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You can get high  on adrenalin. Or from a cocktail of legal or illicit drugs. You can get high from doing the right exercise. Or from releasing beta-endorphins via specific spicy food. You can get your high from keeping each and everyone around you low. Or, if you’re a total idiot, you might even be high on life although we live in a world that’s full of risks and threats – some are sneaking up from behind, others are pretty much in your face – that threaten to upset your rhythm at any given time.  We all know uncomfortably little about the big picture, and that’s why it is so easy to get paranoid. But then again, paranoia is probably a constant companion, even if you actually belong to the inner circle, the influential, powerful few. No wonder society is on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Our evolution hopefully didn’t stop with us growing opposable thumbs – but how are you supposed to keep evolving when you constantly have to deal with the many different hazards that attack your value system? Doing drugs – the good kind, none of that pharmaceutical poison – could be a useful indicator in trying to figure out which of these manifold risks and threats are the ones you should be really worried about. Chances are fairly high that you’ll figure out rather sooner than later: the answer is all of them. Even though the goal certainly isn’t to live forever, it’s in the very nature of things to try your best to make this rather short interval between birth and death as pleasant and easy-going as possible. And since the headwind seems to be picking up each week, getting a good-sized daily fix of whatever rocks your boat seems to be the obvious conclusion – and a much better option if you compare it, say, to accepting fear, hate and insanity as the appropriate response. This issue of Lodown offers an impressive showcase of different artistic interpretations of and on the high times we’re living in, proving that one of the most impressive highs can be caused by creativity: still a very powerful weapon in the battle against reality. Now please pass over that nutmeg.

Yours truly, LODOWN

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On the Menu

0,012     〉〉    To$$

0,018     〉〉    Dennis Busch — Cosmic Joker

0,026    〉〉    Maria Svarbova — tinted Love

0,030    〉〉    Kuso — Midnight Marauder

0,034    〉〉    Pedro Bell — Funkadelical Vibrations

0,048    〉〉    Jim Bridwell — Sea of dreams

0,056    〉〉    Nathaniel Russell — Footnotes from the cosmic arena

0,062    〉〉    Jim Greco — A Hammer delivers a sudden impact

0,068    〉〉    The Ghost of Hank Chinaski

0,072    〉〉    Palm — Entangled Chiromantics

0,076    〉〉    Khruangbin — Excursions in Sound

0,080    〉〉    Thunder Tillman — The Art of riding lunar landscapes

0,084    〉〉    Jordy Smith — Lion Rodeo

0,089    〉〉    Clay Hickson — Plug Right In

0,095    〉〉    Toni Hamel — inconvenient Truths

0,098    〉〉    Up in high Spirits — Next-level art residency

0,103    〉〉    Kambo — Power of kermit*

0,105    〉〉    MKultra — diggin’ up the dirt

0,114    〉〉    Goodbye Horses — Brothers from different mothers

0,118    〉〉    Felipe Pantone & Anna T-iron — Voices in the fourth

0,120    〉〉    high times Mag — Free Speech in the 70s

0,124    〉〉    Time & Space

0,126 gr.    〉〉    SINGULARITY

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