It seems the Swedes have cornered the market on ambient electro pop. This latest track from JJ’s new album entitled, JJ No. 2, is yet another example of their mastery in the genre and has been stuck in my head all week. And no, I didn’t misspell the song title.
With the summer music festival season approaching, we thought it was high time to talk drugs, particularly that festival fave, ecstasy. Born in 1912 but popularized in the late ’80s Manchester rave scene, MDMA has now clearly moved into much wider circles of use. Part stimulant, part hallucinogen MDMA seems to be everywhere. As with most drugs purity can be a real issue, but even in its purest form the research is mounting, E can be dangerous. Acutely MDMA may cause thirst and many have wound up in the ER with seizures due to a low blood level of sodium (a result of drinking way too much water). Overheating is another potential danger and the most common factor in E-related deaths. Most users know too well the “terrible Tuesday” phenomenon, where emotions crash a few days after use, often to some serious depression. Most alarming is data suggesting long term nerve damage and serotonin depletion.
There are several cool websites with oodles of info: