Monthly Archives: January 2011

The best drugs are musical

According
To the below article the best drugs are the ones I internally create myself by giving myself an EARgasm :)

As i have said Before and I’ll say it again Music really is the drug inside us

ARTICLE
When we are moved by music our brains behave as if reacting to tasty food, psychoactive drugs or money, research shows.
The pleasure experience is driven by the ‘reward’ chemical dopamine, which has been linked to addiction.
It produces physical effects known as ‘chills’ that cause changes in electrical skin conductance, heart rate, breathing and temperature.
Valorie Salimoor, from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, tested volunteers who were given MRI brain scans while listening to music. During ‘peak emotional arousal’ regions of the brain linked to pleasure and reward released dopamine – the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter that helps nerve cells send signals to each other.
At the same time, the effect of the music was reflected in body ‘chills’.
Dopamine release was greatest when listeners had a strong emotional response to music, revealed the research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
‘If music-induced emotional states can lead to dopamine release, as our findings indicate, it may begin to explain why musical experiences are so valued,’ the researchers added.

Original article. article here

DeJaVu

a memory of that which i’ve seen before
came haunting from deep back to the shallow fore
and twisted its memories around on me
to see a future of which I do presently see

to project upon my eyelids so
gentle memories like shattered woes
though this time with greater confidence
to align the tracks, to pull me in

and so here i sit with memories and dreams merged
fading sounds from the traffic heard
to align my path with history
pointing to my future of which i presently see

24/01/2011

Perfect Stranger

Wicked, minmal sexyelectropop, She was my perfect stranger…..

Let Go

this is the first song i have written for the new year, 2011. Woot!
Its about love, change, acceptance, denial and loss (in some ways about me being a control freak… :)

Its also the first song I have sung since laryngitis so the voice is a lil shakey.. :)

Love always and musically yours
James Scanlon

Let Go (Lyrics)

VERSE
sit down and sit back
wait for time to pass you by
take over the feelings that i see behind your eyes
there is nothing i can do
as your lying there, crying on my bed
all i want to do is hold you
until all those sad thoughts are dead

CHORUS
sometimes in life you just gotta let everything go
sometimes in life you just gotta let everything go
somethings in life just can not be explained
in the blink of an eye so much can change
we’ll find the answers, you and me
together well conquer eternity
but for now in your sea of tears let everything go

VERSE
this is my prayer for you
that you hear it
that you can finally be free
from the empty bedrooms
and yellow tinged memories
tiny violin adagios
behind old family videos
like the ones we’ve all seen and heard before

CHORUS
sometimes in life you just gotta let everything go
sometimes in life you just gotta let everything go
somethings in life just cant be explained
with the blink of your eye see how you’ve changed
there’s still no answers but you will see
life flashing by so quickly
the surest and best answers truly lie
here between you and I

VERSE
this is my prayer for you
that you can let it go
like the sun bursting through the clouds
open your heart like a rose in the spring
feel the new life come flooding in
dry your eyes cry no more,
they’ve spilled from the bed to the wooden floor
finally now i get to hold you
and pushed those sad thoughts out the door

CHORUS
sometimes in life you just gotta let everything go
sometimes in life you just gotta let everything go
somethings in life just cant be explained
in the blink of an eye so much can change
we’ve found the answers you and I
letting go of all thats been denied
Finally now we look to the future
sometimes in life you just have to let everything go
sometimes in life you just have to let everything go