My Muse: Music

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Music is more than just a pleasure, a joy to listen to, a release to dance to. There's a spiritual component to it. It speaks to me. Yes, in that sense that the composer and performers create something which reaches me. But also in the sense that, sometimes, it seems as if the universe has chosen just that moment to play me a particular song, with a particular meaning. These pins are collected from my two blogs: "God Beauty Perfection Love :: Synonyms" and "My Muse: Movies Music and Books."

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Donny Hathaway - I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know - lived October 1945 til January an American soul musician. Where Is The Love, Love You More Than, My Love, Marvin Gaye, Soul Music, My Music, Roberta Flack, Believe, Soul Singers
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I can love that tune on the very first chord ~ Donny Hathaway | My Muse

And some stuff you just love from the very first chord … timbre, qualities of its attack, sustain and decay, the authority with which it’s played, the key it’s played in, the instrumentation and even their arrangement, the way all these elements come together in that brief moment when sound […]

G, 216 min. Director: David Lean Writers: Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson, T. Lawrence (writings) Starring: Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness. David Lean, Shot Film, Alec Guinness, Peter O'toole, Lawrence Of Arabia, Great Cuts, Film Grab, Film School, Joss Whedon
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The trick … is not minding that it hurts ~ Lawrence of Arabia | My Muse

I’ve always loved this scene introducing Peter O’Toole in David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia. In a film rife with extraordinary storytelling and wisdom, it remains my favourite. In hindsight perhaps it’s the spiritual undertone of Lawrence’s statement that’s always intrigued me most because, of course, Lawrence isn’t only talking about […]

Dream Theater : Feist on We Heart It Leslie Feist, Francoise Hardy, Dream Theater, Piece Of Music, My Muse, If I Stay, Great Videos, We Heart It, Love Her
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Secret Heart: Feist Covers Sexsmith LIVE | My Muse

Some weeks ago I watched a documentary about a piano prodigy. In his young teens, the boy spoke about music with a profound wisdom. One thing he said, in particular, stayed with me. I’m paraphrasing, but it went something like: “The more you work with a piece of music, the […]

Emily carr a rushing sea of undergrowth, 1935 oil on canvas. collection of the vancouver art gallery, emily carr trust Tom Thomson, Canadian Painters, Canadian Artists, Henri Matisse, History For Kids, Art History, Emily Carr Paintings, British Columbia, Vancouver Island
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To be kissed and salted ~ here is a picture | My Muse

This is, I am So beautiful and fierce This is, violence And holy words And I swear fealty To smile beyond dignity To be kissed and salted To be kissed and salted Oh to kiss and be salted By love extreme This is Veda Hille. A pianist friend tells […]

Precious Heart ~ Finding the path out of darkness :: Veda Hille's song, "Precious Heart" is very much about one kind of darkness, and wavering on the edge of falling into it or escaping it. Hille's advice? Look down, look down, and find your feet. The next step is the path you're on. My Muse, Cool Words, Darkness, Meant To Be, Hold On, Finding Yourself, Advice, In This Moment, Songs
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Precious Heart ~ Finding the path out of darkness :: Veda Hille's song, "Precious Heart" is very much about one kind of darkness, and wavering on the edge of falling into it or escaping it. Hille's advice? Look down, look down, and find your feet. The next step is the path you're on.

Mantra music came to me at a time when I needed its tranquility and centredness most. The Gayatri Mantra is among my very favourites, and Deva Premal's angelic voice brings its spirit to life.

Deva Premal: the tranquility of Gayatri Mantra | God Beauty Perfection Love :: Synonyms

Mantra music came to me at a time when I needed its tranquility and centredness most. The Gayatri Mantra is among my very favourites, and Deva Premal's angelic voice brings its spirit to life.

Remembering with Shakti: Lotus Feet and Vancouver’s Sea Wall

Remembering with Shakti: Lotus Feet and Vancouver’s Sea Wall | God Beauty Perfection Love :: Synonyms

Some music becomes sacred for us. That's true in both the secular and non-secular uses of that word. It becomes a part of us, and the world just seems better -- divine, if you will -- when we allow whatever emotional state we're in to be displaced by the music. There are few pieces of music which evoke in me more calm than this one, "Lotus Feet," performed here live by the world/jazz ensemble, Shakti.

Sarah McLachlan reminds us ~ you’re so much more than good enough Sarah Mclachlan, My Muse, Not Good Enough, Meant To Be, Acting, Wisdom, Entertainment, Songs, Traditional
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Sarah McLachlan reminds us ~ you’re so much more than good enough | God Beauty Perfection Love :: Synonyms

A music post featuring Sarah McLachlan's "Good Enough" performed live on KCBO....The Violence Against Women Act recently passed in the USA. Finally, a fundamental re-orientation of thought regarding a traditional, one-way pattern of abuse. One more step away from the tradition of being 'not good enough.' A long way to go yet. But in time... Next up? Violence Against Men.

Bif Naked's "Everyday" may or may not have saved my life. What it did do for certain was keep me functional during a period of chaos.

Bif Naked is my bright mantra ~ Everyday | God Beauty Perfection Love :: Synonyms

Bif Naked's "Everyday" may or may not have saved my life. What it did do for certain was keep me functional during a period of chaos.

Bif Naked came into my life in an odd way, the leading edge of a wave of the odd, the uncanny, the revelatory. This song has a lot of meaning for me, coming as I Am Broken, Nothing Else Matters, Free Mind, The Uncanny, Mind You, My Muse, Recovery, Meant To Be, Acting
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Nothing Else Matters when Bif Naked is your muse | God Beauty Perfection Love :: Synonyms

I'd never done it before, downloaded an entire album of songs -- for free, mind you -- off the internet. I was broke and broken, a whole lot out of sorts at the time. The act was uncharacteristic, and it proved immeasurably wise. Bif Naked's music became the primary muse for my spiritual recovery.