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Nothing but doom & gloom.

Soiled spirits & tattered souls for today's menu displayed as modern society. Menu metaphorically for us all to observe & learn. When we do that is. I am still. & yet have found middle ground. Basically you start caring less & end up jumping to everyone else's conclusions of forgetting the urgencies of soul food & in replacement to spiritual sustenance settling for the external. Good thing we still acknowledge the metaphysics in our daily agendas as its our last battle cry if we do at all. If we take ourselves seriously enough, it could be the only thing that can save us. Metaphysics plus spiritual hunger leads to brokenness & eventually surrender to a common understanding of truth & the answer to the question of whether there is a God or not. You decide how you see it, & without guidance after sorrow, you will not discover the seed of life & you will guess what you see & how you want to see life. & that with the fear of The Lord com…

Gospel.

We really got a lot to answer for. The crucial days of now & at present time, nobody can tell you something you already know in your gut. I refer to Christians in the faith who know better yet are as mundane & fruitless as we have ever been. Meaning, we get a little over comfortable. I know I do, & have had for a while. The first point I realized about the gospel is that given you test its credibility, you wouldn't stand a chance debating it, unless you turn a blind eye. That's the only sure way of ignoring warnings & conviction. Yet, it cannot be silenced as much as you'd want to a lot of the times. Both as a believer & a child sold to sin. Yet, here is where a follower differs. Simply by following. You don't need to save the world in a day but it can be done through a lifetime of wasted efforts, repetitive mistakes, bad risks, adversity, calamity & the rest of it given you hold the very element of the Christian faith, which is that nothing can…

Music & whether.

@ this point of time, in the current scenarios of industry, the answer isn't quite the solution everyone is looking for. Double headed tail where strategists coincide with the dilemmas of careful constructing without a fundamental ground zero solution & clarity, basically just repeating ourselves hoping for a different result. Practitioner number one is the 'I' in us. We roleplay all day, but split when the kettle is boiling. That's alright, that's mankind's condition. What you'd want to see is that when its time to report something to your superiors, you'd hope that your journey wasn't in vain. Progress is a slow process but its been ages since you did something different. You add skill sets to your giftings, hone your art, better your craft but fail to the most fundamental part of why you do what it is that you do. It is called service. You might benefit from it but the primary focus must be something far 'greater than yourself'. It is…

Experience is a brutal teacher.

If you would cooperate then sadness is only at the start. But the rewards are freedom of self & a detachment to the traps of acceptance & approval. I am mainly talking to myself most of the times when I realized this common human agenda. Right here, right now. Yes, this very moment, the smallest of all stillness & peace of the deadened soul adding brightness to your perceptions. Perhaps even to aid the regeneration process of your humanity. & it helps when you are at your weakest moments. Frees the human spirit without any need to cooperate blindly to unnecessary expectations from yourself & others. But, its mostly yourself that is the common enemy. & when you are at war with yourself, the product is hate. Gets bigger without any relenting outside of your control when you don't recognise this domino effect. Actually just got back from church service & this seems to be the biggest questions in present day life of fellow believers. Brothers, sisters, cong…

Doing doo-little for vanity.

End of the week it is, but thank God the sun rising again is enough motivation. Of course its not promised, but we can take our risks in life & momentarily chances. Why not, huh. I just wish it was not easy for your ego to hinder personal growth despite the despair that surrounds our environments. Grimly methods die too quickly before we know what it is that we're actually all doing. Friday nights, I had to sweet chat a few people in order to get righteous food. No shortcuts about it. Why on earth are we always on this bend of the 'me-order' & a flawed system it can be tirelessly? Seriously, don't you feel like things just feels like a waste of time? Huh, go find a club DJ, it could take the edge off & settle for a date over a glass of wine. Cheer up, this is primo design. All a puzzle growing up but I wouldn't ignore nurture meant for you. Trust the blind? Fun, but if you are still beating the air aimlessly, no matter how high of a regard, then its tim…

What did the pauper do with the business?

Well, if I had to ask myself this question as a musician, you would probably be distressed. Why? Because I fall into just another category of prodigal nature. I admit to it. The first thing you can advice to hypocracy in your own life. Yet, if you dig deep enough, if you can swallow your pride, you will find all things ugly enough to make you believe without self-convincing. The moment you do this, you will welcome the first step to advancement in a godly-sense. You may even feel a little enlightened. Relax for a little while, bliss only lasts for a little while. Insight is the only thing that separates a gentle like person to an overbearing thief. You don't have to stay that way if you didn't want to but wisdom comes to people who take on & follow their convictions. We now live in such an impersonal age where true emotion is ignored & knowledge is no longer information. Governments are on peace treaties simply because they have no choice but to collaborate. Been happe…

Just To Explain My Motto As Far As My Music.

Fifth Dan Music are a stream of influences & inspirations I have took on board both the good & the bad & try to cast a bunch of compositions to portray the kicks & kinks I absorb through beat machines. I beg to differ for starting kind of late but the divine gut of all things gives me confidence that its not as late as it could've been. My resume varies from engineering school & university maths, as well as your telemarketer. Numerous attempts I have made & ventured through corporate settings, but the inner voice sparks all things victorious & submitted. A day at a time. I enjoy this space. The price of inward freedom does cost & can eat you if you're keeping a blind eye without knowing & noticing what makes it different. You don't have to be an artist that sells records to be happy. You can be a plant manager with high remarks but if you're not going to pursue the inner child, then all things you can only reflect where the mud start…

Drizzle For A Laker Fan.

Trademark Lakers slowly being stripped right under their feet. Probably the yin & yang seeing they got rid of their championship players slowly & now the line-up is resolved with possible future championships one can hope. Straight shooting & all. But its sad when there is already speculation of amnesty, D. Howard leaving after this year, Metta on some differential play, & without Kobe, Steve Nash is the only few ones left with an insurmountable weight on his shoulders to do it on his own. Where did the year go of dynasty Lakers? Honestly, even if Phil Jackson came back, it is still a mechanics that he needs to cover with players of different sorts. & would he really want to. Maybe we all bit the bullet but LA can be pinned as a team who ran business more this year & missed all the good bits. We were expecting one this season. The next one is even more un-Laker like based on goodwill.

Reason For Your Madness.

Has a thrift of a pursuit got over everyone's senses to be totally honest? What's wrong with not knowing all the answers. Really. If your scenario's are crucial, then a God so gracious would actually grace you with all & every answers you needed. For every single ones of your circumstances. Just believe in the music. & then, again, its subjective. Perhaps, this is the very thing that wiggles through our cores, like rotten apples, causing our own fantasy islands & disillusionment for whatever our daily purpose/s is & are. It is good to be punctual, it just is. Context is what gets us the most. It enables or corrupts. No two ways about. Much to the confusion of our own greyness. Ages ago, how we live was simple. Kids know everything really. Now everyone grows up just as confused. Religion, technology, lust, & greed for cabbages are whatever they make out to be. But the separation is what we shouldn't ever tolerate. But we do, hence, the despair for ou…

Kosher State Is Hard To Come By.

Individualism and the fullness of its intent wasn’t meant for misdirection though an equal reason for this would be due to confusion and misinterpretation of key lessons that we just simply ignore valuable observances and a lack of a better judgment and divine wisdom. Creativity are in the senses and numbing out our moral core means the deterioration of our ability to see past the mistakes we make and how our choices and decisions we make is affected due to this blindness. Creativity exactly is what we need for an enabling of us to move and progress but when we are bitter about each other as much as we are bitter about our own lives due to a sentiment/s of regret due to our own inability to be as determined to look past our own agendas and the mud of our daily sustenance just so we can move forward and progress. An oxymoron, right? A metaphysical truth of a rigid human structure that we all have followed without realizing that we are actually and plainly just going round and round en…

Learning Through The Steps Of An Ant.

Well, 2013. Happy New Year. And congratulations for making it this far. No mysticism about how everything erupted in the last decade starting with the obvious technological advancements and a wider reach of accessibility for the privileged. Ha! On a positive note, if there is a time for positive outlooks and thinking, it is now. The world needs it. Most of all, YOUR WORLD needs it. I believe we still did a few things right, should you look back once more. Well, I must admit (its hard to notice), yet we pressed and kept on and served ourselves right. Form-wise, as people in a community and a broader sense of society, the guts was there. Process-wise, count your infirmities. It is this lack of understanding that our circumstances snowballs onto both extremes if you don't have a careful eye for detail. Hyundai and Kia Cars and their respective diligence would and should be esteemed for being (I believe) the new business model application and attitude for any business company venture …