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While being away in a francophone speaking country on vacation, I reminisced about this song, Tous Ces Mots (All These Words) and many songs by Nadiya (Zighem), a French r&b singer, from her 3rd solo album, Nadiya.  Great voice and catchy and energetic cool songs. Interestingly enough, while I do not like that much pop music in Les Etats-Unis, j’aime world pop music. :)

C’est tres bon chanson!

Allonz-y et ecoutez-vous, s’il vous plait!

A bientot!

M:)

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I found this commercial on Facebook and wanted to share it with the world. This is a Thai Life Insurance commercial and it is a great example of what true human kindness should be like.

This video also shows that even an advertisment, which is trying to sell a product and has a whole other purpose entirely, can also be considered art.

If only the whole world got this message of human kindness and happiness…what a better place it could be.

Consider it.

Best, x

M:)

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From @promisetamang thank you!

From @promisetamang thank you!

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::Deep Thoughts with Maria, Feb 22, 6:41 pm EST::

So…wait, if there’s a Google Plus, is there also a Google Minus?

 Instead of adding friends, you can delete them. Instead of making a Circle, you can make  a Square.

Consider that, Google.


Consider that.

:)

::Deep Thoughts with Maria, Feb 22, 5:42 pm EST::

Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin was a huge hit for OBVIOUS reasons:

Escalator to Heaven just wouldn’t have cut it on the Billboard top 100.

:)

You got me holding on…
and I can’t take it anymore…

I was thinking about this song the past couple of days. It’s by two LA based DJs, otherwise, known as Classixx. Great name.

The group consists of childhood friends, Tyler Blake and Michael David.
I had heard of the song a few months ago through Penguin Prison. The song is also of the electropop/house genre but with less lyrics. Mainly, the lyrics quoted above are what is sang. However, I love the tune and I just found the video (shown above)!
I love the simplicity of it - and yes, it is a great driving song! I love how it just shows someone’s view as he/she/Classixx? is driving.  It looks like they had to do some close to the ground camera shots, though, as the camera doesn’t look like it’s at the same eye level of someone sitting in a car normally.

Great idea.  I also was struggling to think of what kind of video could be made for this song (it’s hard to imagine things, I guess, without not a lot of lyrics).  I was thinking that the group would make a video in a club - and that’s all I really could come up with.  So much for imagination. :)

I’m not only pleasantly surprised with this video, but I love the uneventful plot…as maybe that’s the whole point of the video…to show something different than the norm.  Or, perhaps this video is just about someone driving around in LA while listening to holding on —- or, maybe it’s some great metaphor to life …someone is holding on and driving is the only way to wrap his/her mind around what they’re holding on, too.

Hmmm….

While you chew on that for a while (Trident?), all in all, I highly recommend this track to any electropop/house fans out there.  It’s a fun, interesting track.
Holding On is off of Classixx’ 2013 release, Hanging Gardens.
Enjoy!

Best,

M:)


PS - The album cover is pretty rad, too. I think it’s of two people racing? I like the design and layout of it. Again, very simple but unique. I’m reminded of the stick man you see on street signs, but I’m unsure if the album cover were a street sign, what it would represent.
Perhaps…Holding On?
Or…Go run a marathon?
:)

it’s classic (pun intended) ;), anyway.  And, this goes to show you, that sometimes keeping it simple is not only unique, but artistically, it can also be the best way to go.

Consider it.

Bigger is not always better.  Ideas that are true to the music and the art you create are. Remember that.

Toodles::

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Hey world::

I was thinking about this song this weekend.  It’s, again, by the electropop artist, P^2… Penguin Prison.

The song is cleverly titled Pinocchio and the main theme is about lying.  It shares a story of someone who lied and he/she tried to stop themselves, but he/she could not, no matter how hard he/she tried to.  No matter what he/she does, everything always winds up the same.

There’s probably some more analysis that can be done here, but, as you know, I’m more about sharing the music and/or art and have you make your own interpretations. :)

I really enjoy the layers of music here, and again, I enjoy how it blends so nicely together with Chris Glover's voice. 

(Note: He also sings and plays guitar in some live videos I’ve seen - which really make his music entirely different sounding, but, it sounds so great and it also shows his diversity, talent, and skill, as an artist.)

Along with Glover's music, the lyrics are very clever, too.  If someone were lying you may not compare he/she to the Disney classic film and the character Gepetto created.  You may just say he/she is a liar (with ‘pants on fire.’)  So, for Glover to say this particular someone is a Pinocchio, in this song, this may mean that this person is not only a liar, but also shares other qualities of the beloved Disney character who yearned to be a real boy and not a wooden one.  I doubt Glover's subject of the song shares this same character trait, nor has a friend who 'gives a little whistle,' like Jiminy Cricket, but, who knows? There could be some underlying similar themes and character traits seen in the movie and with Pinocchio's character that can very well directly relate to a real life boy, girl, man, and/or woman.  

It makes me question - if you call someone a Pinocchio, what do you mean?

I’m sure some of you out there do know folks who symbolically 'grow their noses,' every time they lie….and, who knows, maybe we’re all Pinocchos in one way or the other.

Interesting food for thought…

All in all - another fun song combining electric and real music, plus great vocals and lyrics (seen below).

Enjoy!

Best,

M:)

Help me finally we’ve had all we could take
Underneath these cold excuses and old mistakes
All your closest friends have fallen away 
And relieved you from what you hated before they came

We’ve had all we could take
I don’t think you’re the greatest
And you’ve tried so hard to escape
What you never created

(‘Cause even if you never show it)
You know it’s showing when your nose is growing
(And even if you try to change it)
You make the same thing when you rearrange it
(And even if you’re only dreaming)
I never seen you waking up between them
(And even for a single moment)
So don’t you worry, go on back to snorin’ 

All my bones have told me what you would say
Like a dream that’s open, you see right above your bed
Hope your wants and needs are calling to shape
And believe this feeling, the shame right upon your face 

We’ve had all we could take
I don’t think you’re the greatest
And you’ve tried so hard to escape
What you never created

(‘Cause even if you never show it)
You know it’s showing when your nose is growing
(And even if you try to change it)
You make the same thing when you rearrange it
(And even if you’re only dreaming)
I never seen you waking up between them
(And even for a single moment)
So don’t you worry, go on back to snorin’ 

Help me; I knew we’ve had all we could take
Underneath  your swollen face is about the same 
I wish I’d been all around the world
And seen all the places you’ve been to

How far you’ve come from a lonely birth
When you return, I’ll know it’s you

(‘Cause even if you never show it)
You know you show it when your nose is growing
(And even if you try to change it)
You make the same thing when you rearrange it
(And even if you’re only dreaming)
I never seen you waking up between them
(And even for a single moment)
So don’t you worry, go on back to snorin’ 

We’ve had all we could take  
We’ve had all we could take/(And even if you’re only dreaming)

And so it comes from a lonely world that’s chanting
(We’ve had all we could take)
I know it’s not, but I still can hear its tune
(We’ve had all we could take)/(Even if you try to change it)
The only things that I remember happening
(We’ve had all we could take)/(Even for a single moment)
The only things I can’t believe were true
…Can’t believe were true 


We’ve had all we could take

Scary but beautiful. Great gif art work.

Scary but beautiful. Great gif art work.

(Source: livalskare, via achromaticromance)

::The End::

Hey world:

Due to recent events this past weekend, these two songs came across my mind and I wanted to share the lyrics with you all.

Black Veil Brides’ In the End and Young Guns’ Everything Ends both talk about the concept of death.

In The End, which I’ve mentioned before on here, talks about death - from what it is to one’s legacy, which can be interpreted as the memories, stories, and lessons learned from  the individual who has recently passed.

Everything Ends talks about death, but more so from the living perspective. As you may watch someone close to you pass on from this world into the next, you realize that life is precious.  It can come and go at any second.  So, you must make every moment in this life count. Perhaps this mean to hold close to the ones you love and/or it can mean to live the best life possible - as best as you see fit and what is aligned to your own personal values, beliefs, morals, and aspirations.

Here are the lyrics to In The End:

In the end as you fade into the night 
Who will tell the story of your life?

In the end, 
As my soul’s laid to rest 
What is left of my body, 
Or am I just a shell?
I have fought, 
And with flesh and blood I commanded an army 
Through it all I have given my heart for a moment of glory.

(I gave it all)

In the end as you fade into the night 
Who will tell the story of your life? 
And who will remember your last goodbye?
 Cause it’s the end, 
And I’m not afraid… 
I’m not afraid to die.  

Born a saint, 
But with every sin I still want to be holy. 
I will live again. 
Who we are… 
Isn’t how we live, we are more than our bodies 
If I fall, I will rise back up and relive my glory. 

In the end, as you fade into the night 
Who will tell the story of your life? 
 And who will remember your last goodbye? 
Cause it’s the end… 
And I’m not afraid… 
I’m not afraid to die. 

Here are the lyrics to Everything Ends:

I had a conversation with a dying man.
He said “Son, make sure you live while you still can,”
Said “I can lie to the rules of war and I can swim the seas,”
He said “Boy, oh you know not what you have.”

Now I lay on my bed waiting,
Those words resound in my head.
Now I remember he told me
“You’ll see when everything ends.”

I had a conversation with a dying man
Said “Life passes by in a blink of an eye,
The worst path to follow, swallowed by the sea”
You said, “so? enjoy it while you can.”

Now I lay on my bed waiting
Those words resound in my head
Now I remember he told me
“You’ll see when everything ends.”
(And everything will end).

Now I remember he told me,
“You’ll see when everything ends.”

 Here I lie, falling asleep on my death bed
I don’t think they’re worthless anymore.

Now I lay on my bed waiting
Those words resound in my head
Now I remember he told me
“You’ll see where everything ends”

I had a conversation with a dying man
He said “Son, make sure you live while you still can.”

Hold the ones you love close today…because tomorrow they may be gone away.

Thank you and best,

Maria:)

The imagery of this is incredible and beautiful. Who knew science could depict art?

generalelectric:

GE scientists are developing superhydrophobic surfaces to keep ice off of aviation equipment and wind turbines. The Slow Mo Guys captured this footage with their Phantom Flex camera on a recent trip to GE Global Research.  

::Deep Thoughts with Maria at 12:32 AM, Jan 26, 2014::

So….wait.

North by Northwest is NOT a film about Kim and Kanye’s daughter?

:)