BONA NOX – Follow Or Fight?

Follow or fight, that’s the question. Would you prefer to join a festival as a fine designed ox or would you prefer to find your death in a bull fight? Different opinions in Spain, Mexico – everywhere in the world. Mozart composed his “BONA NOX” (old latin for “good night”) with rhyme on “OX” maybe considering also the necessarity of civil disobedience as well; the (German) lyrics are very thought provoking (missing any political correctness, are not for children’s ears) …
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“Bona Nox, bist ein rechter Ox”
by Wolgang Amadeus Mozart
notes & lyrics:

French Punk Version:

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19 responses to “BONA NOX – Follow Or Fight?

  1. Bull fighting is so cruel… wish we could find a way to make it fun without bulls or matadors losing their lives. :-(

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  2. Well, obviously NOT the bull fight!
    Nice fingerstyle, Frizz!!!
    Reminded me of schooldays… “Frère Jacques”.
    It’s so pleasant listening to your “ongoing soundcloud”!

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  3. I agree with Marina, nice fingerstyle! Always glad to have a chance to hear you play, Frizz.

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  4. This blog post title intrigued and puzzled me on Twitter and in my email–love placing this conundrum in front of these oxen!

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  5. Of course I prefer to join a festival as a fine designed ox! I truly don’t think that a bull want to find death in a bull fight. Don´t you think?
    Kind greetings.

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    • hello Marianne,
      I hope, the bull hopes very long that he could win the unfair fight – though no God seems to have interest to support him like once in the Ilias of the Greek Homer

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  6. I like your guitar talent, but not the bull fight. I went to a bull fight in Madrid and I never want to go again.

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    • I like Spanish guitar compositions, Flamenco, Siesta – my daughter studied in Madrid – I even accepted Semana Santa – bought a wonderful guitar there – but would avoid to visit a bull fight; prefered instead to enjoy the good vibrations in the Retiro Park’s Crystal Palace, visited some Flamenco bars in the night …

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  7. What an interesting post! I liked to get to listen to your voice, and you are an excellent guitar player. I really enjoyed listening to the different versions of Bona Nox.

    As for your question, I choose neither! I see no honor in tormenting a miserable beast who has no hope of winning, whose fate is to be publicly tortured and then dragged out of the ring as a bloody corpse. If it is going to be hamburger in any case, why put it through all that torture?

    I wouldn’t be a very good ox, either. I am a hard worker, but have been very fortunate to be able to choose my own path, thus far.

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  8. Not much of a choice Frizz! The bullfight is definitely the worse option though. Saw one in Madrid several years ago and walked out halfway.
    Your music selection on the other hand is wonderful! I agree….great finger style :-)

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