I like bands.


This girl and her chicken face swap 

gerardswaysface: Is the brain and mind the same thing?





I believe in a life after death. I believe that our mind and the brain are separate entities. I think that the mind survives death. Why? Because I don’t think it’s all for nothing. I don’t think we’re just biological machines roaming the planet soon to wiped out. I think there’s a bigger picture behind it. I could tell you because of near death experiences, or because of the sightings of ghosts, but all of these are controversial. But I just have a gut feeling about it. 


We don’t know. The mind and body problem has eluded both philosophers and scientists for generations. Yes, we can manipulate consciousness by drugs and anesthesia. Yes we can harness the power of thought to control a robotic arm. But in my readings, I’ve found what we don’t know exceeds far more than what we know. We still don’t know the mechanics behind thought or anesthesia. We don’t know why if you believe something so hard it becomes your reality. 

It makes more sense to believe that the mind and brain are the same as of right now but that’s only if you sweep all these mind over matter interactions and unknown neuronal interactions under the rug. 

We still don’t know how some medications work at all. They just do, and we say, ‘yay’, and move on, but the pharmacology of most neurological drugs is just guess work.

If your wondering how the thoughts and the robotic arm works, basically electrodes translate the electrochemical impulses from neurons in your brain into a code that lets a robotic arm move. 

But how did this electrochemical impulse come to be? What “force” stimulated the neuron to fire and create that impulse? You can say sensory input, like when you touch a fuzzy surface, but not all thought requires sensory input.

Remember that. 


God forbid we teach the children psychology !!!

A photo of Kurt Cobain in the bedroom of his North Seattle home, captured by Courtney Love. Courtney claims that this is her single most favorite photo of Kurt.

No matter how many times I see this on my dash it equally kills me and makes me smile at the same time


but imagine if we had tiny little dragons

the size of puppies

and they would go wherever we went sitting on our shoulders and hissing at everyone who tried to touch you because you’re their most special thing in the universe and they are so tiny it’s ridiculously cute

(via alexander-novak)



Here’s my attempt at a #ThrowbackThursday or #FlexFriday depending on where you are in the world. Performing with Arch Enemy is literally a super intense workout for the body, mind and throat! My instrument is my body so I NEED to stay on shape. We don’t call it #beastmode for nothing! Doyle always said he stays in shape because it’s necessary for stage and I totally get it now. The level of intensity and physicality he and I put into our shows requires strength and stamina! I don’t think I would have been able to cope with the pain of performing with broken ribs for so long if I wasn’t in good shape to begin with. Why do you think Angela is ripped as hell too? We need it! Our bodies need to perform at an extremely high level, so we need to train like monsters! I literally feel like I did 2 hours of SPRINTING when I get off stage!
All this to say, THANK YOU to #MONSTERGYM in Montreal, Carmine, Vince and all the staff and friends for years of support. I used to work here while getting my band off the ground and the flexibility and understanding I was shown as an employee made it possible for me to do tours and still work a job to pay for the tours. I wouldn’t have been able to afford being in a band if not for great employers like Monster Gym. Now that music IS my career, Monster Gym continues to support me in granting Doyle and I an amazing facility in which to work out and physically prepare for tours. I’ve worked out in many gyms across the world and Monster is still #1!
Thank you to Monster Gym, Sheltoons, Hannah Promotions and the caring companies/employers of the world for giving young musicians a chance to prove their worth. Just allowing us to come in late on Monday if we played out of town on Sunday, or giving us our jobs back when we come home beaten and broke from van tours is an incredible gift. THAT’S giving back to music and supporting local artists.  Thank you!! #monstergym #carminepetrillo #beastmode #tbt #ff #flex #fitness #stamina #hiit #alissawhitegluz #doylewolfgangvonfrankenstein #archenemy #doyle #metal #punk #health #vegan #straightedge