From People on Psychedelics
Scott Kelly is a guitarist and vocalist of the band Neurosis.
- "I made a conscious decision to destroy my brain with psychedelics and remake it. I was so damaged from my childhood that I needed to do that to survive. I spent a lot of time putting myself into positions where I would have to adapt to uncomfortable situations. I purposely put myself in harm's way psychically and forced my brain to confront uncomfortable things. I had a strong desire to leave a large portion of my life completely behind, and I had a really strong desire to play music. I felt this was what I had to do. ...A lot of stuff from my childhood I wanted to leave behind. I tried to confront it using psychedelics. But you can't erase the past that way. I don't have any regrets, but I did become a person that was easily provoked and prone to being forgetful." -- http://www.hellbound.ca/2010/09/scott-kelly-of-neurosis-the-hellbound-interview/