Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Cinematic Orchestra - Arrival of the Birds

Scene from The Crimson Wing, directed by Leander Ward and Matthew Aeberhard.

Original music by The Cinematic Orchestra.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lhasa de Sela - Rising

I got caught in a storm
And carried away
I got turned, turned around

I got caught in a storm
That's what happened to me
So I didn't call
And you didn't see me for a while

I was rising up
Hitting the ground
And breaking and breaking

I was caught in a storm
Things were flying around

And doors were slamming
And windows were breaking
And I couldn't hear what you were saying
I couldn't hear what you were saying
I couldn't hear what you were saying

I was rising up
Hitting the ground
And breaking and breaking

Rising up
Rising up

Lhasa de Sela - Rising Lyrics

Artist: Lhasa de Sela
Album: Lhasa

Lhasa de Sela, a Mexican-American singer and songwriter who became an international star after moving to Canada, died on Jan. 1 at her home in Montreal. She was 37.
The cause was breast cancer, which she had been battling for almost two years, said her partner, Ryan Morey.
Ms. de Sela, who performed under the single name Lhasa, sang in English, Spanish and French. Her lyrics ranged from simple declarations of love and loneliness to dark stories steeped in the imagery of fairy tales. Her melodies drew from a range of sources, including Mexican folk songs and the music of French chanteuses like Édith Piaf, to whom her highly emotional delivery often drew comparisons.
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Year of the Monkey

2016 (on the Chinese calendar) is a year of the Monkey, starting from February 8 (Chinese New Year), and ending on January 27, 2017 (Chinese New Year’s Eve). 

In Chinese astrology, each year is associated with a Chinese zodiac animal sign and one the Five Elements: Gold (Metal), Water, Wood, Fire, or Earth. Both the sign and element of your birth year are said to affect your personality and destiny. Element-sign combinations recur every 60 years:
The Five Monkeys Born Character
Fire Monkey ... 2016, 1956, ... Ambitious and adventurous, but irritable
Wood Monkey ... 2004, 1944, ... Always ready to help others; compassionate, with strong self-esteem, but stubborn
Water Monkey ... 1992, 1932, ... Smart, quick-witted, fond of being in the limelight, but haughty
Gold Monkey ... 1980, 1920, ... Smart, quick-witted, and confident, but also irritable and stubborn
Earth Monkey ... 1968, 1908, ... Frank, optimistic, and fearless