1. “When will I go and see the face of God?”
  2. “come join the youth and beauty brigade”
  3. “Let me take you down”
  4. “the gate is straight, deep and wide”
  5. “inciting and inviting me”
  6. “my heart has become used to itself”

The Kinks > Bollywood > The Black Eyed Peas

It’s a well-documented fact that The Black Eyed Peas’ 2005 earworm “Don’t Phunk With My Heart” is based on the swinging 70s Bollywood schlager “Aye Naujawan Hai Sab Kuchh Yahan“.

But did Kalyanji—Anandji, the duo that composed “Aye Naujawan”, get their signature hook (the part of “Don’t Phunk” that goes Don’t you worry about a thing, baby) from The Kinks’ “Victoria” (1969)?

Skip to 1:42—Land of hope and gloria (terrible lyric, and an odd refrain for such a driving song).

Do you hear it?

Just a stray thought. I’d never heard “Victoria” before.

Mora na filosofia

For Pyrrho, like other thinkers in Greece and India at the time, philosophy was first and foremost a practice. It was only by applying such ideas in one’s life that their value was realized. Their aim was not intellectual knowledge but a radical transformation of one’s entire outlook on oneself and the world.