….on….universal witness…

“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself.
Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies.
We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes
conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.”

― Alan W. Watts

12-shadows-frozen-reflections-evn-smlr

….on…. take me to church….

It’s been a long time since I listened to Sinead O’Connor. I loved every track on her very first album. But everything after that was sort of hit-n-miss and I eventually lost touch with her career.

I recently came across this wonderful song from 2014 album I’M NOT BOSSY, I’M THE BOSS. It seems to have the same kind of edgy energy that I liked in her first album. The Chorus hits home for me and highlights the need for pure love and how the institutions of today fail to provide it – which is highlighted in the lyrically sharp chorus,

“Oh take me to church
I’ve done so many bad things it hurts
Yeah take me to church
But not the ones that hurt
‘Cause that aint the truth
And that’s not what it’s for”

…on ….nonaction….

I would say that not doing too much is the important thing. We tend to try to overdo everything. Such conceptual actions just create more karma. Consider nondoing, nonaction, for a while, and leaving things as they are.

—His Holiness the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa, “Awareness Itself

 

kendall-lake-edge-2-smlr

… on … love & destruction….

“Love is what happens to us when we are graced by the absolute destruction of everything we hope for.”

– Rabbi Rami Shapiro

2008-carnival-is-over-evn-smlr

…on….more music…

Nik Bärtsch’s MOBILE is one of 3 ongoing Nik Bärtsch projects. The other being his solo piano work under his own name and the other group project Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN. All of his tracks are numbered. The one presented here is “Modul 4″and is featured on MOBILE’s latest CD, from ECM records, CONTINUUM. This is by far one of my favorite releases from 2016. This track features the quartet of piano, drums, other percussion, and a rare bass clarinet. Music that gets to the core of sound in a zen-like minimalist fashion that is surprisingly rich, full and even energetic. I hope you enjoy this wonderful track.


and a bonus track “Modul 29_14” also from CONTINUUM.

get more from his website at
http://www.nikbaertsch.com

….on…. what’s hot!!!!…

Mehliana (Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana) performs “Just Call Me Nige” at Largo in LA, October 2013. The song is featured on the album Mehliana: Taming the Dragon • Nonesuch Records Video directed/recorded by Alex Chaloff

via Mehliana [Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana]: Just Call Me Nige (Live) — Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής / Socratis Papahatzis

… on… my town…

Some new images of my town…. to start the year…

…on…..quitting …

Some great thoughts on quitting social media and spending less time online. Is 2017 the year you will make some changes and take charge of your life?