ه ! आह 啊 아 アー
Your first word
Your last breath
When I die my body shall be burned to ash.
This ash will be pressed into an LP vinyl of my album 2DV$T.
2DV$T will play to a garden growing in my ashes.
Bhasma, meaning 'ash' is a ritual practiced by Sadhus performed by covering oneself in the ashes of cremation grounds as a form of yoga.
Sadhus, Hindu ascetics practicing yoga, say they live forever as dust on the skin of their descendants.
In yoga, the seven chakras follow the length of the spine.
Manipura, located at the navel or just above the solar plexus, is the third chakra, the element of fire, and is said to govern digestion and the body heat.
In the Vajrayana Highest Tantra traditions, meditation on the syllable 'Ah' is the key component of the practice of Tummo, or controlling the body heat.
PHIAH, a combination of PHI, the golden ratio, and AH, my music moniker, creates a slang pronunciation of 'FIRE' and acts as my self founded music label by which 2DV$T Side: Appalachia and 2DV$T Side: Olympus were composed and published, in first draft, by myself, Gerald C Fifield JR on 11/12/13 at the age of 22.
This sequential date, 11/12/13, will not be repeated again in my lifetime.
The length of an LP 33 1⁄3 rpm vinyl is 22 minutes which is the same number as my age upon starting 2DV$T.
Each year, I will create a new version of 2DV$T until age 33 coming to a total of 12 versions which represents the Twelve Olympians and the number of letters in the western musical alphabet.
The age 33 is representative of the number of rotations per minute of an LP vinyl which my ashes will pressed into and also the number of vertebrae found in the human spine, where the chakras are located.
'Appalachia' is the name of the oldest mountains in the world and is my home. My great great grandmother is the first woman to have ever hiked the Appalachian trail by herself and the first hiker ever male or female to complete the trail three times in a row. In its original language, 'Appalachia' means 'Torch Bearer' in its original Native American dialect.
'Olympus', name of the tallest mountain in Greece, said to be the home of 'The Twelve Olympians', is the root word of 'Olympia', the city hosting the Olympic games.
The Olympic Flame commemorates the theft of fire from the Greek god Zeus by Prometheus, its origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics.