September 29, 2010 at 6:29 pm (Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, culture, education, ethics, history, Indigenous People, Lakota, Native Americans, photography)
Tags: 1922, Abraham Bull Head, Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, culture, Eagle Butte, education, history, KCMO, Lakota, National Archives, photography, South Dakota
Abraham Bull Head
Abraham Bull Head photo
Abraham Bull Head p. 2
These documents and photograph are all from Record Group 75, National Archives, Kansas City, Missouri. All materials are in the public domain. They are posted here to make them available to people who would not otherwise have access. They are also posted in order to educate and inform regarding the living conditions on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in 1922, South Dakota. Take note that this post is for Abraham Bull Head of the Eagle Butte District. There are more Cherry Creek District surveys. I thought it might be good to offer documents from other districts as well.
September 29, 2010 at 2:09 am (culture, entertainment, humor, music, play, random)
Tags: blues, Broadway Cafe, coffee, culture, DJ, entertainment, folk, humor, jazz, Kansas City, KKFI, life, music, Native American, radio, random, reggae, rock, world
Do you have a serious music addiction? Or know and love someone with such an affliction? You know the type–they consume tunes the way yuppies consume a certain brand of chain coffee. Oh and in Kansas City, we’ve got something for that sort of coffee addict–The Broadway Cafe–the ONLY independent coffee shop to shut down the invading coffee chain and send it packing–a chain which we will not name nor even offer the marketing of a ‘tag’.
Okay back to the music–and the DJ dreamers out there spinning in the world-wide web and beyond.
Yes, folks, only at KKFI Community Radio, located at the corner of 39th and Main in Kansas City, Missouri can you too can be a guest DJ and get a taste of radio-wave action. How? KKFI is entirely community funded and for a donation of one hundred and fifty dollars towards its operating costs, you –or a loved one of your choice– can do a stint on live radio complete with programing the musical selections. Consider giving such a ‘gift’ of experience to yourself or someone who loves Jazz, Folk, World, Rock, Blues, Reggae and even Native American music et al. The DJ guest spot must be during a compatible radio program with appropriate music genre. If you click on the blue billboard you will surf into KKFI’s site and there find a program schedule complete with times and the regular all volunteer DJ staff listings. There’s also contact, newsletter, and event information available. KKFI 90.1 fm streams LIVE on the world wide web 24/7 , 365 days around the sun and with the moon. Where else but on totally community radio can a DJ daydream become reality?
September 28, 2010 at 7:26 pm (art, buddhism, creative writing, culture, education, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, humor, life, nature, politics, random, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: black & white photography, creative writing, culture, ethics, exploring interconnetedness, habitat, landscape, life, Minolta X 700, nature, Nebrasaka, opinion, people, photography, psychology, trees, values, web of life, Writing
we see you
We, as in we humans, constantly perceive our world only from our egocentric perspective–as if we’re the only observers in town. We’re not. Ever get the feeling you’re being watched in the most unlikely places? By unlikely I mean places lacking other humans. Just because there aren’t others of our own kind in our company does not mean that we don’t have ‘company.’ The entire natural world is watching us. These days I suspect it’s watching done on HIGH ALERT due to all our inconsiderate actions over the long-term. Seriously, the next time you are out clicking away with your camera at everything that stays long enough in the viewfinder–take a deep breath, relax and take a good look at the trees, butterflies, birds and bugs in front of you. Consider what they see as we stare at them for a moment before clicking and running off to the next attraction like manic visual addicts scrambling for another fix. All living things breath in their own manners. Why wouldn’t they observe us as part of their world? We are biological organisms roaming around a biological habitat. Yes, we have a LOT of company on this earth. Other living things may not ‘see’ us as we see them–and that’s been good for our survival. We haven’t been so good for the lives of other creatures though. We tend to spread like parasites, perpetually voracious ones consuming every thing in our reach. Some times I think that all the other living things will turn the tables on us and treat us in kind until we are extinct. Other times I suspect that they’re just waiting for us to finish ourselves off–which we do seem to be doing quite nicely–if not fast enough for the comfort of the likes of the trees in my photograph. Ever wonder if they’re thinking, “Hurry up and be done with your own destruction so the rest of us can have some peace from the likes of you?” I certainly wouldn’t blame them one whit for such wishes. Everywhere I venture I take note of the continuing urban sprawling into the habitats of other living creatures. We destroy the homes of geese, ducks, snakes, deer, foxes, shrews, fish and everyone else while leaving behind our discarded spaces of crumbling concrete and asphalt. Will we not stop until nothing else has a place to live? Face it, we humans are the most awful invasive species/neighbors ever. Perhaps our superiority complex will be the death of us. I suspect the trees are hoping it’s sooner rather than later. Seriously–put yourself in their bark and check out the view.
September 27, 2010 at 11:58 pm (creative writing, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, life, poetry, politics, random, Writing)
Tags: care, creative writing, history, inspiration, Iraq, kidnap, Margaret Hassan, murder, people, poetry, politics, war, Writing
care came in today’s mail
staring at the logo, her face appears
woman in video angry about the lack of clean water
death to children
amidst all the killings
no one claimed responsibility for hers
even the overwhelmed iraqis demanded her safe return
language, marriage, caring made her theirs
wondered then–and now again–
who did she threaten most
easy enough answer
who wants to face that truth
who kills an angry woman for caring about water supplies
yes who kills a little woman for her anger and knowledge
we do we do we do we do
is it conscience or cowardice that no one claims this mighty victory?
it is the Margaret Hassans these silent guns fear most
why else disappear a little irish woman in iraq
yes, care came in the mail today pleading
“Please help us keep children alive.”
warranted a death sentence
clearly care is dangerous to one’s health
to care visit www.care.org
September 27, 2010 at 6:37 pm (art, buddhism, culture, nature, random)
Tags: art, culture, energy-scapes, eva, Humming Bird, kisses, nature, pen/ink, random, Sakura, wojcik
September 27, 2010 at 3:28 am (culture, entertainment, life, music, random)
Tags: Big Brother, blues, comedy, commentary, culture, entertainment, irony, jazz, KKFI, life, Mose Allison, music, musicians, My Brain, people, random
Some times a little irony, or more than a little, is in order in order to get through the seemingly endless stream of insane inanity swirling around us. So, for some ironic comic relief here’s a healthy helping of Mose Allison for inclined ears’ tickling.
Yeah, there are some things I just can’t resist sharing – like “Big Brother.” Apparently Orwell was a prophet. Huh. Go figure. Now I’m on the lookout for all those “rats” that got my attention long ago on the small screen.
Clicking on Mose’s mug will take you to his very informative website. It’s worth a visit just to learn of all the songs he’s written over his career of 50 years. Not many people survive and thrive creatively so long in any profession. We should all look so alive at 80. Nice photo portrait too–in my opinion.
For your amusement, bemusement, entertainment–and perhaps a tad of inspiration, more of Mose Allison’s music and mentality:
And just in case you missed it the first posting round, “Ever Since the World Ended.”
Again, much thanks to KKFI’s Radio Redux for reminding moi of Mose’s existence. Yes, we all need our memory pages refreshed–and that’s a good thing. Now about those “breeze” and “knees” lyrics . . . .
PS. If your fear of the dark needs replenishing there’s always 1984 to oblige. Don’t click to view if you’re in a happy happy, joy joy place.
Now I’m wondering if this post is an example of tragic ironic comedy. Might be. Hmm. What do you think?
September 24, 2010 at 9:02 pm (music, history, journalism, politics, culture, life, art, environment, random, education, nature)
Tags: history, environment, politics, journalism, Oil, media, nature, songs, Democracy Now, KKFI, BP, bioneers, Mother Jones, Heartland Labor Forum, Agitate! Educate! Organize! American Labor Posters, Fatima Bhutto
Here are three things I discovered by listening to KKFI. Last night on the Heartland Labor Forum I learned about an incredible Art book via an interview with the authors. Click on the cover to see seven other examples of American Labor Poster Art–and to read review quotes. Copies of Cushing & Drescher’s work were given as thank you gifts for donations to KKFI’s fall fund drive.
Lincoln Cushing & Timothy W. Drescher
I had heard of Fatima Bhutto prior to Democracy Now!’s interview with her this morning regarding the state of affairs in Pakistan. She also answered questions regarding her memoir, Songs of Blood and Sword which apparently presents a very dark portrait of the ruling ‘elite’ and, by association, its supporters–“US”. I don’t often read memoirs, but this one has piqued my interest.
Songs of Blood and Sword by Fatima Bhutto
Fatima Bhutto on Democracy Now!
Thanks to Bioneers’ connection to Mother Jones’ continuing work on the BP oil disaster–well–here’s more reasons to condemn BP. Like we need more after learning about the 90 + MILLIONS they’re spending on image spin, commercials, public relations efforts to brighten up public perception of their oil drilling mania. Here’s my FREE advice to BP—Shut up! Clean it up RIGHT! Pay up! Doing the RIGHT things will do more than all the ads on YouTube, television and everywhere else. I still will not purchase BP gas–but I do see others doing so, so just quit the spin effort and do what’s right by every living thing. By the way, BP, your operation in Sugar Creek, Missouri surrounded by fences topped with barbed wire and with the new Police Department as an immediate neighbor looks safe, secure and very very unfriendly.
Click on Tim O’Brien’s art to venture into Mother Jones’ latest reporting on BP. Thanks Bioneers!
September 23, 2010 at 11:06 pm (culture, drama, education, entertainment, environment, exploring interconnectedness, humor, journalism, life, music, politics, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: Alernative, bioneers, blues, David, Democracy Now, folk, hip hop, jazz, journalism, Kansas City, KKFI, Latin, Matthew, music, Native Spirit Radio, news, radio
Most of the regular visitors to my blogcasa, commentors and silent folks alike, already know about KKFI–my–yes “my” community radio station because I am one of the many many listeners who support Radio Like It’s Seldom Heard with our own $$$. Yep, KKFI is totally listener funded. Wrap your head around that concept the next time you want something besides audio advertising galore.
What is heard at KKFI? Local arts and music showcases, live talk radio shows like the Radio Redux, Labor Radio, the All Souls Unitarian Forum, the Tenth Voice, and EcoRadio. All this and more. Music: Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop, Folk, Rock, Reggae, Native American, World, techno, Latin, Persian, Chamber…. There are even “guest djs” on KKFI–and they usually heat things up real sweet and spicy.
The program schedule is stuffed 24/7 365–and staffed by volunteers. Yes, those local voices you hear are indeed LOCAL Kansas City People–not some high dollar corporate primed personality divas.
Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.org/
Counter Spin http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=5
Bioneers-Revolution from the Heart of Nature http://www.bioneers.org/
Grit Radio http://www.lauraflanders.com/pages/radionation.html
Alternative Radio http://www.alternativeradio.org/
For days and times check out the program schedule at www.kkfi.org
Some KKFI via YoTtube–Val interviews the Gift and beyond. This is Community Radio–not corporate cuteness.
Just a small taste of “Radio Like You’ve Never Heard It Before” -IF you haven’t streamed it yet.
IF everyone just in Kansas City who listens to KKFI would cough up one buck for the station’s operating bills asap–this fundraiser would be DONE NOW! Yes, Kansas City–and beyond–it is time to COUGH for the delight of your ears. Call in your pledge, stamp and toss it in one of those blue metal postal boxes, walk it in to the corner of 39th and Main, or just cyber-space it online at www.kkfi.org. No amount is too small nor too grande.
September 23, 2010 at 4:59 pm (art, education, entertainment, environment, exploring interconnectedness, life, nature, photography, play, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: "tart of the arts", art, cameras, culture, entertainment, environment, inspiration, Ken Rockwell, life, Minolta X 700, nature, Nebraska, opinion, people, photograph, photography, random, Scottsbluff
way down there
The former Tart of the Arts aka Richard North and his assorted “personalities” recently posted about not having a fancy camera and having to save for one in order to get better photographs. Well, in an effort to encourage the Tart and everyone else thinking they’re stuck in a bog because they can’t afford high dollar digital camera toys I offer you the mentality of one photographer–Ken Rockwell. According to Rockwell the camera is not the most important part of the equation–it’s US and what we do with whatever camera tool/toy we’ve got. Rockwell says this better than moi so check out his absolutely no-nonsense thinking —> http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/notcamera.htm
Yes, ENCOURAGE your own creativity!
Oh and as usual, I shot “way down there” with a Minolta x 700–yeah, that’s film. If you’re interested, Rockwell has a few words to say about my tool/toy of choice that might be of some interest.
Yep, this is from Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
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