The Sandorian Grove: Lévi-Strauss passed away... a month shy of his 101st b'day    
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picture3 Nov 2009 @ 22:04, by Max Sandor

A great man has passed away last Saturday, a man who was able to see through the facades of today's societies and perceive the truths and structures within 'indigineous' social structures, blazing the path for what emerges now in Brazil as the potential of 'Ponto Zero', a new encounter of 'indigineous' people with the 'Western' people, trying to find a symbiosis between a technologized world and the fullfillness of living in harmony with nature.

He set himself the best memorial for himself in his masterpiece "Tristes Tropiques". impossible, it seems, to add another laudatio.

Born in 1908 in France, he went to Brazil as a professor in 1935 and found the dedication of his lifetime, studying indigneous cultures in remote areas of the Mato Grosso and the Amazon rainforest.

Lévi-Strauss used tribal customs and myths to show that human behaviour is based on logical systems which may vary from society to society, but possesses a common substructure, argueing that linguistics, communications and mathematical logic can be tapped to reveal fundamental social systems.

At first his approach may seem akin to Joseph Campbell's vision of 'the power of myth' but upon closer inspection, Lévi-Strauss arrives in a completely different way to a vey similar result, fortifying both Campbell's and his own work.

During his last years, sadly enough, he became so disenchanted with our current civilization that he refused to talk in public, a circumstance one must respect even though it's a shame... he would have many, many things to say, things that few dare to even think about, and he would have found at least some open ears.

Mankind has to say good-bye to one of his best ever...

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6 Nov 2009 @ 12:43 by mortimer : Broken Stones
not impossible. Although I found Tristes Tropiques - English version -

Recent video of corporate lackeys discussing Lévi-Strauss -

“If the composer withholds more than we anticipate, we experience a delicious falling sensation; we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the musical ladder and thrust into the void.” ~ Lévi-Strauss

Just to let you know...  

11 Nov 2009 @ 21:10 by mx @ : cool sound(s) & groove..
thanks mortimer.. enjoyed it very much:
lil'Anthony already dancing to it... must be good for his soul, normally he dances only to blues rhythms..

but, bro, you gotta sing along, tho!!!!
will play a lil guitar to it, too, one of these days, unless you object...  

11 Nov 2009 @ 21:56 by mortimer : something to anticipate
Anthony knows his stuff, that's the blues in E
8 bar minor chords(1-8-6-6-1-8-6-1)
According to my math...solo in the key of A and somebody might just exit the Universe.

Remember I said I was still refining my craft, well I finally solidified my style, I reached deep down into the void and extracted the essence of the blues -
I got good lyrics for that one. I returned the keyboard and gonna spend the money on a microphone. although, I would rather go to the dentist than do vocals.

Max you want to work with a track just let me know and I send you the 24 bit version for mixing down. I cant pay you any money but I can offer you exposure. Good exposure is priceless. Ain't no money involved just gonna send a voice to the top. Keeping it real!  

11 Nov 2009 @ 23:38 by mx @ : dentist vs vocals
same here.. but send me the lyrics and melody if you have it and want it... who knows maybe I find someone.. or you.. but send me e-mail... are you on facebook? gave up on resisting to it this week...  

12 Nov 2009 @ 00:43 by mortimer : skype?
my email service wont let me send files that big. And it seems you never get my emails. Perhaps your client filters hotmail as spam. I dunno.

OK I make a facebook, toksa.  

14 Nov 2009 @ 04:16 by mortimer : Economics of Globalization

Jim Craven - A Radical Blackfoot Teaches The Economics Of Globalization -  

15 Nov 2009 @ 16:04 by mx @ : this guy is good!!!!!!!
thanks for the link, mortimer..  

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