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  1. What are your favourites, or recommendations for awesome music with visuals? Some of mine offhand are: Shpongle; live at the Roundhouse Muse; concert in Rome Pink Floyd; live at Pompeii Tool; I keep all the DVDs in the same spot to make them easier to find when the walls start to melt. Be nice if they could make the menus easier to navigate too... Sigur Ros; Valtari. Different filmmakers were invited to make videos of their interpretations of some of the songs. A veritable rainbow of emotions felt. The scope of human imagination here would make me proud to show this to an alien intelligence. Beastie Boys; Fight for your rights revisited Led Zeppelin; the song remains the same Porcupine Tree; I think the dvd is called Anesthetize Radiohead; I think it's called King of Limbs, live from the Basement Concert for George; george harrison's tribute concert. I prefer the first half which is written by Ravi Shankar and many of the players were the original musicians playing alongside George back when they did Concert For Bangladesh. The sitar playing of Anoushka Shankar is mesmerising. It Might Get Loud; Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge talk about guitars, playing style, etc. Maybe not visual per se but a cool doco nonetheless. VVV Obtusi, yeah I remember that guy on the bongos!! rofl smashed crabs hey?
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    Music docos/movies/concerts etc, for altered states?

    All the Radiohead live concerts post 2017-ish (so that they contain A Moon Shaped Pool) Shpongle Red Rocks 2019!!!! Massive Attack live is good Dub Side Of The Moon live concert Talking Heads Stop Making Sense. Not really trippy but LOADS of fun! more
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    Post your track of the day

    These two clips (probs posted a hundred times already) are so frigging good I can’t even...
  4. So apparently a medical researcher at a children’s hospital discovered a three way formula for regenerating neural pathways. They weren’t allowed to use herbs, so a company has piggybacked this research and found alternative herbs. What do we reckon, source own ingredients? From this website
  5. Beautiful! So much more to learn and try! I noticed the terpene company that Tor recently recommended (My Terpenes) had b-carophyllene blend suggested for pain relief. That particular one called to me (at least as a start) so I'll be giving it a go soon thanks to Tor's friend! Very interesting the ibogaine, too. Due to turmeric's anti-inflammatory actions I've been putting it in my food with black pepper whenever possible for at least a decade now, but haven't yet tried essential oil. Re.Hyperforin, I've noticed over the years that supplements I've taken for mind/energy boosting containing hyperforin, bacopa, centella etc seem to give me an actual noticeable effect - more mental than physical, but I hadn't been paying attention to possible physical benefits of them. I presume supplements that I haven't really needed wouldn't have been noticeable. Besides my obvious spinal cord damage and resultant direct neuropathies from that, I have the Restless Legs which is a fucking NIGHTMARE. Added to all this is indirect neuropathy from being in a wheelchair for nearly TWO DECADES (I seriously cannot believe it's been this long) and the pain and damage from postural abnormalities. As of a week ago I've been blessed with a new and different exciting nerve-based pain - YIPPEE - that I'm sure starts in my left hip/pelvis somewhere, shoots down into my groin, and down into the inner heel of my left foot. I'm pretty sure this one came about when we finally got around to fixing my wheelchair cushion so that my posture is a bit better to correct the old pain, but now a nerve is impinging from the rearrangement. And winter is coming...
  6. Excellent I knew I could count on some rational thinking, thank you kindly Alchemica. Sadly I don’t have as much time for research and experiments as I once did.
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    PTSD 2018

    It’s nearly 2am and I can’t write on a proper keyboard so I’ll be extremely brief. I humbly suggest you have a look at Transpersonal Therapy which can take many forms with how it’s utilised for the client (art/music/body movement/counselling etc). It’s not even the Contemporary idea of Art Therapy - it’s so much more. But if it doesn’t call you, then it doesn’t call you I’m just offering something you may not have seen. Ive got PTSD (undiagnosed) from a police incident in April last year.
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    Your Desert Island plant

    pap som and can sat. May as well be enjoying my last days of life before my lazy ass dies of starvation and thirst.
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    socket passed away

    I am so sorry to hear that I'm actually crying now. My doggo is currently getting operated on for a bowel obstruction. Oh furbabies… how you wedge your crazy-beautiful souls into our hearts... Is there a better, truer love than one which transcends common communication?
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    Pet dogs.

    Thanks Amz! :D Had a wonderful day chilling at home with my partner and Loooocyyy Freya is all grown up now. And we’ve moved back to Sydney so she’s away from all her pupper friends and family (and my niece and nephew) so she’s pretty lonely which is sad. Our cats aren’t fond of her because she’s too boisterous. But we rescued a kitten from a highway a few weeks ago (his bottom lip was torn off the jaw, awful!) and fixed kitty up - so Freya was having an absolute blast playing with kitty. Then we had to give kitty to my friend (his forever home) and Freya was sad again She’s been a bit naughty because in Coffs I was able to take her for drives or put her in the car to go for a walk along the breakwall at the harbour. But since being back in Sydney I don’t have a car anymore (paying for lawyers) and the streets here are way too steep for me to walk her. My partner is too exhausted from work and his health issues to walk her, and there’s no way we can afford a walker I feel so bad for her. We can’t leave her outside in the yard because 1. She destroys the plants occasionally and 2. She howls because she wants to be inside with us 99% of the time. When we’re outside in the garden we always take her out, but it’s not the same as a walk. She’s still a gorgeous girl, and I’m sure she’d be a lot less naughty and disobedient (when she chooses to be) if she got a lot more exercise.
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    Pet dogs.

    Look at that cheeky face!!
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    Post a random picture thread

    Ten pups! Five left to go to homes. Photo was taken a week and a half ago about to go to the vet’s for microchipping and vaccinating. One girl has a tail, the rest are stumpies. Two boys, three girls. The litter was a big-ass whoopsie before mum was about to be desexed. We’re only asking $400 to cover costs and to not give them away to dog fighters. They’re full siblings to my girl. The boys - Mini Bear (named after his grown-up brother) and Big Boy will be quite stocky, very sooky, and probably not overly excitable. The girls range from Rough Nut: Very outgoing, playful, smart, stocky. Tail: outgoing, smart, rat bag, noisiest, medium-stocky. Gentle Annie: Small, very soft fur, quiet, sooky, and smart. Only to go to genuine homes obviously, and we expect they’ll be desexed asap. They’ve not really been exposed to cats, but if that’s an issue we should be able to get them used to my cats before they go out :D PM if interested :D
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    Have you seen any cool movies lately??

    Excellent!! I don't remember much of Prometheus, but I think I remember thinking it was lacking in substance or something. Anyway I'm very excited for Covenant now. Probs have to skip another meal to see it at the movies lol
  14. How would you best apply calamus oil? Is it a skin irritant? Would you have to mix it with a little carrier jojoba/olive/etc oil and then apply to somewhere blood is close to the surface say like the inside of the elbows a la nutmeg/mace oil?
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    Have you seen any cool movies lately??

    I'm a huge Alien fan, was disappointed in the writing of Prometheus. Will watch this one, cheers!
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    Have you seen any cool movies lately??

    Watching a lot of Netflix and Stan lately.... most of it's pretty average, some really cool, some straight up shit. Girlfriends Day - different, entertaining in a mellow way. Got Bob Odenkirk (better call Saul) in it, love that dude. Death Note - background entertaining Watchmen - cool John Carter - eh background entertaining Cloud Atlas - terrible and rambling The Inbetweeners 1 and 2 - AWESOME. High clunge approval rating Monkeybone - how have I never seen this before? Just watch it on mushrooms Little Evil - background entertaining The Discovery - "" Final Girl - good idea, half-assedly constructed To The Bone - Interesting if you know someone (or are someone) with an eating disorder Red LIghts - good idea, not bad movie but not great The Skeleton Twins - background interesting Vanilla Sky - better than I assumed it would be The Sweetest Thing - chick flick with dick giggles, I can dig it every now and then Awakenings - Robin Williams doing drama, good movie Autopsy of Jane Doe - pretty cool Exorcism of Emily Rose - decent, made me jump a couple of times which is rare Trainspotting 2 - lol much better than Ithought it would be. See it if you liked the first. Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 - for a teen/young adult movie it's got some pretty damn funny bits I know there's heaps more but cbf
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    Have you seen any cool movies lately??

    Tell me it's better than Prometheus was?
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    The Random Thread.

    I mis-read some of the decision, so apparently we "won" and the 10k was awarded to us. But the biiiiiiig issue is that the "member" (dad calls him Richard aka Dick) didn't read some basic and very problematic shit; for example a subsequent contract made on the day we involved Fair Trading, and the douchebag builder has to come back to rectify what we spent a helluva lot of money to fix to make it liveable and then tenable (is that the word to make it right for tenants?). But the 200k is what we paid the builder + what we paid to fix + some of the legal costs. It's now over and above that with the continuing legal costs. We have to appeal now because the MEMBER didn't do his job properly in the first place. So more costs for that, more time away from my partner, and longer that I can't apply for paying work because I don't want to leave an employer high and dry for possibly only 2 months. Hopefully the the appeal will take no longer than 3 months. Oh and the asshole barrister who threatened to sue us earlier in the year because he gave us one week to settle his surprise $9k fee (which I thought was upon finality) after making us come up with $12k last week for his services, now says he couldn't do the appeal papers on time so we've got to find a new barrister. If I didn't hate lawyers and barristers before... Again, not leaving on a bad note: I have a roof over my head, food in my belly, still in a much better position than many besides being cash poor AF, people who love me, I'm relatively healthy, got D in my freezer (love me some gold tops tho), and if I'm going to be stuck anywhere, I may as well be stuck somewhere the weather's pleasant and I can enjoy winter sunshine
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    Stone / rock / crystal collection and identification

    I got into gemstones and their vibrational qualities a few years ago after feeling water vibrate through my hands after a reiki lady put them in a bowl. I wasn't expecting anything at all so to physically feel that as clear as day blew my mind. It's not only that that I love about them, but they're beautiful, and also what they ARE, what they MEAN that fascinated me. Now alas I'm trying to sell most of my gem jewelry for cash which I need more. Ive got way too big of a collection to photo though.
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    The Random Thread.

    Well, I got the result of the tribunal for the builder who fucked us over. Basically he wins. He gets to come back to rectify his mistakes (even though we paid HEAPS to fix his fuckups so that we could rent the joint out (besides make it safe and livable for anyone). He got til the end of November to fix his mistakes. And he only owes me $10k in credit for the whole fucking thing. This cost me over 200k including lawyers and a useless fucking barrister. The decision is full of hypocrisy, blatant lies, blatant sympathy for the builder (who still had half the job done half assed NINE MONTHS LATER FOR A FIVE WEEK JOB). All the illegal shit I have proof of (forged documents, fraudulent use of other peoples ABNs etc) weren't allowed to be admissible. All the stress and anxiety over the last two years for this shit. I read the email and I felt physically sick. It's like the magistrate went away on holidays for months and months (the final hearing was last november and we only NOW got an answer) and came back to fluff through the notes, took the builders side and "justified" it with half-assed excuses some of which were contradictory and just LIES - there are many points where I have in all my submissions of the proof of what the magistrate said wasn't true. Oh and we only get three weeks to reply, and until friday to argue costs. So of course now we have to bring the solicitor and barrister back (MORE MONEY I DONT HAVE), because of this CUNTBUCKETS decision. I haven't been this close to giving up on everything since realising the spinal cord damage was permanent. It's not just about money, although obvs that's disgusting enough, its the downright unfairness of it all, and the bastard builder will do it again and again and again. He's been to court before and won before! I'm so going to media when I can. maybe ray hadley. CAn't stand john laws and I don't trust TT or ACA as far as I could throw them. This Tribunal shit is a fucking joke. No justice. When I won the medical negligence case (when crippled), that wasn't even malicious, that was two nurses making a couple of over-worked human mistakes; this filthy cumhole lied and cheated the whole way through and gets away with it. I have to live away from my partner again and now for longer still because I don't want to move back into the house while he's there - I don't trust him as I said in my affidavit (which was piffled away as some little girl's sob story). I loathe leaving on a negative note, so... at least I've dropped 10kgs in about a month.
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    The Random Thread.

    Anyone wanna buy a gorgeous fretless 5string ibanez bass?
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    The Random Thread.

    ^^^ AHAHA forgot about that video... Yeah you can tell how little I researched shit before getting it. Was a spur of the moment el-cheapo so no great loss. Better throw that than my licence
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    The Random Thread.

    D'oh! Bought a radar detector and only figure out now how high the penalties are, and that they have radar detector detectors lol. In the rubbish that goes...