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Post by DZA » Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:01 pm

reading all this makes me want a zoot, dont even blaze know more, anyone in notts wanna sort me out with a zoot :D
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Post by ovesen » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:24 pm

I smoke quite alot, but not when I make music.

I usually INTEND to do music when I'm stoned, but more often than not, I don't get around to do it.

But I like to finish a worksession by lighting up a spliff and listen to the last hours of work, but after that, i don't press "save".

Surfing the internet, on the other hand, is a computerbased activity that requires a zoot, as you call it. it took me a while to understand, that this thread was about cannabis smoking, and not about the need of som (to mee unknown) instrument....

and yes, I'm stoned.
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Post by manray » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:55 pm

james fox wrote:don't you think it's time to re-evaluate things if you can't write music without being stoned?
No doubt.

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Post by ossia » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:11 am

'use' don't 'abuse'

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Post by mr bastard » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:22 pm

i need the intergalactic spinach to be workin........bun 4 fatheads and sit down with massive and battery and a sample library and you wont go far wrong


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Post by mr bastard » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:53 am

i couldnt even dream of writing a tune wihout being lean


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Post by dank » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:32 am

systm_bypass wrote:
futures_untold wrote:Based on the experiences of my drug taking youth, I firmly believe that music that sounds 'phat' sober will sound ' f***ing PHAAAAAT!' when your mushed! 8) :wink:

Just dont get things twisted round the other ways to much, where u stay lifted all the time just to listen and write. You wake up a week later to find that your symphonic assault that was going to put Dom & Roland out of business is a dodegy piece of crap.

werd, i think it's better for the end mixing/arranging stage, after everything has been sorted out, then you can just experiment throwing shit together and letting the flow run freely :D

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Post by stapleface » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:33 pm

I find that if I blaze a couple of zoots my melody writing goes cheesy as hell, like a nursery rhyme!
But the tunes i make a couple of hours after a zoot are always better i find


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Post by allisfullof » Mon May 04, 2009 5:44 pm

been a heavy smoker for the past 7-8 years, and it was starting to get to the point where i couldn't enjoy making music without getting proper blazed at first.......anyone that enjoys that shit as much as i do (too much) knows that when you do it every day a lot of people need to smoke just to feel normal. and then a lot of people dont. moderation is key, like all things in life. if you can't use it moderately, or make tunes without it, it's definetly a problem.

i quit smoking and drinking about 3 weeks ago, basically gave up that lifestyle of wilding out for a new change of eating healthy foods and shit, exercising, going outside more, etc and although it's not really as fun as blazing all day and making bass, i have found the quality of my songs improve nearly tenfold.

but to each their own, i guess

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Post by notch » Mon May 04, 2009 6:37 pm

I smoke weed quite a bit I mean I got about 10 different weed dealers here in California.. I am extremely A.D.D. so weed actually slows mean down quite a bit so i can concentrate better on the task at hand.. Right now my Ableton is minimized but I can still bang a bass line out with the oxygen, along with the Itunes, along with dubstepforum tabed along with facebook, with the MSNBC reporting about swine flu.. Creative people smoke alot of weed haven't you guys ever seen Entourage..

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Post by austin_tacious » Mon May 04, 2009 9:19 pm

Hardware is what's UP man! Hate computers? Don't use 'em. get an MPC and a Virus. Maybe the fact you're on a PC andnot a mac? I'm in front of a mac all day and I just don't like staring at a screen even further.

That said... I find if I listen actively for one pas and take notes THEN fiddle with knobs or whatever I've got a regimen. That way, if I get out in the weeds so to speak, I don't completely forget what I'm supposed to be doing. I get a lot done that way and you get the best of both worlds.

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Post by ayonic » Tue May 05, 2009 3:34 am

i make most of my tunes high and find that i actually get into the zone after a proper zoot. just setup all the shit (monitors, mpc, microkorg) beforehand then blaze a zoot outside, come back and just start messing around.

an hour later i've usually made something good. best part is i was totally spaced out when i did it!

maybe nowaysj is right and the hardware makes a difference. im not sure i could get the same results in front of a computer

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Post by ruckus49 » Tue May 05, 2009 4:31 am

lol i thought u were talking about snorting lines

and im blazed right now. gonna make some music in a few.

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Post by grooki » Tue May 05, 2009 6:50 am

I zoot would be nice :) pm?

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Post by connection » Tue May 05, 2009 12:53 pm

Given up the wicked weed for years now (I'm 33).

It'll eventually sap every living fibre from your very being, before dumping you cold, in a bleak world full of self loathing and hatefulness...

...at which point you smash a load of Mum & Dad up and get to work on some beats.

Keep on keeping on...



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Post by dj nation » Tue May 05, 2009 1:36 pm

i usually prefer to start making a track without anything, and then i usually start getting sick and tired of hearing the same things that ive been making, so thats when i have a zoot, and usually while im smoking it i get new ideas then i just get back on the comp, and put the ideas down. then i usually like to listen to my track while im blazed cause it gives me a different perspective on what my track will sound like to other ppl.
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Post by fuzz_2k » Tue May 05, 2009 2:57 pm

Sofa_King wrote: So usually I like to smoke up to write, and then actually put a song together when I'm sober.
this is usally a good look for me :Z:
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