What type is Serj Tankian,
I think music has the ability to inspire people and to change hearts, and the heart has the power to change the mind, and the mind has the power to change the world. ... It's important for all people, and not just people in bands, to speak out on social justice issues. That means journalists or plumbers have just as much of a responsibility to do that as artists.
The next song I wrote in Paris years ago in a dream. So I didn't really write it, the universe wrote it. And that's what I believe about music, I believe it belongs to the universe, it comes from there and it's this beautiful energy that we share that transcends normal flash existence and that we inspire each other through.
Civilization is a failure. We need to think what we can do together in love and peace.
Sometimes a good love song can change the world and create positive energy more than any political song can.
Awareness in our society has flipped all types of injustice on its head.
Science fails to recognize the single most Potent element of human existence... faith. Letting the reigns go to the unfoldings faith, Science has failed our world. Science has failed our mother earth.
I believe very firmly that indigenous populations had a really good, intuitive understanding of why we're here. And we're trying to gain that same understanding through psychology and intellect in modern civilization.
We're addicted to this concept of civilization - we can't imagine living outside of it because we've had it for 10,000 years, all of what we call history. But according to archaeologists, humanity has been on this planet for millions of years in indigenous form.
I really feel like civilization's already over. It's not ending but it's already done. We're all addicted to the concept that humanity equals civilization and that's not the case. We need a global conversation to be able to decipher how we can live from this point forward. We have to redefine our relationship with our environment.
I think that the memory of Armenia's genocide opened my eyes at an early age to the existence of political cynicism.
I've always thought of the sky as, like, an open canvas. When I was a kid and I looked at the sky, I always remember being able to daydream, just looking at the sky, being creative, being able to design things. What would happen if we had no sky? Where would we be?
If you allow for a purely capitalistic society, without any type of regulation at all, you will get one monopoly that will eat all of the smaller fish and own everything, and then you'll have zero capitalism, zero competition - it would just be one giant company.
Sometimes it's better to have a benign dictator than a dumb democracy, to be honest.
We first fought..in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change.
I've always worked on all different types of music, some with specific project goals and deadlines and some not. Sometimes I would write a piece of music that is almost like a film score or weird electro pieces, wherever the muse took me, and I still do that.
With most of the songs and music that I've composed, irrespective of the myriad videos made, I was always careful not to overly define the experience, leaving room for people to internalize things for themselves, making their experience more integral.
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