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“Muse”-ic For Thought

September 9, 2010 1 comment

“Life is part positive and part negative. Suppose you went to hear a symphony orchestra and all they played were the little happy high notes. Would you leave soon? Let me hear the rumble of the bass, the crash of the cymbals and the minor keys.” — Jim Rohn

Today and yesterday my soul is loud with music, mused to a jetted height from the dark and deep. If not for the darkness and the depth, I suppose I would never have felt the elation of the elevation.

All my thanks to the gods above for the resurrection!

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Soaring on the Notes

“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”

— Franz Kafka

The Moody Blues is one of my favorite bands from back in the day. You may think this is really very out-dated and/or strange this is so, however, one of my favorite past times has been cranking a couple of their albums up and lighting candles and opening all the doors and windows while I drink a bottle of wine. How sweet it is!
I love to sing loud and long, soaring on the notes, right along with them. I had an opportunity to see them in concert with the phil- harmonic orchestra years ago. It was amazing! Sometimes, with music of today, we forget about meaning, melody and harmony, and just the sheer beauty of a passionate voice.
Here are two videos to share with you…. a couple favorites.
If any songs have the capacity to expand the conciousness of humanity, they must be sung with heart. These songs have a way of connecting us to outer and inner being, and at the same time allowing us to fully experience the awesome nature of the infinite spiritual realm that surrrounds us.

And the next:

U2?

Music shines into the recesses of our cracked lives and exorcises the demon hurts of our soul.

It is a slice of lime with a twist of pineapple, bongo-beating the side of the smoothest mix of sunshine and sexy days.

It is the radio waves crashing in on our thoughts.

It is a swinging lullaby factor to the lost and lonely cast aways and sometimes an invigoratingly lucid bolt, rushed to the thunder clouds in our heavy hearts.

It is the dark chocolate form of torture, bitter-sweet, to the already broken and bruised….who just can’t refuse.

It speaks to us. It moves us. It becomes us.

There was a song once dedicated to someone in the cover of a journal, given as a gift.

The words inscribed,….

” Touch me take to that other place. Teach me, I know I’m not a hopeless case”~ U2

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Sadly Beautiful

There is a song that gets to me every time I hear it.
Its melody is so haunting.

 To want and to love someone, when the world around you flies the onlooking planes overhead, to try and shoot down every glance and every chance….

When the walls of life’s circumstanes  hold you back from what you can have….. And all you seem to have to fight against it are Letters falling from the sky…like the tears of missing them can spill down from the eyes.
CIVIL TWILIGHT….”Letters from the Sky”

Lyrics:One of these days the sky’s gonna break
And everything will escape, and I’ll know
One of these days the mountains are gonna fall
Into the sea, and they’ll know

That you and I were made for this
I was made to taste your kiss
We were made to never fall away
Never fall away

One of these days letters are gonna fall
From the sky telling us all to go free
But until that day I’ll find a way to let everybody know
That you’re coming back, you’re coming back for me

‘Cause even though you left me here
I have nothing left to fear
These are only walls that hold me here
Hold me here, hold me here

One day soon I’ll hold you like the sun holds the moon
And we will hear those planes overhead
And we won’t have to be scared
We won’t have to be, we won’t have to be scared

You’re coming back for me
You’re coming back for me

You’re coming back to me

HELL YEAH!

This is all I have to say to these two music videos. There really is not much more I can add.
Really.
You have an awesome movie and a kick ass rock band rolled into one.
Here are my two favorite video picks in regards to music to live by ( and when I say live, I don’t mean just wake up and go through your everyday kind of day,…I mean LIVE! )

Makes you want to grab your guy ( or girl) and slam the pedal to the metal!

In the words of Lady Gaga, “Cause I’m a freak —–, baby”… Well, aren’t we all a bit of a freak,…sometimes? Even if we may not always show it on the outside, hmm?

Come on,..admit it.

VIDEO #1: Music and trailer

NEXT,… another great song and trailer…is this overdoing it?
I don’t think so.
Let’s see,…sexy stars, wicked stunts and rocking music? Nah,…I don’t think so.
Don’t just live your life…LIVE your life! See ya on the other side!

Today in Music

Today is Rolling Stones Records Day? In 1971, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and the rest of the Rolling Stones created their own record label to promote their albums. Their logo, designed by Andy Warhol, was patterned after Jagger’s lips.

 According to Mick, “anything worth doing is worth overdoing”.

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Why Mozart?

Born in 1756, in Salzburg,  Austria, Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart began composing minuets at the age of 5 and symphonies at 9.  He proved his prestigious talents even depsite it being rumored he had fits ( tourettes syndrome).In 1768 he composed his first opera, La Finta Semplice, which had its premiere in Salzburg.
Mozart excelled in every form in which he composed. His contemporaries found the restless ambivalence and complicated emotional content of his music difficult to understand. Accustomed to the light, superficial style of rococo music, his aristocratic audiences could not accept the music’s complexity and depth. Yet, with Josef Haydn, Mozart perfected the grand forms of symphony, opera, string quartet, and concerto that marked the classical period in music. In his operas Mozart’s uncanny psychological insight is unique in musical history. His music informed the work of the later Haydn and of the next generation of composers, most notably Beethoven. The brilliance of his work continued until the end, although darker themes of poignancy and isolation grew more marked in his last years, and his compositions continue to exert a particular fascination for musicians and music lovers.

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