By LA Weekly
By Henry Rollins
By Weekly Photographers
By Shea Serrano
By Nate "Igor" Smith
By Dan Weiss
By Erica E. Phillips
By Kai Flanders
"I'm not new-age. I'm as big of an idiot as anyone else, but I'm getting messages from my inner voice that I couldn't hear before. They're not in my brain, they're in my fucking soul or heart or whatever. I just know that they're really fucking real," GLK says. "I'm not afraid or embarrassed, but I'm in a vulnerable place. Even saying that I maybe have a responsibility to the kids — that can bite me in the ass if I decide to become a raging, drug addict, rock & roll mess."
We're a nation of junkies, whether to the Internet, Instagram, drink, drugs, work or religion. GLK knows that he's no different, except that he's acquired a cult enthralled by the immolating bass drum. These are weekly patients radiated by quaking frequencies, which they want to dissolve the tension and stress lying under their ligaments. It's dance music as chemotherapy, purification through the poison, a potential cure for the ergonomic ennui of post-industrial existence. But what do you do with all this displaced energy?
"I want people to know that you can act crazy and be yourself and let loose. Live. But what if you strengthen your body, mind and spirit and connected with the information trying to get to you?" GLK says, fidgeting with an unlit stick of Nag Champa on a Cheech and Chong incense burner. "We're all conduits, even though our inner voice is muted by the stresses of life. But what if you can find your third eye and really release your mind? What if you gave yourself a break?"
@GASLAMPKILLER @LAWeekly http://t.co/jqMCsvtz
Another dope article mate, if I ever finish the book I'm working on, you're gonna be one of the first to get a copy to critique. I won't tell you what it's about, for you may be the only individual with the knowledge and tools to write it better than I. Keep up the good work. R.A. Clark
@Jojo I agree with stevenalepa. I'm an avid hip hop head/ scholar with a degree in comp. world lit., I've read the entire works of Nikos Kazantzakis, and can say without a doubt that Weiss can write like a motherfucker. I've been following him for a bit and he continues to impress me with his style and innate knowledge of hip hop culture. Journalistic or not, the writing is dope, be wary of who your knocking
Weiss wrote about someone who has really never been covered, much less had a cover story written about him. How can you say he's a fanboy when there's no possible way that you could know about the subject prior to this article? You're just hating with absolutely no basis
@Jojo Jeff Weiss is passionate about what he likes AND what he dislikes. He masterfully captures the essence of all of his subjects and presents it with skill and insight in his own style, which often reflects his personal enthusiam. I'd much rather read a piece by someone who truly gets it and isn't afraid to enthuse about their subject matter. Let's read some of your interviews Jojo, what you got? You're of course entitled to your opinion, but I think you are missing the point.
@LAWeeklyMusic @GASLAMPKILLER the highlighted text isexactly why GLK is the best fuggin DJ on the planet! http://t.co/4LFJD1RV
Good stuff. RT @brwestho No, wait, it's a stunning @passionweiss profile of @gaslampkiller for tomorrow's cover. http://t.co/cBoTDMML …