Thursday, March 13, 2014

Is there anybody out there?

Music is a force of nature
Music has been the passion of my life as long as I can remember. The first two tracks I could sing, with a soul feeling, was Blondie 'Heart of glass' and Kate Bush 'Babooshka'.

Music is a force of nature for me. It is as important as clean air, a walk in the forest, a close conversation with a stranger. It is as close to an instant spiritual manifestation that I can get. It's an enabler to a higher love for life.

The passion
When my kids were born I was afraid that I'd loose my passion for music, that I would loose myself to 'Kiddy music vol. 11'. But no. Instead I have become an steady source of music inspiration to my two girls and they are my true companions when it comes to getting in to the groove. 
I tried to pass my passion on to my wife for 15 years. But she just wanted to dance, and is now my ex-wife. In the future I will try the impossible of finding a woman who is still into listening to fresh tunes, even after 40+.

I'm horrible about my taste in music - and women
I love to dance, but I have to listen to the lyrics too. If the lyrics are rubbish, I just can't take it seriously. And if a woman can't tell the difference, it's never going to work out. Apparently ..

Just recently I met with an old friend of mine for the first time in years. He disagreed and asked me if it really matters that much - or I was just being a music snob? - Fair enough!
This was my answer:
Remember the girl you were dating back in 1998? She bought a Dr. Bombay album and played it repeatedly. I despised her and couldn't visit you again before you broke up with her. He was astonished and embarrassed that I remembered the girl - and the album(!!).

Never growing out of love
It's my going to church, hanging out with old friends, my summer holiday, chilling with the dog, reading a good book. It's were I feel the spirit and the connection to the universe .. It's art and it is explainable - and it's my never ending love affair.
Please let me explain here: Depending on art to be present in the now

Looking out for love
If you are a outgoing 40+ woman with a passion for independent art and you have a rockphilosophy degree behind you, I'd like to hear from you.  

The detour of my heart
This blog post was supposed to be about my passion for new music and how much I appreciate kids getting in to recording their own tunes that eventually grows in to great new music that I can appreciate. But then it turned in to a cry for love. Once I had a woman, but she really didn't care for music, did she?

I hope this message finds you, even if we are 10 years down the road. I'll be waiting ♥♪

Friday, March 7, 2014

Co-exist with lions - The New Endangered Species?

I wish humanity would learn how to co-exist with the rest of the planet.

Unfortunately it's in our genes to destroy everything for profit until humanity itself is destroyed.

Co-exist humans - or don't exist at all.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

One version of Stairway to Heaven you don't want to miss

With Led Zeppelin in the audience, you have to come up with something good. I think they did :-)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Some tattoos are better left in your head

Woman with tattoos
I just read that more women than men get tattoos and that women often go real big. As a reaction to this fashion trend one girl stated that 'It's not a big deal, I can always get them removed'. Well .. It really isn't that simple. You will change the pigmentation of your skin and even though the colors are gone, so might the ability to tan normally again. In any case you have to consider were you choose to place your tattoo, because you might not have a low-risk choice of getting it removed again.
Oh.. And it will cost you anywhere from $250 to 1000 dollars pr. tattoo.

Time Stamps
That said, I have 6 tattoos myself and the first one was made in 1990 - without spell check ;-p
None are even close to being new school art pieces, but more a time stamp with lot's of symbolic meaning to me. If I had the money, I probably would go big and artsy - like a sleeve tattoo. It's still on my wish list.

I always recommend giving it a thorough thought - what does the tattoo really mean to you right now and what are the cultural references??

Who's that beautiful psychopath on your arm?
I once met a DJ who had a big tattoo of Alex DeLarge, from the cult classic A Clockwork Orange, tattooed on his underarm. He had no idea what this cool looking movie character was about. I told him NOT to look it up, because he might end up with nightmares. 
So be careful, you might end up with a piece on your arm that has cultural references to rape, violence, racism, murder, heroin, prostitution etc., for the rest of your life. And even though you might not realize it, the person in front of you will.

Woman with tattoos - and burqas
I love women with tattoos and I think that they can be quite sexy. But it's a definite turn off when it's a tramp stamp or a nameless fashion sticker. If you don't put more thought in to who you are, you are not for me.
Facial and hand tattoos are always a 'no go', in my book. Even the fashionable stiletto behind the ear or name in the neck. Just don't do it! There will be hundreds of days were you don't want the world to see your tattoos and you just want to be left alone and un-judged. Wearing a burqa just doesn't do the trick!

However .. Sometimes a tattoo is just so beautiful that that no explanation is needed and the piece of art speaks for itself. Go find it.

The featured tattoos above are from the blog Wear Your Heart on Your Skin