4.24.15

Finishing out April ON TIME! Don’t anyone die of shock…

 

Bright Horizons – Part 9, by Maevyn Davis-Rackerby

Read by Xe Sands

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Xe writes…

…recorded with permission of the author

[Bright Horizons Playlist – parts added as released]

Continuing our journey…a dark one, as we join our unreliable narrator, Jax as they try to make sense of what’s happening to them, both inside and out, just what kind of place they’ve found themselves in, and what the hell is wrong with Bright Horizons.

Written by Maevyn Davis-Rackerby during junior high for the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program in 2011, it’s my privilege to be allowed to try and do it justice.

Image credit: megan ann
hallway of dreams. nightmares
CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

 

 

 

Poetry. An old man reflects on the sudden appearance of an army of Ziggy’s, by P.L. Carter

Read by PL Carter

Simple really, it’s a poem about someone tripping out at a Bowie gig and going in his Bowie spaceship and meeting his army of Bowie robots

Bowie

I’m really happy with this one

 

 

 

 

 

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Mid-April Bonanza

Bright Horizons – Partts 7 & 8, by Maevyn Davis-Rackerby

Read by Xe Sands

If track doesn’t play, please access full playlist HERE 

Xe writes…

…recorded with permission of the author

[Bright Horizons Playlist – parts added as released]

Continuing our journey…a dark one, as we join our unreliable narrator, Jax as they try to make sense of what’s happening to them, both inside and out, just what kind of place they’ve found themselves in, and what the hell is wrong with Bright Horizons.

Written by Maevyn Davis-Rackerby during junior high for the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program in 2011, it’s my privilege to be allowed to try and do it justice.

Image credit: megan ann
hallway of dreams. nightmares
CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

 

 

 

Bountiful Buffet of Beauty by Phetote the Poet

Read by Phetote the Poet

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Moving with What Is, featuring Heather Monro Pierce & Archana Sachdev

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Performers write…

How can you move through challenges–move onward through what ever life has offered you with gratitude and grace? Today, in this moment, we move with what is.

Heather Monro Pierce:
Heather is a modern day temple dancer leading inspirational, transformative and healing movement since 1988. At the core of Heather’s personal journey is an undeniable soul calling, to DANCE… for self-expression, vitality, awakening and ecstasy.
This calling fuels her life-long exploration of movement modalities, wisdom traditions and personal depth work.
She has developed a body of work and a style of facilitation that honors the mysteries of life and the unfolding of the individual soul. Her passion for teaching and leading springs from her own experience with the dance of life as a path to healing, health and wholeness.
As well as producing her own workshops, circles and retreats, she leads events for many groups and organizations, including Esalen, The Kripalu Center, Dean Ornish’s Preventive Medicine Research Institute, UC Berkeley, The Claremont Resort and The Omega Institute. For more information and/or to connect with Heather go to womenbody.dance

Archana Sachdev:
Archana is passionate about healing, creativity, Feminine spirituality and embodiment and story telling.
She’s a sassy bollywood dancer at heart, a Sufi poetess by soul and a dreamer of a new age by spirit. She has a MA in Philosophy, is a Yoga teacher specializing in Feminine Yoga and also studied Expressive arts therapy in San Francisco.
Connect with Archana Here:
www.facebook.com/archana.bollywoodfire?fref=ts

 

 

 

…and a veritable Tom Jones Blowout!! 

Tom Jones, Book XII, Chapter 13, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 12 Chapter 13 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, Jones and Partridge continue their journey to London. Jones is starving himself, as he doesn’t want to spend any of Sophia’s bank note, while Partridge encourages him to do so. Of course, Jones won’t hear of spending other people’s money, and quotes Latin to justify his beliefs. Partridge takes him up on a pedantic matter of Latin grammar, while completely ignoring Jones’ overall point. This chapter also is one of the earliest recorded uses of the phrase “to teach one’s grandmother to suck eggs.”

 

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XII, Chapter 14, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 12 Chapter 14 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, Tom and Partridge are on the verge of entering London, but a man that they travel with threatens them with a pistol and demands Tom’s bank note, which Partridge foolishly mentions to him. Tom easily overpowers him, and decides to let him go when it turns out the man is only stealing to provide for his starving family.

 

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIII, Chapter 1, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 13 Chapter 1 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In the opening chapter of Book 13, much like all of the other opening chapters, Fielding takes a break from his story. Only this time, instead of a discourse on writing, he presents us with an invocation to his muse, tying the work that he’s doing now down through the ages, tying his work into a historical narrative stretching all the way back to Homer. He also calls upon Genius, Humanity, Learning, and Experience to come to his aid in the creation of his masterpiece.

It’s also fairly exhilarating, more than 260 years after the book’s publication, to find Fielding writing about his modern readers:

“Do thou teach me not only to foresee, but to enjoy, nay, even to feed on future praise. Comfort me by a solemn assurance, that when the little parlour in which I sit at this instant shall be reduced to a worse furnished box, I shall be read with honour by those who never knew nor saw me, and whom I shall neither know nor see.”

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4.3.15

Annnnd…we’re back!

 

Back to our dark Bright Horizons journey, back with some original poetry from Phetote the Poet and Wayne Gatfield, and TWO chapters of Tom Jones to see us out.

 

Enjoy!

 

Bright Horizons – Part 6, by Maevyn Davis-Rackerby

Read by Xe Sands

If track doesn’t play, please visit this link. 

Xe writes…

…recorded with permission of the author

[Bright Horizons Playlist – parts added as released]

Continuing our journey…a dark one, as we join our unreliable narrator, Jax as they try to make sense of what’s happening to them, both inside and out, just what kind of place they’ve found themselves in, and what the hell is wrong with Bright Horizons.

Written by Maevyn Davis-Rackerby during junior high for the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program in 2011, it’s my privilege to be allowed to try and do it justice.

Image credit: megan ann
hallway of dreams. nightmares
CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

 

 

 

I’m Happy, by Phetote the Poet

Read by Phetote the Poet

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Dovetailed, by Wayne Gatfield

Read by Wayne Gatfield

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Wayne writes…

an original poem of mine with added music (not mine!)

 

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XII, Chapter 11, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 12 Chapter 11 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, Tom, Partridge and their guide very quickly get lost on the road to Coventry. Partridge immediately asserts that it must be a witch who has cursed them, and not the obvious reason that it’s dark and raining.

 

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XII, Chapter 12, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 12 Chapter 12 of Tom Jones.

This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.

In this chapter, Jones, Partridge, and the post-boy continue their overnight journey, and come upon a great commotion. It turns out they run into a group of Romani celebrating a wedding. Tom meets their king, Partridge becomes too familiar with one of their women, and gets put on trial. It turns out the king’s justice is fair, and Tom gains some admiration for him and his ways.

Summary aside, this chapter is somewhat problematic. The word “Gypsy,” which is not considered to be a polite term these days, is used repeatedly. Also, the King’s dialect is broadly and comically drawn. I have no doubt that an 18th Century readership would have found nothing amiss with this portrayal, but it lacks a certain sensitivity to the modern ear.

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BAD POETRY PENANCE #4

Alas! We’ve come to the end of Bad Poetry Penance for this week.

Remember, anyone can join in – any time. This will be an occasional feature – whenever we’ve got a few to share. And folks can always share their recorded bad poetry over on the Going Public Facebook page – just post right to the wall, or in the comments on a BAD POETRY PENANCE post. Just be sure to put BAD POETRY PENANCE somewhere in the title of your post and audio file :)

 

BBP #4: Friday Time, by Kevin Hearne

Read by Xe Sands

 

 

 

BBP #3: All Abuzz, by Kevin Hearne

Read by Xe Sands

 

 

 

BBP #2: The Hemingway Frog, by Kevin Hearne

Read by Xe Sands

 

 

 

 

BBP #1: Ode to Phlegm, by Kevin Hearne

Read by Xe Sands

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BAD POETRY PENANCE #3

More BAD POETRY PENANCE!

I’ve been a delinquent, a layabout, a lout…I’ve rebelled against delivering on my promised…so it’s time for penance! And when I confessed to the Twitterverse that I had no poetry-writing skill, author Kevin Hearne came to the rescue with a tweeted, truly atrocious poem.

..and so BAD POETRY PENANCE (BBP for short) was born!

Anyone can join in – any time. This will be an occasional feature – whenever we’ve got a few to share. And folks can always share their recorded bad poetry over on the Going Public Facebook page – just post right to the wall, or in the comments on a BAD POETRY PENANCE post. Just be sure to put BAD POETRY PENANCE somewhere in the title of your post and audio file :)

 

BBP #3: All Abuzz, by Kevin Hearne

Read by Xe Sands

 

 

 

BBP #2: The Hemingway Frog, by Kevin Hearne

Read by Xe Sands

 

 

 

 

BBP #1: Ode to Phlegm, by Kevin Hearne

Read by Xe Sands

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