Aldrey’s Mirate ~ Look At Yourself

Return to blogging round two:

Hola!

I’m back–again.

If you enjoyed Aldrey’s high energy up-lifting La Lista — which now has over a million views on the tubes of you–yeah, he got his audience of 80,000 and then some since my first posting of that positive spirit booster–I think you’ll appreciate this song-video about a serious image issue for women–Mirate. Posted on August 13, 2015 this video is racking up some serious views–91,620 as of this posting. If it strikes a chord with you then please take a moment to share it with ladies of all ages in your life.

How can you resist? Hmm? ūüôā

AldreyMusica

Viva Eva! — a musical theme in progress ~

Every thing has to start somewhere–or does it?

“From the beginning of beginning-less time.”

No endings, no beginnings, just be-ing.

I suspect I’ve been OVER thinking Johnny’s theme choice.

Go figure.

Okay, here’s how my warm-up music theme flows. Perhaps what’s significant to moi will resonate with some of you. If you have other music notions, please share them at will.

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New Direction from Cloud Atlas

The words and selection song for themselves.

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Heavenly Light from LP

Lights, action!

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Boogie Woogie ~ Luca Sestak

No fuss, no frills, just a man making a piano dance and sing.

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I’m Still Here ~ Polly Bergen

Can you relate? Hmm?

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Yeah, I’m still working out the new wp tweaks and whittles. <–.

Stay tuned for links.

Johnny ~ https://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/music-theme-for-eva/comment-page-1/#comment-8853

Bear ~ https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/viva-eva-music-themes/comment-page-1/#comment-26243

Lisa ~ https://undergroundenergy.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/music-theme-evas-always-on-my-mind/

and

Maddie –¬†https://1earthunite.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/%E2%99%AAviva-eva-music-themes/comment-page-1/#comment-8315

Yeah, I’ve GOT to learn to do the short link correctly so that it WORKS. New year’s resolution number 37 1/2.

Hunger ~ It Comes In Many Packages

Yeah, I’m a running a tad behind with this round of theme music, Hunger.¬†¬†These things happen when you don’t¬†pay attention to what day of the week it is AND you leave your timer somewhere out of sight so you can’t press the set hour time alarm button.¬† I have no idea where the little green device is–except that it is somewhere in the house. Somewhere being the operative word.¬† Time seems to be what I hunger for the most lately. As for¬†hunger for¬†food–don’t get me started.¬† Other hunger¬†costs more than a quarter a day to¬†satisfy.

alt- J ~ Hunger of the Pine ~

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Bob Wayne ~ Hunger In My Soul from Till the Wheels Fall Off

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As soon as I read Bear’s theme choice was hunger this song came to mind–so here it is, complete with a fun fan compiled visual handbook . . . . hmmmm, yeah.

Meatloaf ~ You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)~

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I couldn’t resist–sorry. Not.

Feed Me Seymour ~ Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors © Geffen Company / Warner Brothers
Sung by Rick Moranis as Seymour & Levi Stubbs as Audrey II

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Reality Checks In:

Birds of Tokyo ~ This Fire

What can you buy with twenty-five cents?¬† One answer is at — The World Food Programme’s 10 Hunger Facts for 2014:

http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-hunger-facts-2014

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I’ve spent some time on the fence arguing with myself about including this dark hunger story from MadArstistPublishing.¬† It’s here, enough said. Right?

music = Turkey in the Straw

Who’s Hungry?

MadArtistPublishing

The Journey ~ Upcoming Music Theme ~ Where Do Your Tracks Lead?

After a little kibitzing with The Bear about who¬†wants to¬†do what and when, I’ve selected The Journey¬†as the Music Theme for next Thursday, October 16, 2014. Yeah, we’re slip-sliding¬†the order of things¬†from one line-up to another simply because we can.¬† So without further explanation or ado:

We experience many kinds of journeys in our lifetimes. Some are outward ones that anyone paying attention can observe and others are inward and invisible to others.

For¬†some inspiration¬†I’ve turned to the film Sin Nombre for a music selection because there are both outward and inward journeys undertaken by its characters.

Sin Nombre Soundtrack

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Three Mis-used and Over-used Words That Ought to be Dis-used ASAP. So Rants I.

Yes, it has finally gotten to the point where I can no longer refrain from have a jolly good rant about three words that have been abused so thoroughly by the writers of television programs, movies and by the social media addict generation. ¬†I can’t wait to no longer hear: Amazing, Awesome and Complicated—as in the utterly useless, evasive phrase, “It’s complicated.” never ever uttered again.

You’ve heard them all. I know you have because they’re impossible to avoid these days no matter if you’re in a coffee-shop, the grocery store or the hardware store.

Amazing implies a fair degree of wonder and surprise. ¬†How many ways can people or things be called amazing? Really? What ever happened to you look very lovely or very handsome? That’s a beautiful dress or a very flattering suit–but I’m not astonished at your appearance. Nope, I’m not, sorry.

Awesome, hmmm, I guess this word conveys open-mouth, drop dead¬†AWE and Shock of that inspiring AWE that has pulled the rug out from under our flat feet. My meddlesome mind associates Awe–some or a little of it–with truly above ordinary events and things. Dresses, food, shoes, hairdos, cars are far too mundane things to be imbued with real awe. Who wants to talk Nuclear Bombs? Hmm? Now those are fully awe inspiring in many ways—from their power of destruction to views of the aftermath of their deployment.

It’s Complicated–wtf? Is this or is this not the most banal evasive phrase ever uttered in response to any inquiry about human behavior?

“Why did you cheat on your significant other?”

“It’s Complicated.

I bet it is: pheromones and hormones influence humans in very complex ways. Don’t you just adore your nose? The Complicated things it tells your brain are Amazing and Awesome beyond compare.

Language, it’s Complicated.

Or are people simply too damn lazy to go beyond using stock phrases?

For the hell of it:

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And then there’s :

It’s terribly complicated, dreadfully awesome and downright utterly amazing.

Heavy sigh.

Killer Animations * Competition * Is Now Open

The Music Theme is Competition—got that? Right.¬†Yeah, I didn’t quite¬†stay totally on the targeted task. Absolutely my bad. If that disqualifies my effort, so be it.¬† I’ll give the next theme another go¬†instead. But I am grateful to Johnny for stimulating my¬†blogging¬†–even if the¬†cake isn’t quite what was expected. ¬†¬†So how did this selection come about? Easy, I was fishing for animated videos about competing and had an unscheduled brainstorm–ooops–yes, those are like¬†thunderstorms the weather channel never¬†mentioned.¬† Anyway. ¬†These videos all¬† have music and they’re all going to compete for you. Which one do YOU like the best? I gave them all common ground of being about killers in one form or another.¬† And, aside from the Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer”, which introduces the sub-theme of¬†killers for the animated works, all entries are from the¬†Mad Artist Publishing channel on the tubes of you. I thought¬†that was a way to narrow down my field of selections and possibly introduce anyone with similar sensibilities to their creative¬†madness.¬† Hence the presence of a link to enable net surfing to more animated delights.

Yes, there are many other animator channels on the tubes–and if you find a wonderful one I demand a link.

If you would like to share a favorite which does not appear here, please do so.

For anyone¬†paying attention, I kept these to a¬†time limit¬†in order to keep down the required listening time–otherwise there’d be OTHERS, many others.¬†¬†I am interested¬†in who likes what. This is supposed to be a competition so¬†comment accordingly. Or not. ūüôā No pressure. No stress. Just killer animations.

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Talking Heads ~ Psycho Killer

JesiJean :

This is a Music Video I created as my Final project for my Typography III Class.
Check out my work at wix.com/jesijean/portfolio
The lyrics were inspired by the character Norman Bates in the movie Psycho so I designed this with Saul Bass in mind since he was the graphic designer that created much of Alfred Hitchcocks Movie Posters.

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MadArtistPublishing

https://www.youtube.com/user/MadArtistPublishing

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When You Kill Little Creatures On The Road There Are Consequences  ~

CREDITS: Directing, Design, Animation, Modeling, Rigging, Sound Design and Story by Karl Hadrika (http://karlhadrika.blogspot.com/, http://khadrika.wix.com/karlhadrika). Voice Talent by Lidia ŇĀabuda. Song: “Just Feel” by Carol Williams. Owned by Verse Music Group.

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Screening and Publishing permission granted Karl Hadrika on August 27.2013. If you’re interested in screening this film please contact MadArtistPublishing@gmail.com

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Serial Taxi

CREDITS: All visual aspects by Paolo Cogliati (www.paoloanimates.com, http://www.serialtaxi.com)
Voice Acting : “Boris”/”Newscaster” by Jonathan Cooke, “Girl”/”Radio Singer” by Rebecca Parham
Sound Design : Mutante Media

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Killer Slugs

CREDITS: Morten Helgeland, Casper Wermuth, Lasse Rasmussen, Carina L√łvgreen, Kirsten Bay Nielsen, Polina Bokhan, Peter Egeberg, Magnus Myr√§lf, Maria B. Kreutzmann

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Film Used with web screening license permission on March 19, 2013. The original film can be found at https://vimeo.com/34072719

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HuntEd

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Legacy

¬†Film was produced and was the Winner of the “Uplift Universe” Cgtalk challenge. Greg’s superb animated film is featured in the Collectible & Interactive Art Book Vol.1: “Contests” & Vol.8 “Animation Stories” Both digitally available for free at http://www.sketchozine.com

Credits: This 2002 Short Film was Animated & Directed by Grzegorz Jonkajtys, Sound by Adam Sukora.

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For Bear’s Musical treatment of the Competition Theme go here where the links to other treatments will be posted as they put in appearances at other blogcasas –>>¬†http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/competition-music-themes/

I shall try to keep up and supply other links here too.

Enjoy!

Here’s Lisa! http://undergroundenergy.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/music-theme-competition/

And Johnny  http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/music-theme-competition/

Toss Some Singing Stones ~ Angus and Julia ~ Together Again

I soooo enjoy the music these two make together and apart. Hence their new album am sharing.

Don’t say I never served anything delicately delectable.

Time to hit play and open another tab for surfing while feeding the music habit.

For music, tours and more visit their site —>> ¬†http://www.angusandjuliastone.com/

What new music have you been hearing in 2014?

Share if you care to.

Purpose? Who has one? Where do we find them?

A few days ago I caught ¬†a rumor via Bearspawprint that there’s a¬†music theme of Purpose on the docket.¬†¬†Purpose has many faces and takes many forms. It’s not always easy to discern when you’re searching for one. ¬†I’ve found it surprisingly challenging to reference music thematically concerned with ‘purpose’ that had meaning for moi. ¬†Perhaps something is a tad askew in my braincase ¬†these days? Perhaps the problem has been with my sense of purpose? Maybe I’m just out of the swing of blogging? Maybe my purposes have all gone haywire one time too many?

At any rate, here’s my purpose music and film menu for the moment.

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I Aim to Misbehave ~ Serenity ~ Soundtrack, instrumental.

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Movie scene to go with music. I Aim to Misbehave – Serenity film speech scene–Mal plans to rock the big bad boys’ boats big time.

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The Saint Patrick’s Battalion ~ Battalion de San Patricio ~ Damn, just when you think you’ve got a handle on American history the Irish come along and kick the slops bucket.

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Battlestar Galactica – Adama’s speech¬†for the mission to rescue Hera Agathon–Helo and Sharon’s Human/Cylon child.

150,000 years ago there was a child born out in space and she changed everything by simply be-ing.

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Some doctors practice medicine primarily for profit, especially in the American Medical system, and others have different purposes in their minds.  Could a real House thrive and survive? I wonder.

Teardrop – Massive Attack ~ House MD Theme

Love, love is a verb
Love is a doing word
Fearless on my breath
Gentle impulsion
Shakes me makes me lighter
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

Nine night of matter
Black flowers blossom
Fearless on my breath
Black flowers blossom
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

Water is my eye
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath
Teardrop on the fire of a confession
Fearless on my breath
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

You’re stumbling in the dark
You’re stumbling in the dark

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The Snow Walker — Pilot’s plane takes a nosedive in the Alaskan wilderness and he is rewired for survival purposes by a young Inuit woman. ¬†If you haven’t seen this film, you’re missing out on a great story.

I’m not sure how well any of this is working, but this purpose has been served as is.

For more Purpose-full music theme links I encourage you to visit Bear’s blogcasa –> at¬†http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/purpose-music-themes/

The Rose

How do you like your thorns?

I’m not entirely satisfied with my choices for a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with the quality of any of these selections. My dissatisfaction stems more from the elusive quality of the rose itself as a symbol which extends far beyond wild and cultivated flowers.¬†So often the rose represents a human in song, poetry and art. ¬†Often it references a state of mind, an awareness both secular and mystical.¬†There are two poets represented here – Tupac Amaru Shakur and William Butler Yeats–two vastly different men from very different parts of the world who both knew the power of poetry. Both poets immediately came to mind when Bear selected The Rose for this round.¬†Each turned to the rose for inspiration and communication. ¬†I discovered Shakur’s poetry in text form before ever hearing his voice or knowing anything of his persona. In this sense the focus was centered entirely on the words, the text, and the meaning striving for conveyance. Interestingly enough there is an entire album of his poetry posted on the tubes of you–but the poem I was after has been deleted from the mix due to corporate issues–ironically it is the poem which serves as the album title. ¬†What shall we make of that?

Shakur on poets and poetry–and by the usual extension of words paired with instruments creates music. I sincerely doubt W. B. Yeats would disagree with his perceptions which could easily relate to Ireland’s issues in his time.

2009  kabrasblack

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Tupac the rose that grew from the concrete

reshardcliett16

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The Rose That Grew From The Concrete with music Everyday by Carly Commando

Ricardo Bracamonte

2pac poem…”Rose That Grew From Concrete”… Young boy skates through his urban neighborhood faced with the obstacles of society.

I realize this is a 2pac poem over a biggie beat, this choice was intentional. My goal for this project was to disregard the personal feuds of 2pac and Biggie and portray a struggle which is bigger than all of us

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The Name of the Rose

WildTh1ngs

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The Rose Upon the Rood of Time ~ W.B. Yeats ~

BosleyMusic

This is poet Stella Shakerchi reading Yeats’ poem to musical accompaniment by Mark Bosley. The performance was part of their ‘Days’ show which was an anthology of songs and poems relating to different days of the year. It was part of Oxfringe, the Oxford arts festival on 26th March 2010.

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2draw Animation Music video for Salvador ¬†Dali’s “Meditative Rose”

Christy Reserva

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La vie en rose  ~ Edith Piaf ~ English version

felipe salvador arias

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La vie en rose ~ Edith Piaf ~ French version

NostalgiaClassical

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The Rose by Amanda McBroom

Bernhard Deykowski

The Rose was written by Amanda McBroom in 1979 for the same film in honor of Janis Joplin. And she sings her own well-known song herself.

 

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The Rose garden grows in delight and complexity:

BEAR:     /http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/music-of-the-rose/17/music-of-the-rose/
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JOHNNY: http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/the-rose-music-theme/comment-page-1/#comment-4334

http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/the-roses/

 

 

Sidebar Switch Out To The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars have invaded the sidebar en mass replacing the delightful 2Cellos. ¬†Much thanks to Bearspawprint for sharing this duo at her blogcasa some time in the past where I got hooked. One of the perks of blogland is that you find things you might not otherwise discover. ¬†Some of the songs on the sidebar are part of the live performance occupying this post, but there’s a lot more where those came from and live is LIVE after all. ¬†What are you waiting for? Play, play, play. Listen while you run amok in cyberspace if the sound and lyrics agree with you.

Enjoy~~

 

The Civil Wars  ~ Live In New Orleans

liveset

The Civil Wars performed a phenomenal live show from One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans’ French Quarter on July 8, 2011.

Adele might have put it best when she said, “The Civil Wars are the BEST live band I have EVER seen”. We hope you enjoy this special New Orleans performance of folk/country/Americana with this Grammy winning duo – John Paul White and Joy Williams.

Follow us for updates @liveset, or subscribe to our channel.

Produced by Rachel Puckett and Ross Hinkle for Liveset.
Audio recorded and mixed by The Music Shed.
Shot by The Deltree.
Edited and graded by Ross Hinkle.

 

The Civil Wars Official Site –>>>¬†http://thecivilwars.com/

On their hiatus –>>¬†http://music-mix.ew.com/2013/08/13/civil-wars-joy-williams-interview/

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