Monday, 30 April 2012

Singing for Change

I sing 
of the beauty of Athens
without it slaves

of a world free of kings and queens
and other remnants 
of an arbitrary past 

of earth 
with no sharp north 
or deep south without blind curtains 
or iron walls

of the end
of warlords and armouries
and prisons of hate and fear

of deserts treeing
and fruiting 
after the quickening rains

of the sun radiating ignorance 
and stars informing 
nights of unknowing 

I sing 
of a world reshaped 

I Sing Change by Niyi Oshundare for World poems on the Underground 

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Music that inspires

As someone that makes music I always hope that somehow my songs touches someone and helps make their journey in life better.

Even though it sometimes sounds cliche, music does make a difference. I want MY music to make a difference.

I watched this short video by "Music and Memory" and got me thinking about years from now (say 50 years) if our music will bring joyful memories to others like it does to Henry in this video.

WATCH and enjoy

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Still learning...

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.

I've learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I've learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

- Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928)