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“MIRI IN THE VILLAGE” VS “LAST FOREST IN THE CITY”

The amazing and very talented Miri Kehler reviewed our new record “Last Forest In The City”. You can read it on her awesome blog “Miri In The Village“, check it out, she’s the best and such a riot! But also beware, just a heads up, her blog showcases some of the most amazing foods that she has made, we are fanatics for her cooking, check it out and don’t drool on your computer, it could really ruin it, we’re serious, its true.

 

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RUN! RUN! RUN!

Run!Above is a piece of original artwork done by the talented Heather Albini for the song “Run” from our latest album “Last Forest In The City.” Check out the rest of Heather’s artwork on the new record!

The song Run is about breaking free and the initial fleeing from mental, spiritual and physical oppression. It was inspired by the age old yet still relevant for today story of Joseph running from Potiphar’s wife who tried to seduce him. To obey her and sleep with her as she demanded, meant the demise of his mind, body and soul. Although he was later imprisoned because Potiphar’s wife accused him of trying to rape her due to her shame of actually not getting her way and being rejected, Joseph’s hand was made strong (Redemption Song – Marley Mar!) and The Almighty raised him up to rule over all Egypt which in turn later saved his father and brothers during the famine. The point of the song is that freedom is far more than just fleeing from physical bars and chains, its starts within our selves and sometimes our biggest oppressor is deep within us, but there is ALWAYS hope! Maran atah!

RUN! (from “Last Forest In The City”)
by: Roman&Alaina
written by: R.L. Wood
2011©LaVoy Music/Ascap

Run boy run for that door,
You woke up and your oppressor knows
Hear the generation calling your name
Get up off your cold desert floor.
Run girl run for that gate
Your deceiver seeks to sift you like wheat
Hear the unborn children crying your name
Say no more will your valor be torn
and run…run…run..run!

Today someone lost their home, with their soul and spine gained aberrated toys and induced senseless noise and the Pharaoh of the world entices you to stay as he beautifies your cage.
Dawns you and wrongs you in the finest whips and chains
Gold plated anesthetic for the poor soul in pain
when will we ever heed the still small voice so faint
that calls by name and deeply screams…run…run.
Run boy run for that, run girl run for that, run boy run for that, run girl for for that
run…run…run…run

-R&A

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YAROK AZ GOAT FARM

After hiking all day we came to Yarok Az, an Eco-touristic goat farm. We stayed the night in one of their geodesic domes covered by wood, earth and plants.  It was chilly that night, which made the dome so cozy with the heat from the fire! This place was already the highlight of our hiking trip until we went for a walk to find something for dinner and came upon the most amazing restaurant we have ever been too! The food and atmosphere was so good it needs a blog all for itself:)

If you happen to be hiking in Ilaniya, you need to visit this place!

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ROMAN’S BACKPACK

Below is a list of what I packed for a 7 week trip to Israel, November 6th to December 25th. We read up on some other blogs about packing as light as possible, so I packed everything into a 42 liter Deuter bag.

4 Pairs of pants, super light and thin, khaki, corduroy, and Columbia cargo’s/shorts.
4 Long sleeve button shirts (light thin cotton)
6 Pairs of fast drying socks.
6 Pairs of fast drying boxer briefs
5 Cotton t-shirts
2 Thermal long sleeve shirts
1 Leather belt
2 Shorts  (1 of them swimming trunks)
1 LED hand generated flashlight
Cocoon mummy sack
Grand Trunk Towel
DHE (Delitzsch Hebrew Gospels)
Koren Siddur
Hebrew conversation guide
Tallit and tefillin
Stainless steel water bottle
Flask
2″x6″ toiletry bag (toothbrush, deodorant, all purpose Bronner’s soap, nail clippers, sunscreen, lotion, hand washing detergent)
Martin Backpacker Guitar
Sony Digital Camera
Electrical socket converter
Israel map, Jerusalem city map
iPhone 4 (using the WiFi)
Merrel waterproof/thermal jacket
All purpose shoe, water ready and hiking ready, North Face.
Passport pouch
Small first aid kit

So this is everything I packed, it may be too much or too little, this is our first time traveling this long on foot, so we shall see after the trip. If you are a backpacker please let us know your thoughts! Sing, travel and pray hard!

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