BALANCE — Music Themes

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The Music Theme for this week is BALANCE.
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Magical Maddie has chosen DEATH AND REBIRTH for the next theme.
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THERE IS  BEAUTIFUL BALANCE TO BE FOUND IN AN ECLIPSE
weather-news/total-solar-eclipse-vernal-equinox-spring-new-supermoon

How to watch total solar eclipse on Friday
Astronomers to shed light on space discoveries to mark solar eclipse
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A BALANCED life flows from the heart.
SHE CARRIES THE SKY —  Matriarch  Iroquois  Women’s Songs — Joanne Shenandoah — Rachel Wood — Kalunyaha wi
4min. 58sec.

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The Vernal Equinox is that moment Balanced between sleeping and waking, between winter and spring, between chaos and creation.
Gaia — Faun
6min. 34sec.
2eyesofhorus
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Is a life lived BALANCED on the precipice only an illusion of achievement and security?
PRECIPICE — Battlestar Galactica Season 3 – OST —  Bear McCreary – Battlestar Galactica Orchestra
4min. 55sec.
Galactica Turk
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PRUIT IGOE — KOYAANISQATSI  — Philip Glass
13min.  36sec.
Leandro Da Silva
According to Hopi Dictionary: Hopìikwa Lavàytutuveni, the Hopi word koyaanisqatsi (Hopi pronunciation: [kojɑːnisˈkɑtsi])[22] is defined as “life of moral corruption and turmoil” or “life out of BALANCE”. The prefix koyaanis– means “corrupted” or “chaotic”, and the word qatsi means “life” or “existence”, literally translating koyaanisqatsi as “chaotic life”.
Three Teachings:
“If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster.”
“Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky.”
“A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans.”
Hopi Mythology  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopi_mythology
THE BOOK OF THE HOPI  by Frank WatersOswald White Bear Frederick (Illustrator), Frederica H. Howell (Foreword)
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1044575.Book_of_the_Hopi
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Can BALANCE ever be restored to indigenous populations and lands over run by others?  Should religions, ideologies, dominance, slavery be imposed on others?
ESCAPE TO INDIA — Kundun — Philip Glass
3min. 02 sec.
theshrivasta さんのチャンネル
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Is there a BALANCE between opposing estates in our shared universe? Would there be BALANCE in a universe composed only of light, or would that be balanced by a universe of darkness?  Can such a BALANCE exist beyond our human perceptions?
File:Yin and Yang.svg
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.
    Andries de Haan
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Mimas and Pandora   NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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

Did darkness exist alone before there was light?  Has there always been a  BALANCED chaos of waiting?
DAY ONE DARK –Interstellar OST– Hans Zimmer
6min. 57sec.
EpicJennyni20

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Must we purposefully seek light? Or is it possible for humans to find,  within our human hearts, a BALANCE of darkness and light?
CHASE THE LIGHT – Amaria — Thomas Bergersen
4min. 24sec.
Two Steps From Hell
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JOHNNY WHO REMEMBERS:   Johnny.
MAGICAL MADDIE:  ♪Balance – Music theme
LISA OF THE LIGHT:
WONDERFUL WILLOW:  music-theme-balance -willowdot
EVA:
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DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE — Music Themes

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RIVER — Ibeyi Lisa-Kaindé — Naomi Diaz
3min. 46sec.

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DEEEP RIVER BLUES — Doc Watson
2min. 38sec.

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LISA OF THE LIGHT chose DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE as the Music Theme for this week
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GON’ LAY DOWN MY BURDEN, DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE  — The Carper Family — Red Tail Ring — The Foggy Hogtown — Bluegrass Jamboree
4min.

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The Wonderful Willow has chosen the Music Theme for next week.  It  is THE EIGHTIES!  Hmmm, it was an era, but were you even born yet?  Do you remember life before birth?  What do THE EIGHTIES! signify to you?

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Kuwômôyush k’hpáyash — Joanne Shenandoah
Peace and Power
3min. 28 sec.

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When I was a child, no matter how far away we traveled, my Mother would always gather us children and return to Prairie Creek to renew herself.

Prairie Creek was a deep slow-moving black water river filled with alligators and sometimes choked with invasive hyacinths, gorgeous with their purple blooms and glossy green leaves. Prairie Creek was always changing, always beautiful, much like my Mother.

Mother loved this ancient river, not to swim in, not even to trail hands in, and never to get too close to the banks.  In those days alligators particularly liked dogs and children for snacks.  Alligators, over sixty years ago, were also bigger than they are now.  Mother loved Prarie Creek, partly because the river was dangerous, with its water moccasins and gar fish and alligators, and alligator snappers (turtles), but also there were good eating fish, beautiful birds, wonderful plants and trees.

After good rains the water was clear and we could see the waving grasses and sandy bottom. During drier times the water was a deep dark red with tannic acid.  Mother took us children in the row-boat, when we were small, and would drift and fish.  Or more usually she would row up river and drift back.   She loved that it was soothing, but also that she had to stay alert.

Sometimes Mother would  go alone at night to gig frogs, particularly dangerous as alligators, and most other predators, do most of their hunting at night, too.  The next day she would fry frogs legs.  I could never eat them as they looked too much like Little People, to me.
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RIVER DANCE — Departum — Lisa Gerrard , Marcello De Francisci
4min.

Angie Fotopoulou
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Perhaps Prairie Creek renewed us children as well as Mother?
CHILDREN OF THE RIVER — Secret Garden
3min. 58sec.

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For my Mother the times she seemed most happy were in Grandfather’s row boat on Prairie Creek or sitting by a small fire at Little Bear Lake.   These few moments, of her too short life, were when I was allowed to see her True Self.
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BOAT ON THE RIVER — Styx
3min. 14sec.

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I was qualified as a Life Saver, just before I turned twelve, yet I longed not to save my own life, but to stay forever beneath the deep water where no one could find me. I wanted to sleep forever with my green eyes eternally open watching green water flow, never again closed and vulnerable; my long hair tangled with water grasses, holding me, keeping me invisible, unreachable. Safe.
OPHELIA —Kula Shaker
3min. 09sec.

“…I will lay beside the river now,
Forever and a night
Forever and a night…”
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I was taught as a child, when we lived “Out West” that if I should become lost, to go downhill until I found water, then to keep following the current down hill. I was not told that it is possible to be lost on the RIVER as well. Nor was I told that a RIVER might be more than a RIVER.
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LOST ON THE RIVER –The New Basement Tapes — Rhiannon Giddens — Bob Dillon, Rhiannon Giddens, Marcus Mumford
3min. 48sec.

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Much of the water in the world is now contaminated, not only with natural parasites and toxins, but also with human introduced chemical run-off and tailings from man-made industrial enterprises including factory farms, mining projects, radioactive waste and petro-chemicals and coal industry wastes, as well as with human bodily effluvia, medical waste, and even kitchen and household wastes of seven plus billion people.  In some monstrous cases the water has been deliberately poisoned.
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DIRTY FILTHY SOUTH — Rising Apalachia — Leah Song — Chloe Smith — Scott McKibben Photography
3min. 43sec.

This song and video offer a lyrical analysis of our southern regions and the onslaught of environmental abuses laid onto sacred lands. The lyrics touch on the Gulf coast oil spill, Mountain top removal, and fracking, and beg the question WHY is this south is so “filthy Dirty”. This video is filmed in Lake Verett, LA, thanks to Eye of the Crow videography, and was designed in conjunction with the Gulf Restoration Network at http://www.heathygulf.org. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to learn about land restoration, and preservation.   Rising Appalachia
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In the end, not my Mother, not her dreams, not her memories, not even her beloved sanctuary BESIDE THE RIVER survived.  Beautiful Prairie Creek is no longer pristine, it has been dammed and some areas are permanently flooded.  There are subdivisions with paved streets, street lights,  and two car garages, all THINGS Mother aspired to possess.  She achieved that aspiration, for a while, but it was as sweet as bitter ashes.
BITTER ASHES — Blood of Angels — Nox Arcana — Michelle Belanger
3min. 48 sec.

Standing here stripped of everything
I have lost my faith it’s all bitter ashes
Standing here as the waters rise
All my memories swirling down the gutter
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TO BE WASHED IN THE RIVER IS A SYMBOLIC CLEANSING OF THE SOUL
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“Won’t do me no good washin’ in the river …”
BARTON HOLLOW — Civil Wars — Joy Williams — John Paul White
4min. 14sec.

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The RIVERSIDE has been built up with civilization and the rivers themselves savaged by humans, even as we humans savage ourselves.
BOAT TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS — Twelve Years A Slave (OST) — Hans Zimmer
5min. 15sec.

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WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE?
LISA OF THE LIGHT:  Music Theme – Down By The Riverside
JOHNNY: 
MAGICAL MADDIE:    ♪”Down by the riverside” – Music Themes  
ANTANYA OF THE FOG:
WONDERFUL WILLOW:
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Now I shall pass over the RIVERSIDE out into the deep RIVER and
JOURNEY AWAY  —  Whale Rider (OST) — Lisa Gerrard
3min. 35sec.

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MEDITATION — Music Themes

Spirit or meditative music and chants and dance (controlled specific movement through space) simultaneously expands and/or guides consiousness and also centers and anchors intent and attention. It is intent that determines the direction and therefore the purpose and results of meditation in all of the various forms.
Bear … 10.30.2014
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Maddie  ♪Meditation – …   chose the theme MEDITATION for this week: ” Seems appropriate as I’ll be in meditation for 2 days at the Gyokusenji Monastery in Sendai, prayer for world peace practice. Much Love♥”
Gyokusen-ji – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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SONG OF THE STARS –—  Dead Can Dance
10min. 13sec.

We are the stars which sing
We sing with our light;
We are the birds of fire,
We fly over the sky.
Our light is a voice;
We make a road for the
Spirit to pass over.
We are like the wind,
Wrapped, wind light,
Make a way
For the spirits to pass over,
For the spirits to move on.
Outo, ba ou Mwen son,
And Outo, ba ou Mwen son,
And Tanbouye,
Or ba ou Mwen son,
Soley levers. Outo,
Give me your sound,
Outo, give me your sound,
Drummer, give me your sound,
The sun rises.
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Hannahannah, Az Anyaistennő éneke — Andras Tovishati
6min. 52sec.

Hannahannah – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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BRIGID BANDIS AGUS NAOMH — Trinity
3min. 20sec.

Brigid – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brigit of Kildare – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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“Music is a
Half forgotten memory
Of a primitive state
It is a
Bridge of holiness
Between this world
And the
World of All Beauty.”
Hildegard von Bingen
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Kuwômôyush k’hpáyash — Joanne Shenandoah
3min. 29sec.

All that is and ever will be are only emanations of Creator. It is not necessary to go anywhere to become aware of Creator for this Power is everywhere and everywhere is holy. There are physical places where it is easier to pay attention and focus intent, but all of this Earth is holy, and should be treated as such.
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The Chant Of Näkki — Tenhi
7min. 41sec.

Näkki – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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O QUANTA QUALIA — Portals of Grace — Azam Ali
3min. 59sec.

Divine grace – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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SACRED ANCESTORS CHANT — Lisa Thiel
5min. 43sec.

Samhain – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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JOURNEYS OF A DERVISH  — Mercan Dede  — Fire Drums
7MIN. 11SEC.

Dervish – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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WINGS OF GABRIEL — Arcana
4min. 14sec.

Gabriel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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DANCE OF FIRE— James Ascher
10min. 29sec.

Firewalking – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Maddie: ♪Meditation – …
Johnny:  Music Theme – Meditate | johnny ojanpera
Lisa:    Lisa
Eva:
Willow:  Musical Themes: …
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Johnny has chosen  ______  for next week.
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33rd KALACHAKRA RITUAL OFFERING DANCE
1hr. 7min. 42sec.

“Namgyal Monastery monks perform the Kalachakra Ritual Offering Dance during the seventh day of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra Empowerment in Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India, on January 9, 2014.
As part of the tradition, while the monks are chanting and performing the dance there are also short songs and dances offered in front of the stage by lay people.”

WHERE THE UNICORNS PLAY — Music Theme

Lisa has chosen “WHERE THE UNICORNS PLAY” or “FINDING MY HAPPY PLACE” for the music theme this week.
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Eva has chosen :
The Journey ~ Upcoming Music Theme ~ Where Do Your Tracks Lead?
As our theme for next week. Follow the link to read more.
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The Last UNICORN — Opening Scene
6 min.

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The Irish Rovers — The UNICORN Song
3 min 21 sec.

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Brahms’ Lullaby — sung by Chloe Agnew
2min. 34sec.

Innocent children are like stars radiating sparkling warmth and spiritual beauty. How can anyone not be HAPPY in their company? Unless the child is unhappy, then there is a type of selfless joy in doing what can be done for the child’s best interests.

So how is it that the HAPPINESS of children is so easily amplified? A wonder and a mystery for which I am grateful.
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God Danced the Day You Were Born — Andrew Lawrence — sung by Hot Soup
2min. 42sec.

My Little Sister sends me a link to this video every year on my birthday, since it was first placed on You Tube. Not only is it a nice remembrance, it makes me HAPPY to listen to this because I know that my sister can sing equally well, a cappella, and she prefers HAPPY, upbeat music for herself, and to share. She has had more than her portion of heartache and tragedy, yet she is of such a strong good heart, that she is always trying to raise the spirits of those close to her.
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THUNDERSTRUCK — 2 Cellos
4min. 58sec.

If I am feeling sad or misunderstood or blue, this video cheers me up right away. The concluding applause has not yet failed to evoke a big grin, and at the minimum, from myself, a silent chuckle. Sometimes I laugh out loud.
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Δαιμονία Νύμφη Μουσών
3min.  38sec.

The Muses are a source of HAPPINESS by facilitating Voice. Whether perceived and understood, or not, the acts of expression and creation are acts of joy.
In the video clip there is pictured a lovely UNICORN, for Lisa.
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Please be fore warned, the last two selections are NOT sweetness and light, nor are they My Little Pony.
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Égi Táltos –-  Álmok elfelejtett és történetek nem mondták  —
A Hold és az éjszaka Lélek
4min. 48sec.

Trees and Tree Spirits have been a source of much of my HAPPINESS.
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Kuwômôyush k’hpáyash — Joanne Shenandoah

Forests have also afforded me a great deal of comfort, safety, beauty, and peaceful HAPPINESS.
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Lovers — House of Flying Daggers — Shigeru Umebayashi & John Williams — sung by Kathleen Battle
4 min. 13 sec.

We each have our own understanding of the relationship between HAPPINESS and Lovers.
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Requiem — Mozart
1hr 17min. 12sec.

What did Mozart have to transcend to write this? What did this orchestra have to transcend to perform? What had to be overcome for the venue with the beautiful pipe-organ, to even exist? I am taken to a place outside of HAPPINESS, outside of myself, outside of death, by this performance.
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Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Simon Bolivar National Youth Choir of Venezuela
Samia Ibrahim, Soprano
Katiuska Rodriguez, Mezzo-Soprano
Robert Giron, Tenor
Alvaro Carrillo, Bass-Baritone
Gregory Carreño, Conductor
Sala Simón Bolívar, Centro de Acción Social por la Música
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Lisa :         Music Theme – Where the Unicorns Play
Johnny      Johnny
Eva             Where The Unicorns Play ~ Anywhere They Want
Maddie      
Willow        Willow
Johnblaya:
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FIRE — OST Angels and Deamons — Hans Zimmer
6min.  52sec.

Sometimes the closest I am able to come to HAPPINESS is to say nothing, and so allow those close to me to retain their own HAPPINESS by not becoming aware that I am present and that I am also not present.
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I REMAIN SILENT
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I am present.
I am also not present.
I am an observer
Of myself.
I am a guardian
Of my grief.
I am a
Silent voice,
To preserve
The Wa.
My heart is
Somewhere else.
I only pass through
This pleasant
Landscape
As a guide.
I must move gently
Through your HAPPYNESS,
As the voice
Of my silence
Travels on
To somewhere else,
Another life,
Another time.
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Bear … 10.08.2014
ⓒBearspawprint2014
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THE HEART OF THE UNICORN — Gamma Ray
4min. 47 sec.

When I mentioned to my youngest son, as we were discussing amusing things, that the music theme this week is WHERE THE UNICORNS ARE, he said he knew of a UNICORN song, and would send me a link. He did so, and included this sentence “When life gives you marshmallow unicorns, give life speed metal.”
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SILENCE — Music Themes

THE FIRST WORD
“Music is the source of the first word
The first word is silence”
https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/music-is-the-first-word/
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EMBERS — Max Richter

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No words and without a sound
Star shine within, without…
A rainbow lights the night.
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All possibilities,
As branches of a tree
Opening,
As does a flower.
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LIFE BREATH OF SILENCE
https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/life-breath-of-silence/
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Simon and Garfunkel —  The Sound of Silence (Original Version from 1964)

Lyrics:https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/the-sound-of-silence/
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SILENCE —Hans Zimmer — The Thin Red Line

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AND THERE WAS SILENCE —Bill The Butcher
http://piazzadcara.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/and-there-was-silence-bill-the-butcher/
Piazza della Carina
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Silence – Both Feet In Hell — Veronica Decides To Die — Slovenian Natioanl Theatre Opera and Ballet

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Ballet of Mud
https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/ballet-of-mud/
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SILENT PRAYER —Thomas Bergerson —  Two Steps From Hell — Dreams and Imaginations

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CIRCLING ROUND
.https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/circling-round/
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SURRENDER TO SILENCE — Lisa Gerrard with Klaus Schulze

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I AM A FOOL IN DARKNESS
.https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/i-am-a-fool-in-darkness/
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Kuwômôyush k’hpáyash — Joanne Shenandoah

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Silence was my pick for this week.
Smile, smile, Smile has been chosen by Lisa for next week.
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LISA:           Music Theme Thursday …
JOHNNY:  Music Theme – …
WILLOW
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Silence —- Lagrimae

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SINKING
“Silence Shrieks:
https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/sinking/
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FIRE — ANGELS AND DEMONS — Hans Zimmer

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AND IT ENDS IN A DEAFENING SILENCE
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LA LLORONA — Chavela Vargas

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THUNDERSTRUCK —2 Cellos

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Music Theme — HOPE

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Sacré-Cœur — The Cival Wars

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Kuwômôyush k’hpáyash — Joanne Shenandoah

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WASH YOUR SPIRIT CLEAN  — Walela

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BAYOU TECHE WALTZ — Lee Benoit

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DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE — Leonard Cohen

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SACRA —  Apocalyptica  —- 7th Symphony  — Eicca Toppinen and Mikko Sirén

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LIGHT —The Thin Red Line  — Hans Zimmerman — Images: Planet Earth 2006

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Lisa chose HOPE this week for our Music Theme as a message to Eva. 

Johnny has chosen WALK as a theme for next week.
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Lisa’s
Johnny’s
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Matriarch —- songs of the Haudenosaunee

Music by Joann Shenandoah from her album Matriarch

Rachel Wood  & Kalunyaha wi – She Carries the Sky

from the cd “matriarch iroquois women’s songs” by joanne shenandoah

the music you are about to hear are meoldies and chants rooted in the history
of the “haudenosaunee” (the people of the longhouse). they were created in a time beyond memory. they were composed to honor all women since we are the lifegivers of our mother earth. recorded at the ancient village sites in oneida territory, i trust you will be moved by these songs as much as i can. -joanne shenandoah-

Tsyakow^Niyo (Her Words Are Good Again) by Joanne Shenandoah

Jakolihuny^Hi (She teaches)  by  Joanne Shenandoah