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acoustic sunday- chris cornell

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the first time i heard this chris cornell’s version of this song, the world became silent for a few minutes and the miracle that is the recognition of something remarkable flooded my soul. oh to have been in stockholm that night in 2006!

oh yeah- the new york dolls photo has no connection with this post. i just love that image too.

She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene
I said don’t mind, but what do you mean I am the one
Gonna dance on the floor in the round
She said I am the one who will dance on the floor in the round

She told me her name was Billie Jean, as she caused a scene
Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one
Gonna dance on the floor in the round

People always told me be careful of what you do
Don’t go around breaking young girls’ hearts
And mother always told me be careful of who you love
Be careful of what you do ’cause the lie becomes the truth

Billie Jean is not my lover
She’s just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son

For forty days and forty nights
The law was on her side
But who can stand when she’s in demand
Her schemes and plans
Gonna dance on the floor in the round
So take my strong advice, just remember to always think twice
Do think twice

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1. The Power of the White Seed: purify negative karma with the 4 powers of regret, reliance, remedy and resolution; give up attachment to your possessions and make offerings of them; meditate upon refuge in the 3 Jewels, give rise to positive thoughts such as Bodhicitta; reaffirm your commitment to whatever spiritual goals and values you cultivated during your life 2. The Power of Intention: develop in your mind strong, positive resolutions such as not allowing your mind to come under the influence of negative, disturbing emotions; or not letting your mind be separated from the altruistic attitude of Bodhicitta 3. The Power of Remorse: remembering the disadvantages of the disturbing emotions, protect yourself from being overwhelmed by them 4. The Power of Prayer: make strong prayers never to be separated from Bodhicitta, not to be dominated by the misconception of self or the disturbing emotions, to obtain a fortunate rebirth in the next life to be able to continue your practice of the Dharma, etc. 5. The Power of Familiarity: utilize whatever difficulties you face at the time of death to reflect on the teachings, e.g. the suffering nature of samsara, and to develop compassion for all beings; when the time of death comes, lie on your right side with your right ring finger blocking your right nostril (this is the posture the Buddha adopted during his Parinirvana); meditate on “taking and giving”; and on the emptiness of true existence of all things
1. The Power of the White Seed: purify negative karma with the 4 powers of regret, reliance, remedy and resolution; give up attachment to your possessions and make offerings of them; meditate upon refuge in the 3 Jewels, give rise to positive thoughts such as Bodhicitta; reaffirm your commitment to whatever spiritual goals and values you cultivated during your life
2. The Power of Intention: develop in your mind strong, positive resolutions such as not allowing your mind to come under the influence of negative, disturbing emotions; or not letting your mind be separated from the altruistic attitude of Bodhicitta
3. The Power of Remorse: remembering the disadvantages of the disturbing emotions, protect yourself from being overwhelmed by them
4. The Power of Prayer: make strong prayers never to be separated from Bodhicitta, not to be dominated by the misconception of self or the disturbing emotions, to obtain a fortunate rebirth in the next life to be able to continue your practice of the Dharma, etc.
5. The Power of Familiarity: utilize whatever difficulties you face at the time of death to reflect on the teachings, e.g. the suffering nature of samsara, and to develop compassion for all beings; when the time of death comes, lie on your right side with your right ring finger blocking your right nostril (this is the posture the Buddha adopted during his Parinirvana); meditate on “taking and giving”; and on the emptiness of true existence of all things

 

Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996) was an American vocalist and guitarist known for her interpretations ofjazz, blues, folk, gospel, country, rock and pop classics. In 1992, she released her first album, The Other Side, a set of duets with go-go musician Chuck Brown, followed by the 1996 live solo album entitled Live at Blues Alley. Although she had been honored by theWashington Area Music Association, she was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, D.C., when she died of melanoma in 1996.

Four years later, Cassidy’s music was brought to the attention of British audiences when her versions of “Fields of Gold” and “Over the Rainbow” were played by Mike Harding and Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2. Following the overwhelming response, a camcorder recording of “Over the Rainbow”, taken at Blues Alley in Washington by her friend Bryan McCulley, was shown on BBC Two‘s Top of the Pops 2. Shortly afterwards, the compilation album Songbird climbed to the top of the UK Albums Charts, almost three years after its initial release. The chart success in the United Kingdom and Ireland led to increased recognition worldwide; her posthumouslyreleased recordings, including three UK number 1 records, have sold more than ten million copies.[1] Her music has also charted top 10 positions in Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland.….. from wikipedia…

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The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility. John Lennon
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
John Lennon

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“It's not hard to grow when you know that you just don't know.”  ― Damien Rice
“It’s not hard to grow when you know that you just don’t know.”
― Damien Rice

Damien Rice (born 7 December 1973)
Damien Rice is an Irish singer-songwriter best known for his hits ‘Cannonball’, ‘9 Crimes’ and ‘The Blower’s Daughter’.

Net worth: Damien Rice has earnings of $75 million according to People With Money (2014)

Childhood: Damien Rice was born in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. His parents are George and Maureen Rice. He attended Salesian College where he hooked up with Paul Noonan, Dominic Philips, David Geraghty and Brian Crosby and formed the band Juniper.

Musical career: Damien Rice formed rock band Juniper in 1991 and they subsequently signed to Polygram, releasing the singles ‘Weatherman’ and ‘Single of the Fortnight’. He left in 1998 due to pressures and control from the record label and took up farming in Tuscany, before busking throughout Europe. His first single, ‘The Blower’s Daughter’, became an immediate hit in 2001 and he was joined by London producer David Arnold for the release of his debut album ‘O’ the following year which he promoted with a tour around Ireland. The album reached number 8 in UK charts, with single ‘Cannonball’ reaching number 9. 2006 saw the release of album two ‘9’ which he soon followed with a year-long tour including an appearance at Glastonbury Festival. Since ‘9’, he has made various musical contributions including the song ‘Making Noise’ for the album ‘Songs for Tibet: The Art of Peace’ and ‘Lonely Soldier’ for the Enough Project. He also covered Juniper song ‘Crosseyed Bear’ for ‘Help: A Day in the Life’. He releases his albums on his own label Heffa records. In 2014, he announced the released of third album ‘My Favourite Faded Fantasy’, produced by Rick Rubin.