Category: Bits and pieces

Last man standing

Last man standing is the name of a new CD by Jerry Lee Lewis. They played it when I visited a record shop today. I was hooked and bought it. The CD has 21 tracks, different guest on each of them. Among the guests are several of my favourites like Eric Clapton, BB King, Mick Jagger, John Fogerty and Buddy Guy.

There is history behind the name of the CD. Fifty years ago Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee was the home of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Among these founding fathers of rock and roll, Jerry Lee is the “last man standing”.

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.

If you want my body – Hanne Boel

It is the title of a song on the CD “Dark Passion” with one of my favourite singers, Hanne Boel from Denmark. Part of the lyrics goes like this: “If you want my body, you got to make love to my mind”. That rings true to me too. There’s a video below the lyrics.

Lyrics

I’m aware of you, see you around sometimes,
Casual talk and neither one ever steps over the line.
But it’s crossed my mind, it’s crossed my mind.
And I might sometimes, except for the fact that,
If you want my body, you got to make love to my mind,
If you want my body, you got to make love to my mind.

Got your high position, and your BMW
You got big money ways and baby that’s cool
But you ain’t playing with a fool
Oh I’ve paid the price, and I’m feeling nice, about myself,
And I don’t think twice, about telling you that,
If you want my body, you got to make love to my mind,
If you want my body, you got to make love to my mind.

Oh, I’m a sensitive girl,
And I love it when it’s feeling right,
And I could take you to paradise
If only just for the night
Youll remember it, you’ll remember it,
But don’t forget, the fact still remains,

If you want my body, you got to make love to my mind,
If you want my body, you got to make love to my mind.

Video with Hanne Boel

Watch it below or on YouTube at Hanne Boel – If You Want My Body

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.

TED Talks

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. At TED Talks are videos with some of the speakers they have had. It is an impressive list with names like Malcom Gladwell (Blink), Richard Dawkins (The Selfish Gene), Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia), Nicholas Negroponte, Al Gore and more. A website worth a visit!

This was originally posted at Forty Plus Two, another blog of mine.

The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project (THP) has the tagline: Effective Action to End World Hunger.

The Hunger Project uses low-cost, people-centered strategies for the sustainable end of hunger. I recently was at meetings were two persons from Bangladesh talked about how The Hunger Project works there. The country manager, professor Badiul Alam Majumdar, gave a more theoretical talk about why charity does not work. But the great part was a woman named Chandrika Banerjee who talked about how her life has changed radically for the better. It was impressive, touching and heartwarming.

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.

Poker and Zen

Howard Lederer wrote an article about poker and Zen.
There are four basic stages that a player must pass through to achieve poker mastery:
1. Beginner’s Passion
2. The Student Emerges
3. Expert Level is Achieved
4. Poker, One Hand at a Time

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.

The monk who sold his Ferrari

The monk who sold his Ferrari is written by Robin Sharma. I stumbled upon this book in my favourite online bookstore, got curious and ordered it. Picked it up on Saturday and have finished the book this weekend. I love it!

To enjoy the book I think you need to have a desire to grow, on a mental and spiritual level. A wish to change your life to something better. The book is a mix of wisdom of the East and success principles of the West. You get dejavu feelings now and then when familiar principles and quotes turn up but the great thing about the book is that it is all connected.

The story evolves around a mystical fable from the Sages of Sivana. The fable includes a magnificent garden, a lighthouse, a sumo wrestler, a pink wire cable, a golden stopwatch, fragrant roses and a path of diamonds.

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.