A video response to 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis

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A video response to 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis

Postby Mawkish1983 » Tue May 05, 2009 2:45 pm

Hello all,

On Monday I laid the carpet in my study/recording studio (so, for the first time in two or three years, I have the facilities to record music again!). I've been thinking about writing a musical response to the song 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis for a while (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5FToH8eKTw) but without any equipment to hand I've been unable to.

So, now I have all my equipment set up (finished at 10pm last night, phew) I decided today to test it. I threw together a song as a response to the Stuart Davis song, and I've uploaded it to youtube. It's not finished, I've only worked on it for about four hours... so don't expect too much... I'm just curious to see what other dhammawheel users might think of it :)

My new song (in progress) can be heard here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60-FyCoRRdo

I'd love to hear your opinions! :) thank you!
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Re: A video response to 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis

Postby Cittasanto » Tue May 05, 2009 4:11 pm

Can I post this on my multiply?

I like it
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Re: A video response to 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis

Postby Fede » Tue May 05, 2009 4:13 pm

It's quite trendy in a head-bangy sort of way....

I I was expecting to see you a-thrashin' yaw gheetawr....

I'm disappointed.

:console:

:tongue:

Cool, mawkish.
I don't have a recording studio, so you have the advantage on me there.

Trust me.

it's a good thing.

:clap:

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Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: A video response to 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis

Postby Mawkish1983 » Tue May 05, 2009 4:48 pm

Manapa wrote:Can I post this on my multiply?

Of course you can :) but bear in mind it's not finished :)
Fede wrote:I I was expecting to see you a-thrashin' yaw gheetawr....

<laughs> I don't know how to thrash :( but I wish I could
Fede wrote:I don't have a recording studio, so you have the advantage on me there

It really is nothing more than a shed I've renovated :) I could use a singer if you're available... :D
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Re: A video response to 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis

Postby Fede » Tue May 05, 2009 6:16 pm

Oh, Don't.... :embarassed:

No, really....

Don't.... :jumping:

(actually, I used to sing semi-professionally.... But thst was some time ago.... I'd need a bit of voice coaching, but I could match Susan Boyle..... ;) )

:tongue:

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Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: A video response to 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis

Postby Cittasanto » Tue May 05, 2009 8:01 pm

DOE a deer a female deer

hehe

Chears I will wait for the final result PM me when it is ready.

i have a friend who is a singer songwriter, but it is far more Stephen Lynch and Denis Leary inspired than anything.
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Re: A video response to 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 05, 2009 11:51 pm

Greetings Mawkish,

I got about half-way through before Youtube decided it had had enough.

What I heard sounded alright as a demo.

If I could make a general comment, it would be that samsara is about both the happy and the sad.

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Re: A video response to 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis

Postby Mawkish1983 » Wed May 06, 2009 6:31 am

retrofuturist wrote:If I could make a general comment, it would be that samsara is about both the happy and the sad.

Yeah, that's why I felt compelled to respond to the Stuart Davis song in which he emphasised the good. :)
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Re: A video response to 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis

Postby zavk » Wed May 06, 2009 6:39 am

Kudos to your good intentions and efforts, Mawkish!
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Re: A video response to 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis

Postby pink_trike » Wed May 06, 2009 7:13 am

Great start. I like.

There is also a neutral meaning to "savor":
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Savor (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

1 : the taste or smell of something
2 : a particular flavor or smell
3 : a distinctive quality

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Savor, savoring, savouring - (Princeton.wordnetweb.edu)

Tasting. Taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality.

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I'm thinking that in order to recognize samsara we need to be experientially aware of it, not just take someone's word for it. Through awareness practices we savor (taste/test) samsara for quality. We taste it by looking it spang in the eye, noting how it feels and how it moves the mind - and if we're really aware we observe the blade hidden in the honey each time before we reactively dive in. If not, we experience the dissatisfaction that lurks under the alluring honey - eventually learning to test (taste) elements of samsara with awareness before we give them a big juicy lick. :jawdrop:
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

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Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.
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Re: A video response to 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Wed May 06, 2009 4:11 pm

Good work! :toast:
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Re: A video response to 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis

Postby Mawkish1983 » Fri May 08, 2009 2:53 pm

Still working on it, it's still not done, but here's an update... if you could give me your opinions and thoughts of improvements that would be GREAT! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDpij4QVjSw
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Re: A video response to 'Savouring Samsara' by Stuart Davis

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sun May 10, 2009 1:51 pm

Did anyone listen to the second incarnation of this song? Suggestions for improvements? :D
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