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.




“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.”


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”.

The film also defines the word as “crazy life”, “life in turmoil”, “life disintegrating”, and “a state of life that calls for another way of living”.
Koyaanisqatsi is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke.
Pruit Igoe — Philip Glass —    Koyaanisqatsi —   1982 —  rematstered

Prophecies — Phillip Glass — Koyaanisqatsi –1982 —  final soundtrack version

In the score by Philip Glass, the word “Koyaanisqatsi” is chanted at the beginning and end of the film in an “otherworldly”[26] dark, sepulchral basso profondo by singer Albert de Ruiter over a solemn, four-bar organ-passacaglia bassline.

Three Hopi prophecies sung by a choral ensemble during the latter part of the “Prophecies” movement are translated just prior to the end credits.
Hopi Mythology
by Frank WatersOswald White Bear Frederick (Illustrator), Frederica H. Howell (Foreword)
Eva’s choice of City: The Urban Landscape immediately triggered thoughts of KOYAANISQATSI

 I have lived in several cities and commuted to and or visited many others.   Each had a distinctive personality, and oodles of interesting subcultures.   Some towns that I lived in, have since become cities.  The associative thought I have when  I hear or read CITY  is still KOYAANISQATSI . 
Bear has chosen CLOUDS for Thursday, April 3, 2014


Music as Medicine

American Music Therapy Association
 Music Therapy Fact Sheets
This link is NOT recommended for those with seizure disorders.
FOR JOEY. This world is too harsh for some fragile beings.
He wanted to become a music therapist.

Blessed woman come to me
Woman of the fires Woman of poetry
Blessed woman come to me
Woman of healing Woman of skillful means
Blessed woman of the land
Guide my heart and guide my hand
Blessed woman of the streams
Guide my soul and guide my dreams
Blessed woman of the hills
Heal our wounds and heal our ills
Blessed woman of the plain
Waken me to renew again
Brighids Kiss, Triniti

Brigid and Saint Brigid
Medicine Buddha Mantra chanted by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Lama Zopa Rimpoche
“Due to all the past, present, future merits collected by myself, all buddhas and bodhisattvas, and all sentient beings, may anybody who hears this mantra, … and whomever this mantra is played for, may all that person’s sickness get immediately healed, and may they be free from spirit harms and be purified of all the negative karma and find … and actualize compassion and bodhichitta in that very lifetime, …. May they achieve enlightenment,….”
—Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Kundun — Escape To India — Philip Glass

Beauty Way sung by Herman Begay.

May these prayer songs bring you peace and happiness in your everyday life in the
Indian Creek Records
Joanne Shenandoah – Peace And Power

Peyote Songs Led By Louie Gonnie

Coyote Oldmand  —   Under An Ancient Sky

U2 – ‘Invisible’ (RED) Edit Version

The official video for ‘Invisible’, directed by Mark Romanek, January and February 2014.
In 36 hours downloads of #U2Invisible’ raised more than $3m. All proceeds from ‘Invisible’ on iTunes continue to go to (RED) for the Global Fund to fight Aids.
U2 – Magnificent

“Only love, Only love can heal such a scar …”
Pentecostalism — The Holy Ghost People (1967 documentary)

“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils: they shall speak with new tongues;
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.”     Mark 16: 17,18′
Inception –Time — Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer on piano

Time — the great healer.
EVA chose this good idea:  MUSIC AS MEDICINE for  CRITICALLY CONFUSING CRYPTICS to work with.  .. this informative TED clip is on Eva’s blog post.
Samsara (2011) Documentary Film

Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives.

Aguas da Amazonia –Uakti —- Philip Glass

Aguas da Amazonia –Uakti —- Philip Glass

Philip Glass Aguas da Amazonia – Full

This is the full CD copy of the album Aguas da Amazonia by Philip Glass.
Originally composed as a dance score for a ballet company of Belo Horizonte (Grupo Corpo), following the introduction between Uakti and Philip Glass by Paul Simon, it draws inspiration from the Amazon waters with tones of classical, new age and jazz music. The track listing dedicates each song to one of the rivers plus Metamorphosis.

1. Tiquiê River 00:00
2. Japurá River 1:42
3. Purus River 6:26
4. Negro River 14:09
5. Madeira River 18:31
6. Tapajós River 22:31
7. Paru River 25:21
8. Xingu River 29:46
9. Amazon River 34:49
10. Metamorphosis 42:16

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.