As the World Spins Around
Dada Veda is a singer-songwriter, a meditation teacher and a social activist rolled up into one. This is his third full length CD, and he has taken the help of talented singers and musicians in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois to put forward 11 new tracks which is the brightest and clearest expression of his spiritual and social viewpoint to date. Here is what you can expect to hear on this album: As the World Spins Around: Billions of people on this planet live on two dollars a day or less. This song is about their plight as well as the responsibility of the rest of us to do something about it. Precious Kind of Love: Love makes the whole world go around, no doubt about it. A person's love for the Supreme One is indeed a very precious kind of love. Now I See You: A mystical song about chasing after the elusive One who is playing hide and seek with the universe. Make Me Humble: 500 years ago a yogi in Bengal India gave a few words of advice on how to live an ideal life. Those words of advice form the lyrics of this song. No More Blood, No More Tears: A plea for world peace based on the words of the late Yitzhak Rabin who said, on the White House lawn in 1993, "Enough of blood, enough of tears." It's the System: It's not the economy that is troubling people everywhere; it is the economic system itself that is the problem. This song was written during the U.S. presidential elections of 2008. Thank You: Did you ever want to thank someone who helped you turn your life around completely? That's what this song is about. I'd Really Like to Know: What does it really mean to be "pro-life?" This song, also inspired by the elections of 2008, looks at the inconsistencies of some politicians. Why Should I Worry? : I started meditation one day with a whole lot of worries; when I finished they had all vanished and I wrote this song so I could explain it to you. Live Kiirtan: Chanting of the mantra "Baba Nam Kevalam" (Only the name of the most Beloved) was recorded live in April, 2011. Sing along with us, and then sit silently to absorb the love. Here is how some reviewers have described Dada's recordings: 'Spiritually inspired, Globally-tinged Folk and Americana music' -- Michael Lohr, New Renaissance Magazine "Encouraging, uplifting messages that embrace the All" -- Phosphorescence Magazine "Like Dylan, Dada Veda gives voice to enduring issues" -- All Access Magazine 'It's rare these days to find an album so positive it plants a smile on your face.' -- Indie-Music.