Month: April 2017
IF EVER THERE WAS A SYMPHONY FOR OUR TIME, it must be the 11th Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich (1957). I’ve been doing a special study of this work for some time and the more I listen to it and analyse how it captivates the listener, the more I am convinced that it speaks right into the world like a TERRIBLE AND OMINOUS WARNING from a parallel universe. Hardly surprising that an audience member yells out “Arrrrgghh” at the end of this video recording. It is music of great beauty and power, casting a spell over the listener from the very first notes. Please do not click away from this, thinking that classical music (so-called) has nothing to tell you. That would be a mistake. For this symphony is like a contemporary epic film score which takes the listeners/viewers on a journey. To listen to it is to participate in the movie, as the music is all-encompassing and sometimes utterly overwhelming, just as music should be.
My recent journey to the Sun has left me
blind and crippled in my eyes;
but nothing’s wanting in my soul,
wherein a furnace lies.
Who will dare to touch that burning core
and realise that they will want
for nothing more; where nothing’s less
than what has gone before?
LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #25: “I’ve Tried”.
This is the first song I’ve written for almost 18 months. Lots of articles and poems but no songs. Too much other music-making going on in 2016 with recording and releasing “The Key” album in Sweden to be writing songs. But now they’re back. Details in the video. Enjoy!
(Click on the link below the video to read the lyrics)
Read the lyrics for “I’ve Tried!”
The Relationship between Repressed Sexual Expression and War
AS THE SUBJECT OF WAR seems to be very much on people’s minds right now, causing great consternation and puzzlement, here is an enhanced relevant extract from an eBook I wrote recently, entitled “War is Who we Are”. This little extract deals with the relationship between repressed sexual expression, conflict and the hardware used in warfare. Here it is:
“Having looked at a number of conflict-based actions and ways of thinking, we now come to the next principal human action and way of thinking which inevitably leads to war — though the mass of minds have dissociated it from that.
I’M CURRENTLY WRITING AN ARTICLE about enslavement in all its aspects, internal and external. Being enslaved to the lies and darkness of the political arena is a major aspect. In the attached image that I’ve prepared is an incentive to unenslave yourself from this idiocy, if you haven’t already done so. Don’t be a useful idiot to the theatre of war!