Archive for March, 2010

Yes, My Darling Daughter!

March 30, 2010

I’ve gotta be good or mama will scold me
Yes, yes, yes
I asked her and this is what she told me
Yes, yes, yes

Mother, may I go out dancing? Yes, my darling daughter!
Mother, may I try romancing? Yes, my darling daughter!

What if there’s a moon, mama darling, and it’s shining on the water,
Mother, must I keep on dancing? Yes, my darling daughter!

If he wants to kiss, mama darling, when he feels it’s time we ought to, Mother must I let him kiss me? Yes, my darling daughter!

What if he’ll propose, mama darling, when the night is growing shorter? Mother, what should be my answer? Yes, my darling daughter!

Oh mama, oh mama, oh mama, oh mama

What if he should insist on one embrace, mama,
How can I keep him in his place
If his manner becomes a shade improper?
Tell him that your heart belongs to papa

Mother, will it be exciting? Yes, my darling daughter
Mother, do I look inviting? Yes, my darling daughter
If he holds me tight, mama darling, and my knees just turn to water
Mama must I keep on dancing? Yes, my darling daughter
What if he’ll persist, mama darling, doing things he hadn’t oughta
Mama, what should be my answer? Yes, my darling daughter

the andrews sisters zingen, yes my darling daughter, op een guinyphone grammofoon bij de zwarte schijf te tiel

Jody Miller – Yes, My Darling Daughter (1964)

yes,my darling daughter


A “Temporist” Teacher

March 27, 2010

Titian, Venus with a Mirror/ Venus at Her Toilette, 1555. Oil on Canvas, 124.5 x 105.5 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

As Goffen elaborates, “The Venus with a Mirror is (partly) about vision, about being seen, about reality and its reflection, and about the exaltation of beauty that is embodied in the goddess and knowable through sight.” For the men and women of the Renaissance, there existed the concept of a hierarchy of the senses, of which sight was believed to be superior. Just as the beauty of Venus is knowable only through this highest sense, Titian’s skill as a painter is apparent through sight alone.

Until I’d dreamt of the word, I’d never heard of it.

But someone sure was trying to get a message to me.

Just sharing what I found.

For what it’s worth.

Temporism Etiquette – Quotations by Typo Master, Sir Temporal.

I know nothing in the face of everything.

I’m born to this Life sharing earth water fire and air; all I can see
and touch are the elements.

The Temporist is very humble and consider the simplest thing
a real marvel.

In a figure of speech, he can envy a simple lightbulb;
for it just has to be screwd-up a little to get enlightened.

Temporists save energy, they are never always enlightened.

They don’t glow; they’re just seeking brightness through Life’s

Temporists acknowledge their relative awareness as much as
their relative consciousness, and those of others.

They respect the other’s limitations as much as they can understand their own.

There are many many Temporist teachers in this universe.

They are the cards of a deck, without face and undiscriminated.

Pick a card, any card; It’s all about playing.

Most temporist teachers are not known for telling you what you
want to hear, and consequently they’re rarely popular because
they tend to offend people on a regular basis by their mere presence
on earth.

An enlightened Temporist person doesn’t know it all.

Enlightenment simply means receiving the energy of the soul, which is beyond knowledge and ignorance.

That’s why there are so many of us.

Even enlightened Temporist people think of themselves as beginners.

They probably think of themselves as beginners more than others do,
perpetual beginners who begin again each moment because their subject
is boundless.

That does not mean they can’t acknowledge their success, in the face of others.

They just rather share it knowing it’s never entirely their own.

A Temporist teacher can show you the ways.

But no one can do it for you.

You have to take what you learn from them and go out and Live.

Life changes you, inspires you, shock you, then you die.

Everything is a miracle to a Temporist teacher, because he knows that
he knows nothing in the face of everything.

Miracle! Beauty of this world and beyond.

Scientific minds think they know why the chemicals on a match
can burst to flame, but a Temporist teacher never stops his mind on a
single interpretation.

In a few decades, Science will learn how simplistic their conceptions are.

These talks by Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz are available to listen to and download for FREE.

The Enlightenment Cycle is a series of talks given by Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz, about how to evolve and progress on the spiritual path. He discusses the nature of existence and eloquently delineates the steps for discovering the enlightenment that exists within each individual. He draws from the essence of many spiritual paths while couching the teachings in highly intelligible, modern terms. In this excerpt from Enlightenment, Rama offers trainings focused on gaining personal experience in higher, lucid states of meditation and awareness.

Just Say No to Fatalism!

March 24, 2010

    A strict belief in fate is the worst of slavery, imposing upon our necks an everlasting lord and tyrant, whom we are to stand in awe of night and day. – Epicurus

Fate, You Are Not My Mother. Nor My Father.

I know some believe that we will not prevail in reversing course.

Because they believe things have to get a whole lot worse before they’ll get any better.

Don’t believe it!

Our Creator gave us the gift of free will.

Together we can choose a better path.

Nothing is written in stone.

It never was. It never will be.

It’s our fault. We elected these people.

Some of these very same people now are hoping we’ll adopt an air of inevitability about what lies ahead.

I’m pleading with you. Don’t become ensared in this type of mind set!

We cannot change course overnight. But if we keep plugging away. A little here. A little there. We can and must prevent the calamity which some fear is headed our way.

Otherwise, we are doing the Devil’s work for him.



Bust of Epicurus in the Capitoline Museum

The basic tenet of Epicureanism regarding fate is that the wise, having armed themselves with a proper understanding of the workings of the natural world and ridden themselves of the superstitions of the many, can withstand whatever happens to them “by fate”.

Yet whereas the Stoics (and perhaps the majority of the population of the Greco-Roman world) nearly deified fate, Epicurus’ notion of fate is much more akin to random chance and accident, as understood by modern biologists and natural scientists in general. Whereas the Stoics advocated submission to fate, which they saw as stemming from some Universal Reason (Gr. logos), the Epicureans advised rather a certain indifference to fate — as they also did not personify it, and saw it as indifferent to them.

If I could have a dialogue with Epicurus, I’m sure I wouldn’t share his interpretation on many a topic. But what a fascinating individual!

Epicurus on Happiness

‘Hey Love (Can I Have a Word with You)’

March 21, 2010

Looking Back, also known as Anthology, is a triple LP anthology by American soul musician Stevie Wonder, released in 1977 on Motown Records.

Favorite Album Sides (cont’d.)

Side three

  1. “Down to Earth” – (2:48)
  2. “Thank You Love” – (2:50)
  3. “Hey Love” – (2:44)
  4. “Travelin’ Man” – (2:54)
  5. “Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)” – (3:06)
  6. I Was Made to Love Her” – (2:35)
  7. “I’m Wondering” – (2:52)

R. Kelly

R. Kelly


March 19, 2010

Bacchus als Kind – “panta rhei”

(Guido Reni, 1623) Ovid, Met. III, 317

Intro: G#m

Tell me something I must know
The burning question why
Half a man is twice as much
When he's on the line

Happiness, hard to get
Valentine in hand
None of them will ever guess
But you understand

 E                               G#m
How many men in a world of their own
  E                              G#m
There is no end to the great unknown

Tell me something I must know
I'm outside looking in
Train of mirrors none so fair
Let the show begin

 E                               G#m
How many men in a world of their own
  E                              G#m
There is no end to the great unknown
  E                             G#m
(lala)             (lala)         (lala)
  E                             G#m
(lala)             (lala)

How many men in a world of their own
There is no end to the great unknown
(lala)             (lala)         (lala)
(lala)             (lala)

Favorite album sides (cont’d.)


2. Slave To Love
3. Don’t Stop The Dance
4. A Waste Land
5. Windswept


1. The Chosen One
2. Valentine
3. Stone Woman
4. Boys & Girls




March 13, 2010

 His neighbor the cat is a real
 swinger, too,
 He goes:
 "meow meow meow meow meow meow meow!"

This was one of those songs that I taught to my children. They turned out okay! Really!


 A very hip bird sits in his cage,
 He sings: "Tweet tweet tweet tweet
 Tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet."
 His neighbor the cat is a real
 swinger, too,
 He goes:
 "meow meow meow meow meow meow meow!"
 As cool is the mouse who digs on his
 He goes:
 "Squeak squeak squeak Squeak squeak
 And the dog is a scattin’
 "Cause he’s in his own house,
 He goes: "Bow wow wow wow wow wow

 And the bird in his cage does a buck
 - and - a - wing,
 He’s dancin’:
 "Tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
 Hep cat and his buddies play the
 "Do da do dodo, do da do da doo doo
 As cool is the mouse who digs on his
 He goes:
 "Squeak squeak squeak Squeak squeak
 And the dog is down home
 he’s got the beat by the tail, He’s
 "Bow wow wow wow wow wow wow!"

 When they do this together it’s a
 euphonious whale!
 "Squeak, bow, tick, tweet"
 When they do this together
 they make a euphonious whale!

“Dan Hicks is an American Treasure.  ‘I Scare Myself’ and ‘It’s Not My Time to Go’…
I think they’re two of the best songs ever written” – Elvis Costello
 It's Not My Time to Go -- “A voice keeps calling to me, so loud and so clear....I'll just pretend I'm not here"

Virgen de la Candelaria

March 7, 2010

Virgen de la Candelaria folk dance contest in Puno

The Oruro Carnival is a popular celebration held each year in the city in Bolivia in Oruro in honor of the Virgin of the Tunnel, and one of the biggest demonstrations of folk arts and traditional Andean culture.

The year 2001 the UNESCO declared the carnival as “Obra Maestra del Patrimonio Oral e Intangible de la Humanidad”   (“Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”)

Los guloyas dirigidos por Daniel (Linda) Henderson (primero de derecha a izquierda). AP/Ramón Espinosa

Oruro’s Carnaval has become Bolivia’s most renowned and largest annual celebration.

It’s great time to visit, when this somewaht unfashionable mining city becomes the focus of the nation’s attention.

In a broad sense, these festivities can be described as re-enactments of the triumph of good over evil, but the festival is so interlaced with threads of both Christian and indigenous myths, fables, deities an traditions that it would be inaccurate to oversimplify it in this way.

The origins of a similar festival may be traced back to the medieval kingdom of Aragon, these days part of Spain, although oruereños (Oruro locals) maintain that it commemorates an event that occurred during the early days of their own fair city.

Legend has it that one night a thief called Chiru-Chiru was seriously wounded by a traveler he’d attempted to rob.

Taking pity on the wrongdoer, the Virgin of Candelaria gently helped him reach his home near the mine at base of Cerro Pie del Gallo and succored him until he died.

When the miners found him there, an image of the Virgin hung over his head.

Today, the mine is known as the Socavon de la Virgen (Grotto of the Virgin), and a large church, the Santuario de la Virgen del Socavon, has been built over it to house the Virgin.

The Virgen del Socavon, as she is also now known, is the city’s patron.

This legend has been combined with the ancient Uru tale of Huari and the struggle of Archangel Michael (san Miguel) against the seven deadly sins into the spectacle that is presented during the Oruro Carnaval.

See also:

canciones de los kjarkas con palabras