Sunday, November 28, 2010

Howard Zinn

If there were anyone that I would have truly enjoyed meeting it would have been Howard Zinn.  This man embodied such a humility and wisdom that I think he reached the greatest heights a person could possibly become - considering our collective state of consciousness.  A true hero without equivocation.  I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I do.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Manfred Max-Neef and Derrick Jensen

TREMENDOUS interviews with Manfred Max-Neef and Derrick Jensen.  A MUST SEE!!

Democracy Now speaks with the acclaimed Chilean economist, Manfred Max-Neef. He won the Right Livelihood Award in 1983, two years after the publication of his book Outside Looking In: Experiences in Barefoot Economics. "Economists study and analyze poverty in their nice offices, have all the statistics, make all the models, and are convinced that they know everything that you can know about poverty. But they don’t understand poverty," Max-Neef says.

Democracy Now speaks with Derrick Jensen, who has been called the poet-philosopher of the ecological movement. He has written some 15 books critiquing contemporary society and the destruction of the environment. His many books include A Language Older than Words, Endgame, What We Left Behind, Resistance against Empire, and Deep Green Resistance. "I think a lot of us are increasingly recognizing that the dominant culture is killing the planet," Jensen says. "I think it’s very important for us to start to build a culture of resistance, because what we’re doing isn’t working, clearly."

The Earth Song

One of Michael Jackson's best songs.  What can I say, I get chills every time I listen to it...


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sigur Rós

A very special person introduced me to this band and I have been mesmerized every since.  Their music is so ethereal that when you listen to it you can literally imagine what angels would sound like if they played rock music.  Thank you Sameer for the gift of this pure inspiration!!


Oh, and btw, this video is incredible!

Monday, November 15, 2010

ZEITGEIST: THE MOVIE

Ok, conspiracy theory freaks, here is one for you.  In fact, this movie is so amazing that I have literally watched it over 30 times.  If you are interested in questioning things as they appear, check this movie out.  It will expand all kinds of limitations in your mind.  One thing though, do not try and mess with the IRS.  What is the quote? “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s...
Zeitgeist: The Movie - 2007 by Peter Joseph from ZeitgeistMovie.com on Vimeo.

The White Stripes

This is my favorite song from The White Stripes.  It just goes to show you that simplicity is damn powerful.  I saw them live in vienna waaay back some 10 years ago or so and thought, WTF??  are they crazy or what?!  Now I understand...  What can I say, I'm pretty slow sometimes...

The Girl Effect

Here is an AMAZING video about taking matters into our own hands.  In this overwhelming situation we find the world (and ourselves) in, I think the difficulty we are faced with is that there are so many movements and so much to give to that we are all starting to feel helpless (not to mention all the scam artists using the money they get to finance their own high profile lives).  So, more than anything, I am posting this video as an inspiration to come up with new ideas that affect the little world that each one of us lives in.  ENJOY...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Buffy Sainte-Marie

If none of you knows of Buffy Sainte-Marie it wouldn't surprise me.  I didn't discover her myself until this year.   Jewels like her have been forced waaay underground.  So I've taken the liberty to post my favorite song of hers.  Did you know that she co- wrote the song "Up Where We Belong"?  Well, I hope you enjoy this raw but poignant video as much as I do.



FREQUENCY

frequency.  embodiment of things.  all things.  every-thing.  every tunnel of light illuminating the darkness that is always there.  sensitivity becomes blind because of despair.  and now, as so many are deeply scared, they turn to hope for a breath of fresh air because they know sadness intimately but not enough to repair their yearning for love.  but love is here.  it is the frequency next to us, behind us, above us, all around.   it is inside of fear, surrounds tears, even though our hearts are numb and minds distracted.  emotions, flow through us, latch on to our weaknesses, cling to our strengths but only we have the power to own them. instead, we create walls, barriers, divisions, protection, truths to create distance so that we can have the illusion that we are safe.  yes, safe, at least some of us, well, maybe even most of us.  safe from feeling, from hearing, from listening to that voice echoing in frequency.  it’s language is in a tongue of some distant relative, swahili, sanskrit, thought, as in aboriginal, as in clairaudience.  still, we are more than thought. we are vibration, energy, light. we are frequency and if you don’t believe me, belief has nothing to do with it.