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Thursday, January 31, 2008


Place: The Spider (on Planet Mercury)
Mood: Cold
Song: The Mountain * PJ Harvey

Lebanon has been hit recently by a wave of incommensurable cold. Flowers turned into stalactites and stalagmites. Less than zero degrees on the seashore during the day is just supernatural.

In such weather, no wonder why the states of minds are affected. Living in Lebanon, with all that we're going through, from assassinations, protests, burning wheels, imposters and pros and cons, you might just think that even Nature's getting tired of our country.

Here's a setlist for songs that served as a connection between Nature, the Weather, my Land and how I am seeing things lately.

01. Botas De Oro (Terrestre) - from the album Secondary Inspection [2004]

02. The Mountain (PJ Harvey) - from the album White Chalk [2007]

By the mountain
I feel nothing
For in my own heart
Every tree is broken

03. Grace (Jeff Buckley) - from the album Grace [1994]

There's the moon asking to stay
Long enough for the clouds to fly me away
Well it's my time coming, I'm not afraid to die

04. San Jacinto (Peter Gabriel) - from the album Security [1984]

We will walk - on the land
We will breathe - of the air
We will drink - from the stream
We will live - hold the line

05. Virginia - live (Tori Amos) - from the digital album Legs and Boots San Diego, CA [2007]

do you remember
when the land held your hand
she will let you back in
oh virginia you can't remember your name

06. Sleep, Don't Weep (Damien Rice) - from the album 9 [2006]

Sleep, don't weep, my sweet love
My face is all wet 'cause my day was rough

Speaking of mountains, an uncommon feature has been recently unveiled on planet Mercury by the NASA through a series of photos, baptized Spider. It represents what is supposedly a gigantic volcano surrounded by a huge plateau and central plateau, with dozens of tiny ridges radiating out of it.

CNN reports that according to mission chief scientist Sean Solomon of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, The spidery shape captured in the photo is "unlike anything we've seen anywhere in the solar system."

Mercury appears to be much more colorful than just the grey shade it is usually portrayed with.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

More and more Jeff Buckley for you, Rabih:)))))))!!!!


3:05 AM, February 20, 2008  
Blogger manuch said...

I'm so sorry about leaving you for a while! I took a vacation from everything but I'm back! :) cheers my dear, some surprises are coming!

7:41 AM, February 20, 2008  

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