CD Album: AREN'T YOU FED UP? (2000 Homo Ecumenicus)

Genre: classical rock       Arrangement: electric guitar, piano, drums, bass, vocals

Music, Lyrics, Arrangement, Performance:  IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS

Ioannidis N. is a composer, musicologist, multi-instrumentalist performer, media theorist, and digital media creative producer (with formal qualifications in Music, Musicology, Media Studies, and Digital Media Studies)



How much more down can we get?

How much more ugliness can take?

How much stupidity and filth?

Have to get out of this realm,

 this filthy prison to my dreams

of all the fake and the cheap,

 of all the begging and the sick.


Why can’t we hear the voice of free?

Have they really become extinct?

Those with a brain, those who create,

the ones who aren’t stuck somewhere,

the thinking people,

where are they?


Why eternally be ruled

by the illiterates and fools

where are the brains, where is the taste,

the ones who know what it takes

creative minds,

where are they?


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Links to other works by IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS



 * Works  of interest to classicists and composers: 

The Music of Ancient Greeks    an approach to the original singing of the Homeric epics and the lyrical poetry of the 8th-5th century B.C.

MUSIC and RELIGION (extant ancient Greek religious songs, Byzantine chant, Gregorian chant, Quranic chant)

Oedipus Rex English opera. Audio excerpt of this work is available online in mp3 format. Also available is the complete Greek text of Sophocles' tragedy "Oedipus the king".


 * Works  of interest to poets and lyricists:  

Ancient Greek epic and lyrical poems translated into English by Ioannidis  (The original Greek texts are also available on the same page) 


LYRICS   (to songs from the albums Mass insanity , BE A MASTER OF YOUR FATE! ,  AREN'T YOU FED UP? ) dealing with the dominant political, social, and ethical issues of our time: the moral and cultural decadence of modern society,  globalization, terrorism, etc .


* ESSAYS on music and media


 * Works  of interest to music performers

Instrumental performance:

12-string Guitar Works (12 string classical guitar), Mass insanity (electric guitar, fretless guitar), The Music of Ancient Greeks   (ancient Greek instruments -ancient kithara, aulos, ethnic percussion).

Vocal performance:

 MUSIC and RELIGION (including some tracks with performance of ancient Greek instruments)


 ANCIENT GREEK INSTRUMENTS  Information about ancient stringed instruments and replicas of some of them



* MP3 files of his musical works  are available for downloading at the Ioannidis Mp3 page

* A list of all IOANNIDIS' works (musical works, lyrics, essays, translations of classical texts) is available at his WORKS page.


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