Does anyone else find it frustrating when people trivialise interesting or even vaguely experimental music with comments like
>one word: cocaine :P
>lsd: not even once xDDD
All opinions on drug usage aside, it is kind of offensive to say that all of an artist's creativity just comes from drug use. What do you think?
Drugs can be used productively for creative uses, but most of the time it seems people abuse them as a way of covering up some personal imperfection or insecurity. A lot of drug users are also overly talkative about their drugs which annoys everyone else.
I took LSD once. It warped my perception of time, with constant deja vus etc.. Also I could look at the clouds and be entertained for hours, except that the hours are like 3 minutes in normal time. Boosts you associations.
It was not unlike weed, just about 100 times more intense. No hallucinations, though.
I'm pretty sure he's trolling, but yeah, lsd does not work like that. I'm a little bummed the public perception of acid is so fucked, it actually helped immensely with my depression, and I know others like that as well
i could totally see that happening, but more in the sense of "wow man that cloud looks exactly like a dragon, i'm tripping nuts lmao" rather than "holy shit, look at that dragon in the sky"
acid doesn't cause actual hallucinations
It feels pretty bad when you're the artist. "Wow so trippy", really?? That's all you got from my song? It's such a shallow view of something I spent so much time doing. Part of the reason I don't ask my friends for criticism anymore.
Precisely; this was what I was trying to say. If I were to mention Tame Impala as an example, someone might say "Oh yeah I love their music! So trippy!!"
Well, okay. But really, what do you actually -mean- when you say "trippy"?
the music was unusual and unexpected but intimate. if it was a long song or an album, then I would add in that it was a journey through different emotions and feelings and maybe even mental pictures. idk
I think if you called it trippy b/c you were just trying to explain it as easily to other people who aren't into music as much as you are or have the se understanding as you.