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SONG: “Back into flow”

Entered By: grant on March 18, 2012 No Observations

SONG: “Back into flow.” (To download: double right-click & “Save As”)

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “What it’s like to wear a brain-stimulating ‘thinking cap’”, BoingBoing, 4 Mar 2012, as used in the post “Slipping on the thinking cap”… and “Zap your brain into the flow: Fast track to pure focus”, New Scientist, 6 Feb 2012, as used in the post “Zapping into flow”.

ABSTRACT: I’m not sure where this song started – it may have been something that was going to happen all along (and just coincidentally fit), or it may have been directly inspired by SongFu’s Prompt #3, courtesy of Amanda Palmer: “Write a song about the thing you lost that you know you’ll never get back. I’d recommend starting with an object & then possibly veering into the metaphysical. Any style you choose.” Because obviously, tDCS is kind of an obsession of mine about which I haven’t really done anything except talk. I knew I wanted a drone. And the bridge came first, and that was really about loss, so the rest fell into place around that. Vocoders and Serge Gainsbourg half-spoken vocals.

The details about the process in this song are accurate, as far as I can tell, and are mostly based on the work of these Czech mad scientists.

Lyrics:

Reading 2 milliamps on the ammeter
through the 317 current regulator

I soldered pennies to contacts in the headband
I thought after a moment I might understand

CH:
The way things used to go
Find my way back into flow

In order to access the dorsolateral prefrontal
Attach the cathode slightly above the right orbital

CH:
The way things used to go
Find my way back into flow

Download the stimulation protocols
To give the nervous system an overhaul
until it

BR
Feels like Flowers Feels like Flowers
for Algernon
Feels like Flowers Feels like Flowers
for Algernon
Feels like Flowers Feels like Flowers
for Algernon
Feels like Flowers Feels like Flowers
for Algernon
Feels like Flowers Feels like…

CH:
I miss the way things used to go
I’m plugging back into the flow
The way things used to go
Find my way back into flow

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