18. Musical Exploration Journeys on our Globe

Mick Jagger

18. Musical Exploration Journeys on our Globe


As an active global explorer, of petroleum and mineral resources, simultaneously I also have been touring the subsurface and surface world of Music. For several decades already, since I was a little kid. I wish to share my thoughts with you.

Best songs of all time. But just part of.

Music ?

Music acts like fuel to my soul and brains. It can influence, determine, propel my mood and how I feel, act and react.

It generates hormones of Happiness, I can testify.

Though, I have never ever seen these hormones mentioned in all the philosophical and litterary essays, books, songs and music that somehow or somewhat involved the pursuit of Happiness. That I so eagerly studied and consulted during the last decades, since a was a teenager.

In pursuit of wisdom and happiness ?

Such as the writings of Confucius, Lao Tzu, Aristotle, Socrates, Seneca, The Bible, Koran, Buddha, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sören Kierkegaard, Miguél de Cervantes, Santa Teresa de Avila, Dante, Shakespeare, Goethe, Henry David Thoreau, John Stuart Mill, Bertrand Russell, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel García Márquez, Anne Frank, Boeli van Leeuwen etc. etc. etc.

Salsa - Salsaventura - 2017
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Salsa – Salsaventura – 2017 – FYI: please read my Blog on Salsa dancing and Development of Communication Skills, in chapter ” Various “.

Hormones producing happiness like endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, oxytoxin.

By the way, a little side track:

Though a most serious proposal. To whom it may concern and interest.

These Happiness Hormones should and could be available for free in all the pharmacies in the Netherlands, in my humble opinion. To make Holland and all the Dutch even much happier than they already are.

Special pharmacies, just name them ” Dutch Coffeeshops for Free Happiness Hormones “. Much, much healthier than the present day ones. And odourless.

At the same time, the problematics of drugs resolved. Finally, forever. Just an out of the box idea of an explorationist. My simple musing.

Many songs for me even function similar to the super high-octane gasoline. Such as the high octane does to my motor. Only some gasoline stations have it along the German highways. Definitely my preferred fuel to tank, while on route in Germany, usually also heading farther and further for La Bella Italia, il paese della La Dolce Vita, la mia favorita. And while cruising on Germany’s splendid autobahn network with a total length of about 12,993 km. Ennio can personally testify on this, right bro ?

On the Deutsche Autobahn. Aral (BP) 102 octane fuel, called “Ultimate” that puts him really, really on Fire.

The Turbo Compressor.

These are a few of the top songs that very much appeal to me. As I grew up hearing most of them on radio or tv. They are my coevals and transport me back, forth and through time and space, across the globe when I listen to them. Sometimes even with excessive decibels, with the Beoplay E8 Premium in-ear Bang & Olufsen.

I was super lucky to find this above mentioned link where some of the best songs are assembled. I wish to re-share it with you.

Really all the credit goes of course to the author that made this splendid list (Playlist and Autoplay, Best Songs of All Time; author han.le3359@gmail.com). Mr./Mrs. Unknown, thank you so much for taking your precious time to make and share it on Internet. Herewith I am helping you to make it go viral…who knows.

Though….uh, uhh, uhhh, still a lot missing on this list. For me.

Such as those absolute iconic songs of my favourite Rolling Stones.

May 22, 2018 at 15:00 p.m. In London Stadium, Brexitlandia. Rocking & Rolling again with Honky Tonk Woman, as always with lots of Satisfaction.

By the way.

This represents just part of my musical memories, luggage and appetite that I was lucky to assemble and utilise as a happiness catalyst and enjoy, throughout life. These cover only the anglo-saxon, english songs…

Why is music and dancing so good for the brain of a petroleum explorationist ?  

Salsa & Bachata fotoshoot - La Bodeguita - GGD - 2/2018.
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Salsa & Bachata fotoshoot – La Bodeguita – Requested by & for GGD, Public Health Promotion Campaign – 2/2018.

For an addicted explorationist and now also a convicted salsa and bachata dancer ? 


Music and dancers maximize cognitive function and muscle memory through practice.
Music and dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance by blending cerebral and cognitive thought processes with muscle memory and ‘proprioception’ held in the cerebellum. Through regular aerobic training that incorporates some type of dance with music at least once a week anyone can maximize his or her brain function.

What about all the other music genres ?

We like and listen to all of them. Really.

And have been to hundreds of festivals, concerts and presentations. Inside, outside, in concert halls, stadiums, parks, gardens, on street corners, gardens, on the street, beach etc. etc. around the world to enjoy.

This depends on the place, occasion, mood, event, time.

We even dare to dance some of them. They equally form part of my and our musical luggage. In this digital world it is oh so easy to carry and access it all and everywhere through Internet. Just to mention via Apple music, Youtube, all the private radio & tv stations, Facebook live transmission etc. etc.

Salsa & Bachata dancing shoes - Bespoke, handmade, personalised - leather - exclusively by d'Raso, Medellin
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Salsa & Bachata dancing shoes – Bespoke, handmade, personalised – leather – exclusively by d’Raso, Medellin

Latin American, my own Caribbean & Surinamese & Colombian & Venezuelan & Dutch & Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German etc. ect. songs ?

Salsa, guaguanco, son montuno, mambo, trova; bachata, merengue, bolero; meringue, compas; llanera, joropo, gaita; cumbia, vallenato, Andes folk music such as bambuco, pasillo, guabina, bunde; mapalé, porro, merecumbé, musica de despecho y carrilera;

Tumba or the so called Curacao Blues, seu, waltzes, mazurkas, danzas, pasillos, son montuno, bolero, pambiche, guaracha, merengue. These all (also) from and on my native dushi Curacao in the pristine emerald blue Caribbean sea.

Mariachi, ranchera, norteña; bolero; Tango; calypso, soca, parang; reggae, ska, reggaeton; bossa nova, samba, forro; Tejano, TexMex; Paraguaya, Chilena, Boliviana, Peruana, Ecuatoriana etc. etc.

Bigi pokoe, kaseko, kawina; zouk.

Chansons; Fado; Paso dobles, flamenco, zarzuela.

Country and Western, Rhytm & Blues, Jazz, Gospel etc. ?

Classic music ??

Vivaldi, Albinoni, Scarlatti, Strauss, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Haydn, Schubert, Verdi, Rossini, Puccini, Paganini, Bartok, Albeniz, de Falla,

Etc. etc. etc.

To many to mention.

And it is not my specialty at all, being just a simple rambling petroleum explorationist that enjoys music.

Meanwhile wishing Y’all tons of musical and dancing happiness.

Even Brent is high and happily swinging on salsa music, on Mother’s Day.

In the high seventies.

$$ 77.41


Also please stand up.

The first one of all those clever analysts, economists, oil traders, Wall Street analysts, corporate strategists, portfolio managers, investors and crystal ball readers, that had predicted this a year ago. Thanks in advance.

Tons, tons of Happiness hormones, for many explorers…above all for those that sell and trade oil.

Salu2, tan bun alla famirie, ajooo tur mi dushi hendenan, ciaoo caríssimi amici nella bella Italia, Berlusconiana…da nuovo, ciaooo.

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