Wednesday, January 14, 2009

ZEN - IS A LOU REED CONCERT- ABC

White Noise, or Zen again

Waiting for the Man maybe?


Why have you got two images. As a treat. One you have seen previously on you haven't. You have them because I have to use do the same Z- Zen. Why because someone(Ok Gary), took the Maxtor, with all my images, to the building he is working in and as left it there overnight. Still no laptop yet( soon though) so no images at all whatsover. Guess what I can't even get images off the net I have copyrighted them at watermarked them too well. So Zen it is. Not such a perfect day for me though. Back to Zen
 


Now, the interpretation of Zen is subjective. As it's the last one this round, I thought a little lateral thinking was required. For me I just wanted to illustrate what it meant to me incorporating all of the above, from my spiritual, religious, human standpoint etc and a time when I felt all or most of the above and usually for me it's through music. So please accept this offering in the spirit of the post, and in no way is it meant to belittle or denigrate any one'sbeliefs.


The Lou Reed concert At the Douglas Marina, Isle of man, was one of my all time Zen moments. A Perfect Day. For me this the perfect example of a group of very diverse people, putting, politics, race, religion aside and being caught up in the moment of pure musical euphoria. You can call it escapism, and maybe it is but for me live music, especially by one of the all time greats is a slice of heaven, or being at one with the world, point of fact my own slice of Zen.


I wasn't feeling very Zen at all today. No photos, my usual bread not in Shoprite (is anything), Tescos still hasn't delivered our food, the food shoprite hasn't got, which is why we have to order from Tesco's and some nutter is spamming blogs with his sex blog, that carries a virus. You boring idiot. Grow up!  Don't forget Ramsey Daily Photo is now a group on facebook, anyone can join, just introduce your self on the wall of fame. Click my facebook logo. I can really rant and rave there. I'll even upload some vids. You tube anyone.


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55 comments:

Olivier said...

LE PLUS GRAND DE TOUS, superbes photos de Lou Reed, je viens de m'acheter son live "Berlin at Brooklyn" il passe en boucle, superbe

The greatest of all, beautiful photos of Lou Reed, I just bought his live "Berlin at Brooklyn". I listen to "almost" all day

richies said...

I didn't know Lou Reed was still playing. My son has become a fan of Velvet Underground.

An Arkie's Musings

Si said...

Bad day. You should photograph people more. You are da master.

Tanya said...

Awesome zen shots!

anthonynorth said...

Lou Reed AND Zen. I am delightfully clapping one handed.

Eki Akhwan said...

What expressive moments you captured in these photos, B. Love them!

And the article about Zen is very informative. Thanks for sharing.

I have an interesting post about music too, with a video to watch.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Oh yeh, fantastic shots!

Reader Wil said...

I understand, that Zen is not a religion but a lifestyle, isn't it?

I am also in Facebook, only my daughters want me there. I find it a bit messy. I might be wrong, but I can hardly find my page and then I have to give presents. Well I like blogger better.

Kim said...

Cool.

George said...

I hope tomorrow is more Zen-ful for you.

Small City Scenes said...

Whew!!! You wore me out. I need a Zen day. MB

JM said...

So, you took a walk on the wild side with Lou Reed!!! :-) Great shots!

Babooshka said...

JM-more a walk on the mild side here.

Phil said...

I was at the same concert. It was last day of the TT. I also went to the Alice Cooper one. Small world. This looks like a magazine photograph it's so good.

Life with Kaishon said...

I never really understood the whole zen concept. You made it seem simple! Great z picture!

Kuanyin Moi said...

I really love the top portrait of Lou--just wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Babs, be careful you know what I mean.

gogouci said...

Never seen Lou in concert I'm jealous of your zen moment.

Cloudia said...

Lou Reed & Zen. Cool!
Gotta go; I'm waitin` for my man
hundred dollars in my hand . . .
Aloha-

Rinkly Rimes said...

It seems that when you've had a day like that (no bread!!!) you need Zen!!

Rose said...

Zen--the perfect Z! Music also gives me that feeling of Zen, especially when you're lucky enough to attend a great concert.

chrome3d said...

Lou Reed´s Berlin is a dear record to me. So grim yet so beautiful.

Putra Riau said...

You call him Zen, Ramsey?

magiceye said...

zen is....

spacedlaw said...

"Living in the present and experience this reality fully" is a very difficult task and yet it sound so simple. But we are always dragging ourselves on to the next minute, hour, month or year.

kikamz said...

too bad you can't post more photos today.

your ideas on ZEN are very informative and i hope you will have zen-ful days ahead!

Lynette said...

Live music, outdoors at the consummate conjunction of all things physical--temperature, breeze, sunlight, sound--is perfection. Live music, indoors, with a comfortable place to sit until I am moved to stand up and dance, is perfection, too. I like your post very much, Babooshka!

Gail's Man said...

Dear me Bab, not having a very good time lately are you? I'm sure things will improve soon. You have all our friendships to help you.

Aileni said...

I wonder if anyone will post 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' ?

PJ said...

Good choice.

Mo said...

Zen there's always another day tomorrow. Zen things will be much better. Have had a few rounds of technology problems here too. Why did we ever become so dependent on a bunch of circut boards. Cured the humour by going to Bill Bailey on Monday night. Amazing what a bellyful of laughs can do.

Liz said...

I agree that being at one with a group of diverse people, whatever the link, is fantastic - zen. Nice end to the alphabet.

Hope everything starts to get better for you today!

bitingmidge said...

I've truly never connected Lou Reed with Zen!

Sunshine Coast Daily - Australia

Jon said...

I'm not Lou Reed Fan but I appreciate the brilliant photography and the sentiment.

angela said...

Lou Reed: now that takes me back a bit. How lucky to get to one of his concerts..

Lisa Brew said...

My Dad like him. He looks really old.

Miss_Yves said...

How lucky you are !
I practise Yoga, so I try to become"zen"!
My son was also afraid by clowns when he was a kid...

lv2scpbk said...

Good "Z". I would have never thought of Zen.

Deslilas said...

Zen could be the right answer for most of our problems.
Sometimes it's difficult to stay zen in front of so horrible events as in Middle East.

Jilly said...

Lucky you! And superb photos too. I like your words on zen. Not sure I'd be in a zen moment tho with Lou Reed - I'd probably need it quieter but I do understand how it was for you.

Grace and Bradley said...

My first understand of "Zen" came from Diamond Sutra, actually the English interpretation of it from my daughter's college book. It is the fundamental text of Oriental (Chinese and Japanese) understanding of Zen. In Zen, the "intelligence" comes from peeling away the unnecessary facts. When you peel away them all, it comes to the ultimate intelligence/the truth. In the more practical way, people trying to practice simpler life to get away unnecessary life distractions, practicing meditation to peel away disruptive thoughts. But for me, a trained scientist, it is a way to clear my mind from massive distracting data to find the true scientific meaning. Aren't we all if life?

RuneE said...

Well, all I can say is "Zenk you" (I, know - a bit cheap that one)

Vicki said...

We should all lead a Zen life!

Peter said...

Fantastic photos of a fantastic personality!

Bibi said...

Looks like we Zen'd today, both of us. I try to follow Zen principles as much as I can....

Per Stromsjo said...

Gee, is that guy still around?

Tash said...

I remember this Zen post & I just love seeing it again. You do good even on a bad day. Hope it gets loads better.

DD said...

Yes I agree, I liked learning more about Zen. I knew a general definition, but you gave me new insight into Zen. Thanks!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I really enjoyed reading your excellent explanations of Zen!
As always, a great post Babooshka.

http://pixiekatten.blogg.se/ said...

Wonderful post! A different take on Zen. :) Reed is such a great singer and an amazing song writer too..

I got a zoo-ish theme too here .. ;)

picture to words said...

sounds not much as a graet haleluja .. same with me ..i am 20 years older ..i added you by facebook .. hope to join my group soon

Dragonstar said...

Good and interesting post! I do hope you get a laptop soon, it must be so very difficult without.

Karoliina Urso said...

I like Lou Reed's "Take a walk on the Wild Side".. that is all I know..

Marie said...

Wow, I wish I had been there. I love Lou Reed...

karl said...

Cool

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