Musicians of /mu/
Has drug use enhance you songwriting skills in anyway? What are your experiences with drugs and your music?
weed: makes me lazy
benzos: good for stage fright
uppers: amazing for getting work done, staying motivated
LSD: helps me write lyrics. creative effects last long after you've taken it
heroin: kills creative motivation
alcohol: no discernible effect
dissociatives: totally irrelevant....
It's all in the vein of state-dependent recall. Feel free to write sober, drunk, high, going fast, leaning, whatever. ONLY trust your opinion of what you've written when you are not what you were when you wrote it.
If you wrote something stoned, listen to it sober the next morning.
If you wrote something when you were sober, get high and listen to it.
I know this view is shared by other musicians, both amateur and professional. It has served me well for the ten years I've spent attempting to perfect what I do.
i used to take ecstasy a lot, having taken it at all has given me insight into pleasure and and sensation (always was into Loveless, but after i started taking pills I kind of 'got' it more, all the textures and bendy shit is kind of how MD feels) and also horrible come downs are also a breddy good place to start songs.
it hasnt helped me write music, but its helped me with my book. im writing about a savage journey to the heart of the american dream. my attorney and i take some psychedelics and cocaine, drive to vegas and report on this motorcycle race called the mint 500