WHEN MUSIC AND A PRAYER TO THE CREATOR OF THE COSMOS COME TOGETHER, anything can happen! Just try this 9th century Latin prayer of invocation to the Holy Spirit, “Veni, Creator Spiritus!” (Come, Creator Spirit of God!), set to music as the first part of Gustav Mahler’s 8th Symphony. The whole symphony (which plays in the concert hall for between 80 and 90 minutes!) was written in less than two months between June and August 1906. This link is just for the first part of the symphony, which lasts for 25 minutes. Mahler wrote about it: “I saw the whole piece immediately before my eyes, and Read the rest of this entry »
I WAS GOING TO WRITE ANOTHER ARTICLE about the théâtre de l’absurde contrivance known by its portmanteau word, “Brexit”. But, being in a playful 🤪 geeky 🤓 frame of mind today, I created an image instead. Feel free to share…
💥 T H E … F R E E D O M … W A L K 💥
Freedom doesn’t write itself with airspray on a toilet wall;
for only through deep work and trouble
(living as we do in 3-D rubble) can it come at all.
If left to find its own sweet way, inevitably it will
end up lost, alone and subject to decay
(at unrecoverable cost — a price for which so many foolly pay).
Ask any dungeon-dweller and she’ll translate
the scrawled-out ciphertext
from broken hearts to runes Read the rest of this entry »
LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #33: “Home”. Here’s a another video of a song I just wrote. The melody has been floating about in my head for years, waiting for the right lyrics, which came yesterday. It is in an open tuning on guitar and straight from the depths of my heart/soul. I hope that it speaks [sings] to you. Here are the lyrics:
Take me home…
take me back where I belong.
You can stay…
but please leave me in this song.
For in you I have found…
that precious thing for which I long. Read the rest of this entry »
THE ELECTION OF EACH PRESIDENT IS JUST A PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT. Presidents have no real power other than that which is afforded to them by the power-elite and their lackeys in the militaries and intelligence networks. The power-elite, by the way, involves those people who you never vote for but who really run the world (from a human standpoint – for I speak not here of the demonic darkness which lies behind them). So each president is of a certain disposition which eventually makes the “electorate” long for another one of a different disposition. The antics of a clearly Read the rest of this entry »
LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #32: “Shades of Green”. Here’s a video of a song I wrote yesterday. At the start of the video I’ll tell you a bit about it. [HINT: Big theme — everything has consequences. In this song, big consequences]. Soon, I will upload the article which accompanies this song, entitled “Primal Stream: The Ancient Roots of Gender-Bending”. Here are the full lyrics:
Spread before him was a garden;
colour green floods through his eyes.
Nothing yet that needed pardon;
rather, he’s strangely naïve, not wise. Read the rest of this entry »
IT’S A BUZZ SAYING TODAY: “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”. But, seriously, when was America ever truly “great”? To find out when what we now call America was “great”, one would have to go back in history a very long way indeed. Long before its government began to roam the world (from 1846 to the present day) subverting foreign governments, running coups d’états or changing overseas regimes through vicious proxy wars (while always playing the victim in classic bullyboy behaviour). Long before the Read the rest of this entry »