Bowling For Soup - UK, 2009 and 2010

Zebrahead - Japan, 2009

Soul or System

 
 
 

TUNE THE TV OR RADIO IN TO AN UNOCCUPIED ANALOG FREQUENCY.  WHAT DO YOU HEAR?

STATIC.

THOUGH THERE IS PLENTY OF ACTIVITY ON THE SCREEN, AND THE NOISE IMPLIES MOTION - THAT'S STILL WHAT WE CALL IT - STATIC.  THIS STATIC I AM REFERRING TO IS CAUSED BY THE DISRURBANCE OF, OR IN THE ABSENCE OF - NORMAL, EVERYDAY RADIOWAVES.

INTERFERE WITH A BROADCAST SIGNAL AND YOU'LL HEAR IT - STATIC.

EVEN IN THIS MODERN DAY, DIGITAL ERA - WHERE THE STATIC HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH BLUE SCREENS AND SILENCE - EVERYBODY KNOW THE STATIC THAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

IT LOOKS LIKE A MILLION TINY BLACK AND WHITE DOTS IN A SWARM OF CHAOS - BLINKING ON AND OFF AND OVERLAPPING ONE-ANOTHER.  AND THE SOUND IS LIKE THE SOUND OF A BILLION TINY MARBLES BEING DROPPED IN RAPID SUCCESSION ONTO A GIANT, FLAT SHEET OF ALUMINUM OR METAL.

WE ALL KNOW THE SOUND...  

BUT WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

 OBVIOUSLY IT'S GENERATED BY THE BROADCASTING EQUIPMENT.  BUT I STILL FIND IT FASCINATING THAT NO MAN WAS INVOLVED IN MAKING IT.  IT WASN'T FORMED IN A STUDIO.  THE VISUALS WERE NEVER ANIMATED.  AND YET IT STILL EXISTS.

IT ALL COMES FROM ELECTRONIC CHARGES POPPING AND CRACKLING IN THE AIR.  I GUESS...

IT'S JUST HOW THE SPEAKERS AND VIDEOTUBES NATURALLY REACT TO THE LACK OF SIGNAL.

SOMEHOW, THAT LACK OF SIGNAL PRODUCES THE SOUNDS AND PATTERNS THAT SEEM TO SOMEHOW MAGICALLY APPEAR ON THE BLANK VIDEO SCREEN...

SOMEHOW, I THINK THAT THE STATIC EXPLAINS SOMETHING ABOUT US HUMAN BEINGS...

I'M NOT EXACLY SURE WHAT - BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THE ORGANIC NATURE OF THE STATIC ON THE TV SCREEN IS A SYMBOL.  

I THINK WE INTERPRET OUR MENTAL STATIC.  WE ASSIGN IT MEANING, AND THEN CALL IT THOUGHT.

IT'S ALL JUST STATIC. 

OUR BRAIN DECIPHERS THE SIGNAL, AND WE UNDERSTAND REALITIES DEPTH AND DIMENSIONALITY.

 

LISTEN CLOSELY.  CAN YOU HEAR THE BUZZ OF THE UNIVERSE.  NOW, WE JUST NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ENHANCE THE RECEPTION AND MAYBE WE'LL ADVANCE TO A NEW STATE OF BEING.

MAYBE, AS A RACE, WE'RE JUST NOW LEARNING TO MANAGE THE EQUIPMENT.

 

MAYBE, THE OMEGA POINT IS JUST A DIFFERENT CHANNEL.

 

OUR MIND IS THE REMOTE - OUR EMOTIONS ARE THE BUTTONS.

 

GOD IS A VJ, PLAYING A SPECIAL HD REALITY SET TO ALL THE LITTLE HOLES IN OUR HEADS.

 

ATTITUDE IS OUR ANTENNA...

Bowling For Soup - UK, 2009 and 2010