Joined: Mar. 2006
||Posted: Mar. 28 2006, 19:51
First off I would wish to express my great thanks for all the nice welcomes I have received from so many members here. This is a once in a life time experience for me. I have not seen a BBS that has such great folks.
I somehow think there is a good reason for that. The compositions of a great composer we all share in common.
I also believe, from what I hearing here, is that there is also a social conscious that is unique to persons who appreciate great music and are moved by it, in a common direction.
I know that I am moved to actions many times listening to MO works.
Ah, yes - I should explain something. I am a Native American so Incantations would naturally draw me in. Growing up in the Tribe we learn these things early on. So there is my connection.
Back on topic. "The Killing Fields" is a work that blends wonder and trajedy, love / hate, the ultimate resolve of Men ( in the general sense ), the dedication of all people and the horror that they are capable of. When you consider that the events of the times occured in an area of the world where "civilization" has existed longer than western european cultures and was one of the greatest cultures to have been seen on our World. The Khmer are a really a wonderful people. The events of the day caused a holocost which mirrored The Holocost. We should, all, pay as much attention here as we do in other area.
I returned to Cambodia in 1999. I was truly depressed by the ruin and decay. There will be many years before Cambodia returns as a true culture. But they are trying. They just need our assistance.
The music from film truly does justice to the story line. Just the trak "The Trek" not only aludes to the travel through the jungle, but would serve equally well when you see Ankor Wat rising before you in the morning mists. Such beauty, thousands of years old, timeless.
"The Burial" can be used to augment the loss of all those millions, the boy just being a single symbol of each and every person cut down for the reson of being "educated".
I listen, still, to each track and consider the value of each set to current times in Cambodia and anceint times.
Ah, as a side bar, do you all now that the primay temples of Ankro Wat are in the EXACT same alignment as the Great Pyramids of Giza ?
Well, must be off for abit. My Labrador is calling for his evening walk and ball chasing time.
Again my great thanks for such a wonderful welcome.