(vid) David Lanz & Paul Speer: ‘Eagle’s Path’ – Desert Vision Film & Live 1993!

Wonderful song and video, despite the low image quality! Imagine flying like an eagle!

Paul writes about the image quality in two comments:

This album and Natural States were both shot on 16mm film and transferred to 1″ videotape for editing. Those masters have disappeared into the void and would provide a better image than what I have posted here as I transferred them from laserdisc and preserved the quality the best I could.

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(music video) David Lanz & Paul Speer: ‘Natural States’ — One of my favorite albums of all time! Every song takes us somewhere special!

I wrote a sincere thanks to Paul Speer on his Facebook page:

One of my favorite albums of all time. Thank you, Paul Speer! You and David Lanz did something very special here. The entire album is awesome!

Also, I have the Natural States VHS video that I absolutely loved, and was hoping for it to come out as a DVD. Paul Speer writes back regarding the quality of the video currently:

All were shot on 16mm film so they pale compared to hi def today. The first videos I uploaded were 11 years ago and youtube had restrictions on file size so the quality isn’t very good on those.

NS and DV were released on DVD but again, because of the source material, the quality isn’t so good. Unfortunately, we don’t know what happened to the original film or first transfer to video otherwise it would be possible to create a much better version in hi def.

Paul says everything was filmed in Washington state except for the second video, filmed on the California coast. I asked Paul how he and David created this masterpiece.

We’ve been interviewed many times about the project. The visuals were shot first by Jan C. Nickman and he did a rough cut of each piece that we started to compose to. Once we had the song structures, Jan would update the visuals so they were tighter with the music. After we finished recording, Jan did the final edits to blend seamlessly with the music. It was a time consuming back and forth process but well worth it, IMO. Of course, as we worked we had no idea if it would be a hit or a dud. We just did the best we could with what was available.

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Tiesto – Adagio For Strings (Radio Edit)


Longer version. Starts at 1:25 > builds > takes off at 2:40 > BEST PART begins at 4:22 > stratosphere at 5:20!

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(vid) Kebu: ‘Kring havet’ (‘Around the sea’) — Composed for Finland’s 100th celebration of independence!

MAGNIFICIENT EL POTENTATE at 7:40! And the powerfully moving, play-it-again ending starts at 14:30! Definitely Vangelis influenced.

Composed by Sebastian “Kebu” Teir on commission by Kristinestad – Kristiinankaupunki for the celebration of the centenary of Finland´s independence.

I used Google Translate to translate the song titles and lyrics from a mixture of Finnish and Swedish. And two lines were even in Greek!

Kring havet – Around the sea
1. Preludium
2. About eternity
3. Far from grace
4. The horizon awaits us
5. The arrival of winter
6. A rare gift

1. Preludium

2. Om evigheten (About eternity)

When the wind chill for the evening is quiet
I want to go to the beach

Take a look at the horizon
inhale everything I see
I enjoy
glittering daisies
fires burning
loud in the sunlight

Steer the rowing boat towards the horizon
as far as the eye can reach
surrounded by
sea waves wandering
roaring wave chambers
constantly changing

When darkness falls
The sun has said goodbye
Am I being taken by thought
that tests my soul

About eternity
Everything that happens
is just a coincidence
that life gives
To the stars of space
are so many more
than all grains of sand
on the shore of the earth
The days of man
a moment
Drop in the sea of infinity

3. Kaukana armosta (Far from grace)

Lord have mercy on me
Have mercy on user

I hear a lonely plea
A voice among many
Desperate and alone
in the eye of the storm

Request for mercy
A form of longing
To come home safely
Finding peace of mind

Large waves
raft surround
As the storm rages
grace far away

Stormy foam heads
hit the barren coast
Searching for beaches
in vain, the sea merciless

4. Horisonten väntar oss (The horizon awaits us)

When then goodbye
and when the wind rests still
Still marveling
of the secrets of the sea

In the winter nights stay
the stars will calm down
They were presented in the times
of an invisible hand

Late ancient times
we have traveled across the sea
to add
into foreign ports

All languages ​​from all the countries of the world
sounded loud and everyone was talking
Despite many unfamiliar dialects
everyone understood each other

A man’s days
just a little while on earth
A short breath
for our timeless mother

Our people year after year
has left the beach full of trails
Still late antiquity
life continued in peace and war

Weigh anchor
Go to sail
with a steady and warm open wind
Forget your concern,
your sorrows
The horizon awaits us

Beyond the sea
there is a longing
indescribable but fundamental
Bitter battles
Broken hearts
but folks it exists

Yet people and things are brought
over roaring waves
Despite all the development
segregated nations

One day we all understand
and returns to the depth
We come and we go
but the world sea it exists

5. Talven tulo (The arrival of winter)

The earth is cooling, cooling, cooling
preparing to snooze, to come
Free ice crystals
ascend to the heavens

The weather changes, it gets colder
The day is getting shorter, the evening is getting longer
The inhabitants of the sea
retreat to the depths

Ice covers the lake
blanket, white, conceals life

Our winter has arrived

6. En sällsam gåva (A rare gift)

The scent of conifers
and the noise of the sea
Makes me remember
the house of the hometown
Illuminated windows
a large family
and tremendous wealth

The spirits of the walls
take me away
Häikäistyessä
the glory

The security of our home
community
give confidence
the future
Simple community
as a pastime
is shared joy
honest and free

A rare gift
affinity
There the soul finds peace


Kebu: Kring havet – Meren ympärillä (complete performance)

Dec 6, 2018

Kebu

Recorded live in Kristina Hall, Kristiinankaupunki, Finland, on the 6th of December 2017.

Soprano: Lisbet Säll

Percussion: André Engelholm

Synths & keyboards: Kebu

Choir:

   Kristinestads Damkör

   Lappfjärds Damkör

   Lappfjärds Manskör

   Kristinestads Manskör

Conductor: Anders Teir

Kring havet — Meren ympärillä

1. Preludium

2. Om evigheten

3. Kaukana armosta

4. Horisonten väntar oss

5. Talven tulo

6. En sällsam gåva

Composed by Sebastian “Kebu” Teir on commission by Kristinestad – Kristiinankaupunki for the celebration of the centenary of Finland´s independence.

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“Om evigheten” is dedicated to Mona-Lisa Teir

Released as a live EP on 6th of April 2018 on Secret Entertainment. International distribution by ZYX Music.

(vid) Renaissance – Live in London 1977 — Carpet Of The Sun • Mother Russia • Can You Hear Me • Ocean Gypsy • Running Hard • Touching Once • Prologue

I was greatly impressed with Renaissance while in high school, and was able to see them at the Minnesota State Fair playing in a small pavilion to only about 25 people. I couldn’t believe my eyes, standing right in front of one of the greatest bands and most people just kept walking down the path without coming inside — for free.

Jon Camp is still my favorite bass player — having such a soaring, majestic style — a one-of-a-kind! Some compare him to Chris Squire of ‘YES,’ but Jon has always moved me more.

Annie Haslam has a 5-octave voice, and still sings incredibly at age-70: (music video) Renaissance – ‘Carpet of the Sun’ with Chamber Orchestra

Renaissance’s style was elegance, standing tall like the Redwoods; though, some of the lyrics were a bit dark, and were written by another lady, who seemed to be occult influenced. This concert has a great, upbeat feel, unlike some of their studio LP albums, like “Turn of the Cards,” which I still remember buying at the record store at 66th St. and Penn Ave. in Richfield, MN, while living in nearby Bloomington.

I must have heard them on KQRS, the progressive rock FM station that I was often glued to. They never played the same song in a 24 hour period, and had real DJs playing real vinyl LP records, sometimes entire albums. What a treat!

I’ve always been impressed with their song, “Mother Russia,” but didn’t know until hearing Jon Camp’s intro here that it’s about Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the imprisoned truther, author.

Uplifting concert here!

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(vid) Kraftwerk – ‘Autobahn’ (1974) – “Fahr’n fahr’n fahr’n auf der autobahn”

I remember being amazed by this and even humming it when it came out in 1974, when electronic music was just getting going:“Fahr’n fahr’n fahr’n auf der autobahn.”

KQRS FM in Minneapolis, which I was glued to, would play this extended version on a real turntable.

About ten years later, I drove the Autobahn.

Catchy tune!

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(vid) Caroline Jones: ‘Bare Feet’ — I want to grow tall and strong like a tree / Touch the sky with my roots so deep

I’m in my bare feet
Cause I want to feel the world’s heartbeat
I want to grow tall and strong like a tree
Touch the sky with my roots so deep

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