…the internet was psychedelic. Being a child of the 90s nostalgic for my pre-internet, pre-cellphone, “idyllic” upbringing – in addition to having a critical view of what the internet was “doing” to the music industry, the film industry, social interactions, et al – I was surprised that someone who came from such a lauded era of peace, love, freedom and psychedelia would regard the Matrix-esque modern internet as psychedelic.
However, he went on to explain that the term psychedelic does not necessarily need to refer to lollipops and moonbeams, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, reefer cigarettes, or the effects of various intoxicants. To him, the term had a broader, more simple, and more profound meaning. Psychedelic, he explained, refers to a thing’s ability to expand one’s mind, to grow one’s understanding through proffering alternative perspective and, if effective, to expand or shift one’s paradigm.
quote from http://www.qthemusic.com/3514/guest-column-music-to-expand-your-mind-the-story-of-reverberation-radio/ (Music to expand your mind: The story of Reverberation Radio, 24 June 2014)