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nyckelharpa

Hello, I love art, including music and musical instruments.  Especially traditional musical instruments that have become obscure.  Nyckelharpa is an instrument our respected friends Toby and Fred play.  It’s a traditional Swedish instrument that has special dances that go along with the songs.  Toby told us that the different villages have their own songs and… Read More »

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feel so different

When I was a kid, the Sinead O’Connor album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got was the first cd I ever bought.  I’m pretty sure it was the first cd.  I’d bought a few tapes and records.  But I heard Nothing Compares 2 U on the radio, loved its haunting stark truths about… Read More »

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do you sing

“Do you sing?” my friend asked me. We were on his porch in the morning, and he had just sung a few songs for me to dance to at my request.  Down By the River, something like Give Me Jesus, and a Gate Gate Parasamgate. He spoke to me of many things: pottery his mom… Read More »

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zine community

Zine community is important to me.  I have a friend who makes Echo Publishing, and she does a ton for the zine community.  I’m so grateful to her!  Echo Publishing has been going for 21 years. Recently my friend posted her zine reads from May of this year, and a couple zines by me are… Read More »

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public enemy

I love Public Enemy.  It took a long time–decades. content warning: mention of violence When I was young, I hated them.  I thought Public Enemy coarse, brutal, annoying, heavy handed–too much.  The cursing, the edginess–motivation from anger.  They seemed conceited, and I was like–why? Part of what I hated about them was Flavor Flav.  I… Read More »

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bumblebee song

Hello, we recorded the bumblebee song.  We recorded it before, years ago.  Originally we wrote it in 2013, in Mt Shasta the town, and we sang it for years with my nibblings and my mom.  It was a family song, good for any age of person. My community member loaned me his USB microphone for… Read More »

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waking up medusa

I’m so excited my friend released a new album.  I’m listening and feeling so grateful to encounter the art.  The band is Lost Luna, and the album is Wish Upon a Star.  The first song is Waking Up Medusa. Please do yourself a favor and listen to this beautiful truth, Waking Up Medusa and all… Read More »

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wah

There’s a singer I’ve loved for 20 years.  Her name is Wah.  She’s a brilliant lady who loves yoga and sings in Sanskrit but English too. I was listening to this house blessing concert Wah gave in December–I was playing the youtube.  Felt healing and good to dance to.  I danced some minutes in the… Read More »

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Japanese Funk and Soul

Hey, how are you doing?  Thought you might like this Japanese Funk and Soul on Vinyl (Late 70’s, early 80’s.). I thought it might be fun to dance to–youtube showed it to me.  Thank you, algorithm!  Yes, I was right.  It was fun to dance to. I like that the music was very new to… Read More »

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rhythm

Hey, how are you doing?  I watched this youtube video that I loved.  Please consider viewing it: someone playing a 7/11 polyrhythm inside a 7-11 at 7:11am for seven minutes and eleven seconds? Hmm, amazing.  I went through a whole process, watching this video.  It was like.. Wow, this person. I wish this person was… Read More »