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Archive for August, 2007

Coloring Black

Friday, August 31st, 2007

I found this on admin Rukia’s blog, and thought it would be an interesting thing to answer. So here’s the question: How would you describe color to describe someone who is blind?

Well what comes to mind right now is through music (And what a coincidence huh? Hahaha), but I think this is the most effective way I myself could make a blind person see color. Hot Jazz
For instance, in trying to explain the color red, I’d play a very hot jazz tune. With the trumpet or piano loud and fast, a feeling rushes to your cheeks, you think of an intense feeling, you think of red.

If I were to explain the color blue, I’d play some cool music, soft and easy, a little swing, nice toned-down beat, crisp sounds. I think there’s music for every color, and I can think of some off the top of my head right now, but to really get it, I’m gonna have to share some with you. Hopefully soon.

Technorati tags: color, red, blue, jazz, blind

I’ve been tagged

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Since I said I’d share something from Max Roach, I found something already uploaded. If you like Jazz, you’re gonna like this. Max Roach on drums in “Speak, Brother, Speak!”

And since kt_sanctuary tagged me, here are my answers :D Thanks for the tag! My 5 best nights:

1. When one of my best friends came over unannounced, like the random person she is, dragged me off to have dinner and walk around outside. Was cold out and it felt good.

2. A school night when I was studying, we couldn’t leave school coz of the storm and the floods outside. Local diner supplied us some food. It was a little miserable at first, but now it seems like a good memory.

3. At a retreat, that night I came to know Jesus (This is the most important for me actually).

4. Night at a 5-star suite with bestfriend. Random, no occasion, and it was around the area I work in. But it was really nice there.

5. Any night I can have a long restful sleep.

Haha sorry about that last one, I couldn’t think of others, I guess I have a bad memory? But I do love sleep. :)

Technorati tags: max roach, speak brother speak, best nights, memories, jazz

R.I.P. — Max Roach

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Max Roach

Jazz legend Max Roach, arguably the best jazz drummer of all time, passed away yesterday (August 16), at the ripe age of 83.

Roach was one of those musicians who broke the rules, and yet amazed everyone when he did. Musical visionary, the man was a genius. He was given several awards by different prestigious musical associations, and was given 8 honorary doctorate degrees. May he rest in peace. Maybe next time I’ll share something of his.

The Numa Numa Phenomenon

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

It shouldn’t make sense, but at the same time it does. Why did the numa numa thing get so big? I guess because it’s so catchy.

This is something I found off the net (of course) and wanted to share anyways. I’ve been neglecting this blog…not good. Heheh. Anyways, I hope you enjoy that video.

If ever you wanted to sing along, here are the lyrics. Now I know what you’re thinking, this is a pretty cheesy thing to do, woman. But actually, I heard of this song before it became so big, and I actually like it. The lyrics are good. So here I offer you the Romanian and English translated lyrics to “Dragostea Din Tei”, more popularly known as the “Numa Numa” song.

Dragostea Din Tei
by O-Zone

Ma-ia-hii
Ma-ia-huu
Ma-ia-hoo
Ma-ia-hahaAlo, Salut, sunt eu, un haiduc,
Si te rog, iubirea mea, primeste fericirea.
Alo, alo, sunt eu Picasso,
Ti-am dat beep, si sunt voinic,
Dar sa stii nu-ti cer nimic.

Vrei sa pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei,
Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei.
Chipul tau si dragostea din tei,
Mi-amintesc de ochii tai.

Te sun, sa-ti spun, ce simt acum,
Alo, iubirea mea, sunt eu, fericirea.
Alo, alo, sunt iarasi eu, Picasso,
Ti-am dat beep, si sunt voinic,
Dar sa stii nu-ti cer nimic.

Love from the Linden Trees
(Translation)

Miya-hee
Miya-hoo
Miya-ho
Miya-hahaHello [on a cellphone], greetings, it’s me, an outlaw,
I ask you, my love, to accept happiness.
Hello, hello, it’s me, Picasso,
I sent you a beep [cellphone signal], and I’m brave [or strong],
But you should know that I’m not asking for anything from you.

You want to leave but you don’t want don’t want to take me, don’t want don’t want to take me, don’t want don’t want don’t want to take me.
Your face and the love from the linden trees,
And I remember your eyes.

I call you [over the phone], to tell you what I feel right now,
Hello, my love, it’s me, your happiness.
Hello, hello, it’s me again, Picasso,
I sent you a beep [cellphone signal] and I’m brave [or strong],
But you should know that I’m not asking for anything from you.

Lyrics from: Catteacorner.com