5.15.15

Sadly, I can’t play today…but that doesn’t mean that y’all are stranded without content. We’ve got a lovely line-up…seriously, it’s MUSICAL and MAGICAL –  hope you enjoy!

 

“in team” (Miraela), by h. artmann

Poetry Collaboration

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h. artmann writes…

– In team –

we have a poem
what is to do
the flowers are mine
the seeds are from you
you gave me the power
i gave them to you
i am the gardener
the artist are you
i made the colors
the painter are you
tell the philosopher
i know it is true
i did not exist before seen by you.

words by : MIRAELA
@miraela

 

 

 

In Memory of Anyone Unknown to Me, by Elizabeth Jennings

Read by Sara Mosey

 

 

I Wrote a Song, by Rockin’ Awesome

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIII, Chapter 5, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 13 Chapter 5 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 gets turned away from seeing Mrs. Fitzpatrick ever again. When he returns to the house at which he’s staying, he finds another lodger, a young man named Nightingale being assaulted by his footman. He rescues Nightingale and they become fast friends. Also, please note the term vertù used in this chapter means knowledge and appreciation of the fine arts.

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5.8.15

Dear lord, but life has a way of completely diverting all good intent sometimes. Sheesh!

 

But we’re back! And we’re bold and full of fabulousness! So you picked the right week to tune in.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Bright Horizons – COMPLETE STORY, by Maevyn Davis-Rackerby

Read by Xe Sands

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Xe writes…

…recorded with permission of the author

And here it finally is, the complete journey, including the final chapter in 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

 

 

 

How Long, by Wayne Gatfield

Read by Wayne Gatfield

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Wayne writes…

Two poems of mine (How Long and Thorns) with added music (not mine)

 

 

 

Poetry Nowhere Town, by P.L. Carter

Read by PL Carter

Originally released to the universe under the title of “Stockport Town”, this poem has had a heavy reworking since its conception in September 2014.

 

 

 

 

Until Winter, by Suzy Hazelwood

 

 

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIII, Chapter 2, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 13 Chapter 2 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 finally finds his way to London, and when he arrives, manages to talk his way into the house of the Irish peer who brought Sophia into town. The woman he meets there, however, is not Sophia, but rather Mrs. Fitzpatrick. Mrs. Fitzpatrick believes that Tom is Blifil, and therefore won’t tell him anything about Sophia’s whereabouts. Her maid then clues her in, but she decides that Tom is too much a rake to let see Sophia.

 

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIII, Chapter 3, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 13 Chapter 3 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, Mrs. Fitzpatrick visits her cousin Lady Bellaston to get advice on how to deal with Tom Jones and Sophia. Lady Bellaston seems interested in meeting Tom herself, and decides that she will get a good look at him when he returns to visit Mrs. Fitzpatrick. Of course, she’s strictly only doing this to protect her young relation, Sophia.

 

 

 

Tom Jones, Book XIII, Chapter 4, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 13 Chapter 4 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 pays his visit to Mrs. Fitzpatrick, who ignores him when guests arrive, among them Lady Bellaston. Tom wishes to deliver Sophia her pocketbook, but must leave frustrated.

 

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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

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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

 

 

 

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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