January 28, 2012


It is not about the links, or love for music, or getting something for free, or whathever reason sick minds have, it is about diversity of cultural heritage of mankind, learning, expanding, it is a vision of a future, unselfish one, shared by many fools on the hills, court jesters, lovers, poets, maybe they are all running ahead of their time. The only good that came out of the computer is being able to take a peek somewhere your wallet can not take you. How much I have learned in past years from my friends, on spirituality, relations, human beings, form every corner of the earth. Well education is not really in interest of the masters, let me tanslate a saying we have the more witless the peasant is, bigger the potatos get. So go on with the culturocide, i'll write a letter to my friend saying I love him and thank him for his love and taking the time to write us something out fom his selfless hart.

January 22, 2012

A minute of silence

mu is dead
and so are my links
years of love
were fed to the pigs
want mourn for long
in spite towards the pests
reups will follow
at your requests
cose the only here crime
is my writing
grammatically incorrect
childish little rhyme

January 11, 2012

Sedmina - II. Dejanje

1. Gledališče (4:04)
2. V Polju gre pšenica v klas (4:17)
3. Ciganka (5:59)
4. Circus (9:23)
5. Pav (5:44)
6. Fotograf (5:42)
7. Kolo (Za Duško) (9:21)

Veno Dolenc / acoustic guitars 6 and 12-strings, vocals
Melita Dolenc / vocals
Lado Jaksa / clarinet, saxophone
Edi Stefancic / acoustic guitar, tambouritza, harmonica
Bozidar Ogorevc / violin, viola

Feed your Ears, say thegoodone, to jump over the fence.

The second album of SEDMINA was released in 1982. The band featured the same line-up like on the debut. However, the arrangements are somewhat different, offering longer tracks and more psychedelic, acid-folk sound. Unlike the debut, this one does not attract a listener on the first attempt, but several listens are needed to grasp the feeling. The performance is done with mastery and confidence. The leading instruments are clarinet, violin (and viola, probably because I cannot quite tell the difference) and saxophone, with backing acoustic guitars. Melody lines invoke the medieval or baroque ballads of typical European and Mediterranean musical legacy, but occasional hints of even American folk tunes are also present. "Ciganka" ("Gypsy Woman") is very dylanesque lively folky tune with violin. The epic "Circus" brings an extended violin solo with some eerie, melancholic passages turning more optimistic at the end of the song, with Veno's vocals and saxophone. "Pav" shows the incredible abilities of Lado Jaksa playing outstanding clarinet solo party. Closing "Kolo" brings a drunken, quite morbid and strange tonality, sounding like they had been tuning their instruments along the way - very trippy and mind-bending. The second half of the song is more optimistic because the rhythm is stronger and violin is accompanied very nice solo on acoustic guitar. "II dejanje" is a very dark album. It is also not very accessible and requires attention and patience. At times, it contains rather noisy and cacophonic moments which may force you to stop playing. It is demanding. But we are talking here about "progressive" and "experimental" music, aren't we? This album deserves a lot of guts from listeners. And from reviewers it also deserves something - a recommendation. It is simply not an average folksy troubadour "cry baby". 4,5 stars!
Thanks to progarchives.com. and Seyo

January 3, 2012

Sempervivum tectorum, Ušesnik, Čuvarkuća, Common Houseleek

Houseleeks or Liveforever, Sempervivum tectorum, Jupiter's eye, Thor's beard, St. George's Beard, and Welcome-home-husband-
drunk, gromovna trava, pazikuća,
čuvarkuća(Cro), ušesnik, netresk (Slo), was a gift from Jupiter to protect us from thunder and witchcraft, hence it was grown on the roofs of houses. If you give it a search in your language you will probably find that all traditions agree with it's power to protect us from all kinds of evil, maybe some traditions didn't come up with all the ways of exploiting this house doctor, but most of them agree on using it in treating skin and eye diseases, inflammations, burns and ear pain. The names in Croatian like "pazikuča" meaning house
protector or in Slovenian "ušesnik" coming from "ušesa" meaning ears, indicate their use in traditional medicine.
We in the family have very good experience using it to remove warts, treating a cough or sore throat, or ear pain.
In any case of last one, otitis, only pure juice is used, and the leafs must be thoroughly cleaned, not to cause more infection by adding dirt and bacteria into your ear. Just a few drops were enough to ease or completely remove pain from our screaming three year old in the middle of the night. He almost instantly fell asleep and didn't complain that his ears hurt again. Must add that second time it happened due to tonsillitis we got antibiotics, but in two other times we used it it worked like a charm. Some doctors don't approve of this, some do, in case you use this method you really must be careful not to infect the ear even more with pieces of dirt, or pieces of plant, use only juice. Some say that it is good only in the early stage. You must be patient in squeezing it, you can even use a garlic squeezer, and than filter it. It is your responsibility, intuitivly you will know if it is right for you or not, trust that pulse.

Other ways to use it is by putting freshly squeezed juice or crushed leaves as a compress for insect bites (wasps, bees, mosquitoes), burns, chapped and cracked skin, herpes zoster, hemorrhoids. Juice eliminates problems if placed in positions of cramps in legs or sore spot caused by the gout.
When reduced hearing, caused by cured fluid, the fresh juice of leaves is used to
dissolve it. Corns, warts and sun spots are also prevented by fresh juice. Contemporary studies are focused on polysaccharides from the juice, because they are attributed to effects on the immune system and help the cancer disease.
Belarusian experts recommend fresh juice with honey for heart defects, and the products and homeopathic preparations used in purulent inflammation of the gums and sore throats.
Tea made from fresh leaves is applied externally for cladding as well as juice, as a drink for the hemorrhoids, worms, too heavy menstruation, stones in the bladder. It refreshes the body, has a diuretic effect and reduces inflammation. (translation from)

Other common names, such as Anglo-Saxon singrēne, Modern English sigrim, sil-green, etc. and aye-green,refer to its longevity. William Fernie tells a tale in support of this:
History relates that a botanist tried hard for eighteen months to dry a plant of the House Leek for his herbarium, but failed in this object. He afterwards restored it to its first site when it grew again as if nothing had interfered with its ordinary life. (Wiki)

One more source in Slovenian: http://www2.arnes.si/~sopjslat/netreski/uvod.htm, with names in several languages, thank you very much.

Also take a peek at: http://sempervivum.aforumfree.com/
Thanks to Renata