The Geometry of Speech

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 […]

The Rainbow Nation

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.

Groovin’ Tuvan

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 […]

Apropos of Nothing

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 […]