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Month: March 2015

Best Day Ever (Acoustic) ft. Enoch Attey

Best Day Ever (Acoustic) ft. Enoch Attey

Enoch Attey and I sat down the day before the performance and put this song together. Enoch is one of the most creative and ingenious musicians around. He heard me rap the song and came out with this melody in the span of one minute. […]

Vulnerability

Vulnerability

Image courtesy of Katy Mendez It is definitely a scary and even risky path to allow someone to see you with all your imperfections. At the same time, I believe it can be the most liberating and uniting journey two humans can take together. I […]

Over Here in the Wild West || Spoken Word

Over Here in the Wild West || Spoken Word

Over here in the wild west we’ve got fire in our belly and steel in our chest
We’re a boom town consume town we boom til we bust
And when the dam breaks…This world ain’t big enough for all of us.
We elect politicians to lay down the law
Where ammunition is money:
Now draw.

Boom to the weak, Boom to the old,
Boom to the systems leaching our gold
See over here in the wild west
It’s every man for himself and the market knows best
Fight for your property, keep government hands off it
You can fight for your country, just kill people, not profits.

But don’t blame us for the way that we are
We learn by example, we watch from afar
We’re taught how to covet greed, gluttony, wrath:
If countries were people they’d be sociopaths.
They don’t show compassion when times are hard,
They don’t lend an ear or send sympathy cards.
They shrug off misfortune, let unrest go ignored
Or impose ideologies by starting up wars.

Over here in the wild west
We cause these huge problems and then get obsessed
With defending our honour, with passing out fault
As though we’re not the cause of a global assault
But climate change is human error
Terrorism stems from terror
We’ve murdered meritocracy
We strive for mediocrity
We’re governed by bureaucracy
Rest in peace, democracy.

I propose some changes be made
Every government should have to pass the first grade
Respect differences, don’t fight, play fair
Swallow their pride, learn how to share.

Over here in the wild west
We’ve got some issues that we must lay to rest
We have fear that binds us, ignorance blinds us,
A history of violence and hatred behind us…

We’ll figure out peace when we figure out kindness.

What is the inspiration for this poem? The western world today is deeply flawed: we’re pushed toward competition but we deviate toward compassion. I truly believe that if we, as a global nation, admit we have a lot of problems, we’ll begin to move to overcome them…with kindness.

Charlotte Cranston
https://www.facebook.com/charlottecranston/
Edmonton, CANADA

My Story by Naser Yasrebi

My Story by Naser Yasrebi

My story is the story of language. My agony is the agony of language. I am “the city’s new attraction.” I did not know this. I did not know anything. I was happy. Now I comprehend it. I was placed with my back to the ocean and […]

A Quick Shot of Life

A Quick Shot of Life

Another way to see the world… A Quick Shot Of Life… Life strung together by photography. Ramon Gonzalez https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-quick-shot-of-life/184907988256942 Alajuela, COSTA RICA

Minster Thingly

Minster Thingly

Rumors persist that Minster Thingly seems to live within a virtual reality prison. While most dismiss this as an artist’s ploy, a few in Japan’s hidden Internet Cafe’s have insisted he is real and is unplugged for safety, passing his more “freer” time, in a cell, making art.

Minster Thingly

Status Apparatus by 7

Status Apparatus by 7

Background image provided by Myrna Cronopio Poem by 7 http://theheartandmind7.tumblr.com/ Unknown, UNIVERSE

24 Hours – Elise LeBlanc

24 Hours – Elise LeBlanc

24 hours came out of a dark time in my life when I felt I had messed up beyond redemption. I believe God gave me the message of this song to give me hope. I was reminded that every day is a fresh, new 24 […]

Heart And Mind

Heart And Mind

We asked Jolene to create a drawing based on The Heart And Mind, and this is what she came up with. It left us in amazement. Thank you for your contribution Jolene. —The Heart And Mind

Jolene Cowan
Edmonton, CANADA


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