All Packed and Ready to Go Forth and Conquer Yourself? Yeah, It’s Journey Time.

The Journey is such a deceptive phrase because it implies a beginning, middle and end when there really is none.  One thing leads to another and then to another so there’s always an ongoing journey — an infinite plot-line, if you will, that never reaches any conclusion. If it did then entropy would set in, and that would be the end of, well, everything as we know it. On the other hand, that might not be such a bad thing for cleaning slates and starting over from scratch.


Roads and travelers come in all shapes and sizes–literally and figuratively.

Keiko Matsui ~ The Road  album title track.


Into the Wild ~  LP – Live, of course. Whistle with her, if you can. I dare you. 🙂 So says moi, who can NOT whistle at all.


Rust and Bone soundtrack  I Follow Rivers ~ Lykke Li ~  Who’s up for a hard-core, edgy and no punches pulled journey into love?


Blank Maps ~ Cold Specks.  If someone has found the kiosk with the life maps, please announce it on the intercom for everyone’s benefit.  Thank you.



Into the Wild –Eddie Vedder ~ There are a number of videos with this music connected to the film by the same name.  I decided to stick with the focus on Vedder’s voice and lyrics.


Why Across the Universe?

Because of all the concrete and abstract journeys it contains: a young man’s journey from home to find his biological father; journeys of the heart and mind; journeys into and out of the war machine; journeys of friendship; creative journeys and spiritual journeys. The film is pretty much jam packed with a lot more than great Beatles’ music, though that alone is reason enough to give it some of your precious time–if you’re a Beatles fan, of course.

Across the Universe ~ I Want You 


A great survival story is a great survival story—that’s my response to those folks who have issues with the source material for this film.  Frankly, I just don’t give a damn.  Considering the way serious political history is constantly abused, misused, spun, and misrepresented by some film industries, I can’t get worked up about whether or not everything in this film is factual or not.

The Way Back ~  Tibet by Burkhard Dallwitz


I’ve served  The Thin Red Line on other occasions–sigh. Listen closely and let Private Witt speak for himself.

The Thin Red Line ~ The Swing Scene



Where have Bear and the others gone? Let’s find out.

Bear ~

Maddie ~

So far we’re all on different tracks. Oh yeah. No visas required. Yet.

Johnny ~

Lisa, Lisa ~

the incredible red dot lady herself ~ willowdot21 ~

~~~ Like Johnny said, there are 7 billion life maps out there and none of them are the same. In other words, all our journeys are unique with this musical theme.


ps. This is subject to massive revision without notice. 🙂  Don’t forget your meal tickets.

Feel free to offer some detours of your own.


  1. October 28, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Be back soon ….

  2. October 17, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    […] hope you’ve enjoyed this trip with me, plz visit:     Bear     Lisa     Johnny     Eva     Willow     […]

  3. willowdot21 said,

    October 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I love this so full of twists and turns a wondrous magical mystery tour!
    😉 xx

    • October 17, 2014 at 6:02 am

      Whoa—hello red dot willow. Do you feel like a contortionist now? Curious what you’ve set out for trekking. )

  4. October 16, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    […] All Packed and Ready to Go Forth and Conquer Yourself? Yeah, It’s Journey Time. LISA:     Lisa JOHNNY:  Johnny MADDIE:  ♪The Journey ~ Where Do Your Tracks Lead? […]

  5. Johnny Ojanpera said,

    October 16, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    What a trip! I love the ‘blank map’ reference. I think there are 7 billion life maps. Eddie’s voice is always good to hear on a journey, and the journey would have less color if it weren’t for the Beatles. Great post! 🙂

    • October 17, 2014 at 6:01 am

      I couldn’t resist the Cold Specks song after it twisted around in my brain pan on several meanings. Thanks for enjoying yourself along the way. I’ll be out to your blogcasa as soon as I can to grab links. Lisa and Willow’s too.

  6. Lisa said,

    October 16, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Hi Eva!
    I can’t whistle either. 🙂
    Lykke Li is one of my favorites. I’ve never met anyone else who listens to her. The journey is definitely subject to huge revisions. I hope you’re having a good day.

    And as I walk this journey through I am so very glad to have met you. ♡

    • October 17, 2014 at 5:58 am

      Hello Lisa. Glad to have met you too.
      LP can whistle for everyone who can’t. 🙂
      I don’t think I heard Lykke Li until I saw Rust and Bone–but I really like that song. If there’s something by her you’d like to share here, please do. Got a favorite song?
      It’s been a day for sure. I hope all is well at your end of the cyber-swamp.

      • Lisa said,

        October 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm

        This one is my favorite.

        I’m so glad it’s Friday. Wooooooooo! 😉

      • February 26, 2015 at 7:32 pm

        I was too, Lisa. 🙂

  7. October 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Did I say beautiful?

  8. October 16, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    The Way Back, another excellent movie, and a magnificent journey. I wish they had all survived. Altogether, a great journey blog-post 🙂

    Peaceful, into the wilderness of society and wilderness devoid of society, and back to Private Witt Long journey. 🙂

    Whoowh. I’m tired. 🙂

    • October 17, 2014 at 5:55 am

      Hey Bear, sit down, put up your feet and chill out with your favorite libations. Glad you enjoyed the trek.
      The Way Back is a fine film in part because of how those guys–and Irena come together. That’s a fine journey in itself.
      I love Witt on on being set free. 🙂

  9. October 16, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    […]   Lisa   Eva   Maddie   […]

  10. October 16, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    […] INDIA —  GANDHI  — Ravi Shankar 2min. 45sec. ____________________________________ EVA:   All Packed and Ready to Go Forth and Conquer Yourself? Yeah, It’s Journey Time. LISA:     Lisa JOHNNY:  Johnny MADDIE:  ♪The Journey ~ Where Do Your Tracks Lead? […]

  11. October 16, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    […] Johnny, Bear, Eva, Maddie and […]

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