Saturday, April 22, 2017

Are you a slave of movies or TV programs?

Freedom from the curse of cable TV

"What it feels like living a life without a cable TV connection ?", one of my mates asked a few days back. I replied him, "I feel better now, happy and freed. Television channels are all about manipulation and propaganda. I feel like I have saved a plenty of time to do real things in life than watching tons of garbage that TV channels pour upon me."

Most films are absolute garbage beside a few biographies. Yet some of them were badly scripted, deviating miles from the actual events. Science fictions are hilarious just as the name implies. Can't stop myself laughing seeing some of them. 

The TV channels are manipulative. Creating uncertainty, fear, doubt and all sorts of junk. The news channels are the worst of the bunch. They either spread propaganda, spread hate, fear and uncertainty as per their own agendas. The TV news channels no longer bother giving people the truth (I wonder if they ever had done that) but giving what they want people to hear and to be the first.

Not many understand the movies are manipulative too. The war movies often try to glorify wars, some try to justify the things that had happened in the past. Some take you into the world that does not exist in this world. Watching fictitious movie is like masturbating your brain, that would no good to your thinking the way you look at the things in real life. The over-hyped star wars bullshit is the worst one could ever be imagined. Helpless people watch these to get away from their anxiety

If one your friends tell you a story involved him that had never happened, would you stand your friend and listened to his bullshit stories? Then how can you entertain yourself seeing fictitious movies? Get over it!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Don't you wish you had the answers?

Don't you wish you had the answers?

Please click on the photo for a better view
Look out your window, see the earth
Where did it come from, who gave it birth?
Look at all the living creatures, who created them all?
See how the rain falls, who made the sky?
It's never ending, and you wonder why
Where did it come from, where will it go, where will it go?
Where did you come from? Where will you go, where will you go?
Don't you wish you had the answers, well, I know
There's peace in knowing, what Jesus said

Enjoy God's wonderful creation!

Words : Keith Green
Photo : Tyronne
Actual size of the fly : A tad longer than a centimetre  

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Tallest Man on Earth

Our ears are fed with tons and tons of mediocre music by radio stations. I have distant from radio stations ages back, most radio stations are next to nothing. I can't recall the last time I bothered tuned in. Sadly though the amount of garbage albums are on the rise to cater equally dumb listeners. A good album has become a rarity.

There are two types of musicians we come across, artists and singers. We have tons and tons of singers, singers are the ones who often sing what someone else has written. This does not mean every singer song writer is brilliant, there are heaps of mediocre singer song writers around us, such as the overhyped Adele, Taylor Shit, Lady Gaga. I truly can't stand their music without throwing myself a couple times. 

I believe music becomes more relevant, connecting and heartfelt when the artists are sincere and honest with their material instead of targeting a particular audience. Although that's too much to ask in times like these, The Tallest Man on Earth (Kristian Matsson) is one hell of a musician of such caliber. The lyrics, music and vocals are simply a treat. Breathtaking!!!  His first three albums showcased minimalistic instruments yet the fourth consists a few instruments, a complete band on most tracks.

I have played his second and third albums, "The wild hunt" and "There's no leaving now" to death, but I keep playing them at least once a day. I can't recall the number of times I have played these albums. The fourth album, Dark bird is home is a concept album and the most sincere work by Kristian to date. The Dark bird is home depict his relationship with Amanda Bergman (Idiot Wind), leading to the divorce. There was also a song about a departed loved one.

All that been said, none of his albums offer crisp clear high fidelity sounds, instead they offer a weather worn warm sounds. That blends really really well with his music style and vocals. That had been done deliberately by the TMOE. The 'Dark bird is home' has been recorded in different countries, locations, barns, sheds and carry worn out sounds with a bit of dirt and grit as TMOE's record label Dead ocean records details this album in the official website. I'm not going compare him to any of the other artists, what I like about TMOE is, he's sincerity towards what he delivers. All four albums are unique and progressed in every aspect; lyrically as well as musically.

There are a handful number of albums we've got during the last couple decades, which can be played from A-Z without pressing the skip button on the remote. The 'Dark bird is home' is definitely one of them, a timeless masterpiece by Kristian. If I list my top 10 best albums at one point down the line, I'll bet two or more Kristian's albums would be there for certain. He is one of the VERY BEST artists I have seen during the last 20 years!!!!!

TMOE albums have been the best albums I have purchased in years, since Explosions in the sky's The earth is not a cold dead place. This is a must have album for every folk music lover, you would play his albums to death yet, you may not get over them for years and years to come. A great timeless album. Looking forward to see Kristian pretty soon. ;-)