La Vie Est Belle

August 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

Introducing Amadou et Mariam, you can learn more about them here.
A blind African couple who make great music. This one is called: Sabali, from the album Welcome to Mali

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What is beauty? What is infinite? What is living?

August 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

how to answer that question? just watch this video…

My Favourite Things [The Sound of Music]

August 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

I hope one day, my kids will enjoy Sound of Music as much as I do.
Of course this classic movie is starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

And here is a few of my favorite things.

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Jazz Tube

August 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

If you like Jazz like I do, you have to check out JazzTube.com
for streaming Jazz videos of your choice.

Click on the picture below for a taste of:
Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane

And there’ll be sun, sun, sun. All over our bodys.

August 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

This is almost the soundtrack of my life.
So happy. So chirpy. So fun. So playful.

Noah and the Whale – 5 Years Time

Oh, well, in five years time we could be walking round the zoo
With the sun shining down in every me and you

And there’ll be love in the bodys of the elephants tool
I’ll put my hands of your eyes, but you pick throught

And there’ll be sun, sun, sun
All over our bodys.
And sun, sun, sun
I’ll die in next
There’ll be sun, sun, sun
All over our faces
And sun, sun, sun
So, what the hell

‘cause i’ll be laughing around your silly little jokes
And we’ll be laughing about how we use to smoke
All those stupid little cigarretes and drinks to put wine
‘cause it’s what we need to have good times

But it was fun, fun, fun
When we were drinking.
It was fun, fun, fun
When we were drunk
And it was fun, fun, fun
When we were laughing
It was fun, fun, fun
Oh, it was fun.

Oh, well, i look while you’re saying: “it’s the happiest that i’ve ever been”
And i’ll say: “i love to feel that i have to be james dean”
And you say: “yeah, and i feel a pretty happy too, and i’m always pretty happy when i’m just thinking about with you”

And will be love, love, love
Love throught our bodys.
Love, love, love
All throught our minds
And will be love, love, love
All over her face
And love, love, love
All over our minds.

And i’ll remember all these moments suggesting my head
I’ll be thinking about then and there’s lying in bed
And i know that you believe that might not keeping come through
But in my mind i’m having a pretty time with you

Five years time
I might not know it
Five years time
We might not speak
And five years time
We might not care about
Five years time
We might to prove it along

Oh, there’ll be love, love, love
Wherever you go
There’ll be love, love, love

Ikiru (to live)

August 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

When faced with a death sentence, how will you choose to live out the rest of your days?
Ikiru (to live) a 1952 Japanese film co-written and directed by Akira Kurosawa

This is one of those movies I find truly beautiful, engaging, classic with just a great mix of drama, emotion and joy. It tells of a story of a man who is searching for happiness, when he is practically faced with a death sentence – a cancer. Check out the trailer here:

I was also very much moved by one of the songs in the movie called “Gondola no Uta” – a Japanese song for all the women out there to find that courage to fall in love.

life is brief.
fall in love, maidens
before the crimson bloom
fades from your lips
before the tides of passion
cool within you,
for those of you
who know no tomorrow

life is brief
fall in love, maidens
before his hands
take up his boat
before the flush of his cheeks fades
for those of you
who will never return here

life is brief
fall in love, maidens
before the boat drifts away
on the waves
before the hand resting on your shoulder
becomes frail
for those who will never
be seen here again

life is brief
fall in love, maidens
before the raven tresses begin to fade
before the flame in your hearts
flicker and die
for those to whom today
will never return

*source: Gondola no Uta

But I’m still, I’m still an animal

August 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

Frida Kahlo’s paintings often include nature elements, particularly animals such as monkeys, birds, and, like in this painting, deer. In The Little Deer – 1946, Kahlo really draws a connection between humans and animals when she paints her own head onto the body of a wounded deer. I have interpreted this painting to be symbolic of the animalistic nature of pain. She has been wounded and feels pain just as any other creature might experience.

“I change shapes just to hide in this place
But I’m still, I’m still an animal
Nobody knows it but me when I slip”
– A song by Mike Snow

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