"Earth people are just here, that’s all. They’re just concerned with eatin’ and sleepin’ and sex and dope and politics and religion and philosophy and they’re not concerned with anything else because they don’t see why it’s necessary. Whereas celestial beings see they can’t be chained to so-called depravity. Angels like their minds and spirits to take wings. They’re always movin’ forward. They’re artistically inclined. They find food in lookin’ at a picture or they find food in hearin’ a beautiful song or a beautiful poem or lookin’ at a beautiful dance or just seein’ a person smile. They find food in that. But Earth people, they just find food in food."
From Sun Ra interview in Ratcharge 25 (reprinted from Downbeat mag)
starting to have weird feelings about bdsm related imagery in experimental music/art. just seems like a way-too-easy avenue for being “edgy” (SEX/LEATHER/SHARP THINGS/BRUISES OMG) is getting kind of boring to me at this point. be subversive because you have to. do it in a way that is actually a real personal expression of YOU. it might not be as immediately shocking in a conventional sense. it might involve bdsm. it probably won’t/shouldn’t though. (this is coming from a person for whom making someone’s balls bleed for money is as normal as making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and othering this whole subculture without (most of the time) understanding it/caring to understand it feels weird to me. THOUGHTZ ON MUSIK N CRAP.