Friday, 30 September 2016

Woman In Chains

Tears For Fears Feat Oleta Adams 

From the album The Seeds of Love, 1989

You better love loving and you better behave
You better love loving and you better behave
Woman in chains, woman in chains

Calls her man the great white hope
Says she's fine, she'll always cope, ooh
Woman in chains, woman in chains

Well, I feel lying and waiting is a poor man's deal (A poor man's deal)
And I feel hopelessly weighed down by your eyes of steel
(Your eyes of steel)
Well, It's a world gone crazy keeps woman in chains, woh woh woh
Woman in chains, woman in chains

Trades her soul as skin and bones
(You better love loving and you better behave)
Sells the only thing she owns
(You better love loving and you better behave) ooh ooh
Woman in chains (the sun and the moon), woman in chains

Men of stone, men of stone, hey, no no no, ooh

Well, I feel deep in your heart there are wounds time can't heal
(That time can't heal)
And I feel somebody somewhere is trying to breathe
Well, you know what I mean
It's a world gone crazy keeps woman in chains

It's under my skin but out of my hands
I'll tear it apart (somebody somewhere is trying)
But I won't understand (to breathe)
I will not accept the greatness of man
It's a world gone crazy keeps woman in chains
Gone crazy keeps woman in chains

So free her, so free her, so free her
So free her, so free her (the sun and the moon)
So free (the wind and the rain) her, so free her
So free her, so free her, so free her, so free her
So free her, so free her (the sun and the moon)
So free (the wind and the rain) her, so free her 

Written by Roland Orzabal 

"'Woman in Chains' was recorded as a duet and Orzabal explained the impetus for the lyric to Melody Maker: 'I was reading some feminist literature at the time and I discovered that there are societies in the world still in existence today that are non-patriarchal. They don't have the man at the top and the women at the bottom. They're matricentric — they have the woman at the centre and these societies are a lot less violent, a lot less greedy and there's generally less animosity...but the song is also about how men traditionally play down the feminine side of their characters and how both men and women suffer for it...I think men in a patriarchal society are sold down the river a bit — okay, maybe we're told that we're in control but there are also a hell of a lot of things that we miss out on, which women are allowed to be.'" (Wikipedia).

The Country of Beauties (Chinese film made in 1981)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016



(Odos 55)

Ace Greek Minimal Wave Band

Προσδοκούν Ενα Μέλλον

Ο Αόρατος άνθρωπος (Live @ Death Disco)

Για Πάντα (Live @ Death Disco)

Αττική Βικτώρια

Ο Κόσμος τους

Ύπνωση Τηλεκίνηση

Live στη Βίλα Ζωγράφου. 23.05.14.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

What Use?

By Tuxedomoon

From the album enititled Half Mute. The record was produced in San Francisco in 1979

What's the use
Of feeling betrayed
What's the use
Of feeling at all

I'm pacing the floor
I'm wearing it smooth
This is stupid
I think I'll go home

What's the use
Of moving uptown
Fly to Rome
On your credit card

An endless parade
Of lawyers and finance
Plenty of time with nothing to do
Give me new noise

Give me new affection
Strange new toys from another world
I need to see more
Than just three Dimension

Stranger than fiction
Faster than light

    Cover – Patrick Roques
    Drums – Jeff Raphael (tracks: B)
    Guitar – Michael Belfer (tracks: B)
    Producer, Mixed By – Tuxedomoon

Monday, 19 September 2016

None of those inner anxieties or doubts about yourselves are in any way valid

By Saul

Channelled through John Smallman, 10 September 2016

Your loving intentions are changing the world – MIGHTILY! As you visit your favorite on-line news and spiritual web sites you are presented with enormous amounts of information confirming this. All that is required of each of you is that you relax daily into your holy inner space, where the divine Light of Love burns constantly on your holy altars, and restate your intent to be loving in every moment and in every situation, because that is what is changing the world.

And of course you are not doing it on your own, the full power and might of God’s Will is added to your intent. You cannot fail because God’s Will is always achieved, so let go of worry and anxiety, both are distractions from living, and you were created to live. Instead, intend to deal successfully with whatever arises in the moment that it does so, and with the firmly held intent to be loving in every moment you will find you have whatever you need to deal with it. Life can be very simple if you allow it to flow through you instead of focusing on certain moments and attempting to prolong or resist them. There is only flow! To be motionless is impossible. When you sit quite still meditating all your bodily energy systems continue to function, and the life force – Love – continues to flow through you, and in your meditational state you are more likely to notice this constant and loving flow bringing you to a beautifully relaxed state of inner peace.

As you keep being informed, and I will reiterate it yet again: “You, every human, every conscious entity that God creates (remember there is only the present moment) is perfect and infinitely loved.” That state of being can never change, it is permanent, eternal. Therefore remind yourselves constantly of this, until you accept the truth of it and find that you truly KNOW it! Deep within you, you do know this, you have just temporarily forgotten it, and that is why we in the spiritual realms need to keep reminding you. Release all your doubts about being worthy, good enough, or lovable, because you are infinitely and eternally worthy, good enough, and lovable. In fact you are eternally and infinitely beyond worthy, beyond good enough, and beyond lovable, because you are most magnificent beings of brilliant Light, just as you were created.

Once you make the decision to accept yourselves unconditionally just as God does, and set the intent daily to honor total and unconditional acceptance of yourselves in every moment, you will very quickly find that you feel freer and happier than you have ever felt in your lives before. You will cease to judge and disparage yourselves, and anxiety and self-doubt will just fall away. Surely you can see that you owe it to yourselves to trust and believe in yourselves completely when God, in His infinite wisdom, does so for all eternity?

When you accept that you are perfect divine beings, then you automatically allow the divine field of Love to flow through you in every moment without restriction or resistance on your part, and the whole world is healed. You incarnated to help with humanity’s awakening, and you do this by just being yourselves in every moment, because being yourselves you are Love in action, constantly, and that is precisely what the world needs.

One of the most difficult things for you to deal effectively with as you live as humans is the loss of memory of your true and eternal divine state at One with God living eternally in His loving Presence. It leaves an enormous hole in your sense of identity, a hole you are constantly attempting to fill by seeking outside yourselves for the Love you no longer feel within. As children you attempt to please your parents, then your teachers, as well as your peer group, and no matter how much love and acceptance you find, it is never enough.

You become adult, leave the parental home, find employment, enter relationships, set up your own home, and still something very important is missing. It seems that others are content and you wonder what they have that you do not, but truly others are also feeling this lack, just as you are. Very few will talk about it or admit their lack because all have come to believe the lack they feel is due to their own inadequacy or deficiency, and they are to a certain extent ashamed of themselves. In fact the pain of that can be so intense that it is frequently denied, buried, and the underlying anxiety that causes often leads to addictions or even to suicide.

I am spelling this out because I want you to understand absolutely clearly that none of those inner anxieties or doubts about yourselves are in any way valid. Everyone experiences them because they are major aspects of the separation scenario that you have been playing out for eons, they are what drive you so powerfully to achieve . . . anything! You seek desperately without for what can only be found within – Love – and there you will find It in abundance. Within there is no shortage or scarcity, there is only and always abundance.

Truly you have no needs, because when you were created God gave you everything! You lack for nothing, but because you have identified so intensely and powerfully with your bodies – form instead of content – which do need your loving and compassionate attention, you have utterly forgotten your true nature, leading to your almost constant fear that something might go wrong. Nothing can go wrong! Whatever arises for you was placed on your path for the lessons that you chose to learn as a human before you incarnated.

God did not dump you thoughtlessly somewhere on Earth and leave you to make the best of it. Nor did He place you in situations as punishment for your sins. You are perfect beings, utterly sinless who chose to experience separation from Source and collectively built the environment in which you find yourselves for that sole reason. You did not realize that you would completely forget your true nature, and it is through not knowing who you are that all your suffering arises.

However, the Holy Spirit, the Voice for God is with you in every moment to help you find your way Home, your way within. Ask for help and you will receive it, but to hear the guidance that is offered it is essential that you quiet your minds that fill so easily with ego-driven thoughts designed to distract you. Go within daily to that place of peace and beauty that holds your holy altar where the Flame of divine Love in which You and God are One reside, and rest there in quiet stillness until you can hear God’s Voice. Feeling completely at peace within the depths of your infinite vastness is listening to the Voice for God and hearing It, and in that moment you will understand that you are never alone.

With so very much love, Saul.


Friday, 16 September 2016

First Love Letter

Director: Shiva
Music Director: Bappi Lahiri

Starring Manisha Koirala, Vivek Mushran, Beena, Chunky Pandey, Danny Denzongpa, Gulshan Grover, Reema Lagoo, Paintal

This is the film I went to see at a cinema in Madras in 1991. I heard the music in a shop and asked someone what it was because it was so adorable. Fortunately, the person I had approached knew because it was the soundtrack to a recently-released film. I found the audio cassette in a music shop and managed to go and see the film as well. All of it is just wonderful and this brings back fond memories. I didn't believe I would find the film, songs and album on YouTube but here they are...

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Backseat Clause

By Alex Lloyd

From Black the Sun, the debut album by the Australian singer–songwriter, released in January 1999 via EMI Records. It won the 2000 ARIA Music Award for Best Male Artist

If this gets me home then I'll be yours
Last plane to leave, well, it's a backseat clause
You never call since you found God
I love you more 'cause it's a backseat clause

I'm still running away with you
I'm still running away with you

You are the one that I have found
A mystery that has come around
All lonely souls must find a friend
You are the means to a stop, start, end

I'm still running away with you
I'm still running away with you
I'm still running away with you
I'm still running away with you

I'm still running away with you
I'm still running away with you
I'm still running away with you
I'm still running away with you

It's all the same
It's all the same
It's all the same

Written by Wasiliev Alexander

Published by Irving Music Inc