Friday, October 31, 2014
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Is it only me?
Is it only me or are you also starting to feel a bit disgusted with the major sports and cultural events of the world?In year 2014 we had to endure a scandalous Winter OL in Russia - with major pollution problems to follow and hate crimes against gay people.
This summer we can watch Brazil spend enormous amounts of money on football - while it's population is suffering and the goverment commits heinous crimes against their weakest elements of society - the street children
The ignorance and decadence is frightening!
It's getting more and more obvious that some people are having a luscious ball at the expense of the environment and population of the world. It seems as we have forgotten that we all live on the same planet and looking away doesn't solve the problems - and there is no one else to fix this mess but us.
Take it back!
But there is a peaceful way to protest: Take it back! Take it back to your neighborhood, play with your friends, boycott your idols who pray on these events. Remember what it was all about - socialising and having a good time on your own.
But it's just a thought. Never mind me.
This post let me to voice my opinion, on a current danish radio program, about the FIFA World Cup. I love football, but I hate the bigotry.
The invited guests came from an academic background, including a woman who works with future developments. All, but one, treated the subjects as if major world events are holy cows that should not be challenged. I believe I voiced my opinion on the matter very well, but the edited interview only focused on the FIFA World Cup. Fair enough.
- Link to audio podcast (spoken in danish) - hear me at 18:45
But think about this:
What if we could get 700 million viewers with a budget of billions of dollars for a two week world wide media event every second year - could we change the future, one event at the time? Would you watch?
I suggest taking it from the top:
- A common clean up campaign of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
- A campaign for the leaders of the world to understand that our planet can not handle one more bomb dropped in the trees, one more sunken war ship or one more city burning.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
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.
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 into 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, to find 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, and we discussed the topic. He disagreed and asked me if it really matters that much - or if 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 for that and couldn't visit you, before you broke up with her again. He was astonished and embarrassed that I remembered the girl - and the album(!!). We toasted to that and our great taste in music ;-)
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.
Deeper explainion here: Depending on art to be present in the now
Looking out for love
If you are a outgoing 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 a new generation getting in to recording their own tunes, that eventually grows into music that I can appreciate. But then it turned in to a cry for love and passion combined.
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 for you ♥♪
Friday, March 7, 2014
Please watch this clip to the end
Humanity needs to 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.
Mother earth says, co-exist humans - or don't exist at all.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
With Led Zeppelin in the audience, you have to come up with something good. I think they did :-)
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Woman with tattoos
I just read that more women than men get tattoos now 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.
That said, I have 6 tattoos myself and the first one was made in 1990 - without spell check ;-p
None of them 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 real big and artsy - like a sleeve tattoo. It's still on my wish list.
THINK ABOUT IT
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 (check it out). 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, drug addiction 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 tasteful 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 diamond on the finger. 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 - and 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