Feeling VS. Emotion 

“Let us distinguish between “Feeling” and “Emotion”.
Feeling is an inherent part of our human makeup as children of this Creation, whereas Emotion is an altogether more “mechanical” (and psychologically conditioned) affair. Some people with a lot of feeling might seem calm and detached on the outside, while being warm and compassionate inside, whereas others with lots of emotion might seem lively and “fiery” on the surface, while being completely cold inside, which means in terms of substance.

We express our “deepest feelings” towards a suffering fellow human, but would we express our “deepest emotions”?
A guitarist displays “Feeling”, when playing a solo, which touches us, but where does “Emotion” leave us where Art is concerned?
We love God, Creation and Nature from the bottom of our Heart (which is the abode of our Feelings), but no emotion, however “deeply felt”, will ever come close to the core of our existence, or even touch the very source of the Divine Passion we are capable of as Human Beings and the Principle of Love our human existence is rooted in.
So trust Your feelings, but be aware of Your emotions, which means: Trust Yourself (in a timeless sense), but beware of Your Psyche (and therefore Your accidental individual features within one life)."

Zeno Roth

Happy Birthday! 


A Very Happy Birthday to Ule Winsomie Ritgen!!


音楽の領域を超えてそれぞれが究めているのが、Zenoの詩とUle Ritgen(ウレ・リトゲン:現Fair Warning)の絵。
「12点の詩に12点の絵」というカレンダー・プロジェクトとして現在静かに水面下で進行中ですが、そのふたりのコラボを垣間見られるのが、今回のZenoの「Runway To The Gods」のアートワーク。
Runway To The Godsアルバムでは、Uleの手による3点の絵が使われています。その絵が具現しているZenoの詩の話は、また次回に…。

“Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. The older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.”(Mary Schmich)



2006年8月より再始動した「Zeno Forum」の(本人からの)メッセージの中で、Zenoがシェークスピアのソネットを紹介していますが、これは「君を夏の日に喩えようか…」ではじまる「第18番(XVIII)」のソネットです。
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:


映画「恋に落ちたシェークスピア(Shakespeare in Love)」の中でも使われていたので、記憶にある方も多いかもしれませんね。


Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimm'd:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Runway To The Gods 

Runway To The Gods

Zenoのスタジオ新作「Runway To The Gods」は、東芝EMIより、9月6日発売予定です。
Listen To The Light」アルバムより8年の月日が流れましたが、その歳月の重みを感じさせる究極のZENO作品に仕上がっています。


Goethe’s Birthday 

(28th of August 1749)

To me, Goethe was (IS) one of the greatest poets who ever lived, along with Dante and Shakespeare.

Goethe was the first author I really became “hooked on”, so when I was 18 or so, I ventured to read ALL of his writings – an undertaking, which is still ongoing, as he wrote a vast amount of incredible literature. In any case, it was at that time when I began to take up writing, my own thoughts as well as my first “poems”, which only much later began to take their own individual shape.

He also “introduced” me to the philosophy of PANTHEISM (Spinoza, Stoicism etc.), which I always deemed one of the most universal (and comprehensible) “religions”, reflections of which can be found in virtually all “established” forms of worship.
Here is just a little, but most beautiful account of Goethe’s encounter with Nature (from “The Sorrows of Young Werther”):
A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring, which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

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バンド「ZENO」で、1986年にEMI UKよりファーストアルバム「ZENO」でデビュー以来、メロディアス・ロック・シーン屈指のソングライターとして高い評価を受け続ける。
兄、ウリ・ジョン・ロート(Uli Jon Roth)とも比較される流麗な泣きのギターワークも常にファンの注目を集める。

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