december playlist

december playlist full of surprises
december playlist play me some
december playlist eyes through the iris
december playlist come and gone

Merry Christmas to One and All!

1. Maya - Incredible String Band (The Big Huge)
2. Meditation - Rupie Edward's All Stars (Dub Basket Chapter II)
3. Sensemilla Persecution - Buju Banton ('Til Shiloh (Exclusive)) ("meditation is good for one and all")
4. Floor Killer - Kira Kira (Live at the Space Gallery, 12/6/08) (Quote: This one if called 'floor killer' because that's what it is!)
5. Tal - F.S. Blumm (Ankern) (eat an egg Kronos Quartet)
6. Snowdrops and Phlox - ISAN (Meet Next Life) (Breaking into the old stash once again)
7. Brand New Second Hand - Peter Tosh (Legalize It)
8. 400 Years - Bob Marley & The Wailers (Catch A Fire) (Peter yet again...and those backing vocals are killer. jam out)
9. Roy Simmons (Singing) Roe Kahrahrah (Drumming) 2. The breaking of day, the sun is coming up. This is a popular song, and it is popular now. (Comanche Peyote Songs, Vol. II)
10. Rub It Inna Zion - Little Dread (Natty Dread On the North Coast) ("me cyan't get no work and me cyan't buy no shirt in dis jus' a likkle dread")
11. Elyne Road - Toumani Diabate (The Mandr Variations) (forever a hit)
12. One Drop - Bob Marley & The Wailers (Survival)n (I know Jah never let us down!)
13. Exorcise / Intone - Ben Vida (The Great Koonaklaster Speaks: A John Fahey Celebration)
14. Twin Peaks Theme - Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks) (pulling out all the stops angelo...up to episode 9 already in the annual winter sessions)
15. Walla Walla - Burning Spear (Rocking Time - 1974)
16. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Studio Demo) - George Harrison

Christmas Cuts:
Jacob Miller & I-Roy - Natty Christmas (The Whole Album!)
The Wilson Sisters - Hay Santa
Theme from Christmas Vacation
Missing some Kenny & Dolly though...
James Taylor - Go Tell it on the Mlountain

Big flies - fly away to refuge

November Playlist Boyyyyyzzzzz


pre-thanksgiving November Mix Hit List

Winter busted right in. Cold overnight. A transition month away from delaware north to maine. will everything work out? who knows and/or who cares...

1. Ride Natty Ride - Bob Marley & The Wailers (Rebel Music) (No water can put out this fire!)
2. I Won't Share You - The Smiths (Strangeways, Here We Come)
3. Braille Foundry - Isan (Salamander)
4. Old Southern Melody - John Fahey (The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death)
5. Elyne Road - Tuomani Diabate (The Mande Variations)
6. The Invasion - Burning Spear (Marcus Garvey) (wa da da - killer phase)
7. The Bells - Town and Country (C'mon)
8. Choanal Perforation - Melodium (Cerebro Spin) (cash flag beats!)
tie with Vocal Cord Polyps
9. I Can't Love Another - U-Roy (Dread In A Babylon)
10. The Bookhouse Boys - Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks)(!)
11. Goodbye Goodbye - Bridget St. John (Thank You For...)
12. Coo Coo Bird - Jean-Paul Pickens (Intensifications)
13. The Fisherman - Leo Kottke (My Feet Are Smiling) (Kottke is coming back-well...early Leo atleast)
14. Your Long Journey - Doc Watson and Family (Doc Watson and Family)
15. Obodo Eyo - Sir Victor Uwaifo (Guitar-Boy Superstar 1970-1976)
16. Agustkot - Kira Kira (Our Map To The Monster Olympics)
17. Do Me Justice - S.E. Rogers (Lopi Kodi Ya City Council: Nigerian High Life) (now that I am feeling fine pour me a glass of beer)
18. To Remake the Young Flyer - Guided By Voices (Under the Bushes Under the Stars)
19. V - David Daniell (I, V, IV, I - Table of the Elements)
20. Pass By - B. Fleischmann (Welcome Tourist) (This track is probably the B. Fliesch all time jammer. is the new album any good?!?!?)
21. Raga Abhogi Kanada On Surbahar (Alap & Jod)/Raga Kalawati On Sitar - Ustad Inrat Hussain Khan Tabla: Affaq Hussain Khan
22. Out to Lunch - Eric Dolphy (Out To Lunch - Blue Note 4163) (Sweet vibes Eric and some serious machine gun funk from Tony Williams on Drums)

watch out, kids!
don't let those red mushrooms
cast a spell
-Issa, 1813

tea of the month: High Mountain Green Oolong from Tao of Tea
hellls yeah.

Free Poetry:


On old and flat wires
I am happy.
I lose time only to find
The sun is gone
And I am still alone

many hands

Great GrandFather Mustang Many Hands Teaching Of
The Day:

Allow the hands of your soul to be the compass that guides
you along the path of life. Listen to your heart and you will
receive the directions to follow on a daily basis. Be open and
trust when your heart tells you to change your course and
with faith follow the new directions. This way you and All
your Relations will receive gift coats of many colors and
discover new revelations.

Father Death Blues

Father Death Blues

Hey Father Death, I'm flying home
Hey poor man, you're all alone
Hey old daddy, I know where I'm going

Father Death, Don't cry any more
Mama's there, underneath the floor
Brother Death, please mind the store

Old Aunty Death Don't hide your bones
Old Uncle Death I hear your groans
O Sister Death how sweet your moans

O Children Deaths go breathe your breaths
Sobbing breasts'll ease your Deaths
Pain is gone, tears take the rest

Genius Death your art is done
Lover Death your body's gone
Father Death I'm coming home

Guru Death your words are true
Teacher Death I do thank you
For inspiring me to sing this Blues

Buddha Death, I wake with you
Dharma Death, your mind is new
Sangha Death, we'll work it through

Suffering is what was born
Ignorance made me forlorn
Tearful truths I cannot scorn

Father Breath once more farewell
Birth you gave was no thing ill
My heart is still, as time will tell.

October PLaylist

Is October the month when IDM comes back?!?!?!?! Portland, Maine! Time of Rivers Festival yields good shows and the time of work has dawned. One month to finish. A time of great illness all around as Derek and Robyn were crazy ill-do I feel a tightness inst mine throat?!?!
Philadelphia for the world series was super fun. Gotta love Red Hook and Royal friends. Goodbye to the South though as Morgan moves north toward the studio.
Great indecision creeps in as I search for an answer to the question of reality. Plus the presidential election is only days away...holy crap.

Who has a gate for me to go through? Thank you to all of my hosts these past few months.

1. A Side: Jiroh's Tune Up/ On - Gai/Jin (Gun Court 7")
2. Tiramakhan - Dembo Konte & Kausu Kuyateh (Tanante)
3. Morning in the Zanskar Valley - The Buddhist Nuns at Chuckikjall (Tibetan Prayer Chants) (holy! unbelievable jam!)
4. Visions of Johanna (alternate) - Bob Dylan (No Direction Home, Bootleg Series, Vol. 7, Disc 2) (featuring commentary by Taigen Dan Leighton. right on.)
5. Fly High - Bridget St. John (Thank You For...)
6. Where Butterflys Go In Winter - Robbie Basho (Twilight Peaks)
7. Metal Mothers - Guided By Voices (propeller?)
8. Yesu Ka Mkwebaze - Novicat de Soeurs Missionaires (Lipa Kodi Ya City Council: Nigerian high Life)
9. Echo and Abyss - James Blackshaw (Litany of Echoes)
10. David & The Phoenix - Glenn Jones (Against Which the Sea Continually Beats) (Live at Space gallery)
11. Me & My Mad Girl - Robin Williamson & His Merry Band (A Glint At The Kindling)
12. Coal Creek March - Pete Steel (Classic Mountain Songs: Smithsonian Folkways)
13. The Five Sacred Trees: III. Eo Rossa - Hovahness (Mysterious Mountain)
14. Meniere's Vertigo - Melodium (Cerebro Spin) (endolymphatic hydrops are things melodium has been known to cause)
15. Elyne Road - Tuomani Diabate (The Mande Variations) (yeah. yes. deep jams.)

Watched: Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Fog, The Orphanage, Dracula, ROTLD 1, The Funhouse, Nosferatur: Vampyre Der Nacht, etc. etc.

Best Live performance: Glenn Jones at the Time of Rivers festival in Portland, Maine at The Space - sweet guitar jams all around too.

Great GrandFather Blake Heyokah Teaching Of The Day:
Oh, just let go and walk on the wild side of reality.
Release all the preprogrammed prescriptions for
living and break on through to the other side. You
deal the cards for a change and fire the dealer who
doesn't know what he and she is doing. Forget about
yesterday, walk awake in the DreamTime today, and
tomorrow will manifest from your actions in the
moment. Manifestation comes from what you do,
what you think, and how you behave moment by
moment by moment. If you have a good time and
laugh from your heart, love people unconditionally,
and utterly and completely love your self you will
see that you have all that you need and most of what
you desire.

September Playlist

Happy Birthday Mom!

Homeless on the front. Philadelphia, Lewes, Burlington, Northampton, Cape Cod, Portland, Brooklyn...on the run in the east coast. I had forgotten what it was like to wake up to a dog's constant bark...until september. Great Grandmother Singing Dolphin Dreamcatcher dreams out from white sage smoke of eastern paradise.

Burlington chill zone with lots of world music in the mix and Robbie Basho marathons for sure. Northeast travels usher in the first cold days of fall while work for Obama continues through the gathering of knowledge and open dialogue of issues like the picking and subsequent distribution of so many fresh apples.

1. Gardana - September Collective (S/T)
2. 14 Cheerleader Coldfront - Guided By Voices (Propeller)
3. Lordly Nightshade - Incredible String Band (The Big Huge)
4. Sleeping Bag - Beck (One Foot in the Grave)
5.Booty Melt - Extreme Animals (Let the Music Take You There) (baba love. s'more b/c this track is too good.)
6. Beach Haus - Selbyville (Send Selbyville To Disneyworld LP)
7. Green Vines - Bird Show (S/T)
8. Keep Sending Me Black Fireworks - Of Montreal (Sunlandic Twins -Bonus EP)
9. Someday Never Comes - Creedence Clearwater Revival (Chronicle, Vol.1)
10. Black Heroes - ratatat (LP3)
11. Melting on the Meadow (Start A People outtake, 2003) - Black Moth Super Rainbow (Bonus Drippings)
12. The Road the Gypsies Go - Robin Williamson and His Merry Band (A Glint at the Kindling)(flute soaring to the soul, trailing clouds of glory)
13. A Very Cellular Song - Incredible String Band (The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter) (Split right down the middle and when I look there's two of me both as handsome as can be. Here we go, slithering. Living the timeless life.)
14. Modulo Pi - Melodium (A Possible Way of Spending Time)
15. Toomus Meremereh Nor Good - S.E. Rogers (Love is Love) (Sierra Leone love jams!)
16. Kaen Solo, lai sootsanen - Tawng-koon See-aroon (Thailand: Lao Music of the Northeast) (kaen: a free-reed bamboo mouth organ consisting of six, fourteen, sixteen, or eighteen tubes. old style.)
17. Don't Sell Daddy No Whiskey - Ras Michael and the Sons and Daughters of Negus (Love Thy Neighbor)(Big shout out to Brendan B. this one is for he.)
18. Mooste - Lau Nau (Nekkuu)
19. In the Flower of Our Youth - Richard Crandell (In the Flower of Our Youth)
20. Highway of Diamonds - Oren Ambarchi (Destinationless Desire 7")
21. Crying - Roy Orbison (7/61, Anthology 1956-1965)
22. Life Is Love - Deuter (Celebration) ("love as much as you can from wherever you are") (Peace vibe central-NNA)

Best live performance of September: Eli Keszler & Ashley Paul at the Green Door Studio in Burlington, VT. Awesome vibes all around.

cats of september: wilbur, paws, echo, hilltop (big buddy)

George Lakoff

Check the dialogues!

Wake Up America!

Check it!

"The decision before us is whether Congress will stand up to tell future Presidents that America has seen the last of these injustices, not the first."

Philo of Alexandria: Always be kind because everyone you meet is going through a great struggle.

Great GrandFather Joseph White Wolf Teaching Of The Day:
Pack your backpack and set out on a journey. A
journey to become unbound. A journey that will
teach you how to recognize and alchemize 'all'
the ways you are which duplicate 'all' the
innappropriate and disfunctional ways other
people are. Solve the riddles, remove the
barriers, do not believe anything at face value.
Learn discernment and eliminate critical
negativity. Practice being a witness with no
attachment to outcome. Live by the truth of
your soul heart not by the laws, rules, and
regulations of disharmonious people and
systems. Live in your physical body as you
live in your spiritual body in heaven. And
dance the sacred medicine dances of love,
light, and the ancient ones who know no

August Playlist

August Playlist: Very depressing to be starting this in the basement as Amardeep and Nat discuss plug in electric vehicles...still. Cold weather snap brings fall and the national spending holiday that is the "Back to School" phenomenon. Even a flu season ad on a city bus (8/8/8).

I had a most excellent breakfast today at Sinclair's: Omelet with veggie sausage, pepperjack cheese, and mango / peach salsa. Yes!

OBAMA - BIDEN 2008!!!!!

1. O'Day - RZA as Bobby Digital (Digi Snacks) (Don't allow negativity in my circumference)
2. (This is) The Dream of Evan and Chan - Dntel (Life Is Full of Possibilities) (deep cut from the day...haskill street day)
3. Lewisdale Blues - John Fahey (The Voice of the Turtle)
4. I Could have Lied - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Blood Sugar Sex Magik)
5. I Can't Feel My Hand Any More, It's Alright, Sleep Still - Mum (Finally We Are No One)
6. Douglas Traherne Harding - Incredible String Band (The Big Huge) (get with that killer flute)
7. Celeste Pt. 1 - James Blackshaw (Celeste) (squeek'mmm'ups dude)
8. Winner's Blues - Sonic Youth (Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star) (great Skate sequence. ToD for life.)
9. Rainbow Rock Anthem - Extreme Animals (Let the Music Take You There) (Baba love.)
10. Someday Never Comes - Creedence Clearwater Revival (Chronicle, Vol. 1)
11. The Portland Cement Factory at Monolith, California - John Fahey (Days Have Gone By, Vol. 6)
12. Madzangara Dzimu - The Green Arrows (4-Track Sessions)
13. Daniel Prayed - Watson, Price, and Howard (Classic Mountain Songs-Smithsonian Folkways)
14. All The Years - Beach House (Devotion)
15. 96 Degrees in the Shade - Third World (Live, at Reggae Sunsplash '83)
16. Paper Windmill - Mountains (S/T) (oh yeah. DEEPPEACEVIBEZONETOYOU)
17. The Devil - Heron ("Introduction to Heron" Old Mixtape)
18. William, It Was Really Nothing - The Smiths (Hatful of Hollow)
19. Ache - Jawbreaker (24 Hour Revenge Therapy)
20. Storms Are On the Ocean - Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson (Live at Folk City)

Bonus Drippings: A. Karma Police - Radiohead (OK Computer)
B. Three Little Birds - Bob Marley & the Wailers (Legend) (yeah...analyze it)
C. Ass Flag - Cash Flag (S/T)

Too quick to see...

Hack Attack the Boardwalk for a Free Tibet!

Sorry about no photos but dinner was so good...and it just disappeared.

Baked Tofu (marinated 1.5 hours in lots of garlic, olive oil, pepper, salt, cumin)
Kale (steamed with lime and salt)
carrot salad (lime, ginger juice, raisins)
fresh bread (flour, salt, cumin, yeast (rose for 1 hour, proofed for 1 hour, baked for 25 minutes and came out pretty good)

July Playlist

July Playlist -Let the summer begin 2/3 finished but just getting this party started.

1. Egbe Mi O (Carry Me I Want to Die) - Fela Kela & the Africa 70 (Fela with Ginger Baker Live!)
2. Augustin Opiyo Ochino (An ex-member of the Shirati) - Daniel Owino Misiani and Shirati Jazz (Benga Blast)
3. Ready Teddy - Little Richard (Georgia Peach)
4. Booty Melt - Extreme Animals
5. Marcus - Tapper Zukie (MPLA)
6. Coke Song - Cash Flag (S/T) (You think you can shoot anything you don't like?)
7. My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder (My Cherie Amour: 1969)
8. Creation - Burning Spear (Studio One Presents: Burning Spear) (This track is too good not be on every month's list)
9. The Isle - World Standard and Wecshel Garland (The Isle)
10. Jah Jah Gonna Get You - Twinkle Brothers (Rasta Pon Top)
11. Echo and Abyss - James Blackshaw (Litany of Echoes)
12.a. Imperials - Ratatat (LP3) (Have these dudes been listening to Selbyville or something?)
12.b. Tie with "Mirando"
13. Claimin' True - Outkast (Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik)
14. Revelations 8:7 - Rod and David Lisa (August EP) (Dude! this track is craaazy old. Old with an E...Olde)
15. Where are you going? - Jean Ricthie and Doc Watson (Jean Ricthie and Doc Watson Live at Folk City)
16. Still Blue - Isan (Salamander)
17. Model - Avail (Dixie)
18. Neon Syrup From the Cemetery Sisters - Black Moth Super Rainbow (Dandelion Gum)
19. Dictionary - The Go Find (Stars On the Wall)

long hours in the office lead to long hours of listening pleasure. The basement is whack though. "Got a hot date tonight Tubbsy!"

June Playlist

June Playlist full of old hits and rockers while sitting around waiting for the Delaware Days to end. None obscure, none weird, just pure fun. "Everybody' that's nobody is there. Nobody' that's everybody is here." plus no means the playlist goes here.

1. I Think It's Beautiful That You Are 256 Colors Too - Black Moth Super Rainbow (Falling Through A Field)
2. Break Up Your Band - Chavez (Gone Glimmering)
3. Heart of Chambers- Beach House (Devotion)
4. Hollow Log - Beck (One Foot In The Grave)
5. Long as I Can See the Light - Creedence Clearwater Revival (Chronicle, Vol.1)
6. Queen Jane Approximately - Bob Dylan (Highway 61 Revisited (Again))
7. The Work - I Am Robot and Proud (The Electricity In Your House Wants To Sing)
8. Uim - Isan (Various 7" and 10")
9. Loch Raven - Animal Collective (Feels)
10. All Things Must Pass - George Harrison (All Things Must Pass (1970 Studio Rehearsals))
11. Hellomusic - Melodium (La Tete Qui Flotte) (Completely in anticipation of his two new albums dropping. Gotta love all dem beats)
12. Constants Are Changing - Boards of Canada (The Campfire Headphase)
13. Every Breath I Take - Gene Pitney (Phil Spector-Back to Mono)
14. Open the Door, Homer - Bob Dylan and the Band (basement Tapes)
15. Rain - The Beatles (Paperback Writer/Rain Split)
16. Medley: Texas Gales / Blackberry Rag - Doc Watson Family (The Doc Watson Family)
17. Gave You My Love - Delroy Wilson (King Kong Compilation)
18. Poses - Rufus Wainright (Poses)
19. Let's Start - Fela Kuti & the Africa 70 (Fela with Ginger Baker Live!) (Let's get this summer started!)
20. Smile in Your Face - Prefuse 73 (Vocal Studies and Uprock Narratives) (Bringing it back to 30 Grigg's hard. there was once a day when this record was in constant rotation. it was a good day/summer)
21. Joshirati Misiani - Daniel Owino Misiani and Shirati Jazz (Benga Blast)
22. Lord of the Dance - Chris Clark (Clarence Park)
23a. Creation - Burning Spear (Studio One Presents: Burning Spear)
tied with:
23b. Down By The Riverside - Burning Spear (Studio One Presents: Burning Spear)
24. Love Me - Elvis Presley ('56)
25. Tenement Yard - Jacob Miller (Tenement Yard (1976)) (Dreadlocks can't live in the tenement yard...too much watchy watchy-dreadlocks can't lik-him-pipe in peace too much babylon, too much informer)

Best Pizza Evah!

I made the killinist pizza ever today. The dough was perfect!

The month when farmers escape the heat
who will share a dipper of wine
I've set some wild fruits out
and made a circle of cups
with horsetail rushes for mats
and banana leaves as plates
once you're drunk and sitting propped up
Sumeru is just a pea

-Han Shan

Friday Night Bok Choy and Dumplings

Made some bok choy and dumpling soup tonight!!! Super good and my stomach just won't stop expanding.

Soup: yellow onion, garlic (3 cloves), water, salt, tomato (at the last second), and baby bok choy
Dumplings: real milk, real butter, flour, baking soda, salt (rolled into a thin string and then cut small)

Plus a fresh and not slimy local greens salad to kick off the summer.
There is something really appealing about hot soup during a heat wave. What's up with that?

Bread Offering

Sunday Holy Offering: Simple Bread

Bread is :

Baking Powder
All-P Flour
Wheat Flour
Water: 1/2 water, 1/2 oolong tea

Bow bread.

"You should be prepared to bow, even in your last moment. Even though it is impossible to get rid of our self-centered desires, we have to do it." - Shunryu Suzuki

enjoy with applesauce or hot sauce!

Spring Sauce

Wow! Nothing pairs with qualitative open-coding like a spring fresh sauce. It smells so good.

Organic Tomatoes
Deep Red Red Pepper
(basil, salt, oregano)

Pasta: Linguini

A lazy weekend in preparation for a big week of study and culminating in a spring loaded Boston house party. Sweet!

Had dumplings last night for dinner also:


Lonely Road/Apple Road/Murray Road
Life in Newdork.

Equinox your socks off

every credible Lightworker is gently
turning his or her attention to the mission of cocreating Heaven On Mother
Earth. This is our purpose and reason for being, and it is why we
volunteered to be on Earth during this Cosmic Moment.


March 14 dumplings:

sweet corn
tofu (small and golden)

thin wrappers with some exquisite technique. Very good.

Manjusri, grant that everyone protesting around the world be safe and may those targeted by those protests be wise.

Om Ah RA PA TSa Na Dhi

5 wanton wontons

Made some quick dumplings last night out of what was around:

sweet corn

simple design: fry up all the ingredients, pack the thin dough, and steam!

Introducing: Chops v. The 'Sesquehanna Falling Stream'


Global Warming

To Celebrate Global Warming Day I made a Pizza.

red pepper

I think my super yeast is finally on the way out...the dough was good but not very lively.

Listening Pleasure:

Dolly Parton-My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy _&_ Shruti Drone (Crombie Street Block Party!!!!)

Super Sunday

Super Bowl bowl of Chili:
orange pepper
red pepper
jalapeno pepper
sweet corn
flavorings and seasonings and let it sit around for 4 hours...
served with tons of extra sharp cheddar and chips for Morgan's and my delight

plus: I hit up the Obama rally in wilmington. Super Sunday is just too bad the Giants won.

Home Style/Delaware Style

Morgan is here in Newdork and we cooked up a down home hoo-banger of a meal.

Consisting of:

Baked Spicy BBQ Tofu
Friend Potato Latkes
Organic Rainbow Carrots with Sweet Corn

fancy ginger ales on the side

wussup dawg?

Listening pleasure: Any and All Beach Boys (esp. Don't Worry Baby)

"Hoo-bangin'" in the sense definition 1: To Fuss Around
1.To fuss around or talk rubbish.
2.people yellin what gang they are in.

1."I should go before your mother starts hoo bangin."
2."They were hoo bangin up and down our street."

new years

no pics from the post-new years dumpling dinner party...sorry.

derek and I had Alyssa and Max over for a dumpling dinner party:

light wontons with vegetables (carrot-cabbage-garlic-ginger...ummmm. YUM!)
baked tofu
fresh beets
edamame app.
wasabi cauliflour and rice

derek's new bamboo steamer worked magically!

new years in boston was totaly excellent anf featured one million gallons of tea

i send out deeppeaceofhostlove to Derek and Gabriella for providing the most comfortable pull out in the joke!
(actual pull-out not pictured)