Following:Blood of the Young Zine
Replacement photo. Irie.
Don’t go changing.
All sorts of feelings.
I got my shirt (though it may be the oddest size xl I have ever had).
I listed to this today and yesterday. I wasn’t familiar with him until I saw Brian was making the zine of his unreleased poetry. My copy is in my bag, maybe I’ll get to read it at the doctors office tomorrow.
The metaphorical meaning of the term alludes to the feeling that the next ingested dosage of the drug will result in a nirvana that seems and feels imminent and conclusive, yet upon consumption never quite yields the promised experience—leading to the desire for the next dose that still promises the same—thus chasing the dragon but never catching it (like “chasing after the wind [a wild wind]”, a biblical term). Medically speaking, this sensation is a common aspect of drug addiction in which psychological and physical drug tolerance causes a diminishing return curve in the user’s enjoyment of the drug. Here, the “dragon” represents the user’s best euphoric experiences with the drug (usually due to novelty and inexperience), but with the positive effects diminishing (and often being replaced with negative effects) over time with each consecutive experience, causing the user to fruitlessly “chase” harder and use more of the drug to try to recapture the initial euphoria.”