episode #57 month of June

Nature is booming and animals happily multiplying. June is about vivacity and colourfulness of life. June is about the beginning of astronomical summer, summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and midsummer night celebration. William Shakespeare: Midsummer Night's Dream The course of true love never did run smooth. Lysander, Act I I know a bank where… Continue reading episode #57 month of June

episode #55 euphoric joy

Aristophanes says human beings were initially round (their sides and backs formed a circle), had four arms and legs, and one head with two faces which looked in opposite directions. As such, humans were very powerful. So Zeus decided to “cut them in two [so] they will be diminished in strength.Plato: The Symposium, Aristophanes gives… Continue reading episode #55 euphoric joy

episode #49 spring in April

The Romans gave this month the Latin name Aprilis. The traditional etymology is from the verb aperire, "to open", and truly trees and flowers begin to 'open', which is supported by comparison with the modern Greek use of word  ‘opening’ for spring. Most of Roman months were named in honour of divinities, and as April… Continue reading episode #49 spring in April

episode #48 Easter time

People mapped their whole life according to the patterns of nature. Many ancient cultures, including the Greeks and Egyptians, saw eggs as a sign of fertility and new life; they used eggs in religious rituals and hung them in pagan temples for mystical purposes. Later, as Christian missionaries observed community members hunting for eggs in… Continue reading episode #48 Easter time

episode #42 February

Spoken word Dante Alighieri: The Divine Comedy reciting Benedict Cumberbatch Music Koop: The Moonbounce Lemongrass: Les Affaires Bonobo: Flutter Gorillaz: Spitting Out The Demons Pink Floyd: Money Beastie Boys: Eugene's Lament Basement Jaxx: Kissalude Björk: Joga Donald Byrd: Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) Jamiroquai: Just Another Story The Drifters: Some Kind Of Wonderful… Continue reading episode #42 February

episode #41 February

Spoken Word Simon Armitage: Last Snowman read by Tamsin Greig Music Gorillaz (feat. Beck): The Valley of The Pagans  Eden Ahbez: Eden's Island Junior Boys: Under the Sun Thundercat: For Love I Come African Dreams: Make A Living Ashford & Simpson: Stay Free Sebastien Tellier: La Ritournelle F.R. David: Music Songs of Green Pheasant:  I… Continue reading episode #41 February

episode #39 daffydowndilly

Spoken Word  William Shakespeare: Eileen Atkins as Emilia in Othello ‘If wives do fall’ Music Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five: Internationally Known Pt.1 N.E.R.D.: Thrasher Gorillaz: Interlude Penthouse Gorillaz: Stylo Parov Stelar Trio: At The Flamingo Bar (Original Mix) Towa Tei: Private Eyes Erik Truffaz: Snake Charmer Man Why Tony: Irises and Daffodils Daft… Continue reading episode #39 daffydowndilly

episode #37 instrumental

Spoken Word Alice Oswald: Vertigo read by Ruth Wilson Music Akhenaton: Derniere Banque Gorillaz: 68 State Aphex Twin: Orban Eq Trx4 Stelvio Cipriani: Notte degli squali (inseguimento) [Colonna sonora del film ''La notte degli squali''] SBTRKT: Highs And Lows Jazztronik: Butterfly Dance Zero 7: Polaris BADBADNOTGOOD: Confessions Thelonious Monk: Honysuckle Rose Coleman Hawkins: I Wished… Continue reading episode #37 instrumental

episode #36 a bright day

West Kirby Spoken Word Yes, Prime Minister: Sir Humphrey explains Brexit Music Bonobo: Introduction Angelo Badalamenti: 'Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made of' Gorillaz: Feel Good Inc. Propellerheads: Winning Style Zeb (Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra): The Tango I Saved For You Quantic: Wider Than The Sky Why Tony: White Honey Franz Ferdinand: Leaving My Old… Continue reading episode #36 a bright day

episode #34 candle of peace

Spoken Word William Shakespeare: Laura Carmichael as Portia 'The quality of mercy' Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I… Continue reading episode #34 candle of peace