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This post was inspired by “Down on the Street” from Shakatak. This is not an attack from Shaquille O’Neal, the famous basketball player. A big contract.

The more I think about it, the more I think those heart problems is a matter of money or maybe a dominant idea we have a hard time nuancing. Because it takes an effort to nuance, sometimes our reality can become biased by mental shortcuts. I know it’s a convenient way sometimes to see the world, but does it makes sense to simplify?

I’ve been to many places in the world but I still have to explore Iceland, Myanmar and Peru. Brilliant civilisation are everywhere in the world but none was more inspiring than the Byzantine empire.¬†It survived the fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD and continued to exist for an additional thousand years until it fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.

During most of its existence, the empire was the most powerful economic, cultural, and military force in Europe. If you liked that song, you can also listen to those ones: Down on the Street (RATM) and Street Life (The Crusaders feat. Randy Crawford).

Let’s Ruminate Like Never Before

How come the Byzantine empire managed to stay alive during 1000 years? This could be debatable and I’m thinking of a book written by French polemist Eric Zemmour called “The French Suicide”. What he didn’t tell you is that there are saboteurs among us. Some are professional and other are just dealing with a difficult moment.

But what’s important is that those people don’t speak to each other.

With sabotage, it’s always the same old story: how can you explain such a mess? I guess the first thing that comes to mind is that we always feel like something or somebody is watching us. And we have no privacy. We drift and end up on the shore like a whale because of a few details like “man, I didn’t get a raise in 10 years”.

Banking Industry Had A Carnival in 2008

I worked 5 years in the banking industry. And what I witnessed was a carnival with dragons and champagne. Of course, the police started to investigate and said there was no mystery: we let you set fire to the rain only if you give us a share.

We’re never gonna survive unless we go crazy. Watch out for the strange doctor who will try to stun you with his wonderful medication. He’s not trying to save you because you’re a bitch (or a client).

I went once to a parade in Paris. It was under control and people respected each other. So how come the banking industry had such a strange moment in 2008? That’s because there ain’t nothing goin’ on but the rent.

How Can You Forget This Wild Thing?

A few people here on Earth makes our hearts sing. That’s why I’m writing a music blog. To be more precise, it’s a blog based on music, meaning I try to put things in perspective based on the music, and not on the foolish hearts I met during my now 38 year career on Earth.

The last time my heart sang a bizarre song was in 2001 and the wonderful show of 2 towers collapsing because two planes crashed. There are pretenders among us: they try to break out of the ghetto and it’s a daily fight. They don’t need anyone except their victim.

And when one victim manages to escape, they will find another one. But not me: that’s why today I’m going to tell everything I know on that blog. How my company wanted to make me at ease by telling me the environment I was going into was human (according to Voltaire it was a butchery).

The Sun Is Sometimes Eclipsed By The Moon

I do think some of us are like Suns, the star which made life on Earth possible. The sun is a stable star at the moment and we have still lots of years that way. Eventually, the Sun will die and our planet will fade away. Of course, we also have the opportunity to self-destruct before the Sun explodes.

What I mean is that a lot of us need a stable star, not a journeyman’s project, going from place to place and leaving a trail of happiness and misery. Everybody loves the Sun because it’s stable so let us be Suns here on Earth where life can be possible.

The moon, which stands for women in English musicology, always show us the same side but rest assured we know the dark side: the Sun has to be stable, otherwise the Solar system will die.

The Butcher Makes More Money

As a conclusion, I have a friend who is a trader. Maybe he’s a former friend but, in a nutshell, you know he will profit in any way possible from the situation. And that might be why finance became crazy in the first decade of the century. Is it normal that I gave a friend a ride and then I hardly talk to him now? And now I need some money, and he refuses to give me some.

If the world population was mainly constituted of traders, we know we have an awful pressure because the minute you’re ill, he will make some money.

Lehman Brothers collapsed and nobody tried to save them. Some will say it’s normal than one man’s loss is another man’s gain. But, if money is what’s important, then their staff should remember they have a responsibility. Maybe a greater responsibility than a president.

Even French president Francois Mitterand said he was helpless because he had to deal with banks that went nuts. It’s hard to get used to it but it seems it’s only a matter of money. To me, money is not only an ability to simplify but also the daily subconscious mind.¬†Doctors would agree because they say the basis of every experience is transference. Maybe they meant transfer? Maybe we all have a killer on the road?

Music is always right: if you have heart problems, it’s just a teenager class that is out of control. Or a silence that comes to a house where no one can sleep. Only love can leave such a scar. Look at you!

Down on the street
Down
Down on the street
Down.
Down on the street
Down
Down on the street
Down.
Down on the street
Down
Down on the street
Down.

Tonight’s the night we’ve waited for
The time to sing and dance like never before.
The street’s alive with such a carnival air
An all night dancing party everywhere.

You and I
We’re happy to be just a part of this crazy scene.

Down on the street
Down
Down on the street
Down.
Down on the street
Down
Down on the street
Down.

Tonight’s the night you’ll never forget
The best time in your life that you’ll ever get.
New lovers meet as they dance through the night
The moonlight falls on this magical sight.

You and I
We’re happy to be just a part of this crazy scene.

Down on the street
Down
Down on the street
Down.

You and I
We’re happy to be just a part of this crazy scene.
Down on the street

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Written by na1man

I've been listening to music for more than 20 years, trying to get a message in each of the 5000 songs I listened to. I'm interested in all topics (sports, art, science, philosophy, health, travel). I connect the dots with contemporary music. This blog will be the result of more than 20 years of work on humanity (ripples in the curvature of spacetime).

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