Tag Archives: Music

I don’t, I do

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I don’t believe in love anymore, because I only believe in love.

Inspiring beautiful music by the Hungry Ghosts, I don’t think about you anymore, I don’t think about you anyless.

Caravansary )*( Burning Man 2014

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Burning Man 2014 Art Theme: Caravansary.

Caravansary

‘Our history will be spread abroad by caravans.’
~The Thousand and One Nights

ˌkarəˈvansərʌɪ,-ri/
noun
noun: caravansary
  1. 1.
    historical
    an inn with a central courtyard for travellers in the desert regions of Asia or North Africa.
  2. 2.
    a group of people travelling together; a caravan.
Origin
late 16th cent.: from Persian kārwānsarāy, from kārwān ‘caravan’ + sarāy ‘palace’.

‘Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving – it doesn’t matter,
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times,
Come, come again, come.’ ~Rumi

Lou Reed (1942 – 2013)

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Magic And Loss (The Summation)

They say no one person can do it all
But you want to in your head
But you can’t be Shakespeare and you can’t be Joyce
So what is left instead

You’re stuck with yourself and a rage that can hurt you
You have to start at the beginning again
And just this moment
This wonderful fire started up again

When you pass through humble, when you pass through sickly
When you pass through, I’m better than you all
When you pass through anger and self deprecation
And have the strength to acknowledge it all

When the past makes you laugh and you can savor the magic
That let you survive your own war
You find that that fire is passion
And there’s a door up ahead, not a wall.

~ Lou Reed (1942 – 2013)
“Please don’t set me free Death means a lot me.”

Lou Reed

The Hidden ~ Niyaz

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Nahan (The Hidden) ~ Niyaz

Translation:

Rejoice for he who knows truth

Knows that bliss begets bliss

If you can drink of life’s bitterness and laugh in the face of adversity

In your soul no bitterness will remain.

Arise, for the beloved has arrived

He who has stolen a thousand hearts,

In drunken ecstasy, he has come with drum in hand

To lift the veil and reveal to you his song.

 

Relaxing into being

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‘Study determines that Marconi Union‘s 8 minute trance-inducing tune, Weightless, coming out on top thanks to its continuous rhythm of 60 BPM, an ideal tempo for synchronization with the heart and brainwaves, making it an ideal audio accompaniment for a good night’s rest.’

I stumbled upon it right here.

Amanda Palmer: The Art of Asking

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Amanda Palmer on The Art of Asking.

Amanda Palmer on The Art of Asking.

Excerpts from Amanda Palmer‘s beautiful speech on the Art of Asking, community, and her perspective on Music, Artists & Musicians.

‘I love this kind of random closeness, which is lucky, because i do a lot of couch surfing.’

‘I am gonna give away my music for free, online, whenever possible, and i am gonna encourage torrenting, downloading, sharing, but I am gonna ask for help, because I saw it work on the street.’

‘The real answer is I didn’t make them, I asked them. And through the very act of asking people, I connected with them, and when you connect with them, people want to help you. It’s kind of counter-intuitive for a lot of artists, they don’t want to ask for things. It’s not easy to ask. And a lot of artists have a problem with that. Asking makes you vulnerable.’

‘For most of human history, musicians, artists, they’ve been part of the community, connectors, and openers, not untouchable stars. Celebrity is about a lot of people loving you from a distance. But the internet and the content that we’re freely able to share on it, are taking us back. It’s about a few people loving you up close, and about those people being enough.’

‘I don’t see these things as risk, I see them as trust. They’re the online tools to make the exchange as easy and as instinctive as the street, they’re getting there. But the perfect tools are not going to help us if we can’t face each other, and give and receive fearlessly, but more important, to ask without shame.’