"Colonizer: A Glimpse into the Modern Zeitgeist in 'Space And Other Things'"
"Singular conscious has wired the stars,
the nerve centers humming with dreams from afar"
I wrote the Colonizer song shortly after visiting the Griffith Park Observatory and Manly P. Hall's Philosophical Research Institute in Los Angeles. These two iconic places inspired my curious seeker mind. The excitement of inhabiting new planets and our quest for understanding our motives for the future is the manifesto of the Space And Other Things album.
Colonizer and the song, "Memory In Time", with its lyrics, "Let there be light, let there be dark, we'll enter the light and enter your heart" asks the question of how do we perceive a future under techno-utarian rule. They also pay homage to the Greek philosopher Pythagoras, whose ideas on the metaphysical aspects of soul transmission and the planets being a sort of cosmic symphony and the source of music are central to the themes in both songs.
Pythagoras, whose profound concept of the "Music of the Spheres," where the planets emit their own unique frequency hum, influencing life on Earth, serves as a poignant starting point for the song's exploration of the future. The philosophical questions about the potential repercussions of promoting Mars colonization by the wealthy privileged who shun Earth for a better life elsewhere touch on the ethical dilemmas surrounding privilege, power, and the perpetuation of inequality.
Despite these weighty considerations, the song ultimately embodies an optimistic outlook, celebrating the potential for philosophical enlightenment in a futuristic world where diverse cultures, echo the aspirations that Pythagoras might have envisioned.
In the broader context of "Space And Other Things," the themes explored in "Colonizer" underscore healing and transformative powers of music. By focusing on the positive energy that music offers our planet, the album aims to inspire contemplation and promote unity.
I hope you enjoy Colonizer and the other seven songs on Space And Other Things, and that you find them entertaining and enlightening, offering a rich tapestry of thought-provoking ideas and themes that resonate with the complexities of our contemporary world.
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