Simon, I just want to thank you for the many positive moments your music has created for me over the years. You mentioned feeling depressed sometimes, but your music always has that sense of curiosity and hopefulness that helps me through my depression. I hope you know how great your creations are and how much they have shaped my life and the life of everyone else here. ❤️

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nionn
about 4 years

I struggle to comprehend the extent of the absurdity of drunk cops, judges and politicians being mean to folk for choosing safer recreational drugs than the legally permitted ones. It's all so nonsensical it breaks my heart. I'm encouraged a bit at how access to information means we can't continue to be lied to - but once global law reform happens it's such a shameful legacy that will be left behind. In the PBS alcohol docu, the crowds that ignored to nonsense of the ban were tagged Scofflaws which I like the sound of - like Outlaw but with a righteous sense the law is unjust. I'm hopeful that there's some trend towards social justice and our turn is coming sometime soon. I think it's really brave of RajaRam to pose with that vapouriser! Maybe like with homosexual law reform before - some measure of safe visibility is part of how we become less of a faceless out-group and more like loved grandparents, church congregation members and part of every family gathering then it's harder for us to be bullied by often alcohol drinking enforcers. Stay safe all & change must surely come sometime soon.

SiPo's music is incredible! I was playing that ozric remix again last night - sounds so fresh and playful and wriggly deep - filled me with a sense of awe at being alive : )

Ian Highley
about 4 years

4 years is definitely no joke. I became very humble in the presence of people much worse off than me though. Many for no better reason than they didn't have the friends and family (and money) to help them through it. No matter how tough things get, always remember somebody out there has it worse and, for lack of a better word, pray for them. Play safe kids. Once you get caught up in their web the game stops being fun. Just remember, it's still a game and they can't win unless you let them.

richario
about 4 years

wow Ian, that's quite a story! Can't imagine 4 years... let alone 60...

MrsRachelG1986
about 4 years

Great thread Kristin! 👍 That's some seriously tragic shit Ian - seizing years of your life for producing beautiful, natural, & phenomenal matter... that's just awful. Thank you for sharing your story - our freedom can be so easily taken for granted. So happy that you're here with us now!!! 💞😃💞

Kristin Spradling
about 4 years

Beautiful story, Ian. Star Shpongled Banner is amazingly expansive. I always picture Simon, running for presidency, at the podium saying "I am for mental extensions!" Lol. So glad to meet all of you. It's the family that truly understands.

Ian Highley
about 4 years

In the months preceding sentencing for a dmt and mushroom manufacture case things got pretty tough when I was told the DA was pushing to give me as much as 60 years. First and only time I care to be in that much trouble. I was scared shitless for weeks, figuring it was pretty much the end for me. I was sitting outside for the sunrise one morning, trying to take in the freedom I still had, and star shpongled banner came through my headphones. I'd of course heard the song hundreds of times, but this time it got me in a way nothing ever has. I was at peace in the moment, and with my situation. I realized that whatever happened, I was going to be ok. I cried tears of joy for the next half hour. I was able to let go of the fear and enjoy every moment from then on. The feeling is still with me, and was with me for the entire stint I ended up doing, which ended up being a much shorter 4 years. I'm not sure if I'd have made it long enough to realize it wasn't as bad as it looked if it weren't for that experience. So to join the chorus: Thank you Simon. Your work means the world to me!

jellyfish
about 4 years

Ironically it's helping me through a time RN even tho it also reminds me of what I'm trying to forget

CaNNaBiZ CaNucK
about 4 years

Cheersiez to that!! Love all around (:::

Kristin Spradling
about 4 years

Love you guys

Deborah Lacey McRee
about 4 years

love

Deborah Lacey McRee
about 4 years

I live you Giggly Tree
I miss you.

Flora Cardamine
about 4 years

Wishing all of you strength, courage, support, resilience and healing. May the music always keep inspiring you! *hug* (knowing a few things about Si helping to save my sorry ass....)

Deborah Lacey McRee
about 4 years

I agree with Kristen. I'm not the same as I used to be. my life has changed for the better. plus I'll be meeting Kristen soon. when I go to my omy

Corderosa Amada
about 4 years

Cheers to that. I probably would not be here if it were not for the song "Nothing is Something Worth Doing." My iPod played it in what was probably the darkest moment of my life and gave me hope.

MrsRachelG1986
about 4 years

🍻

GigglyTree
about 4 years

Here here! :)