Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Medulla Explanation " what's this all about?"

I’m sure most of you know by now that about a week ago I released my very first solo album by the name of “The Medulla Transmissions.” Now that it is released, anyone that knows me, knows that I want nothing to do with it any longer, let alone promoting it any further. I’d like to let the work speak for it’self and let word of mouth carry it to new listeners. One night as I was laying my head down preparing to slumber, a voice began to chatter, wouldn't allow me to slip into my 8 hour coma. It kept urging me to talk about the record. I gave in and started writing breaking it up into two parts. 1.) An explanation of the album it’self, 2.) The Making of the record.

Lets start with some basic questions.

What is "The Medulla Transmission"?
To answer that I must answer another question.
What is the Medulla Oblongata?
It's a portion of your brain right by the stem, but it is far more that gooey brain matter in your skull. It is the energetic center from which we receive our cosmic energy. A form of energy weather we wish to acknowledge or not, we NEED to survive. It's our little crystal radio that receives cosmic transmissions of primordial sound. It is commonly referred to in the metaphysical world as "the mouth of God"
In the tail end of "In the Beginning" Mystique recites a poem explaining this very concept.
"oh no no no my darling,
man cannot live off bread alone,
but from every word that utterith from the mouth of God,
Nourishment of the cosmic kind, but first you must still the mind,
tune in as the universe chants it's mantras,
Transmissions of the Medulla Oblongata"

Now back to our original question...
The Medulla Transmissions is a collection of expressions in celebration of primordial sound. Within these expressions are the life stories of those who have dared to venture to the land within and listen to these transmissions and the earthbound travesties that befalls them as a result.
...and now l guide through each Transmission.
IN THE BEGINNING: The tone you first hear rings the musical note (B) witch is the frequency associated with crown chakra. Then you’ll find yourself listening in on a one sided conversation about an ever present sound thought to be coming from the source of all things and also how the humans are not vibrating at their highest frequency. Being that everything matter is vibration, everything is sound. This song serves as an acknowledgement of the intelligence of sound.

I'VE KNOWN THE GARDEN (Instrumental):  A first person journey through a night garden. A Utopian reality of Earth in perfect harmony and balance, until you the lone wanderer follows a straying dragonfly over the crest of a hill to look down into the valley in terror at the blinding confusing lights of a seemingly ever expansive city. You return to your lovely night garden without the innocence of not knowing that your Utopian reality is only a fantasy and shall soon be discovered and taken over by the inhabitants of this metropolis
THE ASYLUM: Here you'll hear a sedated Jahon talking to you from the confines of a padded cell feeling deflated in every way possible, and under the influence of behavioral medications prescribed by his childhood shrink. This song reflects on the struggles of indigo children (and first wave Indigo adults) trying to interface with a system that doesn't recognize their other worldly intelligence. Deemed as insane and cast out by members of his family, religious institutions and the educational system, his worthlessness was reinforced at every turn, so he turned within, where he would find his true self worth which spans far beyond the confines of the world man has created to contain and control it. Thus escaping the asylum.
PILGRIM'S PROGRESS: This song is about my interactions with a young man who wanted to embark on the journey of self discovery, but didn't seem to want to take the responsibility for his own ascension. Instead he tried to use me as a scapegoat so he could straddle the fence of his old fraudulent life and his newly awaken state. My life path number is 9, meaning I must walk the path of wisdom and integrity and most of all leading by example. Pilgrim's Progress serves as a mantra for me to stop trying to rescue people and let them find their own path to self actualization. Yes, show them the door, but allow them to walk through it on their own. Otherwise it's ever so taxing on me. (that's why I can't do it.)

STATIC CLING: This song speaks on the sea of advertising we're subject to living in a major city or simply owning a television set. With one conglomerate company dominating the air waves our values have rapidly become skewed and we can no longer find the negative space to unplug and recalibrate to our internal value system. But a wonderful thing is happening with the rise of social media. People are starting to value the word of their peers over the ever present voice of corporate advertisements. The true value of things are beginning to be exposed. Most importantly we're beginning to march to our internal drums once again.

GHOST IN THE MACHINE: Individuality can oftentimes land you in a place of obsolescence in a society based on normality. You begin to feel like a ghost; something not of this realm that nobody quite knows what to do with. Is there a place to belong for a phantom?

THE TRUTH BEHIND YOUR NIGHTMARE: People create false identities for themselves in order to be more comfortable within the confines of social norms. I see right through them so to their factitious world I become a threat. But the cowards wouldn't dare face me. Instead they run , afraid to transform and to be exposed for who they really are. Symptoms of a terminally ill society.

TURNED SADDER AT SATURN: A song about a major astrological event in the life of any individual known as THE SATURN RETURN. Saturn returns to it's place in orbit when you were born every 29.5 years, and with that comes harsh realities, lots of changes, new found purpose, and new challenges. I have yet to go through this rebirth myself.

NO RETURN POLICY: The finale of the album takes a look at the concept of a contract life agreement with my higher self to stick my mission out until it is my time to return to the other world.  My purpose and mission upon this planet has become increasingly harder to accomplish. Thus leading to apathy, depression, and the over all feeling of a life wasted struggling to do anything at all useful. Thoughts and feelings of quitting are constant especially sense there is nothing guaranteed in life. The only conclusion is to keep going and to let the story unfold as it will and to do what  I can with the moments I am granted.

Welcome to a big piece of my world. Hope you found something you could relate to, but if not it’s okay. I’m used to being the sol occupant of crazy town, cause after all crazy is a population of one.

Thanks for Listening
Jahon Mikal

1 comment:

  1. Jahon, Will you ever release the lyrics to your Album?