This photo, taken from the rover Opportunity, is from Wdowiak-Ridge, Mars (33.9 million miles or 54.6 million kilometers away!!). I get overwhelmed with a sense of feeling great to be alive when looking at photos like this. Feel awestruck and inspired by the scientific achievement. NASA is where it's at! Had to get that out of my system.
Pink Medicine dovetails perfectly with my conception of traveling through the cosmos. It was created by, Bearson, a spooky talented DJ from Norway. The song was barely audible when it first caught my ear amidst the morning rumble in a coffee shop. When you listen to the song scroll to the top of this page and look deep into the galaxy. Or scan the surface of Mars in the photo to the right.
That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!
Covet the sound of nothingness as we slip free from earths' gravitational pull
(Schumann Resonance - Earths Vibrational Frequency - 7.83 Hz - Binaural Beats).
BE SURE VOLUME IS UP,
especially on mobile devices.
A song from the movie of the same name. The film follows a group of WWII soldiers - English, Australian and American - in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Singapore.
For those familiar with this movie and song, King Rat will have a different color and feel than to those of you listening to the song for the first time. I watched the movie King Rat once. I have listened to this song hundreds of times. Consequently the song occupies a different emotional space for me than some of Barry's other work. That said, there are probably at least a dozen other songs of his that I have listened to hundreds of times. But, most of these songs have a stronger connection to the movies for which they were composed.
If you are listening to this song for the first time: What images, scenes do you conjure when listening to it?
King Rat perfectly illustrates how Barry's music can evoke such emotionally rich mindscapes. One other note: It is amazing how Barry composed such a powerful song using few instruments and with sparse musical notation.
It's like you are being slowly pulled through the song.
I first heard this music in a restaurant while working fevourishly on the ad campaign of a touring Broadway show. The music was LOUD! So loud that I stopped everything and looked around the restaurant. Not because I was annoyed, but because I loved it!
The proper way to enjoy Nordic Ambient music, in my opinion, is to play it loud. It is only when decibel levels are stupidly high that one begins to appreciate the heavy shit these Norse dudes had to lift.
Now you can barrel-roll, with confidence, at Hypersonic Mach-5 through epochs and the icy, boundless dark.
Utopia doesn't exist. Canada, like any other country, struggles with problems. There is an element of truth in that we are, at times, overly influenced by all that is America: what country wouldn't be sharing the same latitude?
On the other hand, Canada, free from influence, defined itself on many substantive, contentious issues: gun control, health care, abortion, capital punishment and separation of church and state. Our nationwide murder rate has always been a tiny fraction of America's.
Canada also knows funny. And we love hockey. And, if you're from someplace that doesn't understand or like hockey: We don't give a shit.
Magnus Carlsen, Champ of World Chess. He once played 10 people simultaneously without looking at any of the 10 boards. Magnus won all 10 games.
Here's a slightly different challenge for his memory.