March 16, 2009 Bhavatu sabba mangalam
Have you ever had the feeling that something is missing? all the frickin time? it doesn’t really matter how good a given situation is, how elevated the mind or how great the high, beacause deep down you know – good things end.
No? Well. i have.
So i attended a 10 day vipassana meditation camp.
The good news is: just like good things, the bad stuff tends cease as well. eventually.
And what could be worse than listening to pali chantings and sitting without moving a finger. starting from 4 am until bed time at 9.30 pm.
actually. the chantings are great. but the sitting! 11 hours a day, 10 days in a row. with no other sounds than your own respiration, and of course, the mighty voice inside the head. it’s not a piña colada at the beach, i’ll tell you that much. at least not in the first 3 or 4 days. after that it’s mojitos 😉
but the truth is – i got what i was looking for and suggest you try it out if getting wasted feels like routine.
i still like to get all goosebumpy with listening to music. here’s a few releases that do the trick just fine:
1) Gui Boratto – Take my breath away
You can listen to the whole album on his myspace.
the brazilian architect does not disappoint. “No turning back” will definately be heard on my special april fool’s day set at Stereo Lounge, on the 1st of april – of course.
2) DJ Koze – Reincarnations / The Remix Chapter 2001-2009
The cover picture kinda resonates with my recent experiences 🙂
Here’s a good review & sound examples.
3) Darren Emerson – GU 36: Bogota
darren emerson aka ned flanders delivers a solid party mix
01. Underworld – Mmm Skyscraper… I Love You
02. Anja Schneider & Sebo K – Rancho Relaxo
03. Jagged – Hello Kool Nice (Quarion Mix)
04. Einzelkind – Out With A Bang
05. Journey Man DJ – Shelley’s
06. Mooncat Feat Ferank – Hear What Was Said (Skylark Mix)
07. Stimming & Einmusik – Magdalena
08. Darren Emerson – Home
09. Nikitin & Semikashev – Blown
10. Pete Heller – Sabotage
11. Kerri Chandler – Pong (Ben Klock Mix)
12. Nikitin & Semikashev – Reflection Vector
13. Nick Chacona – Mariacha
14. John Selway & Vincenzo Ragone – Dream Stealer
15. Maja – If You Love Me Tonight (Passarani Mix)
01. Itamar Sagi – One Million Oaks (Funk D’Void Mix)
02. Kerri Chandler – Fortran (Argy ‘Big Room Detroit’ Mix)
03. Darren Emerson – Crash Jack (Jamie McHugh ‘Exclusive GU Bogota’ Mix)
04. Recloose Feat Joe Dukie – Dust (Induceve Mix)
05. Josh Wink – Counter Clock 319
06. Donnacha Costello – Black Bag Job 526
07. Jamie McHugh – Lunar (Handycraft Mix)
08. Mathew Jonson – Marionette (Adam Beyer Mix)
09. Spirit Catcher & Compuphonic – Mastermind
10. Nosmo Vs Kris B & Ben Brown – La Cocina (Mazi Dubstrumental Mix)
11. Darren Emerson & Jamie McHugh – Impact
12. Joel Mull – Viewpoint
13. Joris Voorn – Blank
14. Underworld – Mmm Skyscraper… I Love You
4) Joris Voorn – Balance 014
more than a hundred tracks in one 2 cd mix.. amazing stuff.
that’s it for now.
PS the title translates “may all beings be happy” from pali.