POSSESIONS AND THE POSSESSED — Music Themes

 
English Holly
NOËL NOUVELET — Jeff Smallman –Canadian H.S. Chior
4mion. 09sec.

Maddie chose POSSESSIONS AND THE POSSESSED for our Christmas Day music theme. Maddie says “LET THE POSSIBILITIES MANIFEST”.
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In the Spirit of Maddie’s Christmas theme I am making efforts to suppress my Scroogish nature. Energy has become my dearest coin, and I have become miserly in it’s expenditure. So:
My finite energy is being redirected. I am posting this now, December 22, and will mostly be away from the computer until sometime after Christmas.
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Music can be a means to guide attention, communicate with or without words and a means to transcend and sometimes escape, also a guiding path to follow back to home, to center.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE

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In keeping with moving away from materialism is this song from Walela.
WASH YOUR SPIRIT CLEAN — Walela
4min. 24sec.

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For too many of us “The Wolf” is howling at our doors. We who have doors and rooves are fortunate, there many human beings who must face the weather without. Please remember those without family, and those without homes, and those who live on the edge, and all of the children
Villancico Riu Riu Chiu — Kalenda Maya.
3min. 31sec.

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IS THERE A PLACE FOR US? — Mychael Danna — The Nativity OST
2min. 09sec.

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GABRIEL’S MESSAGE — Sting
3min. 24sec.

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CAROL OF THE BELLS — Libera
3min. 40sec.

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SILENT NIGHT — Celtic Women — Maev
3min. 30sec.

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THE NATIVITY — Hans Zimmer — Lorne Balfe  — Lisa Gerrard — The Bible OST
4MIN 34SEC.

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Blagoslovi, Dushe Moya –Praise The Lord  Сергей Рахманинов Министерство культуры СССР камерного хора.
9min. 10sec.

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MADIE: 1EarthUnited
LISA: Part I: Music Theme – …  PartII:  Lisa
JOHNNY: Music Theme – Possessions And The Possessed | johnny ojanpera

THE ILLUSION December 20, 2014
Johnny has chosen RACE AGAINST TIME as the music theme for January 1, 2015

ANTANYA:  Antanya In The Fog
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SACRA –Apocalyptica –7th Symphony Written by Eicca Toppinen and Mikko Sirén — Peltoniemen Hintrikin Suruarssi
4min. 16sec.

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THE MOTHER — Xavier Rudd
3min. 16sec.

English Holly

Music Theme — All things TV

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1.   Where did you see THE WIZARD OF OZ?  TV of course.

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland 1939

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2.  Cowboy  Shows   RAWHIDE

Rawhide  — Frankie Laine

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3.   Cleaned up war in our living rooms:  M.A.S.H.

M.A.S.H.  theme song      Are you aware of the lyrics?

SUICIDE IS PAINLESS

Through early morning fog I see
visions of the things to be
the pains that are withheld for me
I realize and I can see…
that suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.
The game of life is hard to play
I’m gonna lose it anyway
The losing card I’ll someday lay
so this is all I have to say.
suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.
The sword of time will pierce our skins
It doesn’t hurt when it begins
But as it works its way on in
The pain grows stronger…watch it grin.
suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.
A brave man once requested me
to answer questions that are key
is it to be or not to be
and I replied ‘oh why ask me?’
suicide is painless
it brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.
…and you can do the same thing if you please……

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4.  And of course a generation grew up with SESAME STREET

Outstanding performers, childhood enrichment programming , the Muppets, such persons as Nelson Mandela,  and characters like Ernie and Burt…

Stevie Wonder – Superstition live on Sesame Street.   Watch the child on the fire-escape.

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5.   RUSSIANS   Then there is the influence of TV that was not available in most homes , but with some technical cleverness some programming was available to an influential Irish composer/writer best known as Sting.   His friend’s hospitality in sharing the foreign programming in New York inspired this anti-nuclear holocaust song.

Sting – Russians (Live – Berlin 2010, HD)

Russians

In Europe and America
There’s a growing feeling of hysteria
Conditioned to respond to all the threats
In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets

Mr. Khrushchev said “We will bury you”
I don’t subscribe to this point of view
It’d be such an ignorant thing to do
If the Russians love their children too

How can I save my little boy
From Oppenheimer’s deadly toy
There is no monopoly in common sense
On either side of the political fence

We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too

There is no historical precedent
To put the words in the mouth of the President
There’s no such thing as a winnable war
It’s a lie we don’t believe anymore

Mr. Reagan says “We will protect you”
I don’t subscribe to this point of view
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too

We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
What might save us, me, and you
Is if the Russians love their children too

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Johnny      http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/music-theme-for-october-7-all-things-tv/

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Bear          https://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/music-theme-all-things-tv/

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Eva            http://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/all-things-tv-with-music-theme-hey-theres-people-in-that-box-howd-they-get-there-whats-that-sound/

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Erik brought this song up in a reply to comment on his blog,  but I think it belongs here, too:

http://erikandrulis.wordpress.com/

Frank Zappa – I Am The Slime – 1973

” I am gross and perverted

I’m obsessed and deranged

I have existed for years

But very little has changed

I’m the tool of the government

And industry too

For I am destined to rule

And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious

But you can’t look away

I make you think I’m delicious

With the stuff that I say

I am the best you can get

Have you guessed me, yet?

I’m the slime oozin’ out

From your TV set

You will obey me while I lead you

And eat the garbage that I feed you

Until the day that we don’t need you

Don’t go for help : no one will heed you

Your mind is totally controlled

It has been stuffed into my mold

And you will do as you are told

Until the rights to you are sold

“That’s right folks Don’t touch that dial”

Well, I am the slime from your video

Oozin’ along on your livin’room floor

I am the slime from your video

Can’t stop the slime, people, lookit me go “

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Fragile

Fragile  —- Sting, Chris Botti, Yo-yo Ma, Dominic Miller

Sting wrote Fragile using his real name of Gordon Sumner

If blood will flow when flesh and steel are one
Drying in the color of the evening sun
Tomorrow’s rain will wash the stains away
But something in our minds will always stay
Perhaps this final act was meant
To clinch a lifetime’s argument
That nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could
For all those born beneath an angry star
Lest we forget how fragile we are

On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star like tears from a star
On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are how fragile we are

On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star like tears from a star
On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are how fragile we are
How fragile we are how fragile we are

 

Removed the video of the original Sting  Fragile video because I couldn’t skip the advertisement.   The tacky adv. was even inserted into a widget version I saved some time ago.  The tacky adv. didn’t show at first.    Sorry.  Bear