Astro-logy literally means ‘star-writing’. There are a lot of avenues to pursue from that understanding but here is one I find fascinating: Alchemists insist that humans are a microcosm of the whole and our voice is a heavenly instrument. Compare the shapes of the human voice to the voice of the stars… and more food […]
I found this clip of Pete Seeger, political and social activist who just died aged 94, and his grandson Tao Rodriquez singing together to be the best eulogy I could think of: …sometimes what is most important is to remember that we are truly one nation and one blood.
I have taken notice of my recent fit of posting music videos and realized that getting not only some of the bone chips off my cranial nerves, but also more of the residue of heavy metal from my mercury fillings out of my inner ear makes music much more enjoyable. There are times when sound […]
Shortly before my father died of uncurable lung cancer at 55 he told me that when he was first diagnosed with cancer at 30 he turned away in fear from everything he loved and that was the greatest regret of his life. That statement has informed my life choices ever since. Here is Warren Zevon […]
Music to feed the souls of the Ancestors: Kongar-ol Ondar died of a brain hemorrhage July, 2013, age 51. Click here for his obituary. The truly extra-ordinary legacy of Genghis Khan is that a thousand years after the wars he fought for his lands and his freedom to roam, his people are still horse nomads […]
I ran across Brahm Tchaikovsky’s 1979 song Sarah Smiles this morning. Of the all the Sara songs out there I have had sung at me in some peculiar form of musical flirtation birthed in the heydays of rock-n-roll, this is perhaps the only one I actually like. Most of the others are Sara-fix-me songs, and […]