BOOM! here come da BOOM! ...ready or not...YOU gotta give it your best shot! (subtitle: every day is EARTHDAY...)
Do you hear the explosions? Do you hear the unmistakable sound of a gazillion seeds, plants and trees sprouting leaves and exploding into new life?
Do you hear the joyous cry of uncountable living creatures re-populating the Earth with new animals, insects and fish?
Last week it was EARTHDAY a sweet little (semi-commercial) though well-meant initiative to repopulate the Earth with trees to make the world a better , greener place.
I applaud the initiative, but sadly I deplore the outcome. The bio-sphere will not be saved by symbolically planting a couple of trees,once a year...
it won't be saved by saying that some old trees may not be cut down, once a year...
it won't be saved by thinking about the earth and her children, once a year...
"But it's a good start!, it helps to make people AWARE!" I hear you say...
What point is there to having a "good start" when the human race has almost reached the finish line?
You're going to have to do a damn sight more than plant a few trees while the wholesale destruction just carries on day by day...
(it's like "trying to dry the floor while the watertap is still running", as they say here in holland)
Don't get me wrong (although I'm sure some of you undoubtedly will, hahaha)
OFCOURSE it's a good thing to plant trees! , (Jenny and me plant loads of trees)
but then don't plant just one... plant a hundred...plant a thousand... plant one and a half million!!
(thats what the man who originally made the forested hill we live on did... he took an old run down bit of partly deforested nature and planted more than 1.500.000 extra trees to make a beautifull and diverse nature reserve for animals and for the relaxation and health of the people from the city where he lived... he did this because he could... he did this because he was quite rich and because he cared for nature and because he wanted to really give something back to the community ... way back at the start of the last century, when many rich people sometimes did social things aswell...)
Ok.. so nowadays the present local councels and timber-companies disguised as "National wild life conservation organisations" are doing their damned best to destroy it all again... but what the fuck...we just keep planting... (Stenny planted about 200 young trees today)
Go out there and sow seeds, plant trees, spread mosses and lichen, plant ivy, plant and sow as much as you can! , every day that you can!, your whole life long!
When you can help an Animal ..do it!
When you can help a plant...do it!
And that way YOU Join in the circle of LIFE and support ECO-ANARCHY**
**= (the right of every seed to grow where it may and to live a rich and full life)
Never give up hope because There is a beautifull future for the EARTH and her children!
In my mind's eye I see old growth forests of trees 600 years old and more,
(if they don't get cut down now)
I see herds of wild bison roaming free,
(if the fences disappear and they don't get shot for fun)
I see seas and rivers bursting with a diversity of fish and marine mammals
(if they don't get massacred by the million by greedy fisheries)
I see the starling flock in hundreds of millions writing messages of joy in the sky
(if their worldwide habitats would be restored again)
I the sun rise over green carpets of natural and varied plantlife
(if all the government sponsored monoculture , pesticidal madness would stop)
I see the full moon shine over a real , cool (and especially dark) landscape
(if all the electric lights would suddenly go out)
BUT first we have to get used to seeing about 6.9 billion human beings accepting that the EARTH is the boss ...
(the other 0.1 billion is YOU and me)
EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY
Let's celebrate it together! NOW...TOMORROW...FOR EVER!!
Shaman SteveSic and Jenny the Harp Fairy
ps: for all you literary minded fans out there... the "BOOM" title is actually quite a witty pune or "play on words" which works really well if you can also read Dutch as well as English, because the word "BOOM" is ofcourse onomatapoeia for the sound that an explosion makes , but it's also the dutch word for "TREE" although then it's phonetic sound becomes "BOME" to english speakers/readers...thusfar the totally unnecessary literary explanation of this blog title...
Omnia and In Extremo!
We happy to announce that OMNIA will be joining the line-up to celebrate the 20th year anniversary festival of our friends and colleagues of IN Extremo this year!
check it out HERE!
100% PURE... YOU LIKE IT?
Yes it's true... Jenny is recording Harps... lots of Harps!
The actual recording sessions have started today, here in the beautifull new Orchus studio!!
I'm lucky enough to be completely submerged in the mesmerising and soul-cleansing tones of the Queen of all instruments! Because today Jenny is playing what she plays best... The Celtic Harp!
And they are all recorded as clean and pure and authentic as possible...
(Just like Jenny herself,... seen here tuning her harp, while her irritating husband is making pictures of her for THIS blog)
The crystal notes floating within the walls of Orchus Studio right now just force the stress and worry about this troubled planet away from my mind for a moment... it sounds like a musical breath of fresh air!
I'm so glad I married a harper!
Eh?... what was that you said?
YOU want to know WHAT we are recording?
well if you really want to know which amazing new OMNIA project we have started working on today... WHAT it is going to be and WHEN it will be released,
well, then I'll tell you!
Greenz and Harpz and Suspense!!
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Jenny and ALL her harps in a recording-studio!!??
What could this mean?
NEW in the WEBSHOP!! the Girlie V-Neck SummerTop!
This beautifull and sexy NEW OMNIA SHIRT is just right for the coming summer!
it's printed with the original OMNIA "Heart of Gold" logo (in Gold... obviously) and is available in the sizes S,M,L en XL!!
For Sexy Girls and... erm?... feminine guys?
Do YOU WANT ONE? they cost €20,- and you can get one HERE
(and ofcourse at the OMNIA merchandise stand at this year's live concerts)
Greenthingz and Goldenheartz!
the OMNIA merchandise team
models: Damien Raven and Myrthe Fortuna
MPS Was fun!
Now we isz hungover ...
On the road again!
MPS luhmuehlen here we come!
Packing for the road! (how did all this stuff fit in my bag?)
Yes dear friends, We are packing our bags and and "getting into the travel vibe" again... Because the First festival show of the Year is coming up!! ...
This coming weekend at the MPS Luhmühlen in germany!
Now I hear many of you say: "What!?... why do you play so much in Germany and not in MY country!?"
well the simple reason is this:
OMNIA are like Vampires... we suck your blood... erm?.. no wait that is not right....
What I meant is... we are a bit like vampires because we can only go into places where we are INVITED...
and In Germany there are many many great festivals that know how popular OMNIA is with any festival audience ... so they book us a lot to come and play for them... again and again! But you know that We ALWAYS consider any serious offer for any good festival in ANY country in the world!
So... if you want OMNIA to play NEAR YOU... then just convince some festival you know to BOOK US (all bookings can be done via the OMNIA-website) and if they can meet our requirements.. then we will come over and PAGANFOLKROCK the fecking place...for YOU!
Greenthingz and PaganFolk!
Stenny et OMNIA fuzzyPic by fuzzySic
OMNIA PATCHES ARE BACK!!!
merchandise part 2
It looks like OMNIA patches are back on the menu boyz!
after many many months of absense... by popular request!...
they are back in the webshop and in the live-merch stand!
get them HERE
or live in our next gig at Luhmühlen
Greenthingz and OMNIA-Logo's!
Real life, Real Merchandise for Real people!
We like pretty thingz! And we like sponsoring creative people! so we will be adding more HANDMADE exclusive merchandise to our webshop and live-merchandise stand in the coming weeks.
Like these trés chique leather and metal bracelets from "Made in the Attic" art productions in holland.
The prices for the more exclusive pieces like these delicate wrist decorations will be very high compared to the "normal" band merchandise that you are used to.
But that is because each one is cut and soldered by hand from sheet metal and then fixed onto hand-stitched leather. (which is all very time consuming work)
and they are all made in limited amounts and numbered by the artists themselves.
we will have just a few of these bracelets as well as two different types of exclusive necklaces also by "made in the Attic" with us at our merchandise stand when we play the MPS in Luhmühlen on the 18th of april
Check it out!
Greenthingz and See you there!