My Muse: Music
Music is more than just a pleasure, a joy to listen to, a release to dance to. There's a spiritual component to it. It speaks to me. Yes, in that sense that the…
I can love that tune on the very first chord ~ Donny Hathaway | My Muse
I can love that tune on the very first chord ~ Donny Hathaway's "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" starts off on the right note, literally. From there it only gets better, featuring Hathaway's ever so-expressive blues voice, and a hell of a backup band. Click through for a listen to this masterpiece of music.
To be kissed and salted ~ here is a picture | My Muse
A blog post: "To be kissed and salted", an impenetrable lyric from Veda Hille's song "26 Years" is penetrated, and along the way we discover Hille's affinity for Canadian painter, Emily Carr, and learn a little how Carr's journals became the album "Here is a Picture (Songs for E. Carr)". There are also a couple of YouTube videos embedded with Hille's compelling music.
Precious Heart ~ Finding the path out of darkness :: Veda Hille's song, "Precious Heart" is very much about one kind of darkness, and wavering on the edge of falling into it or escaping it. Hille's advice? Look down, look down, and find your feet. The next step is the path you're on.
Deva Premal: the tranquility of Gayatri Mantra | God Beauty Perfection Love :: Synonyms
Mantra music came to me at a time when I needed its tranquility and centredness most. The Gayatri Mantra is among my very favourites, and Deva Premal's angelic voice brings its spirit to life.
Remembering with Shakti: Lotus Feet and Vancouver’s Sea Wall | God Beauty Perfection Love :: Synonyms
Some music becomes sacred for us. That's true in both the secular and non-secular uses of that word. It becomes a part of us, and the world just seems better -- divine, if you will -- when we allow whatever emotional state we're in to be displaced by the music. There are few pieces of music which evoke in me more calm than this one, "Lotus Feet," performed here live by the world/jazz ensemble, Shakti.
Sarah McLachlan reminds us ~ you’re so much more than good enough | God Beauty Perfection Love :: Synonyms
A music post featuring Sarah McLachlan's "Good Enough" performed live on KCBO....The Violence Against Women Act recently passed in the USA. Finally, a fundamental re-orientation of thought regarding a traditional, one-way pattern of abuse. One more step away from the tradition of being 'not good enough.' A long way to go yet. But in time... Next up? Violence Against Men.
Bif Naked is my bright mantra ~ Everyday | God Beauty Perfection Love :: Synonyms
Bif Naked's "Everyday" may or may not have saved my life. What it did do for certain was keep me functional during a period of chaos.
Nothing Else Matters when Bif Naked is your muse | God Beauty Perfection Love :: Synonyms
I'd never done it before, downloaded an entire album of songs -- for free, mind you -- off the internet. I was broke and broken, a whole lot out of sorts at the time. The act was uncharacteristic, and it proved immeasurably wise. Bif Naked's music became the primary muse for my spiritual recovery.