♪Hunger – Music Themes

We will be exploring the nature of Hunger which Bear has chosen for our weekly theme. Let’s delve into our innate hunger for meaning, the desire to explore and understand our inner and outer reality. Why do we hunger for experiences to justify our existence, why “do” anything at all to satisfy our carnal subconscious longings? Existentialists call forth the unfolding of a grand design, perhaps we are programmed for hunger, destined to remain as Hungry Ghosts lost in physical form.

Hunger is the under-lying drive which compels us to live, for better or worse, for there is no better impetus to keep the experiment going. Massive Attack provides the brilliant track – Dissolved Girl – for the dystopian sci-fi movie Immortal.

♪Take me now baby here as I am
Pull me close, try and understand
Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe
Love is a banquet on which we feed♪

Patti Smith Group – Because the night 1978

The hunger for Truth! From 1998 neo-noir sci-fi film Dark City features Jennifer Connelly lounge singing Sway

Beethoven was known for his impassioned appetite and tortured soul: Beethoven Pathetique Sonata no. 8 – 1st Movement in C minor

How does one satisfy hunger? Music is known to soothe the savage beast: J.S.Bach – Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 846 – performed by Friedrich Gulda 1972.

Mankind has always hungered to be the best in competition, striving for pride, for the joys of life: Scott Joplin – Dueling Pianos Competition Scene.

At some point we must awaken from our slumber, to transcend this mortal coil and understand a greater truth… Tchaikovsky – The Sleeping Beauty: No. 9. Finale (The Spell) – AWAKE!

♪I don’t know why nobody told you
how to unfold you love
I don’t know how someone controlled you
they bought and sold you

I look at the world and I notice it’s turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps♪

The Beatles-While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Clearly we’re due for a Change – Deftones

The day we lose our destructive urges, our unconscious hunger, is the day we become As One – Waitaha. “With the Blessings of my Elders, this Waiata-Karakia ‘Prayer Song’ encourages us to embrace All Life As One!”

Thanks for listening, infinite blessings♥     Plz visit:     Bear     Lisa     Johnny     Eva     Willow

16 thoughts on “♪Hunger – Music Themes

  1. “Have you had your rice today?” is a greeting similar to “How are you?”
    “Thank you for all that you have done” is how my students concluded any correspondence to me. Much nicer than “Sincerely” and it covers all bases. Each recipient of this closure knows if they have done anything worth being thank for. Conversely everyone knows if they have not, and this phrase will either please or shame the reader, The responsibility for good acts is thereby passed to the recipient of the correspondence with that closure. I use it a lot. I even have it in my side-bar…. in English.
    The foreign movie at without explanation is:. Liberte.Korkoro.” Korkoro” is Romani and means Alone. The movie is in French with fantastic Romani music.
    Here is an old Japanese Samurai movie with English subtitles:


    • Hello Bear, have you eaten yet, how was your weekend? I love that expression, used it several times in Hong Kong cantonese (sic fann may aa)- to the amazement of the locals. It makes for a great conversation starter!
      And thank you for sharing culture and wisdom with us, I love “あなたが行っていることすべてをありがとうございました” I’ll try to embody this mindfulness, truth. I look forward to watching these films, we are blessed to experience such cultural diversity – we are truly all connected as the native americans say. Have you seen “Jiburu – The Way Home”:

      A most wonderful heartfelt connection of universal love.♥ Mata aimashou!


  2. Hello Maddie!!!!
    Oh I so love your opening selection by Massive Attack. Thanks for the movie lead to Immortal–I’ve not seen that film. Now it’s on my radar and to watch list, Maddie. 🙂
    And Sway—Dark City is a great film–I’d forgotten all about that wonderful song.
    I for one don’t think we are stuck being hungry ghosts—that’s a choice, isn’t it? Mindfulness on a roll.


    • Hi Eva thanks for dropping by! Immortal is a trippy movie, a sci-fi precursor to the whole MAtrix theme. U’r right, “hungry ghosts” represents the unconscious aspect of our nature, all the worldly desires that ultimately never fulfill our soul. It’s definitely a choice, I appreciate your thoughtful comment. Have a beautiful week Eva. 🙂


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    • I’m not literate in Japanese so I’ll use this translator. I’m happy you enjoyed the music, yes I have eaten today, very well indeed. I love this asian expression, food feeds body mind soul, it’s nice to be concerned about someone’s well being! Thank you for being such a good friend, teacher and elder to us all.♥


      I see the English to Japanese translator is lost in translation, lol. 🙂
      I know most Asian languages are read top down, left to right. Grammar rules are radically different, so much to learn.


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