Thanks to Integral Institute for linking to me in their latest Holons Newsletter. Much appreciated. If you found my blog through I-I, I welcome you and thank you for dropping by. You've caught me during some integral blogging downtime. I'm still … [Read more...]
Archives for February 2007
The Dixie Chicks Cleaned House at the Grammys
I'm not surprised the Dixie Chicks dominated the 49th Annual Grammys. Just take a look at the lyrics to their hit, Not Ready To Make Nice, vivified by a climbing melody and chord progression: And how in the world can the words that I said Send … [Read more...]
How Do I Become A Samurai Songwriter?
To be a Samurai Songwriter, you must first dedicate yourself to The Song. As a symbolic gesture, say it out loud. "I dedicate my life to serving The Song." The Song is a powerful force. It changes people. It makes people laugh and cry. It opens … [Read more...]
What Does It Mean To Be A Samurai Songwriter?
A Samurai Songwriter is one who is a servant of The Song. The Samurai Songwriter understands the vertical and horizontal nature of his or her path. One travels horizontally on a linear path one step at a time. There is no quick and easy way to … [Read more...]
What Makes a Good Song?
First of all, we have to agree on the definition of a song. For our purposes in Samurai Songwriting, a song is an art-form and a form of communication made up of melody, harmony, rhythm, lyrics, and form -- the form of which includes a title, chorus, … [Read more...]
Marvin Gaye – A Sexy Patriot
You've got to check out this slow and sexy rendition of The Star Spangled Banner by Marvin Gaye. Then read a related story over at Thomas Dolby's blog. Marvin had it goin' on! … [Read more...]
Boston Trading Freedoms For Safety
An assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Bridgewater State College (MA), Dion Dennis, has a detailed and interesting analysis of the Boston/Mooninite panic attack. Link: Fear and Loathing in the Bay State Here's a hilarious take on the fiasco. … [Read more...]
Musing on the ego as it relates to the state of the world today. Part of my FAWM project. Update: Completed version of When The Wall Falls Down. Download: Walls 2-5-07 … [Read more...]