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Massive Attack

Was on Massive Attack’s concert today. And was massively attacked. Great concert not only because of their music (i like very much from their beginnings) and visual effects but because their concert had a message. Clear message. As there were a lot of meaningful words rolling on a big screen behind about war, all articles for impeachment of J.W. Bush, prisoners without a trial, quotes about freedom and democracy (No man is above the law and no man below it) the whole message can be summed up: “Fear is not a natural state of civilized people.”(Aung San Suv Kyi)” People have to be aware what is going on, have to think, have to be critical toward democracy preachers otherwise other will think instead of them. Fear paralyses, fear change brain’s gray matter, puts you into inferior position,…

Not talking about normal human response on adrenalin rush; i am talking about damaging effect of constant, invisible, omnipotently present fear without a real bases, which we are hearing about through media every day. Either terrorism or global warming or damaging diseases or god… They might attack you at the moment you expect the least, so be rather afraid. Very afraid. Constant fear makes you run instead of fight. (see 2. The Power of Nightmares, subtitled The Rise of the Politics of Fear of Adam Curtis)

There is a lot of them who are more than willing to comfort you but for some return. Like exchange of true freedom for fake freedom.  Like putting your worries into their hands to take care of them. As quote from Massive Attack’s big screen says: “Freedom is never free.” 

Like this guys who have the power to rise the awareness among masses accompanied with great music. It’s a food for emotions and mind.

Watched lately documentary Secret rulers of the world  and if the half of what they’re saying is true, than this world is scary place for a living. But if people don’t know they take everything as granted.

Reminded me on very good Paul Auster ‘s book In The Century of last Thing. A world, narrowed to pure survival, trapped into corrupted system which imprisoned people. It’s a good portrait of devastation of either outher or inner person’s world. Once you are within the system, the possibility to escape is limited almost to zero.  The only thought to keep you alive is that there , outside this system is another world, better one, the one you still keep in your memories. Or the one your desperate hope has built.

In In the Country of Last Things Paul Auster offers a haunting picture of a devastated world – futuristic world – but one which chillingly shadows our own.Faber and Faber.

And the movie with the same title is in postproduction phase now.

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one of my fav of MA

MASSIVE ATTACK: MEZZANINE

“Mezzanine”

[3d]

I’m a little curious of you in crowded scenes
And how serene your friends and fiends
We flew and strolled as two eliminated gently
Why don’t you close your eyes and reinvent me

[Daddy G]

You know you’ve got that heart made of stone
You should have let me know
You could have let me know

[3d]

We’ll go ’till morning comes
And traffic grows
And windows hum

[Daddy G]

Speding all week with your friends
Give me evenings and weekends
Evenings and weekends

[3d]

I could be yours
We can unwind
All these have flaws
All these have flaws

You’d agree it’s a typical high
You fly as you watch your name go by
And once the name goes by
Not thicker than water nor thicker than mud
And the eight k thuds it does

Sunset so thickly
Let’s make it quiet and quickly
Don’t frown
It taste’s better on the way back down

I could be yours
We can unwind
All these have flaws
All these have flaws
All these have flaws
Will lead to mine

We can unwind
All these have flaws
All these have flaws
Will lead to mine
Will see to
All these have flaws
All these have flaws
Will see to
All these have flaws
Will lead to mine
We can unwind all our flaws
We can unwind all our flaws
Video from the concert
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andorej/2657277290/
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July 11, 2008 Posted by | books, brain, conspiracy, Daily bites, Documentary, mind, Music, neuroscience, Politics, psychology | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Life is like a piano… what you get out of it depends on how you play it.”

I was on Maksim Mrvica  concert today. He plays so great. So tenderly, so smoothly, so powerfully, so passionately. I like his pop approach toward classic music. Even though that was classical concert today, there were half of teenagers and students. He is one of those who brought back piano music to younger population. In addition to that…he looks gorgeous!

Definitely one of my concerts of the year. Two of my favorites from Youtube:

April 18, 2008 Posted by | Daily bites, Music, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Scott Fitzgerald said to his daughter, Scotty, “Some have it, most don’t, you DO!”

How do u know that ur back on a right path?  Cos all beautiful people u loved, appear again and walking beside you…so naturally…as the time has ever passed by. And some new , but with very same light in the eyes, appear. So naturally, as they have been there all the time. Maybe they were but u just haven’t  noticed them. Maybe they were in parallel path, divided with silky border which has vanished due to brighter vision. 

What do bring us back to the path..is the reality we want all the time around us ..just unseen, unnoticeable, cos we are trapped into mind’s fog and dust. At the moment u clean the brain, everything is back, around you and you haven’t  moved anywhere. Things are just appearing, connecting themselves, associate with each other, spontaneously and joyfully, like kids play.

Isn’t than the principle of life similar as Freud’s technique of free associations used in interpretations of dreams?   Your basic believes filtrate attention before you become consciously aware and they attract pictures, visions, memories, emotions, people, events which floating around you, networking in most unbelievable kaleidoscope.  I like this life’s associative games…Reading last time about Giordano Bruno, i took a deeper look into his influence on current science … found throughout “The many worlds interpretation” theory his author, Hugh Everett , who’s son is front-man of band Ells.

And here is their video, directed by my fav director Wim Weders:

From Wikipidia “”Others yet see in Bruno’s idea of multiple worlds instantiating the infinite possibilities of a pristine, indivisible One a forerunner of Everett’s Many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics”.

The many-worlds interpretation or MWI (also known as relative state formulation, theory of the universal wavefunction, parallel universes, many-universes interpretation or many worlds), is an interpretation of quantum mechanics. Many-worlds denies the objective reality of wavefunction collapse. Many-worlds then explains the subjective appearance of wavefunction collapse with the mechanism of quantum decoherence. Consequently, many-worlds claims this resolves all the “paradoxes” of quantum theory since every possible outcome to every event defines or exists in its own “history” or “world”. In layman’s terms, this means that there are an infinite number of universes and that everything that could possibly happen in our universe (but doesn’t) does happen in another.”

Hugh Everett III (November 11, 1930 – July 19, 1982) was an American physicist who first proposed the many-worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum physics, which he called his “relative state” formulation. He left physics after completing his Ph. D., discouraged at the lack of response to his theories from other physicists. He developed the use of generalized lagrange multipliers in operations research and applied this commercially as a defense analyst and a consultant, becoming a multi-millionaire. He was married to Nancy Everett née Gore, with two children, Mark Oliver Everett (frontman of the band Eels) and Elizabeth Everett.

“Everett’s daughter, Elizabeth, suffered from schizophrenia and committed suicide in 1996 (saying in her suicide note that she was going to a parallel universe to be with her father), and in 1998, his wife, Nancy, died of cancer. Everett’s son, Mark Oliver Everett, who found Everett dead, is also known as “E” and is the lead singer and songwriter for the band Eels. The Eels album Electro-Shock Blues, which was written during this time period, is reflective of these deaths. Mark explored his father’s work in the hour-long BBC television documentary “Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives”.

…. another Eels video, so beautiful song, so right to go in bed

April 1, 2008 Posted by | Daily bites, Quantum physics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Anima mundi & Koyaanisqatsi

My today’s obsession: wordless movies with so much meaning and Philip Glass’s music. Highly recommended. While watching movies you can almost see words spinning around but yet they never appear. Wonder how Freud would verbalize it. My inner landscape is still full of beautiful pics and i am wordless as well.

 Anima mundi (Latin) is the world soul, a pure ethereal spirit, which was proclaimed by some ancient philosophers to be diffused throughout all nature. It was thought to animate all matter in the same sense in which the soul was thought to animate the human.

Therefore, we may consequently state that: this world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence … a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related. (Plato, Timaeus, 29/30; 4th century BCE

Anima Mundi is a 1991 short documentary film directed by Godfrey Reggio. The film focuses on the world of nature and wildlife, particularly jungles, sealife, and insects

Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by minimalist composer Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke.

The film consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse photography of cities and natural landscapes across the United States. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and music. In the Hopi language, the word Koyaanisqatsi means ‘crazy life, life in turmoil, life out of balance, life disintegrating, a state of life that calls for another way of living’, and the film implies that modern humanity is living in such a way.

Salon’s review

March 29, 2008 Posted by | Daily bites, Movies, Science | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Don’t hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky. It slips away, and all your money won’t another minute buy

 

Dust in Wind (Kansas) 

I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment’s gone
All my dreams, pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind.

Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do, crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see
Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind
Don’t hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away, and all your money won’t another minute buy.
Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind

  

Heard this song while driving home today. Heard it before. Didn’t know the band. Was too young at that time. Googled for it. It just resonated with me. With my current state of mind. My mom  in my teenage time used to say  me: “If you think you have a big problem, turn your eyes on sky…how small you are in all this and how even smaller your problem is than.” Help me still when my mind try to cycle itself around one tinny single thing, unimportant from broader perspective.

Watched Yellow house, movie about the time that Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin spent 9 weeks together in Arles, France.  Misery, fights, friendship,…no money for decent life…they made around 40 pictures. Nobody wanted to buy them. Today’s price: 1,3 billion for nine mad creative weeks. What is the value from time perspective? Did they feel it in all their passion, crazy need of creation that the value will soon appear in time perspective? Was the time as 4th dimension intrinsic in them but not yet shown?  

The youtube video shows the amazing work of Vincent Van Gogh, and a beautiful song, dedicated to Vincent: Starry starry night (Don McLean)

 Time may not exist

“The problem, in brief, is that time may not exist at the most fundamental level of physical reality.”

But even Krausz works far from the frontier of time. There is a temporal realm called the Planck scale, where even attoseconds drag by like eons. It marks the edge of known physics, a region where distances and intervals are so short that the very concepts of time and space start to break down. Planck time—the smallest unit of time that has any physical meaning—is 10-43second, less than a trillionth of a trillionth of an attosecond. Beyond that? Tempus incognito. At least for now.

Efforts to understand time below the Planck scale have led to an exceedingly strange juncture in physics. The problem, in brief, is that time may not exist at the most fundamental level of physical reality. If so, then what is time? And why is it so obviously and tyrannically omnipresent in our own experience? “The meaning of time has become terribly problematic in contemporary physics,” says Simon Saunders, a philosopher of physics at the University of Oxford. “The situation is so uncomfortable that by far the best thing to do is declare oneself an agnostic.”

The trouble with time started a century ago, when Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity demolished the idea of time as a universal constant. One consequence is that the past, present, and future are not absolutes. Einstein’s theories also opened a rift in physics because the rules of general relativity (which describe gravity and the large-scale structure of the cosmos) seem incompatible with those of quantum physics (which govern the realm of the tiny). Some four decades ago, the renowned physicist John Wheeler, then at Princeton, and the late Bryce DeWitt, then at the University of North Carolina, developed an extraordinary equation that provides a possible framework for unifying relativity and quantum mechanics. But the Wheeler-­DeWitt equation has always been controversial, in part because it adds yet another, even more baffling twist to our understanding of time.

“One finds that time just disappears from the Wheeler-DeWitt equation,” says Carlo Rovelli, a physicist at the University of the Mediterranean in Marseille, France. “It is an issue that many theorists have puzzled about. It may be that the best way to think about quantum reality is to give up the notion of time—that the fundamental description of the universe must be timeless.”

No one has yet succeeded in using the Wheeler-DeWitt equation to integrate quantum theory with general relativity. Nevertheless, a sizable minority of physicists, Rovelli included, believe that any successful merger of the two great masterpieces of 20th-century physics will inevitably describe a universe in which, ultimately, there is no time.

The possibility that time may not exist is known among physicists as the “problem of time.” It may be the biggest, but it is far from the only temporal conundrum. Vying for second place is this strange fact: The laws of physics don’t explain why time always points to the future. All the laws—whether Newton’s, Einstein’s, or the quirky quantum rules—would work equally well if time ran backward. As far as we can tell, though, time is a one-way process; it never reverses, even though no laws restrict it.

“It’s quite mysterious why we have such an obvious arrow of time,” says Seth Lloyd, a quantum mechanical engineer at MIT. (When I ask him what time it is, he answers, “Beats me. Are we done?”) “The usual explanation of this is that in order to specify what happens to a system, you not only have to specify the physical laws, but you have to specify some initial or final condition.”

The mother of all initial conditions, Lloyd says, was the Big Bang. Physicists believe that the universe started as a very simple, extremely compact ball of energy. Although the laws of physics themselves don’t provide for an arrow of time, the ongoing expansion of the universe does. As the universe expands, it becomes ever more complex and disorderly. The growing disorder—physicists call it an increase in entropy—is driven by the expansion of the universe, which may be the origin of what we think of as the ceaseless forward march of time.

 see the whole article: http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/in-no-time/article_view?b_start:int=0&-C==

March 27, 2008 Posted by | Daily bites, Movies, Science | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Where is sweetness found when love is gone?

 

Have been  amazed from forever  where all big emotions you felt toward someone  disappears one day? Although i am emotional and love art a lot i try to base my understanding on scientific facts. I do some squeezes around…if old physics don’t fit into my frame, i take a new approach…so quantum theory or theory of chaos…or some other one…to bring sense into my world. But all of them are teaching that energy can not disappear…that it transforms into something…so into what? 

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the poem i love from my teenage age. Still inspires me the same as at those days 

Exposed on the mountains of the heart (Rilke)

Exposed on the mountains of the heart.
See, how small there,
see: the last hamlet of words, and higher,
and yet so small, a last homestead of feeling.
Do you recognize it?
Exposed on the mountains of the heart.
Rocky earth under the hands.
But something willlower here;
out of the mute abyss
flowers an unknowing herb in song.
But the knowing?
Ah, that you who began to understand
and are silent now,
exposed on the mountains of the heart.
Yet many an awareness still whole wanders there,
many a self-confident mountain animal
passes through and remains.
And that great protected bird
circles about the peaks of pure denial.
But unprotected,
here on the mountains of the heart.
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Armin van Buuren – Shivers

A little bit just a little bit…

World’s on turn around
Music make no sound
Where is sweetness found
Where love is gone

Sun don’t come around
Don’t make a sound
Where can love be found
If your heart won’t feel

Shivers
Up and down my spine
Breaker
Not on my mind

A little bit just a little bit…

How could it end this way
Don’t leave me, love me
Just a little bit longer

They don’t turn tonight
Morning don’t bring light
Where is sweetness found
Where love is gone

Won’t you stay tonight
Let the truth shine bright
Where can love be found
If your heart won’t feel

Memories
Emotions that we share
Teardrops
Signing my face

How could it end this way
Don’t leave me, love me
Just a little bit longer
A little bit just a little bit…

March 23, 2008 Posted by | Daily bites, Poems | , , , | Leave a comment

Visions in blue on a white day

“Bon voyage,” were the words have still echoed in my ears. Its a strange year, i felt it even before it has started. Almost all routine i had for several years vanished. Big unknown is in front of me. And i am not afraid as i used to be. Neither exited as i used to be. Feel just unexplainable peace and joy. And feel balanced as i haven’t years ago. Everything is just right. At the right place at the right time. The path within i took last year has brought first visible results. For people who know me its a big surprise. But I know that is just process and what’s going on now are just some visible signs.  When I decided to change my path haven’t had really clear picture that some things had to be be sacrificed. But its better like that. If  i know  i would have been frightened.

Went throughout massive transformation. I can say it now, retroactively. 6 months lasting roller coaster. Met and enjoyed with some very nice people the ride. Resonated with them for some time enormously. Lost within them for some time and got broader. Lost within and found myself back.

Friday 21st of  March was D-day. It happened and i have to say that i was more the observer than actor there.  Yet no sorrow, stoically waiting what is ahead. Cos what ever it is is right and can’t be any differently. I am sure only in one thing: Shuttle no longer listens command from mission control. The contact has been broken. Shuttle will not return back. It will circle around the earth due to law of attraction …than one day will slide gently into intergalactic space and take a path toward unknown universe.

volorbital-grand.jpg

It will be lost among stars where its belong. there is only one path left. toward the deep beauty of galaxies and stars which we are made of. goodbye earth, goodbye. thanks for the shelter where I’ve been raised and where i became strong to take the journey. going toward big unknown and i feel good.
Toward unspeakable. go go go…The time has come

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VIDEO

Found it today …probably the best Ultravox video

Visions in blue (lyrics)

Face in the window in the night
Caught for a second by the light
Ashes of memories still aglow
Only for you
Portraits and pictures you once saw
Visions in blue

Read while the letters still remain
Sip from the wine of youth again
Oaths made in silence still return
Only for you
Cast like a shroud you’re clutching on
Visions in blue

Catch aimless smiles from passers by
Blistered and broken in reply
Breath seems to mist the hazy view
Only for you
Tears coat your lifeless eyes with dew
Visions in blue
Visions in blue
Ashes of memories still aglow
Portraits and pictures you once saw

Ashes of memories still aglow
Portraits and pictures you once saw

Ashes of memories still aglow
Portraits and pictures you once saw

Face in the window in the night
Caught for a second by the light
Ashes of memories still aglow
Only for you
Portraits and pictures you once saw

White on Easter’s Saturday

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March 22, 2008 Posted by | Daily bites | , , , | 1 Comment