Posts categorized "Music"

New songs + new live Abscondo performances

Writing and playing these songs makes life feel a bit lighter to me. Here's another new one.
 
I will be performing 2 hours of original songs at three different upcoming concerts in Kosice:
  • Macielo - July 20th at 19:00
  • Villa Cassa - July 22nd at 19:00
  • Corvus - July 23rd at 19:00


"Still" by Abscondo

I wrote this song last summer in Croatia. This was my view, and the inspiration for the song.


"Beyond the Body" by Abscondo | from A Course in Miracles 18 V1 | musical interpretation | ACIM

The power and clarity of this message from A Course in Miracles spoke to me recently during a daily reading. I immediately reached for my guitar and tried to interpret the message in song.

"Beyond the Body", is taken word for word from the first part of Chapter 18 in A Course in Miracles.

We are consciousness. There is nothing outside of this, as the one divine aliveness...the invisible force of life, itself...flows through everything. This temporary experience of human life on earth is for the purpose of consciousness learning, growing, expanding just as the life force must do.

We are not separate from God. Heaven is not elsewhere; rather, experienced within when aligned with perfect, unconditional love. Safe in the Oneness, for eternity, with nothing else to give or to receive because nothing else exists.

This is the Peace of God. If this passage can be fully understood, Salvation is yours.

T-18.VI.1. There is nothing outside you. 2 That is what you must ultimately learn, for it is the realization that the Kingdom of Heaven is restored to you. 3 For God created only this, and He did not depart from it nor leave it separate from Himself. 4 The Kingdom of Heaven is the dwelling place of the Son of God, who left not his Father and dwells not apart from Him. 5 Heaven is not a place nor a condition. 6 It is merely an awareness of perfect Oneness, and the knowledge that there is nothing else; nothing outside this Oneness, and nothing else within.

T-18.VI.2. What could God give but knowledge of Himself? 2 What else is there to give? 3 The belief that you could give and get something else, something outside yourself, has cost you the awareness of Heaven and of your Identity. 


"Looking Forward" by Abscondo | Music Video

"Looking Forward" is an old song of mine that I finally recorded just now. In the early days of the Abscondo Band (nearly 10 years ago now), this song was part of our live set and we always enjoyed playing it.

But "Looking Forward" eventually morphed into the song "Life", which you can find on the Abscondo Band's "Victory in a Landlocked Sea" album.

This new, unreleased version of "Looking Forward" will appear on my next album, along with 10 or 11 new tracks (half of which are already completed). For now, I am enjoying the process of making these videos and making music with zero goals, plans, strategies, or ambitions in this post-everything era. :-)

Here's to hoping we can all put fear aside, no matter the present reality or the shocking events likely coming very soon. Looking within, and looking forward in love, truth, and freedom...a state of being where problems cannot exist.

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Thank you Videvo for the beautiful footage.


Post-everything

Once there was post-punk, post-modern, and so on. These days, I'm feeling post-everything. 

Yes, the world is completely insane...filled with darkness and lies. Yes, there is a great deal of hope that things will get better. But I can no longer get emotional about any of it. I no longer feel like talking about it. Maybe this isn't such a bad thing.

I am past the celebrity lies. I no longer care about them. Politicians? Please. "News" reporters? I could care less. Doctors, lawyers, other professionals in charge of keeping this broken system going? I no longer care at all what they think, believe, or say. There is zero trust, and this is a good thing.

To be post-everything is to recognize the meaninglessness in everything. All that concerns the awakened being is in the dimension of non-matter: love, freedom, truth, energy, creativity, life, feeling, being. Here knowledge is complete. I don't need any official or guru to lead me anywhere, though there is a time in life that such teachings are essential to anyone's growth. 

So these days, yes, I'm post-everything. I spend my time loving the people around me, doing my work, and creating new music. In the past month, I recorded 5 new songs. I feel like this creative outlet is a priority for me...even beyond the posts and other teachings. The most unique, perhaps the most valuable way, in which I express myself is in my songs.

It will be a very beautiful collection of new songs...with a totally different sounds, non-conventional lyrics, and in a new genre: post-everything. Probably very few people will ever hear these songs, but that's just another thing I stopped caring about.