I hope you guys like this post, has much as I enjoyed writing it.
Since the dawn of times, music is one of the most powerful and creative tools that emerged from man, and also the hidden voice of truth that express
the level of human conciseness.
Music was used in my country, during the Carnation Revolution, also referred to as the 25 de Abril. This was a left-leaning military coup started on
April 25, 1974, in Lisbon, Portugal, that effectively changed the Portuguese regime from an authoritarian dictatorship to a democracy after two years
of a transitional period.
What most people don't know is that there were two secret signals in the military coup: first the airing of the song "E depois do adeus" by Paulo
de Carvalho, Portugal's entry in the 6th of April 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, which alerted the rebel captains and soldiers to begin the coup.
Next, on April 25, 1974 at 12:15 am, the national radio broadcast Grândola, Vila Morena, a song by Zeca Afonso, a progressive folk singer forbidden
on Portuguese radio at the time. This was the signal that the MFA gave to take over strategic points of power in the country and "announced" that
the revolution had started and nothing would stop it.
Here is the translation of the song lyrics:
"Grândola, vila morena soil of fraternity it is the people who rules inside of you, oh city. Inside of you, oh city it is the people who
rules soil of fraternity Grândola, vila morena. On every corner a friend equality in every face Grândola, vila morena soil of fraternity. Soil
of fraternity Grândola, vila morena equality in every face it is the people who rules. In the shade of an oak tree that didn’t know its age I
swore to take your will Grândola, as my comrade. Grândola, as my comrade I swore to take your will in the shade of an oak tree that didn’t know
its age." ("vila morena" literally means "brown village"; but in the lyrical sense it should be translated as "sunburnt village".)
This is just an example on how music can powerful.
Alright, now that I think I’ve made my point, I’m going to prove to you,how music is been used now, to awaken to mass population, specially the
youngsters, in one particular subject: ALIENS. I know, I know, this is subject that has been used a lot particularly during the 70's and 80's. See
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon for example.
Here is one song that i like in particular:
Here are the lyrics:
"Us, and them And after all were only ordinary men. Me, and you. God only knows its noz what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear
And the front rank died. And the general sat and the lines on the map Moved from side to side. Black and blue And who knows which is which and who is
who. Up and down. But in the end its only round and round. Havent you heard its a battle of words The poster bearer cried. Listen son, said the man
with the gun Theres room for you inside. I mean, theyre not gunna kill ya, so if you give em a quick short, Sharp, shock, they wont do it again. dig
it? I mean he get off Lightly, cos I wouldve given him a thrashing - I only hit him once! It was only a difference of opinion, but really...i mean
good manners Dont cost nothing do they, eh? Down and out It cant be helped but theres a lot of it about. With, without. And wholl deny its what the
fightings all about? Out of the way, its a busy day Ive got things on my mind. For the want of the price of tea and a slice The old man died."
Although some people say that this song is about war. I didn’t get an impression about war, per se. I think the Dark Side of the Moon is about a
person’s growth, and eventual descent into madness, I think the topic should have something to do with everyday life. I think it's about a person
becoming fed up with the workplace and the sort of routine fashion, and do as you're told attitude, that accompanies it (kind of like how soldiers
automatically do as they're told by generals, being "killed", while they stay out of "harms way"). And that, even though this person hates going
through this day in, day out, sort of lifestyle, he was forced into it to support himself, and because this late in life, there weren’t any other
options. And when all of this becomes apparent to him, he can no longer take anymore, and thus slowly "Any Color You Like" and eventually "Brain
Damage" begin, all paths to human awareness.
I could go on and on, but I think it’s better to focus on these last years.
Alright. Daft Punk.
Daft Punk is an electronic music duo consisting of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born February 8, 1974) and Thomas Bangalter (born
January 3, 1975). After Daft Punk reached significant popularity in the late 1990s house movement.
All of their albums are about space, aliens and human awareness.
They even have a movie called Interstella 5555 ( from the Discovery album) that talks about
a band from another universe that is kidnapped mid-performance by the armies of Earl de Darkwood, an evil manager. He brings them back to his home
planet Earth, brainwashes them, and sells them as The Crescendolls.You can see the whole movie in youtube here is the first part:
This year’s much approved dancefloor acts such as:
"I have an idea that you are here I had the idea that you were near I have an idea that you are here I had the idea that you were...near Could it
be you're here"
"Floating to the edge of the world Floating to the edge of the sea Floating off the edge of the ocean Out into the galaxy Floating to the edge of
the world Floating to the edge of the sea Floating off the edge of the ocean Out into the galaxy"
"There was a time when all the shadows of these tall buildings Would throw their cape around each corner of the grassy fields And one by one, each
new shade, would cover the green way back; Allowing changes that we could not be foreseen Everybody let us kiss upon the world, we created And must
rest our eyes up by the great machine, as we wave goodbye Feel the evening breeze caress your smile, the cities are dying As we watch it falling to a
modern state, a modern time"
By the way what does this cover of the new Royksopp album says to you?
These are only a few. A LOT more seem to take their riffs and ideas from this subject, that we are not alone in the Universe.
Now, a message to the ones that try to hide these things from us, I’ll tell you, it’s coming down to you as huge snowball, we see the truth has it
is everyday, were you can not touch, not only on the internet, but when we go out with our friends, when we listen to the radio, everywhere.
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