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"Yesterday(Today)" was written during a period of time where I was living in Vanuatu, in the Pacific Islands, on a year where I was essentially volunteering to serve in a 'bush school' as a teacher, though all I knew about teaching was nothing. "Yesterday(Today)" came out in one sitting, after reading it quoted in an awesome book; Ruhiyyih Rabbani's book Prescription for Living. It is actually a quote from the Hindu Scriptures of the Baghavad-Gita, and its meaning is so enjoyably profound, yet practical in this really satisfying way. Really speaks to that ideal walking the spiritual path with practical feet, and also feels more usable than 'live each day like it's your last!'...


Yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision
But today well-lived
Makes every yesterday a dream
Of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision
Of hope

Look well, therefore, to this day.


from HELLO .​.​.​i like you., released October 15, 2012
Delia Olam - vocals and guitar, Emma Luker - violin, Jasmyn Ridley - piano, Lyndon Gray - Bass


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Delia Olam SA, Australia

This was my first album and it's damn good. Before recording it with a mighty fine jazz band there were years of solo gigging, collaborations with electronika, house and dub djs, writing children's music, singing lead in an all-girl grunge-punk band, taking the bass line in 4 part acapella harmonies, making medieval music at school and singing along to Kate Bush and David Bowie vinyls in the dark ... more

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