More and Less. Or, Is It Supposed To Be Less or More? Musical Theme. An Open Invitation to Geese and More. Less War desired.

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.

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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.

Danny Butcher

Here is a quick glimpse of what it’s like waking up on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.

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More unity.  Geese? Nope.

Playing for Change ~ United

juniordrummer1995

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More unity.  No geese. That’s okay.

The voice of Unity by Sherten

Grey Buffalo’s Tibetan Music Channel

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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.)

ONE

Think music can change the world? We think so.

Go to http://www.one.org/protests.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheONECampaign/about

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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

Kevin Songer

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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.

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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

Rosina3005

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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.

Tiananmen Square

Pictorial slide show showing the events up to and of June 4th 1989, set to “Hymn To The Fallen” by John Williams.

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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

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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

Dondhon Namling

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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

PlayingForChange

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.

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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

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More of More or Less:

Bear

Willow

Deborah

D.S. Nelson

Johnny http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/music-theme-for-december-8-more-or-less/comment-page-1/#comment-2583

Change Come and Done and Dawning, Revolution Music Theme underway…..

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.

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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.

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Burma? Myanmar? Who say Myanmar? Why say Burma?  Who loves a junta? What’s in your rice bowl? What’s not?

Saffron Revolution 2007

Nati

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)

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Czech Velvet Revolution 1989 — Guess the song.  No, I’m not going to tell you.

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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.

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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

TheSpearshaker1776

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Women and guns? Yeah, of course. No, this isn’t about that woman from Alaska.

Juana  Gallo Songs of the Mexican Revolution

AztecaTheater

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

BBC News

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Music in the background of this informative previous News Post. Hey, news and music, what more can you ask for?

 

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~ 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/

Freedom To Be Free ~ Who Said There Could Be Music?

freedom

being free

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

open

freedom

if everyone wants to be free

why aren’t we?

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Song Of The French Partisan  via Buffy Sainte Marie

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Freedom ~~ Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton   frrom Django Unchained soundtrack

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“FreeDUMB”  John Trudell

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Electricity

Billy Elliot film images

Lyrics: Billy Elliot the Musical “Electricity” by Elton John

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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.”

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Cry Freedom  by  Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds

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Poland’s Dirge  by Chopin

myyellowlabfan

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!

D.S. Nelson

Bear

Willow http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/musical-theme-freedom/

Deborah

Johnny    http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/freedom-music-theme-for-november-17/

Colors — painting musical numbers + fire

Colors is the musical theme chosen by Johnny.

Oh yeah.

Let’s Dance.

Play with fire.

What’s your desire?

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OPI Instinct of Color

OPI Products

Featuring ‘Down the Road’ by French DJs C2C.

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Colors of India – “India 101” Music Video Jonah Goldenberg

IndiaTravelFilms

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
https://www.createspace.com/325738
Online: http://www.tibetanphotoproject.com/do…

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Miles Davis The Kind of Blue Sessions

Alex van Starrex

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Kermit, “It’s Not Easy Being Green”

JayB7869

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U2 “Bullet the Blue Sky”

Martin Maláček

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

Music:
U2 – Bullet The Blue Sky

More info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullet_t…

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Angus & Julia Stone-All The Colours

Aboo Adl

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Amy Winehouse  “Back to Black”

BBC One Sessions

237into

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Extras:

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Jared Ficklin: New ways to see music (with color! and fire!)

TED

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

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Color, Music, and Emotion

GoogleTechTalks

June 30, 2011

Presented by Stephen E. Palmer
Professor of the Graduate School
Psychology & Cognitive Science
University of California, Berkeley

ABSTRACT

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:

Johnny        http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/music-theme-colours/

Willow         http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/4747/

Bear             http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/music-themes-colors/

Deborah    http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/listening-in-color/

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“Bridging” @ewa

Eat for Tibet–momos galore!

 

May these “holy days” be gifted with healing.

Namaste to all living be-ings everywhere.

Medicine Buddha

http://www.fpmt-osel.org/gallery/medicine.htm

Tibet ~ 10 Dec 2012 ~ Solidarity

Gdansk, Poland 31 August 1980

90 Self Immolated Tibetans due to policy “made in China.”

The International Campaign for Tibet –> http://www.savetibet.org/

While the “free” world (Orwellian overtones notwithstanding) goes about its seasonal consumption binge to purchase many goods stamped with “made in China” the indigenous people of Tibet have been setting themselves on fire in protest.  Participants in the Occupy movement have nothing on Tibetans when it comes to legitimate grievances ranging from rampant cultural genocide to environmental destruction. There is no way to “spin” what has happened in Tibet during November 2012. There’s no double talk that puts things to rights.  Native American children may have to relinquish their statistical standing as the group with the highest suicide rate in the world to the Tibetans determined to be “heard” by resorting to suicide by fire.  I don’t write the preceding sentence without serious concern for the harsh realities faced by both groups.

The Holy Days/Holidays taken on a certain smoke tinged hue.

28 Self Immolations in one month.  —>> more at Students for a Free Tibet  https://www.studentsforafreetibet.org/about-tibet/self-immolations

namaste

Sighting Tsering with Tsundue’s “Horizon”

 
 

Tsering

Sighting Tsering ?

 

Tenzin Tsundue’s  “Horizon”

From home you have reached

the Horizon here.

From here to another

here you go.

From there to the next

next to the next

horizon to horizon

every step is a horizon.

Count the steps

and keep the number.

Pick the white pebbles

and the funny strange leaves.

Mark the curves

and cliffs around

for you may need

to come home again.

     Reproduced here with permission as stated in Kora, a story and eleven  poems by Tenzin Tsundue

“waiting” and “space-bar A PROPOSAL”

Waiting

 

eva’s energy-scape   @eva wojcik

Poem by Tenzin Tsundue from his book, Kora, a story and eleven poems

 (printed via persmission statement in Kora)

space-bar

A PROPOSAL

pull your ceiling half-way down

and you can create a mezzanine for me

your walls open into cupboards

is there an empty shelf for me

let me grow in your garden

with your roses and  prickly pears

i’ll sleep under your bed

and watch TV in the mirror

do you have an ear on your balcony

i am singing from your window

open your door

let me in

i am resting at your doorstep

call me when you are awake

 

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