Crows: Black, Dancing and Counting Everywhere! Catch Them If You Dare.

In case you haven’t already guessed there seems to be no end to the music about, referencing and associating with Black Crows.  This post could go on and on and on. I focused on black crows, and a raven, in order to create some cohesion for myself.  I hope there is little overlap between Bear, Willow, Johnny and myself in regard to our choices for this theme because there is so much sky to cover here.  Though I will be very surprised if Johnny and I don’t cover at least one musical selection. There’s a vast array of music, poetry, art, research, science and all the ways in which people record their observations and interactions with the Crow in their daily lives.  This post could simple fly away with me if I let it.    Kaw Kaw 

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Urban Crow Dance (of the Bird Kind) ~ Joy Harjo

Wildwoodflowerify

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The Crow and The Butterfly ~ Shinedown

Shinedown

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Black Crow by Jamiroquai

funkysize

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Raven Chant  ~ Of the Wand and The Moon

In The Woods

Nighttime Nightrhymes (1999)
Dark Folk/Neo Folk

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“crows visits”

after hungry hawk’s denial

Kaw! Kaw! Kaw!

hawk gone, gone, gone

crow visits

strutting surveying

street walking

straight on white line

chic glistening black

sneering at autos

wings smug

Kaw! Kaw! Kaw!

water, water, water

drinks deep

eyes glinting bows

swaggers

crisp feathers catch wind

Kaw! Kaw! Kaw!

still hungry hawk watches crows flight

@ewa

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Counting Crows  ~ Murder of One

Astaeria·

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And Murders of Crows 

Alexander Parsons

Animation: Paul Rains
Music: Paul Rains & Alex Parsons

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WING

MadArtistPublishing
WING (2012) 04:53 | 3D Animation – Adventure/Fantasy
Produced at The Animation Workshop (www.animwork.dk).

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Black Crow by Angus and Julia Stone

Fanch RIOUAL

Angus & Julia Stone – Black Crow (Live Pop Rock Station Bordeaux 26-11-2010)

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Black Crow

Musicenthusiasm

Joni Mitchell – vocals, Jaco Pastorius – bass, Herbie Hancock – piano, Don Alias – percussion. Very nice and extremely rare recording of “Black Crow” from Berkeley Jazz Festival, on May the 27th in 1979.

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“crows kawing”

sparrows tatter tatter titter among spilled seeds

dried leaves haunting

wind whips spills out then whips again

bending folding clouds scattering

crows kaw kaw kawing

like all crazy ones do

@ewa

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Black Crow King  ~ Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

 Eric Lemieux

From the album The Firstborn Is Dead Released June 3, 1985
Rights go to Mute Record

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Fly as only a cyber crow flies to Bear, Willow, Deborah, and Johnny’s blog skies for more Corvidae:

Bear has created an impressive of all things Crow which can d be found on Word Press http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/corvidea-within-wp/

At the moment, Links to Bear, Johnny and Willow.

Bear:                      http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/corvidae-music-themes/

Bear II:                   http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/corvidae-ii-music-themes/

Bear III:                  http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/corvidae-iii-music-themes/

Johnny
http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/corvidea-music-theme-for-november-4/
Willow               http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/muscical-theme-corvidae/

Crazy Brave, a memoir by Joy Harjo. Who needs a muse?

Click cover image to visit Joy Harjo online.

     “I often painted or drew through the night, when most of the world slept and it was easier to walk through the membrane between life and death to bring back memory. I painted to the music of silence. It was here I could hear everything.” Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo’s memoir, Crazy Brave, is one wickedly beautiful piece of intensely personal poetic writing.  This is not a fact crammed autobiography tossing up gossip and shallow dirt galore. This is a sharing of a poetic journey of becoming self in this strange world we inhabit. Harjo’s word craft strives to bridge the differences of perception and perceiving that often keep people unaware of their connections to each other and the universe. This is a memoir that offers a sense of what it means to be Joy as she unfolds to embrace her creative gifts.  Don’t read this book expecting to learn all about Joy’s journey into Jazz or how she feels playing on the international stage as a musician-poet.  Read this book as an opening act to learning about one woman’s love for art and music as life.  This is a book about spirit and love and suffering along a path that knows no limits or boundaries between time, space or place.  Certain experiences and people are shared as part of her journey as Joy contemplates past, present and future life. Dealings with lovers, friends and family are offered as part of the pathway to learning to speak and sing.  It’s about making choices and listening with trust to the knowing even when it speaks ever so softly.  It’s about making a commitment to the poetic spirit in the fullest sense of living.

     “To imagine the spirit of poetry is much like imagining the shape and size of the knowing. It is a kind of resurrection light: it is the tall ancestor spirit who has been with me since the beginning, or a bear or a hummingbird. It is a hundred horses running the land in a soft mist, or it is a woman undressing for her beloved in firelight. It is none of these things. It is more than everything” (JH p. 164).

Like many poems Crazy Brave can be read in one sitting yet it will stay with you long after the last page.  It may well haunt your dreams and intrude upon your waking hours.  The poetic journey is one without beginning or end. It’s an ongoing adventure. A work in perpetual progress. This is a memoir that reveals the poetic power of prose that sings a life song.             

Joy Harjo on America’s Disappeared People

 A little touch of Joy Harjo on the “disappearing” of First Nations People in America along with  some clearly not disappeared poetry and  music of her own. I have actually encountered people who think that there are no Native Americans. It’s an odd notion to hear from the mouths of educated, intelligent people. But it’s not really that surprising considering how seldom anyone references American Indians in the media. 

So who wants to talk about the poorest county in the United States according to the recent census data?  

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