Today Is Pretty Sad

Varrick's post-Book 2 career is... pretty sad

Varrick's post-Book 2 career is... pretty sad

Varrick's post-Book 2 career is... pretty sad
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Housemeister - Intro

Housemeister - Intro

Housemeister - Intro iTunes itunes apple-com us album music-is-awesome id436179040 Facebook facebook-com housi3000 Twitter twitter-com housi3000 YouTube user OTHERFUCKER BNR 060 HOUSEMEISTER MUSIC IS AWESOME Everybody better bring some towels because Housemeister is about to soak the world in electro champagne Presenting his third full length music the dirty don of club music did it again Touching ravers hearts and hitting ravers right on their heads at the same time In arts good ideas are hard to have but easy to get masterful musical output is pretty hard to create but once its done its about pure listening pleasure And with a thousand shitty drugs flooding the streets of music today it isnt everyday you get to consume the 100 stuff Music Is Awesome is that shit thats straight from the kitchen and Housemeister has produced this bitch to the point like a 5 star chef It seems playing clubs and crowds all over the world do add to a players game Add class and confidence Add experience and excellence add balls as well as balance and maybe it just takes 15 years of hardcore DJdom to be able to come out and kill like this MUSIC IS AWESOME Could any phrase be more simple and true Could any DJ come up with a better beatdown of arty-farty music chit chat nipping critics in the bud just like that And how could someone whos played a million records maintain such compass and focus The answer isnt made of words of course The answer is alive whenever awesome music is playing and nobody listening gives two shits about anything else in the world When the moment is made of music thats when Housemeister is happy Thats what dance music is for Thats what makes you dance in the first place And thats what Housemeister put on this record The unique studio- of tools and toys hes using the refreshing hands-on open-mind approach of production the iconic brand hes built the picture disc vinyl release of this Boysnoize Records highlight with 7 tracks on each side made now for collectors not for djs anymore the fact hes shooting a video for every single song all kick ass Housemeister s quality specials But theyre chilling in the shadow of this techno music monster 10 out of 10 definition of dance music 2011 TRACK by TRACK by HOUSEMEISTER 01 INTRO 1 10min A beautiful Arpeggiosynthesizer filled with vocal snippets which welcome you to the world of Housemeister 02 HIRSCHKEULE 3 52min 1 2 3 hey That s the slogan for the dancefloor crazy A powerful analog bassline a punch in your face kickdrum and some hey hey s just ready to dance 03 MUSIC IS AWESOME 4 27min This track was the first finished track in the beginning of 2010 it also gives the album its name and the idea for an album The Music Is Awesome voices are programmed with the voice synthesizer of my Elektron Monomachine and it feels like an oldschool electro track with very nice melodies like I-F Artist Unknown or maybe Kraftwerk 04 RAPIDE 4 57min Rapide is a very forwardstepping 80ties influenced dancetrack with a melodic acidbassline like Gigolo Records in good times some nice strings and synthesizervocals again Dont stop dancing 05 FEED THE ROBOTS 3 57min Breakdance 06 REALITY SUCKS 1 10min A short fill-in track with electronic voice and lyrics from an e-mail conversation about a really shitty day at the university 07 SOMMER 4 50min Awesome meloldies together with a tight kickdrum recorded in a livesession on a 35 celcius degree day last summer in Berlin I was sweating nearly naked just with underpants and sunglasses in my studio This track is the mirror of this day 08 TWISTER 3 20min One of my favorite dancetrack on this album The best tracks need just a short timeperiod to make I think I finished it after 3 hours in a livesession I play this track very often and the crowd is going crazy 09 nBaxx 3 30min FEAT BOYS NOIZE This track is taken from our Shizzo EP For this Alex and me meet some days in my studio recording a lot of my machines and synthesizers Then we finished the trax in his studio without nBaxx This track we finished in our holidays on Sardinia Island just on the laptop It s a straight electro track with dirty breaks and very good for breakdancing 10 SCHNEE VON GESTERN FEAT JAN DRIVER I already recorded this sample filtersession but the track wasnt ready and I had no more ideas how to finish it The mastering date came closer and I just had 2 days left So I asked my friend Jan Driver if he can help me out He loved the track and everything was easy 11 ADY GIL 4 20min I love this bassline old fashioned with new clothes and as I programmed these wonderful melody I was going crazy and happy jumped around in my studio called some friends to show that track on the telefon Then I just pressed the record button to finalize it But what theis Ady Gil Google it on picture search 12 THE LITTLE ROBOTMEN 0 42min The Sad Little Robotmen Sorry but he dont have feelings he is never happy and never sad but he wants to be Please show him love A short fillin again 13 SAVERAVE 4 09min This day I remember good enough Boys Noize came by my studio and I showed him some nice features of the Octatrack He used the pitchknob on a vocalsample to pitch it down It was unbelievable The voice now is saying Save Rave and sounds like tousands of people say it in a stadion 14 CLARISSE 4 00min The last track on this album was also the last finalized track I made for Music Is Awesome A melody again combined with a distorted 808 A track to fly with and recorded in one piece That was awesome check WWW TWITTER COM HOUSI3000WWW HOUSEMEISTER INFO BNR060 OUT 30TH MAY ON BOYSNOIZE RECORDS
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Housemeister - Reality Sucks

Housemeister - Reality Sucks

Housemeister - Reality Sucks iTunes itunes apple-com us album music-is-awesome id436179040 Facebook facebook-com housi3000 Twitter twitter-com housi3000 YouTube user OTHERFUCKER BNR 060 HOUSEMEISTER MUSIC IS AWESOME Everybody better bring some towels because Housemeister is about to soak the world in electro champagne Presenting his third full length music the dirty don of club music did it again Touching ravers hearts and hitting ravers right on their heads at the same time In arts good ideas are hard to have but easy to get masterful musical output is pretty hard to create but once its done its about pure listening pleasure And with a thousand shitty drugs flooding the streets of music today it isnt everyday you get to consume the 100 stuff Music Is Awesome is that shit thats straight from the kitchen and Housemeister has produced this bitch to the point like a 5 star chef It seems playing clubs and crowds all over the world do add to a players game Add class and confidence Add experience and excellence add balls as well as balance and maybe it just takes 15 years of hardcore DJdom to be able to come out and kill like this MUSIC IS AWESOME Could any phrase be more simple and true Could any DJ come up with a better beatdown of arty-farty music chit chat nipping critics in the bud just like that And how could someone whos played a million records maintain such compass and focus The answer isnt made of words of course The answer is alive whenever awesome music is playing and nobody listening gives two shits about anything else in the world When the moment is made of music thats when Housemeister is happy Thats what dance music is for Thats what makes you dance in the first place And thats what Housemeister put on this record The unique studio- of tools and toys hes using the refreshing hands-on open-mind approach of production the iconic brand hes built the picture disc vinyl release of this Boysnoize Records highlight with 7 tracks on each side made now for collectors not for djs anymore the fact hes shooting a video for every single song all kick ass Housemeister s quality specials But theyre chilling in the shadow of this techno music monster 10 out of 10 definition of dance music 2011 TRACK by TRACK by HOUSEMEISTER 01 INTRO 1 10min A beautiful Arpeggiosynthesizer filled with vocal snippets which welcome you to the world of Housemeister 02 HIRSCHKEULE 3 52min 1 2 3 hey That s the slogan for the dancefloor crazy A powerful analog bassline a punch in your face kickdrum and some hey hey s just ready to dance 03 MUSIC IS AWESOME 4 27min This track was the first finished track in the beginning of 2010 it also gives the album its name and the idea for an album The Music Is Awesome voices are programmed with the voice synthesizer of my Elektron Monomachine and it feels like an oldschool electro track with very nice melodies like I-F Artist Unknown or maybe Kraftwerk 04 RAPIDE 4 57min Rapide is a very forwardstepping 80ties influenced dancetrack with a melodic acidbassline like Gigolo Records in good times some nice strings and synthesizervocals again Dont stop dancing 05 FEED THE ROBOTS 3 57min Breakdance 06 REALITY SUCKS 1 10min A short fill-in track with electronic voice and lyrics from an e-mail conversation about a really shitty day at the university 07 SOMMER 4 50min Awesome meloldies together with a tight kickdrum recorded in a livesession on a 35 celcius degree day last summer in Berlin I was sweating nearly naked just with underpants and sunglasses in my studio This track is the mirror of this day 08 TWISTER 3 20min One of my favorite dancetrack on this album The best tracks need just a short timeperiod to make I think I finished it after 3 hours in a livesession I play this track very often and the crowd is going crazy 09 nBaxx 3 30min FEAT BOYS NOIZE This track is taken from our Shizzo EP For this Alex and me meet some days in my studio recording a lot of my machines and synthesizers Then we finished the trax in his studio without nBaxx This track we finished in our holidays on Sardinia Island just on the laptop It s a straight electro track with dirty breaks and very good for breakdancing 10 SCHNEE VON GESTERN FEAT JAN DRIVER I already recorded this sample filtersession but the track wasnt ready and I had no more ideas how to finish it The mastering date came closer and I just had 2 days left So I asked my friend Jan Driver if he can help me out He loved the track and everything was easy 11 ADY GIL 4 20min I love this bassline old fashioned with new clothes and as I programmed these wonderful melody I was going crazy and happy jumped around in my studio called some friends to show that track on the telefon Then I just pressed the record button to finalize it But what theis Ady Gil Google it on picture search 12 THE LITTLE ROBOTMEN 0 42min The Sad Little Robotmen Sorry but he dont have feelings he is never happy and never sad but he wants to be Please show him love A short fillin again 13 SAVERAVE 4 09min This day I remember good enough Boys Noize came by my studio and I showed him some nice features of the Octatrack He used the pitchknob on a vocalsample to pitch it down It was unbelievable The voice now is saying Save Rave and sounds like tousands of people say it in a stadion 14 CLARISSE 4 00min The last track on this album was also the last finalized track I made for Music Is Awesome A melody again combined with a distorted 808 A track to fly with and recorded in one piece That was awesome check WWW TWITTER COM HOUSI3000WWW HOUSEMEISTER INFO BNR060 OUT 30TH MAY ON BOYSNOIZE RECORDS
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Housemeister - The Little Robotmen

Housemeister - The Little Robotmen

Housemeister - The Little Robotmen iTunes itunes apple-com us album music-is-awesome id436179040 Facebook facebook-com housi3000 Twitter twitter-com housi3000 YouTube user OTHERFUCKER BNR 060 HOUSEMEISTER MUSIC IS AWESOME Everybody better bring some towels because Housemeister is about to soak the world in electro champagne Presenting his third full length music the dirty don of club music did it again Touching ravers hearts and hitting ravers right on their heads at the same time In arts good ideas are hard to have but easy to get masterful musical output is pretty hard to create but once its done its about pure listening pleasure And with a thousand shitty drugs flooding the streets of music today it isnt everyday you get to consume the 100 stuff Music Is Awesome is that shit thats straight from the kitchen and Housemeister has produced this bitch to the point like a 5 star chef It seems playing clubs and crowds all over the world do add to a players game Add class and confidence Add experience and excellence add balls as well as balance and maybe it just takes 15 years of hardcore DJdom to be able to come out and kill like this MUSIC IS AWESOME Could any phrase be more simple and true Could any DJ come up with a better beatdown of arty-farty music chit chat nipping critics in the bud just like that And how could someone whos played a million records maintain such compass and focus The answer isnt made of words of course The answer is alive whenever awesome music is playing and nobody listening gives two shits about anything else in the world When the moment is made of music thats when Housemeister is happy Thats what dance music is for Thats what makes you dance in the first place And thats what Housemeister put on this record The unique studio- of tools and toys hes using the refreshing hands-on open-mind approach of production the iconic brand hes built the picture disc vinyl release of this Boysnoize Records highlight with 7 tracks on each side made now for collectors not for djs anymore the fact hes shooting a video for every single song all kick ass Housemeister s quality specials But theyre chilling in the shadow of this techno music monster 10 out of 10 definition of dance music 2011 TRACK by TRACK by HOUSEMEISTER 01 INTRO 1 10min A beautiful Arpeggiosynthesizer filled with vocal snippets which welcome you to the world of Housemeister 02 HIRSCHKEULE 3 52min 1 2 3 hey That s the slogan for the dancefloor crazy A powerful analog bassline a punch in your face kickdrum and some hey hey s just ready to dance 03 MUSIC IS AWESOME 4 27min This track was the first finished track in the beginning of 2010 it also gives the album its name and the idea for an album The Music Is Awesome voices are programmed with the voice synthesizer of my Elektron Monomachine and it feels like an oldschool electro track with very nice melodies like I-F Artist Unknown or maybe Kraftwerk 04 RAPIDE 4 57min Rapide is a very forwardstepping 80ties influenced dancetrack with a melodic acidbassline like Gigolo Records in good times some nice strings and synthesizervocals again Dont stop dancing 05 FEED THE ROBOTS 3 57min Breakdance 06 REALITY SUCKS 1 10min A short fill-in track with electronic voice and lyrics from an e-mail conversation about a really shitty day at the university 07 SOMMER 4 50min Awesome meloldies together with a tight kickdrum recorded in a livesession on a 35 celcius degree day last summer in Berlin I was sweating nearly naked just with underpants and sunglasses in my studio This track is the mirror of this day 08 TWISTER 3 20min One of my favorite dancetrack on this album The best tracks need just a short timeperiod to make I think I finished it after 3 hours in a livesession I play this track very often and the crowd is going crazy 09 nBaxx 3 30min FEAT BOYS NOIZE This track is taken from our Shizzo EP For this Alex and me meet some days in my studio recording a lot of my machines and synthesizers Then we finished the trax in his studio without nBaxx This track we finished in our holidays on Sardinia Island just on the laptop It s a straight electro track with dirty breaks and very good for breakdancing 10 SCHNEE VON GESTERN FEAT JAN DRIVER I already recorded this sample filtersession but the track wasnt ready and I had no more ideas how to finish it The mastering date came closer and I just had 2 days left So I asked my friend Jan Driver if he can help me out He loved the track and everything was easy 11 ADY GIL 4 20min I love this bassline old fashioned with new clothes and as I programmed these wonderful melody I was going crazy and happy jumped around in my studio called some friends to show that track on the telefon Then I just pressed the record button to finalize it But what theis Ady Gil Google it on picture search 12 THE LITTLE ROBOTMEN 0 42min The Sad Little Robotmen Sorry but he dont have feelings he is never happy and never sad but he wants to be Please show him love A short fillin again 13 SAVERAVE 4 09min This day I remember good enough Boys Noize came by my studio and I showed him some nice features of the Octatrack He used the pitchknob on a vocalsample to pitch it down It was unbelievable The voice now is saying Save Rave and sounds like tousands of people say it in a stadion 14 CLARISSE 4 00min The last track on this album was also the last finalized track I made for Music Is Awesome A melody again combined with a distorted 808 A track to fly with and recorded in one piece That was awesome check WWW TWITTER COM HOUSI3000WWW HOUSEMEISTER INFO BNR060 OUT 30TH MAY ON BOYSNOIZE RECORDS
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06 Housemeister - Reality Sucks

06 Housemeister - Reality Sucks

06 Housemeister - Reality Sucks iTunes itunes apple-com us album music-is-awesome id436179040 Facebook facebook-com housi3000 Twitter twitter-com housi3000 YouTube user OTHERFUCKER BNR 060 HOUSEMEISTER MUSIC IS AWESOME Everybody better bring some towels because Housemeister is about to soak the world in electro champagne Presenting his third full length music the dirty don of club music did it again Touching ravers hearts and hitting ravers right on their heads at the same time In arts good ideas are hard to have but easy to get masterful musical output is pretty hard to create but once its done its about pure listening pleasure And with a thousand shitty drugs flooding the streets of music today it isnt everyday you get to consume the 100 stuff Music Is Awesome is that shit thats straight from the kitchen and Housemeister has produced this bitch to the point like a 5 star chef It seems playing clubs and crowds all over the world do add to a players game Add class and confidence Add experience and excellence add balls as well as balance and maybe it just takes 15 years of hardcore DJdom to be able to come out and kill like this MUSIC IS AWESOME Could any phrase be more simple and true Could any DJ come up with a better beatdown of arty-farty music chit chat nipping critics in the bud just like that And how could someone whos played a million records maintain such compass and focus The answer isnt made of words of course The answer is alive whenever awesome music is playing and nobody listening gives two shits about anything else in the world When the moment is made of music thats when Housemeister is happy Thats what dance music is for Thats what makes you dance in the first place And thats what Housemeister put on this record The unique studio- of tools and toys hes using the refreshing hands-on open-mind approach of production the iconic brand hes built the picture disc vinyl release of this Boysnoize Records highlight with 7 tracks on each side made now for collectors not for djs anymore the fact hes shooting a video for every single song all kick ass Housemeister s quality specials But theyre chilling in the shadow of this techno music monster 10 out of 10 definition of dance music 2011 TRACK by TRACK by HOUSEMEISTER 01 INTRO 1 10min A beautiful Arpeggiosynthesizer filled with vocal snippets which welcome you to the world of Housemeister 02 HIRSCHKEULE 3 52min 1 2 3 hey That s the slogan for the dancefloor crazy A powerful analog bassline a punch in your face kickdrum and some hey hey s just ready to dance 03 MUSIC IS AWESOME 4 27min This track was the first finished track in the beginning of 2010 it also gives the album its name and the idea for an album The Music Is Awesome voices are programmed with the voice synthesizer of my Elektron Monomachine and it feels like an oldschool electro track with very nice melodies like I-F Artist Unknown or maybe Kraftwerk 04 RAPIDE 4 57min Rapide is a very forwardstepping 80ties influenced dancetrack with a melodic acidbassline like Gigolo Records in good times some nice strings and synthesizervocals again Dont stop dancing 05 FEED THE ROBOTS 3 57min Breakdance 06 REALITY SUCKS 1 10min A short fill-in track with electronic voice and lyrics from an e-mail conversation about a really shitty day at the university 07 SOMMER 4 50min Awesome meloldies together with a tight kickdrum recorded in a livesession on a 35 celcius degree day last summer in Berlin I was sweating nearly naked just with underpants and sunglasses in my studio This track is the mirror of this day 08 TWISTER 3 20min One of my favorite dancetrack on this album The best tracks need just a short timeperiod to make I think I finished it after 3 hours in a livesession I play this track very often and the crowd is going crazy 09 nBaxx 3 30min FEAT BOYS NOIZE This track is taken from our Shizzo EP For this Alex and me meet some days in my studio recording a lot of my machines and synthesizers Then we finished the trax in his studio without nBaxx This track we finished in our holidays on Sardinia Island just on the laptop It s a straight electro track with dirty breaks and very good for breakdancing 10 SCHNEE VON GESTERN FEAT JAN DRIVER I already recorded this sample filtersession but the track wasnt ready and I had no more ideas how to finish it The mastering date came closer and I just had 2 days left So I asked my friend Jan Driver if he can help me out He loved the track and everything was easy 11 ADY GIL 4 20min I love this bassline old fashioned with new clothes and as I programmed these wonderful melody I was going crazy and happy jumped around in my studio called some friends to show that track on the telefon Then I just pressed the record button to finalize it But what theis Ady Gil Google it on picture search 12 THE LITTLE ROBOTMEN 0 42min The Sad Little Robotmen Sorry but he dont have feelings he is never happy and never sad but he wants to be Please show him love A short fillin again 13 SAVERAVE 4 09min This day I remember good enough Boys Noize came by my studio and I showed him some nice features of the Octatrack He used the pitchknob on a vocalsample to pitch it down It was unbelievable The voice now is saying Save Rave and sounds like tousands of people say it in a stadion 14 CLARISSE 4 00min The last track on this album was also the last finalized track I made for Music Is Awesome A melody again combined with a distorted 808 A track to fly with and recorded in one piece That was awesome check WWW TWITTER COM HOUSI3000WWW HOUSEMEISTER INFO BNR060 OUT 30TH MAY ON BOYSNOIZE RECORDS
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Davichi(다비치) Just the two of us(둘이서 한잔해)

Davichi(다비치) Just the two of us(둘이서 한잔해)

Davichi(다비치) Just the two of us(둘이서 한잔해) English Translation Lets have a cup of coffee in front of Hongdae At night time which is pretty late for a woman to be alone Lets have a cup of coffee Lets have a cup of coffee In this place we visited before sometime ago But now Im having a cup of coffee alone In that one cup there are the bitter memories with you With just that one cup I dont think I can forget you Lets have a drink A strong and bitter drink like your heart Lets have a drink Lets have a drink that will turn your heart back to me Then if you get drunk Will you hug me Will you come back to me Lets have a drink all night I remember again today That place at that time Pretending to be sad Im having a drink alone yet again today In that one cup there are the bitter memories with you With just that one cup I dont think I can forget you yet Repeat With that one drink that isnt as bitter as our breakup I dont think I could let you go Will you come just for today I wont cling onto you Lets have a drink I wont ask you to come back Lets have a drink I wont ask you to hug me Lets have a drink So I wont remember today If I get drunk if I empty you out Then I think I can let you go Lets have a drink together for the last time
By: Mey Sayank Irvink | Size: 16.03 MB | Duration: 5.38 min | Views: 73293
BurkinaPod Episode 2: Camp G2LOW

BurkinaPod Episode 2: Camp G2LOW

BurkinaPod Episode 2: Camp G2LOW This is Burkinapod a podcast put together by Peace Corps volunteers in Burkina Faso Im your host David Benhammou A couple years ago I was watching Hulu this is actually a sad memory because it makes me remember a time when I had fast internet and anyway a commercial came on talking about the benefits of sending your kid to a summer camp I have no idea if this kind of ad would have worked on my parents and I had never really considered my summers at Boy Scout camp life-changing But with some greater reflection I came to realize that actually camp is a pretty great thing You get to meet other people who after a grueling week together you might never see again Youre away from your parents Its just a totally different environment Camp Ive decided is pretty cool Its what all the cool kids are doing So today were going to take a look at Camp GLOW a camp we Peace Corps volunteers ran in four different cities in Burkina Faso in the summer of 2012 GLOW stands for Guys and Girls Leading Our World and part of the focus of this camp was to teach life-skills to the kids participating But being a camp run mostly by Americans in a developing country for kids who generally dont hear of summer camps this seems like a story worth sharing with the rest of the world And besides many of you contributed to making this happen indeed without the support of volunteers families and friends summer camps in Burkina Faso wouldnt happen So lets take a look at the diverse group of people who worked Camp GLOW Kaya in July 2012
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Few More Words (demo)

Few More Words (demo)

Few More Words (demo) Never thought Id upload the song this early This is not the song Ive been working on lately Actuallyrecorded this such a long time ago and didnt think Id upload it but something happened and I think its necessery to sendthis song to someone who needs it
By: JaneyQuinn | Size: 3.64 MB | Duration: 3.97 min | Views: 93
Windows Of The World

Windows Of The World

Windows Of The World Verse 1 They say we aint promised tomorrow people living for today Cursing as they wake wiping sleep from their face Just tryna make it through them pearly gates While trying make sure their whole life aint a waste Shorties running a muck swearing down they grown Better be careful on the streets if thats where you tend to roam Might become another hood story captured in a poem Do to a piece of chrome that came and hollowed out your dome Crack mothers selling babies for a hit Desperate for a way to ease their pain come to grips Separated from reality through imaginary riffs Till they wake up living in their own excrements Daily life becomes quite menacing While some dudes just tryna be better men Even High school jocks once letter-man But now there stuck using narcotics as medicine looking out the Hook X2 The windows of the world are covered with rain Where is the sunshine Where is the sunshine Verse 2 Its pretty sad what im seeing on the tube lately Or even in my daily life man its pretty crazy Dudes out here reproducing like 20 babies Only leaving DNA and last names pretty shady The little baby to the father Nothing but nuisance Blatantly absent from the childs life No excuses Was never really there like an illusion But let the kid become famous watch him say I always knew it Man yall leaving kids without guidance to what the truth is They aint useless but street life can make them ruthless this is more than me adding my 2 cents Cause i seen it all before how it produce stress man It pains me society is filled with these dummies Spend a fortune on rims but got your kids looking bummy Yo a lot of people out here acting all funny If you be your age then act it 30s not the new 20 Verse 3 To me it feels kinda like society is lacking unity Less concerned with politics more concerned with jewelry Camaraderie is completely absent like truancy logical reasonings ineffective like immunity Cause in the hood life is pretty crude to peeps Got less people reading books more reading eulogies We different shades yeah but that aint nothing new to me We still share the same struggles of the next community We really aint too different aside from our views Or aside from the lingo we all choose to use My black folks say the mans depriving our youth But yo theres also white kids in the projects too So we need to stop all the excuses nonsense true Because its fact that progress is a process dude Somehow we gotta come together just to realize the truth That theres problems way bigger than the matter of hue
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Clouds

Clouds

Clouds CLOUDS If I can paint the clouds today what will the color be White I guess thats common but who doesnt like familiar thing Well off course Blue is also nice blend well with the sky I like things orderly So I start with white here and paint some blue there Red paint came to me and said why dont you like me Why red clouds would make anyone feels angry same as purple clouds make anyone sad But hey whats the fuss So I paint with red here and some purple there I touched the green paint and it said my dear I am the serenity So I paint with some green here and a little of yellow there Because when I looked at the yellow color I feel renew I looked at them all and said this work is pretty much done Not long after that black paint came to me and said no dear not done I and grey are the color of wisdom Why I said you are the color of gloom No gloom allowed to intact with them as I wander my marvelous clouds Black and grey looked at me with their deep eyes So I paint a little black here and some grey there And guess what Now all color seemed joined and connected They now have what people said as shades Now I looked at my marvelous clouds And I understand the meaning of each color By each stroke of brush and each gradient of color My life has never been very easy but they colored
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Tired Walls Are Worn

Tired Walls Are Worn

Tired Walls Are Worn This song was written right after I got home It was right after my girl at the time slammed the door on me I left her apartment went home wrote the lyrics and guitars in a 1 hour session The vocal was recorded within the next hour after writing the song It just poured out I was hurting had to release it This song is pretty blunt and literal in ways Its me speaking to the things she said to me in the verses and trying to understand and stating the reason it all happened in the choruses Tired Walls Are Worn by John Hunter You said it meant nothing when we touched It was just the moment and nothing else I opened doors and did what no one else cares to do I walked the gentlemens path and you held me tight and wouldnt let go Chorus Tired walls are worn but the days walk the same Sad fields are torn but the wind blows away Time was meant to warn but the time was never played So walk on the field and the war ends today We Made love and the first time and you claimed it was love the second you claimed it was dust But you said that you feel and that your not so cold But you left me confused and I walk down the line head to floor Chorus Now the last time we made love oh love you claimed it was not love but piece of mind But when I left too fast you felt oh torn so torn You slammed the door shut and left me wounded and worn Chorus
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He Stopped Loving Her Today ''cover'' 3rd mix on the #1 country song of all time..

He Stopped Loving Her Today ''cover'' 3rd mix on the #1 country song of all time..

He Stopped Loving Her Today ''cover'' 3rd mix on the #1 country song of all time.. Written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman Theres an old cliche that says country music is mostly comprised of three chords and the truth Theres also a generalization that says country music is on the whole unremittingly sad Needless to say those are broad descriptions that limit the scope of a type of music that encompasses many different musical strategies and is capable of conveying the full range of the emotional spectrum Yet there is no doubt that He Stopped Loving Her Today the 1980 masterpiece by George Jones does indeed adhere to those cliches even as it finds a way to transcend them After all the song is pretty much just three chords Technically there are six but thats only because of the key change The truth can be found in Jones stunning performance a vocal for the ages And the song itself composed by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman contains the sadness which was then amplified to majestic proportions by the production of Billy Sherrill All of those disparate elements and unique personalities meshed to create this one-of-a-kind recording from 1980 The accolades for the song were immediate as it won Grammy Academy of Country Music and CMA awards It continues to amass honors including selection by the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board in 2009 and numerous occasions when it was named greatest country song of all time on various media lists The only thing that can match its lofty status might be the unlikeliness of the circumstances behind the songs creation and recording George Jones was at a low point both personally and professionally in 1980 Substance abuse had wrecked the trajectory of one of the finest careers in country music and his previous few singles and albums were lacking in comparison to some of his best Luckily the legendary producer Billy Sherrill was out scouting material for Jones next album when he came upon a song about one mans unwavering devotion to a former love The song was written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman a pair who ironically enough had their previous biggest success as collaborators with Tammy Wynettes D-I-V-O-R-C-E Jones and Wynettes tumultuous marriage resulted in many hit singles and a 1975 divorce Sherrill liked the song in which the mans love for his ex is interrupted only by death but he thought it needed something more That something turned out to be a spoken-word middle section in which the woman comes back to visit the man at his funeral Jones was on the mend in his personal life when he headed into CBS Studio B in Nashville to record the song but it still was a battle to get the right performance from him Sherrill had to piece together the results from several sessions for the finished product and had to deal with Jones difficulty with the melody he kept confusing it with the tune from Kris Kristoffersons Help Me Make It Through The Night The spoken-word section also tripped up the singer who kept slurring the words Sherrill got what he needed and did the rest bathing the song in production techniques that had undeniable flair yet werent invasive Theres a lonely harmonica blowing through the early verses followed up by a subtle string bed and whining steel guitar In the chorus the strings come alive and soar to a crescendo as Jones delivers the refrain in the midst of it all When the record was finished the performer didnt have very high hopes In his autobiography I Lived To Tell It All Jones wrote I looked Billy square in the eye and said Nobody will buy that morbid son of a bitch Of course the songs success changed his tune To put it simply I was back on top he wrote Just that quickly I dont want to belabor this comparison but a four-decade career was salvaged by a three-minute song
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Grammy Awards 2014

Grammy Awards 2014

Grammy Awards 2014 for what its worth my take on the grammys i say amazing a lot and its almost as long as the grammies themselves and i digress i thought about making a sound bite of but i digress and inserting it each time i wander which is often but i did not the lengthiest is pretty close to the beginning but then you can never really have too much Nile Rogers so I left it i have been making lots of vocal recordings one every day this year and this seemed a natural thing to do after subjecting myself to the entire grammy broadcast i found this helpful in recreating the timeline digitalspy-com tv recaps a546728 the-56th-annual-grammy-awards-live-blog here are the notes i held in my hand and often ignored Welcome to todays edition of The Daily Voice an actual news outfits name so Im going to have to change that but Im Galen Wade Its Monday January 27 and last night was the airing of this years Grammy Awards Im going to take a little time here to give you some of my impressions beyonce jay-z TMI mackelmore first away new artist anna kendricks advise WIN is super stupid and not clever nerves lord royals see along to prerecorded and everybodys like still seems obvious song of the year along with Get Lucky and Blurred Lines hunter hayes seemed design to capitalize on the attention of same love with a big message and and but it kind sucks i have a problem with your past pain becoming invisible like so much this evening just doesnt add up steve coogan 24 het party people is awesome this presentation is dumb irony i wont plug my movie PLUG but the line about Juicy J and its hard out here for a pimp AND the whores is pretty good im mad that he got stuck in my head katy perry is at least comfortable in here skin theatrics are well theatrical and over the top and my wife asks is this an ad for warhorse chicago robin thick recorded he sounds interesting in person it all sort of deflates medley is absolutely terrible cant say im a fan of chicago in first place blurred lines was song of the year for me as dj but that rip from marvin gaye the familiarity is what people responded to and btw miley is notably absent Keith Urban and Gary Clark Jr better than serviceable but ultimately a little forgettable my wife and I decided keith was sporting a reverse mullet and he never actually announce Gary Clark Jr so he did punch him in the arm hard at the end looked like it hurt John Legend great classy assured controlled has he really won all those Grammys For what Sirvana wins meh curious to hear it I love Dave Grohl but his we knocked it out in two hours spiel was a little off putting NOTE TO SELF WHAT THAT MOVIE HE DIRECTED ABOUT THE STUDIO Sound City Taylor Swift is great until hair flip time what is this Pink awesome acrobatics because i can stupid absolute worst thing about the evening is Nate Ruessss mustache holy crap just terrible photography was sweet and kind of sad or sad and kind of sweet depending on your view great song written I believe by george harrison so apt but and well ringo bopping back and forth is kind of cool but still kind of sad paul is pretty rock steady and was solid last year as well but its all just a little odd i guess jamie fox see to be alluding to weed as he present the rap award that jay-z and justin timberlake will win have to say underwhelmed by the justin experience this year hes more fun to just watch on fallon def jam 30th anniversary imagine dragons and kendrick lamar Kacey Musgraves she looks like a cupcake and the neon cactuses we decide are like simpson characters giving the middle finger love mamas broken heart but thats because miranda sings the bejesus out of it paul mccartney Merle Haggard Blake Shelton Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson kacey musgraves get lucky stevie starts out pretty clueless but it gets OK cyndi lauper stumbles introducing Carole King and Sara Bareilles metallica and lang lang OMG almost redeemed by the chug chug end but WHY Steven Tyler and Smokey Robinson GET LUCKY same love mary lambert is the best thing all night but wasting trombone shorty and then madonna and queen latifa ugh madonna is really badi keep thinking mary lambert must feel bad singing so much better than someone she probably idolized at some point and might even be tempted to sing worst to make madonna seem better anyway whole wedding angle is rushed and just whattoo muchnot enoughi am bored Miranda Lambert and Billy Joel Armstrong i want to like it but the timing is fuzzy and it just doesnt gel Alicia Keys saying John Legend instead of John Lennon whew Paul Williams not Fantasy Island I dont think but Love Boat yes nin qotsa lindseybuckingham is super onsucks that they cut it at the end
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lektrogirl — lekts dance

lektrogirl — lekts dance

lektrogirl — lekts dance sound selection artist feature via enooze-com more than a bit enooze interview song lekts dance lektrogirl by mikrosopht The title of your album is I Love My Computer Im stuck on my machine all day and I just cant feel the love Its always treating me like a bitch in the whip n such A good craftsman will never blame his tools so they say I just meant I get sucked into internet land and am unable to come out for days on end I know what you mean I am the same - i check my mail first thing in the morning when i wake up and realise it is like 1pm and the whole morning has gone there is always another url someone has given me i wanna check out or something If I had a Commadore 64 things would make more sense eh I remember Goonies on that platform was a thrill Shit that game was brilliant My sister was the best at it - she has always been better at computers than me i guess She got a job at Mc Donalds then a job as a Cop then she quit because she got sick of being punched in the boobs by all the criminals and wanted to become a horticulturalist so she got a job in a video shop inbetween times and figured she was doing something right because all the girls from the video shop had better cars than her and then she changed her mind about being a gardener and as part of the management at a big cinema She only has to sell popcorn sometimes anywho what makes you write in your lofi style my musical preferences my sense of humour it is the sounds of stuff i like popcorn was the first track i ever really really loved it says it all all the gaming i used to do with my little sister was based on the which games had the best music and we would play a crap game with wicked music over a better game with no music Whata yur favorite track on ILMC why i used to really like progressive euro track which some american magazine actually included on their free sampler cd a few months ago - was it cmj - is that what it is called it was all this bonkers grunge music from garages on it then mine jammed in the middle i felt really out of place I really like tear tear though i understand if othr peole arent gonna respomd to it in the same way - afterall the music is so personal anyway but i think tear tear is a really beautiful track but it depends on my mood some days i listen to the music and i think different tracks are amazing and i think - shit how did i come out with that and then other times i lie in the bath feeling miserable listening to it thnking this is COMPLETE CRAP and i am soashamed it was lush hearing the tracks when i did some sets a while ago in germany hearing it all on club speakers i was quite impressed but terribly nervous How does the ILMC fit into your plans as an artist artist if i was to put it into the context of art then i would say i employ a lot of the same idea that i like to use in other fields photography or painting firstly question what is music for example or what is photography what is art - those eternal questions that easily make people appear like they have their head up thir own arse if they go around telling people what they think of it like not all electronic music is dance music and what is dance music also use the materials that are available - the whole album was composed on one keyboard with a built in sequenver and taped onto a walkman tape on my little sisters stereo that is so shit that you have to bang on it to keep the volume working and then the album was mastered from that No Rap No Rock definately your easiest listen on ILMC oh do you think so the hook sinks deep thankyou - do you like the video Arthur Bakers girlfriend is one of the fairies and i am the dancing red girl with the wig I cant help but smile when I think of that vid I love it when you travel to the moon to bug out The whole vid has a strong sense of a Macromedia flash presentation thatd be one kewl web site to navigate plinkin fairies around and shit hehe and the kiss travel marks heart are a nice touch too Looks like more time went into your vid than bogdans latest reminded me of Blur i think bog made his himself mine was two days in a virtual reality studio for me and then the guy who made it - Nick Phillips - who is an old friend that just wanted to make a video because he was putting a show reel together he has just made a skateboarding movie of some tour around europe and Cylob has done some music He spent a lot longer doing it - it took him ages The ideas are his for the video when you made this song what were you thinking MC Hammer praying ha ha ha no it was all about this sticker i saw on the rear window of a car as i sat and waited for the bus in hobart where i am from it has a picture of a kite on it and said HOFM No Rap No Rock as the stations slogan The tasmanian stations are all rad in that they are all so rotten there is a station that is perfect for driving around the dtate call 7TAB which is horse racing results and what i would call Nam Music - like America - Horse with no name and 10CC and that Hotel Claifornia Song that kind of stuff In all honesty I too loved MC Hammer circa Please Hammer Dont Hurt Him and onto Too Legit To Quit even wanted a pair of those hammer pants course youre going back to cali and ready to push it as well How do you think these influences play into your music I actually think that they are all good songs How they influence me i dont know But often when i was younger i would buy a record just because i liked one little sound used in the production or a nice chorus or something Push it was amazing - these girls rapping and it was such a wicked song It still makes people dance I used to think the lyrics though that go TOP POP SHOW were HOT POT SHOW until my little sister pointed it out which would you prefer top pop makes more sense when you stop to think about it and i really hate hot pot - mum used to make it all meaty vegetabley watery slops blurgh perhaps for the strip clubs there should be a HOT SLIT SHOW - now push it Ok Im really curious on how your album was made how did you and rephlex interact in creating ILMC I made a tape of music for my own entertainment and no other reason on a keyboard i had borrowed from someone I sent the tape to my friend ed dmx - it had the first six tracks on it from the album i think - definatly the first four - kind of as a stupid joke - like you make music well so do i - not thinking much of it - just as a laugh really but he rang me back i was living in australia at the time and said he was going to release it if grant at rephlex didnt want to but he wanted to know if it was okay to play it to grant because he thought it was lush and he though grant would like it too in the meantime i had continued writing more tracks and gave a whole tape of them to grant when i got here for a holiday and he released all of them but two What kind of general guidelines are there when creating an album Im no expert but i hate those skits on rap album particularly when they have bits that are meant to sound like there are a room full of people ing as if the releasing rap star is a super lover so my advice is dont make any of those i also think dont take it too seriously and about 30-40 minutes is long enough for an album any longer than that and i get bored of it -i never hear the end of albums except if they are truely lush So a 40 minute Juicy Luke Vibert track just wouldnt do it for ya i have a short attention span when where why did you get started i met all these people in england who for them making music was their life and they seemed real happy doing it and laughing all the time i could keep up with talk about records and stuff though but when it came to technical information like compression or reverb i didnt know what all that stuff was and so i got left behind in the conversation so when i went back to tasmania for a little while i enrolled in a studio engineering course and learnt some stuff i got picked on by all the boys for being a girl and for being a girl that didnt were a skirt and for being cleverer than all of them Whats the most important thing for aspiring pro artists to remember it is more important to sound like yourself than your favourite artist and that i am no pro Keep your ears open and listen to everything in the world Whats on your playlist right now I was listening to busta rhymes while i did this but my favourite stuff at the moment is a german white label album by a group called C2064 which with an atari do cover versions of different tracks My favourite is Smells like Teen Spirit which is brilliant in the new computer style They are playing a gig in hamburg soon that i am djing at and i am secretly thrilled to be seeing them play I also like the album of another guy called Ill-Young Kim - the album is called Spielzeug translates as plaything He is a presenter on german tv for viva it is a wicked album with a really cool picture of him on the front as a kid with aposter of superman I really like Cylobs stuff I love Missy Elliot I also love a bit of guitar stuff like AC DC and The Cult and Carcass for variety I bought a Best of Motley Crue the other day In the past few days i have been listening to Sabrina Vulva Another Rephlex artist a german pop track called Techno Disco a Thoman P Heinkmann remix umm what else ESG from New York some old Library Music froma friends record collection - you know back ground music for news reports and advertisments and things coooool vinyl love that shit also you dig Bogdan I couldnt stop saying black belt for the longest time I was saying mathematics strikes back for like EVER Bogdan is a friend of mine he actually shared a house with my ex boyfriend who made the web site and his bedroom was next to antoines and we would wake up at 8 am listening to some loop bogdalina was working on and then we would go to sleep that night listening to the same bloody loop It would drive me mental I love Bogadans music though when it is finished Sometimes when i get lonely i listen to the music my friends make and i dont feel so lonely because they are singing away on my stereo it is a nice feeling try this take some vinyl expendable preferabble and a knife dull is fine draw a line from the center out play the record yummy loops works really well with opera mmmm hmmmm hours on end la dee da i think i would actually like to listen to bogdan making music more Have you seen his web site - no i know you have because ive seen you post messages there Though he has never admitted it to anybody i suspect he makes the whole site himself and writes half the comments on there himself and most of it is bullshit I am sure well what about jq the moderator he seems pretty real to me or is that just an aka you seem to like conspiracy theories im sworn to secrecy What does the future look like for Lektro Girl It is just plain Lektrogirl actually though sometimes i draw it as twowords oops heh heh I am having too much boyfriend and exboyfriend trouble for my own good I have material for another album but i am feeling kind of shy to give it to grant at rephlex in case he doesnt like it and i would feel like a geek I am playing gigs in Hamburg and Berlin in a month and a half and djing a bit around london I would like to do some vocals on tracks next hey cool we could do an old school rap track on it and I could be snow and you could be hammer we down No i want you to be Vanilla Ice and do that really unsmooth dancing style in a waistcoat what do you think of that village voice work they did on you In truth i nearly peed my pants Firstly in that article i thought - wow im being talked about with all the grown ups - like i felt like i had been included amongst what i see as the proper rephlex artists this hasnt really happened before then i read this sentence and nearly weed myself all over again without my pants drying out of the first time and thought wow im being talked about with the really big people like FOR REAL and then i emailed the article to my mum and my exboyfriend and my kind of new boyfriend and my best friend and everybody else on the block Which artists need to be heard more in the future I have no idea i would like to see a friend of mine called Boublinka released He makes beautiful music I just bought this record today - a ten inch - called Mein Kleines Pony which is ten tracks written on a yamaha portasound by a guy in Gemany It is really nice Whaddaya think of the rephlex-com web site add to the image or lazy I like it Im not sure exactly what you mean by the image though - like your definintion of who rephlex are is gonna be completely different to mine the rephlex office is pretty small - there are only a few people running it they have a lot to do already but they are also pretty much no bullshit people - why say 100 words with flshy gaphics when just one will do well this isjust my opinion i like their style or i wouldnt be with them you know what i mean gotcha funny the first time I went to the site I thought Id gone to the wrong url but seriously it does make sense I really like your 100 words illustration rephlex is 100 no bs that alone makes it quite the desirable label eh Id give an arm and a leg to get on there since I have one more of each maybe even toss in some extra toes and fingers to sweeten the deal yeah If it took an arm and a leg to get on rephlex there would be a pile of limbs a mile high outside their office it surprises me that it is SO desirable and I got on it you know like HOW THE FUCK DID I MANAGE THAT I did not have to give up any part of my body or booty to get signed by the way What do electro nooze readers need hmmm a few of them probably need to get out and meet some girls without a digital interface and maybe there are some girls who need to take their glasses off and get out into the sun and i guess they all need to feed their taste for music Id just like to take this moment to say my weekends are internet free and reserved for my fiances enjoyment thank you always trying to find good food to feed my music monster is nice too I am the nerdy girl who can hardly read without her glasses and fails to recognise friends unless they wrestle her to he ground becuse shes so blind and glued to something else Does your ex-boyfriend set-up lektrogirl-com domain move help your relationship or will you always just love your computer he set up the web site as a belated birthday present his nick name is slow mo he had been emailing m y mum and everything to extra photos for it i cried when i saw it i had started seeing some one else and he had continued with the web site despite eveything I love my cat Brendan the most though more than any boyfriend thats one happy cat mum was telling me this morning he had an abscess on his head and she had to squeeze all the pus out I guess he werent too happy then arent pre peeled oranges just creepy shit like SO WAY YES like so no way I really love pre peeled oranges a lot they are yummy yummy hehehe you are a funny guy ben you make me laugh are you going to name a tune pre peeled oranges not even Ive never had a pre peeled orange i never bought one to eat but have had it in fruit salad that my mum has made but that doesnt really count orange and bana eaten together tastes like vomit try it rephresh my memory why do I want to taste vomit again thanks but if you meant banana and orange Ive had an orange julias that was alright ya know those shakes can mix up anything and itll taste good Its like superman ice cream no it was an accident - a bit of orange then a bite of banana - or was it the other way around i used to work in a restaurant and we did a drink called breakfast in a glass and it was a glass of orange juice a banana a teaspoon of honey a tablespoon of wheatgerm and three of plain yogurt once it is all blended and smooth it is totally rad and does not taste of vomit What do you prefer and why hardware or software i like it all but i am not a proper computer nerd i would like to be though but i dont have too much patience CDs or MP3s it makes me sad to know people are making files of music and burning cds and breaking copyright law and all that when i know that often the people making the music arent getting a lot out of it anyway but at the same time it is kind of like the way things are isnt it i like minidiscs actually Id like minidiscs too if I had money therefore listening to mp3s is what I do usually and if I dig the music I buy the cd I think theres something there that record labels should see as a positive side on the mp3 front or something yeah i know id be lying if i said i never recorded a friends albums or whatever to cassette in the good ol days but as part of the music biz i dont wanna go around advocating criminal behaviour now i learned the error of my wayz a peanut butter and jelly or vegemite sandwhich i really hate sandwiches like that and even more i hate salad rolls that have been sitting in your lunch box all day though i like foccacia bread or turkish bread and i like toasted sandwiches i like toated ham and cheese sandwiches or cheese and chutney that my mum makes A LOT Vegemite on toast is pretty good I only had peanut butter and jam once and hatd it i also tried mixing cream cheese on it as well and that was even more rank my dad loves sandwiches though he eats mashed pumpkin and chocolate cake or chips and peas or something in a sandwich he loved bread and butter i prefer hummous to butter pig guys or guy pigs ohh i dont understand - im all confused sorry must be just us wankers slang let me rephrase slutty men or male pigs id like a slutty male pig thanks oink oink sorry now i am just being perverse Las words if you wanna ask me anymore stuff feel free ill be more than happy to On it Keep it comin if you like we can write a book heh heh yeah we can call it Lektrosopht or Mikrogirl Hey I really like mikrogirl - i think AM DEFINATELY GONNA CALL A TRACK THAT Good luck and thanks emma keep on rokin yeah rock n rock some more lektrogirl website
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Mindful Cyborgs - Episode 21 - Orienting Pop Culture Magic: Mindfulness GPS and the Maps of Destiny

Mindful Cyborgs - Episode 21 - Orienting Pop Culture Magic: Mindfulness GPS and the Maps of Destiny

Mindful Cyborgs - Episode 21 - Orienting Pop Culture Magic: Mindfulness GPS and the Maps of Destiny Mindful Cyborgs - Episode 21- Orienting Pop Culture Magic Mindfulness GPS and the Maps of Indeterminate Destiny 13 13 HOSTS 13 Klint Finley twitter-com klintron 13 Chris Dancy twitter-com servicesphere 13 13 13 GUEST Bill Whitcomb amazon-com Bill-Whitcomb e B000APUQZE and Taylor Ellwood magicalexperiments-com with the Book of Good Practices amazon-com Book-Good-Practices-Vol-Self-Awareness-ebook dp B00FNTE4G4 13 13 13 TOP STORIES SHOW NOTES 13 More burned out on holidays 13 Holiday season removed from holiday season 13 People in Present Shock amazon-com Present-Shock-When-Everything-Happens dp 1591844762 13 Book of Good Practices amazon-com Book-Good-Practices-Vol-Self-Awareness-ebook dp B00FNTE4G4 13 Bill Whitcomb and Taylor Ellwood 13 Black Friday watch v BqPel7iuBw4 13 Chris saw people driving more aggressively a month before Black Friday 13 Book as a users guide to the human brain 13 Behavior practices that have measurable neurological effect on people 13 Is it possible to speed the process of mindfulness 13 Fundamental physical practices martial arts etc cannot solely learn from book 13 But in behavioral terms we can leverage things done in different traditions 13 It still comes down to doing the work though 13 Magicians Companion amazon-com Magicians-Companion-Encyclopedic-Llewellyns-Sourcebook dp 0875428681 ref sr 1 1 s books ie UTF8 qid 1390081700 sr 1-1 keywords magicians companion 13 Dreamachines en wikipedia-org wiki Dreamachine 13 Mind Machines en wikipedia-org wiki Mind machine 13 Entheogens en wikipedia-org wiki Entheogen watch v VavdCpewQbA 13 Oh my 13 Doesnt think shortcuts are as helpful as people used to think they are 13 Really comes down to daily practice 13 Once you wake up just a little bit its actually hard to stop 13 Dark Night of the Soul 13 13 There is no coming to consciousness without pain People will do anything no matter how absurd to avoid facing their own soul One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious 13 Carl Gustav Jung 13 One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star 13 Friedrich Nietzsche 13 Why do we do internal work 13 -A sense of balance with ourselves and world around us 13 Almost everyone we meet are the walking wounded 13 Massive ebooks many paths 13 Mindfulness GPS 13 Google Maps for your Brain 13 Pop Culture Magic 13 Whole Mind by Daniel Pink amazon-com Whole-New-Mind-Right-Brainers-Future dp 1594481717 13 -number of people that meditate or other contemplative traditions tripled between 1990s and mid 2000s 13 ODN Organizational development network odnetwork-org 13 Mindfulnessgt Meditation to help ease the transition Take the woo-woo But does this lose some fundamental stuff 13 Buddhist Geeks - McMindfulness 13 Life does seem like one big subreddit 13 People getting more specialized and more generalized 13 New Republic Netflix article newrepublic-com article 115687 netflixs-war-mass-culture 13 Self identify in niches 13 Generalized and Specialized 13 Filters dont necessarily define you anymore punks used to be punks etc Now can have 10 different niches and 10 different identities within 13 13 13 WORD OF THE WEEK 13 13 Entheogen A term derived from the Greek entheos directly translated to mean having God theos within or more loosely translated as inspired and genesthe meaning to generate 13 13 TWEET OF THE WEEK 13 13 None 13 13 EVENTS 13 13 SXSW- March 7-16 2014 Austin TX sxsw-com POSSIBLY SEE KLINT AND CHRIS PRESENT 13 Buddhist Geeks - Contemplative Tech Conference April 11-13 2014 San Francisco buddhistgeeks-com conference 13 Cyborg Camp - MIT Media Lab - August 2014 - Boston MA 13 13 THANK YOU FIND US 13 13 AARON JASINSKI Artist work for the mindful cyborgs aaronjasinski-com 13 ROSS NELSON Brown Hound Media for mixing brownhoundmedia-com 13 FACEBOOK facebook-com MindfulCyborgs 13 GOOGLE PLUS plus google-com u 0 communities 1 97482352220770025 13 TWITTER twitter-com mindfulcyborgs 13 SOUNDCLOUD soundcloud-com itsmweekly sets mindful-cyborgs-the-podcast 13 ITUNES itunes apple-com us podcast mindful-cyborgs id641214272 13 STICHER RADIO stitcher-com podcast chris-dancy mindful-cyborgs refid stpr 13 13 TRANSCRIPTION 13 Mindful Cyborgs Contemplative living in the age of quantification augmentation and acceleration with your hosts Chris Dancy and Klint Finley 13 13 13 CD Hey everyone this is Chris Klint long time no chat 13 13 KF Yeah Its been a while Hows it going 13 13 CD Good Its been a crazy week you know with the holidays and everything I think I just get busier and busier and then sometimes have these moments where its completely devoid of anything and I relax into the moment and then something buzzes or goes off and Alexander Pang has been completely made correct because the distraction addiction comes back online 13 13 KF Hey speaking of holidays do you think people are getting more burned out on the holiday season now I mean its hard for me You know youre a little bit older than me so you have more perspective on this but it just seems like this year people are really just not feeling the whole Christmas holiday season Is it maybe just my circle or is this year really anomalous I dont know 13 13 CD Yeah I have to be careful because Im - you know attribution bias and confirmation bias are my yin and my yang last year so Im either looking to prove that Im right or Im transferring everything I believe onto someone and wondering why they dont live up But in my 45 years I dont think Ive ever seen a holiday season so removed from holiday season It is like Rushkoff said it is very obvious people are somehow in a present shock 13 13 I dont talk a lot about my work online during the show but I was recently asked to give a presentation right before the holidays to a group of senior people to uplift them and kind of bring them back into the idea that this is the holiday season and its okay to slow down and be kind to yourself and realize that change is hard and the velocity of information can be difficult to perceive especially when youve got lots of systems of measurement Its easy to sit there and say Wait a minute Am I fast enough Am I slow enough Or am I which is often most dangerous But I dont think youre perceiving something unique to your circle 13 13 KF Okay 13 13 CD I see it in lots of circles I just see a lot of people who dont have words to explain how uncomfortable they feel 13 13 KF Right Well speaking of present shock and distraction and so forth we have a couple authors here with us today who have written a book called The Book of Good Practices The first volume is on mindfulness and theres two more volumes besides Bill Whitcomb Taylor Ellwood welcome to the Mindful Cyborgs 13 13 BW TE Thank you Happy to be here 13 13 CD So you guys got a good little introduction to our feelings about this holiday season being for Klint and I seeming somewhat different I guess If we could maybe just before we got right in the book maybe get you to chime in on are you perceiving anything anomalous in your observation Your personal experience is obviously different because of your mindfulness practice but in your observation of people 13 13 TE When it comes to the holiday season I think that I call this time of year Gimme-as as opposed to Christmas or anything else because some of the people - I was kind of observing recently that it seems to me that theres this obligatory sense of gift giving where people are no longer giving gifts because they genuinely want to but because they feel this obligation Theres this commercial that I saw recently on Hulu for Walgreens where it showed this one guy coming down the little thing and he has a gift in his hand and he gives it to the other guy The one guys all dressed in the holiday spirit and the other guy doesnt have a gift for him The one guy looks at him expectantly Wheres my gift The woman in the mirror the woman thats inside the building looks at him like Dude wheres the dudes gift 13 13 Im thinking to myself Wow this totally commodifies the whole idea of gifts of giving something Why are we really even giving something Are we giving it out of obligation or are we giving it because we genuinely want to give it without any expectation of getting something in return So thats my observation based on that and something Im continuing to ponder quite a bit 13 13 CD Just so people listening can keep up youre Taylor or youre Bill 13 13 TE Im Taylor 13 13 CD Taylor Alright thanks Taylor People dont know your voices and we just introduced you guys together Bill any observations for us 13 13 BW I cant generalize beyond my personal situation but it does feel like Im more distracted this year and I think I seem to see that in other people where the holiday season is more of a distraction to other things going on Everybody has a lot of little daily life stuff going on a lot of economic stuff going on and theres sort of like Oh yeah Christmas is happening too 13 13 KF Yeah 13 13 CD Yeah thats kind of how it seems - 13 13 BW Yeah and I cant separate that out from my personal situation But it seems like things are more that way this year than they have been in the past 13 13 CD Good 13 13 KF It seems like it gets more and more that way every year for me People are just getting less and less interested in it and I wonder how much that has to do with the whole Black Friday shopping orgy that happens It just gets uglier and uglier every year and people are just I dont know retreating in disgust from that 13 13 CD Where I see it first is traffic behavior Long before Black Friday - this year it was almost a month before Black Friday - I saw people more aggressively driving You know me I have a sensor in my truck right So I can actually see my own driving is a little bit more aggressive harder brakes faster start-ups So its interesting how there is a little bit of a swell and then - you know the Black Friday thing you sometimes wonder its bad but I dont go out on that day so I just wonder if the medias just hyping it but - 13 13 KF Yeah me either 13 13 CD The amount of people hurt during Black Friday is always kind of like more of the news than the sales numbers I mean you just go back five years ago 13 13 KF Thats what I mean 13 13 CD It was like what you heard about Black Friday was This year was 10 bigger than last year Now the news about Black Friday is This many people were hurt 13 13 KF Yeah Thats what I mean by the ugliness of it People being stampeded or shot or whatever Maybe thats being hyped by the media more than it needs to be but I wonder if some of the holiday season apathy that Im seeing and experiencing is kind of a result of that just being Alright well Im just done with this Sorry I kind of got off on a tangent there I should actually talk about the book 13 13 CD The book could help us with these very issues 13 13 KF Yeah thats kind of where I was trying to go with that I kind of see this book as a users guide to the human brain The brain the missing manual that sort of thing What is the book in your own words Maybe well start with Taylor then Bill can chime in 13 13 TE First of all I want to acknowledge that Bill is kind of the originator of the book He had already been working on it for a while and I want to give a little history here just because I think it speaks to what the books about He came to me about four or five years ago and said Im working on this book Im kind of hitting a place where Im feeling really blocked Would you be willing to help me co-write it because youve done some similar stuff with some of your other writing I thought it over and I said Yeah sure 13 13 Its been a long road to get this book put together I mean its turned into three e-books and a workbook which speaks to it So what do we see it as I think I see it as a catalog of certainly stuff related to the brain but really behaviors and actions that can come out of being more aware of the brain and how it programs a lot of our behavior Thats my take on it Bill what would you say to that 13 13 BW Well I think weve tried to produce a taxonomy a way of categorizing behavioral practices things that can be described in purely behavioral terms that actually have a measurable neurological effect on people physiological effect on people Things that you can learn to do that could be said to truly impact your skills as far as fundamental human activities things like concentration memory metabolism things that impact pretty much anything you would want to do in your life 13 13 Weve tried to abstract that as much as possible from any specific tradition because in many ways the traditions these things come out of have a tendency to separate out people as much as they bring them in Someone will say Well psychology is too cold or inhuman for me or I dont do Eastern mysticism or Thats too fuzzy and spiritual any reason to not try the thing themselves whereas in behavioral terms these are things that you can learn to do that will change your level of skill as a human being 13 13 CD Well Klint and I have talked extensively Taylor and Bill on this show about our own journey with contemplative living Weve really gotten into our specific practices Weve talked around them from time to time We do try to give not only - as Mindful Cyborg - give equal time to both sides of it but there is I guess the cyber side of it There are quantifiable measurable things that you can do and I think Vincent Horn from Buddhist Geeks would say is there a way to expedite the experiences of being more aware through some of the practices of combining technology and a more immersive learning experience so that you dont have to spend six months on the side studying with a teacher on a retreat which theres - were also very careful or I am at least never to pathologize or fetishize retreat work versus non-retreat work Were certainly not saying that you can hack your way to being more aware but there is a level of is there a way that you could 13 13 I heard you use some very specific terms Bill about how you wrote the book and the areas that you wanted to explore Could you comment on just the ideology around if this is a manual for the brain your own belief systems around speeding the process versus is it even possible to speed the process would probably be a good place to start 13 13 BW Well Im a big believer in synthesis that we have the advantage now of access to many world traditions Its only relatively recently that people can put all this stuff side to side and compare it where they can choose Weve focused on behavioral processes those things that you can describe as physical processes We focused on things that you can do by yourself that you can teach yourself There are a lot of things that dont work well with this like a lot of the fundamental parts of yoga martial arts physical practices of that sort youre not going to learn from a book Youre really going to teach yourself bad habits if you try to solely learn from a book 13 13 But there are a lot of things that you can experiment with and work with by yourself and weve tried to keep those in purely behavioral terms in other words Breathe like this Focus your attention here Move like this and so on So I think by putting it in those terms by trying to move away from the more subjective aspects of it you can leverage the things that are being done in different traditions the things that are being done in neurology at the moment with brain studies 13 13 It still comes down to doing the work though Part of whats ironic with this book is in some ways in terms of the things that Taylor and I have written in the past this is one of the least y because it deals with a lot of very basic practices such as breathing A lot of people look at it and they go Okay breathing exercises but there are very few things you can do that will transform your life as thoroughly 13 13 CD You mentioned your previous books and Taylor had mentioned the history of this particular book I wanted to touch on that because I remember you and I met - its been almost eight years now You were working on this book and you told me that you felt like you were writing your books backwards so that this was the book that should have come first and your first book I think that was Magicians Companion was the book that probably should have come last Do you still feel that way or can you maybe elaborate on that a little bit 13 13 BW Both written a great deal about ritual practices in symbolism in different traditions of mysticism religion and magical practice Very fundamentally regardless of what traditions youre interested in this third book deals with the neurological skills the fundamental skills that you need to practice virtually any of these traditions The part of the practice that changes consciousness is not the chant or the symbol or the ritual its your ability to change the focus of your attention and consciousness your neurological skills So in one sense this book is very applicable to people that want to practice some type of tradition of ritual or symbolic work 13 13 At the same time again I think we believe its applicable to pretty much anyone doing anything I mean its a very cliche thing to say but this book is for everyone We want to get out of the self-help metaphor that implies that theres something wrong with you you need to fix 13 13 CD Exactly 13 13 BW Its more about establishing a tradition of human skills of good living in the way that I think yoga and kung fu originally meant I mean we have the idea of these as physical practices of kung fu as a martial art but originally the concept was it was the arts of survival of living so it included diet healing really every aspect of human life We lost that concept in the West 13 13 TE Bill I wanted to actually - this is Taylor - speak to the previous question thats been asked before about how the practice and everything Ive actually experimented with dream machines mind machines 00 14 42 as well as just meditation practices and heres what Ive found You can use mind machines dream machines and 00 14 50 to establish some kinds of shortcuts but I dont feel that those shortcuts are as effective as people would like to think that they were because certainly in the case of 00 15 01 you just dont have the amount of control because youre introducing a foreign substance into your body which takes away a lot of control from the experience and that can be both good and bad It can certainly be useful sometimes Sometimes we need to be a little bit out of control we need to just be on the edge but sometimes what we also really need especially when were doing some of the internal work that were doing is we actually really do need that control because we need to be directed and focused 13 13 With the mind machine and dream machine certainly useful for creating an altered state of mind and having some very interesting experiences but what I find ultimately is that it really comes down to daily practice I have a couple different daily practices I have some exercise that I do every day which I think of as a form of meditation - it certainly helps me cultivate a state of in my mind but I also have some meditation practices that I do What Ive found is that whats made them efficacious is really just doing the work day in and day out If you want results you have to be willing to put the work in If you really want to explore some of the habits and behaviors that youre doing it takes time Its not something where you can just flick a switch and that behavior or habit is changed You have to really be willing to go in and explore some of those issues explore why youre doing what youre doing and how its come about the way that it has So thats my take on it 13 13 BW Also I think its important to think of it as a process and lifestyle I mean in the sense that theres a tendency the way we look at these things linguistically and culturally in the West that its a goal Okay Ill do six months become self-aware and then Im done Its like theres something that you can finish whereas its really more of a way to approach life 13 13 CD Id like to ask you both as teachers and writers about this subject For me in my own personal journey over the last four years since Ive started my own awareness practices obviously Ive started thinking it was a journey but I found that once you actually wake up just a little bit its actually kind of hard to stop 13 13 BW Dont tell anyone 13 13 CD But when you talk about this journey I mean I had someone tell me recently this summer when I was telling them some of the problems I was dealing with its like in some ways I wish someone would have warned me because it can be really difficult to come online 13 13 BW I mean I think its important that these traditions move into a modern context because a lot of the things said about that in older traditions like say most common reference is to the Dark Night of the Soul That in the way that its discussed is not as meaningful to people now as it once would have been 13 13 CD It is if youve experienced it 13 13 BW Oh yes but Im saying in other words if somebody had used that terminology to warn you beforehand would it have really told you what you needed to know 13 13 CD No it wouldnt have 13 13 BW So part of this is moving it into modern paradigms matching our understanding of neurology and brain function At a certain point - I mean much of what were talking about is things like - in the third book its things like learning to control your breathing raising or lowering your body temperature mnemonic techniques non-verbal and verbal communication techniques fairly basic stuff But all of this will lead you towards increased awareness of yourself and others and will if carried far enough cause you to really examine the underpinnings of your world view and will inevitably lead to some uncomfortable experiences if you carry it far enough 13 13 TE Well I want to note too that internal work isnt meant to be easy 13 13 KF No 13 13 TE I do a practice which is - okay were going to get a little mystical here Its the elemental balancing ritual Its a thing Ive been doing since 2004 Its picking an element of your life that you recognize that youre not necessarily balanced and working within As examples of things that Ive worked with in the past its been love emptiness Im working with movement right now These are not easy topics I can tell you that the year of working with emptiness was a year of hell for me because the Western culture does not have an easy framework to deal with emptiness you basically have to go towards Eastern cultures to find a lot of focus on emptiness and even then its not necessarily helpful if youre coming at it from a Western perspective 13 13 So yes okay if someone had warned me would I go ahead and do this stuff But the thing is I feel that the clarity that Ive gotten and the level of focus and awareness and quite honestly just how much - how less chaotic and how much happier my life is as a result of doing the work has been worth it even though at the time it sucked Thats I think and dont get me wrong Im not doing this to be happy I mean thats not the end result or the end goal thats kind of a by-product Its just that when I look at this as Well why do we really do internal work Why do we do meditation Why do we do these different practices 13 13 Well really what it comes right down to is finding a sense of balance within ourselves and with the world around us I think that its because this world is so out of balance and a lot of thats because of the kind of structures and cultures and all the other stuff that humanity has built but a lot of its also just our internal condition Were not really wired to deal with emptiness in a way that is comfortable so at the same time we have to negotiate and work with it and figure it out 13 13 Then you add in the fact that I think a fair number of people are - I think just about everyone I meet is pretty much the walking wounded I mean weve all been scarred in one form or another by things that happened in our childhood or whatever and we can say Well thats just Freudian or whatever all this sort of stuff but you know what The fact is people go around acting out these behaviors acting out these wounds that occurred to them and something like this it doesnt automatically solve the problem 13 13 Its not easy to do but what it can bring you if youre dedicated to doing the kind of work thats involved with internal work is it can bring you a sense of balance a sense of equilibrium and being able to - instead of feeling like youre in this tide of chaos you actually feel like youve been able to find some semblance of order and you can negotiate life a bit easier I know on the days when I dont do meditation I feel it and I feel it in the sense that Im not necessarily as balanced or as focused as I could be So it is one of those things where you wake up a little bit and all of a sudden youre on and thats it and you cant go back 13 13 BW At the same time weve tried to keep all of this tied to really specific basic human skills in the sense that doing these things will also increase the skills you use on a daily basis to do anything you do in terms of visualization concentration creativity energy level and so on Weve tried to stay away from terms that need to be understood within a specific tradition or terms where theres too much definition involved I mean if we talk about enlightenment are any of us talking about the same thing 13 13 CD Yeah I encourage people to go out and take a look at this I mean its written in such a way when you go into the visual the auditory or any of the different exercises that you have in here and you examine every facet I dont think youre ever going to see anything this comprehensive It doesnt seem mystical it actually doesnt even seem Eastern at times but its very easy and approachable I guess my question to both of you is when we live in a society where some people will pick this up and read it and put it down and maybe put it into practice but some people might just go I dont know if I have time to even get involved in that do you both see that by the time someone needs this - how are you pacing this 13 13 BW Ive always had a tendency to write projects that are too large and this is definitely no different 13 13 CD This is massive 13 13 BW Why it ended up in three e-book volumes Collectively this is more material than anyone can actually practice in a lifetime No one is going to do all this stuff every day ourselves included At the same time it would be good to at least try everything in these books but since most people really are after something that helps them in some particular way we have an appendix that discusses paths through the book Say you are trying to cope with depression or chronic pain or improve your creativity or anything you could think of as a particular thing why someone might say be after a self-help book Weve listed paths through the book as far as which material and what order you would want to go through in order to approach that particular goal 13 CD A mindfulness GPS 13 13 BW In a way yeah 13 13 TE I like that A mindfulness GPS 13 13 CD I like that This is good stuff 13 13 KF Google Maps for your brain 13 13 CD Google Map to your brain yeah If there gets to be advertisements in here I think its going to be too much I mean its just a sweeping piece of work that you guys have written Its so exhaustive I wonder will you create something else Is this living Will you add to it Will you - are there any plans on - I mean this is huge Theres so much in here Keeping it moving forward or will there be another version of it Because you - I dont know To me I cant imagine you adding anything else 13 13 BW Well there are endless amounts of practices in the world even when narrowed to the criteria we used so Im sure there are valuable practices we never heard of that didnt get included and perhaps someday therell be a different edition There will be a print edition in 2014 that will be one single volume 13 13 CD Wow 13 13 BW Youve got to stop somewhere I think Im ready to move on to bad science fiction for a year or two I think Taylor and I both have other works in us I hope 13 13 TE Well definitely Im actually working on a couple different projects right now a book on networking as in going out and networking with people in business settings and teaching some best practices around that and then the next Pop Culture Magick book 2 0 which is kind of an evolution of a book I wrote 10 years ago called Pop Culture Magick 13 13 CD Id love to hear more about Pop Culture Magick Klint and I were actually discussing the occult when we saw each other in person last time and magick and all those other types of things Klint I mean this is pretty big I dont know how much - I just did a cursory read-through of it when you sent it over to me but any thoughts on this stuff Youve got your own journey that youve been on 13 13 KF No I mean we keep talking about it being a big work I actually - maybe I actually interjected Try not to intimidate people that its - actually guys how long is it as a print book How long would it be 300 pages 400 pages 13 13 BW I think its about 400 in print 13 13 KF Okay and theres a lot of material there but its not like this is some giant unapproachable tome Youve got the appendixes to work through it youve got - but I dont want to scare people off and make them think this is GSM or something like that that theyre not going to be able to get through 13 13 BW We tried to spend as little time talking about the traditions and about - and exclude as much jargon as we could to just keep it to This is how you do this This is what this will do for you 13 13 KF Yeah The Table of Contents is really clear so you can look at it and find the parts that youre interested in 13 13 CD Yeah and if you are going to give someone a handbook to the brain it probably should be a little comprehensive 13 13 BW Yeah But I hope with all of this that whether we continue it and put out another edition in the future someone will take this type of work and that it is something that is evolving in our culture I very much do believe that that it is only in the last few decades that all of this material is freely available to us and that it is beginning to interact with the neurological and brain imaging studies I think we are on our way to a combined knowledge which has never been available to us before 13 13 CD Yeah actually Im right in the middle of finishing The Whole Mind by Daniel Pink Thats a few years old but one of the stats he gave I thought was pretty profound the number of people who meditate or practice yoga or some other contemplative tradition between the 90s and the mid-2000s had tripled It made me wonder was it access to the information or access to those types of systems or was it the requirement of humanity to actually need that in their lives Are people finding it out of necessity or is it just the access to the information Do you have any opinions on that Bill or Taylor 13 13 TE I think that a lot of it is theres just been this explosion both of the New Age and the more occult-oriented culture or subcultures toward meditation and practices like this but also even in mainstream you see a lot of it I mean I sometimes drive around Portland and I swear I could see a yoga center on every block Its probably a bit of an exaggeration but theres certainly a number of them around I think part of it is that some people have been very good at de-esotericizing the benefits of yoga and that I mean you have a lot of people who are doing it because they want to get involved in some kind of spiritual tradition or something They want to just do it for the health and wellness that it brings to their body and thats perfectly good and wonderful and definitely a reason to do it But I also see this to some degree with other types of mindfulness practices as well 13 13 In fact I went to - I belong to - one organization I belong to is called ODN Organizational Development Network We had a presentation a few months ago on mindfulness The person there mentioned that when she approaches businesses to talk about it she never uses the word meditation because that - she says thats too woo-woo She uses mindfulness because mindfulness is something that businesses can accept and that people that are working there can accept as something that is acceptable and isnt going to trod on some peoples toes when it comes to their spiritual beliefs 13 13 I can certainly see that but its interesting how there is kind of this focus on mainstreaming it to make it more acceptable whether - and I would certainly argue theres certain things that are as a result kind of being lost and that which developing may not necessarily be for example yoga in the traditional sense of the word Its a new form of yoga 13 13 CD Yeah The Buddhist Geeks Conference this summer I went to every speaker used the term McMindfulness at least once Some of these people were very traditional teachers There definitely seem to be two camps those that wanted to objectify the commoditization of mindfulness and those that just wanted to say like you said Taylor its just a new form and it doesnt mean theres anything that we need to try to understand about it it is what it is 13 13 BW I think its more a matter of moving it into a context that is telecistically correct for our culture 13 13 CD To me when I heard them say the term McMindfulness I recoiled because I thought to myself - first thing I thought was Wow what was I taught Am I eating the junk food McMindfulness or am I - then I thought Okay I need to race to a mountain and find a yogi I just need to do something to get this nastiness out of my system Then I just realized Oh wow Im sitting here and Im having really these dualistic thoughts about am I doing the right things and not - okay and then I came back online Okay these are interesting chemical reactions about something I just heard and thats all they are interesting Sorry Klint I didnt mean to go into my head there 13 13 BW No no When we come up with something where we dont see a conflict between this form and the traditions basically were - we dont see it as a market but simply the American and modern way in which we do these things Hard to say how much time and cultural stability we would need to evolve something like that but I think weve been going through a period where our culture at least in the US is so fragmented that its more like a collection of niche cultures than something that is an organic whole 13 13 CD Life does seem like one giant sub Reddit I mean everybody I meet has their niche and its so hyper-personalized because of the connected nature of life Klint earlier you said to me Chris youre a little bit older Id ask you Klint as someone whos a little bit younger does life seem to be getting more compartmentalized for you Do you see people falling into tighter little niches 13 13 KF I dont know I havent thought about that My knee jerk reaction is I actually think people might be getting - becoming more generalized in some - definitely people are getting more specialized in some ways in terms of theres just so much stuff out there that people can get - people have to specialize a little bit in terms of job skills or interests of whatever But were getting off - getting way out there now I read - Vanity Fair did a big - maybe it was The New Republic 13 13 One of the big magazines did an article on Netflix and this idea of Netflix having all this niche programming new superhero shows that most people arent really going to want to watch that dont have mass appeal but at the same time and people have talked about this back when there was four audio glitch 00 13 09 shows but now theres more and more content that people are going to watch so people can fit themselves into more subcultures or specialties 13 13 But on the other hand theres more things that were all sharing now Im actually having a hard time coming up with a specific example but to go back to the beginning of the show the Black Friday violence we all see that happening Another really ugly thing - I wish I could think of some positive things but when a school shooting happens in Colorado the whole country or the whole world hears about it and we all mourn for it and are upset by it whereas maybe 30 years ago we really wouldnt have heard about it Theres negative things about that I feel that it is - in a lot of ways thats exploitation by the media But my point is that theres events that happen that we all experience together and this has been happening probably at least since 24-hour news coverage CNN and that sort of thing Its not unique to the Internet 13 13 CD It makes sense to me 13 13 KF You guys have any thoughts on that 13 13 TE I want to interject I agree in a lot of ways with what Klints saying but I also think were also experiencing a more filtered perspective based on the different forms of media I kind of see that - I agree that in some ways were more specialized and in some ways more generalized but I also find it interesting that well hear about a high school shooting in say Colorado or something like that but then in some other part of the world where maybe something else like that happened we will never really hear about it or even if we do hear about it we wont care about it in the same way 13 13 CD Unless Taylor though it affects one of our subgenres As an LGBT person violence in Russia I do hear about because of the channels I listen to all of the networked channels and I live in Colorado - 13 13 TE 00 15 10 though and how that - 13 13 CD Oh yeah I totally get it 13 13 TE I mean theres my point exactly Thats the thing Its kind of sad in a way because its like we should be more aware of this stuff and not just how it applies in one area of our lives but moreover in general If something is happening in Russia that some of us wouldnt hear about otherwise that only some of us would hear because of that filter maybe we need to work on removing those filters and recognizing that they are in place and asking ourselves if thats really what we want a mediated existence that doesnt really allow us to - 13 13 CD Nice Thats a really great way to put it 13 13 BW We are moving towards greater connectivity all the time and of course the great push in media to fill their space hence a train ran off the tracks in Uzbekistan but youll find that out at the same time we can separate ourselves out and self-identify in our niches more than ever before I mean I first started to become aware of this with a friend of mine about 20 years ago I noticed that he collected a lot of The Grateful Dead recordings and videos and in fact all he watched or listened to was Grateful Dead related material He had absolutely no contact with normal media and realized that he had totally shaped his media environment 13 13 Ive seen that more and more where at one point you had fads that came and went and had mass currency like say the way The Beatles were in 64 Now things come and go the tide rises and then it recedes never quite gets as large and as mass a phenomena as it once did but then it recedes to a certain point and sets Do you still have rainbow people beats neo-hippies Whatever it is you can still find a bunch of them because for one thing even though youre one of a billion there are enough of you out there for a newsgroup 13 13 TE But I think part of what Im getting at though is that a lot of those things dont define people the way they may have even like 15 20 years ago where you can be a fan of a genre of music and instead of being - if you listened to punk in the 80s you were a punk Today if you listen to dub-step youre not a dub-stepper or whatever Youre not necessarily a thing because you have your filters but your filters dont necessarily define you anymore because you can have so many of them because you can say Im going to get 10 different identities Im going to be queer and poly and also a runner and a stamp collector and whatever else Im just thinking things up Because its so easy to address all of those different niches through the Web or through whatever else you can build a whole different special identity thats just you I dont know how that affects mass culture but it does seem like it makes it less that theres a specific thing that a whole lot of people identify as like Goths or punks or Teddy Boys or whatever 13 13 BW Weve never been in quite this situation before It may be interesting to see how it does evolve in the next few decades 13 13 CD This has certainly been - I cant really say enlightening everybody defines that differently Its certainly been an exciting chat for me Like all of our guests I could probably speak to you guys and have you - I want you both to teach me and everything else and I want to have Taylor back to talk about magick but we dont want to run over too much 13 13 Closing thoughts I guess about the book Obviously Klint was introducing me to you guys and the work that you created What is it you hope that in 2014 you see this book do or what do you hope to do in 2014 Are there any things you could leave us with that might mean something to you personally 13 13 BW Well apart from wanting to get it out in a print edition if nothing else I want a print copy 13 13 CD I do too actually Thats funny 13 13 BW I would like to see more discussion of these types of processes I would love to see people adding on to the sort of material available and producing some more works Would love to get an online discussion going and collect more material and possibly do another edition down the road But at the moment just happy to have the e-books out 13 13 CD Yes Its got to be a massive feeling We know that our friends Buddhist Geeks who are also Mindful Cyborg fans will see if they can get you involved in maybe - theyve got a nice little community of online folks that could do this 13 13 Taylor what about for you Is there anything personal youd like to see in 2014 as far as the book or you are related 13 13 TE Yeah Id also like to see a print edition of course I feel really happy that we finally have it done Theres kind of this sense of Oh my gosh its done When youre working on a project for years that is different Ive written books where in the past Ive wrote them in a year Boom done Then this book and one other book that Ive put out fairly recently they were both five-year projects It took a lot of time I know for Bill it was even longer than that but - for my part in it 13 13 So its like a sense of would I want to really see a print copy but more than that I want to see - I just want to see people get engaged in it and try it out and offer their own input and see it grow because the book is just the start I mean what I hope that any book does is that it starts conversations and that those conversations continue past it and it becomes a meta-text at that point because you have people engaging in it and doing something with it When that happens thats when you know that its really become something more than what the author intended Thats what Id like to see Id like to see it become more than what Bill and I intended and become something - take on a life of its own in full I think its starting to but itll be awesome to see it flower in 2014 13 13 BW I think Taylor said that much better than I did but that really is it 13 13 CD Well thank you Bill and Taylor so much for being on this show and creating this magnificent work Its obvious from just looking at how much work youve put into it and actually how kind you were to the process and how you really thought about including an appendix that had routes to use a business term routes to value or to use my term a mindfulness GPS I really do appreciate that 13 13 BW Thanks very much for having us 13 13 TE Yeah thank you very much We really appreciate it 13 13 KF Thanks for coming on guys 13 13 CD Klint any final thoughts on our mindfulness journey here today 13 13 KF Nope Nope 13 13 CD Nothing Klint-eresting Okay everybody We will see you next week on Mindful Cyborgs Thanks so much 13 13 KF Take care Bye 13 13
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The young man who didn't know his aṣl.سالفة ولد الحميدية

The young man who didn't know his aṣl.سالفة ولد الحميدية

The young man who didn't know his aṣl.سالفة ولد الحميدية This vivid and beautiful little story was narrated by Abdalla F yiz al-M i of the Sweylem branch of Al sa He is the younger brother of my main r wi Fa l and an equally fine teller of tales The young man who did not know his asl Abdalla F yiz al-M i 1 h f arab yig - aham al- meyd x w-g mow sarra aw ma aham r min ha r-rwala rweyli l kin m f ma rifah innu min min ayya arab maham rfin There is a tribal group called the meyd a family of sheikhs Once they set out for pasture having with them a shepherd from the Rwala But they had no idea from what tribe he was They simply did not know al- meydi h a x al- arab luw ixt ismah al- maydiyyah al- maydiyya h i m ayyin ayyow y x naha al- meyd iy l al- mayd li inna fitha mihi kwayse ilha n n uw l yif u- aklaha mux f m agb lah aklah max f meydi here was the sheikh of all the tribe and he had a sister called meydiyya Poor meydiyya the meydi tribesmen all refused to marry her for she was not good to look at the shriveled skin of her cheeks hung down like dry old water-skins and her appearance was horrifying Yes she was not appealing Oh yes her appearance was horrifying h -ar-rweyli al m aham r i l al-wakt ma aham g aw y ya l- maydi wi r yak innana na ak ala har-rweyly al-xibl w-n xe hal-ba ar n al xa hin min indana ar w-ni t h al- maydiyyah al- maydiyyah m -ba f ydah a z hassa a l ti ni wala ti b wala wala ti awwazat m ti awwazat m ad g blah ala hawa aklah aklah ayw This Ruwaili stayed as a shepherd with them He spent a long time with them So one day they said O meydi what would you say if we had a laugh at this Rweyli imbecile We take his camels which he has taken from us as a wager for his work and we give him meydiyya in marriage meydiyya is in fact of no use to us She is an old woman now she will not have children nor will she give birth Nor has she got married Nor has she got married No she has indeed not married Nobody will take her because of the way she is shaped Yes thats how it is g l y ra wa ah inni m ni x ir g law y ra l h a ixty r m -bu f ydah wi-h a z ana m -baha ana h ana m -bah anah My God I have never thought about it Man this guy is a useless old man and she an old woman There will be no offspring from her There will be no offspring not from her u-ri il ma a amru mi na ir r du yi il ma na r i nag ubu b-hal-in a ba d t lih al- a z xalli yi il mi n He is a man who has spent all his life with us If we want him to stay as a shepherd with us we will keep this woman person in our midst He will stick to the old lady In this manner we can make him stay with us g l wa ah kayfakam gi ab x ir iy l l- amm u-g l m fi m ni g law y fl n la-r-rweyli wa ah int ra g l lak zim n andana u-mu amrak indana w-ni f tigl imm tigil m -lak ahl a fak l ta in wala tirzim wala tag l an-ar d anha la-hali wala tig l wi ismu Well what is your position in this matter The sheikh solicited her agnate cousins When he came back he said There are no objections to it You So-and-So they the sheikhs following said to the Rweyli Why you are a prudent and brave man who has been quite some time with us Spend the rest of your life with us We know that you have no family and I myself have never seen you moan or groan You never say I want to return to my people and you do never say what is it called wa a w-a - x al- maydi ya ni min m ar fu g l wa a h a walad ma a amru indana irr d in awzuh h a indana wlidil-lina yas r w-irr d na k al- maydiyyah wi r yak m wa ah h y all intam t f naha m ni in awfatkam wi al h By God sheikh meydi in his generosity said to us this able young fellow has spent all his life with us We want to get him married He will be like a son to us So we want to give you meydiyya What do you think about it Whatever you say Who am I to question your judgment Why not g law l b-ill h al- maydi w fag ala innu ya k al- meydiyyah g mow ya ba l-lu alyah u-xa b-sint ill h w-ar-ris l Seriously sheikh meydi agrees to give you meydiyya in marriage They slaughtered for her on his behalf and he took her as his legal wife w-l-a al an-na b tangal angalat b- xar gi f m f ay ruh u-h ti b h l-walad alli sub n al-x li wa and xaw loh al- mayd weylak yalli t a weylak yalli tiz ilu aw illi ummu And as fate had it she got pregnant At the very last opportunity she got pregnant She thought of nothing but this child And she gave birth to this boy praise the Lord the Creator He was brought up among his uncles the meyd Woe on you who slander him Woe on you who annoy him or upset him in any way This was what his mother would say walad as-s lfah b-s yakbar uw itrabb -lu ul l u- ager wi-sligah wi-txall h itwal u b-as- ayd ab al-hassa ayyib ayyib h h The boy in this story grew up in no time She raised a riding-camel for him and a falcon and a greyhound and she let him She kindled his desire for hunting Was his father still alive Yes yes he was alive and well yawm min al-ayy m i tma an ban t al- mayd d thin yi tam in ind bint al- maydi a - xah w-ha l gabel ysaww l-lihin wi ygul l-la h i ll w n w n kil wi dah lah w n ib-bayt abwah Oh yes one day the girls of the meyd got together They used to get together at the reception of the sheikha the daughter of the meydi sheikh In the old days they made - what is it they called this thing A w n you mean Yes a w n Each one of the girls had a w n in her fathers tent yawm yi tam in ma alan al-yawm al-fl ni inna mi tam t ind ind ifl nah yi rin az-z n y weyli ya xayti fl n wa ah yg lun m f mi luh a - na tig l ya weyli wa a m mi lu w-a - ni killaham mim m n min iy l al- mayd When for instance a certain day they got together She would say today we get together in the tent of this girl So and So and they brought the latest tidbits of gossip One of the girls said Woe on me o little sister of mine they say there is no one like this fellow So-and-So Another one said And woe on me There is no one like So-and-So And the next one Who were all these men They belonged to the Sons of the meyd m yi b n ri al- -ismu walad ha a hu akbar at a - niya h i kil-ma y tam in h i bass tag iba wannah yftin al-walad h a xalg ayyib u- akil z n kil-m yi bin ri z n tag ad tuwin h They had no news about whats-his-name The son of You Know-Who Great God The next girl came and the next Whenever the sheikhs daughter met her comrades she received their reports with anguished moans for she had seen this young man with his valiant character and good looks Whenever they came with nice tidbits of news about the objects of their desire she just moaned and groaned g lat y fl nah wa a lya ana gi a t aley inni wuk dil-li bala ba h l- arab w-l na d r nu l kin asali b-ill min li asa min killaham iy l al- mayd inna rf naham al-fl n w-fl n w-fl n w-fl n u-z d u- amr mn an-n s u-kil-ma ni b has-s lfeh inti twinn n alm ni minhaw h alli s iri b-ha - akl h A friend of hers said Oh So and So Sorry for interrupting but it is pretty obvious that you have been struck by love for some man our midst And we your friends and sisters know not who he is By God I implore you to tell me You have someone Who is it I reckon we have seen them all We know all the Sons of the meyd So-and-So and So-and-So and So-and-So every Tom Dick Harry But every time we come up with this subject you begin moaning and groaning Tell me now who is it whom you find so fascinating g lat wa ah ana m m ly a ad wal wala atawa ud ala ad g lat la illa t alm ni By God Believe me I have no sweetheart and I am certainly not love-sick No you have to tell me g lat indi la-s-sad mid r g lat b-ill h b- n il-x lid g lat wa a walad ammiti al- maydiyyah walad al- maydiyyah g lat walad al- maydiyyah Can you keep a secret of the heart Yes by God by the eye of God the Everlasting Well it is the son of your aunt meydiyya The son of meydiyya Yes the son of meydiyya al- arab d taham yar al n w-yinzl n a w-ha-a - - eyd w fir h a ma u r w-mi u sligah an rat ib ra hadd as-sager a rubah linnu r my n in aggat ar-rima as-sligah lah w-a - r ma ah The Arabs used to migrate and set up camp along the road This time there was plenty of game and the boy had with him a falcon and he had with him a saluki bitch As soon as a bustard took to the air he urged the falcon on it and it struck the prey They were shooting When the shot sounded the saluki went for the prey and the falcon joined it w-h a ala ul luh sayfu fuh ala anbuh u- ul lu fuh imdallalah w al- al a lli ibah mn a - ayd tul ala anb i - ul l w-l in aggat hadd sligtu wu- - r u- - agar la- atta lifa ynawwix andah gi a r sah w- a a b-al- al ah Our hero sat on his camel with his sword at his side His camel marched in fancy apparel and ornaments and the bag in which he kept the quarry that he killed hung on its side When a shot was fired he urged his saluki and the falcon the saker He then rode over and dismounted at the prey decapitated it and bagged it yawm mn al-ayy m w-in rat hakk al- ib ra ma was a - a an u-min ki rat an-n s m -la mhadda w-h yihid h ntu alyah u-h ta rub al-maha linna r m tow ba ba a - a n a - a n a n x lo Once this bustard flew up in the midst of the camel train carrying women children and property Since there were so many people around there was no place for it to come to rest The young man urged his peregrine falcon on it and it struck the prey He had fired his rifle right in the middle of the train the camel train of his uncle h i al- abd yg d-bah al-hawda g lat a an a an ar-risan The slave was leading the camel with the litter and the sheikhs daughter said Give me the reins give me xa ah xa at ar-risan g lat ya ah im idd mana w-h talfi ala a - r w-h yangir b-al- ib ra w-ha k yin ala ul luh tihi buh She took the reins and said Come on walk in front of us She headed for the falcon It was already plucking the bustards breast and the young man approached the bird and its prey with his camel riding in a small trot yawm a u-r sanCl bas wu il agg ul luh linna b r ah u-h yi r ala l- ib rah u-yag a r sah w-h yi u tah ba b-al- al ah u-h w fitin b-hawdi ah ala r su When he came up to the falcon and its prey he lost no time but tapped his camel on the neck It knelt and lay down on its breast He rushed over and seized the bustard cut its head and bagged it The girl stood by her litter right at his side watching in admiration 23 g lat walad m rad walad ayya yarud g lat walad wa ah la an ab k alli me-en arf a lak mn n aywah h a yowm g lat-lu al- ilma h i m af bah She said Young man He did not answer her Young man He still refused to answer Young man God curse your father you whose origin remains unknown Even as she addressed him he ignored her completely gab ala ul luh al s ib yawminnaham ma aw xa -laham haw b-hal-man ig t ya fl n y walad ya har al-arnab linnu ma hu ma h yammah He dashed away on his camel and continued in a fast pace When they were traveling it took them a considerable length of time even though they hastened through the lands Every now and then the girl called out You So-and-So you young man here is a rabbit He was not at her side you see rat hal- ib ra y y ba h l- ib ra ki a linna lifaw yowminham inzalaw w-h y tihid al ham waddi yil an ab kam ib rakam za rakam minhu miz il-li fl n w-y nin i kruw a a A bustard flew by and the girl shouted Dad take this bustard They arrived at the camp and when they unloaded to set up the camp the girl came charging at them I pray for your father to be cursed and your elders and your young ones alike Who has made so-and-so angry at me You rascals tell me who it is w- r ni m -li ru u-m li ki a min miz ilu kill w id yig l wa a inna m bina alli miz ilu m m adri wa a hal- a i It so happens that I have no one but him So tell me who has angered him But everybody said There is no one among us who has upset him I know nothing about it ub twaffa ya ni l ayyib ab ayyib r i ma a l- ab m al- al l l h ab yadr innu y arf innuw ub h w-an-niyyah innu ra il min h l- arab His father was dead or what No he was alive and well His father was alive and well He was a shepherd with the herds His father Oh yes he knew that he was his father all right He was aware that he was his father but he was convinced that he was a man from this tribe here yawm r al-ma rib g l ya yimmah ta liy wi tr d ya wleydi g l ya yimma ar d it alm ni min al-a al liyya At sunset he said Mother come here What do you want my child I want you to tell me about my origins g lat wa ah y wleydi int imn al- mayd w-h a x lak x h l- arab w- ha la xaw lak kil-ham m-al- meyd u-ma b arf u-h a ab k h -l-axty r w-ana ummak ixt x h -l- arab My child you are one of the meyd and this here is your maternal uncle chief of this tribe and these are your uncles all from the meyd and well I do not know how to say this but this old man is your father and I am your mother sister of the chief of this tribe 30 g l y yimma m- arf ma-adri biddi t allm ni b-a li min n win m akayt -li wa a ar arti i ala has-seyf all axalli yalma min anbi Mother I dont know what to do I really dont know I want you to inform me about my origins - where do I come from Now If you dont tell me I will throw myself on this sword which glistens at my side as I draw it 31 arayyi li min al- aya linnu l-ins n alli m -lw a il m -lw a il I will put an end to myself for a human being who has no pedigree is a nobody al-xtiy rah mistigirratin b-al-xtiy r u-m almaham mn nu g l wa ah ana ra l min al- ulmah w-ana ax y fl n x min x h l- ulmah His old mother had in fact already asked his father about these things and he had informed her where he came from He said I am a man from the Ilmah And my brother is so-and-so sheikh of these Ilmah h a y minnah sam at il- ad min h a g lat ya yimma l wa a ya wleydi la ta ba lak wala tab a i b- lak wala tyatman w-ana lowl k w-al dwi aswa Anyway when she heard him the boy talk like this she said No my son No my little boy dont kill yourself and dont wish anything bad for yourself and dont bereave me of my only child If I did not have you far be it what would I do int ra l mn al- ulmah w-ub k hal-xtiy r h a w-ana f ny al- mayd w-xa eyt ab k ala hawa xal iti h h wa-al-yawm al- amdill a a a n yy k You are a brave true man from the Ilmah and your father is this old gentleman The meyd rejected me and I married your father because of my constitution See Today thank Heavens God has given me you g l la d y yu ah m f m ni an-n s b-an-n s w-al-kil b-a a ana b ir al- arab biddha tar al w-la r alaw tari ma h ri yi il b-a b-al-ax r ham maddaw b-hal- iha h tar n amidd al- iha h i w- ra m widd y h faz t yumna yisra rudd h l h a m widdy ana yy He said Sorry mom it will never happen again Anyway I dont mind We all rely on each other but God takes care of us all So I tomorrow our people will move camp And when they move as youll see my pack-camel stays behind They have left in this direction there so I will travel in this direction here That all I dont want you to to go out and give orders for search parties to go out in every direction to find and retrieve me Thats all I ask for g lat y wlaydi ala x r She replied My son I hope it turns out well w-a - ub yar al n w-ha la yti a n w-yw zn n w-iy aml n u-yti wan n y ma agfat hal-mu hir yawm agfat hal-mu h r ham ha la mi aw h u-h y annib al- iha h i w-ilf -lak z ye In the morning the tribe shifted camp They rode away one following the other having put in order and balanced the saddlebags and carriages Everybody cooperated until finally the troops of camels carrying the property of the different families had moved away from the campsite When the pack camels had moved away they departed in one direction whereas he swerved off in this other direction and carried on towards his goal mit azmin ala ma h ruh ala il luh u-g in h l-xtiy riyah mi uh w-ayy m ti l w-ayy m ta at u y m ab ad an hal-bl d alli ham bah b-al-marrah an xaw loh u-yalfi s ib y ma ab linnu ba d ala n y m ba d arba n y m linnu y f a b al l He sat on his riding camel girded and ready and he had taken his old parents with him These were days of loading and unloading So he left this land in which the others were staying far behind He made himself far away from his uncles He travelled fast till after thirty forty days he suddenly discerned the shapes of herds ahead ib iru h i rat bas t f az-z le tihi ayw al y ma garrab al- al l u-h yanha ala ul lu idd m u-yi ub al ahl al- al l Hardly had his own camels seen this herd of animals than they ran off helter-skelter He however carried on till he came closer to the herd He hastened on his riding camel and stepped down among the owners of the cattle h y arab y ab b w n ahalkam g l wa a al al- aww al-fl ni minham h l- arab g l wa a hal- ulmah min eyxaham wa a xaham ifl n linnu ammu h You tribesmen you young men where are your people He said At such-and-such a well-ground Who are these tribesmen He said They are the Ilmah Who is their sheikh Their sheikh is So-and-So It was the uncle of his see gaz z n wa ah ana al li hass ma yd ni z-z leh w-x yfin ta fal ib iri w- it adi aniy l kin tar n ana am i war kam w-ila d d niyyakam tar ni anzil w-a a il ib iri w-itxall n ib arkam ni y m timud aley He said Good My herds cannot presently stand the presence of these foreign countenances and I am concerned that my camels break loose and run away from me Look I will march behind you and when I have come close to you I will unload and fetter my camels and some other day you let your camels come to my pasturage g law wi al bas wu il han k h ta adda al-x u al- ammu is al an y ma lig w g l int fl n g l na am g l y mar aba-ban wa ah ana taran walad ifl n fl n wi yi -lak g l wa a x y as-s ah mabr kah w n ahalak g l wa a hali h a ham war y l kin ib iri ma dd ni al-i b ma dd ni az-z lah w- l-li arba n yowm w-ana m i ala wa hi They said Why not As soon as he arrived he set out to find his paternal uncle asking about his whereabouts When he found him he asked Are you So-and-So Yes Welcome among us I am as you see the son of So-and-So What would he be to you He is my brother This moment is truly blessed But where are your folks My folks they are the ones behind me but my camels cant stand these foreign faces and for forty days now I have been marching headlong w-al-y m h ana ar d ar d a a il ib iri w-b ir ib arkam timid ala ib iri u-tistafli indi itta tw nis la-hala Today I wish to return to them I have to fetter my camels and tomorrow your camels will come seeking pasture with my camels and graze with me in order for her to familiarize herself with the people sawwow min h a nib u- ni yowm yig m ammu u-ya ba iz r u-yi azm al- arab u-yi azm ux w-i b binaxih y m a arubu arfow arfow They complied with this Next day his uncle slaughtered a fat she-camel and invited all the tribesmen and he invited his brother and he brought his nephew so that he could inform the boy about his pure noble descent They the boys uncle father and relatives attested it They attested it yes g iba -laham mi el m nazzal h nazzalham g l al- n gowtak ya ba n izer yif He slaughtered for them and lodged them like they had lodged him He said God give you strength now They slaughtered fat animals you see ugub isb aw ak ar aw agal a a alam g l y yumma g lat ah g l wa a y yumma inti nazaltiy ind uzzi u-ma azzi w-ana a -li z-zah b alli me en a al-an-n r After a week maybe more maybe less God only knows he said Mother dear Yes Mother you have now set camp among your kin and kith As for me please make for me some food that needs no cooking ya wl ydi y n w n tr d ana lowl k w n a r ana m m ma eyt ay ti w-ana bas yawm alli rabbaytak ar d ama i amri ma ak w-int hassa tr d tagil an ind al-a n b u-dda rin g l m f ha -li z-zah b al me-en a al an-n r aw itg m My little boy shame on you where do you wish to go Without you where would I go having most of my life behind When I raised you I decided that I want to spend the rest of my life with you And now you want to hand me over to people who are not of my own blood and to desert me That will not be Just give me some food that requires no cooking And she stood up and left satisfied that he would not abandon her 48 g l ba a z-zah b al me en a a-n-n r a unnu bi lah m bi lah ma yi bahK lik aw tamar w-h yalf -lak z ye He said Food that needs not to be heated I think it was bi lah or something like that Or dates And off he was tigl innu x bir mig aham kil sanah ygay n bi-l-mi n al-fl ni b-al- uww al-fl ni xawaloh xaw luh w-yalf -lak s ib a-l-w ah He knew the place where each year they spent the hot season They spent the hot season in such and such a place in such and such a valley His maternal uncles Yes his uncles He set out on his white riding-camel riding quickly b-an-nah r yam i u-b-al-l l yi min b-an-nah r yam i u-b-al-l l yi min y m y ma garrab al- irwatham r b-an-nah r yi min u-b-al-l l yam i atta m - ad ya kar He marched all day and hid at night At daytime he marched and at night he was in hiding When he came close to where he expected them to be he spent the day in hiding and the night marching so that no one would be mindful of him and report to the meyd al-mihim yowm garrab al- irwat xaw lu w-ys r-lak b-an-nah r yi min all ad y fuh u-b-al-l l yam i y ma wi l al- aw al- aw tigil indu l arf t ib re i arah Yes as I was saying when he came close to where one could expect his maternal uncles to be he spent the day making sure that no one could see him and at night he resumed marching until he came to this valley with water The valley had huge tamarisk trees It is a big tree you know h i bi ditin n al- arab ma t i h - - arfa b-an-nah r m h ir be way yimri inda a - arf t yarmi whadu ind a - arf t u-yanha yam xaw luh This valley lay far away from where the Arabs were camping You could not reach the tamarisk in a day It was not close He spent the night there by the trees Then he discarded his tent furnishings at the tamarisk trees and set out for his uncles 53 x bir bayt x loh u-x bir w n bint x uh tan m kul ey u-yg m-lak w-yi u whadu ind a - arah u-yi anni ul luh w-yalf -lak s ib midar in seyfu u- nafsu y ma wi il bayt x u He knew his uncles tent and he knew where his cousin slept Everything Yes He unloaded the tent and all its contents at the tree fettered his mount and continued on foot holding his sword for protection and on guard till he reached his uncles tent w-yi i m al-f hi u-yaftigah al-witid u-yimid du ala l-xaymah w-ixazgah a - w n He came along the corner of the back wall of the tent and slashed it with the tent peg He stretched out his hand to the w n and ripped it lin b- du sab asw t u-ya ribah awwal aswah minhiy al-bint bint x luh alli g lat yal an b k alli me en arf a lak yig m ya rubuh ya ribah awwal a wah w-h tiniz w- t xi ah laha haw He had seven stones in his hand and he hit her with the first stone Who was this The girl his cousin The one who had said Curse your father you whose ancestry is not known He threw the first stone at her She just stirred She just rolled over in one rash movement w-ya rub a - niyah y ma rubah al-sab asw t u- agbu h yg m u-ya gi alyah xa la al- ab d n ymin ind a - w n idd m He threw the second one and the third and the fourth and so on till he had pelted her with all seven stones to no avail Then he rose from his sitting position and threw himself through the opening he had made straight on top of her You see the slaves were sleeping in front of the w n at the entrance wi int y ra il g l ana liyya a il ax r min a li ax y mal n al-w ld n inta mal n w-al-w ld n ax r min a li int alli m -lak a el g l ana a li ax r mn a li g lat wa ah i a ma gumt la- r axalli hal- ab d hassa ymaz nak b-ha - f kil w id niza What is the matter with you man My pedigree is better than yours he said Damn you be away you cursed on both sides You are cursed and yet your parents would be better than my pedigree You who do not have any pedigree at all He replied My lineage is more noble than yours If you dont get up and go away right now I will have the slaves tear you to pieces with their swords Each one is an elite fighter g l wa ah w-a a had w- ar axall ham mi l a - ur f indi ar asa ta am yowm fat g lat y ra il gum y f lak y tarkak g l m ni hal- a i samma He said You had better change your mind or I will leave them like big bloated butter skins Yes I will disgorge them When she saw this she said Man get up Fare thee well Get going I will pretend that I did not hear that g lat y fl n radd al- abd alyah h na bal at g lat alib-li n gati g m alab-lah an-n gah u-maddaha min ta t ar-rw g rw g al-xaymah w-h tag id tar h w-iyy w u-yarmy al-x tim x tmu b-as-s alah u-h tarmi x tmah ki lik al-kil minham She cried You so and so The slave answered her but now she hesitated Milk my camel for me she said He milked the camel for her and slipped the bowl under the sidewall - the sidewall of the cloth tent She sat down to drink the frothing milk with him the young man He then dropped his signet ring in the bowl and she dropped hers - both of them did al-mihim wuga al i g w-yi ul ala hal- da sab ayy m yi ul indaham mn awwal al-l l u-yawm ya la a - aw gbulu ala l luh ya u whadu alyah u-yas ab al-mis fa ma yin l-bah In short they fell in love and he remained with the sheikhs daughter like this for seven days He stayed with her from nightfall and at the dawning of light he went directly to his camel laid his stuff on it and disappeared without anybody noticing It was not possible for him to prolong his stay with her y aydah h a gbulu har-ra l bas wu il hin k anna ul luh a i d du ind ar-rtimah allaghin He fettered it As soon as this man of ours came there he had fettered his camel put his saddle by the shrub bush and hung the rings in the tree w-h yan m b-han-nah r y m yi al-l l u- agba h rawwa w-lif -lak s ib f t ala bint ammuh bint x luh ta allal tigl innuh galbu dagguh aham gabel ahamtuh kil marra kil marrah He slept during the day until the fall of night Then he hurried back to the camp entered his cousins w n and had a pleasant evening with her However his heart beat fast and hard from anticipation of danger so each time he left a little earlier than last time -a - ar ga h i ugub sab ayy m tis ayy m a ah alam u-yalf -lak a - ni igatgit u-yi i ala har-rtumah yawm ra linnaha hal-amr m mi el ba u alli al-b ri w-al b r at al- la w-alli gabluh w-alli ka a g l wuk d innana anna w din yi fana n mah ba rin h mil yasra w-irawweh It went on like this for seven days nine days God only knows after which the blacksmith of the tribe found some strange new tracks He told nobody but followed them to see who had left them and why He came to this shrub bush When he scrutinized this place where a camel had lain down to rest he found that it was not like the other ones - that of last night or of the evening before last or the day before that all of which had been like this or that He said For sure we have somebody prowling the camp looking for camels to steal unless of course it is an unattended camel setting out for pasture in the morning and coming back in the evening w-h yi i ni y m l-a - x g l y fl n al- mayd wa ah innah ar-rtima l-fl niyyah ar-rtima l-fl niyyah f h y h ba rin h mil y hu zilimtin yi fana yahal al- uw eyf Next day he came to the sheikh Oh So-and-So Oh meyd At such and such a bush shrub there rests either an unattended camel roaming at random or a man set on stealing our cattle in this valley g l wa ah umrah aw tagr b tis a tagr b sab ah m w id mi l a - ni awwilu y bis w- xru h w-a - ni la- yit mabrit il-b ri Well the set of impressions in the ground where the camel has lain down to rest is nine perhaps seven days old not one is like the other The first one has dried completely and the last one is like that and the following till the place used yesterday g l dir b lak wa ah i a simi t aw alimt innak imsowlef inni la- r ag a r sak l kin tr il- iy l al- maydi l- a arah al-manziyyah The sheikh said Watch your steps Should I hear or get to know that you have been talking about this to anyone I will for sure cut your head off but now go for me to the ten Sons of the meyd my personal guard h a m ba-ham alli alli yankis ma yz l-b ahad u-h m i ra sanCl tag a r su kwayyis h tir -li ala iy l al- mayd al-man iyyah gul-laham al- maydi libkam w-i n al-l lah u-h yanha b-han-nah r w-i a -laham g l al-l la ma ma akam ind al- maydi al- a arah kil w id seyfu ala ala ambuh yaw al h Whoever it is it is not one of them This man who is gone off still bursts with energy I want you to cut his head off straight away Now go to the ten Sons of the meyd the war leaders and tell them that sheikh meydi summons them They shall come to me tonight And the blacksmith went and talked to the warriors Tonight your are to come to a briefing in the tent of sheikh meydi he said to the ten Each of them had his sword at his side ready to use They came to the sheikh and he said Listen g l isma u ar-r ima l-fl niyyah y huw ba rin h mil y h ra lin yifna ya hal al- uw He said Listen At such-and-such an rtumah there is either an unattended camel or a man prowling around our camp looking for camels to rustle you people of this valley ninnu ba r h mil ti bunuh w- ninnu ra lin yifna ug ub h a- lina u-madda akam a-s-sal mah If it is an unattended camel bring her here and if it is a rustler seize him on the spot May God give you endurance and strength and may He bring you home safely ha la r san b-al-l l ta addow yowm ow linna w hah mi l al- am mah ind ha - arah ta trimmah They set off right away at night and when they arrived there was this pure-white camel white like a dove and eating off the branches of the tree w-ham i l linna ma niyya g law wik d innana anna am ah m ay f n ya ni m arfwah la ham r san yalzag n inda g law hassa yi i h sayfu fuh ala ambu tugul innu f-ba rakk ah wayyet r ra g l min r min f y n har-riy ah yif As the men approached the animal they found that it was fettered One of them said We have someone sneaking into our camp right now They did not recognize it as one of their own camels you see No they did not recognize it They stuck to the camel They did not go anywhere After a while they said Here he comes He had his sword ready to use at his side and he was kind of running in a light pace He was one of those really outstanding athletes you see al-mihim h ar-ra l tigl innu sta min al-l la r indu i s b w-h yalf -lak z ye gabel gabel sarwitu kul marrah Anyway this friend of ours used his prudence and marched in the darkness of night quick in his pace You see he counted on trouble and for that reason he departed somewhat earlier each night yawm a al-wi a w-agbal alyah gowz a r ham f h y minnu w-ag adu ha - ul l inda inda ind a - il l yir d n atta yig ub nu When he came to the white riding-camel of his he went Ah Much to their surprise they saw him coming and they crouched by his camel in order to seize him w-huw yinizs linu han k tigil damu xaf f wayyeh yawm nazz u-ham igubb n al h h a - ir alli r yig l ana h a indi ana l yabhah He was startled and leapt backwards He was quite nimble you see When he leapt they all jumped at him vying which each other and shouting Ah the most skillful of us is the one who can say I have this fellow I am the first to attack him u-h yashab-baham u-h yas ab-baham u-h yas ab-baham tig l b raqem y m adaw mi el sur b al- anam w-h yga ir ri lu wayyeh l-awwal w id uf wila r su yadhal u-h yi il s ib ilu w-a -t ni mi luh r su dahal Off he was with them in pursuit but holding his distance He had them completely in his grip and created havoc among them until there was nothing left of them until they were a panicking flock of sheep The leg of the first he just kind of shortened a little but then he attacked with all his might The mans head came tumbling down Our man kept on moving Great Next man like the first had his head tumbling al-muhimm u-yag a al ham al- a arah ga a r saham b-al-marrah w-h yalf -lak ala l-wu ah u-y a t i d dah w-g l y ad-d ra rubat hala alf -lah z ye l-immuh To make things short he settled the scores with all ten He cut their heads off then and there Then he went to his white camel saddled it and exclaimed My d rah calls for its people I shall head back for her now He meant his mother w-alf -lak a - ni a - ub iga ga yowm a yawm linna al- mayd min al-mus anam killaham gitta r saham r s a - ni g l wa u-h yalf -lak ggin eybu w- ala - eyx g l m agul-lak ya meydi la- r iy l al- maydi al- a arah al-man iyyah kullaham mus w ed In the morning the blacksmith followed the tracks out from the camp When he arrived the meyd were like a heap of cut-up meat butchered like sheep The young man had severed the heads of them all The head of the blacksmith He said Ooh Whats this now and headed for the sheikh having torn the open neck of his awb all the way down He said I tell you the ten Sons of the meyd your elite force all lie heaped on each other and cut to pieces g l wa ah i a ala at-lak min falg r s inni la-q r ahdak iyy ham r ahdak iyy ham hid l kin widdi-yy k taktum as-sir uw-h yalf -lak a - ub m aw a aw a ya a idxalak ya a dxalak a a ya ba kam alli iba tuw hal-walad alli m yist hil He said By God if you hurt so much as a hair on his head I will personally see to it that you end up in the same place these men did What guidance However for the time being you ought to keep this a secret In the morning he went around in the camp I take refuge with God from this evil May the doors of Paradise open for you young man May God kill you for slaying this boy who certainly did not deserve such a fate wallu y iy l al- mayd inin w id wi ir d yi a er al kam a a ya ba sa adkam innakam sa adkam ma b wuk d min h alli yg l h k x lu x lu Go away you sons of the meyd What did he do to provoke you to kill him May God destroy your luck Your luck is gone for sure Who said this His uncle His maternal uncle kil-ma yi il ala bint linna tika al wi-tuw zan mr tah mu a sigah thandiz la kil-ma yi il ala wa dah linna f- - akl h Each time he peeked at a girl there she was smearing her eyelids with kohl and appraising herself from all sides in the mirror She would be sitting there making herself attractive for her admirer brushing combing and adorning herself Every time he peeked in to a girl that is how he found her u-kill ban t al- mayd yimur al hin tigl innah a - a a a - uhur gabl a - uhur kil-ma a ala wa dah alla ya ba a akam alli ibahtu h -l-walad y xas ra alayk y hal-walad ya a dxalak y as ba alayk al-mowt He passed all the meydi girls in the morning perhaps after the passing of the dew or a little after noon Whenever he came close to the tent of some girl he cried May God wreck your fortune you who k
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The Magic Fish

The Magic Fish

The Magic Fish The Brothers Knable present an opera for young audience on a story by the Brothers Grimm WIth music by Sunny Knable and libretto by Jim Knable Performed live at the Turtle Bay Music School June 1 2013 Renee Heitmann Otter Girl Andy Huber Father Laura Kay Mother Patrick McLaughlin Boy Skip Teel Magic Fish The Magic Fish a libretto by Jim Knable for an opera by Jim and Sunny Knable OTTER appears OTTER Once as long ago as yesterday there was a boy He was the son of a fisherman and his wife They lived in a humble little cottage by the sea The Fisherman caught fish all day His wife made the fish into stews that she sold at the market The Fisherman taught the boy how to fish They were all very happy The happy family has gathered FATHER teaching BOY to fish while MOTHER stirs a stew pot MOTHER Well it is nice cooking fish for a stew FATHER Yes And it gives our family something to do I love to fish the day away MOTHER And I love making stew FATHER Boy this is the way your parents live We hope you know we do it all for you dont you BOY I know Father MOTHER We love you Its true we love you BOY I know Mother FATHER Its true we love you BOY And I love you too OTTER One day while the Fisherman was off at sea FATHER Off to sea Father exits OTTER And his wife was off selling stew at the market MOTHER Get your hot fresh fish stew She exits OTTER The boy went fishing on the beach by himself BOY I hope I catch a fish today to make my father proud of me To give my mother fish to cook and help my little family OTTER This was what he said each time when he cast his fishing line Sadly though most of the time he didnt catch a fish Boy pulls in his line Instead of a fish on it there is an old boot So hed try and try again BOY I hope I catch a fish today to make my father proud of me To give my mother fish to cook and help my little family He throws out his line He pulls it in Instead of a fish a life preserver OTTER The son was feeling very sad his fishing luck was mostly bad But he decided one more time to try and cast his fishing line He throws it off stage Something pulls on it BOY Its pulling back like fish might do I give it slack then pull it to I do just as my father taught I think it is a fish Ive got Sure enough the MAGIC FISH is on the other end of the line The boy yanks it and the Fish flops down at his feet What luck what luck I caught a fish OTTER But its not just any fish FISH My dear boy you have reeled me in and here I lie no more to swim I beg you though to throw me back and not to stick me in your sack You see my boy Im a magic fish and I will not make a good fish dish So consider this let me go back quick and I swear you will get a reward for this BOY But I want to make my father proud and give my mother fish to cook FISH A noble desire and I wish I could support it but as a fish Id rather not be cooked BOY But I have tried so hard to catch a fish and youre the only fish Ive caught FISH Ill tell you what make a wish for another fish throw me back and youll get one then BOY But I dont understand FISH Im a magic fish my boy I can grant wishes Normally I charge a small fee In this case if you let me live Ill grant your first wish for free BOY If I let you live youll grant me a wish for another fish FISH Ill grant you a wish for anything you want OTTER to audience I do not think I trust this fish Do you trust this fish FISH Please make your decision quickly I cannot breathe out of the water BOY All right My wish is to catch a really big fish FISH So you wish for a fish and Ill give you what you wish Now throw me back I said THROW ME BACK IN Boy throws the Fish back in the water and offstage BOY I hope I catch another fish to make my father proud of me To give my mother fish to cook and help my little family He throws his line in He pulls it back quickly a big beautiful fish flops down on the beach Hello Are you a magic fish too Silence I guess not He holds up the fish BOY FISH OTTER I will help my family Foolish boy I do not trust You have thrown me back this fish When you should have put me do you In your sack The boy will help but he wants to His family help his family The Boy runs off thrilled OTTER When he got home he showed his fish to his parents Parents appear FATHER My son did you catch that fish all by yourself That is an amazing fish Im so proud of you MOTHER That fish looks so fat It will make one whole stew You have helped us so much You are the perfect son BOY I must admit I wouldnt have been able to do it without the help of a magic fish who granted me a wish MOTHER Really son Thats so sweet You made a wish FATHER Dont encourage lies dear BOY This is not a lie The first fish I caught begged me to throw him back and in return said I could wish for anything I wanted FATHER You threw a fish back in BOY The magic fish FATHER Oh son Come here Boy goes to Father If youre saying what I think you caught two fish today and threw one away Now I was very proud of you for catching one fish but you could have had two Were a poor family that depends on fish for our life We cant be throwing back the fish we catch just so we can tell our stories about magic BOY Father it is not just a story He talked to me MOTHER You must not lie to your father BOY It is not a lie I could not have caught this fish if it werent for the wish I made on the magic fish FATHER I do not want to punish him but I feel I must Mother has an idea music cue MOTHER Wait Son did you say that fish will grant you any wish BOY That is what he says But he usually asks for a small fee Whats a small fee MOTHER Here is a penny Take that to the fish and make another wish for us FATHER You cant be serious MOTHER Shh I know what Im doing Ask him for new shoes for our family All of our smelly shoes are worn through BOY New shoes MOTHER Yes Go on Come back when its done She gives him the penny and he runs off FATHER Why have you done this MOTHER It will show him the value of telling the truth and knowing when something is just a story hes made up for he will come back and find that we dont have new shoes OTTER And down by the edge of the sea the magic fish sang to the boy Fish enters FISH magic fish song So youd like 6 new shoes I can give them all to you For a small fee now give it to me A penny That is a small fee Ill need more next time Fish exits The Boy runs back into his parents house with three boxes of new shoes BOY Mother and father look at these He took the penny in his mouth and then these flew up from out of the seas OTTER The Fisherman and his wife could not speak They opened the boxes and found the brand new shoes they had wished for They were even the right sizes MOTHER Its unbelievable FATHER Unimaginable MOTHER BOY Is it possible Mother Father it is possible FATHER They fit so perfectly TOGETHER Ive never had such perfect shoes as these OTTER Later that night when the boy was asleep in his bed his parents sat at their table and talked FATHER I have been thinking through this Theres one way he might have come back with shoes as he did without there being a magic fish MOTHER Yes FATHER Perhaps he sold the fish he says was magic at the market earning his own money Then he felt bad about it so decided to come home and tell the story all about a magic fish Then when we asked for shoes He went away and bought them with the money That he made from selling at the market So he continued the magic fish story MOTHER That is more likely than a magic fish who grants wishes FATHER But it means he lied to us Again and again He must be punished MOTHER I have another idea Why dont we go with him to where he fishes and tell him to show us the magic fish himself Then he will truly see that parents cannot be fooled OTTER And so the next day the boys mother and father went down with him to the shore and watched him fish The family gathers around the boy and his fishing pole BOY to them I have to sing a little song every time I do this sings song I hope I catch a fish today to make my father proud of me To give my mother fish to cook and help my little family MOTHER What a sweet boy Isnt he a sweet boy FATHER So wheres this fish BOY I dont know Usually he just shows up FATHER Oh son Now you must truly be punished for Fish shows up bobbing in the water FISH You called Oh hello everyone I see you brought your family How are the shoes Fit all right FATHER and MOTHER What in the world are we seeing What could this be that we should not be believing Never in our lives have we seen a thing like this A talking conversation-making fish FISH How can I help you fine people today FATHER Mother are you thinking what Im thinking MOTHER If this is real then tell me I cannot stop from blinking FATHER If its true that its wishes he grants MOTHER Then this fish could change our pitiable circumstance FATHER What may we wish for and how does this work FISH Anything you like but lets be clear about this first The first wish was free for saving my life The shoes cost a penny the next will cost you five MOTHER A nickel FISH Thatll do it FATHER A nickel for anything we can wish for What a bargain Otter appears OTTER I really do not trust this fish Do you trust this fish BOY Mother father what will you wish for MOTHER We could really use so many things FATHER We could be living so much better MOTHER Perhaps some humble little diamond rings FATHER Or a purple cashmere sweater MOTHER No what are we thinking We should wish for something that lasts FATHER I wish I had a fishing boat with a bigger mast MOTHER Wait did that count FISH You said it No going back magic fish song So you wish for a mast I will give you what you ask For a small fee Now give it to me GIVE ME THE NICKEL Mother gives the fish a nickel Thanks enjoy your new fishing boat with a very big mast He dives away MOTHER Oh Father was that the right thing to wish for FATHER It will help me catch many more fish And Ive always wanted a bigger ship MOTHER I have a funny feeling about this FATHER Look there next to my old boat Its my new boat MOTHER Its so beautiful FATHER Its incredible MOTHER Look how big it is FATHER Wow it really is MOTHER and FATHER Look at that wood afloat Its our familys new boat They run off to look at it Otter enters OTTER I know that you cannot see the boat from here but it is pretty amazing Imagine the tallest boat you have ever seen This boat is twice that tall And all around it are gigantic nets for catching fish and theres a crew of pelicans who help bring all the nets in and so many fishing lines coming out all over the boat that if you looked down on it from the sky you would think it was a floating spiders web Can you imagine that Good Is that what you would have wished for if you were the boys parents I didnt think so What would you have wished for Interesting Back to the story BOY left alone Mother Father Otter appears OTTER I think Id better become part of this story She steps in Hello boy Boy shrieks BOY A talking fish and now a talking what are you OTTER Im an otter Im cuddly I eat with my hands I swim on my back BOY Do you grant wishes too OTTER No I answer questions BOY Oh Whats happened to my parents Ive never seen them act like this OTTER They have fallen under a magic spell Cast by a creature who does not mean them well BOY You mean the fish does not mean us well But he seems like such a nice fish OTTER You cant always judge an ostrich by its feathers You never know when she might lay an egg You cant ever hold a salamander tethered It grows it back but meanwhile youll be left with just its leg Anyone who gives you something for nothing Or more suspiciously for a low price Might end up making you be mean and greedy Even though you might be very nice If you meet a fish today And he grants a wish your way Be wary of the wish you say The fish may whisk it all away BOY How do you know all this OTTER The truth is boy I used to be just like you until someone like that fish changed me into this BOY WHAT OTTER I was just a little girl out picking daisies When I heard a voice from someone fallen down a well VOICE Save me Save me OTTER When I tell the next part youll think Im crazy But the voice put me under a magic spell OTTER and VOICE First he said thanks for saving me Then he said Ill give you wishes three OTTER My first wish was a pony I had always wanted to ride My second wish a carriage that my friends could climb inside That was when he fooled me For he asked what animal I thought I was most like Before I knew the words came true I was left with a whiskered face sharpened claws and an otters bite She chomps twice BOY Wait You used to be a little girl and then someone down a well turned you into an otter OTTER Thats right He fooled me you see before I even pulled him out For I accidently said the words I wish I was like an otter sometimes And so for my third wish I suddenly became one BOY But who did this to you OTTER I never found out because I never had a chance to pull him out of that well BOY Thats terrible OTTER In some ways yes I miss my family and friends But I do enjoy eating clams Anyway the point is that fish is trouble We all agree to us Dont we Yes BOY What can I do to save my parents OTTER You must show them that what they had to begin with was better than all they could ever wish for BOY That is much more complicated than making my father proud of me by catching a fish OTTER Yes it is Good luck The Boy exits Later than night in the Fishermans shack The Mother has a VERY large pot of stew going The father has a very large net slung over his shoulder full of fish MOTHER Another fish father please Father gives her another fish This is the most stew Ive ever been able to make at one time FATHER I cant believe all these fish These are the most fish Ive ever caught in one day All thanks to that magic fish MOTHER And of course our son who caught the fish in the first place FATHER Of course of course How much money do you think we can make from all that stew Enough to make some more wishes tomorrow Boy enters BOY Mother father Id like to talk to you MOTHER Theres our wonderful son who made all this possible FATHER Thank you boy you have saved our little family BOY I have to warn you both about something You see I met an otter today who told me something important FATHER An otter Does he grant wishes too BOY No She answers questions She told me that you were most likely getting fooled by this fish MOTHER Oh son thats very sweet of you to worry about us But were your parents and we always know whats best Taste this stew Isnt it delicious BOY She said Otter appears outside the scene and sings with Boy BOY AND OTTER You cant always judge an ostrich by its feathers You never know when she might lay an egg You cant ever hold a salamander tethered It grows it back but meanwhile youll be left with just its leg If you meet a fish today And he grants a wish your way Be wary of the wish you say The fish may whisk it all away MOTHER What a charming little saying Be wary of the wish you say the fish may whisk it all away FATHER Yes I like that ALL SING Be wary of the wish you say the fish may whisk it all away OTTER The next day After the mother had sold all her stew and the father had another great morning of fishing they went down to the beach where they met the magic fish Mother and Father alone MOTHER How do we get him to appear FATHER Whats that song he sang MOTHER I hope to catch a fish today to make my father proud of me FATHER And give my mother fish to cook MOTHER and FATHER To help my little family Fish appears in water FISH Fancy meeting the two of you here Hows that boat working out for you FATHER Its the best thing to happen to us MOTHER Other than our son of course FATHER Of course MOTHER We were wondering if we could make another wish MOTHER and FATHER You see now we have more money FISH Ah thats good because as you know my fee does go up for every wish FATHER We would like a new house MOTHER We live in a little shack you see and it leaks when it rains and the bugs and mice always crawl into bed with us FATHER And so wed like a slightly bigger house MOTHER and FATHER In fact we would like a large large large mansion FISH A mansion MOTHER With some ponies FISH Ponies cost extra they count as another wish FATHER How much FISH What do you have Mother holds out a fist full of cash MOTHER Thats all we have FATHER But you dont want all of it do you FISH For a mansion AND ponies A handful of money is much less than those things usually cost MOTHER to Father What do you think FATHER Hes right And we know we can trust him He gave us a new fish some new shoes and a big boat MOTHER Thats a deal Mr Fish FISH magic fish song So you wish for a house with some ponies all about I will grant that wish as I am a fish I will give you what you ask now give me all your cash Please Mother hands over the cash Thank you always a pleasure All exit Otter appears OTTER When they returned to what used to be their little old country shack they found in its place a big gigantic mansion with ponies in the front yard MOTHER and FATHER run on MOTHER and FATHER Look at our great big mansion with ponies in the front yard They run off Boy rides in on a pretend pony BOY Do you still think the fish is fooling them OTTER I wished for ponies once too Look what happened to me BOY Oh no will my parents be turned into animals OTTER One never knows You have to stop them from making all these wishes boy BOY How will I ever do that Theyre so happy OTTER Im sure youll find a way The Otter leaves Mother and Father ride up to the Boy on ponies of their own MOTHER Isnt this wonderful FATHER Yes it is MOTHER FATHER Look at our beautiful new house I cant believe our new house MOTHER and FATHER Its our great big mansion with ponies in the front yard FATHER I only wish ponies were a little bigger I wonder how much horses cost BOY Mother Father what has happened to you Its like youre different people MOTHER Oh son Im still your mother I love you very much MOTHER and FATHER If it werent for you none of this would have happened BOY Mother why arent you making stew And Father why arent you on your boat MOTHER Well you see now we have a fish-stew maker I load the fish and the rest is taken care of FATHER And I caught so many fish yesterday that there are still so many left over MOTHER Look at that pony jump Mother makes the pony jump FATHER to Mother Race you around the mansion MOTHER Ready set go Mother and Father race off on their ponies all around the audience MOTHER and FATHER This is our great big mansion and were riding ponies This is our great big mansion with ponies in the front yard They exit Otter enters again and stands with the boy BOY Maybe they wont make any more wishes and can just be happy like this OTTER Oh boy didnt you hear your father Hes already thinking of his next wishes BOY I need help figuring out what to do OTTER turning to the audience What do you think he should do Should he yell and be mean to his mother and father No thats not right Should he ride around on his pony and not worry so much Well I suppose he could but then there wouldnt be much of a story to tell Should he figure out a way to fool the fish himself to get him to leave his parents alone That was the correct answer Very good OTTER The next day he followed his parents when they went to see the fish The Mother and Father stand before the Fish MOTHER We were been talking about it FATHER And we were wondering MOTHER What would it cost FATHER to be King MOTHER and Queen MOTHER and FATHER of the country FISH I have heard that wish before Its a good one Its a good one MOTHER Well probably have to save up for that FISH But it will cost you more than money FATHER Hows that Hows that FISH Whats something you have and love MOTHER I love my pony FATHER I must admit Ive come to love mine too But why FISH Give me your ponies and I will make you King and Queen of the country MOTHER My pony FATHER Dear if were king and queen we can get all the ponies we want MOTHER But she pets the pony all right I dont know if I like this anymore FATHER Then lets make this our last wish MOTHER How could we possibly ever need anything more FISH So your ponies for the kingdom FATHER and MOTHER Yes Yes FISH magic fish song So you wish for your crowns I will turn you upside down For your ponies Hand them over Mother and Father reluctantly pass the ponies to the Fish MOTHER Good bye ponies Two crowns appear offered by invisible hands FATHER Hello kingdom Mother and Father go to the crowns and put them on MOTHER Whats that in the distance Where our mansion used to be FATHER A castle My Queen A giant castle where I am the King And look a carriage pulled by horses BIG Horses MOTHER and FATHER Our ponies for the Kingdom MOTHER FATHER My King My Queen FATHER Come on They run off The Boy comes out of hiding with the Otter BOY They loved those ponies OTTER They certainly did BOY They said that was the end of their wishes OTTER to Boy Do you believe them to us Do you believe them BOY What price could the Magic Fish ask next to grant a wish He doesnt want money anymore for he has things that they love If they wish from the fish what will he ask for idea occurs Oh no He wouldnt Would he Is he that mean OTTER to us Do you know what hes thinking What would the fish ask for next time BOY But wait if he does ask for that then that might be how I can Otter Ive figured it out I know how to save everybody But Ill need your help OTTER Youve got it BOY gesturing to audience And theirs too OTTER Will you help him when the time comes Response Good Remember that OTTER and BOY Were saving the family The familys more important Ill trade you the kingdom for a family Otter and Boy exit Mother comes on wearing her crown MOTHER Hello my boy Or should I say my little prince Isnt it wonderful BOY Yes mother But will you really make no more wishes MOTHER What else could we possibly want Father appears FATHER I just thought of something There is one last wish to make MOTHER King and Queen of the world FATHER Better MOTHER King and Queen of the universe FATHER Even better MOTHER King and Queen of the I dont know I give up FATHER Of the sea Do you see If we were King and Queen of the sea then we would rule all the fish and make any wish do you see Do you see Well wish for free As royalty of the sea MOTHER Thats genius My King FATHER Thank you Queenie Fish we summon thee Fish appears bobbing happily FISH Never expected to hear from the two of you again MOTHER We thought of something else FATHER Just one last wish FISH Another last wish MOTHER This would really be the last wish FISH Go on surprise me FATHER King and Queen of the Sea Do you see Do you get it Well have the powr to rule you We will own you Magic Fish Youll give us any wish for free Were royalty of the Sea FISH Intresting But of course youll have to pay something for this wish first MOTHER Of course Would you like our fancy rugs Our jewelry Maybe our swans FISH Theres only one thing worth this wish And let the rules be clear about this once you give this thing to me even Kings and Queens of the sea can not wish to have it back FATHER Try us FISH Your son BOY I knew it MOTHER Our son FISH Give your son for all the sea A little fee to have everything Do we have a deal Father and Mother look at their son MOTHER But our son FATHER We cant Not our son MOTHER No no We really cant BOY Father mother I will go with the fish if thats really what you wish FISH Your being willing doesnt have anything to do with it kid BOY I just have one favor to ask FISH Now this should be good BOY Id like everyone here to answer a question If I ask you all a question will you yell out the answer MOTHER Yes but my boy we BOY Shh mother I know what Im doing The question is What do otters eat MOTHER What do otters eat BOY WHAT DO OTTERS EAT EVERYONE FISH The Otter leaps out from hiding and grabs the fish out of the water FISH No No No Dont eat me Save me OTTER That voice I know that voice YOU WERE THE ONE DOWN THE WELL BOY The one who turned you into OTTER Yes FISH Please forgive me Spare me Spare me Ill give you anything you want BOY Anything FISH Anything BOY MAKE EVERYTHING GO BACK TO NORMAL FISH Normal Why would you want that BOY When we didnt have anything we had everything The only way to make sure you keep everything Is to be sure that you keep love And thats whats good thats what should thats what could be for everybody FISH So youre saying you should be happy with what you have to begin with rather than wanting a bunch of stuff Huh I never thought of it like that Fine Back to the shack it is The crowns on the parents heads appear to fly off as they grab onto them MOTHER Look Our crowns FATHER Look Our castle MOTHER and FATHER Crumbling down FATHER Look My boat MOTHER Shrinking FATHER All of it MOTHER All gone MOTHER and FATHER Or very small Theres our humble little shack once more FISH I really cant breathe out of the water so anything else BOY Otter OTTER Dont worry about me Ill be fine now BOY Fish leave us all alone even if one of us calls to you again FISH No problem There are plenty other humans out of the sea BOY Let him go The Otter does and the Fish swims away MOTHER Well it was nice being Queen for a day FATHER Yes And actually being King there isnt much to do I longed to fish the day away MOTHER And I missed making stew FATHER Boy that was a brave thing you did I hope you know wed never give you up dont you MOTHER But we came so close How could we come so close FATHER We were not ourselves like you said but then we remembered MOTHER Who we were because of you FATHER We love you BOY I know father MOTHER We love you BOY I know mother MOTHER and FATHER Its true We love you FATHER And this Otter helped too How can we ever The Otter has disappeared MOTHER Where did that Otter go She was right here GIRL appears She has transformed back to her normal state after being an otter FATHER Hello little girl did you see an otter go by GIRL No did you lose one BOY Wait a minute GIRL to him Shh MOTHER Now what should we do FATHER Theres still daylight MOTHER Off to fish FATHER Off to fish Off to the market to sell your stew MOTHER Get yer hot fresh stew FATHER Thank you Boy for reminding us of what we really do MOTHER and FATHER When we didnt have anything we had everything The only way to make sure you keep everything is to be sure you keeplove Thats whats good thats what could thats would should be for everybody Thanks again Boy MOTHER Were so proud of you They kiss him and go away happy GIRL Your parents are good they just got carried away BOY It really is you But how can this be GIRL When you told the fish to make everything normal This is me when Im normal BOY Are you going to miss being an otter GIRL A little bit But Im excited to back home to my parents now I missed them more BOY Will I ever see you again GIRL Yes I think were in the same grade at school Will you still be friends with me now that Im a girl and not an animal BOY Yes Best friends They hug GIRL And the moral of the story is You cant always judge an ostrich by its feathers You never know when she might lay an egg You cant ever hold a salamander tethered It grows it back but meanwhile youll be left with just its leg BOY If you catch a fish today be careful if it gets away For it might try to lure you in and keep you in the sea with him Parents enter MOTHER and FATHER If you cant be sure its true As what you know is good for you Be willing to just walk away And love what you have got today Magic Fish enters Interwoven with the following FISH and GIRL If you wish on a fish it might give you what you wish There is no wish worth your happiness GIRL BOY You cant always judge an ostrich by its feathers If you catch a fish today You never know when she might lay an egg Be careful if it gets away You cant ever hold a salamander tethered for it might try to lure you in It grows it back but meanwhile youll be left with And keep you in the sea with him just its leg GIRL and BOY MOTHER and FATHER Anyone who gives you something for nothing If you cant be sure its true Or more suspiciously for a low price As what you know is good for you Must be suspected of not being trustworthy Be willing to just walk away Even though they might seem very nice And love what you have got today MOTHER FATHER BOY then Otter When we didnt have anything we had everything The only way to guarantee that we can keep our everything Is to be sure we keep love ALL We saved it our the family Our the familys whats important Well trade you the kingdom All for love Love All for Love End of opera
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