Saturday, March 08, 2008

Paint my Silence with Music

Music expresses what words cannot. I fear that if I speak, I shall break the spell. There is something magical in the air. This one reminds me of the pied piper. Indeed, I think I would follow, run with full force, the wind at my back, right off the cliff for that intangible thing called hope planted deep within the hollows of my heart.



If you have time, and enjoyed that last song, you might wish to watch the full film “Heima,” or Homeland, Sigur Rós' first ever film (loose documentary). It was filmed during the summer of 2006 when the band decided to perform a series of free, unannounced concerts all over Iceland. The results of this generous gift are beautiful and inspirational in the way that it brought people of all ages and walks of life together. The images, along with the music are hauntingly beautiful.

17 comments:

TK Kerouac said...

Beautiful!

Steffi said...

Very nice videos,Carla! And it´s true...music can say sometimes more as much words!

Carla said...

Tracey, Thanks.

Steffi, Music can be so expressive, can't it? Sometimes more so than words.

scottishwriter said...

I luv inspirational music and the video seemed to draw me ever closer.

Music can enhance far more than words can ever do.

Carla said...

Peter, I thought this video was amazing. But perhaps that's only because it connects with my childhood. Very true what you say about music.

scottishwriter said...

Carla,I so agree of music and may this video allow a glimpse once again of such childhood.

Thank you for leaving a comment on my LJ post - delighted to receive and I have just worked out how to include videos for postings too.

sirdar said...

Very haunting music but quite exhilarating all the same. Probably won't watch the whole movie though.

Carla said...

Peter, I'll be looking forward to the videos you'll be posting.

Sirdar, I understand about the movie bit. I hadn't intended on watching the whole thing (simply because it is long), but the truth is, once I got started, I sort of got drawn in. But the first song gives an idea of the music and imagination of the band.

Mark said...

Very wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Jeanine said...

I LOVE that video. I posted it on New Year's day as a reminder of my mantra for this year - no fear.

“Go to the edge of the cliff
Jump off
Grow your wings on the way down”
~ Ray Bradbury

Carla said...

Mark, You are most welcome.

Jeanine, I love that quote...it's fabulous, and fits so perfectly with the video. Thanks.

VE said...

Isn't that how the Beatles found Ringo too? Wandering the wilderness with a drum...

Simon Sterwin said...

Lovely music. Very soothing.

Just the thing to warm the heart on a cold and rainy evening. Thank you. :)

Carla said...

VE, Wish someone would find me as I wander through the wilderness.

Simon, Hope the rain subsides for you soon. It can be tiring this time of year.

jillie said...

I live through music and there are times where I can express myself better through a song than if I were to say it myself.

Well done Carla

;o)

Mone said...

Even as a kid I found that music had a lot of energy, I was to shy to talk to other people, but I would sit ride behid the busdriver and sing my soul out.
unfortunately the schoolyears took away my joy of singing, who knows, mabe I was supposed to be very famous??

have a nice weekend, carla =)

Carla said...

Jillie, I hear you. I feel the same way.

Mone, Perhaps you still will be...famous that is. Enjoy your weekend, or what's left of it. :-)