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John Lennon's IMAGINE, sung by Sam Harris, with Photography by Corporal Jayel Aheram, USMC

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John Lennon's IMAGINE, sung by Sam Harris, with Photography by Corporal Jayel Aheram, USMC:
 

Meet Corporal Jayel Aheram this week on http://SamTube.com
as he will be Sam's "Friend Friday" guest.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28th!

You will remember Jayel's photography from Sam's "War On War" music video contest over the summer. He is the only photographer we asked to be part of the contest, and he graciously allowed all contestants to use his work for their videos. Jayel was also one of the Judges along with some pretty big celebrities.

With this video, we merely wanted to give you a slideshow of Jayel's work, to prepare you for the video to follow. Most of the photos are from the series he calls "The Harsh Desert".

"The Harsh Desert" is a tale in photographs. Jayel Aheram presents a collection of things seen, experienced, and lived while serving in the harsh deserts of Iraq and elsewhere. A unique view of events rarely seen in the nightly newscast, a point-of-view of one troop in a war zone and at home, and a glimpse of a vastly different and sometimes beautiful Iraq.

Though known for his caustic wit and spontaneous charm, Jayel Aheram suffers from an overwhelming excess of personality. He is a photographer and a hopeless Flickr addict. He is a compulsive writer and often writes about his latest creative endeavors in his blog Aheram Takes On... He is a product of an international upbringing; at home anywhere from the land of the Rising Sun to the sun-scorched dunes where the ageless Euphrates roll.

In Jayel's words...

The Blogger

I launched Aheram Takes On... in early 2005. The blog has been through two design changes, three coding overhauls, and five different purges. In its current incarnation, it is a chronicle of my creative spirit creating, making, and living; a celebration of things that I value and an insight to my creative process.

I have been blogging on and off since 2000, but it was not a serious venture until early 2005 when I launched Aheram Takes On... It is part-art blog, part-journal, and mostly about me. It is nearly always all original content of my own creation, but I will occasionally feature deserving artists.

The Photographer

I am woefully ignorant of the history of photography and as much as I regret to say this, I cannot say I am influenced by any of the great pioneering masters like Ansel Adams and others. My work is neither an emulation of a particular style nor does it assume to present a specific policy. It is an exercise in extrospection, a documentary of the world and its people as I perceive it.

Early 2005 was full of new beginnings for me. It included the launch of my first serious foray into blogging, my enlistment with the Marine Corps, and the adoption of a new hobby. I woke up one morning deciding that I needed something new to occupy my time, something creative. Painting first and then photography came to mind. My interest in photography was piqued partly by my friend Sachenka Brinkley, an amateur photographer. A Flickr account and a new camera later, a career was born. In February 2008, Cat's Eye became live. It is my professional gallery which I use to highlight selected works and portfolios.

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Sam is singing THE VOICE / IMAGINE
available on his new album called "Free".
The album also includes the song "War On War".

For more info, visit: http://SamHarris.com/free

LYRICS:
http://tinyurl.com/voiceimagine

THE VOICE / IMAGINE

THERE IS A VOICE
DOWN DEEP INSIDE YOU
AMOUNG THE NOISE T
HAT BEGS FOR PROOF
A TINY VOICE T
HAT ALWAYS GUIDES YOU
AND WILL ALWAYS SPEAK THE TRUTH

SOMETIMES I FEAR
THE RISING WATERS
WILL SWEEP ME OUT
INTO THE SEA
BUT IF I'M STILL
THE VOICE WILL WHISPER
AND IT WILL SURELY SET ME FREE

IMAGINE THERE'S NO HEAVEN,
IT'S EASY IF YOU TRY
NO HELL BELOW US,
ABOVE US ONLY SKY.
IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE,
LIVING FOR TODAY.
IMAGINE THERE'S NO COUNTRIES,
IT ISN'T HARD TO DO,
NOTHING TO KILL OR DIE FOR,
AND NO RELIGION TOO.

IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE,
LIVING LIFE IN PEACE.
YOU MAY SAY I'M A DREAMER
BUT I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE.
I HOPE SOME DAY YOU'LL JOIN US,
AND THE WORLD WILL LIVE AS ONE.
IMAGINE NO POSSESSIONS,
I WONDER IF YOU CAN,
NO NEED FOR GREED
OR HUNGER
OR BROTHERHOOD OF MAN.

IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE,
SHARING ALL THE WORLD.
YOU MAY SAY I'M A DREAMER
BUT I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE.
I HOPE SOME DAY YOU'LL JOIN US,
AND THE WORLD WILL LIVE AS ONE.

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The Voice / Imagine
The Voice
Written by Sam Harris
Sam Harris Music (BMI)
Imagine
Written by John Lennon
Lenono Music (BMI)
Piano -- Todd Schroeder
Guitar & Harmonica -- Kevin Fisher
Cello -- Mai Bloomfield
Produced by Sam Harris
 
Video edited by Michael Agostino
http://tinyurl.com/aheram
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