such as sadness-inducing music or films or disgust-inducing pictures when displayed in an art context …”

Yea Science, Music Came B4 Language Abt 30mm Yrs Ago!! Yeah, Babee…

Monkey-Human Ancestors Got Music 30 Million Years Ago : DNews original Music skills evolved at least 30 million years ago in the common ancestor of humans and monkeys, according to a new study that could help explain why chimpanzees drum on tree roots and monkey calls sound like singing. The study…also suggests an answer to this chicken-and-egg question: Which came first, language or music? The answer appears to be music. “Musical behaviors would constitute a first step towards phonological patterning, and therefore language,” …, once we hear a certain pattern like Do-Re-Mi, we listen for it again. Hearing something like Do-Re-Fa sounds wrong because it violates the expected pattern. Normally monkeys don’t respond the same way, but this research grabbed their attention since it used sounds within their frequency ranges. ‘Language Gene’ May Influence Learning Too “This kind of experiment is usually done by presenting monkeys with human speech,” co-author Ruth Sonnweber said. “Designing species-specific music-like stimuli may have helped the squirrel monkeys’ perception.” The squirrel monkeys demonstrated that they understood sound patterns — and when they changed. This ability, central to language and music, therefore evolved at least 30 million years ago in the small and furry tree-dwelling primate that was the last common ancestor of humans and monkeys. It’s likely that all primates today share the skills.