Trey Spruance was the guitarist and principal songwriter of my all-time favorite band, Mr. Bungle. He’s also a smart dude. Here is a recent interview with him concerning all things music avec philosophy. How’s about a little taste?:
Just one more question: What do you think is going to happen on 2012 (except for the Olympic games) ?
“I hope what will happen is that everyone will grow out of projecting decayed, crypto-Christian apocalyptic concepts onto other cultures, and inventing comic-book scenarios out of the silent mouths of extinct ancients who are not around to tell all these white people how stupid they are being, and how wrongly they have interpreted everything (according mostly to their fantasies, dim echoes from becoming unglued from their own Traditions). But I’m not naive enough to believe that everyone will grow out of that. So, after ‘nothing’ happens, I will try to enjoy hearing all the millions of post-hoc explanations about how it was a transformative and evolutional event, like a seed that got planted than needs time to germinate, blah blah. So in that sense, something definitely will happen. The apparatus of ‘faith’ will be used in defense of a purposeless invocation, on the basis of a cartoon-like understanding of the mysteries of a murdered civilization, as a final act of colonialization: a vampirizing of their spiritual remains to engender an imaginal spectacle of a New Age crypto-Protestant apocalypse, for entertainment, before moving on to the next ancient world-end prophecy…”