international day of peace

somehow i missed that today is the international day of peace.  i’m about to go to bed but want to at least pay some hommage to it; thanks to clark’s picks to remind me!  he has a video on his blog of peter, paul and mary singing “there but for fortune“.  it’s a song i… Continue reading international day of peace

blogathon: beautiful music from tibet

i just had to include one more youtube video here. please watch this stunning production all the way to the end. the images are as beautiful as the voice and person of tibetan freedom singer yangchen lhamo. and amidst the beauty, we are reminded of the plight of this breathtaking country. this is an entry… Continue reading blogathon: beautiful music from tibet

blogathon: indian street music

wow, what a neat party! lots of laugher. i wonder what they’re singing, they’re having so much fun. i guess this is the music that goes with the image i posted two entries ago. enjoy! this is an entry for my participation in the 2008 blogathon, a 24-hour marathon of blogging. please support the cause… Continue reading blogathon: indian street music

blogathon: now you get to watch the music move

this is bluesman john mayall, pretty much the way i first saw him perform for the first time back in … 1971, i think. i know, he’s not using exactly the same instruments as the guys in my last post … hey, maybe i should find some you tube video for that kind of music,… Continue reading blogathon: now you get to watch the music move

creativity blocks, metaphysics and individuality

in our last conversation about creativity, jeremy from PsyBlogs talks about the difference between “chaotic” and “ordered” creatives and then moves on to discuss creative blocks. recently, i came across a doctoral thesis in divinity that talks about the connection between chaos, creativity and spirituality. kurt sander from northern kentucky university points out the important… Continue reading creativity blocks, metaphysics and individuality

commenting is writing, too

once a while i like to share with you which blogs i’m reading and commenting on. sometimes it seems i spend way more time writing comments on others’ blogs than writing my own posts. so here you have a little taste of my blogospheric meanderings in the last few days: i can’t believe i overlooked… Continue reading commenting is writing, too

the last remembrance day song for 2007: canto libre by victor jara

yesterday i promised you a translation of victor jara’s canto libre. here it is (and here is the MP3 version). my verse is a dove looking for a place to nest. and with a roar it opens its wings to fly, to fly.   my song is free and wants to give itself to whoever… Continue reading the last remembrance day song for 2007: canto libre by victor jara