- 23/05/2017RIP ..Ultimate suave gentleman and elegantly cool operator as the best ever 007 and also the protagonist in The Saint.Bond actor Sir Roger Moore dies at 89news.sky.com The actor was the oldest and longest-serving James Bond, having played 007 in seven films after taking on the role aged...
- 21/05/2017This guy was a genius.Best Elvis imitation by a long way!Andy Kaufman Does Elvis Presley From Johnny Cash 1979 Christmas Special - Other Guests were Andy Kaufman, Tom T. Hall, Anne Murray. I Do Not Own The Rights For...
- 20/05/2017Watched "Man on the Moon".Jim Carrey portrays eccentric performance artist Andy Kaufman.Fascinating story- was not aware of how highly rated Kaufman was as an entertainer/ avant garde comedian although I had seen his cameos in the Taxi sitcom early 80s.REM immortalized his story in the song also called Man on the Moon.Memoir in a Melody: R.E.M.'s Ode to Andy Kaufman in 'Man On the Moon' - Signature Readswww.signature-reads.com Like the the assassination of JFK, the death of Andy Kaufman has become the stuff of popular conjecture, giving the band R.E.M. full license to tease out the mystery of the great comedian's final resting...
Comments22/05/2017 #16 Nicole Chardenet#14 Actually, now that you mention it, now I remember it! I remembered there was something sorta offensive about him to women but I couldn't remember why (hey, middle-aged dumb blonde syndrome or whatever :) ) I do remember other non-wrestling appearances on SNL, in fact I remember turning the TV off and going to bed while he sat at a piano and sang a really dumb kiddie farm animal song. He was just un-funny to me no matter what he was doing. Except for Latka Gravas! Which is an even funnier character now that I live in Toronto with people who actually talk like that! :)21/05/2017 #14 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#13 Pythons were classics.Getting back to Andy K, his brand of eccentric/ avant garde performance included wrestling matches with women.This seemed a deliberate attempt to rile his audience up but in fact backfired on him when he was later barred from the Sat.Nite Live show.May well be of interest you from a feminist perspective:
https://youtu.be/rvkPn2MHX7421/05/2017 #13 Nicole Chardenet#12 I found the Pythons were an acquired taste, but that might be because I grew up American. The humour is different. But once you get used to it it's hysterical! The Dead Parrot sketch and the Cheese Shop kill me to this day. I also love the Hungarian phrasebook sketch ("My Hovercraft is full of eels") but that's because I'm in language translation now.20/05/2017 #12 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#11 I think he was more a performance artist who trief to get knto the psyche of his audience.Had also only been aware of Taxi up to now...just checking out his other stuff.Whats clear is that one either loves or loathes his stuff.Much like the English comic legends Monty Python whom I absolutely love..Comic pioneers were the Pythons.20/05/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThere are two really good things coming together here, the great music of R.E.M. and the genius of Andy Kaufman. I mentioned him in one of my buzzes https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/life-is-not-a-performance-it-is-an-education and am a great admirer of his thinking and hilarious observations and situation pieces.20/05/2017 #4 Donna WoodIt's been a long time since I've thought of Andy Kaufman. I don't necessarily buy into conspiracy theories, more find them interesting as to why people believe them. I believe that Andy Kaufman is indeed dead. However, if it were true that he wasn't dead, I would lean more toward the idea he was institutionalized with a multiple personality disorder that he could no longer control.
- 20/05/2017Chris Rea - Ace Of Hearts (Studio Version) Chris Rea - Ace Of Hearts (Studio Version) From the Album "Wired To The Moon" 1984. This is at the request of my dear friend Zeljko -William Wallace- Srdic...
- Producer19/05/2017Part Three: You can take science out of philosophy, but.....Image credit: Wikipedia .....you can't take philosophy out of science.* INTRODUCTIONIn a discussion that was taking place recently on beBee, Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee wrote; “…the many buzzes that we inspired between us I shall not be...
Comments20/05/2017 #18 Sara Jacobovici#15 I appreciate and "get" your comment and the expanded perspective @Harvey Lloyd. Great "call to action": "Please disagree, i enjoy the discussion as we either merge our perspectives or merely share a different one. Exploration of perspectives is the true border of discovery." Agreed! (pun intended)20/05/2017 #15 Harvey Lloyd#8 I agree with your disagreement. When we look at spontaneity from the perspective and definition you prescribed. I am quite the visual person. Maybe acutely. I don't see one playground but many. You aptly described the various playgrounds we can find ourselves and others engaged. Judgement, apathetic criticism and the others. For me i cant be on one playground and act as i am on another. The judgement playground keeps me from the playground where spontaneity can happen.
If i say yes to something, what am i saying no too? Was a profound question put to me by a mentor who wanted me to understand that in the presence of yes/no, judgement or the other features you pointed out what is being obscured or being said no too?
It is from this perspective that i look at the critical features that zap spontaneity and say that if judgement exists then spontaneity will be difficult to achieve. Everything that is seen or discussed will have to satisfy the judgment criteria first.
I also want to say that i am defining spontaneity with a very fine scope of seeking wisdom or answers to current questions. Not frolicking and being spontaneous for detachment purposes. So again i take great liberties with definitions, and often assume everyone got a copy of my dictionary.
Please disagree, i enjoy the discussion as we either merge our perspectives or merely share a different one. Exploration of perspectives is the true border of discovery.20/05/2017 #13 namita sinha@Sara Jacobovici ..I find this post , a rare amalgamation of aspects of physics, psychology and creativity , all interwoven with your efforts and clarity of thinking , to make a free flowing article - easily to understand and assimilate .. This post has illuminated the idea of "Spontaneity"..with such brilliance, that I now understand the act of Spontaneity as a rare gift, one of great value and essence in our overall existence ! Valuable insights and a writing for keeps to be referred to even in future ! Thanks !19/05/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman@Sara Jacobovici, I am delighted that you took the time and effort to expand on spontaneity. It's posts like this that bring even a broader understanding of a thought-provoking subject, while it is fresh in our minds.
I agree the definition of spontaneity is open-ended, presenting food-for-thought thus the reason for a most interesting chain of comments.
Thank you for bringing this post to my attention and I am on my way to Part Two.19/05/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici#6 I always look forward to a @Harvey Lloyd comment. I find your comments unique and thought provoking Let me just say, I am not into the compartmentalization of learning and definitions of words. Learning is a lifetime process and we learn as long as we have an open mind and a passion to learn. The rules of grammar, so to speak, can be helpful at times, as tools, not as a substitute for thinking. I love how you move nouns into verbs. This inspires me to look at words through movement. I once wrote about how the verb "to allow", in fact means not doing anything. So here is a verb that moves towards stillness. Now, to the topic at hand, as @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee reminds me, disagreement is natural and adds to the discussion. So Harvey, I have to respectfully disagree with your description of spontaneity as providing us a "playground of otherwise off limit areas of our brain when the rules are in play." I think the cessation of destructive criticism, suspension of judgment, censorship, and even fear, are some factors that contribute to our having the "freedom" to be in the space of that playground, but that playground does not exist because of spontaneity. That playground comes from our innate ability to explore and be curious, and our sense of safety that we developed over time and with experience, to identify the boundaries in which that exploration can take place. Thank you for contributing to "extending and growing" my thinking.19/05/2017 #6 Harvey LloydVery interesting points concerning how we take liberties in expressing and expanding a definition into a concept. I would ask for forgiveness as i did not attend any higher education so i do take great liberties in defining words.
The fractal nature of our being tends to define a ridged existence along certain paths that give us a reflection. Ergo @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA question. The one of control. Spontaneity provides us a play ground of otherwise off limit areas of our brain when the rules are in play.
My definition of Spontaneity does step outside the box of Webster too describe the outcome and journey. What spontaneity can lead too, if you will. One of my faults is carrying nouns into the realm of action. I get called on it from my dictionary happy educator friends. By doing so though i am not tied to the definition myself, but can grow out from it. This is confusing when i take a noun and drive it down the road to a conclusion that presents the word as a verb.
In taking a crack at Chris's question i would submit yes that spontaneity is a state of mind, represented in action to others, and a choice. I also believe that we don't find success, success finds us because of this state of mind. A play on words? Maybe? I see many people looking, who are unprepared for success and i see many who are creating an environment where success will visit. Depending on which of these views you accept will have cause and effect on your spontaneity.
Thanks @Sara Jacobovici for extending and growing this concept of understanding our paradigm.19/05/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici#4 If you forgive mine.#3 Your question, as always @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA, is a wise one. Everything you say is right; spontaneity has a lot to do with personality and yes, there seems to be a contradiction in the concept of having "a deliberate control over spontaneous behaviour." So first, re personality. I see this as a reinforcement to spontaneity being an ability we develop as we mature. Our initial mode of operation is very impulsive. Only when we begin to develop a sense of time, to delay gratification, to understand stops and starts, and so on, do we choose, based on our personality type, to be more or less spontaneous. The contradiction is more of a paradox; spontaneity is time bound. We either make time for spontaneity or not. Because by the time we can be spontaneous, we have more control over the "when", we are then able to be "free" within the constraints of time. Thanks for your valuable contribution to this discussion Chris.19/05/2017 #3 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SAThanks for this very illuminating expabsipn to the duscussion @Sara Jacobovici. I found your expert articulation of the differences between impulsive and spontaneous behavior and fully resonate with your explanation. Would you then say one has deliberate control over spontaneous behaviour..."I will act spontaneously tomorrow" for example? This would appear to be a contradiction in terms but seems logical given your explanation that spontaneity lies within rational adult conciousness.I had always assumed that spontaneous qualities were a product of personality rather than of tge exercise of ones will.
- 19/05/2017One of the few artists who's solo career has matched that of his parallel one with the Eagles.Written during the Reagan years but probably even more appropriate to the current day....Don Henley - The End Of The Innocence. "The End of the Innocence" is the lead single and title track from Don Henley's third solo studio album, The End of the Innocence, in 1989. The song was...
- 16/05/2017Nostalgic times for me as my eldest son finishes his final high school exams tomorrow...
The late Harry Chapin's quintessential "passing of the years" lament for a father who did not make the time for his son.In the end his son did not have the time for him ("My boy was just like me"). Introduction by Harry's wife and son.
Harry was a great philanthropist and human being who did not care for material wealth and gave most of his earnings away to family, friends and good causes.Died aged 38 leaving the world a better place.
Very pleased to say I heeded these words when the boys were very small and have done my very best to get the balance right and enjoy these precious years with them
"And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little Boy Blue and the man in the moon"Harry Chapin - Cats in the Cradle Harry Chapin - Cats in the...
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- Producer12/05/2017How Do You Mend A Broken Heart? A Visit To Beirut.. Welcome to Beirut, recognised as one of the oldest cities in the world where Archeologists have dated human habitation here to over 5000 B. C. This picturesque city is perched on a thin peninsula that meanders outwards into the azure...
Comments15/05/2017 #39 David B. GrinbergWow, Paul, you sure get around. I really enjoy reading these illuminating, informative and insightful articles.
Are you contemplating (or already writing) a book about your travels and all the different cultures you've experiences first-hand? Could be a good one. Keep buzzing!13/05/2017 #30 CityVP 🐝 ManjitBeirut the beautiful became Beirut the bombed and I am so glad to read this renaissance account of Beirut becoming beautiful again among the bombed structures. I have never met a person from Lebanon who did not offer great accounts of how life used to be, and to see this account mirror their sentiments is very good to see. Very well written piece, enjoyed the writing and the insight that speaks in volumes that all is well again, as it should be for this beautiful land and city.
- Producer30/04/2017Discovering The Magic Of MarrakechWhen one thinks of a ‘magical’ country, Morocco will be one of the first that will come to mind; with it’s vast deserts, high mountains, azure blue seas and cities with deliciously exotic names, Tangier, Fes, Casablanca and Meknes, but the grand...
Comments01/05/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 GallagherYou are always telling me to hop on a plane. Can my husband and I retire early and just be jet setters lol? Of course you know I'm just kidding about you telling 'me' to hop on a plane. Interesting facts about Marrakech! It does sound like a place to visit, for sure. I have a friend who's from Morocco. He lives in the States and has since the 80's. He makes many trips back to see his family. I've only seen photo's of the beach he and his family enjoy (it appears beautiful). I have seen a few photos of historical sites, but I couldn't name them. And, the weddings... wow- they get dressed to the nines! I would eat snail soup! This sounded enticing- eucalyptus scrub; a rose petal mud mask, a foot massage and final rub down with enriching Argan oil.01/05/2017 #17 Paul Walters@Dean Owen The thing about beBEE is that one tends to miss articles from ones favourites . I only this morning got to read "A thousand holes ..." your piece on Marrakesch . A splendid piece it was too, and the pics were fabulous. We simply have to get together one day and compare notes , or do a trip!!30/04/2017 #16 David B. GrinbergThank you, Paul, for this enlightening and educational buzz on the history, culture and "magic" of Marrakech. I really enjoyed reading this and learning more about such a spectacular city with over 1,000 years of history since it's founding -- not to mention a current population of more than one million people. Moreover, the photos are all top notch and compliment your prolific prose. Thanks again and keep buzzing, my friend. You are a role model of accomplishment for so many aspiring authors and professional writers like me.30/04/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis buzz compliments very well along with @Dean Owen and his buzz "A Thousand Holes - A Taste of Marrakech"
- 28/04/2017Best of the modern day troubadours.Spiritual successor to the Dylan/ Young/ Morrison era .The poetry in song of Mr David Gray.Brings back great memories of seeing him live Dubai Festival City 02/2008.David Gray - Alibi (live) David Gray and band performing Alibi. Backing vocals by Lisa...
Comments28/04/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 This is what I like about David Gray's songwriting, his lyrics invite us to our own experiences and this is not about interpreting his music for others but internalizing it through our unique experiences and sense-making. That also shows me why we have an affinity, which is also what shows up in your bee appreciation poems - the affinities are that much more personal. and that soak the human condition.28/04/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhile Babylon was his greatest hit, I dig "Sail Away" the most https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMF7Uq-mHZA 2nd Favourite track is Transformation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8XP9b-O_0U and then it is Babylon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI_SBAkdKzc
He has a distinct Brit voice where you can hear his Northern English voice. and that combines to create his own style. Ed Sheeran gave him due credit by covering This Year's Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06fvCuR-uWY and that is the difference,
Sheeran has a greater footprint and yet when you hear his cover, he pays homage to Gray's singing style and not just doing a cover in a different way. The song should not be better because Sheeran sings it, it should be better because David Gray is a great singer/songwriter.
- 28/10/2015https://youtu.be/GrC_yuzO-SsDepeche Mode - Walking In My Shoes (Remastered Video) © 2006 WMG Walking In My Shoes (Remastered...
- Producer17/04/2017Panorama of South AfricaThe beauty of South Africa is in the smiles of friendly faces, the mosaic of cultures, and the complex history that has shaped this land. Most of all, it is the natural splendor and wildlife that sets it apart. South Africa's landscapes are made...
Comments19/04/2017 #44 Gert Scholtz@Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz Thank you for your comments and for sharing the post. This is what makes beBee so great - that the two founders make the effort to engage in many of the posts on the platform. Who knows - maybe one day we can have a beBee convention in Cape Town!18/04/2017 #27 Marisa Fonseca DinizReading this article made me travel the country, and leave aside those news that we do not like. Unfortunately, the wonders of South Africa and the African continent should be more exalted by sometimes covering the terrible news of persecution and hunger, not that this is not important, but denigrates and causes wonders to be hidden. What is beautiful must always be shared!
- Producer14/04/2017Horta's Labyrinth Park (Barcelona, Spain)I am pleased to introduce you to a small and delightful corner of Barcelona: Horta's Labyrinth Park.Today we were able to visit him in family, enjoying a wonderful spring day, and I invite you to visit him (as do thousands of tourists every...
Comments14/04/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIt is amazing what can be crafted when art and nature combine. It reminds me of our trip to Windsor where it is the only place I have visited with a green maze crafted from hedges. This park is stunning. I had to decide whether this was green learning - a place where family an come, or yellow learning - a place of art and history and in the end that is why I placed this in my yellow learning hive.
- 28/03/2017A day in Belgrade, Serbia - Motion Time-lapse
For my beBee friends, with Gratitude...A day in Belgrade - Motion Time-lapse BELGRADE in short Motion Time-lapse movie. Available in 4K, contact us if you like to purchase or more. More than 20 000 photos were taken in 60 days of...
Comments10/04/2017 #8 Anonymous#3 #4 #5 #6 #7 Thank you for the kind words @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Susan 🐝 Botello, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, @Ken Boddie and @David B. Grinberg. Yes, now we are little closer :) Best regards, Milos
"Ultimate Guide to Belgrade: Things to See & Places to Stay" by Veronika Tomanova on veronikasadventure.com
https://www.veronikasadventure.com/ultimate-guide-belgrade-serbia-things-to-see-places-to-stay/09/04/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitBelgrade is always going to be one of the great cities of Europe and there is great photography here. For fans of House of Cards they will recognize this photographic effect from the opening credits of that Netflix series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOSqyGal6zA
- 08/04/2017Another legendary track from the great Nilsson....his soaring vocal range is giving full vent on the chorus.RIP Harry..left us too soon.Harry Nilsson - Without You 1972 (HD) SME records CD titled: "Harry Nilsson Without You", sound recording administered by: SME. Copyright music records SME. © All Copyrights reserved - I do not...
Comments08/04/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitMore synchroncity! It was only yesterday from a buzz about suicide that I learned from @Joel Anderson that Harry Nilsson wrote "One is the Loneliest Number" and my all-time favourite track is one by Nilsson called "Everybody's Talkin" featured on the movie "Midnight Cowboy".
Comments07/04/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee"Precious"
Precious and fragile things
Need special handling
My God what have we done to you
We always tried to share
The tenderest of care
Now look what we have put you through
Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give
Angels with silver wings
Shouldn't know suffering
I wish I could take the pain for you
If God has a master plan
That only He understands
I hope it's your eyes He's seeing through
Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give
I pray you learn to trust
Have faith in both of us
And keep room in your hearts for two
Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we'd manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give
- 01/04/2017https://www.bebee.com/producer/@randall-burns/choose-a-job-that-you-love-and-you-ll-never-work-a-day-in-your-life-confucius“Choose a Job that you Love, and You’ll never “work” a day in your Life” (Confucius)www.bebee.com A timeless quote by Confucius, and so true. Just to clarify, I don’t mind “work”, I really enjoy “working”, actually I Love my “work”. It comes...
- 30/03/2017Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life album trailer Lust For Life - coming soon Listen to Lana Del Rey now: https://lana.lnk.to/Complete http://www.instagram.com/lanadelrey http://www.facebook.com/lanadelrey...
- 30/03/2017Sade - By Your Side Sade's official music video for 'By Your Side'. Click to listen to Sade on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/SadeSpotifyA?IQid=SadeBYS As featured on The Ultimate...
Comments30/03/2017 #3 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#3 Amazing live show. The band are all brilliant jazz musos..tight technically perfect sound. With Ms Adu out front with her smooth as velvet voice and delightful dance moves and backed by amazing choreography based on a huge silkscreen across the stage its musical nirvana!30/03/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSade is about 2 years older than me and the first time I came across her music was in my mid-20's and being a far different person back then I could not stand her music. Where I am now in my development meaning is what is important and I have come to realize the wealth of her talent and the quality of her lyrics. In the way I have shifted my view of her music is equal to the actual development that has taken place - and that has all to do with adopting a learning mindset which is representative of the last two decades, but not anywhere near as much in my first three decades of life.
- 30/03/2017Beck with Heart is a Drum. is something I find as great reflective music.Heart is a drum - Beck ( Subtitulado) Brutal es la palabra para definir el álbum " Morning Phase " . Solo puedo decir me siento inmortal... Atención: pensar que eres muy inteligente o creer que...
- Producer27/03/2017El verdadero rostro de Leonardo da Vinci - Christian GálvezLeonardo de Vinci - Cara a Cara La semana pasada estuve en la presentación del Libro Leonardo da Vinci - Cara a Cara , de Christian Gálvez. Además hicimos la retransmisión del mismo con un Live Buzz en...
Comments27/03/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSiegfried Woldhek came off the stage with a convinced disposition that he has found the real face or generational faces of Leonardo Da Vinci https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vXsynj1QkQ View moreSiegfried Woldhek came off the stage with a convinced disposition that he has found the real face or generational faces of Leonardo Da Vinci https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vXsynj1QkQ It is highly compelling but does not put away the possibility that Woldhek is too certain and certainty requires confirmation. It is the same in science.
Just because one scientist has developed a way of doing that works, it is not until the experiment is repeated by another scientist that we can add credence to the assertion that the real face of Leonardo has been found.
History does get shaped over time and then re-shaped as well. This encourages me to view the Da Vinci History TV documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYBO0YyJ6RU [Run time 90 Minutes] Whether it is documentary or films, directors are open to interpretation and place their view on the face of Da Vinci and what his life was actually about.
Christian Galvez is an interesting mind, he is among those who elevate my thinking and in that regard I welcome such people. Close
- 26/03/2017Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (Lyric Video) Music video by Creedence Clearwater Revival performing Green River. (C) 2014 Concord Music Group,...
- Producer25/03/2017"Zen and the Art of "Bomber" Cleaning"I leave “the line”, the peak of service is over, and the adrenaline is still coursing through my veins. It is loud, the “hum” of the kitchen, pans hitting the stove, oven doors opening and closing, buzzers and timers chiming away, the fryers loud...
Comments29/03/2017 #4 Randall Burns#3 LMAO! @Dean Owen , well I am working on something, actually have quite a bit written. I love the title that you propose and will credit you if I use it. I will have something coming up soon in the same vein as Bourdain's writing, will let you know when I post it. Here's a very short read that will give you an insight as to my perspective of Anthony Bourdain;
Thanks for stopping in and commenting, I appreciate it25/03/2017 #1 Ken BoddieAfter-service wash and scrub, uniquely described as an enlightening experience. Scouring, rubbing and wiping down those Behemoth Bombers sounds like the Battle of the Somme is replayed every night, Randall. Never will I again complain about doing the washing up ..... until next time I leave my wallet at home, that is. 👨🏻🍳
- Producer24/03/2017MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ, SU LEGADO UNIVERSAL Y JAÉNMiguel Hernández Gilabert (Orihuela, 1910 - Alicante, 1942) fue un poeta y dramaturgo de especial relevancia en la literatura española del siglo XX. Aunque tradicionalmente se le ha encuadrado en la generación del 36, mantuvo una...
Comments25/03/2017 #18 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque#15 What valuable information, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! I love the phrase "There is something far more powerful about recognizing the generational poets from Spain, it is their back-stories that are just as compelling as the art they are recognized for". I completely agree with you. I have the privilege of working with this documentation on these great poets!!!25/03/2017 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 @ @Gert 🐝 Scholtz
The great thing Gert is that exposure to Spanish poets helps with your personal aim of beginning to learn the Spanish language. What I am learning about both Spanish and Latin American poets is the relationship with the political environment.
These were not people like William Wordsworth who examined daffodils and was enthused by yellow flowers, Spanish poets are more like Wilfred Owen whose poetry was magnified because he wrote it in the trenches during battle and in Owen's case he never made it out of the First World War, which is yet another tragedy. There is something far more powerful about recognizing the generational poets from Spain, it is their back-stories that are just as compelling as the art they are recognized for. So it is the background of Miguel https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/miguel-hernandez
Two things stand out from this background. First Miguel is the quintessential working class hero and secondly to rise from what was a menial and mundane farming existence, he had to overcome his own father who severely discouraged his son from pursuing poetry. Miguel Hernandez fought hard to achieve and so his chief constraints were not all political.
I am also conscious that my Western education in both England and Canada never featured Spanish poets and so unless one attended a top notch school, we are faced with the promotion of Western figures and so by entertaining the life of Miguel Hernandez, I am also getting past the constraints of this Western Education - and here I am inspired by Hernadez story, while of course I weep at the tragedy of his illness and incarceration, and most of all a lifetime full of challenge and challenges.25/03/2017 #10 Carlos 🐝 TíscarMe ha puesto la piel de gallina recordar la historia de Miguel Hernández. Con tanto ordenador y teléfonos móviles, dejamos de lado muchas veces las maravillas de la poesía y la literatura. El pueblo que olvida su historia, está condenado a repetirla, esperemos que en España tengamos buena memoria para que no haya más poetas condenados a morir en una cárcel sin sentido. Un abrazo a todas las abejas y mi más sincero homenaje a Miguel.24/03/2017 #5 Gert ScholtzPaz Hueso Luque: Thank you for the post. The life of the poet Miguel Hernandez is interesting to learn more about. A tragic end. Thank you also to @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for always adding more information and adding to the learning experience. / Gracias por el post. Es interesante conocer la vida del poeta Miguel Hernández. Un trágico final. Gracias también @CityVP 🐝 Manjit por siempre agregar más información y agregar a la experiencia de aprendizaje.24/03/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe first thing I needed to acquaint myself was what the "generations" are and so I spent time to get familiar with 27, 36 and also 50 and it is quite a complex array of poets and artists. I also took a look at the Generation of 98 in light of your original introduction to Antonio Machado
Generation of 98
Generation of 27
Generation of 36
Generation of 50
Apart from Hernandez's story which you said you would write, so thank you, I also got to discover the City of Jaen, which many travel sites described as the hidden treasure of Andalucia's hidden treasure http://luxurycolumnist.com/jaen-spain/
Enjoyed learning from this buzz !
- Producer22/03/2017A Thousand Holes - A Taste of MarrakechShimmering flecks of gold flickered off the waterways. We settled down at the pagoda teahouse where the bridges intersect. Yet another ancient water town checked off my list, each unique in style, each offering up a local Chinese flavour. Rays of...
Comments24/03/2017 #19 Dean OwenI like what he did to "Mad World". Not a fan of Adam Lambert, especially when he fronted Queen, but he did an incredible Mad World. I think we grew up with the same songs. I was 15 when I heard Seasons and the story behind it. Picked up a guitar wanting to learn how to play it. Toya Wilcox was big at the time.23/03/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe amusing thing here for me is that I heard that song a few years under 50 years ago and I only get to find out about Marrakesh in this buzz !
For me music is milestones more than beats - for this is where it captures our individuality and so what we happen to like is different to what it happens to mean. A great example is the song that stamped my psyche after 9/11 - which was Gary Jules https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4
When Pink Floyd sang Another Brick in the Wall that is a memory ticker that coincides with Alice Cooper "Schools Out Forever" - you can guess I was at a school which all of us did not want to be at. I can enjoy masses amount of commercial pap because I keep liking separate from meaning. For sure when we talk about song composition and beat this fits in the middle space between like and meaning - but music for me is what flows through my imagination, so much so it is individuality and music becomes DNA.
Perhaps the song I don't like to hear but which carries the most haunting meaning for me is Terry Jacks "Seasons in the Sun"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG9otasNmxI23/03/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#13 In this 2000 Farm Aid Live performance it is the four-some version since Neil Young had joined the band much later when they became Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young [CSNY]- so here is Marrekech Express https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fE06X25fDU View more#13 In this 2000 Farm Aid Live performance it is the four-some version since Neil Young had joined the band much later when they became Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young [CSNY]- so here is Marrekech Express https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fE06X25fDU
#14 CSNY's most poignant track was Four Dead in Ohio , an anthem to the Kent State shootings when the Ohio National Guard killed four students protesting the Vietnam War and the incursion into Cambodia
Four Dead in Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
These shootings led to mass Student strikes, and it was H.R. Haldeman, Nixon's Chief of Staff involved in Watergate who marked the Kent State shootings as the moment that created the deep scrutiny on Nixon's administration, that eventually uncovered Watergate and led to the impeachment of President Richard Nixon.
The Marrekech Express is Crosby, Still, Nash's most joyful song, Four Dead in Ohio their most significant. Close23/03/2017 #12 Dean Owen#10 Oddly I sometimes have the same issue with pictures in articles not downloading. It usually lasts about a week. Much appreciate a comment from the master debonair himself, Mr. Smooth, Suave and Sophisticated, @Paul Walters View more#10 Oddly I sometimes have the same issue with pictures in articles not downloading. It usually lasts about a week. Much appreciate a comment from the master debonair himself, Mr. Smooth, Suave and Sophisticated, @Paul Walters. No doubt you'd make a better Bond! Close23/03/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHaving been nearly 50 years since Crosby Stills and Nash recorded the song "Marakech Express" it is about time I actually saw something of the real Marrakech and now I have, it was a great way to catch a glimpse of it in this sublime buzz. I don't remember a buzz of yours before which broke into a novelist dialogue but the effect of the 2nd section added some personal "being there" and it worked. Great photographs as always and I concur with @Paul Walters about the debonaire bit.23/03/2017 #10 Paul Walters@Dean Owen Ah Dean San hankering after places visited and recalling fond memories !!! Unfortunately your pics on this post are not loading but I am noticing that on a number of posts I read. Still I was able to conjure up the images in my head from one of my all time favourite cities. Sounds like you did the 5 star version complete with beautiful woman in fluffy bathrobe ...you debonaire bugger you