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17.It don’t make you creative if it does i’m wasting my money.
18.The problem with weed for me is that I tend to…um….what was the question?
19.I think it does both. kinda.
Being under the influence of weed messes up your skill as a player. I’ve seen it many times. One gets confused as to what part of the song you are playing. Did I just play the intro, and this is the first verse or was that the first verse and this is the second verse going into the corus? Whenever you see a band do something like- play the first verse twice play the second verse and then the solo or even go into the solo after the first verse then ther is a pretty good chance you know what they were doing on their break. If you are going to be playing live on somebody elses property and expecting to get payed for it then you shouldnt even consider bringing an illeagle substance into it.
If under the influence you come up with some new bizzare syncopated rithym and it sounds realy cool and you know its going to be the next big hit what do you do? you record it so you wont forget what it was you were playing. what happens the next day when your head is clear and you listen to the recording? you listen to the recording and ask yourself What happened to my great rithym i recorded? this dont sound like anything! somebody came in here and stold my tape and left me with a phoney. ok now thats paranoid!!! what happened to the groove? you lost it. so you should have done more than record it because what was (for example) r & 2 & & 4 now sounds like 1 & 2 3 & r. So you see its only an illusion that you are more creative.
What causes all this confusion? Pot changes the timing in your brain in fact it slows it down. Everything that you percieve (reallity) your hearing, vision, touch, must wait to be processed by the brain. something you heard and something you saw and something you felt seem to be connected. waves of processed information come in. this gives you a sence of “cosmic connection with the universe” and makes you halloucinate. you are now a jelly fish. this state of mind is not good for concentrating professionaly, and i choose not to go there. so its realy up to you if you want to do pot and play. How do you percieve yourself?
20.Ok, i’m not attacking you or anything, but it is apparent that you have never done it. you dont’ halucinate…that’s something the government made up in the 60’s to scare people away from doing it. and your dont’ forget everything you do. now, i will say you have to be careful and know who you buy from….some people will try to sell you some stuff laced with coke or meth. but just straight good old weed is the most mild drug you will ever encounter. and i agree, i can’t play worth anything when i’m high, but that’s just because i’m not thinking. it’s the most awesome feeling in the world to get up on stage high. if you know your music well enough, half of your mind takes over your hands and the other half just wanders before you figure out that you left one of your shoes backstage, the song is over.
21.I’ve heard this one before. Let me put it this way. All of the musicians, every last one of them that I’ve played with that have smoked regularly are still in the same position musically and emotionally with the same friends and the same problems and are never going anywhere with their talent. This crap doesn’t make you more creative it just lowers your expectations of what you want out of life. Everything all of the sudden becomes “fine” and your motivation disappears. And what is a human being with out a motive? A synco. You might as well become a bass at this point and just sit there and let someone else play you. The point is that EVERYONE plays better sober.
22.The funny thing about pot is, unlike alcohol, you smoke one joint and your high. You smoke a pound and your high. The effect doesn’t grow as you use more. No hangover, either. I publicly endorse pot over alcohol because of this, although, I don’t use it anymore. UA every month at work. I still believe that pot makes you useless as a musician. At least it did me. Stay clean while you play. You get more enjoyment and alot less paranoia.
23.Anyone who is high may perceive themselves as being better, more creative, etc. Of course that’s why they call it being “under the influence.”
24.i have done dam near every drug under the sun when i was young,,it affected my life in ways over a long term that crucified me and my playing now it does not fit in with the life i now lead..and in my profession a felony drug charge can wipe out EVERYTHING i have worked for..thier are legal ramifications in this that can effect ones life for ever..is the possibility of a possesion charge worth it??.i cant tell you what to do but thier are consequences for every action im life.
25.Having done both, (sober and not sober playing) I can tell you that I am much better sober. Not to mention, happier, healthier and better suited for whatever I happen to be doing.
26.I know that when I’m “under the influence” my mind wanders tooooo much to be creative musically.
I got 2 buds that are every day users and they are FANTASTIC musicians…just lack any drive,y’know what I mean ???They work and function and all…just no real drive towards any goals Kind of a shame really…’cause they can F’N play !!!!! I’m neither for nor against…it’s ok by me,just really not for me,dig?
27.well I’m certainly Glad that so many People replied to my post. I was just looking to see where other people stood on the subject. See when my band practices we normally will arrive in our practice room aka a big wooden barn, sit around a BS for a few minutes and if someone has a lil weed we might smoke some before we practice but normally we wait untill we’re finished with our first jam that usually takes 1-2 hours then rest and BS more and then smoke , then we jam for another 1-2 hours and call it a night. But as for myself I havge found I play better sober but then I think up funkier stuff after we smoke..mostly variations on stuff from the first jam.
28.Interesting and scientifically proven fact: What you learn when you’re stoned you’ll remember better when you’re stoned later on, but you’ll have a hard time remembering it when you’re not stoned. But learning is slowed by smoking weed, and long-term use is bad for your social, sexual, and intellectual life, so you do the math…if you’re not too stoned.
29.Weed? lmao, i think weed is for people who cant afford better drugs….its pointless, it MIGHT get u high or whatever, but come on!!! smoking? lol, why not injecting? JUST kiddin! but yeah people who smoke weed smoke it cuz theyre depressed and cant afford anything better
30.Hay, i smoke weed usally end up feeling like a brick i reakon it both creats and if you smoke too much yo’ll end up like adegeenerated brick
31.I’m guessing it affects your ability to spell too.
32.No that was the vodka breakfasturrrrrrr!