Unlike the highly acclaimed new Joker movie, The King’s Speech depicts the struggle from childhood trauma up into the noble realms of bravery, compassion and liberation. (With 12 Oscar nominations, it is among the most nominated films of all time.) Decadent Gotham City and megalomanic Nazi Germany rise up darkly as universal threats to the shattered child, as does the wanton destruction of our biosphere and essential moral integrity today.
As a victim of deep childhood trauma that has taken decades for me to transcend, I find it tremendously compelling and inspiring. How many of us can indeed be born again like a phoenix from the ashes of our past?
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Life is a stage —
Act your part
With all your heart
I’m considering applying for the job of playing James Bond in the upcoming movies. What do you think my chances are of being accepted for the position? Too old? Too tall? Too non-violent? Too silly? Too Canadian? ….
The name’s Blond, Ed Blond….
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Tagged adventure, Ed Blond, good versus evil, James Bond, smile
Oh boy, here we go again!
(click on YouTube, then in the wheel —Quality, HD— to see it in high definition)
(Ed’s version of the Christmas Song is available for free download here …)
(ctrl+click audio file)
(and Mousie Marvin’s Rainbow Christmas …)
(ctrl+click audio file)
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Tagged Christmas, corny, Ed Saugstad, happiness, mousies, peace, smile, thousand tickle mousies, Vienna Woods
Another dear friend shines in the limelight!
—ooops, not to be confused with the sweet but powerful girl robot in WALL-E
(that’s what Eva calls me in turn, Wollyyyyyy!)
but, the one and only:
********Eva Maria Neubauer********
(Eva and Yoann, like me, are seasoned sahaja yogis 🙂 )
And here’s the whole recent episode in Austrian national television, ORF:
(and don’t miss Eva in Cop Stories in ORF 1 at 21:20 on Tuesday, Nov. 18!)
Here’s Eva’s site:
a last minute bit
of Christmas cheer
~click on the dancing Prime Minister~
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Tagged Christmas, Hugh Grant, love, Love Actually, Prime Minister, smile
Over here in Vienna there was once a star shining with the intensity of the Fred Astairs, Gene Kellys and Danny Kayes on the other side of the Atlantic. What does it take for one human being to inspire and elevate millions of hearts? We can only watch and wonder as their mirthful light passes through our lives.
As our inner evolution opens up all that timeless potential which has till now been closed to most of us, let’s hope our world will see countless more Peter Alexanders setting new ingenious levels of simple en-JOY-ment in the coming decades.
June 30, 1926 – February 12, 2011
Peter Alexander, Austrian actor, singer and entertainer who was revered both at home and in neighboring Germany, has died, his spokeswoman said Sunday. He was 84. The star who symbolized the return of laughter, lightheartedness and the economic upswing after World War II (similar to the popular trend in Hollywood) passed away Saturday. Since the 1950s, Alexander appeared in some 50 film comedies and recorded more than 120 records. He was also a regular on TV for decades. Known as “Peter the Great” by his fans, his name was synonymous with Austrian charm and wit.
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann lauded Alexander as a ‘great Austrian.’ “As an artist, Peter Alexander made generations of people happy — both at home and abroad”. Culture Minister Claudia Schmied stated that Alexander was a pioneer of German language TV entertainment.
“Austria (and the world) is losing a great entertainer”.
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Tagged Austria, entertainment, heart-opening, inspiration, Peter Alexander, Vienna