Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Machines (IV)

In today's world it would be impossible to stop using machines
They are everywhere
They are the only force that can keep us going
In our unnatural concrete cities
Maybe it is time to unplug

Can you stop the machines?







Machines (III)


This machine will rock the world

The internal working of machines is difficult to explain
For those of you who are not especially trained in science, mathematics, or engineering
It is easiest to think of machines as being limited forms of magic
Magic that makes your life easier
And more full of blips, bleeps and random annoying sounds



Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Machines (II)


This machine is to override heartbeat of the performing musicians

Machines can be incomprehensibly complex
They are designed by highly skilled geeks
Who themselves are machines
Machines that run on coffee, sandwiches and no sunlight



Sunday, October 26, 2008

Machines (I)

Okay, and start the machines

This first machine is to set a beat for machines to come

Machines are part of our lives
They work for us and against us
They clean our cloths then beep at us
They drive us to work and honk at us
They make that horrible scraping sound that keeps you awake at night



Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Prince of Peace - God of War

I just watched Prince of Peace - God of War by John Campea. I recommend it. It's a documentary wrestling the question of pacifism and of just war.

My recommendation is:
Don't go to war without first watching this documentary.

Before today I had conceded to the concept of just war. That concept has been weakened by watching the documentary.

Maybe we're called to take a spiritual perspective and absolutely never use lethal force. I can't really lead myself to believe that totally though.

But then, why isn't it as simple as "Love your enemies" therefore do not kill them?

Riddle me that, all you fellow armchair philosophers!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Reality is Overrated

I'd rather live in my happy delusions than in your perfect world
I'd rather not live like you, pouting and upper lip curled
I'd rather drink a thousand rivers than chunder your words
I'd rather die and rise and fly on sky-seeking thunderbirds

Reality is overrated but you don't seem to care
I've found that realism makes me ache everywhere
Pretend is where it's at
Just ask the Cat in the Hat


Friday, October 3, 2008

Your Shoulders

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up to more than I can be

(Josh Groban)