JOURNEY — Music Themes

Eva chose JOURNEY as our Music Theme for this week.
Next week the theme is to be HUNGER.
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A JOURNEY that has particular relevance, at this time of the year, as we in the Northern Hemisphere enter the tunnel of winter and darkness, is the JOURNEY all inhabitants of our beautiful Blue World make annually around our star in a spiral dance of the cosmic JOURNEY through space and time, beginning and ending in the same eternal moment as the JOURNEY of awareness, itself, the JOURNEY GYRE.
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In my own small sphere, I have to work to remind myself that the autumn and winter seasons are merely a time of transition, not the end. There is no end to this JOURNEY.
Persephone — Dead Can Dance — Lisa Gerrard
6min. 47sec.

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Have you ever embarked upon a journey with a glorious destination that turns out to be  fantasy?  Nowhere are the expected riches or the results that were originally anticipated. Yet the journey itself was of such wonder and freedom that you are changed forever, finding the path followed, the JOURNEY, was all along, the destination.
EL DORADO — Sky World — 2 Steps From Hell
4min. 20sec.

El Dorado The Lost City Gold [FULL DOCUMENTARY
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Can it be that a life begun on the path of an emperor and ending as a laborer can be viewed as a successful JOURNEY? Are there influences on the direction of some lives that are beyond personal control? Does everyone get to choose the particular path that is to be followed?
LUNCH —  The Last Emperor –  Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne and Cong Su
4min. 55sec.

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Is it possible to travel a JOURNEY and not understand the words and descriptions that others use, to not be able to describe one’s experiences, and yet be able to understand internally  the essence of what is learned while JOURNEYING in the unknowable?
Punagra, dina jine jane, Punagra de, Punagra, dina ji.
DEVA & PUNAGRA  — Faun
6min. 19sec.

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Is it possible to sing the world into being? Can a JOURNEY be remembered from the Dreamtime, so that it will exist in the world today?  A path is created before, and a path is left behind.  However,  JOURNEY paths are only temporary, existing while being traversed, until they are again recalled from the Dreamtime and sung into being and walked with song.
DREAMTIME* — Dawn of Time — Makara
6min. 01sec.

Makara = The Seven Sisters (Pleiades constellation)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Songlines
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Is it possible to change the path on which we JOURNEY by changing our selves?  Is that internal change enough? What happens when a selfish life has been lived, and consequences are thought of only when encountering the last gate on life’s JOURNEY? Does it matter what influence current and past actions and attitudes have in the future, as we all die anyway?  Do we have a responsibility for the consequences of what we do or omit to do?
THE FUTURE  —  Leonard Cohen
7min. 10sec.

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Are destinations, conclusions, honors, awards,  endings, triumphs, pinnacles, all that there is?  Can these also become locked gates across the direction of one’s JOURNEY?  Should one stop and turn to gaze only on what has already been accomplished?  Is it possible to simply unlatch the gate and continue on, whether or not accolades and congratulations tie one to past goals?  If one has no exact expectations of achievement, what qualities are required to pilgrimage on a path that is, itself, all there is?  Are all lives a pilgrimage?  Are all JOURNEYS  a pilgrimage?
PEREGRINATIO — Irfan
5min. 14 sec.

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Does our JOURNEY end with this life?  Do we just travel on and on and on?
LESS IS MOI — the Goat Rodeo Sessions — Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile
7min. 28sec.

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It seems that some JOURNEYS  do not ever end, even as the pathway passes through the opened gates. Is this true for all of us? Do we create with each step, ripples of effect that never end?
DISCOVERY OF INDIA —  GANDHI  — Ravi Shankar
2min. 45sec.

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EVA:   All Packed and Ready to Go Forth and Conquer Yourself? Yeah, It’s Journey Time.
LISA:     Lisa
JOHNNY:  Johnny
MADDIE:  ♪The Journey ~ Where Do Your Tracks Lead? Music Themes
WILLOW:  Willow
JOHNBLAYA:
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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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Waiting for the Miracle — Leonard Cohen

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WAITING FOR THE MIRACLE — Leonard Cohen

Baby, I’ve been waiting,
I’ve been waiting night and day.
I didn’t see the time,
I waited half my life away.
There were lots of invitations
and I know you sent me some,
but I was waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.
I know you really loved me.
but, you see, my hands were tied.
I know it must have hurt you,
it must have hurt your pride
to have to stand beneath my window
with your bugle and your drum,
and me I’m up there waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.

Ah I don’t believe you’d like it,
You wouldn’t like it here.
There ain’t no entertainment
and the judgements are severe.
The Maestro says it’s Mozart
but it sounds like bubble gum
when you’re waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.

Waiting for the miracle
There’s nothing left to do.
I haven’t been this happy
since the end of World War II.

Nothing left to do
when you know that you’ve been taken.
Nothing left to do
when you’re begging for a crumb
Nothing left to do
when you’ve got to go on waiting
waiting for the miracle to come.

I dreamed about you, baby.
It was just the other night.
Most of you was naked
Ah but some of you was light.
The sands of time were falling
from your fingers and your thumb,
and you were waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come

Ah baby, let’s get married,
we’ve been alone too long.
Let’s be alone together.
Let’s see if we’re that strong.
Yeah let’s do something crazy,
something absolutely wrong
while we’re waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.

Nothing left to do …

When you’ve fallen on the highway
and you’re lying in the rain,
and they ask you how you’re doing
of course you’ll say you can’t complain —
If you’re squeezed for information,
that’s when you’ve got to play it dumb:
You just say you’re out there waiting
for the miracle, for the miracle to come.