It doesn’t get much deader than this.
We’re pumped to be playing Catskill, NY for the first time, even though it’s right up the road. This is the first time Catskill has had a real loud rock show in years, we needed to liven things up a bit for the kids. This one’s all ages!
I thought people who believe in the Rapture were insane… then I started researching the UFO/alien community. So many abduction stories, so many similarities, but no scientific proof. Just blind, ignorant, gullible belief. Such is the way the brain is hardwired to work, unfortunately. We come up with an explanation when there is none to make ourselves feel better.
To be clear, I believe aliens exist based on the Drake Equation and its variants.
Interestingly, one of the main criticisms of the Drake Equation’s suggestion that other life existing in the universe is a mathematical near-certainty is that life only exists for limited timespans because all races eventually go extinct (often through self-inflicted technological or environmental apocalypse). In other words, other life exists, but given the vast timescale of the universe, we may be the only life existing at this particular time.
But with all the postulation, all the scientific observations of our universe, no one can claim aliens have ever been scientifically proven. The human brain creates explanations whether they’re true or not. So if you experience some crazy shit, it’s easier to chalk it up to God or Aliens than actually delve into the mystery and learn something about yourself and the world.
As a new father, one thing that strikes me is how similar alien abduction experiences are to changing a baby’s diaper. No, really! Laid on a table, bare walls, bright lights (you’re staring up at them), one or more beings crowded around, examination (how dirty is the diaper, any diaper rash, etc.) having your butt probed (wiped), not being able to understand what the beings are saying but feeling an empathic (or apathetic) connection… the list goes on.
Another common alien abduction thing is waking up in a womb-like structure and floating. Sound familiar? That’s how every human starts out!
The alien abduction experience to me seems very similar to what babies experience repeatedly for much of their lives. It makes perfect sense that our brains could short out and that a defense mechanism would be to revert to the foundational experiences encoded in our neurons. Way more sense than tens of thousands of reported alien abductions with not a shred of scientific evidence.
Granted, my little theory here isn’t scientific either, but I’m not the only who thinks there might be something to it. What do you think? Are alien abductions real, or can they be explained by flashbacks to times we have subconscious memories of? Or something else?
IN THE SHADOWS OF THE SKY THEY LIE
Our traditional Kingston, NY New Year’s Eve show is in full effect at The Anchor, check out the Facebook event page. We’re excited to dust off some songs we don’t play that often and of course get drunk on champagne and craft brews while partying with our people!
In other exciting news, Creative Commons has included Dead Unicorn on their 2013 holiday shopping list. We’re honored to be mentioned by the foundation that is reinventing copyright for the 21st century by providing licenses that protect artist rights while allowing for music to be shared, remixed and otherwise fairly used.
We license all of our music under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 license, which means our music is free to share, copy and remix for non-commercial purposes, as long as we are attributed as authors. The organization just released a new set of licenses under their new 4.0 version, so we’ll be taking a look to see how we can maximize your free and fair use of our music even more.
Zac and Paul return to the stage Friday, November 22 at BSP Lounge in Kingston, NY.
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