Thursday, 28 July 2016

Dark Villagers Religious views

I may possibly
regret posting this but..

just felt like a rant as it helps me get it out and say my inner thoughts.. apologies if I offend anyone with this.
I had to say it.

Here ya go..

My view on religion is that please don't force your god or your beliefs on me. We all have our own view on it. To tell me your god is better than mine makes you selfish. there are many gods and many religions and beliefs. My view is yes, there is a truth and a power.

I think parts of all religion are correct, and many parts are wrong. For any one religion to tell me what to do, is therefore wrong and is selfish and misses the understanding of the point of religion.

I think the Indians of America had a damn good faith well before we did. I think most Muslims are good people. I think modern Christianity is good apart from it's based on the  fact we went and killed half the Muslims on a crusade (which as a kid I thought was cool)

I am religious as in .. I think people inherently want the same thing and to be good to each other and not break the basic rules, we all want that. but to say your god is better than another's, is terrible and wrong.

Generally, we all want to be happy and do good and be good.

Personally I think there is a force, and aura that is all powerful, as in there is 'something' beyond us.
the bible is one version of the truth
the Koran is another
there are many others
the are all based on the same stories and truths at heart around the same humanity and facts and people.
they all based on vague truths

It's up to us to make it work and for us to be better..

I also don't think people that pray to themselves for help from god to help you in a specific situation are really getting 'god' why would god help you personally? I mean in a selfish situation like " help me god make me run faster or do better: like athletes that pray to god to help me win this race wearing a chain on their necks

i.e.. that's selfish and will not work.

yes, wear a chain to remind you that you are humble, that is fine, remember god and Jesus or whatever religion, but the aura of life or whatever will not help you win a race or be better. that is up to you.

it don't work like that. even vicars will tell you that. so stop doing it.

Just please don't tell me your god is the only god and he's perfect because most other people on the planet, what ever religion you are from or believe in will tell you are an idiot.

Multi gods as in roman and Greek may have been better and less offensive than we have now which is segregated gods and beliefs which cause conflict for the only purpose of their own belief. which is anti the whole point of religion. stop it.

We all want happiness and peace.

Get rid of segregated stupid religion where you believe your only god is the only god and unify and get on with it then maybe we can be ok.

I do believe there is a force, something out there. I trained in Jedi but I don't believe that totally either. I left it recently as some one disagreed with me, I was trying to have fun and 1 person took offence, and more importantly, the boss told me to go or do what they ( the more important status person) wanted, sums it up! 

I was brought a up a Christian, but I don't like how even within Christianity there are various choices of what is actual Christian.

I reckon from my experiences that more Christians hate Muslims that Muslims hate Christians.

I love England, I want to stay here, but people here need to learn to be more worldly and understanding too. I agree with some of native Indian ideas. So please don't call on my door and ask me to be a  Jehovah, or tell me your bible or faith is better than mine. Trust in your own, that's good, but don't force it on me. 

 Don't tell me you have no vices. Don't tell me there is only 1 "truth" that exists, which is yours. (If you truly believe that, you fail humanity and are selfish)

This is only my opinion, so feel free to not agree. I just think that we are entitled to our own opinions and to say one belief is the only correct one when many exist (and are all equally truthful or untruthful)  is wrong and selfish. They are all good and life can work with all, if we let it.

Let's hope one day the world will learn to get on with each other.. we are all partly correct.. and usually quite wrong

Sunday, 11 October 2015

New music tech blog post soon!

It's been absolutely ages since I've done a post on here for which I apologise ( again!)

I've been so busy with teaching music and running the string group that I'm afraid this page got a bit neglected but I've noticed how many views it has been getting and also I have bought several new bits of kit since the last post so I have lot's to talk about!

I will soon be posting a blog review and feature list etc of :

The new Yamaha PSR E353 portable home keyboard

Zoom guitar multi FX and looper

Portable HD Car Dash cam audio / video recorder

A new Portuguese Luthier model classical guitar

A refurbished Piano Accordion from Germany

New albums

and anything else that I've forgotten to mention off the top of my head.

Stay tuned !

Thursday, 24 October 2013

DV Diary Dates

Events featuring "The Dark Villager" this season!

26th October

7.30 pm St Mary's Church , Whittlesey , Cambs, UK

Violin solo at the 'annual' music concert
I will be performing a movement from the 4 seasons (Vivaldi) on solo violin
plus a fun opening piece with bodrhan and flute
(No Kilt this year, sorry!)

14th November

7pm Whittlesey Library, Cambs UK

I am producing a video documentary for a client that will be premiered on Nov 14th.

It documents his journey through the 'Deep South' in the 60's, 80's and his revisit again earlier this year.
It is focussed on the Mississippi, local life and industry (cotton) the history, and the music.
In particular, he is a friend of Jerry Lee Lewis and it follows his journey for his early years (when they met in Peterborough UK) to the current day and his recent 78th Birthday where they were reunited.

He will then give a talk about his experiences shown in the video

Jerry Lee Lewis will receive a personal copy of the video

24th November

The Eastrea Centre Hall
all day till late

I will be the audio producer / live sound 'guy' for this event
I might possibly be playing something live (undecided yet) and a bit of DJ'ing
come along for some early cheesy seasonal cheer

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Electronic Wedding

Electronic Wedding...?
No, not Robots getting married......!
but my brother Robert is!

My music creation has been taken over the last couple of months with producing a short 'set' for my Brothers Wedding Reception, (the crazy evening bit after the boring formal stuff is out the way)

(I'm also playing violin for the actual ceremony bit)

Me being me, I didn't want to re-do old tracks (plus most of my tracks are dark and depressing, or at least too sarcastic or weird for a wedding)

So I've now got the music kit to do it live with (and a couple of visual surprises I'm working on - no I'm not playing naked)

The tracks are meant to represent a journey through music and life
or a musical journey
or a journey of life through music
or ... you get the idea....

I've pretty much completed three of the four tracks:

1: Love Life

love life

LOVE LIFE - Click to play

The 'love life' video is longer as I give a quick talk through of the equipment I'm using and how I'm using it to control elements of the track, as well as keyboard parts and vocals, to play live.

"love life" is meant as a big opening  (with orchestrated introduction) and a play on the words love-life  / or love LIFE

2: Journey

JOURNEY - Click to play

Journey has an Orb feel to it and musically and lyrically is a kind of journey through some of the things in me and my brothers lives (beach, fens, london etc)


3: "Everything"... still working on this one,  happy, upbeat, Pet Shop Boys style

4: Music of our lives

MUSIC OF OUR LIVES - Click to play

Upbeat dance floor pop to end with. The lyrics are a humorous trip through music and genres from 70's to present day


I've also been working on some other ideas that won't be used for the set and may or not end up on You tube etc... such as this one:

STRANGE STRANGER - Click to play
(strange stranger, that's me)

till next time!