7 Sept 2016 Jessie Graff (American Ninja Warrior), Joe Hosteen Kellwood (Navajo Codetalkers), Walk with Me (film about Thich Nhat Hanh and Benedict Cumberbatch’s narration), Buddha of Suburbia and Heart’s Filthy Lesson (David Bowie Outside album)

Hello there, how are things in your dimensions today?  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about this morning.  We had some good news yesterday.  Kyle is going to be tutoring a welding student and this morning the staffing office talked to him to see if they can’t keep him on their roles even after the semester is over.  Apparently it’s hard to get and keep welding tutors!  Kyle is really good at teaching/tutoring.  He has a way of breaking down complicated things into understandable ones. I’ve told him many times that I think ultimately he will be a teacher but in order to be a good teacher, you also have to be a good student – especially in the “trades.”  So he’s paying his dues right now and getting training and experience so when the time comes for him to teach, he will be ready.

So I have a kind of an unusual train of thought below for you follow now lol.

This morning we got to see Jessie Graff’s amazing run of Stage 1 on America Ninja Warrior! Kyle and I can see this eventually become a part of the Olympics.  We really enjoy it.  Congratulations Jessie!  Then Kyle told me about the death of 95 year old Navajo Code Talker Joe Hosteen Kellwood and for some reason I picked up my sketch pad and started drawing thinking about him.  I guess a way for me to express my thanks to Joe for his service to our world.  It is because of men like him using their language and skills to bring peace, that we have some semblance of peace in this world.  We have a ways to go yet….not all wars are epic like Wars 1 and 2…they are “chronic” in nature and are happening as I write. Peace to you and thank you Joe!

Then there is yesterday afternoon.  I saw a post on one of the Benedict Cumberbatch fan pages that Ben was going to be the narrator for the film Walk With Me about Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh so of course I had to check it out!  Well this lead me thinking about David Bowie, which often happens when I think of Ben (there are things about them that appeal to what I explained about myself yesterday…there are many ways they are “alike” to me.)  When I went into You Tube, I found the song David did for Buddha of Suburbia and then I was again lead to a video he did for his song Heart’s Filthy Lesson from his 1995 Outside album!

*It was funny while I was on this train of thought, when I saw a picture of David my inside voice said, “Dad.”  Lol.  In a way, David was like a father to me when I was growing up as the weird lonely girl/teen I was (continue to be lol) back in the 1980’s when I first really got into David’s music, film and art.    I think David was a role model and father figure to many of us who are from that generation that were “outsiders.”

Source Internet: benedict-cumberbatch-with-monk-in-nepal-during-dr-strange-filming

 

As I’ve mentioned many times, something I do a lot is I will follow a train of thought like, well let’s say Alice in Wonderland followed the White Rabbit? The path usually leads me to just where I’m supposed to go.  In this case, I wasn’t initially sure why I ended up with the song/video I did.  Idol worship may be?  Let’s look at the lyrics to David’s song, may be there are answers there?  With some help from Wikipedia, things make sense.

The same way the arts have been degradated…so has spirituality (my choice of term) or religion (others choice)….hence the path of thought I was lead on.  When earning money is the primary motivator for creation or worship then it is empty and bears little fruit.  Like throwing seeds in a desert and expecting them to grow without any water. 
The Hearts Filthy Lesson

David Bowie

(Hearts filthy lesson)
(Hearts filthy lesson)
(Hearts filthy lesson)

There’s always the Diamond friendly
Sitting in the Laugh Motel
The Hearts Filthy lesson
With her hundred miles to hell

Oh, Ramona – if there was only something between us
If there was only something between us
Other than our clothes

Something in our skies
Something in our skies
Something in our blood
Something in our skies

Paddy
Paddy
Who’s been wearing Miranda’s clothes?

It’s the hearts filthy lesson
Hearts filthy lesson
Hearts filthy lesson
Falls upon deaf ears
(Hearts Filthy Lesson)
It’s the hearts filthy lesson
Hearts filthy lesson
Hearts filthy lesson
Falls upon deaf ears
Falls upon dead ears

(Hearts filthy lesson)
(Hearts filthy lesson)
(Hearts filthy lesson)
Oh Ramona, if there was only some kind of future
Oh Ramona, if there was only some kind of future
And these cerulean skies

Something in our skies
Something in our skies
Something in our blood
Something in our skies

Paddy, Paddy?

Paddy will you carry me, I think I’ve lost my way
(Hearts filthy lesson, Hearts filthy lesson)
I’m already five years older I’m already in my grave
(Hearts filthy lesson, Hearts filthy lesson)
I’m already
I’m already
I’m already
(Hearts filthy lesson, Hearts filthy lesson)
Will you carry me?
Oh Paddy, I think I’ve lost my way

Paddy, what a fantastic death abyss
Paddy, what a fantastic death abyss
(Hearts filthy lesson)
It’s the Hearts Filthy Lesson
Tell the others
(Hearts filthy lesson)
It’s the Hearts Filthy Lesson
What a fantastic death abyss
Tell the others
(Hearts filthy lesson)
It’s the Hearts Filthy Lesson
Paddy, what a fantasic death abyss
(Hearts filthy lesson)
It’s the Hearts Filthy Lesson
Tell the others

Songwriters: BRIAN PETER GEORGE ENO, DAVID BOWIE, ERDAL KIZILCAY, MIKE GARSON, REEVES GABRELS, STERLING CAMPBELL

© BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , TINTORETTO MUSIC , UPALA MUSIC, INC.

For non-commercial use only.

Data from: LyricFind

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hearts_Filthy_Lesson

Source Internet - from the video. Notice the chest cavity...like the heart has been ripped out and replaced by machinery? Ironman....

Source Internet – from the video. Notice the chest cavity…like the heart has been ripped out and replaced by machinery? Ironman….

The Hearts Filthy Lesson
“The Hearts Filthy Lesson”
Single by David Bowie
from the album Outside

B-side
“I Am with Name”

Released
11 September 1995

Format
7″/12″/CD single

Recorded
Mountain Studios, Montreux, March 1994

Genre
Industrial rock

Length
3:32

Label
Parlophone – 74321 307034

Producer(s)
David Bowie, Brian Eno, David Richards

David Bowie singles chronology

“The Buddha of Suburbia”
(1993) “The Hearts Filthy Lesson”
(1995) “Strangers When We Meet”
(1995)

Music video

“The Hearts Filthy Lesson” on YouTube

“The Hearts Filthy Lesson” [sic] is a song by David Bowie, from his 1995 album Outside, and issued as a single ahead of the album. It showcased Bowie’s new, industrial-influenced sound. The lack of an apostrophe in the title is deliberate.[citation needed] Lyrically, the single connects with the rest of the album, with Bowie offering a lament to “tyrannical futurist” Ramona A. Stone, a theme continued in subsequent songs. The song is also meant to confront Bowie’s own perceptions about the ritual creation and degradation of art.

Critical reception to the song was generally tepid, though it would be re-evaluated by many critics when heard in the context of the album soon afterwards. In spite of its defiantly noncommercial sound the song reached No. 35 in the UK and No. 41 in Canada.[1] The single also broke Bowie’s US chart drought (which stretched back to “Never Let Me Down” in 1987) by briefly peaking there at No. 92.

An immediate favourite at Bowie’s live concerts, “The Hearts Filthy Lesson” had its cult status sealed when featured over the closing titles of David Fincher’s 1995 film Se7en, a film which mirrored the video’s grimy visuals.

The single contained an “Alt. Mix” remixed by Trent Reznor and Dave Ogilvie with Chris Vrenna.

Music video

The video featured a montage of art-style mutilations and gory objets d’art and was subsequently edited when shown on MTV. The clip was directed by Samuel Bayer, the man behind Nirvana’s classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video. In interviews, Bowie commented on the “ritual art” aspects of Outside:

My input revolved around the idea of ritual art—what options were there open to that kind of quasi-sacrificial blood-obsessed sort of art form? And the idea of a neo-paganism developing—especially in America—with the advent of the new cults of tattooing and scarification and piercings and all that. I think people have a real need for some spiritual life and I think there’s great spiritual starving going on. There’s a hole that’s been vacated by an authoritative religious body—the judaeo-Christian ethic doesn’t seem to embrace all the things that people actually need to have dealt with in that way—and it’s sort of been left to popular culture to soak up the leftover bits like violence and sex.

— Ian Penman, “The Resurrection of Saint Dave,” Esquire Magazine (October 1995)

The trains of thought –

This morning:

America Ninja Warrior – http://www.nbc.com/american-ninja-warrior

Jessie Graff (stunt double for Supergirl) amazing run through stage 1 in Las Vegas Course

http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/watch/american-ninja-warrior-jessie-graff-makes-history-at-the-national-finals-stage-1/vp-AAifIe9

http://navajocodetalkers.org/

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/07/us/navajo-code-talker-joe-hosteen-kellwood-obit/index.html

Yesterday afternoon after I saw on the Benedict Cumberbatch fan page that Ben will be narrating this film:

Home

which lead me to:

 

 

and then….

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3 comments on “7 Sept 2016 Jessie Graff (American Ninja Warrior), Joe Hosteen Kellwood (Navajo Codetalkers), Walk with Me (film about Thich Nhat Hanh and Benedict Cumberbatch’s narration), Buddha of Suburbia and Heart’s Filthy Lesson (David Bowie Outside album)

  1. I definitely don’t resonate with religion and spirituality is too close to religion for me to claim it. I’m still feeling my way to the right word to describe the experience, Jackie, lol! 🙂 xoM

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