ROCK n ROLL is oft referred to as ‘the DEVIL’s MUSIC‘-
by critics as a form of condemnation…
and by those who enjoy it-as a BADGE of HONOR.
The LEGEND refers to a deal made by THE DEVIL and MR.JOHNSON.
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW…BUT WHO IS MR.JOHNSON ?
The critics, fearful and bewildered perhaps by the actions and reactions of these music lovers…have tended to ‘lay blame‘ on a predominantly invisible entity…of their own dark creation.
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.
IMO seeing as how ‘religious fanatics and terrorists‘; also with their own persona imbalance and innate need for ‘control of the masses‘ spiritual and physical beings, so readily ascribe perceived wrongs to anything but themselves…
Their opinion is based on their values…
its worth dependent on your POV.
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW…is thus an easy target.
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW…
IS NOT KNOWN BY MR.JOHNSON…and
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW…
IS NOT THE DARK LORD THAT SHAMANS KNOW.
There is no apparent desire to face the ‘man in the mirror‘ by such critics.
WE ALL HAVE A DARK SIDE…
WE ALL CAN BE DEVILS…OR GODS.
WE ALL HAVE THE CHOICE.
MR.JOHNSON CHOSE A GOD…HIS GOD…HIS CHOICE…
BUT WHO IS MR.JOHNSON???
ROCK n ROLL HAS GOT THE BLUES
As with beauty, the personal choice of music preference lies with the individual.
From this POV, music is ‘mind control‘ though perhaps ‘mind choice‘ is a more apt description of the process. The mood/persona that preferred music inspires is one that the individual chooses to be. Combinations of lyrics and music type resonate with the individual and the resultant effects are experienced…usually enjoyed.
One can ‘ lose oneself ‘ in the music and dependent on the individual’s persona, can even be led to high or low ‘states‘ of mind…eerily similar to the renowned effects of mind control, hypnotism and the like…even unto MAGIC.
MUSIC HAS POWER…MUSIC IS MAGICAL.
MUSIC has changed OUR WORLD…
many times, many ways.
The History of ROCK n ROLL’s origins show there were several music genres that contributed to it’s birth.
The BLUES oft played a big part.
The BLUES played a big part too in the life of MR.JOHNSON.
WILL THE REAL MR.JOHNSON…
PLEASE STAND UP??.
The origins of this PIECE OF ROCKnROLL legend indicate…
there were TWO mr.johnson(s)?!?
tommy and robert…not related…
intel indicates Legend conflation has occurred…(click)…
two LIFE‘s stories melded into 1 LEGEND.
ROBERT JOHNSON…BLUES enigma and LEGEND…
TOMMY JOHNSON TOO.
TOMMY JOHNSON WAS A MAN OF RELIGION…
AS WAS ROBERT JOHNSON.
ROBERT JOHNSON WAS A FOLLOWER OF THE GOD OF VODOUN…
TOMMY JOHNSON TOO it seems…
HIS THEIR POV PROBABLY NOT THE DEVIL per se.
The photo above is one of the few that remain from ROBERT JOHNSON‘s life.
Only thanks to technology did his musical skills (click) stay with us.
Here i wonder too…how many HISTORY has forgotten…
whose ROCK n ROLL DREAMS never came true???
History was a lil kinder to TOMMY.
Much of his life and music can be appreciated (click) here-
MR.JOHNSON(S) AND THE VODOUN BLUES
Historical accounts of the peoples that came to be of the
VODOUN religion tell of vast misfortune. (click)
An often and somewhat misunderstood Animistic Religion.
The core teachings and traditions appear typically humanistic
though tribal in many respects. (click)
Animal sacrifice is not unknown.Chickens usually.
Zzz IS FOR ZOMBIE…
Furthermore its rather unique themed variation of the
Shamanic Trance state has been a revelation to many.
A state of ZOMBIE.
Somewhat akin to the CIA MKULTRA MIND CONTROL
states of disassociation.
A ‘neutral MIND state’…for GOOD or for EVIL.
As with many religions and/or cults.State sponsored or otherwise.
The ‘crossroads‘ are where MR. JOHNSON(s) and
his their GOD communed.
The concept of the ‘crossroads‘ has its shamanic origins as well as being intricately linked to such as the VODOUN practices and other religious/spiritual approaches.Each has their own version.
A ‘meeting place‘ for (usually) opposing concepts…such as HEAVEN and HELL.
A gate or doorway where ‘such‘ meet and can be imagined, viewed, possibly accessed.
THE MINDS INNER SPACE…NOT THE WORLDS OUTER SPACE…
though both may well collide in such places of Space and Power…
AT THE CROSSROADS.
WHETHER YOU’VE GOT THE BLUES…OR NOT…
FEEL FREE TO SING ALONG…FOR…
AT THE CROSSROADS…
…WHO YOU MEET…IS PART OF YOUR MAGIC…
YOUR SONG…YOUR DREAM…
I DREAM OF NINJA SAYS SHIRO…
DO YOU HAVE A DREAM..???
THE FOLLOWING LINKS ARE 6 DEVILISH TUNES CHOSEN BY SHIRO.