Category Archives: MUSIC

When you have a bee in your bonnet your head feels big, but when on your knees in prayer your heads feels little.

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“By the end of the seventies, some nights I was so out of it our road manager, Joe Baptista, would have to carry me onstage. The promoter would be sitting there in the dressing room with a look of horror on his face. I’m almost comatose, he’s hyper-ventilating. He thinks he’s presenting the legendary cash cow Aerosmith, and now he’s going to lose his shirt because the lead singer’s down for the count. Is he dead or alive? What am I going to do? “You’d better get him on that stage. I don’t know how he’s going to do this how, but we’ve got too many kids out there.”

Not to worry. The minute my feet hit the stage, I’m off and running. I don’t know how it happens, but hey, you get up there in front of twenty thousand people and it’s a high in itself, it’s a charged space.

Still, the train kept a rollin’ and we kept getting high until one night in late ’78, I don’t know where we were, maybe in Springfield, Illinois, I blacked out in the middle of “Reefer Headed Woman.”

I got a reefer headed woman
She fell right down from the sky
Well, I got to drink me two fifths of whiskey
Just to get half as high
When the —

And then I hit the stage like a fish out of water.”

Steven Tyler, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

Though I roam a minstrel lonely All through the night My true harp shall praise sing only All through the night

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My friend the Angel climb’d up from his station into the mill; I remain’d alone, & then this appearance was no more, but I found myself sitting on a pleasant bank beside a river by moonlight hearing a harper who sung to the harp, & his theme was, The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, & breeds reptiles of the mind.

WILLIAM BLAKE.

The organ is the grandest, the most daring, the most magnificent of all instruments invented by human genius. – Honore de Balzac

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There’s a barrel-organ carolling across a golden street
  In the city as the sun sinks low;
And the music’s not immortal; but the world has made it sweet
  And fulfilled it with the sunset glow.
        Alfred Noyes—Barrel Organ.

“The piano ain’t got no wrong notes.” ― Thelonious Monk

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Little Noah came into the house with a new harmonica. “Grandpa, do you mind if I play this in here?”

“Of course not, Noah. I love music. In fact, when your grandma and I were young, music saved my life.”

“What happened?”

“Well, it was during the famous Johnstown flood. The dam broke and when the water hit our house it knocked it right off the foundation. Grandma got on the dining room table and floated out safely.”

“How about you?”

“Me? I accompanied her on the piano!”

http://playitagaindamon.tripod.com/Jokes.html#Quotable Quotes

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Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order and lends to all that is good and just and beautiful. Plato

 

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Thursday 14 March 1935,

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Belbela, you live by the movements of others.

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If the owner of a goat is not afraid to travel by 

night, why should the owner of a hyena 
be ?
(seeing that night is the usual time for 
a hyena to move about)?

http://archive.org/stream/hausaproverbs00merrrich/hausaproverbs00merrrich_djvu.txt

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Movement never lies.  It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it.  

Martha Graham

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Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.Lullabies, dreams and love ever after. Poems and songs with pipes and drums. A thousand welcomes when anyone comes… That’s the Irish for you!

http://www.litera.co.uk/irish_sayings_good_night_and_sleep/

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And her red lips he fondly kissed
    Beside the castle door,
And he rode away in the morning mist,
    And he never saw her more!

 

The Feud: A Border Ballad

by Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833 – 1870)

http://alldownunder.com/australian-authors/adam-lindsay-gordon/feud-a-border-ballad.htm

We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless. RUMI.

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How very like you, Puck.” Ash’s voice came from a great distance, and the room started to spin. “Offer them a taste of faery wine, and act surprised when they’re consumed by it.”
That struck me as hilarious, and I broke into hysterical giggles. And once I began, I couldn’t stop. I laughed until I was gasping for breath, tears streaming down my face. My feet itched and my skin crawled. I needed to move, to do something. I tried standing up, wanting to spin and dance, but the room tilted violently and I fell, still shrieking with laughter.
Somebody caught me, scooping me off my feet and into their arms. I smelled frost and winter, and heard an exasperated sigh from somewhere above my head.
“What are you doing, Ash?” I heard someone ask. A familiar voice, though I couldn’t think of his name, or why he sounded so suspicious.
“I’m taking her back to her room.” The person above me sounded wonderfully calm and deep. I sighed and settled into his arms. “She’ll have to sleep off the effects of the fruit. We’ll likely be here another day because of your idiocy.”
The other voice said something garbled and unintelligible. I was suddenly too sleepy and light-headed to care. Relaxing against the mysterious person’s chest, I fell into a heady sleep.” 

Julie KagawaThe Iron King

Did you know that childhood is the only time in our lives when insanity is not only permitted to us, but expected?” ― Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

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All the worst things happen in the best works, and the worst music appears to be all streaked through with the most luscious bits.

Bernard Van Dieren

Did you know that childhood is the only time in our lives when insanity is not only permitted to us, but expected?” ― Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

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All the worst things happen in the best works, and the worst music appears to be all streaked through with the most luscious bits.

Bernard Van Dieren

Recognize others, be recognized, help others, be helped; such is a family relationship.

‘Ike aku, ‘ike mai, kokua aku kokua mai; pela iho la ka nohana ‘ohana.

Many native Hawaiians live with their extended family and family is the most important part of life for them. This saying teaches why they should put family first…In the Ohana or family, you know others and they know you, you help others and know you will be helped if there is anything you need.

http://www.k12.hi.us/~waianaeh/waianhi/olelo.html

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ALI COBBY ECKERMANN

My heart is Round ready to echo the music of my

family but the Square

within me remains

 

The Square stops me in my entirety. 

Music is my life But some people call it noise I love listening. Patricia (U.S.A.)

http://www.creative-writing-now.com/haiku-poems.html

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“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” 

― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

 

 

 

May your heart be as light as a song

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A Song of Hope

A Song of Hope by Oodgeroo (Kath Walker)

Oodgeroo (Kath Walker)

Look up, my people,
The dawn is breaking
The world is waking
To a bright new day
When none defame us
No restriction tame us
Nor colour shame us
Nor sneer dismay.

Now brood no more
On the years behind you
The hope assigned you
Shall the past replace
When a juster justice
Grown wise and stronger
Points the bone no longer
At a darker race.

So long we waited
Bound and frustrated
Till hat e be hated
And caste deposed
Now light shall guide us
No goal denied us
And all doors open
That long were closed.

See plain the promise
Dark freedom-lover!
Night's nearly over
And though long the climb
New rights will greet us
New mateship meet us
And joy complete us
In our new Dream Time.

To our fathers' fathers
The paid, the sorrow;
To our children's children
the glad tomorrow.

Read more: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/arts/a-song-of-hope#ixzz2mOuKquMO

“Teach the student first, the music second and the piano third.”

-Frances Clark

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“I hope to refine music, study it, try to find some area that I can unlock… These can’t be the only notes in the world, there’s got to be other notes some place, in some dimension, between the cracks on the piano keys.”

~ Marvin Gaye

Where there are experts there will be no lack of learners.

~Swahili

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Also, don’t listen to music that is degrading. . . .Instead, we encourage you to listen to uplifting music, both popular and classical, that builds the spirit. Learn some favourite hymns from our new hymnbook that build faith and spirituality. Attend dances where the music and the lighting and the dance movements are conducive to the Spirit. Watch those shows and entertainment that lift the spirit and promote clean thoughts and actions. Read books and magazines that do the same.

 

Ezra Taft Benson

It is music and dancing that make me at peace with the world.”

― Nelson Mandela.

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“We dance for laughter,

we dance for tears,

we dance for madness,

we dance for fears,

we dance for hopes,

we dance for screams,

we are the dancers,

we create the dreams.”

http://www.dance-quotes.net/dance-poems.html

“The music and applause fast fading from his ears, Bruce would lay down his guitar, grit his teeth, and walk dutifuly back into his father’s charred vision of the world.”

― Peter Ames Carlin, Bruce

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“There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we’d all love one another.”

Frank Zappa

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”

― Lao Tzu

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If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labour.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
– Og Mandino

http://www.quotesaboutmovingon4u.com/quotes/master/

When love is deep, much can be accomplished.

Shinichi Suzuki

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“…Often a star
was waiting for you to notice it. A wave rolled toward you
out of the distant path, or as you walked
under an open window, a violin
yielded itself to your hearing. All this was mission.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke