Who turned up the heat?
Please share your favorite Amy Winehouse song/video/performance.
O yeah, the book is cookin’.
June 15, 2013 at 6:43 pm (art, culture, entertainment, life, music, random)
Tags: Amy, Body & Soul, culture, entertainment, jazz, life, music, random, Sensual Saturday, Tony Bennett, videos, Winehouse
Who turned up the heat?
Please share your favorite Amy Winehouse song/video/performance.
O yeah, the book is cookin’.
June 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm (culture, entertainment, life, music, photography, random)
Tags: blues, culture, Duffy, entertainment, grief, heart, life, love, music, playlist, random, soul, vocalist, woman, youtub
Sorry to post hit and run, but when you got to write, you got to write. Listen and love the Lady’s tunes.
February 8, 2013 at 6:26 pm (art, culture, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, life, nature, photography, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: art, Black Hills, Black HIlls Wild Horse Sanctuary, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, February 2013, Free To Run, Heart of Gold, horses, Hot Springs, music, mustangs, nature, news, Niel Young, photography, rescue, Sanctuary, South Dakota, video, wild
Heart of Gold ~ Neil Young live 1971
Most of us enjoy some positive news to break up the monotony of all the negative malarky–don’t we? The following update from the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary offers a glimpse of what humans can do to help our animal relatives. In this case it’s Mustangs. It’s a labor of love to give wild animals the opportunity to live and thrive in a world which currently seems to be all about destroying nature in so many ways.
January 26, 2013 at 5:04 am (art, creative writing, culture, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, history, life, poetry, random)
Tags: culture, Dark Night of the Soul, entertainment, highwayman, history, Lady of Shalott, life, literature, Lorenena McKennitt, love, Mummers, music, Noyes, passion, poem, poems, poetry, random, spirituality, St. John of the Cross, Stolen Child, Tennyson, video, videos, Yeats
So often in these times of vast literary ignorance it’s forgotten that “songs” and poetry move together. Today’s rock stars have nothing on the travelling bards of the past who relied on their musical talents for daily survival. Odd that many who currently evade poetry like a plague yet adore their modern musical choices. What are song lyrics but poems? Loreena McKennitt’s music often draws directly upon the rich works of dead poets. I doubt any of them, the dead poets, are complaining.
Loreena McKennitt’s renditions are nothing if not sensual sound feasts.
poem by Alfred Noyes
The Dark Night of the Soul
via Ginevra Corvino
poem by St. John of the Cross
Poems Found in Translation
The Stolen Child
Poem by W.B. Yeats
The Lady of Shalott
Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
One more for fun.
The Mummers Dance
More on Mummers
January 19, 2013 at 10:10 pm (culture, entertainment, environment, exploring interconnectedness, life, music, nature, Poland, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: Australia, culture, Dead Can Dance, entertainment, life, music, Nord, Poland, random, Senusal Saturday, site, videos, Warsaw Village Band, YouTube
Saturday has arrived again. Figured some more music ventures are in order. Warsaw Village Band meets Dead Can Dance. Music from Poland to Australia that breaks down the usual boundaries. Hope everyone finds something engaging.
Warsaw Village Band:
The Rain is Falling
Joint Venture in the Village
Warsaw Village Band YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/WarsawVillageBand?feature=watch
Warsaw Village Band site http://www.warsawvillageband.net/
Dead Can Dance:
All In Good Time
Opium & Paris
Return of the She-King
Tell Me About the Forest (You Once Called Home)
Dead Can Dance site http://www.deadcandance.com/main/
Apparently, contrary to some online info, the group has been ‘revived’ with a 2013 tour agenda.
January 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm (art, culture, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, life, music, play)
Tags: Balkans, Black Ox Orkestar, culture, Eastern Europe, entertainment, Jewish, life, Montreal, music, play, random
Now for some Saturday R & R with Black Ox Orkestar. Never know what you might discover when you ask a friend what music they enjoy. Thanks to Berit for sharing. Don’t know about the rest of you but I’m always game for exploring music mines. Sometimes nothing mixes at all. Other times there are ear gems galore. Music mines vary from person to person/mind to mind. Once you’ve left behind all the usual beaten tracks there’s no end to ear engagements. Perhaps Black Ox Orkestar can add some sensuality to your Saturday. Go to another place with a sound track.
Musical Artists: Thierry Amar, Scott Gilmore Levine, Gabe Levine, Jessica Moss.
The following description is from Constellation link http://cstrecords.com/blackoxorkestar/:
~~~Black Ox Orkestar began in the summer of 2000, the project of four Montreal musicians exploring their common Jewish heritage for sounds that could speak to them today. Listening to pre-war recordings of Jewish and non-Jewish music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans, they wanted to capture the rawness and emotional intensity they heard there. They also threw their own musical histories into the mix, their years of playing out-jazz, punk rock, or weird folk, creating not so much a fusion of old and new as a way to tear the old sounds from the past and make them resonate in the present. The band tried to be true to the strangeness and beauty of these archaic songs, translating them into new forms, and writing new material that continued an imaginary tradition still humming in their ears. They played their final show in 2005 ~~~
Hear Nisht Azoy here: http://cstrecords.com/cst038/
January 11, 2013 at 6:01 pm (culture, education, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, Independent film, Indigenous People, journalism, life, music, Native Americans, photography, politics, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: #J11, 2013, Canada, dance, drum, Global Day, Idle No More, Jan.11., January, Julie Ireton, life, mmmllleee123, music, Native Canadian-American Indian Veterans and Warriors, Ottawa, Parliament Hill, Patrick Wright, politics, random, solidarity, Student Movement, Sudents, unity, Victoria Island, video
Photo by Julie Ireton CBC –Victoria Island, Ottawa, ON –Jan. 11, 2013
Global it is indeed. See one list of supporters world-wide: http://www.j11action.com/
Solidarity–Idle No More and Student Movement Unite in round dance –Ottawa, U of O.
mmmllleee123 on YouTube
On Facebook the “Native Canadian-American Indian Veterans and Warriors” are constantly posting photos from Canada and around the world.
@Patrick Wright–Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON
January 5, 2013 at 10:49 pm (culture, education, entertainment, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, Independent film, Indigenous People, Lakota, life, music, Native Americans, random, religion, Uncategorized)
Tags: "Don't Forget About Me", abuse, Bucher, Cherokee, download, entertainment, free, graves, healing, history, Independent film, Indigenous, Issues, life, medicine, Michael, music, Native American, random, sacred sites, Sacred Sites extended, suicide prevention, tweet, videos, You're Not Alone, young people, youth
Lovely how one thing leads to another and another and then again another–and they’re all connected back and forth along the spider’s steel webs. Being the curious cat that I am watching one video on the Wild Horse Channel just wasn’t enough. Had to ear sniff more of them. O those Spanish mustang are so engaging! Well, eventually my ears caught wind of Michael Bucher’s music video on the channel. That discovery led to more cyberswamp exploration to Bucher’s website http://www.michaelbucher.com/ where there’s more for your ears’ feasting. O and if you tweet there’s a free music download. Yep, there is. So today my flow has gone from Facebook to Horses to Film to Music and it all traverses sacred ground in some form. I was going to save this post for another day until I viewed the “You’re Not Alone” video and considered some of the content. Figure it’s best to not save it for another day. There’s music and videos on Bucher’s website and links to “You Are Not Alone” for suicide prevention connections. Everything needed for connecting is provided http://www.michaelbucher.com/links .
Bucher’s connections include history, sacred sites, Indian graves, suicide, healing and –got the drift? Pay it forward.
You Are Not Alone, Native American Youth suicide prevention site http://www.youarenotalonenetwork.org/
“Don’t Forget About Me”
January 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm (art, creative writing, culture, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, Independent film, life, movies, music, nature, photography, poetry, random, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: Black Hills, Black HIlls Wild Horse Sanctuary, competition, cowboy, Dayton O. Hyde, documentary, Don Juan, entertainment, environment, exploring interconnectedness, festival, film, Full Motion Pictures, horses, Hyde, Independent film, music, mustangs, Park City, poem, poet, Poet on the Prairie, poetry, random, Running Wild, Sanctuary, Slamdance, South Dakota, Utah, video, wild, writer, Writing
Sometimes the book of faces is just perfect for exploring interconnectedness–especially when it brings all sorts of interesting people and places right to your news feed no hunting required. Beautiful images of horses being horses at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota caught my attention a while back. Today they brought my attention to the film Running Wild: the Life of Dayton O. Hyde which is showing at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 18-24, 2013. Apparently there’s more going in Utah than Peaceful Uprisings. Film site : http://www.runningwildfilm.com/
Slamdance website: http://www.slamdance.com/ Information on film festival and writing competition via the link. Slamdance is also on Facebook.
Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde runs at Slamdance Jan. 19 & 22, 2013
Full Motion Pictures Presents “Poet on the Prairie” which provides more than a film teaser length look at the content of Running Wild. For more Full Motion Pictures: http://www.youtube.com/user/FullMotionPictures
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary: http://www.wildmustangs.com/ Discover information and wonderful photographs of horses on their Facebook page.
Dayton O. Hyde: http://www.daytonohyde.com/
Wild Horse Channel on the tubes of you: http://www.youtube.com/WildHorsesChannel . Get some music with mustangs –view more of Josefina, Nina and Gabriella enjoying life. Here’s Don Juan’s dancing to catch your fancy:
Here’s my favorite horse poem so far. Please share your favorite horse poems, photographs, videos and/or films via the comments.
slowly he disappears among the penned ponies
knowing and yet wishing not
the tents, uniforms, guns
wary of even his own now
aware their life fabric has been brutally sliced
soft mouths nuzzle his hands
he inhales ever reliable horse scents
cares not for calico, coffee or coins
long tails twitch and flick as he moves among them
keen to his warrior man smell
as willing to push their all beyond the limits
foreign tongue streams nearby
ripping good hearts into rancid meat
furthest away surrounded by hooves, manes, hot breath
blows against his neck
stars safe above
spring grass under feet
he drinks their peace
they eat his pain
we are one
January 3, 2013 at 7:08 pm (art, culture, entertainment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, Indigenous People, life, music, photography, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: art, Benefit, camp, Canada, chief, culture, Derek Miller, Digging Roots, Don Kelly, entertainment, Indigenous, Jasper, life, Melody McKiver, music, Music is the Medicine, news, ON, Ottawa, people, photograph, photography, poster, random, Ryan McMahon, Theresa Spence, video, Zaphods