Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Says: We are Brothers

Love is reckless, not reason.
Reason seeks a profit.
Love comes on strong, consuming herself, unabashed.
Yet, in the midst of suffering,
Love proceeds like a millstone,
hard-surfaced and straightforward.

Having died to self interest,
she risks everything and asks for nothing.

Love gambles away every gift God bestows.
Without cause God gave us Being;
without cause, give it back again.
Gambling yourself away is beyond any religion.

Religion seeks grace and favour,
but those who gamble these away are God’s favourites,
for they neither put God to the test
nor knock at the door of gain and loss’

Let's live in peace together, we are one, we are brothers (in humanity).

Learning the world's HISTORY is a MUST; take your time.

Love and respect all human. 
Spread peace greeting to those you know and those you don't know.
Shaking hands. 
Feeding the hungry. 
Returning greetings. 
Visiting the sick. 
Following the funeral procession.
Responding to invitations. 
Be in touch with your kin and pray while people are asleep (at night).

My brothers, we are brothers. 

This is Our Grandparents:

The Prophet Ibrahim = Abraham = Brahm = Brhm = Brahma
The Prophet Dzulkifli = Siddhartha Gautama

The Prophet Dzulkifli is the son of Prophet Ishaq (Isaac); born in Kapilavastu / Kapilavathu (Kapil, tongue Arabic call Kafil;Kafli;Kifli)
Prophet in Arabic is synonymous with the word Buddha as understood by Buddhists.

When God said: 
“Wattiini wazaitun. watuurisinina wahazal baladil amen.”

God calls about His Prophets. 
Tiin-The Fig (Prophet Zulkifli-Buddha), 
Zaitun-Olive (Prophet Isa), 
Siniina- Mount Sinai (Prophet Moses) and 
Baladil amen-ground safety and security Mecca (Prophet Muhammad). 

Great arrangement of the Quran as the word of God His history of the Prophet.

Let us together think. 


Pros and Cons of Male Circumcision You Should Know

Circumcision is a procedure in which the fold of skin covering the head of the penis, also known as the foreskin, is removed. The duration of this procedure is around 10 minutes and it can be performed under local or general anesthesia. This article will talk about the circumcision pros and cons. It will be easier to decide whether to go ahead with this procedure for your son, once you read this article.

Male circumcision is the removal of the foreskin of the penis. It is an ancient practice dated far back to early Egyptian era and still proceeds in the 21st, century. Circumcision is prevalent in Islamic countries, the Jews, United States, part of Southern Asia and some other parts of the world. Its mainly pioneered by religious individuals especially the muslims and jews, it is a religious ritual for new born male child done one or two days after birth. Those without such believe has been indecisive on circumcision of their child even banning of circumcision has caused serious debate in some countries.

About 1/3 of males in the world are circumcised and most of which are muslims, in 2007 WHO estimated about 665,500,000 males aged 15 and over are circumcised and also 60% of male newborns were circumcised in 2012 with 2% circumcised before they turn 1.

Male circumcision may be subjected to an unending debate across several regions in the world, Nevertheless, the advantages and disadvantages of circumcision to humans can't be abscond. Male circumcision has some good advantages crucial to the health of the penis and the entirety of the body. These few advantages include prevention of HIV infection , which has been linked to the presence of some antibody  that are exposed when the foreskin is removed and reduces the chances of contracting the  dreadful infection,chances of contracting human pappiloma virus , genital ulcer disease and herpes are also significantly reduced when the penis is prepuce. Possibility of having Urinary tract infection that could destroy the kidney or bladder is reduced too. It even reduces the rate at which HIV patients can get infected with syphilis thus lowering further infecton on the debilitated immunity. Furthermore , penile cancer is more common in uncircumcised males than  circumcised ones.

Moreover, having good hygiene could prevent urinary tract infection and protected sex prevents HIV infection more effectively portraying the benefits of circumcision replaceable and uncircumcised individuals might not be missing a lot.

Circumcision could be accompanied with some pros it also has its cons. The procedure of the removal of the foreskin if not done painstakingly could cause urethra destruction, post surgical infections and excessive bleeding. Apart from those, removal of the foreskin reduces the sensitivity of the penis and those with uncircumcised penis tend to enjoy sex more than the circumcised ones.

Circumcision Pros and Cons

A lot of myths exist regarding the pros of circumcision, rather than the cons. This makes people avoid this simple procedure and some are even scared to undergo it. In this section we can the pros and cons of circumcision are listed here with their details, accuracy and facts.


  • For faith. Religions like Islam and Jewish advocate the practice of circumcision
  • For family resemblance. This is done when the other older men of the family are circumcised and the child does not feel ‘different’ in any way.
  • For hygiene improvement. Circumcision helps in maintaining better hygiene and the chances of developing Urinary Tract Infections are greatly reduced.
  • For prevention of phimosis. Phimosis means having a tight foreskin. In this condition the foreskin does not retract over the glans. It can become painful. Circumcision will remove the fore skin and this problem can be avoided.
  • For prevention of AIDS, STDs, UTIs and cancer of the penis. Circumcision can have an impact on the incidence of contracting conditions like AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), UTIs, and sometimes even cancer. It can also reduce the risk of contracting the penile human papillomavirus (HPV)


  • Pain. The pain felt by the infants during circumcision is the same as felt by the adults and can have long lasting effects. It can be severe and even remain persistent with no effect from painkillers. The pain can also be interpreted by the baby’s brain as being caused by the mother and this will lead to a deteriorating in the mother-son bonding. The pain causes the infant to breast feed less often. This can result in failure to breast feed also.
  • Loss of sensitivity. Circumcised penis has lesser sensation than penis which is not circumcised. However, this determination is very subjective. Since almost one third of the penile skin is removed, there is a significant change in the sexual functioning. Intercourse can become painful and increased time is required to reach orgasm. Men who has been circumcised during infancy may not appreciate the circumcision done by the parents and may look at it as mutilation.
  • Immediate risks and complications of surgery. Almost 2-10% cases of circumcision may have complications or risks that develop after surgery. These are usually not reported or are over looked. Some of these include – chordee lacerations, gangrene, hemorrhage, meatitis, necrosis of the glans, penile loss sepsis, skin bridges, skin loss, stenosis and urinary retention.
  • Against medical ethics. Medical ethics state – First do no harm – and circumcision involves removal of a normal and functioning body part. Hence it falls against the Medical ethics.

We have the two sides of the coin elaborated and the side open to one is the decision that should be taken, those that do it to honour religion are not at loss while those that don’t are not really missing. However, individuals with phimosis (inability to retract the foreskin) or balanphosis (inflammation  of the foreskin and glan) should engage in circumcision . Early circumcision could even prevent the development of these diseases.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Slash Guitar Analysis

Slash has a very unique lead playing style. His style is bluesy and soulful, and sometimes ventures off to include notes that are not part of the standard blues scale. Slash can play very emotional, wailing melodies, but also rough and fast pieces when the song calls for it. There is something unashamed and primal about his playing — it’s almost sexy.

As Axl Rose said in 1988 during Guns N’ Roses’ timeless performance captured on Live at the Ritz, “In a world he that he did not create, but he will go though as if it was his own making: half man, half beast … I’m not sure what it is, but whatever it is, it’s weird and it’s pissed off and it calls itself SLASH.”

In this post I want to highlight some of the things that strike me as being typical of Slash’s style. I don’t want to talk about specific licks as I think ultimately this is a bit limiting. While knowing how to play specific licks can be very useful, what I want to convey in this post are ideas — several ways to approach particular notes to create a certain feel. You can then incorporate these ideas into your own lead playing.
First, let’s start off with the scale that Slash tends to build most of his solos around. It’s the standard blues scale, and in standard position it is given by:
Blues Scale in Standard Position

Most of the solos on Guns n’ Roses’ albums Appetite for Destruction, Use Your Illusion 1 and Use Your Illusion 2 are built around this scale. Slash occasionally extends this scale to include more notes if the song calls for it.

Idea #1: Mixing minor and major scales


Take the standard blues scale in standard position. Now shift the whole pattern down by three semitones. What you are left with is the major pentatonic scale with the addition of the minor third.

Slash uses this scale a lot in ballads where the standard blues scale would sound a bit too rebellious. The major pentatonic scale sounds more harmonious than the standard blues scale when played against major scale chord progressions. This is perfect for ballads where the melody should add to the mood of the song rather than rebel against it, which is what tends to happen when you play the blues scale.

Listen to ballads like “November Rain” or “Estranged” to hear this scale in action.
The power comes from being able to mix this scale with the blues scale. Each scale adds their own different feel to a solo. Go to the Examples section to see a video that illustrates this idea.
The following chart shows the scale in all its glory with the standard blues scale as reference (semi-transparant). Slash usually adds the perfect fourth, as highlighted in yellow.

Slash's Major Scale Pattern

Idea #2: Overbending the perfect fifth


Let’s go back to the standard blues scale. In particular, have a look at the perfect fifth.
Slash bends this note by three semitones. This is something that I think is one of those things that really defines Slash’s lead style. That note, when bent by three semitones, followed by picking the fifth, augmented fourth, perfect fourth and minor third sounds absolutely great. It’s like turbo-charged blues.

Have a listen to Slash’s solo on Lenny Kravitz’s “Mama Said” to hear this in action. It’s that one note that really stands out to me. See if you can spot it.

The Perfect Fifth

Idea #3: Adding the major sixth


When a song calls for it, Slash is no stranger to playing fast phrases. And when he does he adds the major sixth to the blues scale. This is a note that stands out when added to the standard blues scale and gives the melody a different feel.

Listen to songs such as Guns n’ Roses’ “You Could be Mine” or “Garden of Eden” for an example.

Major 6th Added

to be continued

Wednesday, February 4, 2015



A week after announcing his departure from WHITESNAKE, guitarist Doug Aldrich has released a new statement explaining the reasons behind his decision to leave the group as well as offering a glimpse into his musical future.

Said Doug: "As there is still some question regarding my situation with WHITESNAKE, I want to officially clear the air. 

"I can confirm that on May 7th, I made the insanely difficult decision to leave the WHITESNAKE band. 

"At that time, although not contractually bound, I moved forward with David [Coverdale, WHITESNAKE singer and leader] starting pre-production for an upcoming WHITESNAKE project. Coinciding with my with the start of that project, I also had several recording and live commitments, so I needed a more flexible schedule to conclude these before going full force as normal. Unfortunately, my schedule was not workable.

"As usual, the results between me and David were extremely positive and fun, so that made the decision even harder. 

"I treasured my 11-plus years in the band. Two studio records, two DVDs, three live records and roughly 30 Coverdale/Aldrich songs! Killer...

"The privilege of being an ambassador for WHITESNAKE is a responsibility I took very seriously.

"David started the band 35 years ago with high integrity. It was an honor to maintain that standard while I was in. And now, like lots of great things, it has come to an end.

"I want to thank the great WHITESNAKE band. Reb [Beach, guitar], Michael [Devin, bass], Tommy [Aldridge, drums], Big Foot [Brian] Tichy, Rudy [Sarzo], Marco [Mendoza], Uriah [Duffy], Timothy [Drury] and the Fraz [Chris Frazier] for the good times, great shows and records always kicking major ass over these years. The opportunity travel the world together with such amazing musicians in so many countries was just unreal. 


"For me, this is a new beginning and area of my musical future. I'll definitely be moving forward working on new music, recording and touring and will have a bit more time to pursue some offers that I never had time to fit in before. A fresh start, new ideas, and another chance to push myself as a musician.

"Thank you, brother DC, for the great times and for allowing me space to put my heart and soul into the history of your great band."

Aldrich played on the last two WHITESNAKE studio albums, 2008's "Good To Be Bad" and 2011's "Forevermore", and appeared on several live releases, including last year's "Made In Japan" and "Made In Britain/The World Records".

Asked in a 2013 interview with Classic Rock Revisited how he has been able to stay in WHITESNAKE so long considering how "tough on guitar players" David has been throughout the years, Doug said: "Honestly, I think he really cares about how hard I work and how much I care about his musical vision. I might make a mistake and overstep my bounds, now and then, but David knows I am only doing it because I really care. I think that is a part of it. My style fits in with him, as well. Reb [Beach, WHITESNAKE's other guitarist] and I really work well together for WHITESNAKE as well.

Doug added: "I think for me, [Coverdale] is at the point to where he does not need to prove anything to anybody, but he still wants to move forward, anyway. I love that. At the same time, I'm going, 'Let's try this!' I am not pushing him, but I am enthusiastic about our music. I love the guy and he is one of a kind and I have a lot of respect for the fact that he is still going for it. I love being in WHITESNAKE and David knows it. By the same token, if David said to me that he wanted to go back to any one of the past guitar players, I would absolutely respect that and I would be appreciative of everything that we've done together."

Regarding how he came to join WHITESNAKE, Doug said: "When David first contacted me about doing WHITESNAKE, I had heard he was going to reform the version of WHITESNAKE with John Sykes. I said, 'David, there is no reason for you to talk to me if you're thinking of getting back with Sykes. I have my own thing to offer and I am not going to be in a band with him.' David said,'No, no, no, I want you.' So I thought, 'Yes!' 'Okay, cool. Let's talk.' 

"There was a period, in 2003, where he said that he might do something with previous members and he wondered if I would consider being a part of it. At the time, I said no because I hadn't put my mark on WHITESNAKE yet. It wouldn't have felt right to me at that early time. Now we have 30-plus songs together and I'm very proud of them. Now we jam with past members all the time and its fun. I am humble and inspired working with David and very thankful for our relationship."

Aldrich has spent the past few months performing with Raiding The Rock Vault — dubbed "the ultimate classic rock concert experience" — which plays the LVH Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas four or five times a week. Boasting the ultimate set list, the show takes audiences on a magical musical journey, traversing the genre's history from the '60s through the '80s.


  1. Doug Aldrich, is a Los Angeles-based hard rock guitarist. He founded the band Burning Rain with Keith St. John in 1998 and has played previously with the bands Whitesnake, Dio, Lion, Hurricane, House of Lords, and Bad Moon Rising. Wikipedia
  2. Born: February 19, 1964 (age 50), Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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