Archive for Lithuanian

Sleep Signal Album: Puppenruhe

Posted in Downloads, Music, Poetry, Sleep Signal with tags , , , , , , , on 2015-10-13 by candycactus

Steven Kovar and me (Sleep Signal) just released our first short album to the poetry of a Lithuanian Berlin poet and painter Aldona Gustas (1932).

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New Cactus Song: Medžiu

Posted in CandyCactus Music, Music with tags , on 2013-03-23 by candycactus

Medžiu  (listen clicking on this link)

gal norėtum augt ir tu

gal norėtum būt medžiu

vėjui lizdą ištaisyt

vanago sapnų klausyt

lapai žemėj ir žuvy

debesys žuvies aky

duona pievos akmeny

sniegas krosny ir širdy

pievos pilkos akmenų

aprašytų gludinų

nežinau aš kur einu

ką kuriu ir ką turiu

pasakykit ar jau čia

gal pavirsti man varle

laukti laumžirgio minties

sparno lobio ir praeities

Caucasian Brazilian Fusion

Posted in CandyCactus Music, Caucasus, Downloads, English, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on 2010-09-30 by candycactus

back in Tbilisi, Georgia – the amazing, craziest, most surreal spot in the World.. A place where subconscious is all played out: people love, kill, steal, give everything to you, disappear as in a dream and come back transformed with stories of things that can happen for anyone in the rest of the world only in a dream…

Also back in Anna’s cellar in Barnova, again recording music. Here is the fruit of music recording last night (demo): a classical Brazilian song “Aguas de Marco” with Armenian duduk, Georgian panduri and Indian tampuri..!

version of “Agua De Beber”

Posted in CandyCactus Music, Caucasus, English, Music with tags , , , , , , , on 2010-08-30 by candycactus

Black version of Tom Jobim’s “Agua De Beber” – coctail of Brazil, Armenia and cactus, since it Armenian duduk and JHNO with strings in the background

Nemuni

Posted in English, Stories and Tales with tags , , , , on 2010-03-24 by candycactus

More interesting things from this part of the world, which is feet of Himalaya. I mean, I do feel a bit like Winnie the Pooh in his detective pursuit to find a Hephalump, check it out.

From Wiki:
“According to Skanda Purana, a rishi called “Ne” or “Nemuni” used to live in Himalaya.[15] In the Pashupati Purana, he is mentioned as a saint and a protector.[16] He is said to have practiced penance at the Bagmati and Kesavati rivers[17] and to have taught his doctrines there too.”

What about the ethymology of the main river in Lithuania “Nemunas”?

The root “mun” means in Sanskrit “wisdom”. In Lithuanian I cannot think of any words that have the same root and bet that the name for Nemunas came from this seer from Himalayas.

Makes a good Hephalump story, doesn’t it?

Pali – Lithuanian – Sanskrit

Posted in English, Lietuviškai with tags , , , on 2010-03-15 by candycactus

Well, it is known that Lithuanian language has maintained immense quantity of words and grammatical forms that are very similar to Sanskrit. Since I am in Nepal I became curious discovering the mindblowing similarities between Lithuanian and Pali, which also has roots in Sanskrit. Here is what I see:

Honey: Madhu (pali) – Medus (lith.)
Who are you?: Ko tvam asi? (pali) – Kas tu esi? (lith.)
When: kada (pali) – kada (lith.)
Eye: Akhi (pali) – Akis (lith.)
Piece: Khanda (pali), to bite – Kanda (lith.)
Village: Gama (pali) – kaimas (lith.)
Foot: Pada (pali), soal – Padas (lith.)
Vehicle: Ratha (pali), wheel – ratas (lith.)
Dog: sunakha (pali), sunekas (lith.)

And so on….