Music has the power to facilitate my training and help me flow unlike anything else and it has been quite the journey finding a solution for how to listen to music without running into issues. My training includes strength training, skills and flow arts such as slacklining, traveling rings, still rings, yoga, hooping, handstands and beyond... and with all this dynamic activity, I've always had an issue with: The headphones flying out of my ears, The wires of the headphone interfering … [Read more...] about Convenient ways of listening to music during exercise
I have a lot of music from the 60's and they are often less than 3 minutes long and it's so much better that way! It feels much more natural when the chorus repeats just 2-3 times in between the verses and that's it! It ends! And if the song is good, it actually makes you want to listen to it again. But nowadays? Nooooooooo... The chorus needs repeats several times, so instead of getting teased and wanting more, you get absolutely sick of it and want to skip to the next song before it's even … [Read more...] about Music used to be short and sweet
Most people know me have noticed I love music from all around the world and have a particular love for Brazilian music. This one is particularly amazing because first of all, it's the live concert version recorded at Carnegie Hall. Live versions are often a little more special with a bit more feeling than the studio production. (Also, when you hear the clapping after, it's like a reaffirmation that the song was indeed, amazing.) And second, the song itself contains both a mix of Portuguese … [Read more...] about And if it is real… I wanna touch, I wanna feel, she can dance, she belongs, she believes.
I've heard this song dozens of times. And every time I've paid attention to the words, I understood what was being said just a little bit more. I thought I knew what it said, but there's a big difference between listening to the words and actually applying the simple advice of trying to let go of my wants in THIS moment. When I figured that out, I cried a little. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR6_ujFBSoI Lyrics So it's absolutely simple, what I have to say to you. That's what my … [Read more...] about Stop Looking For What You Want
Peia "Machi" from the album Four Great Winds which comes out soon. Her previous album Dance of Devotion can be checked out here. … [Read more...] about ‘Machi’ by Peia
I absolutely love wearing headphones. Not just when I'm exercising but when I'm just sitting at home on the computer. I don't disturb other people. Other people don't disturb me. I can play the music as loud as I want. I can get sucked into my own world. I could actually hear the intended bass lines without needing a sub. And last, but not least, even if I'm not playing anything out of them, they offer some noise cancellation. Now, with that said, I'm sharing with you the … [Read more...] about Headphones Make Everything Better
When I used to live in an apartment by myself, I lived near a freeway. Even when the windows were closed I could hear it, especially at night. Since it was a studio apartment I could also hear the sound of the refrigerator as well. I remember thinking this noise must be one of the reasons why the rent was affordable. I started to take note of how quiet other peoples places were. That's when I noticed that there really is no silence anywhere. If someone lives in the forest, the sounds of … [Read more...] about There is no such thing as silence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4RhNvjk4YI Sampa Sampa (Nickname of São Paulo, Brazil) Alguma coisa acontece no meu coração Que só quando cruza a Ipiranga e a avenida São JoãoÉ que quando eu cheguei por aqui eu nada entendi Da dura poesia concreta de tuas esquinas Da deselegância discreta de tuas meninasAinda não havia para mim Rita LeeA tua mais completa tradução Alguma coisa acontece no meu coração Que só quando cruza a Ipiranga e a avenida São JoãoQuando eu te encarei … [Read more...] about Sampa by Caetano Veloso
I have to stamp out this blog post before the time passes and it's assimilated in my thought process completely and I've moved on and forgotten it, because then I can't write about it anymore. Run on sentence. Just last year, at the age of 28/29, I realized that one day, I'm going to die. It finally hit me that I am not invincible. Sure, I've thought about the after life a lot and have my thoughts about it (I'm hoping we just change form into some other cool existence), but up until this … [Read more...] about We’re all going to die and that’s okay.