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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10789
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 9:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Was thinking of the Skellig Islands....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWvG2fLSypY
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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Found Goat
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Username: fg

Post Number: 98
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009 - 2:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Here's an interesting track. A novelty. A spirit medium's retelling of a session when he came into contact with a disembodied, former African voodoo priestess, whom he tried to console, set her psyche at ease, and help cross over to the other side ... a brief narrative set to synth. Artist: Tim Clement. Album: Waterstation (1990). Track 5: “Beautiful Lady.”
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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10795
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009 - 5:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

FG,

I searched and searched for Waterstation,
"Beautiful Lady"....no luck.

But I found this...Summerland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiBqGHMxBw4
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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John_Doe420
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Username: john_doe420

Post Number: 149
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 2:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Foo Fighers - Wheels

I know what you're thinkin'
We were goin' down
I can feel the sinkin'
But then I came around

And everyone I've loved before
Flashed before my eyes
And nothin' mattered anymore
I looked into the sky

Well I wanted something better, man
I wished for something new
Yeah, I wanted something beautiful
I wished for something true
Been lookin' for a reason, man
Something to lose

When the wheels come down (When the wheels come down)
When the wheels touch ground (When the wheels touch ground)
And you feel like it's all over
There's another round for you
When the wheels come down (When the wheels come down)

Know your head is spinnin'
Broken hearts will mend
This is our beginning
Comin' to an end

Well, you wanted something better, man
You wished for something new
Well, you wanted something beautiful
You wished for something true
Been lookin for a reason, man
Something to lose

When the wheels come down (When the wheels come down)
When the wheels touch ground (When the wheels touch ground)
And you feel like it's all over
There's another round for you
When the wheels come down (When the wheels come down)




The wheels will be coming down soon, I suspect.
Sonny: Do you think we were all created for a purpose? Id like to
think so. [looks at his hand] Denser alloy. My father gave it to
me. I think he wanted me to kill you.
-I Robot -2004
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John_Doe420
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Username: john_doe420

Post Number: 150
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 3:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GYXm7n62nU


There's another world inside of me
That you may never see
There's secrets in this life
That I can hide
Somewhere in this darkness
There's a light that I can't find
Maybe it's too far away...
Or maybe I'm just blind...
Or maybe I'm just blind...

So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
Hold me when I'm scared
And love me when I'm gone
Everything I am
And everything in me
Wants to be the one
You wanted me to be
I'll never let you down
Even if I could
I'd give up everything
If only for your good
So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
You can hold me when I'm scared
You won't always be there
So love me when I'm gone
Love me when I'm gone...

When your education x-ray
Can not see under my skin
I won't tell you a damn thing
That I could not tell my friends
Now roaming through this darkness
I'm alive but I'm alone
Part of me is fighting this
But part of me is gone

So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
Hold me when I'm scared
And love me when I'm gone
Everything I am
And everything in me
wants to be the one
You wanted me to be
I'll never let you down
Even if I could
I'd give up everything
If only for your good
So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
You can hold me when I'm scared
You won't always be there
So love me when I'm gone

Sonny: Do you think we were all created for a purpose? Id like to
think so. [looks at his hand] Denser alloy. My father gave it to
me. I think he wanted me to kill you.
-I Robot -2004
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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10807
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - 2:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Oh, this is just perfect! Been
trying to play this piece by Norah Jones
lately. Found this to a fave movie
Pride and Prejudice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2jQCRiNWpk
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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moonbeam
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Username: mia

Post Number: 140
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - 10:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

A beautiful song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SG6ZITbWpU
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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10820
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 1:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

That is beautiful Moonbeam.

Thanks for posting it.
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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moonbeam
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Username: mia

Post Number: 144
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 9:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Mama
thought you would like that one
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moonbeam
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Username: mia

Post Number: 146
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 10:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

turn it up

The music of Jupiter,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3fqE01YYWs
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Victoria
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Username: victoria

Post Number: 239
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 11:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

The Music of Jupiter sounds haunting!

I wonder what EARTH sounds like... probably like one continuous Viagra commercial -- lol
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moonbeam
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Username: mia

Post Number: 147
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 2:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Victoria LOL viagra huh

Here is earth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Og_HjkCvro
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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10845
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 2:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

"I'll Be Home For Christmas"

Thomas Kinkade paintings

Sung by The Carpenters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rK7VT9Zm_g&feature=fvw
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10857
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 - 9:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Adeste Fidelis..Enya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GPeioF_1xk
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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Found Goat
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Username: fg

Post Number: 103
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 4:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Do you long for a time when romance, instead of utilitarianism, filled the Earth? Me, I'm a romantic at heart. My idea of courting a lady (note: neither “girl” nor “woman”) would be at repose, reclining on a picnic blanket, out in the middle of a warm summery butterflied meadow, reciting poetry and delicately popping strawberries into her mouth, extracting the stems with kisses. Later, I'd help mount the princess atop her beautiful white stallion and lead her through the forest by the reins. At night we'd attend an oceanside ball and gracefully dance the evening away 'neath the moon. I'd drink champagne from her slipper and run my slender fingers through her tresses. An amorous fairyland of ours that knows not of work, stress, or unpolished behavior. If you'd like to share this dream of mine then you must give the group Amazing Blondel a listen. Their minstrel music, although composed a mere decades ago, takes us back in time when the female was feminine, not mannish, and chivalry was very much alive. My kind of world! The lyrical “Pavan” and “Spring Season” are transportingly idyllic; the transitional epic “Fantasia Lindum” numinously cathedral; with the song “To Ye” being my favorite of all, my choice of serenade, beneath her castle window, nosegay in hand, on bended knee.
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Victoria
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Username: victoria

Post Number: 247
Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 6:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Found Goat ~ I was just wondering how you came to choose your board name, as the above romantic and idyllic notions would suggest a more gentile handle. You sound so sweet!
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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10868
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 2:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Paintings by John William Waterhouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV5ahHbDVCM
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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Found Goat
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Username: fg

Post Number: 104
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 11:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Victoria:

My moniker is explained under the thread "Poem - Maybe You Would Like To Post Yours Here," post #8.The name is taken after the title of one my songs.
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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10873
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 9:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

I love the 2nd movement of Beethoven's 7th Symphony.
I saw this and had never heard it to voices.

Extracts from "Immortal Beloved" about the life of Beethoven. The sequence is where he is running away from his father who is trying to beat him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gsqywdzdLg
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10876
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 - 2:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Vangelis and Vanessa Mae

A bit more cheerful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D8pgcnyoC8
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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Found Goat
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Username: fg

Post Number: 106
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Normally communal vocals aren't my cup of tea. Take the hootenanny, for example, the audience members so engrossed in the performance that they don't even realize that their heads are moving in pendulumesque lateral obedience as they clap along in rhythm to the beat. The nautical gung-ho chantey and the chain-gang parroted call-and-answer – instances of permissible whistling while one labors. Jingles – commercialized glees deserving of laryngitis. Then you have religious service anthems that promote ethnocentrism, often borrowing unchristian language such as “Forward, Christian soldiers!,” a reprehensible statement not to mention an oxymoron. Worst of all, the martial song and the patriotic flag-hailing musical act of nationalistic allegiance. Though every once in a while the adventurous musicologist chances upon a singular extraordinary exception. Recommended listening is the glorious, uplifting spiritual hymn “Raise Your Voices,” off Secret Garden's 2005 Earthsongs release. This track is so internally stirring and heaven-bound it'll likely give you goose-acne, it's so moving. The harmonization in this song is beautiful. Oh, I just thought of one more exemption ... the Gregorian chant! Love these. One in particular helped me through some very dark times, when it had seemed the world was caving in on me back in my early twenties. “And when it seems you're in a dead-end street, there's no reason to cry / For we have a helping hand, that's always by our side.” Thank-you always, “Prism Of Life” by Enigma.

...

Victoria:

I read your profile. One thing you and I share in common is our experiences with living in a non-understanding familial environment when it comes to what we've been through. In my case, it has only made me more independent. And for that, I have nothing but gratitude.
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Berghaus
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Username: berghaus

Post Number: 1497
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 - 1:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Been listening to Cara Dillon lately.

For those of you that explore your Celtic heritage, you'll no doubt enjoy this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfpG6nVcoCY
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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10877
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 - 5:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Thank you so much for this, Berg.

What a voice..I'll be listening to
more, for sure.
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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Berghaus
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Username: berghaus

Post Number: 1503
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 - 5:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

You owe me.

Your a## is mine....

You may also enjoy this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTsonHV_x9o
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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10880
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 - 5:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Merry Christmas Berg.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKrx-4Awe70
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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Berghaus
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Username: berghaus

Post Number: 1504
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 - 5:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Merry Christmas Mama:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAfYOZup1FI

Godbless babe.
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Berghaus
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Username: berghaus

Post Number: 1505
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 - 5:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Ah, before you ask, I'm Welsh, but Welsh, Irish and Scot breath from the same reed so....
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Berghaus
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Username: berghaus

Post Number: 1506
Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 - 5:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

This is where my Dad grew up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iUnH_eSIYI

Hope you enjoy it, though I find the music on the video cheesy beyond repair.

Bloody Americans, eh.? LOL.!
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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10882
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 - 6:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Well, I enjoyed that..I have Welsh blood as well
(Woodward)..Shine is Irish..also I have English, Waters (my maiden name) from Cornwall and I told you once , folks from Barnet, England..some Scots as well.

I love the water..live on lake Pontchartrain and my backyard is a canal...wish I had waterfalls but I have the mists over my canal and I part them in my imagination and fancy myself Lady of the Lake.

Yakking my azz off, but I'm in a good mood cause the Sun is shining after weeks of rain in the New Orleans area.

(Message edited by mama_shine on December 18, 2009)
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10890
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 - 10:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

FG,

You like Secret Garden too? I post their
music all the time over the years in the Pond
when I'm communing with Gar in the wee hours.
The Pond isn't archived so they roll off. I never go to sleep before 5:00am not because I can't sleep, Its my choice..love that time. But I never have trouble falling asleep when I choose to. If one does have trouble sleeping,
I recommend this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLnWzUNRaO8&feature=related
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I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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paul
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Username: sublimy99

Post Number: 649
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 2:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

This is my new "ambient Japanese" instrumental called "llave de negro" which I may rename when I know how to say "key of black" in Japanese.

Tell me what you think. My goal is to make a song like this that makes you OBE by the middle of the song..lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrnPMA8s1vk
http://www.myluciddreaming.blogspot.com

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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10930
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 9:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Was listening to Tchaikovsky's
Symphony #6 (Pathetique) and remembered
a song based on it. Notice how the poster
spelled the composers name..I've spelled
it weird a couple of times, lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjDtEIn93fo
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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blue
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Username: jennyblue

Post Number: 678
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009 - 9:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

God Is Alive Magic Is Afoot Buffy Sainte-Marie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhmeroR20lc

Usually I prefer songs w/more of a more rhythmic feel but the words (particularly in light of some of the time and reality discussions going on at the Board in recent times) and the haunting performance (I actually have a difference performance but this one is "prettier") of this unique song have made it a must for my playlist lately. Its repetitive structure make it a good candidate for meditation (imo).

"God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot"
Song: Buffy Sainte-Marie
Video by gewajega@yahoo.com
Lyrics by Leonard Cohen

God is alive; Magic is afoot
God is alive; Magic is afoot
God is afoot; Magic is alive
Alive is afoot.....
Magic never died.

God never sickened;
many poor men lied
many sick men lied
Magic never weakened
Magic never hid
Magic always ruled
God is afoot
God never died.

God was ruler
though his funeral lengthened
Though his mourners thickened
Magic never fled
Though his shrouds were hoisted
the naked God did live
Though his words were twisted
the naked Magic thrived
Though his death was published
round and round the world
the heart did not believe

Many hurt men wondered
many struck men bled
Magic never faltered
Magic always led.
Many stones were rolled
but God would not lie down
Many wild men lied
many fat men listened
Though they offered stones
Magic still was fed
Though they locked their coffers
God was always served.


Magic is afoot. God rules.
Alive is afoot. Alive is in command.
Many weak men hungered
Many strong men thrived
Though they boasted solitude
God was at their side
Nor the dreamer in his cell
nor the captain on the hill
Magic is alive
Though his death was pardoned
round and round the world
the heart did not believe.

Though laws were carved in marble
they could not shelter men
Though altars built in parliaments
they could not order men
Police arrested Magic
and Magic went with them,
for Magic loves the hungry.

But Magic would not tarry
it moves from arm to arm
it would not stay with them
Magic is afoot
it cannot come to harm
it rests in an empty palm
it spawns in an empty mind
but Magic is no instrument
Magic is the end.

Many men drove Magic
but Magic stayed behind
Many strong men lied
they only passed through Magic
and out the other side
Many weak men lied
they came to God in secret
and though they left him nourished
they would not say who healed
Though mountains danced before them
they said that God was dead
Though his shrouds were hoisted
the naked God did live


This I mean to whisper to my mind
This I mean to laugh with in my mind
This I mean my mind to serve 'til
service is but Magic
moving through the world
and mind itself is Magic
coursing through the flesh
and flesh itself is Magic
dancing on a clock
and time itself the magic length of God

We are the ones we've been waiting for.
Hopi Elders 2001.


to be a rock and still to roll . . .
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Found Goat
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Username: fg

Post Number: 115
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 10:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Aldous Huxley, author of one of my favorite novels, Brave New World, once said of the aural art: “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”

Words rarely do justice in capturing the feelings which certain songs conjure up in one. With that said, in periodic instalments I'd like to go about sharing some of my most cherished and often-played songs (not necessarily by favorite artists) with other music-lovers on this forum, and how each of these hold a special place in my heart and imaginary spot in my overactive mind.

“Celebration”
Chubby-cheeked Medwyn Goodall's talent is on display with this number. This contemporary multi-instrumentalist (adept at playing 18 varieties) has released countless albums, many of which are thematic in nature. (The prolific Goodall churned out over 20 CDs in the span of two years alone!) Some of these albums evoke the Celtic legend of King Arthur, others Native American culture, and even the myth of Atlantis has been a theme for his music. “Celebration” is found off the mediocre album, Medicine Woman 2, and it is a joyous, cheery, breezy song containing Spanish Guitar, and Bamboo Flute – his signature sound – at the forefront. Between the noticeable bass line and catchy rhythm, you'll be maturely cavorting around your house or apartment in no time flat, and when that fluty bamboo chimes in, why – rejuvenation sets in!, taking your mind back to a pleasant childhood memory of your choice. (Mine: Frolicking as a child without a care in the world.) Running time: 6:43.

“The Gift” (Single Version)
Found as the last track off Medwyn Goodall's Medicine Woman 2, the artist's choice of guitar sound sends the mind, at least mine, to the beach; with the sun on your face, and the guitar-notes (especially near the end) lifting us upwards into the warm, embracing radiance. Running time: 3:33.

“So Step Off”
Stressed? Overwhelmed? Feeling uptight? On the verge of maybe even exploding? Desperately in need of some loosening up? Then climb the steps to this magical, allaying stage, and let it slide, do your little subtle funky dance, like Charles Durning did in O Brother, Where Art Thou?; limber them legs, smoothly walk-dance 'cross the floor, shed your suit-jacket if you want, kick off your heels, lose the hair-pin, glide your feet, do a twirl if you like, get down and groovy, but please exit the stage feeling entirely different than how you ascended it. That's a kind order, my brothas and sistas, brought to you by Mouth Music, off their 1993 Mo-Di album. (“So Step Off” is as smooth as fine wine.) Running time: 5:16. (I’m not a huge fan of Mouth Music, but two other songs I like of theirs are “Move On” and “Time,” off the 1995 Shorelife album.)
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Mama Shine
Senior Member
Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10964
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 8:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Dvorak..Symphony #9

New World Symphony

(The second movement is probably
the most popular.)

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B0B2782E73A3A0AE&search_query=new+world+ symphony

If you have the time to listen to
it all, it's well worth it.
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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Mama Shine
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Username: mama_shine

Post Number: 10972
Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Monday, January 04, 2010 - 10:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Three O'Clock In The Morning

3 o'clock in the morning
and I'm walking these streets again
seems like I've been walking forever
in a dream with no beginning and no end

haunted by memories
of this child I was
and the man I'd never be
see I stayed up all night
just trying
just trying to get some sleep

for all you lonely sons;
this is when it will come
when forever finds you falling it will be
3 o'clock in the morning

I came all this way
just to say
I was passing by
I've never seen you look this good
that is; from outside
but there are ways of killing days
drinking stops me thinking of you
and that there is no end
to what a memory
to what a memory can't do

for all you lonely sons
this is when it will come
when forever finds you falling,
it'll be
for all you lonely sons;
this is when it will come, when forever
finds you falling it will be
it will be
it will be
3 o'clock in the morning

yeah I walked those streets in your name
Holloway road, camden road, city road,
but see the streets and their names
they are all the same, they are all the same
and there's this all night garage and the
seven eleven
and when your pissed in the morning
it's like some kind of route to heaven
but me I'll follow those bus stops that never stop
the bust stops that never stop...never stop

For all you lonely sons, this is when it will come,
when forever finds you falling it will be
it will be
it will be....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sFkLoMRc20
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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flux
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ8Ot_HTfxE&feature=related
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Mama Shine
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Skylark..."Wildflower"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAYvwemcR3Y
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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“Insight”

I've come a long ways from listening to bad & dry melancholic recordings, when as your stereotypical internally unwhole teen I sought music that identified with my own inner maelstrom. In my collection at that time was The Cure's wrist-slitting-inducing 1989 Disintegration, one of the most depressing LPs I've ever owned. Depeche Mode was another one of my favorite bands growing up. (Blasphemous rumors, anyone?) Yes, they're equally downbeat. Yes, I styled my hair after Martin Gore and thought him attractive. No, I don't care much for them anymore. Though a handful of songs remain the exception. “Insight,” off their 1997 Ultra release is one of these. Oddly for them, it contains positive consciousness lyrics. Taste it, and you'll find it good & juicy. I guarantee you. You may even find yourself joining in with the song's concluding mantra. Or, then, maybe not. It's one of the hardest ones for people to follow, it seems. Running time: 5:08.

“Mama Dit”

Recall Bobby McFerrin's felicific “Don't Worry, Be Happy”? It got overdone air-play during its release and there are reports that some are so sick of hearing it they're checking out like the suttee. Here's a song teeming, overlapping with “mouth music.” This is a capella harmony at its most playful. I play it whenever I'm doing sit-ups, as its quite peppy. Zap Mama is a group fronted by Marie Daulne who, unlike Howie Mandel in the movie Walk Like A Man, who was raised by wolves, was instead raised by African pygmies, which you can hear singing on this track, sounding much like Alvin & the Chipmunks. “Mama Dit” is located off Sabsylma (1994). The album also features the downright funky Mr. Brown (you'll be gettin' down in no time), the Middle-Eastern-evoking “India,” (this song's a blast, containing da-da-dings and capped by a whinny) and the title cut, “Furahi,” which reminds us about the POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING. Granted, their music is not for everyone's tastes. Some might regard it quite inaccessible. But no one can ever accuse Zap Mama for being depressing, that's for sure. Running time: 5:51.

“Music For The Morning Of The World”

For “New Age” and “down-time” scholarly types. It is said there is music for all occasions. Whenever I peruse a book or magazine piece dealing with ancient mysteries, such as the pyramids or lost continents, I pick from out of my collection a complementary album to go with it. As an example, when I read from Michael Cremo's Forbidden Archaeology, for dessert I listen to the album Ancient Mysteries by the adult contemporary artist, Stephen Bacchus. Bacchus studied composition not too far from where I live, at Toronto's York University. He too is interested in exotic, historic knowledge and plays the synthesizer. Ancient Mysteries makes for introspective listening, and I recommend it for all those who take pleasure in studying past civilizations and cultures. My favorite Bacchus recording is the above-titled one, off his solo debut, Pangaea (1991). Was the Earth at one time one giant continent? Meditate upon the notion over this transporting, tropical-evoking instrumental, which contains some beautifully haunting flute by Ron Korb and a hammock with your name on it gently swaying between two royal palms. It's where any Cremo or Hancock book ought to be read. Running time: 7:30.
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Mama Shine
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Lisa Gerrard and Hyperborea

"Space Weaver"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGj2qKMgnpI&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_fresh+div-1r-6- HM
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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moonbeam
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Beautiful mama, loved it.

Here is one I remember singing from the church balcony with the choir. It was a beautiful church and magnificent voices. I'm an alto.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkT07TP-mo
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Found Goat
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Foreword:

Firstly, the musical selections which I have been recommending are best appreciated on a high-definition stereo, through speakers with at least 12-inch woofers and precision tweeters. Listening to these good & juicy songs over your dinky computer speakers is equivalent to watching Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey on a portable television. If you find yourself saying, Why, this song isn't anything to write home about, the chances are you're sitting next to your desk- or laptop.

Secondly, a clarification: Depeche Mode and The Cure played a large part in my life growing up. No, I haven't “moved on” from them. If anything, I'm starting to re-acquire their albums. Music For The Masses is a classic. Many of Depeche Mode's songs remain dateless: “People Are People” is always current. “Everything Counts” is timely too. And so on. This is why, amid growing up, I held a platonic fascination with the group's songwriter. As I still do.

...

“What Can I Say?”
Are you one who admirably abides by a regimen and is searching for the perfect sound to power-walk or exercise in some other way to? Tired of your over-played techno though? In need of a change? Want something with a beat and yet that has depth? Look no further than the non-vocal Aussie group Outback, whose danceable rhythms do not sound the least bit electronic at all. These musicians are au naturel and fun-loving. Fronted by a didgeridoo, their albums Baka (1991) and Dance The Devil Away (1992) make for great workout music. Notables include: “Buenaventura” off their debut, and their even better follow-up release includes my favorite, “What Can I Say?” This track makes me gestic giddy. Watch me stand in one spot and flap my legs like ZZ Top to this song which inspires eurythmics in its listener. Running time: 8:07.

“Rubberbandman”
I've harrowed hell; been to the nadir. Touched rock-bottom, went boing! Snapped right back into place 'like that'. No one and nothin' gonna upset ma equilibrium, baby. My spirit as flexible as elastic. Move over Barry White, there's a new basso profundo in town. On the mic, Dieter Meier of Yello, chompin' away the words to this giocoso, neo-jazzy lilt. Now this is whatcha call croonin'. The video, a must-see, for all you anti-wallower, pro-buoyancy beings as resilient as a yo-yo. Kate Bush may be the Rubberband Girl; Meier's the Man. This duo are pushing geriatrics and are still adolescent at heart; they epitomize cool. Can you suavely sing along with this song, mimic the vocalist's manner, as I can? If so, that means you haven't died to adulthood. G.K. Chesterton said it best: “Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.” Be a good sport, try and see if you can karaoke the “Rubberbandman,” off the group's 1991 album. Yeah, it's an acquired taste, most definitely. (P.S. I'm with Yello. My dream gal rides a hexenbesen!). Running time: 3:32.

“Evita – Don't Cry For Me Argentina”
Research has shown that discordant music contributes to stress, a disturbed mentality, if not an unhygienic lifestyle. Whitley has mentioned somewhere in his journals of his love for Classical. I personally can take it or leave it, although there are some pieces that are truly exquisite. I have a yen for particular instruments, the panpipes being among them. Gheorghe Zanfir's rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's nostalgia-evoking “Evita” gives me tingles, it's so graceful, empyreal, majestically climactic. The entire album Magic Of The Panpipes (1993) is beau...ti...ful (what an understatement, but what other word can do it justice?), though the 16th track – the topper – is this listener's favorite Classical recording of all time. This specific version, that is. There are others out there less heavenly. Madonna's comes to mind. Not bad in and of itself, but it triggers the image of her riding Willem Dafoe, which kinda defiles “Evita's” purity. Running time: 5:27.
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Mama Shine
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Got this Chopin waltz on my mind
cause whenever I played it my Cat,
Mini, would put his chin on my foot that
worked the pedal....he didn't mind..he would
come from wherever he was to be in on this
song. Maybe Chopin and Mini will hear this
from wherever they are. Dunno if Chopin liked
Cats maybe if I'd named Mini, Chopin, like I named his Brother, Rachmaninoff.
everybody on UC zzzzing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SVW_O5DlQM&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_stronger_r2-2r- 1-HM
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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AM
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quote:

And he took you up in his aeroplane,
which he flew without any hands,
and you cruised above the ribbons of rain
that drove the crowd from the stands.
Then he killed the lights in a lonely Lane
and, an ape with angel glands,
erased the final wisps of pain
with the music of rubber bands.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2vmiwxUZ3k
I AM is logically sublimated by WE ARE
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Mama Shine
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AM,

THanks for posting "Master Song",
it's not that well known but has
always been one of my favorites.

This one is more well known, was
listening to it earlier today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh9l_DzRwlg
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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Found Goat
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“Progress”
My musical amassment is eclectic and vast, encompassing recordings seven-decades old, numerous genres, and various mood-altering notational soundscapes, from felicitating tunes to borderline downbeat singles. Still, despite this diversity, siblings and past acquaintances have remarked how my choice of music is “depressing,” on the basis of an admittedly handful of artists which are somewhat cacophonous or moody within my audible library. Besides the fact of these commentators possessing ultra-selective hearing, the truth of the matter is, some discordant music actually can serve a positive purpose despite its on-the-surface displeasing instrumental nature. That is to say, in order for a new world to come into being, occasionally musical wrecking-crews are needed. One of these groups is Midnight Oil, easily the “hardest music” within my collection. Sure they can be nails-on-slate at times, but it is the message contained within many of their socially conscious lyrics that make all their aggression understandable, listenable. Their “Scream In Blue” live album is my favorite. Put this CD on during an intense physical workout, as, say, when toning with the dumbbells. Each word in “Progress” I myself could have written and have committed to memory. It's an anti-modernity rant. This angst-ridden LP of 13 tracks screams indignation at man's injustice to the environment and indigenous peoples of our planet. It ends with “Bernie,” a sombre acoustic-guitar-played deceleration, containing an admirably resolute chorus. Whenever I listen to these particular songs (along with the group's “Earth And Sun And Moon”) the following Daniel Pinchbeck observation comes to mind:

“It is an interesting paradox that as science has studied the world, attaining deeper levels of understanding, the technology produced by our scientific knowledge has simultaneously pulled it apart. The biosphere crisis we have unleashed is entirely man-made. We are the ones who have interfered with the Earth's self-regulating systems, releasing pollution, garbage, chlorofluorocarbons, depleted uranium, and other streams of toxic spew.” (2012: The Return Of Quetzacoatl). In the video to “Beds Are Burning,” count me as one among the toe-tapping, head-nodding band-wagon. Running time: 6:16.

“Island Of Woods”
I know I know, coming off Midnight Oil you're probably reaching for a painkiller. On the tablet is inscribed the name of neo-classical artist, Bill Douglas. This New Age tranquilizer is ineffably peaceful. I cherish this song immensely. It's sublime, soothing, refreshing; evocative of early-morning dew. If you like Secret Garden the chances are you'll like the album “Circle Of Moons.” The other favorite of mine is the 12th track, the equally graceful “Sweet Dancer.” The opening cut “Heaven In A Wild Flower”is a choral set to the same-titled poem of William Blake's. Sure, scoff all you want at New Age music but it has its beneficent rewards, which can't be said about any other genre. So much so that its music “is used in hundreds of hospitals, clinics, mental institutions, and prisons the world over,” writes Patti Jean Birosik, adding: “No other music has had this kind of wide-reaching effect on mental and physical health to date.” No, not even Classical. I would even venture to say that if more people listened to and enjoyed this music, it would facilitate a worldwide shift in human consciousness, making all of Midnight Oil's blaring, accosting wake-up calls worthwhile. Running time: 4:12.

“Song Of The Water” / “Song Of Fire”
Have you ever listened to an album that has left you in an absolute trance-like state? John Richardson's “Spirit Of The Redman Volume II” does this to me each time. There is something about the chant that alters one's brain waves. For the adventurous, explorative listener I recommend this mesmerizing, spellbinding 2-track CD. Both these extended, indigenously composed communal vocals defy popular categorization, and each segue effortlessly, weaving together mantras that linger in the brain long after the chanting is over. As the CD review describes, the album is “inspired by the music of Native American Indians. Song of the Water depicts a canoe journey where the braves from each canoe build a central chanting theme into a mood of joyous union. Song of Fire leads from a fire lighting ritual into a powerfully inspirational chant.” Grab a blanket and a rocker, close your eyes and snuggle up with this rara avis that is bound to leave you semi-hypnotized by its final fade-out. Running time: 23:50 / 22:21.
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miaree9
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Dear Found Goat, I want to say that I always find your posts both good and juicy. They appeal to both sides of my brain. My scholarly left brain finds them fascinating, and my feeling right brain finds them inspiring.

The other day I heard a song which was new to me, and I found everything about it so juicy and delicious that I was fairly dancing in the aisle by the pasta section.

Here's a snippet of lyrics:

Come On Get Higher

Matt Nathanson

if I could walk on water,if I could tell you what's next
I'd make you believe, I'd make
you forget

so, come on get higher
loosen my lips
faith and desire
in the swing of your hips
just pull me down hard
and drown me in love

I miss the pull of your heart
I taste the sparks of your tongue
and I see angels and devils and god when you come on
hold on. hold on.love
sing sha la la love.sing sha la la love

it's all wrong.it's all wrong.
it's all right cause everthing
works in your arms


And the video: Matt Nathanson - Come On Get Higher
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Found Goat
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The following three recommended songs (the titles in bold face) each have two things in common: Each contain feminine vocals as lovely as you'll ever find, and each song is dreamy, very dreamy, or even very, very dreamy. Yes, I'm in a mellow mood.

“North Point”
I'm a Mike Oldfield fan. These are some of my often-played songs within his oeuvre: “Moonlight Shadow,” “Foreign Affair,” “Ommadawn,” “Incantations,” “Amarok.” I like to dance to the Scottish influenced “In Dulci Jubilo” and “Portsmouth.” Albums that play best as a whole are Tubular Bells II and The Songs Of Distant Earth, which I like putting on at bedtime and which sends me into outer space. The best song off his 1987 Islands CD is “North Point,” sung by the heavenly-voiced Anita Hegerland. Running time: 3:33.

Have you ever been to Northpoint
To spend your time and pray
The prison walls are dark and cold and grey.


“The World Spins”
Julee Cruise has the most angelic sounding singing voice I've ever heard. This Eighties' lounge chanteuse is in a class all of her own when it comes to lullabies. I fell in love with her idyllic, dreamy music the instant I heard it; she appears in a scene in director David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992). Lynch wrote the words to each of the songs contained on Cruise's Floating Into The Night album, released in 1986. There isn't music on the face of the Earth more romantic than Julee Cruise's hushabies. The equally mellow melodies were written and performed by Angelo Badalamenti. There are those who think that the more intricate a composition is, or how much of an instrumental wizard a musician is, determines how great music is or isn't. That's a crock of shite. Some of the best music on this planet is minimalistic in nature, whereas Jimi Hendrix going haywire on his electric guitar doesn't move me one iota, no matter how “talented” he and other fellow maestros are said to be. For those who like soft, airy music and are unfamiliar with this artist, you're in for a treat. Each track on this album is wonderfully low-key. “Falling” and “Mysteries Of Love” are used in the aforementioned film. “The World Spins” is my favorite. (Running time: 6:38.) Though I love the lyrics to “Rockin' Back Inside My Heart,” especially the concluding verses, and, in particularly, the way Cruise sings the last line:

Do you remember our picnic lunch?
We both went up to the lake
And then we walked among the pines
The birds sang out a song for us
We had a fire when we came back
And your smile was beautiful
You touched my cheek and you kissed me
At night we went for a stroll
The wind blew our hair
The fire made us warm
The wind blew the waves
Out on the lake
We heard the owl in a nearby tree
I thought our love would last forever.


“Bumblebee”
Get out your incense and scented candles. We're heading East. One of the best foreign-language films of the new millenniumm is Pan Nalin's Samsara (2004). Although the soundtrack isn't spectacular – copacetic overall - “Bumblebee” is a standout, an ear-catcher. It seizes one's attention and conjures up the mystical ambiance of an Himalayan oasis. All thanks to the wispy, transportive vocals of the Eastern nightingale, the songstress Dadon, who composed and performs this lilting song of the soul, which magically brings this meditative mountain range right into our homes. (I will post my own review of the film under the Philosophy movie thread.) I've often struggled with the question: Is the road to enlightenment a celibate one? The words are taken from the 6th Dalai Lama (1683-1706 A.D.). One of its stanzas reads: “The Lama's face upon which I try to meditate, Does not appear in my mind. The lover's face upon which I do not meditate, Appears in my mind clear and distinct.” There are ten fetters that bind us to samsara, one of these being kama-raga, or sensuous craving. Running time: 10:57.

...

Miaree9: Thanks for those kind words. I'll give Matt Nathanson's "Come On Get Higher" a listen.
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Mama Shine
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I love the song "I Have Dreamed"
from the King and I and couldn't find
a good version. I found this cover,
don't usually like covers but this one
is good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8wHndq1qDA&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_fresh+div-1r-2- HM
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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moonbeam
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZrE93pcroA
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moonbeam
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlY-JlE5ZCo
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flux
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw5MubBO7Z0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PqrvD4wnZ4&feature=related
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mthood
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that was great flux. I've never heard his stuff before.
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flux
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He is an amazing talent!


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miaree9
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What an amazingly talented man! I love that he incorporates the didgeridoo into his music.
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flux
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Yes, he's quite skilled on the yidaki didje.
As you see he plays several instruments well but his lyrics are a gift indeed!

Some early stuff;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEH8nKcBRtM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB5KF-oO_NM&feature=related

Be good to yourselves!

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Mama Shine
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flux,

Thank you for introducing me to
Xavier Rudd. What a gift he has
and how generous he is for sharing
it with us.

Thanks again
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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-BRE-
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An interesting song by one of my favorite avant-garde artist Bjork.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igOWR_-BXJU
Time is of the essence, bless someone with the warmth of your presence. -Me-
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Mama Shine
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I think she means declare as your
choice as an individual. I found
it rather inspiring. BRE, your post
number was 333. Why that number
gets my attention is weird.
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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And they said, he had a smile on his face...
Sonny: Do you think we were all created for a purpose? Id like to
think so. [looks at his hand] Denser alloy. My father gave it to
me. I think he wanted me to kill you.
-I Robot -2004
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Second Wind
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Seems very appropriate today, JD.



People reach their breaking points, and respond in different ways.
"In the end, only kindness matters."
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And ya know, the song is mainly about the fact that despite how "normal" some people look, even the most outwardly "well put together" and "balanced" have darknesses within themselves....the man in the song had a perfect home a perfect family a perfect yard and a perfect driveway...yet to achieve these things he was no doubt subject to constant stress and pressure

"the first and the last time he ever relaxed"....

and so forth...

just goes to show you shouldnt really waste too much time trying to make others think you are perfect....to hold that facade together destroys the original intention anyway, eventually.

God knows i have felt that way a few times.
Sonny: Do you think we were all created for a purpose? Id like to
think so. [looks at his hand] Denser alloy. My father gave it to
me. I think he wanted me to kill you.
-I Robot -2004
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Second Wind
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I understand.

And, in case you didn't know what I was referring to when I said that the song was appropriate for today (meaning Wed., Feb. 18, 2010), I was thinking about the Austin, TX incident.


I wish there was a God to help us.
"In the end, only kindness matters."
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John_Doe420
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Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 10:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

yeah, i just learned of the song yesterday and became quite hmm fixated on it, and then today heard about the poor chap with the plane and thought wow, how apt...

personally it wouldnt bother me if fifty more planes attacked the IRS....wait, maybe i shouldnt say that....i wouldnt want anyone to die of course...just speaking of the institution itself.
Sonny: Do you think we were all created for a purpose? Id like to
think so. [looks at his hand] Denser alloy. My father gave it to
me. I think he wanted me to kill you.
-I Robot -2004
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Second Wind
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Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 10:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

I hear that.
"In the end, only kindness matters."
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John_Doe420
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Posted on Friday, February 19, 2010 - 10:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Now that I have read through his online "manifesto" (god i hate when they use that word, this guy was clearly a highly intelligent person, not some whackjob), i am even more weirded out that i came across that song just before he did his act, so fitting....
Sonny: Do you think we were all created for a purpose? Id like to
think so. [looks at his hand] Denser alloy. My father gave it to
me. I think he wanted me to kill you.
-I Robot -2004
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Second Wind
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Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 1:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Yes, JD. I read "his suicide note" (I hate the "manifesto" label, as well) when I first got online yesterday just after 4 p.m., or so. So, when I saw the song you posted, I was sure that the whole reason you posted it was BECAUSE of the story!

I kinda like that band. I plan to check out more of their stuff.
"In the end, only kindness matters."
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Second Wind
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Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 12:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

It's now been almost 40 hours, and....I identify with this guy.


I can't sleep, either.





Black and White


Unravel me
A distant cord
On the outside is forgotten
A constant need
To get along
And the animal awakens
And all I feel is black and white

The road is long
The memory slides
To the whole of my undoing
Put it aside aside
I put it away
I push it back to get through each day

And all I feel is black and white
And I'm wound up small and tight
And I don't know who I am

Everybody loves you when you're easy
Everybody hates when you're a bore
Everyone is waiting for your entrance
So don't disappoint them

Unravel me
Untie this chord
The very center of our union
Is caving in
I can't endure
I am the archive of our failure

And all I feel is black and white
And I'm wound up small and tight
And I don't know who I am

Everybody loves you when you're easy
Everybody hates when you're a bore
Everyone is waiting for your entrance
So don't disappoint them

Everybody loves you when you're easy
So don't disappoint them
Don't disappoint them...










I need a SERENADE!





One more pretty song from this beautiful group!





Now, I might be able to soon say THIS!


Sigh.....
"In the end, only kindness matters."
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NATiVE ALiEN
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Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 6:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

to Second Wind...
"This gets me to a question that returns to my mind practically every day of my life: what are the visitors?"

Whitley Strieber
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Second Wind
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Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 - 8:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Mmmmmmmm!

Goose bumps!

He definitely does it for me!

Nothing wrong with his "sight", IMO.
"In the end, only kindness matters."
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Second Wind
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Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 - 8:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

I ran into an ex-boss (who I have referred to many times here on the board, because of his comments to me about honesty versus deceit), and I made the mistake of giving him my number. His wife was also my boss, as it was their company.

She pretended to be my friend in the beginning, and at her invitations, I ended up spending personal time with her, shopping, going out to eat, even being invited over to their house for dinner, to swim, etc..

Family members AND co-workers were telling me I was making a mistake to allow her into my personal life, and to trust her.

I did, of course, end up discovering "their true colors", but not before they burned me and hurt me pretty bad.

Anyway, a lot of time has passed since then, and I am by nature a friendly person. It is always my first impulse to be friendly, and to trust.

So, when I ran into him, and he told me that his wife had tried to find me within the past couple of years, I stupidly gave him my UNLISTED phone number.

I had one conversation with her, and it immediately reminded me of what transpired between us all those years ago. It also revealed to me that the old wounds from that time, were not that far under the surface.

Even though I told her that, due to my illness, I just don't have the energy for much except surviving every day, she is continuing to call me and leave messages on my machine. This, despite the fact that I have not returned her calls.

Now, last night, she called again, and left a rather "accusing" message about "not being able to get me to call her back". Then, she said that she wanted to talk to me about one of the medical conditions that I have. She said, "I wanted to talk to you about (condition), and it's the main reason I had tried to find you......well, I wanted to talk to you, too, and see how you are doing....but I need to talk about (condition).

As a result of this, I woke up this morning with a certain song going through my head. It's not the first time I have ever posted this song, but I am posting it again, only this time, I am posting the cover version, done by one of our own board members. He did a really good job, both singing and recording, and with his images.

It was appropriate for my sentiments today.

Thank you, Paul! You have a great voice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTTmTydVzMU
"In the end, only kindness matters."
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Mama Shine
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Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 3:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Dante's Prayer

When the dark wood fell before me
And all the paths were overgrown
When the priests of pride say there is no other way
I tilled the sorrows of stone

I did not believe because I could not see
Though you came to me in the night
When the dawn seemed forever lost
You showed me your love in the light of the stars

Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me

Then the mountain rose before me
By the deep well of desire
From the fountain of forgiveness
Beyond the ice and the fire

Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me

Though we share this humble path, alone
How fragile is the heart
Oh give these clay feet wings to fly
To touch the face of the stars

Breathe life into this feeble heart
Lift this mortal veil of fear
Take these crumbled hopes, etched with tears
We'll rise above these earthly cares

Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGFYqiI20Zs
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. ~William Blake

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John_Doe420
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Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 5:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

Here's my offering.




I am the key to the lock in your house
That keeps your toys in the basement.
And if you get too far inside
You'll only see my reflection.

It's always best when the candle's out,
I am the pick in the ice.
Do not cry out or hit the alarm,
You know we're friends 'til we die.

And either way you turn
I'll be there
Open up your skull
I'll be there
Climbing up the walls

It's always best when the light is off,
It's always better on the outside.
Fifteen blows to the back of your head,
Fifteen blows to your mind.

So lock the kids up safe tonight
And shut the eyes in the cupboard.
I've got the smell of a local man
Who's got the loneliest feeling.

That either way he turns - I'll be there
Open up your skull - I'll be there
Climbing up the walls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgDPkqiXrjc
Sonny: Do you think we were all created for a purpose? Id like to
think so. [looks at his hand] Denser alloy. My father gave it to
me. I think he wanted me to kill you.
-I Robot -2004
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John_Doe420
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Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 5:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

and before i forget...this one for SW

I want to
I want to be someone else or I'll explode
Floating upon this surface for the birds
The birds
The birds

You want me?
F*cking well come and find me
I'll be waiting
With a gun and a pack of sandwiches
And nothing
Nothing
Nothing
Nothing

You want me?
Well come on and break the door down
You want me?
F*cking come on and break the door down
I'm ready
I'm ready
I'm ready
I'm ready
I'm ready
I'm ready


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1HM7t1z9D8
Sonny: Do you think we were all created for a purpose? Id like to
think so. [looks at his hand] Denser alloy. My father gave it to
me. I think he wanted me to kill you.
-I Robot -2004
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Second Wind
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Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 6:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post

And, so, in that second one....which character am I?


WHEW!


For some reason, I have not been able to get into Radiohead. I have tried, really I have. And as you know, it's not because I can't appreciate dark and depressing music.

Dunno.

Now, the lyrics, I identify with, especially yesterday, and lately.

They don't scare me that much anymore.
"In the end, only kindness matters."