Saturday, March 17, 2018

"Why Do We Love Music? Tales of Music and the Brain" plus: "The Oceans of the Past" | KPFA




 Dr. Michio Kaku interviews Dr. Oliver Sachs – why do we love music? – talks on his book "Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain" (2nd half of the show) 

ALSO ::: This show begins with an interview of Dr. Callum Roberts – "OCEANS ARE NOT THEY WAY THEY WERE" – only our ancestors would know. Book is "The Unnatural History of the Seas"

PODCAST – Why Do We Love Music? And The Oceans of the Past | KPFA

Musicophilia

Tales of Music and the Brain

Publication date: 2007 (Revised & expanded 2008)
In this book — now revised and expanded for the paperback edition — Dr. Sacks investigates the power of music to move us, to heal and to haunt us.
Musicophilia, a New York Times bestseller, has been named one of the Best Books of 2007 by the Washington Post and the editors of Amazon.com

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

"Walking in Dream" from "The Last Wave"




Two movies are the top of my must have list: "The Wicker Man" (1973); and, Peter Weir's "The Last Wave" (1977) with Richard Chamberlin, David Gulpilil, and Nandjiwarra Amagula. – bought them this week! 

• "The Last Wave" – a 1977 Australian mystery drama film directed by Peter Weir. It is about a white solicitor in Sydney whose seemingly normal life is disrupted after he takes on a murder case and discovers that he shares a strange, mystical connection with the small group of local Australian Aborigines accused of the crime.
… Plagued by bizarre dreams, Burton begins to sense an otherworldly connection to one of the accused (David Gulpilil). He also feels connected to the increasingly strange weather phenomena besetting the city. His dreams intensify along with his obsession with the murder case, which he comes to believe is an Aboriginal tribal killing by curse, in which the victim believed. Learning more about Aboriginal practices and the concept of Dreamtime as a parallel world of existence, Burton comes to believe the strange weather bodes of a coming apocalypse.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Wave

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

"The Wicker Man" and "The Last Wave" – favorite movies from the 1970s | pagan, masks, ritual, aboriginal magic

bought a couple of things online last week – a book, and 2 DVDs – 


– i really want to get the book that the movie The Wicker Man was inspired by (Ritual, by British actor and author David Pinner), but this time i got one based on the movie, just curious/ i hope its a good read anyway; and, will still be getting Ritual!


– Two movies are the top of my must have list: "The Wicker Man" – this is the original (1973), not the newer one with Nicolas Cage!; and, Peter Weir's "The Last Wave" (1977) with Richard Chamberlin.


THE WICKER MAN



• "The Wicker Man" – a 1973 British mystery horror film directed by Robin Hardy. The screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, inspired by David Pinner's 1967 novel Ritual, centres on the visit of Police Sergeant Neil Howie to the isolated island of Summerisle, in search of a missing girl. Howie, a devout Christian, is appalled to find that the inhabitants of the island have abandoned Christianity and now practise a form of Celtic paganism.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wicker_Man








a couple of Wicker Man videos on Youtube –
Wicker Man Highlight Musical Picks - May Pole
Procession The Wicker Man 1973


THE LAST WAVE


• "The Last Wave" – a 1977 Australian mystery drama film directed by Peter Weir. It is about a white solicitor in Sydney whose seemingly normal life is disrupted after he takes on a murder case and discovers that he shares a strange, mystical connection with the small group of local Australian Aborigines accused of the crime.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Wave





see also: whats more: "Walking in Dream" from "The Last Wave" (video)