152 - Weird Artist Medicine Storytelling Hour with Colin Frangicetto
“I know now that the rules of reality change by zip code.”
In a conversation recorded nearly a year ago on September 27, 2019 (and now hilariously strange in light of months of pandemic quarantine), I speak with the ultra-talented, delightful, immediately relatable and immensely likable Colin Frangicetto — guitarist for the excellent band Circa Survive and solo project Psychic Babble, painter, writer, and podcaster — about what we’ve learned from our high-dose psychedelic experiences, from our extended and potentially crazy periods of constant synchronicity, and from traveling the world playing music and making art.
This episode is a dual-show crossover in which we interview each other, and which also appears on Colin’s wonderful podcast, The Cosmic Nod. Pop over there if you want to read all the nice things he said about me in his show notes. I agree with him that on this call you hear our friendship being born...
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Colin and I are going to be speaking together at this weekend’s Psilocybin Summit — along with folks like Paul Stamets, Shane Mauss, Dennis McKenna, Bett Williams, Bia Labate, Simon Yugler, and about 50 other amazing brilliant people. Go here to grab your tickets and I’ll get a tiny slice of the pie.
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TOPICS COLIN AND I DISCUSS IN THIS EPISODE:
His recent maiden voyage with ayahuasca and his integration at home.
The indoor trip versus the outdoor trip and life at home versus life on the road, and the experience of time on tour versus at home.
How life in the early 21st Century is like The Book of Exodus and the nonlinear path of the Wandering Jew, faith-tested in the wilderness.
What relatively rare artist-and-musicians have in common…and why “everybody hates Bo Jackson.”
What it means to be an obligate social organism, totally dependent on society, trending evolutionarily in the direction of both gods and babies, and what that means for finding ourselves in collaboration, generally.
The post-career world, and in what ways we have to be a different state of matter than our parents’ generation.
When magic becomes commonplace and matter-of-fact.
Psychedelics and time: telepathy, or precognition?
Transcendental cephalopods: WHY IS THAT A THING?
Time loops and Chapel Perilous synchroncity vortices.
Taking (or not taking) ayahuasca literally.
How to learn how to love yourself.
Big Mind Process and Internal Family Systems.
Why is the self plural, in the first place?
How to deal with the weird and sometimes scary things you accidentally create, responsibly.
Cancer treatment vs. crime and punishment.
Relationships as covenants between complementary strengths and weaknesses in partner organisms that do not share the same worldspace, and how that results in hilarious disagreements about UFOs.
Breaking the tentacles of co-dependency with psychedelic solo work.
Multiple-timescale creative project bouquets.
Aaaand snapping turtles.
LIST OF AMAZING (AND AMAZINGLY WHITE) PEOPLE WE MENTION:
The Ungoogleable Michaelangelo
Sean-Paul Von Ancken
William Irwin Thompson
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