“Pale Blue Dot monologue” – Carl Sagan

Image

Carl Sagan’s iconic Pale Blue Dot monologue is based on the seminal photograph of Earth taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft in 1990:

“Opium” – Dead Can Dance

Image

https://youtu.be/QuMqDF0PFZA?list=PLqyvvqB5g-kPSAT7geP18FthT_YrUiqR5

“Gloomy Sunday” – Björk

Image

“The importance of our cultural roots and sense of belonging …” – Patti Smith

Image

On the importance of our cultural roots and sense of belonging:

“When you proceed on your course, never forget you are not alone. You have friends and family, but you also have you ancestors. Your ancestors sing in your blood. Call to them. Their strength through the ages will come into you. And then there are your spiritual ancestors. Call on them. They have set themselves up through human history to be at your disposal. Jesus, he said, “I am with you always, even into the end of the world,” Allen Ginsburg, Walt Whitman — they are with you. Choose the one you wish to walk with and he or she will walk with you. Don’t forget that you are not alone.”

Patti Smith, late 1970s

Patti Smith, late 1970s

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” – 2 Cellos

Image

Jack Bruce with Cream – Complete Reunion Concert 2005

Image

A high-definition dedication to the memory of Jack Bruce (died 10/25/2014), one of the world’s greatest rock bass players. Entire live performance of Jack Bruce (RIP), Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker at the Cream reunion tour concert at Royal Albert Hall, London England, taken from four shows in May 2005.

Song setlist:
1 I’m So Glad (James)
2 Spoonful (Dixon)
3 Outside Woman Blues (Reynolds)
4 Pressed Rat and Warthog (Baker, Taylor)
5 Sleepy Time Time (Bruce, Godfrey)
6 N.S.U. (Bruce)
7 Badge (Clapton, Harrison)
8 Politician (Bruce, Brown)
9 Sweet Wine (Baker, Godfrey)
10 Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Waters)
11 Stormy Monday (Walker)
12 Deserted Cities of the Heart (Bruce, Brown)
13 Born Under a Bad Sign (Jones, Bell)
14 We’re Going Wrong (Bruce)

COP21: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message – 2015

Image