By Marcellus Wallace, 2013-08-12
For the longest time, I have been using and promoting the use of dreadlockshampoo.com as they have some real wicked soap (I'm strictly a bar user). Recently however I've come across and tried a bar (ayurvedic) from www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com and I've been extremely satisfied. To me it was important that they used coconut oil as a base, cuz I love coconut oil. My girlfriend however got one of the henna bars (which doesn't use coconut oil) so her hair gets gradually dyed as she uses it. The soap has a slightly different consistency, and is kinda tacky when you first get it wet, but with more water, lathers up. Why did i switch? You get more soap and it costs less, that is really the only reason.
By Marcellus Wallace, 2013-03-08
I feel through music, as do we all, for music evokes emotion. I am self taught with my few instruments and though I once knew notation of the saxamophone, now dont bother with learning notes, chords, scales, or keys but just play by ear. Also, I dont perform, which means I very rarely practice and am always creating. Whilst playing music I get random inspiration from an unknown source, to me it seems like theres a place these notes belong, a groove in which they would naturally sit. As I progress through a jam that will only be heard once and then never again, the stream of music flows through my mind (for some reason it appears to be blue?) and my aim is to follow it. At times Im rather successful at following this stream and the music sounds great, but when I stray it gets dissonant and turns into bitter, bitter earwax in my ears. Producing music on the pc however, does not work the same way. Since the song is made piece by piece, it cant be made live and I cannot follow the stream that flows as time progresses. Instead I must refer to this muse between every few notes/beats I lay down. Much more time consuming and much less natural. Therefore I have a lot of scrap pc music for every decent sounding song I make. When you involve MIDI controllers, it combines the two, allowing for more flow than pc made music while sacrificing some inspiration for preciseness. With some pre-produced synths and loops, activated by MIDI, synchronized with live music, I believe an ideal balance can be achieved. I must however admit that I believe electronic music can never be as divine as music created on the spot. For it is only then that you can fully surrender yourself to the flow.
By Marcellus Wallace, 2012-12-12
So last night in a dark room, i scraped some extra virgin coconut oil out of a jar with my finger, and it did something magical, it lit up blue! I tried again and it lit up again. I then showed my girlfriend just to make sure i wasn't seeing things and she saw it too. If any of you have heard of this or know why it occurs I'd like to know. It was kinda chilly last night so the oil was rather firm, dunno if that has anything to do with it.
By Marcellus Wallace, 2012-12-11
I feel as if we demonize wax on this site a bit too much, so I righteously blog this blog to show my appreciation for all that wax has done for me.
1. Candles are awesome. The light they provide is not too intense, nor does it hum or produce electromagnetic pollution. They flicker making shadows playfully dance on the walls and ceilings. Most of them, smell pretty good, and if not, at least the molten puddle within is fun to play with. They are useful for lighting hemp-wick when you don't feel like sparking the lighter every time.
2. Crayons. Sure I've opted for acrylic and oil paints, but the nostalgia of a crayon cannot be surpassed.
3. Beeswax cylinders. The predecessor of vinyl records, beeswax cylinders were the first form of recorded music that went into production, allowing people to enjoy recorded music all over.
4. They use wax to seal cheese, I love cheese. Also wax helps you know if you've been accepted to Hogwarts before you even open the letter.
5. Rub it on your snowboard to make you go faster!!!! Skis are for chumps.
6. Earwax, it protects the skin of your ear canal, assists in cleaning and lubrication, and also provides some protection from bacteria, fungi, insects, and water. Other forms of wax, such as petroleum jelly have other lubricating purposes
7. Lava lamps. Made with wax, not lava.
8. Wax makes it easy to identify people in need of your dreading expertise.