TURKISH EVIL EYE BEAD
One of the strongest superstitions in TURKEY for centuries has been (Evil Eye Effect)... It's explained like, all of a sudden when things get broken in the house, or a beautiful new born baby has got serious sickness for no reason at all or a beautiful horse has a broken her leg or a brand new car has an accident soon after that particular blue eyed and (potentially) jealous person, who lives in the same village or in the same neighbourhood, makes a comment about it saying ; '' What a gorgeous baby she is !... '' or '' What a beautiful horse !... '' '' What a nice car !... '' '' What a nice house !... '' etc... People in old days could not really explained why these unlucky things and bad accidents happined to themselves all of a sudden, when there's no reason at all?... They believed in these superstitions as a matter of fact, their ancestors have been brought up with!... Most people who has strong belief in these superstitions think that these unlucky facts, accidents, broken things, sicknesses etc. have all been caused simply because of that jealous person, who lives in the same village, in the same area!... And that person potentially has blue eyes and these blue eyes do have a strong energy in them, that would come out if she / he gets jealous about that car or that nice house, then cause accidents, break downs, sudden deaths etc, as village people think that it really is bad luck for them... They needed a strong way to protect themselves, their kids from these bad evil eye effects... So in order to protect themselves, new born babies, new horses, new cars even new houses from these evil eye effect, they have developed a form of Vivid Blue Glass with two central circles (light blue and white circles) and a dark blue dot in the middle, which is called as Nazar Boncuğu in Turkish.
First day, Practice and Qualifying highlights.
We entered two classes with two different drivers; @mbclubina race championship and ETCC3000.
We qualified 20th and 18th, respectively, in our first shot. Wish us luck for tomorrow!.
Mercedes-Benz W211 Club of Indonesia is officially affiliated to @mbclubina.
Today is the final step in my project “Shades.” Physical copies of the full Shades EP are now available at shows and online. It features the 6 songs I have gradually been releasing over the last 8 months, including “Golden State of Mind” and “Naked.” It’s been a really fun project to experiment with. It was born out my need as a songwriter to write in diversifying themes, moods, and productions, because it reflects the way life goes. If it were all one shade, life would be a lot less interesting, no? As an artist the more I grow the more I realize authenticity is the key ingredient. ————————————————————-
Thanks for your support and your listening ears through the process. We are celebrating tonight in San Diego with a small release show and video premiere of “Golden State of Mind.” There’ll be laughs and stories and singalongs. ————————————————————
I want to send a big shoutout to my friend @erinnogle who designed the covers for “Shades” and translated my musical concept into art. And @jessebarrera for producing them and knowing when and when not to add spice. ————————————————————-
I’ve written dozens of new songs, so now comes the plan for the next step.. More on that to come. Peace my friends!