North of the Sun #Blogg100

#008 [VIII]
What Survival Skills Do You Got? [Can We Adapt to a Ruined World?]

Tonight I have been at the season finale of Doc Lounge here in Varberg. This is concept where you mingle together in a lounge with bar and then watch a documentary together. This time they where showing the Norwegian documentary North of the Sun. Here you can see a 6 seconds Vine of the event.

North_of_the_Sun

When does change become the new Normal? [What is Normal?]

Here is is part of one of my favorite quotes from the book Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

STARS EXPLODE, WORLDS COLLIDE, THERE’S HARDLY ANYWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE WHERE HUMANS CAN LIVE WITHOUT BEING FROZEN OR FRIED, AND YET YOU BELIEVE THAT A … BED IS A NORMAL THING. IT IS THE MOST AMAZING TALENT. — DEATH, Hogfather

The Movie North of the Sun is about making a decision about living under extreme circumstances to the point where it almost becomes Normal. It’s like Terry says. We have this amazing talent to adapt. To think of and see things as normal. I read somewhere that it takes about 3 months to make something a new Normal.

With this in mind could you step away from your house and your possessions and never look back? What would it take?

These Surfers in the Movie did it. And we maybe will have to do some day too.

The Blue Ocean Planet [Lets go Blue]

In Star Wars, our planet would be designated not as a desert nor as a forest planet, but as a water planet. In media we are constantly label things that is good for the environment as Green when we instead should label things as Blue. Lets go Blue!

In North of The Sun they spend their winter picking 3 ton of plastics of the beach. We have filled our oceans with it and that is just a small part of it. We are spewing out chemicals like never before. And the rate is going up not down. You would think that in the year 2013 we where on our way to make Earth a better place to live at. Not so. Our Homeworld is getting more toxic for each day. Yet stuff like this doesn’t make the daily news like it should. If the oceans go…. so does the test of us. No kidding.

There is new Documentary just hitting DVD now and that is the movie Planet Ocean and there is new  documentary showing on cinemas in Canada now called Revolution Movie. Both is about our destruction of our oceans. Se the Trailers below. They may contain spoilers… But there is really nothing to spoil.

Think of our Blue Planet as one big Generational Spaceship where we must make sure that is all working well for generations to come.

It’s not to late. We can build a new world with a new “Normal” way to live.

Blue Planet

It will take Change [And big change come about in 3 ways]

1. Catastrophe
2. Crusade
3. Many fast iterating steps

Our Road has come to an end and we must now take 1 or some of this 3 roads weather we like it or not. What route do you want to take?

Route 3 must begin today.
Route 2 we can take tomorrow after a good nights sleep.
And finally Route 1 is waiting just around the corner with a big knife in it’s hand.

Here you can read all about how we must think to change routes:
Invest in Your Future

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

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Life defining moments #Blogg100

#078 [LXXVIII]
Music moments that changed my life & Social Movie Watching 

See the end on why I write this. Here I have picked 3 moments where music changed my life. There are many more and maybe I will come back to them later.

Boney M – Nightflight to Venus

I was 6 years old when the first one hit me. My father and his brother was helping him buy a new stereo. They had borrowed 2 tape recorders along with a brand new Philips Hi-Fi Stereo. We where mixing and recording the new album of Boney M, “Nightflight to Venus”. The opening track “Nightflight to Venus” became my favorite with the cool opening drum beat and the concept to flying to the Planet Venus. This song became my favorite song when growing up and it sparked my interest in Music and Sci-Fi.

Darude – Sandstorm

The year was 2000 and the Uplifting Trance genre was at it’s height. Me and my best friend Ulrika was at a visit in my hometown Halmstad during Easter. We went out to dance at Daltons, the best techno club in town. During the last hour there the DJ played a 1 hour long mix of Darude’s Sandstorm. We danced like there was no tomorrow. The Hive-Switch was on to say the least and we where ecstatic. Shirts off and dripping in sweat. From that day on when the music is right and I’m in a mood, I always dance giving my all. All fatigue goes away and I go into Trance.

Mindless Self Indulgence – Never Wanted To Dance

It was last fall in 2012 when I had just hit level 40. I was asked to come up on stage with the rock band Mindless Self Indulgence [MSI] during their live concert here in Sweden. MSI has long been a favorite punk-rock band of mine. Their live concert has a legendary status to be something extra. And when they finally came to Sweden last year and I got a chance to see them this happens. Check out the Video in my other Blog. As you can see from the video I Rock with the best of them 🙂

Jimmy’s words to me:

“Let that be a lesson to you!
That’s how you get famous.
You just take your fucking opportunities.
Just what anybody says you say:
Fuck it! I’m going to do it anyway” — Jimmy Urine

It was a very empowering feeling.
I now feel like I can take on the world and make a dent in the Universe.

I rock onstage with MSI

I rock onstage with MSI

Doc Lounge – Watch movies together in a social style

The reason I write this is because tonight I was at a new type of experience. Doc Lounge in Varberg. We meet up to  mingle in soft lounge like local. There is a bar and later they started showing the documentary style movie The Secret Disco Revolution. The saddest part was that there was no Boney M or ABBA in the movie. They where 2 groups that I grew up with and defined disco me. But other Disco still has a warm place in my heart. After the movie was done we cleared the area before the screen and we stared to dance to Disco music. Something I do with great love and energy. This is a totally new way to watch documentary movies together.

The whole concept with social movie watching is awesome.

Doc Lounge in Varberg

Google Doodle Disco

Google Doodle Disco on 14 feb 2013

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