Thursday, 29 March 2012


The greatest killers and murders in histrory are not Adolf Hitler Joseph Stalin or Gengis Khan,but those involved in the the destruction of the worlds rain forests.Over half of all life forms on planet earth live in these forests, when these forests are gone over half of all the living things on earth will be gone to.The destruction of rainforest not only exterminates whole species,it also destroys whole eco systems,and has serious consequences for the ecology of the whole planet.despite this no international systems are in place to protect the worlds rain forests,and wonton destruction and plunder of these places of greatest biodiversity continues every day.lncrediblely rain forest is still seen as a resouce even though tropical rain forest can not be replanted.and despite the fact that many of the worlds most indangered species live in these forests.
 MeanwhileThe criminals who perpetrate this mass extermination, walk free every day no international  criminal court is seeking them for crimes against life,no system of sanctions exist to punish governments of counties that destroy their rain forests,and most importantly there is no general public concern, no goverment is worried about losing power or votes over this issue. this clearly shows the utter moral bankruptcy of human placing our selves and our needs in a position above that of all other species ,we have created the basis for the destruction of all major life forms on earth including our selves, for although we have been able to bypass the laws of natural selection in our recent history, natural selection will soon become an active force in human destiny once more.and the laws of evolutuon and natural selection decrees, that species that monopolize the resouses of their environment to the exclusion of other life forms must eventually exterminate themselves.FOR MORE BLOGS AND ARTICALS GO TO, ONE DARYL SPRAKE COMPOSER.COM

Sunday, 25 March 2012

why is contemporary music so bad

why is contemporary music regardless of style so bad? lve heard many theorys such as the dominance of technology in the music making process, the short sightedness of record companies;however to me none of these theorys get to the bottom of the problem.I think the crux of the problem is cultural decline due to our increasing alienation from nature. The advance of technology means we interact more with machines and less with other living things.the international economy runs on a rigid  scedule, allowing us less time to interact with the more intricate rhythms of nature; also in rich countries when individuals acquire enough serplus capital, communities tend to collapse. cooperating and helping others so they will help you in times of need becomes less important, so traditions which bind people together are lost.individuals become isolated,and more dependant on machines and technology for entertainment.I beleive that the true source of inspiration is nature ,not just living with nature, but living in accordance with our true human nature as well.As modern life forces us to be more like machines we are loosing this innate source of inspiration, and the resolt is dead culture and dead music.
I have no overall solution for this problem.there are certain things that can be done to ameliorate some aspects of the problem.but an overall solution seems impossable.l do however have my own kind of individual 2002 l moved to an isolated area on the island of java, indonesia.l live in a small community(only 30 permant residances) by the indian ocean. when l'm not walking along the coast l'm composing music. the music l write is without referance to the latest trends , or comparisons to what is happening else where.taking its inspiration directly from the local enviroment.
anyway this is my own personal way of dealing with cultural decline, l would like to hear from other artist and musicians who have come up with their own personal solutions to this problem. keep creating,daryl sprake. FOR MORE BLOGS AND ARTICALS GO TO, ONE DARYL SPRAKE COMPOSER.COM

Sunday, 18 March 2012

great beaches near yogjakarta indonesia

lm an Australian traveler, lve been living in the baron kukup area, 60 km south east of yogjakarta for 9 years. my wife and l have a warung(cafe) at kukup beach (one km from baron beach).l'd like to give some general travel info for anyone interested in visiting this area as there is little or no info in the travel books.
firstly the beaches along this part of the southern coast of java are very beautiful,far better than anything you;will find on Bali.there are many beaches each with its own look and feel ,also there are many areas along the coast that are  virtualy uninhabited so you can have a beach to yourself .activities in this area include swimming (baron sundak beach) surfing(krakal wodiombo beach) rock climbing (ciung beach) and snorkeling and turtle watching (wodiombo beach). This area will also interest  those people wishing to learn more about javaness hindu and kejawin culture .its also a great area for walking there are walking trails right along the coast with incredible view from the cliff tops. prices for food and accomadation are at least half that of Bali the local culture has not been perverted by mass tourism and you can enjoy the beaches without people hasseling you . to get here take a bus to the main bus station (bus 4 from maliboro street) then take the bus to wonosari (5000 to 6000 rph),get down at the wonosari bus station go out and walk south(turn left) down jl baron for 50 metres there you will find the number 16 bus to baron kukup (costs 10.000 rph please tell the driver  first if you want to go to kukup) l recommend the kukup nature lnn(hotel of pak hardy) as the accomadation in baron is not so good. motor bikes can be rented for trips to the other beaches(about 25.000 per day plus petrol) krakal beach is 7 km from kukup sundak beach is 8km and wodiombo is 25km ,buses leave for wonosari every half hour from baron one km from kukup.lf you need any help or information  you can find me at dp cafe kukup you can also telephone me on 087839358174 or 087839801838 .if you want to see photos of this area you can find them in  the photo section of my web site.ONE DARYLSPRAKE COMPOSER.COM

Sunday, 4 March 2012


Are human beings the Nazis of the natural world?before you dismiss the idea,compare how Nazis behaved towards non germanic people,and how human beings behave toward other species(or other humans we perseave to be so different we treat them like other species)the Nazis invaded the countries of the unta mench or sub humans taking their property and using and abusing them as they pleased,this they perceived as their right as the uba mench or master race. humans like wise relentlessly invade the territorys of other species,deforresting huge areas leaving the animals of the forest to die, sometimes resolting in the extermination of  whole species, this we perceive as our right as a kind of master pervasive are these ideas(especially in the 3rd world, China Korea and Japan)so normalised have they become that they are virtually never questioned.if humans have rights, why do'nt other species even have the right to exist? so deep is our collective arrogance and chauvinism that being compared to animals revolts most of us. this is what is driving the belief that there is nothing wrong with our present population growth(some commentators suggesting it is a good thing) and the movement against darwinism and evolution theory.why with so much evidence and so many bone collected do the majority of human still not beleive  that we are desendent from animals?The answer seems to be that having put our selves on a pedestal above the rest of creation we are reluctant to step down. As a consequence of this seperation that we have created over thousands of year in order to maintain this illussion of superiority we have distroyed any true meaning to our lives, instead of living meaningfull lives with life. most of us live narrow alienated lives ,based  on cultures which distroy life on earth, out of an unjustified sence of entitlement.With most of the worlds religions pushing the idea that we are special extraordinary and exceptional resistance to a more inclusive veiw of ourselves is bound to continue.                                                                                                                              
The  reason that the nazis wanted to beleive they where superior to non  germanic people is the same reason humans want to beleive that they  are superior to other species , it is a belief born out of a feeling of weakness and fear, this is the psychology of the bully, who secretly feel weak but can not except their weakness,they seek out the weak and vulnerable and try to control and humiliate them  hoping to ultimately feel strong by belittling others ,  this bully mentality has been the dominant mentality of so called civilized humans for the last five thousand years untill it has brought us to the brink of self destruction , we need the  resources that a balanced world ecological system brings but  we can not safeguard these systems if we think we are so special that the whole world is for us to use without regard to other living things.We need to change if we want to survive  , and l for one, proclaim l'm not important lam just another part of the fabric of life.

post script, here are some excerpts from the dictionary that show how humans denigrate other species
 bru·tal \'brü-təl\  adj [ME, fr. MF or ML; MF, fr. ML brutalis, fr. L brutus — more at brute] (15c)
1 archaic: typical of beasts : animal
2  : befitting a brute: as a : grossly ruthless or unfeeling ‹a ~ slander› b : cruel cold-blooded ‹a ~ attack› c : harsh severe ‹~ weather› d : unpleasantly accurate and incisive ‹the ~ truth› e : very bad or unpleasant ‹a ~ mistake›
— bru·tal·ly \-təl-ē\ adv
syn brutal brutish bestial feral mean characteristic of an animal in nature, action, or instinct. brutal applies to people, their acts, or their words and suggests a lack of intelligence, feeling, or humanity ‹a senseless and brutal war›. brutish stresses likeness to an animal in low intelligence, in base appetites, and in behavior based on instinct ‹brutish stupidity›. bestial suggests a state of degradation unworthy of humans and fit only for beasts ‹bestial depravity›. feral suggests the savagery or ferocity of wild animals ‹the struggle to survive unleashed their feral impulses›.  sav·age \'sa-vij\  adj [ME, fr. AF salvage, savage, fr. LL salvaticus, alter. of L silvaticus of the woods, wild, fr. silva wood, forest] (13c)
1 a : not domesticated or under human control : untamed ‹~ beasts› b : lacking the restraints normal to civilized human beings : fierce ferocious ‹a ~ criminal›
2 : wild uncultivated ‹seldom have I seen such ~ scenery —Douglas Carruthers›  animal n
syn beast, brute, creature, ‖critter
animal adj
 syn brutish, beastly, bestial, brutal, brute, feral, ferine, swinish             bes·tial \'bes-chəl, 'besh-, 'bēs-, 'bēsh-\  adj [ME, fr. MF, fr. L bestialis, fr. bestia beast] (14c)
1 a : of or relating to beasts b : resembling a beast    FOR MORE BLOGS AND ARTICALS GO TO. ONE DARYL SPRAKE COMPOSER .COM