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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2011, 10:53:13 am »
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It's 15:48 in Glasgow, Scotland and the sun has just set - though it's been hiding behind the clouds all day. The streetlights are on and it's getting pretty dark

 
Ten minutes to six.
Colors are faded into dark greys, sky is still kind of ink-ish blue.
\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
Terry Pratchett \'Lords and Ladies\'

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2011, 11:00:13 am »
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And I've gotten the thread started early, so that those in the East of the world (Australia, Asia, and such), if any such Cauldronites there be, can get the ball rolling, since sunset on the evening of the 21st is fast approaching there.

Here's some helpful info:

The precise moment of the solstice is 5:30 AM Universal Time on the morning of December 22. For the North American Eastern Seaboard, that would be 12:30 AM EST on the 22nd (just after midnight on the night that begins at sundown on the 21st).

Sunset times on Dec. 21 for some key Cauldronite locations. (All times are local times.)

Berlin, Germany -- 3:54 PM
New York, NY -- 4:32 PM
Philadelphia, PA -- 4:39 PM
Lansing, MI -- 5:07 PM
Calgary, Alberta -- 4:31 PM
Winnipeg, Manitoba -- 4:29 PM
Nanaimo, BC -- 4:20 PM
Honolulu, HI -- 5:55 PM

As for this year's "non-theme" for this thread, it's sharing songs and/or videos that capture that holiday (whichever holiday you celebrate this time of year) spirit. (Thanks to Juni for the great suggestion.) Run with that or ignore it as you see fit.

Hey, I live in the Midwest U.S.A. so I go by central time. I understand that on the other half of the world the solstice is earlier but for here it is later, but is it the same day, the 2st?  I think it is but I also heard the solstice is on the 22nd.
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2011, 11:14:53 am »
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Ten minutes to six.
Colors are faded into dark greys, sky is still kind of ink-ish blue.


5:15 pm
Darkness is here, the longest night has begun.

[video=youtube;dJz_VMKUOWA]http://youtu.be/dJz_VMKUOWA[/video]
\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
Terry Pratchett \'Lords and Ladies\'

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2011, 11:21:59 am »
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I'm actually in Frankfurt, Germany :)


So Frankfurt and Norway have passed into the long night! (Or are about to pass...)

Here's a link that will show you what's happening to the globe, light/dark-wise, as we speak:

http://www.die.net/earth/
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2011, 11:23:30 am »
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So Frankfurt and Norway have passed into the long night! (Or are about to pass...)

Here's a link that will show you what's happening to the globe, light/dark-wise, as we speak:

http://www.die.net/earth/

 
Cool.  Thanks for the link:)


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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2011, 11:28:32 am »
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So Frankfurt and Norway have passed into the long night! (Or are about to pass...)

Here's a link that will show you what's happening to the globe, light/dark-wise, as we speak:

http://www.die.net/earth/

 
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2011, 11:47:33 am »
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5:15 pm
Darkness is here, the longest night has begun.


As always, Tana, thanks for keeping us up to date on the spreading darkness
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The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2011, 12:16:31 pm »
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As always, Tana, thanks for keeping us up to date on the spreading darkness

 
Dinner time here; we're having sirloin of pork with baked potatoes, garlic butter, carrots and a salad. For desert is oranges in syrup with whipped cream. A minor way of celebrating. :)
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2011, 01:10:01 pm »
Merry Solstice to everyone!

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Dinner time here; we're having sirloin of pork with baked potatoes, garlic butter, carrots and a salad. For desert is oranges in syrup with whipped cream. A minor way of celebrating. :)

 
It sounds delicious!especially the part with oranges and whipped cream...:).


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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2011, 01:32:27 pm »
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One of my favourite songs for caroling, although I think this version has only been out a year or so -



(I don't know how to get rid of that ad at the beginning, but it's worth getting past it.)
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But I know what is wrong, and I know what is right
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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2011, 01:39:39 pm »
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One of my favourite songs for caroling, although I think this version has only been out a year or so -



(I don't know how to get rid of that ad at the beginning, but it's worth getting past it.)


*sigh*
Not allowed to watch it.


Got something else here:

http://sharonknight.bandcamp.com/track/solstice-prayer
\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
Terry Pratchett \'Lords and Ladies\'

Confuzzled and proud. :p

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2011, 02:22:02 pm »
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*sigh*
Not allowed to watch it.


Got something else here:

http://sharonknight.bandcamp.com/track/solstice-prayer


I've never heard that before.  I really like it.

The one I posted was the Annie Lennox version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.  Someone may be able to post a link that isn't blocked for you.

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2011, 02:23:57 pm »
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*sigh*
Not allowed to watch it.


Try this:  http://www.keepvid.com/

Paste the youtube link into the field provided and you should be able to download the whole video.

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2011, 02:24:35 pm »
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I've never heard that before.  I really like it.

The one I posted was the Annie Lennox version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.  Someone may be able to post a link that isn't blocked for you.

Absent


Found one. :)
Where there is a witch, there is a way. ;)
\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
Terry Pratchett \'Lords and Ladies\'

Confuzzled and proud. :p

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Re: Up All Night: A Technopagan Winter Solstice 2011
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2011, 02:39:24 pm »
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I've never heard that before.  I really like it.

The one I posted was the Annie Lennox version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.  Someone may be able to post a link that isn't blocked for you.

Absent


Oh, that's my favorite carol, too! I can't wait to see this, once I'm done for the day with the annoying 9-to-5 job (or, since I'm leaving early for the solstice, 9-to-3:30 job).

Less than 2 hours to go before the Night of Nights begins here...!
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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