The Blue Notebooks

Por más que nuestro lado violento quiera expresarse, debe ser asimilado y por sobre todo, debe ser transformado en bondad. EN: As much as our violent side wants to express itself, it must be assimilated and above all, it must be transformed into goodness. bautista sierra lacosta

My own notebook is blue, and soft. It’s filled with moments of in-between, of breaths hard taken, and thoughts dared not spoken. And imagination. The Blue Notebooks sound like the pulse of something, like all the moments that could be lost but are... Kat Currey

"Analyzed the day by day, piece by piece, stop, look at what lowliest, the details...To appreciate, in a moment things that with time will be years. Make visible what is shown at first unseen. Reality, an acceptance of what we are." Yatir Fernández

Loved the music of this album, it communicated nuanced feelings without the need for words. Tilda Swinton’s softly spoken monologues made me curious about what it is about. What to say about the current state of politics... It is disappointing, and at... Howard Wimshurst

"The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when... David Heath

“Everyone carries a room about inside them. This fact can even be proved by means of the sense of hearing. If someone walks fast and one pricks up one’s ears and listens, say in the night, when everything round about is quiet, one hears, for instance, the rattling of a mirror not quite firmly fastened to the wall.”
Franz Kafka

“Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”
C.G. Jung

“I get irritated with the world. I get irritated with politicians. I get very irritated with governments and with corporations, but in terms of imagination - my imagination is always fertile.”
Patti Smith

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
Virginia Woolf

As a very sensitive child, I reacted to the violence around me by internalizing everything. My only refuge was music, and I totally disappeared into the internal landscapes it opened up to me.

The Blue Notebooks’ is an anti-violence record and an attempt for music to comment on society. It’s a subtle and peaceful protest against political, social, and personal brutality.

15 years ago, I chose these texts to reflect on my sense of the politics at the time of the Iraq war. Facts were beginning to be replaced by subjective assertions in the build-up to the war, which seemed to be viewed as inevitable and justified in spite of all the evidence to the contrary.

Sadly, it’s still very current today. Now, politically things are not only similar, but worse.

This blue note book is for you to read, reflect and add your contribution in any way you feel.

What do these quotes mean to you?
How do you view the politics of un-reality?
What is your peaceful protest?

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