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The World is My Oyster by Thomas Dybdahl (Celebrity Reading)

The sounds are wicked here! I would have loved to been at this gig.  Seems so magical with a perfect symbiotic connection between the band members and the listeners.

The world is my oyster
I can’t seem to swallow it

The world is my oyster
I can’t seem to swallow it

Cold and
Raw I
Stare it down
Even though the moment races past
Wild wild heady thoughts collide
With every thought I’ve tried to hide

Can’t seem to swallow it
The world is my oyster

Can’t seem to swallow it
The world is my oyster

Can’t seem to swallow it
The world is my oyster

Can’t seem to swallow it
The world is my oyster

I can’t seem to give a shit

As I rock back and forth to the sounds of this song (a comforting action, for sure), I think about the song’s meaning…

The lyrics in this song could reflect Thomas’ Sun Sesquiquadrate Saturn aspect.

The world is my oyster represents the Sun (Thomas), while the Can’t seem to swallow it, is something Saturn would say because Saturn is all about reality and the oyster phrase is an absurd play on words due to it being a metaphor. Saturn is also cold and Thomas is feeling cold / Raw I / Stare it down. This song appears as an introspective of Thomas’ state of mind at the time.

The sesquiquadrate is an aspect that needs a helping hand to connect the desires of the two planets. It sort of acts as a type of disability or a lack of help to overcome obstacles, and in this case — depression is reflected in these lyrics by suggesting he can’t seem to give shit (apathy that often occurs when in a depressed state).

People in his environment may have tried to get him to see the light, that there is so much success available to him and to not give up but he couldn’t buy it even though (in the song) he’s trying to convince himself that it is the truth (yes, please do!!). The lyrics Even though the moment races past / Wild wild heady thoughts collide / With every thought I’ve tried to hide are related to the planets Mars (Aries, his Sun sign), Uranus, and Mercury. In his chart, I see that Mercury powerfully Conjuncts Mars and Trines Uranus while Mars forms another Sesquiquadrate with Uranus.

This suggests his mind is fast, bright, but sometimes (again) he needs/needed help to take quick, assertive, and sudden action — to seize opportunities, to naysay tension, to speak up before he loses his thought or gets lost in past and future thoughts, and to act on his brilliant ideas (no self-doubt please!!). If he doesn’t, he’s likely to miss out or has missed out and then he’d get down about it or himself, feel guilty for not doing his all, etc.

As usual, I’m just scratching the surface on my blog and no reading is complete or accurate without the native’s input and agreement.

While this song is sung and played as a melodic ballad, and Thomas usually writes love songs, I think this song is about depression.  But it’s also a song about determination and success! Quite hopeful and uplifting, from the dark of the night — light will shine in the day.

Brilliant and inspired song-writer (Mercury Conjunct Venus in Pisces)!

So yes Thomas, the world IS your oyster! :D


iTunes Music Purchases

Well, I broke down and got an iTunes account and purchased my first card so I could take Thomas Dybdahl with me wherever I go! ha!

For now, I got songs that I didn’t have on a CD I have or  one’s that are on a compilation album or where they are featured on the work of another artist.

  • Just Can’t Seem To Give A Shit    4:05    Thomas Dybdahl & Mélanie Laurent    This Day (World Hepatitis Day)
  • U (Live)    3:54    Thomas Dybdahl    The Six Sessions (Live)    Singer/Songwriter
  • Je t’aime moi non plus    4:21    Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin    Serge Gainsbourg    Musique francophone
  • Monsters (feat. Randi Laubek)    7:58    Rosa Lux    Monsters
  • Be Here Now    6:23    Ray LaMontagne    Till the Sun Turns Black
  • You Are the Best Thing    3:52    Ray LaMontagne    Gossip In the Grain
  • L’espace d’un instant (feat. Thomas Dybdahl)    3:37    Mélanie Pain    My Name (Bonus Track Version)    Musique francophone
  • Free Fall Debut    3:31    Randi Laubek    Mona’s Verden (Original Soundtrack)
  • Crazy (Live)    5:05    Gnarls Barkley    iTunes Live from SoHo – EP
  • Crazy    3:02    Gnarls Barkley    Crazy – Single
  • Superstitious    3:56    Symon    1+1=3
  • Ne me quitte pas 4:10 Jacques Brel Les 100 plus belles chansons de Jacques Brel Musique francophone
  • Sugar Hiccup 3:42 Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels Alternative
  • Song to the Siren    3:30    This Mortal Coil    It’ll End in Tears

On my wish list… Siren, Nightwish, and Melody Gardot – Les etoiles and Over the Rainbow. Actually I already have her My One and Only Thrill CD so I’ll see if I can transfer that music onto my music player.

More ear candy… and what do you have in your music player? Any favorite songs to share?!


Thomas Dybdahl: Astrology Readings

Thomas Dybdahl is another artist whose work, tone, and voice resonates with me on deep levels and for good reason.

A special story about my meeting with Thomas. My friend Amy, in the UK, had been introducing me to Norwegian, and Dutch musicians and bands for a couple of years and one of these artists was Thomas Dybdahl.  I played the video Amy suggested and searched out another but then didn’t bother much more with it.

Then a year or so later, as I was building my Google+ Music page, I was pouring over some loved music from my past and Thomas’ music popped up.  This time I ended up listening to more of his music.

Around that time, I found his Facebook page and saw that he had a live show on Livestream that I was able to watch where he answered viewer’s questions (mine included).

Shortly after that, there was a contest to win two tickets to his show supporting Tori Amos at Massey Hall.  I won, with the support of Amy rooting for me!!

Since then, I have not tired of his music so he’s become a favorite but David Bowie is still #1. Oddly, they’re both cardinal signs (David, a Capricorn. Thomas, an Aries).

I probably won’t spend as much time reading Thomas (especially since his time of birth is unknown) but I’ll scratch the surface a bit in a few posts, mainly focusing on his art and what drives it.

Thomas and Abella in December 2011


Astronomy, Sky-watching, and Loving the Cosmos…

I’m getting more into Astronomy. I’m not sure what planets or fixed stars I was looking at tonight but along with the Moon, I felt a sense of calm as they washed over me. Breath-taking, calming, powerful… Check out Earth Sky sky gazing for information.

Now let me play you a song from one of my favourite artists, a Darwin lover who admirably named one of his albums Science! I’m a skeptic too and into science but not to the exclusion of spirit. Yet, I get why Thomas needed science to help stabilize what was going on in his world at the time. I’m also not for scam artists. I don’t sell or tell what I can’t prove with my own research and experiences. If I do, I call it theory.

And I tell you Thomas, when I look up at the sky I feel anything but real — it’s magic, magical.