March 26, 2014 at 4:13 pm (art, buddhism, contemplation, creative writing, culture, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, life, living, nature, play, poetry, random, Writing)
Tags: art as writing, birds, contemplation, creative writing, culture, exploring interconnectedness, haiku, life, nature, people, poem, poems, poetry, random, Writing, writing as art
little bird blues sings
sweet haiku twitters all day
cites poetry cries
roots deep leaves sun eat all wells
no weeding pleases
coy moon winks sun spring
Persephone steps upward
below Hades sighs
control a strong hold
power princes addiction
brain breast brawn beat down
eye pouring concrete
iron bars doors fixing space
no outside options
two heron journey
eye guide far sight mindful nest
streaming feeds sole light
whence goes March’s Ides
cold shouldering yet blood pours
poppy red blossoms
February 20, 2014 at 7:25 pm (art, buddhism, contemplation, culture, entertainment, environment, exploring interconnectedness, films, life, living, movies, music, nature, photography, quests, random, religion, searching, thinking, Uncategorized)
Tags: bearspawprint, duality, exploring interconnectedness, guitar link, illusion, Johnny Ojanpera, Kundun, liberation, Maya, music, non-duality, perception, religion, Science, searching, spirituality, The Illusionist, VNY Nation, What the Bleep Do We Know?
Maya -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_(illusion) ~~~ Bear’s subject choice. 🙂
Illusion? Reality? Absolutes? Duality? Plurality?
Divide and Conquer What?
Unite and Create the Unknown?
What’s your delusion?
What is perception?
Perception ~ hearing & seeing ~
VNV Nation ~ Illusion
Imagination ~ Just An Illusion
Symphony of Science ~ “The Quantum World” is the eleventh installment in the ongoing Symphony of Science music video series.
What the bleep do we know? Down the rabbit hole, part 1
The Illusionist ~ Orange Tree ~ souondtrack composer Philip Morris Glass
The Matrix ~ The Pill Scene
Kundun ~ perceptions, reflections & liberations
December 13, 2013 at 6:56 am (art, buddhism, contemplation, creative writing, culture, drama, entertainment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, films, humor, Indigenous People, life, living, movies, music, Native Americans, nature, people, photography, play, poetry, Poland, quests, random, relationships, searching, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: "Last Night By the River", A Love Before Time, adventure, art, Bruce Willis, cello, Chinese, Coco Lee, composer, Connie Dover, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Yo-Yo Ma, Doctor Who, Everything, film, French, Green Destiny, imagery, images, It's Difficult to Love, Julee Cruise, Kayah & Bregovic, Laura Manuel, Les Temps de l'Amour, Lifehouse, love, love songs, Loving, lyrics, Moonrise Kingdom, music, Music Theme, photography, Polish, River Song, Sao bao, Shoshone, songs, Summer Kisses Winter Tears, Tan Dun, tears of the black tiger, Thai, The Eternal Vow, The Road Home, theme, Tina Turner, Tudno kochac, Yo Yo Ma, Zhang Ziyi
So what’s love got to do with everything? Ask the very incredible Tina Turner, I’m sure she can do more than sing about it. But hear here we’re starting off with a song by an artist well-known for her Celtic treatments, Connie Dover. Last Night By The River is decidedly not Celtic. It’s based on a Shoshone ‘song’ and it differs decidedly from all the other tracks on The Border of Heaven which offers other love songs, all of which have been sung by others elsewhere–except the song I’ve selected.
Last Night By The River ~ Connie Dover
Everything ~ The Doctor and River ~ artist Lifehouse ~ It’s River Song and The Doctor, do I really need to write anything else? I think not. I won’t. Well, yes, I will. Just a little bit. If you’re out of this romantic couple time loop–then you’re missing out on a fabulous love story across time and space.
Tudno kochac Polish/English ~ It’s Difficult to Love ~ Kayah & Bregovic The why is in the lyrics and the sound.
The Road Home ~ This is a story about the first couple that marries for love in a little rural village. It’s a very beautiful film visually, musically and story-wise. It often relies totally on music without lyrics. A must for all hopeless romantics.
The Road Home – Chinese Movie by Zhang Yimou – with Zhang Ziyi, Sun Honglei, Zheng Hao, Zhao Yuelin – Soundtrack composed by San Bao
Summer Kisses Winter Tears ~ Julee Cruise ~ Laura Manuel’s description says a lot. Tears of the Black Tiger is also a love story. It’s different. It’s Thai. I love it. The song sings for itself. Oh there are wonderful waterlily images in this film which make it a must for visual artists. The clip does not do the imagery justice.
Laura Manuel :
Tears of the Black Tiger is a 2000 Thai western film written and directed by Wisit Sasanatieng.
With its loud acting style, exuberant sets and stunning shots in pastel colours, it´s one of my favorites movies. In this video i wanted to make a resume of Tears of Black Tiger’s atmosphere.
I made this! 🙂
The Eternal Vow ~ Green Destiny, Love Theme, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Yo-Yo Ma ~ Tan Dun ~ It’s all very green. 🙂 No singing frogs today.
A Love Before Time ~ Coco Lee with cello by Yo Yo Ma ~ Cello. Cello. Cello. Cello.
Liz M :
A few of my favourite “love scenes” from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. The two couples are Li Mu Bai and Shu Lien, the older couple, and Lo (Dark Cloud) and Jen, the younger couple.
Les Temps de l’ Amour ~Francoise Hardy~Moonrise Kingdom ~ Young love, delightful, defiant and dedicated. Moonrise Kingdom is a treat for those of us who adore such things as Bruce Willis not acting in another die-hard flick. Yes, he can act. Who’d have thunk it. Love as an adventure–get packed, don’t forget the music, the books or the cat.
It’s time to love,
Time for friends and adventure.
When the time comes and goes,
Can not think of anything despite his injuries.
For the love of time
It is a long and short
It lasts forever, it will be remembered.
It is said that twenty years it is the king of the world
And there will be eternally in our eyes
All the blue sky.
It’s time to love,
Time for friends and adventure.
When the time comes and goes,
Can not think of anything despite his injuries.
For the love of time
It puts you in the heart
Much warmth and happiness.
One day it’s love and the heart beats faster,
Because life goes on
And we are quite happy to be in love.
It’s time to love,
Time for friends and adventure.
When the time comes and goes,
Cannot think of anything despite his injuries.
For the love of time
It is a long and short
It lasts forever, it will be remembered.
Oh, no, I’m not done yet. You’ve met Donne in the prompt post for this theme. I wonder who would have the musical chops to set Donne’s love songs to music? Any suggestions?
December 8, 2013 at 8:50 am (buddhism, culture, entertainment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, humor, Indigenous People, life, music, people, politics, random, relationships, searching, Tibet, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: Allen Watty, compassion, culture, entertaining, geese, history, humor, Hymn to the Fallen, Katrina, laughter, Less, life, Masters of War, More, music, Music Theme, One, politics, random, song, The Vent, unite, United, unity, Urban farm, Urban Farm Guys, video, Write Myself A Song
More and Less
Hm…ahhh yes, about that…more and less idea–hmm that’s a wide open invitation. This selection has gone through several incarnations from the wretched to the sublime–sort of –well, Calling All Angels is sublime, isn’t it? It’s not here. ONE got me going in another direction entirely, but this isn’t quite jelly by any means. The entire value concept of 1 the number impressed itself upon my grey matter long enough to get an evolution to unity. Then, well, things took a few detours. Mental distractions abound. The range here is from the individual to the national to the global–ha. Is that crazy or what? Plus, there are geese. Now, I don’t want to get into it about why those geese and their song are here. They are. Live with it. Accept it. Once they found their way into this blogcasa, they refused to leave. I refuse to herd them out. So the geese are here to stay. That’s all there is to it, folks. I like them. Of course you can argue that this is a Music Theme about More and Less and that you don’t see or hear how those geese qualify. Make it easy on all of us and just consider them in the More category. Okay? They add a certain nonsensical ambiance which I require at the moment. Give them time and they’ll grow on you too. I’m sure of it.
Now I’m fairly certain the Mores and Lesses are self-explanatory. If they’re not, please feel free to place an inquiry in the comments boxes below the posting. Yes, down there. No, you don’t have to go to Australia to get down under the post. But you can if you really feel the need.
More love, compassion and kindness. No geese, just a little hound.
5:15 Minutes of Rez Life ~ The Vent by By K.R.I.T.
Here is a quick glimpse of what it’s like waking up on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.
More unity. Geese? Nope.
Playing for Change ~ United
More unity. No geese. That’s okay.
The voice of Unity by Sherten
Grey Buffalo’s Tibetan Music Channel
More and Less — More of this action and Less of the need for change. Yes, Less war and Less power to those who create war. The geese don’t stand a chance against warmongers–or do they?
Ed Sheeran ~ cover of Bob Dylan’s Masters of War for ONE (Yes, this is the ONE mentioned above in my little introduction complete with geese.)
Think music can change the world? We think so.
Go to http://www.one.org/protests.
More Please. Why? Do you really have to ask? If you do, then that’s a problem. Geese + Music + urban landscape = 🙂
Jax Urban Farm Geese & Jeff Buckley
More unity aka teamwork –and More laughter. I hope folks get the idea of the effectiveness of unified group action. If not, go directly to the geese.
More positive action and Less need for such action. No geese here. Yet. Well, there could be geese farming in store for some of these young people. I guess. But I honestly don’t know.
Write Myself A Song
Less, less, less all around. Oh 1989 may seem outdated to some folks, but I think memories need refreshing just as much as computer pages. The organizers of this bid for freedom paid a high price in general. So much for the free world . . . .. Geese are leaving this to the Peking ducks.
Pictorial slide show showing the events up to and of June 4th 1989, set to “Hymn To The Fallen” by John Williams.
Less of all the issues regarding the handling of this event. I think the video maker is very clear about those issues. Offended? Well, isn’t that the point? These aren’t the only people left to hang out to dry by the people who ought to help them. They represent so many others around the world affected by callous indifference of their government leaders. Geese are steering clear for the moment.
Hurricane Katrina Song
Hurricane song by Allen Watty- with Images of Hurricane Katrina Victims
Guess what the Less is. Guess what the More is. No, it’s not those synchronized beats of the musical and violent kind. Geese? Not so much. But the ones I’ve met have always been willing to bite for food–or what they want to be food.
Tibet State of Mind by Dondhon
More regional unity through music. We’re back to some oneness. Right? No, the geese have no vote here.
La Tierra Del Olvido ~ Playing for Change
http://playingforchange.com – Today we are proud to share a new video titled, “La Tierra Del Olvido” (The Land of The Forgotten), featured on our PFC 2 CD/DVD. This video features over 75 musicians across the country of Colombia. Throughout our journey we have learned that music is the greatest tool for healing broken countries, cultures and hearts. With this video we set our to unite and inspire the people of Colombia so they can move forward from years of conflict and create a positive future. Listen to the music, see the smiling faces and remember we are going to make it as a human race!! One Love, Mark
Okay, Mark, the geese and I will entertain some hope for the human race while listening to Playing for Change.
More, more, more — no music, well a little, just Urban Farming Guys in Action showing what CAN be done. Yes, it’s not just a world of abstract possibilities. It’s a world of concrete manifestation too. That’s why the Urban Farming Guys are ‘here’. When they make a music video I’ll share it. Yeah, um, do they do geese? I’ll check.
Urban Farming Guys Aquaponics In India
More of More or Less:
December 1, 2013 at 10:13 pm (art, buddhism, Burma, contemplation, culture, education, entertainment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, films, history, humor, Independent film, Indigenous People, issues, life, living, movies, music, people, photography, politics, quests, random, religion, searching, thinking, Tibet, Uncategorized)
Tags: 1989, American, BBC News, culture, Eastern Europe, entertainment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, freedom, Guadalupe Del Carmen, Irish, Juana Gallo, life, Mexican, Mexican Revolution, music, Musical Theme, Peaceful, politcal, quest, random, Revolution, Revolution Music Theme, Saffron, Saffron Revolution, San Patricios, Tibetan, Ukraine, Velvet, Velvet Revolution
Okay, I picked this Revolution Music Theme and yes, I’m enjoying it, about as much as I did in posts quite a while prior to ever starting Musical Theme posts with Bear. Yeah, there’s more of this Revolution Music Theme on the way as time and computers permit. No way am I done with this theme yet.
In the span of the long term swing of things, some revolutions require more human species time zones than others. Oh, do I have a Tibetan flag? Why yes I do. This song headlines because its content covers a fair number of the motives for revolutionary action.
Free Tibet Now ~ “That sounds like a revolution.”
Written and performed by Liberation Dakini.
Consider this an ongoing revolution in progress world-wide due to the vast numbers of Tibetans in exile and supporters.
Burma? Myanmar? Who say Myanmar? Why say Burma? Who loves a junta? What’s in your rice bowl? What’s not?
Saffron Revolution 2007
Tribute to Burmese buddhist monks who lead anti-government protests against the ruling junta in what were the largest protests in twenty years.
Music: Baktun 10 (copyright: Mystic Vibrations)
Czech Velvet Revolution 1989 — Guess the song. No, I’m not going to tell you.
The Revolutions of 1989 – Yes, plural–in case you weren’t paying attention at the time or marooned in a part of the usa which does not concern itself with a damn thing beyond the gravel county line road, the events of 1989 in other parts of the world might have escaped your notice. Or you may not have been born yet, in order to pay attention or to care about paying attention now. A sad but true state of mind affairs for some folks. Hence, an offering of a very brief historical capsule w/ background music.
Frankly I had never heard this song before or even known of its existence until I was fishing for such songs. The imagery is wonderful. Who wants camo pants when there’s buckskin to be had? Hmm….
American Revolutionary War Song: Ballad of the Green Mountain Boys
Women and guns? Yeah, of course. No, this isn’t about that woman from Alaska.
Juana Gallo Songs of the Mexican Revolution
Songs of the Mexican Revolution about the story of the legendary revolutionary “Juana Gallo” performed by singer Guadalupe Del Carmen. The movie Juana Gallo was shown in the Azteca with the title role played by Maria Felix.
Cancion de la revolucion Mexicana que redacta la historia de la legendaria revolucionaria “Juana Gallo”, interpretada por la cantante Guadalupe Del Carmen.
I suspect this is a part of American history that does not make it into the educational indoctrination system in the failing public school districts in much of America. Why? Oh do these guys raise issues or do they raise ISSUES?
The San Patricios Battalion
Sung By: David Rovics http://www.davidrovics.com/
SAN PATRICIOS – THE IRISHMEN WHO DIED FOR MEXICO
Saint Patrick’s Battalion, “The San Patricios,” a notable arm of the Mexican Army during the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848.
Dubious about why they were fighting a Catholic country and fed up with mistreatment by their Anglo-Protestant officers, hundreds of Irish, German and other immigrants deserted Taylor’s army and joined forces with Mexico.
Led by Capt. John Riley of Co. Galway, they called themselves the St. Patrick’s Battalion (in Spanish, the San Patricios) and fought against their former comrades in all the major campaigns of the war.
The history of the San Patricios is a woeful tale of angry, bewildered, naive, or calculating young men, from varied backgrounds, who deserted for a myriad of reasons and paid a fearful price.
The San Patricios, in the words of one Mexican general, “deserved the highest praise, because they fought with daring bravery.” But eventually, Mexico surrendered, ceding almost half its territory to the United States.
Each San Patricio who deserted from the US side was interned after the war in Mexico and subsequently given an individual court-martial trial. Many of the Irish were set free, but some paid the ultimate price. Roughly half of the San Patricio defectors who were executed by the US for desertion were Irish
No, I’m not going to tell you the name of the song. Guess or watch the video online to find out. Raspberries for everyone. Both kinds. All kinds.
For the moment…yeah there’s more dawning/coming. So much change everywhere.
Dec. 1, 2013 The Ukraine–do explosions count as music? Hmm I think not. The music will have to wait a moment. What do they want? Freedom and more contact with the European Union instead of more ties with Russia.
Music in the background of this informative previous News Post. Hey, news and music, what more can you ask for?
~ Other Revolutions
Bear: ¡REVOLUCIÓN! http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/music-themes-revolucion/
Bear: ¡ VIVA REVOLUCIÓN! http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/music-themes-viva-revolucion/
Johnny: LEGALIZE IT http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/revolution-legalize-it-music-theme-december-1st/
Willow: REVOLUTIONS http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/musical-theme-revolutions/
DEBORAH: THE REVOLUTION OF MUSIC: ANOTHER MOTHER/DAUGHTER COLLABORATION http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/the-revolution-of-music-another-motherdaughter-collaboration/
November 17, 2013 at 8:41 am (art, buddhism, creative writing, culture, entertainment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, fiction, films, history, Indigenous People, life, living, movies, music, Native Americans, people, photography, poetry, Poland, politics, random, religion, searching, thinking, Tibet, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: billy elliot, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Chopin, Cry Freedom, dance, dancing, Dave Matthews, Django Unchained, electricity, Elton John, exile, films, free, freedom, FreeDUMB, history, John Trudell, Kundun, living, movies, music, Native Americans, personal, Philip Glass, poem, poetry, Poland, Poland's Dirge, political, private, random, religion, resistance, song, Song of the French Partisan, soundtrack, spirituality, theme, Tibet, war, Writing
is a not a package bought in a store
often fought for
mental, physical, political, social, spiritual, emotional . . .
wars in many forms
outworn hearts torn
if everyone wants to be free
why aren’t we?
Song Of The French Partisan via Buffy Sainte Marie
Freedom ~~ Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton frrom Django Unchained soundtrack
“FreeDUMB” John Trudell
Billy Elliot film images
Lyrics: Billy Elliot the Musical “Electricity” by Elton John
Kundun music by Philip Glass
“I will liberate those not liberated. I will release those not released. I will relieve those unrelieved. And set living beings in nirvana.”
Cry Freedom by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
Poland’s Dirge by Chopin
Chopin left Poland around 1830, just before the uprising of the Polish people against the government… This song, which was never meant to be published, was one of the songs that he composed for friends and private occasions, or just for himself… although it was not dated, I think it was about the tragic end to that uprising, when he was afraid for his family and friends still in Poland, and for the Polish people, and their hopes for freedom… Aleksandra Kurzak sings this patriotic song with a lovely legato line and a heartbreaking and exquisite sensitivity to the text and music…
Nelson Goerner is her excellent accompanist.
The words are important – here they are in English
Tree, so free and noble, fast thy leaves are falling!
From the grave a bird with mournful note is calling:
O! Poland misfortune hate thy home o’ertaken,
thy truehearted children from death shall never waken,
Ev’ ry town and village lonely watch is keeping,
Through the fields deserted wander women weeping,
All the sturdy reapers hath the wartime needed,
And the corn, fully ripened drop the grains unheeded
Warsaw saw the banners which our youths unfolded
Free united Poland shall in glorious form be molded.
And they fought in winter, fought when suns were burning
and the autumn found us still for freedom yearning
All in vain for freedom strove our valiant brothers
None were left to comfort Poland’s mourning mothers.
Did they fall in battle? Captive were they taken?
Did they haply wander homeless and forsaken?
Heaven itself hath left us, left us here to languish:
God and man desert us in our bitter anguish
O! unhappy Poland! unhappy Poland! O! Poland, O! Poland,
Were thy sons restored to us, could the brave that perished
Help once more afford us… All dismay and terror
from our breast would vanish, war no more our dear ones
from our homes would banish.
Though by hands of traitors, Poland’s freedom perish,
Still of Poland’s heroes shall the mem’ry flourish..
For information about when Poland was partitioned and ceased to exist –> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland
(note: all of this may change w/o notice as I reserve the right to revise freely)
Thanks to Johnny I have learned that we have a new player! Welcome, D.S. Nelson. I swiped Johnny’s live links for your cyber blogging ease. 🙂 Do not miss the lovely Sea song at Johnny’s blogcasa–what a voice!
October 20, 2013 at 6:11 am (art, buddhism, culture, entertainment, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, Independent film, Indigenous People, life, movies, music, poetry, politics, random, religion, Tibet, Uncategorized)
Tags: Aboo Adl, Angus, animantion, art, Back to Black, Bullet the Blue Sky, C2C, Cognitive Science, color, colors, Colors of India, colours, culture, dance, Down the Road, Emotion, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, film, fire, folk, Google, Googletechtalks, horse, India, India 101, indie music, It's Not Easy Being Green, Jared Ficklin, jazz, Johan Goldenberg, Julia, Kermit, life, love, Martin Malacek, Miles Davis, Muppets, music, New Ways to see music, OPI, painting musical numbers + fire, people, photography, Play with fire, Polish, random, rock, Sazzy Varga, short film, Stephen E. Palmer, Stone, talk, TED, The Kind of Blue Sessions, theme, Tibet, Tibetan photo project, travel, U2
Colors is the musical theme chosen by Johnny.
Play with fire.
What’s your desire?
OPI Instinct of Color
Featuring ‘Down the Road’ by French DJs C2C.
Colors of India – “India 101” Music Video Jonah Goldenberg
Get “India 101 – Hosted by Sazzy Varga” on DVD or watch instantly online http://www.amazon.com/India-101-hoste…
Enjoy Sazzy Varga’s India adventures and this film makes a great gift on DVD or download to own or rent online at Amazon. For the DVD
Miles Davis The Kind of Blue Sessions
Alex van Starrex
Kermit, “It’s Not Easy Being Green”
U2 “Bullet the Blue Sky”
This is a student animation project, which was done in 2011 by me and my brother.
It’s inspired by one of our most favorite U2 songs: Bullet the Blue Sky.
Made by: Michael Malacek & Martin Malacek
U2 – Bullet The Blue Sky
Amy Winehouse “Back to Black”
BBC One Sessions
Jared Ficklin: New ways to see music (with color! and fire!)
http://www.ted.com Designer Jared Ficklin creates wild visualizations that let us see music, using color and even fire (a first for the TED stage) to analyze how sound makes us feel. He takes a brief digression to analyze the sound of a skatepark — and how audio can clue us in to developing creativity. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate
Color, Music, and Emotion
June 30, 2011
Presented by Stephen E. Palmer
Professor of the Graduate School
Psychology & Cognitive Science
University of California, Berkeley
Arnheim (1986) once speculated that different aesthetic domains (e.g., color and music) might be related to each other through common emotional associations. We investigated this hypothesis by having participants pick from among an array of 37 colors the five colors that went best (and later the five that went worst) with each of a set of 18 brief samples of classical orchestral music that varied in composer (Bach/Mozart/Brahms), tempo (slow/medium/fast), and mode (major/minor). They also rated each musical selection and each color for its emotional associations (happy-sad, lively-dreary, strong-weak, angry-calm). Systematic mappings were found between the dimensions of color and music: faster music and major mode were associated with lighter, more saturated, yellower colors, whereas slower music and minor mode were associated with darker, desaturated, bluer colors. More precisely controlled musical stimuli (single-line melodies by Mozart on a synthesized piano) produced more refined relations between the music and the colors chosen to go with them. These color-music mappings are mediated by common emotional associations, because the correlation between emotional ratings of the musical selections and emotional ratings of the colors chosen to go with them were extremely high (.90 to .98) for all emotional dimensions studied (e.g., people picked happy colors to go with happy music and dreary colors to go with dreary music). The mediating role of emotion was established by obtaining analogous effects when people picked the colors that went best (and worst) with faces and body poses that expressed emotions (happy-sad and angry-calm). Similarly high correlations were obtained when the emotional ratings of the faces/gestures were compared with corresponding emotional ratings of the colors chosen to go with them. Further findings identify a stable aesthetic difference between people in terms of their level of “preference for harmony” across the domains of color combinations, musical compositions, shape preferences, and spatial composition within a rectangular frame.
For more Musical Color Numbers please visit:
October 9, 2013 at 5:15 am (art, buddhism, culture, education, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, Independent film, Indigenous People, journalism, Lakota, life, photography, Pine Ridge Indian reservation, poetry, politics, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: 2011, Activist, Acts the Bear, Be My Own Radio, Biko, Bullet Proof, Canada, capital, Come Away, Cry Freedom, exploring interconnectedness, film, First Nations People, Gangnam Style, Greenpeace, history, Idle No More, Ireland, journalism, life, livestream, Madison, McCreary, Mickey Coleman, movies, music, No Time For Apathy, Oakland, Occupy, Pat O'Donnell, Peter Gabriel, political, politics, port, protest, Psy, random, Rossport, She's Alive, Shell to Sea, South Africa, strike, Students for a Free Tibet, Tell Me What Democracy Looks LIke, theme, Tibet, Tribute, video, Wander My Friends, Wisconsin, You Are Amazing
Well, yeah, I got a little carried away with Johnny’s theme, Political/Activist–Musical Selections. I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface here. There are so many ways to go with this theme. Hmm. Oh well, it is what it is. Namaste.
“Tibetans challenge XI Jinping – Gangnam Style.
Upload by SFTHQ http://www.youtube.com/user/SFTHQ?feature=watch
Published on Nov 7, 2012
On the eve of the CCP’s 18th Party Congress, Students for a Free Tibet and the International Tibet Network release a parody video titled “Tibetans challenge Xi Jinping – Gangnam Style.” A takeoff of Korean star Psy’s uber-popular Gangnam Style, the video features China’s heir apparent as a dimwit — a big-headed oaf whose only response to Tibetans’ growing resistance is to arrest, beat and torture protestors. But Xi — like the four generations of undemocratic CCP heads before him — cannot stop Tibetans who are moving beyond fear and challenging the very foundations of Chinese rule in Tibet. Ultimately, the joke is on Xi Jinping, the soon to be leader of the unfree world and a remnant of authoritarian rulers of the past. Xi: Resolve the Tibet crisis now or Tibet will soon become your biggest headache.
Join Tibet’s Xi Challenge:
About the making of this video: Using the power of humor and theater, this video highlights the cruelty and absurdity of the Chinese government’s colonial policies in Tibet that have driven 63 Tibetans to set themselves on fire in protest of Chinese rule; 50 this year alone. It also depicts some of the creative protest tactics being used by Tibetans to challenge China’s occupation, including a 2011 boycott of Chinese vegetable vendors. This video will be banned in China and Tibet but Beijing’s censors cannot stop the truth from spreading: Xi Jinping, China’s 5th generation leader will be the last to rule Tibet. Above all, this video is a call to action to the world, urging individuals and governments to help the Tibetan people in their nonviolent struggle for freedom.
For more information on the current crisis:https://www.studentsforafreetibet.org…
International Tibet Network
Students for a Free Tibet
Background music by: PSY, “Gangnam Style”
Madison, WI, USA:
Two Weeks In Madison WI, A Tribute, The music is “Wander My Friends” by Bear McCreary
BEFORE there was “Occupy” the people of Wisconsin occupied the Capital Building in protest. This ongoing event was IGNORED by most of mainstream media in the United States. Other countries sent reporters to cover what was happening in Madison while the major networks in the USA did their best to ignore it. Democracy Now! was one of the few American news outlets that provided coverage. Students, teachers, firefighters, farmers and people from every social economic class in WI joined together with the Wisconsin 14 who did the only thing they could to stop The Bill–they exiled themselves from the state of WI.
“Tell Me What Democracy Looks: This is What Democracy Looks Like” —Inside the Capital building in Madison–this was not a fifteen minute protest. This continued for days on end until Gov. Scot Walker found ways to keep the people out of the building. Enlarge the video to full screen and watch for the round ‘food’ tray, I think it’s bread, come to the drummers through the crowd.
For more on WI in 2011 https://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2011/02/
Rossport Solidarity Camp Join the Resistance
Intinn song ‘ Come Away’
Come in solidarity – the rossport solidarity camp is open all year round for people to come find out about what’s going on and take action against Shell.
“The Shelltosea campaign in Co Mayo, Ireland is the longest running environmental and economic campaign in the world. The campaign is entering its’ 13th year of protest against Shell Oil’s attempt to bring ashore deadly untreated gas to be refined inland.”Dominick Bruno
Shell to Sea Protest at castlerea prison
Mickey Coleman’s song about Pat O’Donnell
Idle No More
Get four like minded, highly motivated smart women together and you’ve got traction in all four directions. I posted about Idle No More early on. Its blog / site and actions have spread far and wide since then. The video is long but it covers a range of issues all in one.
Buffy Peters upload
Drums – sung by Donna Augustine, written by Johnny Cash
Seventh Generation – Seventh Generation Singers
No No Keshagesh – Buffy Sainte-Marie
Idle No More
No Time For Apathy
Fair Use – For Educational Purposes Only (feel free to mirror)I do not own any of the material (music, images & video).Watch in HD/Full Screen and read the following before starting the video.The following video tries to cover 1200 years of History (from my perception, I live in BC so there is a couple of issues that are close to my heart that are represented), relating to the indigenous peoples of North America from the Viking, Spanish and British invasions, to current. It is an attempt to cover a long time frame in a short period of time and I mean no disrespect to anyone. It is a show of support for the “Idle No More” campaign, and to show my support towards peaceful protests. The images and videos used are meant to portray a general overview and are not meant to cast all non indigenous individuals in a bad light. I believe most human beings are on the same page when it comes to equality and fair treatment.It is a little blunt, but sometimes there is no way around it…..Music:”Titanium” – David Guetta cover by: Boyce Avenue
Video Clips: (in order of first appearance)
“Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” (2007)
“The Last of the Mohicans” (1992)
“First Nations – Lakota People” (2009)
“Time Lapse Scenery” – Youtube user – Nik123dj
“Wounded Knee” – Short Film w/Russell Means (2012) – Youtube user – ANRYIN
“Oka Crisis” – News coverage – CBC
“Shawn Atleo (Canadian National Chief) w/Stephen Harper” – News coverage – TDTV
“Theresa Spence hunger strike” – News coverage – NTDTV
“Flash Mob” clip – Youtube user – Aaron Peters
“Idle No More” image – professional recreationalist
Peter Gabriel & Simple Minds “Biko”
Simple Minds & Peter Gabriel – Biko Mandela 70th Birthday Concert June 1988 Wembly 1988
Stephen Bantu Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement which would empower and mobilize much of the urban black population. Wikipedia
I know I should decide on a version of the same song but I can’t. So take your pick. The first offers the incredible live crowd. The second offers images from the film “Cry Freedom”.
Released in 1987 for the film ‘Cry Freedom’
Directed by Godley and Creme
From a live performance at Cleveland Blossom Amphitheatre 27 july 1987
Oakland, CA, USA – – 50,000 strong Occupy the Port — Community Unity Without ‘leaders’, “Mic Check.”
Occupy Oakland Port Shut down “Be My Own Radio”
Bay musical group we dont know their name provides musical context for the joy and pride felt by of all those present at the Port of Oakland Shut Down, today, 11.2.11. This non-violent action was done in the most peaceful and loving way in the HISTORY OF MANKIND! The people of Oakland, CA have showed the rest of us how to stand together and continue this move towards true democracy and true economic repair of the chronic and cynical damage inflicted on the 99 by the greed of the 1%.
To provide a sense of the number of people involved, here is Helicopter ‘music’ from the air view provided by a news cam. Soon after there would be no more of these views as the local television stations ceased reporting to the public the huge turnout. Probably in an effort to NOT inform and encourage others to participate. The main coverage was via people live-streaming the event on the ground via smart phones and laptops to online livestream sites where thousands more people watched on the world wide web.
Occupy Oakland called for a general strike on the Port of Oakland, the 5th Largest port in the United States. They held the Port for 20+ hours stopping out incoming and outgoing cargo trucks.
Everything about the Earth and the environment is now Political–there’s no getting around it–the issues with pollution, food, water, destruction of our environment all comes down to the influence of corporations on politics. So–there’s no way I could not go here to people and the planet.
“You Are Amazing” Greenpeace Music by the Maccabees
She’s Alive…Beautiful…Finite…Hurting…Worth Dying For
This is a non-commercial attempt fromhttp://www.sanctuaryasia.com/ andhttps://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryasi…, to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless ‘consumers’ are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today. The cut was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network (http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/). Content credit: The principal source for the footage was Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s incredible film HOMEhttp://www.homethemovie.org/. The music was by Armand Amar. Thank you too Greenpeace and http://timescapes.org/
Check out what Johnny, Bear and willow have selected. Go on, you know you want to. Be curious. I am.
October 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm (buddhism, culture, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, fiction, humor, life, movies, music, photography, play, random, Uncategorized)
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Hey folks, this post is the result of a brainstorm shared with bearspawprint. We’re both posting music connected to Space–as in “the final frontier”–actually I think the final frontier entails an exploration of interior space, but that’s not on the docket today. Except a little, yeah, it’s here too. Bearspawprint will also post her choices for Space today –>> http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/ & here –>> http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/music-themes-space/ .
You are cordially invited to explore all this SPACE to your ears’ content–or dispute. Please share your own favorite music connected to Space at will..
Who? Why? Because it’s all the outer and inner journey through space and time! The ending is very important so don’t skip the best part. What will who come up with next?
Doctor Who ~ Music of the Spheres
upload by nanceoir
To go where no human has gone before–into dark, cold space and yet where do we always end up again and again? Dealing with the incomprehensible hearts of matters.
Star Trek Into Darkness music by Michael Giacchino
Upload by New Tulkas
Star Trek: Into Darkness
by Michael Giacchino
00:00:00 Pranking the Natives
00:03:48 Spock Drops, Kirk Jumps
00:04:51 Sub Prime Directive
00:07:19 London Calling
00:12:16 The Kronos Wartet
00:21:30 Ship to Ship
00:24:24 Earthbound and Down
00:27:05 Warp Core Values
00:30:05 Buying the Space Farm
00:33:25 The San Fran Hustle
00:38:29 Kirk Enterprises
00:41:33 Star Trek Main Theme
00:45:01 The Growl (Bonus Track)
In a clear night sky the Milky Way teases and tempts all travellers.
Time lapse captures the galactic core of the Milky Way
Luc 2255 upload
Time lapse space/nature compilation – Music is Nuvole Bianche by Ludovico Einaudi, this was made by Terje Sorgjerd.
Watch the HD version with a description from the photographer here; http://vimeo.com/22439234
All beautiful space joy photography brings!
Hubble Space images with piano music by Richard Clayderman
A COMME AMOUR (1978)
BALLADE POUR ADELINE
LADY DI (1984)
LETTRE A MA MERE (1984)
RHAPSODY IN BLUE (1978)
ELISE (POUR ELISE)
Okay, it’s comic–and yet–it’s so appropriate–dolphins + space = The HItchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. What else?
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
upload by Fihshsticks
Yeah, I think the why of this choice is self-evident
A Space Journey
Uploaded by Impermanence
A small tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope (http://www.spacetelescope.org). Music by David Schombert: – Earth: http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/2239/… – Nebulae: http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/2242/…
The Solar System Earth NGC3603 Orion Nebula Veil Nebula Large Magellanic Cloud Antennae Galaxies NGC1275 “Mystic Mountain” in the Carina Nebula Crab Nebula
Star Trek travels in one direction while Babylon 5, well, it was/is Babylon 5. Over the years any science fiction fan has seen and heard any number of battles in space. What would any of these be like without powerful music? So take this for what its worth–dramatic images of a battle in space with solid strong music that brings the action to life–of all things. Imagine that.
Babylon 5 Epic Battle Montage
created and uploaded by RubberDuck3h
0:00–3:00 – “Black Blade” by Two Steps From Hell, from the album “Invincible”.
3:00– 4:04 – “Dawn of Destiny” by Troels Foelmann, from the Fired Earth Music album “Vulcano”.
4:04 – 5:07 – “Akkadian Empire” by Audiomachine, from the album “Chronicles”
5:07 – 6:16 – “Master of Shadows” by Two Steps From Hell, from the album “Invincible”
6:16 – 6:52 – “Rising Force Remix” by Sonic Symphony, from the album “Epica”
6:52 – 10:00 – “Starvation” by Thomas J Bergersen, from the album “Illusions”
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