Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MORE ROBBIE BASHO ~




Track List :

1. Cathedrals et Fleur de lis
2. Study for Steel String (John Paul Jones)
3. German Rococo
4. Scottish Rites (Study on Vaughn Williams)
5. Pavan India (Pavan Hindustan)
6. Variations on Grieg
7. Prologue for Rocky Mountain Raga
8. Rocky Mountain Raga
9. Blue Crystal Fire
10. Hello Leo
11. Girl From Marizod
12. Prologue for The Polish Rider
13. The Polish Rider
14. El Cid


Produced by Kyle Fosburgh
Transferred to digital for release by Radiance Recordings
Tracks appear in the order in which they were performed


This concert features the only known live performances of "Blue Crystal Fire" and "El Cid", as well as the only known version (live, studio or demo) of "Girl From Marizod".


Purchase the digital download
Stream "Girl From Marizod" on SoundCloud (lyrics included)
Copyright © 2016 Kyle Fosburgh, All rights reserved.


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ARTHUR RUSSELL ~












Monday, August 22, 2016

PACIFIC ~










Sand Dollar



We’ve waited all year

And traveled all morning

Just to arrive like this —

In the very same place

We were a year ago today.

And you are just as beautiful,

Your long skirt blowing in sand,

And we walk for miles along

The edge of the leaving tide

Picking up seashells and stone

That we’ll select more carefully

The longer we are here —

Which is no place with a name,

Except someplace in our heart.

Where that day, unlike any other,

You found excitedly a sand dollar

Washed in during the night,

Left in a tidal pool, and

Kneeling while taking it up,

Placed it home in my hand.






Doe



Standing mid river

Sunlight already

In the waves, long

Before any sound or

Movement beyond her

Own or my own —

Out of my clothes into

The water, looking up

I see her then, eyes

Meeting in the current

No sound I say, even as

She lifts her muzzle and

Rears her spotted hide

The stare lasts for years





Pacific



Lovelier —

When the

Bandana from

My pocket is

Worn around

Her neck





__________________


Bob Arnold
WHERE RIVERS MEET





Sunday, August 21, 2016

I WAS THERE (TICKETS $3) ~






CONCERT VAULT  TANGLEWOOD 1970





I was never a huge Who fan — I was there that night for the Airplane —
and the Bill Graham Fillmore aura which was present in its
ever living glory. However, The Who did
rock the house (shed).


DOES HENRY KISSINGER HAVE A CONSCIENCE? ~







"And one has an awareness that Kissinger, the longest-lasting and most iconic pariah figure in modern American history, is but one of a line of men held in fear and contempt for the immorality of their services rendered and yet protected by the political establishment in recognition of those same services."



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                                                 Jon Lee Anderson
                                                     The New Yorker












Saturday, August 20, 2016

FLOAT ~






John Levy's new book of poems and meditations
in response to the drawings of Donald Cole
Afterword (shown below) by Alan Chong Lau

_______________________
Dovadola Press, Tucson and ArtXchange Gallery, Seattle
2016
























Friday, August 19, 2016

HOA NGUYEN ~







Mekong I


River as sift
and sorter


Raw fruits and sell the wares
"Floating market"


Stone    pebble    sand
The silt and new islands


There were 9 months
9 dragons       but they change


as the letter is a triangle
She could be seen as


swan or generalized white
bird      Goddess that ate the earth


How to strand       become
mangroves    stranded

and braid your oiled hair


Vivid swoops that coil
a mouth and canal steered


Row from here to there






Birthday Poem



Illuminated behind a skin

a grey       the sky with fat

fast slants of snow



First Horse poet    This is a birthday

poem    squeaky underfoot

the snow and Jeannine's cookies



I drive husbands and fathers

to early deaths    Push the knife

into the cake to cut it



Me the supposed bringer of ruin

(money)    Covered in fondant and

violet flowers



It's my birthday    My eyes are older




Leave



Mouth       A pictured lip  

in a kiss      What it leaves

out


           Cloaking your mouth

with your hands to say

no more breathing you in



Gather the firm clever thing

from the moment looking away



and the weather quiet

with the turning book



Bark of the trees

you love     then leave



Redbud

Live Oak

Hackberry





_____________________

H O A     N G U Y E N

Violent Energy Ingots
Wave Books 2016