Dirty Biker Acid | Operators ­­– Dan Boeckner & Devojka

Field Tripping

Oct 2020

47 min 59 sec

Dan Boeckner and Devojka are members of the band Operators ­– and they’re also life partners. They join Ronan – along with Field Trip’s Chief Psychologist Dr. Dominique Morisano – to talk music, revelations from pandemic life, and using psilocybin to deal with anxiety. Then, Dan details what it’s like to feel interconnected through the dissolution of self – and how to apply trips to our communal experience. Plus, Devojka talks about being a product of the D.A.R.E program and her first trip – or lack thereof. And Dr. Dominique encourages us to accept the trip that you need – not the one that you want.Show Notes:The lines between work life and home life have been erased by the pandemic and has forced many to be a more consistent self ()Devokja discusses how the pandemic gave her immense relief. She was deeply depressed beforehand, and found some relief – as others around her were also forced to slow down ()Dr. Dominique talks about how the pandemic has shifted her practice and the increased demand of patients looking for professional counselling ()Ronan talks about how he prefers to microdose – and his experience of reliving a childhood memory during a heroic dose last year ()Dan talks about his first experiences with psychedelics – including ‘dirty biker acid’ ­– starting at the age of 15. Growing up in a small community on Vancouver island – Dan acknowledges the desire to ‘travel without travelling’ and a ‘need to escape’ drove this behaviour ()Dan and Devokja talk about their recent psilocybin trip. While observing bugs on a log, Dan realizes ‘it’s their house, man’.()Dr. Dominique discusses typical themes she’s seen – and how patients using psychedelic-assisted therapy can yield profound personal impacts. And consider that it’s also a connected experience – not necessarily an individual one. Plus she encourages us to look for opportunities to integrate personal realizations ()Dan talks about their latest album ‘Radiant Dawn’ and working closely with Devojka on the record was a unique experience. For him, the act of performing on stage, gives him emotional catharsis. On psychedelics, he feels interconnected and can process facts that are exposed to him. A fantastical wonder. ()Devojka talks about being a product of the D.A.R.E program and her first trip – or lack thereof. ()Dan talks about the appeal of psychedelics, and Devojka talks about how her point of view on psychedelics started to shift with microdosing ()Dr. Dominique encourages us to accept the trip that you need – not the one that you want. And understand that no one experience will be the same as the next. Her advice: trust, let go, and walk towards it. Set and setting are very important ()Dan talks about his trip from a few days prior – where he realized that the psychedelic renaissance needs to be contextualized historically ()Ronan asks who do Dan and Devojka think could use a good trip – and Ronan suggests their next album title ()

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