Theo Verelst Diary Page

Mon Nov 12 2001, 11:59 PM

I've decided after good example to write some diary pages with toughts and events.

Oh, in case anybody fails to understand, I'd like to remind them that these pages are copyrighted, and that everything found here may not be redistributed in any other way then over this direct link without my prior consent. That includes family, christianity, and other cheats. The simple reason is that it may well be that some people have been ill informed because they've spread illegal 'copies' of my materials even with modifications. Apart from my moral judgement, that is illegal, and will be treated as such by me. Make as many references to these pages as you like, make hardcopies, but only of the whole page, including the html-references, and without changing a iota or tittel...

And if not? I won't hesitate to use legal means to correct wrong that may be done otherwise. And I am serious. I usually am. I'm not sure I could get 'attempt to grave emotional assault' out of it, but infrigement on copyright rules is serious enough. And Jesus called upon us to respect the authorities of state, so christians would of course never do such a thing. Lying, imagine that.

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Tue Nov 13 2001, 0:07 AM

I'm not sure how much this page will be, I've a place to write it, and sort of am waiting for somebody, we'll see what happens.

Stairway to Heaven

Not directly related to the latest place crash, which does feel sort of a bit disturbing, even though I never actually flew, basically because there wasn't real reason (yet).

I found some mp3's with some good music I liked to listen to, and even found stairway to heaven, in reasonable quality, which is good to listen to. Should be standard educational material, maybe, I don't think an official curriculum position would take power away from it.

Currently, it's beeb live, and I have gone over a few other mpegs a few times, for instance 'good old fashioned lover boy', by queen (I found it at zoekmp3, which is probably officially a problem for copyright rules, added to that, I know the songs through 'domestic' cassette tape copies from LP's), now that at least gave me some impression quite many years back of what there might be more in life, at least atmosphere and stupid-wise.

Don't bring me down (electric light orchestra, probably underestimaded, though they're pretty well known and classic) is competing for my attention against wbgo jazz internet radio (from ny). After some minutes hassle with the browser not updating the tripod building pages with these precious texts in it, member supported wbgo still won, they have a jazz pianist (Ray Brown) now doing roots music by playing bob marley songs in reasonable jazz version, that is with at least some good enough main licks from at this moment 'I shot the sherrif' for instance. Yez.

In tune with todays salvation army 'week opening', if that's the word, where someone who at least should have significant enough influence made the point of not telling people very explicitly and lets call it patroningly what to do all the time, I though about what it is to do Jazz music in terms of the ongoings around it, and the actual interactions between musicians that are supposed to work enough. What is important in that respect?

The subject is decade old at least in practice for me, as in having occupied myself with it explicitly, I was quite aware of such thoughts from the outset when I played in a 'learning and performing' combo for some years.

Being an intelligent person, having spent many week hours for years on the subject, I must have learned more than a little, because the results were good at the time, and because I did indeed think about the going together of people and music consciously.

Making such music work, as happened more than a few times recently again, pleasantly, is probably meaningfull as example in the whole of life, I'm quite sure, as in that the making of a piece of art, by various people, live, and in real time, and dealing with possibly sensitive human emotions and their musical counterparts and capturing, is quite an achievement, and even more when such does at least not have all to adverse side effects, and possibly even work well. People making something together with a sense of beauty, without fighting or competing beyond the reasonable, actually saying something in a very short time, and letting all participants stand enough is not nothing.

What am I, teacher of the world? I felt the urge lately a few times, maybe to counter some difficulties, to consider pushing for instance the being nuts subject a bit here and there, because I'm reasonably speaking not so afraid for some time that they'll ever seriously try such scheme again. Seriously. Anyhow, I've not been wanting to be even the first of a path to proposterous, but then again, my background and at least some of my information are hardly average, so I guess fake humility isn't in order either. I'm sure there are many ready to rush to take my place if I'd make a high position which for instance for base financial reasons I couldn't easily keep. The principle of very neatly and administratedly putting the talents and lively to death and taking their place either making them scapegoats or simply skins to make purses from is an ancient habit of sinfull mankind going back to classical writers times and mediteranean habits, I'm more than informed enough about now, except I guess God's way of wanting to make clear who is who and who is in control makes it such that that whole world makes not sense enough even to rebuke much.

Then again, what's the point of wraping children, sacrificing them to some deamon or man made spiritual image worth nothing but crap, in terms of giving certain people what they want? Not much even overall, no one in their right mind needs to doubt. It's sadening, but I Guess the One having let it all go wrong those ways occupies Himself with it in ways I cannot oversee, though I'm sure reading and understanding for instance revelation may help more than a bit at least to get what He wants with it all.