My friend The Wild Irish poet made what he describes as : ” Mock up ads I have made for Ferrari and Rolls Royce.” Checking out the video I can tell there is nothing light about it. I think this is the only car ad I am willing to check out again and again. His narration gives depth and ‘spirit’ to material objects like fancy car. Yeah think about it: there is nothing really spiritual about cars. Well at least that’s what I think personally. After seeing countless ads, nothing really strikes my fancy unless they feature female vocalists that sound like Enya. Other than that it is really something you want to get over while you wait for your favorite TV show.
But Alan Cooke changed all that in this ad. His voice which has captivated theater audience for years is in top form in this project. Not to mention that he really took this job seriously. I don’t mind if I will ever own a Ferrari or Rolls Royce. All I know that a talent like this one is more precious than cars.
I have thrown away biases when it comes to music because I believe that all types of music are important in their own, even though I might not listen to some of them. I was scanning through the New York times when I read this article. It is sad that even though there are those of us(including yours truly) who try to prove to people that metal music isn’t bad, there are ‘artists’ who would do anything to destroy that image. Music is powerful. It has the capacity to heal and to inspire. But in the hands of crazy people, it has the capacity for evil. This story proves that point.
My friend, electronic musician Paula posted this link to my facebook account. DaGamba – Boadicea (Enya cover) is an enchanting interpretation of a track written for the BBC documentary the Celts by Irish musician Enya Brennan. DaGamba has given it a new life and “dress”.
Today in pictures: North Cascades National Park
Sunset in Nooksack Cirque, HDR. David Waugh Photography
Additional 5 photos from this album.
David Waugh is an American photographer who takes pictures of national parks and nature. He is also a biker. According to his bio:
I have lived in Bellingham all my life and never plan to move. As much as I enjoy traveling to other places, I don’t think I could ever call anywhere else home. I’m a mountain biker, backpacker, and photographer. I spend a lot of time on the trails on Galbraith doing work as a WHIMPs crew leader, and am also in charge of the dirt jump park. I work seasonally for the National Park Service on trail crew at Mt. Rainier. I don’t watch TV and instead read articles online about various things. I always enjoy trying new things and meeting new people.
Visit his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dwaughphoto
I was reading an interesting article in the New York times following the gun attack at a movie house in Colorado. It says that the suspect brought huge amounts of ammunition via the Internet. What’s scary is that it was revealed that there are no regulation covering the buying of firearms online. This is not just happening in the United States. There has been an increase of gun crime lately. I think we are living in a trigger happy society. What have we brought into the new age?
A few days ago I posted the link to the news via facebook. Then I felt terrible for sharing it so I deleted it. I kept on watching this video by Enya again and again to console myself that there is still good in the world.
Photography: Sheila Rock
A beautiful version of Orinoco Flow by Enya. I think this is the only version which closely resembles the original vocal version in terms of arrangement.
The last day of my job. Tomorrow’s my day off. Then I will have time to deal with my laptop that’s doing a CPU spike that it halts the audio. It’s really annoying when you are listening to an mp3 or CD.
My friend Jimmy is also back in France from Cape Breton. Christi is in a middle of a nice trip in Europe. My uncle is going to call me on a landline that barely works. And I will be accountable for a lot of things.
Somewhere around the world a kid is quietly listening to his headset and is marveling the way music is changing his life. Someday this kid will be a famous musician. Or maybe he will change the world or alter the course of human destiny. Either way this song is for you kid., You might not like it but I am a big fan of Enya so suck it.