Monday, 2 September 2013

36 Chambers, Enter the Wu-Tang, 4 X 9 (a deadly combination) and me too!

Enter the...

Back when i lived in Carlton North, ten years ago, it's in Melbourne to those of you that don't reside there. My new house mate at the time Dan, listened to Rap music morning noon and night, him and the other guy, a guy called Jackson from Perth, listened to it turned up to 10, no joke!

I listened to Jazz, instrumental rock, Metallica, i was a connoisseur in my own tastes, this was new territory to me.

After thinking, this is the worst music i have ever heard, i was promptly told, in three months this would be my new favourite music. Hard to believe, i thought at the time.

And after much enduring this new form of music, i actually found myself liking it, yes it's true, there was Dr Dre, Eminem and then there was the Wu-Tang Clan, well i had a bit of a break from the Wu Tank Clan. The Wu Tang Clan, were a bit extreme for me at the time, maybe i was a bit too white, maybe I'm still a bit white, but not as much.

And then then the Clan pop up into my life again, and all i do is finding myself listening to them, over and over, over and over. Maybe a message is seeping in by osmosis? It's been going on for a while, maybe I'm going through a phase? But, aren't we all sometimes?
A sword fight is like a game of chess, you think first before you move
Now, i googled most influential albums of all time and i downloaded a few of them, one of which was 'The 36 chambers' by the Wu-Tang Clan, so i had a listen.

Further investigation, it turns out the album title was inspired by a movie called 'The 36th Chamber of Shaolin', its the Rza's number one Kung Fu movie, so i downloaded that too and had a look i could be forever living in a life of wonder, and hey presto, Mr download Torrent you answer all questions and pose a few others too!

The 36 chambers a warrior has to go through to become a Shaolin. Every chambers has a special task the warrior has to complete in order to be able to continue to the next chamber. The RZA said in an interview with Billboard Magazine that there are nine members in the Clan, and each member has four chambers in his heart, which makes 9x4 = 36 chambers.
There are 36 'death-points' on the body, each separated from the other at 10 degree intervals, where the trained Wu expert can cause death at a single blow.

Listen to the '36 Chambers' is here

And guess what else is 36? 36 years young, me! And i thought why this could have to do with me, maybe the fact you have to go and i thought of
 'Every chambers has a special task the warrior has to complete in order to be able to continue to the next chamber' 
And maybe it's how i go from one thing to the next, one place to the next, people thing i travel a lot, but i don't, i don't think i do, I'm just mobile and it's easy, too easy and what have i learnt?

Life is like...

Don't ask me, i just get up every time and keep on going, if life is like the 36 chambers, maybe i got the snakes and ladders version? Maybe I should ask for a refund?

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