What music are you listening to right now?

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What music are you listening to right now?

Post by sattva » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:37 am

Share your music here....

I am listening to this:
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Here are the lyrics written and performed by Kurt Nilsen (I really like his voice):
Never Easy
Verse 1
Don't mind if you treat me bad again, I don't care anymore
Life's too short to make trouble out of small things
It is better this way, I'm sort of laid back today
Close my ears when words come flying out, I've heard them all before
With just a lot of hope flushing down the drain, it is better this way
I am going away

Chorus
I tried and then some more
Instead of dragging the both of us down
Divide separate ways
It's never easy this way, it's never easy this way

Verse 2
My palms are sweating, I'm barely aware, what I'm turning down
This awful life that is what I've been told think it's better this way
I will regret it one day

Chorus
I tried and then some more
Instead of dragging the both of us down
Divide separate ways
It's never easy this way, it's never easy this way

Verse 3
Talk too me, throw the ball back
I've been here before there is no turning back
Talk to me just tell it like it is
Just two afraid souls, going at each other, at each other
We're at the crossroad going separate ways, time to say it as it is
And if we bump into each other one day we'll be better then
Maybe we can start all over again
Yeahhh

Chorus
I tried and then some more
Instead of dragging the both of us down
Divide separate ways
It's never easy this way, its never easy this way
I tried and then some more
Instead of dragging the both of us down
Divide separate ways
It's never easy this way, it's never easy this way

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Post by Buckwheat » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:19 am

I just had my 12 year anniversay of playing guitar. I got pretty good at it and had a lot of fun (and frustration) over the years. Now my hands hurt when I play, my ears ring after I play, and the sounds coming out sound more annoying even though they are more "refined". The music I spend most of my time listening to right now....


is the sound....


of silence.


I call it "Buddha's Song".
Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Post by sattva » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:53 am

I spent a long time listening to "Buddha Song". It also had birds, and cars, and the sighing wind and the laughter of children in it as i remember lol.

Recently, i got into sharing some music with a friend and I started listening to some music again online, a sort of revisiting of the past and hearing a few more current things. Some of what I liked, i don't now. Some i still do. I still like "Buddha Song" though. Thanks for sharing :anjali:

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Post by tiltbillings » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:53 am

Something I grew up with and continue to have a great love for: Gregorian plainsong.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Post by sattva » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:56 am

tiltbillings wrote:Something I grew up with and continue to have a great love for: Gregorian plainsong.
No link, tilt?

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Post by tiltbillings » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:44 am

sattva wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:Something I grew up with and continue to have a great love for: Gregorian plainsong.
No link, tilt?
It is in my D drive.
It is a bunch of French Benedictines. Some of what is on the disc is stuff I would sing as part of the choir. It is dated 1992 and is no longer available, though there are plenty of others versions out there. Goodstuff.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Post by Ben » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:46 am

Something I received for Christmas was Peter Gabriel's new album "New Blood". Its a two-CD set. Disc 1 contains a number of his old songs that have been re-recorded with just vocals, a piano and an orchestra. Disc 2 contains another set of his songs but as orchestral instrumentals. It is something that I have been patiently waiting for for months and its in the same vein as his previous work "Scratch my back" which is a collection of other people's songs that he has recorded with just piano and orchestra. I don't normally like orchestral arrangements of pop/rock/alt music but this is inspired and I think for many of the songs the orchestral variation is superior to the original.

This particular song, San Jacinto, I have been listening to daily.



We will walk - on the land
We will breath - of the air
We will drink - of the stream
I will live - hold the line
Hold the line
Hold the line


EDIT: Apologies for the poor sound quality as it appears I linked to a pirate video.
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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Post by manas » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:28 am

Hi sattva,

the angelic, sweet yet powerful voice of Eva :heart: Cassidy



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Here's also Jessye Norman singing Richard Strauss' 'Morgen'
Lyrics

The poem reads as follows:

Morgen!
Und morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen
und auf dem Wege, den ich gehen werde,
wird uns, die Glücklichen sie wieder einen
inmitten dieser sonnenatmenden Erde…
und zu dem Strand, dem weiten, wogenblauen,
werden wir still und langsam niedersteigen,
stumm werden wir uns in die Augen schauen,
und auf uns sinkt des Glückes stummes Schweigen...

Literal translation:

Tomorrow!
And tomorrow the sun will shine again
and on the way that I will go,
will she us, the happy ones, again unite
amidst this sun-breathing earth,
and to the beach, wide, wave-blue
will we still and slowly descend
silently we will look in each other's eyes
and upon us sinks the mute silence of happiness
This music is so beautiful:



:anjali:
Knowing this body is like a clay jar,
securing this mind like a fort,
attack Mara with the spear of discernment,
then guard what's won without settling there,
without laying claim.

- Dhp 40

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Post by Modus.Ponens » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:03 am

One of the gifts I received this christmas:

"He turns his mind away from those phenomena and, having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.' " - Jhana Sutta

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Post by sattva » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:03 pm

Very interesting music!!! Thanks everyone for posting.

Ben, I don't know what it's called, but I like how the other music is running on the side so to speak while the melody is playing.

Manasiksara, I too love Eva Cassidy's voice. It is our lost that she died too young. I like here version of "Fields of Gold" better than any other i have heard.

Another singer who died too young was Singh Kaur. Though known for her singing of mantras, this is one of her songs, title "Spark in the Night".

I really like the music in "Morgan" as well.

MP, I think my husband would have really liked that music.

Thought i would close with 2 songs from my favorite cd. The cd, Waiting for the Big Rain, is by Yara. I have only listened to this music several times in 5 years. It was Ron's and my favorite cd we listened to when we took rides or traveled.

"Manjou" is my favorite, not sure why. :)

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Post by MstChf » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:47 pm

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Post by Beneath the Wheel » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:01 am



I have been listening to a lot of Arvo Part lately. Beautiful.

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Post by Viscid » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:10 am





"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Post by manas » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:58 am

:anjali:
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Knowing this body is like a clay jar,
securing this mind like a fort,
attack Mara with the spear of discernment,
then guard what's won without settling there,
without laying claim.

- Dhp 40

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Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Post by Ytrog » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:51 am

On the radio: Gotye & Kimbra - somebody that I used to know :)
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