lunedì 5 dicembre 2016

Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up Live In Dortmund

Yesterday was a day filled with good news from the world.The most important one was the amazing victory in North Dakota. Standing Rock, natives and protectors have been in our hearts and prayers for so long that we were almost moved to tears when we read that the power of love, of peace, of prayers was overcoming the evil. This is a demostration that united we can stand over the wickedness and that we don't need violence to overcome brutality. Love can conquer all. Prophet Bob Marley words of truth :
...You can fool some people sometimes
But you couldn't fool all the people all the time
And now we see the light
You stand up for your rights!

Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight! ...

One Love, One Life, One Aim, One Destiny, ONE PEOPLE

mercoledì 30 novembre 2016

Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds ft. Neneh Cherry

I totally forgot about this song ( 7 second,Youssou N'Dour and Neneh Cherry ) until this morning. I was probably 18 when it was released ( it was 1994 if I'm not wrong ) and I used to dance my evenings away in my room ... now I'm forty and beside finding this song still so beautiful I can really appreciate more the lyrics

...And when a child is born into this world
It has no concept
Of the tone the skin it's living in..

lunedì 28 novembre 2016

Skrillex & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Make It Bun Dem

Today is a beautiful sunny day in the far north. Shining sun means freezing temperatures at this latitudes, but i'd take this anyday in the dark winter. Today's song is one of my favourite and I love the video too.It makes me think of what is happening in north Dakota, to the Native people and water protectors over there. People in prayer peacefully fighting the wicked and protecting our God given planet. I wish I had the means to go over there and stand at their side, as all I do here sitting seems so petty and small and inadequate. Everyday complains become almost unbearable compared to what is happing worldwide.

Have a good day fighters

Mellow Mood - Dance inna Babylon (videoclip)

You probably know My doughter Gaia has a radio show on sunday ( Back & Forth ). Yesterday this Mellow Mood song was on her playlist and I liked it a lot. It was especially nice to find out that they're italians and the two vocalists are twins, which is always quite fun since I have twin boys myself :)

...Me just can't try to fight that all only with me hands
but with you here, with no fear, I know it could be better
and I always know where we a come from
and I'll fight till Jah keep me so strong!

Dance inna Babylon, until its throne a fall
I and I who see teachings of the Rastaman,
Back inna the yard living gets so hard,
Never play the game of a politician ....

Great lyrics. So many time I feel like that, I can't fight it all with my hands and I also rely on Jah fighting at my side. Alone I'm never enough.
Have a lovely week my beloved.
Let's dance the wicked ones away

sabato 26 novembre 2016

Tiken Jah Fakoly - Get Up, Stand Up ft. U-Roy

For all those around the world fighting the good fight, this sunday is for you.
Thinking to the oppressed, to the protectors, to the shunned, to the migrants. Thinking to all of you this morning while sitting here typing.

...Preacher man, don't tell me
Heaven is under the earth
I know you don't know
What life is really worth
It's not all that glitters is gold
Half the story has never been told
And now you see the light
You stand up for your rights

Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights!
Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight! ...

I'm with you <3

venerdì 25 novembre 2016

Bob Marley - One Love (MUSIC VIDEO)

This morning I got up in a very good mood. Yesterday we had three friends coming for pizza, we shared laughs and tales and cups. This morning as I entered in the dark kitchen I noticed a familiar glow coming from outside and there it is ! The gift of snow to light up the darkest of the seasons ! The rain had washed all of it away leaving us litterally in a muddy neverending night but now we have it back, at least a little of it and I really hope it will last for a while. So I felt the urge to listen to a song that could reflect my feelings

...One love, one heart
Let's get together and feel all right
As it was in the beginning (one love)
So shall it be in the end (one heart)
Alright, give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right
Let's get together and feel all right...

Togetherness is such a precious gift.
Have a friend-filled day beloved

giovedì 24 novembre 2016

Tiken Jah Fakoly - Le prix du paradis

Today is one of those days in which I wake up with this feeling of worthlessness upon me. I look at my life and I feel like I'm not doing enough. Not enough for my immediate family, not enough for my human family, not enough for the world we're living in. I feel like all I'm doing is sitting here, letting this governement or the other treat me as a puppet, granting me a few priviledges for my compliancy, poor enough to feel like I need 'em but rich enough to not get mad and 'out of it'.I think welfare was invented to keep human in a constant state of numbness, in which we don't feel anymore like we belong to each other for our needs and to feel like we don't any real power to change our life unless we have ' higher powers' helping us ( and I'm not talking about spiritual powers, in which I totally believe and have faith ). So it came to my mind this wonderful song of Tiken Jah Fakoly​ '' le prix du paradis'' (the price of heaven)
...Tout le monde veut le paradis
mais personne ne veut payer le prix ...
...Everybody wants heaven on earth
but nobody want to pay the price ...
the translation is kinda goofy, but I think gives you the idea. Well I feel like that today. Hopefully this feeling will serve as a fuel to roll up my sleeves and start working.

Have a purposeful day my beloved <3 <3