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Joan Baez – Finlandia. (The World Is Our Homeland)

This morning I read a report about what the hateful, hurtful, rhetoric in the US 2016 Presidential Election Campaign is doing to our children. Children cry in their classrooms from fear that a certain candidate will be elected President. Will their parents, family members, or they themselves be deported? Will all those who even LOOK like they might be Muslim be sent away? Even the bullies have picked up on this by repeating the rhetoric as they traumatize younger children. Some children are carrying their birth certificates and Social Security cards with them, in case they get stopped and questioned.

All of this makes me so very, very sad.😥

The world wonders why we are SO ANGRY. We are not an angry people. For the most part, we are the children and grandchildren of immigrants who came here to escape starvation, poverty and war. What the world hears is the trash-talk designed to get votes from scared, ignorant persons and to sell products for major television advertisers. One TV “news” network, in particular, caters to those viewers whose mindsets are uninformed, parochial, and unchangeable.

There are those of us who see the traditional nation-states of war, death, and destruction molding themselves into a world community of peace, justice, and prosperity for all. (A sign of this is the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.)

Enjoy Ms. Baez’s singing of the Finlandia Hymn.

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Because I’m Happy-Lyrics

We ALL need this tune now and then when the chaos of life seems to pile up on us. Don’t be afraid to show your happiness to others. If they think you are stoned or crazy, that is their problem. God knows we can use happiness in our lives, especially when we least expect it.

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Human Nightcore – If You Think We’re Human (Lyrics Included in Notes)

Another song from YouTube that someone in cyber-land may need to hear, now. Are you that person? Am I that person, since I posted this in the first place?

The first persons who need to know we are human are ourselves. Yet in so many ways we betray ourselves by taking on the hateful descriptions and stereotypes of the world in which we live. As social beings, these words do hurt. And rather than eventually becoming forgotten, these words are added to other words and remembrances of stigma, shame, and derision constantly piling up in our memories. And learning to stop hating yourself because of your sexual orientation, gender identity, or biological diversity is an arduous task requiring the compassionate interventions of others with whom we can be open and honest with.

Educating the world about our humanness will be a day-to-day struggle that will not be finished in our lifetimes. But we will make things better for those who come out after us. And they and their descendants will do likewise.

Finally, being LGBTI is not a medical disease, mental illness, moral defect, or “sin”. It is who we are, what we did not choose, and just another diverse expression of life in the vastly diverse human family on this earth.

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Mr Probz – Waves (Official Video) Robin Schulz Remix

Coming out won’t be easy. And you WILL be rejected by some who you have invested a lot of your time and emotions with. This act of self-expression may even result in insults, irrational judgements, and violence from others with their own problems. Be careful who you come out to and when to do it.

In her last message before she left us, Ms. Alcorn feared a life of loneliness, abandonment, and mental pain and suffering ahead for her. Her “crime”? Discovering her true self and living it! She was caught in a bind so many trans kids are in: striving to blossom in a field of empty flowers. A rock song out of the 1970s speaks of that place “between the dead and the sleeping”. Whatever metaphor used to describe it, it is the age-old struggle between ignorant, static, tradition and enlightened, unfolding creativity.

In such a life-changing act as coming out, you need support from those of us who have some time behind us. If you cannot find help in your community, there is always the Internet. A mental health counselor once told me that everyone needs to have at least one person, a friend, they can be real with, sharing their deepest feelings with. Hearts can get hardened so easily when one is left alone with their anger, fears, and fantasies.

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Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Gary Brooker. Comments in English, French, Spanish, German, and Swedish

English

Ever since I heard this song back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I wondered what the song was really about. The nonsensical words and the organ music affected me in an unworldly, mystical way. In a prior life I had been a closeted, transgender staff accountant, married to my first wife. After we divorced and I got fired, I could no longer afford the psychoanalyst I was seeing to get over wearing women’s clothes. So I dropped out of the working class and gave guitar lessons for spare change. Back then, like a lot of transgender young people, I tried to kill myself. The psychedelic drug scene was going strong then and I looked upon LSD trips as pathways to God.

This song STILL intrigues me. And when I hear it the tears want to flow so badly. Hormones, LSD flashbacks, hot flashes? In many artistic creations the artist has preconceived ideas.. But the people who experience the art experience things never imagined by the artist.
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French

Depuis que j’ai entendu cette chanson dans les années 1960 et début les années 1970, je me demandais ce que la chanson était vraiment tout. Les mots absurdes et la musique d’orgue m’a touché de manière surréaliste et mystique. Dans une vie antérieure, j’avais été un enfermé, transgenre personnel comptable marie avec ma première femme. Après nous avons divorce et je me suis fait viré, je pouvais me permettre n’est plus à voir le psychanalyste que j’ai voyait à cesser de porter des vêtements féminins. Alors j’ai abandonné la classe ouvrière et a donné des leçons de guitare de menue monnaie. A l’époque, comme beaucoup de jeunes transgenres, j’ai tenté de me suicider. La scène de drogue psychédélique allait fort ensuite et je vu voyages les voies de Dieu.

Cette chanson m’intrigue toujours. Et quand j’entends les larmes couler tellement mal. Hormones, flashbacks du LSD, les bouffées de chaleur? De nombreuses créations artistiques l’artiste a des idées préconçues. Mais les personnes qui vivent l’art expérience des choses jamais qui imaginés par l’artiste.
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Spanish

Desde que escuche esta canción en el tarde 1960 y la década 1970, me preguntaba qué era realmente la canción. Las palabras sin sentido y la música de orgon me afectaba de una manera otro mundo y mística. En una vida anterior, había sido encerrado, transgénero contable del personal casado a mi primera esposa. Después divorciaron y perder mi trabajo, yo no pude pagar el psicoanalista que estaba viendo dejar de usar ropa de mujer. Había caído de la clase obrera y me dio lecciones de guitarra para el cambio. Entonces, como un montón de jóvenes transgénero, yo trate de suicidarme. La escena de la droga psychedelica iba fuerte entonces y mire sobre viajes de LSD como caminos para Dios.

Esta canción aún me intriga. Y cuando oigo las lágrimas fluyen tan mal. ¿Hormonas, flash bacas LSD, oleadas de calor? En muchas creaciones artísticas, el artista tiene ideas preconcebidas. Pero cuando la gente experiencia el arte, hay experiencias que no imaginares para el artista.

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German

Seitdem ich dieses Lied wieder in dem späten 1960er und frühen 1970er Jahren hörte, fragte ich mich was das Lied wirklich ging. Die unsinnige Worte und die Orgon-Musik, die mich in ein weltfremder mystische Weg betroffen. In einem früheren Leben war ich eine versteckt, Transgender Buchhalterin mit meiner ersten Frau verheiratet. Nachdem wir geschieden und ich entlassen wurde, konnte ich nicht mehr leisten, der Psychoanalytiker ich sah um zu mehr tragen Damenbekleid. Ich verließ die Arbeiterklasse und gab Guitarrenunterricht für Kleingeld. Damals, wie viele Transgender Jungendlich, habe ich versuchte meine Leben zu nehmen. Der psychedelischen Drogenszene ging stark dann und ich sah LSD-Trips als Wege zu Gott.

Das Lied noch interessiert mich. Und wenn ich es höre, die Tränen so schlecht fließen wollen. In weilen künstlerischen Kreationen hat der Künstler Ideen fixe. Aber wenn die Leute es einfahren, sie erleben Dinge die der Künstler nie gedachte.

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Swedish

Ande sedan jag hörde den här låten tillbaka i slutet av 1960 och början av 1970-talet, undrade jag vad låten egentligen handlade om. De meningslösa ord och orgelmusik påverkade mig i en världsfrånvarande, mystisk satt. I en tidigare liv jag hade vant en garderobs transpersoner revisor och gift med min första fru. När vi skilda och jag fisk sparken, jag kunde inte längre råd psyke jag såg att komma över bär danskläder. Så jag hoppade av arbetarklassen och gav gitarrlektioner på reservdelar förankring. Då, som en hel trans barn, försökte jag ta levat av mig. Dem psykedeliska drogen scenen var gående stark sedan och jag tittade på LSD resor som vägar till Gud.

Den här låten intriger forfarande mig. Och när jag hör det foder flödar så illa. Hormoner, LSD blickar, värmevallningar? I många konstnärliga skapelser har konstnären förutfattade meningar. Men de människor som upplever konstupplevelsen saker aldrig trott av konstnären.

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Samsara 2015: OFFICIAL SONG

Hej Toru:

Det är på dig och din familjen i Sverige. Fem år efter Fukashima. Jag, tom blommor kommer att blomma. (Hello Toru. This is for you and your family in Sweden. Five years after Fukashima. Yes, empty flowers will blossom.)

Kram från Bobbie i Oregon

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Martin Almgren – Can´t hold me down (Live i Nyhetsmorgon)

If there is something you have to do and fear holds you back…

There is a Buddhist saying that “empty flowers will blossom”. Like flowers in a field with sunlight and water, we were created to blossom, so what holds us back? What is keeping blossoming from happening?

In monastic life the contemplative starts the day saying: Always we begin again. This is recognizing the reality that growth comes from openness to the creation of which we are a part. This creation is closer to us than we are to ourselves and farther away from us than the farthest star in the Universe. And to never be afraid again and to reach for the sky cannot be a selfish ego trip. You will only destroy yourself in the process.

May we all be open to that of which we are a part of and blossom in love.

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