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Sunday, May 30, 2010

We've Got The NPT Back On Track. There Was So Much Criticism About 2005 . . .

U.S. officials said the conference's final "action plan" at least represented a commitment by 189 nations to stand by the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The last review conference, in 2005, collapsed in failure, with many countries blaming the Bush administration.

"We've got the NPT back on track. There was so much criticism about 2005 . . . and a lot of doom and gloom about the treaty failing," said one U.S. official, who was not authorized to speak on the record. "We have to hold this treaty together."

The 40-year-old pact is built on a grand bargain: The original five nuclear powers promised to disarm gradually and all others foreswore the bomb. All treaty members were guaranteed access to nuclear energy, subject to the oversight of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Jam - That's Entertainment

"It is idle to talk always of the alternative of reason and faith. Reason is itself a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all."
- G. K. Chesterton (born 29 May 1874)

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The Band - The Weight

"The pessimist is commonly spoken of as the man in revolt. He is not. Firstly, because it requires some cheerfulness to continue in revolt, and secondly, because pessimism appeals to the weaker side of everybody, and the pessimist, therefore, drives as roaring a trade as the publican. The person who is really in revolt is the optimist, who generally lives and dies in a desperate and suicidal effort to persuade all the other people how good they are. It has been proved a hundred times over that if you really wish to enrage people and make them angry, even unto death, the right way to do it is to tell them that they are all the sons of God."
- G. K. Chesterton

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Yes - Roundabout

"The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach."
- Carl Jung

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Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop

"He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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John Lennon - Instant Karma

"Nothing in the world is single,
All things by a law divine
In one another's being mingle

Why not I with thine?'"
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, Love's Philosophy

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Vangelis - Intergalactic Radio Station

"The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction."
- Rachel Carson

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Rolling Stones - Rocks Off (Rare)

"It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility."

Rachel Carson

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun - 1977 LIVE

"Love transforms your life into a festival of lights. And unless your life becomes a feast and a festival, remember: you have not done the thing you have come for on this earth."
- Osho

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The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin

"Love transforms your life into a festival of lights. And unless your life becomes a feast and a festival, remember: you have not done the thing you have come for on this earth."
- Osho

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Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush - Don't Give Up

Whenever you entrust your heart to a thought,
something will be taken from you inwardly.
Whatever you think and acquire, the thief will
enter from that side where you feel safe.
So busy yourself with that which is better, so
that something less may be taken from you.

~Maulana Rumi

Translated by William Chittick

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Kate Bush - Cloudbusting

"To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." -
William Shakespeare

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Dead Can Dance - The Carnival Is Over

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
- Soren Kierkegaard

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Woodstock

"Every failure is a step to success. Every detection of what is false directs us towards what is true: every trial exhausts some tempting form of error."
- William Whewell (born 24 May 1794)

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Crosby Stills & Nash - Teach Your Children

"I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom."
- Bob Dylan (born 24 May 1941)

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David Bowie - Be My Wife

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves."
- Carl Jung

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Brompton Oratory

"They reckon ill who leave me out;
When me they fly, I am the wings;
I am the doubter and the doubt,
And I the hymn the Brahmin sings."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (born 25 May 1803)

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Joy Division - Disorder

"If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (born 25 May 1803)

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Blondie - Call Me

"Spirit of BEAUTY, that dost consecrate
With thine own hues all thou dost shine upon
Of human thought or form, where art thou gone?
Why dost thou pass away and leave our state,
This dim vast vale of tears, vacant and desolate?
Ask why the sunlight not for ever
Weaves rainbows o'er yon mountain-river,
Why aught should fail and fade that once is shown,
Why fear and dream and death and birth
Cast on the daylight of this earth
Such gloom, why man has such a scope
For love and hate, despondency and hope?"
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Fleet Foxes - Sun It Rises - Last.fm Presents

"You will hear every day the maxims of a low prudence. You will hear, that the first duty is to get land and money, place and name. "What is this Truth you seek? What is this Beauty?" men will ask, with derision. If, nevertheless, God have called any of you to explore truth and beauty, be bold, be firm, be true. When you shall say, "As others do, so will I. I renounce, I am sorry for it, my early visions; I must eat the good of the land, and let learning and romantic expectations go, until a more convenient season." — then dies the man in you; then once more perish the buds of art, and poetry, and science, as they have died already in a thousand thousand men. The hour of that choice is the crisis of your history; and see that you hold yourself fast by the intellect. ... Bend to the persuasion which is flowing to you from every object in Nature, to be its tongue to the heart of man, and to show the besotted world how passing fair is wisdom."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Fleet Foxes - Blue Ridge Mountains - A Take Away Show

"Be an artist superior to tricks of art. Show frankly, as a saint would do, all your experience, your methods, tools, and means. Welcome all comers to the freest use of the same. And out of this superior frankness and charity, you shall learn higher secrets of your nature, which gods will bend and aid you to communicate."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Arcade Fire - Rebellion

"Spirit, Patience, Gentleness,
All that can adorn and bless
Art thou — let deeds, not words, express
Thine exceeding loveliness."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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U2 - Drowning Man

"Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin; to say that you are weak, or others are weak."
- Swami Vivekananda

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David Bowie - Sound And Vision

"The opposition of instinct and reason is mainly illusory. Instinct, intuition, or insight is what first leads to the beliefs which subsequent reason confirms or confutes; but the confirmation, where it is possible, consists, in the last analysis, of agreement with other beliefs no less instinctive. Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one. Even in the most purely logical realms, it is insight that first arrives at what is new."
- Bertrand Russell

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Arcade Fire - Wake Up

"To save the world requires faith and courage: faith in reason, and courage to proclaim what reason shows to be true."
- Bertrand Russell

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Dead Can Dance - Crescent

"The opposition of instinct and reason is mainly illusory. Instinct, intuition, or insight is what first leads to the beliefs which subsequent reason confirms or confutes; but the confirmation, where it is possible, consists, in the last analysis, of agreement with other beliefs no less instinctive. Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one. Even in the most purely logical realms, it is insight that first arrives at what is new."

Bertrand Russell

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Dead Can Dance - Nierika

"A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread — and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness —
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!"

Omar Khayyám

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Yeasayer - Sunrise

"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead."
- Bertrand Russell

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Mike Oldfield - In Dulci Jubilo

"Love me for love's sake, that evermore thou may'st love on, through love's eternity."

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue

"There is no formula to it because writing every song, for me, is a little journey... It's everything. It's the walk you take in the morning, it's the night before, the meeting with people, landscapes, the chats, all of that evolves in some way into melody, but I'm not sure how it's going to happen. I'm dealing with the unknown all the time and that is exciting."
- Enya (born 17 May 1961)

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Neverending Story

"Dreams are the touchstones of our characters."
- Henry David Thoreau

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Mike Oldfield - To Be Free

"To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite;
To forgive wrongs darker than Death or Night;
To defy Power, which seems Omnipotent;
To love, and bear; to hope, till Hope creates
From its own wreck the thing it contemplates;
Neither to change nor falter nor repent;
This, like thy glory, Titan! is to be
Good, great and joyous, beautiful and free;
This is alone Life; Joy, Empire, and Victory!"
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Mike Oldfield - Pictures In The Dark

"The voice of the individual artist may seem perhaps of no more consequence than the whirring of a cricket in the grass, but the arts do live continuously, and they live literally by faith; their names and their shapes and their uses and their basic meanings survive unchanged in all that matters through times of interruption, diminishment, neglect; they outlive governments and creeds and the societies, even the very civilization that produced them. They cannot be destroyed altogether because they represent the substance of faith and the only reality. They are what we find again when the ruins are cleared away." - Katherine Anne Porter

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Of Montreal - We Were Born The Mutants Again With Leafling

"All love is sweet,
Given or returned. Common as light is love,
And its familiar voice wearies not ever."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Jackson Browne - The Load Out / Stay - Live 1978

"He is made one with Nature: there is heard
His voice in all her music, from the moan
Of thunder, to the song of night's sweet bird."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Mike Oldfield - Man In the Rain

"The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own — even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care and we are responsible for its well-being."
- Katherine Anne Porter

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Wire - Outdoor Miner

"Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear."
- Marcus Aurelius

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Wire - Heartbeat (1979)

"If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; if we begin with doubts, and are patient, we shall end in certainties."
- Marcus Aurelius

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Do You Love Me

"Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist — the only thing he's good for — is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning. Even if it's only his view of a meaning. That's what he's for — to give his view of life."
- Katherine Anne Porter

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Queen - Under Pressure / Another One Bites The Dust - Live At Wembley Part Four (04/14)

"Love is from the infinite, and will remain until eternity.
The seeker of love escapes the chains of birth and death.
Tomorrow, when resurrection comes,
The heart that is not in love will fail the test."
- Maulana Rumi

Translated by Shahram Shiva

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Yeasayer - 2080 / Tightrope (LaBlogotheque)

"We can teach ourselves to be more aware of our own mutual dependence. As every living being wants happiness instead of pain, we share a common basic feeling. We can develop right action to help the earth and each other based on a better motivation. When we are motivated by wisdom and compassion, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience."
- Dalai Lama

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Tangerine Dream - Mothers Of Rain

"Death and Light are everywhere, always, and they begin, end, strive, attend, into and upon the Dream of the Nameless that is the world, burning words within Samsaara, perhaps to create a thing of beauty."

Roger ZelaznyLord of Light

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jon & Vangelis - I'll Find My Way Home


"I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance."
- William Faulkner

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Dead Can Dance - Toward the Within - "Don't Fade Away - Credits"

"I am the Spirit Moon.
You do not see me for I am hidden
inside the soul.
Others want you for themselves but I call you
back to yourself.
You give me many names but I am
beyond all names.
I am the garden of all gardens
I speak as the King of all flowers
I am the spring of all waters.
My words are like a ship and the sea
is their meaning.
Come to me and I will take you
to the depths of spirit."
- Mevlana Rumi

tr. Azima Melita Kolin & Maryam Mafi

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Symphony of Science - 'We Are All Connected' (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye)

"Is it not the interest of the human race, that every one should be so taught and placed, that he would find his highest enjoyment to arise from the continued practice of doing all in his power to promote the well-being, and happiness, of every man, woman, and child, without regard to their class, sect, party, country or colour?"
- Robert Owen

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Beirut - Postcards From Italy

"Unto the furthest flood-brim look with me;
Then reach on with thy thought till it be drown'd.
Miles and miles distant though the last line be,
And though thy soul sail leagues and leagues beyond,—
Still, leagues beyond those leagues, there is more sea."
- Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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Beirut - Nantes

"O friend, seek out the Source which shines forever."
- Rumi

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Beirut - Elephant Gun

"Paradise is surrounded by what we dislike;
the fires of hell are surrounded by what we desire."
- Mevlana Rumi

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Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper

"Love is what gives joy to all creation.
Love is what gives joy to giving joy.
I was born of mother love in the beginning.
To that mother, joyous thanks and endless blessing.
"
- Mevlana Rumi

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This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow » Toxic Racism Spill

"Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think."

Jean de La BruyèreLes Caractères

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Krishna Das - Om Namah Shivaya



"Allons! through struggles and wars!
The goal that was named cannot be countermanded.

My call is the call of battle, I nourish active rebellion,
He going with me must go well armed,
He going with me, goes often with spare diet, poverty, angry enemies, desertions.

Allons! the road is before us!
It is safe—I have tried it—my own feet have tried it well—be not detained!

Let the paper remain on the desk unwritten, and the book on the shelf unopened!
Let the tools remain in the workshop! Let the money remain unearned!
Let the school stand! mind not the cry of the teacher!
Let the preacher preach in his pulpit! let the lawyer plead in the court, and the judge expound the law.

Comrade, I give you my hand!
I give you my love more precious than money,
I give you myself before preaching or law;
Will you give me yourself? Will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?"
- Walt Whitman

Bob Dylan - Blind Willie McTell - I'm Not There

“And Jesus answered him, the first of all commandments is, Hear o Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord, and thou shalt love the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength; this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely, this: thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, there is none other commandment greater than these.”
- Holy Bible

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Andreas Vollenweider - Stella

"I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that source in you. Let us work together for unity and love."
- Mahatma Gandhi

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Andreas Vollenweider - Belladonna

"The meaning of the living words that come out of the experiences of great hearts can never be exhausted by any one system of logical interpretation. They have to be endlessly explained by the commentaries of individual lives, and they gain an added mystery in each new revelation."
- Rabindranath Tagore (born 7 May 1861)

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Andreas Vollenweider - A Flight In The Air

"Soul keeps folding inward.
The body leaves the body,
A wealth you cannot imagine
Flows through you.
Do not consider what strangers say.
Be secluded in your secret heart house,
That bowl of silence.
Talking, no matter how humble - seeming,
Is really a kind of bragging.
Let silence be the art you practice."
- Mevlana Rumi
tr. Coleman Barks

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Yeasayer - Madder Red (In-Studio TheAlternateSide.org)

“He that loveth not, Knoweth not God; for God is Love. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us. God is Love; and he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God and God in him.”
- Yeshua (Jesus Christ)

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Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure

"If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain."
- Emily Dickinson

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Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You

"In nature's infinite book of secrecy a little I can read."
- William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

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Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (1976)

"Before abstraction everything is one, but one like chaos; after abstraction everything is united again, but this union is a free binding of autonomous, self-determined beings. Out of a mob a society has developed, chaos has been transformed into a manifold world."

Novalis

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."
- eden ahbez

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Big Star - My Life Is Right

"Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real."
- Iris Murdoch

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Leonard Cohen - Tonight Will Be Fine

"Philosophy can bake no bread; but she can procure for us God, Freedom, Immortality."
- Novalis

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The Holy Mountain Theatrical Trailer

"We are near waking when we dream that we dream."
- Novalis

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Belle and Sebastian - If She Wants Me

"Love works magic.
It is the final purpose
Of the world story,
The Amen of the universe."
- Novalis

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Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love / White Rabbit

"I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Van Der Graaf Generator - Refugees

"Democracy is the destiny of humanity; freedom its indestructible arm."
- Benito Juárez

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Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) Live 1984

"Once you label me you negate me."
- Søren Kierkegaard

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Big Star - When My Baby's Beside Me

"I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations — one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it — you will regret both."
- Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or

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U2 - Surrender Live At Red Rock

"If I have ventured wrongly, very well, life then helps me with its penalty. But if I haven't ventured at all, who helps me then?"
- Søren Kierkegaard (born 5 May 1813)

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Jefferson Airplane - Won't You Try (Woodstock '69)

"Is it an excellence in your love that it can love only the extraordinary, the rare? If it were love’s merit to love the extraordinary, then God would be — if I dare say so — perplexed, for to Him the extraordinary does not exist at all. The merit of being able to love only the extraordinary is therefore more like an accusation, not against the extraordinary nor against love, but against the love which can love only the extraordinary. Perfection in the object is not perfection in the love. Erotic love is determined by the object; friendship is determined by the object; only love of one’s neighbor is determined by love. Therefore genuine love is recognizable by this, that its object is without any of the more definite qualifications of difference, which means that this love is recognizable only by love."
- Søren Kierkegaard

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Yeasayer - O.N.E.

"Do not interrupt the flight of your soul; do not distress what is best in you; do not enfeeble your spirit with half wishes and half thoughts. Ask yourself and keep on asking until you find the answer, for one may have known something many times, acknowledged it; one may have willed something many times, attempted it — and yet, only the deep inner motion, only the heart's indescribable emotion, only that will convince you that what you have acknowledged belongs to you, that no power can take it from you — for only the truth that builds up is truth for you."
- Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or

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Bob Dylan - I'm Not There Harmonica Solo

"When true simplicity is gain'd
To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,
To turn, turn will be our delight
'Till by turning, turning we come round right."
- Joseph Brackett

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Brian Eno - Just Another Day - Time Lapse - Four Seasons

"Who knows what beautiful and winged life, whose egg has been buried for ages under many concentric layers of woodenness in the dead dry life of society ... may unexpectedly come forth ... to enjoy its perfect summer life at last! ... such is the character of that morrow which mere lapse of time can never make to dawn. ... Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star."
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden (died 6 May 1862)

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Van der Graaf Generator - Darkness (11/11)

"The interesting thing about greed is that although the underlying motive is to seek satisfaction, even after obtaining the object of one's desire, one is still not satisfied, it becomes limitless or boundless and that leads to trouble. On the other hand, if one has a strong sense of contentment, it doesn't matter whether one obtains the object or not; either way, one is still content."
- Dalai Lama

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Van Der Graaf Generator - The Undercover Man

"We need to actively cultivate the antidotes to hatred: patience and tolerance."
- Dalai Lama

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Bob Dylan - Hard Times (1993)

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
- Plato

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Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 - Zombie

"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."
- Thomas Jefferson

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Chris Bell - I Am the Cosmos

"All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else."
- Gautama Buddha

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Big Star - Watch The Sunrise

"We came out from the deep,
to help and understand,
but not to kill.
It takes many lives till we succeed,
to clear the debts of many,
many hundred years."
- Enigma

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Big Star - India Song

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
- Joseph Campbell

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