i'm more than what you made of me i followed the voice that you gave to me...
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.1.13~
We are… we are… we are…
Waiting on… prophesies.
image: instagram models
Written in the skies, Maori people have always read identity and gleaned knowledge via how prophesy is communicated to us, in various forms of expression. It’s a part of who we are, who Aotearoa is, has always been and what New Zealand is to come. Polynesia peoples also have stories of the same in their original home whenua lands.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.1.13~
Track 2 of a song that the neighbours in my hood are vibing to and blasting on the stereo right now… are these song lyrics:
I recommend sticking your foot in your mouth at any time Feel free. Throw it down (the caution blocks you from the wind) Hold it up (to the rays) You wait and see when the smoke clears You live you learn You love you learn You cry you learn You lose you learn You bleed you learn You scream you learn (more…)
Cause I have felt the cold rain
Run down my face…
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.1.13~
David Bowie writes a song about agriculture (sun, rain) and warmth (fire) and people (friendship and love). He brings it right back to basics.
Music news: The Next Day, songwriter David Bowie‘s 30th studio recording, follows 46 years after his self-titled 1967 debut record. The first track from the TND is titled Where Are We Now. If you haven’t heard it yet, here’s a link. A live performance in 2003 can also be viewed here. So far Dutch media have no.1 google placement in New Zealand with the story online under singer song title search. Inneresting. (more…)
"Hokianga te tipuna ki Te Ao Marama..."
Pani Hauraki‘s lyrics, Pawarenga, Hokianga anthems.
Photo: Peter de graaf for Northern Advocate community news. When I grew up, in high school Pani Hauraki was a legendary Maori school teacher of Broadwood Area School. Her song writing, is legendary to her local community who remember her gift of pretty, life giving song.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.1.12~
Before I left for the USA in 2006, a song was sung to me in Christchurch City of the South of New Zealand. While living in the USA I watched the world economy kinda collapse. It was definitely restructured. Peoples homes in the USA were the reason given, that started it all. It was a full on experience titled the GFC. It was played out in every front page newspaper headlines during those years. LA Times, NY Times, WSJ were all papers you had to read. I read all three daily in those days. Perhaps the most news I’ll ever read again in my life on a daily basis. The headlines couldn’t be ignored. News was so dramatic during those years.
Back in New Zealand in 2011 on the return, I learned that one of my Maori tribes now owned a forest. I thought of the song again, when I learned that news. The song lyrics of the song is what some parents in New Zealand still sing to their children today. You might know it too. You know… it is:
If you go down in the woods today you're sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today you'd better go in disguise For every bear that ever there was will gather there for certain Because today's the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic Every Teddy Bear who's been good is sure of a treat today There's lots of marvellous things to eat and wonderful games to play Beneath the trees where nobody sees they'll hide and seek as long as they please That's the way the Teddy Bears have their picnic Picnic time for Teddy Bears The little Teddy Bears are having a lovely time today (more…)
“after they’ve been hooked up
lay the one upon their heart… “
–USA song lyrics in reference to “prescription costs in NZ are raised from $3 a pop to $5 now.” (more…)
in new york the people talk and try to make us rhyme, and in the city it's a pity cos we just can't hide tinted windows don't mean nothin' (more…)
the beauty of living in a country where you have Maori neighbors perched up behind Pakeha ones,
is that late in the evening Maori neighbors sing. Although I can’t see her, I hear her Maori voice. She sings:
Pa mai, to reo aroha. Ki te pa o Aotearoa. E nga iwi o Aotearoa, Haere mai, haere mai…
She is so happy singing her timeless melodies of home.
~Posted by Horiwodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.12.12~
“it might be the most perfect song in the world.”
–Bono does PR for Leonard Cohen‘s Hallelujah song.
The new book. Click on pic to read on. On the song: ”It sounds new every time you hear it.” The Holy or the Broken is happening now.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.12.12~
Light of light eternal, Sing all ye citizens of heaven above.
–song lyrics: John F Wade, first published 1767.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.12.12~
“I am so lucky to have had such a fantastic 2012.
My highlights for the year would definitely have to include the birth of the most insanely cute boy to ever come from heaven’s production line… Also, the birth of my cute little niece India.
… I was thrilled for [my wife] Jules when she got her gig on MTV doing what she does so well – styling and just being a top chic.”
My top five songs for 2012 would have to be:
Fun – Some Nights. Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child. (more…)
thanks to you i'm not the broken-hearted. what doesn't kill you makes you stronger stand a little taller.
–Kelly Clarkson on getting through life experiences and learning from them.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.12.12~
I was thinking about when JT used to songwrite, sing live, play piano. He was a bit magical at Madison Square Garden one year. Here’s that view, when he reminded the USA to be kind to remember to be kind to people, in a song.
What goes around comes back around...
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.12.12~
I hold my hands up to the sun and watch the world as it came undone. But in my chest man, there is no pain, I wore my heart on my sleeve again... We're not going, we're shooting for the stars. Survive. Enjoy the ride.
–Dane Rumble lyrics…
Now I'm free, free fallin' Yeah I'm free, free fallin'...
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.12.12~
jump to the jam with the great i am...
–Youth Alive rap lyrics, retro Hillsong.
~Always live with honor in a funky fun way. Feel the pulse of life’s rush. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.12.12~
And when the stars are shining brightly in the velvet sky,
I’ll make a wish send it to heaven then make you want to cry
The tears of joy for all the pleasure and the certainty.
That we’re surrounded by the comfort and protection of
The highest power. (more…)
But don't you know good lovin' is the spice of life... Boom, ba-boom, ba-boom, ba-boom boom boom Ba-boom, ba-boom boom Boom, ba-boom, ba-boom, ba-boom boom boom Ba-boom, ba-boom boom
–Dancing Machine lyrics, No.1‘s on iTunes. Photo: Pearl Farm, Davao Philippines.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.12.12~
It's written on the wind...
Wet Wet Wet song lyrics.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacfic. 7.12.12~
Shock jock politics djs: this is sick... attention it's time to dance... pop it like your poppin a cork... i'm like a junkie... this rhythm just makes me high... now just put your hands to the sky.
–retro song lyrics
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.12.12~
She’s fifteen and a beautiful gem… A teen songstress on guitar… check out exactly who this talented artist is.
Original song to boot.
Very Kiwi swift.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.12.12~