Musicing while your high as fuck


#1

Share your experience, debate the pros and cons…even smoke a bowl and post the result of your drug induced jam sessions in this thread…


#2

I can’t do much of anything while buzzed or high, unfortunately. All inspiration goes down the toilet and I usually have to stop jamming instead of getting super inspired like everybody else. Drugs just turn me into a spectator for the most part, but the music appreciation goes way up.

On the negative side, it can even make Puddle of Mudd or Phish sound pretty good


#3

Years ago, when I was actively writing music under the moniker Digital Ghost, I was always hella ripped.

I always look back on that music with fondness, as I can remember all of the ideas I was having at the time and really liked the direction I was trying to take things. I still believe to this day that writing stoned gave me a lot of those ideas.

But all of that music was mixed so poorly that it’s almost completely unlistenable. Now, I do believe that a lot of that was an experience issue as well as a monitoring hardware issue. For me, I think blazing then working on music robbed me of my ability (and patience) to make critical choices.

I haven’t smoked for years now, though sometimes I drink. I remember reading an issue of revolver magazine from the mid-2000s where Trent Reznor was talking about being worried that being sober would rob him of his ideas, but it turned out that his concerns were for nothing. I felt had the same concerns, but they also turned out to be for naught. The combination of experience and sobriety has helped me to start producing the kind of music I can be proud of.

Now I write first and have cocktails (or beer) after. so cheers to that.


#5

I have a ton of music from when I still was smoking weed and it’s all pretty mediocre. I had more fun composing while baked, sure, but months later when I would look back on the tunes I had made I was less than impressed. I produce better when I’m sober, which still isn’t brilliant or anything.