Tuesday, September 20, 2016

R.E.M. - Strange Currencies #Musicvideo #DianaMarySharpton #DMS

Photo by Eric Guillemain
Introduction:
Can you hold a red-hot iron rod in your hand merely because someone wants you to do so? Then, will it be right on your part to ask others to do the same thing just to satisfy your desires? If you cannot tolerate infliction of pain on your body or mind by others' words and actions, what right have you to do the same to others through your words and deeds?

Do unto others as you would like to be done by. Injury or violence done by you to any life in any form, animal or human, is as harmful as it would be if caused to your own self.” ~ Mahavira.

(I tend to believe in forgiveness without benefit. It humbles one’s spirit and resolves anger ~ DMS)

I feel powerful today or maybe the word is worthy, appreciated, included and needed at work… I am starting to love my job! Also, I continue to lose weight so I feel good about the changes I have been making.  All of which are baby steps.

Happiness is a choice and fixing those things that bother you is also a choice, therefore I am a “Work – in – Progress” so to speak. I wish for more but I am grateful for my life, my health, a good job, a son and daughter-in-law that loves me and a grandbaby on the way.

I grateful that my images are selling and that the “RoundTeam” twitter fiasco is over with. I understand their move. It’s called “revenue stream stabilization/retention”. The incentive is to have their customer base stick to the current plan vs. the on and off movement from pay to free choices which leads to nothing that can be capitalized when seeking potential investors… Theoretically the penalty is less value and/or higher prices if this behavior is perpetuated… 

We shall see. On a personal note, I will never pay more for less value especially if the choice does not net me a profit on a monthly basis. So, I am glad they did not change my subscription and/or its value as they have done so for so many others. I would just have had to bite the bullet and go "Free" because in reality there is no profit stream for me as a photographer.

I predict that a smart tech will come along and blow them out of the water soon enough because frankly they have not thought this through. The customer uses this service for sales/profits and if you start killing someone’s profits guess what happens.

My featured artist this evening is the brilliant group that goes by ~ R.E.M and the song is fresh and sensual to me, just like I like it. It is titled “Strange Currencies”. It was uploaded on YouTube by Darkware and published on Aug 20, 2007.

"Strange Currencies" is included on the album Monster which was recorded in 1994 and released in 1995. As a single it hit #9 in the UK singles chart and peaked at #47 in the United States. Like Everybody Hurts on R.E.M.'s previous album, it has three beats to a bar.

"Strange Currencies"
I don't know why you're mean to me
When I call on the telephone
And I don't know what you mean to me
But I want to turn you on
Turn you up, figure you out
I want to take you on

These words, you will be mine
These words, you will be mine, all the time

Now fool might be my middle name
But I'd be foolish not to say
I'm going to make whatever it takes
Ring you up, call you down, sign your name
Secret love, make it rhyme
Take you in and make you mine

These words, you will be mine
These words, you will be mine, all the time

I tripped and fell, did I fall
What I want to feel
I want to feel it now

Y'know with love comes strange currencies
And here is my appeal
I need a chance, a second chance, a third chance
A fourth chance, a word, a signal
A nod, a little breath
Just to fool myself, to catch myself
And make it real, real

These words, you will be mine
These words, you will be mine, all the time

These words, you will be mine
These words haunt me, hunt me down, catch in my throat
Make me pray, to say love's confines, oh


I hope you like this selection as much as I do and have a blessed evening or morning. Thank you for your continued support. Remember music is a language and these are my thoughts tonight.

Peace and Love always
Diana Mary Sharpton


References:
1.       Photography: http://www.vogue.it/en/uomo-vogue/people-stars/2015/01/norman-reedus ; Photo by Eric Guillemain
2.       Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYo2GtEvMQI              
3.       Lyrics: https://play.google.com/music/preview/Tijrxsbihx62o56xojuiaxxd7oayrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics
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