words and drums

1. words

the only difference is what might be is now what might have been.

2. drums

я люблю барабаны.
я ищу Правильные, Идеальные барабаны.

я слышал такие несколько раз в жизни.
пару раз в документальных фильмах об Африке, а источников из совсем-детства я не помню.

эти барабаны были живыми, безумными, нескончаемыми, безудержными, неостановимыми.
бешенный поток энергии.

исполнители были не цивилизованными “музыкантами”, не были коллективом народного творчества.
музыканты жили этой музыкой, верили в нее – и я жил вместе с ними.

я ищу эти барабаны везде, но не нахожу.
я честно отслушиваю все, что мне рекомендуют со словами: “вот она, настоящая африка”
но это все не то.
“крышу” не сносит, сердце не останавливается, дыхание не задерживается.
есть ритм – но он слишком “искуственен”, иногда есть энергия, нет веры и жизни сквозь музыку.

если вдруг вы знаете что-то подобное и поделитесь, я ваш вечный должник.
вы подарите мне часть меня.

3. gang bang

я был в субботу на концерте Franz Ferdinand (yes, that night was wild)

на этом концерте я попал на практически “идеальные барабаны”.
я должен показать хотя бы примерно на что это было похоже, ибо описать словами я не могу.

see it yourself to believe
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moments to behold:
1.48 – !!!!
5:10 – hey? can you hear me NOW?
5:31 – а fellow believer)

4. words

What Might Be Is NOW

5. summary

words are magic and music is my religion.

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A major,
Op. 92: II. Allegretto

i love the EXIT sign in background.

it goes on, step by step; goes on and on and on, never-ending, forever-spinning.
goes on, farther and farther, goes through, goes forward and forward, unstoppable.
this music originated in itself, lives in itself, dies and is reborn again.
it chronicles rhythm of every day, preserves every heartbeat and counts every breath.
it struggles to exist.

lost the way


I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone – if possible – Jew, Gentile – black man – white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness – not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men – cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world – millions of despairing men, women, and little children – victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.

To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel! Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts!
You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men!
You have the love of humanity in your hearts!
You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural!
Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery!
Fight for liberty!

In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” – not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power – the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Then – in the name of democracy – let us use that power – let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world – a decent world that will give men a chance to work – that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power.
But they lie!
They do not fulfil that promise.
They never will!

Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people!
Now let us fight to fulfil that promise!
Let us fight to free the world – to do away with national barriers – to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness.
In the name of democracy, let us all unite!