Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Blog Blast for Peace - Dona Nobis Pacem 3 - Grant Us Peace - Scroll down for Thursday Thirteen

Click to enlarge Peace Globe

Welcome, brothers! ((hug)) Welcome, sisters! ((hug))

It's Blog Blast for Peace Day in the blogosphere.

Bloggers from all over the world are sending their desire for peace into the universe today. Join us by visiting the hundreds of bloggers taking part in this beautiful event.

Just CLICK on Blog Blast for Peace and you will discover
a world where hope reigns,
hands reach across the globe in friendship
and voices rise in glorious harmony.

At the main site, you'll find a Complete Alphabetical List of Participants in the left-hand sidebar - click on the 'plus' sign and this will open up to links to every post taking part in the Blog Blast.

For my Peace Globe today I'm featuring a band who epitomizes my own philosophy regarding world peace.

If you're busy playing music, dancing, singing and celebrating life, there is no room for aggression, destruction and suffering.

As this band likes to sing: Party! Party! Party! Party! Party! Party! After party!

Gogol Bordello is a band made of members from all around the world:

United States
United Kingdom

They come from a wide assortment of ethnic and religious backgrounds, including Eastern European, Gypsy or Romani, African, Indigenous people of the Americas and Asian.

There are men and women.

Their ages range from 30 years old to 54.

If you watch the clip, you'll catch the infectious delirium of joy this group exudes. The crowd is jumping!

Lead singer Eugene Hutz sings in a mixture of English, Ukrainian and Gypsy/Romani. Here are the lyrics from the song that I offer to the Blog Blast today:

Mishto means "Good"

Sha bu'et kruto blya! Sha bu'et kruto! means "This is gonna kick ass!"

T´aven saste taj baxtale means "You should be healthy and lucky"

Is this what we really need?

What if this is my only chance?

What if this is my holy war?

What if this is my stupid dance?

What the f#%k you waiting for?

Let's go!


SandyCarlson said...

I need to catch up. Thanks for this delightful, helpful, wonderful post.

Alice Audrey said...

I like your flag better than mine.

Babs-beetle said...

I'll come back and watch the movie clip. It's 4:30am and I'm in bed with my laptop and don't want to wake anybody up ;)

Travis Cody said...

Your Globe is outstanding! Well done my dear!

Sans Pantaloons said...

Peace, Julia.

j said...

"A world where hope reigns"... well said! That is our world today.

Hug back! PEACE!

Anndi said...

People from different backgrounds, languages, cultures coming together and having a party. Two thumbs WAY up!

Peace to you...

Robin said...

What a fun way to call for peace, I love it.

secret agent woman said...

I'll have to wathc that when I'm not at work! Peace to you on this day.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Thank you for participating in the BlogBlast For Peace!

A great Peace Globe and I love the music...

Akelamalu said...

Great post and a lovely Peace Globe Julia! :)

Unknown said...

Awesome! Peace to you and yours.

Marilyn said...

I've listened to a lot of music today... this is my favorite. They have so much energy.

Anonymous said...

One voice. One heart. One prayer. Peace xo

M. said...

Hi Julia -
so glad I dropped by on a wordcount break today, rather than yesterday when I would kick myself!

I presumed upon your generosity and borrowed the peace globe image and a paragraph of explanatory text to post on my blog.

peace on earth, indeed

maryt/theteach said...

What an unusual bunch, Julia! Thanks for sharing! Happy blogblast for peace day! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great video and such energy!

Peace to you and yours!

Debra James Percival said...

Great post for Blog Blast for Peace 2009! Glad I found your blog.

Finding Pam said...

It looks like you captured what real peace is about. Music is the means to communcate peace.

Peac and love,

Carol said...

"If you're busy playing music, dancing, singing and celebrating life, there is no room for aggression, destruction and suffering."


I enjoyed your fun peace globe and the rock-every-cell-in-my-body energy of the international band. Thank you!

Ivanhoe said...

That was a new one for me :o) Thank you!
Peace and love to you from Ohio,

Karen Jo said...

That's a great video. Peace to you and yours.

Patti said...

That's a wonderfully creative peace globe! I had to re-use last year's ... didn't get to make a new one.

That's so true if we are making music and dancing we won't have time for hatred and aggression and destruction and all those horrid things.

Peace to you and yours.

storyteller said...

Lovely peace post ;-)
I believe that peace is a choice and begins within … radiating outwards to others! Here's wishing YOU peace in each moment. I'm participating on all 4 of my blogs ... just because ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Happily Retired Gal

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing so gentle as real strength." St Francis de Sales

Mike Golch said...

Thank you for stopping by my site and commenting on my peace have a great globe as well.i enjoyed watching the video.

Carver said...

What a great peace globe and post. I enjoyed the band so much too. Peace to you and yours, Carver

Mark Prime (tpm/Confession Zero) said...

Wonderful peace post and the globe is very cool.


RennyBA's Terella said...

What a great contribution and a wonderful globe!

Thanks for visiting mine too :-)

Debra said...

Beautiful globe! And that is some lively music on that video! I had not heard of this group. Thanks for sharing.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Fabulous post and I love your globe. Pace.

Thomma Lyn said...

What a gorgeous peace globe! And yes, "hope reigns" -- in the words of the delightful Howard Zinn, "“The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”

Peace to you and yours, my friend. :)

Shiloh said...

Hey Julia, thank you for your comments, and I really liked your globe. Peace be with you!

rose AKA Walk in the Woods - she/her said...

☮ peace ☮

AngelBaby said...

Great post and beautiful peace globe, just wonderful.

Love and Blessings,

Mimi Lenox said...


Your globe and post = inspiring!
I can feel the energy still thumping through the blogosphere almost a full week later! Thank you for introducing us to these musicians and inviting us to your peace party. I love it!

You are #1568 in the Official Peace Globe Gallery at