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Many tracks and album names got different stories or meaning behind them. Let`s share what we know or can find out!

BIG SUR AND THE ORANGES FROM HIERONYMUS BOSCH:

Well, big sur and the oranges might be a painting by HB...

From wikipedia:

Hieronymus Bosch was born Hieronymus (or Jeroen) van Aken (meaning "from Aachen"). He signed a number of his paintings as Bosch (pronounced Boss in Dutch). The name derives from his birthplace, 's-Hertogenbosch, which is commonly called "Den Bosch".

Little is known of Bosch’s life or training. He left behind no letters or diaries, and what has been identified has been taken from brief references to him in the municipal records of 's-Hertogenbosch, and in the account books of the local order of the Brotherhood of Our Lady. Nothing is known of his personality or his thoughts on the meaning of his art. Bosch’s date of birth has not been determined with certainty. It is estimated at c. 1450 on the basis of a hand drawn portrait (which may be a self-portrait) made shortly before his death in 1516. The drawing shows the artist at an advanced age, probably in his late sixties.[1]

rest of story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hieronymus_Bosch

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 Post subject: Calyx Calamander
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CALYX CALAMANDER:

Calyx or Calyce may refer to:

Calyx (kidney), a structural component of the mammalian kidney
Calyx (artist), a UK producer of drum and bass
Calyce (mythology), a figure in Greek mythology
Calyx (botany), the sepals of a flower
Calyx (zoology), the crown of a crinoid
Calyx of held, a large synapse in the auditory brainstem structure
Calyx (journal), a literary journal
Calyx (fictional moon), in the Colony Wars franchise


Calamander:
Calamander wood or Coromandel wood is a valuable wood from India, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and South East Asia. It is of a hazel-brown color, with black stripes (or the other way about), very heavy and hard. It is also called striped ebony and is closely related to genuine ebony, but is obtained from different species in the same genus; one of these is Diospyros quaesita Thwaites, from Shri Lanka. The name Calamander comes from the local sinhalese name, 'kalu-medhiriya', which means dark chamber; referring to the characteristic ebony black wood. It is used in furniture and for sculpture.

What Edgar means with this title? Could be anything, but I guess it is "the flower and the tree" combination.

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 Post subject: Force Majeure
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FORCE MAJEURE:


Force Majeure (French for "superior force"), also known as cas fortuit (French) or casus fortuitus (Latin)[1], is a common clause in contracts which essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties, such as a war, strike, riot, crime, or an event described by the legal term "act of God" (e.g., flooding, earthquake, volcano), prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations under the contract. However, force majeure is not intended to excuse negligence or other malfeasance of a party, as where non-performance is caused by the usual and natural consequences of external forces (e.g., predicted rain stops an outdoor event), or where the intervening circumstances are specifically contemplated.

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 Post subject: Midas Touch
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MIDAS TOUCH:

Midas (or King Midas) had the ability to touch things, and turn it into gold!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midas

Midas or King Midas (in Greek Μίδας) is popularly remembered for his ability to turn everything he touched into gold: the Midas touch.[1]

Midas was king[2] of Pessinus, a city of Phrygia, who as a child was adopted by the king Gordias and Cybele, the goddess whose consort he was, and who (by some accounts) was the goddess-mother of Midas himself.[3] Some accounts place the youth of Midas in Macedonian Bermion (See Bryges)[4] In Thracian Mygdonia,[5] Midas was known for his garden of roses: Herodotus[6] remarks on the settlement of the ancient kings of Macedon on the slopes of Mount Bermion "the place called the garden of Midas son of Gordias, where roses grow of themselves, each bearing sixty blossoms and of surpassing fragrance". In this garden, according to Macedonians, Silenos was taken captive.[7] According to Iliad (V.860) , he had one son, Lityerses, the demonic reaper of men, but in some variations of the myth he had a daughter, Zoë or "life" instead. For the son of Midas, see Adrastus.

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This is a very good topic, Ståle. I have many a times wondered about several of the track titles. Some of them are very interesting or funny, but from time to time they are almost a complete mystery to me. Very nice to have som background info on the story behind the titles.

Sleeping Watches Snoring In Silence, anyone? :roll:

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Very good and interesting topic Stale 8)

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 Post subject: Logos & Pantha Rhei
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LOGOS & PANTHA RHEI

Has these two track names someting in common?

Yes! The greek pre socratic Philosopher Heraclitus!

Heraclitus (ca. 535–475 BCE) established the term "Logos" in Western philosophy as meaning both the source and fundamental order of the cosmos.

Heraclitus of Ephesus (Ancient Greek: Ἡράκλειτος ὁ Ἐφέσιος — Hērákleitos ho Ephésios; c. 535–c. 475 BCE) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, a native of Ephesus, Ionia, on the coast of Asia Minor. He was of distinguished parentage. Little is known about his early life and education, but he regarded himself as self-taught and a pioneer of wisdom. From the lonely life he led, and still more from the riddling nature of his philosophy and his contempt for humankind in general, he was called the "The Obscure," and the "Weeping Philosopher."

Heraclitus is famous for his doctrine of change being central to the universe, summarized in his famous quote, "You can not step twice into the same river." He believed in the unity of opposites, stating that "the path up and down is one and the same," existing things being characterized by pairs of contrary properties. His cryptic utterance that "all things come to be in accordance with this Logos," (literally, "word," or "account") has been the subject of numerous interpretations.




LOGOS:
Main article: Logos
"The idea that all things come to pass in accordance with this Logos"[17] and "the Logos is common,"[18] is expressed in two famous but obscure fragments:

This Logos holds always but humans always prove unable to understand it, both before hearing it and when they have first heard it. For though all things come to be in accordance with this Logos, humans are like the inexperienced when they experience such words and deeds as I set out, distinguishing each in accordance with its nature and saying how it is. But other people fail to notice what they do when awake, just as they forget what they do while asleep. (DK 22B1)

For this reason it is necessary to follow what is common. But although the Logos is common, most people live as if they had their own private understanding. (DK 22B2)

The meaning of Logos also is subject to interpretation: "word", "account", "plan", "formula", "measure", "proportion", "reckoning."[19] Though Heraclitus "quite deliberately plays on the various meanings of logos",[20] there is no compelling reason to suppose that he used it in a special technical sense, significantly different from the way it was used in ordinary Greek of his time.[21]

The later Stoics understood it as "the account which governs everything,"[22] and the Hippolytus, in the 3rd century, identified it as meaning the Christian Word of God.[23]

PANTHA RHEI:
Panta rhei, "everything flows"
Πάντα ῥεῖ (panta rhei) "everything flows" either was not spoken by Heraclitus or did not survive as a quotation of his. This famous aphorism used to characterize Heraclitus' thought comes from Simplicius.[24] The word rhei, adopted by rhe-o-logy, is simply the Greek word for "to stream."[25]


Heraclitus by Hendrick ter BrugghenThe philosophy of Heraclitus is summed up in his cryptic utterance:[26]

Heraclitus --------> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heraclitus#Logos

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 Post subject: Beaver Town
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BEAVER TOWN:

This track from The Private Music of Tangerine Dream, refers to a town
in Oklahoma. It is also called "No Man`s Land"!

Maybe "Five little Birds in No Man`s Land" Calendar was photographed in Beaver Town/Creek?

http://www.beaveroklahoma.net/


The Town of Beaver is located in Northwest Oklahoma's Panhandle, and is the County seat of Beaver County. With a population of approximately 1500, Beaver, Oklahoma, is one of the largest towns in the Panhandle. With a thriving downtown business district, a superb school campus, and a major tourist attraction in the form of Beaver Dunes State Park on the doorstep, Beaver is a small town aiming to fulfil its huge potential.

Located on Beaver Creek, the Town of Beaver began as the location of a fur-trading post in 1879. Its original name was Beaver City, and was planned to be the capital of the short-lived Cimarron Territory. In 1890, the territory was assigned to Oklahoma Territory, and Beaver City became the seat for the entire Oklahoma Panhandle, then known as Seventh County. When Oklahoma became a state in 1907, the panhandle was divided into three counties, with the eastern most panhandle county retaining the name of Beaver, and the Town of Beaver as its county seat.

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"Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch" is actually a novel by Henry Miller. :wink:

http://www.amazon.com/Oranges-Hieronymu ... 074#reader


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j_pertou wrote:
"Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch" is actually a novel by Henry Miller. :wink:

http://www.amazon.com/Oranges-Hieronymu ... 074#reader


Even better! More clues :-)

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This is a very good topic, Ståle. I have many a times wondered about several of the track titles. Some of them are very interesting or funny, but from time to time they are almost a complete mystery to me. Very nice to have som background info on the story behind the titles.

Sleeping Watches Snoring In Silence, anyone? :roll:



Not sure about that Insvims. Maybe just forgotten clocks, still ticking in a box in the attic.....

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Mars wrote:
Insvims wrote:
This is a very good topic, Ståle. I have many a times wondered about several of the track titles. Some of them are very interesting or funny, but from time to time they are almost a complete mystery to me. Very nice to have som background info on the story behind the titles.

Sleeping Watches Snoring In Silence, anyone? :roll:



Not sure about that Insvims. Maybe just forgotten clocks, still ticking in a box in the attic.....

Hehe, maybe so.

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 Post subject: Quichotte
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QUICHOTTE:

Don Quichotte (Don Quixote) is an opera in five acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Henri Cain,

Massenet's comédie-héroïque, like so many other dramatized versions of the story of Don Quixote, relates only indirectly to the great novel by Miguel de Cervantes. The immediate inspiration was Le chevalier de la longue figure, a play by the poet Jacques Le Lorrain first performed in Paris in 1904. In this version of the story, the heroine Dulcinée, who never actually appears in the original novel, is a flirtatious local beauty inspiring one of the infatuated old man's exploits.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Quichotte

Guess that Edgar planned his Dante Divinia Commedia already in 1980 :-)

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 Post subject: Phaedra
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PHAEDRA:


Phaedra (mythology)
This article is about the mythological figure. For other uses, see Phaedra.

Alexandre Cabanel's painting Phaedra (1880)In Greek mythology, Phaedra is the daughter of Minos, wife of Theseus and the mother of Demophon and Acamas.

Though married to Theseus, Phaedra fell in love with Hippolytus, Theseus' son born by Antiope, queen of the Amazons. According to some sources, Hippolytus had spurned Aphrodite to become a devotee of Artemis and Aphrodite made Phaedra fall in love with him as a punishment. He rejected her. Alternatively, Phaedra's nurse told Hippolytus of her love, and he swore he would not reveal her as a source of information. In revenge, Phaedra wrote Theseus a letter that claimed Hippolytus raped her. Theseus believed her and cursed Hippolytus with one of the three curses he had received from Poseidon. As a result, Hippolytus' horses were frightened by a sea monster and dragged their rider to his death. Alternatively, after Phaedra told Theseus that Hippolytus had raped her, Theseus killed his son and Phaedra committed suicide out of guilt for she had not intended for Hippolytus to die. Artemis later told Theseus the truth. In a third version, Phaedra simply told Theseus this and did not kill herself; Dionysus sent a wild bull which terrified Hippolytus' horses.

Phaedra can refer to:

Phaedra (mythology)
Various artistic works based on the legend:
Hippolytus by Euripides
Phaedra (Seneca) by Seneca the Younger
Phèdre by Jean Racine (or the English translation by Robert Lowell)
Phaedra's Love by Sarah Kane
Phaedra (film), a 1962 film by Jules Dassin
Phaedra (cantata), a cantata by Benjamin Britten
Phaedra (opera), an opera by Hans Werner Henze
The genus Phaedra synonym of Bernardia
174 Phaedra, an asteroid
Phaedra (album), by the electronic music group Tangerine Dream
A mysterious woman referred to in the song "Some Velvet Morning" sung by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaedra_(mythology)

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