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Music of the mind

March 24, 2011 | Comment icon 5 comments
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A couple days ago, a local radio station changed its format after 21 years of being the ultimate (and only provider of new rock) rock music channel here. Apparently, the ratings were not high enough, so their sister AM talk station simulcast into the FM side. No more music. All news, all the time. Why would you change a rock music station to talk radio? Especially after 21 years? All music to all talk in the flip of a switch. There were no announcements of this impending doom. One day, it just was. Now, why would anyone be so cruel to all of the rock listeners? Honestly, I don’t know all the whys of this change, but since I like a good conspiracy story as well as anyone else, I got to thinking about the roll music plays in the world.

My mind wandered to some research I once did regarding sound, more specifically, music. I’m sure everyone has seen the outcome of music played for plants, but studies done on humans with various types of music showed similar results. Loud rock music alters brainwaves, changes heartbeat and mood, and can even elevate blood pressure.

Has anyone ever noticed that during rush hour, rock stations play more mellow music? I don’t know if it’s an ethical issue or if the FCC has something to do with it, but it’s true. I think also that music stations run talk shows during rush hours not only for something for people to “do” during the wait time in the car, but it is also does not contribute to critical mass for commuters, at least not in the same way rock music does.

So, is this a conspiracy to keep everyone calm? Perhaps. And it isn’t necessarily a bad thing--yet.

I’ve read on a few conspiracy theory sites how people thwarted government mind control by putting on headphones and listening to rock music. They said the music altered brainwaves (which rock does) and rendered the mind control waves useless by frazzling the frequency.

These stories remind me of other claims of how music has been used to help us humans. Chimes and bells hung in windows and doors will ring if an evil spirit tries to enter a home. Supposedly, the beautiful tinkling sounds are horrible to an evil spirit and send it away howling. Let’s not forget snake charmers and their magical flutes. Organ music in churches aid in moving people closer to God (and away from evil). Soft music eases children’s restlessness (If you’ve ever been around small children when they are bored, you will understand what I mean). My personal favorite is of people “glamoured” by fairies or leprechauns. Loud noise (as rock music is sometimes referred to) is one of the ways to bring them back from the dark side. And that brought to mind alien abduction.

Of the many alien abduction cases I’ve read, when the person is glamored by the alien(s), they cannot move or speak. They then (either consciously or unconsciously) are abducted typically against their will. If they are in a car, the first thing to go is the radio. The people who beat the alien(s) do so by repeating words (focusing) or by mentally yelling or even actually speaking or moving, any of which will cause a change in your mental state. It seems that those changes are enough to break the hold over the victim and for the aliens to release them. The key here, to me, is sound and noise.

Many people are of the notion that aliens are here, we just can’t see them. If that is true, then what if we are slowly, daily, being manipulated? And, what if the airwaves are being changed to allow them free admission to our dimension--our reality? Before you scoff, think about this: more and more cities across the nation are doing away with free TV antennas for broadcast. Now, you may say it’s just government’s way of taking more money from the people, which is probably quite true, but what if there’s more to it? What if aliens or even our military/government wants to control the airwaves in order to control the people, i.e., you and me? I’m not talking just for riots, but for maintaining peaceful situations so personnel can enter homes for whatever reason(s) they see fit. Taking guns from law-abiding citizens comes to mind. But even more nefarious is the idea of sending signals (subliminally?) to accept certain things--or beings--that we wouldn’t normally allow. This suggestion may not be as loony as it first sounds. Take a look around you at your friends, neighbors, relatives, coworkers. I did. Many people are more likely to “blow things off” nowadays. Is it because we’re all too busy or too self-absorbed? Or are there signals coming over the TV or radio that make us all a little more subdued?

How many talk shows are on your radio? How many rock stations blast the airwaves in your area?

I don’t know about anyone else, but I think I will load a lot of rock music in my car and keep my CD player or MP3 and a set of headphones handy. Maybe I’ll sign up for Sirius radio while I’m at it. And, I hope I can play them before I don’t know why I needed it all to begin with.[!gad]A couple days ago, a local radio station changed its format after 21 years of being the ultimate (and only provider of new rock) rock music channel here. Apparently, the ratings were not high enough, so their sister AM talk station simulcast into the FM side. No more music. All news, all the time. Why would you change a rock music station to talk radio? Especially after 21 years? All music to all talk in the flip of a switch. There were no announcements of this impending doom. One day, it just was. Now, why would anyone be so cruel to all of the rock listeners? Honestly, I don’t know all the whys of this change, but since I like a good conspiracy story as well as anyone else, I got to thinking about the roll music plays in the world.

My mind wandered to some research I once did regarding sound, more specifically, music. I’m sure everyone has seen the outcome of music played for plants, but studies done on humans with various types of music showed similar results. Loud rock music alters brainwaves, changes heartbeat and mood, and can even elevate blood pressure.

Has anyone ever noticed that during rush hour, rock stations play more mellow music? I don’t know if it’s an ethical issue or if the FCC has something to do with it, but it’s true. I think also that music stations run talk shows during rush hours not only for something for people to “do” during the wait time in the car, but it is also does not contribute to critical mass for commuters, at least not in the same way rock music does.

So, is this a conspiracy to keep everyone calm? Perhaps. And it isn’t necessarily a bad thing--yet.

I’ve read on a few conspiracy theory sites how people thwarted government mind control by putting on headphones and listening to rock music. They said the music altered brainwaves (which rock does) and rendered the mind control waves useless by frazzling the frequency.

These stories remind me of other claims of how music has been used to help us humans. Chimes and bells hung in windows and doors will ring if an evil spirit tries to enter a home. Supposedly, the beautiful tinkling sounds are horrible to an evil spirit and send it away howling. Let’s not forget snake charmers and their magical flutes. Organ music in churches aid in moving people closer to God (and away from evil). Soft music eases children’s restlessness (If you’ve ever been around small children when they are bored, you will understand what I mean). My personal favorite is of people “glamoured” by fairies or leprechauns. Loud noise (as rock music is sometimes referred to) is one of the ways to bring them back from the dark side. And that brought to mind alien abduction.

Of the many alien abduction cases I’ve read, when the person is glamored by the alien(s), they cannot move or speak. They then (either consciously or unconsciously) are abducted typically against their will. If they are in a car, the first thing to go is the radio. The people who beat the alien(s) do so by repeating words (focusing) or by mentally yelling or even actually speaking or moving, any of which will cause a change in your mental state. It seems that those changes are enough to break the hold over the victim and for the aliens to release them. The key here, to me, is sound and noise.

Many people are of the notion that aliens are here, we just can’t see them. If that is true, then what if we are slowly, daily, being manipulated? And, what if the airwaves are being changed to allow them free admission to our dimension--our reality? Before you scoff, think about this: more and more cities across the nation are doing away with free TV antennas for broadcast. Now, you may say it’s just government’s way of taking more money from the people, which is probably quite true, but what if there’s more to it? What if aliens or even our military/government wants to control the airwaves in order to control the people, i.e., you and me? I’m not talking just for riots, but for maintaining peaceful situations so personnel can enter homes for whatever reason(s) they see fit. Taking guns from law-abiding citizens comes to mind. But even more nefarious is the idea of sending signals (subliminally?) to accept certain things--or beings--that we wouldn’t normally allow. This suggestion may not be as loony as it first sounds. Take a look around you at your friends, neighbors, relatives, coworkers. I did. Many people are more likely to “blow things off” nowadays. Is it because we’re all too busy or too self-absorbed? Or are there signals coming over the TV or radio that make us all a little more subdued?

How many talk shows are on your radio? How many rock stations blast the airwaves in your area?

I don’t know about anyone else, but I think I will load a lot of rock music in my car and keep my CD player or MP3 and a set of headphones handy. Maybe I’ll sign up for Sirius radio while I’m at it. And, I hope I can play them before I don’t know why I needed it all to begin with. Comments (5)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by REBEL 13 years ago
http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/images/newsitems/piano.jpg Tammy A. Branom: A couple days ago, a local radio station changed its format after 21 years of being the ultimate (and only provider of new rock) rock music channel here. Apparently, the ratings were not high enough, so their sister AM talk station simulcast into the FM side. No more music. All news, all the time. Why would you change a rock music station to talk radio? Especially after 21 years? All music to all talk in the flip of a switch. There were no announcements of this impending doom. One day, it just was. Now, why would ... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by Robin_Shadowes 13 years ago
I have loved progressive rock since the 70's and I find it very calming on my mind at least. Not all of it is ambient but it doesn't matter. I love it because it is structured differently than most of the music you hear on radio. It can focus more on rock like Rush or be more ambient like Camel. There's a prog station called Aural Moon. I don't know if it is possible to listened to them from a car but you can always bring cd's with you or mp3's if you prefer that format. I like mellow music anyway. I hate techno for the monotonous thumping beat.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Trog 13 years ago
Soft harmonious music soothing the wild beast , that would be a good idea . Why don't car manufactures build cars that come with their own soothing music generators ? And I'm not talking about a Radio or Tape or CD players , the sounds produced by such devices is sometimes very questionable . How about hub caps cut and shaped in such a way that when the car is moving they catch the air and create soothing organ type sounds , and then driving would be as soothing as sitting in church . Road rage would be a thing of the past , the angry beast behind the wheel would become a divine being of peace... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by Cryptozological Mascot 13 years ago
You must be talking about 101.1 KUFO... it has now been replaced by Lars Larson and Glen Beck. ugh...
Comment icon #5 Posted by devilmaycare 13 years ago
To the original poster. Apparently you simply refuse to listen to the real music. In any case it's not what you listen to, it's the music you yourself make that matters. The rest is only accompaniment.


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