Thursday, July 28, 2005

Hare Krishna Hard Core

"We don't just do it to put out this positive spiritual message," adds Porcell. "We do it for our own purification. You can't just shout all these slogans. There's a method to changing your consciousness. That's what yoga's all about." Porcell compares Shelter's thunderous growl to the sacred bhajans the devotees sing for hours in temple. "The music is much heavier, but I find it's the same kind of feeling. Onstage, I'm meditating on the lyrics. Five hundred years ago, when these traditional bhajans were written by the great acharyas, the mood was the same, except they used old drums and cymbals. Its almost like we're doing bhajans for the 90s."