MAGICAL MADDIE chose the Music Theme, THEN AND NOW, MUSICAL COVERS  for this week.
JOHNNY WHO REMEMBERS has chosen VIVA EVA as the Music Theme for next week.
I Shall use only one piece of music:  Edward Greig’s  Dovregubbens Hal  Suite 1 OP46  a piece of orchestral music composed by Edvard Grieg for the sixth scene of act 2 in Henrik Ibsen’s 1876 play Peer Gynt
Dovregubbens Hal fra Edvard Griegs ‘Peer Gynt suite’ 1876 Danmarks Radio SymfoniOrkestret – DR Koncertkoret – Daniel Blendulf © Danmarks Radio
2min. 43sec.

Apocalyptica – Hall oOf The Mountain King – Live in Germany genau den
4min. 15sec.

“Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King (Live in Miskolc)” by Epica
3min. 04sec.

Electric Light Orchestra –ON THE THRID DAY– In
The Hall Of The Mountain King (Vinyl Recorded)
6min. 37sec.

3min. 14 sec.

Hall Of The Mountain King — The Who
4min. 16sec.

MAGICAL MADDIE: ♪Then and Now – Music Themes 🙂
LISA OF THE LIGHT:     photos:
JOHNNY WHO REMEMBERS: Johnny   a poem: NOW   
In The Hall Of The Mountain King (Dubstep Remix) — DUB GENIE
4min. 49sec.




 The Music Theme for this week:  JEALOUSY AND COVETOUSNESS.
Magical Maddie has picked THEN AND NOW, MUSICAL COVERS for the next Music Theme.
JEALOUSY AND COVETOUSNESS do not have to do with fairness, who deserves what, legalities, social judgements, or any external thing.  JEALOUSY AND COVETOUSNESS are matters of the spirit.   Covetousness is a symptom of weakness and insecurity.  JEALOUSY AND COVETOUSNESS, together,   are a vulnerability that can be exploited by the powers of evil.  JEALOUSY AND COVETOUSNESS destroy the soul, confuse thinking, corrupt intent and allow the creation of havoc and chaos both within and without.  Jealousy, alone, powered by a weak spirit and insecurity, can also become an exploited vulnerability.  Jealousy must be tempered with generosity and responsibility for consequences.  Those who COVET what is not their own, should be aware that their own COVETOUSNESS is often what gives what they do not have its value.  If that which is desired is somehow obtained, it is often found, even power and relationships, to have had value only in imagination. What the COVETOUS desire is the feeling of acquisition.  In order to maintain the value, in their own eyes, what has been acquired must be jealously guarded so that the value is enhanced by yet more covetousness of others. A vicious cycle. How can this be avoided?
4min. 24sec.

Some deceive themselves by saying that covetousness is merely loneliness or appreciation of some interesting quality, or it is a  need, or that it is only a desire to share with others, when perceived by themselves to not have enough of the necessary goods or status or power or adulation or real estate, or feelings of love, available to share.  Some think it more pleasant to share someone else’s bounty, someone else’s hard work, someone else’s experiences, rather than one’s own. Perhaps it would be more pleasant to take the food, the life, the strength, the memories of some one else for one’s own, to redistribute or keep, as one pleases?  What happens when this attitude is carried over into governments and ideologies and resources? Groups of people are denigrated and dehumanized, lands confiscated and the people forced into dire poverty to be exploited as tools or weapons rather than acknowledging the innate humanity of everyone.
WHEN DA DAWGS COME OUT TO PLAY — Blood Diamond  — Bai Burea  feat. Masta Kent &Bullet Rhymes  —  James Newton Howard
3min. 23sec.

Sometimes we deceive ourselves and say our motives are to jealously care for those we love, or protect our property.  When in reality is that we are covetous of the admiration or love that are inspired in others by goodness or beauty or worthwhile achievement.  That sort of protecting is like trying to guard the rays of the sun and make them shine only in one direction.  Protection of property dehumanizes relationships reducing loved ones to chattel or things, which destroys the jealous guardian’s love, destroying the very qualities that make the illusory possessed desirable.  Love becomes a chore of securing perimeters, of creating screens and veils to hide what is supposedly possessed.   What happens when this attitude is carried over into governments and ideologies and resources? Wars happen.   What must we do?
NO MORE WAR —Playing For Change
5min. 09sec.

Like a hawk with a broken wing, when we need help, we must ask for it, loudly.  But  we only want help from those who truly have our mutual welfare and interests at heart., not sources we feel are trying to exploit our vulnerability.   We, like the hawk, have to guard our welfare with jealousy and respond instantly to cries for help, when those for whom we care, call… that is diligent awareness, not obsessive control of others.  Does the hawk covet your possessions?  No. The hawk flies free of such encumbrances.
World Of Rainbows — Carlos R. Nakai
3min. 47sec.

I wonder if domesticated urbanized humans, are a like penned domestic chickens.  Do trapped humans go a little crazy and attack themselves and each other?  Why are people constantly picking at perceived weakness, including  bodies, and children, loved ones and those called enemies?  Chickens will peck at a wound or open sore on another in the flock, until they kill the vulnerable member.  If the entire is flock is weakened and vulnerable will the chickens attemot to kill everyone? Must all the factory chickens be kept just out of reach of each other by external forces, as in egg factories?  What functions do housing, offices, warehouses, the cyber world perform in modern lives?  Are we brought into contact with each other or are we kept just far enough apart?  Are the majority of humans now being domesticated to live in a monstrous version of the egg factories?
I think we must jealously guard our physical and spiritual freedom with diligent awareness.  No one can afford to be indifferent.
Epica – Requiem For The Indifferent
8 min. 38sec..

Covetousness is often the root of other sins. Jealousy against covetousness, or jealousy practiced in such a way as to breed coventousness permeates much, if not all of human society.
BLACK SOUL CHOIR — 16 Horse Power — David Eugene Edwards
3min. 52sec.

The Ten Commandments Begin and end on the themes of JEALOUSY and COVETOUSNESS.  Commentary and Biblical links:  INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BIBLE ENCYCLOPEDIA  Topical Bible: Covetousness – Bible Hub  COVETOUSNESS William Evans
KINGDOM OF ICE — Wovenhand — David Eugene Edwards
3min.  24sec.


EXODUS  Chapter 20 Verses 3, 5, 6, and 17   KING JAMES VERSION
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
And eschewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s 
THIS LAND IS MINE —  Reference and original, including an explanation about each character in this video:…It tells the story of the wars in the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant, since the cavemen until today, all so musical and poetic. “This Land is Mine” is a video from Nina Paley, originally posted on Vimeo.
In the end of this video appear the text “Copying is an Act of Love, please copy and share.”. So, here it is. Lawrence Lagerlof   music and lyrics by Henry Mancini
3min. 32sec.

This land is mine
God gave this land to me
This brave and ancient land to me
People are doing this sort of thing to each other all over the world, at this very moment. Who gave what land to whom? Is there anyone whose ancestors were not victims or perpetrators or both? What about those of us living now? Are we victims? Perpetrators? Both? What have we bequeathed to our great-grandchildren? What have we done to the animals? What stories do we tell ourselves to justify our actions, or inactions? There are those who even with the disasters of Chernobyl and Fukushima covet control and power over nature and each other with nuclear weapons and electricity generators. I read quotes and hear people say “Nuke ’em!!” How can we be so foolish?

Jealousy and covetousness are woven throughout the ancient Greek myths. Indeed, jealousy and covetousness permeate all of the pantheons of  religious myths. The story of Arachnea and Athena is only one example.
Arachne – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
THE GODDESS AND THE WEAVER —  Women of the Earth — Spiral Dance
Shakespeare uses the theme of jealousy as a vehicle to show how insecurity with one’s status, relationships can lead to a vulnerability to deception and in the end the destruction of self and that which is being zealously guarded out of weakness rather than trust and strength.
OTHELLO — Shakespeare — trailer
1min. 18sec.

9min. 07sec.

Marvin Gaye’s life story is an American tragedy. This song, I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE, is an example of how insecurity and jealousy were exploited by those who coveted Marvin Gaye’s gifts and work. Sadly, that he understood exactly what was happening seemed to make him even more vulnerable.
Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his own jealous father.  He was not covetous of his son’s work, but jealous of his own beliefs. He felt that his son was not following his own personal standards. His jealous attitude led him to commit a heinous sin. He murdered his own son the day before his forty-fifth birthday.
Divided Soul: The Life Of Marvin Gaye: David Ritz …
Marvin Gaye – Biography – IMDb
HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPE VINE — Marvin Gaye live at Montreux
6min. 19sec.

How many people deceive themselves, pretending that love and control are the same?
Jealously and covetousness are interwoven in  the tragic story of Roxanne.
Moulin Rouge – El Tango de Roxanne (version choreographic)
5min. 40 sec




What does it feel like to be free of jealousy an covetousness?
Loreena McKennitt – Night Ride Across The Caucasus

Ride on Through the night
Ride on
Ride on Through the night
Ride on
There are visions,
There are memories
There are echoes of thundering hooves
There are fires,
There is laughter
There’s the sound of a thousand doves
Ride on
Through the night
Ride on
Ride on
Through the night
Ride on
In the velvet of the darkness
By the silhouette of silent trees
They are watching,
They are waiting
They are witnessing life’s mysteriesRide on
Through the night Ride on
Ride on
Through the night Ride on

Cascading stars on the slumbering hills
They are dancing as far as the sea
Riding o’er the land,
You can feel its gentle hand
Leading on to its destiny

Ride on Through the night
Ride on
Ride on
Through the night Ride on

Take me with you on this journey
Where the boundaries of time are now tossed
In cathedrals of the forest
In the words of the tongues now lost

Find the answers,
Ask the questions
Find the roots of an ancient tree
Take me dancing,
Take me singing
I’ll ride on till the moon meets the sea

Ride on
Through the night Ride on
Ride on
Through the night Ride on

Ride on
Through the night Ride on
Ride on
Through the night Ride on


Johnny chose RACE AGAINST TIME as our music theme for this first day of the year 2015
Are we in a RACE AGAINST TIME to rush down the Road to Revelation or to escape the Road to Revelation?
ROAD TO REVELATION — Two Steps From Hell
2min. 01sec.

The next Music Theme shall be chosen by Lisa of The Light.
HAPPY NEW YEAR a message of PEACE from NASA
* Rising in the East
The survival clock of humanity says we are in our last hour, unless we learn to live together.
MIDNIGHT  —  Cinderella —  Prokofiev  —  Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra
2min. 05sec.

This is a RACE AGAINST TIME that we must STOP.
A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 — Isao Hashimoto
14min. 24sec.

“… time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea’s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade …”
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Are we in a RACE AGAINST TIME to pay the Piper, before it is too late for the children?
RATS — – Pied Piper of Hamlin — Walt Disney’s Fables — King Kong Was A Rat
7min. 25sec.

Does being in a RACE AGAINST TIME mean there is No Time For Caution? Is that a sensible way to behave?
NO TIME FOR CAUTION — Interstellar OST –Hans Zimmer
4min. 06sec.

Are we cursed with an inevitable RACE AGAINST TIME with a pre-ordained ending?
The Spindle’s Power – Maleficent  OST – James Newton Howard
.4min. 34sec.

Is the RACE AGAINST TIME a race to stop certain misguided or evil individuals? Is this possible?
THE DARK KNIGHT — Batman OST — Hans Zimmer
8min. 7sec.

Is a RACE AGAINST TIME merely a paranoid illusion? Is our worst enemy ourselves?
MY ENEMY — Paranoia — Electro Suite — The Amazing Spiderman 2 OST — Hans Zimmer — Pharrell Williams — The Magnificent Six — Johnny Marr
8min. 08sec.

The White Rabbit’s RACE AGAINST TIME led Alice into another world.
I’M LATE, I’M LATE and THROUGH THE RABBIT HOLE — Alice In Wonderland OST —  Lewis Caroll — Walt Disney
2min. 14sec.

Here is another way of looking at the White Rabbit and his RACE AGAINST TIME.
WHITE RABBIT — Jefferson Airplane — Grace Slick
2min. 28sec.

All things are influenced by being observed, by awareness, and measurements, including whether it is even a real concept to have a RACE AGAINST TIME.
11min. 54sec

When you have TIME, RACE over to see:
JOHNNY:  Johnny Ojanpera
MADDIE:  ♪Race against time – Music Themes
ANTANYA :  Antanya In The Fog
Willow:  Next 2015


COMPETITION — Music Themes

Johnny chose the theme of COMPETITION
 Newton’s Third Law of Physics  :   For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Newton’s third Law of Physics exemplifies, in my opinion,  how COMPETITION works to retain equilibrium through the exquisitely balanced tension of opposition.
File:Yin and Yang.svg
In nature there is always COMPETITION that preserves a balance. There is also cooperation within species and between species. There are also symbiotic as well as parasitic relationships.  None of this can be called good or bad. All actions, reactions, and relationships affect all of us individually. There is no such stance as neutral in the natural world. All aspects of everything are interactive. Everything just is. We are all relatives.
AGUAS DA AMAZONIA — Uakti — Philip Glass
54min. 50sec.

AGUAS DA AMAZONIA (Spanish) = Waters of the Amazon

The legend of Uakti shows how perceived COMPETITION led to the jealous murder of a magical being. In the end, balance was achieved through Uakti sharing his gift with everyone.

Uakti is a Legend from a tribe Amazons (Uakti is from Brazil) Uakti had holes all over his body. When the wind went through the holes, an amazing sound could be heard, and it attracted every women. The men from the tribe killed Uakti and buried him. Where he was buried, palm trees grew, which wood was used by the tribe to make flutes that had the same sound as the wind passing through Uakti’s body.
It is an endless enigma that all of Creation consists of opposing forces held in eternal balance, a COMPETITIVE tension that cannot end.
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN PART II — The Quantum Enigma — Epica
11min. 55 sec.

Even Fate is a balanced COMPETITION.  Humans COMPETE with what is perceived as Fortune so that desired Earthly outcomes might be granted.
5min. 22sec.

Oh Good Luck — I Bemoan the Wounds of Fortune — Poems of Power
With the free will that we all possess we can decide which side of the balance we choose for our lives.  Should too many choose to engage in COMPETITION to the bitter end, there will be nothing left of this world but a field of broken swords.
We, ourselves decide what is good and what is evil, relative to our desires and how we interpret what is important.
We choose what is worth fighting for.
Will there be peace when all of the swords are broken?
Pole Złamanych Mieczy — Władca Wiatru
4min. 41sec.

Pole Złamanych Mieczy — Władca Wiatru (Polish) =
Can some deadly COMPETITIONS be avoided?
Are clashes of culture and ambition inevitable?
Can diplomacy overcome misunderstandings of etiquette  and protocol?
Does everyone want peaceful COMPETITION?
Were the old ritualized dominance COMPETITIONS socially helpful?
Are gladiator sports the modern version of ritualized dominance COMPETITIONS?
Must new ways of thinking and doing things always COMPETE with the old?
Can cultural COMPETITION and armed conflicts be avoided?
Is there ever a way out of COMPETITION for dominant status?
ZULU WAR CHANTS — Zulu (1964)
9min. 22sec.

Is there an instant past which war, the ultimate COMPETITION becomes inevitable?
Is conflict resolution always possible?
Are wars always or only about aggression and power?
Is the best, or only, resolution of war surrender?
Are currently living generations responsible for the actions generations now deceased?
Are there some wars that must be fought?
Is absolute surrender sometimes required?
Симфония номер 11 соль минор 1905 год – Шостакович — Гергиев
56min. 57sec.

Симфония номер 11 соль минор 1905 год – Шостакович — Гергиев (Russian) =
Symphony No 11 G minor The year 1905 – Shostakovich — Gergiev
Johnny: Johnny
Lisa: Lisa
Eva:  Eva
Lisa has chosen WHERE THE UNICORNS PLAY for the next music theme.
Of course, what fun is Chess without COMPETITION?
COMPETITION is what makes many strategy games fun  ….  as long as it is make believe.
WIZARD’S CHESS —  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — John Williams

Below is the OST without the dialogue
WIZARD’S CHESS — Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — John Williams
7min. 22sec.


SPACE — Music Themes

Mimas and Pandora   NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Mimas and Pandora NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Maddie chose the music theme SPACE for this week.
Lisa has chosen KISS THE SKY for next week.

To what  SPACE does this music, by Medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen, take you?
Hildegard Von Bingen- O Vis Aeternitatis- Cantides of Ectasy Sequantia- Chants de l’extase


Almost a year ago Eva picked the same theme for October 1, 2013,  so I just used some of my old selections. Additionaly here are the links to the blog posts by the Eva and Willow, the other participants … at that time in SPACE.
Willow:      http:/
1min. 42 sec.

WALKING ON THE AIR — by Howard Blake of Nightwish, sung by Peter Auty — photography by Expedition 30 crew on board ISS. NASA
4min. 01sec.

SPACE ODDITY by David Bowie — Canadian Astronaut Commander Colonel Chris Hadfield sings on board ISS

How much of our personal SPACE, and of our surrounding SPACE,  is invented or influenced by personal design, by our selves, by fellow humans?
DESIGN YOUR UNIVERSE — Epica  — A New age dawns. Part VI — Video by RVRgeek — NASA Photo Andromeda Galaxy
9min. 32 sec.

Are we humans  even now, setting in place plans for wars to be launched from, or to take place in SPACE?  SPACE, after all,  is the high ground, or so it seems.
PRELUDE TO WAR — Bear McCreary
8min. 30sec.

At some time in some future Sky World, will we, who live now, in this time in SPACE, be remembered as living in Dark Ages?  Are we who consider ourselves so close to enlightenment, living in darkness?
DARK AGES — Sky World — 2 Steps From Hell
3min.  32 sec.

Is there any SPACE that is truly empty? Are vacuums empty SPACE? Can empty SPACE resonate? Are there waves whose period of which, we as humans, can never become aware nor measure? Are the SPACES between people illusion, or is it connection that is the illusion, and between people there is only Space??
IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?  — The Wall — Pink Floyd
3min.  10sec.

Observatory Catches Neutrinos in a South Pole Block of Ice
Skadi, Nord goddess of Winter Darkness and Mountains and Ice.
WAKE SKADI — Volven — Hagalaz’ Runedance5min 6sec.

The largest planet in our solar system is named in honor of king of the Roman gods, Jupiter, God of Thunder and All of the Sky.
JUPITER SYMPHONY —  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonía nº 41, en do mayor, K 551  —  Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia – Lorin Maazel, director.
41min. 16sec.

How can we have space music without villain Darth Vader or Star Wars?
THE IMPERIAL MARCH by John Williams — Epica — The Classical Conspiracy
3min. 26sec.

Maddie:  Maddie
Lisa:         Lisa
According to the Planck mission team, and based on the standard model of cosmology, the total mass–energy of the universe contains 4.9% ordinary matter, 26.8% dark matter and 68.3% dark energy.
Dark Energy, Dark Matter – NASA Science – Science@NASA
Dark matter – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
DARK MATTER  OST — Andries de Haan
3min. 48sec.

Does Earth actually have a nemesis lurking in SPACE?
Nemesis (hypothetical star) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NEMESIS— Two Steps From Hell
2min.  28sec.


EPICA – The Classical Conspiracy

Epica — Classical conspiracy

 1. Palladium

 2. Dies Irae

3. Ombra Mai Fu

4. Adaigo

5. Spiderman Medley

6. Presto

7. Montagues & Capulets

8. The Imperial March

9. Stabat Mater Dolorosa

10. Unholy Trinity

11. In The Hall Of The Mountain King

12. Pirates Of The Caribbean

13. Indigo

14. The Last Crusade

15. Sensorium

16. Quietus

17. Chasing The Dragon

18. Feint

19. Never Enough

20. Beyond Belief

21. Cry For The Moon

22. Safeguard To Paradise

23. Blank Infinity

24. Living A Lie

25. The Phantom Agony

26. Sancta Terra

27. Illusive Consensus

28. Consign To Oblivion