Saturday, 27 December 2008

Well, I've Got One Thing To Say...

I'm SO watching Twilight again.

Wow.

What can I say...

Yes.

I'm in love/lust with a cold, sparkling, fictional vampire.

So?

Twilight

IwantIwantIwantIwantIwantIwantIwantIwantIwantIwantIwant


Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Good News

Negative again.

Just got the news today.

Thank God.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Nina Simone Day

My First EVER Favourite Song

I must have been around 4 at the time, and I used to run around the house, singing it, NO, screaming it out loud all day long! It drove my parents insane, but they also found it too funny!

Somehow it feels rather poignant and appropriate today... For those of you who don't speak Greek... well, tough! :-)


Ο ανθρωπάκος

Είμαι φτωχός κουρασμένος σκυφτός ανθρωπάκος.

Των ταπεινών και των άλλων πουλιών φιλαράκος.

Για δε μ' αφήνετε ήσυχο;

Άστε με ήσυχο όλοι.

Θέλω να ζήσω ελεύθερος,

δίχως ταυτότητα πια.

Μία ζωή με κρατάν, με κουνάν μ' ένα σπάγκο.

Λόγια, σχολειά, μέρα νύχτα δουλειά και στον πάγκο.

Για δε μ' αφήνετε ήσυχο;

Άστε με ήσυχο όλοι.

Θέλω να ζήσω ελεύθερος,

δίχως ταυτότητα πια.

Όπου χαρά πρώτη-πρώτη σειρά κάποιος κλέφτης.

Κι όποιο κακό κάνει τα' αφεντικό, εγώ είμ' ο φταίχτης.

Για δε μ' αφήνετε ήσυχο;

Άστε με ήσυχο όλοι.

Θέλω να ζήσω ελεύθερος,

δίχως ταυτότητα πια.

Μουσική/στίχοι: Γιώργος Χατζηνάσιος/Λευτέρης Παπαδόπουλος

Τραγούδι: Τάνια Τσανακλίδου

Sunday, 14 December 2008

A Quartet Of Light

Yesterday


Help!


Let It Be



All You Need Is Love

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Inspiration For Change

How do we implement change in the world? When every single individual who comes in a position of power & authority ultimately gets corrupted and forgets his/her own original preachings?

We don't need leaders, we don't need co-ordinators. Human beings have been conditioned since childbirth to be weak, selfish creatures. And almost every single one of us, with very few saintly exceptions, if and when we get in any position of power and authority, we will at some point ultimately look out for ourselves, for our loved ones, for our own benefit and self-interest. It's human nature (we've been conditioned to think). It's almost impossible to resist the temptation to be corrupted, when offered money & power in return. Especially the opportunity to lead a wealthy, safe life. It's inevitable we will succumb, because we all have suffered so much, that when presented with an easy way out, it becomes so much more appealing than the effort and energy it would take, to "try and change the world regardless".

I believe that's the whole point of the Zeitgeist movement.

Even the originators don't want to be giving people orders or tell them what to do. They suggest (and I for one am listening) that we should ALL be the same, we should ALL be as one, no-one should lead anyone else or co-ordinate others. Because such a system is inherently problematic. And we've all seen that happen all throughout history. Corruption hits ALWAYS in such scenarios, if not the people in power or the saintly charismatic leaders (which happens more often than not), then definitely their "followers" who all of a sudden decide that their "leaders" are not radical enough, or that they have forgotten or lost their will and commitment to total change..

And then those fanatics become "holier than thou" and start to resent their original "co-ordinators" and try to make change happen right now, THEIR way, whatever the cost in human life in the process, disregarding all of a sudden the "backward" teachings of their "co-ordinators". And suddenly, those same "leaders" find themselves losing their voice and power of persuasion, the situation goes out of control and they stand alone in a crowd of "newly enlightened" people who now hold a mob mentality and want to "burn" everything in sight. And those lonely leaders, charismatic and saintly that they are, cannot understand what went so wrong and how the people (starved for change) could so easily lose sight of what's right and what's wrong, and become lured in by the "dark side" of "each man out for himself".

And that's only the case with enlightened and saintly individuals who superhumanly manage to resist the temptation that threatens to corrupt them to their core. Imagine what happens to all of us, when they don't...

This has happened to EVERY political system this planet has EVER seen in its lifetime. Most probably because there is ALWAYS profit to be made (so people are lured into collecting it when given a chance to be in a position of power), and most likely because people ALWAYS prefer to try and change others and convert others to their OWN belief system, than risking the effort of trying to change themselves. If somehow there WAS NO PROFIT involved, then people would all of a sudden find themselves in a world where 90% of the reasons for conflict was eradicated. And by profit I mean money, status, power, difference.

All current political, religious and social systems try to break people into groups, into units. A divide & conquer mentality, that leaves people unaware of their value and potential for peace and love. Comparisons and discouraging accusations are made, judgement is being passed on and conflict arises as a result of that, in a self-perpetuating motif, that separates people into solitary helpless individuals. They then start looking out for a small circle of people (themselves and their loved ones, naturally), disregarding EVERYONE ELSE in the process. They cannot act any differently, they are "forced" to protect themselves against any external threat.

Those in "power" create the "EVIL OTHER" in the minds of innocent people, in order to focus their attention on how to "protect themselves" by handing over power and allegiance to "those of us in-the-know, that hold the keys to the mystery or prosperity and fortune". All of a sudden, people think they themselves know nothing, and they certainly must truly be blessed to be on the side of "good" and not on the side of "evil". So hallelujah to our "leaders" for knowing the truth, and hallelujah to our OWN belief system, because it's so EVIDENTLY better than everyone else's... We then become the blessed few, with all the knowledge, all the truth, and those "others" who aren't, had better agree with us and support (or serve) us, or else we will MAKE THEM "see the light", and we will MAKE THEM "save themselves from their lost, hopeless, sinful path they're on".

Hence, against our better will, while honestly seeking hope and change, we end up trusting some of us, we call them leaders or enlightened ones or co-ordinators, give them power and "order them" to change the world for us, make it a better place, and then we sit back and hope that they will magically change everything (especially ourselves with our tried and tested self-interest tendencies), while we remain, unchanged, guiltless and free to roam the world exactly the way we used to. In the meantime, those leaders are faced with the same or worse problems than before, alone to fend for themselves AND us, and if they some day even so much as TRY to change our ways for the better, we will respond by brutally accusing them for "disrupting our peace". And we will revolt or simply change them. With worse more incompetent ones.

And when they inevitably fail to make a difference, we call them corrupted or useless, in spite of them possibly belonging to a tiny group of pure good-doers. As a consequence, we may even force them to become corrupted, so that we can use them in our OWN self-interest. Imagine how we feel towards the ones that ARE actually corrupted. A vicious circle, worse than the worst nightmare humanity has ever had. That goes the same with ALL institutions and organisations, political systems and religious dogmas that we put our trust in, hoping they can ultimately "save us from ourselves"...

I believe, ANY change, must come from deep within ourselves first and foremost, it must come from actual real change in our everyday lives. In our perspective of the world. If every single one of us, (with the inspiration of the Zeitgeist movement for example or some other idea), starts to question whatever it is we're being served to eat (just see what's happening to my country Greece right now) and realizes the power of their will for freedom, justice and love, then things MIGHT begin to change.

If one person starts to care for something and then tries to "convince" or "co-ordinate" or "lead" people into changing the world, he will almost always fail in changing the world. There will always be negative forces battling his every move. There will always be resistance. Matter and energy tend to stay where they are, unless forced to change by an external factor. So when the external factor arrives, there will always be resistance, equal to the amount of the power that the external factor has to begin with. People are like (and ARE INDEED) physics. If someone tries to MAKE us do something, we will more often than not RESIST with equal strength and persistence, as the offender. And thus violent conflict ensues, that NEVER ends, until one side caves in. Whatever that may mean for the "loser" and the "winner".

i.e. If one of us starts caring for the environment, and tries to convince others to do so too, by violent force, he will be met with equal or even disproportionately stronger resistance. If all of us however start caring for the environment and "lead by example", then the said social stigma of environmentalists for example will be eradicated, because EVERY one will have now become an environmentalist. And change will have already happened. No need for conflict. No need for violence. No need for separatists. No need for "us and them". We would all be the same. No need or reason to argue or fight or try to preach or "save" others.

It only takes the effort of ONE to change ONESELF.

And the same goes with everything else, not just the environment. EVERY aspect of our daily life. Everything we do, all the people we interact with, every situation we find (or put) ourselves into. If we change ourselves, we will instantly succeed in changing the world.

See what I mean?

The solution and the "critical mass" needed to achieve good and prosperity for ALL mankind is among OURSELVES. Right now. Not out there to be harvested and expected and entrusted on a few "leaders" or enlightened/worthy/saintly/gifted individuals. Those people, though we might respect or hold for what they ultimately are (a precious source of inspiration and courage), are still people, flawed and weak like ourselves. And we shouldn't weaken them more by placing our fate and the fate of the whole mankind on their hands. They simply CANNOT and WON'T succeed in changing the whole wide world. If they even try, they will be met with opposition and resistance. They will be forced to use violent conflict and humanity will be worse for it. We will all suffer disproportionately more than we could tolerate. It's happened before. Hey, it's been happening EXACTLY like that since the beginning of time.

Isn't it time we did thing differently? Isn't it about time we take responsibility for our own actions and we take things in our own hands while trying to change whatever it is that's holding us down?

Let's start with little things.

Things we can all do differently in our everyday life. Treat ourselves AND ESPECIALLY others the way we would enjoy being treated ourselves. Then take it up a notch, do something more challenging, like GIVE a little SOMETHING, and EXPECT NOTHING in return... Then do a bit more, then a bit more, even. Every day, tiny bits of change, of progress. Small things. Easy things.

Baby steps.

And take it from there.

Sure there will be bad days, when resistance will be greater than our strength to overcome it. I myself, can always find excuses to contradict myself and my better intentions, and I do. After all, we alone are ourselves' most violent opponents. Wouldn't you agree? Let's give ourselves permission to fail every now and then. And not hurt ourselves with thoughts of negativity and failure. If we didn't fail, if we never made mistakes, we would never learn anything. Right? Others have the right to make mistakes too. Like we do. And they shouldn't have to be tormented for and because of them, much like we shouldn't torment ourselves.

We can learn forgiveness from all this.

Sure there will be days when we are faced with conflict from all those others out there, who are a little behind in THEIR struggle to change. Let's not allow them to set us back. Let's not let them influence us back into remission. And for God's sake, let's NOT TRY AND CHANGE THEM. Let them be, they have their own battles to fight. Their own ghosts to combat. They don't need OUR truth. They have their own. Instead, we should all stand our own ground, and stay on our OWN path to improvement. And maybe then THEY will find us inspiring and courageous and will focus THEIR strength, not on fighting us, but on bettering themselves. This could possibly one day eradicate conflict and violence. They are not better than us, nor are they worse than us. They are just themselves and they have every right to be, much like we have every right to be as we are, inside our own path of betterness (sic). We shouldn't judge them and if they judge us, then we should not allow ourselves to agree with them. Or fight them because of it.

We can learn tolerance from all that.

Before we know it, we will turn ourselves into new, better versions of ourselves. And we will have done so without the help of leaders or co-ordinators. We will have used others only as inspiration or support, rather than as enemies or suppressors. And maybe "they" will have done so "themselves". I believe in the essential good of EVERYONE. If we take away all those reasons that others could use against us (reasons we first and foremost create ourselves), they will eventually have no ammunition and they will have to concentrate on themselves and their own path. And change will happen, step by step, without violence or conflict. And we will move on.

We can learn progress from all that.

There will be people who will downright refuse to change. Rather, they will most probably attempt to judge us, hurt us, categorize us, fragment us, suppress us, influence us, control us or violently fight us. Let's do our best to resist that. If we find ourselves in pain or agony or weakened by such actions, let's find support in like-minded individuals, friends, family, whatever each and every one of us holds dear and special in our hearts. And protect ourselves. NOT FIGHT them or attempt to CHANGE them. Let's not give in to the ease of all the negative emotions that we could use as weapons. If we survive (and unfortunately not all of us will), sooner or later they won't. They will be deprived of the kind of support we enjoy from our allies and loved ones. They will find themselves alone, fighting a futile fight, because we will never give it to their provocations. They will become isolated in their own short-sightedness and they will eventually fight themselves. So they will probably wither away, and we will have survived and moved forward, without conflict or violence. Still on our path to become better and kinder, with love in our hearts, not hate. So the more people we have in the world changing, the less people will there be who don't.

We can learn evolution from all this.

Evolution is tolerance, forgiveness, progress. And with it, comes change. Change that not only we can believe in (sic) but also change that we alone can control and enforce on ourselves. And if we ALL succeed in changing ourselves, there will come a day, that all of a sudden the whole wide world will have changed. And Love will be One.

I'll drink to that, and from today, I am officially embarking on my own path towards change.

Good luck to you if you so choose to embark on yours.

And if and when our paths meet please honk and smile.

Promise I'll do the same.

It's good to know we are not alone.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Zeitgeist

This documentary is changing my life as we speak.

Never before have I found anything so close to my heart and intellect. It speaks exactly like I feel, and includes my world theory and all my notions of the meaning of life and my part in it. Funny I should find it today, of all days, a day of utmost sorrow for the state of chaos in my city and country... Everything happens for a reason. I'm now more sure than ever before.

FIND or MAKE 2 hours available in your hectic life to watch it.
You won't regret it.
Promise.


Ef Olis Tis Ylis


Osoi me kserete kala, tha gnwrizete oti apofeugw na topothetoumai politika (kai thriskeutika), giati synithws i geniki anektikotita twn anthrwpwn teinei syxna na thysiazetai se enan parakseno kai adianoito egwismo kai fanatismo otan kapoio apo auta ta 2 themata erxetai sto proskinio, enw ksafnika i allote yparxousa logiki paei peripato. Prokeimenou na erthw se antiparathesi me dogmatika enstikta kai antidraseis fortismenes synaisthimatika, exw dialeksei edw kai xronia na apofeugw taktika opoiadipote tetoia antiparathesi gia logous politikous i thriskeutikous kai na krataw tis apopseis mou kyriws gia ton eauto mou.

Milwntas simera gia ti sysswreumeni orgi twn anthrwpwn tis genias mas, kai epeidi den mporw na anteksw na eimai apwn se mia tetoia sygkoiria, diakindyneuw na ekfrastw epi tou thematos, elpizontas na erthw pio konta me sas, xwris na thelw na prokalesw tin orgi sas. Protimw tin adiaforia oswn apo sas diafwnoun kai den exw kamia diathesi na tsakwthw me kanenan. Gi'auto parakalw opoion/a exei tin tasi gia tsakwmo i exei lavei apofasi apo twra na diafwnisei mazi mou entona, na tin kateuthynei se pio apodotika mesa. Egw aplws de tha parasyrthw se kati tetoio. Eimai onws anoixtos se opoiodipote wrimo antikeimeniko dialogo, apo opoion to epithymei.

Teleutaia eukairia na fygete kai na einai ola kala ki agapimena.........

Apo kei kai pera...

Den kserw an endiaferei i apopsi mou, i oxi, i tapeini mou omws gnwmi gia osa ginontai kai giati den allazei pote i katastasi se auti ti xwra einai oti dystyxws poly fovamai oti akoma den exoume dei ta xeirotera. Otan i krisi i oikonomiki apo tin katareusi tis eleutheris agoras (opws paliotera eixe katareusei kai to kommounistiko protypo) erthei kai stin Ellada kanonika (gyrw sto Genari i Flevari anamenontai stin Elliniki agora na skasoun myti oles oi akalyptes epitages pou ekdothikan pros to telos tou kalokairiou), nomizw oti o kosmos tha erthei pio vathia mesa sta skata.

Eimaste oloi mas mia genia pou paleuei douleuontas (otan exoume douleia) pollaplasies wres apo tis proigoumenes genies, exontas poly ligotera esoda apo ekeinous kai enw ypotithetai oti exoume perissotera mesa kai fonta (gnwseis, spoudes ktl). Zoume se mia xwra pou enw exei tous xamiloterous misthous stin Eurwpi (vl. i genia twn 700), i opoia exei ta pio akriva supermarket gia eidi prwtis anagkis (gia na min mpw se leptomereies allou eidous gia alla eidi kai ypiresies). Zoume se mia xwra pou oi eukairies gia kariera, i aksiokratia, oi oikonomiki stiriksi stous neous epaggelmaties (vl. to prosfata yposxomeno telos tou aforologitou gia tous eleutherous epaggelmaties) pane peripato kai dinoun kathimerina ti thesi tous stous kommatika topothetimenous, sti diafthora kai tin apeili tis eksafanisis opoiasdipote pithanis syntaksis stin opoia mporei na elpizoume (kathws ta tameia idi exoun imerominia liksis). Zoume se mia xwra opou prowtheitai i diaploki, ta skandala, to elafro kai epifaneiako (elleipsi agorastikis dynamis tou opoioidipote kakws ennooumenou dianooumenistikou (sic)).

Oi exontes ton elegxo (eklegmenoi apo mas pou tous anexomaste kai tous dikaiologoume xronia twra), anti na prowthoun tin ekpaideusi/paideia, tin perithalpsi, tin ereuna kai ton politismo, pragmata pou isws kapote me skliri douleia kai programma na mas evgazan apo to telma, prowthoun to volema, to dimosioypallilismo san moni lysi sto epaggelmatiko adieksodo pollwn apo mas, oi eksoplismoi gia to fovo tis tourkias (o tonos sto a), ton fasistika epivevlimeno ethnikismo kai tin ksenofovia (min tyxon kai sikwsei kanenas aristouxos ellinas alvanikis katagwgis ti simaia kai katalythei eksaitias tou to kratos kai i dimokratia -?- mas) enw i mikroprepeia, i apelpisia, o fovos/deilia, i orgi, i thlipsi, i apognwsi kai i katathlipsi gemizei tis kardies olwn oswn apo mas exoun akoma synaisthimata euaisthisias pou den exoun dwsei (akoma) ti thesi tous sti sklirotita, ton kynismo kai tin ypologistikotita tis SKLIRIS PRAGMATIKOTITAS.

Kai ksafnika oloi ginomaste provata.

San amnoi sti sfagi pame, xwris noima, xwris elpida, xwris empneusi, xwris mellon.

Kai ti mporoume na kanoume? Enas koukos de fernei tin Anoiksi kai egw prwtos ap'olous sta 32 mou de diateinomai oti exw ti lysi se kapoio apo ta problimata tis anthrwpotitas. Den exw tis apantiseis pou zitame mallon oi perissoteroi apo mas, apla prospathw me o,ti mesa exw na antistathw kai na palepsw me to diko mou tropo, me tis dikes mou elaxistes dynameis kai ikanotites, paleuw na antistathw sto skliro realismo kai ton kynismo pou apeilei kathe vima mou.

Thewrw oti ena apo ta prwta pragmata pou mporoume na kanoume einai na skeftomaste anoixtomyala, sfairika kai kyriws na psaxnoume kai na zitame polypleuri enimerwsi apo enallaktikes piges kai oxi mono apo ta synithismena media. Na mi fovomaste na allaksoume apopsi, akoma kai an prepei na pame kontra stis mexri twra pepoithiseis mas. Na skeftomaste ta pragmata mesa se periploka i oxi poly apla plaisia, kai oxi na masame etoimi trofi apo “opoion” thelei na mas ti servirei. To kathe pragma pou mas parousiazetai, xreiazetai panta na rwtame to "GIATI?" prin to katapioume. Kati pou emeis ston mikro koinwniko mas kyklo idi kanoume ligo ws poly (nomizw) ki elpizw na synexisoume me tin idia tolmi kai tharros.

To deutero pragma, kai exeis o kathenas/ i kathemia sas dikaiwma na diafwnisete mazi mou, einai na min ksanapsifisoume pote sti zwi mas mexri na allaksoun pragmatika ta pragmata sti xwra auti, kanena apo ta kommata pou vriskontai twra mesa sti Elliniki vouli. Euthynontai OLOI tous opws leei kai o S. Kouloglou sto arthro auto http://www.tvxs.gr/v1205, eite me ti symboli tous eite me tin apousia tous stin parousa katastasi kai pragmatikotita. Egw to fwnaza auto edw kai posa xronia, alla synithws xleuazomoun apo pollous (elafra i ligotero elafra), akougontas oti to swsto einai na fygei ontws i ND (apo osous to ypostirizan) kai na mpei sti thesi tis to PASOK pou exei tis lyseis i apo tin alli meria akougontas gia tin kammeni gi pou parelave i ND apo to PASOK kai toumpalin. Opws kserete kala, kai oi men kai oi de ta idia ekanan sta dika tous xronia kai i katastasi epanalambanetai esaei. De tha parathesw ta paradeigmata idias symperiforas kai apraksias tote kai akoma pio palia. Psakste vreite ta, to net vrithei paradeigmatwn kai istorikwn ntokoumentwn.

Aisthanomai adynamos san anthrwpos 32 xronwn kai san politis, kai pws dystyxws den exw sxedon tipota na kanw (giati de mporw na vgw stis poreies i na kapsw ta spitia autvn pou kaine tin Athina opws tha ithela gia na noiwsoun kai oi idioi ti akrivws kanoun autes tis meres). Mesa mou vrazw apo orgi kai stenoxwria kai bathia stin kardia mou paleuoun i skoteini kai i fwteini pleura mou gia na kataferw me ton ena i me ton allo tropo na xwnepsw ola auta pou gia kapoio diestrammeno logo thewrw oti tosa xronia erxontai san ena kako oneiro apo to opoio ksypname kai me odyni syneiditopoioume oti apotelei thliveri pragmatikotita oloena na plisiazei. Den kserw ti na kanw. Aisthanomai xamenos kai katapiesmenos apo pantou kai apo olous.

Auto simainei oti prepei na vgw kai na kanw "kako" me opoiondipote tropo se allous? I stis periousies tous? i na epembw sti zwi tous me kapoion epithetiko tropo? Oxi, dystyxws i eutyxws eimai pio poly Ghandi kai ligotero Jean D'Arc san proswpikotita. Den pisteuw sti via kai tin antistoixi tis epanastasi. Pisteuw stin elpida, ti gnwsi, to dialogo, tin katanoisi, ti symponoia kai ti sygxwresi. Kai fysika sto anwtero olwn tin agapi.

Ti ginetai omws otan ola auta stin epoxi pou zoume (einai i esxati twn kairwn arage?), otan ola auta pou egw presveuw fainetai na einai tzoufia kai adynama na allaksoun ton kosmo?

Den kserw. Opws kai paliotera tha synexisw na skeftomai kai na elpizw. Kai to mono oplo pou aisthanomai oti exw einai i mikri gamimeni psifos tin opoia kai lysallea apozitoun oloi tous. Mexri na erthei pali i wra pou tha tin riksw (i opoia isws na einai kai pio konta ap'oso nomizoume), tha synexisw na lew to idio pou lew edw kai xronia se olous esas pou vriskete elafryntika sti mia i tin alli kyvernisi:

I autodynami kyvernisi, einai ena sxima pou dokimazetai edw kai 10eties kai apotyxainei patagwdws na ferei to mellon pou aksizoume kai sto opoio elpizoume. Isws prepei na tous kyrieusei kai autous o fovos ton opoio exoume oloi mas. Na einai ypologoi se mas kai oxi emeis se ekeinous me eksafanismena ta dikaiwmata mas. Ana pasa stigmi kai wra, na noiwthoun apo panw tous tin apeili tis anasfaleias pou exoume oloi mas. Na noiwthoun tin kauti anasa mas sto sverko tous kathe wra kai na thymountai etsi poios tous evale ekei kai poios mporei na tous parei apo kei. Na tous eksanagkasoume na synergastoun OLOI mazi kai na exoun OLOI mazi tin euthyni, I na tous diwksoume OLOUS mazi apo kei pou vriskontai kai na dokimasoume allous. Giati sto katw katw tis grafis, EMEIS tous vazoume tosa xronia ekei panw. Emeis tous exoume dwsei ta kleidia tou mellontos mas. Kai prepei na tous dwsoume na katalavoun oti den mporoun na mas antimetwpizoun san tsifliki tous kai san katwtera anthrwpina onta. O kosmos einai aganaktismenos kai to idio eimai ki egw.

Opote min tolmisei kaneis na mou ksanadikaiologisei tin katastasi pou zoume se periplokes skies tou gkri.

Telos gia mena auti i paralogi eklogikeusi kai deili dikaiologisi autwn pou exoun kai apofasizoun kai tou kosmou ston opoio zoun.

Den einai idios o kosmos tous me ton kosmo ston opoio zw egw.

Apo dw kai pera tha vlepw sxedon ta panta se apsro mauro. Opws me vlepoun kai mena oloi autoi apo tote pou gennithika.

Euxaristw pou me anextikate, osoi to kanate.

Tin agapi mou loipon, eleipsei allou Xristougenniatikou dwrou gia ti "giortini" periodo pou plisiazei.


Monday, 1 December 2008

One Year Celebration

Woo hoo! It's one year in my house already! And given the fact it's also World Against AIDS day, what better way to celebrate than this following video! :-))
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Thursday, 9 October 2008

Ef Olis Tis Ylis Music Video - Skinothetis


Ef Olis Tis Ylis Music Video - Skinothetis from Yannis Zafeiriou on Vimeo.

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ΤΙΤΛΟΣ CD: ΕΠΕΤΑΙ ΣΥΝΕΧΕΙΑ/Big Fiasco Records - MIΝΟΣ ΕΜΙ
ΤΙΤΛΟΣ ΤΡΑΓΟΥΔΙΟΥ: ΕΦ ΟΛΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΥΛΗΣ
ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ: ΣΚΗΝΟΘΕΤΗΣ
ΣΤΙΧΟΙ: ΣΚΗΝΟΘΕΤΗΣ
ΣΚΗΝΟΘΕΣΙΑ: ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΖΑΦΕΙΡΙΟΥ

ΗΜΕΡ.: ΣΕΠΤ 08
ΔΙΑΡΚΕΙΑ: 3:57
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ΣΕΝΑΡΙΟ: ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΚΑΣΦΙΚΗΣ
ART DIRECTION/STYLING: ΚΑΤΕΡΙΝΑ ΒΛΑΣΤΑΡΗ
ΒΟΗΘΟΣ ΣΚΗΝΟΘΕΤΗ: ΑΝΝΑ ΚΑΡΑΚΑΛΟΥ
POST-PRODUCTION: R3D STUDIOS, BUSYBEE

SKINOTHETIS
CD TITLE: EPETAI SYNEXEIA/Big Fiasco Records - MIΝΟS ΕΜΙ
SONG TITLE: EF OLIS TIS YLIS
MUSIC: SKINOTHETIS
LYRICS: SKINOTHETIS
DIRECTOR: YANNIS ZAFEIRIOU

DATE: SEPTEMBER 2008
DURATION: 3:57
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SCRIPTWRITER: YORGOS KASFIKIS
ART DIRECTION/STYLING: KATERINA VLASTARI
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ANNA KARAKALOS
POST-PRODUCTION: R3D STUDIOS, BUSYBEE

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

The Man Is A God

This is an ad for Australia's tourism. By Baz Luhrmann. Nuff said.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

of other Un-Built places

These are 3 videos I created, for a museum art installation that was a collaboration with friends.

1: Inferno
translated words by Durante degli Alighieri (aka Dante)
music excerpt from "Zeibekiko" by Dionysis Savvopoulos




2: Purgatorio
translated words by Durante degli Alighieri (aka Dante)
music excerpt from "Otan Charazei" by Thanassis Papakonstantinou




3: Paradiso
translated words by Durante degli Alighieri (aka Dante)
music is "Me Llaman Calle" by Manu Chao



Thursday, 11 September 2008

Saturday, 6 September 2008

September

And to celebrate the beginning of the first Autumn month, here is a relevant song from my favourite genre, all the way from 1978.

Enjoy!


Monday, 1 September 2008

Silent Running Music Video - Bob Worren

As of today I am allowed to post the music video I did for a band called Bob Worren :-)

I used footage I had shot in Morocco in 2001. It was a lot of fun to make!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Road Trip

Today I'm off on a 1 week European Road Trip, that will take me to

Ancona, Florence, Milan, Komo, Geneva & finally France!

How exciting is that?

:-)

Friday, 8 August 2008

Human Humans

When something makes you smile and cry at the same time, you gotta know it's powerful stuff.

Just watch this.


Sunday, 3 August 2008

Happy Birthday Me...

The Rose - Bette Middler



Some say love it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed

Some say love it is a hunger
An endless aching need
I say love it is a flower
And you it's only seed

It's the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It's the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance

It's the one who won't be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul afraid of dying
That never learns to live

And the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong

Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes a rose

Downtown - Petula Clark

In order to commemorate another wonderful evening out laughing and dancing last night, I decided to post a song that really illustrates my mood in point :-)


Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Eurobank

A TV commercial I starred in a few years back. Another testament to my fine, delicate acting abilities. If you don't speak Greek, this is fucking hilarious by the way.

Ahem.


Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Breath of Fresh Air

Remember this movie from the 90's? First Wives Club! I saw it years ago, but I got an instinctual smile while watching it again on TV just now. This song used to liberate me from all darkness in my life. And for no particular reason at all, it got me all high and mighty again tonight.

So I HAD to share it with y'all...
Enjoy the end to the film and sing along. It works! :-)



Bette Midler:
You don't own me
I'm not just one of your many toys

Goldie Hawn:
You don't own me
Don't say I can't go with other boys

Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn:
bababababababaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Bette Midler:
Hmmm

Goldie Hawn:
Hmmm

Diane Keaton:
AND DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO
AND DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO SAY
AND WHEN I GO OUT WITH YOU
DON'T PUT ME ON DISPLAY

Goldie Hawn:
"Pretty good"

Bette Midler:
"You remembered!"

All:
You don't own me
Don't try to change me in any way
You don't own me
Don't tie me down ,
Cuz I’ll never stay

Bette Midler:
I don't tell you what to say

Goldie Hawn:
I don't tell you what to do

Diane Keaton:
SO JUST LET ME BE MYSELF

All:
That’s all I ask of you

All:
Im young
And I love to be young
Im free
And I love to be free
To live my life the way that I want
To say and do whatever I please

Diane Keaton:
I’m young

Bette Midler:
I’m young

Goldie Hawn:
And I love to be young

Diane Keaton:
I’m free

Bette Midler:
I’m free
And I love to be free

All:
To live my life the way that I want
To say and do whatever I please

All:
NO NO
You don't own me
NO NO
You don't own me
NO NO
You don't own me

Forever, young and free,
Darling you don’t own me
You don’t own me
You don’t own me

Forever, young and free,
Darling you don’t own me
You don’t own me
You don’t own me

Forever, young and free,
Darling you don’t own me
You don’t own me
You don’t own me

Forever, young and free,
Darling you don’t own me
You don’t own me
You don’t own me

Forever, young and free,
Darling you don’t own me

Saturday, 19 July 2008

6 Feet Under - Series Finale

Everything. Everyone. Everywhere. Ends.
And every ending is a new beginning.

Enjoy the final scene of the amazing series, featuring the spectacular Breathe Me by Sia.


Thursday, 17 July 2008

Movie Star

I am going to be murdered today, with a poisonous chocolate milkshake @ a cafe in Thisseion, for a low bugdet feature film by Jonathan Zuck!

The choice of poison drink was my own.

That's what I call poetic justice.

:-)

It should be good fun!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Infinite Possibilities

Sometimes I wonder about the nature of pain and its place in our lives.

Pain has so many faces and many more effects on the way we choose to live, behave and feel.

However, there are times when I wonder if pain is really overrated. As human beings we tend to signify everything that happens to us in a way that ALL we deal with should somehow be grand, important, meaningful. We hang on to our misery (whatever the hell that might be at the time), we cling to it, like it is so significant that our lives depend upon it. We hang on for dear God, when in fact maybe, just maybe we should all but forget all kinds of nasty shit that comes our way, and just be really happy that we are simply alive. And then perhaps maybe, we could see that there are SO many things we could see, we could do, think and feel, so many things that we could BE, that are so much better and far more important than our misery, the one we keep savouring like some long forgotten treasure. There could be an infinite number of emotions, an infinite amount of pleasure and happiness waiting for us just around the corner. And all we'd have to do is pay some fucking attention instead of focusing on all the petty things that consume our days!

Could it be? Could it be that we should just leave everything bad behind and just turn the page, as if it never happened? Could it be that we should just live every day like it was our first and last at the same time? Like we ought to dedicate ourselves to NOW, instead of what HAS been and what IS to come? Could this be it?

It sounds too fucking simple.

But... what if it IS that fucking simple?

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Life vs Death

A girl I know, found out yesterday that she will be dealing with a very important issue relevant to her health. I'm praying for her health and hope everything will be all right in the end. That's not what I wanna talk about though.

It's not funny how news like these ALWAYS put things into perspective. All other issues seem to fade into unimportance. Nothing else matters. It's life and death. How can anything be more serious than that? Really!

Well... I guess that's true. But that's the thing. THAT whole sentence is true. It's not simply death (or the fear of it approaching or threatening) that's serious and important.

LIFE is important too. In fact more so, I think. I reckon we shouldn't have to worry about death until we get there. Don't get me wrong. This isn't some stupid little post claiming we should forget about death, and how it impacts our everyday lives. We are creatures bound to our lifeline after all.

All I am saying is, LIFE goes on, no matter what happens. And the point, the meaning of our existence is to keep living, and not let death distract us too much.

What I'm trying to say is, death is serious, but we shouldn't spend our whole lives fearing it, expecting it, trying to figure it out, focusing on it. If we do that, we miss that other important part of the equation. We will miss out on living. Living life and figuring LIFE out. And that's no walk in the park.

The good news is we have our whole life trying to learn how to live.

I guess we will also have our whole death time to figure out what dying is all about too.

Fingers crossed however, that THAT comes later rather than sooner.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

PS. For Mary Poppins

Of course no matter what happens to me, and as always, I STILL refuse to become a cynic.

And so for any of you capable of reading Greeklish (Greek with English letters), go here for a long-winded, slightly boring, obscure & complicated historical analysis of my experiences inside the world of cynicism.

Oh yes, I TOO was ONCE one of THEM.

Lol.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

This is me, drawing the line. Out with the old, in with the new, I say. Maybe we should all listen to uncle George when he says... "People, you can never change they way they feel, better let them do just what they will..."



There is a reason why this is my favourite song of his. The man has practically written the soundtrack to my life. So here I am, letting go. I've put enough time and emotion into this. It's about time I moved on. No-one can force or even guide the path of a human heart. It's called free will. Thank God for that, cause otherwise I too would have been unable to do this right now.

I'm sure I will cope, I've done this before a few times. I can close this circle too, like I did in the past. Let's just hope that the past WON'T repeat itself in EVERY respect.

So I don't know what else to say about this really. I think I've already said enough.

Oh wait.

I seem to remember that one strange word, the word one should say in an emergency like this one, when you don't know what to say. And with this word, everything will turn out well for me and my heart. It's meant to mean something roughly like: "Atoning for educatability through delicate beauty".

Well! I'm all up for that!

Let's try it, shall we, Mary?



She was right, of course. Thanks again Ms. Poppins :-)

Friday, 4 July 2008

It's In A Kiss

We all know, and often talk about, how important it is to SHOW our feelings, our emotions, not just by words, but by our actions & behaviour too. Especially our actions. Even a small gesture can convey some of our deepest, hidden emotions. A touch that seems like it was by accident, a look that lingers ever so slightly longer than it should, a smile that exposes the vein on the forehead, in a way that only that particular smile can. And then there's kissing. The beginning and end of everything.

There is an infinite amount of things that can be said by the simple gift of a kiss. A polite near-miss peck on the cheek. A fleeting (fatherly-almost) touch on the forehead. A playful caress that aims to tease. A tender comforting exposure of body warmth. A closed-eyed, powerful, almighty breathing-pause of a kiss that makes us travel to the edges of the universe and back.

I could go on for hours. And In fact I have (on several occasions in the past). But there is ONE really powerful kiss, that surprises even me with its ability to influence emotions inside. It's a kiss that takes you back and throws you into a turbulent sense of being, a place few other kisses ever can take you, a kiss few other kisses can even begin to compare to.

No, I am not talking about the Love kiss. That is OF COURSE the most powerful of all. It's so powerful in fact, that it can raise people from the dead (metaphorically speaking). No, it's not that divine-gift-of-the-heart kiss I am talking about here. I am talking about a kiss that's not as powerful as the Love kiss, but it's pretty damn close in terms of its impact on the human heart.

I'm talking about the kiss that has been denied from you.

I don't care if it's by accident, or on purpose. I don't care if it's coincidental or subconscious. I don't care if it should belong to one of those categories above or not. If it's a casual or polite one that was forgotten or hurriedly passed by. That's all irrelevant. But that kiss someone has avoided giving you, is a fucking bitch of a kiss and its strength and impact can change the course of a human heart.

I think one of those dreaded ones came into my life and it's already started changing me from within.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

And Like Woody Allen Said:

"To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you're getting this down."

:-)

Ma Mémoire sale - by Louis Garrel

This scene & song (from the Les Chansons D'Amour film) is dedicated to you.

The video is subtitled, however, if you happen to speak French, the actual lyrics follow.

Thank you for being out there.



Lave
Ma mémoire sale dans son fleuve de boue
Du bout de ta langue nettoie moi partout
Et ne laisse pas la moindre trace
De tout ce qui me lie et qui me lasse
Hélas

Chasse
Traque-la en moi, ce n'est qu'en moi qu'elle vit
Et lorsque tu la tiendras au bout de ton fusil
N'écoute pas si elle t'implore
Tu sais qu'elle doit mourir d'une deuxième mort
Alors... tue-la

Pleure
Je l'ai fait avant toi et ça ne sert à rien
A quoi bon les sanglots, inonder les coussins
J'ai essayé, j'ai essayé
Mais j'ai le coeur sec et les yeux gonflés
Mais j'ai le coeur sec et les yeux gonflés

Alors brêle
Brêle quand tu t'enlises dans mon grand lit de glace
Mon lit comme une banquise qui fond quand tu m'enlaces
Plus rien n'est triste, plus rien n'est grave
Si j'ai ton corps comme un torrent de lave

Ma mémoire sale dans son fleuve de boue
Lave
Lave
Ma mémoire sa dans son fleuve de boue
Lave (lave)

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

1 Million Euro Question

What is the best present I should get for myself this coming August?

A gift that will bring a momentary lapse of joy in my life (sorry Pink Floyd), and will allow me to live so I can breathe another day, though I will STILL boil in uncertainty's turmoil? (oh look, I made a little rhyme. Good for me! - Sorry Samantha)

or

A gift that stems from pure truth within, and though running a serious risk of sinking me deep into emotional dog-poo, will eventually liberate me? (or so I wish, being the eternal fool that I am)

What will it be ladies & gentlemen? The ballots are now officially open.

Monday, 30 June 2008

Anyone Else But You

This song by the Moldy Peaches was used in two of my favourite movies ever. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Juno. They both talk of love in the most peculiar yet honest of circumstances and they both shook the hell out of me when I first saw them. I really hope Love turns out to be like that for me, when it finally gets here. Just like these two movies. And just like this gorgeous song. So I guess now what remains to be seen is whether what I got in my hands right now is love or Love...

Here is the song in Juno:


and here it is in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind:


Finally here is the full version of the song and the lyrics for you to sing along to. Enjoy!


You're a part time lover and a full time friend
The monkey on your back is the latest trend
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

I kiss you on the brain in the shadow of a train
I kiss you all starry eyed, my body's swinging from side to side
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Here is the church and here is the steeple
We sure are cute for two ugly people
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

The pebbles forgive me, the trees forgive me
So why can't, you forgive me?
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

I will find my niche in your car
With my mp3 DVD rumple-packed guitar
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu du

Up up down down left right left right B A start
Just because we use cheats doesn't mean we're not smart
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

You are always trying to keep it real
I'm in love with how you feel
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

We both have shiny happy fits of rage
You want more fans, I want more stage
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Don Quixote was a steel driving man
My name is Adam I'm your biggest fan
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Squinched up your face and did a dance
You shook a little turd out of the bottom of your pants
I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu du
But you

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Ukulele Orchestra of GB

Smells Like Teen Spirit


Life on Mars


Fly Me of the Handel


You Don't Bring me Flowers


Orange Blossom


the Good, the Bad & the Ugly


Wuthering Heights

Monday, 23 June 2008

Does Lightning Strike More Than Once In The Same Spot?

What do you do when you feel you've been struck down by lightning, yet the lightning itself has no other apparent interest in you other than an ability to scorch you down by it's sheer power and let you know it really enjoys your presence?

It's a strange compliment to know that lightning likes to be around you, and who isn't charmed by such divine interest to their person? I know I am. Charmed my pants off, so to speak.

But much like the tale of the frog and the scorpion who crossed the river, lightning is beautiful, charming, appealing, hell it can transform a person's whole life-perspective with its inner world of magic. Yet is still does, and always will hold the power to scorch you down to mere ashes, if you forget your place and you dare to underestimate its "electric touch". It's in its nature. It can't help but be what it is, to fulfill its purpose in life. Gorgeous but dangerous. Life changing yet deadly.

If you choose to merely watch it from a far away spot, then you can't help but fall for it's random shining bolts, the magical shapes it scars on the heavens and on your heart. You can't easily fight those emotions of powerless attraction to its glow, much like the moth is charmed by a flame.

I am drawn to this lightning exactly like the proverbial moth. And much like the moth, I am in an equally clear and present dangerous dilemma. If I keep my distance, I am bound to eventually demystify this ancient power, and that I am certain of. In fact if I go down that road, I feel secure in knowing I will never come back to it and I will be safe from harm, ready to move on with my life (until next time).

However, this is something I am not prepared to do just yet. It's been a while since I came near such lightning, and this particular one, is like no other I've ever discovered in my life. There are a million reasons why I say that (which are neither here, nor there). It feels nearly impossible to be able to choose to go down this path right now. I can't ignore the powers of my subconscious and/or my heart's desires. I learned that lesson long ago, so I know when my mind should shut the fuck up.

If on the other hand I choose to approach this creature of mystery and let myself "play" near the lightning's fire, I stand liable to lose much more than a temporary ability to see due to its intense light. I may well lose everything I hold dear to me in the process. My balance, my peace of mind, my fragile wall of sand that I call my emotions. Everything.

People say you shouldn't expect to gain anything ever in life if you are not prepared to lose everything in the process. That is oh so true. I learned that lesson too, the hard way.

That however is a fucking hard thing to do, when your body is already covered with burns that similar fatal attractions like this one have already left on your skin so many times before.

Play with fire or stay in the cold? No-one can really help me with this choice.

I just wonder what the lightning would say if it could actually see all those scars...

Saturday, 21 June 2008

It's A Hard Life - Queen

Keeping with the current theme of saying it all with music, no further comment is really necessary...



I don't want my freedom
There's no reason for living with a broken heart
This is a tricky situation, I've only got myself to blame
It's just a simple fact of life, It can happen to anyone
You win - you lose
It's a chance you have to take with love
Oh yeah - I fell in love
And now you say it's over and I'm falling apart

It's a hard life, to be true lovers together
To love and live forever in each others hearts
It's a long hard fight, to learn to care for each other
To trust in one another right from the start
When you're in love

I try and mend the broken pieces, I try to fight back the tears
They say it's just a state of mind, But it happens to everyone
How it hurts - deep inside
When your love has cut you down to size
Life is tough - on your own
Now I'm waiting for something to fall from the skies
And I'm waiting for love

Yes it's a hard life, two lovers together
To love and live forever in each others hearts
It's a long hard fight, to learn to care for each other
To trust in one another - right from the start
When you're in love

Yes it's a hard life
In a world that's filled with sorrow
There are people searching for love in every way
It's a long hard fight, But I'll always live for tomorrow
I'll look back on myself and say I did it for love
Yes I did it for love (for love) oh I did it for love

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Way Back Into Love (Music & Lyrics OST)

There are times when my words are just too much, and instead a corny song says it all much better than I ever could. So here's me shutting up, while you get to hear what I wanna tell you :-)



I've been living with a shadow overhead
I've been sleeping with a cloud above my bed
I've been lonely for so long
Trapped in the past, I just can't seem to move on

I've been hiding all my hopes and dreams away
Just in case I ever need 'em again someday
I've been setting aside time
To clear a little space in the corners of my mind

All I wanna do is find a way back into love
I can't make it through without a way back into love

I've been watching but the stars refuse to shine
I've been searching but I just don't see the signs
I know that it's out there
There's got to be something for my soul somewhere

I've been looking for someone to shed some light 

Not somebody just to get me through the night
I could use some direction
And I'm open to your suggestions

All I wanna do is find a way back into love
I can't make it through without a way back into love

And if I open my heart again
I guess I'm hoping you'll be there for me in the end

There are moments when I don't know if it's real
Or if anybody feels the way I feel
I need inspiration
Not just another negotiation

All I wanna do is find a way back into love
I can't make it through without a way back into love

And if I open my heart to you
I'm hoping you'll show me what to do
And if you help me to start again
You know that I'll be there for you in the end.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

No Comment

This one?

or that one?



I have to say, both.

*sigh*

lol.

Saturday, 31 May 2008

Exposed & Imprisoned

Well it started in a dream over 3 months ago and I went through phases of vulnerability & tenderness that have been haunting my life for the first time in what feels like years.

But I wasn't sure, since it was only a gut feeling and not based on anything real. I couldn't be certain it was more than a childish enthusiasm, and it would be silly of me (at least) to make anything of it. Sure I was interested, intrigued even, but that's natural.

After a storm of recent dreams relevant to that beautiful face, I had finally come to realise I was hoping for some sort of release. I was longing to be set free again, as insecurity stroke one too many times. I put my money on getting free and moving on with my life, after I would finally get to experience that sweet aura first hand and decide it was only a distant crush.

Could I BE more wrong? I don't think so.

Instead of getting released from that strange (mystical even) grip, I was surprised almost beyond belief. I was thrown back. I was shaken and stirred. I became a prisoner of a pair of eyes, while an all-powerful smile thwarted my plans for a quick escape. That presence dominated my air and even my sense of smell began to misbehave.

How can it be? I spent AGES building a protecting shell around myself, making sure I would not be caught in an emotional web again. All my resources were put to work, guarding me from my quirky mischievous heart. My mind was my greatest ally as I barricaded myself behind walls of caution and experience. And all that came to nothing.

My walls came crashing down like a paper tower. All my defences were scattered away like autumn leaves in the winter breeze. GOD even my words have reached new levels of corniness!

lol!

So all I am left with now is a newly found hunger for more. More looks, more words, more sounds and smells. More air time with you, in an attempt to get to finally get to know you. I am wishing I could show you the potential for elation I hold within me, but I know that is neither here nor there. Don't get me wrong, I am still cautious and kinda scared. Perhaps now I'm more scared than ever, since the realisation of reality, has taken me outside my protecting bubble of imaginary safety.

And I've become exposed and fragile. I long for and fear you at the same time. Even the silences in between our sentences were filled with tenderness and familiarity, as if a strange comforting blanket was protecting me, protecting both of us from the cold world outside.

But now, that all familiar energy is fuelling my existence. I know I will fly and fall. Maybe not even in that order. But falling, I am. It's started happening already. And so too has the flying part. It all started with a kiss in that twirling dream, and it has OFFICIALLY been sealed true with two more short kisses on the cheek as you said goodnight.

So now I can't help but wonder; Will you come on this journey with me? Or will you hesitate?

And so it begins.

Saturday, 24 May 2008

The Fire In Your Eyes - Boaz Mauda

Lo or kochav
Ata akhshav
Iti iti, keilu amiti
Kmo az mizman

Not a starlight
You are now
With me, with me, as if real
Like back then


Wednesday, 21 May 2008

bULLY (Music Video) - We Govern We

The second video I directed for my most favourite band in the world!


bULLY Music Video - We Govern We from Yannis Zafeiriou on Vimeo.

we govern we have been writing music together since Christmas '07 and already this is their second music video. It stars a handful of their friends from Athens, London & LA(rissa). As with their first video Dead Pretty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ijnoz..., there was a budget as low as no budget and was greatly helped by the charms of the director and the willingness of the charmed to be directed. We Govern We are eternally grateful to everyone involved, especially YOU as you pass this along...

we govern we are: panos scourtis, anna karakalou/the abc monster, and you.

bULLY was made with:

2 band members
61 volunteer performers
(26 women, 33 men & 2 babies - though the babies were bribed...)
20 hours of filming over two days
100+ hours of post-production
No animals were hurt in the making of this video (admittedly though, Sushi was a bit traumatized with the amount of people in the house...)

Music, lyrics & performance by we govern we
(www.myspace.com/wegovernwe)
There is also a children's book based on the song in the works! Keep an eye out!!

Director: Yannis Zafeiriou
Art Director: Katerina Vlastari
Post-Production: RED STUDIOS
HD Camera by: Thanos Tsamis/Hellas Cinema
Lights by: Dimitra Arvaniti

BULLY STARS:

zoobidoobi, kappa MYSTA, kos markatos, Lambathagoogly, Jordan bonyo, abe sexson, Skraf, Tzoni Tzo-Tzo, Ox, Evgen, Ian Joliet, Stel, Spyros and Nestor Tourloukis, Burt Lianos, JD, Pete Dimou, Greg Kartsos, Sushipizza, Ghassan, Fuduki, Dirty Harry, Panoukla, Eyejacker, Panouli, Skourtis, Neil Smith, Vassilakis, George, anapiros, neo, gateley, Akis Boyatzis, Polly Pocket, Theoula Karakalou, Shones, Maria Kassimis, Chryssoula, Beeyo, V, Elina, Margaret, Stefanie, Kell, Edna, Chris Purple, Athinea, Julie Anna Basil, Joanna Cave, Renee, dimitra Kalogeropoulou, Ioanna Avloniti, Sophia Ioannou, Anna Kosmoglou, Renee Koutras, Hari Gomarakis, Vicky, Fotini, Andromache Boyatzis AND introducing Pupuki on his first day out...

If you're not in the credits, PLEASE let us know who you are!! We are curious!! ;)

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Independent Love Song - by Scarlet

Keeping with the current theme of love, this song was given to me over a decade ago by my first conscious love. And tonight for some strange reason it popped right into (or out of) my head again.

I still have it on tape (believe it or not) and after I got home, I listened to it once more (Yes I STILL have a tape player). And then afterwards, I found the original video for it, a hopelessly romantic one, you can bet your arse on that. God bless YouTube.

So this is for you blondie. You know who you are :-)

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Dreaming Of A Special Kiss

On a rare gut instinct, I just looked up the word Love in Google. The first normal page that came up (after the "selling love" or matchmaking pages) was the definition of the word in Wikipedia:

"Love is any of a number of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong affection.[1] The word love can refer to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from generic pleasure ("I loved that meal") to intense interpersonal attraction ("I love my girlfriend"). This diversity of meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states.

Addressed as an abstract concept, love usually refers to a deep, ineffable feeling of tenderly caring for another person. Even this limited conception of love, however, encompasses a wealth of different feelings, from the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love to the nonsexual emotional closeness of familial and Platonic love[2] to the profound oneness or devotion of religious love.[3] Love in its various forms acts as a major facilitator of interpersonal relationships and, owing to its central psychological importance, is one of the most common themes in the creative arts."

Somehow this is nice and well. But all it does is describe the word love.

Not Love.

I know, because I have had love in my life.

But I have yet to experience Love.