Friday, 28 December 2007

Uncommon sense from Goatboy’s pen

This post is about the reason for Being and if you have wondered how or why about you or your self or anything else then you should read this and get an introduction in to the schools of thought that will help you find the answers.
Philosophy, semiotics, magik, all stems grown from the same tree and all are used in this post to deliver this set of ideas.

Is it possible that the universe is just the creation of an unconscious mind?

Where there is choice there is meaning
Nothing is ever an accident, there are no mistakes and the is no such think as a joke
Every word and every action has a thought behind it, a choice has to be made, a decision is taken and the expression of the word or action is the result.
The meaning or reason for each decision is not often clear, especially if you’re not looking for it and even if it is clear it only leads to more questions of “why”.
This is when the tool of semiotics is needed, to be used on the world as a giant magnifying glass so as to expose all the reason and meaning behind people's choices.

Semiotics – the study of sign systems

Symbols given meaning become signs- signs convey information-information educates you and leads you to your understanding
So if you undo this and follow it backwards;
All of your understanding has been learnt from information gained from signs that where nothing more than symbols that you attached meaning to.
To understand what the meaning of the symbol represents to the user gives you a key to open a door and explore the unconscious mind.

once inside the unconscious mind you can deconstruct everything that has been built in there and have a look at how it has been put together. Its a bit like the way a mechanic can take apart an engine to look inside it and see how it performs, then he can put it back together in a better condition and more highly tuned, or he can just leave it lying in broken bits on the floor. Once you have been inside an unconscious mind You soon realise that reality is only as you make it and is also rather fragile.

To deconstruct everything like this soon has you arriving at a place where you don’t exist and there is nothing to exist in. Quite a disconcerting and fretful thought as nothing is much more troubling for the human soul than loneliness; however,it is this empty nothing-ness which can be filled with everything and anything.
This is not a journey to be taken by the weak willed or faint of heart, but if you’ve ever wondered why, about anything, semiotics will give you the answer.

To know that there are no accidents, that nothing is ever a mistake and that everything has reason should give you hope and confidence in the coldest and darkest of moments, as it should help you to overstand (not standunder) the world that you find your self living in

Any thing that you think was a mistake wasn’t. It was an opportunity for something to happen and allowed a set of events to take place.

Any thing that you think was an accident wasn’t. It was an opportunity for something to happen and allowed a set of events to take place.

The only mistake was to think that your conscious mind was ever in control

This raises some interesting questions and when explored further leads you in to the territory of “fate” and “destiny” and this is swampy ground as it has been well trodden by many a religious lunatic who have left the terrain behind them littered with dangerous ideas.

What I will say is that all things are as they are meant to be and I shall leave it at that. I think Alistair Crowley said it best when he said “the will shall be whole of the law”

It is an individual’s will that makes the choices and the decisions which are behind their actions.

Therefore It’s OK to say
Its time for me to change my self so that I can be…(…enter own word here- proud, happy, confident etc….)

Now to fresh ears this may all start to sound rather abstract and the more you explore it the madder it gets, and when praticing what was once called the dark art it may stat to "drive you insain", as the expresion goes.
I have always enjoyed the word “insanity” because it is the word we use to mean madness or crazy yet to my minds eye it says “enter sanity” due to the first half of the word being “in” which means to “enter”, so to say “he went insane” to my minds ear means "he entered sanity”. Oh the irony. There are many examples of these kinds of words in English which lend them selves so beautifully to a little semiotic analysis and deconstruction but more on that later.
I think there is a lot, if not the whole truth, in the saying “You have to loose your mind to find it” so let your self go, cast it to the wind, loose any notion you have of who you think you are, just enjoy the charector you have made... and if your not enjoying it then all you need to do is change it.

The world is a stage and we are all just players upon it

Let us condemn no one lest we condemn our selves
Let us judge no one lest we judge our selves
Let us make no laws lest we become like the lawmakers

Click link for a quick definition and history of semiotics

Monday, 24 December 2007

Rap up ya x-mas presents- remember the ghetto

Unfreindly Game (selection by triple777)
Mixtape donwload link

This mix is a collection of tracks stuck together with about as much craft as bricklayer using bluetack to bind his bricks,but it is a Slamming selection set to make you bump your bones, nod ya head and reminisce about the days when Hip-Hop was more than some pop art bullshit.
Remember when Hip-Hop was black?….Remember when golf was white?…..Remember when tits where real?...
The whole culture is being raped by middle American Suburbanites who have adopted it, made some hybrid poison with it and now sell it back to the world market labeled as Hip-Hop,
Remember when JayZ was just a producer and said “I’m just a producer. I aint a rapper, I’ll never rap” ? Remember when Black eyed peas where “conscious” rappers and stood against commercial rap? Now they do Pepsi ads!?!
Remember when Rap was political, heartfelt and honest? …
We should of seen it coming though cos it was right there in the word ….HIPHOP/HiPPOP! damn.

Here you’ll find tracks from all the greats of the game- Brand Nubians, Jeru , Redman, Da B.C.C, and loads of Master Ace, plus many others so you now its going be good.

The theme is – It’s an Unfriendly Game ….but F#ck it- hold on to your heart and lets dance.

So bump it in your homes....and let’s be thankful for what we have. Happy Solstice.

Unfreindly Game (selection by triple777)

Allah/Looking at God (intro) – Brand Nubians
Scientifical Madness – Jeru
Claiming im a Criminal – Brand Nubians
Block episode –Master Ace
Chika Woo -Helta Skelta
Hold ya head up – Magnum force
Hold on – Brand Nubians
Streets – Jeru
Something’s wrong – Master Ace
I am Music- Common ft Erika Badu
Dance to my ministry –Brand Nubians
Turn pt2 – Mike Zoot ft Royal Flush
Hold U – Master Ace
Nubian Jam – Brand Nubian
OneDay – Jeru
SoopermanLover 6 – Redman ft Hurricain G
Nothings gonna Change – Tek
Sean Wigginz –Sean Price
Unfreindly Game –Master Ace
Every other Day – Master Ace
Diz is Brick city – Redman
All for One – Brand Nubians
Aquarius - Common

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Your free X-mas card - Bah'humbug

OK, ALRIGHT !! Mustn't grumble and all that but now and and again its only healthy to let loose a little steam to stop from blowing up..... so with that being said - WHAT THE FUCK IS CHRISTMAS ALL ABOUT?!?!?!?!


It was a disheartening and sorry sight to see the seas of fretfull souls in a spending panic as they fought and hustled their way through each other to lay thier hands on meaningless trinkets, empty of craftsmanship , devoid of any meaning and yet where held on to as if they where the elixier of life it self.

The prophet jesus would i am sure be beautifully toaist about the whole situation and would laugh at its obserdity...i however, not having attained such enlightenment as yet, feel the need to express my dismay and sorrow that so many are aimlessly wandering like lost sheep in to the arms of a ravanous wolf dressed in the guise of CONsumer capitalism.



open and print this Free X-mas card for you

Friday, 14 December 2007

More Mixes for your edutainment

Roots keep you grounded. This selection is the first stone cast at the houses of governance:
Reggae vs dirty Politricks

Reggae vs dirty politricks

Show a little love – Sizzla
Cry blood - Anthony b
That day will come – Capleton
In this world – Sizzla
Credential -Antony b
I am happiness – Lee scratch Perry
Seven devils dead – Lee scratch Perry
Politics time again – Buju Banton
Bun dem everyday - Capleton
Crazybaldheads - IJahman Levi
Warning – tony Rebel
Think dem coulda? - Antony b
World trade center -Perfect
The system - Antony b
Freedom – Natural Black
Forever loving Jah riddem mix - Morgan Heritage/ Ras Shilo/ Buju Banton/ Jamillia
Forever loving Jah – Robert Nesta Marley
download link

mix 2
Reggae: be the calm for the storm

Voice of Jah – Buju Banton
Give Thanks – Gyption
Show a little love – Sizzlz
Street Life – Anthony b
Coming in from the cold – Robert Nesta Marley
Hide Tide or low Tide – Robert Nesta Marley
Natural Mystic – Dennis Brown
Don’t Complain – Junior Kelly
Lots of signs – Dynamite Delux ft Patrice
Social Living – Burning Spear
Set me free – Ken Booth
Be Strong – Sizzla

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Gorilla Warriors in the mist - Mixtapes

Digital mixtapes - remember the days of stop,play,pause and record?!? when we made do and where happy to?...goatboy is at it again mixing and blending in true oldschool style -

check out the news'cool oldskool selection for your listening edutainment.
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Gorilla Warriors In The Mist:

Allah u Akbar -brand Nubian
meaning of 5% - brand Nubian
black star liner -brand Nubian
food clothes shelter - dead prez
panthers -last poets ft. dead prez and common
veterans day - dave ghetto ft breez evah pumpkinhead rok one
commercial rap - qn5 allstars
what would you do? - born unique ft lonnie b
a thief in the night- roosevelt franklin
too long - master ace
block episode - master ace
evry other day - master ace
new world order - imortale technique
modern day slavery - imortale technique
watchout/impeach the president - imortale technique

Soldiers of the spoken word , wielding their weapons to devastating effect , striking a blow to heart of the wicked and those who would trick you with their elaborate speeches.

Hip-Hop is the art of Freedom. In the beginning was the word..... then came the drum
after that everything is everything, after that, everything is politics and this mix i let these Rap veterans explain the problems and the solutions to our political social and existential dilemmas

download form this link to rapidshare

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Educated Fools

so Goatboy has been missing for a while- (not that anyone noticed)but all good things are in there own place and time.

Everything is politics....and we are living in a time where many of our teachers have yet to learn and many of the learned are being ignored.

I saw this posted innocently on a friends facebook page and although it is harmless enough I thought I’d use it as an example of how the many “educated fools” of our age have once again missed the fucking point!
Here is what was posted:

Only great minds can read this

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it

here Goatboy’s response:

only 55 out of a hundred eh? well firstly, that’s more than half so if you cant read it then you are in the minority so its not that amazing and a mute point. What this does go to show, more interestingly than the stupid research findings which this nonsense reports, is that what the eye sees and what the mind makes of the information given to it by the eye can not be trusted to be correct or accurate at all. In fact the mind is constantly perverting the information to enable people to operate without having to think to much, it replaces what it doesn’t know with something that it already is essentially a lazy survival instinct for the scared, a bit like when a kitten is nervous of stuffed toy animal.
But those that are braver can learn to control this instinct. They do so that they can see further afield and thus explore further depths of experience.
This is also a survival instinct but one born out of the desire to PROGRESS and further the self/species, otherwise the self/species becomes stupid, unable to cope or understand its environment and is soon outdated/extinct/surplus to requirements as the evolutionary paths continue developing.

Try and look for what the eyes can see put the mind has never been shown.
Remember, there was a time when you saw these symbols and they where not words, they made no sense to you, now you have grown and trained your mind to see these symbols as words and have attachment some meaning to them.
Learn to read the signs

if you can read this forward this ;-)

Be a lion not a scared kitten
and don’t stop thinking just cos it starts to hurt. lets raise our selves to higher levels