Soft Machine - Volume Two - 1969

When I first saw this, I spent hours looking at the cover
just trying to understand what was going on... I mean,
yeah, I guess it's supposed to be a play on the fact that
'soft machine' means the human body, but aside from that,
I just could not and still can not understand exactly what is happening.
But, I suppose that's normal with these kinds of albums...
A strange album cover and seemingly messy songs
which often seem extremely unorganized and unprofessional...
But, strangely, none of that stops me from liking this album.
I mean, yeah, it's obvious that they were overly trying to be
abstract and experimental, but the music is still great!
All the psych cliches they use actually really works for them.
They really do just pull it all together quite nicely...

Track Listing

1. Pataphysical Introduction Pt. 1 - 0:58

2. A Concise British Alphabet Pt. 1 - 0:13

3. Hibou, Anemone, and Bear - 5:59

4. A Concise British Alphabet Pt. 2 - 0:12

5. Hulloder - 0:54

6. Dada Was Here - 3:26

7. Thank You Pierrot Lunaire - 1:34

8. Have You Ever Been Green? - 0:34

9. Phataphysical Introduction Pt. 2 - 0:51

10. Out Of Tunes - 2:32

11. As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still - 2:34

12. Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening - 2:32

13. Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging - 2:44

14. Pig - 2:39

15. Orange Skin Food - 1:48

16. A Door Opens And Closes - 0:54

17. 10:30 Returns To The Bedroom - 4:01

Indecent Exposure Is A Lie!

Honestly, the human body disgusts me...
But, I also realize that I only feel that way because that's how we've been raised. Sure, you might say "Is not! I love porn!", but the thing is, if we didn't think that the human body was gross to some extent, then there would be a lot less people wearing clothes outside on a daily bases. See, in some place you do need clothes in order to keep yourself from freezing to death and I also understand the modern day need for pockets too, but just the fact the they made it illegal to "expose" certain parts of your body for no real reason is already proof enough that we are being trained to be ashamed of our bodies and as for the term "indecent exposure", well... Really, there is no such thing as indecent exposure. It's a lie! Here's what the definition of it is...

"Indecent exposure is the deliberate exposure by a person of a portion or portions of his or her own body under circumstances where such an exposure is likely to be seen as contrary to the local commonly accepted standards of decency."

And now here's the definition of decency...

"Decency is conformity to sociocultural standards of conduct and speech."

So, you see, it's mostly just a way to scare the masses into a state of conformity so that they're easier to control. But really, by these definitions almost anything could be considered indecent exposure! If I were to stumble into a town where everyone wore long selves and thought it was rude to show arm hair and I just happened to be wearing short selves like I always am, then by law they can have me arrested. But, it also goes the other way too thankfully. If I walked into a town full of people who didn't really see the point in clothes, then it wouldn't matter what I wore! No one would get arrested for wearing anything or nothing and that's the way it should be. But no, congress and authority members really don't like to follow the rules they supposedly are meant to enforce if it in any way contradicts with their plans. So, what is commonly accepted as the standard of decency is decided by just a small group of people who really don't even care if people are offended by nudity or not, but I'm sure they've all got their reasons. Some want to control, some do it to help the economy by making it mandatory to buy stuff like clothes, some do it out of respect for tradition, but the worse of all are the morons who honestly believe that if a child is exposed to nudity it'll ruin them forever and that no matter what the situation is, some parts of the body can only be shown in a perverted way. Yes, I agree that children shouldn't experience anything sexual, but hiding the majority of the human body from them, telling them keep their bodies covered up, and teaching them that certain parts are "naughty", you're really just doing way more harm then good! You're putting them in a situation where when they do finally see the body of the opposite sex, they won't know what to do or what to think and you're also just making the human body appear even more tempting and more of a turn on then it should be which just makes the problem trying to be solved about a thousand times worse! Not only that, but it also causes most people to grow up feeling ashamed of their bodies and the ones who don't feel that way feel bad for not being ashamed! Both of which just leads to lower self esteem!

There is nothing good that can come out of this...
I mean, even for you uptight Christians who like to control everyone's thoughts and tell them that asking questions is a sin (don't worry, I know it's really only an annoying handful of you guys like that...) I you'd even actually pay attention to the bible you'd notice that Adam and Eve were created without any clothes and they didn't wear any. They didn't see any need too! It was only AFTER they disobeyed God and ate the forbidden fruit that they became ashamed of their bodies which really just added to God's anger, so you of all people should be the ones prancing around outside in the nude with big signs saying "Don't arrest me, I was born this way!". It's just another case of picking and choosing to back up your side of the debate... You say everyone should blindly follow the laws written in the bible no matter what it says, but the moment someone mentions that it says you can sell your daughter into slavery, you get all mad and offended and why is that? Because you know it's wrong to do something like that and it goes against your morals. I mean, sure, morals are also bull shit and constantly change from time to time and place to place, but since decency is supposed to be the law, it MUST be important, right?

But sorry, I got off track...
Now, back to 'decency' and 'indecent exposure'.

You know, they're not stopping at just making sure people are wearing clothes anymore. Now, it can get in trouble for having your underwear showing! That means, it's no longer about covering up, it's a fashion issue now! Just because some uptight folks think it's gross, it's now wrong to do it. This does fall into the whole decency thing, but really, where's all the freedom our country promises us? Last time I check, freedom of expression is one of our rights and that right almost directly contradicts the whole "decency law" which since freedom of expression is a right and not just a privilege, any law pertaining to decency, unless it physically effects another, is therefor overturned and not an actual law. So, where whatever you want and even go out in the nude if you want to. Thanks to our freedoms, you technically aren't breaking any laws at all! Well... Unless you're a weirdo and just wanna do it to fulfill some sick sexual fantasy... But, other then that, you're good! Hell, you can even say whatever you want to whoever you want as long as you are not directly threatening anyone or lying while under oath, so all the talk about banning the "N" word, don't pay any mind to it. If you know it's going to offend someone who hears it, then it'd be polite to not say it, but it's really just up to you. The worse part about it is that not only would a ban on it go against our right to freedom of expression, but it would also obviously go against our right to freedom of speech!

But, I got off track again...
My point is that indecent exposure is a lie and thanks to our rights as Americans and more importantly, our rights as living beings, there is no actual law against being nude in public. Sure, you'd probably have a hard as hell time trying to convince people of that or even getting them to admit to it, but if we want our freedom as living creatures in this existence back, then we can not be afraid to go to jail for the things we believe in. We must challenge these sorts of things in the courts and show up extremely prepared to make our cases clear. There have been a few rare cases where people in situations much like this have won in American courts, but it's been so rare due to lack of intelligent people actually trying to make a point and prove something that most people are too scared to do what must be done. Just gathering signatures and talking won't solve anything. Do those things too, but if you think a "law" which is being enforced directly contradicts with the rights the people of this country have been promised, then don't be afraid to break that law! Just make sure that when you are brought to court, you make your case and point completely clear and be prepared to argue without ever letting down. Though you may fail, you will encourage others to follow and with enough people doing so, congress will be forced to rethink things. They love their control, but just remind them that they work for us!


FOXX - The Revolt Of Emily Young - 1970

Here's a very peaceful psych album.
It's what you'd call a concept album and for those of you who
don't know what that means (which I'm sure most of you do),
it means an album which tells one story through the lyrics
of all, or at least most, of the songs on it. As you can guess from
the album name, it's about someone named Emily Young.
Interesting little story backed my interesting music.
Honestly, it's not even close to the best album I've heard,
but it's still a pretty good one and it's good for those of you
who prefer the more uppity stuff.

Also, sorry it's been so long since my last upload.
I just don't have as much time since my classes started up again...

Track Listing

1. New Bethel Awakening - 3:39

2. Rebecca's Prayer - 1:59

3. Doctor John - 2:10

4. Sunshine Children - 2:34

5. Rock Jock Bobby Sloan - 3:31

6. In The Garden - 3:15

7. Syndrome Of Change - 4:26

8. Highway Children - 3:24

9. Into Something Real - 3:22

10. Opus Epyllion (The Age Of Light) - 3:53

11. Flight Termination - 3:51

12. Just Another Village Incident - 2:26

13. Last Words - 2:16

14. New Bethel Awakening II - 1:12

15. The Revolt Of Emily Young - 2:30