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Apr 11, 2017 | 5:34 PM EDT
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I put this together today out of boredom, mostly...but I was looking for some cool sample material, and I discovered this '83 documentary on graffiti. I started listening to some of the things the artists were saying, and it got me thinking about McKenna on authoritarianism.

I realize it might be difficult to make out exactly what's being said from time to time - part of this is because of the quality of the source material, but I didn't do more to clean it up because I want you to focus on the music more than the words. That said, here's a list of citations and a transcript if you're curious what little tidbit you might've missed.

Also, I understand that in it's current state it's not very useful to a whole lot of applications. If you'd like to use the music without the samples, PM me, I'll render it in whatever format you want with or without the samples :)


Source Video A (a):
Style Wars (1983) -

Source Video B (b):
Terence Mckenna Resets Your Mind -

Source Video C (c):
How The Government Is Controlling us Terence Mckenna -


Graffiti writing in New York is a vocation. It's traditions are handed down from one youthful generation to the next. To some, it's art. To most people, however, it is a plague that never ends.

Graffiti, as the name not an art. Graffiti is the application of a medium to a surface. I will show you graffiti (x3). Is that an artform? I dunno, I'm not an art critic. But I can sure as hell tell you, that that's a crime.

I will show you not an art.

Is that an artform? I dunno...but I can sure as hell tell you...that that's a crime (x4).

What the government would have us believe, and perhaps believes itself, although I doubt it, is that we would return to the beast.

That's all, you know, we would just shoot junk, and toot blow, and flop around in ruinous orgies until hell froze over.

And THEY, wiser, sterner, more disciplined than ourselves, represent the ediface of moral authority. This is a "I'm doing it for your own good" trip, see?

At the Grand Concourse 149th St. station in the Bronx, graffiti writers gather at, what they call "The Writers Bench."

Nah, I ain't running the system; I'm bombing the system. They trying to make it look like graffiti writers break windows, and everything - it ain't even like that. You know who be doin that, man? N***a's who be high when they come from school are the ones who break the windows.

It's a matter of gettin a tag on each line, in each division. You know, it's called goin "all city." People see your tags in Queens, Uptown, Downtown, all over.

It's a matter of bombin, and knowin that I can do it, you know? Everytime I get in the train, almost everyday I see my name, I say "yeah, you know what? I was there, I bombed it."

It's a matter of - for me it's not for nobody else to see, I dont care - I dont care about nobody else seein it, or the fact that they can read it or not. Its for me and other graffiti writers, so that WE can read it. All these other people who don't write, they excluded - I don't care about them, you know? They don't matter to me.

Everytime I get in the train, almost everyday I see my name, I say "yeah, you know what? I was there, I bombed it." It's a matter of bombin, and knowin that I can do it, you know?

Now the whole context of the problem changes, and the problem becomes changing our own minds. Controlling the hand that controls the energy, and this an entirely different kind of problem. It is not to be solved with the analytical knife plunged again, and again into the body of nature. That whole approach is seen to be, at best passe, at worst bankrupt.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Good beat, bassline, chords, variations. It's all there. It would be cool to have a few more drum variations and some different leads, but overall this was dope

EoD696 responds:

Cheers m8, thank you.