Yanada, from the Girlhood Album was released by the Australian band The Preatures in August 2017. Written with Indigenous Songwoman Jacinta Tobin, the song features words in Darug, one of the indigenous language groups of the Sydney Region, Yanada means moon…
Thank you to No Trombones for submitting this weeks track, Walk the Walk. The smooth sound is supported by a great horn section, and the powerful voice of Lil Rounds. Inspired by those that make promises they don’t keep…..hmmm I think we have all known someone like that.
I drive towards him, he is far away, but not too far.
I have thought of this for years, how to do it, to feel it, to say it, to make it true. He has waited for me to be ready, seeing things for what they were, that which they are no more.
I love the rhythm of this, like a slight wind on water, or winter sun on sand, its a clear and gentle message.
Have you scaled back your imagination?
From the Wrecking Ball Album, Emmylou Harris sings to us “Where will I be, when that trumpet sounds”. Wisdom shared throughout the song is beautiful and thought provoking.
Bernard Fanning, former frontman of the Australian multi award winning band Powderfinger, brings us this weeks heartfelt track, Watch Over Me, released on the Tea and Sympathy Album in 2006. Bernard describes this as a hymn, inspired to write it after watching the funeral of Pope John Paul II. I don’t know if he is religious, but I know that I am not, we all listen with our own ear.
I feel in between. I try to articulate my in between feeling from heart to pen to paper. Enough words come, out and in the words I ask for inspiration, a way for me to express all the joy and love I hold in my heart. I can feel it more and more, looking for a way out.
Sometimes the truth catches you by surprise, thats what happened to me when I heard this song.
Sisters, grown together, destined for different paths, move away from each other, over distances, over time.
Sometimes, we stand beside ourselves, our beliefs, and choose to see our world in a different way, expanding more and more, in this state we open ourselves to the unveiling of mysteries. This energetic expansion can leave the rest of our bodies and minds in between for a while, until we catch up to our new way of seeing our world, and ourselves. We feel different, we see things differently, we do things differently, we are, different, changed...
Take heart darlin.
I don’t want to be there anymore, I want to be here.
I am here. I am here, feet down, looking straight ahead, with one foot forward...
It can happen all of a sudden, that feeling, heavy, dense, overwhelmed. It is easy to think that, that feeling is you. It’s not you. It is a culmination of things that have happened in your life, locked up emotions, limiting beliefs, memories stuck somewhere, pain. The more we believe that these things are us, the more we believe we are limited, anchored, the more we feed this feeling.
From the Up Up Up Up Up Up Album released in 1999, Ani DiFranco looks backward, in order to look forward. I was walking in the vast rainforest / bushland behind my house the other day, and I did that. I came to a crossroad of paths, and I knew, I had to look behind me before I went any further forward. I wanted to see how it would look, if I decided to travel back that same way.
Have you ever stopped, and sat, and looked? instead of trying to force action, or plan, or control an outcome? When we really stop, and see what is in front of us, we give ourselves a chance to witness, sometimes, a gently profound thing. Maybe that thing reminds us, of who we really are, and what we really want.
The unmistakable beginning, and then the words, “Disarm you with a smile”. Kindness feeds us, when we share it with one another. Sometimes we isolate ourselves, safer in our shell maybe. We can’t share a kindness with one another in this state though, we can’t receive love.
What would it take? What would it take to live your life, your way? Are you the only thing standing in your way?
So many layers to this song. I have been the rifle, and I have been the bird. I know now, that I am both at the same time. If I choose to be content with, looking at the big wide open sky through a window, and no more, knowing I am not happy, I have chosen to be my own rifle...
Formed by Ron Banks and Larry Reed in the early 60’s, The Dramatics released almost 20 albums, even collaborating with Snoop Dog, on the Doggy Dog World track. This track was awarded gold disc status by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1971. A simple message, more and more I am aware of what I see and now, what I get.
In the Heart of the Moon, I love this album title, what knowing must lay their? Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabaté fuse their crafted styles, complimenting each other, seemingly so easy, it is as if we are listening to a jam session. The movement of these sounds, the gentle building, the story unknown to me, is enchanting...
I have a long history with Johnny Cash. My Dad, a huge fan, liked to play his tracks, on repeat, for days at a time. The Saloon piano in the background, classic acoustic guitar, and that voice. Johnny Cash performs a cover of the Depeche Mode track, written by Martin Gore. This version forms part of his American IV: The Man Comes Around Album.
From U2’s Achtung Baby album, this week’s track is, One. Achtung, translates to Respect in German. So this week we have a theme, how do we show ourselves respect? And how do we show others respect?
To find out I began to observe myself, through observing, I realised where my attention was. What words I used, what I was thinking about.