Mermaid Melody Monday: “Sugar Water” Cibo Matto

Hey there Bubblers,

So, ignore the non-sensical words to this song, and listen to the music. The music summons up a vision of a mermaid looking for seashells on the ocean floor. I’m thinking a slow day of mermaid crafting is in order, don’t you?

Bubbles, XOXOX
JV

 

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Mermaid Melody Monday: “Everyone Wants To Rule The World” by Lorde

Hello Bubblers,

Yeah, this is a real change of pace. This track was recommended by Daphne Clem, a very dear mer-friend. This Tears for Fears cover was featured on the  Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.

Why is this Mermaid music? I prefer actually to this of this as “Merman” music; it’s heavy, dark, and deals with power. While you listen, it makes you think of the oncoming storm that has come to signify a battle raging either beneath the waves, or on top of them trying to stay afloat. Something wicked this way is coming, what could it be?

Also, I could easily picture President Snow as a shark. Yes, I do love the Hunger Games.

XOXO,
JV

 

Merman Jack: “Nothing is more rewarding than being happy and comfortable in your own skin.”

Hey there, Bubblers.

Merman Jack, with killer blue eyes.

Merman Jack, with killer blue eyes.

 

As you all know, for some of us, the calling is deeply spiritual. (Stay tuned for Fun Fin Fact Friday this week.) Whether it’s Posiedon, Triton, Mami Wata, or Yemanja, there is something greater than ourselves that we connect to when we tap into our spiritual side. For Merman Jack, the calling is just that.

"Hello, Sailor."

“Hello, Sailor.”

“Mers have always been incredibly important to me not just physically, but also mentally and spiritually. The Mer represent so many things, bridges between human and animal, conscious and unconscious, magick and science. The Goddess Yemaya/La Sirene/Mami Wata, is also a central part of my inspiration & spirituality.”

Born and raised in California, the land of perpetual golden sunshine, Jack of Dark Tide Productions has always been swimming. A young athlete as a human, if he was not at swim practice, he was swimming in his family’s pool. His connection with the water goes beyond your basic spiritual inklings, however, and becomes a metaphor for the dual natures and how to live one’s life.

 

Jovial sunning Merman Jack

Jovial sunning Merman Jack

“I love the duality the ocean represents. I love that it can be loving or cruel, warm or cold, clear or dark. I think many people don’t live truly balanced lives, doing themselves a disservice by not embracing all sides of themselves, “good” and “bad”. The ocean has no ego about those things and is always authentic.”

However, life was not always the bubbles for this  man-fish. As a reflection of his own experiences, his message to others is very touching.

“I know it’s been said so many times by so many different people, but you really do have to be yourself and live your most authentic life. As someone who has dealt with bullying for being gay during my pre-college schooling, I know how challenging and even heart-wrenching this can be. Living your life honestly and proudly in all aspects isn’t easy, but nothing worth it ever is. Nothing is more rewarding than being happy and comfortable in your own skin.”

Truer words have never been said. It is very important to be happy in your skin, be it human, fish, or a hybrid of the two. Keep an eye out for this one. I’m certain he’ll be swimming for a long while to come.

Swim on, Swim on.

Swim on, Swim on.

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Mermaid Melody Monday: “Bali Hai”

Hey there, Bubblers,

The song of the week comes from the musical Movie, “South Pacific”.  It is a song meant to entice young sailors to a forbidden island, a secret paradise on a volcanic island.

Of course, the versions of it that I’m sharing here are: the original recording for the movie, and the Charlotte Church cover from her Enchantment album.

Want to see your song here? Comment below and tell me about it!~

XOXO,

JV

Fun Fin Fact Friday: Around The World

Hey there, Bubblers.

Hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?

Did you know…?

My first Mermaid Book when I was a little guppy.

Almost every culture around the world has mermaid myths. The oldest myth comes from Mesopotamia. No one quite has an answer for why everyone has apparently seen and heard of women or men who live beneath the waves (and may or may not have tails). One theory is that humans created the concept of the mermaid in order to cope with their own existence as an animal and as something else entirely.

My personal opinion? I think they all have seen a mermaid. Maybe not the same one, but they all have definitely spotted merfolk from back in the day. It’s a much more magical and mysterious thought than, “they just made it all up.” Don’t you agree?

XOXO,
JV