9 tiny OAKS

Oh, Roos Zwart doesn’t just talk about ART she plants it. She’ll show you how too. Got Oak Trees? Who needs a forest? We do.

Roos Zwart

The best time to collect your seeds for planting trees for the BRIDGE LAND ART FOREST project is the autumn. You don’t need a small fortune to create a forest, take the time to collect and it will not cost you a penny.

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Embrace yourself and go out, autumn weather has sun and rain – perfect condition for collecting seeds to grow trees.
When I went out today I was very lucky and found just what I was looking for. Tiny little oaks, which are not oaks yet but are sure to become oaks in the spring as the acorns germinated already.
It will be hard to grow oaks from acorns if you don’t find ready germinated acorns, trees seem to be particular in when they want to grow and the germination is the start. In them small seeds a true chemical ‘factory’  is hidden that reacts to…

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The BRIDGE, land-art forest

Love trees? Join Roos Zwart and start planting.

Roos Zwart

Last night I got the idea:
The BRIDGE, a new land art project which involves the planting of trees creating a thousand little and big land art forests all over the world. An ambitious project that can happen with the help of many people becoming land artists in their own environments.

It all started when i went to Rhôd where artists talked about future, nature, culture. A question which has been on my mind for a very long time is: ‘How can culture become nature for the future?’. The land art project Vagdavercustis gave me an answer: work with trees. This project taught me many lessons and i want to share them so there will be many land art forests all over the world.
The idea is not art in the forest, but the forest, the trees, being the art. You can plant the trees in certain patterns on the…

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No Trick, These Books Really are Free Treats From World Book Night Peeps.

Yes, you too can share and spread the joy of reading with free books from the wonderful people who run World Book Night.  What are you waiting for? Just fill out an application to be a Giver any time from now until January 5, 2014. Why wait? It’s not a scam. These are real books and we get to give them to real people.  It’s fun, it’s easy, it’ll make you smile. I guarantee it.

April 23rd Is World Book Night

World Book Night site –>> http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/

Browse the Books for 2014  —>> http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/books/2014

How it works:

Each year, 30- 35 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers. The authors of the books waive their royalties and the publishers agree to pay the costs of producing the specially-printed World Book Night U.S. editions. Bookstores and libraries sign up to be community host locations for the volunteer book givers.

After the book titles are announced, members of the public apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a particular title in their community. World Book Night U.S. vets the applications, and the givers are chosen based on their ability to reach light and non-readers. The selected givers choose a local participating bookstore or library from which to pick up the 20 copies of their book, and World Book Night U.S. delivers the books to these host locations.

Givers pick up their books in the week before World Book Night. On April 23rd, they give their books to those who don’t regularly read and/or people who don’t normally have access to printed books, for reasons of means or geography. 

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Book List for 2014

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2014 Book List    

To download the list with ISBN’s please click here.

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

After the Funeral by Agatha Christie

The Ruins of Gorlan: The Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 1 by John Flanagan

Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Large Print edition) by Jamie Ford

The Lighthouse Road by Peter Geye

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Pontoon by Garrison Keillor

Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Miss Darcy Falls in Love by Sharon Lathan

Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee

Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan

Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

Cuando Era Puertorriqueña by Esmeralda Santiago

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Large Print edition) by Maria Semple

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff

100 Best-Loved Poems edited by Philip Smith

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Yeah, right now Catch 22 is at the top of my short list of books I’d love to share. For 2013 I gave out 20 copies of The Phantom Tollbooth.  What about you?  What book from this list would you like to give someone to read? Join and give.

A Few Trips for All Hallows Eve Traps–Mind the sound wires, please.

I can’t seem to get too far from horror films for this All Hallows Eve theme just yet.  All of this could change, be revised soon after it hits the blog casa- or not. I’ve kept close to things that give me the willies, which might not be the same things that give the rest of you the willies.  There are a lot of strange things going for the scare-the-hair-off-you brass ring for the picking and biting.

Charlotte Eriksson

While I wish there was much more music in the form of a traditional soundtrack, the short film Echa makes the most of musical and other sounds in order to create a very effective atmosphere.  When the film fades to black keep on listening until the very end for the full musical effect.

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Echa

DarkHoleFilms

Published on Sep 27, 2012

Echoes is the interweaving story of Kasia and Sebastian, a young Polish couple, taken on a metaphysical journey that combats [combines] Polish history, culture and mythology.

Kasia, a young philosophy student, discovers a local history book that stimulates her imagination, forcing her to confront the tragedy of the past manifested in the walls that surround her.

Sebastian and a group of friends plan to rob a train using a deadly sleeping gas, only for their worst fears to materialize in the form of a Polish myth.

This allegorical and surreal look at Polish culture as seen through the eyes of a younger generation is both terrifying and strange.

You can find out more about our future productions here:

https://www.facebook.com/DarkHoleFilms

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*The absolutely great thing about the film 28 Days Later is that about midway through the film it turns neatly from one kind of horror film into an even more terrifying one based on human nature rather than grisly zombies.  Prior to this point you’ve got plenty to actually think about in regards to survival issues. After the film worm turns, well, there’s an exploration of things that may stick in your brain-pan much longer than the zombie scenes.  The trailer is to provide a look at the film. The theme –well, it’s a great piece of music by itself in many ways.
28 Days Later  theme Soundtrack   In the House. In A Heartbeat  by John Murphy
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28 Days Later trailer
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Now for something a tad different.
There are all sorts of ways to get the creeps and Oddly manages to get the job done deftly in a surprisingly short amount of time.
Oddly – some Chinese Darkness
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Story based on Strange Tales of a Lonely Studio (a classic literature work with a collection of about 500 stories by Pu Songling of the Qing Dynasty)
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What’s a Halloween post without a ghost song? Hmmm? Something about this lovely videos just kept tugging me back to it. Hat’s off to Max Ablitzer for his crows.
Dark haunting violin– Ghost Song by Max Ablitzer
Max Ablitzer

Get album and sheet music on : http://www.maxablitzer.com/
Haunted by a dark memory from strange places : a crow on a pole, a mansion by the sea, a lighthouse in the fog. Long forgotten ghosts from the past visiting me, and I am missing someone so much… A haunting violin playing dark and melancholic tunes. (c) Max Ablitzer

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What can I say except the film trailers for Night Watch and Day Watch are pure self-indulgence on my part.  If you’re looking for some film entertainment to get serious about for the dark holy day’s night, then you might enjoy Night Watch and Day Watch as much as I do. Yes, they’re Russian flicks-and yes, they do live up the trailers.  Careful that the visuals don’t hypnotize you into forgetting the story line. Hmm. Light versus Dark eternally.

Night Watch Trailer

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Day Watch Trailer

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Oh this Swedish vampire film takes the entire cake-walk in my movie book list. I have not seen the American remake.  Usually American remakes of great foreign films are very disappointing. Though I have heard this time around it’s not. But, if I’m going to watch a film more than once, well, I’ll Let the Right One In be the best one.

Let the Right One In  Trailer

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Let the Right One In Soundtrack

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For now, I conclude with the music of the man who headlined my theme choice, Warren Zevon, with his musical rendition of the horror of the ghosts of  war-zones everywhere.

Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner 

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Warren Zevon Live at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic NJ. Oct 1, 1982

Band Personnel:
Randy Brown – Lead guitar / vocals;
Joe Daniels – Drums;
Larry Larson – Bass;
John Wood – Lead and slide guitar

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Oh yeah, you WANT to catch Willow’s Screaming post before it bites you.  I had no idea Annie Lennox ‘did’ vampires. Then again what do you want from a Woman who can sing for a Man the way only Annie can.  Oh and yes, True Blood will be joining Being Human for creep fixes.

Willowdot21  http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/musical-theme-halloween-scream/
You want MUSIC? Bearspawprint has it in spades. I think The Bear has been saving up for this theme. Yes, I do indeed. She’s been collecting all sorts of sound and sight goodies in her swamplands.

Bear     I                    http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/music-themes-all-hallows-eve-i/

Bear    II                   http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/music-themes-all-hallows-eve-ii/

Bear   III                   http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/music-themes-all-hallowes-eve-iii/

Okay, I dare anyone to find a theme for which Johnny can NOT find an R.E.M. song.  Seriously, he pulls one out of his musical vaults every time.  It’s great.

Johnny                      http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/music-theme-hallows-eve/comment-page-1/#comment-1667

Ha! Deborah really got into the SWING of this Hallow Eves Theme wonderfully. She got dance fun galore with beauty, grace and a hell of a lot talented folks from The Corpse Bride to Labyrinth with the Boy Bowie. Oh yeah!

Deborah                   http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/music-for-all-hallows-eve-a-motherdaughter-collaboration/

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How about a touch of comic serial killer complete with blood oranges? Yum.

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Ahhh, I will soooooo miss the blood splatter expert.

Sensual Saturday with a Young Man in a Hat (often, usually, most of the time, but not always) Mr. Jason Mraz.

Yeah, making up for missing some sensual Saturdays via the music making of a Mraz man. Hmm yeah. Found his tunes while looking for coyote songs for the animals theme. He does indeed have a Coyotes song. Live and recorded lyrics do vary. You can find it over the Animal Crackers blog box. Mraz sounds great on studio records, but I think he’s better LIVE.

Jason Mraz:

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“I Won’t Give Up” Live London

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Recorded live at St Pancras Old Church, March 2012.
Buy Jason’s new album Love Is A Four Letter Word now! http://smarturl.it/love

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“I’m Yours” Live Korea–

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“The Woman I Love”

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Directed by: Elliott Sellers – http://elliottsellers.com/

Video inspired by tweets from @KazumiZ, @Mollydoubleu, @jsk663, @rodrigoNaranja, @ThaiMraz, @Simmiwithawhy, @megvsthelion, @k8e8088, @senoritaarmanda, @sickboya, and @usummertimefine.

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“Bella Luna” Live Dusseldorf —

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“Butterfly”

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“What Would Love Do” Live  at Music Matters

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“Love is a Four Letter Word” Tour NYC–

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Download Jason’s new album Love Is A Four Letter Word – http://smarturl.it/love

Recorded live in New York, NY – December 2012
Live at Madison Square Garden (with Colbie Caillat) and The Today Show
Video by Jeff Coffman

http://jasonmraz.com
http://facebook.com/jasonmraz
http://twitter.com/jason_mraz

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Oh there’s an Old Man in a Hat who goes by the name of Leonard Cohen, but we’re not swaying with him this Saturday. Nope. It’s young dude Saturday. 🙂

All Hallows Eve Musical Theme for 29 October 2013

Okay my friends, Bear, Willow, and Johnny,  this is wide open to music, films, art, poetry, self created works–whatever trips your All Hallows Eve Trap-Door just in time for Halloween–and the Days of the Dead too, if you’re so inclined to swing a noose that direction.  All interested parties are welcome to join in this little scream music festival. Just select six items, some of us can’t contain ourselves –or we just can’t decide between some fun and some other fun, so we go for all the fun. But, basically, we’re looking for a nice baseline of six scary pieces with some musical connection for All Hallows Eve. I hope the late, great, Mr. Warren Zevon’s song serves as an example to illustrate just one way of playing in this metaphorical graveyard.

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Warren Zevon “Werewolves of London” Passaic New Jersey 10-22-1982

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PS. If any of you, that means Bear, Willow, Johnny have suggestions regarding ‘timing’ or content parameters, just blog up! 🙂  We can revise as we please.

Musical Animal Crackers Anyone? Yes, I’ll Take the Horses, Please.

When willowdot21 picked “Animals” as a theme I went a little overboard for a time collecting music for all sorts of relatives.  “Buffalo Moon” goes a ways for the concept of animals in general–including a few of ‘us’.  It was getting very crowded in my blogcasa. which is not exactly suited to being an ark. So I decided to narrow things down to one particular animal—the Horse.  I figured a focus on one wonderful creature would help my sanity. It did. Even so I barely touched even the tip of the Horse iceberg.  One reason I settled on the Horse was to highlight the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota. The videos explain things pretty well so I’m not going to say more than that you can find them on the book of faces where they post many wonderful photographs of the horses in residence.  The following is from a recent email newsletter:

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary has received rescued Navajo Foals
     In making a public statement against horse slaughter in any form;  The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary partnered with Wild For Life Foundation’s Navajo Rescue and Recovery Mission in early October 2013.   Approximately 1,600 horses and burros were swept away from their Native homes as a result of the recent Navajo Nation roundups and were reportedly shipped for slaughter.  Many foals and other young horses were left behind to perish.  Wild for Life’s rescue efforts gathered the foals and sent out requests for help.
    The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary along with three other sanctuaries have taken the rescued foals and given them life time homes.  The three foals; two fillies and a colt arrived at their new forever home in South Dakota on October 8th.
    The goal at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary is to save lives, offer hope and grant freedom to wild horses in peril.   We hope this partnership, with Wild for Life Foundation,  will continue into the future by helping other wild foals/horses in peril.

 IRAM Program Director, Susan Watt  http://www.wildmustangs.com/

NOTE: The Powertech Threat to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary : http://www.indianz.com/News/2013/011445.asp

Without further fanfare:

Buffalo Moon by Brule   Airo

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“Horse”

Music: Maria Marachowska (2006)
Lyrics: Sergej Jesennin (1918)
Translation: Iris Miniatüra (2010)

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USIC(VOCAL,GUITAR): MARIA MARACHOWSKA 2012http://www.marachowska.com / VIDEO: IRIS WEIRICH / All rights reserved

“HORSE” /КОНЬ

Watchman at heaven’s gate, /Отвори мне, страж заоблачный,
open up the blue gates of day. /Голубые двери дня.
Midnight’s white angel /Белый ангел этой полночью
has taken my horse from me. /Моего увел коня.

I see it lashing out, /Вижу я он бьется, мечется,
going back and forth, pulling the reins. /Теребя тугой аркан,
The bright, blowing mane gleaming /И летит с него, как с месяца,
like the crescent moon. /Шерсть буланая в туман.

For God, there is no need of affluence. /Богу лишнего не надобно,
My horse bestows power and strenghth upon me. /Конь мой — мощь моя и крепь.
Neighing as if it were moaning, /Слышу я, как ржет он жалобно,
it clutches the golden chain. /Закусив златую цепь.

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With the Horses .wmv

Jasper Winn

Uploaded on Jan 30, 2012

Photos of working cowboys and horsemen shot in Corrientes Province, Argentina, Chilean and Argentine Patagonia, and Spain. Music: With The Horses. Music and photographs all copyright: Jasper Winn.

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Imagine a Place: The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

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Gabriela Spanish Mustang Spirit of the Black Hills

Reflections of Sorrias” written and Spanish Guitar performed by Christopher Crosby

Flute for Mustangs, A Mare and Birth of a Foal” written and Native flute performed by Windwalker (Wind Spirit Drum)

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Gabriela | Sulphur Mustang Mare
Spirit of the Black Hills
Wild Horse Sanctuary Preservation Project (2011)

Gabriela (Sulphur Mustang Mare). Translation: Warrior of God: Her lovely black brown color reminds one of dark chocolate melting in the prairie sun. Gabriela and her mother Houlihan, a Sulphur Mustang Mare from the Sulphur Springs HMA, were donated to the Sanctuary in 2006. Gabriela was just a weanling and she hid behind her mother. Now at age 4, she has her own friends and lives bravely in a band of younger Spanish Mustang Spirits.

The Spanish Mustang Spirit of the Black Hills preservation project was begun in early in 2002. The Spanish, Sulphur, Kiger, and Sorraia Mustangs here at the Sanctuary in these herds are a direct remnant of the horses of the Golden Age of Spain, which is wholly extinct in Spain. The bloodlines are a treasure chest of genetic wealth from time long ago. These mustangs are very capable and durable mounts but have been undervalued for the last hundred years. The purpose of this project is to promote and conserve rare bloodlines that go back to the Old World Spanish and Portuguese Horses that came to the New World with the Conquistadors in search of riches. The Spanish Horses that were left behind by the explorers were worth more than the gold they had discovered. These Spanish Mustang Spirit horses forever changed the history man in the Americas.

“What’s important is not what’s gone, but what remains.”
~ From ‘Home: A Hymn for the Planet’

Director of Photography / Editor:
Christopher Crosby

Producers:
Susan Watt, Karla LaRive

Filmed entirely on location at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Hot Springs South Dakota USA

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All Rights Reserved
2011

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Don Juan’s Dance” written and guitar performed by Christopher Crosby
Rattle by Martin Meyer

Don Juan Spanish Mustang

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Don Juan – Colinas de Corazon (Sir John-Heart of the Hills)
Sulphur Sorraia – Spanish Mustang Spirit of the Black Hills (2011)

Don Juan is a spectacular dark zebra dun with primitive markings that include dark ear rims, a wide dorsal strip, stripes on his withers, and a very predominate leg stripping. He was born in May 2005 from wild Sulphur parents from the BLM Sulphur Springs Herd Management Area in Utah. Don Juan and his band arrived at the Sanctuary in 2003.

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Running Wild: The life of Dayton O. Hyde

Film Festivals and Indie Films

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Le cheval venu de la mer 

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From Into the West

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Wild Horses, “Wild in Your Eyes”

Karen McLain

Music by Opus Moon Music, “Wild in Your Eyes”, from the Wild Horse Anthology. Used with permission. Please visit Opus Moon Music for more information and to learn how to purchase a CD or download the Wild Horse Anthology. Hearing this CD is so much like being out with wild horses, it is very inspiring and deeply moving.

Video featuring the Wild Horses that live along the Lower Salt River, Arizona. Video ©Karen McLain 2013, taken while painting wild horses from life. http://www.karenmclainstudio.com Visit my website or contact me to learn about and purchase my art.

“Painting the West and America’s Wild Horses” – Karen McLain

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I’ve included this Pure Nature Special about Przewalski’s Horses because it’s about an effort to restore what was lost from the wild with what was ‘saved’ in various parts of the world. It does have a great deal of music throughout it.  The footage is excellent.  I knew nothing of this effort and had never heard of Przewalski’s Horses until I saw a photograph of one at  Labellestudio’s blogcasa. Actually that’s not quite accurate because I had seen pictures of these horses as cave art. I thought they were extinct. But, then I visited Labellestudio and learned differently.  Thanks Labelle!

Labellestudio “A horse is a horse, of course”

http://labellestudio.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/a-horse-is-a-horse-of-course/

Przewalski’s mare.

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Pure Nature Specials: Wild Horses Return to China

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After many decades, the wild horses of West China return to their ancestral home range. Relentless poaching early last century wiped them out, but a new breeding program has restored 27 Przewalski’s horses.

Przewalski’s horses:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Przewalski’s_horse

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The Man From Snowy River – Banjo’s Poem

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Banjo Paterson wrote the poem ‘The Man From Snowy River’. Its as Australian as you can get. He tells the story of the tough horsemen of Snowy Mountains. Footage is from the movie ‘Man From Snowy River’ presented by Michael Edgley International & Cambridge Films

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John Denver “Eagles and Horses

 

Pedro D. Almaguer Prado

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Willowdot21 has pointed out that if I include this song by Jason Mraz then our coyote quartet will be complete. So-here it is.

Coyotes from the Live album Jason Mraz’s Beautiful mess Live on earth.

Yorrii For all the lovers and dreamers.

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For LOTS more Animals and Music please feel welcome to visit:

Willow             http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/musical-theme-animals-2/#comment-12145

Bear                http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/music-themes-amimals/

Johnny           http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/music-theme-october-26-animals/

Deborah       http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/musical-animals-musical-themes-and-unintended-consequences/
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http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/listening-in-color/

“Hell-O” or William S. Burroughs’ Prophetic Vision? : “Ah Pook The Destroyer” — Here, There, Everywhere.

Hell-O

I’ve had it

time to exorcise

little demons

churning, burning

time to vacate

braincase crowd

no pretty pictures

recycling old scripture

time to re-in-car-nate

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Heads up, potentially unpleasant, disturbing and harsh content in the following incarnations of “Ah Pook”.  If you’re offended by references to the ugly American in a depth beyond the references of Green Day’s “American Idiot,” then this post may not be for you. If you’re turned off by decidedly unattractive visual representations of tiny creatures, then this post may not be for you. If you’re upset by images of the human cost of warfare, then this post may not be for you. There may be other things in this post which may not set well with your cup of coffee or tea or high energy wake up and run fast in the wheel libation. Consider yourself forewarned before viewing. It is your choice to do so — or to cyber surf elsewhere. There are lovely images and music in the Myths and Colors posts which may be more to your liking.  You’re cordially invited to visit those blogcasa post rooms. I will not be offended if you exit this particular blogcasa room now or at any other point during your visit.  This is a housekeeping blog post–I’m sweeping out a few of the creeping critters which consume the warm fuzzy dust bunnies under the mental bed frame.

If you’re a fan of William S. Burroughs, then Enjoy yourself.

If you are not a fan of William S. Burroughs, then Enjoy yourself elsewhere.

Thank you for coming to this mind show.

Your patronage is much appreciated.

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Ah Pook The Destroyer

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Computer animation of William S Burroughs reading “Ah Pook The Destroyer” from the album “Dead City Radio” © Island Records
Made with Blender 3D
The album:
http://www.7digital.com/stores/island…
Blender 3D:
http://www.blender.org/

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Ah Pook is Here

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AH POOK IS HERE – This 1994 stop-frame interpretation of recordings by the late William S. Burroughs, was crafted around a selection of tracks from the album “Dead City Radio” produced by Hal Willner & Nelson Lyon – and featuring music by John Cale.

AH POOK received Ten international film awards, was archived in the Goethe institute, and was part of the Burroughs retrospective PORTS OF ENTRY. AH POOK was also voted ‘BEST OF THE BEST’ at the 2010 Stuttgart International Trickfilm festival.

The Guardian review:
“Phillip Hunt’s gorgeous, grisly animation mates William Burroughs’s gravelly narration of Ah Pook The Destroyer’s death-dealing parable with music by John Cale at his creepiest. Hunt’s deliberate and disgusting illustrations of Burrough’s monsters of the mind are a revelation; delicately articulated puppets riddled with revolting detail. Turn down the lights, get out the headphones, and give yourself over to The Master’s ghastly visions and sonorous warnings (“The world cannot be controlled, except by accident”) for six gut-churning minutes.”
-Kate Stables / The Guardian

Director Philip Hunt
Producer Eddel Beck
Music Hal Wilner & John Cale
Produced at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Distributor BFI & The British Council

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Ah Pook The Destroyer

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This is a tribute to both William Burroughs and Hiroshima. It’s a video I have been wanting to put together for some time now and release on the day of concern.
61 Years ago to-day Hiroshima felt the atom split in anger. Today lets remember both Hiroshima Nagasaki which followed on the 9th August 1945.
Lets hope the lion never rages again.

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 Ever notice the difference a good broom makes when sweeping under the bed ?

Radioactive Fukushima water hits California, greeted by protesters

Yes, you really do want to visit abraveheart1’s blogcasa and follow the link to the entire photo gallery for this action. It’s something to SEE. The ocean currents move –as do the air currents. Yes, Fukushima has come to the USA and other parts of the globe. Surf’s up~~~~~

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Radioactive ocean water from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster was first detected along the coastline of California in March of 2012. Researchers already know that radioactive iodine from Fukushima has arrived in California, and expect peak levels af radiation to hit California in 2016. The problem appears to be worsening as typhoons have caused overflows of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.

 

With the radiation already rolling in, a group of advocates called the Fukushima Response Campaign organized a “human mural” protest Saturday morning, spelling out the words ‘Fukushima is Here’ in letters 100 feet in length on San Francisco’s Ocean Beach.

 

Organizers are alarmed at the increasing levels of radioactive steam and radioactive iodine being found in coastal California waters, all the result of fallout from the earthquake and tsunami that hit the Fukushima plant more than two years ago. “A threat…

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Myths, more myths and music everywhere! What’s a meandering mind like mine to make of it all?

Deer Bear, about this myth music theme . . .

Yeah, the places I have been with on this theme journey. Forewarning, some of the unexpected creations I’ve discovered during this fishing expedition will be coming to these blogcasa pages very soon.  Very interesting things are going on in creative minds everywhere. Oh yes indeed. Some are very scary.  Now, on with this show:

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Medusa Trailer  — Take note, this is a ‘myth’ of a trailer for a film that does not exist. I learned that from the comments section.   What cheek! Myth = movie myth. How deliciously quaint! Something created out of nothing to serve a purpose. I think in this case to show the trailer making talents of Jee Suk Kim and Jaguar Lee.  Why else?

 JeeSuk Kim

Produced by Jee Suk Kim and Jaguar Lee

Medusa : Alyssa Marquez
Athena : Kelsey Bujacich
Poseidon : Mike Sweet

facebook.com/iammedusa2012

jeesukkim.com

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Something more modern regarding myths–and yet, so appropriate. Where do you ride your bicycle? What myths are you making?

Beach house  “Myth”

Ryan Smith upload

Lyrics:

http://www.myspace.com/beachhousemusic

Drifting in and out, see the road you’re on
You came rolling down the cheek
Say just what you need
And in between it’s never as it seems
Help me to make it
Help me to make it
If you build yourself a myth
Know just what to give
What comes after this
Momentarily bliss
Consequence of what you do to me
Help me to make it
Help me to make it
Found yourself in a new direction
Eons far from the sun
Can you come when they come to reach you
Let you know you’re not the only one
Can’t keep hanging on
To all that’s dead and gone
If you build yourself a myth
Know just what to give
Do you lies
We’ll let the ashes fly
Help me to make it
Help me to make it

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Beach House performs “Myth” on the Letterman Show May 18th, 2012.  I’ve decided to add this version because I’ve never heard of this group before and some visuals might help other folks too. I wonder why he takes his shoes off? Perhaps because they’re new? Hmm.

darekhimself upload

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Polish Myth Dispelled

[I could not resist. Hey, there’s music and drum rolling, what more do you want? Oh, I probably ought not to have posed that question. Comic relief you may need later. Seriously. A joke is a joke, right? ]

Jerry Pizet

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The Fisher King from Merlin Series Three, composed by James Gosling.  The king and the land are one and the search for the holy grail to heal them both when the kind is unwell. Hmm. Is there a holy grail for our times?  Perhaps it’s the need to reconnect to the web of life instead of thinking we’re ‘outside’ of it?

In Arthurian legend, the Fisher King, or the Wounded King, is the latest in a long line charged with keeping the Holy Grail. Versions of his story vary widely, but he is always wounded in the legs or groin and incapable of moving on his own. When he is injured, his kingdom suffers as he does, his impotence affecting the fertility of the land and reducing it to a barren Wasteland. Little is left for him to do but fish in the river near his castle Corbenic. Knights travel from many lands to heal the Fisher King, but only the chosen can accomplish the feat. This is Percival in earlier stories; in later versions, he is joined by Galahad and Bors.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_King

sford605

 Merlin Series Three – Original Television Soundtrack is the official soundtrack to the third season of the BBC’s Merlin. All music is composed by Rob Lane, Rohan Stevenson, and James Gosling. Music is performed by the Slovak Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Chorus. Soprano solo by Kim Chandler and violin solo by Janice Graham.

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And now a Fisher King musical piece with lyrics.

The Fisher King by Anuna  

northertnivorycoast1

The Fisher King appears on Deep Dead Blue. Anuna leader John Mcglynn sings it.

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Jethro Tull – Flying Dutchman – Music Video. This was a tough Tull choice. The photographs decided the issue for me.

The Flying Dutchman is a legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever. The myth is likely to have originated from 17th-century nautical folklore. The oldest extant version dates to the late 18th century. Sightings in the 19th and 20th centuries reported the ship to be glowing with ghostly light. If hailed by another ship, the crew of the Flying Dutchman will try to send messages to land, or to people long dead. In ocean lore, the sight of this phantom ship is a portent of doom.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Dutchman

James Padmore

I made this video because I love this song and it always made me think of these kind of images when I first listened to it.  The photographs were taken by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, celebrated photographer from Whitby (Yorkshire, England).  I hope you enjoy the video. Please leave comments.  Thanks.

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I selected this because of the song lyrics. If anyone finds a ‘gentler on the ears’ version, please share it.

The Sword – Lament For The Auroch [ Age Of Winters ] 

Lyrics:
Laboring in the liquid light of Leviathan
Spectres swarm around the sunken cities of the
Saurians
Rising up from the void through the blackness of
eternal night
Colossus of the deep comes crashing down with cosmic
mightAnd none may see again the shimmering of Avalon
Or know the fates of all the races man has cursed
Long gone are the ages of the Alchemists
Now there are none who know the secrets of the EarthHarken to the howl of the huntsman’s hounds
Or the clarion of kingdoms doomed and drowned
Lost to these lands is lore of the high ones
Sunless skies await the return of hte ArchonsLament the passing of the Auroch
And the slaying of the ancient wyrm
Would you dare to meet the gaze of the Basilisk
Or face the flames as the Phoenix burns?And none may see again the shimmering up of Avalon
Or know the fates of all the races man has cursed
Long gone are the ages of the alchemists
Blessed are those who keep the secrets of the earth
Lament the passing of the Auroch
And the slaying of the ancient wyrm
Would you dare to meet the gaze of the Basilisk
Or face the flames as the Phoenix burns?.*This is my homage to the standard myth concept.  I enjoyed the presentation of the story with the music overlaying it.  Yep, my picks are based on what tripped my trap along the way.The Legend of Osiris

purplepeace59

“A Thousand Years” by Sting

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One of my favorite mythological figures is the Green Man. I enjoy finding this pagan person in decidedly non-pagan establishments. I suspect he is having the last laugh.

The Green Man.

vampirebelenus·

Published on Feb 5, 2013

Words and Music by Martin Donnelly, from his CD Stone and Light. Copyright 1995 Please visit http://www.martindonnellymusic.co.uk

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Invention of Love (2010) Animated Short Film  ~  Oh, why is this here? Well, consider the entire concept of ‘love’ and its origins. Origins? Hmmm.  Mythic nuts and bolts for everyone.

Andrey Shushkov

Written & Directed by Andrey Shushkov
http://a-shushkof.livejournal.com/

Original Music and Sound: Polina Sizova, Anton Melnikov.
Violin perfomed by Anna Gudkova

Not original music part: Chopin

Animation, Design, Compositing, Editing: Andrey Shushkov

http://www.facebook.com/LoveInvention

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Oh now here we go with some of that OLD OLD OLD time religion indeed. The goddess of war appears in many forms across cultures.  I couldn’t find something I really liked–yet–for a particular ancient Irish hero sooooooo, here’s Omnia’s rendition of the Crone of War.

Omnia ~ The Morrigan ~ Live Religion  —- Perhaps this should be Drone of War? Or perhaps the drones are just our incarnations of the crones?

MuddahNatur

The Morrígan is a figure from Irish mythology. She is a goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty.
LYRICS

Over hills and over meadows
see the crow fly, feel her shadow
Over woods and over mountains
searching for a war

Her wings embrace each strife and battle
where swords they clash and chariots rattle
seeking out the one whose time
has come to take the blade

Morrigan ancient crone of war
I see your face, I’ll cry no more
Morrigan ancient crone of war
come lift me on your wings

Morrigan ancient crone of war
I hear your voice, I’ll breathe no more
Morrigan ancient crone of war
come set my spirit free

Kill for Morrigan
Maim for Morrigan
Fight for Morrigan
and you will
Slay for Morrigan
Die for Morrigan
Morrigan crone of war

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Of course Bear, Willow and Johnny are playing too. I hope so.

BEAR                      http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/music-themes-myths/

WILLOW                 http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/musical-themes-myths/

JOHNNY                  http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/music-theme-myth-102313/

If anyone else has decided to theme along with us, please do not hesitate to share your links.

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