Maddie chose DEATH AND REBIRTH as the Music Theme for this week.
Johnny has chosen for the next music  theme: “All Guitar”, music centered around guitars.
SHE’S ALIVE … BEAUTIFUL … FINITE … HURTING … WORTH DYING FOR —  music by Armand Amar —  film footage from Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s  HOME , also  Greenpeace and  compiled by  Bittu Sahgal at
4min. 58sec.
Bittu Sahgal

Can light be born from darkness? Is it possible that we not will not be reborn in our present form?  Will life always be born again? Can spirit live without the familiar home?  Will death and rebirth always follow, one after the other?  Are there beings  who consider what the universe would be like without themselves in it? Would Earth be peaceful without human beings? Would the cycles of birth, death, rebirth continue, both violent and peaceful, without humans? Are predators innocent in their hunger?  Are there other being who feel guilt for living? Is there rebirth in being food? Are bodies and spirits returned to their component parts, reverberating with creation, to be reformed in infinite oscillating cycles?
LIGHT — Thin Red Line — Hans Zimmer — additional music by Klaus Badelt & John Powell, conducted and compiled by Gavin Greenaway and orchestrated by Bruce Fowler & Yvonne S. Moriarty.
7min. 17sec.
MAGICAL MADDIE♪Death & Rebirth – Music Theme
LISA OF THE LIGHT:  Music Theme – Death and Rebirth
JOHNNY WHO REMEMBERSMusic Theme – Death and Rebirth
Does love, in all it’s myriad aspects, change our perceptions of death and rebirth?
“Is it a mystery to live, or is it a mystery to die?”
SPANISH MARY –The New Basement Tapes — Rhiannon Giddens Live At Ricardo Montalban Theater — Lyrics by Bob Dylan
6min. 21sec.
Is it necessary to die in order to be reborn? Is it possible to be reborn within one lifetime? Is it possible to avoid death? Can death be postponed?  What reasons are there to postpone death?
DUEL WITH DEATH — Caótica Ana — Jocelyn Pook
2min. 34sec.
Can death be a comfort? Can death, itself, be an escape from intolerable circumstances? Can the thought of total annihilation be  soothing?  Is it more desirable to think of nothing, no after life, no rebirth, no enlightenment, no responsiblity, no existence, to be the void, without awareness forever? Is death complete and absolute, with nothing more?  Do sentient beings have a choice?
3min. 47sec.
What does it mean to be reborn? Do death and rebirth have the same meaning for everyone? Is there an endless cycle of death and life? Or does to be reborn mean to be spiritually cleansed? Is rebirth the same experience for everyone? Does rebirth happen in the same context for everyone?  Is spiritual purification possible for everyone? Does spiritual growth take place in one lifetime or many?  Have there been beings who have achieved perfect enlightenment, already? Have these Beings been reborn, over and over, by choice? Will they continue to be reborn yet again? Is it not possible for people to travel different life paths with different beliefs, and arrive at the same destination, merely having different descriptive words and rituals? Can anyone decide for another what is the best path to follow?
HALLELUJAH CHORUS — Georg Friedrich Händel, Messia —  Extra-Chor des Staatstheaters Wiesbaden –Projekt-Chor Johann-Strauss–Orchester — Johann-Strauss-Orchester Wiesbaden — Leitung: Herbert Siebert  http://www.johann-strauss-orchester-w…  — Weihnachtskonzert 19. Dezember 2010 — Wiesbaden, Kurhaus
4min. 05sec.
Have there been countless times of darkness with no life? Have these empty formless expanses already continued into the vastness beyond our awareness that ever will be and already existing before the conception of emptiness?
The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis
The Creation
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
DAY ONE, DARK— Intersteller OST — Hans Zimmer
4min. 24sec.
Has there been already, in the time before our knowing, an infinity of rebirth through light and life from out of the void?
The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis
3 ¶ And God said, Let there be light: 2 Cor. 4.6 and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
CHASE THE LIGHT – Amaria (Industry album) — Thomas Bergersen
4min. 24 sec.
Two Steps From Hell
Is it the Human Condition to never know anything for sure within the time of life on Earth? Must there always be an aspect of faith that we are even here together at all?

THE HUMAN CONDITION — Ամեն Հայր Սուրբ  — AMEN HAYR SOURP — Canticle of the Trinity – Songs From a World Apart –Lévon Minassian & Armand Amar — The Human Condition images created by Steve McCurry, video clip by Dijo Saochian
7min. 36sec.
Dijo Saochian

Is death always a tragedy? Can transcendent beauty be created from the death and suffering, to be enjoyed by others in this life? Are the arts an aspect of rebirth, every time work is created and enjoyed, over an over? Lies Renewed
REQUIEM — Mozart KV 626– Gregory Carreño — Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela
1hr. 17min. 12sec.
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


LET IT GO —Music Themes

Lisa chose the music theme LET IT GO for this week.
Lisa’s youngest daughter might recognize LET IT GO from FROZEN.  My granddaughter sings LET IT GO to me. She also sings all of the other songs from this animated Disney movie version of a Scandinavian “fairy tale”.  If she did not, I would not be aware of the song, or it’s lyrics. It seems I am over sixty years behind the times. “…The cold never bothered me, anyway …”

**Lisa and Johnny and all of their girls know this song. Hannah was the center ballerina in the winter program, all in white, dancing to this. The whole family sings all of the Frozen songs, in several different styles. **see comments

LET IT GO —  Frozen — Idina Menzel
3min. 38sec.

Photography by Steve McCurry with music from Armenia. Reminders That the biggest part of LET IT GO is learning TO LIVE WITH.
7min, 38sec.
Ամեն Հայր Սուրբ — երգերի համաշխարհային բացի — Lévon Minassian & Armand Amar
How do you LET IT GO, if it is not gone, and it is not going away?
10,000 YEARS — The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir

“… If I could, you know I would
If I could, I would LET IT GO …”
BAD — U2
5min. 52sec.

The moment when it is imperative  to LET IT GO can be a wrenching, heart breaking decision.  LET IT GO being forced on one only to survive.
MUDDY WATER — The Seldom Scene
3min. 01sec.

When you LET GO of your ideas of who you are and what you are unable to do, you may find your wings unbound  and you will fly with the eagles.
GOASKINVIELLIA  — Mari Boine — Georg Buljo — Ole Jørn Myklebust — Svein Schultz — Gunnar Augland — Herman Rundberg
8min. 31sec..

Sami :
Goaskinviellja, goaskinviellja, go-as, go-as
goas bea-san duin-na fas gird-da sit
goas bea-san duin-na fas gird-da-sit
Guhkkin davin, Dàvggàid vualde, Oidnen mun, Oidnen mun
Oidnen du vieljaid girdimin
Oidnen sin halvvaid vuol`luoitimin
Gohcco jerrat, Gohcco jerrat, geat geat
Cotne du soajaid vie cavgadit
Cotne du soajaid vie cavgadit
If we were to LET GO of the darkness, would the light turn out to be what is expected? Would everyone perceive the same vision? Would this light with no darkness be only more Maya?
CHASE THE LIGHT —- AMARIA — Thomas Bergersen.
4min. 25 sec.

Shall we keep the best and LET THE REST GO? How do we know what to LET GO? What to not LET GO?
LET THE REST GO — Lisa Gerrard — Marcello De Francisci

Some things can not be ignored nor can we allow ourselves to LET them GO.
4min. 58sec.


Lisa:          Music Theme Thursday – Let It Go | Underground Energy
Maddie:    ♪”Let it …
Johnny:    Music Theme – Let It Go | johnny ojanpera
Willow:     Willow,
SEEK is the theme for next week.
What do you SEEK as you travel the world?  What are you looking for?  What do you think you will find? What have you found? Have you found what you sought? Do you still SEEK?
Sweet Dreams — Anne Lenox — Eurythmics –